Friday, 4 October 2019

8ELA-8B did the #4 spelling test then proceeded to Booktalks.  8M will do their test on Monday and finish their Booktalks.  HOMEWORK:  POEMS DUE MONDAY.

8SS-We did our unit one test.  NO HOMEWORK.

Harvesting for Hygiene
Please remember to bring an extra hygiene item to school next week.  
We'll be collecting Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.  Everything we collect will be delivered to the
Holy Cross Parish Food Bank.

Wednesday, 2 October 2019

8ELA-We corrected spelling #4 and had our Reading period.  8M continued with a writing period.  We are working on enhancing Word Choice and Voice in our work.  HOMEWORK:  SECOND DRAFT POEMS, SPELLING TEST FRIDAY, BOOK TALKS FRIDAY.

8SS-8B corrected Neolithic Times.  Both classes received a test outline and had some test prep time; many worked on revising notes and making cue cards for studying.  HOMEWORK:  EARLY TIMES TEST FRIDAY.

7SS-We reviewed our progress on the Harvesting for Hygiene campaign (see the letter I sent home on Monday for more information) then moved on to practicing time zones.  HOMEWORK:  TIME ZONES PRACTICE, WEEKLY UPDATES WILL BE PRESENTED ON MONDAY, UNIT 1 TEST WEDNESDAY, OCT. 9.

The 7RC class is starting a campaign to collect hygiene items for the Holy Cross Parish Food Bank.  We'll be collected toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, floss, shampoo, etc for the Harvesting for Hygiene drive.  Please be generous and help us collect these necessary, yet often overlooked items.  We'll be collecting next week, Oct 7, 8, and 9.

Monday, 30 September 2019

8ELA-8M did last week's spelling test.  Both classes started a new unit in spelling then  proceeded to review the writing trait of voice.  Focussing on voice and word choice, students will write a poem.  We also had Reading.  HOMEWORK:  SPELLING DUE WEDNESDAY, CREATURE POEMS-FIRST DRAFT DUE TOMORROW.

8SS-We watched a short video on Neolithic times and worked on questions.  HOMEWORK:  NEOLITHIC TIMES Q 1-5 DUE TOMORROW, EARLY TIMES TEST FRIDAY.

7SS-We corrected our worksheet on Time from last week.  I assigned Weekly Updates and introduced our social action for the month of October; a parent letter was sent home.  WEEKLY UPDATES DUE FRIDAY.

Thursday, 26 September 2019

8ELA-8B Corrected Spelling.  Both classes had their Reading periods.  8B went on to walk around the "Swift Things are Beautiful" poem by Elizabeth Coatsworth.  HOMEWORK:  READING JOURNALS AND SPELLING TESTS TOMORROW. 8B--SWIFT THINGS/SLOW THINGS STANZA DUE TOMORROW.

8SS-We corrected and I collected homework on Paleo Times.  NO HOMEWORK.

Wednesday, 25 September 2019

8ELA-8M had their Reading class then we corrected Spelling before going onto a new topic in Writing.  We'll be taking what we've learned regarding Word Choice and learning about Voice.  8B missed their classes with me today.  NO HOMEWORK.

8SS-We continued learning about Paleolithic Times via our textbook and a series of online videos.  iI returned their Chronology Quizzes; some students didn't score well so have been invited to a study session tomorrow at first recess then the rewrite will be Friday at lunch.  HOMEWORK:  PALEO TIMES Q 1-6 DUE TOMORROW.

7SS-We continued our learning on Time Zones then started studying maps and globes.  HOMEWORK:  TIME P. 61-63  DUE FRIDAY.

Forms were sent home from the office to ensure correct contact information.  
Please return as soon as possible.

We spent some active time outside in remembrance of Terry Fox; 
it was a beautiful fall day to get some exercise.

Tuesday, 24 September 2019

8ELA-We had Reading Class today.  8M continued working on the writing trait of word choice via the poem "Swift Things are Beautiful" by Elizabeth Coatsworth.  HOMEWORK:  SPELLING DUE TOMORROW. 8M SWIFT/SLOW STANZA DUE TOMORROW.

8SS-We learned about the Stone Age today.  8B watched a video representing the time period.  NO HOMEWORK.

7SS-We continue learning about time zones.  NO HOMEWORK.

Terry Fox Activity tomorrow. 
 Please bring $1 for a colour day with all funds raised being sent to the Terry Fox Foundation.

Friday, 20 September 2019

8ELA-We did unit 2 Spelling and Reading class; I collected Journals.  We spent some time on poetry writing focussing on the Word Choice trait.  HOMEWORK:  READING, SENSES STANZA DUE MONDAY.

8SS-We studied how common social studies words are built and learned about origin stories.  HOMEWORK:  TIME QUIZ, WORD STUDY, AND ORIGIN STORIES Q 1-6 DUE MONDAY.

7SS-We had Weekly Update today and presenters told us about current news stories.

Terry Fox Friday was postponed due to rain.  We'll reschedule.