Tuesday, 28 February 2017

8ELA-We read I am David chapter 4 today then had some work time to complete the associated questions 12-20.  HOMEWORK:  SPELLING #16, I AM DAVID Q 12-20 (#20 IS A PINK QUESTION)

8SS-We started learning about the Greek city-state Sparta.  We made notes using a Compare and Contrast Chart as we'll soon been learning about Athens.  NO HOMEWORK.

7SS-We did an activity on the UN's goals for Good Business then worked on some reflection questions.  HOMEWORK:  GOOD BUSINESS Q 1-4.

Monday, 27 February 2017

8ELA-We started a new spelling unit today which is a review of the last four units.  We also had a Reading Class.  HOMEWORK:  SPELLING DUE ON WEDNESDAY.

8SS-Mythology Monday:  Today we learned about the myths of Echo and Narcissus as well as Icarus and Daedalus.  NO HOMEWORK.

7SS-We corrected our work on Peaceful and Equal Futures.  We also did an activity which will demonstrate a current world problem dealing with city/population growth.  NO HOMEWORK.


Ti ene to onoma too vasilefs tis mythologias?

One per polis--5 points--before 8:40 Tuesday.

Thursday, 23 February 2017

8ELA-We corrected I am David Chapter three questions 1-9 and we'll correct 10 and 11 tomorrow.  8B corrected their spelling. We also had Reading Class with library and Status of the class.  HOMEWORK:SPELLING TEST #16 TOMORROW.

8SS-8M corrected their Greek Mythology questions.  8B had work time to do these questions.  HOMEWORK:  8B ONLY--GREEK MYTHOLOGY Q1-6.

7SS-We corrected Healthy Planet q 1-5.  NO HOMEWORK.

We had a special guest today, Greg Selinger, our MLA.  He read the myth of Prometheus, Epimetheus, and Pandora to the 7s and the 8s.  He shared his ideas on the myth then his knowledge and experience.  We talked about getting involved in making the world a better place, as well.

For five points, make a list of all the ways the myth today is like our faith's origin story.  
One per polis.

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

8ELA-The 8M class corrected their spelling then had work time for the next chapter of I am David.  8B had the same work time but we didn't correct spelling; it will be done tomorrow. I also collected the Pink Question Re-do assignments.  HOMEWORK:  I AM DAVID CHAPTER THREE Q 1-11 DUE TOMORROW.

8SS-We used these as ELA classes as we had a presentation for the Manitoba Heart and Stroke Association.  There was lots of good information and we learned how to better care for our hearts.  NO HOMEWORK.

7SS-No class today.  Bring in permission forms for the Human Rights Museum field trip which is happening on Friday.

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Back to Normal Today

8ELA-We worked on spelling unit #16 and had a reading class.  We spent time reviewing our last Pink Question and students were invited to re-do them if they scored less that 2.5/5.  HOMEWORK: SPELLING #16

8SS-Mythology Monday (on Tuesday).  NO HOMEWORK.

7SS-We continued our learning about the UN Global Goals with a focus on Healthy Planet and Peaceful & Equal Future.  HOMEWORK:  REFLECTIONS QUESTIONS ON HEALTHY PLANET (Q 1-5) AND PEACEFUL & EQUAL FUTURE (Q1-5) DUE NEXT CLASS.

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Last Day of Catholic Schools Week
Yellow Day (for 8M only)

8ELA-We did our unit 15 spelling tests today and checked into the library.  WE working on our reading of chapter 3 of the novel.  We used our second ELA class to work on our SS questions on Greek mythology.  We also read through the myth "Arachne's Web"--that was fun!  HOMEWORK:  FINISH READING CHAPTER THREE OF I AM DAVID.

8SS-No class time but the questions from yesterday's class were assigned and will be due on Tuesday.  HOMEWORK:  AVATARS.  GREEK RELIGION Q 1-6.

7SS-We reviewed the idea of the UN's Global Goals of Sustainable Development.  We focussed on the four goals of a happy healthy life with an activity that got us thinking about how to achieve such a life if some of us don't have the basic necessities.  HOMEWORK:  HAPPY HEALTHY LIFE ACTIVITY REFLECTION Q 1-3 DUE TUESDAY.

No school tomorrow or Monday.
Mythology Mondays starts on Tuesday (see above comment).

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Today we celebrated Sports Day and did we ever!  8M strongly defeated all the other classes by 100 points and now get to steal a gym class from one of the other classes as the prize.  Great job 8M!

8ELA-We corrected unit 15 spelling today and read from chapter three of I am David.  HOMEWORK:  SPELLING TEST TOMORROW. RETURN SIGNED TESTS.

8SS-We read about Greek religion which is what we call mythology.  We discussed how this information actually surrounds us in our everyday world, whether it be in our language or pop culture.  NO HOMEWORK.  HOW'S YOUR AVATAR?

Tomorrow is the final day of Catholic Schools Week and 8M has the colour yellow.  
Please come dressed in sunshine from head to toe.  
Every class has an assigned colour.  What's yours?
We'll be playing musical chairs tomorrow for points which will be followed by a Lip Synch Battle 
in the gym for everyone.  The prize for most points will be an Electronics Day; come prepared!

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Day Two of Catholic Schools Week - Happy St. Valentine's Day

8ELA-We read a little of I am David then used the time to go over an upcoming activity for Social Studies called Mythology Monday.  HOMEWORK:  SPELLING UNIT 15.

8SS-We corrected Greek geography, including a map.  NO HOMEWORK.

7SS-We corrected the Global Goals assignment q 1-6.  NO HOMEWORK.



Monday, 13 February 2017

First Day of Catholic Schools Week - Pajama Day

It was great to see so many students in the fuzzy, warm pajamas scoring points for their class!

8ELA-We started a new unit in spelling today; it focussed on the suffix -ion.  8B corrected the I am David questions 10-15. I handed out the corrected adverb test and preposition/conjunction test for review.  HOMEWORK:  RETURN SIGNED TESTS, INCLUDING THE ULTRA SPELLING TEST TOMORROW, SPELLING DUE WEDNESDAY.  JOURNALS DUE TOMORROW.

8SS-No class due to special activities.

7SS-Not scheduled today.

To my grade 8 students
I'm so glad you've checked out my blog today.  
As you know, we'll be starting a special learning activity in Social Studies which will help us learn Greek mythology.  We'll be doing this in teams.  So, to get you started, since you followed instructions and checked out this page, I have a bonus activity.  
The question is based on the Geography lesson we did in class last week and 
we'll be correcting tomorrow.  
Write your answer on looseleaf and hand it in BEFORE 8:40.  
If your answer is correct, your team will be awarded an extra three points next week 
when we start the game.  
Question:  Identify the three brothers who live on Mount Olympus.

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

8ELA-We corrected unit 15 spelling and the rest of our preposition booklet.  This was followed by Library and Reading class.  HOMEWORK:  SPELLING TEST FRIDAY, PREP/CONJ TEST FRIDAY, I AM DAVID CHARACTER TRAITS AND DAVID'S WORLD IN RUINS-PART THREE DUE TOMORROW.

8SS-We worked on a civilization web.  This takes what we've learned about five ancient civilization and apply categories to the enduring characteristics.  NO HOMEWORK.

7SS-We began our work with the Global Goals today by watching Malala introduce a video on the topic and starting reading about them.  NO HOMEWORK.