On Monday, we start our fan film creations. Please check out the new page tab above entitled GRADE 7/8 DRAMA TASK: FAN FILM which has details and criteria. We will be spending the last block tomorrow getting our ideas in order and generally planning and getting started.
MONDAY: ALGEBRA VIDEO STARTED
We have started our new unit on using algebraic equations to represent and predict linear patterns. Students will demonstrate their knowledge in a math video that includes a representation of a linear pattern using manipulatives of their choice, the equation, the use of the equation to predict a term of their choice in the pattern, and a graphical representations. There will be ample class time for this.
There are also media requirements. These are posted in class.
Students can work with a partner if they choose. Videos are due end of day FRIDAY.
Skating is TUESDAY afternoon! Bring your gear!
THURSDAY: SPEECHES DRAFT DAY!
There will be minimal class time, so consider this an AT HOME project.
Speeches can be any type: persuasive, informational, autobiographical, etc. Consider it first and foremost a piece of writing that needs to follow the writing traits we have been discussing: logically organized, strong, unique voice, deliberate word choice, various sentence types, etc.
They are required to be 3-5 minutes long.
Speeches can be performed in various ways according to student choice: present to a friend, a small group or the whole class.
Our official presentation day in class is FEB 8th (next Monday).
Coming up in the next few months: other opportunities to practice those oral language skills, either by analyzing oral texts (such as Ted Talks and podcasts) or by debating ideas.
FRIDAY: HEALTH QUIZ!
Study notes are online. See tab above entitled JANUARY HEALTH MATERIAL for details.
FRIDAY: ALGEBRA VIDS DUE END OF DAY
(if not done already). See Monday above for deets!