What a busy time! I feel like I was away at least once a week during the month of April delivering workshops all over the city! I am proud of our class for staying on top of their work in my absence! Nothing but positive comments from supply teachers!
Don’t forget – Science Reports & What in the World Reading Responses are due tomorrow by midnight (please share it online if possible). If you are reading this, you have the weekend to share. Congrats for being responsible.
We will also have a small ‘quiz’ on probability. I say ‘quiz’ because it will be textbook questions – and if you have kept on top of your homework, you will be just fine!
Monday is also Track and Field at CK – dress for the weather!
Lastly, tomorrow is our growth and development presentation! Very important stuff!
Have a great Friday and weekend!
(Sorry there is no audio, the mic was unplugged)
What a weekend!
After a two day tournament, both our senior girls and senior boys teams were champions of an 8 team double elimination tournament! Special congratulations to our girls team who fought back after a difficult loss to RDHS and beat them in the finals!
Great job to our boys team who were undefeated this weekend! Proud of the Sun-devils!
Screen capture lesson on exploring probability using our FrontRow FM System.
You may download a copy of it here:
Don’t forget the algebra test next Tuesday. Have a look at the chapter test and practice questions at the end of chapter 8.
As for Science, I’ll leave you with this great video discussing how primary consumers eat producers!
(Although I don’t think T-Rex eats salad..)
This week we started one of the most important mathematical foundations – adding, subtracting and multiplying fractions. We also looked at converting fractions to decimals and mixed numbers to improper fractions.
Don’t forget to simplify!
My latest web app – sketchlot.com – went live this morning and I love how easy it will be for students to do math on iPads and submit it to me directly! No more dull pencils!
Here are some example questions I have made and shared with the class. When you get your login info tomorrow, you will be able to create your own sketches and share them with each other, and myself.
Pretty neat, especially since we are the first class to pilot this new app for education!
Today we posted a sentence on the SMARTBoard. Our task was to individually ‘explode the moment’ meaning to add detail with a focus on our senses. The sentence was about a day at the beach. So, what do you see, hear, smell, taste, feel etc.
In order to get a 32 student perspective, we quickly texted our writing to the SMARTBoard using a combination of our own devices and the school’s iPads for all to see. Check out the screenshot below!