Tuesday, 20 March 2018

8ELA-We had Reading Class today and worked a little on our Love Activity.  We also read "The Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe.  It had some tricky vocabulary so did some definitions.  HOMEWORK:  LOVE POEMS/COLLAGES ROUGH DRAFT DUE TOMORROW.

SS-We discussed citizenship today and worked on a Compare and Contrast worksheet focussing on ancient Athens and modern Canada.  NO HOMEWORK.

7SS-We finished our Share the Island activity and discussed conflict resolution.  We also read about the United Nations.  NO HOMEWORK.

Monday, 19 March 2018

8ELA-I handed back and reviewed writing assignments then we had a short reading class.  HOMEWORK:  LOVE ACTIVITY-STUDENTS PICKED UP RUBRICS TODAY-DUE APRIL 4 (WEDNESDAY).

8SS-We learned about citizenship in ancient Greece (Athens) and Canada.  Next class, we'll be looking to make comparisons.  NO HOMEWORK.  TEST APRIL 5 (THURSDAY).

7SS-No class due to Mass this afternoon.


Please remember that there are no classes this Thursday and Friday.  Teachers are holding parent-teacher conferences on Wednesday evening and Thursday morning.  

Spring Break runs from March 26 to March 30.

No school on Easter Monday (April  2).

Friday, 16 March 2018

8ELA-We did our unit 17 spelling test and had a short reading class.  I also went over the Love Assignment (poem or collage) and rubric.  HOMEWORK:  STUDENTS NEED TO DECIDE, FOR MONDAY,  WHETHER TO WORK ON THE POEM OR THE COLLAGE ACTIVITY.

8SS-Mount Olympus Challenge.  NO HOMEWORK.

7SS-We did our last SDG project presentation then finished our Sharing the Island activity.  After discussing the rights and responsibilities we would each have on our deserted island, we discussed possible ways to resolve conflict.  NO HOMEWORK.

Thursday, 15 March 2018

8ELA-We read a poem today by Dennis Lee.  It had us thinking about what we like about our best friend.  HOMEWORK:  JOURNALS DUE TOMORROW.  SPELLING TEST #17 TOMORROW.  "WITH MY FOOT IN MY MOUTH" POEM Q 1-5 DUE TOMORROW.

8SS-No classes today as we were at Reconciliation.

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

8ELA-We corrected lesson 17 in spelling and our grammar worksheets on subject/predicate rules and sentence fragments/run-on sentences.  This was followed by our Reading Class.  HOMEWORK:  JOURNALS DUE FRIDAY.  SPELLING TEST FRIDAY. 

8SS-We continue to learn about democracy and the ideas surrounding citizenship.  We are putting our learning into a chart form to make the comparison between ancient Athenian democracy and modern Canadian democracy.

7SS-We finished up with our SDG project presentations and starting learning about human rights with an activity called Sharing the Island.  NO HOMEWORK.

Mount Olympus Challenge

Before the challenge
  on the morning of,
present a gift
  to show your love.

Steve Jobs,
Snow White's Queen,
New York City,
Adam's Eve.

Tradition says,
  it must be this!
For your prize,
  raise her bliss!

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

8ELA-I collected pink questions from last week's class then we corrected the homework that went with "Oranges" and "haircut".  HOMEWORK:  SPELLING AND SKILLS DUE TOMORROW.  JOURNALS DUE FRIDAY.

8SS-We corrected the Forms of Government chart and the Comparing the Population chart.  NO HOMEWORK.

7SS-Class missed due to Stations of the Cross.

Friday, 9 March 2018

8ELA-We corrected our homework then continued our theme of love poems and discussed mood and symbolism.  I collected pink questions and Journals.  HOMEWORK:  "HAIRCUT" AND "ORANGES" Q 1-4 PLUS PINK QUESTION #5 DUE NEXT CLASS.

8SS-Mount Olympus Challenge activity was completed where we learned about Orpheus as well as Prometheus.  NO HOMEWORK.

7SS-  UN SDG presentations.

Thursday, 8 March 2018

8ELA:  We finished reading two poems and had Reading Class.  HOMEWORK:  "THE HIGHWAYMAN" AND "THE FOREST FIRE" POEMS Q 1-6.

8SS-We learned about forms of government and how democracy evolved.  NO HOMEWORK.

7SS-We had presentation today of our UN SDG projects.  NO HOMEWORK.

Mount Olympus Challenge: The password for tomorrow is the answer to the following two questions.  Write your answers on a sticky note and hand them in after you've read the myth 
(where you'll find the answers).

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

8ELA-8B read two poems today:  "The Highwayman" and "The Forest Fire".  We discussed how they fit the criteria of a ballad and copied down an assignment.  8M partially read "The Highway" but got no further due to a presentation in the MPR.  NO HOMEWORK.

8SS-Classes cancelled due to presentation.