What are Warm Fuzzies?
(adapted From the Urban dictionary).
You may have heard that grade five and six students are preparing warm fuzzies for each other as a way to say goodbye after a fruitful school year, elhamdullilah.
How it works:
Girls write at least one thoughtful and kind note for every female student in their class from now until the end of the year. Boys do the same for each other. On the last day of school, they will open up their fuzzy wuzzy bags to discover how appreciated they are by their class.
And everyone will have a warm, fuzzy feeling inside : ) As Muslims, we should always show our gratefulness to our friends!
Students – take some time to explore! : )
Comparative Essay on The Cay – first draft due on Monday
Islamic Studies – Unit C, Chapter 2 & 3
Do Lesson Reviews, page 50 from workbook due on Tuesday
Thursday will be a test on both chapters
French Grammar Test on Monday
Math Test on Wednesday
Quran ayat 23 – 33 Surat Al Qalam
Sign The Cay Quiz ch. 11 -1 2
Noble Brother vocabulary words with definitions due on Friday (Test as well)
Social Studies assignment both due Monday
Please complete any missing Underground to Canada / EQAO – signed by parents for Monday
Rest up for EQAO : )
(I did not award students higher than a 40 on writing tasks. So students who received 40 should consider it equivalent to an A. However, parents and students can compare the complexity of their writing to the ones sampled in the link to see what a 50 or 60 would receive).
Note that I am overall quite pleased with the long writing tasks the students completed. The main area that most of the students could use more practice on is in answering short comprehension questions that require evidence from the text to support their answers.
Multiple choice questions will be answered in class, insha’Allah.
Students received their most recent EQAO booklets today with my comments and mark, based on the EQAO guidelines posted below. Click on the link to see examples of student work, and what the assessors look for.
Please note that for those students who received a mark of 30 or below on your short answer questions, please “beef” up your answer using evidence from the text.
Thank you and enjoy a well-deserved weekend!
Final Project Summary – Comparative Art
Report & Presentation
1- Prepare a title for your work (creativity and reflect your art) /2
2- Plan an intro. to explain what you will present – theme you chose /2
-brainstorming that went into deciding what you would do /4
3-Explain the elements of design you used (definitions and application to your art) /10
Overall marks /20
Click on Physical Systems:
1/ Click on Ocean Surface Currents (OSC): How do map makers use colour to explain the currents on the map?
2/Unclick OSC, click on Chlorophyll. Read the explanation and explain why scientists need to map levels of cholorophyll?
Now that you know how to click and unclick different map characteristics, explore each of the remaining categories for both physical and human systems.
Write a reflection on each category on how it relates to us in Ottawa / Canada. For example, you can write something like this:
Physical System: Climate
“I can see on the map that Ottawa is in a Humid Cold Climate because it is all in light purple. The legend explains this.”