May 2011 Grade 9 News

Well it’s that time of year again. The snow is gone, the flowers are blooming and the sun is shining. That must mean the annual Grade nine canoe trip is approaching. We embark on our journey to Canada’s great north on May 31st and we shall not return until June the 2nd. Oh boy oh boy, we can hardly sleep. Parents, please get the permission slips and money in to Mr. Graham ASAP.

In the meantime, we are trying our best to concentrate on our indoor education. In Art and Social Studies we have been hired by a wealthy medieval Baron and have been commissioned to build him a castle to his very uptight specifications. ELA has us venturing into literary masterpieces such as Aesop’s Fables and George Orwell’s Animal Farm. Wait until you see the incredible doors we painted in Mrs. Bain’s class! You will be so proud.
In Health class we have been talking about gambling and gambling addictions as well as looking ahead with some career planning. You should see the archery set up in the gym! Archery in gym class! Could it get any sweeter? In Math class, we have been having a hilarious time solving equations. Thanks to Mrs. Harder for her seamless transitioning. Mr. Herman has us doing presentations on our favorite elements in Science. How can you pick a favorite? I love them all…except Balonium. Gross.

Thanks for everything everybody