Monday, 19 October 2020

 8ELA-We're working on non-fiction writing projects this week.  Today we peer conferenced with our first draft and learned a lot about what we need to work on tonight.  HOMEWORK:  SECOND DRAFTS OF NON-FICTION ARTICLES.  STUDENTS ARE INVITED TO BRING THEIR OWN LAPTOPS FOR THIS PROJECT BUT THEY ARE ENTIRELY RESPONSIBLE FOR THEM--THE SCHOOL IS NOT REQUIRING THEM NOR WILL THE SCHOOL BE HELD LIABLE FOR THEM.  

8SS-We continue learning about Neolithic times and the transition from hunter-gatherers to farmers.  NO HOMEWORK.

7SS-I returned tests and reviewed the answer key.  HOMEWORK:  GET TESTS SIGNED.

Thursday, 15 October 2020

 Sorry for the delay in posting--we've had some trouble with the internet.

8ELA-We've been reading non-fiction articles and learning about author's purpose.  With that, we've been studying how each type of article has been structured.  Today, I introduced the first writing workshop (we'll be writing non-fiction articles).  HOMEWORK:  READING JOURNALS DUE TOMORROW, NON-FICTION ARTICLE ROUGH DRAFTS DUE MONDAY**REFER TO MENTOR TEXTS AND ELA BINDER NOTES!**

8SS-We're learning about the Stone Age and the earliest humans.  HOMEWORK:  PALEO AND MESO TIMES Q 1-6 DUE TOMORROW.

7SS-We've started learning world geography so we're learning about topography and lakes and rivers.  HOMEWORK:  NORTH AND SOUTH AMERICAL GEOGRAPHY WORKSHEETS DUE TOMORROW.

Friday, 2 October 2020

 8ELA-I collected Journals today and returned homework.  I collected "If World Leaders Choose..." and we corrected it as a class.  We also had reading class.  NO HOMEWORK.

8SS-We had our Time quiz. NO HOMEWORK.

7SS-We finished correcting map projections.  I made a test outline and addressed student concerns about the Unit 1 Test.  HOMEWORK:  TEST MONDAY.

Thursday, 1 October 2020

 A Busy Day for Everyone!

8ELA-We had our daily reading period then moved on to a work period for the article "If the World Leaders ..."  HOMEWORK:  JOURNALS AND "IF THE WORLD LEADERS" Q 1-6 DUE TOMORROW.

8SS-We corrected a Measuring Time worksheet and moved on to learning about the Greek words that form the basis of many history-related words.  HOMEWORK:  PUTTING WORDS TOGETHER AND TIME QUIZ TOMORROW.

7SS-We corrected questions discussing/comparing maps and globes then moved on to learning three different map projections.  HOMEWORK:  COMPARING MAP PROJECTIONS WORKSHEET DUE TOMORROW AND QUIZ IS POSTPONED UNTIL MONDAY.

Tuesday, 29 September 2020

 8ELA-We had our reading class and then I collected the homework assignment for "The Mighty Mekong".  We marked our writing and discussed ways to make it better.  NO HOMEWORK.

8SS-We finished discussing the topic of world view and talked about how each of us think the way we do.  NO HOMEWORK.

7SS-We corrected our last time worksheet and moved onto map projections.  NO HOMEWORK.

Monday, 28 September 2020

 8ELA-We finished reading "The Mighty Mekong", annotating along the way.  We copied six questions from the board.  HOMEWORK:  "THE MIGHTY MEKONG" Q.1-6 DUE TOMORROW.

8SS-We corrected/made notes on Primary and Secondary Sources and started reading about world view.  NO HOMEWORK.

Vaccinations will take place tomorrow.

Friday, 25 September 2020

 8ELA/SS-The 8B class got into the library today and that was great.  We spent a few periods outside today participating in a Terry Fox day.  It was wonderful to get outside and enjoy the beautiful fall weather!  NO HOMEWORK.

7SS-We continue learning about Time.  We worked on the Time in Canada worksheet and p. 63.  We started learning the difference between globes and maps, particularly the pros and cons of each.  HOMEWORK:  TIME WORKSHEETS.