Thursday, 31 January 2019

8ELA-We had our Reading period and followed it up with a work class on the sports poems we've read.  HOMEWORK:  SPELLING TEST UNIT #15, CHARACTER BOOKTALKS, SPORTS POEMS Q 1-6 DUE TOMORROW.

8SS-We worked on our questions about Athens.  HOMEWORK:  ATHENS Q 1-6.

7SS-We corrected the two questions that were assigned last class on the topic of the poverty cycle.  NO HOMEWORK.

Friday is February 1st--the start of I Love to Read month!  
Bring $1 and come dressed as your favourite book character or in black and white. 

Mount Olympus Challengers
On a piece of looseleaf, list all the characters of the Orion and Midas myths read in class, in alphabetical order.  Hand it in to me, after 10 minutes of SS class (or later if you need the time) and receive a reward of supplies for the day's tasks. 

Monday, 28 January 2019

8ELA-We had our Reading period and followed it with Spelling unit #15 and the final two topics of our Pronouns unit.  HOMEWORK:  SPELLING AND PRONOUNS.

8SS-Polis groups presented their dramatic readings of their Orpheus love poems/songs--and there was a whole lot of drama!  HOMEWORK:  SPARTA Q 1-6 (ASSIGNED LAST WEEK).

7SS-We finished our presentations on the New Canadian/More and Less Developed Nations projects.  NO HOMEWORK.

Tuesday, 22 January 2019

8ELA-We had Reading class then 8B corrected "Life Sentence" then worked on two poems.  8M had Reading class the worked on the two poems since they corrected yesterday.  HOMEWORK:  SPELLING AND SKILLS DUE TOMORROW, DQ/TCWWB Q 1-6 DUE TOMORROW, JOURNALS DUE FRIDAY.

8SS-8B worked on the Socrates lesson while 8M corrected.  HOMEWORK:  8B SOCRATES Q 1-5, NO HOMEWORK FOR 8M.

7SS-While we didn't have class today, students were told last class they they would be using tomorrow's class (Wednesday) to start creating their good copy of the population projects.  HOMEWORK:  POPULATION PROJECTS DUE FRIDAY, POPULATION TEST THURSDAY, BRING MATERIAL TO WORK ON GOOD COPY OF PROJECT.

I Love to Read month is quickly approaching!  
Do you have your costume for Favourite Book Character Day (next week Friday)?  

Monday, 21 January 2019


8SS-We learned about Socrates today. HOMEWORK 8M ONLY-SOCRATES Q 1-5.


Favourite Book Character Dress Up Day/No Uniform Day-$1 on February 1st (next week Friday)!  
Celebrate I Love to Read Month!

Wednesday, 16 January 2019

8ELA-Reading period started our day.  We also corrected spelling unit #13 and our skills lessons on pronouns.  We then had questions for a memoir we read in class.  HOMEWORK:  "LIFE SENTENCE" BY NICOLE AXWORTHY Q 1-6 DUE TOMORROW.  JOURNALS AND SPELLING TEST ON FRIDAY.

SS-We corrected our questions on Greek Religious Festivals:  Olympics and Drama.  NO HOMEWORK.

7SS-We read from our textbook, watched a short video, and discussed the push and pull factors of migration.  NO HOMEWORK.

Mount Olympus Challengers
For Friday's challenge day, be sure to read the myths carefully since you'll need a password 
to receive special supplies.  After you've read Myth #3, write the following words on a sticky note and hand them into me when I call for the passwords.  
The password is:  the third word from the first paragraph, the first word of the third paragraph, 
and the last word of the eighth paragraph.
Good luck!

Tuesday, 15 January 2019

8ELA-We had Reading period followed by a correcting session on "The Tell-Tale Heart".  We also read a memoir titled "Life Sentence" by Nicole Axworthy.  HOMEWORK:  SPELLING #13 PLUS PRONOUNS P. 52. 53. 55. 56. 58. 59.

8SS-We learned about Greek Olympics and drama and how they represent Greek religion.  HOMEWORK:  GREEK RELIGIOUS FESTIVALS Q 1-6.

7SS-We corrected our Population Review and started a new idea; that being, what causes people to move away.  NO HOMEWORK.

Monday, 14 January 2019

8ELA-I returned spelling tests from last week and last week's Journals.  We had our Reading period.  We worked on a new spelling unit (#13) and pronouns (as subject, object, and possessive).  HOMEWORK:  SPELLING #13 AND PRONOUNS P. 52, 53, 55, 56, 58, 59 DUE WEDNESDAY.

8SS-We corrected Greek Religion.  NO HOMEWORK.

Friday, 11 January 2019

8ELA-We had our Reading period and followed this with the review spelling unit, the Ultra Test.  We then had work time for Poe's story.  I collected Journals.  HOMEWORK:  "THE TELL-TALE HEART" BY EDGAR ALLAN POE Q 1-7 DUE MONDAY.

8SS-We played the Mount Olympus Challenge today!  We had lots of fun and learned the myth of Heracles and Atalanta.  HOMEWORK:  GREEK RELIGION Q 1-9 DUE MONDAY.

7SS-We had work classes today for population information.  HOMEWORK:  POPULATION REVIEW Q 1-7 DUE MONDAY.

Mount Olympus Challengers!  Can you translate my bulletin board title into English?  I pointed it out to everyone.  Send me your English translation before midnight tonight and you'll receive two bonus points!

Thursday, 10 January 2019

8ELA-We started with Reading period.  We watched/listed to a famous actor, Christopher Lee, tell the story "The Tell-Tale heart" by Edgar Allan Poe then we worked on related questions.  HOMEWORK:  ULTRA TEST TOMORROW, JOURNALS DUE TOMORROW.

8M SS-This was a work class; students could spend their time on SS or ELA.  NO HOMEWORK.

7SS-We worked on questions reviewing the concepts of population as it relates to climate, land cover, and land use.  HOMEWORK:  SIGNED TEST ARE NOW DUE.

Wednesday, 9 January 2019

Welcome Back Everyone!
8ELA-We had our Reading period followed by correcting a review spelling unit and two pronoun lessons.  This was followed by a work period for SS (Greek Religion).

8SS-I used this time to introduce the Mount Olympus Challenge; a co-operative learning experience in which we study Greek mythology. The game is played every Friday and has a Wednesday Warrior challenge as well.

7SS-We studied population graphics and copied questions from the board.


Grade 8-I'm glad you've come to check out this page.  Not only is it useful to know the daily work assignments from my classes, but you may also find clues to be successful in our Mount Olympus Challenge.  Be advised that not everyone checks this page despite my reminders, so if you're here, don't brag about what you may help you on your Mount Olympus journey.