Monday, January 26, 2015

Homework, Drake Dance-a-Thon and Movie Night

Homework matters

Out of 20 students who were assigned homework for this past weekend, only 9 completed it.  The class was required to come up with 3 sentences to support a topic sentence they worked on last week.  Needless to say, I was disappointed at the lack of effort of many of the Grade 7 and 8 students to complete such a short task.

Junior put in a lot of effort to come up with a draft paragraph.  I provided him with some feedback on it:

This homework should be completed for tomorrow.

The Grade 8s had some review questions for the upcoming Algebra test.  We will take those up in class tomorrow.  I am pleased with the effort that some of the students are putting into this challenging unit that has bridged the gap between the Measurement and Algebra strands in Math.  Here is a sample image of two things:  1. An example question completed by me and 2. A couple of questions completed by Megan.

In both questions, the area of the circle is given and the students need to work backwards to calculate the radius.

Here are a few announcements concerning events coming up in the school.

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