Posted: September 15, 2016
-Today we practiced how to show multiplication of integers with models. We learned how to use a rectangle model to do multiplication when we cannot use a calculator. We also saw how we can use our sign trick to do division questions. Notes are posted below.
-Homework: p. 73 Q8 and p. 74 Q10
-We will be having our first test Monday. Tomorrow we will do a formative test. This is a practice test.
-Today we took some notes on how to subtract integers using models. Notes are posted below. You draw the first term and then add <<des paires nulles>> until you can circle and take away the second term.
-Homework: Q 1 and 2
-Students are to get their worksheet signed for homework.
-Today we talked about animals to build our vocabulary. It lead to students sharing stories of various injuries. Once we continued we did some classification activity together as a class. Students are learning that animals can be grouped based on traits.
-Homework: students should be studying the notes we took to date. They should also be reviewing vocabulary around animals so that they can participate in class discussions.
-Today we reviewed the characteristics of living things. Homework is to explain the steps one would take to test if an object they found in the playground was living or non-living. We will start next class by sharing our answers. This should be a detailed answer.
-We practiced how to take personal notes from what was said in class and what was on the board. This is an important skill for our grade 8 students to learn. Students picked out key words and phrases and made notes on 4 scientist.
-Time was given in class for students to review and memorize the parts of a microscope. As soon as the lab is ready we will be using them. Students need to know the names and functions of the parts of a microscope so that we will be able to remain <<en français>> while doing the labs.