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What does 80 minutes in the middle school look like?  Here is a photo essay of what happens during one block of instruction. It’s amazing what happens in such a short time!

Today’s feature is D Block:  Writing 6, Social Studies 6, Math 6, PE 7, English Language Arts 7, Science 7, Robotics and Coding 8, Gr 8 Mandarin 2, Gr 8 Spanish 2, Cooking and Nutrition 8, English as an Additional Language 8, Learning Support 8

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Student projects in Mandarin 2 – Introductions

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Using Quizlet to help practice Mandarin. 

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Reviewing rubrics in Social Studies 6

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Goal setting in English as an Additional Language class

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Watching a TED talk about peer editing in English as an Additional Language class

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SMART goals in English as an Additional Language class

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Discussing the characteristics of rocks in Science 7

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More rock exploration in Grade 7 Science

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Using buzzers during a Spanish 2 review game

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Who will buzz in first to answer the question? Spanish 2

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Using manipulatives in Grade 6 math

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Positive reinforcement in math class

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Showdown! Using a fast thinking card game to practice adding and subtracting with positive and negative integers (by the way – the student won a round even against 2 teachers)

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Learning objectives in English Language Arts 

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Filming book talks – Grade 6 and Grade 8

 

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Filming book talks – Grade 6 and Grade 8

 

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Creating a presentation about issues in technology during Robotics and Coding

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Coding using Scratch during Robotics and Coding

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Analyzing figurative language in Writing 6

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Working together in Writing 6 to analyze the use of figurative language

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Sharing the best figurative language in Writing 6

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Running wind sprints to see the effect on heart rate in Grade 7 PE

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Running wind sprints to see the effect on heart rate in Grade 7 PE

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Making homemade noodles in Cooking and Nutrition – lasagne coming soon!

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Using the noodle press with homemade noodle dough in Cooking and Nutrition – lasagne coming soon!

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Working on the marinara – homemade lasagne coming soon from Cooking and Nutrition class

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Keeping track of upcoming assignments in Learning Support; the end of the quarter is a very busy and demanding time

 

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