Homework Assigned For Homeroom: 8-2
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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