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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.

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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.

Grammar/Punctuation Games

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http://www.wordgametime.com/games/word-scramble

http://www.wordgametime.com/games/root-collector

http://www.wordgametime.com/games/word-scramble-2

http://www.vocabulary.co.il/synonyms/middle-school/homophone-synonyms/

http://www.vocabulary.co.il/spelling/middle-school/call-of-the-wild-spelling-game/

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/grammar/grammar_tutorial.htm

http://www.missmaggie.org/scholastic/cleanup_eng_launcher.html

https://www.funbrain.com/cgi-bin/gg.cgi?A1=m&A2=0&A3=0&AFUNCT=1&ALEVEL=1

http://www.wordcentral.com/games/robobee.html

http://www.softschools.com/language_arts/grammar/pronoun/balloon_game/

http://www.softschools.com/games/typing_games/typing_speed_test/

 

March 30, 2017

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Social Studies~ 7L

Reminder that Heritage Fair presentations will begin on Monday, April 3.

Language Arts ~ 7G/7K/7L

Reminder that the “Remember the Titans” assignments are due tomorrow.  Many students have completed this in class and handed this in, but those that have not should have it in tomorrow.

*Some students have an extension until Monday.

February 24, 2017

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Social Studies – 7L

We have finished chapter 6 and students will write the chapter 6 test on Wednesday, March 1.  Band students received the review yesterday, and the rest of the class will receive it today.

All grade 7 English Social Studies classes will be doing Heritage Fair projects.  This will probably get started next week.  I will introduce it to the class on Monday and provide students with all the necessary information.

February 6, 2017

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Language Arts – 7G/7K/7L

Students have been working on a 2 minute oral presentation.  They can choose any topic they would like.  They won’t be marked on the content, just the presentation itself. Students that are ready can present tomorrow (Tuesday February 7) and everyone else  should be prepared to present on Wednesday.

*If there is a cancellation on Wed, students will present Monday, February 13th.

Oral Presentation Rubric:

CRITERIA 4 3 2 1
Time

 

Presentation is 2 minutes or longer Presentation is between 1:40 and 1:55 minutes Presentation is between 1:25 and 1:39 minutes Presentation is between 1:00 and 1:24 minutes
Eye Contact

(FL)

Holds the attention of entire audience with use of eye contact, seldom looking at notes Consistent use of direct eye contact with audience, but still returns to notes Minimal eye contact with audience, while mostly reading from notes No eye contact with audience, as entire presentation was read from notes
Elocution/ Pace

 

Uses a clear voice, at an appropriate volume and steady pace so audience can hear/follow presentation 1 of the following needs some work:

O Clarity of voice

O volume

O pace

2 of the following needs some work:

O Clarity of voice

O volume

O pace

Student mumbles, speaks too slow or too fast, and speaks too quietly for audience to hear
Prepared Student is completely prepared and has obviously rehearsed. Student seems pretty prepared but might have needed a couple more rehearsals. The student is somewhat prepared, but it is clear that rehearsal was lacking. Student does not seem at all prepared to present.

Mark:            /16

 

Students are also working on their Independent Novel Study #2.  The due date is Monday, March 13.

 

Social Studies – 7L

We are currently working on Chapter 6 in the textbook.