December 8

We started the day with cell secreting. Then we went down and did our Looney toss at the gym. One of our students wanted huge stuffed animal! Then, we worked on our procedural writing. I think we’ll be able to share some of them on Monday. After that, we had gym and French 

After First Nutrition break, we looked at some angles in math. We had to use the geoboard to come up with different polygons and have them figure out a riddle. We also watch the short video about polygons. We also read from the book loser. Zinkoff is going to school.

Then we had art. We used angles to make neat designs on paper and do different decorations inside. I posted a picture of one on the blog. Finally, to end the day, we had a game of dodgeball.

For homework please read for 20 minutes. Also, if you have not brought in your forms for the trip on December 13th, please do so

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December 7

We started our day with self-selected reading. Then we finish taking up the different procedural writing texts and conventions that we looked at yesterday. Once finished that, we started to write a procedural text about something that matter to us. Following that, we had gym and French.

After First Nutrition break, we went to the library. Then, we estimated some angles. We also learned how to draw polygons based on angle and side lengths. I will post something to the blog so that you can watch what I’m talking about. Following that, we read from Loser. It’s a great book. We’re going to enjoy it a lot.

After second nutrition break, we worked on our science classification. We looked at endoskeletons and exoskeletons.

A trip form went home today. We are going to go to Camp Heidelberg next week. The trip is free, so there’s no need to bring any money. Please return the forms as soon as possible.

Also, tomorrow is pizza day and Looney toss day. Bring in loonies to toss for prizes!

For homework, please read for 20 minutes and watch the video posted next

December 6

We started our day with self-selected reading. After that, we started to look at procedural writing. We looked at a bunch of examples of instructions and tried to decide the conventions that help the reader understand what was needing to be done. Then, we had Jim and French.

After First Nutrition break, we had math. We watched a short video on how to use a protractor. Then, we made some estimates about angles that appeared in everyday life. Next, we had a sheet of angles that we measured and a sheet of angles that we created using our protractors. Once we were finished, we used 10 grams and power polygons to create shapes in our workbooks and measure those angles. Finally, we finished our book Maniac Magee. It was awesome!

After second nutrition break, we worked on science. We tried to find the differences between a tiger and a snail. One is a vertebrate the other is an invertebrate. We also looked at endoskeletons and exoskeletons.

For homework, please read for 20 minutes. Also, remember that Friday is Looney toss day

December 5

We started the day with self-selected reading. Then we had the final day for our fiction writing! Everyone is giving me part of their story. We can now change topics. Yay! After that, we had gym and French.

After First Nutrition break, we had music. Then, we did some geoboard activities relating to angles. We tried to make shapes and describe those shapes using mathematical language to have our partners to Cipher them and create them on their geoboards without seeing them.

After second nutrition break, we read aloud from Maniac Magee. It was a weird birthday party at the mcnabs house. Next, we started to go through some of the illicit street drugs that are available in the world. We are going to Define some terms so that we can talk about the different effects that these would have on the human body.

Please read for 20 minutes. Also, remember that Friday is the loonie toss.

December 4

We started the day with working on our writing after our self-selected reading. We had two groups that actually presented their independence study projects. It was interesting to learn about Greek gods and some space photos. Next, we had our read aloud. The McNab boys are building a pill box. After that, we had French.

After First Nutrition break, we did some estimations around ankles. Then, we made our own protractors out of tissue paper. We measured a bunch of different angles. Then, we measure angles with a protractor. We compare the accuracy of the homemade protractors with the ones that have all the degrees on them. We also watched a movie about measuring angles which I posted on the Block.

After second nutrition break, we continue to watch a video of classification of animals. To finish the day we had gym. 

For homework please read for 20 minutes