Halloween writing contest

In ELA right now we are writing Halloween stories – both for marks and as a part of a writing contest sponsored by the SCC.

Our topic is: Write a spooky story to tell around the campfire. Remember, you want to build suspense using onomatopoeia and alliteration. Don’t forget to have a big finale to frighten everyone who is listening.

All stories will be submitted to the SCC for judging. The top story from each grade will receive a prize!

Stories are due on Monday, October 23rd and must be typed and printed.

Good luck!

Halloween research posters

Halloween Information: Read and take the quiz!  http://www.5minuteenglish.com/oct29.htm

Even more information about Halloween: http://www.kiddyhouse.com/Themes/halloween/halloween.html

Students will be doing research about Halloween and creating posters for the classroom with their information. Topics will be assigned in class.

Topics include:

  • Why is it called “Halloween”?
  • Why is Halloween on October 31st?
  • Why do people dress in costumes for Halloween?
  • Why do people go trick or treating on Halloween?
  • Why do we carve pumpkins for Halloween?
  • Who started celebrating Halloween?
  • Why does Halloween take place in the fall?
  • What are some examples of “tricks” that people play at Halloween?
  • What are some types of “treats” that people receive on Halloween?
  • How has Halloween changed over the years into the celebration we know today?

 

Fun with geography

In social 4/5 we have been continuing our study of world geography. First, we worked on learning how to use Google Earth, then we learned about the continents, oceans, and hemispheres. We are now learning the basics of how precipitation, temperature, and population can be related to geographical locations.

Have a great long weekend!

Proverb Paragraphs

Grade 9 and 10s have an assignment due today. Students were to write a one (or more) paragraph expository response to Indigenous proverbs. Students were to choose one specific proverb and relate it to their own life.

 

Enjoy the long weekend!

Monkey’s Paw Persuasive Paragraphs

Monkey’s Paw persuasive paragraphs were due today. Students were to write one paragraph in response to the question “Is Mr. White responsible for his son’s death?” Students were expected to give at least three supporting statements and should have strong, opinionated thesis and concluding statements.

 

Enjoy the long weekend!

Becoming Experts: Ch 2 Assignment

Today in class we assigned students to do a presentation in partners that is due the first day back after they complete their work experience. Students selected a topic from Chapter 2 of the textbook (Vikings, Cabot, Cartier, Champlain, Frobisher, Hudson) and are to become “experts” on their chosen topic so they can educate the class.

Presentations must include:

  • Who they are?
  • Where they are from?
  • Where did they go (specifics)?
  • Why did they come?
  • What was life like before their contact with the First Nations people?
  • What was life like after their contact with the First Nations people?
  • What was the lasting impact of arrival in Canada?
  • How were they received at the time?
  • How does history view them?

Much of this information can be found in our textbook, but students may have to do some research on their own. Presentations will be done in class the first day back.

Have fun at work experience!