Mrs. McCurdy - Grade 6/7

Monday, March 27, 2017

Problem of the Week - High Flyer
Gr. 7 - Pg. 290 # 3, 4, 6, 8 **TEST THIS WEEK**
Gr. 6 Pg. 306 # 4, 5

News and Views 
 Mon. Zoe R./ Tues. David

a) Novel Study - The Watson's Go to Birmingham
Finish Chapter 4

b) Make sure you have a book TO READ IN CLASS & you READ at home!!! 
New Reading Response Assignment - BOOK WHEELS _ DUE: Thur. Apr. 13th

TAKING A BREAK FROM ***Reading Response Letter Writing- BREAK***

5 Paragraph Letter Writing Format - Remember our Look-fors

Paragraph 1 - introduce the book and summarize what you have read over the past month Characters, setting, problems, solutions)
Paragraph 2 - Discuss 2 reading strategies you have used (Connecting, Predicting, Questioning, Inferencing, Synthesizing,Activating Background Knowledge, Visualizing, Monitoring your comprehension). Use examples from the text to support the discussion of your reading strategy and explain how it helps you better understand the story.
Paragraph 3 - Discuss a Character (a physical description combined with character traits using text to support your ideas) 
Paragraph 4
 - Evaluate what you have read so far.
Paragraph 5 - Write a conclusion (restate important information, add last thoughts or ideas, sign off)

Media Literacy/Health

Science: (Tuesdays and Thursdays)
Gr. 6 - Draw and label a diagram of a circuit 
Make sure you have an Inquiry Question about Water Pollution
Begin to study for your test - Thurs. March 30th 

Geography/Social Studies:

Gr. 7 Pgs. 38-41 # 2, 3
 Gr. 6  Pgs. 126 Notes on Who Came to Canada and Why 1800-1900

Work on your Personal Creed Due: March 29th

Finish Tessellations & Easter Card
Have a Badly Drawn Face ready to share!!!

Great job on presentations!!!

Presentations: April 21 - 24

Phys. Ed is Monday, Wednesday and Friday (have a t-shirt and shorts to wear)
Please donate a roll of paper towel to our classroom

Upcoming Dates:

Grade 7 Return Trip Permission form and Money

**Can't wait to share a fantastic final 3 months together - What are your hopes and wishes for this time?**