Friday, 28 April 2017

What We Learned Today...April 28th

ELA: This morning the students took some time to self and peer edit their creative writing stories before posting them on their kidblog.

Genius Hour: With the band students away at full band, the remaining students had a bonus period to work on their Genius Hour projects.

Religion: After lunch the students were placed into groups and were tasked with creating a visual and prayer for one of the Stations of the Resurrection.

Upcoming Due Dates & Homework

Math:
-9.2 handout is due on Monday

Religion:
-Christian Service reflection is overdue

Fully Alive:
-Growth and Change questions are due on Monday.

Reminders:
-Star Pictures are due on May 12th



Thursday, 27 April 2017

What We Learned Today...April 27th


Our Fully Alive lesson today


ELA: This morning we started the day out with our usual AR period before getting back to our Harris Burdick creative writing assignments.

Fully Alive: We had a double dose of Fully Alive today and officially began our unit, by reviewing the intro lesson from yesterday before learning about the different changes the human body goes through during puberty. After lunch we had an extra Fully Alive class to finish up the lesson from this morning. Please see full power point above.

Math: With many students moving quite quickly through Unit 9, we spent some time learning the concepts from 9.3 before the students were given the remainder of the period to work on the 9.2 and 9.3 assignments.

Upcoming Due Dates & Homework


Math:
-9.1 handout is overdue

Religion:
-Holy Triduum reflection is overdue
-Christian Service reflection is due Tomorrow

Reminders:
-Photo Recreations are now due on April 28th.

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

What We Learned Today...April 26th

Math: This morning we started the day out with Math instead of ELA, and the students were given the entire period to work on their 9.2 assignment.

Genius Hour: Students continued researching their topics or practicing the skills they are learning.

Easter Mass: After lunch we headed over to Christ the King for a wonderful Easter Mass that was planned by Mr. Kerr's and Ms. Van Bendagem's classes.

Fully Alive: We had a few minutes at the end of the day to introduce our new Fully Alive unit.  Tomorrow we will officially begin the Grade 8 Theme titled: Created Sexual, Male and Female. This theme will discuss sexuality, examine puberty, fertility and identify STIs. If you would like additional information, please let me know. I am happy to send a textbook home for you to familiarize yourself with the content your child will be learning.

Upcoming Due Dates & Homework


Math:
-8.5 handout is overdue
-9.1 handout is due tomorrow

Religion:
-Holy Triduum reflection is overdue
-Christian Service reflection is due on Friday.

Reminders:
-Photo Recreations are now due on April 28th.
-Easter Mass is tomorrow, 1:00 at Christ the King

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

What We Learned Today...April 25th


Making some Oobleck!

ELA:
We kicked off the day with a brief AR period before the students continued their creative writing stories based on the Harris Burdick Mystery.

Doing some more soldering
PAA Day: The students headed to their PAA stations and finished up the activities that they began yesterday.

Religion: After lunch the students were given the half hour period to finish up their Holy Triduum reflection as well as their Christian Service blog post.

Math: We started out the class by completing three questions from the Math Diagnostic before finishing up the 9.1 handout.

Science: During the last hour of the day we officially launched our next unit on Fluids, Forces and Density by creating Oobleck and learning about the Particle Theory of Matter.

Some more pictures from today:














Upcoming Due Dates & Homework


Math:
-8.5 handout is overdue
-Watch 9.2 lesson for tomorrow

Religion:
-Holy Triduum reflection is due tomorrow
-Christian Service reflection is due on Friday.

Reminders:
-Photo Recreations are now due on April 28th.
-Easter Mass is tomorrow, 1:00 at Christ the King

Monday, 24 April 2017

What We Learned Today...April 24th



Learning to Solder!

ELA: We kicked off our morning by learning about the Harris Burdick Mystery and students were tasked with creating their own story based off of one (or more) of his mysterious pictures.

PAA Day: Students were split up into different groups and had the opportunity to take part in a different PAA (Practical and Applied Arts) activity.

Religion: After lunch the students had the opportunity to finish up their Holy Triduum reflection and continue working on their Christian Service Blog Post.

Math: Instead of having a test for our unit on Integers, we decided to have an open book quiz today instead.  After the quiz, students were given the rest of the period to work on our new 9.1 assignment.

A few more pictures from ELA today:












Upcoming Due Dates & Homework

Math:
-8.5 handout is overdue
-Watch 9.2 lesson for Wednesday

Religion:
-Holy Triduum reflection is due on Wednesday
-Christian Service reflection is due on Friday.

Reminders:
-Photo Recreations are now due on April 28th.

Thursday, 13 April 2017

What We Learned Today...April 13th

Creating Harry Potter wands!

ELA: This morning we learned about perspective as well as the different types of point of view that are used in writing.  After exploring taking time to explore each POV, students were tasked with rewriting a story or scene from a book from a different characters perspective using First Person Narration.

Genius Hour: Students were given the entire period to work on their Genius Hour Projects.

Religion: After lunch the students worked on a short reflection about our Holy Triduum day yesterday.

Passion Play: At 1:00 we were called down to the gym to watch play on Christ's Passion that was performed by Mr. Redler's and Ms. Weafer's classes.

Upcoming Due Dates & Homework

Math:
-8.5 handout is due on April 24th
-Watch 9.1 for Monday, April 24th

Career Ed:
-Vacation Planning Document is overdue

Reminders:
-Photo Recreations are now due on April 28th.
-No school tomorrow or next week.  Have a wonderful Easter vacation.

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

What We Learned Today...April 11th

Working hard on their Christian Service Reflections

ELA: This morning we picked up where we left off yesterday and continued to learn about plot conflict.  The students completed another conflict map on the short book about Rumpelstilkskin.

Career Ed: Students were given one final period to finish up their vacation planning documents. If students are not finished, they will need to compete it for homework as it is due on Thursday.

Science: We spend the short period going through the unit exams from yesterday.

Math: Students spent the entire hour finishing up the textbook assignments from yesterday and beginning the 8.5 handouts.

*Please remember to dress nicely and bring a lunch for our Holy Triduum Day tomorrow.  We will be leaving the school at 9:00 and will be returning at 3:30.

Here are some more pictures from today:














Upcoming Due Dates & Homework



Math:
-8.5 handout is due on April 24th
-Unit Exam is on Tuesday, April 25th

Career Ed:
-Vacation Planning Document is due on Thursday

Reminders:
-Holy Triduum Day field trip is on Wednesday, April 12th.
-Photo Recreations are now due on April 28th.
-Remember to bring $2 for Chalice