Mrs. McQuaid Murphy

Science and Math

Posted: September 15, 2016

 

Math 8

-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.

 Math 7

-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. 

Science 6

-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.

Science 8

-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.

Posted: September 14, 2016

This mornng I was out.  There are no notes to be posted.

Math 8

-Finish review sheet on multiplying integers.

-Monday test

 

Math 7

-Students wrote test today

-Operations sheet given today.  This will be due Monday.

Science 6

-Study notes for homework

Science 8

-Today we went over the parts of the microscope.  Students are to complete there notes for homework.

adding intergers using counters

Posted: September 13, 2016

A tutorial on how to model adding integers using counters.

Posted: September 13, 2016

Math 8

-We reviewed how to add and subtract integers using models today.  Worksheet used to review is included in the notes posted below.

-Today we practiced how to show multiplication of integers with models. We spent more time reviewing how to correctly draw the number line models.   Students practiced how to show their work correctly.  Notes are posted below.

-Homework Récapitation 1 is due tomorrow.  

-We will be having our first test Monday.

-Review tutorial video for adding integers using counters. http://www.screencast.com/users/Mrs.McQuaidMurphy/folders/Default/media/2ae78d5c-bfad-4239-b146-fd9a8448ac01

 

 Math 7

-We went over the homework and corrected it as a class.  Time was spent to correct and explain each question.  

 -Homework:  Test tomorrow on how to represent integers with counters and how to add using counters.  Some sample questions were given from the text that will be similar to those on the test.  Remember that answers are in the back of the book to check your work.  

-Students are to get their worksheet signed for homework. 

-Review tutorial for adding integers: http://www.screencast.com/users/Mrs.McQuaidMurphy/folders/Default/media/2ae78d5c-bfad-4239-b146-fd9a8448ac01

 

Science 7

-We started to learn about ecosystems today.  Students took notes on new words that they will use in their projects.  We also went over the rubric of how the project will be marked.  Both are in the notes posted below.

-Students had time to pick if they will work alone or in a group.  They also had time to pick their animal.  They were able to look through my boxes for “stuff” they want to use for their project.

-Homework: do some research on your animal.  Bring materials to class so that you can work on your project.  Next class is Friday.

Please do not spend a lot of money on this project.  What you say is more important that the ecosystem box.

Posted: September 12, 2016

Math 8

-We reviewed how to add and subtract integers using models today.   This was a review of grade 7 material and will help students with our first assignment.

-Today we practiced how to show multiplication of integers with models. We spent more time reviewing how to correctly draw the number line models.   Students practiced how to show their work correctly.  Notes are posted below.

-Homework p. 68 Q 8 c and, Q 11 and Q 18

-Our first assignment was handed out and it is due Thursday.  This reviews material from grade 7.

Math 7

-Today we practiced how to model positive and negative numbers using <<des jetons>>.  Students were able to see that a << une paire nulle>> is one red and one yellow jetton and that it has a value of zero.  Students were able to solve addition problems.  Notes are posted below.

-Homework Assignment is due next class.   Students were given most of today’s class to work on this assignment while I met with students individually.   If you have forgotten your assignment at school I have a copy scanned into the notes below that you can print off at home.

-Today in class I visited with each student to confirm that they could properly model positive and negative numbers more than one way.  They can do this by adding <<des paires nulles>>.

-  We will have a quiz latter this week on addition of integers using <<des jettons>> and modeling and ordering numbers.


Tutorial video for adding integers using <<des jetons>> can be found at the following link. 

H:\Math 7 2013 2014\module 2 integers\adding_integers_with_jetons_video.swf

http://www.screencast.com/users/Mrs.McQuaidMurphy/folders/Default/media/2ae78d5c-bfad-4239-b146-fd9a8448ac01

 


Science 6

-Today we reviewed the terms classification, sub-groups and traits.  We used a group activity to practice breaking objects up into a classification system.

-No homework.  Notes posted below.


Science 8

-Today we talked about microscopes.  We did some guided reading from the text.

-Students were given a sheet to answer questions from the readings.  We will be working on our science literacy skills this year.


 

 

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Posted: September 9, 2016

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Posted: September 9, 2016

Math 8

-Today we practiced how to show multiplication of integers with models.  Students practiced how to show their work correctly.  Notes are posted below.

-Homework Q 5, 6 a b, 7, 8 et 10

 

Math 7

-Today we practiced how to model positive and negative numbers using <<des jetons>>.  Students were able to see that a << une paire nulle>> is one red and one yellow jetton and that it has a value of zero.  Students were able to solve addition problems.  Notes are posted below.

-Homework p. 54 Q1, 2 and p. 58 Q 1, 3, 4.  Students should check their answers with those in the back of the book when they are done each question.  We will review any questions they had problems with next class.

 

Santé 6

-Today we talked about what being healthy means. 

-Homework: Students started a title page.  This will be completed next class.

 

Science 7

-Today we did not have class due to an assembly.

-Earlier this week we had a lot of fun learning how to work together as a group.  We talked about how to communicate as a group and how to problem solve as we work.   Pictures can be seen at the following link:  http://gretnagreen.nbed.nb.ca/teacher/mrs-mcquaid-murphy

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Posted: September 8, 2016

Today we talked about the advantages and disadvantages of classification systems.  Students did an activity where they developed their own classification...

Posted: September 8, 2016

Math 8

-Today we learnt three ways to multiply integers: repeated addition, with counters and with number lines.  Tomorrow we will review this and practice solving questions using each method.  Notes from today are posted below. 

-Homework is to cover Math text for Monday.

 

Math 7

-Today we went through some mental math questions.  Students found them challenging.  We talked about how this is not a bad thing.  We will work together this year to learn some strategies to make mental math easier.   Students are encouraged to ask for help when needed.

-We learnt about positive and negative integers.  Students are to complete questions 1 to 5 for homework.  This should take no more than 15 to 20 minutes.  We will correct this in class tomorrow and go over any question students may find difficult.

-Notes from today are posted below.

 

Science 6

-Today we talked about the advantages and disadvantages of classification systems.  Students did an activity where they developed their own classification systems.  They used <<des attributs>> to divide objects into groups and <<sous-groupes>>.

-Homework: students are to look up the terms they do not know in the activity for next class.  This will help them to fully participate in the next class.

-Some pictures from todays class are posted at the following link.  http://gretnagreen.nbed.nb.ca/mrs-mcquaid-murphy/gallery/science-6fi-clasification

 

 

Science 8

 

-Today we learnt about the 7 characteristics of living things.  The students took notes which are posted below for those who were absent or may need more time to complete them.  Parents can check the notes online to ensure their child has copied the material in class.   As a team, we can encourage them to keep complete and organized notes which will help them to study for the test.

 

-Homework is for students to finish writing their conclusion. 

 

A conclusion has two parts: 

 

  1.  A statement to summarize what they think.

  2. Proof in the form of examples.  Terms learnt in the unit should be used.

 

Posted: September 7, 2016

Math 8

Today we did an operations test to determine areas where revision are needed.  Over the next several weeks we will review the concepts students had difficulty with.  Tomorrow we will start our first unit on multiplying integers.

 

Math 7

Today we did a math operations review.  This allows me to see what areas of math each student is good at and what concepts I should review with the students this year.  The questions asked students to remember prior math strategies.

Tomorrow in class we will start our first unit on adding positive and negative numbers.

 

Science 6

Today we had an introduction class.  Class routines and expectations were explained.  I am looking forward to starting our unit on classification tomorrow.

Students need a duotang to be used as a portfolio and a binder for notes and assignment work.

 

Health 8

Today students talked about what makes them happy.  We also discussed what they do to reduce stress.   Title page was started and will be finished next class.  Title page should show 4 to 5 things that makes them happy.  It should include their name and be coloured.

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