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|entry plan and creating a positive classroom environment. I cleaned the room, reorganized the table arrangements and figured out my priorities.|
My Day Book gave me some sense of structure and routine. I create them and ensure that they evolve as the day requires.
|Travelling to Ottawa on the weekend, I visited a couple of teacher stores and put together a list of supplies. Posters brightened up the room and added some reference materials, which would assist student i.e. times tables, cursive writing chart, a calendar. We built some of these things into our routines. I found several workbooks that would simplify a math program, including several grade spans to ease students into academics not previously mastered or tackled with some sense of confidence.|
I began with two students, this first week, and we put together a class story. We wrote 'Fridays' the end of the first week.
This week we began a research project plan. We might be looking at research around anhistorical event.
|Another strategy is to compare and contrastthe past and the present.|
I am hoping to launch into a PowerPointproject soon-based on this work! This is a sample from my Olympic PowerPoint Project guide.
|We will also begin working on a budgetingassignment, which incorporates authentic budget practices in a real-world application.|
Go here to plan your budget as a college or university student.
2. Choose your job and figure out your *monthly* salary and create a budget as a new graduate and an adult.
Dear Parents/Guardians,Due to the current labour disruption, we have put together an optional package of work for students. Our current Social Studies work revolves around numerous group activities in order to fulfill the expectations of the grade 7/8 curriculum. We are anticipating studying a country, and participating in an in-depth research project. We will also be doing a project about an historical event.
Here are some things you can do at home. While students are locked out I would suggest that your child :
Create a 3-D design of your bedroom, school and home. http://sketchup.google.com/
I am planning a math unit.
This week we began plans for our Track & Field meet and a fishing trip.
|Track & Field|
We will participate in our Track & Field meet on Tuesday, June 6th. Competitors are to compete in at least 3 events. The top three winners will be able to advance to the Regional Finals on June 12th.
We are planning some curriculum around a field trip: fishing.
Ministry of Natural Resources posters, handouts, rulers: catch rules.
MNR site | Fishing in Ontario |
Canadian Tire pricing | fishing in Ontario | Fishing Lodges in Canada |