Homework Assigned By: Nicole Collins
March 12, 2020
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students were visited today by Mr. Warren and asked to fill out a suggestion survey for the administration. Please deliver these to the office when you are finished.

Fishcake orders are due in on March 30th.

Tomorrow is a PL day for teachers. Monday is a district holiday. Tuesday, March 17th, students will return to classes. It will be day 6 on their schedule.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students wrote their ch. 3 case study.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students are reminded that you will be listening to a poem on Tuesday, March 17 and asked questions on it. It should take the first 15-20 minutes of class. It is a listening test.

Please come prepared to continue the analysis of Macavity the Mystery Cat.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students corrected the notable NLers in WW1. I then introduced your project for this chapter: a war letter.You will be doing this in class.

Outside of class time, you should be compiling your information and beginning to put your project together for Heritage Fair. Presentations begin on March 31st.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students finished the film 'I Remain your Loving Son' which hopefully inspired them with ideas, words, and events to discuss in their war letters. They then took the last 10 minutes to begin the rough draft of their letters. You will have to finish up your rough draft in two classes, then we will have a peer editing class, then one final class to write the good copy. We will reserve the Home Ec. room to stain the letters at a later date.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students finished off their lesson on poverty with a deeper discussion of the poverty cycle and ways to break the cycle.

Your etude en cas will be on Tuesday, March 17. It will be on the article in your text book called 'Sous la loupe: Habitat pour l'humanite' found on p. 57-58.

As stated earlier: this time around, we will NOT be reading the article in advance and doing the STICIFR analysis in class. Students were given a copy of the STICIFR analysis to work on this weekend if they choose. On Tuesday, you will be presented with questions to answer on this reading. Please come prepared.
March 11, 2020
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Fishcake order forms are due in on March 30th.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students began their lettre de guerre project. Students will get two periods of writing their rough copy, one peer editing class, and one class to write out their final copy. This should all be done in class, because outside of class, you need to be working on your Foire Patrimoine. Presentations begin on March 30th
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students were given 20 minutes to finish up Richard Cory questions. If they are not completed now, they are set for homework. No more class time will be given.

We moved on to Macavity the Mystery cat by T.S Eliot. We will analyze the poem next class and begin questions. be prepared for an in-depth analysis next day.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students looked at 4 historical NLers in WW1 - Owen Steele, John, Shiwak, John Bernard Croke, and Tommy Ricketts. Students were given class time to complete the fill-ins related to these men. Did YOU use class time wisely?

Many chose to talk, fool around, or simply not pick up a pencil. Those who completed this will be more prepared for the test than those who chose to waste time.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students worked on examples of the poverty cycle, then looked at how to break the cycle: education and working together.

Tomorrow's case study will be on a reading in your textbook on page 56-57. Students were given a copy of the THIEVES analysis to work on tonight if they choose. Tomorrow, you will be presented with questions to answer on this reading. Please come prepared.
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students continued work on how to say you want to visit a certain country. If you did not finish off 5 sentences, it is now for homework. You will be writing a listening test on this information in the coming weeks.
March 10, 2020
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Reminder that fishcake orders are due in by March 30th.

MUN enrichment courses applications are due in by tomorrow.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students will miss ELA today due to the sliding excursion. Students are expected to keep up-to-date with poetry. We will only spend about 20-25 mins finishing up Richard Cory Questions next class. If you did not complete enough last class to allow you that time to finish up, you should be working on them at home.

March 17 - poetry listening test. It should only take 15-20 minutes. Please come prepared to continue with poetry.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students learned about poverty being not having enough revenue to satisfy expenses.

We then looked at some capitalist poverty results of the last census in Canada.

We then moved on to the poverty cycle. Please complete your own version of this cycle (found as a worksheet page in your notes) for homework. I will be doing a homework check next day.

Students are reminded of their case study on March 17.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
I will be out today on the grade 7 field trip. However, students will receive a package of their rubrics for their Heritage Fair.

All students will be evaluated in three ways:
1. Their research
2. Their oral presentation
3. Their project (ie: slideshow, tri-fold, video, poem, dance, sculpture etc.)

Students will go home today with all three rubrics specific to them. Please use these as guides for the expectations of this project.

Presentations begin on March 31
March 9, 2020
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-3
I am passing on an important message from Ms. O'Brien: The sliding field trip will be finally going ahead tomorrow!

All students must get guardians to sign the yellow sheet sent home today. This acknowledges that you are aware of the date change. Please come to school tomorrow with this YELLOW sheet signed and ready to hand in. If you do not have it, you may not be permitted to go.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students finished their group analysis of economic causes and effects. The posters are now on the classroom wall in the event that students may use these visuals if they are asked to analyze causes and effects for an upcoming evaluation (hint, hint, nudge, nudge)
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students finished their group analysis of economic causes and effects. The posters are now on the classroom wall in the even that students may use these visuals if they are asked to analyze causes and effects for an upcoming evaluation (hint, hint, nudge, nudge)

Note: the etude en cas planned for March 13 has been moved to March 17th.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students finished the analysis of Richard Cory and began questions. Students must use the guided questions we did together as a class on 'On a Night of Snow' to formulate all answers. Students will get approximately 20 minutes next class to clue this up before we move on to another poem.

Students will be writing a listening test for poetry on March 17. You will be listening to a poem and have to answer comprehension questions on it.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students received all three rubrics for the Foire Patrimoine: so now students know exactly the vcalibre expected of them for their oral presentation, their research and their project itself (ie: Google Slideshow, tri-fold poster, song, poem, model, etc).

We then corrected all information on the 4 personnages to guerre: Owen Steele, John Shiwak, John Bernard Croke, Tommy Ricketts.

Students will begin their war letter next class.
March 6, 2020
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students continued learning about countries and their articles. We also began studying the verb 'vouloir' which means to want. This will be essential in creating sentences of wanting to travel to a certain country.

Your first evaluation will be a listening quiz. That will not be for a few weeks. But, LISTENING is imperative to understanding a language. Are you listening in class? That will reflect on your listening test mark.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Fishcake orders are due in by March 30.

Students were also informed today that the School council has voted based on the information from families, students and staff, and there will not be final exams in June.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students continued analysing two readings in the textbook through the lens of economic causes and effects. Students will present their findings to the class next day.

Ch. 3 case study: March 12. Please note, this time around, we will NOT be reading the article in advance and doing the THIEVES analysis in class. Students will be given the article and the THIEVES analysis. They can choose to do this, or they can choose not to do this in their own spare time. Either way, they will write the case study on March 12.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students analysed the poem entitles 'Richard Cory.' We are not quite done, but what was analysed is posted to Google Classroom now. Next class, students are expected to use this analysis and work quietly to answer all questions following the model answers we created in class.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students reviewed Beaumont Hamel and then looked at 4 notable NLers who contributed to WW1

Reminder: HF projects are now completely done at home. March 30th is the presentation date.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students learned about the battle of Beaumont Hamel.

Reminder: HF projects are now completely done at home. March 31st is the presentation date.
March 5, 2020
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Fishcake order forms went home today. If you would like to purchase fishcakes, please fill in the order form and return it with your child. All money raised will go toward improving the technology at SKJH
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students had a reading period. Tomorrow's class we will be analyzing poetry.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students did some research in the library for Heritage Fair. This is the final day of school time devoted to this. Everything else will be done at home with presentations to begin on March 30
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students analyzed two reading for economic causes and effects. This will conclude next class.

Your case study has been pushed ahead to March 17 due to a teacher PL that I forgot about on the 13th!
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students handed in their Mosaique texts. If you did not hand yours in today, it is YOUR responsibility to hand it in to me. I will not be coming looking for you. We began notes on 'Le Grand Voyage' our second unit of study.

Your first evaluation will be a listening quiz. That will not be for a few weeks. But, lISTENING is imperative to understanding a language. Are you listening in class? That will reflect on your listening test mark.
March 4, 2020
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students need to finish up their poetry terms foldables at home now. Class time is over.

Please have these ready to submit for tomorrow.

Tomorrow's class is a pleasure read in the library. Please come with appropriate materials.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students reviewed the cycle of wealth in a community and economic causes and effects. We then got into groups to analyse two articles in the text with respect to economic causes and effects.

These groups will conclude their analysis tomorrow and present their finding to the class on a poster. This poster will be a visual guide for students in the room.

Ch. 3 case study is March 12. Please note, this time around, we will NOT be reading the article in advance and doing the THIEVES analysis in class. Students will be given the article and the THIEVES analysis. They can choose to do this, or they can choose not to do this in their own spare time. Either way, they will write the case study on March 12.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students reviewed the cycle of wealth in a community and economic causes and effects. We then introduced the class activity of getting into groups to analyse two articles in the text with respect to economic causes and effects.

These groups will begin their analysis tomorrow and present their finding to the class on a poster the following day. This poster will be a visual guide for students in the room.

Ch. 3 case study is March 13. Please note, this time around, we will NOT be reading the article in advance and doing the STICIFR analysis in class. Students will be given the article and the STICIFR analysis. They can choose to do this, or they can choose not to do this in their own spare time. Either way, they will write the case study on March 13.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students went to the library today in order to try and find print material (encyclopedia, books, news articles) on their Heritage Fair Topics. The bibliography, the academic research and the expectation of academic honesty was re-iterated again today.

Next class, students will inform me of their project formats and I will collate your rubrics for you.
March 3, 2020
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students received a sheet of paper which explains the bibliography and the proper sourcing of materials necessary for the Heritage Fair project. Please see the online document in Google Classroom or come get an extra copy from the folder on my wall if you misplaced yours or if you lost yours.

Students then traveled to the Chromebook lab to spend about 30 mins on online research. Tomorrow's class will be in the library.


At that time, students will be asked about the format of their project (tri-fold, video, song, painting, slideshow etc.) After this, I will begin distribution of rubrics.

Presentations must be ready for March 31.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students received a sheet of paper which explains the bibliography and the proper sourcing of materials necessary for the Heritage Fair project. Please see the online document in Google Classroom or come get an extra copy from the folder on my wall if you misplaced yours or if you lost yours.

Students then traveled to the Chromebook lab to spend about 30 mins on online research. Thursday's class will be in the library.

At that time, students will be asked about the format of their project (tri-fold, video, song, painting, slideshow etc.) After this, I will begin distribution of rubrics.

Presentations must be ready for March 30
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students had their first full day to work on their Poetry terms foldable (figurative language and sound devices). Tomorrow's class will be the final day to work on this.

These foldables should therefore be complete and ready to hand in by Thursday, March 5

Thursday's class will be held in the library for reading period. Since book reports are done, this will be a pleasure read. Please come with a book ready for Thursday's class. If not, you are free to read a book from the library's selection.

Book reports are overdue.
Turning Points booklets are overdue. All families and students have been notified. 0s will be placed in Powerschool until this material is presented to me.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students learned about the circulation of wealth in a community when new capitalist businesses open up. We also began economic cause and effect. We will continue this notion next class and introduce a group activity which requires analysis of readings in the book.
February 27, 2020
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Thanks to those who supported the Breakfast Blitz. Donations are still accepted whenever and if ever you can.

MUN enrichment course applications are due by March 11 to the office.
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students had their last day to work on their writing project for Core French Mosaique. Many turned them in today. If yours is not done, it is due on Monday. Please work on this at home to turn in on or before Monday.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Book reports are due tomorrow!

Students finished up the model answers for 'On a Night of Snow.' These are now posted to Google Classroom. These model answers will guide you for the rest of the poetry unit.

Students began a foldable today of poetry terms. You will have two working classes to complete this foldable. After this, it will be set for homework to be submitted the following day. Please see the poetry booklet for a detailed description of exactly what needs to be included on this foldable.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students learned about the Battle of Beaumont Hamel and its significance for NL.

The MUN archives video on the battle was also shown.

Continue working on your heritage fair projects. Next important dates include:

March 2 - library research
March 3 - Chromebook lab internet research
March 30 - presentations begin
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students finished the capitalisme/socialisme sheet. It is now posted to Google Classroom.

We then looked at the 'entreprises' notes and discussed up to the definitions of capital, profit, and entrepreneur.
February 26, 2020
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Thanks to those who brought in donations for the KES breakfast blitz. Please continue sending in donations if you find yourself in a situation to give.

MUN enrichment course applications are due by March 11 to the office.
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students were introduced to their writing assessment for this unit. They began today and will have one more class tomorrow to clue this up. This assessment is due on Monday, March 2. It is all found on Google Classroom.

Those absent today can go there for all explanations of the assessment.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
There was no ELA today due to the Pink Day assembly.

Do you have your book report done? It's due on Feb. 28th.
That's in 2 days!!!!!!!!!!!!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students continued discussing the two economic systems of capitalism and socialism which was discussed last day with the substitute. We have almost completed the worksheet on this. Once done, I will be posting it to Google Classroom and it will be as important as your notes. Please note that this worksheet should be done anyway. We are merely correcting it in class.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
All students now have Heritage Fair topics. You are encouraged to begin work on this now. Most of this will be at-home work anyway.

Next week, I will take you to the library on Monday and the Chromebook lab on Tuesday. That is the only class time devoted to this.

Presentations will begin on March 30th.

Students continued learning about the PGM and NLers who enlisted in all the branches of service. We then discussed the significance of the Blue Puttees and analysed the song 'Recruiting Sergeant' by Great Big Sea.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
All students now have Heritage Fair topics. You are encouraged to begin work on this now. Most of this will be at-home work anyway.

Next week, I will take you to the library on Monday and the Chromebook lab on Tuesday. That is the only class time devoted to this.

Presentations will begin on March 31st.

Students continued learning about WW1 and NLers who enlisted in all the branches of service. We then discussed the significance of the Blue Puttees.
February 25, 2020
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students are reminded to bring in donations to the Breakfast program if you can.

Also, tomorrow is Pink Shirt Day. Please come dressed accordingly.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students worked through 3 of the 5 questions on 'On a Night of Snow.' These are now on Google Classroom and should be used as models for all other similar questions asked in this booklet.

We will conclude the last 2 next class.

Note: Book reports are due on Feb. 28th. Is yours done?
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students gave me their Heritage Fair topics today. If you did not have a topic today, you have until next class to tell me, otherwise I will give you a topic.

We then carried on with how NLers enlisted in the war and looked at the casualty percentages foe each branch of service.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students reviewed the capitalism/socialism information begun yesterday. Once this document is complete, I will be posting it to Google Classroom. This document is part of your notes for this chapter.
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students wrote their reading test on personality traits, jouer, faire. Those absent will be asked to write it upon their return.

I also got the opportunity to hear most groups speak for their oral interviews. Those absent will be assessed at a later date.
February 21, 2020
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
You have a reading test on Monday. Did you forget your notes? That's okay. All notes with annotations are found on Google Classroom.

You must be able to read the personality type and what they can/cannot jouer or faire. Then you must identify that in a picture provided.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students began analysis on the first poem in the booklet called 'On a Night of Snow.' This analysis will continue for a class or two. After this, students will be expected to understand how to look for things like rhyme, literal meaning, imagery, figurative language, and sound devices on their own. Today's notes can be found on Google Classroom.

Book reports are due on Feb. 28th
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students clarified some point s about the Heritage Fair. Then we moved on to ch. 6 - WW1 and Newfoundland and Labrador's role in it. We evaluated 3 reasons why so many volunteers signed up. Please review.

Dates:
Feb. 24 - HF topics chosen
March 2 - library research
March 3 - Chromebook lab internet research
March 31 - presentations begin
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students clarified some point s about the Heritage Fair. Then we moved on to ch. 6 - WW1 and Newfoundland and Labrador's role in it. We evaluated 3 reasons why so many volunteers signed up. Please review.

Feb. 25 - HF topics chosen
March 2 - library research
March 3 - Chromebook lab internet research
March 30 - presentations begin
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students submitted their Religion internet search on Islam. These will be evaluated soon.

We began ch. 3 on economic security. Students were provided with study guides and notes. Our topic today was needs and wants.
February 19, 2020
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students were exposed to a terms test on poetry. This is a pre-test to assess their comfort level with poetry. The answers can be found on Google Classroom if you missed class today.

Students also received their poetry booklets. We will begin analyzing poetry and working on other poetic activities next class. This unit should take the next several weeks. Please stay on top of daily analysis. This is a hard unit and student soften get overwhelmed if they miss time and do not either stay for extra help or work on it at home.

Today is the deadline for narrative essays.
Tomorrow is the deadline for your Turning Points booklets
Feb. 28 - is the deadline for your book report
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students had their second class in the chromebook lab today in order to complete their Religion internet search activity on Islam. This is due tomorrow if not 'turned in' today in class. next class will be Sciences Humaines again.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Your Religion/Socials resettlement work was due today. I received about 6 completed booklets. If they are not submitted tomorrow, I will make contact home and place a 0 in Powerschool. Please do your work on time and of your highest calibre.

Students were informed today about the Heritage Fair projects. The majority of this project is completed at home or in an after school setting. Minimal class time will be given. Please note the following important dates:

Feb. 24 - topics chosen
March 2 - library research
March 3 - Chromebook lab internet research
March 31 - presentations begin
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students have a reading test on Feb. 25th on personality traits, jouer, and faire. Have you started reviewing yet?
February 18, 2020
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students had their last day in the chromebook lab today to work on their narrative essays. They are certainly shaping up! Today was my last day at editing the work as well. What needs to be finished up after this afternoon needs to be done solely with self-editing. Please review my previous edits to make sure you are not falling into the same common mistakes.

These should be submitted to me by no later than tomorrow evening (Feb. 19th). If they are not, students will be called up, asked to sign into their accounts and asked to click the 'turn in' button. Please be responsible for deadlines and work quality: especially since these essays could have, and should have been worked on at home as well as during class time.

Other dates to consider:
-Turning Points booklets will be collected in on Feb. 20th

- Final versions of book reports are due on Feb. 28th
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Due to many absences today (thus difficulty with partner work) students just assured they fully completed their 'Partie A' of their interview. If this is not done, it is now set for homework. You will actually work with your partners next day when - hopefully- we have full attendance.

Personality types and jouer / faire reading test - Feb. 25th
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students had their last day to work on their resettlement Socials/ religion case study. This will be due on jeudi le 20 fevrier.

We also began discussions around the Foire Patrimoine (Heritage Fair) - please note one date so far:

- mardi le 25 fevrier - students are to have their topics chosen and shared with me. If you do not have a topic by this date, I will provide you with one.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students received all notes and the study guide to ch. 3: economic security in the 21st century. Please note that there will be a case study and a test for this chapter as well. It should be around mid March.
Religion
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students had their first of 2 days in the Chromebook lab to finish off their Islam internet search activity. Tomorrow will be the last day, with final submission by vendredi le 21 fev. If not already done.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
There are several students who still do not have their political cartoons passed in. These are overdue, but due to class disruptions, it has been hard to submit. Please have these ready for me for tomorrow. If not, it is considered late and contact home will be made with a 0 going into Powerschool.

I am also expecting all resettlement Socials/Religion projects in tomorrow. Please come prepared to submit this document to me.
February 13, 2020
Religion
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Many students are done or almost done their questions on the morals of resettlement. I will give you approximately 20 minutes next class to finish up. If not, it will be set for homework and due no later than Feb. 19.

Please remember that we will be switching back to Social Studies on Tuesday, so bring appropriate material.
Religion
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students were introduced to Islam today and will begin a 2-day online internet search worksheet next class. Please meet in room 213, I will explain the project and we will head down to the Chromebook lab after that.
Religion
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Due to missed time yesterday, I reserved the Chromebook lab for students to finish up their Religion online worksheet on Islam. If this is not submitted, you should finish it up over the weekend. It was due today. However, I will accept it submitted up to and including Tuesday. No more class time will be used for this, though.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students are moving along nicely on their narrative essays. The deadline for these essays has not changed.

You will have one more class down in the tech lab on Tuesday morning. They are expected to be submitted on Tuesday.

Some students DID NOT submit a rough copy of their 2nd book report to me. That's fine, as it was not mandatory. But please note, final copies are due on Feb. 28th. Those who did submit rough drafts to me, I will have them back to you with comments on Tuesday.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students received their Ch. 2 Case studies on the Beothuk people back. Marks have been on Powerschool since Tuesday. All students were given a chance to read my comments and reflect on their performance.

Ch. 2 tests will be distributed early next week.
February 11, 2020
Religion
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students were introduced to ethics and morals and how they relate tot he resettlement program in NL.

Students will continue their work on this for the next two classes. After which, the booklet will be set for homework if not done in class.
Religion
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students had their second day to work on their morals and ethics of NL resettlement work. Tomorrow will be our last class. If it does not get submitted tomorrow, it will be set for homework.

Students also got their ch. 4 tests back today. Please review my commentary.
Religion
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students took 15 minutes to finish up case studies from last week.

Students learned about internet safety as is prescribed by the NLESD. We will be continuing with Religion curriculum tomorrow.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students traveled down to the tech lab to begin work on their narrative essays. I will be editing these as you go.

These, along with the entire Turning Points booklet, will be due on Feb. 18th
February 10, 2020
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Message on behalf of Ms. O'Brien: Please return the 3rd permission form for the postponed sliding excursion ASAP. It has been rescheduled again for Feb. 19th
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students submitted their caricatures politiqiues. If yours was not submitted, please hand it in ASAP.

Tomorrow's class will be a Religion period.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students worked on two things:
1. They created a full paragraph answer in their Turning Points booklet on Akeelah and the Bee.

2. They planned out their narrative essay which they will begin typing tomorrow.

If these were not completed in class, they should be finished tonight for homework.

Please remember:
Feb. 13 - rough copy of the book report due
Feb. 28th - final copy due
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Politcal cartoons were due today. Due to high absenteeism on Friday, I have extended this deadline until first thing tomorrow morning.

If it is not passed in by then, I will enact the late policy - a 0 gets put into Powerschool until the project is submitted to me.
Religion
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students discussed the resettlement program in NL as it pertains to morals and ethics. We will have 2 more classes to get this activity completed. This will be for a Socials and a Religion mark.
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students finished up the personality type notes which focussed on Jouer and Faire. Students were also placed into partners to begin their speaking project.

Please note:
1. Notes are online now.
2. Speaking assessment will be done informally in class, this will not be a presentation.
3. There will be a reading test on the same information on Feb. 25th.
February 7, 2020
Religion
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students finished off the Islam presentation. On Monday you will be tasked with heading down to the Chromebook lab and completing an internet search activity on Islam.

Due: Feb. 18th
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students spent their last day on designing their political cartoons.

Due date: Feb. 10.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students wrote their ch. 2 test.

Please remember that next class we are beginning a Religion unit.
February 6, 2020
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students watched the film 'Akeelah and the Bee.' They also did the viewing activity that corresponded with the film in their turning points booklet.

Next day, we will consider the long constructed response regarding the turning point in Akeelah's life. That part is not for homework.

If you were absent, you missed the entire viewing and will need to arrange a time to watch the film with me. Due to time constraints, this must be after school, or at lunch. No more class time will be given for this.
Religion
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students were introduced to Islam. There is a internet search activity associated with this which is available on Google classroom. Students will be heading down to the Chromebook lab next week to complete the activity.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students spent their last day on designing their political cartoons.

Due date: Feb. 10.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students wrote their ch. 2 case studies.

Tomorrow is the chapter 2 test. Notes are available online if you do not have a complete set at home. Please remember that the text was used heavily this chapter as a resource, and you should be studying the text as well.

Test format:
1. Matching
2. 3 short answer responses (une phrase)
3. 2 long answer responses
February 5, 2020
Religion
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students will begin Religion tomorrow. Please come prepared. Today we discussed internet safety in terms of privacy. Students did a small reflective activity. These are requirements from the School board.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students were introduced to our next activity: a viewing activity. We will begin that tomorrow.

Students should also start thinking about your 5-paragraph narrative essay topic which we will be working on next week in class.

Students then used some time to play catch up on their Turning Points booklets. Everyone should now have up-to-date booklets which are error-free. If yours is not, you must do this on your own time now.

Be mindful of the upcoming dates:

1. Rough copy of book report - Feb. 13
2. Final copy of book report - Feb. 28
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students spent their second day on designing their political cartoons.

Due date: Feb. 10.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students spent their second day on designing their political cartoons.

Due date: Feb. 10.
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students analyzed the verb 'faire' for doing activities related to personality traits. Your group project will likely begin next Core French class. There will be no 'due date' as this will be an on-going assessment.

There will also be a reading test associated with the concepts of personalities, jouer and faire. That date will be announced next class.
February 4, 2020
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students were introduced to the project for ch. 4: a political cartoon. Students began work on their project today, and will have 2 more periods to work on it in class time. What is not finished during that time must be done for homework. The due date is Feb. 10th.

If you lost your project explanation or were absent today, a copy can be found conveniently on Google Classroom. Extra paper copies are located in the folder on the bulletin board in the classroom.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students finished off chapter 2. Notes are now found on Google Classroom.

We also analyzed the reading for Thursday's case study. Please see the electronic analysis found online.

Thursday, you will do a case study, Friday will be the test.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students wrote their ch. 2 test.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students continued working on 'jouer' activities and negation: 'ne pas.'

Notes will be available on Google Classroom once we are finished.
February 3, 2020
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Today is the official start of term two courses! Students were given a new schedule today. It is the exact same schedule as was distributed in the fall. The only thing that students must make note of is the following:

1.The slot that says: 'Art/Music' You will now - and for the remainder of the year - have music.

2.The slot that says: 'Home Ec/Tech' You will now - and for the remainder of the year - have tech.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students were introduced to the project for ch. 4: a political cartoon. Students began work on their project today, and will have 2 more periods to work on it in class time. What is not finished during that time must be done for homework. The due date is Feb. 10th.

If you lost your project explanation or were absent today, a copy can be found conveniently on Google Classroom. Extra paper copies are located in the folder on the bulletin board in the classroom.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students had 2 classes devoted to Social Studies today:

Class #1: We had a review class for tomorrow's test. We discussed, jotted down, and answered some questions of clarification.
Test format tomorrow is:
- Matching
-3 Short answer questions (one sentences each)
-2 Long answer questions (paragraph required)

Class #2: Students wrote their Beothuk case study.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students had their library period considering tomorrow's class will be occupied by the Social Studies test.

Please note the following important dates:

1. Rough copy of book report - Feb. 13
2. Final copy of book report - Feb. 28

There were a few students today who either forgot their novels, or did not use class time efficiently to work on their reading skills. I have spoken to those individuals. Please try and work to the best of your ability - which includes pushing yourself to do things that are sometimes inconvenient or uncomfortable. For example: remembering to pack your novel last night. Or, accepting that you forgot it without making up excuses or trying to avoid reading at all.

The only way we grow is through conflict.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students finished their brief look at the industrial economy of the Europeans in the 1700-1800s.

We then moved on to the signing of the Peace and Friendship Treaties and compared by the British signed the treaties versus why the Aboriginal groups signed them: two sides of the same coin.

We will finished the chapter off tomorrow. Please begin your studies if you have not already done so. Notes will be posted to Google Classroom after tomorrow.

Please note the following dates:
1. le 6 fev - etude en cas
2. le 7 fev - test de ch. 2
January 31, 2020
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Please be reminded that next Friday, Feb. 14 is a PL day for teachers: no school for students.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students wrote their ch. 4 test. Please remember that unlike our normal routine, we will be continuing on with Sciences Humaines next week. I will introduce the caricature politique.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students wrote their ch. 4 test. Please remember that unlike our normal routine, we will be continuing on with Social Studies next week. I will introduce the political cartoon.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students read the short story in the Nelson Literacy text called 'The Nest.' This is the 4th activity in the 'Turning points' booklet. If you did not get the questions completed in class, they are set for homework. We are moving on to the 5th activity on Monday. I will be collecting in these booklets next week for evaluation. It is expected that you are completing work if it is not done in class time.

Also, if you are not finished your questions on 'The Nest' and need the story for your 'E' (example part of DPEEL) you can find an online version added to Google Classroom today.

Note:
Feb. 13 - rough copy of book report
Feb. 28 - final copy of book report
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students explored the natural resources that brought Europeans to North America.

Please be aware of the upcoming dates:

1. le 6 fevrier - case study on the Beothuk

2. le 7 fevrier - ch. 2 test

Start preparing if you haven't already done so.
January 30, 2020
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Thank you to all who participated in our Soapwaorks fundraiser. Our school is looking to upgrade the sound system in the gymnasium, and looking to upgrade some very outdated technology. Your efforts will help us achieve that.

For those wondering, the Mary Brown's coupons are still on-going.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students were given the format of tomorrow's open-book test. They were also given time to study and clarify questions before tomorrow's test.

The format is:
1. Fill ins
2. Matching
3. do 2 our of 3 long answers in complete paragraph format.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students were directed to the study guide and I clarified some ideas and definitions to the entire group. They were also given time to study independently and clarify questions before tomorrow's test.

The format is:
1. Fill ins
2. Matching
3. do 2 our of 3 long answers in complete paragraph format.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students completed the speaking activity #2 in the Turning Points booklet. I also introduced the next activity #3:a graphic organizer of life events that helped shape who you are. Students are asked to complete this if they did not have time in class. This will be evaluated in about a week or so, after the entire unit is done.

Please note upcoming important dates:

1. Feb. 13 - rough copy of the book report is due to me.

2. Feb. 28 - final copy of the book report is due to me.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students did an in-depth analysis of the case study on the Beothuk. We used the THIEVES analysis again. This analysis is now posted to Google Classroom along with the ch. 2 notes.

Students must note the following dates:

1. Feb. 3 - Case study on the Beothuk. Bring in notes, text, and the THIEVES analysis.

2. Feb. 4 - Ch. 2 test.
January 29, 2020
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Please be advised that all Soapworks fundraising money and forms must be returned to me by tomorrow.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students finished up the worksheet on the pre-industrial economy.

We examined the industrial economy in Europe and will finish that up next class.

Note:
case study- Feb 6
ch. 2 test - Feb 7
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students went to the Chromebook lab to review the rubrics, the corrections, and my comments on their short stories.

I also distributed marks for their Home Child oral presentations. These are on Powerschool now as well. Please take time to consider my comments.

Students began work on activity #2 - a speaking activity. If you did not get the 'Who are you wheel' complete, you are asked to finish that off tonight. You should be indicating 'I am' 'I can' 'I am not' I cannot' statements in those spaces.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Due to the lost time during the SOE, the open book test has been moved to this Friday, Jan. 31st. I announced this yesterday to the class.

Notes are found on Google Classroom. Organize your notes and know your material. Even though this is open-book, it does not mean that preparation and study are not essential for success.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Due to the lost time during the SOE, the open book test has been moved to this Friday, Jan. 31st. I announced this yesterday to the class.

Notes are found on Google Classroom. Organize your notes and know your material. Even though this is open-book, it does not mean that preparation and study are not essential for success.
January 28, 2020
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Please note the 2 following announcements:

1. Soapworks fundraiser has been extended to Jan. 30th.

2. Tomorrow is Bell Let's Talk Day and students are asked to wear blue and white.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students reviewed the treaty signings between First Nations groups and the British. We are almost to the end of the chapter. Notes will be posted in to Google Classroom after next class. Please start studying if you have not already. Dates:

Feb. 3 Case Study on the Beothuk
Feb. 4 Ch. 2 test
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
As of today, every student has a novel that has been approved by me for their independent book report. Please note the original dates of this report still apply, regardless of our unexpected closure last week. The dates are:

Rough copy of the book report outline - Feb. 13th

Final 5-paragraph book report - Feb. 28th.

Today, students worked on activity #1 in the unit called Turning Points: a character traits paragraph. This was the only class time devoted to this activity. Please note, if it is not completed in class, it is to be done for homework. I will be collecting the booklets in once the unit is finished (approximately mid February)
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students continued learning about the personality types and words like etre, jouer which will help them formulate a speaking activity with their partners.

Notes will be added to Google Classroom once we are finished.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Ch. 4 open book test has been rescheduled for this coming Vendredi le 31 janvier! Preparez-vous!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students reviewed the production and distribution in a pre-industrial economy. We will correct the worksheet next class and move on to an industrial economy.

Dates to remember:
1. Case study on the Beothuk - le 6 fevrier.

2. Test de ch. 2 le 7 fevrier.
January 16, 2020
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Friendly reminder that the Soapworks fundraiser is due back by Jan. 23.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students returned all Home Child novels. If you missed class time today, you are responsible for returning your home child book to me upon your return.

We also began a new unit called Turning Points. This will take us a few weeks to complete. In this unit, we will discuss struggles and challenges in your life, surprises and changes in your life. We will discuss how this build character and creates a new dimension to a person that was not there before.

We will be viewing a film, writing paragraphs, analyzing readings, creating representations, listening to stories, and typing an essay.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students were introduced to the Treaties of Peace and Friendship. We began analyzing why the British and the Aboriginal groups negotiated these treaties. We will clue this up next day. Student are beginning to see a trend of power and authority (empowerment) and what happens when those with power abuse that power = dis-empowerment.

Case Study (true/false style with one long answer about power, authority, rights) - on Jan 23.

Ch. 2 test - Jan. 24
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students learned both etre and jouer today. This will help them support why their partners are musical, physique, sociable, etc. There are two more verbs to learn before the project actually begins. Please be reminded, this will be an oral evaluation.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students finished up the chapter today with a look at the French Shore Crisis and the Bank Crash of 1894. Student were then asked to map out all these challenges and crises on a timeline from 1855-1914. If this was not finished in class, it is for homework.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students finished up the chapter today with a look at the French Shore Crisis and the Bank Crash of 1894. Student were then asked to map out all these challenges and crises on a timeline from 1855-1914. If this was not finished in class, it is for homework.
January 15, 2020
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Friendly reminder that the Soapworks fundraiser is due back by Jan. 23.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Well, the 7-3s had me very close to tears of pride this afternoon! The Novel Study group presentations COULD NOT have gone better!

Congratulations to all! Your hard work is appreciated more than you could ever know! Not just by me, but by your future selves!

Students also went to the library and had time to consult with me about their book reports. Some students were absent or did not have a book chosen or confirmed by me for varying reasons (left it home and forgot its title, etc). Please note: all books must be confirmed by me. Students are encouraged to bring them in to me tomorrow if I spoke with you about it today.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students learned about the challenging times faced by the Responsible government with regards to the building of the railway. We then discussed the Great Fire of 1892 and watched an informative video on it.

Open book test date: le 22 janvier!Preparez-vous!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students discussed a postindustrial society: the production and distribution of Aboriginals before colonization.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Don't forget: you have an open book tes on Jan. 22. Start preparing!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students are reminded of their ch. 2 test on Jan. 24th
January 14, 2020
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Ch. 4 test date has been announced: Jan. 22. Please start preparing. Though it will be 'open-book,' you still have to know your information. Otherwise you will be spending your precious test time LOOKING for information, rather than quickly locating it and answering the appropriate questions.

Notes and study guide will be available digitally on Google Classroom once we are done the chapter (next 2-3 days)
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students finished up the pre-industrial economy and industrial economy analysis. We then compared the two using the tables in your notes and worksheets.

We also read p. 31-35 in the text.

Test date for ch. 2: Jan 24th.
Start prepping now. Notes and study guide will be available once all lessons are taught on Google Classroom.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students submitted their Religion projects today. If you did not, and email was sent to you and a parent/guardian. Please be advised that if not submitted tomorrow, a 0 gets inserted into Powerschool until the project is submitted to me.

Students received study guide and notes for ch. 2. This is a short chapter and will be tested before the end of January. I will announce the test date int he coming days, once I get a better grasp of our advancement.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
This was the final day for students to work in their novel study groups and prepare for tomorrow's presentation. Please keep in mind the rubrics distributed to you, as that is how you are going to be evaluated.

I look forward to hearing some fantastic analyses of this novel.
January 13, 2020
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Money collected for the fundraiser needs to be submitted to me - along with the order form on or before Jan. 23rd.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students summarized the 'compromis confessionnel' and learned about the 'debat de confederation.' Students will be writing an open-book test on this information (and more) on Jan. 22. I will officially announce this in class next day. But, if you are reading this here, you have an advantage!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students summarized the denominational compromise and learned about the confederation debate of 1869. Students will be writing an open-book test on this information (and more) on Jan. 22. I will officially announce this in class next day. But, if you are reading this here, you have an advantage!
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students continued group work on the Home Child novel study. Presentations are THIS WEDNESDAY!

I also returned some Social Studies work and consulted with students regarding their performances on this work. I will continue consultations next class as I did not have enough time to get them all in today.
Religion
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students had their last class to work on their Glooscap or Sky Woman projects. These are due tomorrow.
January 10, 2020
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students are reminded of Home Child group work that is continuing up until Tuesday, Jan. 14.

Wednesday, January 15th is the presentation date. All groups will present to the class on this date. No exceptions will be permitted.
January 9, 2020
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-3
The homework page is up and running! So a delayed 'Welcome Back' to you all!

Students will be coming home today with another fundraiser: St. John's Soap Works bath and body products. If you are interested in purchasing, there is a handy order form attached. Order deadline is January 23.

Please note that the Mary Brown's fundraiser is still on-going if you'd like to continue purchasing.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Yesterday, students worked on their notes and a reading in the textbook about First Nations production and distribution prior to colonization. They started in on a worksheet about this.

#1 and #2 on this worksheet should be complete for tomorrow's class.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students got together for their 3rd day of work on their Home Child novel study. Each group is working on writing, speaking, and representing products which will be presented to the class on Wed. Jan. 15th.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students received their ch. 15 tests back today and consulted with me on their results.

Marks are on Powerschool and have altered overall averages.
Religion
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students had their second day working on their Aboriginal Origins stories project. This is due on mardi le 14 janvier.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students continued learning about the evolution of government in the 1800s in Newfoundland. We have learned up to and including representative government. Please review your notes if you have missed class time. Next class, we will move on to responsible government and begin examining the crises and challenges faced by the government between 1855-1900.
December 19, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students wrote their second reading comprehension quiz on Home Child! Great work everyone! Almost all of you performed better on this one than the first.

Your marks in Powerschool reflect the best of these two scores. So, if you received 60% on the first one, but an 80% on the second one: you now have an 80%! But, if you received higher on the first one than this one, your mark will not go down. You keep the higher mark.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
There are students who have not submitted their battles booklet to me. Please do so tomorrow.

An email went home to remind you and your guardian about it today if you are late.
Religion
Assigned to Class: 7-3
There are students who have not submitted their origins to me. Please do so tomorrow.

An email went home to remind you and your guardian about it today if you are late.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students are reminded to submit their Battles booklets to me tomorrow.
December 18, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students are reminded about their reading comprehension quiz tomorrow on Home Child - ch. 8-14.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Battles booklets are due tomorrow!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Battles booklets are due tomorrow! Latest possible date of acceptance: Friday!
December 17, 2019
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Wednesday is Christmas decoration day!

For those interested in the fundraising efforts of Mary Brown's Coupons, keep in mind that they should be purchased in the coming week and a bit, in time to have a few stocking stuffers. Yum
Religion
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students presented their Religion Aboriginal rites of passage projects. Great job, everyone! There are a few remaining for tomorrow. Be ready!
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students discussed the questions to consider for chapter 12, and 13. We will conclude the novel tomorrow!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students wrote their ch. 15 test. Please do not forget to submit your 'livret de batailles' by the 20th
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Reminder: Battles booklets are die by the 19th if not already submitted.
December 16, 2019
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Tuesday is Christmas decoration day!

For those interested in the fundraising efforts of Mary Brown's Coupons, keep in mind that they should be purchased in the coming week and a bit, in time to have a few stocking stuffers. Yum!
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students spent day one on their cartes de Noel. We will continue this next class. The goal is to finish these to take home over Christmas.
Religion
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students spent the entire class working on their poster, comic strip, or story (depending on their choice) of Sky Woman or Glooscap.

Notes and explanation of the project are on Google Classroom for Religion. There are still 3 students not on that classroom. The code is xe07k0w

This is due on Dec 19th.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
We read chapters 12 and 13 today (chapter 13 being the climax).

We will discuss the questions next class and hopefully have time to read ch. 14 as well. If not, that will be for Wednesday.

Don't forget, you will be writing a very quick reading comprehension test on Dec 19th on chapters 8-14 of the novel.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students had their 3rd day in the tech lab working on their rites of passage slide shows. These will be presented on le 19 decembre.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students finished off Vimy Ridge, then used the rest of class to either clue up their booklets or ask questions for review.

Tomorrow is the ch. 15 test. The format will be:
1. Fill ins
2. Multiple Choice
3. Table on declaration
4. 2 out of 4 long answer questions.

All notes are found on Google Classroom. All students should have their study guides as well.
December 13, 2019
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Monday is Elf day!

For those interested in the fundraising efforts of Mary Brown's Coupons, keep in mind that they should be purchased in the coming week and a bit, in time to have a few stocking stuffers. Yum!
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students worked on some Christmas terminology today. We also read through, while watching a video, steps on how to make a pop-up Christmas card.

Students are asked to bring colouring things, scissors, and rulers to class next day so we can follow these steps and create our Christmas cards in time for the break. This will be done entirely in French!
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students discussed the questions for chapters 10 and 11 today. An updated Google Document is found on Google Classroom now.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students continued work on their 'Aboriginals' Rites of passage' Google slideshows. Today was the last working class.

Presentations will be on Tuesday, Dec. 17th.
Religion
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students were presented with the creationism stories of the Aboriginals of Canada: Sky Woman and Glooscap.

I then explained the project on this. This is available on Google Classroom if you missed class today, or just want to refresh.

Next class, and one other, students will work on their projects. They will be Religion AND ELA marks. The submission deadline for this project is Dec. 19th.

Social Studies note: Students submitted their 'Battles Booklets' if complete. If not, you have up until Dec. 19th to complete this and submit it to me.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students continued work on their 'Rites de passages des Autochtones' Google slideshows. Work will continue next week, with a presentation date of Dec. 19th.
December 12, 2019
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Tomorrow is Candy Cane day! Wear red and white.

For those interested in the fundraising efforts of Mary Brown's Coupons, keep in mind that they should be purchased in the coming week and a bit, in time to have a few sticking stuffers. Yum!
Religion
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students were introduced to their project on Aboriginals' rites of passage.

Presentations will be on Dec 19th
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students finished discussing the Somme and read most of Vimy. Next class will be to complete the booklets and organize for studies.

Test: le 17 decembre.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students wrote ch. 15 test.
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students received their copies of the written and listening projects we did last week and the start of this week. Marks are on Powerschool as well.

I am generally pleased with this activity. Even though some students did not perform to their normal caliber for the writing section, they made up the marks on their listening part.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Home Child reading test on chapter 8-14 will be Dec. 19th.

It should take approximately 10 minutes of class time. Same format as the previous one.
December 11, 2019
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Tomorrow is reindeer day!

For those interested in the fundraising efforts of Mary Brown's Coupons, keep in mind that they should be purchased in the coming week and a bit, in time to have a few sticking stuffers. Yum!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students had another day in the tech lab to work on their group project on Aboriginal rites of passage.

Were you absent? That's why it's om Google. You should be accessing this at home and contributing to your partner's work.

You will have one more class in the Chromebook lab on Friday. Presentations will be Dec 17.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students discussed all three battles so that all of your battles booklets should be completed. If they are not, it is now set for homework.

I will be collecting these in after your test tomorrow.

Students also had time to clarify questions on the study guide. Happy studying tonight.

test format:
1. Fill ins
2. Multiple Choice
3. Table on declaration
4. 2 out of 4 long answer questions.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students finished Ypres and began the Somme today. We will clue that up tomorrow.

Don't forget, these booklets are your notes on these battles.
Test date: Dec 17.

Test format:
1. Fill ins
2. Multiple Choice
3. Table on declaration
4. 2 out of 4 long answer questions.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students had a reading period:

1. They read ch. 11 of Home Child silently.

2. They read for pleasure for the rest of the class.

3. Book reports were handed back. Marks are on Powerschool.
December 10, 2019
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Tomorrow is Christmas sweater day!

For those interested in the fundraising efforts of Mary Brown's Coupons, keep in mind that they should be purchased in the coming week and a bit. Yum!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students wrote their ch. 3 test.

next class, we will begin Religion. Please come prepared.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students clarified the Second Battle of Ypres and the expectations for this last booklet. Keep in mind, the booklet works as your notes for the battles section of this chapter.

test date: le 17 decembre.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Reminder: Ch. 15 test on Dec 12th. All notes are on Google Classroom now, but the battles booklets will be the students' notes for that last section.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students reviewed questions for ch 9, then read ch. 10. We will discuss those next class.

Tomorrow, you will have a pleasure reading day (after you read ch. 11 silently of Home Child). Don't forget to bring your book.
Religion
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students had day 2 of 4 to work on the rites of passage for Aboriginals in Canada project.

Group presentations will be on Dec. 17th. This is a Google Slides project so that if you are absent from school for any reason, you can still access this document and help your partner.
December 4, 2019
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Thanks for all the support in the three current campaigns happening in the building:

1. Students are still donating to the Adopt-a-family until the end of the week.

2. Shop with a cop food drive is ongoing until Thursday, Dec 5.

3. The Parish Hall food hampers - our class is asked to bring in 2L pops.
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students worked with their partners to create their sentences about days of the week, school subjects and opinions. They also began creating their listening tests for their new partners.

You will have one more period to complete and practice this.

Monday, Dec. 9 will be 'test' day. When you deliver your listening test to someone, and the other person delivers theirs to you.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students examined the Second battle of Ypres, and filled in their booklets.

You will do the same for the Somme, and Vimy. These booklets will be useful study tools. They will also be handed in after your test as a separate mark. Please do your best work!
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students went to the Book Fair today. W

We then came back to class and discussed ch. 7 of Home Child.

Chapters 1-7 comprehension test is Friday, Dec. 6th. It will only take about 10 minutes of time.

Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students wrote their chapter 3 test.

Case study will be written on Friday, December 6th.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students prepared for tomorrow's case study.

Ch. 3 test is on le 10 decembre.
December 3, 2019
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Thanks for all the support in the three current campaigns happening in the building:

1. Students are still donating to the Adopt-a-family until the end of the week.

2. Shop with a cop food drive is ongoing until Thursday, Dec 5.

3. The Parish Hall food hampers - our class is asked to bring in 2L pops.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students finished the chapter with a discussion on the impact of the fur trade for Innu and Inuit trappers. We then looked at the boat-building industry and Michael Kearney.

Students are now ready for the ch. 3 tes. Notes are on Google Classroom.

test date: le 10 decembre
case study date: le 5 decembre
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students learned about air and sea combat in the First World War. Many missed this class for choir. You are responsible to catch up for what you missed on your own. I will not be reviewing these missed notes again.

Next class, we will begin the last section: an in-depth look at 3 notable Canadian and NL battles.

test date: le 17 decembre
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Your reading comprehension test for ch. 1-7 is moved to Friday.

Students reviewed ch. 6 questions and read ch, 7. We will work on those questions tomorrow, in class.
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students corrected the worksheet on days, subject, opinions.

I then introduced the partner writing/ listening project. We will begin this next class. 'Test' date - the listening component of the project -will be on Monday, Dec 9th
December 2, 2019
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Please remember the three programs we are currently supporting:
1. Shop with a cop
2. Parish Hall food hampers (7-3s are asked to supply 2L pop)
3. Single Parents Association family.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students ended the chapter with a look at Michael Kearney.

All notes are on Google Classroom.

Test date: Dec 4th
Case study date: Dec 6
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Ch. 15 test date:
Thursday, December 12th.

Students looked at air and sea combat in WW1.

We also were introduced to the last section on notable Canadian and NL battles. We will continue this study for the next few classes leading up to the test.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Test date for chapter 15: lDecember 17

Students finished the documentary “Life in the Trenches”

We then reviewed the notes for this section. We will look at the war in the air and at sea next class.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students worked on ch 5 questions and we read ch. 6

Reading comprehension test will be on Thursday, Dec 5. It will take approximately 10 minutes.
November 29, 2019
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students are still giving generously to the Adopt-a-Family! Thank you!

This afternoon students are coming home with another food drive from the Parish Hall. Please see the slip of paper sent home with your child for more information on what they have been asked to donate.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students corrected ch. 4 question on Home Child. We then read on to chapter 5. Students must completed #1 and 2 of these questions if not done in class.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students watched the film on the sealing disaster the SS Newfoundland entitled:

'I Just Didn't Want to Die'

Important dates:

Ch. 3 test - Dec 10
Ch. 3 case study on Merchants - Dec 5
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students finished up ch. 3 with a disussion the fur trade and its impact on the Inuit and Innu of Labrador.

We then highlighted boat-building as an industry and looked at the individual past of Michael Kearney.

Next class will be a review class in preparation for you test. Notes and the study guide are now on Google Classroom. Test format is as follows:
1. Fill-in-the-blanks
2. Matching
3. Table
4. 2 out of 3 long answer questions.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students watched the film 'Life in the Trenches' as a way to solidify the sections of la vie dans les tranchees, et le combat aux champs de bataille.

Students also looked at their foldables and their marks. I collected these back in, though. I will keep these as examples of students' work for family conferences. Marks will not be on Powerschool until later next week/ early the following week.
November 28, 2019
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students are reminded of the Adopt-a-Family campaign, as well as the 'Shop with a Cop' initiative.

I will be sending home another food drive on Friday that the Parish Hall does. If you can give to that, we appreciate it. If you can not, that is okay. This is a busy time of year!
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students previewed the book fair today. Date to visit the fair to purchase will be Wed. Dec. 4 during period 3.

Students discussed ch. 3 of Home Child, then read and reviewed the questions for ch. 4

Students are expected to respond to chapter 4 questions tomorrow in class. We will move on to chapter 5 tomorrow.

Please note: Once we hit chapter 7, we will stop and have a small reading comprehension quiz. This should fall approximately Wednesday of next week. However, it is too soon to tell exactly when due to this nature of a class novel study.

Be prepared for a quick assessment next week on your comprehension of the first 7 chapters!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students finished off the Merchants, then discussed the sealing industry.

We will watch a quick 20 minute movie next day on the sealing disaster of the SS Newfoundland. We read today about the disaster of the Southern Cross.

Important dates:

Dec 5 - case study on Merchants
Dec 10 - ch. 3 test

Students were also treated to a wonderful presentation by Ms. Heather Cox. She outlined her experience in the Labrador fishery and even brought in some artifacts from her time working in the 1980/90s in that industry.

A HUGE THANK YOU to Heather for coming in! The students LOVED it!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students watched the film on the sealing disaster the SS Newfoundland entitled:

'I Just Didn't Want to Die'

Important dates:

Ch. 3 test - Dec 4
Ch. 3 case study on Merchants - Dec 6


Students were also treated to a wonderful presentation by Ms. Heather Cox. She outlined her experience in the Labrador fishery and even brought in some artifacts from her time working in the 1980/90s in that industry.

A HUGE THANK YOU to Heather for coming in! The students LOVED it!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students finished the film on trench life and trench war.
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students compiled all information for this section into a worksheet on day of the week, the avoir verb, the school subject, and their opinion on that subject.

If this worksheet is not completed in class, it is set for homework.

I will do a homework check next day.
November 27, 2019
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students are reminded of the Adopt-a-Family campaign, as well as the 'Shop with a Cop' initiative.

I will be sending home another food drive on Friday that the Parish Hall does. If you can give to that, we appreciate it. If you can not, that is okay. This is a busy time of year!
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students discussed the questions for chapter 2 and read ch. 3.

Students should be prepared to discuss all ch. 3 questions tomorrow in class. We will be moving on to ch. 4 tomorrow.

Please note: Once we hit chapter 7, we will stop and have a small reading comprehension quiz. This should fall approximately Wednesday of next week. However, it is too soon to tell exactly when due to this nature of a class novel study.

Be prepared for a quick assessment next week on your comprehension of the first 7 chapters!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Important dates:
Dec 4 - ch. 3 test
Dec. 6 Ch. 3 case study on Merchants

Students finished up Merchants today and studied the seal hunt. We will watch the short film 'I Just Didn't Want to Die' next class to conclude this section.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Reminder of important dates:

Dec 5 - etude en cas

Dec 10 - test de ch. 3
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students learned about Trench life and Trench warfare. We began the film 'Life in the Trenches.' This will continue next class.

Be advised: I will be planning your test date in few days. Get organizing and get prepared!
November 26, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students read ch. 2 of Home Child. We also worked on the questions to consider. Please complete questions 1 and 2 at home if you did not complete them during class time.
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students built upon their knowledge of school subjects and the verb avoir. We looked at opinions on those subjects and I introduced the days of the week.

This will equip students to begin their next assessment: a writing and listening assessment on the previously mentioned material.

Notes can now be found on Google Classroom for this section.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students finished the bank fishery and learned about the merchants' role in the fishery.

Dates to remember:

Dec 5 - case study on Merchants

Dec. 10 - ch. 3 test
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students wrote their 'Who Enlisted?' Case study
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students finished off their 'Qui se sont enroles' case study.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Dates to remember:

Dec 6 - case study on Merchants

Dec. 4 - ch. 3 test
November 25, 2019
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Thanks to all who are continuing to bring in money for the Adopt a Family. Let's keep the funds coming so this single parent and child can have a nice Christmas!

Tomorrow, wear orange in support of ADHD awareness.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students finished off their discussion on the trench life and trench warfare. We began watching the British documentary called 'Life in the Trenches.' If you missed this and would like to see if for yourself, it can be found on Youtube. The link is in your notes.

We will watch the rest of the documentary next day.
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students worked on les matieres, and the verb avoir.

I will be introducing the writing and listening project soon. This will entail matieres, avoir, time, opinions and days of the week.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students submitted their short stories today. If you were absent, or did not for any other reason, you will be asked to do it tomorrow.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students were informed of two very important dates:

Ch. 3 test - Dec 10

Ch. 3 case study - Dec 5

Students finished up their study of the branches of the fishery with the bank fishery. We will conclude a few more details, then begin studying the merchants next day.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students were informed of two very important dates:

Ch. 3 test - Dec 4

Ch. 3 case study - Dec 6

Students finished up their study of the three branches of the fishery, and discussed the role of merchants in the fishing industry of the 1800s.

We will move on to a new industry: the seal hunt, next class.
November 21, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students got novels and novel study guided questions distributed to them today. We will begin our novel study of the book 'Home Child' on Monday.

Students also received their wind chimes marks back and brought their chimes home.

Students were tasked with some pre-reading expectations for the weekend: look at the front cover, read the back cover, read the foreword. Prepare for what this novel will be about.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students finished up their in-depth analysis using the THIEVES method of the article 'Who enlisted.' They are now prepared to write their case study on Tues. Nov. 26th

We also moved on to trench life and combat.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students corrected the Labrador fishery notes and finished up their Bank fishery section.

If this is not complete, it is set for homework. We will correct next day and move on to discussing the merchants.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students wrote their 'Qui s'est enrole' (sorry, no accents) case study.

They will use approximately 10-15 minutes of next class to finish this up. Then we will move on to Trench life and combat.
November 20, 2019
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Please continue donations for our 'Adopt a Family' campaign.

Also, parents were informed via the administration of a community effort between the RNC and the school: shop with a cop. If you would like your child to participate in this, please send your child in with a non-perishable food item and they will be entered to win a shopping spree with an RNC officer.

For more information, check your emails or refer to the office.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students corrected their work on the peche cotiere and began work on the peche au Labrador
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Due to our slow-moving analysis of the article, we did not get a chance to do the case study today. Tomorrow's class will now be the case study.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students wrote their short story tests. Wind chime marks are now on Powerschool and students will be receiving their rubrics tomorrow.

Wind chimes can now be brought home. Great work, everyone!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students worked on the inshore fishery. We then corrected as a class. Students began work on the Labrador fishery and we will correct it next day.
November 19, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students are reminded of your short story test tomorrow. Happy studying!

Please also note: students went down to the tech lab for the last time today to work on their short story. Submission deadline is Nov. 25. All students will go to the lab on the 25th with me and click 'turn in.'
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students began creating their own notes for the 3 branches of the fishery by reading the text and filling in blanks on a worksheet. Please note: this worksheet it your notes.

All students were told to put this in the section of their binder that housed their notes on salting and drying fish.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students began creating their own notes for the 3 branches of the fishery by reading the text and filling in blanks on a worksheet. Please note: this worksheet it your notes.

All students were told to put this in the section of their binder that housed their notes on salting and drying fish.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students continued with the THIEVES analysis of the article 'Who Enlisted' found on page 279 of the text. This is in preparation for the case study on Nov. 26th.
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students continued work on 'Les matieres' (school subjects) by learning the avoir verb.

We will continue work on this next day.
November 18, 2019
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students are encouraged to continue to bring in money for our 'Adopt-a-Family' campaign.

Thanks to all who have done so already.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students reviewed short story terms in preparation for Wednesday's test. Please note that this review is now on Google Classroom. As well, the study guide, notes, and all short story class work is available there are well.

Reminder: Short Story test - Wednesday, Nov. 20th
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students analyzed an excerpt from 'Random Passage' called 'Making Fish.' We then looked at the roles of men, women, and children, in the 19th century fishery.

Please complete this table for homework if not done in class. I will perform a homework check next day.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students continued the in-depth analysis in preparation for their case study on Wednesday. We will continue this analysis for part of Wednesday's class, then begin the study.
November 15, 2019
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Thanks to those who donated today for the Adopt-a-family campaign. All donations will continue to be accepted for the next few weeks.

Monday begins our anti-bullying awareness week. Please come with clothing inside out to represent how bullying hurts on the inside.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students presented their wind chimes today. Great job, everyone! Marks will be on Powerschool in the coming days.

Students also went to the tech lab to continue their work on their short stories. We will only have one more class next week to finish these up. The due date is Nov. 25th. I will be taking all students down and showing them how to 'submit' it to me - done or not done.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students continued their analysis of 'Qui s'est enrole' (sorry, I can't do accents on this platform).

We will continue again next day. This analysis will prepare you for your case study on this reading on Nov. 20th.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Reminder: students will be writing a WW1 case study on Nov/ 26th
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students continued analyzing the role every community member played in salting a drying fish int e 19th century.
November 14, 2019
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Thanks to those who donated today for the Adopt-a-family campaign. All donations will continue to be accepted for the next few weeks.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students passed in their foldables today.

If they are not in, you should be expecting notification from me regarding their lateness.

We then learned about NL and Canada's response to the war and began analyzing the 'Who Enlisted?' article in the text. Once the analysis is complete, I will be attaching it to Google Classroom.

Students will have a case study on this article on Nov. 26th.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students continued their short story writing.

All stories will be edited by me by the end of the evening this evening, so that all students can consider my edits and continue the writing process.

Short Stories due on Nov. 25.

Wind chime presentations tomorrow! I look forward to seeing and hearing about the symbols of your heritage.

Unseen short story test: Nov. 20th
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students learned about 'les matiere' (subjects in school). We will do a bit more work with those notes before they get attached to Google Classroom.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students got the study guide, and first few notes to ch. 3. They then learned about a subsistence economy versus a consumer economy and compared the two in a table.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students got the study guide, and first few notes to ch. 3. They then learned about a subsistence economy versus a consumer economy and compared the two in a table.
November 13, 2019
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Thanks to those who donated today for the Adopt-a-family campaign. All donations will continue to be accepted for the next few weeks.

Tomorrow is 'Sock it to Diabetes' day. Please wear odd socks in support of this.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students spent their first day down in the tech lab working on their short stories.

We will have three more periods reserved to continue this work. Due date for submission of this story is on Nov. 25th.

All students MUST be working in the Google Doc posted on the ELA Google Classroom. No other documents will be accepted for evaluation.

Don't forget:

Wind Chimes are due on Friday
Your book report was due today
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students are reminded that their foldables are due tomorrow.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students began analyzing their next case study reading through an in-depth analysis called 'STICIFR.' We will continue with next day.

Case study: Nov. 20th (p. 279 of the text)
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students were evaluated on a small interview: Quel temps fait-il, and Quels vetements portes-tu?

Marks are on Powerschool now.
November 12, 2019
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Today, students learned about our 'Adopt a Family for Christmas' campaign.

SKJH has adopted a single mom and her 14-year-old daughter.

Please send in money to support purchases for the daughter and her mom. I will be asking children to donate (if they wish) their left over money from lunch as well. A few cents per day adds up!

The deadline to give to the Single Parents Association is Dec 9. Due to this, we are hoping to collect all funds well before this date so Ms. Wade can purchase all items.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students explored Canada and Newfoundland's response to the call to war. We will continue with this and other information next day.

Foldables due on Thursday if not done already.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students explored Canada and Newfoundland's response to the call to war. We will continue with this and other information next day.

Foldables due tomorrow if not done already.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students had a busy day!

We finished up the last two questions on the Tell Tale Heart. All questions should be done for homework if not completed in class. I will do a homework check tomorrow.

Students were also given a study guide for their short story test on Nov. 20th.

Students were also introduced to their short story writing assignment: a short story. They will be doing this all through Google Classroom. Students will have 4 classes booked in the tech lab to write a short story. I will visit each story and make live edits and suggestions. Due date for the final draft is Nov. 25th.


Please do not forget the following dates:

1. Final copy of book report due tomorrow (Nov. 13th)

2. Wind chime presentations on Friday Nov. 15th.
November 7, 2019
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students are to be commended for their behaviour at the Remembrance Day assembly. Thank you to all who performed. Thank you to all who sat and listen attentively at this important event.

Reminder: no school tomorrow or Monday.

Tuesday will be day 5 on your schedule.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students must finish off questions 1 and 2 of 'The Tell-Tale Heart' if not completed today in class.

Please remember all up-and-coming dates!
Religion
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students who do not have their Religion projects on identity, values, and faith, should be working on those over the long weekend.

They are due on Tuesday.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
WW1 foldable is now done for class time. You must finish this on your own time. Submission deadline is Nov. 14
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students had their last working class today on their WW1 foldable. This is due on Nov. 13th.
November 6, 2019
Religion
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students had their last day to work on their Religion identity assignment on the flag of NL.

If this is not done, please take it home to complete it.

Submission deadline: Nov. 7th
Religion
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students had their last day to work on their Religion identity assignment on the flag of NL.

If this is not done, please take it home to complete it.

Submission deadline: Nov. 12th
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students finished an in-depth analysis of 'The Tell-Tale Heart.' This can be found on Google Classroom if you did not get it all copied in class.

We will begin questions on tone, mood, and theme next class.

Reminder of dates

Short Story test - Nov. 20th
Wind chimes project and presentation - Nov. 15th

Final copy of the book report - Nov 13th
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students had their last time in class to work on their War foldable. The questions and the guide are available on Google Classroom if you did not bring it home.

If you are not done your foldable, it is due on Nov. 14th. No more class time will be given for it.
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students completed a practice round of their weather and clothing conversations with me. I will be assessing this for a mark in class on Nov. 13th. By the practice rounds today, everyone will do wonderfully!
November 5, 2019
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Reminder: Friday, Nov. 8 and Monday, Nov. 11 are holidays. There will be no school.

Students are asked to wear black and red on Thursday for our Remembrance day ceremony.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students worked in class to analyse The Tell-Tale Heart. We will continue this next day.

Reminders of important dates:

1. Final copy of book report is due on Nov. 13th.

2. Wind chimes project and oral presentation due on Nov. 15th.

3. Short Story test Nov. 20th (study guide to be distributed tomorrow and available on Google Classroom now)
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students worked on the second day of their foldable on the causes of the war and the declaration of war.

You will have one more class on Thursday to finish this up. If it is not done and ready for submission, you must pass it in by Nov. 13th.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students submitted their ch. 2 project on First Nations or Immigrants (their choice). If you did not submit yours today, it is considered late. Notification will be sent home later today.

Students also received their ch. 2 tests back and consulted with me about their marks. If you have any further questions, don't hesitate to seek me out.
Religion
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students worked on their Religion project on identity, commitment, values, faith all visually represented on the NL flag.

You will have one more class to work on this. If it is not complete in that time, it will be set for homework and due on Nov. 12th.
November 4, 2019
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students were treated to a video today outlining this month's awareness activities: they will center around learning disabilities and ADHD

Don't forget: Thursday afternoon is our Remembrance day ceremony and students are asked to wear black and red on this day. You will be provided with a poppy here if you do not have one.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students finished up 'The Monkey's Paw' work and did a pre-reading activity, as well as began reading the last of the short stories: 'The Tell-Tale Heart.'

We will continue this next day.

Short story test was announced today: Nov. 20th. You will read an unseen short story and answer questions in DPEEL format on the story.

Other dates to be aware of:

1. Nov. 13th - Book report essay due. All students were shown how to double space a Google doc and a Word doc today. Formatting, grammar, word choice, it all counts for this essay!

2. Nov. 15th - 'The Jade Peony' wind chimes presentation begins. Students will be graded on their speech and their wind chimes as a visual representation of their culture and heritage.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students worked again today on their WW1 foldable about the causes of war and the declaration of war.

We will continue this again next Socials class. The due date is Nov. 14th
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students worked today on their WW1 foldable about the causes of war and the declaration of war.

We will continue this again for two more Socials classes. The due date is Nov. 13th
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students submitted their written work on weather, clothing and months of the year.

This will be graded asap and returned to you. Marks will be on Powerschool as well.

Students began preparation for a speaking activity today. We will continue these conversations (quel temps fait-il, quels vetements portes-tu?) next class.
Religion
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students continued work on their identity, commitment, faith project on the flag of NL. They will work on this again on Wed. If it is not finished on this date, it will be set for homework with a submission date of Thursday, Nov. 7th
October 31, 2019
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Have a safe and happy Halloween, everyone!
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Book report templates are due tomorrow. These templates were distributed to you on Sept. 13th. That's a month and a half.

Upcoming dates:

Nov. 13th - Final 5-paragraph essays of the book reports due.

Nov. 15th - 'The Jade Peony' wind chimes and oral presentation
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students were introduced to their foldable project #1 on the causes of the war and the declaration of war.

Students will have 3 classes to work on the foldable starting next period.

They will be due on Nov. 13th

Bring colouring things to next class.
Religion
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students discussed values, commitment, and identity today.

Students were then presented with their first Religion project: an 'identity' poster designed on the NL flag. This is due on Nov. 7th.

We will be working on this for the remaining SH and Rel classes until that time.
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students will have their last class tomorrow to finish up the writing assignment on weather and clothing. If this is not completed in class tomorrow, it will be set for homework, and due on Nov. 4th.
October 30, 2019
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students are reminded that there are regular classes in the morning. No costumes, please! During lunch, students will be permitted to change into their costumes for afternoon festivities.

Reminder: No masks or hoods allowed for safety reasons.

Students were treated, this afternoon, with a guest speaker: Ms. Miles came in and gave the class some tips on 'Surviving Junior High' Thank you, Ms. Miles for preparing this presentation and for helping the 7-3s organize themselves, take accountability for their own actions, and take care of themselves. If anyone would like to review this presentation, it can be found at the link below:

https://skjhcounselling.weebly.com/surviving-junior-high-school.html
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students had their last working class for their ch. 2 project. If not complete, it is now set for homework and due on Nov. 5th.

Religion begins next class!
Religion
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students are reminded that our next class together will be Religion, not Sciences Humaines.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students reviewed the causes of the war and the timeline of the declaration of war.

I then presented students with their first project: a foldable on the causes of the war and the timeline of the declaration. This will be worked on in class for 3 periods.

What is not complete after this time will be sent home for submission on Nov. 14th.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students performed a listening test today. Marks are now available of Powerschool. Students will get their test pages back once everyone has completed this activity.

I hope you enjoyed the spooky tale!

Students then continued with work on 'The Monkey's Paw' question #2. We will continue this work next ELA class as well. No set homework to complete tonight.
October 29, 2019
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Halloween day: Students are invited to bring costumes to wear beginning lunch time. Classes are as usual in the morning.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students should now have their 5 dictionary terms completed. If not, it is for homework.

We also began work on the questions for 'The Monkey's Paw.' Students should be almost finished question #1. We will continue these next day.

Tomorrow is your listening quiz!

Book report template (ie: rough copy) is due NOV 1!
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students will have one more class to work on their 24 sentences of weather and clothing. After this, it will be set for homework and due in on Nov. 4.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students had their last working class for their ch. 2 project. If not complete, it is now set for homework and due on Nov. 4th.

Students got their ch. 2 tests back today. Marks are on Powerschool.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students will have one more working class for their ch. 2 project. If not complete after tomorrow, it will be set for homework and due on Nov. 5th.
October 28, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students continued work on their ch. 2 projects. We will have one more class for this. After that, it will be set for homework. Due date: lundi le 4 novembre.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students continued work on their ch. 2 projects. We will have one more class for this. After that, it will be set for homework. Due date: Tuesday, Nov. 5th.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students continued work today on the short story 'The Monkey's Paw.' We worked on dictionary skills and expanding vocabulary. Most are almost done this. So, we will spend about 10-15 minutes next class finishing this up. Then we will begin the paragraph response questions about foreshadowing, irony, setting, atmosphere.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students reviewed the causes of WW1 and looked at a timeline of the declaration of war.

They then watched a video which highlighted these points exactly. It can be found on Youtube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qq8A_8gUc3Y
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students worked on a writing evaluation: taking components from our work on weather and clothing over the past 2 weeks, and creating 24 sentences about weather during months of the year and the clothes you could wear.

Most students are done. Those who are not will get one more period to work on these. After this, they will be set for homework and due Monday, Nov. 4th.
October 25, 2019
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Scholastic book orders due Monday
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Short Story listening quiz: Oct. 30th

I placed our work on 'The Monkey's Paw' on Google Classroom. This was practice for your listening quiz.

As of now, I have 9 first drafts of the book report submitted to me, and returned to students. That means I'm still waiting on 17 templates! Due date is Nov. 1!

Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students discussed the historical context of the Triple Entente and the Triple Alliance. New terms were presented and countries were mapped out geographically.


We will examine the four causes of WW1 next class. Your fist in-class assessment will be coming up soon. It will be a foldable on the causes of the war.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students wrote their ch. 2 test.

I will correct these ASAP.
October 24, 2019
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students watched a video promoting Jamarama today. Please wear your pajamas tomorrow and bring in a donation for the Janeway.

Scholastic book orders are due on Monday, Oct. 28th
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students finished off the clothing notes. They have now been placed on Google Classroom - along with the weather notes. If you missed any lesson on either of these or would like to make sure you have all pronunciations and translations written correctly, please access the digital copies there.

Homework tonight: memorize the other half of your 'porter' verb. You must memorize them for reading and writing purposes (so, know how to spell them, and know what they mean).

They are: nous portons, vous portez, ils portent, elles portent.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students learned about other countries involved in the outbreak of the war: Serbia and Bosnia Herzegovina. They also learned the four causes of the war: 1. The arms race, 2. Trouble in the Balkans, 3. The Black Hand, 4. The assassination on archduke Franz Ferdinand.

We will watch a video about this, then I will be explaining their first project: which will comprise of summarizing this information.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students wrote their ch. 2 test. Please remember that we are still working on our ch. 2 projects, so we will not be switching to Religion just yet. After next class, I will have enough observation to determine how much more class time to devote to the project, as well as a due date.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
We have moved on to the second short story: 'The Monkey's Paw.'

I hope you enjoyed reading it today!

We will continue with activities on this story over the next few classes. One of those activities will be in preparation for your listening test next Wednesday!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students began chapter 15 (Unit 6) all about Canada and NL's role in WW1.

Students received a study guide and the first section of notes. We will look at the geographical layout of Europe next class and examine the causes which led to war.

After this, students will be working on their first evaluation for this unit: a 'pliable' - foldable.
October 23, 2019
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Friday: Jamarama day! Please bring in a donation and wear your jammies in support of the Janeway!

Scholastic book orders due on Monday, Oct. 28th.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Your ELA listening test has to be moved from Oct. 29th to Oct. 30th. Sorry for this confusion!

Students were introduced to their representing and oral project today: a wind chime. This project links to heritage and culture, and is based on the short story we just finished called 'The Jade Peony'

This project is entirely done at home. But I have made it very clear that if a students wants my help any step of the way: from crafting the chimes, to writing their small speech, or practicing their speech, they can. All they have to do is ask!

Due date: Friday, Nov. 15th.

Consult Google classroom for the document which explains the project.

Did you complete your Jade Peony work? If not (and I have done two homework checks on it) you will notice on Powerschool that you have a little red 'L'. That means you did not have your work done in the expected time. If you have a check mark, good for you! You are keeping up with class expectations.
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students learned about the verb 'porter' (to wear). We also began terms on clothing.

For homework tonight: commit to memory (for speaking, and writing) je porte, tu portes, il porte, and elle porte
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students studied and identified on a map the two major alliances in WW1 - the Triple Entente and the Triple Alliance.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students revised for tomorrow's test or worked on their ch. 2 projects.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students revised for friday's test or worked on their ch. 2 projects.
October 22, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students began work on their ch. 2 project. There is choice here between a study of immigrant groups and their settlements (along with mapping skills), or reading an Aboriginal graphic novel and answering questions on this story.

Students will work on this until the test, and again for a period or two after the test. Due date yet to be determined.

Ch. 2 test date: This Thursday!
Religion
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students presented their 'dix commandements' to the class. Great job everyone.

Marks will be on Powerschool soon.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students revised the appropriate answers for questions 1 and 2 of 'The Jade Peony.' Students then worked on questions 3 and 4. This is now set for homework.

A homework check was done today, and another one will be done tomorrow.

Test date announced: Short Story listening test on Oct. 29th. It will be mainly comprehension questions. You'll have to listen well to a spooky tale!
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students finished up their notes on weather. Everyone was then quizzed on 'Quel temps fait-il?' Great job to all who spoke!

We began writing these weather statements and will continue this next class.
October 21, 2019
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Reminder: Stuttering awareness day is tomorrow, Oct. 22. Please wear green to support this.

Friday is Jamarama. Please wear your PJs and bring in a donation for the Janeway.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
We reviewed the figure Michael Anthony Fleming, who was an important person in the construction of the Basilica of St. John the Baptist.

Now you are 100% ready for your test next Thursday, Oct. 24! Happy studying!
Religion
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students presented their 10 commandments. Those who did not present today due to absence will need to confirm a time with me at lunch or after school to present.
Religion
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students worked on their last day of 10 commandements. You will presenting them tomorrow. You may have approximately 10 minutes to meet with your group tomorrow before presentations begin.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students worked on questions 1 and 2 of 'The Jade Peony.' If these are not done, they are set for homework.

Please follow the DPEEL format
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students received a study guide and all notes for ch. 15 of Social Studies. It is a study of WW1 and accomplishes our 'National Empowerment' unit.

There will be 4 evaluations worth 4% of their mark each. For a total of 16%.
October 18, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students reviewed the revision table of the European immigrants, their places of origin, their push and pull factors, and their NL settlements.

We also reviewed the figure Michael Anthony Fleming, who was an important person in the construction of the Basilica of St. John the Baptist.

Now you are 100% ready for your test next Thursday, Oct. 24! Happy studying!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students reviewed the revision table of the European immigrants, their places of origin, their push and pull factors, and their NL settlements.

Reminder: Ch. 2 test - Friday, Oct. 25th
Religion
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students continued work on their 10 commandements de la salle de classe Sciences Humaines.

These should be completed on Monday, and ready for presentation to the group on Tuesday, Oct. 22.
Religion
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students are reminded that your groups will be presenting their versions of the 10 commandments in class on Monday. I even gave students 10 minutes of ELA class to do any final preparations.

ALL students will be presenting on Monday.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students concluded their analysis of The Jade Peony. We worked on: foreshadowing, symbolism, point of view, and briefly discussed conflict.

Students will begin their independent seat work on the questions next class.
October 17, 2019
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Unfortunately, I had to leave at lunch. We will continue meeting for door decorating again tomorrow.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students analyzed the short story The Jade Peony. We found evidence of stereotype, foreshadowing and symbolism. We will continue analyzing it tomorrow before students begin their questions.

The story and the questions are available on Google Classroom.
Religion
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students spent the entire afternoon working on their Religion 10 Commandments tablets and preparing for their oral presentations.

Presentations will be on Monday, Oct. 21
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students learned some basic information about the federal election and the candidates in St. John's South - Mount Pearl.

Tomorrow, we will be doing a mock voting process here at the school called 'Student Vote.'

I hope all students are more informed to make an intelligent decision during tomorrow's voting process.

Ch. 2 test - Friday, Oct. 25!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students learned some basic information about the federal election and the candidates in St. John's South - Mount Pearl.

Tomorrow, we will be doing a mock voting process here at the school called 'Student Vote.'

I hope all students are more informed to make an intelligent decision during tomorrow's voting process.

Ch. 2 test - Thursday, Oct 24!
October 16, 2019
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Halloween door decorating continues at lunch for those interested.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students learned about the local candidates in our Federal election. We also examined the major political party platforms. We did this in anticipation of Friday's Student Vote! I have placed my lesson plan on Google Classroom for those interested in learning more.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students began reading the short story 'The Jade Peony.' It can be found online, and a digital copy of our worksheet for it is available on Google Classroom.

We will begin analysis and worksheet completion next class.

Dates to remember:
1. Rough copy of book report - Nov 1 (pass it in sooner if done)

2. Final copy of book report - Nov. 13
(pass that in sooner if done, as well.)
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students finished the notes for chapter two with a lesson on the Irish and their reasons for leaving Ireland and settling in Newfoundland. We also learned about other immigrant groups, natural increase, and internal migration.

We then began work on table which summarizes all 4 major immigrant groups of the 1800s.

Notes and study guide are now available on Google Classroom. Not joined yet? You should be! The code is k8zp979

Ch. 2 test date: Friday, Oct 25th! Get studying!
October 15, 2019
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Interested students met today at lunch to plan our Halloween door decorating. This will occur every lunch time except for day 6.

Newcomers are welcome!
Religion
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students worked on their 10 Commandments projects. These are in-class projects that should not need any work at home, if students are using class time wisely.

These will be presented to the class on Oct. 21.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students received their `Future Self portraits`back today. Marks are on Powerschool. Please consider my comments if I had any.

Students had a lesson today in the political candidates for St. John's South-Mt. Pearl. They also learned about the major political party platforms.

This Friday, students will participate in Student Vote! And. like all voters, should be educated on who they are voting for!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students concluded ch. 2 ideas with a summary sheet of the 19th century European immigrants, their settlements, their push and pull factors, and their places of origin.

test - le 24 octobre
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students are reminded that their rough copies of their book reports (jot note template) are due on Nov. 1. Get them in before that date and I`ll get them back to you earlier.

After you receive your template back, you will be tasked with creating a 5-paragraph essay on your novel - a book report.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students began their Religion project: le 10 commandements de la salle de classe de Mme Collins.

This is in-class work, and students should not need to take this home if they are using class time wisely. Due date for their oral presentation in class for this will be le 22 octobre.
October 10, 2019
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Thanks for all your donations for both our 'Fill the Tractor' campaign, and the KES breakfast.


Have a safe and happy long weekend! Happy Thanksgiving!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Autoportraits were due today. If yours was not complete and submitted, I have sent an email reminding you (and I have cc'ed your guardian) to complete it for submission on Tuesday.

There were a number of students in class today completing their project when it should have been completed at home.

I had a talk with the class today about deadlines and expectations. Completing it in class while I have moved on to a new topic (Religion: the 10 Commandments) is not acceptable. You must learn to time-manage and be more responsible.
Religion
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students began today with a look at the history behind the 10 Commandments. We then did our best to update them to language we can use and understand (en francais!)

I will introduce your project for this next class.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students finished ch. 2. Your test is not until Thursday, oct. 24th, so you have plenty of study time. We will work on an in-class project between now and then.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students are reminded of your ch. 2 test date: Friday, Oct. 25th
October 9, 2019
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Great job with the Fill the Tractor donations! Keep them coming tomorrow morning!

Reminder: Picture orders are due in to me by tomorrow. Or, you can order them online.

KES Breakfast program: students are asked to donate $1 or $2 to this initiative to keep the breakfast program up and running for the 2019-20 school year!

Please wear green tomorrow in support of mental health awareness!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students learned about the French and Scottish settlers in Newfoundland and Labrador in the 1800s.

Reminder: ch. 2 test - Friday, Oct. 25th.
Religion
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students learned about the Jewish/Christian belief of the Israelites' exodus from Egypt. They then learned about Moses and the 10 commandments.

After this, they watched a small portion of the film 'The 10 Commandments'.

Finally, I introduced their in-class group project: a current version on the 10 commandments for the ELA classroom.

Please see the rubric for how you will be evaluated. This is available on Google Classroom.

Presentation date of your 'tablets' is Monday, Oct. 21st.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students had their last working class on their final project for unit one: 'Autoportrait de l'avenir'

If this was not completed in class time, it is now for homework.

This is due tomorrow, Thursday, Oct. 10th.

Please bring Religion materials to class tomorrow.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students finished up a group activity on plot development for the short story 'Higher Animals.'

So far, we have reviewed characters and plot. We will begin another short story next week. We will then review setting, conflict, and symbolism.
October 8, 2019
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Thanks again for the non-perishable food donations! Let's keep them coming!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students learned about the push and pull factors of the French and the Scottish in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Reminder: test - le 24 octobre!
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students continued work on their character sketch paragraph. These will be evaluated by me and returned at a later date in order to write a final copy.

We will be returning to our plot analysis of 'Higher Animals' tomorrow.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students continued work on their in-class project: autoportrait de l'avenir.

Tomorrow's class will be the last day to work on this. If it is not done then, it will be set for homework and submitted on October 10th.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students corrected the Aboriginals traditional way of life worksheet. That worksheet is also available on Google Classroom. Please join if you have not already done so: k8zp979


Reminder: Ch. 2 test is on Friday, Oct. 25th.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Do you have your Future-self portrait done? It was due today.

I will be asking individuals about it tomorrow. If it is not completed, I will make contact home. Check Powerschool. If you see a check mark next to your name, I have yours!
October 7, 2019
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Thanks to those who brought in donations today. Please keep them coming! We now have a total of 51 items for our class!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
test de chapitre 2: jeudi le 24 octobre!

Students learned about the English settlers today. We will learn about the French, Scottish, and Irish later. After that (plus work on an in-class assignment), that's it! Start preparing for your test!
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students worked on a group plot structure activity today where each student worked in a specific group tasked with summarizing a part of the plot of 'Higher Animals.' We will continue this another day.

The goal of this was to let everyone have a turn picking out plot elements. Each student will need to know plot structure for this short story unit, for our novel studies, and beyond.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students spent the entire class summarizing the way of life of the 5 Aboriginal groups in NL. This was only supposed to be a summary. If you did not use class time wisely, you may find you are not finished.

Please finish it tonight. This will not count for a mark, but will help ease your studies greatly!

Ch. 2 test: Friday, Oct. 25th.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Most students finished up their 'Future self portrait.' If you did not, it is for homework tonight to be submitted to me tomorrow.

Students also received their case studies on Empowerment back. Way to go, 7-3s! You impressed me with your understanding of a difficult concept, and a dark period in Canadian history!
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
All 'Qu'est-ce que c'est' presentations are done and marks are on Powerschool.

I will give students individual rubrics next Core French class.

Students began a new section today. We are learning weather and clothing. Then we will learn school subjects and times. This will all lead to a written evaluation, a reading evaluation, and a speaking evaluation.
October 4, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students were introduced to their final evaluation for unit 1: autoportrait de l’avenir. Students will have 2 more working classes on this. If it is not completed by this time, students must finish it at home for submission on Thurs. Oct 10.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students had a reading period.

Important dates to remember:

Nov. 1 - template for the book report due.

Nov. 13 - final copy of book report due.
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Reminder: those who have not been evaluated for their ‘qu’est-ce que c’est” entrevue, you will be presenting on Monday!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Chapter two test: Friday, Oct. 25th

Students finished off their study of Aboriginal traditional ways of life. They will conclude this by completing a way of life table. This was started today and will be completed next class.

Student s also received their family tree rubrics back. Please keep these and consider the commentary. Marks are on PowerSchool.
October 3, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students had their second class on their Future-Self portrait. Some are done. Others are still working away. You will have one more class to work on this, after this, it will be set for homework.

There is a date change in the due date. It will be due now on Tuesday, Oct. 8th. If not completed in class time on the 7th.
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students continued their speaking evaluations. Also, all remaining students who did not have a practice round yet, got up and practiced today. Way to go everyone!

Next class, those who practiced today will present their final 'entrevue' for a note scolaire!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students corrected the traditional way of life for Aboriginals sheet.

We also watched some Inuit throat singing. I hope you enjoyed!
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students were introduced to a character sketch by analyzing the short story 'Higher Animals'

We will continue working on this and developing our writing skills again.

We will also be analyzing the plot structure of the story as well.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students spent the entire class finishing up their 'Petits Immigres anglais' case study.

Please note: this case study is meant to be completed in ONE class. Students will have to develop more efficient reading comprehension and written output skills in order to complete work in a timely manner.
October 2, 2019
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students began their first oral evaluations today. Three groups presented for a mark.

All other groups had their practice session. Those groups will present for a mark tomorrow.

I am very impressed with your French oral speaking skills! Way to go 7-3s!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students were introduced to their final project for Unit 1: a 'Future Self-portrait.' In this document, students must prove to me that they have truly grasped the idea of empowerment by answering questions, considering their own futures, and by categorizing different situations.

Students will have two more classes to complete this work. If it's not complete in class time, it will be set for homework and due on Oct. 7th.

I don't foresee many people needing to take it home. I believe that with concentration, all students can be finished this by Friday of this week.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
We started reading our first short story: 'Higher Animals.' We will conclude it next class with a focus on plot development and character development.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students received their family tree marks back.

We also took time to review all 5 Aboriginal groups indigenous to Newfoundland and Labrador by completing a table.

We will discuss and correct this next class.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students learned about the Mi'kmaq and the Innu traditional way of life in Newfoundland and Labrador.
October 1, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students learned about the traditional way of life of the Inuit and the Metis of Labrador.

Next class you will be working on a table that will help you organize all the 5 First Nations groups and their traditional way of life.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students wrote their Unit one Case Study.

Some needed extra time. This will be granted for approximately 10-15 minutes next class. But that will be all.

Those who were absent will write it then as well.

Students have one more piece of work for this unit: an in-class project. I will introduce it next day and you will begin work on this during class time. If you work efficiently, there should be no reason to be working on this at home.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students wrote their Unit one Case Study.

Those who were absent will write it upon their return.

Students have one more piece of work for this unit: an in-class project. I will introduce it next day and you will begin work on this during class time. If you work efficiently, there should be no reason to be working on this at home.
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students did a practice round for their 'Qu'est-ce que c'est' oral presentations. 4 groups practiced in front of the class. Those 4 will be evaluated for a speaking mark tomorrow. Everyone else will have their practice round tomorrow and will be expected to present for their mark on Thursday.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Don't forget the 'Fill the Tractor' food drive! Thanks to those who have already donated!

Picture orders due by Oct. 10th.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Have you finished your book report novel yet?

If so, start writing your template (the long sheet). The rough copy - the template - is due on Nov. 1st. But get it in sooner if you are done!

Once you get the rough copy back from me, you will be expected to write (or type) a 5-paragraph essay about your book (based on the 5 sections of the template).

This is due in on Nov. 13th.
September 30, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Family trees were due today. Thank you to all of those who made the effort to pass your work in on time and of high quality!

If you did not, I will be making contact home.

Students finished up or study of the Beothuk with a reflection on the primary source info of J. Peyton Jr. and of Shanawdithit.

We then examined the Mi'kmaq traditional way of life.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Family trees were due today. Thank you to all of those who made the effort to pass your work in on time and of high quality!

If you did not, I will be making contact home.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students did an in-depth analysis using the 'THEIVES' method for reading expository texts for their case study tomorrow.

The case study is found on pg. 16-20 of your textbook and the questions I give to you tomorrow will be based on that reading and on the general notion of empowerment and disempowerment discussed do far.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students did an in-depth analysis of their case study article for tomorrow.

The case study is found on pg. 16-20 of your textbook and the questions I give to you tomorrow will be based on that reading and on the general notion of empowerment and disempowerment discussed do far.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students received their grammar tests back. Please review it for any commentary I have made. Also, check it over and make sure I have given you everything you deserve. I can make mistakes! :)

We began looking into short stories byt going over some terms (students were provided with a list of terms and their definitions). We also began notes on the four major parts of a short story: the plot, characters, setting, and theme.

Once we review this, we will begin short story analysis in class. This section will have a reading test, a listening test, and a representing evaluation. You will also be tasked with writing your own short story at the end of our unit of study.

Reminder: Book report deadlines are approaching.

1. The template (on long paper handed out in class) is due on Nov. 1. Get it in earlier if you wish, and I will give it back to you earlier!

2. The final book report (5-paragraph essay) is due in on Nov. 13th.
September 27, 2019
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Don't forget the food drive! Thanks to those who have already donated!

Picture orders due by Oct. 10th.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students wrote their ELA Grammar tests. Marks will be available on Powerschool some time soon - perhaps even this afternoon. I'll pass them back ASAP.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students finished up autonomisation with the concept of marginalisation - not having power and authority.

We will discuss more about this on Monday. We will then read the case study in class on Monday. That way, when you write the responses on Tuesday, you will be even more well-informed and prepared.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students examined the Mi'kmaq and the Innu in our study of Aboriginal groups of the 1800s.


Arbre genealogique due Monday!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students finished watching the film 'Stealing Mary' about Demasduit's capture and Shanawsithit's retelling of those events.

I hope you enjoyed it. I love it! On Monday, you will be tasked with writing a reflective piece (roughly 5 sentences) on a prompt I will give you in class about the film.

Note: this will not be for marks. If you missed the end of the film because you were absent, you can watchit with me at your convenience. We won't be watching it in class again, however, so it can be during lunch or after school.

Family trees due Monday!
September 26, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students completed the film 'Stealing Mary' and used it as a chance to understand the atrocities experienced by the Aboriginal group. We also used it as an opportunity to look at reliable primary sources (John Peyton's vs. Shanadithit's). I hope you enjoyed this.

We will move on to other Aboriginal groups of the 1800s tomorrow.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students reviewed all notes and checked their binders to assure they had a full set of notes.

We also corrected the 'Common mistakes' sheet together.

Finally, I distributed a revision sheet as extra practice for tomorrow's grammar test.

Please study tonight with your notes, your study guide, your worksheets. But, that's not all: Please review the tips I gave to you for studying and make sure you are studying to help you with how you learn BEST!

If you find yourself in a situation where you do not have access to your notes/binder, they are all posted to Google Classroom.

Not joined yet? (there are 5 people not yet on!) Join tonight. The code is: sevcl7t
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students revised the way of life of the Beothuk people. We then examined a secondary source which discussed the reasons for their extinction today as a people.

Finally, we started watching the fil 'Stealing Mary.' During this viewing students are tasked with coming to terms with the atrocities placed on these people. I have also asked them to examine closely the primary source testimony of both Peyton and Shanawdithit. They will be asked a question regarding this after the film.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students finished their study of empowerment by examining those who do not have it. This leads us into our first case study nicely.

Case study: Tuesday, Oct. 1
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students continued practicing their interviews with their partners. The presentation date is still scheduled for Oct. 2nd. However, I may be revising that,as it seems that students may need another class for practice. I will discuss this with the students tomorrow.
September 25, 2019
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Keep those donations coming for our Fill the Tractor campaign!

Picture orders are due in to me or submitted online by Oct. 10th
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students finished up the discussion on personal empowerment and learned about cultural, economic, societal, national, and political empowerment. This is setting us up nicely for your first etude en cas (a case study).

You will write your etude en cas on mardi le 1 octobre. Notes and texts are permitted.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students learned about the Beothuk of Newfoundland. We will continue exploring their tragic past before moving on to other Aboriginal groups who were living in NL in the 1800s.

Your tests are almost corrected and marks should be on Powerschool in the next day or two. I'll be passing them back before the end of this week.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students finished up their study of the parts of speech. We also worked on a 'commom mistakes' sheet today that people did well on!

I passed out a study guide for your test. All notes, study guide, and a sampling of the worksheets are found on Google Classroom. Don't have the code? You should. But here it is for you: sevcl7t



Your test is Friday. Tomorrow will be a revision class. Happy studying.
September 24, 2019
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Thanks to those who brought in donations for our 'Fill the Tractor' campaign! Let's keep those non-perishable donations coming in!

Pictures were sent home today. If you'd like to order online, or send in your order form and money to me, the deadline is Oct. 10th
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students were working together with partners to complete their 'entrevue' using the 'Qu'est-ce que c'est' and 'C'est un/une/le/la/les' style we have been using in class.

Students will use another class to practice and will be expected to deliver their 'entrevue' to the entire class on Wed. Oct 2.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students continued learning the concept of empowerment: cultural, political, and economic empowerment to be exact. We will move on to the other two next class.

Empowerment case study: Tuesday, Oct. 1st.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students corrected conjunctions and moved on to prepositions. We have our grammar test coming up in three days. Are you studying?

Grammar test: Friday, Sept. 27th.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students discussed the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and how even with power and authority, there is a limit: the law.

We also explored ways in which they are empowered in their lives even without being considered an adult. We will continue this next class then examine the 5 types of empowerment we will focus on this year.

Date importante: mardi le 1 oct: etude en cas de l'autonomisation
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students reviewed the main resons for the Beothuk extinction and then began watching the film 'Stealing Mary.' I think, by the reaction of some students, you are truly grasping the impact.
September 23, 2019
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Today was the beginning of our Fill the Tractor campaign. Please bring in non-perishable food items in support of the food bank.
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students were introduced to their first evaluation. They were paired up to create a “qu’est-ce que c’est” interview. Students will have 2 classes to work on their writing, visuals and pronouncing. I will be evaluating their oral presentation on Wed. Oct. 2
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students continued discussing empowerment. Remember you will be writing a case study on empowerment (reading an article based on the idea of power and authority) on Oct. 1st

Due to the high number of students without their texts today, I have issued a warning: anyone without their text tomorrow must spend recess with me.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students corrected adverbs work and began conjunctions.

Please have the first page of the worksheet completed for homework if not done in class.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students received their marks for ch. 1 test. We then began ch.2 with a study of the Beothuk way of life.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students wrote their ch. 1 test. I also distributed chapter 2 notes and study guides.

Due to the high amount of students who did not bring their books and binders to class even though I requested you do it, I will be doing a binder/book check next day. Please come prepared for class or there will have to be consequences.
September 20, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students wrote their ch. 1 (Unit one) test. I also distributed the study guide and notes for chapter 2. We will begin this next class.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Some more students submitted their late maps. There are still some outstanding. Parents/guardians have been notified and I would like to have these on Monday, please.

Students continued their study of auotnomistaion - empowerment - by looking at The Canadian charter of Rights and Freedoms.

You will be having your chapter one (unit one) case study on October 1st. It will be written in one class and be taken in for evaluation. Notes and texts are permitted. This is not a test. But you must prove to me that you have grasped the concepts we are now covering by answering questions on a reading.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students read their novels for the book report.

Most students have informed me what they will be reading for the report and I have okayed their choices. If you have not yet informed me, I have sent you and your guardian a reminder email that you must do so this weekend. Please do this so I can verify if the book is appropriate for you.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students whose parents / guardians did not receive Powerschool user names or passwords last night during Curriculum Night were sent home with them today. Please log on to Powerschool via a web browser or download the app. It is a very useful tool to track progress and attendance.
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students revised school items and rooms of the school. This is in preparation for a speaking piece I will introduce next week.
September 19, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students played a Kahoot revision game, then continue studying the study guide in preparation for Monday's test.

The format is:

1. Matching
2. Mapping
3. Long response questions

Family tree projects are due on Sept. 30th.

Have you joined our Google Classroom yet? please do so! The code is: k8zp979
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students participated in the Terry Fox Walk. Our class raised over $33, and the whole school raised just over $300. Thanks for your support!

Students also visited the tech lab to ensure they had access to the school network. All students could access it and have changed their passwords to something they have promised me they will not forget.

All students but 4 could access their gmails. A request has been sent for those individuals to get new passwords so they can access Google in order to participate in Google Classroom activities in school this year.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students did not learn Canadian history today... they participated in it! We walked for the Terry Fox Research Institute during our regularly scheduled SH time.

We will continue with the course tomorrow. I am still waiting on a few 'Cartes du Canada.' Those must be submitted tomorrow, or home notification and the zero place-holder policy will have to be implemented.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students finished up their verbs study and moved on to adverbs. Numbers 1 and 2 on the adverbs worksheet are set for homework if not completed in class time.

Grammar test date: Friday, Sept. 27th.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students discussed empowerment and authority in class today. We then began to examine the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Empowerment Case Study date: Tuesday, October 1st.
September 18, 2019
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Please bring donations for the Terry Fox Walk tomorrow!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students played a Kahoot revision for Friday's test. Happy studying! Any questions? Come see me!

Upcoming dates:
Fri. Sept 20 - unit one test
Mon. Sept 30 - Family trees due
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
I collected in all Canadian maps. A few students did not pass theirs in. Please do so ASAP or I will have to contact home. Students learned about 'autonomisation' - empowerment.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students corrected the first two verbs worksheets and continued work on the last three.

These sheets are now set for homework if they were not complete during class time.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students finished the chapter and began review of their study guides. Tomorrow's class will be a review class in preparation for Monday's test.

Upcoming dates:
Mon. Sept 23 - unit one test
Mon. Sept 30 - Family trees due
September 17, 2019
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Please make note that if the Terry Fox Walk goes ahead on Thursday, we will be collecting funds in support of Cancer research.

Also, have you signed in to the Google Classrooms for my subjects? There are still many who have not. Please follow the steps below:

1. Sign in to their NLESD gmail account.
2. Click on Google Classroom (found in the upper right-hand 'waffle' of choices)
3. Join the following classes:
-ELA sevcl7t
-Socials 9rjj86
-Core French ir3epp
-Religion xe07k0w
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students received notes and activities on verbs. Please make sure you have the first two activities completed if not done in class:

1. Activity 65 on verbs and direct objects.

2. Activity 67 (just the paragraph) on verbs and direct objects.

I will be checking for completion of these two activities tomorrow.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students finished notes and discussion on ch. 1 (Unit one). Please prepare for Friday's test. Test format will be given to you tomorrow.

Tomorrow's class will be a revision class. Come with any questions or concerns then.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students concluded the discussion on why history is subject to interpretation and is never fully achieved. We also learned the terms collective past and individual past.

We will conclude all notes tomorrow in preparation for Monday's test. test format will be given tomorrow as well.

Please make every effort to sign in to Goggle tonight and join the Social Studies Classroom. I will place your notes and study guides there. The code is: k8zp979
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students began Unit one today. There will be no test for this first unit. Students have three evaluations:
1. Map of Canada - already completed.
2. Case study - in about two weeks.
3. In-class project - to be completed in class in approximately a week and a half.
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students corrected the 'Qu'est-ce que c'est?' worksheet and we then got into partners and worked on 'Qu'est-ce que c'est?' Flash cards. Most students seemed to enjoy this a lot and feedback suggested that 14/22 students learned something new by do it.
September 16, 2019
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students are encouraged to bring in a monetary donation this coming Thursday. We will be participating in the Terry Fox Walk in support of Cancer research.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students spent their 2nd of two days in the library working on their carte du Canada. If this was not completed in class, it is now set for homework and due mercredi le 18 sept!
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students were reminded to have a novel decided by this coming Friday.

Rough copies of your book report template are due on Nov. 1.

Final 5-paragraph essays are due on Nov. 13th.

We continued grammar work with pronouns and adjectives.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students completed a mapping activity of NL. This was collected for a mark.

You will have your unit 1 test on Monday, Sept. 23.
September 13, 2019
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students were asked to do some homework this weekend for all my courses:

1. Sign in to their NLESD gmail account.
2. Click on Google Classroom (found in the upper right-hand 'waffle' of choices)
3. Join the following classes:
-ELA sevcl7t
-Socials 9rjj86
-Core French ir3epp
-Religion xe07k0w
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students worked on their'mots scolaires' and did a fantastic job of pronouncing these words with the expressions 'Qu'est-ce que c'est?' and 'C'est un/une.'

They then worked on the worksheet of the same activity. We will correct this next class. No set homework.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students had their second day to work on their map of Canada. Most finished in class time. If you did not, it is for homework. I will collect them on Monday, September 16th. This map will be evaluated for a mark on Powerschool.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students clarified questions regarding their arbre genealogique project. This is due on Sept. 30th.

The Unit one test will be next Friday, Sept. 20th. Please start preparing now. It's not a huge unit. Student have been provided with all notes and a study guide. We will also play a revision Kahoot game.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students received a 'study tips' sheet. Keep it an reference it when studying, please!

Students also discussed their book reports. All students must have a novel (okayed by me) chosen by next Friday, Sept. 20th.

They must have their rough draft of their book report in to me by Nov. 1.

Their final 5-paragraph essay will then be due on November 13th.

We continued work on pronouns.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students were introduced to their first evaluation: une carte du Canada. With the help of atlases, students began filling out a blank map.

We will have one more period booked out for this activity. What is not completed then, will be set for homework. These are due in by mercredi le 18 sept.
September 12, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students started a mapping activity on the provinces and capitals of Canada. We will conclude this activity in one more class. What is not completed then will be sent home.

This must me returned to me for evaluation by Monday, September 16th.
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students concluded their 'salles de classes' work, and began the study of more school words.

We will continue this next day.

No set homework. But revision is always useful!
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students corrected their work on nouns. We moved on to pronouns and began that work. We will continue next class.


No set homework. But revision is always useful!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students completed a mapping assignment. This will be evaluated and the mark will appear soon in Powerschool.

Students also received their family tree project. This will be due on Sept. 30. I had a chance to briefly explain it, but will field more questions and concerns in the coming days.


No set homework. But revision is always useful!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students discussed the concepts of how history is never completely achieved and is subject to interpretation. We will come together as a class next day and review this.

Students also received their family tree project. This will be due on Sept. 30. I had a chance to briefly explain it, but will field more questions and concerns in the coming days.


No set homework. But revision is always useful!
September 11, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students reviewed history and discuss why history is never fully achieved and is subject to interpretation.

Tomorrow's class will be in the library.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students discussed the notions of equality versus equity. This will lead us into our autonomisation discussion for next day.

texts have still not been distributed. I will hopefully do this ASAP.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students had their reading period today. Some students signed out material from the library. Please take good care of it.
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students worked on the rooms in the school. They matched terms on the Smartboard and all had a chance to speak in class. We will move on to another school concept next day.
September 10, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students began Unit 1: Chapter 1. It is all about discovering and appreciating history. We reviewed artifacts and archives. We will discuss artifacts and their modern replacements more next class.

No set homework.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students worked on an activity to help them better understand empowerment: the key concept of the year.

We then began a map of Canada (since we are studying Canadian history). This will be the students' first evaluative piece. We will continue this work over the next few days.

This will be due on Monday, Sept. 16 if not completed in class time.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students received some study strategies which correspond best with their learning styles. They have been prompted to either keep these in the SH binder all year for reference, or bring them home and place them near their study spot for future reference.

These suggestions are wonderful for enhancing study skills in general.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students revised nouns: common and proper. We then worked on a worksheet about finding nouns and creating proper nouns from common ones.

If this was not completed in class, it is now set for homework. I will do a homework check next class.
September 9, 2019
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Tomorrow is day 5 on your schedule. electronic copies of your schedules were emailed out to parents today. Please contact me if you did not receive one.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students began unit one with a look at where you can study history, and the terms archives and artefacts. We will continue this next class.

No set homework.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students completed a 'Multiple Intelligence' assessment for me which will allow me to get to know them better.

Tomorrow you will receive study tips based on your results. I will also distribute the text and we will begin the curriculum.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
We completed a 'Multiple Intelligence' assessment for me which will allow me to get to know them better.

Tomorrow you will receive study tips based on your results. We will also begin the curriculum.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students received their text books and we discussed the difference between equality and equity.

Tomorrow you will receive study tips based on the results from your 'Multiple Intelligence' questionnaire. We will also begin the curriculum.
September 6, 2019
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Monday will be day 4 on your schedules. Please come prepared for those courses.

If you have not yet handed in your information forms to me, please do so on Monday morning. These were due today.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students received course descriptors and their textbooks. We also practiced emergency protocol. We will begin the course next class.

Please remember: it is Sciences Humaines regardless of what your schedule says until I inform you that we will switch to Religion.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
I checked all binders to verify that all were organized into 5 sections (Poetry, Grammar, Novels, Short Story, Speech). If yours was not completed, it must be done for Monday's class.

Students began a multiple intelligence test which we will complete together and I will analyse. This will help me get to know each learner better.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students completed a multiple intelligence test which I will analyse. This will help me get to know each learner better.

Textbooks will be distributed next class and we will begin the course.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students received course descriptors for Socials Studies and we did a group activity on equality versus equity. This leads nicely into the topic for this year's Social Studies program: empowerment.

Textbooks will be distributed next class and we will begin the course.
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students received course descriptors for French and began a scavenger hunt activity for different rooms around the school.

Unfortunately, due to too much chatter, we had to cut the activity short and return to class. The remaining rooms which were left were discussed in the classroom.

All answers can be found on Google Classroom. Once students gain access to the Google Accounts, I will set them up on Google Classroom for all my courses.
September 5, 2019
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Please make every effort to return the documents below by tomorrow:

1. A blue coloured Tech Agreement form which needs to be read, and signed by you and your child.

2. A white sheet with Medical information (please fill this out even if there is no medical condition)

3. A purple Early School Closure form

4. An orange coloured Media Consent form (please tick the appropriate box and sign this)

5. A white coloured Demographics form. If there are no changes to be made, return it as is. If you need to add new information or fix out-dated information, please make those changes on the right-hand side of the sheet below the 'Changes' column.

****Tomorrow is picture day!****
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students were introduced to my classroom and my teaching practices. We also practiced emergency protocol.

We will continue getting to know each other. Course work and text distribution should occur next class.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students received the course descriptors for ELA 7. We also organized our binders into 5 sections with tabs.

Homework for tonight: complete this organization if not done in class time. You should have the following divided sections in your ELA binder:

1. Poetry
2. Grammar
3. Novels
4. Short Story
5. Speeches
Religion
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students were introduced to my classroom and my teaching practices. Students also received their course descriptors for both Religion and Social Studies and organized their binders.

Please note, I will be teaching Socials Studies until we have concluded a unit of study (a chapter). Then I will switch over to Religion.

We will review emergency protocol next class and begin class work.
September 4, 2019
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Please read, sign, and return the following documents by Friday, Sept. 6th:

1. A blue coloured Tech Agreement form which needs to be read, and signed by you and your child.

2. A white sheet with Medical information (please fill this out even if there is no medical condition)

3. A purple Early School Closure form

4. An orange coloured Media Consent form (please tick the appropriate box and sign this)

5. A white coloured Demographics form. If there are no changes to be made, return it as is. If you need to add new information or fix out-dated information, please make those changes on the right-hand side of the sheet below the 'Changes' column.
June 18, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students continued work on the short story practice examples provided to the class on Friday, June 14. One such example can now be found on Google Classroom. The other one, you can continue on your own.

Tomorrow from 8:45-10:45, you will be writing your ELA final exam.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
All students should have their Louis Riel activity submitted to me now. This will be your final evaluation for the year. If it is not submitted, it is up to you to do it ASAP.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
All students should have their Louis Riel activity submitted to me now. This will be your final evaluation for the year. If it is not submitted, it is up to you to do it ASAP.
June 14, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students who did not get a chance to conclude the Louis Riel assignment today will have time on Tuesday for this. This assignment was performed over three class periods and will be evaluated to be added to your final grade in Socials. Do your best!
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Please remember that Monday is a PL day for teachers. School is open for regular classes on Tuesday. And exams begin on Wednesday.

The 7-3s are writing all exams in room 213. They are as follows:

Wednesday, June 19th - ELA
Thursday, June 20th - Sciences
Friday, June 21st - Math
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students are still working on their Louis Riel assignment. These will be collected during our last class together on Tuesday. These assignment will be evaluated and will impact your SH average.
June 13, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Due to my absence yesterday, I will post homework/class progress for the past two days:

June 12 - students worked on knowing the five major aspects of literature in both Home Child and Among the Hidden. These aspects are: theme, conflict, characters, plot, and setting. This was useful review, not only as practice for your unseen story, but in the event you receive a question which asks you to reflect back to another work you studied: now you can review those two major works!

June 13th - we played a poetry revision game. We then looked at model paragraphs for answers. Students were then tasked with creating a paragraph like the model one given. This should build up your confidence in creating well-rounded, fully-supported responses.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students were grouped together to analyse the Red River Rebellion and the NorthWest Rebellion. You will present your analyses to the class next day.

Please note: this final work booklet will be collected in next week as your final SH mark of the year.
Art
Assigned to Class: 6-1
Due to my absence yesterday, I will post homework/class progress for the past two days:

June 12th: Students were grouped together to analyse the Red River Rebellion and the NorthWest Rebellion. You will present your analyses to the class next day.

June 13 - students presented their analyses to the class and then were asked to form their pwn opinions about Louis Riel by using the support discussed in class.

Please note: this final work booklet will be collected in next week as your final SS mark of the year.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students reviewed the referendum and the terms of union.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students presented their SGM slideshows. Well-done and very informative, everyone! Great work!
June 11, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students did a viewing activity today on Among the Hidden. This was great preparation work for your exam, as there will be a viewing section on your exam.
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students were presented with futur proche. After learning how to formulate it, they read a small text (as a group) and summarized the reading by using this verb tense and words they already knew. They collectively created three solid sentences in the French language! Way to go!

Keep this in mind for your last few classes. This activity will come up again.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students presented their WW2 projects today. They were graded on two criteria: your presentation and project today, and a peer evaluation.

Marks are on Powerschool now.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Tomorrow is your last class to complete your Google Slideshows of WW2.

These will be presented to the class on jeudi le 13 juin. After this, you will do your peer evaluations in order to complete your marks on this project. Please come prepared with your books and a pencil.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students learned about Louis Riel and the Red River Rebellion. Tomorrow, you will be placed in groups in order to complete the assignment associated with this topic. This will be collected in for your final mark in Social Studies. Everybody must remain focused and contribute to this project. Hang in there!
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Permission to study at home/ or to study here at study hall must be submitted to me by Friday.
June 10, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Today was the due date for the Among the Hidden novel study projects.

Tomorrow, you will write a short viewing assessment about the novel, then we will begin exam review in earnest. Please come prepared with your binder, as I will be making reference to all major units studied this year.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students were introduced to their final in-class project today: a case study on the Red River rebellion and the Northwest rebellion.

Next class, you will assemble in groups and begin formulating your opinions.
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students began learning about les phenemenes canadiens. We will spend the rest of the year doing activities on strange Canadian phenomena. It should be fun!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Ch. 8 presentations tomorrow! Come prepared!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
les presentations de ch. 8 sont jeudi! Preparez-vous!
June 7, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students reviewed short story terms and played Jeopardy game! I hope you had a bit of fun. But mostly, I hope you made note of some of the terms that threw you off. Now you will know what to focus your studies on.

Don't forget what I said today. Knowing the terms is only half the battle: you need to apply that knowledge. So, next week, we will be doing practice short stories. Use these, along with all your short stories you have done this year as study tools.

We will move on to more review next week: we will be reviewing poetry (primarily terms, as poetry will not be on the exam, but figurative language could be), narrative essays, novel studies, and proper paragraph structure.

If you have not started your studies yet... START!

There are still a few students not done their 3 novel study projects: Those are due in on Monday, June 10th.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students learned about the western expansion by the homesteading program. They also learned about the marginalized/disempowered Chinese railway workers.

This will set you up nicely for your in-class project which will span three classes next week. This will be your final project of the year. You are expected to be here. You are expected to perform to your absolute best. No exceptions.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students learned about the western expansion by the homesteading program. They also learned about the marginalized/disempowered Chinese railway workers.

This will set you up nicely for your in-class project which will span three classes next week. This will be your final project of the year. You are expected to be here. You are expected to perform to your absolute best. No exceptions.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students finished up their WW2 projects. These will be presented on Monday. Please come to class prepared to respectfully listen to others' projects. Also, you will be filling out your peer evaluations on Monday as well. Please come with a pencil.

Next week, we will move on with Confederation and industrial development. This will conclude our year of NL history. Come next week with an open mind and and ready to focus!
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students finished up their class time on the Grand Voyage final project: a Google Classroom brochure. This should be turned in to me now.

If not, it is now for homework. I may start correcting these this weekend. Otherwise it will be next week. Get it done before I begin correcting it. It will not be something you want to worry about leading up to your exams.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Next week is the deadline for the study hall/study at home permission forms. Please bring these in.
June 6, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students have one more class tomorrow to conclude their posters on WW2 and its impact on Newfoundland. These presentations will be on June 11. Please be prepared!
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students had their last working class on the novel study projects for Among the Hidden.

All three projects are now for homework if not completed in class. These are due no later than June 10th.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students continued to learn about the Numbered treaties and their impact on the First Nations of the west.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students continued work on their google slide shows on WW2 and its impact on Newfoundland. These presentations will be on June 13. Please be prepared!
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Study for exams!

Please bring in your exam study hall/study at home permission sheet.
June 3, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students must be made aware of the following change:

Your ch. 8 presentations are now on June 11th. Not June 6th.

Please make note of this change!
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students had day one of four to work on three Among the Hidden projects. After Thursday's class, no more class time will be given. Projects are not due until June 10th.

If you need extra time or help after Thursday, YOU MUST COME SEE ME! I will be more than happy to work out a time with you to sit down and help! :)
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Grand Voyage projects continued today. Students have one more class in the tech lab to work on these. Due date: June 7th.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students continued work on their ch. 8 research projects. Research will continue again next class.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students began looking at the western provinces and how they formed throughout the 1870s and 80s. We will continue with this for the remainder of the year.

If you did not finish your Canada circa 1873 map today, you will have about 10 minutes to conclude it next class.
May 31, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Today's Socials class was, instead, and exam preparation class prepared by Ms. Miles!

Thanks so much to Ms. Miles for giving some great tips, and a little prize to all the 7-3s!

Please be advised, however, for Socials, you had your confederation booklet to hand in today. So, if that was not submitted today, I will be looking for it on Monday!
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students had day 3 of 4 in the tech lab working on their travel brochures.

If you are missing time on this, the entire assignment is found on Google Classroom. The due date is firm and final for June 7.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students were introduced to the novel study projects. Please see an explanation of these on the ELA Google Classroom page.

Students will have 4 working classes in school (that means next week, you will have Monday - Thursday to work on these.) After this, if you are not finished, you will have to complete the remaining work at home or after school hours.

Final submission of these projects will be June 10th.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students continued group projects on WW2. You have two more periods to work on these before they are set to be presented to the class on June 6th.

Please remember, you are being graded on your final product, AND a peer assessment. Are you helping your group out? Are you trying your best? If not, your mark may suffer!
May 30, 2019
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Even though there were some tech difficulties, students got about 20 minutes of internet access to work on their Grand Voyage brochures.

The deadline, at this point, will still remain the same. I have booked three other classes in the tech. lab: more than enough time to complete your brochures if you are working!

However, if other tech, issues arise, I MAY consider a due date change.

The due date is June 7.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students worked on a brainstorming activity about theme, setting, plot, conflict and characters of Among the Hidden.

I will introduce your novel study activities to you next class.

This novel study is INDIVIDUAL. I expect quite focus and concentration in order to complete these assessments.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students had two periods today to gather information for their Google Slide projects on WW2 and its impact on TNL. Presentations are scheduled for June 10th.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students completed their mapping activity of the provinces and their dates of confederation. Then we watched 'John A. Birth of a Nation.'

We will finish this next class and continue on with what happened after confederation.
May 29, 2019
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students were introduced to their projet final for this unit: a travel brochure. Students had time to pick a place and begin preliminary research on that place today. Over the next four periods, we will find ourselves in the tech.lab in order to complete the online Google Classroom brochure.

If you miss class time, it is all found online, so you can work on it at home. The due date is firmly June 7. I will be evaluating what you have completed on that date.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students submitted their ch. 7 booklets for a second evaluation. These marks are now on Powerschool.

Students mapped the country of Canada based on confederation dates. This activity will finish up next class. That will be the last of ch. 7. We will then be moving on to chapters 8 and 9.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
We finished our examination of the colonies and their decisions to confederate or not.

Students were given ample class time to conclude their booklets. I collected in most completed booklets today. If yours is among one of those I did not collect in, it is now set for homework.

I will be collecting these in next Socials class to evaluate. No exceptions.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students had their day in the tech. lab to type up their descriptive paragraphs. Most have turned them in. If you have not yet, this is now set for homework with a final deadline of this Friday. Please click 'turn in' so I know you are done.

If you do not, by Friday, I will grade whatever it is you have completed.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students had another library period in which they were gathering information, and beginning their posters for the ch. 8 project.

Please be reminded: next class (Friday) will be in the classroom with the IPads.

Also, presentations of completed posters will be on June 6th.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Please remember your permission forms for study hall at school or study time at home.

I need all forms regardless of which option you choose.

Thanks!
May 28, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Today was editing day! I hope you all took away something from the suggestions your editors gave you. I also hope you concentrated and gave your best effort at editing. This will only improve your own writing style!

Tomorrow's classes are reversed due to tech. lab availability. You will be going to the tech lab during period 5 to type your final copy of the descriptive paragraph.

Great work today to all the editors!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students finished their study og the colonies for and against confederation. We also discussed how the federal government works. Please finish off your booklet it not done in class today. I will be collecting them in tomorrow for a final mark.

Also, bring your colouring things to class tomorrow.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students were introduced to their ch. 8 projects. These will be done in groups. Presentations will be on le 10 juin. You will be evaluated on your presentation by me, but a portion of your mark ill also come from peer-evaluations. Your work ethic, leadership skills, and social interactions will also be evaluated.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students worked in the library today on their ch. 8 projects. Reminder, every class from here-on-in until the presentation date (June 6) will be research and compiling/completing this poster. Please come ready to help your group.
May 27, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students wrote their descriptive paragraphs today. Please note that tomorrow, you will be placed in peer groups to edit another student's work.

Wednesday, you will be in the tech lab to type up your final copy for submission on Google Classroom.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students learned how, when and why PEI and Nova Scotia decide to confederate. Please make sure you have this work completed in your booklet. We will be moving on to TNL and finishing up the booklets next class.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students learned how, when and why PEI and Nova Scotia decide to confederate. You will be given about 10-15 more minutes next class to finish this section of the booklet up. Then, we will be moving on to NL and finishing up the booklets next class.
May 24, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students wrote their final reading comprehension quiz today.

I also introduced the first of 4 projects related to this chapter: a descriptive paragraph.

Students began writing today, will continue writing on Monday, will peer edit on Tuesday, and will type up a final copy of Wednesday. (See the image posted to Google Classroom as well.)

If any of these classes are missed, students must keep up with the work on their own. The typed copy will be through your ELA classroom on Google Classroom, so that can be accessed in school or at home.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students learned about the Province of Canada, and the Colony of New Brunswick, and how they presented the idea of confederation to their public.

We will move on to NS. PEI and NL next class.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students wrote their ch. 7 case study. This will be the only evaluation for this chapter. We will move on to ch. 8 next class.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students were introduced to their projects for ch. 8: they are group projects in which you must create a poster and present your information to the class (along with a bibliography) about a certain element of how WW2 impacted Newfoundland and Labrador.

You have 6 classes to work together to create your poster. All posters will be presented on June 6th to the class.

Please see a copy of the project on Google Classroom. Groups were determined by me. There will also be a portion of your mark calculated by peer editing.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students learned about the Province of Canada, and the Colony of New Brunswick, and how they presented the idea of confederation to their public.

We will move on to NS. PEI and NL next class.
May 23, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
We have now finished reading the novel Among the Hidden. Tomorrow, you will have your last reading comprehension test. After this, I will be presenting the class with their projects for this novel study. These projects will entail reading, writing, and representing outcomes. Students will have choice in some projects. Students will be working on all of these INDIVIDUALLY. You will be encouraged to use your notes, the novel, and any other aid to help you. But you will not be given permission to share your work with others.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Due to our missed class this morning, I have given you a choice: hand in your booklets for ch. 7 (up to #12) today, or first thing tomorrow morning.

Please note that if you choose to hand it in tomorrow morning, I expect it at 8:15.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students are reminded of their etude en cas tomorrow. Come prepared to read, draw conclusion, and write answers based on the reading.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students finished up chapter 7 today. We will move on to chapter 8 next class. You will be placed into groups in order to research an element of how World War Two impacted Newfoundland.
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students completed their imperative activities. You are all set to start your 'projet final' for this unit. I will be introducing this next class. It will be a Google Classroom assignment. Use your notes and the template I will give you to complete this work. You should NOT be copying/translating/pasting.
May 22, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students are responsible to have numbers 1-12 completed in their Social Studies booklets. I will be taking them in tomorrow to spot check. This will be for a mark. So if it is not completed, your mark will reflect your effort.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students read silently chapter 27 and 28. Tomorrow we will finish the novel together. This means I will be introducing your projects, and you will be writing one final reading comprehension quiz. Stay tuned!
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Please return the study permission form to me as soon as you can.
May 21, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students read chapters 25 and 26 today aloud. Next class will be a silent reading period of chapters 27 and 28.

Please keep in mind that your third reading comp. test is coming up after chapter 30!
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Please return your study hall permission forms as soon as possible!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students MUST finish up the resettlement Religion/Socials activity. Ample class time was given. Please work to your potential! If they are not collected tomorrow, I will be contacting home.

Ch. 7 Case study has been moved to le 24 mai
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Reminder: your ch. 7 case study is tomorrow. This is not a test. However, you will be presented with a reading regarding the chapter's contents and asked to answer questions on that reading.
May 16, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students read independently chapters 23 and 24. Next class we will read together chapters 25 and 26. As we are concluding, keep in mind that there is one more reading comprehension quiz, then you will be presented with your final novel study project.
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students got their Grand Voyage tests back. Mark are on Powerschool.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students worked on questions 6-12 in the booklet and discussed the meetings in Charlottetown and Quebec which led to the 72 Resolutions. I will give you a few minutes to conclude this next class before moving on.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Enjoy your extra long May 24th weekend! :)
May 15, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Many students missed class due to a math assessment. Please come get your work. We discussed confederation and why some colonies wanted to unify. You are responsible for knowing this information and completing the questions regarding this. We will be moving on next class.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students were given a workbook for ch.7. We discussed confederation and why some colonies wanted to unify. You are responsible for knowing this information and completing the questions regarding this.

I will be randomly taking in your workbooks and assessing your work for a mark. You should have questions 1-5 completed. If not, it is now homework.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students wrote their second reading comprehension test for this novel Among the Hidden. These will be corrected ASAP. If marks on this one were higher than the previous test, they will be reflected on Powerschool. If marks were lower or the same, the mark already in Powerschool will remain the same.

We also read ch. 21 and 22. Students then considered the guided reading questions with friends. Tomorrow's class we will move on to chapter 23 and 24 and students will be reading silently.
May 14, 2019
Religion
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students had their second class to work on their Religion/Socials project on resettlement.

I have decided to give the class about 20 more minutes next class. But after this time, it will be set for homework if not complete. Please make sure you are working to your abilities in class and not wasting time.

May 23, you will be having your ch. 7 evaluation: a case study
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students received their tests back. Due to the fact that these were placed in a new category, they are weighing heavily on averages now. This will change as other projects and work gets placed in this final category.

I collected in Rites of passage invitations and Socials booklets. Please note, if you did not have both of these completed for today, they deadline is tomorrow. At this time, if they do not come in to me, contact home will be made.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students silently read ch. 19 and 20 of Among the Hidden. Please recall how this novel study will go: I will read two chapters aloud, you will read two chapters silently.

If, for any reason, you find yourself falling behind. YOU NEED TO COME AND SEE ME. The expectation of independent reading and comprehension is on YOU for half of this novel.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students have passed in their rites of passage projects and their Social Studies booklets. If one of these was not completed, tomorrow is your deadline before home contact must be made.

Students were given their chapter 7 booklet.. We will begin this tomorrow. Please bring your text and this booklet to class.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students learned more about the mining and forestry industries of the 1920s.

Please be aware that on May 22, you will be having your ch. 7 evaluation: a case study
May 13, 2019
Religion
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students had their last working class on their Judaism rite of passage invitation. It is now set for homework.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students were informed today that their booklets for ch. 6 are due tomorrow. These should have been completed prior to your test last week. If they were not, students were given time to conclude them if they finished up their religion invitation.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students began their first of two periods working on a resettlement case study. This is combined with Religion, so you will be receiving two marks for this piece of work. Next class you will be expected to conclude this study.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
We read ch. 17 and 18 of Among the Hidden. The students will read ch. 19 and 20 silently tomorrow. Which means Wednesday they will write their comprehension test for chapters 11-20. It should only take 5-10 minutes. After this, we will continue reading the novel.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
There are a few outstanding Religion/Socials projects of resettlement. Please get them in ASAP.

Students began ch. 7 today. This will only take us a few classes, then we will have a case study evaluation. Please be prepared.
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students learned about the imperative tense. They also learned several words in the imperative, like 'discover, come, see, visit, explore', etc. These words will be enforced over the next few days of activities. They will also be useful for the final project for this unit which we will be beginning soon.
May 10, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students have now had two classes to work on their Religion/Socials resettlement / morals project. If it was not concluded in class today, it is now for homework.
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students did some word find, and survey review on places and modes of transport. I then set students to work on pages 8-11 of the text. They were to review the three tourist posters and try to find information they have already built upon this year: ex: 'Une activite' in which they would look for their 'faire' verb, or 'modes de transport' in which they would try and find a mode of transport word they just recently learned.

This is a pre-learning activity to the next portion of this unit. Many students found this effective and could pick out quite a bit on their own. I will begin lessons on these topics next class.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students had a silent reading period in which they were tasked with reading ch. 15 and 16 of Among the Hidden. Then they were to work through the guided reading questions for these chapters.

Please remember we continue with 2 chapters every day. If you find you are falling behind, please find a way to catch up. You can read on your own, or you can come see me. I will be more than happy to work with you through this novel study outside of class time.

Students will be writing another quick reading comprehension test once we get up to chapter 20 completed. This is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday of next week. It will take approximately 5-10 minutes. After this, we will continue reading the novel.
Religion
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students started their Jewish rites of passage invitations. Students worked well. We will have one more class to complete this. If invitations are not complete after that time, they will be sent home for homework.
May 9, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students wrote their ch. 6 test.

Don't forget that our next class together will be a Religion class: in fact, it is Religion and Socials mixed together, so the project presented to you will be evaluated from both perspectives. Please come prepared for this.
Religion
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students had their last working class today on their invitations for the Jewish rite of passage. This is now set for homework. Please finish it off for homework and submit it to me during our next class together.

Reminder: the next time we meet, we will be returning back to our Social Studies classes.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
We read ch. 13 and 14 of Among the Hidden together. Tomorrow we will be reading silently chapters 15 and 16. Please keep up-to-date with this novel. If you are not caught up and would like help/clarification you must come see me. We will continue to progress by two chapters every day.
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students wrote their listening/ writing/reading test today. Look for marks on Powerschool soon. But be patient, I am still correcting your Socials tests from Monday! :)
Religion
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Reminder that students are working on Religion projects on Jewish rites of passage. Please bring the appropriate materials to class. This work will continue tomorrow, and (if work ethic is strong and you still need more time) Monday.
May 7, 2019
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Listening, writing, reading test on Thursday! Review sheets were distributed last week, notes are online. We will review tomorrow and, if time allows, practice a mock test in preparation for Thursday's test.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students wrote ch. 6 test today. The next 2-3 classes will be Religion. Please bring appropriate material.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Reminder of your ch. 6 test on Thursday. Today was a review class. Students checked for all notes, and we reviewed the Presentation to make sure everyone was comfortable with the material.
Religion
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students were introduced to 'rites de passage'(rites of passage) in the Jewish faith. Your project was announced. You will have next class to create your invitation. For those who were not in attendance today, I have placed the notes on Google Classroom. Please review and come in tomorrow ready to do your project.
May 6, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students wrote their Social Studies tests today. Next class we will move on with Religion. Please come prepared.

I will announce the date of submission of the ch. 6 booklets during tomorrow's class... though everyone should have them done now.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students wrote their Social Studies tests today. Next class we will move on with Religion. Please come prepared.

I will announce the date of submission of the ch. 6 booklets during tomorrow's class... though everyone should have them done now.
French
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Listening, reading, writing text on Thursday.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Ch. 6 test tomorrow.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Ch. 6 test Thursday
May 2, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Review class will be tomorrow! Test on Monday! See previous post for the test format.

Happy studying!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Review class will be tomorrow! test on Monday! See previous post for the test format.

Happy studying!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students finished all material for ch. 6. Notes are now on Google Classroom. Tomorrow, you will have a revision class.

Test: Tuesday, May 7th. Happy Studying!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students will finish up the chapter tomorrow with a look at le suffrage femnin.

Notes are now on Google Classroom.

Your test is scheduled for le 9 mai!
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students participated in an oral activity with the word 'voyager' and their modes of transport. Good job to everyone!

Review sheets were distributed in order to prepare for Thursday's test. It will be comprised of reading, writing, and listening sections.
May 1, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Since Monday we have begun our second novel study: Among the Hidden.

Students have now finished 4 chapters. This novel study, students will be reading two chapters independently, then I will read the next two aloud and we will answer questions and discuss significant topics.

I have iterated that students need to keep up with daily readings (whether independent, or as a group) so if students fall behind, miss class time, or get stuck, they need to seek me out and stay behind. We will continue reading new chapters every day.

There will also be three reading comprehension tests during this analysis. After we have concluded the novel, there will be a final project as well.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students finished off the chapter today and finished off their booklets. test is Monday, May 6th

Format is:
Multiple Choice
True and False
One question all students must answer
A choice of 2 other questions to answer.

Notes are on Google Classroom.
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Listening, writing, reading test coming up on May 9th.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
test de ch. 6 - lundi le 6 mai.

Des notes sont enligne a Google Classroom.

Le format du test:
choix multiple
Vrai ou faux
Une question obligatoire
deux autre questions avec du choix
April 30, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students are reminded that they have the ch. 6 test on Tuesday, May 7!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students were informed today that their test has been moved to jeudi le 9 mai! Please make note of this change.
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
A reading, writing, and listening test has been planned for our 'Grand Voyage' Unit. It will be on Thursday, May 9th.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Please keep in mind that you have your ch. 5 test coming up on Monday, May 6.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students finished the chapter today. You should have all notes and all activities in the booklet complete by now.

Please keep in mind that you have your ch. 5 test coming up on Monday, May 6.
April 29, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students reviewed everything covered before Easter. We will finish off the chapter next day and prepare for your test on Monday, May 6th!
Art
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students reviewed everything covered before Easter. We will finish off the chapter next day and prepare for your test on Monday, May 6th!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students are reminded that they have the ch. 6 test on Tuesday, May 7!
Art
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students are reminded that they have the ch. 6 test on mardi, le 7 mai.
April 17, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Ch. 6 test will be on Monday, May 6th
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
test de ch. 6: lundi le 6 mai.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
test de ch. 6: mardi le 7 mai
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
ch. 6 test: Tuesday, May 7
April 16, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students are continuing their speech presentations. Congratulations to everyone! You are all doing wonderfully.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Heritage Fair presentations are now complete. Students are continuing work on Ch. 6. Test date will be announced before the Easter break.
Art
Assigned to Class: 6-1
Heritage Fair will hopefully be completed by tomorrow. After this time. students will continue work on Ch. 6. Test date will be announced before the Easter break.
April 15, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students started their final evaluation round of their speeches. Great job by everyone who presented today! Way to go!
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students learned to use the appropriate prepositions for traveling to all provinces and territories in Canada. Please review this, all genders of provinces, and all their articles. You will be having a test some time soon after Easter break on this information.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Heritage Fair presentations will resume tomorrow. I have also found time on Wednesday for you to deliver. That way, if a few remaining presentations need to happen on Thursday, they can.

Thanks to everyone who has delivered thus far, and done so on time! I appreciate your work ethic and your commitment more than you know!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
We have concluded our Heritage Fair presentations. All those who wanted to be considered for the Regional fair: finalists will be chosen on Thursday afternoon. I will contact you via telephone and email if you have been chosen.

Due to the timely nature of my bibliography evaluation, you may not get your marks back before Easter. I will try my best, but make no promises.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students reviewed how newspapers played a role in the evolution of government in the 1800s. They read a case study and answered questions in their booklets on Joseph Howe.

If you are missing class time, please be aware that as we move through this booklet, we are moving through your notes. You are expected to complete this booklet as this will act as your notes after Easter when we have our test.
April 12, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Final presentations for speeches begin on Monday. Please come prepared to deliver your speeches on Monday for a mark.
April 11, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students visited the Rooms today. I believe you all had a great time!

We also saw some more Heritage Fair projects. Thank you to today's presenters. The information was wonderfully preseneted.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students are reminded that final evaluation rounds of their speeches will begin on Monday. Order will be randomly selected, so everyone must be prepared on Monday.
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students learned about prepositions a, en, dans, de today. We will be combining those with our Canadian provinces/territories so you can formulate sentences about traveling to and from different places in Canada.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Heritage Fair presentations will continue tomorrow.
April 10, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students finished up their practice rounds of their speeches. Please be aware that if you needed to add time, you were given suggestions today of how to do so.

Everyone who presented did a terrific job! You should be very proud of yourselves! I can't wait to here them all again next week, but this time polished off and with (a little) less stress behind them, now that you've tackled the first round!

Way to go!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Heritage Fair presentations continued today. Wonderful job by all!

I think students are learning so much from this shift in perspective and presentation style. Thanks to all of you for taking this project seriously and delivering such fascinating information about the many elements of NL history.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students are reminded that we have our field trip to the Rooms tomorrow in the am. In the afternoon, we will continue with Heritage Fair presentations.

I look forward to more wonderful projects!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students finished their study of the Upper and Lower Canada rebellions today by watching a portion of the docu-series 'Canada: a People's history.'

We will continue on with the political changes in BNA.

Your test for this chapter will be after the Easter break. I will plan it in the coming days, but will make sure you do not come directly back to it. There will be a few days leading in before the test.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students continued their study of the Upper and Lower Canada rebellions today by watching a portion of the docu-series 'Canada: a People's history.'

We will continue on with the political changes in BNA.

Your test for this chapter will be after the Easter break. I will plan it in the coming days, but will make sure you do not come directly back to it. There will be a few days leading in before the test.
April 9, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students continnued learning about the political structure of BNA in the 1800s. We examined the Rebellions in Upper and Lower Canada: their causes and their effects. We will conclude this next day ad watch a portion of the film 'Canada: A People's History' regarding these conflicts.

We also connected the 'Je me souviens' on the Quebec license plates with the outcome of these rebellions.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Great start to Heritage Fair presentations! Thanks to all who presented today. Please take a look at the presentation dates I placed on this website for your expected date.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students began their practice rounds on speeches. Great work, from those who presented today. Please consider the feedback from me and your other respectful classmates.

Great work everyone!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Great start to Heritage Fair presentations! Thanks to all who presented today. Please take a look at the presentation dates I placed on this website for your expected date.
April 8, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
I look forward to some enjoyable and informative Heritage Fair project starting tomorrow!

Please remember that you have all been scheduled for specific dates.

Also, come prepared with texts and binders in-hand. If presentations end early, or if people are absent, we will continue on learning course material.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
I look forward to some enjoyable and informative Heritage Fair project starting tomorrow!

Please remember that you have all been scheduled for specific dates.

Also, come prepared with texts and binders in-hand. If presentations end early, or if people are absent, we will continue on learning course material.

Reminder: There are still several people who have yet to submit their travel forms to me for our field trip on Thursday. Please get these in to me.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students worked on a dictionary skills sheet today which we will continue at a later date. Tomorrow, all students will be asked to deliver their speeches at the podium for a practice round.

Bring regular books, however, if we finish up early, we will continue our dictionary work.
April 4, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students attended the Rooms today. I think , overall, you really enjoyed it!

Please be aware of two timelines:
1. Heritage Fair: please review the criteria listed on this page several times already. Also review the order of presentations and be prepared to go on your day.

2. April 15, all war letters (which we have been working on in class) should be completed and ready for staining in the Home ec. room.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Travel forms to attend the Rooms: please get these in to me!

Please be aware of two timelines:
1. Heritage Fair: please review the criteria listed on this page several times already. Also review the order of presentations and be prepared to go on your day.

2. April 15, all war letters (which we have been working on in class) should be completed and ready for staining in the Home ec. room.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Most students are done or almost done their Narrative essays. Tomorrow is your last class time to work on this. I will begin evaluating them this weekend. If you have not finished by tomorrow, please let me know!

Speeches: practice with the podium will begin on Tuesday, April 9. Presentations for a mark will be the following week.
Religion
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Islam booklets, due tomorrow!
Religion
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Islam booklets are overdue. All students and parents have been made aware if you have not submitted this. Please get these in or I will have to enact the evaluation policy!
April 3, 2019
Religion
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students who do not have their Islam booklets in have been made aware, and emails have been sent home. These are now overdue. Get these in please.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students began ch. 6 today in Socials. Students will be presented with brief information from me via the notes, but the majority of the detail will be done independently through their booklets. This ch. 6 booklet will be the in-depth notes which should be used for study purposes.

I will also be collecting this booklet in for a mark after the test. Please make every effort to stay up-to-date with the class on this booklet.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Field trip is tomorrow: Please bring along your travel forms if you have not already done so. I look forward to this! I hope you do as well.

Please be aware of your presentation times for Heritage Fair. We reviewed this in class today. Be ready for your date.
Religion
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Islam booklets are due on Friday. Please have these completed by then if you did not get them done in class time.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Many students are concluding their narrative essays. At this point, I have read and suggested edit to all students. If I do not get a second chance to edit your work before Friday, you must take my suggestions and apply them to the rest of your work.

I will be reviewing these essays over the weekend, so the last day you will get to work on these will be Friday. Please budget your time wisely and conclude the essay.
April 2, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students had their 2nd period for their narrative essay. Students have until Friday to conclude this. I have edited about 1/2 the class by now. I aim to have edited all by tomorrow. The rest of your work will be self-editing by following my suggestions.

Speeches will resume next week: Nest Tuesday, there will be practice podium rounds. Followed immediately by final presentations of speeches during the week of April 15-18.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
HERITAGE FAIR - you all should be making final touches to this project.

Don't forget your travel forms for our field trip on Thursday.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
HERITAGE FAIR - you all should be making final touches to this project.

Don't forget your travel forms for our field trip next Thursday.

I drew for presentation dates today. They are as follows (all students' initials are found below:)

Mardi le 9 avril:
KN
JD
NOB
AP
MM

Jeudi le 11 avril:
BA
CE
AE
KC
AC

Lundi le 15 avril:
GH
EE
RD
SR
AR / ES

Mardi le 16 avril:
OT
MM
SK
CP
ER
Religion
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Islam booklets are now overdue. I will be asking for these tomorrow. If they are not submitted to me, emails will be sent to notify home
Religion
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Islam booklets must be submitted to me by Friday.
April 1, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students had class #2 to work on their war letter. Please be advised that this project should be done only in class time. If you do not have your rough draft complete today, you have fallen behind. You may find yourself having to catch up at home. I don't want you to do this because I know you are working hard (I hope) on your Heritage Fair projects.

We will be tea-staining the good copies of these letters on April 15th. You will have one more class to work on this letter.

Students were sent home with a travel consent form for our filed trip to the Rooms. Please pass this in to me ASAP.

Finally, I drew names today for order of presentations for your Heritage Fair. Please see below for your initials and your scheduled presentation time:

Tuesday, April 9:
DK
CW
AR
ME and JC
CN
AB

Wednesday, April 10:
JS
ED
AW
CEC
AT
CP

Friday, April 12:
AW and JP
EB
JH
AA
SH
DT
DB
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students should be concluding their Heritage Fair projects this week in preparation or next week's presentations.

I will draw presentation order tomorrow in class.

Students have been asked to submit a travel consent form for our excursion to the Rooms next week. Please get these in as quickly as possible.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students were introduced to their Narrative essay today. We spent two periods in the tech lab working on these. You will have 2-3 other periods (depending on class progress). Please work efficiently during class time.
Religion
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students finished up their Islam assignment. If this is not complete, it is now homework. Please finish this up. I will be looking for these tomorrow.
Religion
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students finished up their Islam assignment. If this is not complete, it is now homework. Please finish this up. I will be looking for these tomorrow.
March 27, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students finished watching the film 'Akeelah and the Bee' and worked on their paragraph which summarizes a 'turning point' for Akeelah in this film. Please make sure your paragraph follows the PEEL format we have often discussed this year.

Next class, I will introduce your final assignment for this 'Turning points' unit. Please make sure that you have everything else up-to-date in your booklet thus far, because once this final assignment it complete, I will be collecting in these booklets for evaluation.
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
There will be a quick speaking assessment on April 2. Students are to use the vouloir verb and the name of a country (complete with the article) in a sentence about a classmate.

Have you been going over those articles? If not, please do!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students had their first writing class for their war letters. Please note that final copies will be tinted with tea on April 15.

Also, I distributed the grading Rubrics for the Heritage Fair today so students could see what is expected of these presentations.

Don't forget, presentations begin on April 8. I will be drawing for presentation order next week.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students had their first writing class for their war letters. Please note that final copies will be tinted with tea on April 15.

Also, I distributed the grading Rubrics for the Heritage Fair today so students could see what is expected of these presentations.

Don't forget, presentations begin on April 8. I will be drawing for presentation order next week.
March 26, 2019
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students reviewed the articles le, la, les, l' as they pertain to the names of places. We did an activity in class which is now on Google Classroom. Please review these places and their articles. You will need to know them for an upcoming portion of a writing and listening test (date to be determined)

Students were also introduced to their first evaluation for this new unit of Le Grand Voyage: a speaking assessment. This will be done entirely in class time and will not need much preparation outside of class time. Students will be assessed on April 2.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
I will be distributing Heritage Fair rubrics to students this week. I will also announce the order of presentations next week.



Heritage Fair reminder:

The project MUST include:
1. The research - at least 3 varied sources, properly cited in a bibliography. No plagiarism. I will be checking. Most students will have considerably more sources than 3. However, this is the minimum. They also MUST be varied (so they can not be three web sources. You can get information from a book, an encyclopedia, a newspaper, a journal, a monument, an interview...)

2. The physical project itself. This can take on many varying forms - a tri-fold poster board, a video, a performance, a painting. You name it, and you can create it! However, for those students wishing to be considered for the Regional fair, you MUST do a tri-fold board, If you wish to also do a sculpture/painting/video etc.... you can.

3. Oral presentation. You will be presenting your research and your physical project to the class starting on the week of April 8. Presentation orders will be chosen randomly. Students MUST be ready to present on their dates. Otherwise lateness will result in a deduction of points.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
I will be distributing Heritage Fair rubrics to students this week. I will also announce the order of presentations next week.



Heritage Fair reminder:

The project MUST include:
1. The research - at least 3 varied sources, properly cited in a bibliography. No plagiarism. I will be checking. Most students will have considerably more sources than 3. However, this is the minimum. They also MUST be varied (so they can not be three web sources. You can get information from a book, an encyclopedia, a newspaper, a journal, a monument, an interview...)

2. The physical project itself. This can take on many varying forms - a tri-fold poster board, a video, a performance, a painting. You name it, and you can create it! However, for those students wishing to be considered for the Regional fair, you MUST do a tri-fold board, If you wish to also do a sculpture/painting/video etc.... you can.

3. Oral presentation. You will be presenting your research and your physical project to the class starting on the week of April 8. Presentation orders will be chosen randomly. Students MUST be ready to present on their dates. Otherwise lateness will result in a deduction of points.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students practiced in small groups for their speeches.

Please note, due to circumstances beyond my control, every deadline from here-on-in gets pushed back by a week. I mentioned this in class today, but just so you have it written down:

1. Practice speeches with the podium will now be April 9.

2. Speeches delivered for a final mark will now be April 16.

This means everyone gets an extra week to prepare! Please use this time wisely and do just that!
Religion
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students are working on a booklet about Islam. This work will be done in class over the next few Social Studies periods. The booklets should all be completed by this Thursday. If they are not, the rest will be set for homework.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-3
It was announced today that tomorrow we will be raising funds for a family in the Goulds who lost their home to fire last week. Please bring a donation, you can wear your hat and/or pjs with a monetary donation! Let’s help this family out!
March 25, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students wrote their ch. 5 test today. Our next few classes will be Religion. Please come prepared for that shift in your schedule!
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students began the film 'Akeelah and the Bee' today. Over the next few classes we will finish this up and make time to do the paragraph which corresponds with this in your Turning Points booklet.

HOWEVER: tomorrow's class will be used for speech practices. You will need your speech on cue cards and have it rehearsed a bit in order to deliver these. Your classmates will complete a small feedback page which will help you in your preparation for delivery of the speeches.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students were introduced to their project: a war letter.

Students will do the majority of work on this at school. However, if they are absent or do not get it completed in the time allotted at school, it will be set for homework.

Students should be focusing their after school hours on their Heritage Fair projects.

Please remember the importance of this three-faceted project! Your research MUST be thorough, your project must be visually appealing, your oral presentation must be well-rehearsed.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students were introduced to their project: a war letter.

Students will do the majority of work on this at school. However, if they are absent or do not get it completed in the time allotted at school, it will be set for homework.

Students should be focusing their after school hours on their Heritage Fair projects.

Please remember the importance of this three-faceted project! Your research MUST be thorough, your project must be visually appealing, your oral presentation must be well-rehearsed.
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students just began a new unit in Core French, so new booklets were distributed. As always, students must retain their own copies and submit them back to me once we are finished the unit.
March 22, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students wrote their ch. 5 test today.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Ch. 5 test on Monday! Happy studying!
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Speeches should be on cue cards ready for our small group practice rounds on Tuesday. Cue cards have been available on my desk for the past several days. Have you taken yours?

Next Tuesday, March 26, everyone will be delivering their speeches in front of the class as a practice.

The following Tuesday: April 2 - speeches will be presented for a mark.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Heritage fair: Students should be finishing up their research and starting to create their projects (posters, slide shows, artwork etc.) If you are behind, catch up quickly because presentations begin on April 8th.

The project MUST include:
1. The research - at least 3 varied sources, properly cited in a bibliography. No plagiarism. I will be checking. Most students will have considerably more sources than 3. However, this is the minimum. They also MUST be varied (so they can not be three web sources. You can get information from a book, an encyclopedia, a newspaper, a journal, a monument, an interview...)

2. The physical project itself. This can take on many varying forms - a tri-fold poster board, a video, a performance, a painting. You name it, and you can create it! However, for those students wishing to be considered for the Regional fair, you MUST do a tri-fold board, If you wish to also do a sculpture/painting/video etc.... you can.

3. Oral presentation. You will be presenting your research and your physical project to the class starting on the week of April 8. Presentation orders will be chosen randomly. Students MUST be ready to present on their dates. Otherwise lateness will result in a deduction of points.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Heritage fair: Students should be finishing up their research and starting to create their projects (posters, slide shows, artwork etc.) If you are behind, catch up quickly because presentations begin on April 8th.

The project MUST include:
1. The research - at least 3 varied sources, properly cited in a bibliography. No plagiarism. I will be checking. Most students will have considerably more sources than 3. However, this is the minimum. They also MUST be varied (so they can not be three web sources. You can get information from a book, an encyclopedia, a newspaper, a journal, a monument, an interview...)

2. The physical project itself. This can take on many varying forms - a tri-fold poster board, a video, a performance, a painting. You name it, and you can create it! However, for those students wishing to be considered for the Regional fair, you MUST do a tri-fold board, If you wish to also do a sculpture/painting/video etc.... you can.

3. Oral presentation. You will be presenting your research and your physical project to the class starting on the week of April 8. Presentation orders will be chosen randomly. Students MUST be ready to present on their dates. Otherwise lateness will result in a deduction of points.
March 21, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students continued working on their Turning Points booklet. We read the short story 'The Nest' and answered the questions in that activity.

If you do not have these 5 activities completed, you are behind. Please set aside time to catch up: that time can be with me or on your own. We are moving on to the next activity during our next ELA class.

How are your speeches coming along? Students should be transferring their rough copies on to cue cards now. Cue cards are readily available on my desk. Next Tuesday, March 26th we will be practicing our speeches in small groups for feedback. If you are not prepared to present, you will miss out on an opportunity to practice your speeches and receive feedback!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students reviewed and organized notes in preparation for tomorrow's test. Students then played a review game on Kahoot. Happy studying tonight!

Any questions or concerns, let me know!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students reviewed and organized notes in preparation for Monday's test. Students then played a review game on Kahoot. Happy studying over the next few days!

Any questions or concerns, let me know!

The test format is:
1. Fill-in-the-blanks
2. Long answer question
3. Mapping
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students finished up their study of the Battle of Beaumont Hamel. We then reviewed 4 notable Newfoundlanders who served in the First World War: Owen Steele, John Shiwak, John Bernard Croke, and Tommy Ricketts.

Please make sure you have all the blanks filled out in your notes for this section. You will need to be familiar with these individuals for your test.

I will introduce your war project next class.


PLEASE GET YOUR PERMISSION FORMS AND MONEY IN TO ME BY TOMORROW!PLEASE!
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students had day one of two days in the tech lab/chrome book lab to do their Google Slide Show on a famous person. This project was discussed last week.


It is also found on Google Classroom. Students will need to finish this project up by tomorrow afternoon. So concentration and hard work need to be at the forefront of your academic performance. If something impedes you from finishing up tomorrow afternoon, you need to inform me. Otherwise, I will be grading your work after school tomorrow.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Please, please please, get your permission forms and money in to me tomorrow for the field trip to the Rooms. Otherwise we may have to cancel.
March 20, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students learned about the first day of the Battle of the Somme - Beaumont Hamel.

Please make every effort to get your permission slip and money in to me by Friday, March 22. This is the deadline for us to either go ahead with the field trip or cancel it.

Also, your Heritage Fair projects are due on April 8. You should be concluding your research soon and beginning to piece together your actual project (slideshow, artwork, etc.) You should also be organizing what you will present to us in class.

Please review the criteria expected for this project. It can be found in the handouts I have given or on this homework page.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students learned about the first day of the Battle of the Somme - Beaumont Hamel.

Please make every effort to get your permission slip and money in to me by Friday, March 22. This is the deadline for us to either go ahead with the field trip or cancel it.

Also, your Heritage Fair projects are due on April 8. You should be concluding your research soon and beginning to piece together your actual project (slideshow, artwork, etc.) You should also be organizing what you will present to us in class.

Please review the criteria expected for this project. It can be found in the handouts I have given or on this homework page.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students had their second working class on activity #4 in their Turning Points booklet. Please keep up-to-date with these activities. If you are falling behind, work on them on your own time, or stay back with me. I have a few students staying back tomorrow afternoon. Should you be one of them?

Speeches need to be placed on cue cards and ready to present in small groups on March 26th. Cue cards are readily available on my desk! Please take them! If you are not ready for this date, you will only be placing yourself at a disadvantage.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students concluded the chapter today. Notes can be found on Google Classroom. Your test is this Friday. The format is:

1. Remplir les tirets
2. Une question a longue reponse
3. Une carte a remplir

Tomorrow's class will be a review class. Come with questions or concerns to address. If you need to stick around after school tomorrow, I can clarify some concerns as well, though I have a few English students staying for another course, so I will not be giving a tutorial.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Reminder that you have a ch. 5 test coming up on Monday, March 25th. Please get reviewing. Notes can be found on Google Classroom. However, you have all been supplied with a full set of notes in your binders. Tomorrow's class, we will conclude a final point, plus play a revision game.

Happy studying!
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-3
50 50 tickets: please return these as soon as possible!

Last call for used eyeglasses. The Lions Club will be picking up the donation on Friday. Thank you to those who already donated!
March 19, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students finished up the chapter today in preparation for the test on March 25.

The notes are now found on google classroom. Students should all have their study guides.

Please start preparing for your test!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students learned about the French population of BNA. (ANB for you!) We will clue up our studies tomorrow.

Please prepare for your test this Friday: le 22 mars! You should have your study guide, and all your notes. We only have one section left to review.

A digital copy of notes can now be found on Google Classroom.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students had their peer-editing day today. Those who were ready, I believe, found it to be a useful practice. Those who were not prepared for today, unfortunately missed out on a great opportunity to get feedback on their work.

Please be mindful of the rest of the dates leading up to speech delivery time. Please make every effort to be ready on these dates:

Tuesday, March 26th - Good copies on cue cards for an in-class practice in small groups, in which you will get feedback.

Tuesday, April 2 - In class practices complete with the podium and full-class delivery. You will be getting feedback from me and your peers.

Tuesday, April 9 - In class delivery for a speaking mark.
March 15, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students learned more about the regiment by listening to the sonf 'Recruiting Sergeant' by GBS. We also discussed the timeline of their experiences up until July 1, 1916.

Finally, we began watching a two-part video on regiment life. We will clue this up next day by talking about the battle of the Somme, and watching the second half of that video.

Heritage fair reminder!!!!!!!

Field Trip permission form and money reminder!!!!!!!!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Your test has been scheduled for vendredi le 22 mars. Study guides were handed out today and students finished up their look at how life in BNA negatively impacted First Nations, Inuit and Métis. We then moved on to look at the English and the Irish.

We will clue up with the French and the Black colonists next week. After this, we will do a review, then you will write your test.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students were introduced to another 'Turning Points' activity: a creative writing piece. You will have one more period to work on this. If you were absent, you are responsible for what you missed.

Please remember:
Tuesday's class will be for speeches, so please bring in your speech on paper so a peer in class can edit it for you. If you fail to do this, you will not get another opportunity for peer editing.

NOTE: I will not be allowing you to leave class to go and print your speeches. This needs to be done BEFORE CLASS TIME.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students learned more about the Irish in BNA. We then began discussing the French. Why are the Habs known as they Habs? You should know now! :)

Ch. 5 test - March 25. Your study guides were distributed today.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students learned more about the regiment by listening to the sonf 'Recruiting Sergeant' by GBS. We also discussed the timeline of their experiences up until July 1, 1916.

Finally, we began watching a two-part video on regiment life. We will clue this up next day by talking about the battle of the Somme, and watching the second half of that video.

Heritage fair reminder!!!!!!!

Field Trip permission form and money reminder!!!!!!!!
March 14, 2019
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-3
I hope everyone enjoyed their Winter Fun Day!

Tomorrow is a regular school day. Come prepared to learn and grow! It will be day 5 on your schedule.
March 13, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
permission slips, money due by March 22 for the Rooms field trips!

Heritage fair reminder:
Your projects must include:

1. The research - at least 3 varied sources, properly cited in a bibliography. No plagiarism. I will be checking. Most students will have considerably more sources than 3. However, this is the minimum. They also MUST be varied (so they can not be three web sources. You can get information from a book, an encyclopedia, a newspaper, a journal, a monument, an interview...)

2. The physical project itself. This can take on many varying forms - a tri-fold poster board, a video, a performance, a painting. You name it, and you can create it! However, for those students wishing to be considered for the Regional fair, you MUST do a tri-fold board, If you wish to also do a sculpture/painting/video etc.... you can.

3. Oral presentation. You will be presenting your research and your physical project to the class starting on the week of April 8. Presentation orders will be chosen randomly. Students MUST be ready to present on their dates. Otherwise lateness will result in a deduction of points.

They will be presented on the week of April 8.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
permission slips, money due by March 22 for the Rooms field trips!

Heritage fair reminder:
Your projects must include:

1. The research - at least 3 varied sources, properly cited in a bibliography. No plagiarism. I will be checking. Most students will have considerably more sources than 3. However, this is the minimum. They also MUST be varied (so they can not be three web sources. You can get information from a book, an encyclopedia, a newspaper, a journal, a monument, an interview...)

2. The physical project itself. This can take on many varying forms - a tri-fold poster board, a video, a performance, a painting. You name it, and you can create it! However, for those students wishing to be considered for the Regional fair, you MUST do a tri-fold board, If you wish to also do a sculpture/painting/video etc.... you can.

3. Oral presentation. You will be presenting your research and your physical project to the class starting on the week of April 8. Presentation orders will be chosen randomly. Students MUST be ready to present on their dates. Otherwise lateness will result in a deduction of points.

They will be presented on the week of April 8.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students completed activities 2 and 3 in their Turning Points booklets. We will be moving on to another activity during our next ELA class.

Speech reminders:
Tuesday, March 19, rough copies ready and brought to class for peer edits.

Tuesday, March 26th - Good copies on cue cards for an in-class practice in small groups, in which you will get feedback.

Tuesday, April 2 - In class practices complete with the podium and full-class delivery. You will be getting feedback from me and your peers.

Tuesday, April 9 - In class delivery for a speaking mark.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
For those who have not submitted their etude en cas for ch.5, I will be looking for those tomorrow!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Ch. 5 Socials test: March 25th!
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Please return 50/50 tickets at your earliest convenience.

Please submit extra eye glasses if you have any.
March 12, 2019
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students were sent home today with a booklet of 50/50 tickets. Please try your best to see if you can sell these and return the stubs to me along with the money as soon as possible.

If you do not think you can sell them, please return the unsold tickets to me as soon as possible as well.

If you'd like more, I have extras.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students should be working on their speeches. Up to this point, I still have 4 students who have not presented their proposal sheets to me. Please get these in. Your rough draft of your speech needs to be completed for March 19th.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students should be working at home on their Heritage Fair projects. There is no more class time allotted for this. Everything else must be completed at home. Presentation dates will be the week of April 8.

Also, please get your permission slips and $ in for the Rooms field trip. Deadline is March 22.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students had their last research period today in the tech lab. From now on, you should be working at home on your Heritage Fair projects. There is no more class time allotted for this. Everything else must be completed at home. Presentation dates will be the week of April 8.

Also, please get your permission slips and $ in for the Rooms field trip. Deadline is March 22.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students finished viewing the documentary 'The 8th Fire.' We discussed it, and will be moving on to the topic of 'les immigrants en ANB' next class. test date to be determined, but will be soon!
March 11, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
All etude en cas on the major industries per region in ANB must be submitted to me my Thursday!

Students are almost finished the documentary called 'Whose Land is it Anyway' on First Nations land claims and the repercussion of the land treaties.

We will be moving on the the European immigrants of BNA soon. Your test will be announced later this week.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
We recently began a booklet on Turning Points. So far we have discussed a person we admire. Students had an oppurtunity todat to hear about other classmates' people they admire. They then critiqued them on how to improve these paragraphs. This is in preparation for peer editing of speeches.

Speeches: Students should be writing them, unless you have not consulted with me about your topic. There are still 3 students who have not. You need to give me your proposal ASAP. Rough drafts are due next Tuesday for peer editing!

Speeches are written outside of class time.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students finished up the documentary called 'Whose Land is it Anyway' on First Nations land claims and the repercussion of the land treaties.

We will be moving on the the European immigrants of BNA soon. Your test will be announced later this week.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students had library time to research for their Heritage Fair. If you missed this time, there will be no more. You will need to find time to stay behind and do some research on your own.

Heritage fair presentations will be on April 8th. Students should be well underway in their research by now!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
I didn't have you today, but this is a not-so-gentle reminder that you should be continuing work on your Heritage Fair. If you missed class time for research, there will be one last chance tomorrow. After that, you will need to find time to stay behind and do some research on your own.

Heritage fair presentations will be on April 8th. Students should be well underway in their research by now!
March 9, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students received a permission form for a field trip to the rooms.

We are looking for parental chaperones, so if a parent would like, please contact me.

The deadline to submit this permission form along with the $8.00 fee will be Friday, March 22.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students received a permission form for a field trip to the rooms.

We are looking for parental chaperones, so if a parent would like, please contact me.

The deadline to submit this permission form along with the $8.00 fee will be Friday, March 22.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3

March 8, 2019
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students submitted their mots interrogatifs foldables today. This was a great way to help organize all your question words in preparation for your test on Monday, March 11. We spent today's class reviewing and doing exemplars in preparation for the test.

Happy studying!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Heritage fair topics deadline was today. If you did not have a topic chosen for today, I provided you with one.

Don't forget, your projects must include:

1. The research - at least 3 varied sources, properly cited in a bibliography. No plagiarism. I will be checking. Most students will have considerably more sources than 3. However, this is the minimum. They also MUST be varied (so they can not be three web sources. You can get information from a book, an encyclopedia, a newspaper, a journal, a monument, an interview...)

2. The physical project itself. This can take on many varying forms - a tri-fold poster board, a video, a performance, a painting. You name it, and you can create it! However, for those students wishing to be considered for the Regional fair, you MUST do a tri-fold board, If you wish to also do a sculpture/painting/video etc.... you can.

3. Oral presentation. You will be presenting your research and your physical project to the class starting on the week of April 8. Presentation orders will be chosen randomly. Students MUST be ready to present on their dates. Otherwise lateness will result in a deduction of points.

They will be presented on the week of April 8.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Heritage fair topics deadline was today. If you did not have a topic chosen for today, I provided you with one. If you were absent, please check your email!

Don't forget, your projects must include:

1. The research - at least 3 varied sources, properly cited in a bibliography. No plagiarism. I will be checking. Most students will have considerably more sources than 3. However, this is the minimum. They also MUST be varied (so they can not be three web sources. You can get information from a book, an encyclopedia, a newspaper, a journal, a monument, an interview...)

2. The physical project itself. This can take on many varying forms - a tri-fold poster board, a video, a performance, a painting. You name it, and you can create it! However, for those students wishing to be considered for the Regional fair, you MUST do a tri-fold board, If you wish to also do a sculpture/painting/video etc.... you can.

3. Oral presentation. You will be presenting your research and your physical project to the class starting on the week of April 8. Presentation orders will be chosen randomly. Students MUST be ready to present on their dates. Otherwise lateness will result in a deduction of points.

They will be presented on the week of April 8.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students did a case study on major industries by regions in BNA. I will be collecting these in next week for a mark. Please get them done if you did not clue up in class, or if you were absent.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Yesterday, students did a case study on major industries by regions in BNA. I will be collecting these in next week for a mark. Please get them done if you did not clue up in class, or if you were absent.
March 7, 2019
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Mots interrogatifs foldables are due in tomorrow.

We will practice for our Reading test during tomorrow's class. The reading test is on Monday.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Heritage Fair topics MUST be chosen by tomorrow. If not I will give you a topic.

Presentations in class will begin on April 8.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Heritage Fair topics MUST be chosen by tomorrow. If not I will give you a topic.

Presentations in class will begin on April 8.
March 6, 2019
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Reminder to bring in glasses if you have extra unusable pairs for 'Team Broken Earth'
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Mots interrogatifs foldables due for Friday, March 8. Work on these will help you better understand your question words in preparation for your reading test next week, March 11.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students learned about why NLers joined the war with enthusiasm. We also looked at the Book of Remembrance and the branches of services.

Heritage Fair note: All project topics need to be given to me by Friday. Otherwise, I will give you a topic.

Presentation dates are the week of April 8.

Please review the outline posted a few days ago on here.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students learned about why NLers joined the war with enthusiasm.

Heritage Fair note: All project topics need to be given to me by Friday. Otherwise, I will give you a topic.

Presentation dates are the week of April 8.

Please review the outline posted a few days ago on here.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Speech proposals were written today. If you do not have yours handed in to me for verification, you do not have permission to write your speech!

If this was not finished in class today, it must be submitted to be tomorrow. The faster I can approve your proposal, the faster you can start writing. Please review the deadline dates posted here the other day.
March 5, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students had a period in the library in order to look for other sources of information than web-based ones.

Don't forget, your projects must include:

1. The research - at least 3 varied sources, properly cited in a bibliography. No plagiarism. I will be checking. Most students will have considerably more sources than 3. However, this is the minimum. They also MUST be varied (so they can not be three web sources. You can get information from a book, an encyclopedia, a newspaper, a journal, a monument, an interview...)

2. The physical project itself. This can take on many varying forms - a tri-fold poster board, a video, a performance, a painting. You name it, and you can create it! However, for those students wishing to be considered for the Regional fair, you MUST do a tri-fold board, If you wish to also do a sculpture/painting/video etc.... you can.

3. Oral presentation. You will be presenting your research and your physical project to the class starting on the week of April 8. Presentation orders will be chosen randomly. Students MUST be ready to present on their dates. Otherwise lateness will result in a deduction of points.

They will be presented on the week of April 8.

All students must have a topic chosen by this Friday. Otherwise, I will choose it for you.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Yesterday, students had a period in the Chromebook lab in order to look for web-based information.

Don't forget, your projects must include:

1. The research - at least 3 varied sources, properly cited in a bibliography. No plagiarism. I will be checking. Most students will have considerably more sources than 3. However, this is the minimum. They also MUST be varied (so they can not be three web sources. You can get information from a book, an encyclopedia, a newspaper, a journal, a monument, an interview...)

2. The physical project itself. This can take on many varying forms - a tri-fold poster board, a video, a performance, a painting. You name it, and you can create it! However, for those students wishing to be considered for the Regional fair, you MUST do a tri-fold board, If you wish to also do a sculpture/painting/video etc.... you can.

3. Oral presentation. You will be presenting your research and your physical project to the class starting on the week of April 8. Presentation orders will be chosen randomly. Students MUST be ready to present on their dates. Otherwise lateness will result in a deduction of points.

They will be presented on the week of April 8.

All students must have a topic chosen by this Friday. Otherwise, I will choose it for you.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students were introduced to their speeches. Today and tomorrow you will need to propose a topic to me.

Once it is accepted, you may begin writing your speech. You will be doing most of the writing on your own time. So carve out time you'd like to stay with me, take it home for homework, or stay at homework haven. There are many ways to get this done! Please review the following dates:

Tuesday, March 19, rough copies ready and brought to class for peer edits.

Tuesday, March 26th - Good copies on cue cards for an in-class practice in small groups, in which you will get feedback.

Tuesday, April 2 - In class practices complete with the podium and full-class delivery. You will be getting feedback from me and your peers.

Tuesday, April 9 - In class delivery for a speaking mark.

These dates are also on Google classroom. If you are late, not prepared, incomplete on any of these timelines, you are only hurting yourself because you are missing out on feedback. You will still have to deliver your speech on April 9th!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students completed their ch. 5 BNA map. We are moving on to examining life in BNA next class.
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students finished up their Mots interrogatifs foldables. These will be for homework if not done in class today. Due date: Friday, March 8.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students and parents are asked to contribute their used eye glasses to 'Team Broken Earth.' If you have any lying around, please send them in with your child and I will collect them. These will be put to good use for someone in need of vision correction in the developing world.
March 4, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students were introduced to the Heritage Fair projects. These are major research and presentation projects you will be completing over the next month and a bit.

The majority of the work is done at home. But students will be given two periods of research time in school. Please see the handouts distributed in class. Students are expected to have three major portions of this project that they are working on over the coming weeks:

1. The research - at least 3 varied sources, properly cited in a bibliography. No plagiarism. I will be checking. Most students will have considerably more sources than 3. However, this is the minimum. They also MUST be varied (so they can not be three web sources. You can get information from a book, an encyclopedia, a newspaper, a journal, a monument, an interview...)

2. The physical project itself. This can take on many varying forms - a tri-fold poster board, a video, a performance, a painting. You name it, and you can create it! However, for those students wishing to be considered for the Regional fair, you MUST do a tri-fold board, If you wish to also do a sculpture/painting/video etc.... you can.

3. Oral presentation. You will be presenting your research and your physical project to the class starting on the week of April 8. Presentation orders will be chosen randomly. Students MUST be ready to present on their dates. Otherwise lateness will result in a deduction of points.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students were introduced to the Heritage Fair projects. These are major research and presentation projects you will be completing over the next month and a bit.

The majority of the work is done at home. But students will be given two periods of research time in school. Please see the handouts distributed in class. Students are expected to have three major portions of this project that they are working on over the coming weeks:

1. The research - at least 3 varied sources, properly cited in a bibliography. No plagiarism. I will be checking. Most students will have considerably more sources than 3. However, this is the minimum. They also MUST be varied (so they can not be three web sources. You can get information from a book, an encyclopedia, a newspaper, a journal, a monument, an interview...)

2. The physical project itself. This can take on many varying forms - a tri-fold poster board, a video, a performance, a painting. You name it, and you can create it! However, for those students wishing to be considered for the Regional fair, you MUST do a tri-fold board, If you wish to also do a sculpture/painting/video etc.... you can.

3. Oral presentation. You will be presenting your research and your physical project to the class starting on the week of April 8. Presentation orders will be chosen randomly. Students MUST be ready to present on their dates. Otherwise lateness will result in a deduction of points.
February 27, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Unseen poetry test - This Friday!

Poetry booklets, with all poems completed will be collected in on Monday, March 4
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Mots interrogatifs reading test - March 11.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students who did not finish up their ch. 5 livrets in class today must finish them up tonight.

We are going to be discussing the Heritage Fair and beginning a new unit during our next class.
February 26, 2019
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Reminder: tomorrow in honour of our Pink Day festivities, please wear pink to proclaim you will stand up to bullying!
February 25, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Quiz demain! Students received back their projets en classe to better help them prepare for tomorrow's quiz! Notes are on Google classroom.

Format:
1. choix multiple
2. fait 2 de 3 questions a courte reponse.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Student analyzed the last poem today. If you did not attend today, you missed this. An image of our analysis can be found on Google classroom. You are now responsible for ALL questions in the poetry booklet.

Reminder: unseen poetry test on Friday!

Poetry booklets will ALL be submitted on Monday (March 4).
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-3
School clothing orders will be taken tomorrow!
February 22, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Unseen poetry test: March 1! get preparing!

This also means I will be collecting in your poetry studies on March 4th. No excuses for late submissions will be accepted.
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students must review all question words from their notes.

On Monday's class I will give anyone with questions a chance to ask those questions and I will do my best to clarify anything for you.

If there are no questions, I assume everyone has a FULL UNDERSTANDING of all of these words and is ready to write a test for me on March 11.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
test de. ch. 4 le 26 fevrier.
February 21, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
ch. 4 quiz tomorrow!

format:
A. 20 multiple choice questions
B. do 2 out of 3 short answer questions
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students will have an unseen poetry test on March 1!

This also means our poetry study is coming to an end. Therefore I will be collecting all poetry books on March 4. No extensions will be given. You have had plenty of time to complete each activity and even more chances presented to you to stay behind and clue up any missed work or work you have fallen behind in. YOU and only YOU must take ownership of your own education!
February 20, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Don't forget about your quiz on Friday!

Students will get their in-class graphing projects back tomorrow in time for review.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students had their last day on their in-class graphing project. This has now been set for homework if you did not complete it in class.

I will be looking for these tomorrow!

Quiz de ch. 4 le 26 fevrier!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students were given a ch. 5 booklet. You will have three periods to complete this work and it is done in class. After this time, I will correct your work.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students were given a ch. 5 booklet. You will have three periods to complete this work and it is done in class. After this time, I will correct your work.
February 19, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
There are still quite a few students with their political cartoons outstanding. Please get these in to me!

I will be grading your Religion projects no later than tomorrow afternoon. They were due to be completed today.

Students are currently working on a booklet for ch. 5 lifestyles of the 19th century. This booklet stays in class and will be corrected after two more working classes (This Friday).
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
caricarure politique and your religion texte sacre are both due tomorrow!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students finished up their in-class assignment on graphing today. Don't forget,you have a chapter 4 quiz on Friday!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students will clue up their graphing assignment tomorrow. Don't forget, your ch. 4 quiz is on le 26 fevrier! Get preparing!
February 15, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Ch. 4 quiz - Friday, Feb 22. Start getting organized!

Students are halfway through an in-class assignment on graphing and using statistics to formulate conclusions and predictions. We will finish this up in class. This work will be graded and placed on Powerschool.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students finished up 'The Road Not Taken' and began a crossword terms study in preparation for Tuesday's poetry terms test.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Political cartoons are now late! Get these in to me ASAP!
Religion
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Your google doc religion project will be graded on Tuesday! Students had an extra class to work on it today. If this is incomplete after today's class, it is up to you to complete over the long weekend.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students finished up practice graphing and began their in-class assignment on graphing statistics, drawing conclusions, and making predictions. We will continue this next day.

Quiz de ch. 4 - le 26 fevrier! preparez-vous!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
caricatures politiques et le projet de Religion sont dues le 20 fevrier!

We had our last day in the tech lab to get our Religion done. You have also had an extra week extension on your political cartoons. Any work remaining MUST be done this weekend!
February 14, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Poetry terms test on Tuesday, Feb. 19! We will do a review tomorrow.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students are concluding their statistics in-class assignments. Your test is scheduled for next week: Friday, Feb. 22. Study guides have been distributed and notes are available on Google Classroom if you do not have access to the paper copies distributed two weeks ago.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Political cartoons are over-due! Get them in!

Also, Religion note: Tomorrow is your last class to work on your Religion sacred texts assignment. These are due on Tuesday, Feb. 19th. If you do not finish in class time tomorrow, you will need to finish them up on your own time!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Test de ch. 4 - le 26 fevrier!

Study guides have been distributed and everyone should have all notes. a digital copy of notes has been placed on Google Classroom.

Please note, you will be starting your in-class assignment tomorrow, so bring your geometry supplies.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Your caricatures politiques are due on Feb. 20, along with your Religion 'textes sacres' projects. Please honour this due date considering it has been pushed back to accommodate you already!
February 13, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Ch. 4 quiz - Friday, Feb. 22. Students received their study guides today so you should begin your studies tonight.

Please bring colouring things and your rulers to class over the next few days. You will be doing your in-class assignment on graphing statistics and drawing conclusions.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Poetry terms test - Tuesday, Feb. 19. Please remember that Monday is a holiday, so you must bring your terms home over the weekend to study. Any excuses of forgetting them and forgetting about the long weekend will not be acknowledged or entertained. I have mentioned this several times in class.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
quiz de ch. 4 - le 26 février

Ammenez des affaires geometriques a la classe demain!

bring geometry tools to class tomorrow!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Poltitical cartoons are over due! get them in!
Religion
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Sacred texts assignment due on the 19th!
Religion
Assigned to Class: 8-4
text sacres projet due le 20 fevrier maintenant.
February 12, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
ch. 4 quiz: Friday, Feb. 22

We are working on graphing data and analysing it. Please remember to bring rulers, and other geometrical devices to class!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Political cartoons were due today! get these in ASAP!
Religion
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students are working on a sacred text project via Google Classroom. This will be graded on Feb. 19th. Get going! :)
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students who do not have their caricature politiques finished up, get them done for le 19 fevrier!

We are also currently working on a religion 'textes sacres' project, which is also due on the 19th. Please use your class time wisely over the next several days!
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students worked on the 'The Dragon's lament' today. We analysed the poem, plus students were tasked with creating their own 'laments.' These will be collected when I take in your full poetry booklets after we have completed this unit.

We only have a few more poems to go. Be prepared for test dates, and a final date for your booklet coming up soon!
February 11, 2019
Religion
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students were introduced to a Religion project on sacred texts. Please the the Socials Google Classroom if you were not in class today. Due date is Feb. 19

Socials note: Political cartoons are due tomorrow! Also, ch. 4 tests were returned today!
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Macavity posters were due today. If you did not submit, I will be contacting you shortly.

We finished up work on 'The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald' today. We will be moving on to a new poem tomorrow. If you are falling behind, you need to catch up on your own time. Come see me, take your work home, stay for homework haven... there are possibilities for you, but YOU have to do it!
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students reviewed 'combien' questions. Most did fairly well with this! You're getting it. We worked on 'comment' today.

We will move on to a new question word tomorrow.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Ch. 4 quiz: Friday, Feb. 22.

We reviewed imports and exports. We also discussed how our economy is embroiled in politics, especially with our biggest economic contributor, the US.

Finally, we looked at analyzing economic data (being out own mini-economists). Please bring rulers and other measuring tools to class next day, as we will be plotting data through graphs.
February 8, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students worked on their political cartoons. Due to us missing a class today, the due date has changed: please have these completed and submitted by Feb. 19.

We are going to tackle a Religion project next week. if you finish this early, you should continue working on your caricature politique!
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
There are still a few poetry terms foldables outstanding. Please make sure they are submitted to me ASAP

Students analyzed the ballad 'The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald' today in class. We will clue this up on Monday.

I announced this today, and have been echoing this since September: If you find yourself falling behind/not comprehending, it is up to YOU to come see ME! I will be more than happy to stay with you and explain things, help you work through, give you time to write out answers. But you must come and see me. There are 25 of you and one of me. I need to keep up with curriculum and keep pace with most students. But if you NEED extra time / help I will be more than happy to give it to you!

Some students have been availing of this, but others have not.

Macavity posters are also due! Get these in ASAP!
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students worked through different stations of 'combien' questions. They counted desks, students, countries, candies, magnets, pages, dice. then they practiced responding to these questions. I think everyone had a bit of fun!

Students are to work through how to respond to 'combien' questions. I'll be asking everyone a 'combien' question on Monday. Your answer must include the il y a + the number + the thing. Or, it could be a 'combien ca coute' - which will be ca coute + the price.
Religion
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Christianity history internet search activity: there are still a few outstanding! Please get these in!
Religion
Assigned to Class: 7-4
La chasse en ligne de l'histoire chretien a Terre Neuve: c'est du lundi le 11 fevrier!

Religion online search due Monday!
February 7, 2019
Religion
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Please pass in your religion internet search activity if it is not complete. There are still several outstanding projects!
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Tomorrow is hat day! Bring in a dollar to support the food sharing association.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Today was our last day to work on the political cartoon. These are due on Feb. 12
Religion
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Internet search on Christianity due on lundi le 11 fevrier!
February 6, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students finished up Macavity today, so as of now, all questions should be answered.

I also introduced the representing project which goes with this assignment: a wanted poster of Macavity based on the descriptions in the poem.

This is due on Feb.11, however, most students are close to finished, so I will be collecting it in on Friday as well.
Religion
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Today the 'internet search' activity was due but many still do not have this done. Please get this in as soon as possible or I will have to enact the evaluation policy.
Religion
Assigned to Class: 7-4
'Chasse en ligne' will be due on lundi le 11 fevrier. Some are finished this. If you are not, this is the deadline.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Political cartoons were started today. These will be due on Feb. 12th.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Hat day this Friday (along with $1) in support of the Food Sharing Association.
February 4, 2019
Religion
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Internet search project is due on Wednesday!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students will receive their political cartoon projects next class. get thinking, and get creative!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students had a review class today. Any questions: come see me. If not, happy studying!
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students worked on a listening poem today. If you were absent, I will need to deliver this poem to you at an alternate time.

Please keep up-to-date with all the poems we analyse in class. I will be collecting in your booklets at the end of this unit for a mark.
February 1, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Poetry terms foldable due on Monday!
Religion
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Internet search on Christianity and its history in NL due on Wednesday, Feb. 6th
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Ch. 4 test Monday! Happy studying!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
test de ch. 4: mercredi le 6 fevrier. Bonnes etudes!
January 31, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Poetry terms foldable due on Monday, Feb. 4.

We analysed a poem called 'Richard Cory' today. Please see Google classroom for our analysis. Students were set to work individually on interpreting and answering questions on this poem. They will have approximately 20 more minutes to work on this next class, but then we are moving on. These questions will be graded once the poetry unit is complete, so students must keep up-to-date with incomplete work at home.
Religion
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students did an online scavenger hunt for Christianity in Newfoundland and Labrador. This is the only class time you will get for this. I will be taking these in next week (Feb. 7)
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Ch. 4 test on Monday. Notes are on Google classroom. Students began independent study today. Tomorrow we will do a class review.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
test de Ch. 4: le 6 fevrier.

Caricature politique - le 12 fevrier
January 29, 2019
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students received their listening and writing tests for jouer/faire today. Marks are on Powerschool. These tests were well-done.

Don't forget, we are not done with jouer/faire, because you have a speaking evaluation tomorrow! Be prepared!
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students began a foldable on poetry terms today. This was the only class I will give to work on this. The rest of this must be completed at home. Due date: Monday, Feb. 4
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
test de ch.3 - demain!

We spent some time studying today as a class. We reviewed all terms on the study guide and found the definitions in the notes. I hope this helps with your study tonight.

For those who do not do this as a study technique, I hope you learned something new. This can help you organize your thoughts!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Ch. 4 test on Monday, Feb. 4. Study guides have been distributed. All notes are on Google classroom. Individual worksheets or blanks in the notes may not be available. That is in-class work you should be keeping up-to-date with.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
test de ch. 4 - le 6 février
January 28, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Tomorrow is your socials test! A few students stayed around this afternoon for help, but not many!

Happy studying!
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Speaking evaluation on Tuesday! Your last practice session will be tomorrow! Come prepared to work and practice a lot.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Ch. 4 test - Monday, Feb. 4th. Students only have one more small topic to cover before the test. Start preparing now!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Ch. 4 test - Wednesday, Feb. 6th. Students only have one more small topic to cover before the test. Start preparing now!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
test de ch. 3 - le 30 janvier.
January 23, 2019
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students worked on their faire/jouer partner work again. Presentation of these will be on January 30th. We have one more practice class.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Ch. 4 test is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 4th. Start preparing now!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Ch. 4 test is scheduled for mercredi le 6 fevrier. Start preparing now!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Ch. 3 test: Jan 29th
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Ch. 3 test: le 30 janvier
January 22, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Ch. 3 test - Jan 29th. Please bring calculators to class tomorrow!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Ch. 3 test - le 30 janvier.
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Jouer/Faire oral presentations will be Jan. 30th. Most work and practice will be done in class if you use your time wisely!
January 21, 2019
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students wrote their listening and writing test for jouer/Faire today. I will have these back soon. They will go into two spseparate categories on Powerschool.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Ch. 3 Socials test coming up on Jan 29th! Get the studying started!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Ch. 3 Sciences Humaines test coming up on Jan 30th! Get the studying started!
January 17, 2019
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Please note: The Listening and writing test originally planned for tomorrow has been moved to Monday, Jan 21! It is still on Jouer and Faire with sports and activities.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Test de ch. 3 - le 30 janvier
January 15, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students did a great job on their Home Child group assignments! Way to go. Marks should be collated relatively quickly. But due to absences, it may take me a few days to assess everyone and post them to Powerschool.

Those who were absent today, please be advised that the group has presented so I will be calling on you individually to present your piece.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Congratulations to Maggie: a student in our homeroom. She won an art competition with MADD!

Her art will be used for promotional purposes for the organization, she won some money herself, and her homeroom class gets a pizza party! So everyone should be congratulating and thanking her! :)

It was determined today that we will have the party on Friday, Feb. 1 during last period! More details will come soon.
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students should be preparing for a listening and writing test for your jouer and faire verbs coming up on Friday. We will be working through a worksheet tomorrow which will help you if you are still having difficulty.
January 11, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Home Child presentations on TUESDAY! Be ready!
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Faire and Jouer listening and writing test on Friday, Jan. 18th!
January 8, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students will be writing an in-class case study on 'le systeme troc' on Thursday. Feel free to use notes, text, if needed. But the reading will provide everything you need to thoroughly answer the questions.
January 7, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students received their ch. 15 test back today. We reviewed in class. Please review and come to me with any questions
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students received their ch. 15 test back today. We reviewed in class. Please review and come to me with any questions
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students began work on their group novel study. Presentation date is set for next Tuesday, Jan. 15th!!
December 19, 2018
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Congratulations 7-3s! You won the Christmas door decorating competition! We will be having Timbits, chips, and a Christmas move last period tomorrow afternoon as our reward.

Students have decided to add the following:
1. This will be a PJ party: please bring PJs with you and you can change into them during last period.

2. Students can feel free to bring in their own extra snack. Please abide by all allergy standards, however!

3. We will be chatting, listening to music, etc. for the first 20 minutes while we eat. After this, I will play a movie and students are expected to partake in the viewing.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Any students with outstanding foldables or battles booklets MUST get these in to me tomorrow!
December 14, 2018
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Ch. 15 test on Monday! It will include:

1. Fill-in-the-blanks
2. Multiple Choice
3. A Table to fill in
4. 2 out of 4 long answer (using proper paragraph structure) questions

Please, also clue up your battle booklet if you are not finished. Not only is this a great study tool for this section, but I will also be collecting in these booklets on Tuesday!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Test de ch. 15 - le 18 decembre. Ca va inclure:

1. Remplir les tirets
2. Choix multiple
3. Remplir un tableau
4. Questions a longues reponses.

Don't forget your battles booklets as well. We will clue up in class on Monday. Not only is this a great study tool for this section, but I will also be collecting in these booklets on Wednesday!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Ch. 3 test - Dec 19
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
test de ch. 3 - le 18 décembre
December 11, 2018
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students received a notice last week that our school is asked to help the Parish hall with some Christmas hampers. We are asked to provide 2L bottles of pop to help the Parish Hall out. if you can give, please send in some with your children
Thanks in advance
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students reviewed the Second Battle of Ypres and the Battle of the Somme today. Your homework is to clue up the summaries of these battles in your 'journalist proposal' booklets. We will be moving on to a new battle tomorrow.

Your test is Monday, Dec. 17th. All notes are now on Google Classroom.
December 10, 2018
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Tomorrow, students are asked to wear winter themed attire: such as hats, scarves etc. to class.

Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Ch. 15 test - Dec 17th! Notes are now posted on google classroom!

We are cluing up with our 'newspaper articles' booklet on three major battles. This will act as your notes for study purposes. I will also be collecting this in for a separate mark after the test!

Happy studying!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Test de ch. 15 - le 18 decembre! Bonnes etudes!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students should be preparing fro the ch. 3 test on Dec. 19th. Notes have been posted to google classroom, though we are not quite finished them all in class.

happy studying!
Art
Assigned to Class: 6-1
Students should be preparing fro the ch. 3 test on Dec. 18th. Notes have been posted to google classroom, though we are not quite finished them all in class.

Bonnes etudes!
December 5, 2018
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Tomorrow is the deadline for 50/50 tickets. Please return these to me tomorrow: sold or unsold.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students saw their foldable marks. These are not on Powerschool yet and if parents have booked an appointment to see me tomorrow, I can show them to you as an example of your child's work.

Ch.15 test date: Dec 17
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Test de ch. 15 - le 18 decembre
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Ch. 3 test - Dec 19th
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Test de ch. 3 - le 18 decembre
December 3, 2018
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students attended the library today to browse through the book fair. You will be scheduled to go down to purchase from the fair on Wednesday (Dec. 5). Please bring in $ then if you intend on purchasing at the book fair.

50/50 tickets - please remember to return these on or before this Thursday - sold or unsold.

Fundraiser continues for our Christmas family in need. Many have contributed even again today! Thank you 7-3s for being so generous!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Ch. 15 test is scheduled for December 17th. Though this is still two weeks off, this is a content-heavy chapter. Please be reviewing regularly so as not to be overwhelmed the night before!
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students did a fantastic job at their practice rounds for their presentations on 'Les personalites'

The next time we meet for CF, we will deliver them again. But this time, for a mark! Great work everyone!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Les pliables (foldables) due tomorrow.

Test date for ch. 15 is December 18th.

Though this is still two weeks off, this is a content-heavy chapter. Please be reviewing regularly so as not to be overwhelmed the night before!
November 28, 2018
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students are invited to continue giving to the fundraiser for our adopted family from Iris Kirby House.

Tomorrow, Nov. 29, we will be hosting a hat/jersey day. Donate $1, and you get to wear your hat!

Also on Thursday, if you have extra money, bring it to support the GSA rainbow bale sale at recess time!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Today was our last class to work on the 'Toward War' foldable. Please have this ready for submission for tomorrow!
Religion
Assigned to Class: 8-3
If you did not yet present your rites of passage presentations, be prepared for those! Also, come prepared for Social Studies in case presentations finish up early.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students had another working class today on their pliable de 'vers la guerre.' This will be du on mardi le 4 decembre.
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
I introduced another French speaking evaluation today. Students will be working toward 5 sentences which they will present to the class on Monday, Dec. 3.
November 27, 2018
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students are invited to continue giving to the fundraiser for our adopted family from Iris Kirby House. On Thursday, Nov. 29, we will be hosting a hat/jersey day. Donate $1, and you get to wear your hat!

Also on Thursday, if you have extra money, bring it to support the GSA rainbow bale sale at recess time!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students are busy working on their 'Toward war' foldable. This is due in on Nov. 29th.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students are busy working on their 'Toward war' foldable (pliable vers la guerre). This is due in on Dec. 4.
November 22, 2018
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Don't forget that tomorrow is PJ day. Bring in a loonie and support our adoption of a family from Iris Kirby House. We will provide them with gifts for Christmas!
Religion
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Presentations des carillions, demain!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Rites of passage presentations will now be Tuesday, Nov. 27. Due to technical difficulties with chromebooks and many students forgetting usernames and passwords.

If you do not feel one more class is sufficient for you and your partner to be finished, you MUST work on this on your own time!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
We are now working on a foldable about the causes of the first World War and the timeline of declaration of war.

This will be due on Thursday, Nov. 29th.
November 21, 2018
Religion
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Due to technical difficulties, students' religion 'Rites of Passage' assignment presentation dates have been moved again. You will now be presenting on Tuesday, Nov. 27.
Religion
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Les Rite de passages - these presentations will occur tomorrow in class, Be prepared!
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students are contributing very well to the fundraiser for the Iris Kirby Hours family we adopted! Way to go, 7-3!

Friday will be a PJ day. Students can donate $1 to wear their PJs to school!
Religion
Assigned to Class: 7-4
presentations de carillons (wind-chimes) will be on Friday. Tomorrow's Socials class will be used to help formulate what you need to say.
November 19, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students only have one more class to clue up their short stories. I am editing as quickly as I can. Please be patient as you wait for my edits.

The final deadline is November 23. I will be evaluating all stories via google classroom) on this date
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-3
50 50 ticket reminder! Please sell if you can and return the stubs and money to me.

Thanks to the students who so graciously gave already today to the Mustang Motivator's fundraiser for a family. I know with your help, we can give this deserving family a great Christmas!
November 15, 2018
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Please sell the 50/50 tickets if you can. Draw date is Dec. 6th, so all tickets must be accounted for before that date.

If you can not sell them, simply return them to me.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Your first book report is due tomorrow.

Please be aware, you should have 2 parts to submit:

1. your template (rough draft)

2. your final copy

Currently, students are working on their short stories via Google Classroom. This is a fantastic way for me to edit their work as they are writing. HOWEVER, students need to know their google usernames and passwords as well as their network username and passwords. Without this, they will not finish in the class time allotted.

Due date for their Short Story is Nov. 23rd.
Religion
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Presentation des carrillons (windchimes): jeudi le 22 nov.

I will provide you with a grading scheme and time to work out your presentation next week.
Religion
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Rites of passage google slide show presentations: Nov. 22!
Art
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Rites of passage google slide show presentations: Nov. 21!
November 13, 2018
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students were sent home today with 50/50 tickets. This is a fundraiser for our school. If you could sell 5 tickets, it would be greatly appreciated! If you cannot, simply return your tickets to me and I will assure that another seller gets them.

If you can sell more than 5, I have plenty more books to give to you! Just let me know!

Thanks in advance for this initiative. It really is a great way to help improve technology equipment and other endeavours throughout the building!
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students should have their book report well underway now. It is due this Friday!

This includes:

1. A written template in which you answer specific questions I have posed.

2. A 5-paragraph essay based on those questions, but coherently written with transitional words and phrases, introductory, and conclusive sentences.
Religion
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students are studying Canadian Aboriginal rites of passage. You will be presenting your research to the class on mercredi le 21 novembre.
November 5, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Upcoming dates:

Nov. 8 Windchimes due

Nov. 13 Short Story test

Nov. 16 - book reports due (2 parts: the template and the 5-paragraph essay)
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Ch. 2 test - Wednesday! Happy studying!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Ch. 2 test - demain! Bonnes etudes!
November 1, 2018
Religion
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students had their last working class on the origins story for Aboriginal spirituality. Finish this off tonight for homework and submit this to me tomorrow.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Wind chimes assignment due Nov. 8th.


Keep working on your independent novel study and book report. It's now officially November! Time is ticking! Due date: Nov. 16.

Short Story test announced today: It will be on Nov. 13th
October 31, 2018
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Please remember your permission slip and $ for the swimming field trip next week!

Happy Halloween!
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Wind chimes representation project:

Due Thursday, Nov. 8th.

Please start sooner than later! This date will be here before you know it!
October 30, 2018
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Please fill out the permission form and return it along with money for your swimming field trip next week.

Deadline to return: Thursday, Nov. 1
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
In-class assignment this Friday.

Ch. 2 test Wednesday, Nov. 7
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
In-class assignment this Friday.

Ch. 2 test Tuesday, Nov. 6
October 26, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
ELA listening test on Tuesday, Oct. 30

Please note: October is coming to an end. You should be well underway with your novel and your book report. I met with all students today to see where you were. Please take my suggestions seriously. Your Nov 16th deadline for both your template and your 5-paragraph book report is fast-approaching!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Test de ch. 2 - mercredi le 31 Oct.

Today we did a revision game. It is evident that students need to study. Please review all notes, all readings in the text and all worksheets to better prepare for your test!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Projet en classe - le 2 nov.

Test de ch. 2 - le 6 nov.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
In-class project - Nov. 2

Ch. 2 test - Nov. 7
October 25, 2018
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Chapter 2 test will be tomorrow!

The format, which was discussed in class, will be:

1. Matching
2. Short Answer questions
3. Long answer (paragraph PEEL) questions.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Listening test on Oct. 30th! It'll be spooky...
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students wrote their case studies today. Next Wednesday, Oct. 31 will be your test de chapitre 2.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Ch. 2 in-class assignment: Friday, Nov. 2

Ch. 2 test: Wednesday, Nov 7
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Ch. 2 in-class assignment: Friday, Nov. 2

Ch. 2 test: Tuesday, Nov 6
October 23, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students will have a short story listening quiz on Tuesday, Oct. 30.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
There is a change to your evaluations this week and next:

1. Etude en cas: jeudi le 25 octobre

2. Test ch. 2: mercredi le 31 octobre
October 19, 2018
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Tuesday: In-class chapter two case study!

Friday: Ch. 2 test

All notes and the study guide are now on Google classroom
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students finished a film about the Inuit of Labrador.

Your in-class assignment and test dates have been announced:

1. In-class - Friday, Nov. 2

2. Ch. 2 test - Wednesday, Nov. 7
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students finished a film about the Inuit of Labrador.

Your in-class assignment and test dates have been announced:

1. In-class - Friday, Nov. 2

2. Ch. 2 test - Tuesday, Nov. 6
October 18, 2018
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Picture re-takes are Thursday, Oct. 25
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Chapter two case study: Tuesday, Oct. 23

Chapter two test: Friday, Oct. 26
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students should be reviewing their mots scolaires.

We also began 'les matieres' today. Please review. We will continue with this over the next few classes.

Please note: You will have a speaking evaluation some time next week. The date will be announced later (depending on your work speed and practice time).

This can be quite a scary thing for students to have to speak in a second language. We will work through ALL aspects of what you have to say, you will formulate what you WANT to say, you will have PRACTICE time, and you will have a PARTNER beside you.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Deux annonces (two announcements)

1. You will have an in-class case study on mercredi le 24 octobre. This will be very similar to your 'Petits immigres anglais' study for ch. 1

2. Youre ch. 2 test will be vendredi le 26 octobre.

Bonnes etudes!
October 16, 2018
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students received notice to day of two up-coming evaluations:
1. Ch. 2 Case Study - Oct.23. Student will come to class, read an article and answer questions on it. Notes and texts are permitted and encouraged. This is not a test. But it will be evaluated.

2. Ch. 2 test - Oct.26. This is a test and study should be commencing shortly for it. It will be designed to take the full period and will consist of terms and longer questions. Notes will go up on Google Classroom very soon. Please note, worksheets, class discussions, and readings in the text are all sources you should be using to study, not just my Powerpoints. Happy studying!
October 15, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students must come tomorrow ready to write their final copy of their practice character sketch.

This will be submitted at the end of class for a mark.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students had an LGBTQ presentation today instead of regular class. It was very informative and I think you learned a lot! After all, this is Social Studies!
October 12, 2018
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Please be reviewing your 'mots scolaires' vocab.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students found themselves in a bit of trouble today for unruly behaviour. Please consider my words over the weekend, and come in on Monday ready to start fresh, and with academic intentions.
October 11, 2018
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students should now have all gmail, and network problems solved! Please make sure you are logged on to my Google Classrooms. If you are not, I sent you an invitation, please read your gmail tonight and accept my invitation.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students are working on a practice character sketch. You will be given approximately 15 minutes to finish this up next class. If this means you need to work on it a bit at home tonight, you should be doing so!
October 10, 2018
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students finished our lesson of 'mots scolaires' (school words). We then played an energetic game to solidify these terms. Please keep reviewing them. We will be playing more games, and doing more activities with this vocab.


Take note: Core French tests were returned and marks are on PowerSchool. Any questions, please come see me.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students finished up and corrected a worksheet on the pre-industrial, Aboriginal economy. No set homework, but consistent review is needed. This is a hefty chapter of information. You should stay on top of your terms and concepts well before I announce a test.

Take note: Socials case studies were returned and marks are on PowerSchool. Any questions, please come see me.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students analysed character development in a short story. Please review all notes because we are almost ready to clue this section up and move on to the next important piece of short story analysis.

Also, reminder: your Book report is due on November 16. All students must bring their chosen novel to our reading period on Wednesday, Oct.17 so I can assure you have all started in on the report.
October 9, 2018
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students were introduced to new vocabulary on 'Mots scolaires'

Please go over this tonight. We will be doing work with this vocab tomorrow.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students were working independently on an 'Aboriginals' worksheet. Please finish this off tonight if not done in class. I will be doing a homework check tomorrow.
October 5, 2018
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Have a great long weekend!
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students need to have their novels for their independent book report chosen (preferably began reading) by next day 2.

That's Wednesday, Oct. 17. If you do not have one chosen by this date nor do you have it with you to read during our reading period, one will be chosen for you.

October 4, 2018
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-3
If the Terry Fox Walk occurs tomorrow, don't forget your donation!

Please bring in non-perishables if you can, for the Parish Hall food bank.
October 3, 2018
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students are reminded that we are collecting food donation for the Parish hall. Please bring in, if you can.

Also, weather permitting, Friday will be our Terry Fox Walk. Please bring in a donation for Friday.
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students have their test tomorrow on:

Part A: writing (jours de la semaine, je fais)

Part B: Reading (salles d'ecole)

Part C: listening (temps, jours, je fais, salles)
October 2, 2018
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students are reminded to prepare for your Core French test on Oct. 4. I went over the format today:

Part A: writing (jours de la semaine, je fais)

Part B: Reading (salles d'ecole)

Part C: listening (temps, jours, je fais, salles)
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Please bring in non-perishable food items for our food drive!

Photo orders are due in by tomorrow. Some students have been asking about re-takes: I'm not sure when re-takes are just yet, but I will let you know as soon as I know.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Chapter 1 test tomorrow, Oct. 3. Notes are found on Google classroom. For those who missed out day in the lab, the class code is: k8zp979
September 28, 2018
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-3
If you wish to order pictures, please hand in your order form before Oct. 3

Please note:
We are collecting food for our Thanksgiving food drive. Please bring in non-perishable food items to help support the Parish Hall food bank.
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students will have a writing and listening test on Thursday, Oct. 4th on the following topics we have been studying this far:

1. Salles
2. jours de la semaine
3. Je fais
4. Temps
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Etude en cas (case study): lundi le 1 octobre.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Test de ch. 1: lundi le 1 octobre.
September 27, 2018
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students wrote an in-class assignment today on disempowerment.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Family trees are over due now! Get these in before I have to start contacting home, please!

Your ch. 1 test is October 3rd.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Family trees are over due now! I will be contacting home if they are not in to me by tomorrow.

Your ch. 1 test is October 1st.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Grammar test tomorrow! Happy studying! I think everyone enjoyed their (Kahoot) review class today!
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Test on Thursday, Oct. 4th:
1. Salles
2. jours de la semaine
3. Je fais
4. Temps
September 26, 2018
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students will be having an 'etude en cas' - an in-class case study assignment which has to do with empowerment. This will be happening on Monday. There is no need to study, but come prepared to use what you have learned in class to answer some of the questions.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Test de chapitre 1: lundi le 1 octobre.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Grammar test this Friday. We are continuing with revision in class, but you should be reviewing at home as well.
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
French test on Thursday, October 4th. I will be testing the following objectives:

1. Les salles
2. Les jours de la semaine
3. Je fais...
4. Le temps
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Chapter 1 test: October 3rd!
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-3
We are collecting food for our Thanksgiving food drive. Please bring in non-perishable food items to help support the Parish Hall food bank.
September 25, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students worked on their grammar booklets as revision for their upcoming test on Friday. Please organize and begin home study if you have not already done so.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students finished off their 'Empowerment' booklets. There will be no more class time for this. Please finish off these tonight for homework. I will be collecting this in tomorrow.

On Thursday, you will be writing a case study on disempowerment.
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students had a revision class today on 'salles', 'je m'appelle/ il ou elle s'appelle', 'jours de la semaine' and 'je fais'
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Family trees were due today. Please get these in ASAP. Your Unit 1 test is lundi le 1 octobre.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Family trees are due on Thursday. Your Unit 1 test is Wednesday, October 3.
September 21, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Your grammar test is Friday, September 28th. Start organizing yourself now!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Ch.1 test: lundi le 1 octobre!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Ch.1 test: Wednesday, Oct. 3!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Please work for half an hour on your empowerment booklets! You will only get 20 more minutes of class time before it will be due.
September 19, 2018
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students had a mock test on 'salles' terms and continued work on days of the week and je fais. This will end soon, so there will be a quiz soon. Please keep up-to-date!
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students learned about conjunctions and prepositions today. We also did examples in worksheets and corrected.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students were given their Family Tree project. This is due THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
We clued up our discussion on empowerment today. Next class please bring colouring things and your textbooks. You will be working on your project.
September 18, 2018
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students should still be reviewing the second column of 'salles' vocab. We are working on days of the wee and 'je fais' in class now. This will clue up soon.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Scholastic book orders due tomorrow!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Due to the Monday PL announcement, you will now have an extension on your 'arbre genealogique' (family tree) assignment. This is now due mardi le 25 septembre.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students were notified today that almost all lessons in grammar have been taught, so review in preparation for a test must begin. I will announce the test date next class.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students worked on their family crests. You will have about 15 minutes next class to clue up (please bring Socials materials to that class). If you do not finish in class, it will be set for homework.
September 17, 2018
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
We continued with our look at 'jours de la semaine' by analysing the 'faire' verb and how to say you are 'doing' certain activities. This will continue.

Students should be familiarizing themselves with the vocab on 'salles de classe' (the second column)
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Scholastic book orders are due by Wednesday!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
There are still a few students who do have not passed in their maps of Canada. Please do so by tomorrow. Otherwise home contact will be made.
September 14, 2018
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Good work on your French 'salles' vocab 'test' today! :)

Please learn the other side of the page for another 'test' next week.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
I collected in all Canada maps. If you were given an extension due to missed class time, you are expected to have it in to me on Monday.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Scholastic book order went home today. The deadline for orders is Wednesday Sept. 19.
Religion
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students started a Religion assignment today. We will continue in-class work on it next week. This will be due in on Wednesday Sept. 19
Religion
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Armoiries personnelles are due on Monday!
September 13, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Reminder: This was last night's work: Please make sure you have the 'adjectives' examples (1-10) completed on your worksheet.
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Have you been reviewing the first side of your French vocab? You have French tomorrow! Start reviewing!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students have now had two classes to work on their map of Canada. This is now set for homework. Please follow ALL instructions and write legibly. I will be collecting these in tomorrow.
Religion
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students had their last in-class time for their 'armoirie personnelle' If this has not been handed in to me yet. It is due Monday (lundi le 17 septembre).
September 12, 2018
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Please get all important information forms back to me as soon as possible.

Note: all parents should have received an email from me yesterday. If you have not, please contact me so I can add you to my mailing list.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
We discussed pronouns and adjectives. Please find the links to the songs below (remember my issue with the 'Adjectives' song?!?!)

If you do not have #s 1-10 on your adjective worksheet complete, this is for homework.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=koZFca8AkT0&index=2&list=PLLGL68XV1Chopaue3rR6VG1YjR69ua5cH


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_y5SlAZIkTI
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students had their last working class on the 'carte du Canada'. If you did not complete this in class, the rest is for homework. I will be collecting them in tomorrow.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Reminder: tomorrow afternoon during period 4, we will have Socials instead of ELA
September 11, 2018
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students worked on labeling a map of NL. This will count as your first evaluation!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students worked on a map of Canada. You will have tomorrow's class to clue this up. If not done in class time tomorrow, it will be set for homework.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students worked on a map of Canada. You will have tomorrow's class to clue this up. If not done in class time tomorrow, it will be set for homework.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Please be advised that tomorrow you have two periods of ELA. On Thursday, your ELA class will be Socials!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students worked on labeling a map of NL. This will count as your first evaluation!
September 10, 2018
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Please be aware that another document was sent home today: 'Early School Closures' must be filled out an returned to me tomorrow.
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students are to spend 10 minutes tonight reviewing the first side of their 'Salles d'ecole' vocab. Yes, that means memory recall!
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students can access the nouns song via the following link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qk4N5kkifGQ

Enjoy!
September 7, 2018
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-3
All students are asked to return the following forms to me by Monday morning:
1. Media consent form (don't forget to check the appropriate box)
2. Demographics sheet (any changes noted)
3. Technology agreement
4. Medical plans
5. Field trip permission
June 8, 2018
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the ch. 6 test has been pushed to next Tuesday, June 12. Please prepare for this!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the ch. 6 test has been pushed to next Monday, June 11. Please prepare for this!
June 5, 2018
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Your last test of the year is this Friday! Ch. 6. All notes and a copy of the booklet are found on my website.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Your last test of the year is this Friday! Ch. 6. All notes are found on my website.
May 25, 2018
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Ch. 6 Socials test has been set for Friday, June 8. This will be your last test of the year. However, not your last EVALUATION of the year, so attendance is important!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Ch. 6 Sciences Humaines test has been set for vendredi le 8 juin. This will be your last test of the year. However, not your last EVALUATION of the year, so attendance is important!
May 18, 2018
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students: Please be aware that I have reserved the tech lab for one last clue-up class for French (depliant) and Socials (booklet and brochure). Next Wednesday. All three projects have a firm and final deadline for this day. Anything not submitted to me that day will appear in Powerschool as a 0 until it is submitted to me.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students who were not in class today to finish off your case study: you now must finish this off over the long weekend.

Don't have your case study home with you? Then, start again! I have placed a copy of this on my website: open it, print it off, and complete it.

Don't have a printer? No worries, you can answer all questions by simply looking at the screen and writing your answers on a piece of paper.

In other words.....No excuse will be accepted for incomplete work on Tuesday.
May 7, 2018
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students are reminded that your 'la vie en ANB' booklets will be checked tomorrow for completion. Please have them ready to pass in.
May 3, 2018
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students have been introduced to their brochure final project for this unit. Research is under way for the Canadian provinces and territories. Please be advised that a digital copy of the brochure - as well as a physical printed off copy - must be submitted to me by May 16.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students are working on their 'Life in BNA' workbooks.Keep up-to-date. I will be collecting these in early next week.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students are working on their 'La vie en ANB' workbooks.Keep up-to-date. I will be collecting these in on Tuesday, May 8.
April 25, 2018
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students wrote their ch. 5 test today. They should be marked and returned by early next week.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students wrote their ch. 5 test today. They should be marked and returned by early next week.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Ch. 6 test: mardi le 1 mai! Get studying! Notes are found on my website. And there are always extra paper copies in my classroom.

Reminder: Tuesday, May 1 will be your first day back after a long weekend, so bring your material to study home with you on FRIDAY. NO EXCUSE will be tolerated that you did not know this and you left your material at school over the long weekend. YOU HAVE BEEN MADE AWARE!

I will be here Thursday afternoon (April 26) if you want to stay behind for clarification.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Ch. 6 test: mardi le 1 mai! Get studying! Notes are found on my website. And there are always extra paper copies in my classroom.

Reminder: Tuesday, May 1 will be your first day back after a long weekend, so bring your material to study home with you on FRIDAY. NO EXCUSE will be tolerated that you did not know this and you left your material at school over the long weekend. YOU HAVE BEEN MADE AWARE!

I will be here Thursday afternoon (April 26) if you want to stay behind for clarification.
April 18, 2018
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Please note: For those who would like to improve their mark on the last reading quiz, You can re-take the quiz this Friday (April 20) at lunchtime. If you received a mark you are satisfied with, you do not need to come. This is not for an extra mark, this is a replacement mark!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Ch. 5 test: Mercredi le 25 avril!

All note shave been handed out and we are discussing them in class now.

Notes will be added to my website on Friday.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Ch. 5 test: Wednesday, April 25!

All note shave been handed out and we are discussing them in class now.

Notes will be added to my website on Friday.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-4
For any student or parent interested: Vesey's seed orders are available at the office. Please take one! These should be back to the school by April 25th.
April 16, 2018
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Ch. 5 test will be on Wednesday, April 25th. Students are equipped with their study guide, and (as of today) all notes. We have not reviewed all information but will continue to do so up until the end of the week.

Notes will be placed on my website by the end of the week.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Ch. 5 test will be on mercredi le 25 avril. Students are equipped with their study guide, and (as of today) all notes. We have not reviewed all information but will continue to do so up until the end of the week.

Notes will be placed on my website by the end of the week.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Les lettres de guerre! Mercredi le 18 avril!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Les lettres de guerre! Mercredi le 18 avril!
Religion
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students began a research project on Islam. We will have one more class to complete this booklet. After this, it must be completed for homework. The due date is lundi le 23 avril.
April 11, 2018
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students are reminded that they have a reading quiz on the 'modes de transport' this Friday, April 13. This should not take more than 15 minutes, so come prepared with your books. If you have lost your notes, a PDF can be found on my website.
French
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students will begin speech presentations on lundi le 16 avril. We will do a practice round, then each student will present for evaluation purposes. Top students will be asked to participate in the School Speak-off on April 26th.
March 28, 2018
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students learned about modes of transportation in French. We will continue this after Easter as well, but please note: there will be a 'modes of transportation' reading quiz (associating the word with a picture) on Friday. April 13.

The list I handed out in class today can now be found in PDF form on my website.
March 26, 2018
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
All students should submit their graphing project to me tomorrow if you have not already done so. Please honour your due dates!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
All students should submit their graphing project to me tomorrow if you have not already done so. Please honour your due dates!
French
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students must submit their plan for their French speeches to me by Wednesday March 28. Please respect this due date. Otherwise I may not have time to discuss your plan with you before the Easter break!
March 16, 2018
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students have no officially finished all studies on chapter 4. Notes can be found on my website if you have an incomplete set of notes due to absenteeism.

Ch. 4 test: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students have no officially finished all studies on chapter 4. Notes can be found on my website if you have an incomplete set of notes due to absenteeism.

Ch. 4 test: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Heritage Fair info (if you are looking for your judging rubric, or last minute info on how to do a bibliography), please go to my website.

EVERYONE must be prepared for Monday.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Heritage Fair info (if you are looking for your judging rubric, or last minute info on how to do a bibliography), please go to my website.

EVERYONE must be prepared for Wednesday.
March 15, 2018
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students have received all notes for chapter 4. If you were absent for a bit, it is up to YOU to make sure you have a full class set of notes (see the folders in class, or go online to my website: the PPT will be placed there by tomorrow afternoon).

Ch. 4 test - WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students have received all notes for chapter 4. If you were absent for a bit, it is up to YOU to make sure you have a full class set of notes (see the folders in class, or go online to my website: the PPT will be placed there by tomorrow afternoon).

Ch. 4 test - WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Heritage Fair presentations begin on Monday. Do you have:

-all your research sourced in a bibliography?
-your interpretation of your research (poster/video/sculpture/song/backboard)
-Your oral presentation well practiced so that you are not reading off a sheet, but are TEACHING the class about your topic?
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Heritage Fair presentations begin on Wednesday. Do you have:

-all your research sourced in a bibliography?
-your interpretation of your research (poster/video/sculpture/song/backboard)
-Your oral presentation well practiced so that you are not reading off a sheet, but are TEACHING the class about your topic?
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-4
50 50 tickets are due back tomorrow. PLEASE HONOUR YOUR DEADLINES!
March 14, 2018
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students finished off the graphing worksheet and received all notes for the rest of this chapter. Your test is next Wednesday, le 21 mars! Happy studying!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
ch. 4 test, Wednesday, March 21. Get organized!
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Please return 50 50 tickets ASAP: preferably by Friday!
Religion
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students finished up the 'Bouddhisme' sheets. If you missed class, or you did not complete the sheet, it is now for homework. I will be collecting this in tomorrow.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Foire Patrimoine: le 19 mars SANS EXCEPTION!

Students finished up their study of Beaumont Hamel. I briefly introduced your project. I will discuss this more next class. This will be due AFTER heritage fair.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Foire Patrimoine: le 21 mars SANS EXCEPTION!
March 12, 2018
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-4
50/50 tickets! Get them sold ASAP. If not, please return them to me!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students are reminded of the ch. 4 test coming up on March 21.

Also, please bring geometry sets and colouring utensils to class for our graphing work.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students are reminded of the ch. 4 test coming up on March 21.

Also, please bring geometry sets and colouring utensils to class for our graphing work.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Foire Patrimoine!

lundi le 19 mars
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Foire Patrimoine!

lundi le 19 mars
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students got their reading quiz (question words) back today. Some marks were great! Some: not-so-great! If you would like a chance to improve your mark, you have one opportunity: this Wednesday after school, you can come see me and I will give you a second chance. If you can not make it, you need to speak to me BEFORE then. Afterwards, it's too late and your original mark stays.
March 9, 2018
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
HERITAGE FAIR!!!!!

As suggested in class, you should be cluing up your research and beginning your project this weekend. Presentations are March 19-23.

If you need any of the rubrics, checklists, or examples of possible project types, these are all found on my website. If you have questions, please come and see me well in advance of March 19th!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
HERITAGE FAIR!!!!!

As suggested in class, you should be cluing up your research and beginning your project this weekend. Presentations are March 19-23.

If you need any of the rubrics, checklists, or examples of possible project types, these are all found on my website. If you have questions, please come and see me well in advance of March 19th!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Ch. 4 test will be March 21. Happy studying!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Ch. 4 test will be March 21. Happy studying!
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Reminder to sell 50/50 tickets and bring back the stubs and money to me.

Draw date is March 19, so it is preferable to have all tickets sold by March 16.
March 7, 2018
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students, be advised, I will be collecting in the Habitat for Humanity journal next class. Those who are not finished this will receive a 0 in powerschool until the work comes in to me. Parents will be notified. Please get this in!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students, be advised, I will be collecting in the Habitat for Humanity journal next class. Those who are not finished this will receive a 0 in powerschool until the work comes in to me. Parents will be notified. Please get this in!
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students received their 50 50 tickets this afternoon. Please make an effort to sell one booklet if possible. Funds raised go directly back to the school to pay for much-needed tech updates. Please have all ballots in to me ASAP. The draw date is Monday, March 19
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Heritage Fair should be well underway! The presentation dates will be given next week, but every student will be presenting to the class on March 19-23. If you are interested in being considered for the regional fair, you must have a backboard to go along with your project.

As I mentioned today: if it were me, I'd clue up my research this weekend, so I could concentrate on the actual project, and the oral presentation for the next week and a half.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Heritage Fair should be well underway! The presentation dates will be given next week, but every student will be presenting to the class on March 19-23. If you are interested in being considered for the regional fair, you must have a backboard to go along with your project.

As I mentioned today: if it were me, I'd clue up my research this weekend, so I could concentrate on the actual project, and the oral presentation for the next week and a half.
February 26, 2018
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Please take a look at Powerschool. If you have a small 'L' attached to your 'budget domestique' project, I either do not have your paper copy, or your google doc version is incomplete. Once completed, this assignment is an automatic 100%, so you're only hurting yourself by not getting it completed. I will be looking for the paper copies, or the google versions for the final time, tomorrow. After this, you simply miss out on getting a mark of 100%

Also, a reminder, your Habitat for Humanity projects were due today. I will be looking for them tomorrow, since we ran out of time in our discussion today. Please have these completed.
February 15, 2018
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Reminder: Ch. 3 test: Wednesday, Feb. 21
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Reminder: Ch. 3 test: mercredi, le 21 fev.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Reminder: ch. 5 presentations: mardi le 20 fev.
February 14, 2018
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students were given an extra day to get ready for ch. 5 presentations! The MUST be presented tomorrow! No exception! Ch. 4 tests were returned.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students are reminded that their ch. 5 project presentations will be on TUESDAY, Feb. 20th! Be ready!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Ch. 3 test - Feb. 21. I will, as usual, be hosting a review class on the 20th if you wish to attend.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Ch. 3 test - le 21 fevrier. I will, as usual, be hosting a review class on the 20th if you wish to attend.
February 8, 2018
Religion
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students are reminded of their textes sacres presentations tomorrow afternoon.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students have been working on a monthly family budget. If you did not get this done in class time today, I have reserved the IPads, but they are not the best means to finish it off. So, you are always welcome to stay with me to complete work. Otherwise it must be done at home.

Due date: le 12 fevrier
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students have been working on a monthly family budget. You have one more class booked in the tech lab for this activity. If you do not get it completed in class time, you are always welcome to stay with me to complete work. Otherwise it must be done at home.

Due date: Feb. 15th
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Ch. 5 'modes de vies' presentations will take place on le 20 fevrier
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Ch. 5 'modes de vies' presentations will take place on le 14 fevrier
French
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Zorro storyboarding and IMovie work muct be completed by le 15 fevrier. Please use class time wisely. If you are wasting time in class, do not expect me to be forgiving if you do not submit your work on time.

Zorro test de comprehension - le 14 fevrier. This will be in the form of a listening quiz.
February 7, 2018
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students were introduced to their chapter 5 project. It is on Google Clasroom. Please sign in to see it if you were absent today. This is due Feb. 20th in the form of presentations in class. This is good prep work or your heritage fair assignments! All students were grouped in partners (1 group of three) in you were absent, find out from your friends whose group you are in.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students looked at mortgages and started a household budget today. This is due next week. It's on google classroom. The class code is 9rjj86
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students looked at mortgages and started a household budget today. This is due next week. It's on google classroom. The class code is gstok68
January 31, 2018
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Test demain!

caricatures politiques - le 7 fevrier
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Test demain!

caricatures politiques - le 6 fevrier
Religion
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students had their last class for their google slide show on textes sacres. These will be presented next Friday; le 9 fevrier.

Don't forget to share you slideshow with me!
January 30, 2018
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students were given a permission form for winter fun day activities today. Please make sure these are returned by Feb. 6th.

Anyone opting to go skiing on that day must have their forms ready for Ms. O'Brien for this coming Thursday, Feb. 1.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students had their last day of political cartoons today. These are due on le 7 fevrier. No excuse for lateness, you have more than a week from now!

You test on ch. 4 is this Thursday.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students will have their last day of political cartoons tomorow. These are due on le 6 fevrier. No excuse for lateness, you have more than a week from now!

Ch. 4 test - jeudi!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students had their last day of political cartoons today. These are due on le 7 fevrier. No excuse for lateness, you have more than a week from now!

You test on ch. 4 is this Thursday.
January 29, 2018
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students had their last class to work on their google slide show about the celebrity they chose. You must use Jouer, Faire, Aimer, and personality traits discussed in class to complete this activity. There is an example on our google classroom page.

I will correct these on Thursday.

Don't forget, your listening test on Jouer, Aimer and Faire is this Thursday!
January 25, 2018
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Ch. 4 test is jeudi le 1 fevrier! Start studying!

We are working on political cartoons now up until the test. Don't forget, you in-class effort will be a part of your evaluation!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Ch. 4 test is jeudi le 1 fevrier! Start studying!

We are working on political cartoons now up until the test. Don't forget, you in-class effort will be a part of your evaluation!
French
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students listened to ch. 6 of Zorro today. We will analyse chapter 7 tomorrow. Please keep up-to-date with your storyboarding.
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Listening test on aimer/jouer/faire: next Thursday: Feb 1!
January 24, 2018
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
All foldables are now overdue. If they do not come in by the end of the week, I will have no choice but to place a 0 in Powerschool. Contact home has been made. Please do your work!

Today, students started a google classroom activity in which they must create a Google slideshow on a celebrity of their choosing. They must incorporate the traits de personalite, jouer, faire, aimer, and la negation.

If you were absent, please join my google classroom asap and get started!

The class code is ir3epp
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Your test has been changed to le 1 fevrier. Happy studying!
Art
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Your test has been changed to le 1 fevrier. Happy studying!
January 23, 2018
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students have a listening quix next Monday. Jan 29. Please review your aimer, faire, and jouer verbs!

jouer a, faire de, and jouer de foldables are now due. Please pass these in tomorrow if you have not already done so!
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Those who did not complete the capitalism and socialism worksheet should have in ready for tomorrow. I will be reviewing these.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
I spent today's class making sure all students had their booklets on defis complete and correct. If you missed this class, you MUST come to me. I will not be looking for you. It is assumed you have this done and correct.

Your ch. 4 test is mercredi le 31 janvier

Notes are on my website. But class time is essential. We spent time on the evolution du gouvernement and defis booklets!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
I spent today's class making sure all students had their booklets on defis complete and correct. If you missed this class, you MUST come to me. I will not be looking for you. It is assumed you have this done and correct.

Your ch. 4 test is mercredi le 31 janvier

Notes are on my website. But class time is essential. We spent time on the evolution du gouvernement and defis booklets!
January 22, 2018
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students are advised that the paragraph on Canada's economy, which was due today has been extended until tomorrow. I needed to address some concerns before giving you time to finish up in class. Now, if anyone is still not finished, you must complete it for homework tonight
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students who do not have their 'defis' booklet complete should do so tonight. I will be collecting these in tomorrow.
January 16, 2018
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Reminder: I will be collecting in your 'jouer a' and 'faire de' foldables tomorrow. Please have these ready to pass in.
January 15, 2018
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students are reminded about the ch. 2 quiz taking place tomorrow. We spent today's class reviewing for this. The substitute also spent Friday's class reviewing with you.
January 8, 2018
French
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Welcome back! Your homework for tonight is to think of your 'RESOLUTION POUR LA NOUVELLE ANNEE' and come prepared next class to share it to everyone by using futur proche!
December 22, 2017
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Joyeux Noel! Passez des vacances merveilleuses!
French
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Joyeux Noel! Passez des vacances merveilleuses!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Joyeux Noel! Passez des vacances merveilleuses!
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Joyeux Noel! Passez des vacances merveilleuses!
December 20, 2017
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students are reminded of their in-class, open-book evaluation tomorrow. It will be on ch. 2.
December 19, 2017
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students learned about representative government in NL in 1832: how it was a progression from civil governance, but how it had its flaws. We will complete our study of this next class and look at responsible government.
Religion
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students worked on their sacred texts posters. Don't forget, the presentations of these posters will be on THURSDAY! Be prepared!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students were shown a documentary on Aboriginal life and how the treaties (loss of land) have affected their societies and continue to do so. We also learned about residential schools. It was an eye-opening day for many students!

Your case study is THURSDAY. Get organized!
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Tomorrow will be a Christmassy day! Please wear Christmas colours, Christmas sweaters etc... and bring in a donation for the Kids Eat Smart breakfast program!
December 18, 2017
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students were shown a documentary on Aboriginal life and how the treaties (loss of land) have affected their societies and continue to do so. We also learned about residential schools. It was an eye-opening day for many students!

Your case study is WEDNESDAY. Get organized!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students examined the biographies of two key figures in the development of representative government in NL: William Carson and Patrick Morris. If this table is not complete, it is now for homework.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students examined the biographies of two key figures in the development of representative government in NL: William Carson and Patrick Morris. If this table is not complete, it is now for homework.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students examined why the Aborignals signed the treaties and why the British colonialists signed the treaties. We will discuss this next class. After this, you are fully prepared to write your case study. Which is this THURSDAY!
French
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students peer-edited the futur proche paragraphs. You have one more class to complete a good copy, then you must hand it in to me.

December 14, 2017
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students are reminded about your in-class open-book test next Wednesday! Get yourselves organized!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students are reminded about your in-class open-book test next Thursday! Get yourselves organized!
French
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students who are not finished their rough copy of their futur proche paragraph must do it for homework. Monday will be a peer editing day. If you are not prepared for this or you are absent, you will have to self-edit!
Religion
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Don't forget, you have a presentation on 'les symboles' next week. We will have one more class to prepare our posters.

presentation date: le 21 decembre!
December 12, 2017
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students began a review sheet of the naval and civil governors. if this is not completed, it is for homework.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students finished off the study of the Aboriginal pre-industrial economy, and began a study of the European immigrants' economy. We will continue this next day.

NOTE: you have an in-class open-book assessment of ch. 2 on Dec. 20th
Art
Assigned to Class: 6-1
Students examined the Aboriginal pre-industrial economy. We will finish this off next class.


NOTE: you have an in-class open-book assessment of ch. 2 on Dec. 20th
French
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students wrote their futur proche dictee.
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Studens learned how to put two sentences about aimer (+verbe) and traite de personalites together!

Great work!
December 11, 2017
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students began ch. 4. We will not finish this before the Christmas break, so be mindful to keep good notes now and be organized to pick up where we left off in January!

Study guide and notes were distributed
French
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students begna working on their last written evaluation before Christmas. You will have two more periods for this before I take in in next week. You must write in futur proche (as well as present). Please review the rubric and assignment explanation distributed in class.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students got their ch. 15 tests back today. Please review all comments I made and keep these in mind for future reference.

You were also made aware that you will have an open-book in-class assignment next Wednesday: Dec. 20th. It will encompass the major concepts of economies, production, distribution, and the Aborignal and European economies of the 1800s.
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students did their listening quiz. if you missed it, you will be asked to complete it tomorrow.

We also began our study of the verb 'aimer' which will help our vocabulary immensely for our futur work in this unit.
December 6, 2017
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students wrote their test today. We will begin another unit of study next class.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students wrote their test today. We will begin another unit of study next class.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students were introduced to ch. 2 (Unit 2). Study guide and notes were distributed.

Please note: Your battle booklet (which should already be completed) is due on Monday Dec. 11. Please indicate which battle you would like me to evaluate.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students were introduced to ch. 2 (Unit 2). Study guide and notes were distributed.

Please note: Your battle booklet (which should already be completed) is due on Monday Dec. 11. Please indicate which battle you would like me to evaluate.
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students finished of the practice listening quiz in preparation for Monday's quiz.

We then played a game on :Ou est Charlie' to review our 'places in the school'
December 5, 2017
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Test tomorrow! Happy studying!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Test tomorrow! Happy studying!
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
You will have a listening test on Monday Dec 11. We did a practice listening test today to better prepare for it. It will be comprised of your traites de personalites.
French
Assigned to Class: 8-4
We did a practice dictee with M. Alberto for futur proche. Your evaluated dictee will be mardi le 12 decembre! Preparez-vous!
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Don't forget to donate Purity Syrup for the food drive! :)
December 4, 2017
French
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students learned a new verb tense: futur proche. We will continue this next day and move on to futur simple before Christmas! Yay Grammar!

The notes for futur proche are found on my website.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students learned the very last section of boat building, and who Michael Kearney was. Your ch. 3 test is Wednesday. Tomorrow's class will be review. Please bring all important materials.

le format est:

1. Remplir les tirets
2. Vrai our faux
3. Association
4. Reponses longues
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Your ch. 3 test is mercredi! le format est:

1. Remplir les tirets
2. Vrai our faux
3. Association
4. Reponses longues
November 30, 2017
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students corrected their timelines on the seal hunt. We also discussed trapping and its negative effects on Aboriginals.

Test: le 6 decembre!
French
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Histoires presentations tomorrow! Racontez L'histoire, pas lisez!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students finished Vimy and the corresponding worksheet. We are now officially done the chapter! Test Monday!

After school tutorial tomorrow!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students finished Vimy and the corresponding worksheet. We are now officially done the chapter! Test Monday!

After school tutorial tomorrow!
November 29, 2017
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students finished their study of sealing in NL, by creating a timeline of important dates for the sealing and boat-building industries.

I will correct these tomorrow in class. Please start studying if you have not already. Your test is Next Wednesday.
Religion
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Our sacred texts project was introduced today. You have one more Religion class to work on it. Presentation date is set for jeudi le 21 decembre!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students examined trapping as an industry and how Aboriginals lives were altered because of this industry.

Please start studying if you have not already. Your test is Next Wednesday.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students finished their battle study with a look at Vimy Ridge. You have now learned everything for this chapter. Your test is this coming Monday.

Friday's class will be a revision class. I will also be holding an after-school tutorial on Friday afternoon for anyone interested. It is not mandatory.
Religion
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students were introduced to our final project of Christianity: and internet search project. All students should now have a google doc from the Religion Google classroom. You will have one more class to work on this. After this class, you will need to 'turn in' (the button on the google doc) the work to me for evaluation. Due date: le 19 decembre.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Wear Purple tomorrow in support of Chron's awareness.

A memo went home today. The 7-4 class is responsible for Purity Syrup in order to help the food bank create Christmas hampers. Please donate as many bottles (and flavours) of syrup as you can.
November 28, 2017
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Today was our last look at the Battle of the Somme and your last chance to fill out your journalist propositions for this battle. We will move on to Vimy next class. You are now responsible for finishing off Ypres and Somme on your own time.

Ch. 15 test: Monday, Dec. 4th. You should be well into your studies now.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Today was our last look at the Battle of the Somme and your last chance to fill out your journalist propositions for this battle. We will move on to Vimy next class. You are now responsible for finishing off Ypres and Somme on your own time.

Ch. 15 test: Monday, Dec. 4th. You should be well into your studies now.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students learned more about the seal hunt and its development and rapid decline in NL.

Your test is le 6 decembre. You should be organizing yourselves now for studying.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students finished off their case study on the fishing merchants.

If this was not completed in class, it is for homework tonight. I want to correct these quickly so I can return them to you for study purposes.

Your test is le 6 decembre. You should be organizing yourselves now for studying.
French
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students edited their stories on equite. Presentations will be this Friday! Soyez pret!
November 27, 2017
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students learned about the sealing industry and watched the documentary about the disaster of the SS Newfoundland: 'I Just Didn't want To Die'

Please bring your merchant case study to class next day. We will finish this off.

Ch. 3 test is scheduled for Dec. 6. Start organizing now!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students learned about the sealing industry and watched the documentary about the disaster of the SS Newfoundland: 'I Just Didn't want To Die'

Ch. 3 test is scheduled for Dec. 6. Start organizing now!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students examined the Battle of the Somme. We will fill out our 'journaliste' form tomorrow and move on to the Battle of Vimy Ridge.

If you have not yet started preparing for your test, please start tonight.

Ch. 15 test: le 4 decembre. All notes are on my website now. However, you are responsible for your foldable, your Flander's Field project, your study guide, and your battles booklet.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students examined the Battle of the Somme. We will fill out our 'journalist' form tomorrow and move on to the Battle of Vimy Ridge.

If you have not yet started preparing for your test, please start tonight.

Ch. 15 test: Dec 4. All notes are on my website now. However, you are responsible for your foldable, your Flander's Field project, your study guide, and your battles booklet.
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students worked on their 'personalites' interviews again. We will practice and present these next class.

Students also got their marks back from their last presentation. Marks significantly increased! Way to go everyone!
November 23, 2017
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students worked on their first of three important battles: The Second Battle of Ypres. Tomorrow, we examine the Battle of the Somme. Don't forget, these 'journalist' sheets are your notes for this section. Please keep good notes!

I handed back the Flander's Fields project today. Parents, and students, please review my comments. I want you to become critical thinkers!

Reminder: your test for this unit is Dec. 4th. Start your studies now!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students worked on their first of three important battles: The Second Battle of Ypres. Tomorrow, we examine the Battle of the Somme. Don't forget, these 'journalist' sheets are your notes for this section. Please keep good notes!

Reminder: your test for this unit is Dec. 4th. Start your studies now!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Ch. 3 test: le 10 decembre!

Students worked on their merchants case study. We will have approximately one for half-class to clue this up.
Art
Assigned to Class: 6-1
Ch. 3 test: le 10 decembre!
French
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Oral presentations of your 'equite' story will be on le 1 decembre!
November 22, 2017
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Ch. 15 test date has been set: DECEMBER 4! Start planning your studying now! There is a lot of info to know. You should be using your foldable, your notes, the text, worksheets, videos to understand the impact of WW1 on Canadians and Newfoundlanders. We are on our final section: a comprehensive study of three allied battles. This booklet will also be a resource for study materials.

All powerpoint notes have been added to my personal website.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Ch. 15 test date has been set: DECEMBER 4! Start planning your studying now! There is a lot of info to know. You should be using your foldable, your notes, the text, worksheets, videos to understand the impact of WW1 on Canadians and Newfoundlanders. We are on our final section: a comprehensive study of three allied battles. This booklet will also be a resource for study materials.

All powerpoint notes have been added to my personal website.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Ch. 3 test has been planed for le 6 decembre!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Ch. 3 test has been planed for le 6 decembre!
November 21, 2017
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students learned about the merchants and their role in the fishery. We will be doing a case study on them tomorrow! It will be evaluated!
French
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students are almost dome their reading comprehension piece on 'L'eau pour tous' This will be collected in by tomorrow.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students finished watching the documentary on trench life and the horrors of the battlefield. This doc will supplement your notes for this section and could be a valuable resource to reference in your test if need be! (hint, hint, nudge, nudge!)
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students worked on presenting their classmates based on their personalities (notes given in class). Presentations will be tomorrow.
November 20, 2017
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students should be done their pecheries worksheet. If you are not done, it is for homework. I will correct this next class.
Religion
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students handed in their discussion answers on how beliefs structure our decisions and our emotions. If you are not finished this, it is for homework. I will be looking for it tomorrow.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students learned about the merchants in the fishery. We will continue this next day with a case study.
Religion
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students presented their 10 commandments projects. I also introduced your next piece of work. This will take us up until Christmas. We will be doing it online (google classroom) and the library is reserved for our next two religion classes together.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students watched 'Life in the Trenches' for a better understanding of trench conditions from WW1. As noted in class. There will be no direct question from this film on your test, but the information you learn from here can help answer long-answer format questions (your notes only briefly highlight trench conditions and battle conditions). Students who are absent can watch the film on youtube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1XO0YOCwRn0&t=2389s
November 16, 2017
French
Assigned to Class: 8-4
If you do not have your paragraphe de personne qui lutte pour equite done, please get it in to me tomorrow!

Also, please note you have a reading test on Tuesday. I will present you with a reading (under the topic of equite) and you will answer questions on this reading. You are free to use dictionaries, bescherelles, your text, and your notes
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Flanders Field Project is due tomorrow! Please get this in to me!
Art
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Champ d'honneur project is due tomorrow!
Religion
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Tomorrow's Socials class will only be for half the period. The other half is reserved for a clue-up in preparation for your presentations on 'les dix commandements' for Monday. Be ready!
November 15, 2017
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Flanders Field projects are due on Friday! Get them done!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Champ d'honneur projects are due on Friday! Get them done!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students who wish to improve their test mark can avail of the stipulations I have already set. This must be done by Friday. if not, your original mark stays.
French
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students finished their 'personne qui lutte our l'equite' summaries today. If it is not in to me, it must be by Friday.

Also, note: this coming Tuesday (le 21 nov), you have an in-class reading comprehension activity, based on the theme Equite.
Religion
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Your 10 commandments project will be presented in class on Monday (le 20 nov). We will be using half or Friday's class to do final touch-ups. after that, it's up to you. Please refer to your grading rubrics to know how you will receive your marks.
November 14, 2017
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
The Remembrance day poem questions and art project is now set for homework. This must be in to me no later than Friday.

Friday's Socials class will be half Socials, half Religion. I am giving you approximately 20-25 more minutes to clue up and practice for your Religion presentations on Monday, Nov. 20th. Please be here and take advantage of this time.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
The Remembrance day poem questions and art project is now set for homework. This must be in to me no later than Friday.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students got their tests back today. Due to category weightings this year, some people may find that their test mark heavily impacts their average right now. The reason for this was explained in class:

1. It is the sole mark in its category
2. This category has a weighting of 33%

Once more evaluations are added to this category, things should even out.

There is an opportunity of one section (10 point-section) do-over. It must be in to me by Friday, and it must be accompanied by your original test.
November 9, 2017
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Reminder to students who wish to re-submit their foldable project, it must be done for Tuesday. No late submissions will be accepted. Your original mark will stay.

Also, please note that you will not gain any new marks for visuals (2 possible points), you are only looking to improve your marks now on the questions (28 possible points).
Religion
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Reminder that your Religion 10 commandements presentations will take place on Nov. 20th. I will block out a half of a Socials class next week to clue up. What is not done after that will be for homework.
November 8, 2017
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students got their foldable marks back. Those who wish to improve their marks have an opportunity. However, you MUST follow these guidelines. No exceptions:

1. It must be passed in to me by Tuesday, Nov. 14. No extensions granted under any condition, otherwise the original mark stays.

2. The incorrect questions must be answered on the original question sheet, and attached by paper clip or staple to their foldable, or it will not be marked.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Reminder to anyone who wants an improved mark on their ch. 15 foldable: this must be resubmitted tomorrow. No exceptions!
November 7, 2017
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students received study guides for ch. 3. Plan for your test around the end of November!

We began with a discussion of subsistence economies versus consumer economies. We will continue next class looking at the 19th century main industry: the fishery.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students should now have study guides for ch. 3. Plan for your test around the end of November!

We began with a discussion of subsistence economies versus consumer economies. We will continue next class looking at the 19th century main industry: the fishery.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students got their foldables back with a consult from me. If you are not pleased with your mark, you have a second chance to re-do it. Reminder:

1. This MUST be in on Thursday. If not, the original mark stays. NO EXCEPTIONS

2. You need to clarify any wrongly answered questions on the QUESTION SHEET (not the foldable itself). You then you will attach your question sheet to your foldable and submit it. If this does not happen, I will not re-evaluate it.
Religion
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Great discussion today on how beliefs are linked to emotions and decisions. We will continue with our work on this next class.
Religion
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students had their last class for their 10 commandments project. These will be presented on Nov. 20th during class time. Please review your rubric given in class as to how I will grade you.

If you missed class today, YOU are responsible to take your work home now, and clue it up.
November 2, 2017
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Test tomorrow. Please be prepared!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Test tomorrow. Please be prepared!
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-4
A permission form was sent home today regarding internet safety videos. Please get a parent or guardian to sign if you DO NOT wish to participate and return it to me ASAP. The due date is Nov.8.
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students had their speaking evaluation today. Some students did very well! Way to go!

I also distributed the Mosaique texts. Please remember these texts are issued to you. If you lose them, you are responsible to replace them. Place your name on the inside cover and note the number associated with your name.
November 1, 2017
French
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students continued to work through the article 'un ordinateur portatif par enfant' using the STICIFR technique. We will continue this next day.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students began their analysis of the 'Qui s'est enrole' text in the book (p. 279) using the STICIFR technique.

We will continue this next day.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students began their analysis of the 'Who enrolled' text in the book (p. 279) using the THIEVES technique.

We will continue this next day.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Test format for FRIDAY:

1. Remplir les tirets
2. Association
3. Tableau a remplir
4. Questions a longues reponses

Students should also be done their project on the European immigrants to NL. If you are not, this is now for homework, to be collected in after your test (So next Monday!)
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Test format for FRIDAY:

1. Remplir les tirets
2. Association
3. Tableau a remplir
4. Questions a longues reponses

Students are in the middle of their project on the European immigrants to NL. Please use this as a study tool. We will have one more class after your test to complete this before it is set for homework.
October 26, 2017
Religion
Assigned to Class: 8-4
presentation de rites: demain! le 27 octobre! Soyez pret!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Ch. 2 test date announced today: vendredi le 3 nov. Commencez vos etudes!

Please note: all chapter notes are on my website. They are in PDF form
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Ch. 2 test date announced today: vendredi le 3 nov. Commencez vos etudes!


Please note: all chapter notes are on my website. They are in PDF form
October 25, 2017
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students were introduced to the last part of this chapter: the European immigrants of the 1800. We will study each group in-depth next class.

Note: Your test date has been decided: it will be Friday, Nov.3. I will announce this tomorrow in class.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Studenrs examined the European immigrants groups: les Anglais et les Francais

Note: Your test date has been decided: it will be Friday, Nov.3. I will announce this tomorrow in class.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
This was your last class to work on your 'causes of war' foldable. I will be collecting these in tomorrow. No excuses!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
This was your last class to work on your 'causes of war' foldable. I will be collecting these in tomorrow. No excuses!
October 24, 2017
French
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students got their 'atmosphere dans l'ecole' paragraphs back today. Marks are on powerschool.

We continued with a great discussion on equite. I will print those notes for you next class.
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students worked on telling time and their class schedule. We will continue with this next day.
October 23, 2017
French
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students were introduced to the concept of equity. This is different than equality. M. Alberto directed you in an example of inequity: the throwing of a piece of paper in the bin. Consider this when you think of the term.

Your homework tonight: since we discussed in detail how we have advantages over others in our school/ community/ country/ world, how can we help promote equity for all? I suggested it starts with empathy. Please formulated your own opinion on how empathy may lead to equity.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students had their first full class of the foldable on the causes of WW1. We will have one more class on this, after that it will be for homework!

The foldable is due on jeudi le 26 octobre!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students had their first full class of the foldable on the causes of WW1. We will have one more class on this, after that it will be for homework!

The foldable is due on Thursday the 26 of October!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
This was our last class on the aboriginals. We will briefly review the 'mode de vie' sheet next day, but we will start the European settlers next class.
Religion
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Don't forget your religion presentations will go ahead this Friday (le 27 octobre).
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Norcard fundraiser: This is a reminder that the deadline to submit NORCARD orders is Oct. 25th.

Halloween door decorating has begun. Reminder to those in the group that we will meet tomorrow after school. Then proceed to work lunch times until the door is complete.
October 20, 2017
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students finished up their aboriginal traditional way of life table. This is for your benefit only. This will not be marked. We begin our discussion on the 4 main European groups who populated NL next class. Please prepare for your test. It will be in approximately 2 weeks!
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students had their listening quiz. These will be graded and on poweschool by Monday.
French
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students worked on their good copies of their second present tense writing.

Student also completed a second attempt at a present tense listening quiz. Marks have been adjusted in powerschool already. Some people improved. Others did not. If your mark did not change, it is because you did not perform better on this quiz than on the last.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students were introduced to their first of 4 evaluations for this unit: a foldable. You will have two classes next week to complete this protect. If you are not done, it will then be set for homework. Therefore, the due date for this project is Thursday, Oct. 26. No exceptions!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students began consultations with regards to their case study marks. I will be calling each student up to my desk to show him/her where they went wrong, where they went right, and suggestions for future improvement. If I did not consult with you today, you had the option to at least see your mark. If you did not come up, the mark is on powerschool now.

Also, I will be keeping these case studies as examples of work up until parent-teacher interviews. After this time, I will pass them back to students.

Students were also introduced to their first of 4 evaluations for this unit: a foldable. You will have two classes next week to complete this protect. If you are not done, it will then be set for homework. Therefore, the due date for this project is Thursday, Oct. 26. No exceptions!
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Please try and sell some Norcard material! It's a great fundraiser for the school! Don't forget, all orders must be in to the school by Oct. 25!
October 18, 2017
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students are reminded of their listening test on Friday. You have had lots of advanced warning, we have discussed and modeled what it will be like. Happy studying!
Religion
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students formed groups for their first project: les dix commandements pour la classe de SH avec Mme. Collins.

You will have our next religion class to create these 10 commandments, they will then be presented to the class for a mark on le 7 nov.

If you work well, I may give you a Socials class to finish off your work. If not, you will be expected to finish it on your own time or at homework haven with me.
Religion
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students are reminded that your religion 'rites de passage' presentations will be on le 27 octobre.

If you are finished, you and your partner should practice because this is not only a religion mark, but will also be an oral mark for Francais!
French
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Your present tense listening test (take 2) will be this Friday. Happy studying! Let's improve those marks please!
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Please remember the deadline for the Norcard funsraiser and help out in any way you can! October 25

Don't forget, Friday is Jamarama. Please wear your PJs and bring in a loonie or a toonie in support of the Janeway
October 16, 2017
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students are in the middle of consultations with regards to your case studies. We will continue them next class. Please take these consultations seriously. I am trying to equip you better for the rest of the year. The transition from grade 6 to grade 7 is challenging!
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Reminder: Listening test on Friday!

French
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Quiz d'écoute (deuxième chance) ce vendredi!
October 13, 2017
French
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Parents are asked to check marks on powerschool from the listening quiz. As a whole, they were not well done. Students received these quizzes back today.

Due to the nature of the quiz, the only excuse for extremely bad marks was lack of preparation. I am disappointed and expressed this today in class.

Students will do one more listening quiz. I expect significant improvement. If your mark improves, I will replace your first mark on powerschool.

The re-test is scheduled for: vendredi le 20 octobre.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Don't forget:

1. Monday: picture retakes
2. Norcard fundraisers must be handed in by Oct. 25
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students are reminded that next Friday (Oct. 20) you will have a listening quiz! Please start reviewing your material now!
Religion
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Rites de passage:

You will have one more class in the tech lab.

Your class presentation will be on Oct. 27
October 12, 2017
French
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students did their listening quiz. You will get these back tomorrow.

We then continued with our Bescherelle activity. No set homework. But you should always be reviewing what you learn in class.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students passed in their autoportraits. If you did not, it must be in to me tomorrow. All parents have been contacted. Unfortunately, if it is not in tomorrow, a 0 will be entered into Powerschool.

We introduced our next unit (Unit 6). You will be evaluated 4 times (each piece worth 4% of your year.

1. a Foldable
2. artwork/questions
3. information table
4. final test
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students were told that their first listening evaluation will be on Oct. 20th. Prepare and start revising now. It will include:

numeros, jours de la semaine, les matieres, les mois, les endroits de l'ecole.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students looked at the 4 causes of the extinction of the Beothuks.
October 11, 2017
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students learned about traditional Mi'kmaq way of life and consequences of European contact. We will move on to the Innu and Inuit next day. No set homework, but please review. The test for this chapter will happen quickly!
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students finished off work on 'Les matieres' (school subjects). We will look at places in the school building next day. Please be prepared and start revision. Your listening evaluation will be Friday, Oct. 20th! It will comprise of numeros, jours de la semaine, les matieres, les mois, les endroits de l'ecole.
French
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students either passed in their final copies of their present paragraph, or their first copies (to be edited by me complete with editing key). All final copies will be due tomorrow.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
This was your last class to work on your autoportrait de l'avenir. This will be collected in tomorrow with no excuses of unfinished work. Some of you have homework tonight. Please do it!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students organized their binders and were introduced to Unit 6: WW1. There wil be 4 pieces of evaluation for this unit, all worth 4% each:
1. a Foldable
2. artwork/questions
3. information table
4. final test

Today, all students received the study guide for preparation purposes, but also to keep on track of this chapter and the timeline we will use. Please keep this document.
October 10, 2017
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students examined the 4 reasons why the Beothuk are no longer around. (p. 23 of the text as well as class notes and a worksheet).
French
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students worked on their short paragraph in present tense (M. Jones). If you did not hand in the first copy to me today (double-spaced) you now have homework tonight.

I will be taking these in tomorrow to edit. Whereupon you will be asked to fix your mistakes and write your final copy on the sheet provided.

Reminder: Present tense listening quiz on Thursday Oct. 12!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students had their final class to work on their future self portraits. What is not finished in class today is set for homework tonight. I will be collecting all these in tomorrow.
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students continued their study of 'Les matieres'. We will continue this next day.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students were sent home today with the Norcard fundraiser. Please try and sell some lovely items to whomever you can. This is a great way for the school to raise funds for much needed equipment.
October 6, 2017
Religion
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students were introduced to their rites of passage assignment.

You will have one more class in the tech lab, then all presentations will take place on le 27 octobre. This will count for a Religion mark and a French speaking mark. Please refer to the outline on Google classroom.
French
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Please do not forget you have a present tense listening activity on le 12 octobre.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Reminder: everyone still has one more working class of your future self portrait. This is not assigned for homework over the Thanksgiving weekend.

It will be due in Wednesday, Oct. 11
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Reminder: everyone still has one more working class of your auto portrait de l'avenir. This is not assigned for homework over the Thanksgiving weekend.

It will be due in jeudi le 12 octobre
October 5, 2017
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Remplissez le tracteur!!!! We need more donations! Please bring in non-perishables!

Keep bringing in the Terry Fox Donations for Friday's walk please!

Also, Friday is world CP day. Please wear green in support of this cause.

Photo re-takes: Oct. 16
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students had another day to work on their future self-portraits. The due date has been revised. These WILL NOT be set for homework over the long weekend.

You now have one more class to complete them (next Tuesday). After this time, they will be set for homework and due Wednesday Oct. 11. Please note this change!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students had another day to work on their autoportrait de l'avenir. The due date has been revised. These WILL NOT be set for homework over the long weekend.

You now have one more class to complete them (Next Wednesday). After this time, they will be set for homework and due Thursday Oct. 12. Please note this change!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students started Unit 2 (chapter 2) today. Study guides were distributed. We began our study of NL's past with the study of the Aboriginal groups here before European settlement. No homework
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students started Unit 2 (chapter 2) today. Study guides were distributed. We began our study of NL's past with the study of the Aboriginal groups here before European settlement. No homework
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students continued work on the present tense. You will have approximately 15 more minutes of writing next class before I edit your work for a final version which will be graded (M. Jones à Paris).

Also, do not forget, you have a present listening test on Oct. 12!
October 4, 2017
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Remplissez le tracteur!!!! We need more donations! Please bring in non-perishables!

Keep bringing in the Terry Fox Donations for Friday's walk please!

Also, Friday is world CP day. Please wear green in support of this cause.

Photo re-takes: Oct. 16
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students wrote their Unit 1 test. If you missed it today, you will be asked to write it immediately upon your return.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students wrote their Unit 1 test.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students started their 'auto-portrait de l'avenir' booklet. They will have one other class to work on this. After that, this will be set for homework over the long weekend.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students started their 'future self portrait' booklet. They will have one other class to work on this. After that, this will be set for homework.

Reminder for those who still have not passed in their case studies: they are due tomorrow.
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students began a presentation on 'Les Matieres' (school subjects). We will continue this next day.

Please note, much like our practice listening evaluation we did yesterday, you will be having a real listening evaluation in the next two weeks. I will let you know when, exactly, as soon as it is planned.
October 3, 2017
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Remplissez le tracteur!!!! We need more donations! Please bring in non-perishables!

Keep bringing in the Terry Fox Donations for Friday's walk please!

Photo re-takes: Oct. 16
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
All case studies were due today. There are a few outstanding. You have all been contacted and know who you are. It must be in first thing tomorrow (unless alternate arrangements have been made) or a mark of 0 goes into powerschool until the assignment is submitted. Please don't make me have to give you a 0!!!!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Unit 1 test tomorrow! Bonnes etudes!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Unit 1 test tomorrow! Bonnes etudes!

Francais note: You have a present tense listening quiz on le 12 octobre.
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students did a practice listening quiz today (this does not count for a mark on powerschool). There will be a real listening quiz soon (in the next two weeks). You will have at least a week's notice. It will be similar to the one we did today on 'jours de la semaine' but will cover a different topic.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students are reminded of the Thursday deadline for your case studies: 'The Home Children'
October 2, 2017
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Remplissez le tracteur!!!! We need more donations! Please bring in non-perishables!

Keep bringing in the Terry Fox Donations for Friday's walk please!

Photo re-takes: Oct. 16
French
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students were introduced to their first verb tense: present. This is a revision. If you are not EXTREMELY comfortable with your endings for regular verbs now, you MUST memorize these.

We will continue with this revision next day. There will be evaluations associated with this tense. Namely, a written piece and a listening activity.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students had their last class to work on the case study (Les petits immigres anglais). Students had the option of staying back with me this afternoon - which some did - or finishing it off tonight for homework.

I will collect all worksheets in tomorrow. Please do your homework!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students had their last class to work on the case study (Home Children). Students had the option of staying back with me this afternoon - which some did - or finishing it off tonight by Thursday, Oct. 5.


I will collect all worksheets in on Thursday. Please do your homework!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students are almost finished watching 'Stealing Mary'. Go to my website for more info.

Don't forget, our unit 1 test is Wednesday.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Don't forget, our unit 1 test is Wednesday.
September 29, 2017
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students are reminded of a few important things:

1. The Fill the Tractor (Remplissez le tracteur!) campaign is up and running. Let's get those non-perishables in!

2. School photo order: Due by Oct.2

3. Photo re-takes: Oct. 16

4. The Terry Fox walk will be next Friday afternoon. Please bring in money to support this great cause! Each dollar earns you a chance at winning a T-shirt!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students passed in their arbre geneologiqie. Those who did not and previously spoke with me 9prior to this morning) must have it in for me on Monday. Those who only spoke to me this mornign with an excuse: a mark of 0 goes in to powerschool this afternoon. I will contact home and once the assignment is passed in, I will take the 0 out.

Student had a revision class in preparation for Wednesday's unit 1 test!
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students worked very well on their school terms and their word find! We will continue this next class. This is not for homework.
French
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Thanks to EVERYONE for passing in your arbre geneologiqe on time!

Students continued dictionary skills today. No set homework.

Socials note:

Students got their NL maps back today so they can start studying for your test: Wednesday Oct. 4!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students worked well on their case studies. We will finish these up on Monday. For anyone absent, please refer to pages 16-19 of your text book. You will receive the assignment in class on Monday.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students worked extremely well on their case studies. We will finish these up on Monday. For anyone absent, please refer to pages 16-19 of your text book. You will receive the assignment in class on Monday.
September 28, 2017
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students are reminded of a few important things:

1. The Fill the Tractor (Remplissez le tracteur!) campaign is up and running. Let's get those non-perishables in!

2. School photo order: Due by Oct.2

3. Photo re-takes: Oct. 16

4. The Terry Fox walk will be next Friday afternoon. Please bring in money to support this great cause! Each dollar earns you a chance at winning a T-shirt!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students finished watching 'Stealing Mary'

Please remember:

1. Arbre geneologique is due tomorrow!

2. Your unit one test is on mercredi le 4 octobre!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Please remember:

1. Arbre geneologique is due tomorrow!

2. Your unit one test is on mercredi le 4 octobre!
French
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students did some dictionary skills activities today. We will continue this next day.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students were introduced to their unit 1 case study. We did not finish it, though. Please come prepared tomorrow, to write, think, and work hard! This will be taken in and evaluated.
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students played a number bingo game with M. Alberto, we then began our study of common school words. No homework. We will continue this next class.
September 27, 2017
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students watched the film 'Stealing Mary.' We will finish this next class. It is a great topic for discussion in terms of our opening unit about history/reliable sources etc.... But it is also very important for our course as a whole: it discusses why the Beothuks disappeared from Newfoundland.

Reminders: family Tree- this Friday!
Unit 1 quiz - Wed. Oct 4

Unit one notes are now online at www.madamecollins.yolasite.com
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students watched the film 'Stealing Mary.' We will finish this next class. It is a great topic for discussion in terms of our opening unit about history/reliable sources etc.... But it is also very important for our course as a whole: it discusses why the Beothuks disappeared from Newfoundland.

Reminders: family Tree- this Friday!
Unit 1 quiz - Wed. Oct 4

Unit one notes are now online at www.madamecollins.yolasite.com
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students began their case study today. We did not finish it, however, so please come prepared to work on your case study (and in-class assignment) again next Socials class.

Unit one notes are now online at www.madamecollins.yolasite.com
Religion
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students discussed belief structures. We then introduced the basic laws of the Christian faith: the 10 commandments. We will continue with this discussion next day when I will explain your first project. Great discussions!
Religion
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students discussed rites of passage in society and in religious faiths. This will lead us in to our first project. I will introduce it to you next class.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Unit one notes are now online at www.madamecollins.yolasite.com
September 26, 2017
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students finished off all the notes for unit 1 today! This means that on Thursday, I will introduce your case study. It will be an article to read based on your knowledge of empowerment. You will have to answer questions on the article. This is not a test, so all materials are welcome: your notes, your text etc. Please feel free to consult your materials in order to answer these questions.

Please be prepared to read and write on Thursday.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students finished off all the notes for unit 1 today! This means that tomorrow, I will introduce your case study. It will be an article to read based on your knowledge of empowerment. You will have to answer questions on the article. This is not a test, so all materials are welcome: your notes, your text etc. Please feel free to consult your materials in order to answer these questions.

Please be prepared to read and write tomorrow.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students finished off the notes to unit 1.

Reminders:
1. Your family trees are due on Friday. I fielded more questions today, if you have other questions, please contact me.

2. Your Unit 1 quiz is October 4. Start organizing your notes, terms, and questions now!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students finished off the notes to unit 1.

Reminders:
1. Your family trees are due on Friday. I fielded more questions today, if you have other questions, please contact me.

2. Your Unit 1 quiz is October 4. Start organizing your notes, terms, and questions now!
French
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students finished off the mock evaluations today with a writing piece. We will begin the first module, in which you will be evaluated for reading, writing, speaking, listening for real! This should begin next week!
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Picture retakes are announced: Oct. 16 in the morning!

Picture orders must be in by Oct. 2 (for those wishing to order the first round of pictures)

Fill the tractor campaign has started! 7-4 students are asked to bring in as many non-perishable food items as possible for the food bank. The top homeroom gets a pizza party!
September 25, 2017
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Picture orders must be in by Oct. 2

No word yet on re-takes. I'll let you know asap
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
There were a few small clarification points to your project: the family tree. Please make sure you are well under way in this. The majority of your marks come from the physical appearance of the project, not the research! So don't do it last minute! It will look rushed!

Students finished off all notes for this unit. Your quiz is scheduled for Wednesday, October 4!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
There were a few small clarification points to your project: the family tree. Please make sure you are well under way in this. The majority of your marks come from the physical appearance of the project, not the research! So don't do it last minute! It will look rushed!

Students went to the tech. lab to work on a reliability activity of on-line sources. If you cam out of it understanding that you can't always trust what you read, particularly online, then that's great!

I forgot to mention today, but your quiz is scheduled for Wednesday, October 4! I'll mention it tomorrow!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students discussed more with regards to the charter of Rights and Freedoms and we explored the 'grey areas' on a case-by-case scenario.

We also briefly mentioned the 5 types of empowerment (autonomisation)which we will examine tomorrow. After this, you will have an in-class case study, then this unit will be complete!
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students finished up work on their months activity. Also M. Alberto lead them through a revision of the weather. It was quite fun! There were even prizes!

Next class we will discuss school words and numbers!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students discussed more with regards to the charter of Rights and Freedoms and we explored the 'grey areas' on a case-by-case scenario.

We also briefly mentioned the 5 types of empowerment which we will examine tomorrow. After this, you will have an in-class case study, then this unit will be complete!
September 21, 2017
French
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students did a mock reading evaluation. I will correct these and hand them back on Monday. Note: these are 'mock' they will not go on powerschool!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students reviewed the concepts found in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.We then did an activity in which students had to determine if certain situations infringed on people rights and freedoms, or not. Everyone had a good time, I think! It also leads to 'grey areas' in interpretation. Great discussion!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Yesterday, students reviewed the concepts found in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.We then did an activity in which students had to determine if certain situations infringed on people rights and freedoms, or not. Everyone had a good time, I think! It also leads to 'grey areas' in interpretation. Great discussion!

Today, we distributed texts and discussed the charter a bit more. Next class we will move on to the different types of empowerment.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students learned about primary and secondary sources of information.

On Monday please head down to the tech lab. I have created a google classroom activity for you which highlights 'la fiabilite' trustworthiness of on-line resources.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students received their school photos today. if you wish to purchase, you must have your form and money returned to the school by October 2.

No word on re-takes yet. Once I hear, I`ll let you know.
September 19, 2017
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students discussed their project for unit 1: a family tree. Please visit my website for a copy of the grading rubric if you lost your paper copy.

Students should research back to their great grand parents. However, only do what you can by asking family members. There is no need to stress out and pay money for a genetic researcher to create a family tree for you!

Also, there are many family structures. Please do what you are comfortable doing. This project is more about getting used to basic research than it is about uncovering things you are not comfortable with.

Final note: the majority of your mark is artistic! So take you time, pre-plan and make it look good!

Due date: le 29 sept.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students discussed their project for unit 1: a family tree. Please visit my website for a copy of the grading rubric if you lost your paper copy.

Students should research back to their great grand parents. However, only do what you can by asking family members. There is no need to stress out and pay money for a genetic researcher to create a family tree for you!

Also, there are many family structures. Please do what you are comfortable doing. This project is more about getting used to basic research than it is about uncovering things you are not comfortable with.

Final note: the majority of your mark is artistic! So take you time, pre-plan and make it look good!

Due date: le 29 sept.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students learned about authority as it pertains to empowerment. We then introduced the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. We will look in to this in more detail tomorrow. We will also do an activity which demonstrates your rights and freedoms.

Your maps are almost all in! I will be correcting them as soon as they are all collected. This will appear on powerschool within the next few days.
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students reviewed the weather phrases. We then did a listening activity on weather scenarios. Great listening everyone! We will finish it up tomorrow. This will be collected in for your first listening mark in French.
September 18, 2017
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students learned about the historic method (much like the scientific method) Keep this in mind as you consider your heritage fair projects later on this year.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students learned about the historic method (much like the scientific method) Keep this in mind as you consider your heritage fair projects later on this year.
Religion
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students were introduced to the concept of Religion and their curriculum for the year. No homework. This will be a great opportunity for discussion, so please come with open and accepting minds!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students finished off their 'carte du Canada'. If you did not finish, it is now set for homework. Our next class together is WEDNESDAY. I will collect all maps in at this time.
Religion
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students were introduced to the concept of Religion and their curriculum for the year. No homework. This will be a great opportunity for discussion, so please come with open and accepting minds!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Thank you to those students who sought me out to give me your mapping projects! To those who did not, don't worry. It is not your fault! I thought we had Socials today. I will see you tomorrow. Please have your maps for then.
September 14, 2017
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students were introduced to history and its importance. We will continue this discussion next class.

I should have a ll maps collected in now. If you do not have yours in, get it in ASAP!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students discussed 'autonomisation': empowerment in English. We will be doing a project tomorrow, so please come with leads or crayons!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
We discussed why history is never fully achieved. We will highlight this again next class.

I should have a ll maps collected in now. If you do not have yours in, get it in ASAP!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Empowerment was the topic today. You guys really grasped it! Good job!

Please be aware that there were quite a few students without their maps completed. Tomorrow is your firm deadline unless I have told you other wise. If it is not in to me, contact home will be made.

French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students reviewed 'weather' expressions in French. We then practiced saying these expressions in class by socializing with all classmates and identifying the type of weather they drew.

Homework tonight: TEACH (not tell, or say) your weather expression to someone in your household. Teaching means modelling how to say it, asking the student to repeat it, giving advise on improvement, and rewarding positive behaviour! You must do ALL of these things!

Please remember your scissors, glue, and colouring leads tomorrow!
September 13, 2017
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students finished their multiple intelligences sheet for me. I will use these to help you find study skills that work with how your brain works!
French
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students did a practice dictee with M. Alberto! Excellent work everyone! Next class we will continue with our practice evaluations, so you know what to expect from your tests/quizzes etc... this year.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students were given the Unit 1 study guide. In this untit, you will have a quiz, and two projects. We learned about history today. I distributed notes and students copied down the definition.

We will continue our discussion of history next class.
September 12, 2017
French
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students continued their talk of common misunderstood French verbs. We also did a dictionary skills activity of 'faux amis'. No set homework.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students were introduced to the course with a mapping activity. This will be your first mark. No set homework.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Students received their texts. We also completed a multiple intelligences self-assessment. No set homework.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students finished up work on a map of Canada. What is not done now is set for homework. This will be evaluated for a mark. If Chou would rather finish it off with me, I will be in my class room from 2:12-3:30 tomorrow afternoon (Wednesday). Please come by and I can help you. I will be collecting now in all maps on Thursday.
September 11, 2017
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students worked on their first project: a detailed map on NL. This will be graded. You will have approximately 15-20 minutes to finish up next class. I will collect them all in on THURSDAY!

A great BIG BIENVENUE to M. Alberto: our French monitor from Quebec! He will be with us all year helping with the French language!

Please note: my website is up and running. Please visit it!
French
Assigned to Class: 8-4
Students started some basic word/sentence grammar point to re-familiarize themselves with French. We discussed avoir vs devoir and avoir vs. posseder vs. recevoir. We will continue this work tomorrow.

A great BIG BIENVENUE to M. Alberto: our French monitor from Quebec! He will be with us all year helping with the French language!

Please note: my website is up and running. Please visit it!
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
We went over the outline for the year, discussed expectations, and danced to a 'robot dans mon chateau'.

A great BIG BIENVENUE to M. Alberto: our French monitor from Quebec! He will be with us all year helping with the French language!

Please note: my website is up and running. Please visit it!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
We went over the outline, discussed expectations, how to organize binders etc. I will finish passing out the texts tomorrow.

A great BIG BIENVENUE to M. Alberto: our French monitor from Quebec! He will be with us all year helping with the French language!

Please note: my website is up and running. Please visit it!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
We went over the outline, discussed expectations, how to organize binders etc.

We started our mapping assignment of Canada. We will continue this next class. Please remember to bring leads/crayons with you to next class to colour all provinces/territories/bodies of water.

Please note: my website is up and running. Please visit it!
September 8, 2017
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 8-3
Students received their outlines today and must be organized to start learning on Monday

Please visit: http://www.ed.gov.nl.ca/edu/k12/french/languepremiere/scienceshumaines/Sciences_humaines_8e_annee_Programme_d'etudes_(2005).pdf

for more info!

All texts were handed out. You are RESPONSIBLE to keep your own text in good condition for the entirety of the year.
French
Assigned to Class: 8-4
The course outline was distributed, students were told how to organize their binders, this is your homework for this weekend, if not already done!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students were told how to organize their binders for Social Studies. Please have all material mentioned in class ready to go for Monday!
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students were told how to organize their binders for French. Please have all material mentioned in class ready to go for Monday!

We began a multiple intelligences self-assessment. We will continue this next class. After this is completed, you will be given information from me on the best study/organizational practices for your intelligence strength.

Once you have this information, it is expected, and very important, that you keep practicing these skills every day.

It was a pleasure to meet you all. We are going to have a great year!
September 7, 2017
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Your homework tonight:
Please make sure all forms are completed and passed in to me tomorrow. These include: tech agreement, student data, medical, media consent, early closures.

Don't forget: tomorrow is our first homeroom reading session. Please bring along your favorite book. If you forget, I have tons in class: toutes en francais, bien sur!

Also: tomorrow is picture day!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-4
Please organize yourselves to start work during our next Sciences humaines class (Monday). You should have a 1`binder, loose leaf and a pencil/eraser, or pen/whiteout.
January 8, 2010
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Test
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-3
test
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-3
test
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
test
Religion
Assigned to Class: 7-3
test
January 7, 2010
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Welcome back!
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Welcome back!
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Welcome Back!
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
test
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students began a new unit called 'Mosaique' we discussed what mosaic means and how Canada is a cultural mosaic.

We will begin the study of personality traits next class.
French
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students began a new unit called 'Mosaique' we discussed what mosaic means and how Canada is a cultural mosaic.

We will begin the study of personality traits next class.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students began a new unit called 'Mosaique' we discussed what mosaic means and how Canada is a cultural mosaic.

We will begin the study of personality traits next class.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Welcome back!
Art
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students began a new unit called 'Mosaique' we discussed what mosaic means and how Canada is a cultural mosaic.

We will begin the study of personality traits next class.
Social Studies
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Students began a new unit called 'Mosaique' we discussed what mosaic means and how Canada is a cultural mosaic.

We will begin the study of personality traits next class.

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