May 18

WEEK 33 – 15th MAY – 19th MAY


This week we have been covering a number of interesting concepts and new ideas. Our mathematical work has been geared up to learn about angles, its properties, and types. We have used a number of practical ways to learn about angles. Our Author’s study is evolving nicely and we continue to focus on reading strategies to gain a better understanding of the text. We have started to work on our Memoir genre and we are developing great ideas to use to write a meaningful piece of work. This week we have had our first class discussion about Puberty changes, a great opportunity for us all to clarify our own ideas and thinking about changes during this important period in our lives.

I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.

Jimmy Dean


This week we have focussed on learning about:

a. measuring angles and using the correct tools to find out it

b. estimating angles

c. identifying angles and describe its properties




Angle introduction What do I know?

  • Each angle has a vertex
  • Each angle has at least three points
  • If you call the vertex of the angle A and the other points B and C than you would call the angle either CAB or BAC (The vertexes name always has to be in the middle)
  • There are three types of angles, the largest being a straight angle, the  second largest being an Obtuse angle, The second smallest one being a right angle and then the smallest is acute angle
  • An angle is measured with degrees
  • There is an angle in every 2D shape except for a circle and an oval.
  • Angles can be measured with protractors
  • Angles can be found almost everywhere
What is an angle and how do we label, measure and construct them?
  • An angle is a number of degrees between two connected lines known as arms or rays.
  • Labeling Fractions is shown in the picture below
  • We measure angles finding the amount of degrees between the vertex and the two arms.
  • We construct them by creating two lines (arms) that are connected to each other.
Measuring and drawing angles
  • We measure angles finding the amount of degrees between the vertex and the two arms. We can use a protractor to measure this.
Learn how to measure angles using a protractor. You put the vertex of the angle in the middle of the protractor and then see at which number the arm is pointing and that number is the amount of degrees it is.


Measuring Angles Review
  • Angles are measured in degrees and you measure an angle with a protractor
  • Angles have a vertex and they have arms.
  • There are four angles, a straight angle, a obtuse angle, a right angle and acute angle.
Constructing angles
  • Put the vertex of the angle at the middle of the protractor.
  • Check at what numbers the arms look at.
Inquiry Level Strategies Used Reflection
Determining Angle Visually 10 We used estimating I thought this was easy because I am already an expert on angels and I do not find it hard to estimate angels.
Determining Angles with Protractors 10 Using online protractors I thought that this was hard because it was challenging to see the exact amount of degrees of the angle.
Estimating Angles 10 Drawing angles and estimating angles I thought that this was challenging because I am not that good at drawing angles.
Finding Missing Angles 10 Adding and subtracting I thought that this was challenging because I have never done this before and I just learned about this.
Angles less than 90 J/I Estimating and measuring angles. I thought that this was hard because I am not that good at measuring angles.
Angles between 5 and 175 I/J Estimating and measuring angles I thought that this was hard because I am not that good at measuring angles.
Individual Task Creating and measuring angles. I learned how to name angles in different ways and how to make angles.
FINDING MISSING ANGLES 1 Creating angles. Adding and subtracting. I learned how to find missing angles and how to create angles.


We have continued to work with our reading strategies so we can gain a better understanding of the message. Each student has worked on their own novels and some of their chosen works have been in different languages.

Readers Grow Ideas about their Characters (Emphasizing, Inferring and Synthesizing – Tracking Ideas

SYNTHESIZING our thinking about characters EMPATHIZING our thinking about characters INFERRING our thinking about characters
At first I thought the character…. I can empathize with my character by predicting what he/she will do/say and then read to confirm my predictions…. OBSERVE

What do I actually see?

Then my thinking changed…. I can grow a unique idea about my character by developing clear ideas …… WONDER

What I do not know but I want to know?

My thinking changed AGAIN….. INFER

I think…..


My new thinking is…..



This week we have started our MEMOIR UNIT, we have developed some on demand pieces and now we are looking at characteristics for its structure and language features.


I have more freedom when I write fiction, but my memoirs have had a much stronger impact on my readers. Somehow the ‘message,’ even if I am not even aware that there is one, is conveyed better in this form.

Isabel Allende

Write the name of the memoir under each box and be ready to discuss it with a partner

TRUITT A Favorite Memory Alaska Beyond Tears
FELIX Alaska All Dogs Go To Heaven Beyond the grey sky
CHAHEL A favorite memory All About My Life Abuleo(Grandpa)
WILLIAM A Day To Remember All Dogs Go To Heaven Death’s Lesson
KENTA Another Soccer Weekend Death’s lesson All dogs go to heaven
DAAN Another Soccer Weekend The Greatest Dog Ever Beyond Tears
NIELS A favourite memory Deaths lesson Blinded by the Light
EMIL Beyond Tears Death’s lesson A favorite memory
NAOTO A Favorite Memory Another Soccer Weekend All About My Life
KOHKI A Cosmopolitan and a Nap Another Soccer Weekend Death’s lesson
ZHANSAYA A Day To Remember All dogs go to heaven The Greatest Dog Ever
RACHEL A Cosmopolitan and a Nap Death’s lesson Blinded by the Light
ANNETTE A Favorite Memory Blinded by the Light Death’s Lesson
RIKA A Favorite Memory Death’s lesson All dogs go to heaven
CHAE YOON All About My Life Death’s Lesson All Dogs Go To Heaven
JUNGEUN Time for Change The bee
MAITÉ All Dogs Go To Heaven Alaska Death’s Lesson
MINORI A favorite memory Another Soccer All about my life
KANO A Favorite Memory All Dogs Go To Heaven Deaths lesson
KAE All about my life Death’s Lesson


We had a great week inquiring about some of the basic understandings about “puberty”. the students designed the inquiry and look at issues they were concerned and wanted to learn more about it.


Posted May 18, 2017 by saezm in category Uncategorized

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