Gael Dumelie

Week of Mar 30 - Apr 3

 

Hola alumnos,

 

I hope you're doing well despite the difficult preventative measure in place these days :)

 

In terms of Math 9, we are actively making changes to the D2L shell in order to improve the course and make it more educational and user-friendly.

 

For this week, please familiarize yourself with the D2L shell, and look at Unit 6: Linear Equations and Inequalities. You'll find that concepts are in English and very well explained. Take the time to read lessons 6.1 and 6.2. Next, there is Math Action 6.1 and 6.2, where there are assigned readings from Math Makes Sense 9 and practice exercises from the same.

 

Please plan to complete some of all of the assigned practice exercises of 6.1 and 6.2. You can check your answers at the back of the book. This practice will prepare you for a D2L-based quiz on solving equations, offered later this week. Our course format will likely consist of that; lessons to read, practice exercises to do along with answer keys for checking, and D2L quizzes to assess knowledge. Videos from Khan Academy will still be available on the D2L shell and we may upload videos later.

 

For the textbook, please click on the following link https://www.pearsoncanadaschool.com/index.cfm?locator=PS1g9e

PearsonSchoolCanada.ca - Math Makes Sense - Pearson WNCP Edition, K-9 Show your students that Math Makes Sense!With math textbooks spanning from kindergarten to Grade 9, Math Makes Sense WNCP provides a balanced and flexible approach to instruction and a consistency of language and format as students and teachers move from grade to grade. The scaffolded lesson plans and differentiation used throughout Math Makes Sense allow for educators to reach all learners ... www.pearsoncanadaschool.com

 

You will have to register, but eventually will have free 60-day access to Math Makes Sense 9. Thanks to those at Pearson Canada for this generous offer.

 

Don't hesitate to email me if you need extra help. We can likely communicate using Google Hangouts. Stay tuned for that.

 

Be well,

 

Sr. Dumelié


Message from March 16th:

Dear parents and guardians,

We are living in unprecedented times, and as such, we will take measures to continue to communicate with you until we have further information. Please see my teacher blog on the Robert Warren School home page for the most recent information. 

This week, Math 9 students should look at sections 6.1 and 6.2 in the Math Makes Sense 9 textbook. Please note that this book's PDF is easily searchable and available online. Alternatively, students can access tutorials and practice in their D2L shell. In D2L, click on "Content", "Unidad 7: Resolver Relaciones Lineales", "Resolver Ecuaciones: ax=b, x/a=b, a/x=b", " Resolver Ecuaciones: ax+b=c, x/a+b=c". There, students will find video tutorials and practice worksheets. Answers are included in this section.

Please note that if students are not able to access technology, they can email me at gsdumelie@cbe.ab.ca to make further arrangements.


Week of March 16-20, 2020 

𑁜Math 9. We closed the unit on Polynomials last week. In the Math Makes Sense 9 textbook, that is Unit 5. Since September, we have been covering the units in this book in order, with the only exception of unit 9.1, covered in December. Please continue with Unit 6 for now.

The Math Makes Sense 9 can be found online by searching for its PDF. Students also have Math 9 shells in D2L that are full of content and will be updated as the year progresses. Please note that the D2L shell’s timeline and resources are based on Math Links 9, a different textbook. Below, I am copying my list of Math-related bookmarks. Please explore each one and find more; there are many great math resources online now:

https://www.engageny.org/resou...

https://sites.google.com/site/...

https://www.worldmathsday.com/

http://www.nomamex.com.mx/2541...

https://www.mathplayground.com...

http://webmathminute.com/onlin...

https://es.khanacademy.org/

http://www.101qs.com/1972-fort...

https://whenmathhappens.com/3-...

https://tapintoteenminds.com/3...

https://www.geogebra.org/m/SqX...

http://mrnussbaum.com/lunch-li...

https://portal.cbe.ab.ca/staff...

https://www.popularmechanics.c...

https://www.cemc.uwaterloo.ca/...

https://science.ucalgary.ca/ma...


Weeks of December 9-13 and 16-19  2019

𑁜Math 9. Finishing rational numbers unit. Unit test Thursday December 12. Remaining time in 2019 will be to work on probability or statistics.

𑁟Construction 7. Students are working on a choice of 3 different projects (gumball machine, basketball game, bee hotel) and some will finish in the next two weeks and move on to 3 new choices; the 6-bottle holder, the dowel-hinged box, or the dolphin piggybank.

𑁟Construction 8/9. Most students have finished their 4-joint square, and most have moved on to a choice of 3 projects: the key holder, the dovetail box, or the round table. Others, especially grade 9, are doing their own project.

𑁣CommTech 6. A new group has started. They’ve opened a Daily Log File, started their Profile Assignments and some have started their Google Docs project.

𑁣CommTech 8/9. Students have started a daily log file and are moving through the sequence of projects which involve Photoshop, Scratch, and Excel. Some are documenting life around the school using Power Point or Google Slides in order to display on the TV screen in the Activity Area and as a contribution to the Fall Celebration of Learning.


Weeks of November 26-28 and December 2-6  2019

𑁜Math 9. Unit 3, rational numbers, has been started. We’ve looked at number sets and now we’re looking addition and subtraction of rational numbers. By next week we will include multiplication and division and order of operations. This chapter should take up all of November. A quiz may be coming soon; as in the first week of December!

𐭾PE 6. Floor hockey games this week and yoga next week.

𐭾PE 9. Floor hockey games this week and yoga next week.

𑁟Construction 7. Students are working on a choice of 3 different projects (gumball machine, basketball game, bee hotel) and some will finish in the next two weeks and move on to 3 new choices; the 6-bottle holder, the dowel-hinged box, or the dolphin piggybank.

𑁟Construction 8/9. Most students have finished their 4-joint square, and most have moved on to a choice of 3 projects: the key holder, the dovetail box, or the round table. Others, especially grade 9, are doing their own project.

𑁣CommTech 6. Students are almost done round 1 of options! They’ve completed a project on Google Docs, Google Slides, Google Forms, Google Sites, Google Sheets and Google SketchUp. Students have also spent 15 minutes of each class improving their keyboarding skills. Next week, a new group comes in to start the process all over again!

𑁣CommTech 8/9. Students have started a daily log file and are moving through the sequence of projects which involve Photoshop, Scratch, and Excel. Some are documenting life around the school using Power Point or Google Slides in order to display on the TV screen in the Activity Area and as a contribution to the Fall Celebration of Learning.


Weeks of November 12-15 and 18-22  2019

Another beautiful fall week; parent-teacher interviews coming up!

𑁜Math 9. Unit 2 finished yesterday with the unit final. Unit 3, our next topic, is rational numbers. Students will continue to present their Exponents in Real Life projects during class time. Unit 3 should take up all of November.

𐭾PE 6. Netball games this week and fitness next week.

𐭾PE 9. Netball games this week and fitness next week.

𑁟Construction 7. Students are working on a choice of 3 different projects (gumball machine, basketball game, bee hotel) and some will finish in the next two weeks and move on to 3 new choices.

𑁟Construction 8/9. Some students have finished their 4-joint square, others are still drawing up their plans, some have moved on to a choice of 3 projects; others are doing their own.

𑁣CommTech 6. Students have started their daily log file and their first project; a slide show about themselves and their computer competencies and desired learnings. They’ve also done a Google Docs, Google Slides, Google Forms, Google Sites, Google Sheets and are working on a Google SketchUp project. Students also spend 15 minutes of each class improving their keyboarding skills.

𑁣CommTech 8/9. Students have started a daily log file and are moving through the sequence of projects which involve Photoshop, Scratch, and Excel. Some are documenting life around the school using Power Point or Google Slides in order to display on the TV screen in the Activity Area.


Weeks of October 21-31 2019

Another beautiful fall week; Halloween coming up!

𑁜Math 9. Unit 2 finished quickly this week, then 3 days in the computer lab to work on a group project. The subject is exponents in real life. Due Oct 29th. Unit 2 test coming soon, in last days of October.

𐭾PE 6. We’ll be in the soccer and power walking units until the end of the month; weather and conditions-depending. Remember to bring a warm layer as our morning warm-up runs can start brisk!

𐭾PE 9. We’ll be in the soccer and power walking units until the end of the month; weather and conditions-depending. Remember to bring a warm layer as our morning warm-up runs can start brisk!

𑁟Construction 7. Almost all done the Super Clip. Some students are already moving on to a choice of 3 different projects (gumball machine, basketball game, bee hotel) and some will finish in the next two weeks and move on to 3 new choices.

𑁟Construction 8/9. Some students have finished their 4-joint square, others are still drawing up their plans, some have moved on to a choice of 3 projects; others are doing their own.

𑁣CommTech 6. Students have started their daily log file and their first project; a slide show about themselves and their computer competencies and desired learnings. They’ve also done a Google Docs, Google Slides, Google Forms, Google Sites, and are starting a Google Sheets project.

𑁣CommTech 8/9. Students have started a daily log file and are moving through the sequence of projects which involve Photoshop, Scratch, and Excel. Some are document life around the school using Power Point in order to display on the TV screen in the Activity Area.


Week of October 15-18 2019

First snow free week in a while; let’s hope it stays this way!!

𑁜Math 9. Unit 1 tests returned Tuesday. Seek extra help during lunch or after school if necessary. We’ve been in unit 2, exponents, since late last week.

𐭾PE 6. We’ll be in the soccer unit until the end of the week. Remember to bring a warm layer as our morning warm-up runs can start brisk!

𐭾PE 9. We’ll be in the soccer unit until the end of the week. Remember to bring a warm layer as our morning warm-up runs can start brisk!

𑁟Construction 7. We’re currently finishing the Super Clip. Some students will be moving on to a choice of 3 different projects (gumball machine, basketball game, bee hotel) starting next week.

𑁟Construction 8/9. Some students have started building their 4-joint square, others are still drawing up their plans.

𑁣CommTech 6. Students have started their daily log file and their first project; a slide show about themselves and their computer competencies and desired learnings. They’ve also done a Google Docs, Google Slides, Google Forms, and are starting a Google Sites project.

𑁣CommTech 8/9. Students have started a daily log file and are moving through the sequence of projects which involve Photoshop, Scratch, and Excel.


Week of October 7-10 2019

Snow came and went, Thanksgiving is coming up, as well as our first Math 9 unit test!

𑁜Math 9. Thanks for bringing in signed textbook forms. We’re finishing unit 1 on square numbers and surface area of composite object. Unit 1 test is Tuesday October 8th.

𐭾PE 6. We’ll be in the soccer unit starting Monday. Remember to bring a warm layer as our morning warm-up runs can start brisk!

𐭾PE 9. We’ll be in the soccer unit starting Monday. Remember to bring a warm layer as our morning warm-up runs can start brisk!

𑁟Construction 7. We’re currently making the Super Clip. Some students will be moving on to a choice of 3 different projects starting next week.

𑁟Construction 8/9. Some students have started building their 4-joint square, others are still drawing up their plans.

𑁣CommTech 6. Students have started their daily log file and their first project; a slide show about themselves and their computer competencies and desired learnings. They’ve also done a Google Docs, Google Slides and are starting a Google Forms project.

𑁣CommTech 8/9. Students have started a daily log file and are moving through the sequence of projects which involve Photoshop, Scratch, and Excel.

Cross Country Team. Meets this year were: 

1. Stanley Park on Wednesday Sept 18th. 

2. North Glenmore Park on Tuesday Sept 24. 

3 (finals) CANCELLED DUE TO SNOW. Alternate date Thu. Oct. 3rd.

Thanks for a great, albeit short season! Final school results are still being tabulated and will be put on this blog when released.



School year 2019-2020

Week of September 3-6 2019

Happy new school year Guerreros!!

This year I will be teaching a blend of core and options classes. Like in past years, I plan to coach cross country in the fall and junior badminton in the spring. I’ll also hopefully have the pleasure of returning to New Mexico in the spring with some of our senior students. Below, I’ll list my current term 1 courses, coaching commitments and any notices that apply.

𑁜Math 9. Thanks for bringing in signed textbook forms. We’ve started the first unit on square roots. Our timeline follows the textbook, Math Makes Sense 9.

𐭾PE 6. We’ll be in the football unit starting Monday. Remember to bring a warm layer as our morning warm-up runs can start brisk!

𐭾PE 9. We’ll be in the football unit starting Monday. Remember to bring a warm layer as our morning warm-up runs can start brisk! Thanks to those who come to class wearing their gym strip. A friendly reminder to those others that one is to get changed for class.

𑁟Construction 7. We’re currently in safety and will next be moving to review and learning basic hand tool skills as students tackle their first project. 

𑁟Construction 8/9. We’re currently in safety and will next be moving to making a first project with handtools and limited power tools.

𑁣CommTech 6. Students have started a daily log file and their first project; a slide show about themselves and their computer competencies and desired learnings. 

𑁣CommTech 8/9. Students have started a daily log file and their first project; a slide show about themselves and their computer competencies and desired learnings. They have also started a cartoon about their summer of 2019.

Cross Country Team. Meets this year are: 

1. Stanley Park on Wednesday Sept 18th. 

2. North Glenmore Park on Tuesday Sept 24. 

3 (finals). North Glenmore Park on Monday Sept 30. Alternate date Thu. Oct. 3rd.

Practices will be Mondays and Wednesdays after school, from 3:35 pm to 4:20 pm starting Wednesday Sept. 11. We will only have practices when meets are 2 or more days away.

I’m looking forward to running (no pun intended) this great team :)






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