Monday, 3 April 2017

Welcome Back!
We're here to finish the last few months and to work hard towards our exams and final grades.  We have lots happening this month.  Science Fair is next week and the 8s are starting preparations for the tea.  Stay tuned for on-going updates.

8ELA-We did Spelling Unit #17 and I returned Journals.  We also had Reading Class.  HOMEWORK:  JOURNALS DUE FRIDAY.  SPELLING DUE WEDNESDAY.  I AM DAVID PROJECTS DUE FRIDAY.

7SS-We had another project presentation.  We did an activity where we learned the importance of rights and responsibilities and thought about how to resolve conflicts.  NO HOMEWORK.

8SS-I returned Forms of Government handouts.  We started learning about citizenship in ancient Athens.  We read p. 127 and 130 from the text and used our Acremedes the Assemblyman handout.  NO HOMEWORK.

Monday, 20 March 2017

8ELA-Today we read the last chapter of our novel study I am David.  This was followed by chapter 8 review questions as well as end of novel activities such as the charts and map.  HOMEWORK:  I AM DAVID CH. 8 Q 1-9 DUE TOMORROW.

8B SS-We read a handout about a fictional character of ancient Athens and learned how democracy evolved.  NO HOMEWORK.

8M SS-We worked on note making charts focussing on forms of government that we learned about last class (Acramedes the Assemblyman).  HOMEWORK:  FORMS OF GOVERNMENT CHART AND COMPARING THE POPULATION CHART DUE TOMORROW.

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No Journals this week as it is such a short one.  
No school Thursday and Friday, followed by Spring Break next week.
Parent-Teacher Conferences start Wednesday after school and continuing Thursday morning.

Thursday, 16 March 2017

8M ELA was switched to 8M SCI so the only homework for 8M ELA is the assignment from yesterday, that being Chapter 7 I am David Q. 1-10.  Homework is due tomorrow.

8B SCI was switched to 8B ELA.  We finished reading chapter 7 of our novel and had work time for Chapter 7 I am David Q. 1-10.  Homework is due tomorrow.

8SS-8M corrected the questions on Socrates.  8B did not have SS today.  NO HOMEWORK.

7SS-We continued with our project presentations.

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I am David movie permission forms were handed out yesterday and are due tomorrow.

Reading Journals are due tomorrow.

We had Reconciliation today during periods three and four.

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

8M ELA-We read our novel's chapter 7 then had time to work on the associated questions which are found below.  HOMEWORK:  I AM DAVID CH. 7 QUESTIONS.  JOURNALS DUE FRIDAY.

7SS-We continued with project presentations.  NO HOMEWORK.

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Due to our symphony field trip, there was no 8SS today.  8B also missed their ELA and so, will have some catching up to do tomorrow.


Tuesday, 14 March 2017

8ELA-Today we corrected chapter 6 questions.  NO HOMEWORK.  REMEMBER THAT JOURNALS ARE DUE ON FRIDAY.

8SS-We finished reading an article on Socrates; this is very similar to the text book page and worked on the questions found below.  HOMEWORK:  SOCRATES Q.1-6

Socrates
1.  What is philosophy?
2. a.  Who is Socrates (in one sentence)?
2. b. What is Socratic teaching?
3. a. Who are the Sophists (in one sentence)?
3. b. What is their teaching style/method?
4. Why did the Athenian leaders object to the teachings of Socrates?
5.  how could these teachings be a negative influence?
6.  In your opinion, were the leaders of Athens justified in sentencing Socrates to death?

7SS-We started our presentations on the UN SDGs.  More will follow in the days to come.  NO HOMEWORK.

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We're off to the symphony tomorrow afternoon.

Monday, 13 March 2017

8ELA-I handed back the I am David Chapter 1-4 Quiz; they need to be signed by parents.  I also returned the Character Traits Web.  We had work time for the Chapter 6 questions.  This was followed by Reading Class.  HOMEWORK:  NO SPELLING THIS WEEK.  JOURNALS DUE ON FRIDAY.  CH. 6 QUESTIONS DUE TOMORROW--THEY ARE FOUND BELOW.

9.  On p. 128, David thinks about what Maria’s parents said about him.  What doesn’t make sense to them about David’s speech?  Why does David’s speech make sense to him?                                                 /2

10.  Describe the imagery of the church on p. 130.                    /3

11.  On p. 131, David has entered a church and talks with a priest.

a)  The priest had been praying to Saint Christopher.  Explain why this is an interesting coincidence.                                                        /2

b)  What does David think about the priest’s ideas about there being only one god?                                                                    /2

12.  On p. 135, David discovers something exciting in a newspaper.  What is it?  What is the gist?  How does he react?  Why?               /4

13.  On p. 137, David has decided that life is no longer worth living because he remembers something.  What is it?  Why doesn’t he want to live anymore?  What is the purpose of his prayer?                    /3

14.  David meets Signora Bang.  Why does he like her?                       /1

15.  David discovers a photo album and focusses on a photo of Signora Bang’s friend.  Re-tell the friend’s story.                                             /5

16.  What would you infer/predict about Signora Bang’s friend?  The man?                                                                                                       /2

17.  The end of p. 147 and top of p. 148 is foreshadowing.  Predict what may happen based on this information.                                          /1


 8SS-Mythology Monday.  NO HOMEWORK.

7SS-Students continued on their  UN SDG project.  They are due tomorrow unless other arrangements have been made with me.  NO HOMEWORK OTHER THAN PROJECT WORK.

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CALLING ALL CITIZENS!!!
Last week I asked for help planning the menu for my Greek party.  This week, I need help with what to wear.  Consider me a wealthy, Greek women married to a citizen.  Plan my appearance.  One entry per polis.  Only the best plan, per class, will win.  Five points is the prize.  Make me look great!

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

8ELA-We read Chapter 5 I am David and I assigned questions 1-8.  HOMEWORK:  I AM DAVID CHAPTER 5 QUESTIONS DUE TOMORROW.  THE CHAPTER QUESTIONS ARE FOUND BELOW.


I AM DAVID – CHAPTERS 5 SUMMARY

1.  Define the following:                 /6
          a)  gracious    b)  contempt     c)  rebuffed        d)  absurd         e)  deception    f)  wretched

2.  How do the children respond when David encounters something new?  Why?       /2

3.  David wanted to read a book written before 1917.  Why?  Who are “they”? /2

4.  David’s hatred for Carlo is intense.  What do you think of David’s attitude toward Carlo?                  /2

5.  What is David’s reaction when the children want to play prisoner?  Why?     /2

6.  We learn that the man had been giving David milk and vitamins for as long as David can remember.  Make a prediction:  Why do you think the man did this? /2

7.  How does the children’s mother feel towards David?  How does the children’s father feel towards David?  Be sure to explain why for each.  /4

8.  Why does David leave Maria’s home?  How does he feel about this decision?        /2


 8SS-We continued learning about Athens.  We accessed the British Museum's website
 (www.ancientgreece.co.uk  Athens-Story and Explore) for more information about Athenian life and reviewed page 130 and 131 of our text.  I assigned four questions.  HOMEWORK:  ATHENS Q 1-3 PLUS 4 AND COMPARE AND CONTRAST:  ATHENS V SPARTA  DUE TOMORROW.  PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR SPARTA WORK IS DONE.  THE ATHENS QUESTIONS ARE FOUND BELOW.

ATHENS
Q1.  Identify two pros and two cons of being a Greek slave.
2.  Identify one pro and one con of being a freed slave.
3.  Offer a reason for a Greek polis to find slavery acceptable.
4.  Based on Olympia's story, would you rather be a slave or a freed slave?

7SS-We worked on our projects.  HOMEWORK:  PROJECTS

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