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.

ELA 9/10 Test

We’ve got a test on Monday, December 4th! It will cover concepts from the beginning of the year, focusing on indigenous stories and Norse mythology. The test will be open book. Students should prepare by going through their booklet and making sure all of their answers and frames are filled in. I also encourage students to answer the “What have you learned?” questions on page 55 of the booklet:

  1. Why do people tell stories and tales (their narratives – folk tales, legends, fables, proverbs)?
  2. How do these stories and tales help people understand the world?
  3. What lessons do we learn about people through these stories and tales?
  4. How are these stories and tales from around the world alike and different?
  5. Why is it important for each generation to hear and tell these tales?
  6. Why did these stories endure the test of time?

Test will be a combination of short and long answer questions. Good luck!

Norse Narratives

In ELA 9/10 we have been reading Norse mythology. Students have written essays about a Norse god or goddess, written persuasive paragraphs, and have read about Ragnarok – the end of the world. We will be wrapping up this unit soon, and students will have an exam covering our unit on Indigenous and Norse narratives.


Report cards also go out this week! Some students have not handed in all of their assignments, and this can affect their mark substantially. Students are encouraged to complete missing assignments ASAP.