In terms of the paragraph scramble exercise we did this week. There are a few finishing shots of the activity, the assembled paragraphs, and the correct order of sentences.
As far as Math goes, the Grade 7s are learning about Algebra. For a lot of them, this appears to be an intimidating topic. I am going to search the Internet to see if I can find some videos and games to support some of the concepts we looked at on Friday. I was prepared to assign homework, but I could see that they were struggling with some of the work and concepts, so I held back. I really believe that students should have homework they understand, not to have homework just to have something.
We left our lesson on Friday with this image on the Promethean Board:
We will return to this on Tuesday morning.
As far as the Grade 8 Math goes, we are exploring the Addition, and eventually Subtraction, of Integers. So far, I have taught them two methods: with counters, and using a number line. The question is (-7)+(+5).
|The red are the negatives and the yellow are positives. The pairs are the numbers which cancel one another out and leave 2 reds or negative 2 (-2)|
A few weeks ago, before I taught any formal lesson on adding or subtracting, I posted a few questions on the board to see how the students would do. Here is a sample of Kevin's answer:
The only homework was for the Grade 8s in Math out of the textbook. At the moment, I do not have the pages, but I do remember all students writing the assigned questions in their Math notebook.
Continue to enjoy the long weekend.