Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Day 4 – The Four Forces of Flight

Today’s math concept was trickier than usual. Students estimated to find the percent of an amount. We did this in two ways. First, students rounded and converted the percent to a fraction then multiplied the fraction by the amount. In the second method, students converted the percent to a decimal and then multiplied the decimal by the amount. Students who did not complete this work in class are asked to complete pages 165 – 167 of the MMS 7 practice book for homework. Students will be writing a unit test on fractions and percents on Tuesday, March 6th.

During our Flight inquiry time, students watched a couple of videos that described the four forces of flight. They took notes as they watched these videos.

After this, students participated in reading activity about the forces of flight. Students who did not complete this in class are asked to complete the task as homework.

Finally, at the end of the day we began addressing our final line of inquiry and key concept for this unit. Students are researching a topic that is related to our responsibility with respect to flying devices, safety, society, and the environment. Students used today’s class time compose questions about their topics, research their topics, and record their information in an organizer. Devices are needed tomorrow.

Students have placed themselves in groups with topics as follows:

Krish & Jonathan
Mehar & Adiyah
Volcanic Ash
Celeste, Laryssa, & Emilia
Extreme Weather
Alexis & Nicole
Dangerous Goods
Taran & Rishaan
Zane & Wael
Cabin Safety
Lucas & Kian
Jarniko & Hersh
Power & Telephone Lines
Maram & Nikhil


Students attended gym and French, class today.

Tomorrow is Casual Day. There is a bake sale taking place tomorrow.

We will be painting our hot air balloons on tomorrow. Art smocks (or old t-shirts are needed).

Homework and Reminders

·        Devices needed for tomorrow’s flight assignment

·        Math 7 – Complete pages 165 – 167

·        Wednesday, February 28th – Art Smocks needed, Casual Day, Bake Sale

·        Thursday, February 29th – Flight Presentations

·        March 5 – March 9: Spirit Week

o   Monday - PJ Day

o   Tuesday - Superhero/Princess Day

o   Wednesday - Whacky Wednesday

o   Thursday - Sports Day

o   Friday - St. Patrick’s Day

·        Wednesday, March 7 – U20 Soccer Trip

·        Friday, March 9th – Skiing trip

·        March 12 – March 25: March Break

·        March 26 – Back to School

·        March 27 – Sibling & Grad pictures

·        March 28 – Casual Day

·        March 29 – Term 2 Report Cards, Autism Awareness Day, Silent Dance

·        March 30 – Good Friday – No school

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