December 13

Connecting to Other Student Blogs Around the World

Today we are going out and visiting other Edublogger classrooms around the world.  Click on the link below to find new classrooms of students that have been online just like you.  Be sure to leave comments on blogs that you have read to let them know they have been read.

Be sure to also share a link from your blog and/or our class blog home page to invite them to come interact with our own blogs.

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This is a grade 7 class on Vancouver Island in BC

This is Mr. Hope’s Grade 7 class from Australia

This is a grade 8 class from New Zealand

This is a grade 7 class from Scotland

This is in ELA class in the United States

This is a mystery class blog (still researching where they are from)



December 13

Problem Solving Set 7 – Video For Completion

If you have had a great deal of trouble completing Problem Solving Set 7 then watch the video below for an instructional walk-through.  This will help you to prepare for your Problem Solving test in the 2nd school-week of January (once we have completed set 8).

This first video is to explain how to do the first examples

This one has the real “meat and potatoes” of the lesson showing you how to attack those “working backwards” problems such as the marbles.

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December 4

Social Studies – Global Stories

Image result for newselaToday we are choosing from one of three articles to represent.  Students will write an article summary based upon their article.  They are to fill complete their summary either in formal handwriting or typed double-spaced.  Once students have completed their work they are to attach a rubric filled out declaring their projected assessment.

Once their assignment is physically handed in they are to post it on their blog and then submit a link to their blog posting when submitting their assignment on Edsby.

Here are the assignment items for download and print:

19.11.20 rubric – global stories

Choose one of the three articles below:

How Can It Be So Cold With Global Warming?

Young activists protest planned project to expand oil pipeline

Nepali climber summits world’s 14 highest mountains in record time



December 4

Math Dec. – 4 – It’s Time to Balance the Equations

We are entering basic algebra.  The gr. 7 and gr. 8’s are doing some similar work this week.  See the assignments below and the helpful video for instruction.

Students are asked to watch the video lesson (at least part 1) below to familiarize themselves with the basics of algebra (prior to engaging in the assignments)

Click on the assignments below

18.12.11 grade 7 – algebraic expressions – 1.3-295rjzd

Grade 7 complete all questions


18.12.11 grade 8 – solving equations using models – 6.1-1h81rc3

Grade 8 complete 5-8, 10 – 13

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