We had a great field trip last week to Balarat! We'll hopefully post some pictures soon.
Topics = This week we're continuing to work on positive and negative numbers. We will focus on adding and subtracting positive and negative numbers using number lines and also be able to translate situations into equations.
Essential Questions = Ask students to come up with a story that involves adding and subtracting positive and negative numbers, then turn it into an equation. As a bonus, have them show you how you'd solve it on a number line.
IXL skills = C.3 Add and subtract integers
Topics = In Reading, we read a cute story about a girl and a stray dog during World War 2 bombings in England. We will also look at an article about how bullying can affect anybody, including popular kids in school. In Writing, we will be adding some reviewing introductions and adding conclusions to our "Path to Success" essays.
Essential Questions = We are encouraging to students to be open and communicate about bullying, so families can help promote this idea. Feel free to ask about their progress towards their "Path to Success" essays. Many have determined college and career dreams, but have also added lots of other fun information about health, family and future adventures.
Topics = What is successful group work? This week we will "save Fred" A challenge that requires effective team work and step by step explanation writing. Also _ Homework is available every week on the Google classroom site: https://classroom.google.com/u/0/c/NzE2MTA4NTg0N1pa
Essential Questions = What are effective Science questions? What is effective Group work?
Topics = This week we start our first inquiry unit! We're considering the question, "Where did 'civilization' begin?" To begin answering the question, this week we'll examine the history and geography of the neolithic revolution. We'll also brainstorm together to break down what is required to actually have a civilization.
Essential Questions = What kinds of things do you need to have to make a civilization? Do you think we're civilized? How has agriculture affected our lives the most?
Education for Sustainability (EfS)
Topics = This week we are finishing up our trade simulation where students got to act as CEOs of a dum dum factory and worked to trade to get the right ingredients for a dum dum pop. Later this week we will look at currency exchange.
Essential Questions = Were you successful in trading to get a dum dum pop? How does this relate to world trade?
- We've started using Class Dojo as a positive reward system. Last week students all went home with the code for you to connect to us through the app.
- Our fall camping trip is coming up Thursday-Friday 9/21-9/22. We will be sending home a permission slip and packing list on Monday. The first part of the health form (the part that needs to be signed by you, but not yet the doctor) was due last week.
- Come join us at our DGS Annual Culture Festival - Thursday, 9-29-2017 from 4:30-8:00pm. We will have music, dances, and food from around the world. Everyone is invited to attend.