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Merry Christmas!

Christmas Break is almost here! Grade 9's, remember to dress nice for tomorrow's activity day and to bring money for movie snacks! 
I hope you all have a restful, joyous Christmas and a VERY Happy New Year! 
See you in 2017! 



Tuesday, December 20th

3 days until ChristmasBreak
8B LA - ALL Outsiders activities (questions, flipbooks, TIC TAC TOE) are due 

8D LA -  ALL Outsiders activities (questions, flipbooks, TIC TAC TOE) are due

Social 8C -  Renaissance Magazine due Tuesday; Study for Chpater 2 test (THURSDAY) - complete your study notes and bring in on test day! 

Social 9A - we started working on our Who Am I? Collage. Due Wednesday 
*Our annual Turkey Drive has started - please bring in donations for families in need this Holiday Season 9A - we have raised 1 Turkey so far! 

Upcoming Dates: 
Activity Day - December 23rd 

Monday, December 19th

4 days until ChristmasBreak
8B LA - ALL Outsiders activities (questions, flipbooks, TIC TAC TOE) are due TUESDAY!

8D LA -  ALL Outsiders activities (questions, flipbooks, TIC TAC TOE) are due TUESDAY!

Social 8C -  Renaissance Magazine due Tuesday; Study for Chpater 2 test (THURSDAY) - complete your study notes and bring in on test day! 

Social 9A - we started working on our Who Am I? Collage. Due Wednesday 
*Our annual Turkey Drive has started - please bring in donations for families in need this Holiday Season 9A - we have raised 1 Turkey so far! 

Upcoming Dates: 
Activity Day - December 23rd 

Friday, December 16th

7 days until ChristmasBreak
8B LA - ALL Outsiders activities (questions, flipbooks, TIC TAC TOE) are due TUESDAY!

8D LA -  ALL Outsiders activities (questions, flipbooks, TIC TAC TOE) are due TUESDAY!

Social 8C -  Renaissance Magazine due Tuesday 

Social 9A - we started working on our Who Am I? Collage. Due Wednesday (you will have lots of class time!) 
*Our annual Turkey Drive has started - please bring in donations for families in need this Holiday Season 9A - we have raised 1 Turkey so far! 

Upcoming Dates: 
Activity Day - December 23rd 



Have a great weekend!

Thursday, December 15th

8 days until ChristmasBreak
8B LA -  we listened to Chapter 12 and worked on Ch 1-12 questions; your character flipbook; start planning your TIC TAC TOE project (Everything is Due TUESDAY!)
8D LA -  we listened to Chapter 12 and worked on Ch 1-12 questions; your character flipbook; start planning your TIC TAC TOE project (Everything is Due TUESDAY!)

Social 8C -  we started working on our Renaissance Magazine: due Tuesday 

Social 9A - we started working on our Who Am I? Collage. Due Wednesday (you will have lots of class time!) 
*Our annual Turkey Drive has started - please bring in donations for families in need this Holiday Season 9A - we have raised 1 Turkey so far! 

Social 8C and 9A - Door-to-door Mail Limbo due TOMORROW!

Upcoming Dates: 
Activity Day - December 23rd 

Wednesday, December 14th

9 days until ChristmasBreak
8B LA -  we listened to Chapter 11 and worked on Ch 1-11 questions; your character flipbook; start planning your TIC TAC TOE project (Everything is Due TUESDAY!)
8D LA -  we listened to Chapter 11 and worked on Ch 1-11 questions; your character flipbook; start planning your TIC TAC TOE project (Everything is Due TUESDAY!)

Social 8C -  we read about Leonardo da Vinci and why he is called the Ultimate Renaissance Man; finish activity sheet about da Vinci 

Social 9A - finish your chapter 3 booklet (hand in for bonus marks on Thursday). Chapter 3 Test TOMORROW - STUDY!!
*Bring in Activity Day form and money by TOMORROW!
*Our annual Turkey Drive has started - please bring in donations for families in need this Holiday Season 9A - we have raised 1 Turkey so far! 

Social 8C and 9A - Door-to-door Mail Limbo due December 16th

Upcoming Dates: 
Activity Day - December 23rd 

Tuesday, December 13th

10 days until ChristmasBreak
8B LA -  we listened to Chapter 9-10 and worked on Ch 1-10 questions; your character flipbook; start planning your TIC TAC TOE project 
8D LA -  we listened to Chapter 10 and worked on Ch 1-10 questions; your character flipbook; start planning your TIC TAC TOE project

Social 8C -  we read about writers during the Renaissance and added notes for pages 72-73

Social 9A - finish your chapter 3 booklet (hand in for bonus marks on Thursday). Chapter 3 Test Thursday - STUDY!!
*Bring in Activity Day form and money by THURSDAY!
*Our annual Turkey Drive has started - please bring in donations for families in need this Holiday Season 9A - we have raised 1 Turkey so far! 

Social 8C and 9A - Door-to-door Mail Limbo due December 16th

Upcoming Dates: 
Activity Day - December 23rd 

Monday, December 12th

11 days until ChristmasBreak
8B LA -  we listened to Chapter 8 and worked on Ch 1-8 questions; your character flipbook; start planning your TIC TAC TOE project 
8D LA -  we listened to Chapter 9 and worked on Ch 1-9 questions; your character flipbook; start planning your TIC TAC TOE project

Social 8C -  finish reading the article and creating your chart of 8 scientific discoveries

Social 9A -today we finished up chapter 3 by looking at the charter and the workplace; finish your chapter 3 booklet (hand in for bonus marks on Thursday). Chapter 3 Test Thursday - STUDY!!
*Bring in Activity Day form and money by December 15th! 
*Our annual Turkey Drive has started - please bring in donations for families in need this Holiday Season

Social 8C and 9A - Door-to-door Mail Limbo due December 16th

Upcoming Dates: 
Activity Day - December 23rd 

Friday, December 9th

14 days until ChristmasBreak
8B LA -  we listened to Chapter 7 and worked on Ch 1-7 questions; your character flipbook; start planning your TIC TAC TOE project 
8D LA -  we listened to Chapter 8 and worked on Ch 1-8 questions; your character flipbook; start planning your TIC TAC TOE project

Social 8C -  add notes about scientists and mathematicians to notes page

Social 9A -today we looked at laws and how they relate to the charter - you need to analyze one school rule and one piece of legislation in Canada and how it relates to our rights 
*catch up on any missing work - Historical Research & Air Travel Research
*Bring in Activity Day form and money by December 15th! 
*Our annual Turkey Drive has started - please bring in donations for families in need this Holiday Season

Social 8C and 9A - Door-to-door Mail Limbo due December 16th

Upcoming Dates: 
Activity Day - December 23rd 

Thursday, December 8th

15 days until ChristmasBreak
8B LA -  we listened to Chapter 6 and worked on Ch 1-6 questions; start planning your TIC TAC TOE project 
8D LA -  we listened to Chapter 7 and worked on Ch 1-7 questions; start planning your TIC TAC TOE project

Social 8C -  finish Monuments Men reflection questions

Social 9A -finish research on how air travel and security has changed since September 11th.  Choose 1 school rule and explain what you would change about it and why. 
*Bring in Activity Day form and money by December 15th! 

Social 8C and 9A - Kids in Spain Current Event due TOMORROW!!

Upcoming Dates: 
ELJHS Christmas Concert at Peace Lutheran Church - TONIGHT! 7pm
Activity Day - December 23rd 

Wednesday, December 7th

16 days until ChristmasBreak
8B LA -  we listened to Chapter 5 and worked on Ch 1-5 questions
8D LA -  we listened to Chapter 6 and worked on Ch 1-6 questions

Social 8C -  finish Monuments Men reflection questions

Social 9A -finish research on how air travel and security has changed since September 11th.  Choose 1 school rule and explain what you would change about it and why. 
*Bring in Activity Day form and money by December 15th! 

Social 8C and 9A - Kids in Spain Current Event due TOMORROW!!

Upcoming Dates: 
ELJHS Christmas Concert at Peace Lutheran Church - Thursday, 7pm
Activity Day - December 23rd 

Tuesday, December 6th

17 days until ChristmasBreak
8B LA -  be sure that you have completed chapters 1-4 questions
8D LA -  we listened to Chapter 5 and worked on Ch 1-5 questions

Social 8C -  finish reading article about the Monuments Men

Social 9A -finish research on how air travel and security has changed since September 11th.  bring in Activity Day form and money by December 15th! 

Social 8C and 9A - Kids in Spain Current Event due December 8th!

Upcoming Dates: 
Progress Reports - Wednesday, December 7th
Early Dismissal - Wednesday, December 7th (no block 6)
ELJHS Christmas Concert at Peace Lutheran Church - Thursday, 7pm
Activity Day - December 23rd 

Monday, December 5th

18 days until ChristmasBreak
8B LA -  we listened to Chapter 4 and worked on Ch 1-4 questions 
8D LA -  we listened to Chapter 4 and worked on Ch 1-4 questions

Social 8C -  finish reading article about the Monuments Men

Social 9A -today, we did some research on how air travel and security has changed since September 11th.  bring in Activity Day form and money by December 15th! 

Social 8C and 9A - Kids in Spain Current Event due December 8th!

Upcoming Dates: 
Progress Reports - Wednesday, December 7th
Early Dismissal - Wednesday, December 7th (no block 6)
ELJHS Christmas Concert at Peace Lutheran Church - Thursday, 7pm
Activity Day - December 23rd 

Thursday, December 1st

22 days until ChristmasBreak
8B LA -  we listened to Chapter 3 and worked on Ch 1-3 questions 
8D LA -  we listened to Chapter 3 and worked on Ch 1-3 questions

Social 8C -  finish reading article about the Monuments Men

Social 9A - today we read about the Charter and Law-making, including restrictions on flying. Catch up on your chapter 3 booklet! bring in Activity Day form and money by December 15th! 

Social 8C and 9A - Kids in Spain Current Event due December 8th!

Upcoming Dates: 
Parent-Teacher Conferences - Tonight, 5-8pm
PD Day/No School Tomorrow! 
Progress Reports - Wednesday, December 7th
Early Dismissal - Wednesday, December 7th (no block 6)

Enjoy your long-weekend! 






Wednesday, November 30th

8B LA -  we worked on a journal entry about friendship and loyalty 
8D LA -  we worked on a journal entry about friendship and loyalty
Social 8C -  finish reading article about the Monuments Men

Social 9A - research project on historical event - due Thursday (*on Google Classroom): bring in Activity Day form and money by December 15th! 

Social 8C and 9A - Kids in Spain Current Event due December 8th!

All classes - any missing/redo quarter 1 work due TOMORROW!

Upcoming Dates: 
Parent-Teacher Conferences - Thursday, 5-8pm
PD Day/No School - Friday
Progress Reports - Wednesday, December 7th
Early Dismissal - Wednesday, December 7th (no block 6)

Tuesday, November 29th

8B LA -  we read Chapter 2 of The Outsiders today and started our character flipbooks
LA 8 - The Outsiders Flipbook 
8D LA -  we started Chapter 2 of The Outsiders today; work on completing questions for chapters 1 and 2

Social 8C -  complete Venn diagram about artists (p.62-63) and the puzzle piece notes (p.64-68)

Social 9A - research project on historical event - due Thursday (*on Google Classroom): bring in Activity Day form and money by December 15th! 

Social 8C and 9A - Kids in Spain Current Event due December 8th!

All classes - any missing/redo quarter 1 work due Thursday!!! 

Upcoming Dates: 
Parent-Teacher Conferences - Thursday, 5-8pm
PD Day/No School - Friday
Progress Reports - Wednesday, December 7th
Early Dismissal - Wednesday, December 7th (no block 6)

Monday, November 28th

8B LA -  we read Chapter 1 of The Outsiders today and started our character flipbooks

8D LA -  we started Chapter 1 of The Outsiders today

Social 8C -  complete Venn diagram about artists (p.62-63) and the puzzle piece notes (p.64-68)

Social 9A - research project on historical event - due Thursday (*on Google Classroom)

Social 8C and 9A - Will Robots Take Over Our Jobs? Current Event due TOMORROW!

All classes - any missing/redo quarter 1 work due Thursday!!! 

Wednesday, November 23rd

8B LA -  finish reading response questions and inferences for On the Sidewalk, Bleeding; add notes to the plot diagram
8D LA -  finish reading response questions and inferences for On the Sidewalk, Bleeding;add notes to the plot diagram

Social 8C -  today we started to work on your Humanism collage - you will have one more block tomorrow to complete

Social 9A - today we read about The Indian Act (p.100) and Women's Suffrage (p.101) - complete questions in your booklet

Social 8C and 9A - Will Robots Take Over Our Jobs? Current Event due November 29th

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Tuesday, November 22nd

8B LA -  finish reading response questions and inferences for On the Sidewalk, Bleeding
8D LA -  finish reading response questions and inferences for On the Sidewalk, Bleeding

Social 8C -  add notes about Humanism (p.55-56) to your chart

Social 9A - Constitutional topics - article response questions

Social 8C and 9A - Will Robots Take Over Our Jobs? Current Event due November 29th

Monday, November 21st

8B LA 
8D LA -  Finish reading On the Sidewalk, Bleeding

Social 8C -  The Printing Press review sheet; inventions research assignment due Monday (Google Classroom)
Social 9A - finish Using the Charter activity; Work on Charter and Me graphic assignment (due Tuesday)

Social 8C and 9A - Will Robots Take Over Our Jobs? Current Event due November 29th

TGIF... Friday, November 18th

8B LA -  Grammar Project due Monday
8D LA -  Grammar Project due Monday

Social 8C -  The Printing Press review sheet; inventions research assignment due Monday (Google Classroom)
Social 9A - finish Using the Charter activity; Work on Charter and Me graphic assignment (due Tuesday)


Have a great weekend!!

Thursday, November 17th

8B LA -  Grammar Project due Monday - 1 more class tomorrow! 
8D LA -  Grammar Project due Monday - 2 more classes tomorrow!

Social 8C -  The Printing Press review sheet
Social 9A - complete questions 1-22 in booklet (pages 92-96) *Quiz tomorrow on what we have done so far with the Charter/Constitution

Tuesday, November 15th

8B LA -  finish the capitalization and punctuation review; gather information for your grammar project
8D LA -  finish the adjectives, adverbs, and pronouns review

Social 8C -  finish the chapter 2 vocabulary activity if you haven't already; add notes to organizer about why ideas were slow to spread (p.50-51)
Social 9A - complete questions 1-22 in booklet (pages 92-96)

Monday, November 14th

8B LA -  finish the adjectives, adverbs, pronouns activity review
8D LA -  finish the verbs and nouns activity review

Social 8C -  we will finish the chapter 2 vocabulary sheet in class tomorrow
Social 9A - finish unpacking (or exploding) the squares of rights and freedoms


Wednesday, November 9th

8B LA -  please finish your Remembrance Day poster or poem for Monday
8D LA -  please finish your Remembrance Day poster or poem for Monday

Social 8C -  
Social 9A - 
Upcoming Important Dates - 
No School - November 10th and 11th (Remembrance Day)

Please take the time to remember the men and women who have sacrificed themselves, or their time to protect our nation and allow us the freedoms that we have today. #RememberThem





Monday, November 7th

8B LA -  we will continue to work on Remembrance Day activities this week
8D LA -  we will continue to work on Remembrance Day activities this week

Social 8C -  Chapter 1 Test TOMORROW! We will work on Remembrance Day activities the rest of the week
Social 9A - finish booklet, including review section at the end; Chapter 2 TOMORROW! We will work on Remembrance Day activities the rest of the week
8C and 9A: The Passing of a King Current Event due November 9th
Upcoming Important Dates - 

November 9th - Remembrance Day Ceremony @ 9am
No School - November 10th and 11th (Remembrance Day)

TGIF... Friday, November 4th

8B LA -  Finish review activity on Verb Tenses
8D LA -  Finish review activity on Synonyms, Antonyms, and Homonyms

Social 8C - finish the chapter 1 vocabulary review and start study notes. Chapter 1 Test on Tuesday!
Social 9A - finish booklet, including review section at the end; Chapter 2 Test on Tuesday!

ALC 9 Students - thank you for making our Trade Fair so successful. I received some great feedback from staff, students, and parents who came by to see your hard work! 
8C and 9A: The Passing of a King Current Event due November 9th
Upcoming Important Dates - 

Fall Back - Sunday (gain an hour!) woohoo!
November 9th - Remembrance Day Ceremony @ 9am
No School - November 10th and 11th (Remembrance Day)

Enjoy the warm weather this weekend! 

Thursday, November 3rd

8B LA -  Finish review activity on Synonyms, Antonyms, and Homonyms
8D LA 

Social 8C - The Greatest City-State of The Renaissance due tomorrow! Chapter 1 Test on Tuesday!
Social 9A - Jury Duty - finish pages 17-20 in booklet; Chapter 2 Test on Tuesday!

ALC 9 Students - our Trade Fair is TOMORROW! Make sure your challenges are completed and brought in either Thursday or Friday morning. 
8C and 9A: The Passing of a King Current Event due November 9th
Upcoming Important Dates - 

November 9th - Remembrance Day Ceremony @ 9am
No School - November 10th and 11th (Remembrance Day)

Wednesday, November 2nd

8B LA -  Short Story Unit Test TOMORROW (review elements of a short story *Google Classroom)
8D LA -  Short Story Unit Test TOMORROW (review elements of a short story *Google Classroom)

Social 8C - The Greatest City-State of The Renaissance - Tomorrow is your last class! Chapter 1 Test on Tuesday!
Social 9A -have you handed in your article reflections? Justice Advocacy groups- p. 15-16 in booklet; Chapter 2 Test on Tuesday!

ALC 9 Students - our Trade Fair is this Friday, November 4th! Make sure your challenges are completed and brought in either Thursday or Friday morning. 
8C and 9A: The Passing of a King Current Event due November 9th
Upcoming Important Dates - 

Jersey Day - Friday
No School - November 10th and 11th (Remembrance Day)

Happy Halloween!

8B LA - Catch up on any missing short story assignments! Short Story Unit Test on Thursday (review elements of a short story)
8D LA - Catch up on any missing short story assignments! Short Story Unit Test on Thursday (review elements of a short story)

Social 8C - The Greatest City-State of The Renaissance - we will continue to work on Wednesday!
Social 9A -have you handed in your article reflections? Justice Advocacy groups- p. 15-16 in booklet

ALC 9 Students - our Trade Fair is next Friday, November 4th! Make sure your challenges are completed and brought in either Thursday or Friday morning. 
8C and 9A: The Passing of a King Current Event due November 9th
Upcoming Important Dates - 

No School Tomorrow - PD Day! 
No School - November 10th and 11th (Remembrance Day)

Have a safe Halloween!


Friday, October 28th

8B LA - Catch up on any missing short story assignments! Two sentence horror story due Monday!
8D LA - Catch up on any missing short story assignments! Two sentence horror story due Monday!

Social 8C - The Greatest City-State of The Renaissance - we will continue to work on Wednesday!
Social 9A -have you handed in your article reflections? Justice Advocacy groups- p. 15-16 in booklet

ALC 9 Students - our Trade Fair is next Friday, November 4th! Make sure your challenges are completed and brought in either Thursday or Friday morning. 
8C and 9A: Hurricane Matthew Current Event due Monday!
All students- bring in non-perishable food items for the Me-to-We Scare Hunger campaign (box in homeroom)

No School Tuesday  - PD Day! 

Enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, October 27th

8B LA - Catch up on any missing short story assignments! Two sentence horror story due Monday!
8D LA - Catch up on any missing short story assignments! Two sentence horror story due Monday!

Social 8C - create your own notes page about Genoa for tomorrow (p.42-44)
Social 9A - read and reflect on 2 articles from Google Classroom; find your own article on YCJA issues and youth to analyze - hand in tomorrow! 

ALC 9 Students - our Trade Fair is next Friday, November 4th! Make sure your challenges are completed and brought in either Thursday or Friday morning. 
8C and 9A: Hurricane Matthew Current Event due October 31st!
All students- bring in non-perishable food items for the Me-to-We Scare Hunger campaign (box in homeroom)


Wednesday, October 26th

8B LA - Short story poster due Thursday; Brainstorm ideas for your two-sentence horror story
8D LA - Brainstorm ideas for your two-sentence horror story
Social 8C - notes- my textbook page about Venice: are these finished?
Social 9A - read and reflect on 2 articles from Google Classroom; find your own article on YCJA issues and youth to analyze - hand in tomorrow! 

ALC 9 Students - our Trade Fair is next Friday, November 4th! Make sure your challenges are completed and brought in either Thursday or Friday morning. 
8C and 9A: Hurricane Matthew Current Event due October 31st!
All students- bring in non-perishable food items for the Me-to-We Scare Hunger campaign (box in homeroom)