Monday, 30 March 2020

March 30th

Happy Monday! 

Starting today, we are switching over to the platform "Seesaw". Instructions on how to connect have been sent to your emails. Thank you to those who have already signed in. This will be the last post on blogger. All information and assignments will now be posted on Seesaw.  



Mr. Deaken's Instructions

Monday, March 30th, 2020

Lessons
An Inquiry into Language…
LO (Learning Objective)... Students will continue to read the novel The Whipping Boy
SC (Success Criteria)... students will continue on with the novel The Whipping Boy, students can read chapters 9-10. This includes chapters 9 and 10.

If you need it online, here’s the link:

An Inquiry into Language…
LO (Learning Objective)... Students will perform a writing task for the novel The Whipping Boy
SC (Success Criteria)... students will write 1 to 2 pages, double-spaced, 12 pt. Font (font your choice this time) taking a stance and proving their choice.
This is a precursor to essay writing later in April!

Here’s the link to the assignment;


Remember it is due on Thursday, April 2nd, 2020
An Inquiry into Language… Spelling
LO (Learning Objective)... Spelling the words correctly and understanding how to use them in a sentence
SC (Success Criteria)... study spelling words for the dictation tomorrow.

I’m going to try and do a live video spelling dictation on Monday. (maybe, if all goes well)
We are meeting at 10:00 am sharp again. Samuel and I are going to initiate the conversation, I will add each student to the chat, this should allow for everyone to join easily. So meet at google hangout at about 10.
If we are having difficulties we will troubleshoot as we go. If you are unable to see or hear the chat, you most likely have to go to the control panel of your computer and adjust the settings allowing you to use your camera and speakers.

Good Luck!
Important: I only received 3 MPP Summatives last week, I would like the other 9 MPP Summatives submitted this week, preferably on Monday! Thanks
An Inquiry into Language… Math
LO (Learning Objective)... Fractions continued
SC (Success Criteria)... students will continue their fractional adventure, recognizing equivalent fractions, and converting from mixed to improper form.

Grade 3 Jump Math
Fractions of a Set
Pages 63-64, Questions all


Grade 4 Jump Math
Fractions of Whole Numbers
Page 31-33, Questions all


Grade 5 Jump Math
Mixed Numbers and Improper Fractions
Pages 36-37, Questions all



Mrs. Watchurst's Instructions: 

*These activities are also posted on Seesaw, please utilize Seesaw if you are able* 

March 30thMetamorphic Rocks. 

Please watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1oQ1J0w3x0o and complete the worksheet and fill in the blank (attachments #11 and #12). 

Next, please research a metamorphic rock (gneiss, marble, slate) and fill in the research template (attachment #8).  

Metamorphic Rocks VideoMetamorphic Rocks Fill in the BlankMetamorphic Rocks Worksheet



The word of the day is scold. 


Mrs. Watchurst's Grade 6 Math Instructions: 


We will be continuing on Khan Academy for this week. Instructions will also be posted in Seesaw. Today, please finish rotations. 

1. Rotate Shapes Exercise
2. Rotations Review Article 
3. Rotating Shapes Centre Video
4. Rotate Shapes Centre Exercise 
5. Transformations Quiz 2



Have a great day everybody


~ Mr. Deaken and Mrs. Watchurst

Friday, 27 March 2020

March 27th

Happy Friday! We have made it through the first week of online learning :) Thank you for logging on.

Mr. Deaken's Instructions

Friday, March 27th, 2020

Lessons
An Inquiry into Language…
LO (Learning Objective)... Students will continue to read the novel The Whipping Boy
SC (Success Criteria)... students will continue on with the novel The Whipping Boy, students can read chapters 7-8. This includes chapters 7 and 8.

It is Friday, and we all know that I don’t like homework of any sort on the weekends (if possible), so let’s keep it chill!
Expect a writing assignment on Monday for Chapters 1-8 of The Whipping Boy! It will be a preliminary assignment for our writing unit in April.

If you need it online, here’s the link:

An Inquiry into Language… Spelling
LO (Learning Objective)... Spelling the words correctly and understanding how to use them in a sentence
SC (Success Criteria)... study spelling words for the dictation tomorrow.

I’m going to try and do a live video spelling dictation on Friday.
We are meeting at 10:00 am sharp. I will send directions in an email later today, but you simply just have to go to google.com, click on the apps icon in the top right hand corner and scroll down to Google Hangout. Click on the Google Hangout icon and wait for the magical video phone call.

Good Luck!

An Inquiry into Language…
LO (Learning Objective)... Language Activity
SC (Success Criteria)... students can perform the second exercise in their Practise Your Language Skills book.
Unit 3 is not due until Tuesday, March 31st, 2020, as we will be busy with items on Monday.

Students may write in the Practise Your Language Skills book, use their computer, or a spare piece of paper. 

Grade 3 Unit 3 (pages 8-10)
The initial exercise is a Reading For Meaning passage with a couple questions, next is a matching assignment for male and female words. There’s a spelling section using the letter ‘e’. A challenge follows, featuring names that need the correct capitalized word choice. ‘Ake’ is the word family of the day. There’s a code breaking exercise, please follow the directions properly. And lastly, there is a typo, please make 9 new words, not 8! Lol, these of course are compound words.

Grade 4 Unit 3 (pages 10-13)
The grammar exercise kicks off with a reading passage and a quick recall task. Next is a synonyms activity, remember a synonym is a different word but the same meaning, ex: happy and glad. Choose the ending to each sentence. A punctuation section, please perform the proper punctuation. Making sentences using common verbs and nouns. Alphabet skills activity. There’s an exercise involving ordering sentences based upon chronological order (what comes first, second, third, or last, etc.) Word families activity is ‘ack’. Just for fun features homonyms in a puzzle format with clues. Lastly, words within words.
An Inquiry into Language… Math
LO (Learning Objective)... Fractions furthered 
SC (Success Criteria)... students will be able to identify shapes and the fractions within those shapes, parts of a set of fractions (identifying different shapes and shaded shapes) and comparing fractions

Enjoy the video, it’s a goodie;


Grade 3 Jump Math
Different Shapes, Same Fractions
Pages 61-62, Questions all


On page 61, you will be drawing lines to create 2 equal parts or 1
                                                                                                       2
In b) be mindful that a diagonal line will create 2 equal triangles (that’s good)
Then repeat the exercise by creating 3 and 4 equal parts.
Page 62 features, more of the same, example 4) a) shows 2 squares shaded out of 4. You are just going to outline the whole shape so 2 or 1 is outlined                                                                                           6 3



Grade 4 Jump Math
Equal Parts of a Set
Page 30, Questions all


One page, whahooooo, in this exercise, students are recognizing different figures and shaded objects, for instance:

wwwwww
wwwwww




How many shaded w’s are in the set of 5 parts? Answer 2
                                                                                          5
Take your time!

Grade 5 Jump Math
Comparing Fractions Using Equivalent Fractions
Pages 34-35, Questions all


Pretty straight forward, grade 5 math students have already done this before. More of a reminder and refresher. Listing equivalent fractions such as: 2  = 8  = 10
              5     20 25

This section finishes with LCD (Lowest Common Denominator)
Comparing fractions using LCD and determining which is larger

*note: be sure that you submit assignments to Mr. Deaken via email 
or sharing through google docs



Mrs. Watchurst's Instructions:

March 27th: Sedimentary Rocks

Please watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Etu9BWbuDlY then complete the sedimentary rocks worksheet (attachment #10). 

Next, please research a sedimentary rock (sandstone, limestone, conglomerate) and fill in the research chart. Continue to use the template from yesterday.  

If you are able, you can make your own sedimentary rock at home using playdoh, rocks/sand, and a piece of string (attachment #9). If you try this, let me know how it turned out! 

Sedimentary Rocks Video

Sedimentary Worksheet

Make Your Own Sedimentary Rock




The word of the day is gratify. 


Mrs. Watchurst's Grade 6 Math Instructions: 

Usually, we do not have math class on Fridays. Below you will find some options to practice your math skills. You also may continue working in Khan Academy or finish anything you have yet to complete.

Caribou is available- you have unlimited access with your access code https://cariboutests.com

Prodigy https://www.prodigygame.com

CEMC (this is where problems of the week come from) https://cemc.uwaterloo.ca/resources/cemc-at-home.php


Please remember to log in to your student account at 10am for our hangout




Thank you all for your continued support. Have an excellent weekend!

~ Mr. Deaken and Mrs. Watchurst



Thursday, 26 March 2020

March 26th

Happy Thursday all!


Mr. Deaken's Instructions

Thursday, March 26th, 2020

Lessons
An Inquiry into Language…
LO (Learning Objective)... Students will continue to read the novel The Whipping Boy
SC (Success Criteria)... students will continue on with the novel The Whipping Boy, students can read chapters 4-6. This includes chapters 4, 5, and 6.

I’ve also found the book online if that is helpful, here’s the link:


An Inquiry into Language…
LO (Learning Objective)... Spelling
SC (Success Criteria)... students can work on their spelling packages.

Choose 10 spelling words from this week’s package and write a sentence for each or create a story involving 10 spelling words of your choosing.

Remember to practice for the spelling Test.
I’m going to try and and do a live video spelling dictation on Friday
Don’t forget Art Class with Jada at 10:00 am on Thursday morning
An Inquiry into Language… Math
LO (Learning Objective)... Fractions galore 
SC (Success Criteria)... students will continue their fractional experience with patterning, ordering, and comparing fractions.

Grade 3 Jump Math
Pattern Blocks and Equal Parts of Shapes 
Pages 57-60, Questions all


Students will be utilizing their patterning skills to figure out and reconfigure different shapes using fractions.
For instance; a trapezoid can be divided into 3 triangles. What if one of those 3 triangles were shaded, what would the fraction be? Answer 1
                                                                                                            3
Grade 4 Jump Math
Comparing and Ordering Fractions
Pages 26-29, Questions all


Students are going to arrange fractions in order from least to greatest, for ex:
14528          = 1, 2854
5   5 8   9 20                 5 9 20 8 5

Grade 5 Jump Math
Comparing and Ordering Fractions
Pages 31-33, Questions all


Students will develop the ability to recognize equivalent fractions with visual cues such as the same amount of shaded area, despite the parts being different.

For example: a 4 piece strawberry pie has two pieces missing. An 8 piece banana cream pie has 4 pieces missing. How much pie is left in each?
Answer; half, each pie has half left, even though one has 2 pieces and the other 4. The pies still have half of their pieces remaining.

Mrs. Watchurst's Instructions:

March 26thIgneous Rocks

Please watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCnAF1Opt8M then complete the igneous rocks worksheet and flowchart (attachment #5). If you wish to follow along on the flowchart in the videos, you may do so (attachment #6)- this will be used for all three upcoming videos. 

Please complete the igneous rock quiz to check your understanding (attachment #7).  

Then, research an igneous rock (ex. dolerite, granite, basalt) and fill in the research chart (attachment #8). Only research one rock, the rest of the template will be used later. 


Igneous Rocks Worksheet and Flow Chart

Rocks Flowchart Option 2

Igneous Rocks Quiz

Rocks Research Template




The word of the day is conductor. 


Mrs. Watchurst's Grade 6 Math Instructions: 

Today we will be learning about Rotations (turns). Please make sure you complete Transformations Quiz 1. Thank you to those that have done so. A good goal for today would be to complete the next 5 lessons.

1. Rotating Shapes Video
2. Rotating Points Exercise
3. Determining Rotations Video
4. Determining Rotations Article
5. Determine Rotations Exercise



Thank you and happy learning!

~ Mr. Deaken and Mrs. Watchurst

Wednesday, 25 March 2020

March 25th

Happy Wednesday! We hope you are having a good week.


Mr. Deaken's Instructions

Wednesday, March 25th, 2020

Time
Lessons
Duration
8:45 - 9:00
Arrival and Assembly
15 mins
9:00 - 9:40
An Inquiry into Language…
LO (Learning Objective)... Students will continue to read the novel The Whipping Boy
SC (Success Criteria)... students will continue on with the novel The Whipping Boy, students can read chapter 3.

I’ve also found the book online if that is helpful, here’s the link:


Challenge: write a short paragraph (5-8 sentences) as to why The Whipping Boy features behaviours that could be classified as inappropriate for today’s standards. (If you haven’t done so, please submit to Mr. Deaken via google docs sharing or by email)

An Inquiry into Language…
LO (Learning Objective)... Spelling
SC (Success Criteria)... students can work on their spelling packages.

Spelling packages should be almost complete, if not completed. Remember to practice for the spelling Test.
If possible, parents can give their children a spelling dictation on Friday.
5 mins








25 mins




10 mins
9:40 - 10:20
An Inquiry into Language…
LO (Learning Objective)... Language Activity
SC (Success Criteria)... students can perform the second exercise in their Practise Your Language Skills book.
Unit 2 is a little more extensive than Unit 1, just be mindful of any careless errors grammatically.

Students may write in the Practise Your Language Skills book, use their computer, or a spare piece of paper. 

Grade 3 Unit 2 (pages 5-7)
Students will start by reading odd sounds. They are to circle the word in each row that has a different sound than the other 3 words. Next you will match clues and words. Fill-in-the-blanks is utilizing the letter a. A noun exercise known as More Naming Words is matching the noun with the sentence. Placing the ‘ack’ ending is the appropriate blanks. Lastly, Just For Fun features completing sentences.

Grade 4 Unit 2 (pages 6-9)
The Unit 2 section kicks-off with a reading passage focusing on finding the details. Word knowledge is next, testing your vocabulary skills. Place question marks where necessary in the questions activity. Word elimination, omit the word that has been placed unnecessarily into the 6 sentences. Verbs section features fill-in-the-blanks. You can skip the alphabet question and perform the writing exercise on Finishing a Story. The final page has a word families section and a word scramble involving compound words.

Bonus: Place the correct reflexive and emphasizing pronouns in the correct blank, here’s the link;

40 mins





















10:20 - 10:40
Recess, go and jump in some muddy puddles, I’ll be on duty in spirit
20 mins
10:40 - 11:20
An Inquiry into Language… Math
LO (Learning Objective)... Fraction Fun continues
SC (Success Criteria)... students will be able to recognize and list equivalent fractions.
Check out this video on adding fractions:


Adding fractions will be our next step but for today, we will be continuing on with equivalency.
Grade 3:
Today, you will be writing fractions, for instance:
1  = 3
4     12

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wwwwwwww
wwwwwwww






How many parts are shaded?
Answer 3
             8
Grade 4:
Straight up equivalent fractions today kids;
1  = 2  = 3  = 5  = 10
3      6 9      15 30
The equivalent fractions continually grow but the numerator and denominator are always 1 apart.
                                       3
Grade 5:
The grade 5 math student will be comparing and ordering fractions, for instance:

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ww
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Which fraction has a greater area with w’s?
The first row has 3 shaded areas of w’s
                            6
The second row has 4 shaded areas of w’s
                                10
Despite the second row having a larger numerator and denominator it has less total area shaded by w’s

Grade 3 Jump Math
Writing Fractions
Pages 54-56, Questions all


Grade 4 Jump Math
Equivalent Fractions
Pages 23-25, Questions all


Grade 5 Jump Math
Comparing and Ordering Fractions
Pages 27- 30, Questions all

40 mins 
11:20 - 12:00
Physical Education/Health with Mr. Giles
40 mins
12:00 - 12:20
Lunch, today I’m thinking of having a juicy hot dog
20 mins


Mrs. Watchurst's Instructions: 

March 25thTypes of Rocks. 

Please read Rock Types (attachment #4). Only answer “think about it” on the last page. 

If you are able, go outside or look around your house and see if you can identify the different types of rocks. Take pictures or create a list of the rocks you find.   

Rock Types



The word of the day is anticipation. 


Mrs. Watchurst's Grade 6 Math Instructions: 

Today we will continue learning about Translations (slides) A good goal for today would be to complete the next 6 lessons.

1. Translating Shapes Article
2. Translating Shapes Exercise
3. Translations Challenge Problem Video
4. Properties of Translations Article
5. Translations Review Article
6. Transformations Quiz 1



Thank you and have a great day!

~ Mr. Deaken and Mrs. Watchurst