Monday, December 5, 2016

Addition to some answers from this weekend's homework, link to food waste videos, Reading Comprehension strategies, Multiplying and Dividing by Powers of 10 and place value with decimals, Homework

Carly Fleischmann, Advocate

UPDATE:  I did not get around to sharing this with the class on Tuesday and will do it on another day.  I am not certain why the topic of being Autistic came up.  There are a lot of complex layers to diagnosing and understanding someone who is Autistic, but a general definition, according to the Diagnostic and Statistic Manual 5, is "...Persistent deficits in social communication and social interaction across multiple contexts...[where] restricted, repetitive patterns of behavior, interests, or activities" can be observed.."

This first video will give you some insight into what some people with Autism may experience:

This is an older profile on Carly, who is from Toronto.

This video is based on an excerpt  from the book, Carly's Voice, which she wrote with her father.   More information may be found, on the book at

Reading: Returning to Bloom's Taxonomy & the basics of answering Reading Comprehension questions

These responses demonstrate a range of thinking that pushes the students to think beyond the basic type of questions they may encounter, like Who was Little Red Riding Hood going to visit? Still, being able to answer this question is important.     

I found an ESL YouTube video that will introduce you to a very basic format for answering comprehension questions.  We will put this into practice today as we look at the article on food waste.  In the meantime, let us listen to Manoj

Where this screenshot comes from:

Math Genius (by popular demand) &Multiplying and Dividing by Powers of Ten

This video was a request, from the class.

We have moved from the Measurement strand back to the Number Sense strand in Math.  While I am anxious to move forward, there is some work we need to cover, which relates to the work we have been doing with King Henry involving the multiplying and dividing by Powers of Ten, or simply, the moving of decimals.

After we'll go Old School and you'll receive a 15-year-old hand-out from a former colleague that will help you remember your decimal movements and do some work out of the textbook.

On the flipside of this handout are the rules for working with decimals.  That may seem a little confusing.  To reinforce what you are learning, make sure you have this chart recorded in your Math notebook.

After school, a student came to me to say that he did not understand how this works.  While there were a few examples on the side to support the general idea of the chart, it may not have been quite enough for everyone.  So, I will attempt to break this down a little more:

added to handouts on Proudfoot Institute page

  In addition, here is a great Math Antics video on the topic of place value and decimals: be continued...


Social Studies project due on December 12

Math:  pages posted on Proudfoot Institute page on the Homework and attachment section.  It will be marked December 6th
There will be a non-graded pre-quiz on ordering decimals and rounding tomorrow.

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