Friday, 24 March 2017

What We Learned Today...March 24th

Hard at work during Genius Hour

ELA: We started out the day with AR before students peer edited their Hercules persuasive essays.  Students were given the entire period to fix anything that needed to be changed and the good copy will be due on Monday.

Genius Hour: With all questions approved, students spent the period researching their questions.

Religion: After lunch we talked about the special field trip we will be taking on Holy Thursday.  Essentially we will be experiencing all the important aspects of the Holy Triduum in one day alongside the Grade 7/8's from St. Dominic.

Math: Students were given the entire hour to finish up their 6.6 handouts and begin working on the Unit Review from their textbook.

Staff vs Student Game: During the last hour of the day we headed down to the gym for the annual staff vs student basketball game.

*There is a special parent meeting on March 28th at 6:30 in the Deshaye Staff Room.  This meeting is for parents to discuss and plan an after-farewell party for the Grade 8 students. Please be sure to mark this date down in your calendars. 

Upcoming Due Dates & Homework

Math:
-6.6 handout is due on Monday
-Unit 6 Quiz is on Monday
-Unit 6 Exam is on Wednesday

ELA:
-Hercules persuasive essay good copy is due on Monday

Digital Portfolio: 
-Portfolios and goal setting documents are overdue

Reminders:
-Photo Recreations are due on April 13th
-Remember to bring $2 for Chalice 

Thursday, 23 March 2017

What We Learned Today...March 23rd

Having a blast playing Crib!

ELA: This morning we skipped our beloved AR period so the students had an hour and a half to work on the good copies of their Hercules persuasive essays.

Career Ed: Students logged into their real game accounts and were tasked with budgeting the time they spend each week in their fictitious life.

Service Project: After lunch we headed to Sunset Extendicare and had a blast bowling, reading and playing Crib with the residents.

*There is a special parent meeting on March 28th at 6:30 in the Deshaye Staff Room.  This meeting is for parents to discuss and plan an after-farewell party for the Grade 8 students. Please be sure to mark this date down in your calendars. 

Upcoming Due Dates & Homework

Math:
-6.6 handout is due on Monday
-Unit 6 Quiz is on Monday
-Unit 6 Exam is on Wednesday

ELA:
-Hercules persuasive essay is due on Friday

Genius Hour:
-Vlog Post #1 is overdue

Digital Portfolio: 
-Portfolios and goal setting are due today.  Feel free to go through them with your child tonight!

Reminders:
-Photo Recreations are due on April 13th
-Remember to bring $2 for Chalice 

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

What We Learned Today...March 22nd

Our full classroom today!

ELA: With so many students away at the Optimist Festival today, the students were given the entire period to work on their Hercules persuasive essays.

Career Ed/Work Period: We continued our real game unit as students completed a reflection from the wish list activity that they completed last week. Students were also given the opportunity to work on any other homework they had during this period.

Skiing fun yesterday!
Digital Portfolios: After lunch the students were given the half hour period after lunch to work on their digital portfolios and goal setting documents.

Math: Students took some time to finish up their assignment from Pg. 234 before beginning the 6.6 handout.

*There is a special parent meeting on March 28th at 6:30 in the Deshaye Staff Room.  This meeting is for parents to discuss and plan an after-farewell party for the Grade 8 students. Please be sure to mark this date down in your calendars. 

Upcoming Due Dates & Homework

Math:
-6.6 handout is due on Monday
-Unit 6 Quiz is on Monday
-Unit 6 Exam is on Wednesday

ELA:
-Hercules persuasive essay is due on Friday

Genius Hour:
-Vlog Post #1 is overdue

Digital Portfolio: 
-Portfolios and goal setting are due on Thursday.

Reminders:
-Photo Recreations are due on April 13th
-Remember to bring $2 for Chalice 

Monday, 20 March 2017

What We Learned Today...March 20th

Testing out the nervous system!

ELA: We started out the week by going through some of the assignments that were corrected on the weekend.  Students then spent the rest of the hour working on their Hercules persuasive essays.

Digital Portfolios: Students were given the entire period to work on their digital portfolios and goal setting documents.

Math: Once we arrived back from our Lenten liturgy, the students took a brief Socrative quiz on 6.6 then began working on the textbook assignment from Pg. 234.

Science: During the last hour of the day we learned about five of the organ systems in our body through interactive stations around our classroom.

*There is a special parent meeting on March 28th at 6:30 in the Deshaye Staff Room.  This meeting is for parents to discuss and plan an after-farewell party for the Grade 8 students. Please be sure to mark this date down in your calendars. 

Upcoming Due Dates & Homework

Math:
-6.5 handout is due Tuesday
Genius Hour:
-Vlog Post #1 needs to be completed by tonight

Digital Portfolio: 
-Portfolios and goal setting are on Thursday.

Reminders:
-Skiing tomorrow at Mission Ridge.  9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
-Photo Recreations are due on April 13th
-Remember to bring $2 for Chalice 

Sunday, 19 March 2017

First Genius Hour Vlog

Hi everyone!  With all the excitement around our pep rally on Wednesday, I completely forgot to give you the the link and outline for your first Genius Hour vlog.  This post will not be due by the end of today because we didn't go through it ahead of time.  We will go through it in class tomorrow and you will have the week to complete it.

If you would still like to do it today, I've posted the link below.  Anyone who finishes it today will receive 10 extra points for their Hogwarts Houses as a bonus.


Link to Flip Grid:

https://flipgrid.com/64444e


Password is arg.

Happy Sunday,

Mr. B

Thursday, 16 March 2017

What We Learned Today...March 15th

ELA: We started out the day with our usual AR period before students continued working on their Hercules persuasive essays.

Genius Hour: Now that all essential questions have been approved, students were given the entire period to begin researching their questions.

Portfolios: After lunch the students continued working on their digital portfolio reflections.

Math: Students spent the hour finishing up the textbook assignment from Pg. 227 and working on the 6.5 handout.

Pep Rally: At 3:00 the whole school headed to the gym to pump up our boys basketball team, who play in the championship game at Archbishop M.C. O'Neill High School tonight at 5:45.

*There is a special parent meeting on March 28th at 6:30 in the Deshaye Staff Room.  This meeting is for parents to discuss and plan an after-farewell party for the Grade 8 students. Please be sure to mark this date down in your calendars. 

Upcoming Due Dates & Homework

Science:
-Unknown Cell Lab is overdue

Math:
-6.5 handout is due on Tuesday.
-Watch 6.6 video for Monday

Genius Hour:
-Vlog Post #1 needs to be completed by Sunday night (For Hogwarts House Points)

Reminders:
-No School tomorrow or Friday.
-Photo Recreations are due on April 13th
-Remember to bring $2 for Chalice 

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

What We Learned Today...March 14th


ELA: This morning the students finished up the brainstorming stage for the Hercules persuasive essays, and officially began working on their rough drafts.

Digital Portfolios: Students were given the period before and after lunch to work on their Digital Portfolios.

Science: During the last hour of the day we learned about specialized cells as well as four of the different types of tissues in our bodies.

*There is a special parent meeting on March 28th at 6:30 in the Deshaye Staff Room.  This meeting is for parents to discuss and plan an after-farewell party for the Grade 8 students. Please be sure to mark this date down in your calendars. 

Upcoming Due Dates & Homework

Science:
-Unknown Cell Lab is due tomorrow

Math:
-6.4 Handout is due on Wednesday

Genius Hour:
-Essential Questions are overdue

Reminders:
-Ski Forms are due tomorrow.
-Photo Recreations are due on April 13th
-Remember to bring $2 for Chalice