Update for Friday, September 25

In math, we reviewed decimals and place value. This was a review of grade 6 material, but based on a diagnostic assessment, students needed to review this content. In grade 7, they need to know place value between billions (1 000 000 000) and thousandths (0.001). Most students have a worksheet to complete that they did not finish in class.

In Art, we continued to work on our “Behind the Mask” projects. Students will have another two days on that next week.

In Science, we introduced the concept of ecosystems. Most students chose to do independent reading to learn about ecosystems, communities of living things, and biotic and abiotic elements of ecosystems. Students were assigned five questions, but can choose their best two responses to submit to me for marking. This assignment has been posted in Google Classroom.

In reading, students had time for some individual silent reading and then we discussed how or when it was appropriate to abandon books.

In writing, we worked on a goal setting activity. Students were encouraged to come up with a SMART Goal that they could work on through the course of the term or year and identify some specific steps they could take to achieve their goals.

At the end of the day, I have students time to work on finishing up some of their incomplete work.

Please note, you will be able to see due dates, etc. and students will be able to link through to the Google Classroom assignments using the Calendar page on this blog.