Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

This is a line of items (from large to small) is decreasing 10 x (or being divided by 10)

The large weight equals 1000g, followed by 100g, followed by 10g, and followed by a box of Tic Tacs (2 of them equal 1 g).

There are usually 48 in a box.
You would need 20 Tic Tacs to equal the weight Caleb has in his hands (2 Tic Tacs = 1 gram, so
20 Tic Tacs equal 10g)
Estimating the width of the room.  It was close to 10m.

Brandon, expressing himself, during the first stage of Storytelling, in class.

The Media/Art project, to support the paragraph writing exercise, looks like this:

Both the Grade 7s and 8s received this today.  I tried to model how the planning for a poster would look by using the template provided on the back of the handout.  It was a larger version of the chart you see.  Here is my sample:

My position on the importance of failing comes from being an athlete in Track and Field who, only later, began to understand the value of losing; it is something that can build character and a resilient or bounce back spirit in individuals.  At the time, it was hard to understand that.  I just thought losing sucked.

I was heavily inspired by the work of author Paul Tough, who wrote this really cool article on the value of failing:

Have a good evening. 

Complete, if you haven't pp.174-175 of the Math
Prepare for your second telling of your Fable
Media poster for persuasive paragraph due on January 29
2 empty items of packages/bottles from home with Metric units on them

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