Homework Assigned For Homeroom: 7-3
January 19, 2022
Science
Assigned By: Charlie Simmonds
Students who received less than a 50 percent on one of the two reviews for science will be permitted a chance to retake one or both of the reviews during first period Science on Friday, January 21st.
January 18, 2022
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Wednesday is school spirit day
Thursday is mismatch day
Friday is PJ day
Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Economic causes and effects activities were returned. Those who did not complete this activity were give time to complete it today. If you have not done so, we are now moving on. I will assume you understand this section unless you let me know.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students broke out to discuss chapter 4 questions. We then regrouped and discussed questions 1-5. We will discuss question #6 next class before beginning chapter 5.
January 17, 2022
Language Arts
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
This week is virtual school spirit week:

Tomorrow is jersey day
Wednesday is school spirit day
Thursday is mismatch day
Friday is PJ day
Language Arts
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students concluded ch. 3 discussion questions in the Home Child novel study. We then read (listened while I read aloud) ch. 4. We will breakout into discussion rooms and consolidate those discussion with the full group next day.
Science
Assigned By: Charlie Simmonds
Students will have two small quizzes on chapter 5 on Tuesday January 18th and Wednesday January 19th.
Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students examined economic causes and effects. There is a Slideshow activity to do. Please ensure that yours is 'turned in' today.
January 14, 2022
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Have a wonderful weekend, 7-3s!
Language Arts
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
We read ch. 3 of Home Child and broke out into groups to discuss the questions.

We will answer the questions as a class on Monday, then move on to ch. 4.
January 13, 2022
Language Arts
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students broke out to finish discussions on ch. 2 of Home Child. Then we regrouped to discuss them as a whole. Tomorrow we will read and discuss ch. 3
Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students learned about the cycle of wealth in a community.

They then did a worksheet in which they highlighted how money flows in a community.
January 12, 2022
Science
Assigned By: Charlie Simmonds
Workbooks for module 2 chapter 5 are due Monday, January 17th in the Google Classroom.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
We read ch. 2 of Home Child, then students broke out into breakout rooms to discuss the chapter 2 questions in the Home Child novel study available on Google Classroom.

Tomorrow we will move on to ch. 3
January 11, 2022
Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students finished off work on capitalism and socialism. If your worksheet is not complete, I have made a comment on it. Please reach out to me if you would like me to review it later. We have now moved on to the next topic of this chapter: Businesses.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students worked in breakout rooms again to discuss ch. 1 questions for the novel Home Child. We then regrouped on the main call to discuss the answers as a whole.

We will begin chapter two tomorrow.
January 10, 2022
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Happy Birthday Nathan! :)
Language Arts
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students began ch. 1 o Home Child. They were put into breakout rooms to discuss the questions in the novel study for this chapter.

We will meet as a group next class to finalize our discussion and move on to chapter 2.

After 7 chapters, there will be a reading comprehension test.
January 7, 2022
Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students reviewed needs, wants, capitalism, and socialism.

Then students worked on a Google Doc worksheet so I could evaluate their level of understanding on how Canada is capitalist, but incorporates socialism.

Please fill this document out, I will comment on it to make sure you understand.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
There is no more class time for short stories. Students were invited to stay online today to continue working on them if they are not yet completed.

Today, students were introduced to their novel study and forms of evaluation for 'Home Child'

This document can be found on Google Classroom and will guide us through the entire novel study process. If you missed class today, please check out this document.

We begin reading together on Monday!
January 4, 2022
Language Arts
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students continued working on their short stories. New deadline: Jan. 11th.
Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students were introduced to how online learning will look in Socials.

We then did a brief discussion of our new chapter called 'Economic Security'.

We discussed capitalism and socialism. More direction and work will begin next class.
December 20, 2021
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Happy and Healthy Holidays to all!
Science
Assigned By: Charlie Simmonds
Students have everything they need online on Google Classroom for Science.

I will have the students marks/averages updated on Dec. 22nd.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Short Story Written Project deadline has been moved to Jan. 11th!
December 17, 2021
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Monday is Elf Day: Wear green and red. It's also the day that candygrams will be delivered.
Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students wrote their ch. 2 case study.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students continued writing their short stories. These are due to be digitally 'turned in' on Dec. 21.
December 16, 2021
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Tomorrow is athletic wear day!
Science
Assigned By: Charlie Simmonds
We did another review of the chapter 4 PowerPoint then students completed the second and final review assessment. Students then continued to work on the chapter 4 worksheets. These are due on Monday, Dec. 20.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students continued to work on short story process pieces. I have been visiting their work digitally and making suggestion for edits and additions.

These are due on Dec. 21st.
Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students read the article on p. 39 in preparation for tomorrow's case study!
December 15, 2021
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Tomorrow is Christmas sweater day!
Science
Assigned By: Charlie Simmonds
Students will complete the second and final review assessment on Thursday. Students chapter 4 worksheets are due on Monday, Dec. 20.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students continued the writing (via Google Doc) of their short stories.

This process will continue until Dec. 21st when the short stories are due to be digitally turned in.
December 14, 2021
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Tomorrow is Candy Cane day!
Science
Assigned By: Charlie Simmonds
We did another review of the chapter 4 PowerPoint then students completed the first review assessment. Students will complete the second and final review assessment on Thursday. Students then continued to work on the chapter 4 worksheets. These are due on Monday, Dec. 20.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students spent another day writing their short stories. These are due on Dec. 21st.

Book reports were due today. If yours has not been submitted in person or shared with me through Google Doc, I have contacted home.
Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students learned about British treaties, colonization, and the fur trade.

Note: Ch. 3 case study: Dec. 17th
December 13, 2021
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Tomorrow is day 5 on your schedule.

It is also Santa Hat Day!
December 10, 2021
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
No school Monday: Teacher PL

Tuesday will be day 5 on your schedule.

Tuesday is also Santa Hat Day!
Science
Assigned By: Charlie Simmonds
We finished review of Chapter 4. Students will have two review assessments on Tuesday, so they need to review. The worksheets for Chapter 4 are now due on Monday, Dec. 20th.
Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students reviewed the European industrial economy. The worksheet is on Google Classroom along with the answers discovered in class.

Reminder: Case study Dec. 17th
Language Arts
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Day one of your short story began today.

These will be due on Dec. 21st.
December 9, 2021
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Happy snow day!

Tomorrow is Reindeer Day.
French
Assigned By: Heather Lucas
REMINDER Reading and Listening quiz on Tuesday, December 14th on subject pronouns, personality types and sports/activities. Check Google Classroom for answers for the review.
December 8, 2021
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Tomorrow is 'Winter Wear Day' - scarves, hats, gloves etc...

Check the calendar regularly I attached to the ELA Google Classroom!
Science
Assigned By: Charlie Simmonds
Today, we finished review of Chapter 4, as it is short. Students will soon have two review assessments so they need to review. The worksheets for Chapter 4 are now due on Monday, Dec. 20th.
Mathematics
Assigned By: Laura Doyle
We have a quiz tomorrow on sections 3.1-3.2. Notes, review sheets, and answer keys can be found in our Google Classroom.
Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students did a worksheet on the pre-industrial economy of Indigenous peoples of Canada.

This worksheet (along with screenshots of correct answers) is found on Google Classroom.

Case Study Date Announced:
Dec. 17th
Language Arts
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students were introduced to their final project in Short Stories: Writing a short story.

This work is done via Google Classroom and will be worked on in all classes between now and Dec. 21st: when it is due!

Students began with a jamboard of brainstorming ideas.

REMINDER:
Final copies of your book report are due on Dec. 14th!
December 7, 2021
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Tomorrow is Active wear day (as is every day 1 on our schedule).
Science
Assigned By: Charlie Simmonds
Today, we continued review of Chapter 4. Students have paper copies and all material is on Google Classroom. The worksheets for Chapter 4 are now due on Monday, Dec. 20th.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students finished off our Christmas Kindness activity. Those absent will be informed of this upon their return.

Tomorrow you will begin the writing process for a short story!
Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students reviewed the economies of the past and looked at a video from the notes about the first settlers and how the Indigenous helped them.
December 6, 2021
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Tomorrow is 'Snow Day' so wear white!

Remember that the calendar can be found on the ELA Google Classroom!

Please note, I just learned today that we are out of Mary Brown's coupons! I will let you know once new ones come in.
Science
Assigned By: Charlie Simmonds
Tomorrow, we will start review of Chapter 4. Students have paper copies and all material is on Google Classroom. The worksheets for Chapter 4 are due on Friday, Dec. 17th.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students are working on a 'Christmas Kindness' tree decoration. This ties in to the representing stream of the ELA curriculum.
Mathematics
Assigned By: Laura Doyle
We are just finishing up ordering fractions and decimals. Today we talked about using benchmarks on a number line.

***We will be having a quiz on sections 3.1-3.2 on Thursday, December 9th.
December 3, 2021
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
The 7-3 class will have scheduled time during period 5 on Monday to go down to the book fair and make purchases.

Also for Monday, remember to check the calendar I posted on the ELA Google Classroom, but Monday's theme day is Team Jersey Day!
Science
Assigned By: Charlie Simmonds
I've been off sick all week which is why there have been no updates. Sorry.

Today, I returned to the students the Salty Seeds lab, the Data Analysis and Case Study parts of Science Literacy. I took some time to review all three as there are several points students needs to remember for the next pieces of work.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students wrote the unseen short story test.

Next week we will do a Christmas-themed activity and I will also introduce the last assignment in our short story unit: writing a short story!
Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students learned the terms preindustrial, industrial, and postindustrial economies.

Our focus this chapter will be on preindustrial and industrial economies of the past.
December 2, 2021
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Scholastic Book fair is happening next Monday, Dec. 6th during period 5 for the 7-3s. So bring in money on that day if you wish to purchase anything.

The students briefly browsed the virtual fair yesterday.

You can click here to visit it too:

https://virtualbookfairs.scholastic.ca/pages/5166113
Language Arts
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students finished up any unfinished short story work, or reviewed independently or with a friend for tomorrow's short story test.

Here is the format for tomorrow's test:
1. Read an unseen story
2. Answer multiple choice questions on comprehension and terminology
3. Complete long answer responses (DPEEL) to analysis questions - there will be choice.
Mathematics
Assigned By: Laura Doyle
We are currently working on comparing and ordering fractions and decimals from least to greatest.

We have a quiz scheduled for Thursday, December 9th on sections 3.1 & 3.2.
December 1, 2021
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
December is upon us and it is a BUSY month.

I have placed a picture copy of the calendar on our ELA Google Classroom so you can be prepared for your theme days.

Monday, Dec. 6th has been scheduled for you to attend the Book Fair as a class to purchase anything you would like.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students explored the virtual book fair.

Monday, Dec. 6th has been scheduled for you to attend the Book Fair as a class to purchase anything you would like.

We did a short story terms Kahoot today. Some of you need to study your terms! Eek!

Short story test: Friday, Dec. 3rd.
Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students began a new unit: Economic Empowerment.

We began with chapter 2 notes on economies of the past. This chapter will likely be done before Christmas and there will be a case study on it.
November 30, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Rough copies of book reports were due today.

If yours was not submitted, contact home was made.

Students were given time to finish off the Monkey's Paw questions. There will be approximately 15 minutes devoted to this next class.

After that, we begin our revision classes in preparation for Friday's short story test.

Have YOU started studying yet? You should!
November 26, 2021
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Soapworks deadline was today.

Mary Brown's coupons are still available.

Monday is a PL day for teachers. No school for students. Tuesday will be day 2 on your schedule.
Science
Assigned By: Charlie Simmonds
I emailed all students the same review assessments we did for Chapters 1, 2 and 3. Students who got less than 50 in any chapter mark can redo them to up their grade. They will need to be completed by this Sunday afternoon.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students finished the vocabulary activity and the reading comprehension activity for 'The Monkey's Paw'

They then began work on question #1 of the long answer questions. Students will continue and conclude this work on Tuesday.

Are you missing class time? If so, all these documents are available online. Please stay up-to-date with work if you are able!

Important dates:
Nov. 30th: rough draft of the book report.

Dec. 3 - short story test

Dec. 14th: final draft of the book report.
Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students had their last working class on the Battles Booklets.

If they have not been completed in class, they are now set for homework to be digitally turned in by Nov. 29th.

Students received their work on 'In Flanders Fields' and their ch. 15 case study today. These marks are on Powerschool. But paper copies were handed back to students today.

If caregivers would like to see how or why your children earned the marks they did, please consult the rubrics and comments on these documents.
November 25, 2021
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
St. John's Soapworks order are due in by Nov. 26th

Mary Brown's coupons are currently available.

Scholastic Book Fair will be from Dec. 2-10.
Science
Assigned By: Charlie Simmonds
Students completed the Data Analysis part of Science Literacy yesterday. We will begin Module 2 the next Science class.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students worked on two activities for 'The Monkey's Paw':
1. A vocabulary activity
2. A reading comprehension activity.

We will quickly review these next day then move on to the long-answer literary analysis questions.

DATES TO REMEMBER:

Nov. 30th: rough draft of the book report.

Dec. 3 - short story test

Dec. 14th: final draft of the book report.
November 24, 2021
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
St. John's Soapworks order are due in by Nov. 26th

Mary Brown's coupons are currently available.

Scholastic Book Fair will be from Dec. 2-10.
Science
Assigned By: Charlie Simmonds
Students completed the Data Analysis part of Science Literacy today.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students began their last short story today called: 'The Monkey's Paw.'

We read it in class. If you were not in school it can be found on Google Classroom. We will not be re-reading it, so you are expected to read it on your own time.

We will continue studying this story up until the short story test. TEST DATE: Dec. 3. This will be a legitimate test: no notes, textbook or other aids allowed! Students will be tasked with reading a short story, answering some basic reading comp. questions, then expressing in a longer paragraph that they can analyze the story for literary devices. Please see the study guide (posted to Google Classroom and distributed on paper in class) for more info.

DATES TO REMEMBER:

Nov. 30th: rough draft of the book report.

Dec. 3 - short story test

Dec. 14th: final draft of the book report.

Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students finished up the Battle of the Somme and read about the Battle of Vimy Ridge.

You will have one more class to finish up your Battles Booklets with information on Vimy. You should also have time to fill in any missing info on Ypres, or the Somme as well.

Booklets are due to be digitally turned in on Nov. 29th.
November 23, 2021
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
St. John's Soapworks order are due in by Nov. 26th

Mary Brown's coupons are currently available.
Science
Assigned By: Charlie Simmonds
Students completed the Case Study part of Science Literacy today. They will do the Data Analysis during the next class. Review the sample on Google Classroom.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students worked on their theme question for 'The Jade Peony' then were given time to finish up any final questions on this short story or 'Higher Animals.'

All students should have these questions completed.

Important dates:

Nov. 30th: rough draft of the book report.

Dec. 14th: final draft of the book report.
November 22, 2021
Science
Assigned By: Charlie Simmonds
As I explained to the students, now that we have finished Unit 1 they will do a couple of Science Literacy evaluations this week. The first is called a Case Study where students read a Science story, like they would see in a newspaper, then answer a few questions. The second is Data Analysis. That is taking the results from an already finished experiment and graphing the information and answering a couple of questions. I already explained the difference between both and we reviewed a sample Data Analysis. The sample answers are on Google Classroom for Science.
Mathematics
Assigned By: Laura Doyle
We are currently working on simplifying fractions to lowest terms. Students have two worksheets that should be completed by tomorrow.
Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students finished up the work in the battles booklet on The Second Battle of Ypres.

Students began the Battle of the Somme by watching the youtube video in the notes and reading the text on p. 290.

Students will have approximately 15 minutes next class to conclude their battles booklets. Then we will be moving on the the Battle of Vimy Ridge.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students did a theme activity for 'The Jade Peony.'

Then they began work on the last question on theme.

Students will conclude this next class and begin a new short story study.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
St. John's Soapworks order are due in by Nov. 26th

Mary Brown's coupons are currently available.
Health
Assigned By: Laura Doyle
We have now completed two assignments, 'A Healthy You' and the Wreck-It-Ralph assignment. These two assignments must be submitted by Friday in order to be included on their report card.
November 19, 2021
Science
Assigned By: Charlie Simmonds
Students completed the Salty Seeds experiment in the lab today.

Also, yesterday, I explained to the students that as we have finished Unit 1 they will do a couple of Science Literacy evaluations. The first is called a Case Study where students read a Science story, like they would see in a newspaper, then answer a few questions. The second is Data Analysis. That is taking the results from an already finished experiment and graphing the information and answering a couple of questions. I explained the difference between both and we reviewed a sample Data Analysis that they will be doing next week. The sample answers are on Google Classroom for Science.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students presented their symbols of their heritage/history today. (Jade Peony speaking assessment)

Great work to all who presented.

If you did not present today, it is expected that you are ready to present on Monday during ELA class.
November 18, 2021
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Soapworks orders in by Nov. 26th.

Mary Brown's coupons are now available for purchase.
Science
Assigned By: Charlie Simmonds
Students continued with the Salty Seeds experiment in the lab today. They are to review the lab at home as they will complete it tomorrow.

Also, Today, I explained to the students that as we have finished Unit 1 they will do a couple of Science Literacy evaluations. The first is called a Case Study where students read a Science story, like they would see in a newspaper, then answer a few questions. The second is Data Analysis. That is taking the results from an already finished experiment and graphing the information and answering a couple of questions. I explained the difference between both and we reviewed a sample Data Analysis that they will be doing next week. The sample answers are on Google Classroom for Science.
Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students started their 4th and final evaluation for this unit: a Battles Booklet.

This booklet will be done on Google Classroom and must be submitted by Nov. 29th. We will be working through each battle during class time.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students had library reading period today.

Dates to remember:

Tomorrow: speaking assessment on 'The Jade Peony'

Nov. 30th: rough draft of the book report.

Dec. 14th: final draft of the book report.
November 17, 2021
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Soap Works orders are due on Nov. 26.

The administration has just informed us that Mary Brown's coupons are ready to go too!
Science
Assigned By: Charlie Simmonds
Students began an experiment in the lab today. They are to review the lab at home as we have more to do tomorrow.
Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students learned about the war at sea and the war in the air during WW1. We watched some videos as well.

Tomorrow, students will begin their final assessment for this chapter: an in-depth study of three significant battles for the Canadians and Newfoundlanders.

This will be due on Nov. 29th.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students continued working on DPEEL paragraphs for the short story 'The Jade Peony.'

Students will have one more day to finish these questions before we move on to our next short story.

Dates to remember:
Friday, Nov. 19th - speaking assessment for Jade Peony

Nov. 30th - rough draft of book report due.

Nov. 14th - final copy of the book report is due.
November 16, 2021
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Soap Works orders are due in by Nov. 26th
Science
Assigned By: Charlie Simmonds
Students will be completing an experiment in the lab tomorrow, as we reviewed yesterday. They are to review the lab at home.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students spent half the class brainstorming for Friday's speaking assessment. The rest of this preparation will be done at home.

The second half of the class was devoted to answering questions on the short story 'The Jade Peony.'

We will continue this work next class.

Dates to remember:
This Friday- speaking assessment on The Jade Peony

Nov. 30th- rough draft of the books report

Dec. 14- final copy of the books report
November 15, 2021
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Soap Works orders are due in by Nov. 26th
Science
Assigned By: Charlie Simmonds
Students will be completing an experiment in the lab this week, as we reviewed today. They are to review the lab at home!
Mathematics
Assigned By: Laura Doyle
We have our Unit 2 test tomorrow. Students should be working through pages 79-80 of their textbook for a unit review.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students received the workbook on “The Jade Peony” then followed along as I read it aloud to the class.

Dates to remember:
This Friday- speaking assessment on The Jade Peony

Nov. 30th- rough draft of the books report

Dec. 14- final copy of the books report
Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students wrote their war case study
November 12, 2021
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Reminder: Picture retakes are this coming Monday. Nov. 15th. Students must bring original proofs if they were given them.


The fundraiser for St. John's Soap Works is due in by Nov. 26th. All order forms and money are submitted to your homeroom teacher.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students finished up their 'Higher Animals' character sketch on the protagonist 'Skye'.

Students were also given their speaking project for next week. Each student will present an object to the class and explain how this object represents their heritage and/or culture. This is due on Nov. 19th.

Other dates to remember:
1. Rough copy on paper of your book report is due Nov. 30th.

2. Final copy of book report (5 paragraph essay) due on Dec. 14th.
Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
You have an in-class case study on Monday based on the reading 'Who Enlisted' on p. 279 of your textbook.
November 10, 2021
Science
Assigned By: Charlie Simmonds
Chapter 3 worksheets are due on Monday, Nov. 15th.
Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students read pages 279-281 of the textbook and discussed all the major cultural groups who served for Canada and NL in the First World War.

This reading will be used as the case study set for Nov. 15th.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students only had about 10 minutes of class today due to the Remembrance Day assembly.

Students continued working on their character sketch of the protagonist in the short story 'Higher Animals'

On Friday, we are beginning a new short story.
November 9, 2021
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Picture retakes are Nov. 15th.

Tomorrow is our Remembrance Day virtual assembly. Please wear black, red, or white.
Science
Assigned By: Charlie Simmonds
Students completed both review assessments today for Chapter 3.

Chapter 3 worksheets are due on Monday, Nov. 15th.
Mathematics
Assigned By: Laura Doyle
Today we wrote a checkpoint on subtracting integers. We are aiming for our unit 2 test on Friday, November 12th.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students began work on composing a character sketch on the character of Skye from the story 'Higher Animals.'

Students will have only one more class to finish this exercise up. We will be moving on to a new story after that time.
November 8, 2021
Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
This was the last day to work on the 'Flanders Fields' poster and reading comprehension questions. This is due on Nov. 12th.

Reminder: Nov. 15th students will be writing a case study on those who served in WW1.
Science
Assigned By: Charlie Simmonds
Today we completed Chapter 3 discussion of topics. Students will get two review assessments tomorrow!

Chapter 3 worksheets are due on Monday, Nov. 15th.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students had a reading period in the library today. Reminder:

1. Rough copy on paper of your book report is due Nov. 30th.

2. Final copy of book report (5 paragraph essay) due on Dec. 14th.
November 5, 2021
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Picture re-takes: they will be happening on Nov. 15th.
Science
Assigned By: Charlie Simmonds
Today we continued Chapter 3 discussion of topics which included the two types of succession and how humans are affecting ecosystems. Students will get two review assessments next week sometime.

Chapter 3 worksheets are due on Monday, Nov. 15th.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students finished their plot structure activities on Jamboard. We then determined the 'model' plot structure diagram from group 1! Way to go, group 1!

That model is now placed on Google Classroom and will be handed out to students on paper copies on Monday. This should be kept and used as a reference for later in the year when individuals will be asked to draw a plot diagram.

Are you reading your book every night? Don't forget to bring your book into school for homeroom reading each day. And ESPECIALLY on day 1 for library day.

Dates to remember:

Nov. 30th - Rough copies of book reports (on paper) are due.

Dec. 14th.Final copies of book reports (either hand-written or typed in a Google Doc) are due.
Mathematics
Assigned By: Laura Doyle
We are just finishing up our work on subtracting integers. We will be having a short checkpoint on Tuesday to make sure we're all doing well with subtraction. We will be having our final unit test on Friday, November 12th.
Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students continued work on the cross-curricular project of 'Flanders Fields' poster. There is only 1 more day in class to work on this material.

Posters and comprehension questions are due in on Nov. 12th.

Nov. 15th: ch. 15 case study on those who served.
November 4, 2021
Science
Assigned By: Charlie Simmonds
We continued Chapter 3 discussion of topics which included the two types of succession and how humans are affecting ecosystems. Students began working on the chapter worksheets.

Chapter 3 worksheets are due on Monday, Nov. 15th.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students worked on two tasks:

1. Comprehension questions on 'In Flanders Fields' - this is part of the cross-curricular project with Socials.

The whole project is due on Nov. 12th

2. A group activity on plot structure in Jamboard for the short story 'Higher Animals.'

Jamboards will clue up next class and will be analyzed by the entire class.

Are you reading your book every night? Don't forget to bring your book into school for homeroom reading each day. And ESPECIALLY on day 1 for library day.

Dates to remember:

Nov. 30th - Rough copies of book reports (on paper) are due.

Dec. 14th.Final copies of book reports (either hand-written or typed in a Google Doc) are due.

Homeroom Announcements
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Picture re-takes: they will be happening on Nov. 15th. Students must return their original proofs to Lifetouch on that day.

Tomorrow at recess there will be ice cream for sale as a fundraiser for the Awareness Group.
November 3, 2021
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Picture re-takes: they will be happening on Nov. 15th. Students must return their original proofs to Lifetouch on that day.

Friday at recess there will be ice cream for sale as a fundraiser for the Awareness Group.
Science
Assigned By: Charlie Simmonds
Today we began Chapter 3 discussion of topics which included the two types of succession. Students began working on the chapter worksheets. Worksheets are due on Monday, Nov. 15th.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
There were several students without Chromebooks today. Please charge them every night. We had to do a different activity today than the planned lesson because of this inconvenience.

Students worked on some preliminary work for their character sketch on the short Story 'Higher Animals.' No set homework.

Are you reading your book every night? Don't forget to bring your book into school for homeroom reading each day. And ESPECIALLY on day 1 for library day.

Dates to remember:

Nov. 30th - Rough copies of book reports (on paper) are due.

Dec. 14th.Final copies of book reports (either hand-written or typed in a Google Doc) are due.
Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students were introduced to their cross-curricular project with ELA: a poster based on the visuals in 'In Flanders Fields.'

This is due in on Nov. 12th

You will also be having a ch. 15 case study on Nov. 15th. be prepared for that. Again, we will read the article in advance of the 15th, and notes and text books can be used during the case study.
November 2, 2021
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Anyone who ordered pictures received them either yesterday or today.

If you wish to get re-takes, they will be happening on Nov. 15th. Students must return their original proofs to Lifetouch on that day.
Science
Assigned By: Charlie Simmonds
Today we began Chapter 3 discussion of topics. All material is on Google Classroom.
Mathematics
Assigned By: Laura Doyle
We did a quick checkpoint on adding integers today. Tomorrow we will start section 2.4 - subtracting integers.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students who missed school yesterday were advised to read the short story 'Higher Animals' in your text book this evening. This can be found on page 126.

Students were treated today to a presentation by Ms. Miles about how to stay organized and adjusted in grade 7. Thank you Ms. Miles.

Are you reading your book every night? Don't forget to bring your book into school for homeroom reading each day. And ESPECIALLY on day 1 for library day.

Dates to remember:

Nov. 30th - Rough copies of book reports (on paper) are due.

Dec. 14th.Final copies of book reports (either hand-written or typed in a Google Doc) are due.
November 1, 2021
Science
Assigned By: Charlie Simmonds
We will begin Chapter 3 the next Science class. All material is on Google Classroom.

Please note the Chapter 2 worksheets are now due!
Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
The war foldable were due today. MANY students did not have them in. Contact was made to all homes if your child did not submit their work today.

Students learned about trench life and trench warfare. This will prepare you for your next in-class assignment which will be presented next day. This assignment will ne cross-curricular with ELA.

It will consist of:
1. a poster for Social Studies
2. the same poster as a representation mark for ELA
3. Reading comprehension (ELA) questions on the poem we are using as our inspiration.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students wrote their last and final grammar exit card. Those who were absent will be expected tp write this upon their arrival back to school.

Students also read the short story Higher Animals from the text book. If you missed today's in-class reading, you must read it on your won. It will not be read again out loud to the class.

Plot and character activities will be completed based on this short story.
October 29, 2021
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Have a safe and happy Halloween weekend!
Science
Assigned By: Charlie Simmonds
Chapter 2 worksheets are due to be passed in on Sunday, Oct. 31 (if digital) and Monday, Nov. 1 if done on paper.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students watched the Disney version of 'Legend of Sleepy Hallow' which was our listening test the other day.

Students received their listening tests back and had a few treats.

Marks for the listening tests are in Powerschool.

Nov. 1st - Exit Card #4 on prepositions, interjections and common mistakes


Nov. 30th - Rough copies of book reports (on paper) are due.

Dec. 14th.Final copies of book reports (either hand-written or typed in a Google Doc) are due.
Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
WW1 foldables are due on Monday!!!!
October 28, 2021
Science
Assigned By: Charlie Simmonds
Students completed the final review assessments for Ch. 2.

Chapter 2 worksheets are due to be passed in on Sunday, Oct. 31 (if digital) and Monday, Nov. 1 if done on paper.
Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students had their final day to work on their 'causes of war/declaration of war' foldables.

If this is not submitted to me now, it is set for homework. This is due to be submitted on Nov. 1st.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
All students have now given me the name of the novel they have chosen for a book report. Students are expected to be reading this book at home and to bring it to class each day 1 to read during library time.

Important dates:

Nov. 1st - Exit Card #4 on prepositions, interjections and common mistakes


Nov. 30th - Rough copies of book reports (on paper) are due.

Dec. 14th.Final copies of book reports (either hand-written or typed in a Google Doc) are due.
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Halloween costumes can be worn tomorrow!

Please come already in costume.

No masks (except Covid masks of course) or weapons!
October 27, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students are reminded to bring in their books from home for tomorrow's reading period in the library.

The deadline to tell me your book report choice is tomorrow! If you don't have a book chosen by then, you will be expected to choose one from the library tomorrow.

Upcoming dates:

Nov. 1st - Exit Card #4 on prepositions, interjections and common mistakes


Nov. 30th - Rough copies of book reports (on paper) are due.

Dec. 14th.Final copies of book reports (either hand-written or typed in a Google Doc) are due.
Science
Assigned By: Charlie Simmonds
Students completed 2 review assessments today for Ch. 2. They have one more to complete tomorrow. Review.

Also, Ch. 2 worksheets are due to be passed in on Sunday, Oct. 31 (if digital) and Monday, Nov. 1 if done on paper.
Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students continued work on the causes of war/declaration of war foldables.

Tomorrow is your final working class. If you are not finished during class tomorrow, you are expected to take it home and submit it to me on Nov. 1st.
Mathematics
Assigned By: Laura Doyle
Today we continued our work with adding integers, including adding on a number line.

There will be a short checkpoint on just representing and adding integers on Monday. We will quickly review the material before we write the checkpoint.
October 26, 2021
Science
Assigned By: Charlie Simmonds
We finished discussion on topics from Chapter 2 including the types of interaction between organisms, the role of organisms in an ecosystem and the various systems used to measure the flow of energy in an ecosystem. Review. Students will get 3 more review assessments this week for Ch. 2.

Also, Ch. 2 worksheets are due to be passed in on Sunday, Oct. 31 (if digital) and Monday, Nov. 1 if done on paper.
Mathematics
Assigned By: Laura Doyle
Although we have just begun Unit 2, it is a very short unit. We will be having a very quick and short checkpoint on adding integers by early next week (possibly Monday).
Language Arts
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students listened to their Halloween short story and did a listening activity which will be graded.

If you missed today's class, you will be sitting for your test on Thursday during our library class.

Reminder that book report books need to be chosen by this Thursday (day one). If they are not, you must use our library class to find a book.

Other dates to keep in mind:

Exit Card #4 on prepositions, interjections and common mistakes - Nov. 1st


Nov. 30th - Rough copies of book reports (on paper) are due.

Dec. 14th.Final copies of book reports (either hand-written or typed in a Google Doc) are due.
October 25, 2021
Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students continued working on their war foldables for the National Empowerment Unit.

Foldables are due on Nov. 1st if not done in class time.
Science
Assigned By: Charlie Simmonds
We continued to discuss topics from Chapter 2 including the types of interaction between organisms, the role of organisms in an ecosystem and the various systems used to measure the flow of energy in an ecosystem. Review. Students will get 3 more review assessments this week for Ch. 2.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students finished up grammar with clarifying some common mistakes: they're/their/there, its/it's, your/you're, and threw/through/thru.

Students will begin short stories tomorrow with a Halloween-themed listening test.

Keep in mind the following dates:
1. Short Story listening test - Oct. 26th

2. Exit Card #4 on prepositions, interjections and common mistakes - Nov. 1st


3. Nov. 30th - Rough copies of book reports (on paper) are due.

4. Dec. 14th.Final copies of book reports (either hand-written or typed in a Google Doc) are due.
October 22, 2021
Science
Assigned By: Charlie Simmonds
Students completed the first review for Ch. 2 today. Then we continued to discuss the role of organisms in an ecosystem. Review. Students will get 3 more review assessments next week.
French
Assigned By: Heather Lucas
We practiced the months of the year vocab and completed three worksheets: matching english to french, which month holidays occur in and a word search of calendar vocab.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students finished off two sections of grammar: prepositions and interjections. There is only one small section remaining!

This exit card will be written on Nov. 1st.

In the meantime, we will begin short story work next week. Please keep the following dates in mind:

1. Short Story listening test - Oct. 26th

2. Exit Card #4 on prepositions, interjections and common mistakes - Nov. 1st


3. Nov. 30th - Rough copies of book reports (on paper) are due.

4. Dec. 14th.Final copies of book reports (either hand-written or typed in a Google Doc) are due.
October 21, 2021
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Jamarama tomorrow!

Scholastic book orders due tomorrow.
Science
Assigned By: Charlie Simmonds
Students will get a review assessment at the next class tomorrow. REVIEW.
French
Assigned By: Heather Lucas
Reviewed the days of the week. Completed Days of week and school subject worksheet. To be corrected next class.
Joined Duolingo - used it to practice our French skills.
Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students had day one of three to work on their 'Causes of war' foldable.

These are due on Nov. 1st.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students wrote their adverbs and conjunctions exit card. Marks are on Powerschool.

They moved on to prepositions.

Please keep track of the following dates:
1. Nov. 30th - Rough copies of book reports (on paper) are due.

2. Dec. 14th.Final copies of book reports (either hand-written or typed in a Google Doc) are due.

3. Exit Card #4 on prepositions and interjections - Nov. 1st

4. Short Story listening test - Oct. 26th
October 20, 2021
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Scholastic book orders are due in on Friday, Oct. 22 to Ms. Critch. Or you can order online with the code RC218296

This Friday is Jamarama!
Science
Assigned By: Charlie Simmonds
We continued Chapter 2 today with discussing different symbiotic relationships with ecosystems and the roles of organisms. All information for Chapter 2 is on Google Classroom.

Students will get a review assessment at the next class tomorrow. REVIEW.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students finished up class work on conjunctions (all updated work is now posted online in the Students Workbook on Google Classroom.

Students have their adverbs and conjunctions exit card tomorrow. We did an adverbs Kahoot this afternoon and some students realized they may need some work on these! Study and prepare tonight please!


Please keep track of the following dates:
1. Nov. 30th - Rough copies of book reports (on paper) are due.

2. Dec. 14th.Final copies of book reports (either hand-written or typed in a Google Doc) are due.

3. Exit Card #4 on prepositions and interjections - Nov. 1st

4. Short Story listening test - Oct. 26th
Mathematics
Assigned By: Laura Doyle
We will be doing an in-class assignment on sections 1.3-1.7 tomorrow during class. Students will work independently, but will be permitted to use their books and notes.
October 19, 2021
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Scholastic book orders have been distributed by Ms. Critch. Book orders are due in to Ms. Critch by Friday Oct. 22, or you can order online with the code RC218296

This Friday is Jamarama!
Science
Assigned By: Charlie Simmonds
We continued Chapter 2 today with discussing different symbiotic relationships with ecosystems. All information for Chapter 2 is on Google Classroom. REVIEW.
Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students recapped the 4 causes of WW1 and the declaration of war, then continued watching a movie on it.

You will begin your WW1 cause of war foldable next class.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students were given their book reports today. They are to pick a book to read as an independent pleasure read.

Rough copies (on the paper provided in class today) are due in on Nov. 30th

Final copies (either hand-written or typed in a Google Doc) are due on Dec. 14th.

Students also received their grammar exit card #2 back today. Marks are in PowerSchool now.

Please keep track of the following dates:

1. Exit card #3 on Adverbs and conjunctions - Oct. 21

2. Exit Card #4 on prepositions and interjections - Nov. 1st

3. Short Story listening test - Oct. 26th
October 18, 2021
Science
Assigned By: Charlie Simmonds
We began Chapter 2 today with discussing different symbiotic relationships with ecosystems. All information for Chapter 2 is on Google Classroom.
October 15, 2021
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
The deadline for photo orders has been extended to Oct. 18th
Science
Assigned By: Charlie Simmonds
I didn't have this class today so I will collect the Chapter 1 worksheets this Monday, Oct. 18th.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students wrote their exit card #2 on adjectives and verbs.

Please keep track of the following dates:

1. Exit card #3 on Adverbs and conjunctions - Oct. 21

2. Exit Card #4 on prepositions and interjections - Nov. 1st

3. Short Story listening test - Oct. 26th
October 14, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students finished correcting verbs work in the grammar workbooks. (all up-to-date corrections are on Google Classroom)

Students then played Kahoots in order to review for their adjectives and verbs exit card tomorrow afternoon.

Are YOU ready!?
Science
Assigned By: Charlie Simmonds
The Chapter 1 worksheets have to be completed and passed in for this Friday, Oct. 15th. This is what they continued to work on today.
Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students discussed and learned about slides 1-14 in the chapter 15 notes. If you missed class, notes can be found online and YOU are responsible for this material.

We will conclude our discussion by watching a documentary on the causes of WW1.

After this, students will be tasked with the war foldable. Most of this work will be done in class, but some students may have to finish up their foldables at home. Be prepared for homework in the near future.
Mathematics
Assigned By: Laura Doyle
We are just finishing up Unit 1. Today, we worked on graphing linear relations and will continue with that tomorrow.

***There will be an assessment by mid next week covering Unit 1.
October 13, 2021
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Tomorrow is the final day to order school clothing online. Please visit the school website for more info.

Lifetouch photo orders were due today.
Science
Assigned By: Charlie Simmonds
The Chapter 1 worksheets have to be completed and passed in for this Friday, Oct. 15th.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Exit card on Adjectives and Verbs is THIS FRIDAY! Are you ready, or should you be reviewing at home?

Students got about halfway through the grammar workbook's activities on verbs. All corrections are now on Google Classroom. We will finish off the rest in class tomorrow and do an in-class review in preparation for Friday's evaluation.

Remember, exit cards are NOT tests. You can use your notes. But they are quick checkpoints of your ability. keep up-to-date!
October 12, 2021
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Life Touch photo orders are due in tomorrow. You can also order them online.

School clothing orders can be ordered through the link of the school website:
https://skjh.nlesd.ca/home

Picture retakes: Nov. 15th. Students will need to bring in old proofs in order to get retakes.

Students received their chrome books today. ALL STUDENTS MUST CHARGE THESE AT HOME. There will not be an opportunity to charge them in the classroom due to safety concerns.
Science
Assigned By: Charlie Simmonds
Students have one more review assessment from Ch. 1 topics that we will do tomorrow.

Also, the Chapter 1 worksheets have to be completed and passed in for this Friday, Oct. 15th.
Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
MANY students to did not have their in-class project 'Future self-portrait' ready to be handed in to me. Please have this ready for tomorrow. If it is not submitted by tomorrow, home contact will be made.

Students began the National Empowerment Unit (WW1). This is out of order from the year, but it will coincide with Remembrance day.

Notes and a general discussion of war were highlighted today.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students will have their Adjectives/Verbs exit card on Friday, Oct. 15th.

Today students corrected their adjective work in their workbook (available immediately on Google Classroom).

We also reviewed verbs and will continue to work through them until Friday in preparation for their exit card.

Remember, notes can be used during the exit card, so it is not a test. It is a quick evaluation of your understanding.
October 8, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students worked on Acrostic poetry for Thanksgiving.

Students also received two evaluations back:
1. text connections
2. Nouns and pronouns grammar exit card
Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Reminder: Future self-portraits are due on Tuesday!
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Pictures were sent home earlier this week. Ordering deadline is Oct. 13.

Picture retakes: Nov. 15th. Students will need to bring in old proofs in order to get retakes.
October 7, 2021
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Tomorrow is the last day to give to our 'Fill the Tractor' campaign. Please give if you can. Our class total is still sitting at 59 items.
Science
Assigned By: Charlie Simmonds
Today, Students completed the last review assessment from Ch. 1. Students will be working on their Chapter worksheets tomorrow.

All materials are on Google Classroom for Science.
Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
This was the last day to work on an in-class project distributed yesterday called 'Future Self Portrait.'

If you have not finished this, you have homework. The due date for this project is Tuesday, Oct. 12th.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students enjoyed their first library reading period.

Reminder: in the coming week or two you will need a book to read for a book report. Thee library periods are extremely useful to you in order to find a book you will enjoy reading independently.
October 6, 2021
Science
Assigned By: Charlie Simmonds
Today, Students completed two review assessments from Ch. 1 topics. There will be one more tomorrow.

All materials are on Google Classroom for Science.
October 5, 2021
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Let's keep those food donations coming 7-3s. We have a total of 59 items donated!
Language Arts
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students wrote their nouns and pronouns exit card.

Students then moved on to adjectives and worked on the activity associated with this in their workbook. We will be correcting that tomorrow.

Reminder: day one will be a reading/library day. So please bring in reading material on THURSDAY (not Friday as previously said) or be prepared to look for a book and check it out.
Mathematics
Assigned By: Laura Doyle
We are currently working with algebraic expressions. Students have been introduced to the concept of variables, coefficient, and constant term. The next focus is to write expressions from sentences/situations, and then to evaluate those expressions for a given value.

***Some students have yet to submit their divisibility foldable. This needs to be turned in asap.
October 4, 2021
Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students wrote their first case study of the year on 'Home Children.' It was an evaluation that required them to apply their knowledge of empowerment and disempowerment to a new situation.

Anyone who missed this case study will be asked to write it upon their return.
Science
Assigned By: Charlie Simmonds
Students need to review Chapter 1 topics discussed. There will be a review assessment this week.
All materials are on Google Classroom for Science.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students reviewed for their exit card tomorrow: a 10 minutes quiz on nouns and pronouns.


Reminder: Day One will be our library reading day. So THIS FRIDAY bring in a book from home to read, or be prepared to sign a book out from the school library.
French
Assigned By: Heather Lucas
We reviewed the french subjects (I, you, we, etc). We completed worksheets circling the correct photo to match the subject. Both are on our Google Classroom.
Reading quiz on Thursday on clothing, weather and subjects (circle the correct photo)
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
We are continuing to collect food items for our 'Fill the tractor' event. So far the 7-3s have collected 30 items. Let's keep them coming in!
October 1, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students corrected the remaining activity for nouns. Then we read all notes and corrected all activities on pronouns.

Your nouns/pronouns exit card (15 minutes quiz with notes permitted) will be happening on Tuesday, Oct. 5th!

If you were absent, all note are placed on Google Classroom. As well, all worksheets have been corrected and placed there too, so you can still keep up with the material.
Science
Assigned By: Charlie Simmonds
Students need to review Chapter 1 topics discussed. There will be a review assessment on Monday, Oct. 4.
All materials are on Google Classroom for Science.
Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
You will be writing your 'Home Children' case study on Monday. Would you like to read or re-read the article in advance? There are images of it on Google Classroom if you don't have/forgot your text book.
French
Assigned By: Heather Lucas
We reviewed Weather and Clothing terms. Completed worksheets matching weather to clothing items.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
We have collected 30 food items so far for the local food bank. Let's keep those donations coming in all next week 7-3!
September 28, 2021
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Reminder: No school tomorrow or Thursday.

Friday will be day 4 on your schedule.

The food drive donations have started coming in. Families have until next Friday to donate.
Science
Assigned By: Charlie Simmonds
Today, we continued review of Chapter 1 topics discussed. All materials are on Google Classroom for Science. REVIEW
Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students read pages 16-19 on the story of the Home Children. Student drew connections to that reading and what they are learning about Residential Schools. We are making TEXT TO WORLD connections in Socials! Woohoo!

This reading will be what your case study is based on for Monday, October 4th.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students continued exploring information about Residential Schools and the TRC. Students created a representing piece helping Canada come to terms and also move forward together. Caregivers: I emailed you out a picture of the classroom display.
September 27, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students began correcting their workbooks on nouns. All corrections are available as visuals on Google Classroom.

We will move on to pronouns after this. Once we are finished pronouns, there will be an exit card. So please keep up-to-date!
Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students did a disempowerment worksheet and read p. 15 of the textbook. If yo were absent, that is now available on Google Classroom. You will be provided with a paper copy when you return to class.

Reminder: Empowerment Case Study: Monday, Oct. 4th.
Mathematics
Assigned By: Laura Doyle
We have a short checkpoint on the divisibility rules tomorrow. It will look very similar to the worksheets given in class.

Our divisibility foldable is due by the end of this week. If you have not yet completed yours, you should continue to work on it at home.
Science
Assigned By: Charlie Simmonds
Today we started Module 1 - Environmental Interactions, Chapter 1. Students got a study guide, 1 PowerPoint and some review sheets for practice. All this material is on Google Classroom for Science. REVIEW.
September 24, 2021
Religion
Assigned By: Barb Doran
Today we viewed up to 52 minutes of the movie The ten Commandments. Students who were absent may view this movie from Youtube before next class which is the next day 6,
Mathematics
Assigned By: Laura Doyle
We are just finishing our work with divisibility rules. Students have been working on a foldable assignment over the last three classes. If it has not already been submitted, it must be turned in by Tuesday, September 28th.

**We will be having a quick checkpoint on divisibility rules on Tuesday, September 28th.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
We finished the notes on nouns.

Students were then assigned pages 1-3 in the grammar workbooks. Most people finished or were close to finishing in class. If you did not complete this in class, it is set for homework. We will correct it together on Monday.
Science
Assigned By: Charlie Simmonds
The Google Classroom code for Science is - r p 3 s l l f (all letters are lower case)
September 23, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students began their grammar unit by looking at analyzing subject and object nouns.

If you were absent, your study guide, notes and workbook are waiting here for you upon your return. You can also consult Google Classroom to review the first few slides of nouns.
Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students followed through all the notes of the different types of empowerment.

Announcement: you will be having your first in-class case study on October 4th. For the first one, we will be reading the article ahead of time.
Science
Assigned By: Charlie Simmonds
Today, students completed the last two Lab Safety Review assessments.

The Google Classroom code for Science is - r p 3 s l l f (all letters are lower case)
September 22, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Due to low numbers, we did not start the grammar unit today. Instead we read 'Shi-Shi-ekto' by Nicola I Campbell and made text connections to the story.

There are still several people who did not write their text connection evaluation. Please note, you will be asked to do this upon your return to school.
Science
Assigned By: Charlie Simmonds
Today, students completed the first two Lab Safety Review assessments. We will do the final two on Thursday, Sept. 23. REVIEW.

The Google Classroom code for Science is - r p 3 s l l f (all letters are lower case)
September 21, 2021
Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students discussed the Student Vote results and compared them to the actual election results.

Then, we did an introductory worksheet on what empowerment means. Notes for unit one were distributed today. We did not begin them, however.
Science
Assigned By: Charlie Simmonds
On Wednesday, Sept. 22 they will complete 2 reviews on Lab Safety. REVIEW!

The Google Classroom code for Science is - r p 3 s l l f (all letters are lower case)
Language Arts
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students wrote their text connection.

Anyone who missed this will be asked to write it upon their return.
September 20, 2021
Science
Assigned By: Charlie Simmonds
Students did a practice Google Form review today. On Wednesday, Sept. 22 they will complete 2 reviews on Lab Safety. REVIEW!
Mathematics
Assigned By: Laura Doyle
We have now completed all of our divisibility rules. We will be working on a foldable assignment tomorrow, and we have a small checkpoint on our divisibility rules, tentatively scheduled for Friday, September 24th.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students worked on the third and final text connection today: text-to-world connections.

You text connection evaluation will happen tomorrow in class! Notes can be used. Are you ready?
September 17, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students finished their text-to-text connections paragraph today. This one was a little trickier.

If yours is not completed, it is for homework.

On Monday we will examine text-to-world connections, and on Tuesday, Sept. 21st you will have an in-class assessment on making connections with texts.
Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students worked on the Terry Fox poster for our walk today.

You donated $41.55 toward Cancer research today. Way to go 7-3s!
Science
Assigned By: Charlie Simmonds
We have completed the Lab Safety review. Students will get some Google Form review on this on Monday and Tuesday next week, Sept. 20/21. REVIEW!
September 16, 2021
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Day One: Active Wear!

Tomorrow is the Terry Fox Walk. Do you have your permission slip and donation?
Language Arts
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students finished off their text-to-self paragraph. If yours is NOT completed, it is for homework tonight.

Students moved on to text-to-text connections and watched a Ted Talk by a young man named Carson Byblow. The link is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=px9CzSZsa0Y
Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students learned more about the political parties and candidates in preparation for Monday's Student Vote.
September 15, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students began writing their text-to-self paragraph on 'My Maturity in Flames' on p. 181 of the textbook.

Students will have a 'Making Connections' evaluation on Sept. 21st.
Science
Assigned By: Charlie Simmonds
We are reviewing Lab Safety. Students can review on the Google Classroom for Science (Code is rp3sllf)) at home if they have access to a computer, etc.

Students need to review as they will be a review assessment on them this week and next.
Mathematics
Assigned By: Laura Doyle
Today we worked with Venn diagrams for sorting numbers into groups that are divisible by 3 and divisible by 10. We also completed an investigation to create a rule for divisibility by 6. We will be working on our last two divisibility rules over the next two days.

Once we have covered all of the rules, we will be looking at a small checkpoint on applying the rules. We are probably looking at late next week.
September 14, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students began working through 'Making Connections' by making a text-to-self connection with a reading from the textbook 'My Maturity in Flames' on p. 181.

Announcement: Students will be having a text connections evaluation on Tuesday, Sept. 21st.
Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students learned about the election process in Canada and began exploring political party platforms.

This is in preparation for Student Vote, which will take place on Sept. 20th.
French
Assigned By: Heather Lucas
Practice our weather phrases.
Make flash cards of the 9 weather phrases.
Rehearse asking the weather and answering with a partner.
Mathematics
Assigned By: Laura Doyle
We have been working on our divisibility rules. So far we have investigated divisibility by 2, 5, 10, 3, & 9. We will continue to work with these for the remainder of the week.
September 13, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students received their 'Multiple Intelligences self assessment' form back which has study and learning strategies highlighted for them. You are asked to either keep this in your ELA binder, or bring it home to place somewhere you tend to study.

Students received notes for our first topic: Making Connections and were asked to place them in their ELA binders for organization. There will be an evaluation for this topic next week. Announcement to follow on exact date.


September 10, 2021
French
Assigned By: Heather Lucas
Handout of the alphabet
Handout of numbers
Please add these to your French duotang
We practiced pronouncing both in French.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students received their textbooks and organized their binders to begin the year on a positive note.

Students are asked to accept my Google Classroom invitation to join the ELA Google Classroom via their Gmail.
Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students received their textbooks and organized their binders to begin the year on a positive note.

Students are asked to accept my Google Classroom invitation to join the Socials Google Classroom via their Gmail.
September 9, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students received copies of the course descriptors so they know the weighting of the units or study this year.

Course descriptors can be found here:
https://www.nlesd.ca/programs/coursedescriptors.jsp

Curriculum guides can be found here: https://www.gov.nl.ca/education/

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