Happy Easter everyone! Did anyone else enjoy Easter dinner with a computer sitting at their table (my parents have joined virtually). This is such a strange time and I know that everyone is reacting and dealing with the new normal a little differently.
I am expecting some students not to complete all the work. I am expecting some parents to say “we don’t have time to do school”. I am expecting that some weeks will be good and some weeks will be bad. I did send an email earlier today so, once again, stress that I am open to providing alternatives to those who feel like the workload is too much at this time.
Here is what I am asking students:
- stay in the loop (students should be checking their school email daily) – please set a notification on your device to remind you
- keep me in the loop (email me if you are having problems, want to share something that you did or that happened, want to meet up to work on a problem/task together)
- ensure self-care (get outside, be active, be reasonable with the amount of time you spend on school work)
Grade 7 students are being assigned approximately 10 hours of work across all subjects. This works out to about 2 hours per day. If students are working more than this, they should consider emailing their teacher. Your teachers are here to support you as best as we can.
Here is a possible schedule (for those that like organization):
Please remember that this is the first time that we (teachers) are teaching this way and we are going to make mistakes. By you reaching out and letting us know what is (and what isn’t) working, it is a great help.
The focus this week is on percents. Students should be working on those tasks in the yellow section (Module #2) of the “Proportions, Percents and Similar Shapes” math workspace. In order to help students organize their time and not be left with a ton of work to do at the end of the week, I have organized a suggestion timeline – found HERE.
Although we will not be having a google meet this week, students who are having difficulty are encouraged to email me to set up a quick meet so that we can discuss the topic together.
Students should be finishing their novels for their book club in preparation for our final meeting next Monday (April 20). They should also ensure that they have completed the book club package for each of the weeks based on the schedule HERE. I will be asking students to send me a scan of their book club packages early next week.
Our focus this week is on community. Students should go to the “Religion – At Home” workspace to see this week’s task. They are working on the yellow section during this week. For those students who did not yet complete last week’s task (the red section), they are encouraged to also work on that if time permits.
This week students will be working on an online lab involving dissolving and solubility. The question in the lab is “Does temperature affect the speed that a solute dissolves?”. Students need to complete a hypothesis which addressed this question, complete the online simulation and record the results in the table, create a line graph either on paper or using google sheets, and answer 5 analysis questions using a google form. All of the resources for this task (including helpful text pages and videos) can be found in the “At Home – Science” workspace in the green section.