Le jeudi 12 mars

Good everyone! One announcement for the students. We have a Winter Carnival scheduled for the students tomorrow. The Student Leadership team has been working very hard the past two weeks, so we are very excited for the day tomorrow. Here’s our day today.

Les maths 7D & 7C – We wrote a quick circumference quiz today. We finished the class with a review activity for perimeter and area of squares and rectangles.

Les sciences humaines 7A – I took in the visual project for the Greek city states. We continued our study of the government structure and started into a study into the idea of democracy and the passing laws in Ancient Athens.

Les sciences humaines 7D – The students completed a natural selection activity using visuals to represent black and white moths.

Le français 7E – We continued some review of our favourite activities and explaining why we prefer them. We then practiced identifying activities we do not like and providing explanation why we do not enjoy them.

Le mercredi 11 mars

Here’s our day today!

Les sciences humaines 7D – We reviewed our question sheet for social norms in Athens and Sparta. I then gave the students some time to work on their visual project. We assigned Thursday, March 26 as our due date for the assignment. Today was the last class we will use to work on the project. We moved onto economic roles in the Ancient Athens.

Les sciences 7D – The students were given some time to finish their ecological niche assignment. They were given Friday, March 13 as their due date. We then presented a lab the students will complete tomorrow on natural selection.

Les maths 7C & 7D – The students worked on some review work and corrected some class work in preparation for tomorrow’s quiz on Circumference. The students used their understanding of the formulas for diameter, radius and circumference to solve some word problems. I have posted the google classroom homework and I will be taking in the duotangs during tomorrow’s class.

Le mardi 10 mars

Here’s how the day went.

Le français 7E – We continued our intro activity of asking and answering questions. We moved onto a partner activity we started last class where we would provide explanation for our preferred activities. We started into a similar activity but we applied the proper phrasing for the negation.

Les maths 7C & 7D – We reviewed and practice some more with radius, diameter and circumference. The 7C wrote a quiz today on radius and diameter that should be handed back tomorrow. We also scheduled another short quiz for circumference on Thursday, March 12. Google classroom has been updated.

Les sciences humaines 7A – We had our last class before the visual assignment is due – due date is Thursday, March 12. We reviewed our notes for the social and economic roles and moved onto the government structure.

Les sciences humaines 7D – We worked on some further questions from our review question page. We revisited the visual project assignment and discussed the important elements needed. The students were given some time to start a rough draft and we ended the class discussing the idea of citizenship in Ancient Athens. No due date has been assigned for the visual project but one will be given tomorrow. We will use some of the class to work on the assignment tomorrow. The presentation used to guide our notes and the assignment has been uploaded to the sciences humaines folder.

Le lundi 9 mars

Bonjour tout le monde ! Good day everyone. Thank you to everyone who came to our parent-teacher interviews and the students who came along as well. Also, thank you to those who could not make it but made contact with me as well, I really appreciate every opportunity to chat. Here’s what on the go here.

Les sciences humaines 7D – We reviewed the social norms of Ancient Athens and Sparta. We reviewed the infrastructure of the city state to gain a better understanding of the social and economic makeup of Ancient Athens. We then analysed a visual representation of Ancient Corinth to identify the elements of infrastructure that we are studying in the unit. I introduced a visual project to the class today to measure their understanding of the city-state. We will work on the assignment tomorrow and assign a due date.

Les sciences humaines 7A – A special reminder that the due date for the visual assignment is Thursday, March 12. We reviewed the infrastructure and started organising the economic activities of Ancient Athens – who did what essentially.

Les maths 7C & 7D – We reviewed the elements of the circle – radius, diameter and circumference. We reviewed the formulas we can use to find the values of each and put them to practice. Google classroom has been updated and is ready to go.

Le jeudi 5 mars

Parent Teacher Interviews tonight at 5pm until 8pm and tomorrow 8h30am until noon. Here’s our day!

Les Maths 7D & 7C – We wrote a quiz on radius and diameter. For those students who are away, I have uploaded the documents and presentations used this week.

Les sciences humaines 7D – We have added to our comparison between Ancient Athens and Ancient Sparta. We then moved into the infrastructure of the ancient city-states to gain an understanding of the social and economic factors in Ancient Greece.

Le français 7E – We worked on the phrasings for explaining our favourite daily activities. The students shared their favourite activity and gave reasons with several partners in a speed dating type activity.

Le mercredi 4 mars

One announcement from today – a letter went home with the students in regards to our problems with SAS and days and times for Parent Teacher Interviews tomorrow and Friday. We had a great morning with Eric leClerc, a fantastic magician, who had presented a show that combined great lessons on bullying with magic tricks. Here was our day.

Les sciences humaines 7A – We reviewed the city-state and its make-up and reviewed the expectations for the visual assignment. We assigned the due date of Thursday, March 12 for the project. We started into (very briefly) the roles and hierarchy of Athenian society.

Les maths 7D – The students reviewed radius and diameter for their quiz tomorrow!!!! We then reviewed and practiced circumference and the formula for finding circumference using the radius or diameter. Homework duotangs are due tomorrow!

Le mardi 3 mars

Two important notices. Perhaps you may have already noticed or heard on the radio the problems the school board is having with SAS. I have not been able to access SAS since Thursday and so I cannot update marks. Please be patient with me and pray for some patience on my end with SAS. Secondly, we are taking the students to a magician/illusionist tomorrow morning (we’ll be back for lunch) who has a program put together specifically for middle school students. A huge thanks to our chapter of Canadian Parents for French for putting this together. Here’s our day today!

Les maths 7D & 7C – We reviewed our radius and diameter formulas and understanding. The students are feeling pretty good for their quiz on Thursday, March 5. We started into circumference and applying a formula there. The google classroom was updated yesterday.

Les sciences humaines 7A – We reviewed our notes on social norms and then did some work around the visual project. We reviewed the text information and added notes to page 8 of the student booklet. We also watched a little video-clip of a computerised model of ancient Corinth. We identified the numerous elements of the city-states that we’ve studied so far and other items we may have noticed. Some great observations were made.

Les sciences 7D – The students reviewed the ecological niche questions for the polar bear and they used these questions to research the ecological niche for their chosen animal.

Le français 7E – We practiced  our preferred activities and shared our answers with a friend. We worked on answering the question for the third person singular and started into the reasons for our particular preferred activities.