Snapshot: March 12-15, 2018

Dear Knights,

Thanks to everyone who was able to come by for our Student-Led Conferences last Wednesday. If you weren’t able to attend, you are always welcome to get in touch by email if you have any questions.

In Mathématiques with 7F2 this week, we wrote our quiz on equations and continued our study of parallelograms. We used the formula for calculating the area of a rectangle to deduce how to calculate the area of a parallelogram. Before spring break, we will learn about how to calculate the area of a triangle and will begin to look at the properties of the circle. We have also continued to review mental math strategies involving decimal numbers.

In English with 7F1 and 7F2, we conducted some initial research about our self-chosen topics for the non-fiction feature article. We began by creating a graphic organizer to show the structure of our article (thank you, text structures!) We also generated lists of what we already know about our topics, what we will need to find out, and which sources we might be able to use. Then we looked at criteria we should use when evaluating a source (authority, currency, integrity, relevance, validity). Students will have more time to research this week, and we will begin writing our articles after Spring Break.

In Français with 7F1, we continued to work on our stories by picking the images we want to use and outlining the structure (situation initiale, élément déclencheur, péripéties, dénouement, situation finale). We will draft our stories this week and publish them after Spring Break.

Time flies! We will attempt to accomplish a lot this coming week. Students are encouraged to stay on top of their assignments and homework so as to not fall behind.

Happy reading!

M. J. Sorokowski

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