Humanities Week in Review
Week of September 18-21, 2023
We are three weeks into the school year and already have lots of information in Powerschool regarding student work. Please consistently check Powerschool to ensure your child is caught up in their studies. This week in Language Arts, students were introduced to ACE (Answer, Cite, Explain) writing strategy. This strategy focuses on answering a question completely by citing textual evidence and explaining how the evidence answers the question. Students will be working on a research task next week using the ACE strategy to answer the questions.
Throughout the week, students had class time to work through their Aboriginal Societies research. The goal was to finish one page per day. This project will be crucial to the success of two next tasks next week, an oral presentation and ACE Paragraph writing. This research is now homework if it has not been completed during class time. Students have their research booklets and the information can be found on the Google Classroom.
Aboriginal Societies Research, September 25, 2022
Smash and Grab Summary Writing, OVERDUE
Week of September 5th - 8th
Our first literacy task of the year was to create a “Letter to Self” - using a topic all the children could write on easily, while introducing our Grade 7 format for writing. Students created dot jot notes while answering prompts covering a variety of topics. Next, the students were given a teacher created example of how to construct the letter. Students created a first draft of their letter and then were given the opportunity to have their teacher edit before completing the final copy which will be sealed away until June 2024!
This week students learned about the history and resurgence of Polaroid pictures. Using this medium as our inspiration, students were asked to remember a memorable time or event. With this event in mind, they experimented with pencil crayons to create a variety of techniques to mimic watercolour. Students have created a rough draft of their Polaroid as well as a written explanation describing the memorable time or event. We will begin our final products on Monday, and this project will be on display at our Meet The Teacher BBQ and information night.
Letter to Self – Monday, September 11