We are about half way through our geometry unit in math! The Grade 7s have been learning about various lines, intersections, angle measurements, parallel and perpendicular lines, properties of triangles, as well as bisectors. Our grade 6s are also learning about angles and lines, as well as irregular shapes and classifying angles and triangles. Today, we did something we aren’t supposed to do… shh… we… wrote on our desks for the entire math class! We promise, it’s for educational purposes. 😉
Students explored lines and angles and applied what they’ve learned so far in this unit. Grade 7s challenge was to calculate as many angles as they could, rather than measure them. The Grade 6s challenge was to measure and classify as many angles as they could, while trying to discover ways to not have to use their protractors as much.
It was great fun… Here are some pictures from when they first got started.
We are at the end of our learning for the War of 1812. Students will continue to work on their “Hero of the War of 1812” assignment this week, and will have a unit test on Friday, February 2nd. Attached is a copy of our Learning Goal and Success Criteria for the assignment, as well as the beginning outline which students should use as a reference. Students needed to choose from, Sir Isaac Brock, Laura Secord, Charles De Salaberry or Tecumseh.
Click the link below for the Learning Goal and Success Criteria
Hero of the War of 1812 LG SC-2h7eiei
This month, the Grade 6/7s are working on designing, blending and painting geometric tessellation art pieces. A great deal of precise measuring, blending paint of colours and patience are required for this art. So far, they’re looking terrific!
Assignments and Projects
December 1st: Grade 6 Social Studies Project on Immigration and Early communities.
December 21st: Grade 7 Ecosystem Model Project Due
December 13th: Money and permission forms for the Grade 7/8 Ski trip is due.
Events in the School
December 5th: Christmas Family Night
This week, we took the time to learn about Financial Literacy. Thanks to the Toronto Star and TD Canada Trust, we were given a newspaper, which outlines:
Earning- Commission, Salary, Fee-per-service and Hourly Wages.
Spending – Needs vs. Wants, Fixed and variable expenses and using a budget.
Saving – Saving for important items, Christmas and home repairs.
How to Pay Yourself First- Setting a goal, Personal Loan, Emergency Fund, Compound Interest, Mortgages etc.
Benefits and Risks of Credit Cards- Cost of Credit Cards, Credit, Grace Period, Cash Advances.
Types of Bank Accounts and Investing – Chequing Account, Savings Account, Investing, Debit Cards, Credit and Debit Fraud.
I encourage you to talk with your child about financial literacy, so they can begin to understand and have a positive attitude toward saving and budgeting their money for the future.
Grade 7 students are learning about Interactions in the Environment. Some key learning involves the study of various ecosystems, food chains/webs, and positive and negative interactions humans have on the environment.
Attached is the project outline to create a model ecosystem Model Ecosystem Project-1rccz4d, which is due on December 21st, 2017.
Students have been learning to create algebraic expressions, extend a T-Chart and graph their findings in a math problem. After working in pairs, students did a gallery walk, and used to Learning Goal and Success Criteria to give meaningful feedback to the other groups. Next, students will review the feedback their own group was given and use it to improve on their independent assignment this week.
The Grade 7s have a History test on New France this Thursday, November 16th. They were to already have begun reviewing their notes. Attached is a copy of the review for the test. They will have an 80 minute class period on Wednesday, to study with a partner and finish any study notes.
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This beautiful remembrance display was created by the 6/7 and 8 art classes.
“I am a Canadian, free to speak without fear, free to worship in my own way, free to stand for what I think right, free to oppose what I believe wrong, or free to choose those who shall govern my country. This heritage of freedom I pledge to uphold for myself and all mankind.”
November Dates and Events:
November 10th – Assembly – 11 Students from our class are reading from the Diary of 2nd Lieutenant Bernard James Glynn.
Red, White, and Black day in support of Remembrance Day.
November 16th –
Acadian Point of View Paragraphs and Poster Assignment DUE – Grade 7 ONLY
Movie Basket Fundraising Items Due
November 14th – 21st – Students have been assigned a date to present about their novel.
November 16th – Colour House Spirit Day