Monday, May 28, 2012

Week of May 28-31, 2012

Monday HW:
1.  We have a Measurement Unit Test on Thursday May 31 in the afternoon.
2.  Today's EQAO testing went smoothly.  There were some early jitters but the kids settled in nicely for the remainder of the writing periods.  Thanks to ZK for the freezies!  Be sure to get a good rest again tonight and arrive on time tomorrow for Day 2.
3.  PA Day on Friday -- No School.
4.  Wahanowin is coming soon.  Are you thinking about your packing needs?  Remember that rain is always a possibility -- a rain jacket and more than one pair of shoes are a good idea.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Week of May 22-25, 2012

EQAO letter sent home today.
We appreciate your cooperation in avoiding
appointments from May 28-31.  Thank you!

Thursday HW
1.  Math Textbook pages 360-61 # 2,3,4 7 and 9.  This is a continuation of yesterday's work.  Students I worked with were able to complete almost all of this in class.
2.  Math Text book pages 364-65 # 1-5, 8 and 9.  This is new work today on the volume of triangular prisms.  Most students completed all bu the last two problems in class. 
3.  Math HW Book pages 140-43.  This work is extra practice for the last two lessons.
4.  Cereal Boxes due on Monday May 28.
5.  Measurement test on Thursday May 31.

The Probability unit test was marked and the class average was 75 %.  The remaining tests and assignments should be returned to students next week in a package.

Wednesday HW
1.  Math Textbook pages 356-57 # 1-7.
2.  Math HW Book pages 138-39.
3.  Cereal Box due in completed form on Monday May 28.  Each student received verbal feedback and recommendations today in class, as well as a judgement about progress.  The most common feedback was that not enough panels had been designed given the amount of class time invested and that colour needed to be added to pencil outlines.  No box should be handed in with pencil markings as the main form of design.

Tuesday HW
1.  Finish mini-essay on Smoking.
2.  Math HW book pages 136-37.
3.  Math Textbook pages 353-54 # 1 to 7.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Week of May 14-18, 2012

EQAO takes place from May 28-31 all day.
Please do not schedule appointments during those days.
We appreciate your cooperation.  Thank you.

Friday HW
We had two very successful soccer tournaments for Junior Boys and Girls on Wednesday and Thursday with both teams going undefeated.  Bravo to those girls and boys in our class who played so well.

Wednesday HW
1.  Probability Test on Friday May 18.
2.  Math HW Book pages 134-35 on Measurement.
3.  Icarus Sunset tanka.  we spent about 40 minutes in class today working on this.  A number of students were finished by the end of that time.
4.  Persuasive Paragraph 2.0:  Turn a Topic into a Thesis.  We completed the chart in class and most students made a start on planning supporting reasons in the organizer at the bottom of the page.

Tuesday HW
1.  Probability test on Friday May 18.
2.  Math HW book pages 162-63.
Students who will be absent for soccer tournaments received their work to catch up on ahead of time today in class.

Monday HW
1.  Probability Unit Test on Friday May 18.
2.  Math HW book pages 160-61.
We have two soccer tournaments this week on Wednesday (Boys) and Thursday (Girls).  
Congratulations to the track and field athletes who performed so well last week!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Week of May 7-11, 2012

EQAO is approaching on May 28-31, 2012. 
Please avoid school day appointments
all day during those four days. 
We appreciate your support and cooperation.  Thank you.

Friday HW
1.  Unit Test on Probability on Friday May 18, 2012
2.  Happy Mother's Day to all families in our class.  Take care!

Thursday HW
1.  Final Math Unit 8 Test on Friday May 11.
2.  Last Ratio/Rate quiz handed back today and corrected as a class.  Average was over 80 %.  Well done!
3.  Math HW book pages 156-57 and 158-59 for Monday.  We had significant time in class to work on this.  We are halfway through this brief Probability unit.
4.  Unit Test on Probability on Friday May 18, 2012

Wednesday HW
The dance activities in the gym today were done well.  I was impressed by the full participation of all the students in each group and the high energy displayed.  Thank you to the group leaders for their guidance and expertise.
1.  Final Math Unit 8 Test on Friday May 11.
2.  Complete Lesson 1 Probability page 411 # 3 and 4.  These questions would show pictures and word explanations that employ unit vocabulary such as "experimental or theoretical probability" or "chances" to be done well at the A level.
3.  Test pack with parent signature and corrections due on Friday.
4.  Rough draft of 6 panels of Character Trait cereal box design.  We have spent 2 periods in class on this to date.
5.  Library period tomorrow.

Tuesday HW
1.  Dance class group work period 3 tomorrow.  Be sure you have your music selections ready.
2.  Math Quiz # 5 on Wednesday May 9.
3.  Final Math Unit 8 test on Friday May 11.

Monday HW
1.  Math HW book pages 130-31
2.  Math Quiz Unit 8 Lessons 10 and 11 (Equivalent Ratios and Rates) on Wednesday, May 9, 2012.
3.  Math Final Unit Test on Friday, May 11, 2012.
4.  Parent Signature and corrections for test pack.  Due Friday May 11.