Le mardi 19 février

We have a student social scheduled for Thursday evening, 7pm to 9pm. Lots of volunteers have come together to put together the evening, so it should be a great time as usual. Les plans d’aujourd’hui! Here’s today’s story.

Les sciences humaines 7C – We reviewed and focused on the government structure of Ancient Athens. We started to look into the structure of the Greek Assembly and how laws are passed. The class passed more quickly than I anticipated and we did not get a chance to begin developing our own laws.

FLA 7C – The students handed in their projects for the foods unit and we reviewed our questions and answers. We then joined a partner to provide suggestions for our unhealthy habits to improve our overall health. This will help us build some ideas for the next assignment.

Les mathématiques 7C – We started working with algebraic expressions and replacing variables with a specific value. The students have a handout we worked on in class and I have uploaded it into the math folder this past Friday. The hockey academy students need to complete the last section of those work sheets. The daily homework has also been uploaded into the google classroom.

Les sciences humaines 7B – We reviewed Ancient Athens and its governing structure. We then joined a small group to debate and discuss a proposed law for the city-State. We had enough time to start sharing some questions and suggestions for the proposed law. We will continue with this the next class.


Le vendredi 15 février

Amusez-vous ce weekend ! Here’s a scoop for today.

Les sciences humaines 7A, 7B & 7C – We reviewed and worked on the governing structure of Athens. We started looking into passing laws within this governing structure and developing our own ideas for laws for the city state. 7B and 7C handed in their projects and should be in SAS by Tuesday.

Les mathématiques 7C – We part our problem solving checklists to work today. The students received two scenarios to be solved and it was evident that their checklists helped; I saw some great work. I handed back their tests from earlier in the week and we began the next unit – Algebra. They received some handouts today that they are to review and study to be ready for next week’s classes. I’ve uploaded them into the math folder.

FLA 7C – The major food unit project is to be handed in on Tuesday! We continued our work on our healthy and unhealthy habits by adding suggestions to remedy our bad habits. Lots of talking today and responding to each other’s needs.

Le jeudi 14 février

Joyeux Saint-Valentin ! Here’s the rundown from today.

Les mathématiques 7C – We completed our sessions with Mr. McCourt for problem solving. The students organised a checklist for themselves that will be used for future assessments, both summative and formative.

FLA 7C – We used today’s two classes for a lot of dialogue. We used our results from the survey to share our daily healthy habits or places where we are lacking with a partner. We are now identifying areas of strength and weakness to facilitate further discussion where we will practice providing suggestions and defending those suggestions. I’ve uploaded the survey in the French folder.

Les sciences humaines 7B – I took in the visual project for the city-state. They are looking great! We completed the economic activities and started into Athenian government. Our daily review sessions are showing some weakness from many students. It is becoming clear that students are not reviewing their work at home as answering to some common questions are not coming as quickly as they should. I addressed this with the class in the hope that students will remember to take the 20 minutes each evening to review their material.

Le mardi 12 février

Here’s the scoop on today.

Les sciences humaines 7B – We reviewed the social norms of Ancient Athens and a little bit of Sparta. We discussed the project that is due Thursday, February 14. All the students should have their rough drafts and a sheet for their good copy. We then began categorizing some of the economic activities during a typical day in Athens.

FLA 7C – We reviewed and went through the criteria we developed for a healthy lifestyle the students compiled on Friday. I put together a survey type document we will be using for the next few classes. It forces us to look at our own daily habits then identify our strengths and weaknesses.

Les sciences humaines 7A – We reviewed the social norms and the government structure. We then completed some mock Athenian assemblies using some of the laws developed by 5 students. The ideas produced much more discussion than I had anticipated but I can say that the students have shown a good understanding of how the system worked in Ancient Athens. We will be putting together an in-class assignment modeled after our mock assemblies for the students to show their understanding and organize it on paper.

Les mathématiques 7C – We continued the problem solving session with Mr. McCourt today. The students were able to assist in putting together a student guide for math problem solving that will be used during the remainder of the year and in their grade 8 and 9 math classes.

Le lundi 11 février

Here’s what we got up to today.

Les mathématiques 7C – Today operated a bit differently. Since we had missed our math test scheduled for this past Friday we decided to complete it today in our FLA class. During our math class, we welcomed Mr. McCourt from the Board Office. He is responsible for Junior High Math for the province and led a session on problem solving for the 7Bs and 7Cs. The sessions will continue tomorrow and should finish on Wednesday. The homework for the day is uploaded on the google site.

Les sciences humaines 7A – Today is the due date for the visual project. I had a majority of them handed in and they are looking great! A few students used the lunch hour to complete their project. We worked through the government structure today to get a better understanding of how laws were passed in Ancient Athens. The students developed their own bills to be presented to the assembly. We will continue tomorrow.

Les sciences humaines 7C – I extended the dead line for the visual project to Thursday. All the students should now have the grid paper for their good copy. We organised the economic activities of Ancient Athens and began looking at the government structure.

Le jeudi 7 février

It was a bit chilly in the school today for our National Sweater Day. Here’s what went on today.

Les sciences humaines 7C – We started into Greek economic activities but were cut short. Mrs. Burry visited the class today to check in with the 7C’s since have recently passed the mid point of our school year.

Les sciences humaines 7A – We started in the government structure of the Athenian city-state today. There was a lot of interest and questions. Many, many questions. I did not get a far I would have liked but the questions were great and so no worries on my part. The visual assignment for the city state is due tomorrow!!

FLA 7C – We used the majority of the class today to work on our major unit project for the Food Unit. The students worked really well and there will be some great projects coming my way next week. We reviewed the rubric that will be used and identified Thursday next week as the due date.

Les mathématiques 7C – We completed an in class assignment for subtracting fractions today. We had the opportunity to correct the assignment together and get one final chance to affirm our understanding of how to add and subtract fractions. Our test is tomorrow!!! The google classroom homework has been added and I will taking in the duotangs tomorrow.

Le mercredi 6 février

Remember National Sweater Day is tomorrow, dress warm!! Here’s what went on today.

Les sciences humaines 7C & 7B – We reviewed pages 8 and 9 in our notes – something the students should be working on at home. The students also received a rubric and an outline for their visual project today. We analysed the rubric and determined the due date – Wednesday, February 13. We spent the majority of the class finishing our rough drafts.

FLA 7C – We completed some reading production and some notes with our new question and unit. We will spend a majority of the class working on our major unit project for the Foods unt.

Les mathématiques 7C – We worked together on some adding and subtraction using similar fractions and mixed numbers. We worked through the required steps using the guide posted in the classroom. We then completed some textbook work to practice the steps. We have an in-class assignment tomorrow to test our subtracting skills. Our test is still scheduled for Friday on both adding and subtracting fractions. Homework has been added to the google site and there was a little classwork to complete in class.

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