Le vendredi 10 janvier

Here’s our day today!

Les sciences humaines 7D – We went through the second and final set of photos and art pieces from Ancient Mesopotamia. The students made some excellent observations. We then started comparing the two locations and societies (Egypt and Mesopotamia). We worked on geography today.

La science 7D – We started a review page for Chapter 2. We completed Partie B on the page and it is available in the science section of this blog. We answered and corrected questions 3 and 7 of pages 58 and 59 in the workbook.

Les maths 7C & 7D – We corrected and completed some review activities for divisibility rules. For any students who were absent there is a practice quiz available here on the blog or in the google classroom.

Le jeudi 9 janvier

A few items for your consideration due to the change to the week’s schedule.

Les maths 7C & 7D – There is one final review activity I want to complete prior to our test on divisibility. Since classes have been cancelled yesterday and today, I will move the test to Monday. I will post the review activity here on the blog and on my google site for those students absent tomorrow for their studies over the weekend. Perhaps some may want to get a jump start today.I have also uploaded 2 reach-back homework assignments on my google site.

Le mercredi 8 janvier

My apologies, I got distracted yesterday and failed to update the blog. Here’s the story from yesterday and some items for the students today.

Le français 7E – We started into a new unit on sports and activities. I identified and discussed the objectives of the unit using the government outcomes to give the students an idea of what we’ve completed what our goals are for the second unit. The class was strictly conversational using two presentations. I have uploaded the presentations for the students to review.

Les maths 7C & 7D – We continued using the practice quiz making numbers based on divisibility criteria. We started with a presentation for practice and then the students tried it on their own. The students have two handouts to work on to prepare for their quiz on Friday. I’ve uploaded all the pages in case they are needed. The quiz will remain on Friday.

Les sciences humaines 7D – We continued our resource analysis. The students expanded into some more photos of artifacts and art pieces to further their introduction into Mesopotamia.

Les sciences humaines 7A – We shared our analysis of the second sample intro paragraph. Using the two samples and our observations, the students started their own intro. We moved into the first paragraph of the essay assignment as well. Once we have completed the first draft, we will work on some peer and self editing.


Le lundi 6 janvier

Bienvenue an 2020! First school day of 2020 done. Here’s what we got up to today.

Les sciences humaines 7D – We reviewed the geography of the Mesopotamia region. Students had started labelling and colouring the map prior to the break. I will be looking for its completion tomorrow (homework!!!). We analysed some photos of artifacts and locations found in the region from its ancient civilisations to gain a better understanding of possible roles and activities that would have been practiced there. We will continue to a second batch of photos tomorrow. 

Les sciences humaines 7A – We started into the essay assignment. The students received two sample introduction paragraphs to analyse and critique. We worked on one together and identified the strengths and weaknesses and means of improving the writing. The students completed an individual analysis of a second sample intro that we will discuss tomorrow. No due date has been assigned for the essay but we will be using the next few classes to complete the writing assignment.

Les maths 7C & 7D – We reviewed our divisibility rules. We completed a little review activity and completed the first page of a practice quiz. The students received a few extra handouts today for studying and practice. We scheduled a quiz on the divisibility rules on Friday, January 10. The google classroom homework has been uploaded. 

Le jeudi 19 décembre

Bonjour tout le monde! Here’s the details from our Thursday.

La science 7D – We continued working on solutions and the vocabulary surrounding them. We completed questions 1, 2 and 4, page 58 in our work book.

Le français 7E – We completed our evaluations and tried a reading comprehension activity provided by the course. The students took sentences similar to what we have practicing and repeated the phrases in the negation. Finally, we finished up our texting project.

Les maths 7C & 7D – We practiced our divisibility rules and verified our understanding by sharing our sample numbers with a partner. We started into a practice quiz to measure our understanding of the rules.

Les sciences humaines 7A – I had compiled the students’ ideas for a Class Code à la Code Hammourabi. The students had some creative ideas and we voted on the five best to apply to the class after the break. I introduced our last major assessment for the unit – an essay. We worked through the outline and I discussed the approach we will take – something to look forward to once we get back.


Le mercredi 18 décembre

Here’s our day.

Les maths 7C & 7D – We completed the last rules of divisibility for the unit, 4 and 8. We then applied our rules to some textbook work – Pages, 8 and 9, Qs 1 and 3 and Page 12, Qs 1 and 3.

Les sciences humaines 7A – We finished our analysis of some of the rules from Ancient Babylon. The students used the phrasing and vocabulary from the code to develop their own code for the class.

La science 7D – We completed the first portion of the second chapter on heterogeneous and homogeneous mixtures. We answered questions 5, 7, 1, and 3. We then started into the second portion of chapter two on solutions and highlighted key points, vocabulary and definitions to guide our understanding.

Le français 7E – We completed our regular class conversations and tried a second round of ‘Who Am I?’ the food version. The students had some more time to work on their texting assignment.

Le mardi 17 décembre

One special announcement for tomorrow – the students are able to purchase some class time for their smart devices. Students can pay two dollars to use their devices to listen to music while they complete their classwork. Here was our day.

Les sciences humaines 7D – The students received their visual projects back and they were all very well done. We started into a study of Mesopotamia, specifically into the region’s geography. We are using the information to compare with the structure of the Ancient Egyptian civilization.

La science 7D – We started with a review of Homogeneous and Heterogeneous mixtures. I then handed back the test assignments we completed last week. They were a bit of struggle for the students but it was a good practice to examine the student’s study and work habits. The grades were low but we will use this test as a motivation for restructuring our approach to the outcomes and assignments in the next chapters.

Les maths 7C & 7D – We continued our study of the divisibility rules for 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, and 10. We completed most of the rules today applied the rules to a few collections of numbers to measure our understanding.