DAY 58 – Nov. 29, 2016 – Comprehensions Strategies, Canadian Communities, Media, Multiplication

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LITERACY/SOCIAL STUDIES  (Canadian Communities, Past & Present)

We continued showing what we have learned about communities in Canada: First Nations groups (whose way of life was changed by Europeans) and groups that immigrated into Canada (who needed to adapt to a life in new country)

 

MATH – Multiplication/3 Part Lesson Plan

Grade 6 Multiplication Learning Goal  – use a variety of mental strategies to solve… multiplication problems involving whole numbers (e.g., use the commutative property: 4 x 16 x 5 = 4 x 5 x 16, which gives 20 x 16 = 320; use the distributive property: 110 x 15 = (110 x 10) + (110 x 5), which gives 1100 + 550 = 1650)

3 PART LESSON PLAN

(Getting Started ~~ Working on It ~~ Considation/Practice)

  1. Getting Started

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2. Working On It

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3. Consolidaton  (Practice tomorrow)

We shared our group work with the whole class. Ms Fawcett facilitated by asking leading questions and identifying names of strategies.

  • standard algorithm
  • expanded form & partial products (in a list)
  • expanded form & partial products (in an array)

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Laiken introduced us to the idea of breaking 4 930 into smaller parts. By doing so, she is finding the product in smaller “chunks”….finding separate products and then adding them up.

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Laiken’s strategy requires dividing the number 4 930 into expanded form (previous learning from September)

 

We can break the 48 into 40 + 8 so that we can avoid the standard algorithm altogether and use mental math.

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Another visual strategy is to arrange the partial products into an array.

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FOR HOMEWORK, everyone was given a Mental Math practice activity.

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DAY 57 – Nov. 28, 2016 – Independent Reading, Mindfulness cont’d

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LITERACY – Comprehension Strategy: Determining Importance

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HEALTH/LEARNING SKILLS – Mindfulness

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Mindful Decision/Behaviour:

Take a moment to calm

tell yourself to not act until you’re calm (conscious thought)

you have to have time to get a message to your ore-frontal cortex in order to make a mindful decision

Unmindful Decision/Behaviour

Just reacting without conscious thought

We connected  this learning to an earlier discussion during our weekly “Brag & Drag” where we discussed the appropriateness of violence in sport (Great connection, Lucas!)

Sorting Activity – Mindful or Unmindful?

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MATH

The swim team left midday — so after DPA, we had break and then Math. We’re starting multiplication tomorrow ~~ and didn’t want to start without 1/3rd if the class. We worked on general math skills by playing g math-based games. Thank you, Mr. Obermeyer, for lending us some games!

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DAY 50 : Media – voting presentation, Adding with regrouping

LITERACY – Media (Voting Information presentations)

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Making sure our presentations match the Anchor Chart (sort of a recipe list!)

We will make our Grade 3, 4, & 5 class presentations tomorrow 🙂

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MATH

We worked on regrouping in a lesson with our student teacher Miss Colmer.

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We also played a game! Students can explain this at home 🙂

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DAY 47 – Nov. 14/2016 – Media Literacy, Comparing numbers,

LITERACY – Media Literacy

Last day for student council to complete their posters! Posters go up tomorrow!img_2145 img_2146 img_2147 img_2148

 

Social Studies

One group worked on building up knowledge of the three parts of culture:

PHYSICAL NEEDS

Food

clean water

clothing

shelter

transportation

EMOTIONAL NEEDS

recreation & hobbies (sport, music, art, hobbies)

spiritual needs/religion/other belief system

love & caring (give and receive)

comfort, family

celebrstions/traditions

sense of belonging

GROUP NEEDS

laws & rules

leaders

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We tried various strategies on whiteboards to compare large numbers using place value and expanded form.