Week Overview (Nov. 24 – 28)

November 24 (Monday, Day 2):

  • read from a literacy textbook and took notes about oral traditions
  • had a class discussion about the cell membrane and particle theory
  • worked on questions from the Nelson math textbook (pg. 147 – Gr. 8s, pg. ____* – Gr. 7s)
  • worked on the “Au Supermarché” scripts

November 25 (Tuesday, Day 3):

  • took up math work from the previous week, which was pg. 280 – 281, #4 – 17 (Gr. 7)
  • continued the badminton tournament
  • continued reading from a literacy textbook and took notes about poetry
  • worked on the “Au Supermarché” scripts

November 26 (Wednesday, Day 4):

  • came up with a list of diffusion in everyday life
  • continued the badminton tournament
  • watched various music videos and answered questions about them
  • made better answers for the questions from the literacy textbook about oral traditions and poetry
  • came up with an expression to find the estimated cost of the Ottawa trip, with a variable being the number of students that attend the trip

November 27 (Thursday, Day 5):

  • worked on the “Au Supermarché” scripts
  • started an art project where there are circles on a page that will be filled with various zentangle patterns
  • listed questions about well-known fictional characters and answered them after “becoming” the character
  • did a worksheet on translating math expressions

November 28 (Friday, Day 1):

  • went to Dundas Valley Conservation Area

Reminders/Other:

We will be going to to Westmount to watch the their production of Disney’s “High School Musical” on December 8th. If you have not yet brought in your forms and/or money, please bring them in ASAP.

We will be presenting our “Au Supermarché” skits on Monday.

November 28

Today, our class and Mrs. Read’s class visited the Dundas Valley Conservation Area.

In the morning, our class learned how to use compasses, and practiced orienteering in pairs in the small course. Then in groups of four, we tried the bigger course to see who can use the compass efficiently.

In the afternoon, our classes combined to go on a hike into the woods, and played Camouflage. Congratulations to hanoj6 on winning first place and receiving a cup of hot chocolate!

Also, the Governor has asked us to brainstorm ideas on a math lesson that includes the things that we learned about orienteering during our trip.

Unfortunately, Mrs. Read injured her ankle while she and her class were in the forest, and was taken to the hospital. Let’s all hope for a quick recovery for her and her class’ well-being!

Reminders/Other:

We will be going to Westmount on Dec. 8th to watch their production of “High School Musical”. If you haven’t brought in your forms and/or money, please bring them ASAP.

November 27

Today in french we worked on our Au Supermarche script and worked on a work-sheet. In art we started on a project with zentangles. In math we had free time to play on smart-kit.com or cool math games .com. In drama we listed questions for characters, and acted out those characters. In literacy we did a few math questions, and kept working on the zentangles.

Tomorrow we have a trip to the Dundas Vally Conservation Area. Remember to dress appropriately for the weather. And remember to bring a lunch.

November 26

Today in science we came up with a list of every-day examples of diffusion. In gym we continued the badminton tournament. In music we watched a bunch of music videos and answered questions on them. In literacy we did silent reading, and worked on our notes for chapter 16 in ” Building English Skills”. In math we worked out an estimated cost for the trip to Ottawa.

November 25

Mr. Kowtaluk was our substitute teacher today for homeroom.

For the first two periods of Math, the Grade 7s took up their math work from last week   (pg. 280 – 281, #4 – 17). The Grade 8s finished their work on pg. 147 (Questions 1 – 5) of the Nelson Math Textbook.

In Gym, we continued our badminton tournament.

In Literacy, we continued reading from the literacy textbook as a class. We read about the aspects of poetry, and took notes about important terms. We answered some questions about poetry in a class discussion.

In French, we continued working on our “Au Supermarché” scripts. These will have to be presented on Monday.

Reminders:

  • Bring in progress report envelopes (with the bottom section of page 2 and a signed copy of the IEP, if applicable) ASAP
  • Bring in High School Musical Trip Forms by December 5th
  • Don’t forget to register for the Ottawa trip by December 12th (Gr. 8)
  • The Westmount Information Night is tomorrow, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm, for those that wish to attend.

 

November 24

Today, for the first three periods Mr. Penney was our substitute teacher for homeroom.

In Literacy, we read from a language textbook, wrote down definitions for some terms read (oral tradition and legend), took notes about the text, and discussed a few questions about legends (specifically, The Sword in the Stone and John Henry).

In Science, we were given our tests back, the results of which we wrote down in the table of contents section of our science binder. Next, we began reading about the cell membrane and its characteristics, such as its selective permeability. We also discussed about diffusion and its real life purposes. Finally, we were given a worksheet about the cell membrane and relating diffusion to particle theory.

In Music, Mr. Kowtaluk was our substitute teacher. A group chose to practice for the talent show, while the rest of us played songs on our instruments. Finally, we played Telephone with the phrase “Jingle Bells is often played on Taco Tuesday after a game of golf.”

In Math, we were assigned new questions from the math textbook. For the Grade 7s, I would appreciate if someone would comment their questions as I missed them. For the Grade 8s, we started the review section of 5 questions on page 147 of the textbook.

In French, we were given time to continue practicing our “Au Supermarche” projects.

Reminders

  • Bring in progress report envelopes (with the bottom section of page 2 and a signed copy of the IEP, if applicable) ASAP
  • Bring in High School Musical Trip Forms by December 5th
  • Don’t forget to register for the Ottawa trip by December 12th
  • The Westmount Information Night is on Wednesday, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm, for those that wish to attend.

Weekly Overview (Nov. 17-21)

November 17 (Mon.)

  • collaborated with group members to solve a multi-step problem
  • started badminton
  • worked on word art
  • started ‘Au Supermarche’

November 18 (Tues.)

  • had a science test on Chapter 1
  • started the badminton tournament
  • played Jingle Bells, Jolly Old St. Nicholas and Dreidel Song
  • finished solving the meatball problem
  • recieved our progress reports and created a goal statement

November 19 (Wed.)

  • continued working on ‘Au Supermarche’
  • discussed Retro Art Stripes
  • continued our word art
  • wrote up our meatball problems
  • read lines of poetry

November 20 (Thurs.)

  • grade 7’s worked on internet safety sheet
  • grade 8’s worked on ‘What’s For Lunch’ sheet
  • wrote responses to ‘Which story does not belong?’
  • discussed what poetry was
  • worked on math given the previous day, then continued on to the next page
  • watched the movie Shrek in French and wrote down words we recognized
  • worked on our Social Justice projects

November 21 (Fri.)

  • PA Day, no school