Le mardi 5 février

National Sweater Day is Thursday! Remember to dress warm as we will be turning down the temperature Thursday. Here’s what we got up to today.

Les sciences humaines 7A – We went into the economic activities and government structure of Ancient Athens today. We only organised the notes today but we will apply them more over the next few classes. I’ve uploaded the presentations from today for reference. They were giving one student some trouble later in the day so if you have the same problem please let me know. I also distributed the outline for the visual project and a document to use for the good copy. All the students have their rough drafts and my suggestions in case they were needed. The due date for the assignment is Friday.

Les sciences humaines 7B & 7C – We discussed the visual project, its rubric and my expectations. The students had about half the class to work on their rough drafts and will have another chance tomorrow. The due date will be determined tomorrow.

Les mathématiques 7C – We worked some more on subtracting fractions with like denominator, unlike denominators and mixed numbers. We scheduled our test for Friday for both adding and subtracting fractions. The daily homework has been placed on my google site. Also, some students need to complete the class work as well. It is the following,

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FLA 7C – I introduced a new question in class today and I have uploaded the presentation in class today. We practice some reading comprehension and production. There were no notes from class but we will take a second look at the reading and question tomorrow.

Le lundi 4 février

There is some general information for the upcoming weeks. We will be celebrating National Sweater Day Thursday, February 7. Our Green Team is asking everyone to wear a warm sweater as we will be turning down the temperature in the entire school. On Wednesday, February 27 we will be having our annual pink shirt day. I’m early with this announcement but I thought I would pass the date along in case anyone needed some time to find a pink shirt. Rumour has it there is a good good deal on pink tshirts at Michaels. Here’s what we got up to today.

Les mathématiques 7C – We started applying the same strategies for adding fractions to subtracting fractions. I’m anticipating we will be getting through this work quite quickly based on today’s class work. I will be looking at a test at the end of the week. The homework has been added to the google classroom.

FLA 7C – I’ve introduced a final project for the food unit. The students are creating a conversation based on a selected scenario. The students will be using phrasing and vocabulary practiced in class and resources used in class to guide their project. We will be spending a few classes this week on the assignment.

Les sciences humaines 7B – We reviewed the infrastructure of ancient Greek city-states. We then discussed the unit project. I’ve updated an outline and rubric to be used for the assignment in the sciences humaines folder. No deadline has been determined for 7B as we have just started organising our first draft.

Le jeudi 31 janvier

Here’s the story from today.

Les sciences humaines 7A – We used today’s class to review the social norms of Ancient Sparta and Athens. We watched a videoclip discussing the Greek city states for some inspiration for our project. We then used the second half of class to work on our rough drafts for our projects.

FLA 7C – We reviewed our questions and answers at the beginning of class. We then got back into our grocery shopping groups. The students finalized their group’s list using a budget. They had some fun finding compromises for any disagreements and maintaining a budget for their weekend’s food supply.

Les mathématiques 7C – We’ve reached the final level of adding fractions today. We practiced converting improper fractions to mixed numbers and then moved onto adding mixed numbers using that conversion strategy. The students received some homework based on those work sheets. I have uploaded the work sheet for those students who were absent.

Les sciences humaines 7C – We reviewed the social norms of Sparta and Athens and the important infrastructure of the Greek city states. We then watched a videoclip that discussed the city states a bit further. We began our city state project after discussing the rubric, required elements and how to apply our notes. We will be working on this for at least two more classes.

Le mercredi 30 janvier

Some more donations today for the food and book drive, it’s awesome. Here’s what we got up to today.

Les sciences humaines 7C – We reviewed societal roles in Athens and Sparta. Sparta came out as the favourite in our class vote. We went through some reading on the infrastructure of a typical Greek city state and organised the information in our notes – page 9. I introduced an inclass project to the students about designing their own city-state that we will begin next class. The students should be reviewing pages 8 and 9 in the Social Studies notes.

Les sciences humaines 7A – We reviewed societal roles in Athens and Sparta. We then spent some time on the city-state planning project. An outline was given and the students began their first draft. I will have a rubric and due date for the students tomorrow.

FLA 7C – We got into our groups today to do some group grocery shopping. We practiced particular phrases and questions within our group dialogue. I have uploaded them into the français folder.

Les mathématiques 7C – We moved onto adding improper fractions with different denominators today. The work is becoming a little more demanding but the students are following the steps and my organisation expectations well. The daily homework has been uploaded and there are extra questions on the worksheets we did not complete in case they are looking for some extra homework.

Le mardi 29 janvier

Good day et bonjour. Some items for the food and book arrived today, I was very happy to receive them. If you can donate, everything is appreciated. Here’s what we got up to today.

Les sciences humaines 7C & 7B – We explored the ancient city of Corinth and the layout of the city state. We applied some of the geography notes to the sources and introduced some new vocabulary. I’ve uploaded my powerpoint for the city-state and there is a link to a video clip within the presentation.

FLA 7C – We started some phrasing and vocabulary for making purchases. We used our grocery lists we made this past Friday and did some shopping on a budget. We are now moving onto a group activity where we will have to start making some compromises and suggestions to satisfy everyone’s food needs and wants.

Les mathématiques 7C – We moved onto adding improper fractions and converting improper fractions to mixed numbers. We had one work sheet to complete for homework. I’ve uploaded some powerpoints we used to have us understand improper fractions and mixed numbers. I’ve also uploaded the daily homework to be completed tonight.


Le lundi 28 janvier

A reminder of our Student Leadership’s book and food drive that is happening this week. There are prizes available for those who bring in the most items. Please donate if you can. We were fortunate to have a presentation from MADD Canada on the dangers and impact of impaired driving. The students were given some time to reflect on the presentation in class and there were some great observations and questions presented in our discussion. Here’s what we got up to today.

Les sciences humaines 7A, 7B & 7C – We completed our geography quiz today. We had some time for review at the end of the class on the social norms of Athens, Sparta and the city plan for Corinth.

Les mathématiques 7C – The homework page has been updated with this evening’s homework.

Le vendredi 25 janvier

Bonjour and good day. Here’s how the day went.

Les mathématiques 7C – We continued our practice of adding fractions with different denominators today. The students also handed in their homework duotangs. I will have them corrected and into SAS by the end of the weekend. They all have a worksheet with equations to solve and should be complete by next class.

FLA 7C – We reviewed our sample mini-paragraph and completed some peer editing. The students received some time to complete their good copy. Those who were not able to complete their good copy in class are to have it complete for Monday’s class.

Les sciences humaines 7B – We reviewed quite a bit for the Greek geography quiz on Monday. The students are to study pages 1, 2, 3 and 4 in their student notes. We continued our comparison of Ancient Athens and Ancient Sparta in terms of rights and responsibilities of the men and women in those city-states.