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Happy Halloween!

Here's what we did today -

8B LA  - Today we worked on some Halloween activities! 

8E LA  - Today we read The Tell-Tale Heart and watched the film version. You now need to make sure all of your analyses are complete and decide which one to hand in for marks on Friday. 

9A Social - Today we had a review of Chapter 1.  Important dates: Chapter 1 project due October 31st; Chapter 1 Test on November 3rd. 
Farewell to Gord Downie CE due November 10th

9ESocial - Today we talked about current events. 
Farewell to Gord Downie CE due November 10th

Important Dates coming up -
TOMORROW - No School PD Day
Wednesday, November 8th - FLEX Day/Early Dismissal
Friday, November 10th - Q1 Ends
Monday, November 13th - No School - Holiday 

Have a fun and safe Halloween Night! 


Monday, October 30th

Here's what we did today -

8B LA  - Today we worked on the analysis of The Necklace. Please have done for tomorrow. We also had our reading block in the library.

8E LA  - Today we read The Tell-Tale Heart and watched the film version. You now need to make sure all of your analyses are complete and decide which one to hand in for marks on Thursday. 

9A Social - Today we worked on the chapter 1 project.  Important dates: Chapter 1 project due October 31st; Chapter 1 Test on November 3rd. 
California Wildfires CE due TOMORROW!

9ESocial - Today we reviewed how a bill becomes a law. We also talked about the role of media in government. 
California Wildfires CE due TOMORROW!

Important Dates coming up -
Wednesday, November 1st - No School PD Day
Wednesday, November 8th - FLEX Day/Early Dismissal

Have a great evening!

TGI... Friday, October 27th

Here's what we did today -

8B LA  - No class today! Continue to work on Zoo 200 analysis if you are not done yet. 

8E LA  - today we watched the short film Lifted and completed a film map. Be sure your analysis for The Night of the Wolves short story is completed. 

9A Social - Today we learned about the role of lobby groups and worked on our chapter 1 projects.  Important dates: Chapter 1 project due October 31st; Chapter 1 Test on November 3rd. 
California Wildfires CE due October 31st

9ESocial - we wrote the HLAT exam during class today. Our chapter 1 test will be November 6th.  
California Wildfires CE due October 31st

Important Dates coming up -
Wednesday, November 1st - No School PD Day
Wednesday, November 8th - FLEX Day/Early Dismissal


Have a great weekend!

Thursday, October 26th

Here's what we did today -

8B LA  - we wrote the HLAT exam and read the short story, The Necklace

8E LA  - we wrote the HLAT exam and had a catch up block! 

9A Social - No class today! Important dates: Chapter 1 project due October 31st; Chapter 1 Test on November 3rd. 
California Wildfires CE due October 31st

9ESocial - today we talked about how a bill becomes a law. 
California Wildfires CE due October 31st

Important Dates coming up -
Wednesday, November 1st - No School PD Day
Wednesday, November 8th - FLEX Day/Early Dismissal

Have a great evening!

Wednesday, October 25th

Here's what we did today -

8B LA  - we worked on our analysis of The Night of the Wolves. 

8E LA  - we completed our analysis of Zoo 2000.  

9A Social - we discussed the relationship between media and the government.  Important dates: Chapter 1 project due October 31st; Chapter 1 Test on November 3rd. 
California Wildfires CE due October 31st

9ESocial - today we looked at the importance of having laws in Canada.
California Wildfires CE due October 31st

Important Dates coming up -
Wednesday, October 25th - Parent Teacher conferences 5-8pm
Wednesday, November 1st - No School PD Day
Wednesday, November 8th - FLEX Day/Early Dismissal

Have a great evening!

Tuesday, October 24th

Here's what we did today -

8B LA  - we had our library reading block and then read The Night of the Wolves. We highlighted elements of short story to help us complete our analysis tomorrow. 

8E LA  -  we read Zoo 2000 and started to work on the analysis - we will finish in class tomorrow if needed!  

9A Social - No class today!  Important dates: Chapter 1 project due October 31st; Chapter 1 Test on November 3rd. 
California Wildfires CE due October 31st

9ESocial - today we were introduced to the Judicial Branch of the federal government and reviewed how all three branches work together. 
California Wildfires CE due October 31st

Important Dates coming up -
Wednesday, October 25th - Parent Teacher conferences 5-8pm
Wednesday, November 1st - No School PD Day
Wednesday, November 8th - FLEX Day/Early Dismissal

Have a great evening!

Monday, October 23rd

Here's what we did today -

8B LA  - we completed the Zoo 2000 analysis. 

8E LA  -  we watched The Simpson's version of The Monkey's Paw and completed a short story analysis (due tomorrow). 

9A Social - we reviewed how bills become laws and took a look at our Chapter 1 project. Important dates: Chapter 1 project due October 31st; Chapter 1 Test on November 3rd. 
California Wildfires CE due October 31st

9ESocial - today we discussed things happening in the news. 
California Wildfires CE due October 31st

Important Dates coming up -
Wednesday, October 25th - Parent Teacher conferences 5-8pm
Wednesday, November 1st - No School PD Day
Wednesday, November 8th - FLEX Day/Early Dismissal

Have a great evening!

TGI... Thursday, October 19th

Here's what we did today -

8B LA  - today we finished working on The Monkey's Paw analysis and discussed how to fully complete future short story analysis. We also read Zoo 2000 and will complete the analysis next week! 

8E LA  -  we read the short play, The Monkey's Paw - we will complete a short story analysis on Monday. We also had our free reading block in the library. 

9A Social - we completed a quiz on the 3 branches of the federal government. We also started talking about how a bill becomes a law - activity due Monday. 
Invictus Games CE due October 23rd

9ESocial - we completed a quiz on the executive and legislative branches and started talking about the judicial branch. 
Invictus Games CE due October 23rd

Important Dates coming up -
Friday, October 20th - No School PD Day
Wednesday, November 1st - No School PD Day
Wednesday, November 8th - FLEX Day/Early Dismissal

Have a great 3 day weekend! 

Wednesday, October 18th

Here's what we did today -

8B LA  - today we started working on the analysis of The Monkey's Paw  -  we will continue tomorrow

8E LA  - no class today! We will continue reviewing elements of a short story tomorrow. 

9A Social - we looked at the Judicial Branch (pages 34-41) and started looking at how a bill becomes a law. Quiz tomorrow on the 3 branches of the federal government!
Invictus Games CE due October 23rd

9ESocial - we read pages 32-33 and talked about the role of senators in the federal government; Quiz tomorrow on the executive and legislative branches.
Invictus Games CE due October 23rd

Important Dates coming up -
Friday, October 20th - No School PD Day
Wednesday, November 1st - No School PD Day
Wednesday, November 8th - FLEX Day/Early Dismissal

Tuesday, October 17th

Here's what we did today -

8B LA  - today we went through the elements of a short story to prepare us for analyzing The Monkey's Paw and other short stories coming up!  

8E LA  - today we went through the elements of a short story to prepare us for analyzing all 4 short stories we are reading over the next few weeks! 

9A Social - no class today! Make sure to keep up with your chapter 1 booklet. 
Invictus Games CE due October 23rd

9ESocial - we read pages 31-33 and talked about the role of senators in the federal government; we also reviewed the Municipal Election results. 
Invictus Games CE due October 23rd

Important Dates coming up -
Friday, October 20th - No School PD Day
Wednesday, November 1st - No School PD Day
Wednesday, November 8th - FLEX Day/Early Dismissal

Monday, October 16th - Election Day!

Be sure to keep an eye on the Municipal Election tonight! 

Here's what we did today -

8B LA  - today we read The Monkey's Paw - tomorrow we will analyze it's plot structure. 

8E LA  - we finished watching World Trade Center and completed a reflection on it in our journals

9A Social - we worked on an activity about the role of MPs and Senators in the legislative branch after reading pages 31-33
Invictus Games CE due October 23rd

9ESocial - we worked on an activity about the role of MPs in the legislative branch after reading pages 29-30
Invictus Games CE due October 23rd

Important Dates coming up -
Friday, October 20th - No School PD Day
Wednesday, November 1st - No School PD Day
Wednesday, November 8th - FLEX Day/Early Dismissal

TGI... Friday, October 13th

Here's what we did today -

8B LA  - today we had our free reading block and finished up our review on capitalization; we also watched a short film and competed a story map. 

8E LA  - we completed a review on synonyms, antonyms and homonyms and continued watching World Trade Center 

9A Social - no class today! We participated in Student Vote
Invictus Games CE due October 23rd

9ESocial - today we spoke about Current Events and participated in Student Vote
Invictus Games CE due October 23rd

Important Dates coming up -
Friday, October 20th - No School PD Day
Wednesday, November 1st - No School PD Day



Have a great weekend!

Thursday, October 12th

Here's what we did today -

8B LA  - today we reviewed when to use capital letters and completed an activity on proper nouns and proper adjectives

8E LA  - we started watching World Trade Center 

9A Social - we continued our Municipal Election Research - Ward Councilor research due tomorrow
Invictus Games CE due October 23rd

9ESocial - today we spoke about Current Events
Invictus Games CE due October 23rd

Important Dates coming up -
Friday, October 13th - Student Vote
Friday, October 20th - No School PD Day
Wednesday, November 1st - No School PD Day

Wednesday, October 11th

Here's what we did today -

8B LA  - we continued to work on our poster for 6 effective reading strategies. 

8E LA  - we had our free reading period in the library today. Make sure your 100 Points project is handed in. 

9A Social - we started our Municipal Election Research - School Trustee research and Mayoral candidate research should be completed.
CE Research due TOMORROW!

9ESocial - we started our Municipal Election Research and talked about the role of a school trustee. Research is due tomorrow.
CE Research due TOMORROW!

Important Dates coming up -
Friday, October 13th - Student Vote
Friday, October 20th - No School PD Day
Wednesday, November 1st - No School PD Day

Tuesday, October 10th

Here's what we did today -

8B LA  - we started talking about 5 effective reading strategies - we will continue our poster cheat sheet tomorrow! 

8E LA  - No class today! 100 points project is DUE TOMORROW!

9A Social - we started our Municipal Election Research - School Trustee research is due for tomorrow! 
CE Research due October 12

9ESocial - we started our Municipal Election Research and talked about the role of a school trustee.
CE Research due October 12

Important Dates coming up -
Friday, October 13th - Student Vote
Friday, October 20th - No School PD Day

TGI... Friday, October 6th

Here's what we did today -

8B LA  - Our persuasive turkey letters should be done and handed in! 

8E LA  - we finished We All Fall Down. IF you haven't finished the book, please do so  and continue to work on your 100 points project.  Due Date: October 11

9A Social -No class today. Catch up on the chapter 1 booklet over the weekend!
CE Research due October 12

9ESocial - we continued talking about the legislative branch of the federal government (p.28-29)
CE Research due October 12

Important Dates coming up -
Monday, October 9th - Thanksgiving No School 
Friday, October 13th - Student Vote
Friday, October 20th - No School PD Day

 Have a great LONG weekend! 

Thursday, October 5th

Yesterday was our very first FLEX Day and it was a huge success. Stay tuned for when sign-up for our November 8th FLEX Day opens up! 
Here's what we did today -

8B LA  - we continued working on our rough draft of our Persuasive Turkey Letter and had a peer review it. 

8E LA  - we finished We All Fall Down. IF you haven't finished the book, please do so  and continue to work on your 100 points project.  Due Date: October 11

9A Social -We started discussing the specific roles of MPs and Senators
CE Research due October 12

9ESocial - we started talking about the legislative branch of the federal government. Be sure to add your 10 facts to the puzzle sheet.
CE Research due October 12

Important Dates coming up -
Monday, October 9th - Thanksgiving No School 
Friday, October 13th - Student Vote
Friday, October 20th - No School PD Day

 Have a great evening!

Tuesday, October 3rd

Here's what we did today -

8B LA  - we started the rough draft of our Persuasive Turkey Letter

8E LA  - we read chapter 14. Continue to work on your 100 points project.  Due Date: October 11

9A Social -no class today! Check PowerSchool for updated marks.
CE Research due October 12

9ESocial - we reviewed the role of the Prime Minister and his cabinet; finish your research on the cabinet minister of your choice!
CE Research due October 12

Important Dates coming up -
Wednesday, October 4th - FLEX Day/Early Dismissal (2:31)
           - Awards Night 7pm MacLab Theatre
Monday, October 9th - Thanksgiving No School 
Friday, October 13th - Student Vote
Friday, October 20th - No School PD Day

 Have a great evening!

Monday, October 2nd

Here's what we did today -

8B LA  - we started the final drafts of our I Am Poems 

8E LA  - we read chapter 13. Continue to work on your 100 points project.  Due Date: October 11

9A Social -we started talking about the legislative branch of the federal government
CE Research due October 12

9ESocial - 
CE Research due October 12

Important Dates coming up -
Wednesday, October 4th - FLEX Day/Early Dismissal (2:31)
           - Awards Night 7pm MacLab Theatre
Monday, October 9th - Thanksgiving No School 
Friday, October 13th - Student Vote
Friday, October 20th - No School PD Day
Have a great evening!