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Week of April 20th - April 24th

This week in Science, students will be learning about the Carbon Cycle (content released on Monday) and the Water Cycle (content released on Thursday). Ms. Streeter will be covering these concepts in detail during the Science tutorials at 11:00am daily. Students will have a diagram worksheet to complete as well as study questions that are valuable for revision.

Week of March 9th - March 13th

This week in Mathematics, students will be beginning a new unit – Patterns and Relations. They will be starting with creating a pattern and identifying the pattern rule and then working towards input and output tables.

This week in Science, students are creating a Species Range Map of their species that will be due on Friday March 13thLater in the week, students will be learning about what a species needs to survive – a species basic needs. This include how a plant processes energy through photosynthesis.

Week of February 24th - February 28th

This week in Mathematics, students will be continue with learning the central tendencies of data – the mean, mode and median. They will learn what range is and also how an outlier can effect a set of data. Students will complete their Statistics and Probability Quiz #1 on Wednesday February 26thLater in the week, students will begin the probability portion of the unit by reviewing the difference between theoretical and experimental probability.

This week in Science, students will begin the Interactions and Ecosystems unit. Students will first learn about what an ecosystem is and the difference between biotic and abiotic factors. They will begin to research a species of their choice and discover the type of ecosystem that species is found in. Later in the week, students will learn about the different biomes found around the world and the type of species that live in them.

Week of February 10th - February 13th

This week in Mathematics, students will be completing their final assessments for the Integers unit. Students should be revising over their concept notes and practice material in their binders before the quiz on Tuesday February 11th 2020.

This week in Science, students will be revising the key concepts of the Heat and Temperature unit before the Heat and Temperature Quiz #3 on Wednesday February 12th 2020. Students will be provided with revision questions to complete as well as in class revision activities.

After the Family Day long weekend, students will be beginning new units in both Mathematics and Science. Students will begin a Stats and Probability unit in Mathematics and will begin the Interactions and Ecosystems unit in Science.

Week of December 16th - December 19th

In Mathematics this week, students are beginning to add and subtract fractions with common denominators. Students will be receiving feedback from their Fraction Quiz #1 on the skills they need to practice to be successful at this outcome. Over the Winter break, students should be practicing simplifying fractions, finding equivalent fractions and finding the lowest common denominator.

In Science this week, students are building their model for the Structural Design Research Project. The assignment outline as well as the assessment rubric can be found on your child’s Google Drive. Unfortunately the school can not provide any materials for the students to build their model but most supplies can be purchased from the Dollar Store. A reminder that their Research Questions (Part 1) for this project are due early in the week. Please check individually with your child’s teacher on the due date as they are different for each class due to issues with technology and time to complete the questions in class. If you have any questions regarding the project, please contact your student’s Science teacher. Over the Winter break, students should be preparing for the presentation aspect (Part 3) of the project such as making a PowerPoint with the information or practicing a prepared speech.

Week of December 9th - December 13th

In Mathematics this week, students will be practicing comparing mixed and improper fractions before revising for their first fractions quiz. Fraction Quiz #1 will be on Wednesday December 11th and will cover the following concepts:

• Simplifying fractions
• Factors and multiples
• Finding equivalent fractions
• Finding common denominators
• Comparing fractions
• Comparing improper fractions and mixed numbers

These skills are essential for adding and subtracting fractions and students have several practice worksheets and concept notes in their binders to help them prepare. On Thursday students will be beginning to add and subtract fractions using pictures.

In Science this week, students will be learning about 3 controversial structures before writing a persuasive piece on the Calgary Peace Bridge. The Calgary Peace Bridge Assignment will be due on Friday December 13th. Later in the week, students will be introduced to the major project for this unit where they will be researching a structure of their choice and building a model.

Week of December 2cnd - December 6th

This week in Mathematics, students are revising how to compare fractions using a common denominator. Later in the week students will revise how to convert between mixed numbers and improper fractions. Students in Grade 7 should be able to find equivalent fractions, simplify fractions and find a common denominator before moving onto adding and subtracting fractions. These skills are essential for students to be successful at adding and subtracting fractions. You can practice these skills at home by helping your child complete their practice worksheets as well as creating fractions using playing cards. Cooking and baking is also a great way to practice using fractions (as well as decimals and ratios).

This week in Science, students are learning about Structural Failure and what causes structures to deform. They will complete a lab investigating which shape (between a square, a triangle and a circle) can support the most weight. On Thursday they will be revising for a quiz on Friday. The quiz will cover topics including: types of structures (shell, solid and frame), mass, weight, force, stresses and loads. Students have detailed notes in their binders regarding these concepts so to help them study/revise, please encourage them to bring their binder home and discuss these topics with you.

Week of November 12-November 15

This week in Mathematics, students are practicing calculating tax, tip and discount. On Wednesday November 13th, students will complete a quiz on tax, tip and discount. Later in the week, students will learn about banking and the difference between a deposit and withdrawal. They will apply this understanding to complete a Decimals Unit Assignment. The Decimals Unit Assignment will be given to them on Friday November 15th. If they do not finish the assignment in class, they will take it home as homework and it will be due on Tuesday November 19th during Math class.

This week in Science, students are learning how domes are designed and constructed. Later in the week, students are looking at the difference between forces and loads and mass and weight. They will complete a lab where they explore this differences using beam scales and spring scales.

Week of November 4th - November 8th

This week in Mathematics, students are applying their understanding of decimals to tax, tip and discount questions. Students will learn the bases of tax in Alberta, how a discount works and how to add a tip when receiving a service – real world application of the work we have done over the previous weeks with adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing decimals.

This week in Science, students are beginning the Structures and Forces unit. They will learn about different types of structures, how to classify structures and the different types of structures human’s use in every day situations. Later in the week, they will learn about what elements a person needs to consider when designing various structures, including function, form, cost, cultural interpretation.

Week of October 28th - October 31rst

In Mathematics this week, students will be working on word problems with decimals before their first Decimals Quiz on Tuesday. Later in the week, students will be beginning tax, tip and discount application questions with decimals. This will build their ability to apply their skills in the real world.

In Science this week, students will finish the learning around volcanoes before revising for their Planet Earth Unit Quiz on Thursday. Students will be provided with a concept checklist as well revision questions to prepare for the quiz.

Week of October 21rst-October 25th

This week in Mathematics, students are continuing to practice multiplying decimals. Students are working towards multiplying a decimal number by a decimal number. Later in the week students will be learning strategies to divide a decimal by a whole number and by a decimal. These concepts are key outcomes of the curriculum and are the foundations of ‘real world math’ that students will use through out their life. It’s important to practice this concepts at home!

This week in Science, students are completing their Rocks and Minerals Lab Report and it is due at the end of the class on Monday. They will learn how mountains are formed with connections back to plate tectonics. One of the exciting mountain formations in volcanoes and students will investigating some volcanic case studies.

Week of October 15th - October 18th

This week in Mathematics, students will learn a number of strategies to add and subtract decimals. They will begin to apply these skills to working with real life examples such as money and temperature.

This week in Science, students will be learning further about rocks as well as looking at the qualities of minerals; such as their luste and colour. They will complete their first laboratory activity later in the week where they will need to identify rocks and minerals according to their qualities.

Week of October 7th - October 10th

On Monday in Mathematics, students will complete their second Numeracy Assessment focusing on their multiplication and division skills. Students should be continually practicing their basic facts outside of school and they can find practice sheets for this on their Google Drive. Through out the week, students will continue to deepen their understanding of place value and it’s connection to decimals and fractions.

This week in Science, students will finalize their understanding of mummification and then will move onto Weathering and Erosion. Later in the week they will begin to study the Rock Cycle and it’s contribution to mountain and volcano formation.

Week of September 30th - October 4th

In Mathematics, students are beginning revision of decimals starting with place value. Over the course of the week students will work towards adding and subtracting decimals with an end focus of multiplying and dividing decimals.

In Science, students are looking at geological time and where homo-sapiens lie within the scale. Students will compare the geological scale to the measurement of one day. Later in the week, students will begin to look at fossils and the information they provide scientists around evolution.

# Math and Science

Week of April 20th - April 24th

This week in Science, students will be learning about the Carbon Cycle (content released on Monday) and the Water Cycle (content released on Thursday). Ms. Streeter will be covering these concepts in detail during the Science tutorials at 11:00am daily. Students will have a diagram worksheet to complete as well as study questions that are valuable for revision.

Week of March 9th - March 13th

This week in Mathematics, students will be beginning a new unit – Patterns and Relations. They will be starting with creating a pattern and identifying the pattern rule and then working towards input and output tables.

This week in Science, students are creating a Species Range Map of their species that will be due on Friday March 13thLater in the week, students will be learning about what a species needs to survive – a species basic needs. This include how a plant processes energy through photosynthesis.

Week of February 24th - February 28th

This week in Mathematics, students will be continue with learning the central tendencies of data – the mean, mode and median. They will learn what range is and also how an outlier can effect a set of data. Students will complete their Statistics and Probability Quiz #1 on Wednesday February 26thLater in the week, students will begin the probability portion of the unit by reviewing the difference between theoretical and experimental probability.

This week in Science, students will begin the Interactions and Ecosystems unit. Students will first learn about what an ecosystem is and the difference between biotic and abiotic factors. They will begin to research a species of their choice and discover the type of ecosystem that species is found in. Later in the week, students will learn about the different biomes found around the world and the type of species that live in them.

Week of February 10th - February 13th

This week in Mathematics, students will be completing their final assessments for the Integers unit. Students should be revising over their concept notes and practice material in their binders before the quiz on Tuesday February 11th 2020.

This week in Science, students will be revising the key concepts of the Heat and Temperature unit before the Heat and Temperature Quiz #3 on Wednesday February 12th 2020. Students will be provided with revision questions to complete as well as in class revision activities.

After the Family Day long weekend, students will be beginning new units in both Mathematics and Science. Students will begin a Stats and Probability unit in Mathematics and will begin the Interactions and Ecosystems unit in Science.

Week of December 16th - December 19th

In Mathematics this week, students are beginning to add and subtract fractions with common denominators. Students will be receiving feedback from their Fraction Quiz #1 on the skills they need to practice to be successful at this outcome. Over the Winter break, students should be practicing simplifying fractions, finding equivalent fractions and finding the lowest common denominator.

In Science this week, students are building their model for the Structural Design Research Project. The assignment outline as well as the assessment rubric can be found on your child’s Google Drive. Unfortunately the school can not provide any materials for the students to build their model but most supplies can be purchased from the Dollar Store. A reminder that their Research Questions (Part 1) for this project are due early in the week. Please check individually with your child’s teacher on the due date as they are different for each class due to issues with technology and time to complete the questions in class. If you have any questions regarding the project, please contact your student’s Science teacher. Over the Winter break, students should be preparing for the presentation aspect (Part 3) of the project such as making a PowerPoint with the information or practicing a prepared speech.

Week of December 9th - December 13th

In Mathematics this week, students will be practicing comparing mixed and improper fractions before revising for their first fractions quiz. Fraction Quiz #1 will be on Wednesday December 11th and will cover the following concepts:

• Simplifying fractions
• Factors and multiples
• Finding equivalent fractions
• Finding common denominators
• Comparing fractions
• Comparing improper fractions and mixed numbers

These skills are essential for adding and subtracting fractions and students have several practice worksheets and concept notes in their binders to help them prepare. On Thursday students will be beginning to add and subtract fractions using pictures.

In Science this week, students will be learning about 3 controversial structures before writing a persuasive piece on the Calgary Peace Bridge. The Calgary Peace Bridge Assignment will be due on Friday December 13th. Later in the week, students will be introduced to the major project for this unit where they will be researching a structure of their choice and building a model.

Week of December 2cnd - December 6th

This week in Mathematics, students are revising how to compare fractions using a common denominator. Later in the week students will revise how to convert between mixed numbers and improper fractions. Students in Grade 7 should be able to find equivalent fractions, simplify fractions and find a common denominator before moving onto adding and subtracting fractions. These skills are essential for students to be successful at adding and subtracting fractions. You can practice these skills at home by helping your child complete their practice worksheets as well as creating fractions using playing cards. Cooking and baking is also a great way to practice using fractions (as well as decimals and ratios).

This week in Science, students are learning about Structural Failure and what causes structures to deform. They will complete a lab investigating which shape (between a square, a triangle and a circle) can support the most weight. On Thursday they will be revising for a quiz on Friday. The quiz will cover topics including: types of structures (shell, solid and frame), mass, weight, force, stresses and loads. Students have detailed notes in their binders regarding these concepts so to help them study/revise, please encourage them to bring their binder home and discuss these topics with you.

Week of November 12-November 15

This week in Mathematics, students are practicing calculating tax, tip and discount. On Wednesday November 13th, students will complete a quiz on tax, tip and discount. Later in the week, students will learn about banking and the difference between a deposit and withdrawal. They will apply this understanding to complete a Decimals Unit Assignment. The Decimals Unit Assignment will be given to them on Friday November 15th. If they do not finish the assignment in class, they will take it home as homework and it will be due on Tuesday November 19th during Math class.

This week in Science, students are learning how domes are designed and constructed. Later in the week, students are looking at the difference between forces and loads and mass and weight. They will complete a lab where they explore this differences using beam scales and spring scales.

Week of November 4th - November 8th

This week in Mathematics, students are applying their understanding of decimals to tax, tip and discount questions. Students will learn the bases of tax in Alberta, how a discount works and how to add a tip when receiving a service – real world application of the work we have done over the previous weeks with adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing decimals.

This week in Science, students are beginning the Structures and Forces unit. They will learn about different types of structures, how to classify structures and the different types of structures human’s use in every day situations. Later in the week, they will learn about what elements a person needs to consider when designing various structures, including function, form, cost, cultural interpretation.

Week of October 28th - October 31rst

In Mathematics this week, students will be working on word problems with decimals before their first Decimals Quiz on Tuesday. Later in the week, students will be beginning tax, tip and discount application questions with decimals. This will build their ability to apply their skills in the real world.

In Science this week, students will finish the learning around volcanoes before revising for their Planet Earth Unit Quiz on Thursday. Students will be provided with a concept checklist as well revision questions to prepare for the quiz.

Week of October 21rst-October 25th

This week in Mathematics, students are continuing to practice multiplying decimals. Students are working towards multiplying a decimal number by a decimal number. Later in the week students will be learning strategies to divide a decimal by a whole number and by a decimal. These concepts are key outcomes of the curriculum and are the foundations of ‘real world math’ that students will use through out their life. It’s important to practice this concepts at home!

This week in Science, students are completing their Rocks and Minerals Lab Report and it is due at the end of the class on Monday. They will learn how mountains are formed with connections back to plate tectonics. One of the exciting mountain formations in volcanoes and students will investigating some volcanic case studies.

Week of October 15th - October 18th

This week in Mathematics, students will learn a number of strategies to add and subtract decimals. They will begin to apply these skills to working with real life examples such as money and temperature.

This week in Science, students will be learning further about rocks as well as looking at the qualities of minerals; such as their luste and colour. They will complete their first laboratory activity later in the week where they will need to identify rocks and minerals according to their qualities.

Week of October 7th - October 10th

On Monday in Mathematics, students will complete their second Numeracy Assessment focusing on their multiplication and division skills. Students should be continually practicing their basic facts outside of school and they can find practice sheets for this on their Google Drive. Through out the week, students will continue to deepen their understanding of place value and it’s connection to decimals and fractions.

This week in Science, students will finalize their understanding of mummification and then will move onto Weathering and Erosion. Later in the week they will begin to study the Rock Cycle and it’s contribution to mountain and volcano formation.

Week of September 30th - October 4th

In Mathematics, students are beginning revision of decimals starting with place value. Over the course of the week students will work towards adding and subtracting decimals with an end focus of multiplying and dividing decimals.

In Science, students are looking at geological time and where homo-sapiens lie within the scale. Students will compare the geological scale to the measurement of one day. Later in the week, students will begin to look at fossils and the information they provide scientists around evolution.