Weekly Overview

Monday, January 19

  • found literary devices and compared ‘One Great City’ and ‘It’s Different Now’
  • worked on science projects
  • played songs 56 to 64
  • sevens: #5 on page 100 and #10 and #11 on page 101
  • eights: #4 and #5 on page 115
  • worked on French projects

Tuesday, January 20

  • assigned and worked on math project
  • played basketball
  • discussed poem ‘Hospital Vespers’
  • worked on French projects

Wednesday, January 21

  • science worksheets and projects
  • free day/basketball
  • homeroom/organization period
  • answering ‘The Circle Game’ questions and identifying literary devices
  • continued working on data management projects

Thursday, January 22

  • continued working on French projects (due in early February)
  • wrote art history tests
  • continued ‘geometric shapes’ art
  • computer lab- finished ‘The Circle Game’ or continued math projects
  • continued working on math projects

Week in Review (Jan. 12-16)

January 12

  • presented and discussed definitions of literary devices
  • worked on organ system project
  • played number 56-59 in Music
  • worked on page 92-95 #1-9 (8’s)/ page 84 #5-19 (7’s).
  • studied selling for travel vocabulary in French

January 13

  • discussed music industry and spectrum’s
  • practiced basketball shooting skills
  • worked on page 92-95 #1-9 (8’s)/ took up work
  • presented and discussed definitions of literary devices
  • worked on French project

January 14

  • worked on organ system project
  • played a game of basketball
  • finished hearing test and took it up
  • did quiz on literary devices and typed up definitions
  • took up work and started page 103 #1 (8’s)/ continued taking up work (7’s)

January 15

  • continued working on French project
  • discussed upcoming Canadian art history test and started new project
  • made a histograms (8’s)/circle graphs (7’s) using a computer
  • acted out different machines and objects
  • discussed poem ‘Hospital Vespers’

January 16

  • came up with ways to promote healthy eating (8’s)/ came up with five different ways to change the appearance of your body and it’s pros and cons (7’s)
  • discussed poem ‘One Great City’
  • did page 115 #1 (8’s)/ page 110 #5 (7’s)
  • worked on french project
  • presentation on a social justice issue

Weekly Overview (Jan. 5-9)

January 5 (Day 2)

  • read and did activities in Building English Skills books
  • matched major organs and functions with eleven organ systems
  • played songs #42-54 in Music
  • made a note on central tendency, and measured our hands for a central tendency activity
  • brainstormed French words in a travel them

January 6 (Day 3)

  • continued doing activities with mean, median, and mode and collected data individually to present
  • started basketball unit and practiced shooting baskets
  • learned about compound words, blends, and acronyms
  • finished and presented travel vocabulary

January 7 (Day 4)

  • got into groups to work on a presentation about an organ system
  • continued shooting basketballs
  • did hearing exercises in Music
  • read article and watched video about oil crisis, then discussed capitalism, value of the Canadian dollar, and stock prices.

January 8 (Day 5)

  • received sheet on travel vocabulary, then practiced scripts
  • answered questions in “Canadian Art” books
  • discussed positive spaces in schools
  • played an alphabetical improv game
  • made pie charts

January 9 (Day 1)

  • continued working on meal comparison posters
  • had a literary device competition, and then talked about disability vs exceptionality
  • worked independently on questions in textbook
  • watched Despicable Me and wrote words we knew
  • had a last period to work on Social Justice Projects

Weekly Overview (Dec. 8-12)

December 8 

  • Westview went to Westmount to see “High School Musical”
  • filled out critique sheet about it
  • played the “Word Game” and drama games with Ms. Ward

December 9

  • watched a video and made a note about the expressions and equations in Math
  • continued our badminton tournaments
  • practiced using the Grammar of Solving Expressions and the Grammar of the Balance Model
  • learned about comma usage and grouped animals in a t-chart in Literacy
  • finished our healthy meal posters in French

December 10

  • learned about cell division and regeneration in Science
  • continued badminton tournament
  • played one out of four holiday songs in Music as a test
  • did some silent reading, then did a worksheet on run-on sentences in Literacy, then worked on Chapter 16 answers
  • took up some questions from the 2001 Gauss test, then played the “Word Game”

December 11

  • Social Justice trip
  • watched Despicable Me in French
  • continued Zentangle art
  • watched an Arts assembly from Sir Allan MacNab high school
  • had a free work period in Literacy
  • acted out a character trait in Drama

December 12

  • 8s compared two meals on a poster, while 7s learned about abuse and mental illness in Health
  • either finished Chapter 16, or started working on Section 1 in Literacy
  • made a note on Algebra, and figured out an algebraic expression for a pattern
  • took a note on Past Participles and DR MRS VANDERTRAMP, then started making a presentation
  • worked on Social Justice projects

Week Overview (Dec.1-5)

December 1 (Monday, Day 2):

  • worked on creating a document with all the question from Building English Skills Green Level
  • did cellular respiration quiz
  • created what we thought were the expenses and revenues for the Ottawa trip into a graph and t-chart
  • presented our Au Supermarché skits

December 2 (Tuesday, Day 3):

  • made the revenues and expenses for the Ottawa trip if there were more than 48 students
  • finished our Round-Robin Tournament for badminton
  • did jot notes for pages 283-284 and 296 in the Building English Skills book
  • continued working on the categorizing-food sheet

December 3 (Wednesday, Day 4):

  • took up the cellular respiration sheet
  • started a double-elimination badminton tournament
  • started making jot notes for Fiction in the Green Level book
  • did the Gauss 2001 test

December 4 (Thursday, Day 5):

  • finished the food sheet and started a new healthy meal project
  • continued working on the zentangle art and learning about paisleys
  • made jot notes for part 4 of the Building English Skills book
  • took up the Gauss 2001 test

December 5 (Friday, Day 1):

  • started a new project about comparing meals from different restaurants
  • typed up good copies for all of Chapter 16 of the Green Level English Skills book
  •  categorized the questions from the Gauss 2001 test into Number Sense, Measurement and Algebra
  • worked on the healthy meal project making 3 meals and 2 snacks
  • worked on Social Justice projects

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.

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