Homework Assigned For Homeroom: 8-2
May 16, 2022
Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students wrote the ch. 7 exit card.

If you were absent, you will be asked to write it next class.
May 12, 2022
Language Arts
Assigned By: Barb Doran
Please complete questions for chapter 13 if you didn't finish them during class.
Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students finished learning about the implementations of the Commission of Government by filling in the 5W chart on health care and Law enforcement.

Exit card (May 16th) format:
1. Matching
2. Fill in a table
3. Short answer questions
May 10, 2022
Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students continued analyzing the Commission of Government programs for their main features (who, what, when, where, why). This will prepare them for their exit card on May 16th for chapter 7.
May 6, 2022
Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students learned about the installment of the Commission of Government after the riot. We then began exploring the first of four programs they improved before WW2 hit. We will examine the other three next class.

Students need to prepare for their ch. 7 exit card on May 16th
May 5, 2022
Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students wrote their case study on the St. John's Riot of 1932.

If you missed class today, you will be asked to write this upon your return.
May 4, 2022
Mathematics
Assigned By: Melissa Hedderson
We will be having a math quiz on 6.1-6.3 next Wednesday, May 11.
May 3, 2022
Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students read a news article on the 1932 riot. This information, along with information form the notes will prepare you for your case study on May 5th.

If you missed today's reading, you can read the article I posted to Google Classroom.
May 2, 2022
Language Arts
Assigned By: Barb Doran
Tomorrow we will correct questions from chapters 1-5 tomorrow. Please finish them for homework if they're not done.
April 29, 2022
Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students learned about 3 difficult events of the 1920s and 30s:
1. Labrador border dispute
2. 1929 tidal wave
3. Great Depression
(slides 21-28)

There will be a case study on the 1932 riot on Thursday, May 5th.
April 27, 2022
Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students reviewed forestry and how mining and forestry industrialization impacted Indigenous communities and women.

I will be announcing the date of your case study next class. The case study is on the St. John's riot of 1832.
April 26, 2022
Mathematics
Assigned By: Melissa Hedderson
Students have had 5 classes to work on the Surface Area and Volume project and they are due Friday, April 29.

We started Unit 6 - Linear Equations and Graphing today.
Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students learned about the forestry industry in the 1920s and 30s in NL.

They watched a video and discussed the impact the mining and forestry industries had on traditional ways of life. (slides 14-20 of the notes).

Reminder: evaluation #1 is overdue for this chapter. It is a descriptive paragraph on working conditions in mines. I will be sending an email reminder home to anyone who has not submitted this via Google Forms.
April 25, 2022
Science
Assigned By: Heather Lucas
We learned how to draw ray diagrams for convex and concave mirrors with examples in p. 17-18 in our booklets.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Barb Doran
Today we started our new novel study for Make and Break Spring. We finished reading chapter 1.
April 11, 2022
Mathematics
Assigned By: Melissa Hedderson
Please remember to bring in a box for the Surface Area and Volume project!
Language Arts
Assigned By: Barb Doran
Today we learned about Easter Island. Tomorrow we'll be writing narrative paragraphs and answering questions about the article.
April 8, 2022
Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students learned about the St. Lawrence fluorspar mines in the 1930s. Then they examined the working conditions of mining at this time by reading their textbook and an article on the St. Lawrence mine.

This will prepare students for their first assessment of this chapter on Tuesday, April 12.

They will be asked to fill out a Google Form on the working conditions of mines in the early 1900s.
April 7, 2022
Mathematics
Assigned By: Melissa Hedderson
Just a reminder of Gr 8 forms and money which are due tomorrow!

We are now finishing up volume and we will be starting our projects on Monday. Students are asked to bring in a box of candy or other type of packaging.
Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students began exploring ch. 7 material. We discussed the economic diversification in the 1920s: specifically mining. We then watched the mining video on slide 4 of the notes, and finally learned more information about the mine in Buchans. All of this is covered on slides 1-7 of the class notes which are posted to Google Classroom.

Note: The first assessment of this chapter will be a paragraph about mining. This will be presented to the class on April 12.

Also: War letters and Conscription paragraphs were handed back.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Barb Doran
Continue to work on your persuasive essay that is due on Monday. We will have tomorrow's class to revise, edit, and finish. Don't forget to click 'share' on the Google doc.
April 6, 2022
Language Arts
Assigned By: Barb Doran
Tomorrow we will continue writing your persuasive writing essay. It is due on Monday, April 11.
April 5, 2022
Mathematics
Assigned By: Melissa Hedderson
Our exit card on SA of cylinders is tomorrow.
Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students received paper copies of the ch. 7 notes and those who have still not completed all the three assessments for ch. 6 were given extra time to do so. The assessments are:
1. War letter
2. Conscription journal
3. Women's Suffrage research

We are moving on to ch. 7 next class and I will no longer be hunting people down for this late work. If yours is not submitted now, it is on you to get it done and turn it in to me.


Ch. 7 future evaluations will look like the following:

1. Descriptive paragraph on mining conditions.

2. Case study on the St. John's riot.

3. End-of-chapter exit card.
April 4, 2022
Science
Assigned By: Heather Lucas
We completed the booklet of notes, including the definitions on p. 2.
We did an EdPuzzle on Googleclassroom. All students should complete this and can request to redo it should they wish to increase their mark. This counts as an exit card assignment.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Barb Doran
Today we discussed how to make an effective argumentative essay. Please come up with 5-6 topics that you may wish to write an argumentative/persuasive essay about.
Religion
Assigned By: Heather Lucas
We begain our Science and Religion assignement with the news clip video on stem cell rersearch . Please answer the questions relevant to the news clip.
April 2, 2022
Mathematics
Assigned By: Melissa Hedderson
Just a reminder of the exit card on Surface Area of Triangular Prisms on Monday, April 4.
April 1, 2022
Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students had their second and last class to work on researching Women's Suffrage (assignment posted to Google Classroom).

This is due to be digitally turned in on Tuesday.

We will be starting a new chapter next week. Chapter 6 evaluations were the WAR letter, the conscription paragraph, and the Women's Suffrage research assignment. If any of these is outstanding for you, please finish this off on your own time. No more class time will be given.
March 31, 2022
Language Arts
Assigned By: Barb Doran
We will continue to study the persuasive writing style and start discussing school uniforms.
March 30, 2022
Science
Assigned By: Heather Lucas
We measured wavelength and amplitude on p. 7 of our booklet. We completed the slides on Electromagnetic spectrum and reviewed colour blindness. We'll do an EdPuzzle on Light next class.
Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students were introduced to their Women's Suffrage research assignment.

This will be worked on during one more class and due to be digitally turned in on Tuesday, April 5th.
March 29, 2022
Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students learned about the final topic of ch. 6: the Women's Suffrage Movement.

Next class I will introduce your third and final evaluation for this chapter: research on Women's Suffrage.

Anyone with outstanding WAR letters, they are late, contact to you and to caregivers has been made, and zeros are now in Powerschool.

Anyone with outstanding Conscription reflective journals, I made contact home yesterday. If they are not submitted by Friday, a mark of zero will be added to Powerschool.

Please do your best to keep up-to-date on work.
March 28, 2022
Mathematics
Assigned By: Melissa Hedderson
We will have an exit card on Surface Area of Rectangular Prisms on Thursday, March 31
March 25, 2022
Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students learned about the Spanish Flu (slides 44-48) then did an outcome check by telling me some basic facts about this epidemic and by also telling me something new they learned from the film 'The Last Days of Okak' about a terribly sad experience with the flu in a remote Labrador community.

This was done on paper in the classroom, but anyone who was not present today is welcome to watch the film (youtube link in the notes) and make a copy of the outcome check (posted to Google Classroom), fill it out, then share it with me so I verify that you understood this concept.

This outcome check is unmarked.
March 24, 2022
Language Arts
Assigned By: Barb Doran
Continue to work on your song project. We're presenting on Monday, March 28th!
Science
Assigned By: Heather Lucas
Review for our Exit Card on the properties of Light Part 1. Blooket is posted on Google Classroom.
March 22, 2022
Science
Assigned By: Heather Lucas
Booklet: p. 6. Dispertion and Activity Identifying properties of light. Complete definitions 5-9.
Began properties of a wave, including a jabmoard identifying the parts of a wave
March 21, 2022
Science
Assigned By: Heather Lucas
We learned about refraction with a video (on Google Classroom) and an EdPuzzle. We completed the refraction notes on p. 6 of the booklet.
Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students reviewed the information on Conscription. that was presented last week.

They then wrote their reflective journal entry via the Google Form assignment posted on Google Classroom. This assignment will be marks, so please finish it off tonight if it was not finished today in class.
March 18, 2022
Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students reviewed WPA and NPA and were reminded to complete their Jamboards - this is unmarked though. But I do want to make sure you understand the importance of these two associations during WW1.

Today we learned about conscription (slides 34-43). Students were then introduced to their next evaluated project: a reflective journal on pro or anti conscription. Students will have one class to compose their journal. This will be due on March 23rd. The project must be completed via the form on Google Classroom.

REMINDER: WAR letters were due March 16th. I will be contacting those who have not submitted their work this afternoon. If it is not submitted by Monday, I will be placing a 0 as a placeholder in Powerschool until the project is submitted.

Please get your project in as soon as possible.
March 17, 2022
Home Economics
Assigned By: Alanna Fitzpatrick
BRING SOCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

If you have not already brought your socks in, you will need them tomorrow!!!!
Science
Assigned By: Heather Lucas
Went to the gym due to limited enrollment
March 16, 2022
Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students learned about the WPA and NPA (slides 29-32).

Then they filled out a Jamboard to prove to me they understood the reasons why these organizations did what they did. This is an unmarked assignment, but I just want to check in to see if students understand.
March 15, 2022
Religion
Assigned By: Heather Lucas
We watched an episode of Undercover Boss and will complete the questions on Google Classroom next class.
March 10, 2022
Mathematics
Assigned By: Melissa Hedderson
Students are completing Pi Day challenges for the remainder of the week and we will start Unit 4 Surface Area and Volume on Tuesday.
Home Economics
Assigned By: Alanna Fitzpatrick
BRING SOCKS!!!!!!!!

All Money Management assignments should be submitted by now. If you have not completed or submitted this assignment, please get it turned in in Google Classroom as soon as possible.
Science
Assigned By: Heather Lucas
Completed an EdPuzzle on Optical Instruments.
Completed notes p. 4 of the booklet
Language Arts
Assigned By: Barb Doran
Continue to review for your test on March 16th and work on your song project.
Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students had day three of three of letter-writing for their war letters.

I have provided anyone today who needed it with white paper and a tea bag to take home and tea-stain.

No more class time will be given for this project. Whatever is not complete now needs to be completed at home. Deadline for submission: March 16th!
March 9, 2022
Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students had day two of three of letter-writing for their war letters. So, following my proposed outline, you should have your rough draft finished now.

I have provided anyone today who needed it with white paper to take home and tea-stain.

Our next class together (tomorrow) will be our last working class on this project. So, my suggestion is to tea-stain the sheet tonight and let it dry, then bring it in tomorrow to write your final copy on the sheet.

If you do not follow this suggestion, that is totally fine. Just make sure your final version is completed by March 16th!
March 7, 2022
Language Arts
Assigned By: Barb Doran
Keep studying for your poetry term test on March 16th!
Home Economics
Assigned By: Alanna Fitzpatrick
BRING SOCKS!!!!!!!!

All Money Management assignments should be submitted by now. If you have not completed or submitted this assignment, please get it turned in in Google Classroom as soon as possible.
Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students had their official first day of writing their WAR letters. Reminder of the following suggested plan to complete this work:
1. rough draft on day one
2. finish rough draft on day two and take home a sheet of white paper to tea-stain.
3. writ the final copy on the tea-stained paper on day three.

These are due on March 16th.
March 4, 2022
Language Arts
Assigned By: Barb Doran
Continue to review for your upcoming poetry term quiz on March 16.
Home Economics
Assigned By: Alanna Fitzpatrick
BRING SOCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Make sure you have completed and submitted your Money Management assignment if you have not done so already.
March 3, 2022
Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students learned more about the WAR letter project (see rubric and letter format material on Google Classroom.)

This is due in on March 16th - this is changed from the announcement in class today. I forgot that Monday the 14th was a PL day. And, this project does require work at home (staining the paper for an aged look).

Students then watched I Remain Your Loving Son to get ideas for their letters.
March 2, 2022
Home Economics
Assigned By: Alanna Fitzpatrick
BRING SOCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!
Science
Assigned By: Heather Lucas
Review worksheet for Chapter 9 Exit Card (On Monday, March 7).
Language Arts
Assigned By: Barb Doran
*Continue to review your poetry definitions! Your test is on March 16!
March 1, 2022
Science
Assigned By: Heather Lucas
Finished booklet Ch 9 Pressure
EXIT CARD on Pressure MONDAY, March 7th.
Magic School Bus Goes under Pressure.
Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students learned about the Battle of Beaumont-Hamel and its devastating effects on the Newfoundland Regiment.

They were then introduced to their first project: a war letter. More to come on this in the coming classes.
February 28, 2022
Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students learned about the 6 branches of service that Newfoundlander and Labradorians served in during WW1.

We also listened to 'Recruiting Sergeant' by Great Big Sea.

Reminder that students will have 3 assessments on this chapter:
1. War letter.
2. Journal on conscription.
3. Research on Women's suffrage.
Home Economics
Assigned By: Alanna Fitzpatrick
BRING SOCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
February 24, 2022
Science
Assigned By: Heather Lucas
We learned how to calculate pressure and did practice problems on p. 24 of our booklets.
We completed notes on p. 25 of our booklet.
Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students analyzed stats on those who served in WW1 versus those who died. We discovered that being in the Newfoundland Regiment was the most dangerous place to be. We discussed reasons why.

This introduced students to the deadly battle of Beaumont Hamel.

Reminder that students will have 3 assessments on this chapter:
1. War letter.
2. Journal on conscription.
3. Research on Women's suffrage.
February 23, 2022
Science
Assigned By: Heather Lucas
Assembly for Pink Shirt Day
Religion
Assigned By: Heather Lucas
Began 'Rites of Passage' Project. We will have one more class to work on this assignment.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Barb Doran
We'll continue our poetry unit tomorrow.
February 22, 2022
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned By: Melissa Hedderson
Tomorrow is Pink Shirt Day.

The deadline to purchase coupons for our fundraiser is February 25, 2022 (this Friday).
Language Arts
Assigned By: Barb Doran
We'll continue with free verse poetry next class!
Mathematics
Assigned By: Melissa Hedderson
We will be having an outcome check on Ratios tomorrow.
Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students began ch. 6 (Unit 3) with notes distributed in paper form.

We then began discussing the outbreak of war, patriotism, propaganda, and the sense of adventure felt by many young Newfoundlanders and Labradorians which led them to sign up for service.

Students will have 3 assessments on this chapter:
1. War letter.
2. Journal on conscription.
3. Research on Women's suffrage.
February 21, 2022
Mathematics
Assigned By: Melissa Hedderson
The outcome check on Ratios will be Wednesday. Students were given extra practice today.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Barb Doran
Today we corrected corrections from the free verse section in your booklet, we'll continue next class.
February 17, 2022
Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students learned about communication and transportation innovations of the 1800s.

Then they were tasked with slides 18-21 of the digital workbook.

This workbook is due in on tomorrow: Friday, Feb. 18th.
February 16, 2022
Mathematics
Assigned By: Melissa Hedderson
Today we finished notes for 5.7 and 5.8 (comparing ratios and ratio word problems). Students were given worksheets on both sections to work on.

The outcome check on ratios is rescheduled for Tuesday, Feb 22.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Barb Doran
Today we started free verse poetry, we'll continue working on the questions next class.
*Please submit foldables if you haven't done so already!
February 15, 2022
Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
For those who couldn't make it in today, it was a light day, but we still learned new information. Please view the link below to learn about the Ocean Ranger disaster (40th anniversary today).


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RBpNfCUKdw



Also, please note that we are still on track to have all digital workbooks for chapter 5 turned in by Friday, Feb. 18th.
February 11, 2022
Mathematics
Assigned By: Melissa Hedderson
We are currently working on equivalent ratios. Students were assigned worksheets on 5.5 and 5.6 to complete by Monday. We will be having an exit card on ratios on Wednesday.
Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students learned about community life, the role of the church, and healthcare in the 1800s. Then they were tasked with slides 16 and 17 of their digital workbooks.

This workbook is due on Feb. 18th.

Students also received a digital rubric (Google Doc) of their earned marks for the chapter 4 research assignment. Explanation are in this document.

Marks are posted to PowerSchool.
February 10, 2022
Language Arts
Assigned By: Barb Doran
Today we started our section on sonnets, we'll continue this next class.
Please submit your foldable project if you haven't already done so.
Home Economics
Assigned By: Alanna Fitzpatrick
Today in class there was time to work on the Money Management Assignment . Please submit this in Google Classroom when you are finished!

BRING SOCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
February 9, 2022
Science
Assigned By: Heather Lucas
Weight vs Mass lab activity, completing the table on p. 17 of the booklet. We finished the notes, leaving the Case study on the last page for next class.
Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students finished off the notes on recreation and entertainment (slides 24-32), then proceeded to complete slides 12-15 in their digital workbooks.

Reminder: these workbooks are due on Feb. 18th.
February 8, 2022
Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Everyone filled out peer evaluations and self evaluations which I will consider as I compile marks for the ch. 4 research project.

Students moved on to slides 24-26 of the notes. We will continue on with 'Recreation and Entertainment' work next class.
Home Economics
Assigned By: Alanna Fitzpatrick
Today in class we started the Money Management Assignment, which is posted in Google Classroom. (class code - You will also have next Home Ec class to finish this assignment.

BRING SOCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You will need to bring in a pair of socks for your upcoming Sock Monkey project.
The socks can be any colour or pattern, but they cannot be ankle socks!
Please get these in as soon as you can so you won't be behind once we start the project.
If there is any issue with this, please let me know!
Language Arts
Assigned By: Barb Doran
Please pass in your foldable project if you haven't already done so.
February 7, 2022
Science
Assigned By: Heather Lucas
Completed calculations and notes on Weight and Buoyancy in our booklets p. 17 & 18
Language Arts
Assigned By: Barb Doran
-Submit foldable assignments.
-We'll continue to analyze lyrical poetry and music next class.
February 4, 2022
Science
Assigned By: Heather Lucas
New topic: Forces.
Video posted on Google Classroom
Notes on p. 16 and 17 in our Booklet on Forces and weight vs mass.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Barb Doran
Today we read through a new poem and finished the foldable project.
*Foldable due on Monday, February 7!
Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students learned about Food and Diet and then worked on slides 9-11 of their digital workbooks.
February 3, 2022
Religion
Assigned By: Heather Lucas
continute the movie and questions 'Eddie the Eagle'
Science
Assigned By: Heather Lucas
Measuring Density of Irregular Objects Lab Activity. Handout in class, see Ms. Lucas for a copy
Language Arts
Assigned By: Barb Doran
Today was the last class to work on the poetry term foldable, please finish at home. The due date is Monday, February 7.
*Continue to review poetry terminology.
February 2, 2022
Language Arts
Assigned By: Barb Doran
We'll have one more class to work on the poetry term foldable. It will be due on Monday, February 7th.
*Continue to review poetry definitions.
*Submit any late work!
Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Today students presented on the French Shore Crisis. Way to go! What an informative presentation for all!

Students finished up the housing slides of their digital booklet if not finished last class (slides 5-8).
February 1, 2022
Science
Assigned By: Heather Lucas
Completed and corrected the questions on particle theory and density on page 14 of the booklet.
Home Economics
Assigned By: Alanna Fitzpatrick
Today in class we did our Introductory Module review. These should all be submitted in Google Classroom.

In case you missed today's class, the class code for our Home Ec Google Classroom is: ufdb5tv

BRING SOCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You will need to bring in a pair of socks for your upcoming Sock Monkey project.
The socks can be any colour or pattern, but they cannot be ankle socks!
Please get these in as soon as you can so you won't be behind once we start the project.
If there is any issue with this, please let me know!
Language Arts
Assigned By: Barb Doran
Today we continued working on foldable poetry term assignment. We will continue working on these next class.
-Continue to review poetry terms!
***Please submit any late work from term 1
January 31, 2022
Science
Assigned By: Heather Lucas
Calculating Density Activity: we weighed and measured various boxes, calculating their volume and density. We complete the table on p. 14 of our booklets.
Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students moved on to slides 4-15 of the notes. Then they began slides 5-8 of their digital workbook. Students will get about 20 minutes next class to finish off this work before moving on to the next section.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Barb Doran
-Continue to review poetry terminology!
-Up to this point, we have analyzed and corrected poems #1 and #2.
*Please submit any outstanding work from term 1.
January 28, 2022
Mathematics
Assigned By: Melissa Hedderson
Please finish 5.3 Disney Escape Room if you did not get it finished during class today.
Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Unfortunately, due to absences, non of our remaining projects could be presented today.

Students did begin their ch. 5 notes and digital booklet, however.

I introduced slides 1-3 of the notes, and students were set to the task of filling in slides 1-4 of their digital workbooks. Please complete this if not done in class today.
January 27, 2022
Mathematics
Assigned By: Melissa Hedderson
Today we completed 5.3 percent increase and decrease word problems. Please make sure you finish the activities posted in the Google Classroom.

We will be having a quiz on 5.1-5.4 next Thursday, Feb 3.
Music
Assigned By: Alanna Fitzpatrick
A reminder that both your Music Timeline project and your Rock Musician Profile are due by FRIDAY of this week. Our music class officially ends on Friday, January 28.

We do not have any more classes in school to work on these assignments, so if you did not get them completed in our last class on Tuesday, you must finish them on your own time.
Science
Assigned By: Heather Lucas
How to calculate the volume of a rectangular prism (aka a box). Practice Worksheets 1 & 2 handed out on paper, also available on Google Classroom.
January 26, 2022
Science
Assigned By: Heather Lucas
Flow Rate Lab
Mathematics
Assigned By: Melissa Hedderson
Today we completed Type 2 and Type 3 word problems. Please complete the two Google Forms for homework if you did not get them finished during class time.
Science
Assigned By: Heather Lucas
Flow Rate Lab
Music
Assigned By: Alanna Fitzpatrick
A reminder that both your Music Timeline project and your Rock Musician Profile are due by FRIDAY of this week. Our music class officially ends on Friday, January 28.

We do not have any more classes in school to work on these assignments, so if you did not get them completed in our last class on Tuesday, you must finish them on your own time.
Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
All students left to present their research projects will go on Friday, Jan. 28th.

Today students were introduced to their ch. 5 work: a digital workbook. This will be due on Feb. 18th.

Note #1: The students who did not yet write the chapter 3 test will be writing it on Thurs. Feb. 3rd.

Note #2: there are several students without their ch. 3 booklets submitted. Please get those in to me asap. An email will be sent home as well reminding you of this.
January 25, 2022
Music
Assigned By: Alanna Fitzpatrick
A reminder that both your Music Timeline project and your Rock Musician Profile are due by FRIDAY of this week. Our music class officially ends on Friday, January 28.

We do not have any more classes in school to work on these assignments, so if you did not get them completed in our last class on Tuesday, you must finish them on your own time.
Mathematics
Assigned By: Melissa Hedderson
Today we completed pages 17 and 18 of the booklet. Completed notes are posted to the Google Classroom. There is also a Google Form (Word Problems Type 1) to complete (under classwork).

We will be having a quiz next week on 5.1-5.3. More details to come.
January 24, 2022
Music
Assigned By: Alanna Fitzpatrick
A reminder that both your Music Timeline project and your Rock Musician Profile are due by FRIDAY of this week. Our music class officially ends on Friday, January 28.

You will have one more class in school in which to work on these assignments.
January 20, 2022
Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Great job today to the groups who presented! Monday's line up of presentations looks like this:


1. The French Shore Crisis
2. The Confederation debate
3. The FPU
January 19, 2022
Language Arts
Assigned By: Barb Doran
We did a self test in class today. How did you do? Were you happy with your result?
Also the following sections of your novel study are now due: comprehension, character sketch, conflict essay and theme paragraph (Friday). Novel study now complete!!
Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Today was the first day of ch. 4 presentations! WOW! WHAT A SUCCESS! Congratulations to all groups who presented today!

Tomorrow's presentations will be:
1. The Great Fire
2. Responsible and Representative gov't
3. The French Shore Crisis

January 18, 2022
Language Arts
Assigned By: Barb Doran
We discussed the themes in the novel, The Outsiders, in class. Students are now writing a paragraph on two of the themes and how the themes were revealed by the author.
January 17, 2022
Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students had their 5th and final class to work on their groups ch. 4 research projects.

Presentations will begin Wednesday, January 19th. The following groups will be presenting:

1. The Bank Crash
2. Denominational Compromise
3. The Railway
4. The Evolution of Government: Naval governor → Civil governor
January 14, 2022
Music
Assigned By: Alanna Fitzpatrick
Today in class you had time to either finish up your Timeline project or to start your Rock Musician Profile. These are the final two assignments for the term.

The Timeline projects should be submitted by no later than next Friday, January 21.
January 13, 2022
Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Day 4 of ch. 4 group research project.

Presentation date: Jan. 20th
January 12, 2022
Music
Assigned By: Alanna Fitzpatrick
Today in class we continued to work on out Music Timeline projects. If you are not yet finished these, there will still be time to get them completed, but there will be an additional short assignment that I will give you next class. If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know!
January 11, 2022
Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students has day 3 of working on their ch. 4 research projects. These are still set to be delivered on Jan. 19th
January 10, 2022
Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Class #2 to work on the ch. 4 research project. These projects are still scheduled to be presented on Jan. 19th.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Barb Doran
The Outsiders movie was shown in class today for those who could not access it on their own. Remember your character sketches are due tomorrow. Comprehension booklet should now be complete. I am in the process of looking at it now. Those who have viewed the movie are beginning the work on conflict. See Google Class for this assignment and related notes.
January 5, 2022
Music
Assigned By: Alanna Fitzpatrick
Today in class we completed a Google Form about the Christmas Break and New Year. If you didn't already fill it out, please do!
The link is in our Google Classroom.

We continued working on our Music Timeline projects. You will have more time next class to finish these up!
January 4, 2022
Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students learned about how the ch. 4 research project will function. Partners and topics were given out.

I will be updating a digital list of this information this evening/tomorrow morning.
December 16, 2021
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned By: Melissa Hedderson
Tomorrow is Active Wear Day. It will also be the last day to purchase bells for 'Jingle Bell Your Teacher' fundraiser in support of Nevaeh's Angel Foundation.
Mathematics
Assigned By: Melissa Hedderson
We are having an In-Class Assignment tomorrow on Unit 3. It will include multiplying and dividing fractions, as well as order of operations with adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing fractions.
Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students learned about naval governors, civil governors, and representative government. This will prepare them for their after-Christmas research projects.

Ch. 4 notes are on Google Classroom.
December 14, 2021
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned By: Melissa Hedderson
Tomorrow is Candy Cane Day! Please wear Red and White.
Mathematics
Assigned By: Melissa Hedderson
The In-Class Assignment on Unit 3 is rescheduled for Friday.
Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students studied ch. 4 notes while those who missed the test wrote it.

If you have been absent since Friday, you will be writing the test upon your return to class.
December 10, 2021
Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students wrote their ch. 3 test. Those absent will be asked to write it upon their return to school.
December 9, 2021
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned By: Melissa Hedderson
Tomorrow is REINDEER Day. Please wear Brown/Antlers!
Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Please see a message posted to Google Classroom regarding today's missed test due to the school closure.
Mathematics
Assigned By: Melissa Hedderson
We have an ICA tentatively scheduled for next Wednesday Dec 15 and a test on Friday Dec 17 for Unit 3.
December 7, 2021
Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Test format for Thursday, Dec. 9th:

1. Fill in the blanks
2. Matching
3. do 2 out of 3 long answer questions
December 3, 2021
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned By: Melissa Hedderson
Monday is the start of 12 Days of Christmas and it will be JERSEY DAY!
Mathematics
Assigned By: Melissa Hedderson
We are finishing up multiplying fractions and we will start dividing fractions next week.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Barb Doran
Booklet work to chapter7
Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students did a Kahoot to prepare for your ch. 3 test on Dec. 9th.

With remaining time, students finished their booklets (due Dec. 10th) and began studying their study guide.
December 1, 2021
Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students finished the booklet today looking at the boat-building industry.

Ch. 3 test: Dec. 9th.

Ch. 3 booklets due: Dec. 10th

Are you ready?
November 30, 2021
Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students looked at the trapping industry of the 1800s and then did another section of the ch. 3 booklet on 'A Trapper's Wife'

This is now complete and expected to be finished for homework if not completed in class.

If you were absent today, please continue on at your own pace.

Remember:

Ch. 3 test - Dec. 9th

Ch. 3 booklet due: Dec. 10th
November 26, 2021
Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students learned about fishing merchants, then proceeded to watch the NFB film 'I Just Didn't Want to Die' about the SS Newfoundland sealing disaster.

We will be moving on to trapping next class. Are you up-to-date with your booklet? You should have up-to-and-including the seal hunt timeline completed.

Ch. 3 test: Dec. 9th
Ch. 3 booklets due Dec. 10th
November 25, 2021
Music
Assigned By: Alanna Fitzpatrick
If you owe me any work from our Folk Music unit, please get it completed and submitted by TOMORROW!
Science
Assigned By: Heather Lucas
Review for our exit card TOMORROW.
Review definitions 15-22 and pages 12-15 of your booklet. Review is also on Google Classroom.
Religion
Assigned By: Heather Lucas
Finished Remember the Titans.
Complete the questions. They will be due in about a week.
November 24, 2021
Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students learned about the seal hunt in 19th century NL. They did the two pages in the booklet that correspond with that section.

If you were absent or did not finish this, it is now set for homework.

Chapter three test reminder:

Dec. 9th.

Booklets will be due to be turned in on Dec. 10th.
November 22, 2021
Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students should have up-to-and-including The Bank Fishery done in their booklets.

We reviewed all three fisheries today. Next class we will move on to the seal hunt.

Test date: Dec. 9th.

A study guide was also distributed today. If you were absent, please get one off me when you return.
November 19, 2021
Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students worked on the next activity in their booklets: the 3 branches of the fishery.

We read, discussed, then filled-in-the-blanks the information for the Inshore Fishery and The Labrador Fishery.

If this is not complete now, it is set for homework.

Note: I will be announcing the date of your test next week.

Remember this booklet is also going to be evaluated by me and is a great study tool for your test.
November 17, 2021
Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students read the secondary source on page 50 of the textbook about how fishing was a family affair. They then filled out a chart in their booklet about the roles of men, women, and children.

Please note that this chapter will be assessed by this booklet and a test before Christmas.
November 16, 2021
Music
Assigned By: Alanna Fitzpatrick
As I mentioned in class today, today was your last class to finish up work for our Folk Music unit.

If I am missing any work from you after today, a 0% will be entered in PowerSchool, and I will send you an email and copy it to your parents/guardians letting you know what you are missing.

We will not have any more time in class to finish work from this unit.

Our report cards are quickly approaching so make sure your work is up to date!

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at any time: alannafitzpatrick@nlesd.ca
Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Yesterday students began chapter 3 notes and booklet. Students were advised that for this chapter, there will be two evaluations:

1. The booklet which we will work on in class as we progress through the notes.

2. A chapter test.

REMINDER: chapter 2 research has now been completed in class. It is due on Nov. 17th.
November 15, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned By: Barb Doran
SHORT STORY TERMS/NOTES QUIZ WEDNESDAY, NOV. 17/21.
SHORT STORY MUST BE COMPLETED AND TURNED IN ON NOV. 17/21. PLEASE PLACE IT IN GOOGLE CLASSROOM AS WE DISCUSSED IN CLASS.
November 12, 2021
Mathematics
Assigned By: Melissa Hedderson
We started 2.5 Order of Operations today.

We will be having a short outcome check on DIVISION of integers on Tuesday. Our final assessment for Unit 2 is scheduled for Thurs Nov 18.
November 10, 2021
Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students had their final working class on their ch. 2 research project.

There will be NO MORE CLASS TIME given for this. This project is due via Google Classroom on Nov. 17th
November 9, 2021
Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
European immigrants table was due today. Contact will be made with home this afternoon if this is not submitted.

Students began their research project for chapter 2. This is due on Nov. 17th.
November 8, 2021
Mathematics
Assigned By: Melissa Hedderson
Please finish p. 87-89 #s 4, 5
November 6, 2021
Mathematics
Assigned By: Melissa Hedderson
Students completed their outcome check on multiplication on Friday. Next week, we will start division and order of operations.

Math League starts up this Monday at lunch. All are welcome!
November 5, 2021
Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students had their last day to work on the 'European Immigrants' table. This is due to be turned in (on paper for those who chose it, or digitally for the majority) on Nov. 9th.
November 3, 2021
Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students had day 1 of 2 to work on their in-class assignment on the European immigrants who settled in NL in the 19th century.

This is due in (digitally by most - but on paper for those who preferred it) by Nov. 9th.
November 2, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned By: Barb Doran
Today I passed back comprehension assignments and collected representation assignment on symbolism. I also took students up and pointed out missing assignments to date. Getting assignments completed and passed in is essential for long term success.
November 1, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned By: Barb Doran
Complete all terms and notes on short story unit.
Mathematics
Assigned By: Melissa Hedderson
This week we are working on sections 1.1 and 1.2 Multiplying Integers. We will be having an exit card on multiplying on Friday, Nov 5.
Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students reviewed the French settlers, then learned about the Scottish and Irish settlers to NL.

You will be working on your in-class assignment starting next class.
October 29, 2021
Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students learned about the French settlers in NL
October 27, 2021
Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
'Traditional way of life' tables were due today. Is yours passed in? If not, you have received an email from me.

If it is not passed in by tomorrow, contact home will be made.

Students began part 2 of chapter 2: the 4 major European settler groups.
October 26, 2021
Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Your 'Traditional way of live for the Indigenous of NL in the 1800s' table is due tomorrow.

If you are not finished this, you have homework tonight!
October 25, 2021
Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students had their final day to work on the in-class project entitled 'Indigenous Traditional way of Life in the 19th century'

If these are not submitted to me now (either digitally or by hand) they are due in by Oct. 27th.
October 22, 2021
Science
Assigned By: Heather Lucas
We began our Chapter 2 Booklet notes, p. 3 and 4.
Students were given the option of digital or paper booklets.
Notes are available on Google Classroom.
October 21, 2021
Science
Assigned By: Heather Lucas
Began Chatper 2. We watched the 'Oceanography' episode of Bill Nye and completed a Google Form of Questions.
Students had time to complete their Chapter 1 booklets which are due tomorrow.
Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students spent their first day on the ch. 2 project on traditional lifestyles of the Indigenous of NL.

This is due on Oct. 27th.
October 20, 2021
Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students reviewed the traditional lifestyle of the Indigenous of NL during the 19th century.

Your in-class assignment will begin next class. You will have the option of doing it online or on paper. It will be due on Oct. 27th.
October 19, 2021
Mathematics
Assigned By: Melissa Hedderson
Students have their Unit 1 Test tomorrow on sections 1.1-1.7. There are instructional videos and completed notes in the Google Classroom.

Students are also working on their zipline projects this week.
October 18, 2021
Science
Assigned By: Heather Lucas
We completed our notes on Climate Change. Reviewed material for our Exit Card tomorrow on salinity, denisty, drainage basins, water quality and climate change.
October 15, 2021
Mathematics
Assigned By: Melissa Hedderson
Unit 1 Math Test is scheduled for next Wednesday, Oct 20.

Please remember an action figure toy for Monday (if you have one you'd like to use).
October 14, 2021
Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students watched the first half of the film 'Stealing Mary.'

If you missed class today, it is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to watch this on your own time. It is found in two parts on youtube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHQW_dLAMm0&t=603s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rruImW3bFoo&t=224s
October 13, 2021
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned By: Melissa Hedderson
Tomorrow is the deadline for the school clothing order. See school website for details on how to place an order.
Music
Assigned By: Alanna Fitzpatrick
By now all Modern I'se the B'y assignments should be submitted in Google Classroom.

We had our third and final day to work on it in class today. If you are not done, you should finish it at home and submit it.
October 12, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned By: Barb Doran
Listening Quiz1
Started story 'Zarg Tyranny' page 93 of text. Complete Narrative text pattern chart for storyas detailed on page 92 of text.
Science
Assigned By: Heather Lucas
As a class, read p. 7 of our booklet on 'Abiotic Factors that Affect Water Quality' and made jot notes in the table on p. 9.
Mathematics
Assigned By: Melissa Hedderson
Students learned about Pythagorean Triples on Friday. We are continuing work with Pythagorean Theorem this week.
Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students began unit two, chapter two: The People who lived here.

We began our study with a general discussion of how the 1800s is the 19th century, and why studying Indigenous peoples is an extremely important part of NL history. We will explore each of the 5 NL Indigenous groups in more detail in the coming days.

There is no test for this chapter. But there will be two in-class projects which will be submitted for a mark.
October 8, 2021
Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students watched the Google Meet Thanksgiving assembly in class today.

Notes for chapter 2 were also distributed. Students are expected to keep their notes in their binders for optimal organization.
October 7, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned By: Barb Doran
Anyone who missed quiz today be prepared to complete it tomorrow.
October 6, 2021
Science
Assigned By: Heather Lucas
Density Lab Activity
October 5, 2021
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned By: Melissa Hedderson
We are continuing our collection of non-perishable food items for Fill the Tractor this week. The last day is Friday, Oct 8.

Students will participate in Walk for Breakfast tomorrow afternoon (weather permitting). It will be the same route as the Terry Fox walk.
Mathematics
Assigned By: Melissa Hedderson
We started section 1.5 - Pythagorean Theorem today.

Students are asked to complete p. 34 #'s 3 and 4 for tomorrow.
October 4, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned By: Barb Doran
Introduction to short story unit with reading of Two Islands in text. Focus on setting and character. Complete page one of handout tonight if not completed in class.
Music
Assigned By: Alanna Fitzpatrick
All Personal Music Surveys and Soundtrack to Summer assignments should be submitted in Google Classroom.

These have been corrected and marks have been put in PowerSchool.
Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Reminder: the Historic Method Google Classroom project is due today. Is yours turned in?

Students worked on a map of Newfoundland an Labrador. Most finished this off in one class. If yours is not done it is set for homework. This map will be evaluated.
October 1, 2021
Science
Assigned By: Heather Lucas
Reminder: Exit card on Water, up to and including the Water Cycle on Tuesday, Oct 5th!
In class we played a review game for the exit card.
September 28, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned By: Barb Doran
Quiz next Wednesday
September 27, 2021
Home Economics
Assigned By: Melissa Hedderson
Reminders for this week:

- Tomorrow is Orange Shirt Day
- Students have no school on Wednesday, Sept 29 or Thursday Sept 30
- Our annual fundraiser of Fill the Tractor is ongoing. Please bring in a non-perishable food donation in support of the local food bank. The class with the most donations will win a pizza party!!
Mathematics
Assigned By: Melissa Hedderson
Our checkpoint on 1.1, 1.2 and 1.4 is scheduled for tomorrow, Sept 28.

Students are working on review sheets and there is a Google Form review posted in the Google Classroom.
Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students wrote their unit one exit cards.

If you were absent, you will be writing this assessment as soon as I see you again.

Reminder: Unit one historical method research project is due on Friday, Oct 1st!
September 24, 2021
Mathematics
Assigned By: Melissa Hedderson
Our checkpoint on 1.1, 1.2 and 1.4 is rescheduled for Tuesday, Sept 28.
Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Reminder: Unit One exit card: Sept. 27th
Language Arts
Assigned By: Barb Doran
Review all notes for grammar test late next week or early the following week. I will inform you when a date is confirmed.
Review teach notes and worksheet samples and notes.
September 23, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned By: Barb Doran
Correction Day. Grade 8 Booklet.
Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students continued researching the individual past of one historical Newfoundlander/Labradorian.

This was our last working class for this activity, but students can continue to work on it at home or on their own time. It is not due to be submitted until Oct. 1st.

Reminder: Unit One exit card: Sept. 27th
September 22, 2021
Mathematics
Assigned By: Melissa Hedderson
We are just finishing up sections 1.1, 1.2 and 1.4.

There will be a short checkpoint scheduled for Monday, Sept 27 on 1.1, 1.2 and 1.4.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Barb Doran
Complete booklet for correction tomorrow. Quiz next Friday or Monday.
September 21, 2021
Music
Assigned By: Alanna Fitzpatrick
All Personal Music Surveys and Soundtrack to Summer assignments should be submitted in Google Classroom.
Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students began their historic method research for unit 1. This will be due on Oct. 1st.

Don't forget, you are writing a unit 1 exit card on Sept. 27th. This is an open-book quick check-in to make sure you understand the concepts covered so far.
September 20, 2021
Mathematics
Assigned By: Melissa Hedderson
We are currently working on perfect squares and square roots.

Please finish p. 15-16 #'s 13, 14, 16 and 19.
Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students finished all Unit One notes. Students will have their unit one exit card on Monday, Sept. 27th. Notes are permitted.

Students also were introduced to their first research project on: a biography on a person from NL. This will be primarily done in class but may be worked on at home too. The assignment is found on Google Classroom and must be completed on that Google Doc.

Due date Oct. 1st
Music
Assigned By: Alanna Fitzpatrick
All Personal Music Surveys and Soundtrack to Summer assignments should be submitted in Google Classroom.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Barb Doran
Review parts of speech exercises completed in class. In homework check today a number of students did not have work completed to date. Please complete all incomplete work tonight. Phone calls will go home if not completed by tomorrow.
September 16, 2021
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned By: Melissa Hedderson
Please bring in any outstanding Terry Fox permission slips before our walk tomorrow afternoon.
Science
Assigned By: Heather Lucas
Review WHMIS and household symbols.
Lab Safety Exit Card 2 on WHMIS and household symbols.
Exit card assignment WHMIS and household symbols.on Google Classroom and due Tuesday.
Review Lab Equipment for Lab Equipment Exit Card 3 next class (tomorrow)
Music
Assigned By: Alanna Fitzpatrick
All Personal Music Surveys should now be submitted in Google Classroom.
Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students learned about the political parties and candidates in preparation for Monday's Student Vote.
September 15, 2021
September 14, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned By: Barb Doran
Review of grammar concepts introduced in grade seven continues. Review and do practice at home. Please go to Google Classroom for great practice activities and notes for this unit. Nightly review is important.
Music
Assigned By: Alanna Fitzpatrick
If you did not complete your Personal Music Survey Assignment last class, please make sure to complete this and submit it in Google Classroom before our next music class.

*Remember - this is your first mark that will go in PowerSchool for music, so start the year strong!
September 13, 2021
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned By: Melissa Hedderson
Please pass in all forms.

Picture Day is Wednesday, Sept 15.
Mathematics
Assigned By: Melissa Hedderson
Please make sure you have completed the first sheet assigned during class today (Activating Prior Knowledge)
Language Arts
Assigned By: Barb Doran
We are still reviewing grammar in class. Please go to Google classroom and read over notes to refresh your memory.
Music
Assigned By: Alanna Fitzpatrick
If you did not complete your Personal Music Survey Assignment last class, please make sure to complete this and submit it in Google Classroom before our next music class.
September 10, 2021
Science
Assigned By: Heather Lucas
Course introduction, meet the teacher
Student survey
Social Studies
Assigned By: Nicole Collins
Students completed an information sheet for me to better get to know them.
September 9, 2021
Homeroom Announcements
Assigned By: Melissa Hedderson
Please return all forms handed out during homeroom yesterday.
Social Studies
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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