Hello and welcome back to a new week at McVeety School. We have a short, but very busy, week.
Language Arts: Students are working on making connections in Daily 3. We use the following prompts: In the text it says...; this reminds me of...; I wonder (deeper thought)... Students are also learning how to read media advertisements. We are discussing who made the ad, the target audience, and the media techniques used.
Grade 7: Students are exploring circumference of a cirlce in math. They should know that the diameter goes around a circle about 3 times - closer to 3.14 but it's an irrational number that never repeats itself. Oh, the magic of Pi!
Grade 8: Students have a much better understanding of equations. We are working on solving equations involving fractions.
Science: Students built a model of a watershed in science. They then drew relief maps of their watershed and plotted where they thought the water would go. They then made it rain and plotted the actual path of the water. Students discovered that once you change the geography through erosion, the path of the water can drastically change. Through this activity, all students should have an understanding of what a water shed is - it starts at the highest point of land and it is all water in an area that drains into a large lake or river. We also discussed the continental divide which can be found in Banff National Park.
Grade 8 Photos - Photo order forms were due today. I will take them in tomorrow as well.
Canoeing - Grade 7s have their first canoeing session in the pool tomorrow. The date for the 2 outdoor sessions will be set once the weather warms up. Students need to bring a bathing suit and a towel for the first session.
Math Olympics - The whole school will be participating in a Math Olympics on Wednesday. K - 4 will do the activities in the morning and 5 - 8 will do the activities in the afternoon. Students will be in multi-grade groupings and will be presented with math challenges that they will have 15 minutes to do.
Popcorn Sale - Notes were sent home last week and orders are due on Thursday. The popcorn sale is Thursday April 27.
Dance/Fundraiser Prizes - There will be a school dance on Thursday April 13 in the afternoon. Canteen will be available. Also students will get some of their fundraiser prizes on this day.
Spring Break - Just a reminder that there is no school from Friday April 14 - Sunday April 23 inclusive.
Have a great week!