Tuesday, December 13, 2016

St. Angela Merici Family Advent Mass

As we are in the third week of Advent, we will be having a Family Advent Mass to celebrate the Christmas Season. All families of St. Angela Merici Catholic School are invited to celebrate our Faith, on Wednesday, December 21st at 6:45 pm at Holy Martyrs of Japan Catholic Church.  

After mass we will be gathering downstairs in the church hall for some cookies, coffee, juice and fellowship.

If you can attend, it would be fantastic to see everyone, as there really is no better place to be during the Christmas season, than in a Catholic Elementary school community celebrating our Faith.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Fractions, here we come!

As we close out our Measurement unit, we are going to begin a unit on Fractions. Here is an introductory video to get us started.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Bottle Flipping Challenge

St. Angela Merici #grade8sam Bottle Flipping Challenge

As bottles have been flipped incessantly since September, I figured we should try to incorporate the "madness" into some kind of a math lesson. After thinking it through, and really connecting a variety of expectations from the Ontario Math Curriculum, this is what I came up with... 

The end result was a fantastic math culminating activity that incorporated everything from volume of a cylinder, to algebraic reasoning. It was a fantastic mini unit that truly maximized student engagement.

Check out some videos of students totally engaged in learning and consolidating their math concepts.