Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Introducing Julia, from Sesame Street; Working away at Science; our Orrf work; Cereal Box book talk images (updated assignment coming soon!); Homework


I posted this link with very little context.


Julia is a new character introduced on Sesame Street who has Autism.  I very proud to say that a close family friend, Professor Rhonda McEwen helped in the consultation phase for this new character.

April is Autism Awareness Month.  We have talked about what the Autism spectrum is and will continue to do so.  One of the documentaries we will watch during the Hot Docs for Schools festival has to do with a world champion pinball player on the spectrum. 

Science Work:

There were a group of students from Brampton who won second prize in a NASA contest about adapting to life in space.  The Ames Research centre has an international contest every year and this group fo 17-year-olds did a 138 page project about "... a self-sustaining community in space, the future of humanity, where people are going to go after Earth."


Ideal Average Sum Review

Here are the two homework items from the "Tiandre and Josh" questions:

I posted this video a week or so ago.  It was just after we worked with the coloured cubes to help us with our understanding of how mean can work and the idea of the IAS.  Let us watch it again:

The Kyla Basketball question and answer has already been looked at.  Here are the leveled answers, according to the EQAO scoring for this question.  As we prepare for the upcoming assessment, you will learn more about this coding system.  The codes are:  10, 20, 30, and 40.  At the bottom of each of these pages, except for my answer, you can read some of the reasons for why the students got the scores they did.

My response:


As I posted earlier, we spent some time planning for yesterday's class and I, and Ms. Bunston, were very pleased with the results.

Cereal Box Book Talks

I am working on taking some elements from a couple of Cereal Talk Book Talks and making one for our class.  I will have this for you soon.  In the meantime, here are a couple of images to illustrate some parts of the project:

front of box:

back of box games:

side box summaries:



IAS and final mean, median, mode Study Sheet due on Friday

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