Thursday, 22 February 2018

today is Friday for you :0)

Well, today we worked on our winning float for the Carnival on Monday

7s - you finalized your Math game of chance.

Reminder that tomorrow is a day off for you. See you Monday. For any academics and homework, check previous blog entries.

Interim reports were sent home for Div. 3, 4, and 5. You still have time to hand in missing assignments and finish the term strong!!  You can do it!  Your teachers are here to help.

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

half way there!

Our float is going to be awesome!!
TOMORROW WE WILL WE BE SENDING HOME YOUR INTERIM REPORTS FOR TERM 2, YOU STILL HAVE TIME TO MAKE IMPROVEMENTS, BUT YOU HAVE TO ACT NOW!!!

FI

Les Maths
8s - today we looked into what to do if another side is missing and how to use Pythagoras to find the missing information. I have assigned p. 340 # 3 and 4 for Monday.
7s - you had circus school today :0) Hope you had fun!!


Div. 3
I'm pushing you!! Look up the important info that will determine is your design is a good one. Key things I thought you needed to look at:
the motion of the earthquake : Inertia, p and s waves
Materials - wood vs brick vs metal, flexibility and strength
Design - reinforced, triangles, weak points, flexibility

Div. 4
today class was taken to design our float. We will switch the days that we have FSL to a Wednesday and Tuesday morning to incorporate our monitrice, Jessica.


Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Almost half way there

Today we met our monitrice Jessica Mazuet-Demers. She will be with us at Journey on Tuesday and Wednesdays :0)

FI
Les Maths
7s - Today you watched the other two videos I had attached to my blog for you to watch to increase your understanding about probability. I have challenged you to come up with a game that involves probability and chance for the Carnival on Monday.
8s - your Math block involved Social Studies rather than Pythagoras. We will come back to it tomorrow. Yesterday I had asked you to complete p. 339-340 #1 and 2.
Les Sciences Humaines 
8s - today we looked at the definition of the feudal contract and I have asked to complete p. 47 #1, 2a, 3a and b.

Les Sciences 
7s - today you constructed your beaks. Next class you will test them out. 
8s - today you worked on your play. We continue to divide up the task. I hope with our monitrice's help we'll pull it together smoothly.

Div. 3
no class today. Check out yesterday's blog entry.

Div. 4
no classes together today. Check out yesterday's blog entry.

Monday, 19 February 2018

Happy Monday!!!

EMCS Open house @ 6:30 pm on Thursday, February 22 - CHECK IT OUT!
Career Cruising forms to be printed out, signed by a parent/guardian due back to me by Feb. 28


FI
Les Maths
7s - today we started to take a closer look (or review, depending on your previous learning) at the concept of probability. You will eventually come up with a game of chance that will be part of the Carnival on Monday, Feb. 26. You watched two videos to review probability and how it is calculated. Tomorrow we will add to this understanding.
8s - today was an introduction to the Pythagorean Theorem. I have assigned #1 and 2 (p. 339 and 340 in the textbook) for tomorrow. I will look over the quizzes you wrote last week to complete the evaluation, or to determine who is complete and who isn't. We will come back to the quizzes the next chance we can.

Les Sciences 
7s - it is decision time, what will your beak look like? You will soon construct!
8s - today we looked at the progress of the play. We have divided it up a bit. Some groups are now focusing on the news reports parts, the costume and prop groups are working on our characters costumes. It will look rough and chaotic with everyone adding chunks to it. As the chunks are placed into the play we can smooth them over. It is a work in progress :0)

Div. 3
Today you visited other groups ideas. Asking questions and giving sincere feedback help other groups do a better job - your job giving feedback is important and valuable!! I have asked you to ask more questions about the movements and realities of earthquakes, house construction and the properties and characteristics of modern building materials - what research do you have to do yet? What don't you know about these things?

Div. 4


Science - Today you visited other groups ideas. Asking questions and giving sincere feedback help other groups do a better job - your job giving feedback is important and valuable!! I have asked you to ask more questions about the movements and realities of earthquakes, house construction and the properties and characteristics of modern building materials - what research do you have to do yet? What don't you know about these things?
FSL - it sounds like some of you were engaged in the numbers in French and some of you were not :0(
We will continue to work with numbers next class. If you haven't presented your album yet, you need to!! Come and see me.

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Exploratory day!!

I will be away tomorrow - I hope to get rid of this cold once and for all :0(


FI
Les Maths - you will have quiz tomorrow - you will be allowed to use your post-it of formulas for it. And you will attach your post-it when you are done.
To begin the class tomorrow you will participate in the dice activity that we did today to start the day.

Les Sciences 
8s - you worked on your play. Some bumps with who controls what -- I know you'll sort it out.
7s - today you discussed with your partner the final parts of your beak design and I asked you to finalize it.

Div. 3
Today you worked on your house design and I have asked you to question what your group is doing. Why? With questions, you will have to refine your ideas some more - we are almost at the stage of finalizing your design plans, then we will worry about budget next week.

Div. 4 
Today you worked on your house design and I have asked you to question what your group is doing. Why? With questions, you will have to refine your ideas some more - we are almost at the stage of finalizing your design plans, then we will worry about budget next week.
FSL - tomorrow you will review/learn the numbers up to 20 and practice them :0)


Wednesday, 14 February 2018

half way through the week already!!

I am happy that my TOC had such positive things to say about you today. thank you for showing her what I already know about you -- THAT YOU'RE AWESOME :0)

If you need to present some French or Science, I will be available tomorrow at lunch. I expect to see you if your assignment is incomplete at this time!!


FI
Les Maths - did some review today. You will have a quiz on Friday:

  • 7s - circles (calculating radius, diameter, circumference, area) and the volume of a cylinder.
  • 8s - what the 7s have done as well as the area of triangles and the volume of triangular prisms.

7s - as well, I will be looking at your progress in your cookie package assignment, which will be due on Friday.
Le Francais 
7s - I asked that you hand in the first two series of questions in our novel study and you were given the third to continue to work.
8s - I hear that you did some great work on your play. We will touch base tomorrow and see what the progress looks like and set some goals for completion.

that's all for you today.

Div. 3 and 4 Science 
Today you continued work on your earthquake proof house and you got to look at materials that you will construct with. I will check in with you tomorrow and we will narrow down your design and budget.

Div. 4 FSL - if you need to present you family album, I will be available at lunch tomorrow.

Friday, 9 February 2018

You made it, and to a long week to boot!

REMINDER ABOUT THE SKI TRIP -- VERY IMPORTANT:

We have two types of buses taking us to Mount Washington, our district buses and charter buses. Due to circumstances out of our control, we have had to adjust some times.

Please note:
GRADE 8s:
Leave time: ARRIVE AT SCHOOL at 5:15 am for 5:30 am departure on Charter Buses
Return time: **Between 8 and 9 pm on School Buses (stop for dinner)
**Students with cell phones will text/message parents when we hit the Four Lanes

GRADE 7s:
Leave time: ARRIVE AT SCHOOL at 4:45 am for 5:00 departure on School Buses
Return time: **At approximately 6:15 pm on Charter Buses (eat dinner at home)
**Students with cell phones will text/message parents when we hit the Four Lanes

FAMILIES WITH STUDENTS IN BOTH GRADES SHOULD ARRIVE AT 4:45 am to accommodate leave times.


FI
Les Maths - today you were motivated to find the volume :0)
7s - you continued to work on your projects - your drawings are due on Wednesday - we will finish up the project then and the final product will be due on Friday.
8s - today I asked you to work on and finish a worksheet practicing the calculation of the volume of a triangular prism. We will go over this work on Wednesday.

No other subjects focused on today. Please refer to previous posts as to what will be due next week.

Div. 3 
No class today. Please refer to yesterday's blog entry for info.

Div. 4
Science - no class today. Please refer to yesterday's blog entry for info.
FSL - today we looked at vocabulary to do with Valentine's day and we continued our presentations of the albums.

today is Friday for you :0)

Well, today we worked on our winning float for the Carnival on Monday 7s - you finalized your Math game of chance. Reminder that tomor...