Weekly Update: April 23

Good morning! Where has April gone?! It has flown by!

Here’s what’s happening in 7Korver:

  • ELA- students are working on 2 things right now: reading their book club book and meeting weekly in small groups to discuss and an independent, free choice writing project. The book club meetings have been fantastic discussions! I am always so impressed with how insightful the discussions are and how student-led they can be!  Most students should be done their pre-write and have it checked by me, and the first draft should be done by the end of this week or by Monday. The first draft can be written or completed using Office 365.  Many students should be working on these assignments at home to stay on track. 
  • Math-We are working on finding the area of parallelograms and triangles. Students are catching on quickly! Next up with be diameter and radius of a circle.

A couple reminders:

  • Many students have missing assignments. I have updated marks on PowerSchool and will be talking to students individually and sending emails home later this week for any missing assignments.
  • Many students are running out of school supplies as we are approaching the end of the year. Please check with your child if they are in need of: pencils, pens, dry erase marker, a calculator, scissors, glue, etc.

Upcoming dates:

  • Tuesday, April 24- Ms. Korver away for Learning Facilitator Meeting
  • Friday, May 18- No school. Prep day for teachers.
  • Monday, May 21- No school. May long weekend.

Have a great week!

 

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Weekly Update: March 12

Hello!

Beautiful weather for the school ski trip today! Here’s what’s happening in 7Korver this week:

    ELA- On Thursday, we will be watching the film The Breadwinner to compare/contrast the film to the book.
      Students have selected their top three choices for book club books around the theme of windows and mirrors. Please talk to you child about their selections, if their are any concerns or changes, students will have a chance to chat with me this week.  Choice are listed here:

https://mskorverblog.wordpress.com/2018/03/13/book-clubs/

    Math- Miss Collins will be finishing up the circle graph project with students on Tuesday. All assignments should be handed into her by the end of class on Wednesday. For the rest of the week will be finishing up mean, median, and mode and starting on statistics and probability.
    Upcoming dates:
    • March 16- Ms Korver away for SPDU work.
    • March 19- Progress reports sent out.
    • March 21 and 22- Student Led Conferences; Ms. Korver away on 22nd for LF meeting
    • March 28- Ms. Korver away for SPDU work
    • April 29-  April 6   Easter vacation!

Book Clubs

We starting book clubs in ELA! This means that small groups will be reading and holding book club meetings over a period of 4 weeks. Ms Korver will be present at all meetings, but the meetings are student lead.

Our goals for book clubs are to:

  • Understand how books can be mirrors and windows, based on this quote:
“Books are sometimes windows, offering views of worlds that may be real or imagined, familiar or strange. These windows are also sliding glass doors, and readers have only to walk through in imagination to become part of whatever world has been created or recreated by the author. When lighting conditions are just right, however, a window can also be a mirror. Literature transforms human experience and reflects it back to us, and in that reflection we can see our own lives and experiences as part of a larger human experience. Reading, then, becomes a means of self-affirmation, and readers often seek their mirrors in books.”  (Rudine Sims Bishop)
  • Strengthen our reading comprehension strategies p387e118d8262a44811bad5d7d016794eparticularly inferring, asking questions, summarizing, and making connections.
  • Engage in meaningful dialogue and conversations with our classmates; learn with, from, and beside each other.
  • Understand and demonstrate that reading is a connection between the book, the head, and the heart

 

 

Books students can choose from:

Weekly Update: March 5

Hello,

I apologize if anyone was confused by the last post on Critical Ontology- I accidentally posted my reflective blog post for my master’s class on the wrong blog site! Oops! (I also ended up posting the grade 7 weekly update on the other blog.)

I hope everyone was able to shovel themselves out of the storm yesterday. Here’s what is on the books for this week:

  • ELA 7- Continuing to work on reading strategies such as inferring. We will start to consider our book club books and will be starting a new unit on how books can be windows and mirrors, based around this quotation:

“Books are sometimes windows, offering views of worlds that may be real or imagined, familiar or strange. These windows are also sliding glass doors, and readers have only to walk through in imagination to become part of whatever world has been created or recreated by the author. When lighting conditions are just right, however, a window can also be a mirror. Literature transforms human experience and reflects it back to us, and in that reflection we can see our own lives and experiences as part of a larger human experience. Reading, then, becomes a means of self-affirmation, and readers often seek their mirrors in books.” (Rudine Sims Bishop)

  • Math 7- Miss Collins will be teaching Circle graphs on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. On Thursday and Friday will be continuing looks at mean, median, and mode.

Have a great week!

 

Weekly Update: Feb. 26

Good evening! Here’s what’s happening in 7Korver this week:

  • ELA- We are finishing up some final activities with The Breadwinner read aloud. Our focus right now is to hone in and focus on our reading comprehension skills (making connections, asking questions, inferring, summarizing, and making predictions)– this is practiced in just right books and our soon to be determined book club books.
  • Math- We are starting on our statistics unit. For the month of March, Miss Collins, our student teacher, will be teaching pie charts on Tuesday and Wednesdays. I will be covering the rest of the unit (mean, median, mode and probability) on Mondays, Thursdays, and Friday’s.

Upcoming dates:

  • March 12- No school. Prep day for teachers.
  • March 16- Ms Korver away for SPDU work.
  • March 19- Progress reports sent out.
  • March 21 and 22- Student Led Conferences
  • March 28- Ms. KOrver away for SPDU work
  • April 29-  April 6Easter vacation!

Have a great week!

Weekly Update Feb 12

Hello!

I hope everyone was able to stay warm yesterday! Here’s what’s happening this week in 7Korver:

  • ELA- We are continuing to read The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis. As we read, we are focusing on comprehension skills: visualizing, connecting, and asking questions. This will lead into independent book club books.
  • Math- We will be finishing up our graphing and relations unit. After the break we are moving on to shape and space unit. Miss Collins, our student teacher will be starting to teach math on Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s.

Have a great February break next week!

Amy

Weekly Update: Jan. 29

Hello! Here’s what’s happening this week:

  • ELA- We are continuing to read The Breadwinner and are discussing the reading strategies, making connections and visualizing as we read. All Humans of Clavet assignments should be handed in by the end of tomorrow’s class.
  • Math- We have started to explore patterns and relationships in tables and graphing relations.

Upcoming dates:

  • Wednesday, Jan. 31- No school
  • Friday, Feb. 2- Ms. Korver away for PD meetings
  • Monday, Feb. 5- Ms. Korver away for medical appointments
  • WEdnesday, Feb. 7- Ms Korver away for LF meeting
  • Thursday, Feb. 15- Ms. Korver away for PD meetings
  • Feb. 19-23 – Reading week. No school.

Have a great week!

 

Weekly Update: Jan. 22

Hello! Here’s what’s happening this week:

  • ELA- We are finalizing our Humans of CLavet project this week. I’m hoping we can be done by the end of this week. Students should hand in: their interview questions and answers, slides with photos and quote, and their final reflection sheet.  WE are continuing to work on word work and will be starting a new read aloud next week: The Breadwinner  
  • MAth- We are working on our patterns and relation (algebra)– most students are doing very well! We started our exit card today and will continue to work on it this week. We will then continue on this unit and work on graphing. 

Upcoming dates:

  • Wednesday, Jan. 31- Prep day for teachers
  • Friday, Feb. 2- Ms. Korver away for PD meetings
  • Monday, Feb. 5- Ms. Korver away for medical appointments
  • WEdnesday, Feb. 7- Ms Korver away for LF meeting
  • Thursday, Feb. 15- Ms. Korver away for PD meetings
  • Feb. 19-23 – Reading week. No school. 

Weekly Update: Dec 18

Hello!  Here’s what’s happening this week:

  • ELA: We have started on our ConversationIMG_4893s and Communication unit. Students are currently examining open ended questions and will be interviewing classmates to complete the “Humans of Room 128” assignment (based off of Humans of New York blog).
  • Math: We are doing a project based on the Kiva organization. Students will be selecting people to loan money too. The money used has been collected from my previous classes.

Important Dates:

  • December 21 and 22- Ms. Korver away.
  • December 22- Christmas Banquet
  • Christmas Vacation!
  • January 8- Classes resume; Ms. Korver away
  • Thursday, January 11- Ms. Korver away for an LF meeting

Have a wonderful Christmas! I’m off to watch the Oiler’s play in Edmonton, spend time with my family in Lethbridge, and a holiday to Cancun with my husband. See you all in the New Year!

 

Weekly Update December 11

Hello! Here’s what’s happening in 7Korver this week:

  • ELA- Students are revising, editing, and finalizing their This I Believe Essay’s. This should be done by Friday. Some students haven’t finished their rough copy- this should be done ASAP.
  • Math- Integer Stories should be done and handed in. We will be finishing our Numbers Strand with some Kiva.org analysis before moving on to Patterns and Relations.

We are currently collecting for the annual Cougar Christmas Hamper. All donations must be in by Friday, December 15. Please discuss with your child what you can bring and send it to school this week:

  • Bag of Potatoes
  • Cookies /Treats / Lunch Snacks
  • Bag of Onions
  • Christmas Candy /Chocolates
  • Turkey Dressing
  • Coffee / Tea
  • Gravy Mix / Bistro Rice / spices
  • Spreads/ Jams / cheese Whiz / mayo / mustard / Ketchup
  • Pancake mix
  • Pickles
  • Pancake syrup
  • Crackers
  • Cereals/ Oatmeal
  • Salad Dressing
  • Juice/ Juice boxes
  • Rice
  • Soups/ Canned Pasta Canned Vegetables / Fruit
  • Cranberries
  • Sugar
  • Flour
  • Pasta Sauce Side Dishes
  • *GIFT CARDS AND FINANCIAL DONATIONS ARE ALL WELCOME*

Have a great week!