Whatever is good to know, is difficult to learn. Greek proverb ***Scroll down for test dates and test information. ***
Test Studying Tips
What to Use It is important that you have all necessary supplies for studying: text book, notebook, study guide, lined paper or index cards, pencil, eraser etc,
Why Study Studying for tests is important to help you gain knowledge and skills and to get better grades, and it also important for developing a good work ethic.
How to Study
How you study depends on the subject to be studied and the techniques that work best for you. In general, use as many 'senses' as possible when studying. Use your sense of sight by LOOKING/READING the information to be reviewed. Use the computer or paper and pencil {TACTILE) to take notes on the main points of the subject or topic. SAY the information out loud, to yourself or to someone else to practise your knowledge. Have a family member or friend ask you questions on the study material. LISTEN to the question, then answer it out loud or in writing. If you are studying for a math test, try a variety of questions to test your knowledge of the math processes.
When to Study Allocate enough time to study thoroughly for a test. Studying for short periods of time over several days is often better than trying to study all in one session the night before. Last minute cramming for a test can be beneficial on the morning of test day, as long as it is in addition to regular studying, and NOT the only means of studying. Where to Study
Find a suitable place to study. It should be quiet, free of distractions and a place that will help motivate you to study.
TESTS Scroll down for Vocabulary Enrichment Test information including the weekly words. Monday, June 1st Math: Test on Tuesday, June 9 on Measurement concepts covered this term. Friday, February 21st Math: test Wed. February 26th; See details under the Assignment and Homework page. French: test Friday, February 28th; See details under the Assignment and Homework page. Science: test Tuesday, February 3rd; See details under the Assignment and Homework page.
Friday, January 17 Math: test on division: most likely Wednesday, January 22nd. French: test: most likely Friday, January 24th.
Friday, November 15th Math: Test on multiplication Friday, November 22nd: mental math, multiplication by traditional long multiplication method, zero method, lattice method, and problem solving. Use your duo-tang for review. We will continue to review in class and a review booklet will be given to work on Wednesday and Thursday next week. Monday, October 21st French: test soon on greetings, My name is ... What is your name? How are you? I am good/bad/ okay. What is that? It is a/the ... What are those? They are some ... Know classroom objects to use in sentences. The date of the test is Wednesday, October 30th.
Tuesday, October 15 REMEMBER THERE IS A MATH TEST TOMORROW ON ADDITION, SUBTRACTION AND ESTIMATION OF WHOLE NUMBERS AND DECIMALS. Wednesday, October 9 Math: Test on addition, subtraction, rounding and estimation of whole numbers and decimals is on Wednesday, October 16 (next week). Please review worksheets and ask for help if needed. When you have read this message, write "happy" in your agenda for Thursday, October 10.
Monday, September 23 Math: Test on 'Numeration' on Friday, September 27 Place names:names of each place in a number. Example: tenth's place, hundredth's place, ones's place, ten's place, hundred's place, one thousand's place, ten thousand's place... one millions's place. Digit value: the value of each digit in a number. Example: 352 849 610.7 The value of the digit 5 in the number is 50 000 000 / 50 million. Standard form: A number written in number form. Example: 45 792 368 Word form:A number spoken or written in words. Example: 32 569 408.79 written in word form is: Thirty-two million five hundred sixty-nine thousand four hundred eight and seventy-nine hundredths. Expanded form: A number written as an addition equation providing the value of each digit in the number. Example: The expanded form for 59 672. 403 is 5 ten thousands + 9 one thousands + 6 hundreds + 7 tens +2 ones + 4 tenths + 3 thousandths. Comparing Numbers: Order numbers from least to greatest or greatest to least. Example: The order of the following numbers from least to greatest is .450 .60 .71 4.3. Remember by including zeros in the empty places can make it easier to compare. Example for the above question: .450 .600. .710. 4.300
Vocabulary Enrichment Program: Students will be learning 1 (occasionally 2) words a day, Monday to Thursday, to enrich their vocabulary. Friday will be a review of the new words. Students will be studying the spelling of the word, the meaning of the word and the usage of the word (how to use in a sentence). On Mondays, students will have a quiz on the 4-5 words learned the previous week. Students should study each new word, each day. and review all the words as the week progresses. For example: study Monday's new word Monday evening, study Monday's word and Tuesday's new word on Tuesday etc. Over the weekend, students should continue to review the words. It is important to use study techniques that involve as many of the 'senses' as possible. Look at the word, say the word out loud, write the word, explain the meaning of the word out loud, write the meaning of the word, say a descriptive, meaningful, informative sentence using the word and write that sentence.
February 17-28 review of words from week 10-17; quiz on Monday, March 2nd. No test Feb. 25th. February 10-14 words: acquire, accumulate, accumulation, compile; quiz Tuesday, February 18th. February 3-7th words:analyze, analysis, classify, classification; quiz Monday, February 10th. January 27-31 words: account, account for, version (2); quiz on Monday, February 3rd. January 20-24 words: strategy, strategize, procedure, method; quiz Mon. January 20th. January 13-17 words: manner, system, (bonus- include 2nd definition and sentence for system), systematic; quiz Mon. January 20th. January 6-10 words: former (2) and latter (2); quiz Mon. January 13th November 18-22 words: infer, inference, surmise, contemplate; quiz Wed. November 27th. November 5-Novemebr 15 words: For the next 2 weeks, we are reviewing all words learned in weeks 1-8. The next quiz will be on Monday, November 18th. October 28-November 1 words: option, optional, essential (2), vital; quiz: Monday, November 4th. October 21-24 words: trait, characteristic, character, characterize, property; quiz Mon. Oct. 28th. October 15- 18 words: skip day 1, demonstrate, establish (two meanings); quiz Monday. Oct. 21st. October 7-October 11 words: narrate, narrator, narrative, narration; quiz Tuesday, October 15. September 30-October 4 words: unique, identical, dissimilar, equivalent; quiz Monday, October 7. September 23-27 words: exaggerate, exaggeration, minimize, minimum, minimal; quiz Mon. Sept.30 September 16-19 words: propose, proposal, proposition, intend, intention; quiz Monday, Sept. 23 September 9-13 words: conceive, inconceivable, concept, conceptualize; quiz Monday, Sept.16