Much of this week was spent drafting, revising, and publishing our peace poetry. Publishing style was at the discretion of the poet. Here a few examples, chosen because they have been shared with the class already.
We also continued work on equivalent fractions, and prepared a wreath for our Remembrance Day assembly. Unfortunately, I missed the ceremony, as I was attending a Youth Eco Summit with a group of Gr. 7’s. I was happy to hear the class was VERY respectful and attentive during the ceremony.
Yesterday, I shared with our class the display the Gr. 7’s presented the day before at Mohawk college.
From the information, we investigated a math problem.
If it takes a quarter of a bottle of oil to make one water bottle, how much oil would be needed to produce the bottles on display?
Students collaborated and used a variety of strategies to calculate their answers. Many students answered the question with bottles as their unit, and some, took on the challenge of calculating the total oil in mL (which they then converted to L).
The group with the tiles showed their understanding of the results by creating a domino display. It’s hard to see in the photo, but they have a water bottle at the beginning, the tiles representing the oil as dominoes, and a turtle at the end. They explained that the water bottle will cause all the oil to “destroy” the turtle. A great example of deeper thinking ! Not only calculating the answer to a question, but giving thought to what the answer means.
They were very interested in the Gr. 7’s environmental initiative, so we will be taking time to brainstorm how we can contribute as well.
Upcoming Next Week:
Swim Meet (Monday)
Picture Retake Day (Tuesday)
Bulldog Hockey Game (Wednesday)