June 8

The Farm

Hello, its been a while since ive posted a blog! Today I will be blogging about my farm, as you  may revall from previous blogs that I have aVeal Crates family farm. So todays blog will be about the current situations we are facing on the farm and in general how things are going. Without further ado lets get started.  We are facing a couple of problems on the Farm as of right now, first off we have a flu going around the calves right now call scours. Think of it as the coronavirus of calves. Scours is caused by the lack of grass that we have right now, when the calves are laying down or sticking their heads in the ground they can pick up a bug which causes them to get sick. The lack of rain and grass is a very big part of why this is going around right know, the cows have eaten all the grass down to almost nothing so all the bugs are that much more exposed. A way to fix the problem would be for the cows to be in a bigger pasture with more grass so the virus will be gone as the grass will be longer. The reason we cannot move the cows to their summer pasture is we are holding off as long as we can so the virus doesnt spread their and so the grass can get nice and long and yummy. As for the rest of the farm it is going well, we have a a really big baby calf that was born a couple of weeks ago who has no mother. He is doing well and getting healtheir. So that is my blog post for this week I hope you have a wonderful rest of your day.

https://www.drovers.com/article/calf-scours-causes-prevention-and-treatment-0#:~:text=Calf%20scours%20is%20not%20a,calfs%20body%20into%20the%20intestines.

 

June 5

Math – June 8 – MRLC Practice for Final Quiz Friday

This week we are reviewing concepts across the entire grade.  Students will watch the video covering the answers of their 2nd MRLC quiz and then practice with one to prepare for their final quiz on Friday through Microsoft Teams.  Mr. Ewert has also posted some cumulative reviews to help students prepare for their Math instruction come fall in their new grade.

20.06.01 grade 7 year end essential outcomes study package

Grade 7 Quiz 3 Student Copy (Sept. 2019)

20.06.01 grade 7 cumulative review

 

20.06.01 grade 8 year end essential outcomes study package

Grade 8 Quiz 3 Student Copy (Sept. 2019)

20.06.01 grade 8 cumulative review

June 2

Math – June 1st – Essential Outcome Review

This week we are reviewing the 3 essential outcomes of Grade 7-8 math.  These outcomes are assessed each year to track and measure students’ ability in key outcomes that determine students’ ability.  This week we are completing review packages that will prepare students for their end-of-year assessment in these outcomes.

Grade 7 assignment: to complete all #’s in the following assignment

20.06.01 grade 7 year end essential outcomes study package

Grade 8 assignment: to complete all #’s in the following assignment

20.06.01 grade 8 year end essential outcomes study package

May 25

Math – May 25 – Gr.7 Algebra cont. Gr.8 – Square s and Pythagorean Theorem

This week the Grade 7’s are continuing their work on algebra by balancing and solving equations.  The Grade 8’s are continuing to work on with squares and roots but are also applying it to the Pythagorean Theorem.

Grade 7 Assignment: Working on Algebra 64-6.5.  Complete #’s 1-7 on 6.4 and #’s 1, 3-5, 7 on 6.5

20.05.25 grade 7 – solving equations using algebra 6.4-6.5

 

Grade 8 Assignment:  Working on The Pythagorean Theorem on 1.5.  Complete #’s 3-9, 13, 16

20.05.25 grade 8 – the pythagorean theorem – 1.5

 

Here is an additional video that is helpful with this concept

May 18

Math – May 19 – Algebra and Squares and Roots

This week the Grade 7’s are working on a review of the basics on Algebra while the Grade 8’s  are working on a review of squares and roots.

Grade 7 Assignment:  Grade 7’s are working on 6.1 this week.  They are to complete all questions in assignment 1.1.

20.05.19 grade 7 – solving equations – 6.1

Here are some additional videos to help you out.

 

Grade 8 Assignment:  Grade 8’s are working on 1.1 and 1.4 this week.  They are to completes 1.1 #’s 5-12, 16 and 1.4 #’s 4-11, 15

20.05.19 grade 8 square numbers – 1.1 1.4

May 11

Math – May 11-15 – Gr.7-8 Probability Revisit

PART A – This week we are reviewing our probability.  The Gr.7’s and Gr.8’s have a common assignment this week.  Complete #’s 1-7.

20.05.011 grade 7-8 – Probability – 7.6 alternative

PART B – Since our assignment is rather easy as a review we are doing two parts.  The link below leads to 4 problem solving questions to be solved.  Mr. Ewert will be going over one question at the beginning of each study hall.  So, if you are struggling at all, be sure to come to study hall to see how each question is completed.  Both assignments are to be attached to your quiz on Monday, May 18

20.05.11 problem solving

 

May 1

Math May 4 – gr.7 Angle Bisectors Gr.8 Solving Problems With Fractions

This week the grade 7’s are completing their bisectors work with assignment 8.4 while the grade 8’s continuing their work with fractions in the form of Word Problems

Gr. 7 Assignment: Grade 7’s are to complete assignment 8.4 (Questions 2-8).  Be sure to watch the video below closely to learn how to do all the examples from this assignment.  Also, since we don’t have geometry kits (most of us that is), be sure to watch the second video on how to do this using the online tool at https://www.geogebra.org/geometry

19.04.29 grade 7 – constructing angle bisectors 8.4-27ljguk

I would like to take a moment here to nominate myself for the “best thumbnails that preview youtube videos” award.  I think youtube TRIES to take the most ridiculous frames for the preview.

Grade 8 Assignment: Grade 8’s are continuing their work on fractions by by addressing them with word problems.  This makes it VERY IMPORTANT that students utilize, estimation, question review, and to ask themselves “is my answer plausible?” prior to moving on to the next question.  Gr. 8’s are to complete #’s 3-14.

20.05.04 grade 8 – solving problems with fractions – 3.8

April 24

Math – April 27 – gr7’s bisectors gr8’s Dividing mixed numbers

This week we are extending our geometry studies with the Grade 7’s looking at bisectors and the Grade 8’s studying the volume of cylinders.

The Grade 7 Assignment: Grade 7’s will complete all questions in assignment 8.3 on constructing perpendicular bisectors.

19.04.21 grade 7 – constructing perpendicular bisectors – 8.3-2bj78n8

Live video for this lesson was completed on the morning of April 27th.  The videos of this lesson are shared on the Math Channel of our Microsoft Teams page.  Please check there for the video lesson on how to do this assignment using the online tools provided.

Here is the follow up lesson on how to do #’s 4-5 and 8-9

Here is the link for a great hands on tool to do geometry on a pc or device.  It is the website I used to make the video lesson below.

https://www.geogebra.org/geometry

The Grade 8 Assignment: Grade 8’s will complete questions 4 – 16 of assignment 3.7 – Dividing Mixed Fractions

20.04.24 grade 8 – dividing mixed numbers – 3.7

Live video for this lesson was completed on the morning of April 27th.  The videos of this lesson are shared on the Math Channel of our Microsoft Teams page.  Please check there for the video lesson on how to do this assignment using the online tools provided.

April 20

Math – April 20

This week we are going into spatial math with the grade 7’s entering geometry starting with parallel and perpendicular lines.  The Grade 8’s are working on more 3d geometry with.

The Grade 7 Assignment: Grade 7’s are working on assignment 8.1 and 8.2.  On 8.1 they are to complete #’s

19.04.12 grade 7 – parallel and perpendicular lines – 8.1-8.2-18jxzej

Below is the original lesson for this using pencil, paper, and geometry tools (feel free if you have those to do this the original way.  If you don’t have a geometry set I have made another video (below) that shows how to use this handy online tool to complete your assignment.  Note: I have not tested this on an iphone etc.  I anticipate it may not work on them.  However, a quick search on the app story reveals MANY options for apps you can use to do this, then take screen shots for you to use.  Or, you could try installing a browser that uses flash such as flashfox and then the link below should work for you even on an apple device.

Here is the link for a great hands on tool to do geometry on a pc or device.  It is the website I used to make the video lesson below.

https://www.geogebra.org/geometry

The Grade 8 Assignment: Grade 8’s are working on assignment 3.6.  They are to complete #’s 4-11, and 15

18.02.19 gr 8 – dividing fractions – 3.6-2lywn2b