Friday, 20 January 2017

What We Learned Today...January 20th



ELA: This morning we read a few different Greek Myths about people who defied the God's and the consequences they suffered.  We also talked about what message or moral each of this myths were trying to teach the ancient Greeks.

Career Ed: Students continued working on the skills assignment from last class.

Science: We picked up where we left off yesterday and learned about the different parts of a Compound Microscope as well as the purpose they serve.

Math: The students were given the entire period to finish up their assignment from yesterday as well as begin the 5.4 handout.

Upcoming Due Dates & Homework

ELA:
-Gods of Olympus Questions are overdue

Math:
-5.3 handout is due on Monday, January 23rd
-Pg. 186 - Due on Tuesday
a) 1-4, 5, 6, 8
b) 1-3, 5, 6, 8-10
c) 3, 4, 6a, 9, 11-13
-Unit 5 quiz is on Tuesday

Genius Hour:
-Reflection Blog Post is due on Monday, January 23rd

Science:
-Parts of a Microscope Quiz is on Wednesday, January 25th
-Animal and Plant Cell Picture

Reminders:
-No School on Friday, January 27th

Thursday, 19 January 2017

What We Learned Today...January 19th

ELA: The students started the day out with their usual AR period before working on an assignment on the Underworld according to Greek Mythology.

Career Ed: We officially launched our first Career Ed unit by learning about skills and credentials.

Science: We continued the short lesson from yesterday by learning about cells as well as the difference between the Reductionist and Holistic worldviews.

Math: After a quick review of the 5.4 lesson, students were given the entire period to work on the textbook assignment from Pg. 186


Upcoming Due Dates & Homework

ELA:
-Gods of Olympus Questions are overdue

Math:
-5.3 handout is due on Monday, January 23rd
-Pg. 186 - Due on Tuesday
a) 1-4, 5, 6, 8
b) 1-3, 5, 6, 8-10
c) 3, 4, 6a, 9, 11-13

Religion:
-Epiphany Postcard is overdue

Genius Hour:
-Reflection Blog Post is due on Monday, January 23rd

Reminders:
-No School on Friday, January 27th

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

What We Learned Today...January 17th

Gathered around our campfire!

ELA: This morning we kicked off our day with an AR period before gathering together in the middle of our classroom to learn about how different constellations received their names from Greek Myths. We also read the Myth of Prometheus which explained the creation of humans as well as fire which we read while sitting around a "campfire".

Genius Hour: After watching an amazing presentation on "Singing Like a K-Pop Star", the students were given the rest of the period to work on their reflection blog posts.

Religion: Students worked on their Epiphany Postcards.  They will be given one final period to finish them up tomorrow before they are due on Thursday.

Math: We briefly reviewed the 5.3 lesson from last night before working on the textbook assignment from Pg. 179.

Upcoming Due Dates & Homework

ELA:
-Gods of Olympus Questions are due on Thursday

Math:
-5.2 Handout is overdue
-Pg. 179 is due on Thursday
a) 1-3, 5, 8
b) 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12
c) 1-3, 5, 10-16

Religion:
-Epiphany Postcard is due on Thursday.

Genius Hour:
-Reflection Blog Post is due on Monday, January 23rd

Reminders:
-Boys Basketball practice has been moved to Thursday 3:35 - 4:45

Monday, 16 January 2017

What We Learned Today...January 16th

Congrats to Gryffindor on winning the House Cup!

ELA: With the majority of our class back to school, we took some time this morning to re-watch the God's of Olympus video and work on a short assignment comparing Greek and Roman Gods.

Genius Hour: The students worked on their Genius Hour Reflection blog posts.  Just in case you missed it. the four questions they needed to respond to are:

1. What was your Genius Hour project topic? (Summarize what you did)

2. What did you enjoy the most about your Genius Hour project?

3. If you could do something differently, what would it be and why?

4. If you were to continue your learning on this topic, where would it take you?
House Cup: After lunch we officially awarded our House Cup to Gryffindor, who won first place after earning 1250 points!  Congratulations to everyone in Gryffindor and to all houses for a great first competition.  Tomorrow we will officially begin the second House Cup of the year.

Upcoming Due Dates & Homework

ELA:
-Gods of Olympus Questions are due on Thursday

Health:
Body Image Final Project is overdue

Math:
-5.2 Handout is due on Tuesday.
-Watch 5.3 video for Monday

Religion:
-Epiphany Postcard is due on Thursday.

Science:
-Grade 6 Solar System Jeopardy

https://jeopardylabs.com/play/solar-system1274

Reminders:
-Boys Basketball home game against St. Josaphat on Monday.

Friday, 13 January 2017

What We Learned Today...January 13th

Our "storyteller" reading us some Greek Mythology!
ELA: We started out our day with the usual AR period before digging deeper into the Greek Mythology creation story.  Students learned more about the Titans and Gods through a short (and cheesy) cartoon and were tasked with a completing a short viewing activity.

Religion: Students were given the period to finish up the Greek Mythology activity from this morning before working on their Epiphany Postcards.

Math: The students continued working on the textbook assignment from yesterday before beginning the 5.2 handout.

Upcoming Due Dates & Homework

ELA:
-Greek Creation activity is due on Friday

Health:
Body Image Final Project is overdue

Math:
-5.1 Handout is overdue
-5.2 Handout is due on Tuesday.
-Watch 5.3 video for Monday


Reminders:
-Boys Basketball home game against St. Josaphat on Monday.

Thursday, 12 January 2017

What We Learned Today...January 12th



Religion:  Today we were so excited to have Mr. Meyers join our class to give another one of his amazing presentations. Over the hour we learned more about Epiphany as well as the different types of prayers, (Adoration, Contrition, Thanksgiving, Supplication etc.) Mr. Meyers also took some time to teach us how to write an informal prayer. This was an excellent presentation as it will tie in perfectly with our next unit on prayer writing. Thanks Mr. Meyers!

Genius Hour: With our first round of Genius Hour in the books, the students worked on a short Vlog assignment that tasked them with reflecting on their projects from term one.

Math:  Instead of our usual video lessons, we had an in class Math lesson and the students learned about Nets of 3-D objects.  At the end of the lesson they were tasked with completing a short assignment in their textbook. (Full assignment listed below)

AR: During the last period of the day the students were given time to silently read their AR books.

Upcoming Due Dates & Homework

ELA:
-Movie vs Novel Assignment is overdue
-Greek Creation activity is due on Friday

Health:
Body Image Final Project is due on Thursday, January 12th

Math:
-5.1 Handout is due on Friday

Reminders:
-Boys Basketball home game against St. Josaphat on Monday.

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

What We Learned Today...January 11th


Unfortunately with the extremely cold weather today, we were missing quite a few students in our classroom.  As a result, we didn't go through with our day as planned and instead, spent the morning working on the Body Image assignment as well as any other homework the students had.  In the afternoon, we took some time to have a little fun as the students participated in the classroom Olympics.  During our Olympics, students were placed into teams and competed in various "events" using supplies that could be found in our classroom.  While it was an intense afternoon, Skrtcha prevailed and won the 2017 Classroom Olympics.  Congratulations Skrtcha!

Have a wonderful night and I'll see everyone tomorrow.


Upcoming Due Dates & Homework

ELA:
-Movie vs Novel Assignment is overdue
-Greek Creation activity is due on Friday

Health:
Body Image Final Project is due on Thursday, January 12th

Reminders:
-Boys practice after school tomorrow.
-Boys Basketball home game against St. Josaphat on Monday.