Mrs. McQuaid Murphy

Science and Math

Posted: November 14, 2017

We had a very productive day day working on our Gretna Green Global project.  Students learnt about the United Nations Sustainable Development goals.  Student are developing a project to help us move one step closer to reaching these goals.   Students are in the planning phase and have picked a goal to work towards.  In their journals, they are creating an action plan and working towards making the world a better place.  Some projects are to help our local community while others are working on prototypes and fundraisers to help communities far away.  

We are learning together and realizing that even mistakes take us closer to the solutions.

The day flew by and it was time to go home before we knew it.   Lots of engagement! 

Stay tuned for updates and pictures as we progress along our path to solutions.

Posted: November 14, 2017

Global project

Posted: November 8, 2017

Math 8

-Students prepared for the remembrance ceremony tomorrow.

Math 7

-We did a formative test today as a review.  Last test for term one is tomorrow.

Math 6

-We went over how to estimate by rounding and using mental math.

-Students are to work on their Mathletics tasks at home.  These are due for after the Tim Horton’s trip.  Students are enrolled in two classes.   One follows the grade 6 curriculum and the Canadian fluency class is a review of basic math facts.

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Hands on learning today for grade 8.

Posted: November 3, 2017

Math 8

-Test tuesday on graphs and linear equations.

Math 7

-Assembly today

Math 6

-We are starting to learn how to draw a graph.  Q 3 for homework.

Science 8

-We did some guided reading today on glaciers.  We are talking about how they influence climat.  Question 1 for homework.

Posted: November 2, 2017

Math 7

-Today we continued to work with making graphs from a data table.  See notes below for homework questions.

Science 7

-Today we saw how science uses the concepts we learn in math.  We calculated concentrations.

Math 6

-Today we wrote what the machine did after looking at the patterns in a data table.  Homework is p.14 Q 1 and 2

Science 8

-Today we learnt about glaciers and how they affect climat.

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Posted: November 2, 2017

Great race at DLM.  Good work Gators!

Posted: October 31, 2017

Math 8

-P. 362 Q4, 7, 9, 12 a

-Worksheet

-Mathletics tasks

Math 7

-We played a game to practice our new vocabulary and to practice solving expressions.

-We corrected previous work on expressions.  See notes.

Math 6

-We continue to work with enter exit tables.  NO HOMEWORK.

Science 8

-We did some research on erosion today and ways to prevent it.

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Posted: October 31, 2017

Instead of a work sheet, students worked in small groups and played an expression game.  They were able to practice using our new math vocabulary while solving expressions together.

Posted: October 30, 2017

Math 8

-Today we worked on how to take data from a table and put it into a graph.  Students learnt that graphs need a title.  They need to use the info in the question to name the axis.  Each column (row) is a point on the graph.   Each axis can have its own scale.  Number are placed on the lines and not in the spaces.

-Q 10 is to be passed in for marks.

Math 7

-Today we learnt how to fill in an enter exit table.  We also reviewed material from last week.  Students are encouraged to think of algebra as a third language they are learning. It is important to review our new vocabulary.

-Homework is to finish the review sheet for material covered last week.

Math 6

-Today we learnt how to fill in a table with data using a pattern.  Students are to complete Q 1 and 2 for homework.  This is 4 tables in total.  See notes posted below.

Science 7

-Today we discussed observations.  We can have observations that describe and observations that have numbers. 

-We learnt about the terms concentrated and diluted.  We also began to learn how to calculate the concentration of a solution.

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