Math and Science

January 24 - 28

Science: This week in Science, we will continue to make progress in our Light and Optics unit. Reflection and refraction will still be themes, and we'll be looking at how the anatomy of the eye results in image formation as well.

For specific information on lessons and assignments for your child's class, please see D2L:

https://d2l.cbe.ab.ca/

As always, please don't hesitate to contact your child's teacher if you have any questions or concerns.


January 17 - 21

Science: This week, we will continue to forge ahead with our Light and Optics unit. We will work with the concepts of reflection and refraction, and then look at how this understanding can be used in various optical technologies and devices.

For specific information on lessons and assignments for your child's class, please see D2L:

https://d2l.cbe.ab.ca/

As always, please don't hesitate to contact your child's teacher if you have any questions or concerns.


January 4 - 7

Science: This week, we will look at how light reflects and refracts as we continue to forge ahead in our Light and Optics unit.

For specific information on lessons and assignments for your child's class, please see D2L:

https://d2l.cbe.ab.ca/

As always, please don't hesitate to contact your child's teacher if you have any questions or concerns.


December 13 - 17

Science: This week, we will continue to move forward in our Light and Optics unit, talking about how light interacts with objects as well as properties of light reflection.

For specific information on lessons and assignments for your child's class, please see D2L:

https://d2l.cbe.ab.ca/

As always, please don't hesitate to contact your child's teacher if you have any questions or concerns.


December 6 - 10

Science: This week, we will transition into our Light and Optics unit, starting with learning about different types of light and the electromagnetic spectrum (EMS). 

For specific information on lessons and assignments for your child's class, please see D2L:

https://d2l.cbe.ab.ca/

As always, please don't hesitate to contact your child's teacher if you have any questions or concerns.


November 29 - December 3

Science: This week, we will be wrapping up our Cells and Systems Unit and preparing to transition into our Light and Optics unit. For specific information on lessons and assignments for your child's class, please see D2L:

https://d2l.cbe.ab.ca/

As always, please don't hesitate to contact your child's teacher if you have any questions or concerns.

November 22 - 25

Science: This week, we will focus on diseases, illnesses, and disorders that can affect body systems. This will be our last topic of this unit, as next week we will be starting our Light and Optics unit.

November 15 - 19

Science: As we near the end of our Cells and Systems unit, we will spend some time studying healthy body systems and different disorders and diseases than can afflict these systems. We will start to prepare for our unit test which will be early in the following week.

Math:  Students will be starting their next unit in which they will be learning how to find the probability of independent events.

November 8 - 12

Science: This week, students will continue to study various body systems. We will also start to look at how different diseases can affect body systems, as well as some possible treatments for these diseases.

Math: Students wrapped up the fractions unit with a review, unit test and post assessment.

November 1 - 5

Science: Now that students have learned about cell structure and function, they will study body systems and how different organs work together.

Math:  Students are continuing to practice combinations of multiplication and division of a fractions, and are starting review work in preparation for the unit test on multiplying and dividing fractions on Tuesday November 9.

October 25 - 29

Science: Students will continue to work through the Cell Biology unit. Some classes will be spending time on microscopes, and we'll also be looking at how substances move into and out of cells via diffusion and osmosis.

Math:  Students will be practicing the division of fractions by fractions throughout the week.

October 19 - 22

Science: Students will continue to learn about the anatomy and physiology of cells, as well as comparing and contrasting unicellular and multicellular organisms. Some classes will be spending time on microscopes.

Math:  Students will be starting fraction division this week.  As with multiplication, we will start with modelling division before moving on to the standard algorithm.

October 12 - 15

Science: This week, we will continue to talk about cells. We will look at the benefits and drawbacks of unicellular and multicellular organisms, and distinguish between plant and animal cells.

Math:  Students will complete a review of fraction multiplication and then have their first quiz on Fractions.  The following day, they will do error analysis on any errors they made on the quiz.

October 4 - 8

Science: This week, we will continue to talk about the parts and functions of cells, and we will look at the processes by which cells move materials in and out of their cell bodies.

Math:  We will be moving on to multiplication of a fraction by a fraction this week.  We will start with area models, then move to the standard algorithm, and then learn how to reduce prior to multiplication.

September 27 - October 1

Science: This week, we will be continue to talk about characteristics of living things, and start to move into the parts and functions of cells.

Math:  This week, students will learning different representations for fraction multiplication:  number lines, arrays, counters, and circles.  Models are used in this introductory phase so that when it comes time to apply the standard algorithm, students will understand why it works.

September 20 - 24

Science: Now that we've spent the last couple weeks reviewing key scientific concepts and practicing skills like interpreting data and graphing, it's time to move into our Cells and Systems Unit. We'll begin to look at the characteristics of living things, as well as how different organisms accomplish similar tasks in different ways.

Math:  Students will begin to learn about multiplication involving fractions but looking at fractions of a whole and then moving onto multiplication as repeated addition.  They will also learn how to use unit fractions and mental math to find fractions of sets

September 13 - 17

Science:
This week, we will be exploring the scientific method. We'll have discussions about Science as a method of thinking, and flow into testable questions, hypotheses, and procedure within experiments. We will also look at data analysis and which graphing methods are appropriate in different scenarios.

Math:  This week we will be solving problems involving number lines and the addition and subtraction of fractions.

September 7 - 10

Science:
This week, we are learning about lab safety and WHMIS, and will be completing a fun "Lab Safety Meme" computer task that will allow students to bring some creativity to what they've learned.

Math:

This week, students will begin their multiplication and division of fractions unit of study.  They will begin with a pre-assessment that will allow teachers to determine where each person is at and adjust teaching accordingly.  We are encouraging students to be practicing their multiplication tables up to 12x12 at home as it will help with fraction work.

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