There was an incredible show of spirit from you on Friday, during our annual Terry Fox walk and run fundraiser. You showed all of our new students (and staff!) what it means to be a Knight. It was also a beautiful day to raise money for a great cause. Thank you for your support!
This week, in English, students in 7F1 and 7F2 began studying mentor texts from Humans of New York (HONY). We will be writing narratives about ourselves in the style of HONY in order to move closer to our goal of writing our own longer narratives, both personal and fictional. We also watched the short film “The Swing of Change” and discussed how a magic trumpet literally changed a barber’s tune. Next week, I will be introducing Speechtastic: our public-speaking activity. More details soon!
Public speaking in French is well underway, and group A in French with 7F1 presented their CFOO speeches. Group B presents next Thursday, October 5. (Click here for the documents.) Students are reminded that there are two components to CFOO; a written copy of their prepared speech should be handed once the student has finished his or her presentation. We also finished sharing our informational texts about ourselves and will soon be introducing our next writing project – another informational text – about local landmarks and activities.
Finally, in mathematics with 7F2, we learned about divisibility rules. Over the next week, we will play some review games to prepare for a quiz, which will take place Friday, October 6. Students will receive more information about this quiz on Monday. We will also be moving on to our next operation in mental math: multiplication. We will review subtraction again later this year when we introduce decimal numbers and fractions into our daily mental math routine.