Thursday, 22 November 2018

8ELA-We had a regular Reading Class followed by a work class for our stories.  HOMEWORK:  JOURNALS AND SPELLING TEST DUE TOMORROW.

8SS-Used for ELA/storywriting.

7SS-We continued learning about climate and weather; we read from the text and made notes.  NO HOMEWORK.

Wednesday, 21 November 2018

8ELA-We continued work on our short stories and we're almost done!  We also corrected spelling #9 and our worksheets on verb tenses.  HOMEWORK:  JOURNALS DUE FRIDAY, SPELLING TEST DUE FRIDAY, TYPED DRAFT OF STORY DUE TOMORROW.  VERB TEST NOV 29.

8SS-We spent time comparing an Egyptian societal group to a similar group in Canada.  Pairs of students created a Venn diagram to illustrate their new knowledge.  NO HOMEWORK.  EGYPT TEST NOV 29.

7SS-We started learning about climate and read from the text and made some notes.  I gave students the test they wrote yesterday and am sending it home for signing.  NO HOMEWORK.

Tuesday, 20 November 2018

8ELA-We worked on our stories today so we were busy writing.  HOMEWORK:  NEXT DRAFT DUE TOMORROW.

8SS-We were learning about different groups in Egyptian society.  We accessed a PBS website and researched pharaohs, priests, women, soldiers, and workers and learned about their lifestyles.  HOMEWORK:  A DAY IN THE LIFE WORKSHEET (X2)

7SS-We did our continents map tests.  I collected Continent Project #3.  NO HOMEWORK.

Monday, 19 November 2018

8ELA-We started a new unit in spelling today and continued learning about verbs and tenses.  We then spent some time with the stories we're writing.  HOMEWORK:  SPELLING/SKILLS DUE WEDNESDAY, 8M STORY SECOND DRAFT, 8B STORY FIRST DRAFT.

8SS-This class was used as an ELA class.  NO HOMEWORK.

**Grade 7 did not have class with me today but they have a test and project due tomorrow.

Report cards went home today.  In the envelope, you'll also find a letter detailing parent-teacher conferences.  Please review this carefully; if you are interested in attending please let me know which teacher you'd like to see and a preferred time.  If you do not wish to visit with any teacher at this time, please indicate that.

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

8ELA-We corrected Spelling and Skills and had our Reading period.  This was followed by correcting "Everyday is Earth Day" a play by Steven Pricone.  HOMEWORK:  SPELLING TEST FRIDAY, VERB TEST FRIDAY, BUT NO JOURNALS FRIDAY.  CHARACTER AND SETTING WEBS DUE TOMORROW.

8SS-We started to learn about King Tut today and watched four short videos on the New York City exhibition of 2015 which recreated the tomb as it was found by Howard Carter.  Students worked on a Video Viewing Sheet in class but will want to improve upon it as homework.  HOMEWORK:  KING TUT VIDEO VIEWING SHEET (SEE VIDEO LISTING BELOW).  (The Discovery of King Tut:  The Exhibition-Official Trailer)  (The Discovery of King Tut:  The Antechamber)  (The Discovery of King Tut:  The Burial Chamber and Treasury)  (The Discovery of King Tut:  The Gold Mask)

7SS-We started work on our Asia-Australia/Ocean projects.  News articles are listed on yesterday's blog.  HOMEWORK:  CONTINENT PROJECT #3 DUE TUESDAY.  CONTINENT TESTS ON TUESDAY.

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

8ELA-We had our Reading period and I followed this with the introduction to our fiction projects.  We spent some time thinking about our character and setting, based on a photo. HOMEWORK:  SPELLING AND SKILLS DUE TOMORROW, CHARACTER AND SETTING WEBS DUE TOMORROW, "EVERYDAY IS EARTH DAY" Q 1-7 DUE TOMORROW.  SPECIAL TREAT:  NO JOURNALS THIS WEEK!

8SS-I collected pink questions today on the topic of "Who Should Possess the Rosetta Stone?"We corrected Egyptian Education today.  NO HOMEWORK.

7SS-We worked on Asia and Australia/Oceania maps today and will be starting the project on these two continents tomorrow.  Students will need to choose a continent-related news piece and be able to answer the "W" questions for it; they will also write a paragraph reflecting on how the topic of the news affects quality of life.  They'll choose from the following links, based on their own interests:

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

8ELA-We corrected our spelling unit focussing on ei/ie words and the skills worksheets focussing on irregular verbs.  We also had our Reading period.  HOMEWORK:  SPELLING AND JOURNALS DUE FRIDAY.

8SS-We corrected Egyptian Religion and Egyptian Death and Pyramids (Q1 and 2 only).  NO HOMEWORK.

7SS-We started work on Continents Project #2 which focusses on Europe and Africa.  We'll have two periods to work on it tomorrow then it will be due on Monday. 

Monday, 5 November 2018

8ELA-We worked on a tricky new spelling unit; it focussed on ei/ie words.  We also spent time learning the irregular verbs in the past, present,and future forms.  During Reading period, I met with students and checked their first term reading compared to their goals.  HOMEWORK:  GET ADJECTIVE TEST SIGNED.  SPELLING AND SKILLS DUE WEDNESDAY.  JOURNALS DUE FRIDAY.

8SS-We continued learning about the Egyptians and their religions; today's focus was on how reacted to death and how they handled the body.  HOMEWORK:  EGYPTIAN RELIGION Q 1-4, AND EGYPTIAN DEATH AND PYRAMIDS Q 1-5.

7SS-We corrected the Europe map and starting learning the geography of Africa.  HOMEWORK:  AFRICA MAP.

Please remember that tomorrow is an early dismissal at 2:00.