Friday, 2 December 2016

What We Learned Today...December 2nd

Intense Quidditch Match

ELA:  Students were given the entire period to work on their Chapter 13 and 14 guiding questions.  No more class time will be allotted for this assignment so students will need to finish them on their own time if they are not done.

Quidditch: Since Mr. Sentes graciously donated his Phys. Ed time to me, we used this period to play our first game of Quidditch! We had a blast and will be continuing this tournament after Christmas.

Health: We continued learning about Eating Disorders by watching the short Ted Talk: Eating Disorders from the Inside Out.  As they watched the video, the students were tasked with completing a short listening activity that corresponded to the content from the Ted Talk.

Math: The students were given the hour to finish up their textbook assignments and work on the 4.3 handout.

Upcoming Due Dates & Homework
ELA:
-Chapter 13 + 14 questions are due on Tuesday.

Genius Hour:
-Projects are due on December 12th

Health:
-Eating Disorders from the Inside Out questions are due on Wednesday

Math:
-4.3 assignments are due on Tuesday

-Pg. 142 is due on Monday
a) 5, 7, 8, 10, 12
b) 5, 8-13
c) 5, 8-16

Reminders:

-Volleyball wind up is on Tuesday, December 6th from 3:30 - 5:00 (Supper will be provided)

-Christmas Cafe for Senior Students is on Wednesday, December 7th

Thursday, 1 December 2016

What We Learned Today...December 1st

Our shocking experience at the Science Centre yesterday!

ELA: This morning we started our day on a particularily good note, as Mrs. Norris popped by with treats for everyone in our class.  She took some time to recognize all the students hard work this year as they have a school-leading 95.5% correct in AR! Well done everyone!
After AR, we discussed the different heroic character traits before the students began working on their guiding questions for Chapter 13 + 14..

Science: We picked up where we left off yesterday and learned how our eyes see colour as well as the different types of waves on the Electromagnetic Spectrum.

Math: We started out the period with a quick review of the lesson from last night before the students took their Socrative tests and began working on the textbook assignment from Pg. 142.  (Full assignment is listed below)

Upcoming Due Dates & Homework

Genius Hour:
-Projects are due on December 12th

Math:
-4.2 assignments are due tomorrow.

-Pg. 142 is due on Monday
a) 5, 7, 8, 10, 12
b) 5, 8-13
c) 5, 8-16

Reminders:

-Volleyball wind up is on Tuesday, December 6th from 3:30 - 5:00 (Supper will be provided)

-Christmas Cafe for Senior Students is on Wednesday, December 7th

Here are a few more pictures from yesterday:








Tuesday, 29 November 2016

What We Learned Today...November 29th


ELA: We started out the day by setting up our Classroom Onenote Notebooks on the laptops.  Once we had everything ready, we read Chapter 14 of our novels together.

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

Religion: After lunch we officially lauched our Students For Good unit.  Over the next few weeks we will be creating an advertising campaign to help make the world a better place by motivating others to do good deeds and spread "goodness" around our school.

Math: We briefly reviewed how to convert between decimals, fractions and percents, before students began working on the 4.2 handout.

Upcoming Due Dates & Homework

Genius Hour:
-Projects are due on December 12th

Reminders:
-The girls volleyball game has been rescheduled for tomorrow.

-Science Centre Field Trip is tomorrow!

-Christmas Cafe for Senior Students is on Wednesday, December 7th

Monday, 28 November 2016

What We Learned Today...November 28th

Survey: Student's started out the day by completing the University survey on Alcohol and Tobacco.

Homework Period: With today being another full band day, the remaining students were given our Health class to work on their Genius Hour projects or any other homework they had.

Catapult Challenge: After lunch we headed to Mr. Rieger's class to finish up our challenge from last week.

ELA: We took the shortened period to read Chapter Thirteen of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone together.

Upcoming Due Dates & Homework

ELA:
-Mirror of Erised blog post is overdue

Genius Hour:
-Projects are due on December 12th

Reminders:
-The girls volleyball game has been rescheduled again for Wednesday, November 30th

-Science Centre Field Trip is on Wednesday, November 30th.  

-Christmas Cafe for Senior Students is on Wednesday, December 7th

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Have a Great Weekend!

Our visit with the Archbishop yesterday

Only one more night of interviews before the long weekend!
Since we don't have school tomorrow, I thought I'd make a quick post of any homework or upcoming due dates.

Upcoming Due Dates & Homework

ELA:
-Mirror of Erised blog post is due on Monday.

Genius Hour:
-Projects are due on December 12th

Reminders:
-The girls volleyball game has been rescheduled again for Wednesday, November 30th

-Science Centre Field Trip is on Wednesday, November 30th.  

-There is Full Band on Monday

A few pictures from our catapult challenge today:






Tuesday, 22 November 2016

What We Learned Today...November 22nd



ELA: We started out the day with a brief AR period before reading through Chapter Twelve of Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone together.

Health: Students were given the entire period to finish up their Digital Portfolio's.  I'm very impressed with how amazing these have turned out, and I can't wait for the students to showcase them during our conferences this week.

Math: After a brief review of the lesson from last week, the students began working on their textbook assignment from Pg. 135.

Upcoming Due Dates & Homework

Health:
-Digital Portfolio's are due tomorrow.

Genius Hour:
-Projects are due on December 12th

Math: - Due on Thursday.
Pg. 135 

a) 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 13
b) 2, 4, 6, 8, 13-18
c) 4, 6, 8, 10, 13, 15, 17, 21

Reminders:
-The girls volleyball game has been rescheduled for Tuesday, November 22nd.

-Sacraments afternoon is at Holy Cross tomorrow. - Remember to dress in your "Sunday Best"

-Science Centre Field Trip is on Wednesday, November 30th.  Notes will go home tomorrow.

-Parent Teacher conferences are Tomorrow and Thursday.

Note about Report Cards: 
I have attempted to pack them with as much detail as I could. Besides the report card you will also receive an email containing a spread-sheet of all of the assignments and tests that I gave to your daughter / son for every class that I taught to them.It is a useful method to start a discussion about what is working well and / or what improvements need to be under-taken in order to maximize their learning potential in each and every class. Please send me an email at m.j.bresciani.rcsd.ca if you have not received a copy of them electronically. I look forward to meeting with you to discuss each student’s progress and to help ensure that the academic plan that we have for each and every student is the right one for them. Please remember too that if you cannot meet with me on the scheduled dates or if you feel that you need more time I am always willing to make myself available before or after school on any given day.

Friday, 18 November 2016

What We Learned Today...November 18th

Health: We switched things up a bit and started out our day with Health.  Over the period, students continued working on their Goal Setting Documents from yesterday and began migrating everything over to their Digital Portfolios.  

Genius Hour: Students were given the entire hour to work on their Genius Hour projects. With the end of this project less than a month a way (December 12th), students need to start thinking about what their final product will look like.

Math: Since the 4.2 video wasn't working properly last night, we did things the old fashioned way and had an in-class Math lesson on Fractions, Decimals and Percents.

Upcoming Due Dates & Homework

ELA:
-Harry Potter Chapter 9+10 questions are due on Monday

Health:
-Goal Setting Documents are due on Monday.

Genius Hour:
-Projects are due on December 12th

Reminders:
-The girls volleyball game has been rescheduled for Tuesday, November 22nd.

-Sacraments afternoon is at Holy Cross on November 23rd (Note went home today)

-Please bring back the Canadian Student Survey permission forms by Monday.