February 18, 2019


Now that we have dug ourselves out of that snowstorm, we are getting back to our classroom routines.

In math, we just finished up our measurement unit. We are now moving to proportional reasoning and probability.


UNIT: Probability
BIG IDEAS (taken from “Big Ideas by Dr. Small”):
  • Real-world situations can be represented using probabilities.
  • Probability can be used to predict outcomes.
  • An experimental probability is based on past events and experiments.
  • A theoretical probability is based on an analysis of what could happen.
  • I can identify probabilities from real-world scenarios.
  • I can make predictions based on theoretical and/or experimental probabilities.
  • express theoretical probability as a ratio of the number of favourable outcomes to the total number of possible outcomes, where all outcomes are equally likely (e.g., the theoretical probability of rolling an odd number on a six-sided number cube because, of six equally likely outcomes,
  • represent the probability of an event (i.e.,the likelihood that the event will occur), using a value from the range of 0 (never happens or impossible) to 1 (always happens or certain);
  • predict the frequency of an outcome of a simple probability experiment or game, by calculating and using the theoretical probability of that outcome
ONLINE PRACTICE QUIZZES (from Nelson Education):
In language, we have been focusing this month on Black History. Students have been reading and researching about important historical figures that have shaped Canada and the World. They have been reading about the Underground Railroad and influential leaders such as Martin Luther King, Viola Desmond, etc..Over the next two weeks, students will be writing a biography on one of these influential figures. Once completed, they will be creating a 3D model of that person to display in our wax museum. 

A. Porcari

February 3, 2019

Update about REMIND

There has been an update with the Remind app. I want to continue to get information to you as efficiently as possible.  If you are with Bell, then you are not affected by this. For those that are with Rogers you are affected. In order to continue to get notifications from me you can sign up with your email. Instructions are below:

How to continue receiving messages on Remind

If you have a wireless plan with an unsupported carrier and currently only receive Remind messages by text, you can avoid disrupting your Remind service by enabling notifications on your smartphone or computer.
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