Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Week of February 19 - 23, 2018

Thursday HW
1. Use the Rosa Parks photo sheet to infer what each perspective might be.  Make some jot notes in each bubble.  We did some background reading, used highlighters to isolate main and supporting details today, and worked in pairs to generate a 10 item timeline of key events as part of the scaffolding process to produce a more detailed Point of View statement, with evidence, from the photo in class on Friday.
2.  MMS 58-59.  Started in class today after we took up the first quiz of the unit.  Students received this marked quiz to look at and it will be part of a test pack bundle shortly.
3.  Haiku good copy due on Friday.
4.  Choral Reading due on MONDAY February 26.  The date has moved about a bit.  The extension today is due to the numerous student absences last week and this week which have put a bit of a squeeze on rehearsal practice.  Today we performed a dry run of a shared text -- the prologue to Romeo and Juliet.  Students had a chance to see a range of other student approaches and to receive feedback from me.  The challenges involved in a short public performance also were examined.  Students should choose their own poem (14-20 lines) to deliver chorally next week.

Wednesday HW
1.  Haiku good copy due on Friday.
2.  Choral Reading due on MONDAY February 26.  The date has moved about a bit.  The extension today is due to the numerous student absences last week and this week which have put a bit of a squeeze on rehearsal practice.  Today we performed a dry run of a shared text -- the prologue to Romeo and Juliet.  Students had a chance to see a range of other student approaches and to receive feedback from me.  The challenges involved in a short public performance also were examined.  Students should choose their own poem (14-20 lines) to deliver chorally next week.

Tuesday HW
1.  Math Quiz Unit 4, Lessons 6 and 7 tomorrow.
2.  Haiku good copy due on Friday.
3.  Choral Reading due on MONDAY February 26.  The date has moved about a bit.  The extension today is due to the numerous student absences last week and this week which have put a bit of a squeeze on rehearsal practice.  Today we performed a dry run of a shared text -- the prologue to Romeo and Juliet.  Students had a chance to see a range of other student approaches and to receive feedback from me.  The challenges involved in a short public performance also were examined.  Students should choose their own poem (14-20 lines) to deliver chorally next week.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Week of February 12 - 16, 2018

Friday is a PA day for interviews.  There is no school for students that day.
I will be available for interviews all days this week except for Friday.  Please see my note in the report envelope for interview times.

Thursday HW
1.  MMS pages 54-55 and pages 56-57 are due for correction Tuesday.  The students received time in class to get a good start on both.
2.  Haiku good copy due next Friday.  Introduced at length in class today and with plenty of modeling.
3.  Choral reading of a poem due as an oral presentation next Thursday (moved from Friday).
4.  Work continues this week on the (Human Development Index HDI) brochure.  We've been using laptops and organizers I prepared to research a medium to low HDI nation and make a brochure on the PEPS categories.  A due date will likely announced this week.  I am looking at the middle or end of next week as a due date based on our class progress.  The reason for the moving target is that I don't want the work to be a home project. I'd like to announce the due date when it looks like most kids will finish on time and in class.
5.  Math Quiz on Unit 4, Lessons 6 and 7 on Wednesday February 21, 2018.

Wednesday HW
1.  MMS pages 54-55 and pages 56-57 are due for correction Tuesday.  The students received time in class to get a good start on both.
2.  Haiku good copy due next Friday.  Introduced at length in class today and with plenty of modeling.
3.  Choral reading of a poem due as an oral presentation next Friday.
4.  Work continues this week on the (Human Development Index HDI) brochure.  We've been using laptops and organizers I prepared to research a medium to low HDI nation and make a brochure on the PEPS categories.  A due date will likely announced this week.  I am looking at the middle or end of next week as a due date based on our class progress.  The reason for the moving target is that I don't want the work to be a home project. I'd like to announce the due date when it looks like most kids will finish on time and in class.

Tuesday HW
1.  Semi-formal dance tomorrow!  Kids seem excited about it!
2.  Work continues this week on the (Human Development Index HDI) brochure.  We've been using laptops and organizers I prepared to research a medium to low HDI nation and make a brochure on the PEPS categories.  A due date will likely announced this week.  I am looking at the middle or end of next week as a due date based on our class progress.  The reason for the moving target is that I don't want the work to be a home project. I'd like to announce the due date when it looks like most kids will finish on time and in class.

Monday HW
1.  Math Quiz Unit 4, lessons 1 to 5.  The quiz includes a section on adding and subtracting estimating, which has proven challenging for the class.  We took a note on it and there are examples and models in the MMS HW book and the text book.
2.  Work continues this week on the (Human Development Index HDI) brochure.  We've been using laptops and organizers I prepared to research a medium to low HDI nation and make a brochure on the PEPS categories.  A due date will likely announced this week.  I am looking at the middle or end of next week as a due date based on our class progress.  The reason for the moving target is that I don't want the work to be a home project. I'd like to announce the due date when it looks like most kids will finish on time and in class.


Monday, February 5, 2018

Week of February 5 - 9, 2018

Thursday HW
1.  Decorated good copy 5 sense poem due on Friday.
2.  Math Quiz --  Unit 4, Lessons 1-5 on Tuesday, February 13.

Wednesday HW
1.  Book Report due Thursday.
2.  Decorated good copy 5 sense poem due on Friday.
3.  Math Quiz --  Unit 4, Lessons 1-5 on Tuesday, February 13.

Tuesday HW
1.  Book Report due Thursday.
2.  Decorated good copy 5 sense poem due on Friday.
3.  Math Quiz --  Unit 4, Lessons 1-5 on Tuesday, February 13.

Monday HW
1.  Creating Similes page due, coloured, tomorrow.
2.  Test pack due with correction and parent signature tomorrow.
3.  Book Report due Thursday.
4.  Decorated good copy 5 sense poem due on Friday.