Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Tomorrow is Terry Fox day!!

DON'T FORGET TOONIES FOR TERRY!!


We will also have our event - the pie eating contest. Students who have volunteered I really appreciate it!
FOX FEST IS IN BLOCKS 2 AND 3
THE RUN WILL BE BLOCKS 4 AND 5

Le Francais - today I gave you your first spelling list that you will use in two ways. One you will find the words in the article that you were given yesterday and highlight the words. Secondly, try to use the article for context to understand the significance of the words (if in doubt, look them up too). Thirdly, use the words in another sentence of your construction. Your words are:
mondiale (adj.)
niveaux (n.m.pl)
fonte (n.f.)
hivernale (adj.)
estivale (adj.)
agricole (adj.)
empirer (v.)
hausse (n.f.)
gaspilleur (n.m.)

d├ębit (n.m.)

All are due for Tuesday, September 26
Les Maths - I have given you a worksheet concerning addition. I would like you to complete at least 2 rows for Friday, but if you have time to do more, or need the practice - DO MORE!
Les Sciences - I asked you to define the meaning of A, B, C+, C, C-, I for next class, which looks like Tuesday.
Les Sciences Humaines - your answers to the questions I handed out yesterday are due for Tuesday.

Science - today we went over the categories of involvement with an interactive notebook. We also started to look at the definitions of the letter grades and I related it to making a sundae. We will finish this discussion next class.
FSL - if you haven't handed in your questionnaire yet, please have it ready for Friday.

Science - today we went over the categories of involvement with an interactive notebook. We also started to look at the definitions of the letter grades and I related it to making a sundae. We will finish this discussion next class.

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Three days left in our short week

FSL - late start due to band, fire drill....we didn't have time for very much :0/ 
I did ask you to fill in a questionnaire regarding what your experiences have been in French so far. I will read your feedback (and try not to cry jk). If you didn't hand in your questionnaire yet, please complete it and hand it in for next class. Next class we will look at what we will learn this year and you get to choose some of the content. 

FI
Les Maths - today we reviewed the vocabulary regarding the four operations and we have started to use an organizer which will help up organize vocabulary and strategies which we will review. I have asked you to finish the questions that I wrote on the board (solving and writing about the steps and strategies that you used in the process) for tomorrow's class:
684 + 6 814 + 25 + 453
222 + 3 487 + 42 210

Les Sciences Humaines - today I asked you a series of questions that investigate your opinions regarding Social Studies and let you respond with any previous knowledge regarding Social Studies. I have asked you to give your opinions regarding my questions. We will go over the questions next class, which will actually be next Tuesday.

Les Sciences - Today we went over the categories to do with the uses of an interactive notebook. We then started to look at what actually makes up a letter grade such as an A, B, C+, C, C- and I. I find that a lot of grade 8s are still confused about the grades mean and how to attain their best. I have asked you to write down your own opinions regarding the qualities and percentages that are associated with these letter grades.

Le Francais - today I handed you an article that I asked you to read during literacy block. For tomorrow, I have asked you to make a brief summary of the article. Remember that summary is one sentence per paragraph of writing or less. We have more to do with this article tomorrow.

Div. 3 and Div. 4
Please check the last entry for homework concerning Science. 

Friday, 15 September 2017

Happy Friday!!

You have a long weekend -- Monday is a non-instructional day to replace a day  in the summer that teachers used for a planning day.

Les Maths
today we started to look at the vocabulary that is used to indicate addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Recognizing this vocabulary will make word problems less frustrating and mysterious :0)
The vocabulary sheet (where you coloured each category of operation) is due on Tuesday.
Les Sciences - this is a similar activity to Math. Colour in the appropriate box to go with the corresponding vocabulary.  This is also due on Tuesday.
Le Francais - your "Qui suis-je?" was due today. Some of you did not hand it in, though it was assigned on Wednesday, you had a class to work on it and I had given you several reminders....:0/
Les Sciences Humaines - Please finish your drawing of an interactive notebook. This is due on Tuesday.

Div. 4 
Science - you will have two pages that will be due on Wednesday. One is a colour activity where you indicate the category with a corresponding use of an interactive notebook. The second activity is on your side of your book where you will qualify what the letter grades mean (adjectives, percentages, etc.)

Div. 3
Your homework is the colouring activity where you indicate the category with a corresponding use of an interactive notebook. This activity is due on Wednesday.

Thursday, 14 September 2017

One more day and then a long weekend for you!!

Science - today you continued to learn about how to use and construct an interactive notebook. For next class (Wednesday), I have asked you to have a 3 category sheet coloured in - these are your opinions, so it will go on your side (left).

Les Sciences - today you continued to learn about how to use and construct an interactive notebook. For next class (Tuesday), I have asked you to have a 3 category sheet coloured in - these are your opinions, so it will go on your side (left). 
Le Francais - your "Qui suis-je?" assignment is due tomorrow.
Les Sciences Humaines - please have your drawing of an interactive notebook completed for next class ( Tuesday).

Science - today you continued to learn about how to use and construct an interactive notebook. For next class (Wednesday), I have asked you to have a 3 category sheet coloured in - these are your opinions, so it will go on your side (left). I have also asked you to put your definitions of A, B, C+, C, C-, I on your page 4. We will discuss this next class.

Fantastic lamp posts this afternoon by the way!!  I was really proud of all the grade 8 leaders I was able to overhear, sorry I didn't get a chance to visit all the rooms to hear other groups talking. I'm sure you made me proud!

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Well done junior, junior fire fighters!!!

Great to see all of you out there trying out new stuff - hope you had fun!

Before meeting with the fire fighters I tested you on the two most important concepts that Mr. Abell went over yesterday. After the activities you gave me some reflection on what you learned and how it went.

FI
le Francais - today I had you work on your evaluation during literacy block and then during the class I have asked you to create a page that answers "Qui suis-je?" (who am I?) You are to include a minimum of 4 nouns, 4 adjectives and 4 action words/verbs that describe you. This can take the form of something hand-drawn, using a program like Wordle (http://www.wordle.net/ ), etc. It is due on Friday.


Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Good work today!!

Reminder that we will be outside with the fire department blocks 2 and 3. Stay outside after recess and meet me in the amphitheatre following the bell that would usually bring you inside.

Things to remember for tomorrow....

French language - we are working our way through your last evaluation that you will need to write for me to show me what you know starting this year.
Socials - today we got into setting up your interactive notebook. If you didn't finish up your diagram for what an interactive notebook is during class, please finish it at home and have it ready for next class.
Math - today I had you think about where do we actually use math every day....


Div. 3 and 4, I didn't really see you today :0( but please make sure you read and are prepared for your quiz in the morning.



Monday, 11 September 2017

Ah Mondays......

Tomorrow from 9:30 - 10:00 a special guest will be coming to talk to you about fire extinguishers to prep for our two blocks on Wednesday (blocks 2 and 3) where you will be doing some activities concerning TIC, extinguishing fires, turnout gear and hydraulic tools.


FI
we almost have all the forms and envelopes, keep bringing them in!!

Sciences Humaines - today we started to talk about what we will be doing in Social Studies, but we did it by looking at what we've done in the past. We will start constructing our interactive notebooks tomorrow, so please bring your notebooks.
Francais - many of you started your evaluation for me. We will finish it during the literacy blocks this week.
Sciences - This year is all about theories. You wrote down a scientific question that you have always had. We will work towards finding an answer this year :0) We also started to look at construction of your interactive notebooks.
Les Maths - you worked on finishing your evaluation and during the block Ms. Campbell (the counselor came to introduce herself).

Div. 3
We also started to look at construction of your interactive notebooks. so far you have three pages filled in. No homework was given. Please make sure that you bring the appropriate materials to next class (notebook, glue, scissors). 

Please keep sending those emails in so I can have them!

Div. 4
Science - You wrote down a scientific question that you have always had last class and today we looked at how you will work towards finding an answer this year :0) We also started to look at construction of your interactive notebooks.

Please keep sending those emails in so I can have them!

Tomorrow is Terry Fox day!!

DON'T FORGET TOONIES FOR TERRY!! We will also have our event - the pie eating contest. Students who have volunteered I really appr...