Today we are discussing particle theory through Bill Nye. Check out the questions done in class.
Today students are going to be studying their vocabulary for our Science unit on Particle Theory. To help them study students will be asked to follow this link to the quizlet set to study. Next week we will do some Quizlet Live and a quiz on these words.
We are about to start a unit on the particle theory of matter and to do that we will start with what we learned in Grade 5 when we studied the states of matter. Watch the video below and check out the handout with basic ideas about particles. Here is the worksheet for this video that we worked on in class together. If you are absent, be sure to complete.
Today we are going to discuss the impact of residential schools in Canada. Students will get a base of information and knowledge using the power point shown in class. Then watch 3 min. video to gain further perspective. Then, students will work in small groups to discuss the 94 Calls to Action as layed out in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report. To do this they will use the kid-friendly version linked below. Student small groups will have 10 min. to discuss their page of the Calls to Action, pick one, and then plan what they might do in the real world with $1 000 000 to address that Call to Action. When students are finished with their small group they may either a) use the reflection paper to write out the plan that their group made, b) write out a similar plan with their own adjustments , or, c) write a personal plan of their own design (if they wish to represent on their own).
Here is the link to the kid-friendly version of the Calls to Action
Here is the link to the reflection sheet for students to work on after meeting with their group.
Here is a link to the assignments for this upcoming week. Click on them to download and then watch the videos of the lessons that accompany these assignments.
Grade 7 assignment: on assignment 3.1 complete #’s 1-10 and 13
Grade 8 – Assignment 5.1. Complete #’s 6-18
Here is the info covered in class on the Particle Theory of Matter (introduction). We went to this website, to watch the introductory video on What is Matter. Then we went to this webpage on that site to move forward into the particle theory of matter. Whilst observing these materials we took Chicago-style notes following Mr. Ewert’s lead. 21.09.22 particle theory notes
We will be using newsla this year to study the news and situations affecting humans from all over the planet. Today we are starting with you joining our class on Newsela using this link. Click on it, join, and start your first assignment. Be sure to set the reading level for this first assignment to the proper level for your grade. This means: if you are in grade 7 you are to set it to the level between 1000-1100, and if in grade 8 between 1100-1200.
Once you have finished reading the article online, be sure to take the quiz, then complete your article summary for submission to Mr. Ewert. If you need a copy of the article summary sheet (provided in class), 21.09.23 news article summary or on the assigment directly on Teams.
Grade 7’s are using number lines to add and subtract their integers this week. They are working on assignments 2.3 #’s 1-2, 4-6, and 8 and assignment 2.4 #’s 1-4, 7, 10, 12
Grade 8’s are working on dividing integers this week. They are working on assignment 2.3 #’s 3-13, and 16-17
Today the grade 7s are finishing their integers assignment whlst the grade 8s are brushing upthe skills they learned this week with some Math Antics practice. Remember: you have full access to Math Antics through Mr. Ewert’s log in (ask him for the log in info).