Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Week of February 17 - 21, 2020

Thursday HW
6A Notes:  This is homework for the grade 6 class I teach.
1.  A small test pack was handed out today.  It should be corrected and signed by a parent.  I will collect them on Monday.
2.  MMS pp.56-57
3.  Math Quiz on Unit 4, Lessons 6 and 7 on Tuesday, February 25.
4.  HDI Social Studies presentations continue next week. 

8F Notes: This is homework for the grade 8 class I teach.
a)  20 minutes of reading.
b)  Short Story assignment group drama presentation to plan.
c)  The final two sectors of the essay planner on conformity are due in class Monday.  The third one must include a quoted text citation from the story.  I checked the first two in class today and provided verbal and written feedback for each student while assessing a progress score.  We will complete the rough draft next Monday in class only.


Wednesday HW
6A Notes:  This is homework for the grade 6 class I teach.
1.  We worked on correcting Dialogue punctuation today to be used in the Pourquoi stories and all stories afterwards.   #1 on the 2.0 sheet should be done for class tomorrow.
2.  MMS pp.54-55
3.  HDI Social Studies presentations continue this week. 
* It is necessary to share your slideshow with me before school starts so that we can conduct the presentations.
We discussed in class what would be necessary for a good presentation:
  • "Active Slides" delivery (not reading the slide verbatim to the class).
  • Guiding questions (about 2 per slide).
  • Adding extra information that is not included on each slide.
  • Pointing out the key details on each slide.  These should be about 1-3 details per slide.
  • Eye contact and verbal expression.
Some independent rehearsal is necessary.

8F Notes: This is homework for the grade 8 class I teach.
a)  20 minutes of reading.
b)  Short Story assignment group drama presentation to plan.
c)  Test packs were mostly submitted on time.  Those who missed my due date after five check-ins have a short lunch detention with me on Thursday at 11:30 AM.
d)  Two sectors of the essay planner on conformity are due in class tomorrow and must include a quoted text citation from the story for each one.  We will complete the planner as homework on Thursday night so it is ready for class to compose a rough draft next Monday.

Tuesday HW
6A Notes:  This is homework for the grade 6 class I teach.
1.  Test packs were handed out last week.  Please have a parent sign the top page and correct where necessary.  These were due Monday and some are still outstanding.
2.  The Pourquoi Tale activity has been assigned with a handout that contains an example of a story, the traits of the genre, and a planner for a student story.  There is room for a rough draft by hand as well, which all students have to complete before typing a good copy in class.    We worked on Dialogue punctuation today to be used in these stories and all stories afterwards.  Students received a note and some practice questions.  #1 on the 1.0 sheet should be done for class tomorrow.
3.  There is a Math quiz on Lessons 1 to 5 of Unit 4 on Wednesday February 19 (tomorrow).
4.  HDI Social Studies presentations continue this week. 
* It is necessary to share your slideshow with me before school starts so that we can conduct the presentations.
We discussed in class what would be necessary for a good presentation:
  • "Active Slides" delivery (not reading the slide verbatim to the class).
  • Guiding questions (about 2 per slide).
  • Adding extra information that is not included on each slide.
  • Pointing out the key details on each slide.  These should be about 1-3 details per slide.
  • Eye contact and verbal expression.
Some independent rehearsal is necessary.

8F Notes: This is homework for the grade 8 class I teach.
a)  20 minutes of reading.
b)  Short Story assignment group drama presentation to plan.
c)  Test packs were handed 2 weeks ago, and online assignments have been returned in the Google Classroom with marks, correction, and comment.  Please have a parent sign the top page and return the test pack to class.  Most of these were not returned in class last Monday, which was the due date.

Monday, February 10, 2020

Week of February 10 - 14, 2020

Thursday HW
6A Notes:  This is homework for the grade 6 class I teach.
1.  Test packs were handed out last week.  Please have a parent sign the top page and correct where necessary.  These were due Monday and some are still outstanding.
2.  The Pourquoi Tale activity has been assigned with a handout that contains an example of a story, the traits of the genre, and a planner for a student story.  There is room for a rough draft by hand as well, which all students have to complete before typing a good copy in class.  
3.  MMS pages 52-53 and text page 130 # 1 to 8..  
4.  There will be a Math quiz on Lessons 1 to 5 of Unit 4 on Wednesday February 19.
5.  HDI Social Studies presentations began Monday and continue this week. 
* It is necessary to share your slideshow with me before school starts so that we can conduct the presentations.
We discussed in class what would be necessary for a good presentation:
  • "Active Slides" delivery (not reading the slide verbatim to the class).
  • Guiding questions (about 2 per slide).
  • Adding extra information that is not included on each slide.
  • Pointing out the key details on each slide.  These should be about 1-3 details per slide.
  • Eye contact and verbal expression.
Some independent rehearsal is necessary.

8F Notes: This is homework for the grade 8 class I teach.
a)  20 minutes of reading.
b)  Short Story assignment group drama presentation to plan.
c)  Test packs were handed out last week, and online assignments have been returned in the Google Classroom with marks, correction, and comment.  Please have a parent sign the top page and return the test pack to class.  Most of these were not returned in class Monday, which was the due date.


Monday HW
6A Notes:  This is homework for the grade 6 class I teach.
1.  Test packs were handed out last week.  Please have a parent sign the top page and correct where necessary.  These were due today and several are still outstanding.
2.  In preparation for our Pourquoi Tale activity, students have been paired and will relate verbally a tale to each other that could be true or could be false, without giving it away.  The tale could happen long ago or in the modern day.  They should be prepared to tell it to the peer on Thursday this week.
3.  MMS pages 50-51, and text book pages 127-28 # 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, and 9.  Work on these questions was started in class today for over 25 minutes.
4.  Complete the rough draft on page 3 of the "Tales:  Heroes, Deeds, and Wonders" text on the Iroquois creation myth for Thursday.
5.  Interview letters were sent home today.  Please return if you wish one on Thursday.
6.  HDI Social Studies presentations began Monday and continue this week. 
* It is necessary to share your slideshow with me before school starts so that we can conduct the presentations.
We discussed in class what would be necessary for a good presentation:
  • "Active Slides" delivery (not reading the slide verbatim to the class).
  • Guiding questions (about 2 per slide).
  • Adding extra information that is not included on each slide.
  • Pointing out the key details on each slide.  These should be about 1-3 details per slide.
  • Eye contact and verbal expression.
Some independent rehearsal is necessary.

8F Notes: This is homework for the grade 8 class I teach.
a)  20 minutes of reading.
b)  Short Story assignment group drama presentation to plan.
c)  Test packs were handed out last week, and online assignments have been returned in the Google Classroom with marks, correction, and comment.  Please have a parent sign the top page and return the test pack to class.  Most of these were not returned in class today, which was the due date.

Monday, February 3, 2020

Week of February 3 - 7, 2020

Wednesday HW
6A Notes:  This is homework for the grade 6 class I teach.
1.  Test packs were handed out today.  Please have a parent sign the top page and correct where necessary.  These are due on Monday February 10.
2.  The book report will be due on Monday, February 10, as discussed in class on Tuesday.
3.  The survey with graphs is due in class on Monday, February 10.
4.  Tales:  Heroes Deeds and Wonders reading on pages 9-13, and responses in the booklet on page 2 for Monday.
5.  HDI Social Studies presentations began Monday and continue this week. 
* It is necessary to share your slideshow with me before school starts so that we can conduct the presentations.
We discussed in class what would be necessary for a good presentation:
  • "Active Slides" delivery (not reading the slide verbatim to the class).
  • Guiding questions (about 2 per slide).
  • Adding extra information that is not included on each slide.
  • Pointing out the key details on each slide.  These should be about 1-3 details per slide.
  • Eye contact and verbal expression.
Some independent rehearsal is necessary.

8F Notes: This is homework for the grade 8 class I teach.
a)  20 minutes of reading.
b)  Short Story assignment group drama presentation to plan.
c)  Test packs were handed out today, and online assignments have been returned in the Google Classroom with marks, correction, and comment.  Please have a parent sign the top page and return the test pack to class.  These are due on Monday February 10.


Tuesday HW
6A Notes:  This is homework for the grade 6 class I teach.
1.  Test packs were handed out today.  Please have a parent sign the top page and correct where necessary.  These are due on Monday February 10
2.  HDI Social Studies presentations began yesterday and continue this week. 
* It is necessary to share your slideshow with me before school starts so that we can conduct the presentations.
We discussed in class what would be necessary for a good presentation:
  • "Active Slides" delivery (not reading the slide verbatim to the class).
  • Guiding questions (about 2 per slide).
  • Adding extra information that is not included on each slide.
  • Pointing out the key details on each slide.  These should be about 1-3 details per slide.
  • Eye contact and verbal expression.
Some independent rehearsal is necessary.

8F Notes: This is homework for the grade 8 class I teach.
a)  20 minutes of reading.
b)  Short Story assignment group drama presentation to plan.
c)  Test packs were handed out today, and online assignments have been returned in the Google Classroom with marks, correction, and comment.  Please have a parent sign the top page and return the test pack to class.  These are due on Monday February 10.

Monday HW
6A Notes:  This is homework for the grade 6 class I teach.
1.  20 minutes of reading -- Hana's Suitcase pages 91- 111.  
2.  MMS pp. 46-47. 
3.  HDI Social Studies presentations began today and continue this week. 
* It is necessary to share your slideshow with me before school starts so that we can conduct the presentations.
We discussed in class what would be necessary for a good presentation:
  • "Active Slides" delivery (not reading the slide verbatim to the class).
  • Guiding questions (about 2 per slide).
  • Adding extra information that is not included on each slide.
  • Pointing out the key details on each slide.  These should be about 1-3 details per slide.
  • Eye contact and verbal expression.
Some independent rehearsal is necessary.

8F Notes: This is homework for the grade 8 class I teach.
a)  20 minutes of reading.
b)  Short Story assignment group drama presentation to plan.
c)  Ensure that the persuasive paragraph planner is complete and in class on Tuesday.