Wednesday, 29 November 2017

8ELA-I continued to collect signed Adjective Tests today--please return tomorrow, signed if you haven't already.  Today we corrected our spelling and skills with a special focus on how to answer the question:  How are you?  We also visited the Book Fair which will run to Friday, at lunch.  We had Reading Class and visited the Library as we always do on odd days.  HOMEWORK:  JOURNALS DUE TOMORROW.  SPELLING TEST TOMORROW.  "EVERYDAY IS EARTH DAY" Q 1-8 DUE TOMORROW.

8SS-Changed to ELA and used as a work period for the play we read in class.  We will make it up tomorrow when we use an ELA for SS.  NO HOMEWORK BUT...UNSCRAMBLE THIS LETTER COMBINATION AND GIVE ME THE NAME OF FOUR EGYPTIAN GODS.  FIRST CORRECT ANSWER GIVEN TO ME TOMORROW WINS A GOLD COIN:  IHRSSAUSHOISRTE

7SS-We summarized what we've been discussing regarding climate then shifted our focus to Land Cover and Land Use.  NO HOMEWORK.


Parent-Teacher Conferences begin tomorrow after school and extend to Friday morning.

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

8ELA-8M received their marked Adjective Test yesterday so it was to go home and get signed; 8B got theirs today.  We read a play about earth day and learned to see this as another form of literature.  HOMEWORK:  SPELLING UNIT 10, ADVERB WORKSHEETS (x3), GET ADJECTIVE TESTS SIGNED.

8SS-We corrected Egyptian education and got to see that our Canadian system is the same yet different from one created thousands of years ago.  NO HOMEWORK.

7SS-No classes today.

Parent-Teacher Conferences begin Thursday after school.

Book Fair starts tomorrow.  Students will visit the sale and may purchase books.

Friday, 24 November 2017

8ELA-We did our unit 9 Spelling test and the Adjectives Test.  HOMEWORK: FINAL DRAFT OF OUR AMAZING STORIES DUE MONDAY

8SS-We had presentations/quasi-debates on who should have possession of the Rosetta Stone:  The Egyptians (they created it), the French (who found it), or the British (who won it through war).  HOMEWORK:  PINK QUESTION:  ROSETTA STONE DUE MONDAY.

7SS-We've been working on Climate and Weather.  Today, we worked on reading climographs and completed a worksheet which reflects the wettest/driest and hottest/coldest months in several cities in the five climate zones.  HOMEWORK:  CLIMATE WORKSHEET DUE MONDAY.

Parent-Teacher Conferences begin Thursday after school and continue Friday morning.

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

8ELA-We were very busy today peer editing our stories.  We looked for figurative language/literary devices, a Collins-style sentence, character and setting details, and mood.  Of course, we want our stories to match our photos.  We gave feedback to our classmates and spent a small bit of time revising and editing for ourselves after the reviews.  We then shifted to Reading Class.  HOMEWORK:  SPELLING UNIT 9, ADJECTIVES (ONE PAGE), SECOND DRAFT OF OUR GREAT STORY (PAGE ONE).  JOURNALS DUE FRIDAY.

8SS-We worked on questions about Egyptian Religion.  We can find the answers and a better understanding from the textbook, the "Eye of Horus" myth, and the website  HOMEWORK:  EGYPTIAN RELIGION Q 1-7.

7SS-We heard from two presenters on Weekly Update today.  I handed out permission forms for a select number of students and would like them back by Friday.  We started learning about Climate and Weather.  NO HOMEWORK.


Report Cards were distributed yesterday.  We ask that everyone return the conference forms even if you won't be coming in for a visit.  Remember that all teachers are available.

Monday, 20 November 2017

8ELA-We corrected our Adjectives worksheets and I assigned the last page of the booklet.  We worked on a new spelling unit; it was a little tricky with all those double consonants.  We've been working on a fiction piece for the last few days and the criteria are clearly set.  We're trying to imitate the style of famous authors.  We wrote our first sentences last week and many people were impressed with our work.  Today we got started on the first draft.  HOMEWORK:  SPELLING AND ADJECTIVES DUE WEDNESDAY.  FIRST DRAFT OF YOUR STORY DUE TOMORROW.

8SS-We started learning about Egyptian Religion by reading a "love story".  NO HOMEWORK.

7SS-No class today.


Report Cards were sent home today.  Within the envelopes, you'll find the form for 
parent-teacher-student conferences.  Please return it as soon as possible to get your desired time slot.  
Even if you will not be attending, please return the form either way to indicate your intention.

Friday, 17 November 2017

8ELA-We were very busy today.  We did our Ginormous Spelling Test (units 5-8), we finished Book Talks, I collected the index cards of the first sentence of our stories, and we had reading class.  NO HOMEWORK.

8SS-We corrected Egyptian Government and Society.  NO HOMEWORK.

7SS-I collect the Europe-Africa projects then we had Weekly Update.  We also started our next continent project.  HOMEWORK:  ASIA-AUSTRALIA PROJECT DUE MONDAY.

Report Cards out on Monday.

Thursday, 16 November 2017

8ELA-We did Booktalks today--its' always fun to see what others are reading.  It also gives us ideas for what to read next.  We also prepared for our fiction assignment.  HOMEWORK:  GINORMOUS SPELLING TEST TOMORROW.  SENTENCE #1 DUE TOMORROW.

8SS-We used this class for Boooktalks.  We'll catch up.  NO HOMEWORK.

7SS-We worked on our Europe-Africa projects.  HOMEWORK:  PROJECTS DUE TOMORROW.

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

8ELA-I collected the Term One Reading Assessment from yesterday.  We started working on a fiction writing assignment today.  Our focus is to imitate the style of great writers.  We're studying the techniques of Riordan, Crichton, and Rowling to name a few.  HOMEWORK:  SPELLING REVIEW UNIT AND ADJECTIVES P. 165, 166, 169, 168 FROM MONDAY DUE TOMORROW.  CHARACTER AND SETTING WEBS DUE TOMORROW.

8SS-This was a work class for the reading and questions on Egyptian government and society which we started yesterday.  HOMEWORK:  EGYPTIAN GOV'T & SOCIETY Q 1-7 DUE TOMORROW.

7SS-I collected the Americas project.  Today we started a similar project but focussing on Europe and Africa.  NO HOMEWORK.

Tomorrow the teachers play the students in a volleyball showdown in the gym at 1:00.  
Bring $1 or a tin for the bin at Holy Cross parish and you don't have to wear uniform for the day.

Monday, 6 November 2017

I was away on Friday so every class had a little bit of catch-up to do.

8ELA-We did Spelling unit 8; the focus was the tricky ei/ie concept.  We also corrected "All Summer in a Day" but need to use a bit of tomorrow's class to finish.  NO HOMEWORK.

8SS-We reviewed the definition of "technology" and how it applies to both ancient and modern day tools.  We read about Egyptian farming.  NO HOMEWORK.

7SS-We had a special map activity in the gym today--it was a nice break from the classroom.  HOMEWORK:  WEEKLY UPDATES WHICH WERE DUE THIS PAST FRIDAY.

Early Dismissal tomorrow at 2:00 for staff meeting.

Early Dismissal Friday at 11:30 after our Remembrance Day service.  
Teachers will be using this time to make report cards.

Thursday, 2 November 2017

8ELA-We used our classes today for Book Talks.  This is where students present a novel to the class and give a short presentation on the book.  It is an oral version of the letters contained in the Reading Journal.  HOMEWORK:  SPELLING TEST UNIT 7 TOMORROW.

8SS-Classes today were used for Book Talks.  NO HOMEWORK.