Friday, 23 September 2016

What We Learned Today...September 23rd

The Bresciani Bunch at their Cross Country Meet yesterday!

ELA: This morning we started out the day with our first assignment from our novel study on Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone.  Students worked on guiding questions for the first two chapters, as well as a short assignment dealing with select vocabulary from the novel.

Health: Since today was the first full band day of the year, we were missing a large number of students.  As a result, the remaining students were given the period to work on their All About Me Presentations or any other homework they had.

Religion: After lunch the students continued working on their God's Image assignments.  So far the students have received four class periods for this assignment and we decided at the end of the day that two more work periods should be enough time to put the finishing touches on their projects.  As a result, the official due date for this project will be Wednesday, September 28th.

Upcoming Due Dates & Homework
Math: 

-Unit Exam is on Tuesday, September 27th


Health:


-All About You Presentation is due on Monday, September 26th Tuesday, September 27th

Religion:

-Gods Image assignment is due on Wednesday, September 28th.

Reminders:
-Girls Football Playoff game is on Monday at Deshaye vs. St. Matthew

-Picture day is Monday

Thursday, 22 September 2016

What We Learned Today...September 22nd

Some students were really excited to run today!!


ELA: This morning we started the day out with a half hour of AR before we continued reading chapter two of Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone.  As we read the chapter together, we took frequent breaks to discuss some of the different vocabulary and figurative language that J.K. Rowling utilizes in her writing.

Health: Students were given the entire period to work on their "All About Me" presentations.  *Please note that the assignment due date has changed from Monday, to Tuesday, September 27th.

Religion: After lunch we continued working on the God's Image assignment.  Since we haven't had much time to work on this assignment this week, students will have additional classes next week to complete the project.

Math: We started out our class by going through the quizzes from yesterday before getting started on the practice test from their textbooks.  I have encouraged students to begin studying now, so they are fully prepared for their first Unit Exam next week.

Upcoming Due Dates & Homework
Math: 
-2.3 is due on Thursday, September 22nd

-Unix Exam is on Tuesday, September 27th


Health:


-All About You Presentation is due on Monday, September 26th Tuesday, September 27th


Reminders:
-Girls Football Playoff game is on Monday at Deshaye vs. St. Matthew

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

What We Learned Today...September 21st

The Bresciani Bunch at Lebret 


ELA: Due to the liturgy on Monday, the students didn't receive a full period to work on their Persuasive Writing Assessments.  As a result, they were given one final class today to complete their final copies and hand them in.

Science: Today we learned about the Law of Reflection and the students were tasked with using this new information to solve the Mirror Maze Challenge.

Math: We started out the period with the brief quiz on Rates, Ratio's and Proportions.  After students finished writing the quiz, they spent the rest of the period working on the 2.3 handout and the unit review from their textbooks.

Religion: During the last period of the day we took some time to debrief the Lebret Faith Retreat  and discuss our thoughts/feelings from the presentation on Residential Schools.

Here's a few pictures from yesterday:












Upcoming Due Dates & Homework

Math:
-2.3 is due on Thursday, September 22nd

-Unix Exam is on Tuesday, September 27th


Health:


-All About You Presentation is due on Monday, September 26th Tuesday, September 27th


Reminders:
-Cross Country Meet on Thursday. Please ensure you have a ride home from the school at 5:00

Monday, 19 September 2016

What We Learned Today...September 19th




ELA: This morning we started out the day with a special Orange Shirt Day liturgy in the gym before heading back to our classroom to work on the Persuasive Writing Assessments.

Genius Hour: Once the students finished their topic meeting with me, they officially started Genius Hour as they began researching important information for their topic/questions.

Religion: After lunch we took some time to go through the September 11th assignments that the students handed in last week. As we went through these assignments we had a chance to talk about the importance of writing using supporting details as well as other key expectations for quality Grade 8 work.

Math: Students were given the entire period to work on the 2.3 assignments and begin the Unit Review from Pg. 70 if they completed their assignments early.

*Bresciani Bunch Voluntary Cross Country Meet:
Last week Ms. Weafer spoke at our weekly assembly about Cross Country and indicated that the turn out for Grade 8 students at these events are pretty dismal.  After talking to the class about this we decided it might be a nice idea to run this event as a team and support the few Grade 8's at Deshaye that are currently running these races. I'm so happy that so many students in our class are on board with this and I can't wait to see the mob of Deshaye Grade 8's crossing the finish line later this week! 


Upcoming Due Dates & Homework

Math: 

-Pg. 67 is due Tomorrow
a) 4, 6, 8, 9, 19
b) 5, 6, 8, 9, 14, 19
c) 6, 8, 9, 14, 19, 20

-Unit 2 quiz is on Wednesday, September 21st

-2.3 is due on Thursday, September 22nd
Health:
-All About You Presentation is due on Monday, September 26th

Genius Hour:
-Continue working on projects

Reminders:

-Lebret Faith Retreat is Tomorrow.  Please remember to pack a lunch and wear appropriate footwear.

-Cross Country Meet on Thursday. Please ensure you have a ride home from the school at 5:00

Friday, 16 September 2016

What We Learned Today...September 16th

ELA: This morning students used the entire period to work on the final drafts of their Persuasive Writing Assessments.  Students will receive one more period on Monday to finish up their essays.

Health: Students were given the entire hour to begin their All About Me presentations.  We will continue working on this project next week, with presentations to start on September 19th.

Religion: After lunch we officially began working on the Gods Image assignment that was introduced yesterday.

Upcoming Due Dates & Homework

Math: 

-2.2 is due on Monday 

-Pg. 67 is due on Tuesday, September 20th
a) 4, 6, 8, 9, 19
b) 5, 6, 8, 9, 14, 19
c) 6, 8, 9, 14, 19, 20

-Unit 2 quiz is on Wednesday, September 21st

Health:
-Tips for Studying Infographic is overdue

Genius Hour:
-Essential questions need to be ready for our next class.

Reminders:
-Girls Football game on Monday at 4:00 @ Deshaye (Vs. St. Pius)

-Lebret Faith Retreat is on Tuesday, September 20th.  Please bring back the signed permission form ASAP.

Thursday, 15 September 2016

What We Learned Today...September 15th



The presentation we viewed in Health today.



ELA: We started out the day with our Persuasive Writing Assessment as students had the entire period to work on the rough draft of their essays.

Health: Today we focused on how to give an effective presentation in front of an audience. Students learned about everything from what information should be on slides, to font size/colour and how to successfully keep your audience engaged. Students will work at applying these skills tomorrow as they have been tasked with preparing their own short presentation about themselves.

Math: After writing a brief Socrative quiz, the students began working on the textbook assignment from Pg. 67. (Full assignment listed below)


**The first five students to give me a High Five tomorrow morning will receive five bonus points for their Hogwarts House.**

Upcoming Due Dates & Homework

Math: 

-Pg. 60  is due on Friday, September 16th

-2.2 is due on Monday (Points for Hogwarts House if turned in tomorrow)

-Pg. 67 is due on Tuesday, September 20th
a) 4, 6, 8, 9, 19
b) 5, 6, 8, 9, 14, 19
c) 6, 8, 9, 14, 19, 20

-Unit 2 quiz is on Wednesday, September 21st
Health:
-Tips for Studying Infographic is due tomorrow


Genius Hour:
-Essential questions need to be ready for our next class.

Reminders:
-Girls Football game on Monday at 4:00 @ Deshaye (Vs. St. Pius)

-Lebret Faith Retreat is on Tuesday, September 20th.  Please bring back the signed permission form ASAP.

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

What We Learned Today...September 13th

ELA: This morning we had our first official AR period as students silently read their AR books for the first half hour of the day.  At 9:30 we switched gears and began looking at the Persuasive Writing Assessment that the students will be starting tomorrow.   Students need to to ensure they have a topic picked out before tomorrow morning.

Health: Students were given the entire period to work on their Tips for Studying assignment.  This was their last class period and any remaining work will need to be done at home or in their spare time.

Religion: We continued our 9/11 lesson from yesterday and students began working on the short assignment about Altruism.

Math: After taking a brief quiz on Socrative, students spent the entire period working on the textbook assignment from Pg. 60. (Full assignment listed below)

Science: During the last hour of the day we continued to learn about the characteristics of light through a few demos as well as some key vocabulary words.

Upcoming Due Dates & Homework

Math: 

-2.1 handout is due tomorrow, September 14th

-Pg. 60  is due on Friday, September 16th
a) 5-11, 13
b) 6, 7, 8, 10-15, 16
c) 6, 7, 8, 10, 14-19

Health:
-Tips for Studying Infographic is due on Friday, September 16th


Genius Hour:
-Essential questions need to be ready for our next class.

Reminders:

-There is a girls football game tomorrow, September 14th at Deshaye against St. Matthew