End of Semester 1!

Congratulations everyone, we’ve made it to the end of the first semester which means this school year is already halfway done! Q2 report cards will be going out next week for students in grades 7-12.

When second semester starts on Thursday I will be teaching grade 4/5 math, which means I get to be with them all afternoon! I’m really looking forward to this opportunity. Unfortunately that means that I won’t be teaching ELA 9/10 anymore, as they will be spending second semester with Mrs. Moen.

 

I hope you are all enjoying your day off for semester turn-around!

The Hobbit Final Project

We’ve completed reading the Hobbit with our ELA 7/8 class and are currently watching the movie. We have also begun looking at our final project for this unit, which consists of three parts: an essay, a creative project, and the chapter worksheets. I have attached the handout for your reference. The due date will be in January (TBD), so students are encouraged to work on this at home over the Christmas break, in addition to the class time that they will receive both before and after the break.

The Hobbit Final Project 2017

The Outsiders Final Project

We’ve completed reading the Outsiders with our ELA 9/10 class and are currently watching the movie. We have also begun looking at our final project for this unit, which consists of three parts: an essay, a creative project, and the chapter worksheets. I have attached the handout for your reference. The due date will be January 15th, so students are encouraged to work on this at home over the Christmas break, in addition to the class time that they will receive both before and after the break.

The Outsiders Final Project

History research project

Students are working on a research project in History 30 right now that is due on Tuesday, December 12. Students were to create a timeline of at least 6 events that occurred between the time that Europeans first arrived in Canada through to 1811. Events were to be chosen based on their importance to the formation of Canada. Timelines should include pictures, a description of the event, an explanation as to why it is one of the most significant events, and a list of resources used. This is a major project and is expected to contain a substantial amount of work, as we have been working on it for a few weeks.

Country research project

Students in grades 4 & 5 have been working on a new research project in social studies! Each student has chosen a country and is researching the culture and life for youth in that country. Students will present their research either on a poster or in a video.

The Hobbit

Grades 7/8 have been reading the Hobbit the past few weeks. We are working our way through the book while filling out worksheets. On the worksheets we: summarize the chapter, look up definitions for vocabulary words, answer comprehension questions, and look at discussion questions.