Wednesday, 18 April 2018

8ELA-We had Reading Class and correcting spelling unit #20.  We then did our Skills test on Sentences, Run-Ons, Fragments, and Commas.  HOMEWORK:  JOURNALS DUE FRIDAY.  "LIFE SENTENCE" Q 1-9 DUE TOMORROW.

8SS-Today we had an active class talking about Julius Caesar and deciding whether he was a Terrible Tyrant or a Delightful Dictator.  HOMEWORK:  ROMAN GOVERNANCE Q 1-5 PLUS THE CAESAR PINK QUESTION.

7SS-We learned about different forms of protest today.  Our focus was on Martin Luther King, Jr. and Viola Desmond.  HOMEWORK:  FORMS OF PROTEST Q 1-8.  QUALITY OF LIFE TEST ON MONDAY, APRIL 23.


Monday, 16 April 2018

8ELA-We did a new spelling unit today (#20) continuing our learning of prefixes and Latin.  I also returned the spelling tests from Friday, I am David projects, and Journals.  HOMEWORK:  SPELLING DUE WEDNESDAY. SKILLS TEST WEDNESDAY. JOURNALS DUE FRIDAY.

8SS-I returned the Greece unit test and reviewed it with students.  We reviewed the lesson on Roman Numerals then proceeded to a Sort & Predict of Roman forms of government.  HOMEWORK:  GET TESTS SIGNED.

7SS-We corrected the UDHR questions and the Human Rights Abuses questions.  NO HOMEWORK.

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

8ELA-We corrected spelling unit 19 and our lesson on comma splices.  No Journals this week.  HOMEWORK:  SPELLING TEST ON FRIDAY. SKILLS TEST ON APRIL 18 (NEXT WEEK WEDNESDAY).

8SS-We started our Rome unit and did a very quick overview of geography of the start and end of the empire.  We also started making a Date Chart and Who's Who List.  HOMEWORK: ROMAN EMPIRE MAP DUE TOMORROW.

7SS-We finished reading about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  HOMEWORK:  UDHR Q 1-6.

Monday, 9 April 2018

8ELA-We did a new spelling unit, #19, and continued learning how to properly use commas.  HOMEWORK:  SPELLING AND SKILLS.

8SS--We did the Greece test today.  Mount Olympus final challenge tomorrow.  NO HOMEWORK.

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Science Fair tomorrow.  Students have been working diligently to prepare for their public presentations.  Feel free to visit, ask questions, and learn from our Holy Cross School scientists.  It's open to the public in the afternoon.


Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Welcome Back--Three Months To Go!

We're in the final stretch now and still have so much to cover.  In the big picture, grade 8 social studies has us starting ancient Rome this month and the Middle Ages/Renaissance in May.  In ELA, we'll be doing more independent writing activities.  Grade 7s will be learning about human rights and democracy as well as other countries.

8ELA-We corrected spelling (unit 18-prefixes) and skills (commas).  We then peer edited our classmates' love projects (poems or collages).  This was followed by our Reading class.  HOMEWORK:  SPELLING TEST AND JOURNALS DUE ON FRIDAY.  LOVE PROJECT BEST DRAFT DUE TOMORROW.

7SS-We finished correcting our lesson on the United Nations.  NO HOMEWORK.

8SS-We finished learning about the Persian Wars and the Peloponnesian Wars.  HOMEWORK: 
Q 1- 10.  HOMEWORK:  ANCIENT GREECE TEST ON MONDAY.


Tuesday, 20 March 2018

8ELA-We had Reading Class today and worked a little on our Love Activity.  We also read "The Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe.  It had some tricky vocabulary so did some definitions.  HOMEWORK:  LOVE POEMS/COLLAGES ROUGH DRAFT DUE TOMORROW.

SS-We discussed citizenship today and worked on a Compare and Contrast worksheet focussing on ancient Athens and modern Canada.  NO HOMEWORK.

7SS-We finished our Share the Island activity and discussed conflict resolution.  We also read about the United Nations.  NO HOMEWORK.


Monday, 19 March 2018

8ELA-I handed back and reviewed writing assignments then we had a short reading class.  HOMEWORK:  LOVE ACTIVITY-STUDENTS PICKED UP RUBRICS TODAY-DUE APRIL 4 (WEDNESDAY).

8SS-We learned about citizenship in ancient Greece (Athens) and Canada.  Next class, we'll be looking to make comparisons.  NO HOMEWORK.  TEST APRIL 5 (THURSDAY).

7SS-No class due to Mass this afternoon.

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Please remember that there are no classes this Thursday and Friday.  Teachers are holding parent-teacher conferences on Wednesday evening and Thursday morning.  

Spring Break runs from March 26 to March 30.

No school on Easter Monday (April  2).