Jeudi le 13 décembre

Another good Thursday. Special thanks to those students who helped colour our school stocking. I may be biased but ours is the best. Here’s what we got up to today.

Les sciences humaines 7B – We completd some partner activities to prepare for tomorrow’s test. All the resources they need are in the blog folder for sciences humaines. It will be a 25 multiple choice question test based on all things Egyptian and Mesopotamian that we studied since September.

FLA 7C – The students presented their restaurant skits today. I was very impressed with their creativity. We will be doing many more of those because they are so much fun. We then moved onto a text to work on some written comprehension. They have a sufficient vocabulary and strong reading strategies to guide them along the next few assignments.

Les sciences humaines 7A – Today was the last day for the essay. They should all be graded by the end of the weekend.

Les mathématiques 7C – We completed a comprehension verification at the start of class today. You will see a formative grade in SAS for that activity. We then moved onto the probability within two independent events. I’ve uploaded the powerpoints used in class for our lessons. The students have one question for homework and the instructions are listed below.

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    • Tu choisis la forme (un tableau ou un diagramme en arbre). Deux dés (1 à 6).
      • Il y a combien d’options ?
      • Qu’est-ce que c’est la probabilité d’avoir, uniquement, un 3 et un 4 ?
        • Un rapport, une fraction et un pourcentage
      • Qu’est-ce que c’est la probabilité d’avoir un double (deux 1, deux 2, etc) ?Un rapport, une fraction et un pourcentage

Mercredi le 12 décembre

It was nice to see some red and green in the classroom today. I have a little treat for those who were able to participate today – I’ll hand them out tomorrow. Also, rumour was that last night’s social was a great time. Here’s what we got up to today.

Les sciences humaines 7A – We had another day with the chromebooks to finish up our essays. A majority of the students still needed some time so I was able to to book some time tomorrow to complete the final touches. Many students are really making an effort to self-edit their work which I really appreciate.

FLA 7C – The students are working on a dialogue assignment using the vocabulary and phrasing for ordering in a restaurant. We used today to complete the dialogue and we will present them tomorrow. They’re getting pretty creative with these assignments and putting together some entertaining skits.

Les mathématiques 7C – We worked on the probability of singular events. The students are doing well with the concept and working well with the questions from the textbook. Many are running into snags with the vocabulary in the text. Students need to remember their dictionaries to class to help with those snags.

Les sciences humaines 7C – We did some review activities in preparation for Monday’s test. We do not have social classes between now and then so if there are any questions or help is needed, please check in me outside of class time.  I’ve uploaded a review game for the students to use to study – Zut Zah Zou.

Mardi le 11 décembre

The big social is tonight starting at 7pm. Admission is 5 dollars and there’s loads of things to do during the social. It’s a great time. Tomorrow is Red/Green day and I promised my 7Cs that the best dressed will receive a prize courtesy of myself. Report cards were handed out today! Here’s what we got up to.

Les sciences humaines 7C – We continued some work on our review questions. We worked with a partner to confirm or correct our answers. We then looked at some practice multiple choice questions to see how well we understand the questions. There were strong results and some boosted confidence in the room.

Les sciences humaines 7A – We continued our essays today and they are due tomorrow at the end of class. The students need to look at their essays tonight and put some work into them to ensure they will have it complete by the end of class tomorrow.

FLA 7C – We completed some conversation activities using the notes from the previous two classes. The students need to review those at home. We are now looking at situations in a restaurant and how to order.

Les mathématiques 7C – We started Unit 4 today. The unit focuses on ways of expressing probability – ratios, fractions and percents. We did quite a few examples and some students were lucky enough to earn a lollipop. The students seem pretty comfortable with the means of organizing and identifying the correct information. We did some textbook work and some students did not complete the work. The homework is as follows:

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Lundi le 10 décembre

Good day, good day. A few reminders for the week. We are having our Social tomorrow evening for the students – 7pm to 9pm with an admission of 5 dollars. It’s a great time and I highly recommend the students to attend if they can. Wednesday is Red Green day. Everyone is encouraged to dress in red and green, even white is accepted. Here’s what we got up to today.

Les sciences humaines 7C & 7B – We scheduled our test for Ancient Egypt for Monday, December 17. We completed our code for the class and began working on review for the test. The students received another sheet of review questions they can work on at home to study (It’s been uploaded to the sciences humaines folder). We have one or two more classes this week prior to the test for review so the studying at home is very necessary.

FLA 7C –  We reviewed our food and drink questions in class. We practiced as a group and with partners in a station activity. The presentation we used for our notes is already in the français folder for the students to use at home to review for 10 to 20 minutes.

Les mathématiques 7C – We wrote our Unit 3 test today. I’ve only had a quick chance to look at a few of them and they’re looking good so far. I should have them back tomorrow or Wednesday at the latest. We will begin Unit 4 (Probability) tomorrow.

Vendredi le 7 décembre

I apologize for the delay but here’s what we got up to yesterday.

Les sciences humaines 7A – We began typing up our essays and things are looking good so far. We also have Tuesday’s class to complete our typing and editing. I will be really pushing the students to work on their self editing. Spelling and punctuation errors can be very commonplace and I want some of those bad habits lost.

Les sciences humaines 7B & 7C – We will be having a final test for the Egyptian unit late next week. We spent today’s class developing a class code, having some fun using the laws of Ancient Mesopotamia as an inspiration. The students do not seem to mind suggesting lost limbs as a form of punishment. We will be spending next week on review activities to prepare for the test.

Les mathématiques 7C – We completed some last class review and discussed Monday’s test. I gave the student some tips on how to study and reminded them to use their previous work sheets as a means of practice and studying – so they have items to work on no matter what they say. We completed some textbook work and those who were unable to finish need to work on it this weekend.

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FLA 7C – I’ve uploaded some recent powerpoints for the students to use at home to practice. We are continuing with preferences for food and beverage and moved onto  particular moments of the day or situations to discuss what we would prefer to eat or drink. We completed some class surveys and it seems Starbucks is a popular spot for the students. Those students who were absent should review and copy the questions in their duotang from the ‘Pendant la journée, qu’est-ce que tu aimes manger?’ powerpoint.

Jeudi le 6 décembre

Apologies, this week has been busy and I have not updated this blog since Monday. There’s a few things on the go here at Stonepark. Next week, Tuesday December 11th there will be a Winter Wonderland Social for our 7s, 8s and 9s. There is a 5 dollar admission fee. I know there will be games, music, snacks and a photo booth. It’s a great time and I’m encouraging all the students to attend. The following day, Wednesday, December 12th, is Red and Green Day. Students are asked to wear red and green and donate a dollar for our Stonepark Families during the holiday season. There are a few more activities on the go the following week but I will save that info for later. Here’s what we’ve been up to.

Les sciences humaines 7B & 7C – We’re finishing up the unit and we’re looking at a test next week or the week following. I will have a date confirmed tomorrow for the students. We’re having some fun examining ancient laws used in Mesopotamia and using them to inspire some rules for the classroom.

Les sciences humaines 7A – We’re working on an essay comparing Ancient Egypt and Ancient Mesopotamia. Using our notes, the students are supporting the thesis that two societies held much in common. I’ve updated the powerpoint I’ve made based on what they know and what they need help with in terms of organising their essay – La rédaction. The due date for the essay is Wednesday, December 11th and we will working with the chromebooks the next few classes to complete the assignment.

Les mathématiques 7C – We’re finishing up and reviewing the third unit on fractions, decimal numbers and percentages. We are having our test on Monday, December 10th. There’s plenty of resources in the math folder for the students to use for studying and I’ll give them some extra guidance tomorrow for their studying over the weekend.

FLA 7C – We’ve moved onto food and beverages. The students have been completing some surveys for the class identifying the preferred snacks and beverages of their classmates. We’ll be working a few things around food – restaurants, ordering, traditional dishes, etc.

Lundi le 3 décembre

Here’s what we got up today!

Les sciences humaines 7C – We spent a little extra time on review considering the unexpected long weekend we just had. We then went into a legal code from a city-state in Mesopotamia. We went through the laws and tried to determine whether it was an actual law from ancient Babylon. I introduced a little class assignment where we create our own legal code for the class. We ran out of time so we will get right into it next class. We will be having a test next week and a date will be determined tomorrow.

Les sciences humaines 7A – I handed back the first drafts of everyone’s introduction for the essay. There were some common problems that I addressed and they had a another opportunity to rewrite their intros. Some students were able to begin their body paragraphs. A final date for this assignment will be determined during tomorrow’s class.

FLA 7C – We spent some time reviewing and practicing our French at the start of class. The students are working on a little presentation with a partner where one student plays a police officer and the other student is the victim of a crime. The officer seeks out a description of the assailant in order for the students to practice the description phrasing and questions we’ve been studying. The presentations will be completed and shared tomorrow. I’ve uploaded the example for students to review tonight and practice.

Les mathématiques 7C – I assigned a test for the unit for the end of the week on fractions, decimals and percents. We spent some extra time working on the rules for conversion as a refresher and then completed ordering the values on a number line. We then started the final portion of the unit where we work with percents. So, we went shopping for some deals. The students did some shopping at Sobeys, Best Buy, Cdn Tire, Toys R Us and Shoppers. Each item they purchased was on sale for a particular percent and their job was to calculate the final price. Some students did not have the chance to complete their work and this is their homework for tonight. I have attached the necessary powerpoint but the students should have all the information they need in their notes.