Thursday, 17 September 2020

8ELA-We finished our Writers Toolbox activities with reviewing the facets of a textbook.  NO HOMEWORK.

8SS-We spent some time reviewing the structure of our textbook; we focussed on the table of contents, glossary, and index via a worksheet.  HOMEWORK:  8M ONLY-INDEX SIDE OF THE WORKSHEET DUE TOMORROW.

7SS-We continued learning about latitude and longitude.  We corrected p. 57 and started working on the Canada coordinates.  HOMEWORK:  LATITUDE AND LONGITUDE CANADA LOCATIONS WORKSHEET.


Wednesday, 16 September 2020

8ELA/SS-We continued building a Writer's Notebook.  Our focus today was to build notes for Compare & Contrast, Order & Sequence, Problem & Solution, and Cause & Effect.  HOMEWORK:  FINISH CAUSE AND EFFECT TOOL.

7SS-We continued learning about latitude and longitude with worksheet page 56 which was started in yesterday's class.  We then moved on to continuing this learning using a map of the eastern hemisphere.  HOMEWORK:  WORKSHEET P. 57 (EASTERN HEMISPHERE) DUE TOMORROW.

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Several students haven't yet turned in their school supplies (paper/tissue/wipes/sanitizer).  

Please do this as soon as possible.


Tuesday, 15 September 2020

A Busy Week
8ELA/SS - We're using our classes to build a Writer's Notebook; it's filled with manipulatives and interactive notes to learn and study how writers write.  Today we finished our Hurricane Katrina activity--this saw us thinking about how to read non-fiction with the purpose of writing a summary.  We annotated, completed a summarizing worksheet, then wrote the summary.  We reviewed WHY writers write (PIEED) and started learning HOW they write.  We did an activity with Description and started one with Compare and Contrast.  HOMEWORK:  8B needs to finish transferring their information from the article to their Compare and Contrast tool.

7SS - We are learning about latitude and longitude and spent time today learning co-ordinates.  We started a worksheet plotting the N/S/W/E on a global map and will continue with it tomorrow.  NO HOMEWORK.

Tuesday, 8 September 2020

Welcome!

 Hello everyone and welcome to the 2020-2021 school year; what a year it will be!

Please check this site daily; it's an important habit to build, especially when you've missed class.  On this page, I will document what was done during the day.  This page will not contain lessons or handouts.

I'm looking forward to a great year!

Monday, 22 June 2020

Good morning.

Report cards will be available for pick up on Monday, June 29th.  
Grade 7s are scheduled between 8a.m. and 12 p.m. and 
grade 8s are scheduled between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.  
All report cards will be at Statue of Mary in alphabetical order.  
Any report cards not picked up on Monday will be put in the mail on Tuesday; 
if you win an award or medal, you must pick up on Monday--we won't put those in the mail.

Textbooks, class novels, and library books should be returned immediately.

Our Virtual Farewell is this Thursday at 11--please be on time.  
Invitations were sent yesterday.  CHECK.

There is no ELA or SS work for my classes this week.  See you at the Farewell!

Friday, 19 June 2020

Good morning.

I will be at the school on Monday morning doing year-end tasks, including counting and putting away textbooks; all HCS textbooks, novels, and library books need to be returned no later than June 23.

Be sure to let Mrs. Anderson know what you're returning so your name can be crossed off the "Due" list.

8ELA

-Continue reading and writing.

8SS

-Continue watching historical movies.

7SS

-Continue watching short movies about culture; today's is called The Friends of Kwan Ming.  The address is https://www.nfb.ca/film/friends_of_kwan_ming/

Thursday, 18 June 2020

Good morning.

All HCS textbooks, novels, and library books need to be returned no later than June 23; that's Tuesday.  Be sure to let Mrs. Anderson know what you're returning 
so your name can be crossed off the "Due" list.

8ELA

-Continue reading and writing.

8SS

-Continue watching historical movies.

7SS

-Continue watching the short films on culture.  Today's movie is called Roses Sing on New Snow; the address is:  https://www.nfb.ca/film/roses_sing_on_new_snow/