Friday, 20 October 2017

What We Learned Today...October 20th


ELA: This morning we had our usual reading period before participating in a picture book read-a-loud for Education Week.

Religion: Students were given the entire period to work on their 10 Commandment Assignments.  These projects are due on Monday, and any students who are not done, will need to complete it over the weekend.

Digital Citizenship: We were fortunate to have two former Deshaye students join us for a special presentation on Digital Citizenship and how it relates to our Faith. These two Grade 9 students did a fantastic job and we really appreciate them taking the time to visit us today!

Math: Students were given the hour to work on the 3.4 handouts, and finish up any other homework they had.

Health: We continued working on the Body Image projects that were started earlier this week.

Upcoming Due Dates & Homework

Math:
-Watch the 3.5 video for Monday, October 23rd
-3.3 handout is due on Monday, October 23rd
-3.4 handout is due on Wednesday, October 25th

French:
-Phone conversation project is due on Thursday, October 26th

Religion:
-Ten Commandments Project is due Oct. 23rd

Health:
-Body Image Project is due on Monday, October 30th

Reminders:
*Reading Challenge #1 is due on Monday

Thursday, 19 October 2017

What We Learned Today...October 19th


Special Presentation: This morning we were joined by two representatives from the Pearson textbook book company, who are currently designing the new Grade 8 Religion program.  During this presentation students viewed various components for the new program and gave honest feedback to help in the planning for this new program. 

Math: Students were given the entire period to work on the textbook assignment from Pg. 104.

French: After Math, the students got into their groups and continued working on their Phone Conversation assignment.

Science:  During the last hour of the day we reviewed how temperature affects density and learned about Gravitational Force and Buoyant Force.


Upcoming Due Dates & Homework

Math:
-3.3 handout is due on Monday, October 23rd

ELA:
-Defying the Gods is overdue

French:
-Has been postponed to next week.  Date TBA

Religion:
-Ten Commandments Project is due Oct. 23rd

Reminders:

-Arts. Ed:  *The contest letters need to be signed and returned tomorrow.

*Stargazing Night at Deshaye:  
In ELA this year we've been learning a lot about Greek Mythology, and the next part of our unit will focus on the myths that were inspired by the stars. After talking with the class last week, we thought it would be neat to observe the real constellations while learning about them. In order to make this a reality, we have planned a stargazing night at Deshaye for our Grade 8 class. Students from our class are invited back to the school on Friday, October 20th from 7:00 – 10:00 to gaze at the stars while listening to different myths about the constellations. After we finish the myths, we will head inside and watch a Greek Mythology themed movie together in the gym until 10:00. Students are welcome to bring pop and snacks if they would like to eat while we watch the movie. Please ensure that you are able to pick up your child at Deshaye by 10:00 p.m., and if you have any questions or concerns feel free to call the school or email me at m.j.bresciani@rcsd.ca



*The contest letters need to be signed and returned tomorrow.

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

What We Learned Today...October 18th

Upcoming Due Dates & Homework

Math:
-3.2 Handout is due on Thursday, October 19th
-Watch the 3.4 video for tomorrow.

ELA:
-Defying the Gods is due tomorrow.

French:
-Has been postponed to next week.  Date TBA

Religion:
-Ten Commandments Project is due Oct. 23rd

Reminders:

-Picture money is due Tomorrow.

*Stargazing Night at Deshaye:  
In ELA this year we've been learning a lot about Greek Mythology, and the next part of our unit will focus on the myths that were inspired by the stars. After talking with the class last week, we thought it would be neat to observe the real constellations while learning about them. In order to make this a reality, we have planned a stargazing night at Deshaye for our Grade 8 class. Students from our class are invited back to the school on Friday, October 20th from 7:00 – 10:00 to gaze at the stars while listening to different myths about the constellations. After we finish the myths, we will head inside and watch a Greek Mythology themed movie together in the gym until 10:00. Students are welcome to bring pop and snacks if they would like to eat while we watch the movie. Please ensure that you are able to pick up your child at Deshaye by 10:00 p.m., and if you have any questions or concerns feel free to call the school or email me at m.j.bresciani@rcsd.ca

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

What We Learned Today...October 17th

Working on her Genius Hour Project!

ELA/Heath: This morning we started out our day with our usual silent reading period before working on a few response questions about the guest speaker from yesterday.

Genius Hour: Since the students missed the period yesterday, they were given the entire hour after lunch to work on their Genius Hour projects.

Buddy Interviews: After Social, we headed down to the Grade 3/4 room and worked with our little buddies on an interview project.

A few more pictures from today:













Upcoming Due Dates & Homework

Math:
-3.2 Handout is due on Thursday, October 19th


ELA:
-Defying the Gods is due on Wednesday, October 18th

Health:
-Body Image question is due tomorrow.

French:
-Has been postponed to next week.  Date TBA

Religion:
-Ten Commandments Project is due Oct. 21st

Reminders:

-Picture money is due Tomorrow.

*Stargazing Night at Deshaye:  
In ELA this year we've been learning a lot about Greek Mythology, and the next part of our unit will focus on the myths that were inspired by the stars. After talking with the class last week, we thought it would be neat to observe the real constellations while learning about them. In order to make this a reality, we have planned a stargazing night at Deshaye for our Grade 8 class. Students from our class are invited back to the school on Friday, October 20th from 7:00 – 10:00 to gaze at the stars while listening to different myths about the constellations. After we finish the myths, we will head inside and watch a Greek Mythology themed movie together in the gym until 10:00. Students are welcome to bring pop and snacks if they would like to eat while we watch the movie. Please ensure that you are able to pick up your child at Deshaye by 10:00 p.m., and if you have any questions or concerns feel free to call the school or email me at m.j.bresciani@rcsd.ca

Thursday, 12 October 2017

What We Learned Today...October 12th

Bresciani Bunch in Lebret yesterday!

ELA: This morning we began our day with the usual silent reading period before viewing a short video that depicted myths of people who defied the gods.  As the students watched the video, they were tasked with a response assignment that helped them work on the some reading comprehension skills including inferencing and summarizing.

Science: We briefly reviewed our lesson about Density from last week, then began a lab that allowed the students to apply this new knowledge.

Math: Students completed a short Socrative quiz before beginning the textbook assignment from pg. 91.

French: The students got into their groups from last class and continued working on their conversation assignment.

*Unfortunately I will be away tomorrow and Monday so there won't be a new blog post until Tuesday.  I'm going to miss everyone and look forward to seeing you again next week!  I'll be thinking about you while I'm enjoying the nice Arizona sun!

See you next week.

-Mr. B

A few more pictures from yesterday:





























Upcoming Due Dates & Homework

Math:
-Pg. 91 is due on Monday, October 16th

a) 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12
b) 6,-8, 10, 12-17
c) 7, 8, 10, 14, 17, 18-21

-Watch the 3.3 video for Monday


ELA:
-Defying the Gods is due on Wednesday, October 18th

Health:
-"Why thinking you're ugly is bad for you" response is due on Monday

French:
-Unit Exam is on Thursday, October 12th
Has been postponed to next week.  Date TBA

Religion:
-Ten Commandments Project is due Oct. 21st

Reminders:


Tuesday, 10 October 2017

What We Learned Today...October 10th

ELA: This morning we had a shortened ELA period due to our assembly.  Once we got back to class we reviewed how to answer questions in detail and also spent some time reviewing Sentence Structure.  In particular, we focused on: independent and dependent clauses and simple, compound, complex and compound-complex sentences. 

French: Instead of a test this week, I decided to give the students one more project to help them practice the concepts learned in our first unit.  Students were grouped into pairs and have been tasked with recording a fake phone conversation that includes numerous questions and responses learned in Unit One.

ELA Again: After reviewing sentence structure this morning, students worked in pairs on a BINGO activity that tasked them with writing numerous types of sentences and clauses.

Upcoming Due Dates & Homework

Math:
-3.1 Handout is due on Thursday, October 12th
-Watch the 3.2 video for Thursday October 12th

ELA:
-Gods of Olympus is overdue

Health:
-"Why thinking you're ugly is bad for you" response is due on Friday, October 13th

French:
-Unit Exam is on Thursday, October 12th
Has been postponed to next week.  Date TBA

Reminders:

-Grade 7/8 Retreat at Lebret is tomorrow.  Be sure to pack a lunch and wear appropriate footwear.

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

What We Learned Today...October 4th


ELA: This morning we started the day out with a silent period before learning about the Myth of Hades and Persephone, which helped the ancient Greeks explain why we have seasons.  In order to get a deeper understanding, we needed to head to the basement while reading this myth!

Religion: The students continued working on their Ten Commandments assignment.

Math: Students were given the entire period to finish up the textbook assignment from yesterday and begin working on the 3.1 handout.

Health: Today we learned about different eating disorders as well the connection between Body Image and Self-Esteem.

Farewell Party:  We had a Karaoke farewell party for one of the Bresciani Bunch who will be leaving us this weekend.  We will definitely miss you and wish you all the best!

Upcoming Due Dates & Homework

Math:

-Pg. 85 - is due on Tuesday, October 10th
a) 4,5, 7, 9, 11, 15, 17
b) 5, 7, 9, 11, 15, 17, 18, 23, 24
c) 6, 19, 21, 22, 24 -27

-3.1 Handout is due on Wednesday, October 11th

ELA:
-Gods of Olympus is overdue

Health:
-Photoshopping Questions are overdue

French:
-Unit Exam is on Thursday, October 12th

Reminders:

-Grade 7/8 Retreat at Lebret has been rescheduled for October 11th!!