Tuesday, September 11, 2012
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Monday, September 10, 2012
It is very exciting to be starting our second week of school!
New schedules will be given out tomorrow, and now that that is solidified, more information can be shared.
For curriculum documents, parents can check out www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/curriculum/elementary/
Our first unit in Math will be Number Relationships for grade 8 and Factors and Exponents for grade 7.
In English, both grades will be focussing on inferencing, summary writing, identifying the main idea, universal themes in literature, making connections, identifying literary devices, identifying character traits, identifying elements of a story, using expressive reading and identifying irony. We will be looking at various stories by O. Henry. Students are also currently working on an I Am From collage poem. Ask your child what that is about!
Open House will be on Wednesday, September 19.
A trip survey went home with the children on Friday. Please fill out the survey and return asap.
Homework assignments will be posted on the white board in my room, as well as on the blog. Students are encouraged to write down homework in a notebook if they find they are forgetting items when they get home.
Homework Club is every Tuesday and Thursday after school, from 3:10 - 4:30 in room 21 and the computer lab. It is open to all students in Grades 6,7 and 8. It's a great way for students to get extra help, to work on group assignments together, or simply to complete assignments at school. Of course, there is a teacher there to help them.
Book orders went home today. They are due on September 18.
Friday, September 7, 2012
Welcome Back, kids and parents! We made it through out first week and it was terrific! Please check back here for information about assignments, upcoming events and information.
Friday, May 25, 2012
8B - History presentation next Thursday.
HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND!
Thursday, May 24, 2012
8A History Presentation - We'll start them next Thursday. Make sure your group is prepared with their lesson and follow-up activity!
8B Math - Probability package
7B Math - Probability package
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
8B English - Journal #1 is due tomorrow. Tell about a time when you felt like an outsider.
8B History presentations on Thursday.
8B and 7B have just started a math unit on probability.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012.
Gauss Math test tomorrow for all Intermediate students. This will be written in your home room from 9:30-10:30. Please remember to bring a pencil and a calculator.
8B Math - Surface Area and Volume test tomorrow.
If there are still grade 8 students who would like to go on the Canada at War trip on Thursday, May 17, there is still room on the bus. Please bring in your permission form and $10.00 first thing tomorrow.
7B - Surface Area and Volume test on Thursday.
Monday, May 14, 2012
Grad. proofs are due tomorrow. If you do not want to purchase photos, the proofs still must be returned. If you want photos, return the proofs with your order.
Canada at War trip on Thursday, May 17. The first 4 grade 8 students to get their permission forms and money into Miss Clark will attend.
Guass Math test will be on Wednesday, May 16. It will start at 9:30 and end at 10:30. All intermediate students will return to their home room to write the test. Students not writing the test must come prepared with quiet work to do.
8B English - We are starting a new novel study - The Outsiders - this week
8B Math - Test Yourself sheet.
7B Math - Test Yourself sheet.
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Open House is tonight! 7:00pm-8:30pm. There will be science diaplys, Global Citizen projects and great music in the gym!
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
8B - It is hoped that anyone who has not presented their Global Citizen project will present tomorrow. At Open House on Thursday, it is hoped that students can come to display their W board and talk about their topic. Students will also present their projects to 8A and 8C during the day on Thursday.
There will be a dress rehearsal for the music portion of Open House, periods 5 and 6 tomorrow. This means that 8B will miss math. If you are having difficulty with calculating the surface area of a cylinder, look over the notes I gave you and the text book explanation.
Open House is on Thursday night, 7:00pm-8:30pm
On Thursday, period 5, students from 8B will be tree planting. If you have a bucket at home that you can bring, that would be fantastic.
Monday, May 7, 2012
8B Global Citizen presentations will continue tomorrow. If you haven't presented yet, be prepared.
Open House is on Thursday, May 10, from 7:00pm-8:30pm. Students will be displaying and presenting their Global Citizen projects for parents visiting the room! Come and see some wonderful work!
8B Math - Volume of a cylinder sheet due tomorrow
7B Math - surface area of a rectangular prism - page 387 #6-14 questions due tomorrow.
Friday, May 4, 2012
8B Global Citizen presentations are on Monday. I will select groups by lottery so be prepared to present!
7BMath - Surface Area of a rectangular prism sheet due on Monday
Have a great weekend!
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
8B Global Citizens display and speeches due Monday, May 7. Be prepared to present your project on that day!
8B Math - Page 371, #1-9, Do You Remember? We'll take this up tomorrow and review geometric measurement.
8B History - Movie posters are due tomorrow.
7B Math - Algebra Unit test will be tomorrow (postponed from today).
Monday, April 30, 2012
8B Global Citizens project is due next Monday. You will have all this week to work on your displays and speeches.
8B Math - Tomorrow we will be starting a new unit on Geometric Measurement
8B History - Movie posters are due on Wednesday
7B Math - Unit test tomorrow
Friday, April 27, 2012
8B - You will have all of next week to prepare your Global Citizen display and speech. Come prepared to work in-class on this assignment. Displays and speeches are due Monday, May&
8B Math - Angles and Triangles unit test on Monday
8B History - Movie posters due Wednesday, May 2
7B Math - Algebra Unit test will now be on Wednesday, May 2.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
8B - Global Citizens display and speeches are due Monday, May 7. You have all English periods for the remainder of the week and next week to work on these.
8B History - We will work on our movie poster assignment in class tomorrow. Please bring your lap tops in order to create your poster. Posters are due next Wednesday, May 2.
8B Math - Pythagorean Theorem sheets given out yesterday will be due tomorrow. We will take them up in class. Angles and Triangles Unit test will be on Monday, April 30.
7B Math - You will have class time tomorrow to work on your partner assignments. Please come prepared with your activities, pencil, eraser and a calculator. Algebra unit test will be on Tuesday, May 1.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
8B - We have a Dairy Presentation in the library tomorrow period 5.
8B - Global Citizen project is due on Monday, May 7. You have all English classes this week to work on your project. Don't forget to work on your display as well as your speech!
8B Math- Unit test on Angles and Triangles will be next Monday, April 30. Please review all work you've done so far.
Pythagorean Theorem sheets will be taken up in class on Thursday.
7B Math - Algebra unit test will be next Tuesday, May 1.
-Algebraic Equations sheets will be taken up in class tomorrow.
Friday, April 20, 2012
8B - Global Citizen project due on Monday, May 7. Use this weekend to get your "W" board from Staples.
8B Math - Test Yourself sheet due on Tuesday
7B Math - In Transit sheet due Tuesday.
Monday is a P.A. day, so no school for students.
Thursday, April 19, 2012
8B - Your Global Citizen project will be due on Monday, May 7. Be ready to present on that day! You will have class time tomorrow and next week to work. Come prepared!
Math 8B - Angles sheets given out today will be taken up tomorrow.
8B History: You will work in a group of 2-3 tp create a MOVIE POSTER showcasing your assigned timeline event! Together, we will look at elements of an effective poster. You and your partner(s) will need to perform some reseearch to build your understanding of the event - let's put our excellent inquiry skills to the test! At the end of this activity, you will submit and prewsent/share a hand-drawn movie poster that includes the following considerations:
* Visual Appeal (font, placement, graphics, colour)
*"Starring"...(key players, groups of people, etc.)
*Teaser Line (big idea or a hint of the big impact)
*Synopsis of Main Events, etc.
More details to follow during next History class!
A reminder that grade 8 grad photos will be taken tomorrow. Please read the form carefully in order to know what to wear and what can be ordered.
7B Math- Test Yourself sheet due tomorrow.
Monday, April 16, 2012
8B is working on a Global Citizen project in English class. This project applies the student's skills in reading, writing, oral communication and media literacy. Students may work in pairs or individually. While there will be some class time, this is an extensive research project and students are expected to conduct some research outside of the class.
* Select a global issue
* Develop your ideas around the global issue- what do you want people to know? How will you achieve this?
* Research information, facts, examples, statistics related to your main idea/message.
* Present you reserach on a W display board (available from Staples) using the elements of Non-Fiction. Incorporate props, concrete materials, costume, etc. to accompany your display. W display boards must be neat, organized, and not distract the viewer. Use colour, pictures, diagrams, text boxes, etx.
* Create a 5 minute presentation that will accompany your display board - practice, practice, practice - you must appear presentable and professional - you will be the experts of the global issue! Be prepared to answer questions as well.
8B Math- Applying the Pythagorean Theorem sheet - we'll take this up in class
8B History - Feeling Good About Your Country - political cartoon. We will discuss this tomorrow.
7B Math - sheets 11.2, 11.3, 11.4/11.5- we'll take these up tomorrow
Thursday, April 12, 2012
8B - English Homework - Choose 1 of the following organizations:
Red Cross Samaritan's Purse
U.N.I.C.E.F. World Wildlife Foundation
Free the Children Ducks Unlimited
Doctors Without Borders Your Choice
Research your organization to make sure your group is voluntary and they physically help as opposed to collecting donations. Research what your group does and how they help. Take jot notes Make sure you have a clear view of what your organization is all about. Bring your jot notes to school tomorrow. You will need them for tomorrow's writing activity!
7B- Math - Page 280-281 #7-17. We will take this up in class.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
8B - You will be starting your Global Citizens project on Monday. You've seen 2 classes present their projects and now it will be your turn! Think about some of the exceptional presentations you saw, and brainstorm what made them so wonderful. Start thinking about your topic and who your project partner could be.
In History, you were given a political cartoon "Feeling Good About Your Country" Have a look at this activity and complete the questions. We will take it up next Wednesday (April 17) when we have History again.
No Math homework tonight!!!!
7B - Math - Pg 280 #4,5,6 only. We'll take this up tomorrow.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
I hope everyone had a great long weekend. We only have about 2 1/2 months left of school! Let's make them terrific! Remember to keep up with all your homework assignments. Now is the time to start preparing for high school. Please attend homework club if you are having difficulty with any assignment.
8B - Please return you River Run permission forms and money. Our trip is on Thursday afternoon.
Math - Page 346-347 # 3-18. We'll take this up tomorrow.
English - now that we are starting our Global Citizens unit, be thinking about an issue that you feel most strongly about.
7B - Math - sheet 8.3 Creating and Evaluating Expression - we'll take this up tomorrow.
Monday, April 2, 2012
8B - Remember to bring in your permission forms for our walking trip to Centennial tomorrow. We'll finish our Algebra test last period tomorrow. Your "Fakebook" History page is due Thursday.
7B - We'll finish the Transformations test tomorrow.
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
8B - "Fakebook" History pages are due on Thursday. You will have 1 period tomorrow to work on this assignment. See below for details.
Since we finished the Algebra test today, there is no math homework. We will start our new unit on angles tomorrow.
We will have family circle tomorrow, so come prepared.
7B - Since we finished the Transformations test today, there is no math homework. We will start our new unit - Algebra and Equations - tomorrow.
History - In History, students are required to demonstrate an understanding and perspective of key individulas related to Confederation. We are working on a "fake" Facebook profile page for an Historical Canadian figure who made an impact during Confederation. Students are working on the Fakebook site http://classtools.net/fb/home/page or http://www.myfakewall.com/ (if it's available). Students are welcome to explore these sites at home!
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
8B- "Fakebook" History page due tomorrow. I will be displaying these, so make sure it looks neat and spelling is correct.
Math - In Math, we started a new unit on angles and triangles. Sheet 10.1, Exploring Points on a Circle, is due tomorrow. We'll take this up in class. Reviewing angle and triangle facts from grade 7 would be beneficial.
7B - Math - We started a new unit on equations and algebra. Sheet 8.2, Using Variables to Write Pattern Rules, is due tomorrow. We'll take this up in class.
Thursday, April 5, 2012
8B - Intersecting Lines, Parallel Lines and Transversals- pages 342-343 - #4-15
7B - Using Variables to Write Pattern Rules- pages 276-277- #4-15
HAPPY EASTER - HAVE A GREAT LONG WEEKEND!