Mercredi le 28 novembre

Here’s what we got up to today!

Les sciences humaines 7C & 7B – We completed our comparison of two ancient sociétés – la Mésopotamie et l’Égypte. I have uploaded the powerpoint in the Social Studies folder for the students to review at home. There will be a test at some point next week, so the students can begin studying all the material for that.

FLA 7C – The students received their ‘Ma famille’ paragraphs. They were marked and their mistakes were underlined. They took a third turn at writing the paragraph with an opportunity to correct their mistakes and confer with a partner about their mistakes. There will be two marks put into SAS for this assignment.

Les mathématiques 7C – We completed some work from the text book on converting between fractions, decimals and percentages. We then moved onto placing fractions, decimals and percentages on a number line, coinciding with ordering values that we worked on yesterday and Thursday of last week. Some students did not complete their text book work so the homework is listed below. I’ve added some extra work for students to work on that have no homework in the math folder.

Page 112 et 113

  • 1. A, b, c
  • 2. A, b, c, d
  • 3. A, b, c, d, e
  • 4


Mardi le 27 novembre

Hard to believe but November is ending fast. I was having some problems with my SAS over the weekend but I got the necessary assistance yesterday. It should as up to date as possible. Here’s what we got up to today.

Les sciences humaines 7A – We did some review and we discussed the students’ ideas for our Class Code based off of Hammourabi’s Code for his Babylonian kingdom. They were quite creative and in come cases extreme. We began working on an essay as a final assessment for the unit. It will be quite guided as I am hoping that we will complete another two before the end of the year. We wrote an introduction today and I will assess them and provide suggestions for improvement for next class. We should be completing a good copy in class at the beginning of next week.

Les sciences humaines 7B & 7C – The students received their quizzes and projects back today. There’s a bad habit of students not putting their name on their assignment so we had get a few sorted out. We began adding more details to page 14 in our notes comparing Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt.

Les mathématiques 7C – We reviewed ordering values (fractions, decimals and percents) some more today. We’re doing pretty good and feeling confident. I up’ed the ante with our fractions and percents with values above 1. I’ve uploaded the review questions used in class for the students to practice at home in the math folder.

FLA 7C – We reviewed our questions and answers. Then, with a partner, the students shared their ‘Ma famille’ paragraph and I verified their understanding by questioning them on their partner’s writing. We then participated in a Who Am I game with names prepared by some volunteers. The students used the questions from class and competed to guess who the volunteer was as quickly as possible. The students should review their description questions and answers using the handout available in the Français folder.

Jeudi le 22 novembre

Another Thursday in the books. We had a little delay getting the day going but it was a good day nonetheless. The Parent-Teacher conference is postponed this evening but we still have tomorrow. The conference runs from 8h30 to noon so I hope you can make it out. Here’s what we got up to today.

Les mathématiques 7C – We tried a little pop quiz based on our conversion work – fractions to decimals to percents. The work looks good but there’s a common error here and there. We’ll take a look at it together next class. We began one of the main aspects of the unit – placing values in order. I’ve uploaded the questions used in class that the students can review and practice at home.

FLA 7C – We took another turn at using the Bescherelle for a written assignment. They are becoming more comfortable with it and the work is looking good. Good copies were handed in today and should be in SAS this weekend.

Les sciences humaines 7B – The students completed their self evaluations today and we got to spend some time on Mesopotamia. We watched a video in class and attempted to identify three things we can learn about Mesopotamia from the video-clip. We did well and we began comparing Mesopotamia with what we’ve learned about Ancient Egypt.

Mercredi le 21 novembre

Bonjour tout le monde ! We had a late start today but we still managed to get a few things done. I had the students of each class complete a self-evaluation in preparation for the parent-teacher interviews. That document did take up a bit of each class so we did not complete as much as we would on a regular day.

FLA 7C – The students shared their ideas from last night’s homework. We will use this information to build our paragraphs for the next assignment.

Les sciences humaines 7A – The students met within a group of three and shared their ideas for a Class Code of Conduct similar to Hammourabi’s Code of the Mesopotamian City-State of Babylon.

Les mathématiques – We worked on converting decimal numbers to percents and fractions. The students are doing very well with their conversions and should easily complete the next portion of the unit where we order fractions, decimals and percents in order from smallest to largest or vice-versa.

Mardi le 20 novembre

A friendly reminder that we have Parent-Teacher interviews coming up Thursday and Friday. Thursday’s session runs from 5pm to 8pm and Friday’s runs from 8h30 to noon. It has been asked before if students are welcome to come along and join the interviews and I always say yes, I always enjoy having the students sit in on the conversation. A second item to announce is the first school social. The Student Leadership team has scheduled a social for next Thursday, November 29 from 7pm to 9pm. It’s always a great time with music, games, snacks, etc. I’m encouraging everyone in my class to attend. Here’s what we got up to today.

Les sciences humaines 7A – We reviewed our Mesopotamia notes. I have uploaded a powerpoint presentation that was used for our notes on page 14. We then went back through the laws of the Hammourabi Code. We started developing our own code for the class and we will share our ideas tomorrow.

FLA 7C – We watched some more video-clips measuring our comprehension and we did quite well with some ‘Who am I’ games in French. We then practiced speaking some French using a mini-paragraph that will serve as an example for a future assignment. The students have a bit of homework where they are identifying two activities to use for each member of the family in the assignment. We did an example together that goes as such:

Mon père: regarder le hockey à la patinoire/cuisiner à la maison. 

Les mathématiques 7C – We dug deep into converting decimal numbers to percentages today. We worked together on many questions together and there is a little bit of homework for tonight. I have uploaded the homework sheet for the students to complete.

Les sciences humaines 7C – We had our quiz today on the hierarchy. A few students struggled with the quiz but we will take a quick look at the quiz during the next class to find strategies to help us with multiple choice questions.


Lundi le 19 novembre

Joyeux lundi. Here’s what we got up to today!

Les sciences humaines 7C – We took a second turn watching an introduction video for Mesopotamia. The students shared a few things from the video to demonstrate their understanding of the content. We then worked on the map located on page 13 and it is to be coloured for tomorrow’s class. We also have our quiz tomorrow on the hierarchy – there is a review page in the sciences humaines folder.

Les sciences humaines 7A – We completed page 14 comparing Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia. We completed the notes together and everyone should have the same information. I’ve added something extra to the unit – The Hammourabi Code. The students examined some laws real or perhaps fictional from the Babylonian society of Mesopotamia. We will go through the laws tomorrow to see how well we identified the the true from the false.

FLA 7C – We completed some review and practiced our description questions. The students were wanting to ask questions about siblings – using the third person singular – so I needed to add something unplanned to our notes. I’m hoping to make use of these notes in the coming classes. We discussed what we learned from the video and applied a lot of the sentence structures studied in class.

Les mathématiques 7C – We essentially finished the conversion of fractions to decimal numbers today. We identified the patterns in our answers and developed rules for the conversion of particular fractions. We’re moving onto percentages tomorrow. It was a double class today so I took the oppportunity to try some problem solving questions today. It was fairly guided to ensure comprehension but the math portion was left to the students. The first time is always stressful but we will attempt this type of assignment three more times in the future and we should see more confidence with each one.

Vendredi le 16 novembre

The day was cut short today. I see the snow starting to come as I write this. La neige arrive !

Les sciences humaines 7C – The students completed a partnered review activity based around yesterday’s handout. We also watched a brief French video-clip to introduce ourselves to Mesopotamia. The students did well with the comprehension.

FLA 7C – The class was a little shorter today. We got some review questions in and we watched a great episode of Oniva, a Quebecois program aimed at adolescents. We watched part of the video where a Franco-Manitobien introduced his family. The students completed an exit card with three things they learned about Alex and his family. I’ve uploaded the video for the students to use in their daily video. It’s a great resource for them.