Welcome to May! With graduation right around the corner, the grade 12 students are nearing the completion of their secondary school careers. As the students are looking forward to the big day, they also continue to have their course work to think about. In ELA, the students are studying texts that address social responsibility and promote social action. As a part of this unit of study, the students are creating a presentation on a global issue of concern. They will present their projects in June. The grade 12 students will also be playing the role of teacher as they plan a reading lesson to share with our kindergarten students. The grade 12s are to use the reading activity to teach our kindergarteners a valuable social lesson.
The first month of the new semester has proven to be a busy one for the grade 12 students. The students have quickly become immersed in their new courses. This semester, many of the grade 12s are taking two science classes with Ms. Prakash. The biology class has begun the course with a unit on taxonomy. In physics, the students are in the midst of a unit on motion. This semester, many of the grade 12 students are taking Phys. Ed. with Mr. Anderson. In ELA, the students are exploring texts that explore the theme of identity. At the conclusion of our identity study, the students will be creating an identity text of their own. Although it seems like forever away, the students have had their first grad meeting. It’s an exciting time to be a grade 12 student at Hanley School!
Greetings from the Grade 12 Homeroom! Can you believe we are halfway through semester one? Neither can the grade 12s. They continue to be busy as they have assignments due and unit exams to prepare for. The Social Studies 30 class has recently finished a unit study on responsible government and the causes of Canadian Confederation. The students have just begun studying the era of western settlement. In ELA 30, the students have been reading, annotating, and responding to a variety of Canadian poetry. The students will begin an independent novel study later this month. The Chemistry 30 class is studying dynamic equilibrium and Le Chateller’s Principle. The grade 12s will also be embarking on their first week of the Work Experience 30 course on December 5th. By now, they should have made contact with their employer and set up an interview time. That’s the latest from the Grade 12 Homeroom. Have a fantastic month!
Greetings from the Grade 12 Homeroom! The students of the Hanley grade 12 class continue working hard in their classes. In Social Studies 30, the grade 12s have finished the first unit on European colonization of Canada. We have just started the second unit on the forces of Confederation and Canadian government. In ELA 30, the students continue a Canadian Landscapes unit. We are studying texts and writing literature analysis essays. Ms. Prakash and the Chemistry 30 students are studying material science and intramolecular forces. Mr. Tyndall and the students in Construction 30 are beginning to construct their projects for the semester.
We have reached the halfway point of semester 2! With graduation day quickly approaching, the grade 12s are reaching the pinnacle of their high school education journey. The students remain busy with their course work in their various classes. The ELA 30 class has begun a study of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet. As the students read and watch the play, they are studying the universal themes that the play addresses. We will be applying these themes to our modern world as soon as we have finished the play. The Psychology 30 class has finished a study of childhood developmental psychology and will be studying the psychology of teenagers. Should be interesting! In Physics 30, Mrs. Prakash has the students learning about work in action. They have just completed their unit on dynamics. In Chemistry 30, the students have finished studying equilibrium and will begin their next unit on solubility. Mr. Herman and the Calculus class are studying derivatives. We are looking forward to another great month of learning, and another step toward graduation
Semester two is already busy as the grade 12s dive headfirst into their studies. In physics, the students are learning about vector diagrams and using them to solve equations. The chemistry crew is learning about heat and thermodynamics. The ELA class is in the midst of studying texts about self and identity. They have been completing a response journal assignment during the unit. On the ELA horizon, is an in-depth study of the Shakespearian tragedy Hamlet. The Psychology 30 class has been learning about developmental psychology. They are currently looking at the developmental process during early childhood. Preparations for grad are underway! The students are starting to discuss and decide the details of their special day
Wow where has January gone? Now that 2016 is here, the grade 12’s are on their final push to finish this semester! And Contech is back working on the balcony! At this time the grade 12’s are busy preparing for their final exams. The social studies class is reflecting on the course in order to address two final exam questions. The grade 12 ELA class is working hard to prepare for their final exam on Canadian literature. They have been reviewing all of the texts studied during the year. The pre-calculus section finished their last unit on exponentials and logarithms, and now are studying up to write the final on Wednesday! Foundations 30 has a small class, and they are ready to write the comprehensive exam. In Bio 30 the kids are getting their a-b-c and d’s ready for the big final exam. Mrs. Prakash has them working overtime! The P.A.A. students are trying to stay on their teachers good sides and finish their woodworking or bunnyhugs on time. Good luck to all students on their exams, and may the curve be ever in your favour. See you next semester! Feel free to stop in and visit me any time if you have any concerns! Brandon Hutchinson and Jill Why were the teacher’s eyes crossed? He couldn’t control his pupils!
The grade 12s are working hard before their much deserved break. As the semester is coming to a close, there have been assignments due and tests to complete. Our social studies class is in the midst of a unit on the settlement of the Canadian West and the various historical events that accompanied this era. In particular, we are evaluating how this time period is remembered by historians. ELA 30 has finished reading Sgt. John Wilson and have a literary analysis essay on the novel due before the break. After the break, the students will be reading numerous texts in preparation for the final exam. Miss Smith and her PAA section are finishing sewing hooded sweatshirts, while Mr. Tyndall has the students working overtime on projects in the shop. The biology class continues their study of genetics. Mr. Herman and the precalculus math group are finishing a unit on trig identities. We wish everyone a Merry Christmas! Hope you enjoy the holidays and time spent with family.
Course work has been keep-ing the grade 12s busy in No-vember. As we are half way through semester one, the students are immersed in learning across all subject are-as. The students have been working exceptionally hard in their PAA courses. Mr. Tyndall has the cabinet makers work-ing overtime to complete their projects on time. Miss Smith and the home economics stu-
dents have begun the sew-ing section of the course and will be making hooded sweaters; just in time for winter. In ELA, the stu-dents began reading the non-fiction novel, The Se-cret Lives of Sgt. John Wilson: A True Story of Love and Murder. When the students have completed the book, they will be writing in-depth literary analysis es-
says. In social studies, the students have just finished learning about the Canadi-an Government and Con-federation. In biology, the students have completed their study of cell struc-tures and have moved on to genetics. Mr. Herman and the pre-calculus stu-dents are learning about trig identities.
The grade 12s have excitedly begun their final school year. The students are hard at work across all of their subject areas. In social studies, the students are studying the relationship between traditional first nation societies and early European settlers. The ELA class has been studying texts addressing the Canadian landscape. In biology, the year has begun with a unit on proteins, enzymes, and carbohydrates. The foundations math class has focused on interest rate and rate of return, while the precalc class is learning about transformations.
Even with a busy academic year ahead, the students are enjoying their senior year.