Mr. Bosma Notes

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Notes

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

  • We reviewed finding at least one word from our reading which we were unsure of the meaning. We used the word itself, as well as clues from the sentence it was in and surrounding sentences and students wrote them down in their Word Bank section.
  • We took our new found comprehending vocabulary in context skills and used them with a Finding Vocabulary in Context Organizer, with strategies to help.
  • We then read the article Boaty McBoatface Leads Online Poll to name 200M Research Vessel  and in groups used our organizer and newly learned skills to find 3-5 words in the article and fill out the chart. We did this after Mr. Bosma demonstrated how this should work with the chart. 
  • Tomorrow: We will complete this activity and determine the most important 3 paragraphs of the article.
  • We will also recognize strong and weak speaking traits after demonstrations by yours truly - Mr. B.

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

  • We reviewed finding at least one word from our reading which we were unsure of the meaning. We used the word itself, as well as clues from the sentence it was in and surrounding sentences and students wrote them down in their Word Bank section.
  • We took our new found comprehending vocabulary in context skills and used them with a Finding Vocabulary in Context Organizer, with strategies to help.
  • We then read the article Boaty McBoatface Leads Online Poll to name 200M Research Vessel  and in groups used our organizer and newly learned skills to find 3-5 words in the article and fill out the chart. We did this after Mr. Bosma demonstrated how this should work with the chart. 
  • Tomorrow: We will complete this activity and determine the most important 3 paragraphs of the article.
  • We will also recognize strong and weak speaking traits after demonstrations by yours truly - Mr. B.

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

  • We practiced finding at least one word from our reading which we were unsure of the meaning. We used the word itself, as well as clues from the sentence it was in and surrounding sentences and students wrote them down in their Reading Skills section.
  • Public Speaking Unit: We learned about the importance of pronouncing words correctily, and the meaning of enunciation. Using interactive games on the smartboard we practiced enunciation of various tongue twister sentences.
  • We reviewed the important Speech Writing Strategies for Success.

Homework/Reminders:  Complete meanings and clues from word (vocabulary in context) during today's reading time.

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

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

  • We wrote  a quick write based on the goals students had for themselves for improvement in Language Arts for Term 3.
  • We reviewed the fears of public speaking, why we need public speaking and the jobs which use public speaking.
  • Next class on public speaking we will further discuss the jobs which use public speaking, and practice both the art of pronouncing and enunciating words while speaking.

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

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

  • We wrote  a quick write based on the goals students had for themselves for improvement in Language Arts for Term 3.
  • We reviewed the fears of public speaking, why we need public speaking and the jobs which use public speaking.
  • Next class on public speaking we will further discuss the jobs which use public speaking, and practice both the art of pronouncing and enunciating words while speaking.

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

Language Arts: Read 30 minutes, log and respond. 

Notices:*Gym clothes    Math: Figure out Problem of the Week by Friday

Health: Duotang or binder needed

Science:

Language Arts: Read 30 minutes, log and respond.*  Students should have introductions to their Short Stories done in class by the end of class on Thursday.  Notices: *Thursday is Christmas Hat Day ** Pre-order $20 for Yearbook *** Food Bank Donations ongoing (Due Thursday)*Gym clothes    Math: Science: 
Language Arts: Read 30 minutes, log and respond.*   Notices: ** Cafeteria closed Wednesday (Dec. 16) *** Need boots for snow shoeing to Co-Op on Wednesday*Tuesday is Jersey Day Wednesday is Green and Red day ** Pre-order $20 for Yearbook *** Food Bank Donations ongoing (Due Thursday)*Gym clothes    Math: Science:  Test on Rocks and Minerals on Thursday (Dec. 17th)
Language Arts: Read 30 minutes, log and respond.*    Notices: ** Pre-order $20 for Yearbook *** Food Bank Donations ongoing *Gym clothes    Math: Work on review questions. District Benchmark Assessment Tomorrow (Friday) Science:  Test Signed
Language Arts: Read 30 minutes, log and respond.* Brainstorm sheets and Setting description/drawing   Notices: ** ** Pre-order $20 for Yearbook *** Food Bank Donations ongoing *Gym clothes    Math: Work on review questions. District Benchmark Assessment on Friday. Science:  Test Signed
Language Arts: Read 30 minutes, log and respond.* Brainstorm sheets and Setting description/drawing   Notices: ** Christmas Dinner tomorrow - All other cafeteria food not on sale ** Pre-order $20 for Yearbook *** Food Bank Donations ongoing *Gym clothes    Math: Work on review questions. Science:  Test Signed
Language Arts: Read 30 minutes, log and respond.* Please have Moment Writing Piece signed and Reader's Binder/Duotang rubric signed.   Notices: ** Christmas Shoppe to buy 1$-3$ items Dec. 8-10.** Pre-order $20 for Yearbook *** Food Bank Donations ongoing *Gym clothes    Math:  Science:  Test Signed

Posted: December 4, 2015

Language Arts: Read 30 minutes, log and respond.* Please have Moment Writing Piece signed and Reader's Binder/Duotang rubric signed.   Notices:* Skating this Monday, Dec. 7 at 9:20 ** Christmas Shoppe to buy 1$-3$ items Dec. 8-10.** Pre-order $20 for Yearbook *** Food Bank Donations ongoing *Gym clothes    Math:  Science:  Test Signed
Language Arts: Read 30 minutes, log and respond.* Please have Moment Writing Piece signed and Reader's Binder/Duotang rubric signed.   Notices:* Report cards home today - Please have sheet inside signed and envelope returned.* Skating on Monday at 9:20* Book Fair until Dec. 3. Family Night Wed. Dec. 2 (5 - 7 pm) ** Pre-order $20 for Yearbook*** Food Bank Donations ongoing *Gym clothes    Math:  Science: Science Project on the Body due the end of the week  Test Signed
Language Arts: Read 30 minutes, log and respond.* Please have Moment Writing Piece signed and Reader's Binder/Duotang rubric signed.   Notices:* Report cards home today - Please have sheet inside signed and envelope returned.* $5 for Christmas Dinner Due Tomorrow (Dec.2)* Book Fair until Dec. 3. Family Night Wed. Dec. 2 (5 - 7 pm) ** Pre-order $20 for Yearbook*** Food Bank Donations ongoing *Gym clothes    Math: Page 444 Questions 3-8 Science: Science Project on the Body due the end of the week  Test Signed

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