Just a brief update on the happenings in Room 7!
We are currently working on our media/advertising unit. We have created a poster, written an announcement, looked at a variety of advertising formats, features and techniques. Students are now ready to create a brochure to advertise for one of Canada's trading partner countries. (Working in the Social Studies content) Students will have a homework assignment to look at and analyze a tv commercial in the next week as well.
In math, we are continuing with measurement, but adding in 3 dimensional geometry, by determining how to measure the surface area of prisms and pyramids. Next will be a unit on fractions, decimals, percents and ratio.
We are wrapping up our Canada's Trading Partner unit in Soc. Studies and will be ready for a unit test this Friday, Apr. 27th. Students will be expected to hand in their notebooks, complete on that date as well.
Our next science unit is Properites of Air and Flight.
We have 2 more swim dates, Mon. Apr 30th and Mon. Apr. 7th. Most kids have been very responsible about remembering suits and towels each Monday. Next week they need to also bring an extra long sleeve shirt and pants as they will be jumping in the pool clothed, to experience accidentally falling into water. The instructors do not recommend jeans or heavy hoodies though.