Wednesday, 20 September 2017

We've been very busy learning about poetry and writing about it.  We're also setting a foundation for historical learning so much of our SS information has been abstract.  I'm sorry for not updating Monday and yesterday but we've been having sketchy internet service.

8ELA-Today we corrected Spelling Unit 2 (it was assigned on Monday).  We finished learning about mood in poetry; we read two poems and analyzed the poet's word choices.  We did some brainstorming together to perceive ourselves as a weather pattern/natural disaster.  HOMEWORK:  8B-SENSES/SWIFT-SLOW POEMS GOOD COPY.  MOOD POEM FIRST DRAFT

8SS-I collected the Team Deliberation Worksheet which was assigned yesterday and was a reflection activity from Monday and Tuesday classes.  We continued learning about Origin Stories and shared our learning.  HOMEWORK:  ORIGIN STORIES WORLD VIEW QUESTION.

7SS-I didn't see this class today as they aren't scheduled for Day 6 SS.  Due to the retreat, I didn't see them yesterday either.  On Monday, we did Weekly Update and learned about the news from our classmates.  I also assigned p. 59-Latitude and Longitude.  We'll be correcting it on Thursday.

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We'll be participating in a school-wide Terry Fox celebration on Friday.  
Students who bring $1 can be out of uniform and wear colours. 
All  money raised will go towards cancer research.

Friday, 15 September 2017

Welcome Back!

Finally, I'm able to update this site.  I apologize for the late start--I was having some troubles getting in.  Anyway, here we are and we're ready.  This page will allow you to track tests, assignments, and  homework assigned in my grade 8 ELA and SS classes and the 7RC SS class.  I also like to post school news and general class happenings.  Sometimes, I also post special challenges for students, so stay up-to date.

8ELA-We did Unit One Spelling Test.  We then used the remainder of the class to finish our lesson on "Senses" and "Swift Things are Beautiful".  I collected Reading Journals.  We also updated Status of the Class, visited the library, and had Reading Class.  HOMEWORK:  SENSES/SWIFT-SLOW POEM FIRST DRAFT 8M ONLY.

8SS-I collected the 8B homework assignment on Primary and Secondary sources.   Last class, we learned about world view and why we think the way we do.  We discussed how our families, teachers/coaches, friends, education, religion, media, and life experiences affecting our values and beliefs.  Today, we worked in groups to discuss a statement.  We had to share our opinion and defend it, then reflect on our contribution.  NO HOMEWORK

7SS-We had our Weekly Update presentations today.  Five students told us about a newspaper article they read so now we're all a little better informed about world events.  "News" doesn't just come from Instagram!  We started learning about latitude and now know that these lines run in an east-west manner and are parallel.  NO HOMEWORK.

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.