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Math Assessment

In the last week, students demonstrated their understanding for outcomes involved in Math class.  They were given a rubric as feedback to share with their parents/guardians.  Below are links to videos to help students further understand some of the questions from this small exam.

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Indeed, the best option to get a better understanding for the Math is to speak further with Mr. Urban.  This simply another option.

Homework Blog

Grade 8 Math:

- Assignment: Page 239-240 #6, 7, 9, 12-15

Social Studies

- Map booklet

Outcomes Achieved

Curious about which Math 2 outcomes we've achieved? Here is a list, updated as they are completed.


- Recognize at a glance arrangements of objects, dots and pictures at a glance

- Demonstrate understanding of repeting patterns with three to five elements by describing, representing patterns in alternate modes, extending and comparing

- Creating patterns using manipulatives, pictures, sounds and actions

- Demonstrate understanding of increasing patterns by describing, reproducing, extending


September 27, 2011

Today we had swimming lessons. We had a parent come along on the bus. I've heard of parents having a hard time managing five kids at a pool. Well, if you've ever tried to manage 25 kids after swimming, changing and getting them onto the bus - don't count on me remembering an extra body! Yes, that's right, I forgot the parent at the pool...

That's all I have to talk about today!

September 21, 2011

Easy day today!

Almost all the agendas are all coming back signed - it's fantastic! I really appreciate those of you who are doing this. It can be a chore, but it is great for the students to have that consistency in knowing what is expected of them at the end of the day and each morning. They are very excited when they get their sticker/stamp!

The Grade 2 math students finished cutting out and organizing their numbers from 1-100. What a tedious job, but they will only have to do it once and then we will be able to use them over and over while we do numeracy. Tomorrow the students will finish creating their number lines and getting the front cover of their unit ready. Then it will be time to begin our second unit already! Good job Grade 2s!

I got some absolutely fantastic large pictures for different units I'll be doing throughout the year. I laminated them and have been cutting them out tonight. I used four of them this morning for our discussion on germs and bacteria. One by one I flipped over these colourful and interesting microscopic shots of chloroplasts, bacteria, germs and phytoplankton. I stuck them to a large piece of flip chart paper and had the students ask or tell me something about the picture, then I copied it down on the paper. I also copied what I was hearing in the discussions between the students. I did not tell them what they were looking at until after. Then recorded all the questions and comments that arose from that. It was incredible to see what these little ones came up with. Inquiry at its finest! Some of the questions/comments were:

September 19, 2011

Whoa! What a day!

Today the students began their daily agenda. They will have a little sheet of paper which they will glue in the blank space, fill out the Word of the Day, then write a sentence using that word. Some of the Grade Ones or students with Diverse Needs will write the word 5 times instead of making a sentence. The agenda will go home every day and will need to be signed and brought back each morning. I created designed different paper to fit each students writing ability - some have larger spaces with one entry per page, others have smaller lines with more room for more entries (mainly grade twos). I also bought ziploc bags and put them in the back nicely so they don't stick out.

We started a new PWIM picture that I borrowed from Mrs. Stevely (thanks!). Our PWIM words are :

pumpkin, hay, eyes, girl, boots, green, jacket, boy, fall, scarecrow, orange

We will be coming up with more on our next PWIM day. I will be starting Diagnostic Numeracy Assessments with the Grade 2s tomorrow, so I will be pulling them out individually over the next two weeks. If you would like more information on what this assessment is, please email me!

Swimming starts tomorrow. Still looknig for parent/guardian volunteers to come with us - email me if you are interested!

Lots to do - looks like I'll be here all night!

Miss Yee

Email Addresses Needed!

Email addresses!! If you are reading this and you have an email address - please email it to me or write it in your child's agenda. My email is There are times when it is easier for me to write an email than to use the phone - also it helps me keep a paper trail of communication.

Miss Yee

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