Friday, September 22, 2017

This morning in Math the students worked on applying the Pythagorean Theorem. Most students completed the work in class.
After recess, the students completed their first Science quiz of the year. Please sign and return the quiz.
This afternoon we discussed the importance of volunteerism and community. The students set up their log books for volunteer hours that they will accumulate throughout the school year.
Last period Miss Cranfield had a "quiet" gym class.
Have a great July weekend!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017


In Math today, a lesson was given on estimating square roots based on the knowledge of perfect squares. The students did great!
For class/homework, more order of operations work was assigned.
After math we went on an amazing nature walk to support our Science unit on Ecosystems. I hope your child shared some of the adventure with you. See the pics below.

This afternoon, Mrs. Demetriou taught Music and Mrs. Ruby taught History. Please check the Agenda for homework assignments.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

This morning in Math, we reviewed and corrected the Order of Operations work from yesterday. Today's lesson was on square roots and perfect squares. No homework.
Mr. Deaken worked with the grade nine math students.
Please be sure to check Madame Villeneuve's blog.
After French we took up the chapter review work. Next, I went over the outline for the quiz on Friday.
This afternoon we had our first "Reading Buddies" with the grade 1 - 2 class.
Last period Miss Cranfield continued her soccer unit.

Monday, September 18, 2017

After the assembly this morning we began our math class by correcting the GCF and LCM assigned on Friday. Afterwards,  a lesson was given on Order of Operations using the BEDMAS rules.

Grade 7: pg. 73 #s 1 - 35 (odd)
Gr. 8; pg. 55 #s 1 - 36 (odd)
The grade 9 math students corrected the mid chapter review work. A lesson was given on rational numbers. Please complete the assigned work for tomorrow.
In Language, we continued with literary devices. First we took up the work on similes and metaphors. We continued by discussing other stylistic devices such as personification, euphemism and alliteration. Students are to complete for examples for tomorrow.
After lunch Mrs. Demetriou worked on the "Pirates of the Caribbean" theme song.
Mrs. Ruby continued the study of New France. Complete jot for up to and including page 20. Highlight 10 important points to include in a graphic novel. Due on Wednesday.

Friday, September 15, 2017

It is hard to believe that we have already completed two weeks of school.
This morning in Math we reviewed LCM and GCF. Grade 7s and 8s were assigned a worksheet to complete for Monday.
After French with Madame V. there was a lesson in Language on similes and metaphors. The students are to complete examples of each in a chart due for Monday.
This afternoon we had Science. In our ecosystems unit we corrected the work assigned previously. There will be a chapter one quiz on Friday, September 22.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Picture Day!
We started the day with our whole school picture and class picture.
In math we reviewed factor trees and factoring.
We did not have much time for Language today but were able to take up the character trait chart assigned yesterday.
Please check Madame V.'s blog for French.
This afternoon the students had instrumental music with Mrs. Demetriou followed by Individuals and Society with Mrs. Ruby.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

This morning in mathematics the students worked on Factor Trees.
Grade 7: pg. 59 #s 1 - 28
Grade 8: pg. 61 #s 1 - 44, 47

In Language we continued our study of the novel Greener Grass. We discussed the story so far.
Today's assignment is to create a character chart for four of the main characters.
Today, Science, the work from last week was discussed and corrected. Today's lesson was about the interaction of producers and consumers in an ecosystem. Students should be able to explain carnivore, herbivore, omnivore, detritivores, scavengers and decomposers as well as the roles of predators and prey in an ecosystem.

Reminders: School photos are tomorrow - full dress uniform please
                    PTA BBQ 3:30 - 5:30