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December 5, 2017

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Grade 7 Language Arts (7-4 and 7-7):

Independent Novel Study #1 is now due.

*Students will be given the second Independent Novel Study assignment later this week.  They will work on this, both at home and in class.( They are given 1 period to work on it, each 6-day cycle)  Students are expected to read a novel they have chosen, and complete the required activities for that novel.

Students are currently working on a movie assignment for “Remember the Titans”.  After they have watched the movie, they will complete the assignment.

Grade 7 Social Studies (7-3):

Students are currently working on chapter 5 (Life in British North America).

Grade 8 Social Studies (8-1 and 8-3):

The chapter 7 test will be written on:

8-3 ~ Thursday, Dec 7th

8-1~ Friday, Dec 8th

Students will begin presenting their 10 Minute Talk assignments on Tuesday, Dec 12 (Both classes) 

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November 21, 2017

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Grade 7 Language Arts (7-4 and 7-7):

Students have been working on preparing for 2 minute oral presentations (on any topic they want).  They have had several classes to prepare for this by writing out their presentation, timing it, writing index cards, and practicing in small groups.  Students will begin presenting on:

7-4 – Wednesday, November 22nd

7-7 – Thursday, November 23rd

*Students were given an Independent Novel Study assignment to work on, both at home and in class.  (They are given 1 period to work on it, each 6-day cycle)  Students are expected to read a novel they have chosen, and complete the required activities for that novel.  The due date for this assignment is Monday, December 4th.

Grade 7 Social Studies (7-3):

Students are currently working on chapter 3 (Economic Security).

Grade 8 Social Studies (8-1 and 8-3):

Students are currently working on a timeline assignment for chapter 7.  This will be due on Monday, November 27th.

*Students were given a “10 Minute Talk” assignment to be working on at home and a little bit in class.  This will be due the beginning of December.  Students will choose, and present a topic that relates to Canada.  The presentations should be 10 minutes in length.

November 7, 2017

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Grade 7 Language Arts (7-4 and 7-7):

Students have been working on an A-Z Autobiography.

The due date for 7-4 is Thursday, November 9th.

The due date for 7-7 is Tuesday, November 14th.

*Students were given an Independent Novel Study assignment to work on, both at home and in class.  (They will be given half a period to work on it, each 6-day cycle)  Students are expected to read a novel they have chosen, and complete the required activities for that novel.  The due date for this assignment is Monday, December 4th.

Grade 7 Social Studies (7-3):

Students are currently working on Remembrance Day posters, and will be starting chapter 3 (Economic Security) this week.

Grade 8 Social Studies (8-1 and 8-3):

Students are currently working on Remembrance Day posters, and will be returning to chapter 7 when these are completed.

*Students were given a “10 Minute Talk” assignment to be working on at home and a little bit in class.  This will be due the beginning of December.  Students will choose, and present a topic that relates to Canada.  The presentations should be 10 minutes in length.

October 23, 2017

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Grade 7 Social Studies (7-3):

We have almost finished chapter 2, so the chapter 2 test will be on Monday, October 30th.  Students will get a review to complete and we will go over the answers to the review this week.

October 17, 2017

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Grade 7 Language Arts (7-4 and 7-7):

Students have been working on their sentence fluency and paragraph structure by completing an A-Z Autobiography.  Students are almost done of their rough copies and we will be editing them and completing their good copies next week.

*Students were given an Independent Novel Study assignment to work on, both at home and in class.  (They will be given half a period to work on it, each 6-day cycle)  Students are expected to read a novel they have chosen, and complete the required activities for that novel.  The due date for this assignment is Monday, December 4th.

Grade 7 Social Studies (7-3):

Students are currently learning about Economic Empowerment.  We have been reading from the textbook (ch.2) and completing some activities.  There will be a test at the end of this chapter, and that date will be determined when we are closer to finishing the chapter.

Grade 8 Social Studies (8-1 and 8-3):

Students have completed chapter 3 and are working on their chapter 3 final assignment, which is to research a Canadian city.  They will have at least 2 classes with the chromebooks to complete this assignment, and a 3rd class if needed.

*Students were given a “10 Minute Talk” assignment to be working on at home and a little bit in class.  This will be due the beginning of December.  Students will choose, and present a topic that relates to Canada.  The presentations should be 10 minutes in length.

October 3, 2017

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Grade 7 Social Studies (7-3):

Students were given their last class to work on their Empowerment posters.  Many students finished them and handed them in.  For those who did not finish, they are due: Tuesday, October 10th.

October 2, 2017

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Grade 7 Language Arts (7-4 and 7-7):

*Students were given an Independent Novel Study assignment to work on, both at home and in class.  (They will be given half a period to work on it, each 6-day cycle)  Students are expected to read a novel they have chosen, and complete the required activities for that novel.  The due date for this assignment is Monday, December 4th.

In class students have started working on making connections to different texts, and they also provided me with a sample of their writing so I can provide them with individualized feedback.

 

Grade 7 Social Studies (7-3):

Students have completed chapter 1:Empowerment in their textbook and are currently working on creating a poster to show their understanding on Empowerment.  They are currently being given class time to work on this, and the due date will be Tuesday, October 10th.

 

Grade 8 Social Studies (8-1 and 8-3):

Students have completed chapter 1 in their textbooks and had class time to complete their chapter 1 assignment.  The due dates for this assignment are as follows:

8-1- Monday, October 2nd (Today)

8-3- Wednesday, October 4th

We are now moving on to chapter 3: Canada’s People, in the text.