-Today we reviewed previous work on fractions. We also started to look at multiplications as a repeating addition. We began to use models to solve multiplication of fraction questions. No homework as it is our first day discovering the models.
-Today we reviewed how to go from improper fractions to mixed numbers. We also went over how to find equivalent fractions. We began showing our work of addition questions with the help of models. No homework.
Science 6 and 8
-We went over the different options of types of projects students can do for their STEM fair. All projects will be due Feb 20th. This week students should decide if they are working individually or in a pair. Students are urged to work individually. If students have decided to work in groups of two, it is their choice and they should make sure it is someone they can work with. That they are able to meet to work on the project outside of class time. Please note that if you work in a group students may receive individual marks that reflects their portion of the work.
-A hand out was given to grade 6 to explain the STEM process. Grade 8 students wishing to have a copy can see me tomorrow.
-Stay tuned for updates on where your child should be in the Stem process each week by checking the class website.
-Today in our growth and development unit we looked at understand the role the media plays in establishing feelings and attitudes about ourselves and relationships with others, including dating and becoming sexually active. We looked at the influence television has on the way we think about “body image,” “sexuality” and “sexual violence.”
-I encourage you to help your child complete the “Song Lyrics: Healthy or unhealthy?” assignment. Together you can choose a song that talks about a relationship. Discuss and answer the questions on the sheet provided. Students will share their song and answers with the class to generate discussions over the next few classes.