We have been learning about Haiku poems in class today. We have learnt that a Haiku poem is a Japanese poem with three sentances in it, but in the 1st and 3rd sentence have only 5 syllables and the 2nd 7 syllables. Here are some great examples that we found on the Internet.
Montana and I have been having great mathematical conferences. This week we spent the time focussing on understanding fractions and the important vocabulary. Montana did an amazing job researching and sharing the information for the cheat sheet. We recommend that you read the sheet every night until you have learnt the important words.
Fractions cheat sheet
Here is our a class anchor chart for fractions and decimals. Jenny Eather’s website is fantastic for defining maths words. Remember that understanding the vocabulary in maths is so important.
The MML tasks for the next two weeks are completing mini research assignments about government. Here is a reminder work card.
Remember a number bond is a group of connected numbers that we can multiply and divide. This work is for Senior Dawson students only.
These are the two major assignments. Remember that we need to break assignments into manageable steps as well as set and follow timelines.
The multiplication grid book is from my workshop. Record your tasks and make sure you tick them off when completed.
In class, we have been working on creating study guides or “Cheat sheets”. Montana and Jordan have created excellent examples. Please revise them each night this week.
Decimal cheat sheat
Here is the home learning for the week. Thanks for the requests.
Week 4 and 5
Thanks for a great two weeks in workshops. We explored some really challenging strategies. As a group, we discovered how you can solve a multiplication problem using different strategies. Here is a reminder of our learning.
In the senior unit, we have been having some amazing discussions on the importance of putting events into perspective. We all find that when something happens, we think it is the end of the world. However, it is important to gauge the severity of the event by comparing your event to other possible events. For example, is not sitting next to your friend as bad as being diagnosed with a major illness such as cancer. We have been exploring how our thinking can led to a feeling. That feeling leads to an action. People can change how we think. This will change how we feel and act. Here is a reminder of our discussion.
This is the reminders for the current work that is due.
Thank you to Adam and Darcy for learning how to produce these.