Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Some points for Dance & Movement, Harris Burdick, Oral Communication game starter, "Screenagers," some gaming sites & review questions for Surface Area and Volume, returning to Fractions with Cuisenaire rods


Dance improvisation is the process of spontaneously creating movement. Development of improvised movement material is facilitated through a variety of creative explorations including body mapping through levels, shape and dynamics schema.  From:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dance_improvisation

An example of interpreting a piece of Literature, through Dance and Movement:

We took some of this inspiration and a look a look at the Success Criteria, outside to work on developing the project ideas some more:


Harris Burdick:  More information and Success Criteria

When I forgot my camera at home on Friday, I could not upload this shot of some pre-writing that was mandatory before a draft was started:

This was based on a sample series of narrative paragraphs I composed (pictured in lower left part of the image). 

Screenagers (Documentary) screening at Bloor CI:

This is a little short notice, but this film is being shown tomorrow night at Bloor Collegiate.  If you are unable to make it, the class will be going to see it on the afternoon on June 5.

Oral Communication exercise:

In an attempt to get some more people actively involved in speaking, we will try an exercise I learned from my son and daughter's dance and theatre school.

Review Games for upcoming Math test:

As I mentioned before the EQAO assessment, we would be returning to some items in Math.  This is a bit of review for the Measurement strand for tomorrow's quiz.

Surface Area

A few students asked about some review questions for tomorrow's test.  Here they are, along with the solutions for the volume and surface area of the prisms:

Return to Fractions: 

In the Number Sense strand, we will return to our look at fractions.  We'll spend a little time with some hands-on work with Cuisenaire Rods:

Once we look over some of the "discoveries" from playing with the rods, we will move on to reviewing the key concepts for fractions in Grade 6.


The homework page some of the students started.  They will be formally assigned tomorrow.

Remember to Study!!  Image from:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/10/bilingual-children-healthier_n_3054493.html

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