Welcome to the Blog for Room 217. It is now summer and may post from time to time. I thoroughly enjoyed my first year at Dovercourt PS and look forward to the 2017-2018 school year and working in the Intermediate division. Room 52, at Alexander Muir/Gladstone Avenue PS, was where this blog was hatched, several years ago, and a reminder of a school central to my development as an educator. Thanks for visiting.
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
After the Storm, moving forward with Harris Burdick, and synching Measurement and Algebra
We finally started to get into looking at the images from The Mysteries of Harris Burdick. The students took a look at the photos and made some decisions based on what image appealed to them.
A closer look
For homework, they had to tape the smaller version of the larger print in their Language notebook and record the 5Ws and H (who, what, when, where, how, and why) of the illustration. In class today, we were talking about the skill of being able to inference -- the ability to come to a conclusion based on evidence. These images will allow us to do this. I selected an image and had some of the class help me begin the 5 Ws and H process:
In Grade 7 Math, we began to look at the formula for calculating the area of a triangle and were doing some initial calculations on the following shapes:
Work that will be reviewed and checked tomorrow
The work being done on the Promethean Board
The work will become increasingly more challenging as we begin to make a deeper link with the strand of Algebra.
-Uber article comprehension questions due on Thursday
- Open book paragraph quiz (where you have to write your own paragraph) before the week is over
- Harris Burdick initial brainstorm in Language book