# Grade 7

**November Updates**

**November Updates**

**Humanities November 20-24**

This week in English will see us wrapping up our first essay. The class has been writing in small chunks, one paragraph at a time. We will be stitching these together, editing for clarity, content, and correctness. When we finish our essay writing, we will be moving on to short stories at the end of the week.

In social studies, we will be wrapping up our study of the fur trade with a unit test on Thursday, November 23. This will cover the five phases of the fur trade and have the students respond to what impact the fur trade has had on the formation of Canada.

**Humanities November 13-17**

This week in English we are continuing our contruction of first essay. We have been writing slowly, one paragraph at a time, to ensure that we don't miss any steps. This will wrap up next week. In social studies, we are looking at the impact of the fur trade on the formation of Canada. This will be wrapped up this week and we will move on to the major conflicts that took place prior to confederation and their impacts on what we now know as Canada.

This week in Grade 7 we homework checked our Conversion (outcome 4) questions from before band camp, opened a "trade market" using coloured shapes as currency, and reflected on our Characteristics of a Responsible Learner. Look out for the Responsible Learner document in the upcoming report cards.

Next week we will begin our work on outcome 5: Fractions. We will also be doing a series of activities and discussions around Alberta Education's Anti-Bullying week and World Kindess day.

Math 8 week at a glance (November 6 - 10):

This week in Grade 8 we handed in our Ratio and Rate assignment from before band camp and participated in a small group project about ratios. Each group was asked to construct a scene or situation using shapes and colours. They were then asked to provide evidence of the two and three term ratios that exist within these scenes. Come check out our class wall or see below for more! Can you find a two or three term ratio?

Next week we will begin our work on outcome 6: Multiplying and Dividing Fractions. We will also be doing a series of activities and discussions around Alberta Education's Anti-Bullying week and World Kindess day.

Super Mario World Pacman A fast food picnic

"Whoville" An iconic scene in *Titanic*

**October Updates**

**October Updates**

Math 7 week at a glance (October 23 - 27):

This week in Math 7 we discussed expectations of ourselves as students as well as completed our chunked Math assignment. Our new class goals involve organization, punctuality, and attentive listening. We were up and down with it this week, but are making the effort to get better every day. Several students completed their chunked percent assignment (one that is broken up into one question at a time, versus altogether), but many of us have not. Those who are not finished should hand in Monday morning.

Next week we will move on to outcome 4, Conversions. All students received their first two assignments back today with their comments on them. Check in with them to see how they did and please continue reviewing at home when possible. Have a great weekend.

Math 8 week at a glance (October 23 - 27):

This week in Math 8 we analyzed different types of rates, completed our notes and examples section in our note package, and answered practice questions. All students should have completed practice work on page 60 and many have moved on to their chunked Ratio & Rate assignment.

Next week we will finish our assignment and conclude our thoughts on Ratios and Rates. All students received their first few assignments back this week with their comments on them. Check in with them to see how they did and please continue reviewing at home when possible. Have a great weekend.

**Previous October Updates**

**Previous October Updates**

Math 7 week at a glance (October 2 - 5):

This week in Math 7 we spent the bulk of our time reviewing our decimal practice homework and completing an in class assignment that was due at the end of class Thursday. As of Thursday at 5:00pm Mr. C has 9 and two halves out of 18 possible assignments.

Next week we will be moving on to our third outcome: Percents. Please continue reviewing class concepts at home and encouraging our kids to practice these new concepts regularly. Happy Thanksgiving.

Math 8 week at a glance (October 2 - 5):

This week in Math 8 we spent the bulk of our time with our "create a question" assignment. The assignment was due at the end of class on Thursday and as of Thursday at 5:00pm Mr. C has 15 out of 17 possible assignments.

Next week we will be reviewing our September goals, setting October goals, and moving on to our fourth outcome: Ratio and Rate. Please continue reviewing class concepts at home and encouraging our kids to practice these new concepts regularly. Happy Thanksgiving.

Math 7 week at a glance (October 10 - 13):

This week in Math 7 we dove into our third outcome of our Number Sense unit: Percent. Most of our class time was focused on answering whole class practice questions and developing strategies with how to convert decimals and fractions into percent (ask your student to try it with you!)

All students should have the Percent portion of their note package completed (ie. blanks filled in and examples completed) and prepared to begin practice questions next week. Please continue reviewing at home when possible and encouraging our kids to practice these new concepts regularly. Have a great weekend.

Math 8 week at a glance (October 10 - 13):

This week in Math 8 we dove into our fourth outcome of our Number Sense unit: Ratio and Rate. Most of our class time was focused on answering whole class practice questions, creating ratios that fit our class and school, and we even went on a 'ratio walk' Friday morning.

Next week we will ensure that our notes are completed (ie. blanks filled in and examples present) and begin some individual practice questions. Please continue reviewing at home when possible and encouraging our kids to practice these new concepts regularly. Have a great weekend.

Math 7 week at a glance (October 16 - 20):

We spent most of our week in Math 7 working in small groups and solving percent based questions. We reviewed and reminded ourselves about the strategies we have for calculating percents, as well as for finding the part of a total when given a percentage. All students should have the practice questions from page 130 completed for Monday (questions listed at end of outcome 3: percent in note package).

Next week we will receive a percent assignment that will be completed and handed in for grading. Please continue reviewing at home when possible and encouraging our kids to practice these new concepts regularly. Have a great weekend.

Math 8 week at a glance (October 16 - 20):

This week in Math 8 we analyzed different types of ratios, completed our notes and examples section in our note package, and answered practice questions. We concluded the week with a discussion of rate.

Next week we will focus on rate, complete the section of rate in our notes, as well as a set of practice questions. We are building up to an assignment on ratio and rate. Please continue reviewing at home when possible and encouraging our kids to practice these new concepts regularly. Have a great weekend.