Mr. Bosma Notes

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Notes

Posted: December 14, 2016

Language Arts- Read 30 minutes and log and respond

Math -   District Math Assessment Tomorrow, Thursday, Dec. 15th.

Science -   Lab report due Wednesday, Dec. 14th.

Social Studies - 

Reminders *    Christmas Door Competition

Christmas Dance Thursday. Dec. 22nd (No formal wear)

Year-book Order - $20

  • This week in Language Arts we continued to explore the character traits of the characters in Boy in the Striped Pajamas as we continue our class novel.
  • Students also continued working on their introductions, then graphic story organizers and now body paragraphs of their own creative narrative/short story.
  • At week's end we had lessons on using proper dialogue and quotations within a story.
  • Next week, we will continue lessons on quotations, commas, as well as writing our body paragraphs and conclusions. We will also be revising the stories and typing up the final copies.
  • Rubrics were sent home on the student's reading binder/duotang and their book review marks too.

 

Posted: September 15, 2016

Grade 6 worked on building their writing ideas on their idea pages this week, as well as consistenly writing through quick writes. They have been learning to respond to their own individual reading, and learning such responses through the class novel Boy in the Striped Pajamas, read aloud by Mr. Bosma.

For tomorrow, Friday Sept. 16, they are asked to bring in a small to medium sized object that they are familiar with or holds meaning for them. They can keep it locked in their lockers until they are asked to bring in it to class.

Awesome week with these fantastic kids.

Sincerely,

Mr. Bosma

Posted: September 15, 2016

Currently in Grade 8 this week we are building our writing idea pages, consistently writing quick writes, and learning how to properly respond to our own comprehension thought respones with our class novel Egghead.

For Friday (Tomorrow) Sept. 16 students should bring in a photo or image. It can be a real photo or printed from the internet. It should be of people, animals, action, or scenery, and not someone you know.

 

 

 

The past week in Grade 8K and 8B: (Silent Sustained Reading and response - 15 minutes each day)

  • We practiced and completed presentations, formal speeches, or spoken word poems.  
  • Today we began a discussion on What is Poetry? This led to the beginning of a quick write about if you could pick 10 songs or more to play while on a desserted island what would they be..

Homework/Reminders:  Read 30 minutes, log and respond.

Think of 10 songs or more you would want on your own mix tape/playlist (need to have words).

The past week in Grade 7P and 7H: (Silent Sustained Reading and response - 15 minutes each day)

  • We practiced and completed presentations, formal speeches, or spoken word poems.  
  • Today we began a discussion on What is Poetry? This led to a quick write about if you could pick 10 songs or more to play while on a desserted island what would they be.
  • Students then had to pick their favorite two songs due to the lyrics and explain why.

Homework/Reminders:  Read 30 minutes, log and respond.

Write out or print off your favorite song based on today's list of songs.

The past two days in Grade 7P and 7H: (Silent Sustained Reading and response - 15 minutes each day)

  • We reviewed introductions and organizing our thoughts for writing speech, presentation notes and spoken word poems.
  • We analyzed the various speaking srategies of Rigged Game Slam Poetry video.
  • We learned a lesson on how to introduce your speech/presentation
  • We learned how to use cue cards and how to use point form.
  • We worked on developing introduction, body paragraphs/stanzas, and conclusions for speeches, spoken word poems and presentations.
  • Students competing in the middle school speak out contest are to be ready for Thursday. (April 28th)

Homework/Reminders:  Read 30 minutes, log and respond. Work on memorizing speech/spoken word poem/or presentation notes.

The past two days in Grade 8K and 8B: (Silent Sustained Reading and response - 15 minutes each day)

  • We reviewed organizing our research and thoughts into a speech/presentation planner and worked on completing it.  
  • We learned about various styles of effective introductions for our speeches and presentation with many different examples.
  • We worked on developing such introductions.
  • We reviewed the importance of looking for clues in our reading for meaning, especially in finding words we don't know the meaning to. (5 words on the Finding Vocabulary in Context chart are due tomorrow).
  • Students wrote a small motto, and reasoning for their motto about Canada, for a Grade 8 City of Miramichi Fire Deptartment contest, with the winner to be used on Canada Day.

Homework/Reminders:  Read 30 minutes, log and respond. Fill out vocabulary in context chart for the 5 words due tomorrow (April 22).

The past two days in Grade 7P and 7H: (Silent Sustained Reading and response - 15 minutes each day)

  • We reviewed organizing our research and thoughts into a speech/presentation planner and worked on completing it.  
  • We learned about various styles of effective introductions for our speeches and presentation with many different examples.
  • We worked on developing such introductions.
  • We reviewed the importance of looking for clues in our reading for meaning, especially in finding words we don't know the meaning to. (5 words on the Finding Vocabulary in Context chart are due tomorrow).

Homework/Reminders:  Read 30 minutes, log and respond. Fill out vocabulary in context chart for the 5 words due tomorrow (April 22).

The past two days in Grade 8K and 8B: (Silent Sustained Reading and response - 15 minutes each day)

  • We reviewed Public Speaking Types of Delivery: Formal/Informal Speech, Spoken Word Poetry we discussed and saw an examples of the strengths/speaking strategies in each.
  • We chose our speech delivery type and brainstorm topic ideas, including funneling our top two ideas to be more specific and focused.
  • We learned about finding accurate and legitimate websites, and how to source where our information comes from, including puting words into our own words and stating who said the quotations we used on our Research Note Organizer - Website (located under documents on this teacher page).
  • Today we reviewed using our finding vocabulary in context organizer, and main idea map for determining importantce, with a new article of the week. This time we looked for 3-5 words we were unsure of and 3-4 main ideas individually. This assignment will be completed during Monday's class, including a class debrief discussion.

Homework/Reminders:  Read 30 minutes, log and respond. Fill out vocabulary in context chart as you find words.

The past two days in Grade 7P and 7H: (Silent Sustained Reading and response - 15 minutes each day)

  • We reviewed Public Speaking Types of Delivery: Formal/Informal Speech, Spoken Word Poetry we discussed and saw an examples of the strengths/speaking strategies in each.
  • We chose our speech delivery type and brainstorm topic ideas, including funneling our top two ideas to be more specific and focused.
  • We learned about finding accurate and legitimate websites, and how to source where our information comes from, including puting words into our own words and stating who said the quotations we used on our Research Note Organizer - Website (located under documents on this teacher page).
  • We went to the lab and began our research for speeches/presentation/ spoken word poem, while using our research note organizers.

Homework/Reminders:  Read 30 minutes, log and respond. Fill out vocabulary in context chart as you find words.

Today in Grade 7P and 7H: (Silent Sustained Reading and response - 15 minutes)

  • Vocabulary in Context: Students were given a Finding Vocabulary in Context organizer (which is also under documents on this teacher page) and were asked to fill out any new words found in today's reading.
  • We wrote a quick write for our idea page on The Awesome and Not So Awesome things in life.
  • We reviewed Public Speaking Types of Delivery: Formal/Informal Speech, Spoken Word Poetry and today we discussed and saw an example of formal presenation.
  • We began to talk about choosing our speech delivery type and brainstorm topic ideas. 

Homework/Reminders:  Read 30 minutes, log and respond. Fill out vocabulary in context chart as you find words.

  • All persuasive argument/essay rubrics are to be signed as well as Reading Notebook/Binder rubric to signed.

Today in Grade 7P and 7K: (Silent Sustained Reading and response - 15 minutes)

  • Vocabulary in Context: Students were given a Finding Vocabulary in Context organizer (which is also under documents on this teacher page) and made columns to continue finding their own vocabulary in context from their own reading each week. Mr. Bosma gave a goal of 3 new words or more a week.
  • We reviewed Public Speaking Strategies for Success, and studied the provincial speaking indicators of strong and weak speaking(rubric). Then in our small groups we judged Mr. Bosma as he gave some small mini speeches, writing down idicators for his success and difficulties.

Homework/Reminders:  Read 30 minutes, log and respond.  

  • All persuasive argument/essay rubrics are to be signed as well as Reading Notebook/Binder rubric to signed.

Today in Grade 8K and 8B: (Silent Sustained Reading and response - 15 minutes)

  • Vocabulary in Context: Students were given a Finding Vocabulary in Context organizer (which is also under documents on this teacher page) and made columns to continue finding their own vocabulary in context from their own reading each week. Mr. Bosma gave a goal of 3 new words or more a week.
  • We reviewed Public Speaking Strategies for Success, and studied the provincial speaking indicators of strong and weak speaking(rubric). Then in our small groups we judged Mr. Bosma as he gave some small mini speeches, writing down idicators for his success and difficulties.

Homework/Reminders:  Read 30 minutes, log and respond.

  • Begin writing down vocabulary words you are not sure of in your vocabulary/word bank section of your Reading Binder/Duotang and fill out the finding in vocabulary in context chart.  
  • All persuasive argument/essay rubrics are to be signed as well as Reading Notebook/Binder rubric to signed.

Today in Grade 8K and 8B: (Silent Sustained Reading and response - 15 minutes)

  • Vocabulary in Context: We reviewed finding 4- 5 words with your new found comprehending vocabulary in context skills and used them with a Finding Vocabulary in Context Organizer, with strategies to help from the news article.
  • We examined how clues were used to help find meaning for your words, as well as the strategies you used. We began to look at determining what were the most important paragraphs of the article.
  • Pubic Speaking: We examined and studied our new sheet on Public Speaking Strategies for Success.
  • Tomorrow: We will review Public Speaking Strategies for Success, and study indicators of strong and weak speaking. Then we will  judge Mr. Bosma as he gives some small mini speeches, writing down idicators for his success and difficulties. Finally, we will discuss and learn to understand the three types of speaking assignments: Spoken Word Poetry, Formal/Informal Speech and Presentation.

Homework/Reminders:  Read 30 minutes, log and respond.  

  • All persuasive argument/essay rubrics are to be signed as well as Reading Notebook/Binder rubric to signed.

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