Today the Gr. 7’s started looking at adding fractions symbolically with numbers as a follow up to our work the previous week using models. The Grade 8’s are also extending last week’s skills and are working on multiplying fractions using models. See the assignments and videos below.
Grade 7’s complete questions 1-10
Grade 8’s complete questions 5-13
Today we discussed symbols in literature. For an example we took the Grinch who stole Christmas movie because many of the students have seen it. The first picture shows five objects from the story. Then we recorded where and when in the story those objects came into play. we then underlined the actions in each of those sentences. Then we recorded the reactions of characters to those events in the story. Once we had all this done students made a statement for each object. The statement is based on the reactions of the characters in that object is used. For example, if you look at the Grinch Christmas tree in the picture below you may say that the Christmas tree maybe a symbol of love and togetherness in the story.
Students are assigned to take five objects from The Hobbit and to draw each of them in the different colour. Then they are too right where and when the objects are in the story, underline the actions, record the emotional reactions of the characters in the story. and finally, make a statement for each object saying what they may be a symbol of.
Here is a video of this type of lesson if you have any additional questions.
Today we talked about how looks are not as important as some may think. We discussed using the questions in the prezi below. Students are asked to used these questions to create a personal reflection on the Ted Talk above. Written reflections are to be handed in to Mr. Ewert upon completion.
This week we are working on pastel artwork. To do this we are using pastels, paper, masking tape, sharpie pens, and acrylic paint (see the final video below).
For those who are finished, here is the really cool follow up piece to work on.
Today we are going into the human heart. You are to watch the videos below in order to see the inside workings of the human heart and circulatory system.
Warning: read these instructions carefully to view the videos correctly.
To do this you will need to use either the VR headsets in class or just the youtube app on a smart device.
Note: do not watch the videos in these direct links if using a smart device or you will not get the 360 effect. Also, when using a smart device you will need to touch the cardboard icon to make it stereoscopic in your viewer (if using vr headset). Since you are searching on the youtube app please search fro the appropriate title indicated for each video.
If you are not using a cardboard or vr headset you can also just use the youtube app on your smart device or a netbook/laptop and use your mouse to look around inside the video.
Start with the video below to see how the inside of a blood vessel looks with the red blood cells floating within the plasma. Search for “celluvr”
Next. watch the video below. Search for “human circulatory system” by getschoolednow. If you want to watch this video in vr then just hit the settings icon and select the cardboard icon
Once you have watched the heart video check out this vr representation that puts you fight into the right ventrical of the heart.
And finally, just for fun, here is the cartoony representation of the human heart.