Mrs. Heiss's Agenda for Class Lessons


 

 

Monday, Sept. 17, 2018

posted by Ms C Heiss RTMS

Monday, Sept. 17, 2018 Welcome Back Everyone!

Day  10


Wishing Tree …


Character Trait: Responsibility Habit: “An Introduction to the Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teenagers”


September Birthdays: Nabilah (15)


Sept. 17th Debate Prompt (complete response in LA/HG notebook):Some people complain that funding the schools of only one religious group is unfair and discriminatory.  Objections to this belief often quote Canada’s Constitution Act of 1867. Section 93 of this Act protects the rights of "Separate" or "Dissentient" schools (principally Roman Catholic schools) that existed in our province, at the time of Confederation. When it was written, Section 93 allows the protection of separate school rights ensured that members of the minority Roman Catholic community would not be financially pressured to send their children to the Protestant common schools. However, the character of the public school system in Ontario has changed dramatically since 1867, a change that has been accelerated by the Charter of Rights in 1982. Shortly after the enactment of the Charter, the courts ruled that the recitation of the Lord's Prayer and the inclusion of bible lessons in the public schools breached the individual's freedom of religion.  Also, in 1999, the UN Human Rights Committee found that the preferential funding of Roman Catholic schools in Ontario amounted to religious discrimination and that Canada was, therefore, in breach of its obligations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.  In preparation for our debating activities, argue for and against religious or faith-based schools being publicly funded (paid by taxpayers). Use logic (good judgement and reasoning), persuasion (convince others to agree) and proof (facts). Provide 3 points, evidence or reasons to supports each side.



Example:Religious schools, regardless of their denomination, should be funded by taxpayers.

Pros/Proposition/For (positive things that support the argument)

Cons/Opposition/Against (negative things that weaken the argument)

-All students have a right to an education, and for many people faith/religion is a priority in learning

-segregating children based on their parents’ religious view reduces group cooperation and  encourages mistrust, prejudice, and discrimination

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Thompson Time: Character Education, Team Building/Making Connections


  1. Announcements, O Canada, Attendance (includes roll call)

  2. ___________ with the #Jokeoftheday

  3. Quiet Work Time:  Completing Agenda, Completing Debate Prompt,  Silent Reading of Independent Text or Maclean’s Magazine, Finishing Incomplete Assignments/Homework

  4. Distribution/Collection of  Forms/Letters/ Notes, and Answering Questions

  5. Character Education: Student-Led Lesson with

  6. Guided Reading and Whole-School Novel: Wishtree


LA/H/G

Learning Goals: We are learning to understand and analyze a variety of texts. Also, we are learning to be better writers by writing every day, generating ideas for writing and writing paragraphs.  In addition, we are learning to understand that all media is constructed. Lastly, we are learning to understand the past and use primary/secondary source evidence.


  1. Minds On: Debate Prompt

  2. Daily Read Aloud: As Long as the Rivers Flow - Larry Loyie

  3. 500 Series Chromebooks:  History Research Project: Etymology or Historical Significance of Your Name


LA/HG Homework

1) Read for at least 20 minutes  2) Research evidence/proof for and against today’s debate prompt.  3) History Research Project: Etymology or Historical Significance of Your Name - Due and Shared with Mrs. Heiss by Sept. 28


Visual Arts


  1. Warm/Cool Silhouettes (Team 75)


Other Agenda Items

  1. Classroom Jobs and Leadership Roles- choice due Sept. 10

  2. Independent Reading Text

  3. Visit team 74’s website with parent and ask them to sign Mrs. Heiss’s information letter - Due Sept. 14

  4. Ask parent to review and sign Remind newsletter - Sept. 14

  5. Team 74’s … Project : Introducing Compassion and Kindness Games to RTMS

  6. Sept. 25: Re-Organization Day

  7. Sept. 28: Terry Fox Run

  8. : Open House/Meet the Teacher

  9. : Finlayson Field Trip

  10. Oct.1: Photo Day

  11. Phys. Ed. Clothing: T-Shirt: $10.00, Long Sleeve T-Shirt: $15.00. Shorts: $20.00

  12. From Office:  Insurance Form

  13. From Office:  BYOD Permission Form

  14. From Office: Overall Permission Form

  15. From Office: $15.00 Student Activity Fee
















Friday, Sept. 14, 2018

posted 14 Sep 2018, 11:05 by Ms C Heiss RTMS

Friday, Sept. 14, 2018 Welcome Back Everyone!

Day 3


Wishing Tree …


Character Trait: Responsibility Habit: “An Introduction to the Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teenagers”


September Birthdays: Nabilah (15)


Sept. 14th Debate Prompt (complete response in LA/HG notebook):  In the short span of a decade, cell phones have drastically increased in popularity and

common use. However, cell phones have brought some new problems. One of the chief controversies related to cell phones is the issue of using them while driving. Studies suggest that distracted driving (using your phone to talk, text, check maps or choose a playlist while you’re behind the wheel), specifically driving while talking, is as dangerous as driving impaired by alcohol or a drug. Many countries have banned talking on the cellphone while driving.  In Ontario, the fine for distracted driving is a minimum of $490 and a maximum of $1000. In preparation for our Friday debates, argue for and against banning cellphones while driving. Use logic (good judgement and reasoning), persuasion (convince others to agree) and proof (facts). Provide 3 points, evidence or reasons to supports each side.


Example:Use of cellphones while driving should be banned.

Pros/Proposition/For (positive things that support the argument)

Cons/Opposition/Against (negative things that weaken the argument)

-In Ontario, deaths from collisions caused by distracted driving have doubled since 2000

-eating or putting on makeup also distracts drivers - Do we ban these behaviours?


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Thompson Time: Character Education, Team Building/Making Connections


  1. Announcements, O Canada, Attendance (includes roll call)

  2. ___________ with the #Jokeoftheday

  3. Quiet Work Time:  Completing Agenda, Completing Debate Prompt,  Silent Reading of Independent Text or Maclean’s Magazine, Finishing Incomplete Assignments/Homework

  4. Distribution/Collection of  Forms/Letters/ Notes, and Answering Questions

  5. Character Education: Student-Led Lesson with

  6. Guided Reading and Whole-School Novel: Wishtree

  7. Riptide TV and Popcorn/Lollipop


LA/HG

Learning Goals: We are learning to understand and analyze a variety of texts. Also, we are learning to be better writers by writing every day, generating ideas for writing and writing paragraphs.  In addition, we are learning to understand that all media is constructed. Lastly, we are learning to understand the past and use primary/secondary source evidence.


  1. Minds On: Debate Prompt

  2. Daily Read Aloud: As Long as the Rivers Flow - Larry Loyie

  3. Speed Debating (Teams 74 and 75)


LA/HG Homework

1) Read for at least 20 minutes  2) Research evidence/proof for and against today’s debate prompt.  3) Mini Research Project: Etymology or Historical Significance of Your Name - Due and Shared with Mrs. Heiss by Sept. 28


Visual Arts


  1. Warm/Cool Silhouettes


Other Agenda Items

  1. Classroom Jobs and Leadership Roles- choice due Sept. 10

  2. Independent Reading Text

  3. Visit team 74’s website with parent and ask them to sign Mrs. Heiss’s information letter - Due Sept. 14

  4. Ask parent to review and sign Remind newsletter - Sept. 14

  5. Team 74’s … Project : Introducing Compassion and Kindness Games to RTMS

  6. Sept. 25: Re-Organization Day

  7. Sept. 28: Terry Fox Run

  8. : Open House/Meet the Teacher

  9. : Finlayson Field Trip

  10. Oct.1: Photo Day

  11. Phys. Ed. Clothing: T-Shirt: $10.00, Long Sleeve T-Shirt: $15.00. Shorts: $20.00

  12. From Office:  Insurance Form

  13. From Office:  BYOD Permission Form

  14. From Office: Overall Permission Form

  15. From Office: $15.00 Student Activity Fee
















Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018

posted 13 Sep 2018, 12:50 by Ms C Heiss RTMS

Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018 Welcome Back Everyone!

Day 3


Wishing Tree …


Character Trait: Responsibility Habit: “An Introduction to the Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teenagers”


September Birthdays: Nabilah (15)


Sept. 13th Debate Prompt (complete response in LA/HG notebook):  As technology advances and becomes more readily available, the reality that it can provide as many distractions as conveniences becomes ever more apparent. More and more individuals rely on cell phones as their primary form of communication, and so schools have had to cope with an influx of mobile phones into classrooms and hallways. Rules on cell phone use differ, with some schools allowing students to keep their phones throughout the day, while some ban them entirely from school premises. The many potential harms and distractions posed by cell phones are apparent; however, some schools are easing restrictions in light of the potential benefits. For many students who enjoy their phones and their multitude of functions, this topic hits close to home. In preparation for our Friday debates, argue for and against banning cellphones in schools. Use logic (good judgement and reasoning), persuasion (convince others to agree) and proof (facts). Provide 3 points, evidence or reasons to supports each side.

Example:Cellphones should be allowed in schools.

Pros/Proposition/For (positive things that support the argument)

Cons/Opposition/Against (negative things that weaken the argument)

-provides communication during an emergency

-distracts students from their work


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Thompson Time: Character Education, Team Building/Making Connections


  1. Announcements, O Canada, Attendance (includes roll call)

  2. ___________ with the #Jokeoftheday

  3. Quiet Work Time:  Completing Agenda, Completing Debate Prompt,  Silent Reading of Independent Text or Maclean’s Magazine, Finishing Incomplete Assignments/Homework

  4. Distribution/Collection of  Forms/Letters/ Notes, and Answering Questions

  5. Character Education: Student-Led Lesson with

  6. Guided Reading and Whole-School Novel: Wishtree


LA/HG

Learning Goals: We are learning to understand and analyze a variety of texts. Also, we are learning to be better writers by writing every day, generating ideas for writing and writing paragraphs.  In addition, we are learning to understand that all media is constructed. Lastly, we are learning to understand the past and use primary/secondary source evidence.


  1. Minds On: Debate Prompt

  2. Daily Read Aloud: As Long as the Rivers Flow - Larry Loyie

  3. USSW: Uninterrupted Sustained Silent Reading

  4. Post-It Activity: English is important because ...

  5. Post-It Activity: History/Geography are important because…

  6. Overview of History Research Project: Etymology or Historical Significance of Your Name

  7. Post-It Gallery Walk

  8. Review Structure of Tomorrow’s Speed Debating


LA/HG Homework

1) Read for at least 20 minutes  2) Research evidence/proof for and against today’s debate prompt.  3) Mini Research Project: Etymology or Historical Significance of Your Name - Shared with Mrs. Heiss by


Other Agenda Items

  1. Classroom Jobs and Leadership Roles- choice due Sept. 10

  2. Independent Reading Text

  3. Visit team 74’s website with parent and ask them to sign Mrs. Heiss’s information letter - Due Sept. 14

  4. Ask parent to review and sign Remind newsletter - Sept. 14

  5. Team 74’s … Project : Introducing Compassion and Kindness Games to RTMS

  6. Sept. 25: Re-Organization Day

  7. Sept. 28: Terry Fox Run

  8. : Open House/Meet the Teacher

  9. : Finlayson Field Trip

  10. Oct.1: Photo Day

  11. Phys. Ed. Clothing: T-Shirt: $10.00, Long Sleeve T-Shirt: $15.00. Shorts: $20.00

  12. From Office:  Insurance Form

  13. From Office:  BYOD Permission Form

  14. From Office: Overall Permission Form

  15. From Office: $15.00 Student Activity Fee















Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018

posted 12 Sep 2018, 10:55 by Ms C Heiss RTMS

Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018 Welcome Back Everyone!

Day 2


Wishing Tree …


Character Trait: Responsibility Habit: “An Introduction to the Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teenagers”


September Birthdays: Nabilah (15)



Sept. 12th Debate Prompt (complete response in LA/HG notebook):  Animal experimentation goes back to the ancient Greeks, who dissected animals to bet-

ter understand anatomy. Louis Pasteur used animal testing extensively in his research into smallpox, cholera, and anthrax. Over the course of the twentieth century, animal testing has become more controversial as the public has become more conscious of a responsibility to other living creatures. However, as medical advances lead to more medications with more unknown side effects, animal testing has increased. Most notably, after the Thalidomide tragedy in the early 1960s, where thousands of babies were born with severe physical defects attributable to the drug, many countries passed strict legislation requiring extensive animal testing before releasing certain drugs. In preparation for our Friday debates, argue for and against medical testing on animals. Use logic (good judgement and reasoning), persuasion (convince others to agree) and proof (facts). Provide 3 points, evidence or reasons to supports each side.


Example:Medical testing on animals is acceptable.

Pros/Proposition/For (positive things that support the argument)

Cons/Opposition/Against (negative things that weaken the argument)

-makes sure products are safe for humans

-humans are not worth more than other animals

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Thompson Time: Character Education, Team Building/Making Connections


  1. Announcements, O Canada, Attendance (includes roll call)

  2. ___________ with the #Jokeoftheday

  3. Quiet Work Time:  Completing Agenda, Completing Debate Prompt,  Silent Reading of Independent Text or Maclean’s Magazine, Finishing Incomplete Assignments/Homework

  4. Distribution/Collection of  Forms/Letters/ Notes, and Answering Questions

  5. Character Education: Student-Led Lesson with

  6. Guided Reading and Whole-School Novel: Wishtree

  7. Classroom Jobs and Leadership Roles

  8. Celebrity Classmate Interview


LA/HG

Learning Goals: We are learning to understand and analyze a variety of texts. Also, we are learning to be better writers by writing every day, generating ideas for writing and writing paragraphs.  In addition, we are learning to understand that all media is constructed. Lastly, we are learning to understand the past and use primary/secondary source evidence.


  1. Minds On: Debate Prompt

  2. Daily Read Aloud: As Long as the Rivers Flow - Larry Loyie

  3. Post-It Activity: English is important because ...

  4. Post-It Activity: History/Geography are important because…

  5. Post-It Gallery Walk

  6. Writing Assessment for Learning (continued)

  7. Mini Research Project: Etymology or Historical Significance of Your Name (Team 74 and 75)

  8. 500 Series Chromebooks: Sign-On to Write about Website (periods 1 and 2)


LA/HG Homework

1) Read for at least 20 minutes  2) Research evidence/proof for and against today’s debate prompt.  3) Mini Research Project: Etymology or Historical Significance of Your Name - to be discussed - Presentations & Shared with Mrs. Heiss by


Other Agenda Items

  1. Classroom Jobs and Leadership Roles- choice due Sept. 10

  2. Independent Reading Text

  3. Visit team 74’s website with parent and ask them to sign Mrs. Heiss’s information letter - Due Sept. 14

  4. Ask parent to review and sign Remind newsletter - Sept. 14

  5. Team 74’s … Project : Introducing Compassion and Kindness Games to RTMS

  6. Sept. 25: Re-Organization Day

  7. Sept. 28: Terry Fox Run

  8. : Open House/Meet the Teacher

  9. : Finlayson Field Trip

  10. Oct.1: Photo Day

  11. Phys. Ed. Clothing: T-Shirt: $10.00, Long Sleeve T-Shirt: $15.00. Shorts: $20.00

  12. From Office:  Insurance Form

  13. From Office:  BYOD Permission Form

  14. From Office: Overall Permission Form

  15. From Office: $15.00 Student Activity Fee












Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018

posted 12 Sep 2018, 05:38 by Ms C Heiss RTMS

Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018 Welcome Back Everyone!

Day 1


Wishing Tree …


Character Trait: Responsibility Habit: “An Introduction to the Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teenagers”


September Birthdays: Nabilah (15)


Sept. 11th Debate Prompt (complete response in LA/HG notebook):  The heyday of airlines seems to have passed as many travellers these days will never take a flight with complimentary snacks or pillows and blankets. Most airlines now charge for checking baggage, while some are talking about charging to use the bathroom! Some have suggested that airlines should go further and require larger passengers to pay extra or even to purchase two seats. Airline workers and some frequent fliers support this move, citing the inconvenience to those seated next to a large neighbour. Others cry out that this is discrimination and should not be allowed.  In preparation for our Friday debates, argue for and against airline passengers paying according to their weight. Use logic (good judgement and reasoning), persuasion (convince others to agree) and proof (facts). Provide 3 points, evidence or reasons to supports each side.


Example:Airline passengers should pay according to their weight.

Pros/Proposition/For (positive things that support the argument)

Cons/Opposition/Against (negative things that weaken the argument)

-extra weight costs airlines more money to transport people -- additional costs should be applied to individuals not all passengers

-wrong to punish people for a something they might not be able to control

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Thompson Time: Character Education, Team Building/Making Connections


  1. Announcements, O Canada, Attendance (includes roll call)

  2. ___________ with the #Jokeoftheday

  3. Quiet Work Time:  Completing Agenda, Completing Debate Prompt,  Silent Reading of Independent Text or Maclean’s Magazine, Finishing Incomplete Assignments/Homework

  4. Distribution/Collection of  Forms/Letters/ Notes, and Answering Questions

  5. Character Education: Student-Led Lesson with

  6. Guided Reading and Whole-School Novel: Wishtree

  7. Classroom Jobs and Leadership Roles

  8. Celebrity Classmate Interview


LA/HG

Learning Goals: We are learning to understand and analyze a variety of texts. Also, we are learning to be better writers by writing every day, generating ideas for writing and writing paragraphs.  In addition, we are learning to understand that all media is constructed. Lastly, we are learning to understand the past and use primary/secondary source evidence.


  1. Minds On: Debate Prompt

  2. Daily Read Aloud: As Long as the Rivers Flow - Larry Loyie

  3. Post-It Activity: English is important because ...

  4. Post-It Activity: History/Geography are important because…

  5. Post-It Gallery Walk

  6. Writing Assessment for Learning (continued)

  7. Mini Research Project: Etymology or Historical Significance of Your Name (Team 77)

  8. Sign-On to Write about Website (Team 77)


LA/HG Homework

1) Read for at least 20 minutes  2) Research evidence/proof for and against today’s debate prompt.  3) Mini Research Project: Etymology or Historical Significance of Your Name - to be discussed - Presentations & Shared with Mrs. Heiss by


Other Agenda Items

  1. Classroom Jobs and Leadership Roles- choice due Sept. 10

  2. Independent Reading Text

  3. Visit team 74’s website with parent and ask them to sign Mrs. Heiss’s information letter - Due Sept. 14

  4. Ask parent to review and sign Remind newsletter - Sept. 14

  5. Team 74’s … Project : Introducing Compassion and Kindness Games to RTMS

  6. Sept. 25: Re-Organization Day

  7. Sept. 28: Terry Fox Run

  8. : Open House/Meet the Teacher

  9. : Finlayson Field Trip

  10. Oct.1: Photo Day

  11. Phys. Ed. Clothing: T-Shirt: $10.00, Long Sleeve T-Shirt: $15.00. Shorts: $20.00

  12. From Office:  Insurance Form

  13. From Office:  BYOD Permission Form

  14. From Office: Overall Permission Form

  15. From Office: $15.00 Student Activity Fee














Monday, Sept. 10, 2018

posted 10 Sep 2018, 11:56 by Ms C Heiss RTMS

Monday, Sept. 10, 2018 Welcome Back Everyone!

Day 5


Wishing Tree …


Character Trait: Responsibility Habit: “An Introduction to the Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teenagers”


September Birthdays:


Sept. 10th Debate Prompt (complete response in LA/HG notebook):  tbh (to be honest) is a free social networking app that lets friends anonymously answer questions about one another. The questions are 100% controlled by the developer

and as such, don't become outwardly mean or insulting, though teens could potentially find a way to use the app to target others. Users can submit their own ideas for poll questions, but these are reviewed by the developer before being added to the question pool. Registration asks for users' age indirectly by asking for the highest grade completed in high school, college or university. It also accesses users' phone contacts lists and location to help the user identify the school they attend. There's currently no direct messaging, although the privacy policy does mention a chat feature which may be an added feature at some point.  In preparation for our Friday debates, argue for and against anonymity while using social media. Use logic (good judgement and reasoning), persuasion (convince others to agree) and proof (facts). Provide 3 points, evidence or reasons to supports each side.


Example:People have the right to be anonymous, when using social media.

Pros/Proposition/For (positive things that support the argument)

Cons/Opposition/Against (negative things that weaken the argument)

-troubled individuals can find help and speak freely with non-judgemental source, such as Kids Help Phone

-anonymity perpetuates online violence, such as cyberbullying and racism

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Thompson Time: Character Education, Team Building/Making Connections


  1. Announcements, O Canada, Attendance (includes roll call)

  2. ___________ with the #Jokeoftheday

  3. Quiet Work Time:  Completing Agenda, Completing Debate Prompt,  Silent Reading of Independent Text or Maclean’s Magazine, Finishing Incomplete Assignments/Homework

  4. Distribution/Collection of  Forms/Letters/ Notes, and Answering Questions

  5. Character Education: Student-Led Lesson with

  6. Guided Reading and Whole-School Novel: Wishtree

  7. Classroom Jobs and Leadership Roles


LA/HG

Learning Goals: We are learning to understand and analyze a variety of texts. Also, we are learning to be better writers by writing every day, generating ideas for writing and writing paragraphs.  In addition, we are learning to understand that all media is constructed. Lastly, we are learning to understand the past and use primary/secondary source evidence.


  1. Minds On: Debate Prompt

  2. Daily Read Aloud: As Long as the Rivers Flow - Larry Loyie

  3. 7-Minute Reading Assessment for Learning

  4. Writing Assessment for Learning (continued)

  5. History Research Project: Etymology or Historical Significance of Your Name (Team 77)


LA/HG Homework

1) Read for at least 20 minutes  2) Research evidence/proof for and against today’s debate prompt.  3) Mini Research Project: Etymology or Historical Significance of Your Name - to be discussed - Presentations & Shared with Mrs. Heiss by


Other Agenda Items

  1. Classroom Jobs and Leadership Roles- choice due Sept. 10

  2. Independent Reading Text

  3. Visit team 74’s website with parent and ask them to sign Mrs. Heiss’s information letter - Due Sept. 14

  4. Ask parent to review and sign Remind newsletter - Sept. 14

  5. Team 74’s … Project : Introducing Compassion and Kindness Games to RTMS

  6. Sept. 25: Re-Organization Day

  7. Sept. 28: Terry Fox Run

  8. : Open House/Meet the Teacher

  9. : Finlayson Field Trip

  10. Oct.1: Photo Day

  11. Phys. Ed. Clothing: T-Shirt: $10.00, Long Sleeve T-Shirt: $15.00. Shorts: $20.00

  12. From Office:  Insurance Form

  13. From Office:  BYOD Permission Form

  14. From Office: Overall Permission Form

  15. From Office: $15.00 Student Activity Fee














Friday, Sept. 7, 2018

posted 7 Sep 2018, 10:56 by Ms C Heiss RTMS

Friday, Sept. 7, 2018 Welcome Back Everyone!

Day 4


Wishing Tree …


Character Trait: Responsibility Habit: “An Introduction to the Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teenagers”


September Birthdays:


Sept. 7th Debate Prompt (complete response in LA/HG notebook):  At one time or another, someone has tried to ban a book from classrooms and public or school libraries.  Harry Potter was banned by people who felt it promoted magic. The compelling teen rebels story The Outsiders has been banned, yet many middle schoolers cite it as the book that turned them into a reader.  Why do people ban books? Often it's for religious or political reasons: An idea, a scene, or a character in the book offends their religion, sense of morality, or political view. Some folks feel they need to protect children from the profanity (obscenity, swearing), morally offensive behaviour, or ethnically/phenotypically insensitive language in a book. Or they think a book's content is too violent or too sexual. Other people think there are good reasons for children  to read banned books. The following are some of their reasons: Today’s edy is tomorrow’s classic. There is more to a book than the swear words in it. Kids crave relatable books. Controversial books are a kind of virtual reality. In preparation for our Friday debates, argue for and against children reading books that have been banned. Use logic (good judgement and reasoning), persuasion (convince others to agree) and proof (facts). Provide 3 points, evidence or reasons to supports each side.


Example: Children should read books that have been banned.

Pros/Proposition/For (positive things that support the argument)

Cons/Opposition/Against (negative things that weaken the argument)

-banned books can kick start conversations about difficult topics

--some books contain content that is inappropriate for children

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Thompson Time: Character Education, Team Building/Making Connections


  1. Announcements, O Canada, Attendance (includes roll call)

  2. ___________ with the #Jokeoftheday

  3. Quiet Work Time:  Completing Agenda, Completing Debate Prompt,  Silent Reading of Independent Text or Maclean’s Magazine, Finishing Incomplete Assignments/Homework

  4. Distribution/Collection of  Forms/Letters/ Notes, and Answering Questions

  5. Character Education: Student-Led Lesson with

  6. Guided Reading and Whole-School Novel: Wishtree

  7. Review agenda and binder rubric

  8. Teachers and Interesting Facts - due today

  9. Classroom Jobs and Leadership Roles

  10. Riptide TV and Popcorn/Lollipop


LA/HG

Learning Goals: We are learning to understand and analyze a variety of texts. Also, we are learning to be better writers by writing every day, generating ideas for writing and writing paragraphs.  In addition, we are learning to understand that all media is constructed. Lastly, we are learning to understand the past and use primary/secondary source evidence.


  1. Minds On: Debate Prompt

  2. Daily Read Aloud: As Long as the Rivers Flow - Larry Loyie Celebrity Classmate Interview (Team 74)

  3. Animoto Video: Meet Mrs. Heiss (Teams 75 and 77)

  4. Prezi: Mrs. Heiss’s Classroom Expectations, Procedures and Routines - Part 1

  5. Review Voice or Noise Expectations

  6. Post It Activity: A Good Student...

  7. Prezi: Mrs. Heiss’s Classroom Expectations, Procedures and Routines - Part 2

  8. Post-It Activity: English is important because…

  9. 7-Minute Reading Assessment for Learning

  10. Post-It Activity: History/Geography are important because…

  11. Writing Assessment for Learning



LA/HG Homework

1) Read for at least 20 minutes  2) Research evidence/proof for and against today’s debate prompt.  3) Mini Research Project: Etymology or Historical Significance of Your Name - to be discussed - Presentations & Shared with Mrs. Heiss by


Visual Arts (Team 75 and 77)


  1. Video Clip: Art is Advertising for What We Really Need

  2. Doodling Time: Anything, Some Ideas: Things that Frustrate You --What I Think Art Class Should Look Like -- What Art Means To You


Other Agenda Items

  1. Classroom Jobs and Leadership Roles- choice due Sept. 10

  2. Independent Reading Text

  3. Visit team 74’s website with parent and ask them to sign Mrs. Heiss’s information letter - Due

  4. : Team 74’s … Project : Introducing Compassion and Kindness Games to RTMS

  5. Sept. 25: Re-Organization Day

  6. : Terry Fox Run

  7. Oct. 1 : Open House/Meet the Teacher

  8. : Finlayson Field Trip

  9. : Photo Day

  10. Phys. Ed. Clothing: T-Shirt: $10.00, Long Sleeve T-Shirt: $15.00. Shorts: $20.00

  11. Remind Form

  12. Mrs. Heiss’s Newsletter Form

  13. From Office:  Insurance Form

  14. From Office:  BYOD Permission Form

  15. From Office: Overall Permission Form

  16. From Office: $15.00 Student Activity Fee














Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018

posted 6 Sep 2018, 12:48 by Ms C Heiss RTMS

Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018 Welcome Back Everyone!

Day 3


Wishing Tree …


Character Trait: Responsibility Habit: “An Introduction to the Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teenagers”


September Birthdays:


Sept. 6th Debate Prompt (complete response in LA/HG notebook):  “Would you like a side with that?” A seemingly innocent question, but it is part of an alarming trend — with potentially devastating consequences for our health. Retailers train staff to manipulate customers into buying more junk food; the process is known as “upselling”. The vast majority of upsold food is unhealthy, with retailers supersizing portions, pushing extra sides like fries and onion rings, and offering larger coffees and soft drinks.  In preparation for our Friday debates, argue for and against banning junk/fast food for children.  Use logic (good judgement and reasoning), persuasion (convince others to agree) and proof (facts). Provide 3 points, evidence or reasons to supports each side.


Example: Junk/fast food should be banned for children

Pros/Proposition/For (positive things that support the argument)

Cons/Opposition/Against (negative things that weaken the argument)

-rising obesity rate of children

-junk/fast food can be convenient and cheap

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Thompson Time: Character Education, Team Building/Making Connections


  1. Announcements, O Canada, Attendance (includes roll call)

  2. ___________ with the #Jokeoftheday

  3. Quiet Work Time:  Completing Agenda, Completing Debate Prompt,  Silent Reading of Independent Text or Maclean’s Magazine, Finishing Incomplete Assignments/Homework

  4. Distribution/Collection of  Forms/Letters/ Notes, and Answering Questions

  5. Character Education: Student-Led Lesson with

  6. Guided Reading and Whole-School Novel: Wishtree

  7. Review learning materials list

  8. Review agenda and binder rubric

  9. Teachers and Interesting Facts

  10. Review level-percent-letter grade form

  11. Classroom Jobs and Leadership Roles


LA/HG

Learning Goals: We are learning to understand and analyze a variety of texts. Also, we are learning to be better writers by writing every day, generating ideas for writing and writing paragraphs.  In addition, we are learning to understand that all media is constructed. Lastly, we are learning to understand the past and use primary/secondary source evidence.


  1. Read advice letter from last year’s grade 7 students (Teams 75 and 77)

  2. Daily Read Aloud: As Long as the Rivers Flow - Larry Loyie (when book arrives)

  3. Celebrity Classmate Interview (Team 74)

  4. Animoto Video: Meet Mrs. Heiss (Teams 75 and 77)

  5. Prezi: Mrs. Heiss’s Classroom Expectations, Procedures and Routines - Part 1

  6. Review Voice or Noise Expectations

  7. Post It Activity: A Good Student...

  8. Prezi: Mrs. Heiss’s Classroom Expectations, Procedures and Routines - Part 2

  9. Post-It Activity: English is important because…

  10. 7-Minute Reading Assessment for Learning

  11. Post-It Activity: History/Geography are important because…

  12. Writing Assessment for Learning

  13. Celebrity Classmate Interview (Team 74)


LA/HG Homework

1) Read for at least 20 minutes  2) Research evidence/proof for and against today’s debate prompt.  3) Mini Research Project: Etymology or Historical Significance of Your Name - to be discussed - Presentations & Shared with Mrs. Heiss by


Visual Arts (Team 75 and 77)


  1. Video Clip: Art is Advertising for What We Really Need

  2. Doodling Time: Things that Frustrate You --What I Think Art Class Should Look Like -- What Art Means To You


Other Agenda Items

  1. Independent Reading Text

  2. Ask parent to sign Class Dojo information letter

  3. Visit team 74’s website with parent and ask them to sign Mrs. Heiss’s information letter - Due

  4. : Team 74’s … Project : Introducing Compassion and Kindness Games to RTMS

  5. : Re-organization Day

  6. : Terry Fox Run

  7. Oct. 4: Open House/Meet the Teacher

  8. : Finlayson Field Trip

  9. : Photo Day

  10. From Office:  Insurance Form

  11. From Office:  BYOD Permission Form

  12. From Office: Overall Permission Form

  13. From Office: $15.00 Student Activity Fee














Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018

posted 5 Sep 2018, 11:15 by Ms C Heiss RTMS

Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018 Welcome Back Everyone!

Day 2


Wishing Tree …


Character Trait: Responsibility Habit: “An Introduction to the Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teenagers”


September Birthdays:


Sept. 5th Debate Prompt (complete response in LA/HG notebook):  Did you know octothorpe is the word for the symbol #? When you see “#”, the word “hashtag” comes to mind. However, approximately 11 years ago, when people would see “#”, they would think the “number sign” or the “pound sign”. On August 23, it was the hashtag’s 11th birthday. It was 11 years ago, when Chris Messina, an engineer at Google, came up with the idea to stick a pound sign (#) in front of a word as a way to make groups. Messina was looking for a way to group tweets by theme. He had seen the symbol serve a similar purpose in online chat rooms, so he proposed it for Twitter. “Everybody said it was kinda dumb,” he later recalled. But people started using # anyway. It quickly took off. Messina and some folks he knew started using the hashtag, and eventually, the usage spread. According to Twitter, the hashtag gets used more than 125 million times per day. People now use it to express their location, state of mind, interest in an event, solidarity with a social movement and much more. In preparation for our Friday debates, argue for and against the usefulness of hashtags.  Use logic (good judgement and reasoning), persuasion (convince others to agree) and proof (facts). Provide 3 points, evidence or reasons to supports each side.


Example: Cellphones should be banned from schools.

Pros/Proposition/For (positive things that support the argument)

Cons/Opposition/Against (negative things that weaken the argument)

-tool for communication during emergency

-distracts students from their work

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Thompson Time: Character Education, Team Building/Making Connections


  1. Announcements, O Canada, Attendance (includes roll call)

  2. ___________ with the #Jokeoftheday

  3. Quiet Work Time:  Completing Agenda, Completing Debate Prompt,  Silent Reading of Independent Text or Maclean’s Magazine, Finishing Incomplete Assignments/Homework

  4. Distribution/Collection of  Forms/Letters/ Notes, and Answering Questions

  5. Character Education: Student-Led Lesson with

  6. Guided Reading and Whole-School Novel: Wishtree

  7. Review learning materials list

  8. Review agenda and binder rubric

  9. Teachers and Interesting Facts

  10. Review level-percent-letter grade form

  11. Classroom Jobs and Leadership Roles


LA/HG

Learning Goals: We are learning to understand and analyze a variety of texts. Also, we are learning to be better writers by writing every day, generating ideas for writing and writing paragraphs.  In addition, we are learning to understand that all media is constructed. Lastly, we are learning to understand the past and use primary/secondary source evidence.


  1. Read advice letter from last year’s grade 7 students (Teams 75 and 77)

  2. Daily Read Aloud: As Long as the Rivers Flow - Larry Loyie (when book arrives)

  3. Celebrity Classmate Interview (Team 74)

  4. Animoto Video and Questions:  Meet Mrs. Heiss (Teams 75 and 77)

  5. Prezi: Mrs. Heiss’s Classroom Expectations, Procedures and Routines - Part 1

  6. Review Voice or Noise Expectations


LA/HG Homework

1) Read for at least 20 minutes  2) Research evidence/proof for and against hashtags.  3) Mini Research Project: Etymology or Historical Significance of Your Name - to be discussed - Presentations & Shared with Mrs. Heiss by


Other Agenda Items

  1. Independent Reading Text

  2. Ask parent to sign Class Dojo information letter

  3. Visit team 74’s website with parent and ask them to sign Mrs. Heiss’s information letter - Due

  4. : Team 74’s … Project : Introducing Compassion and Kindness Games to RTMS

  5. : Re-organization Day

  6. : Terry Fox Run

  7. Oct. 4: Open House/Meet the Teacher

  8. : Finlayson Field Trip

  9. : Photo Day

  10. From Office:  Insurance Form

  11. From Office:  BYOD Permission Form

  12. From Office: Overall Permission Form

  13. From Office: $15.00 Student Activity Fee














Friday, June 22, 2018

posted 19 Jun 2018, 17:34 by Ms C Heiss RTMS

Friday, June 22, 2018

Day 2


I AM …


Character Trait: Teamwork Habit: Synergize


June Birthdays: Rubab (1), Adam (12), Hashim (29)

July Birthdays: Mohammed (10), Fahad (26)


June 22nd Writing Prompt (complete response in LA/HG notebook):  This story is not new. “Soon, the games started to take over.” Those are the words of Jack Perry, who had his teenage years blighted by a very modern addiction: video games. In the beginning he was just like thousands of other teenagers — receiving his first Xbox as a child, his favourite games were Call of Duty and FIFA. But what started out as harmless fun turned into something all-consuming as he became “completely hooked” on his console. He would play every day in sessions up to 20 hours long, sometimes skipping school to make time. He skipped meals too, losing weight and becoming “lifeless and depressed”. A change only came once Jack’s father discovered his son had stolen his credit card to buy more games. After that, Jack found help through therapy. There have even been deaths linked to extreme gaming sessions. In 2015, two men in Taiwan died within weeks of each other — both having spent multiple days gaming in internet cafes. Last year, an American man died after a 24-hour gaming binge. Such extreme incidents are incredibly rare, and scientists are uncertain as to how widespread the issue is.  There is debate surrounding how gaming addiction should be understood as a health issue. Yesterday, the World Health Organisation (WHO) classified “gaming disorder” as a mental illness in its own right. However, others think the picture is more complex. For example, Professor Chris Ferguson argues that gaming addiction is actually a symptom of other “underlying mental health problems” like depression and ADHD — video games are “often used as a coping mechanism”. But while scientists continue to debate, it is clear from the personal testimonies of people like Jake that video game addiction has the power to destroy lives.  Choose 1: Is the WHO right in making gaming disorder an official mental illness? Do you know anyone who might have a gaming disorder?  Do people use video games to cope with their depression, ADHD, etc.? Why?  What evidence/reasons (3) supports your opinion? Justify and explain your opinion, in paragraph format (an introductory/topic sentence, 3 supporting sentences and a closing/concluding sentence). Why?  What evidence/reasons (3) supports your opinion? Justify and explain your opinion, in paragraph format (an introductory/topic sentence, 3 supporting sentences and a closing/concluding sentence).


Thompson Time

  1. Announcements, O Canada, Attendance (includes roll call)

  2. ___________ with the #Jokeoftheday

  3. Quiet Work Time:  Completing Agenda, Completing Writing Prompt,  Silent Reading of Independent Text or Maclean’s Magazine, Completing Problem of the Week, Finishing Incomplete Assignments/Homework

  4. Distribution/Collection of  Forms/Letters/ Notes, and Answering Questions

  5. Character Education: Student-Led Lesson with Syra and Adam

  6. Guided Reading: I Am Malala


Mathematics


Learning Goal: Firstly, we are learning to use experimental and theoretical probability when we make decisions about our life and  future.   Secondly, we are learning to use multiple representations (e.g., charts, tables, and tree diagrams) to describe, record, and apply probabilities in the real world. Thirdly, we are learning how to select the right tools and strategies to solve real-life problems related to probability. Finally, we are learning to communicate our thinking and justify our conclusions.


  1. Video and Completion of Booklet: The Story of Mathematics – Episode 3: The Frontiers of Space

  2. Advice Letter to Next Year’s Grade 7 Students (Team 73)

  3. Teaching and Learning: Student Feedback for Mrs Heiss: Stop-Start-Continue (Team 73)


Math Home Learning (preparation for future learning, skill practice, or consolidation of learning)

Khan Academy Video(s): unmastered topics  2) University of Waterloo Problems of the Week 4) IXL Skill Practice: Unmastered topics from previous and current unit


Science and Technology

Learning Goals: We are learning to understand how science and technology shapes our lives, specifically how humans impact our environment.


Science Home Learning (preparation for future learning, skill practice, or consolidation of learning)

1) Review your notebook and binder  notes. 2) Review vocabulary for structures and mechanisms


LA/H/G

Learning Goals: We are learning to understand and analyze a variety of texts. Also, we are learning  to write accurately, fluently, effectively and at length for pleasure and a wide variety of other purposes.  In addition, we are learning to understand that all media is constructed. Lastly, we are learning how the physical world affects people’s lives, ideas, places, locations, behaviours and events.


  1. Daily Read Aloud: I Am Malala

  2. Advice Letter to Next Year’s Grade 7 Students

  3. Teaching and Learning: Student Feedback for Mrs Heiss: Stop-Start-Continue

  4. Extra-Long DPA (period 6)


LA/HG Home Learning (preparation for future learning, skill practice, or consolidation of learning)

1) Read for at least 20 minutes  2) Finish Response to Daily Writing Prompt 3)Review geography notes in LA/H/G notebook 4) Compliments/Favourite Memories for Members of Team 74


Other Agenda Items

  1. Bring your lunch, hat, and sunscreen for June 25th Track and Field Day

  2. Potluck and End-of-Year Celebration: June 26th

  3. Independent Reading Text

  4. Teach the Teacher Lesson









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