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TGI...SPRING BREAK!

Here's what we did today: 

LA 8B -  Today, we finished watching the documentary on Auschwitz and spent some time discussing the Holocaust. We will start reading The Boy in the Striped Pajamas after Spring Break!

LA 8E - Today, we finished watching the documentary on Auschwitz and spent some time discussing the Holocaust. We will start reading The Boy in the Striped Pajamas after Spring Break!

Social 9A - No class today! 
Social 9E - Today, played Monopoly again!

Important Dates Coming Up: 
Friday, March 23rd - PD Day
Monday, March 26th Spring Break - School Resumes, Tuesday, April 3rd. 

Have an incredibly restful Spring Break! See you in April! 

Wednesday, March 21st

Here's what we did today: 

LA 8B -  Today, we presented our slides to the class about the topics we researched on the Holocaust. We also started watching a documentary on Auschwitz, a concentration camp in Poland. We will continue tomorrow.

LA 8E -  Today, we presented our slides to the class about the topics we researched on the Holocaust. We also watched a documentary on Auschwitz, a concentration camp in Poland.

Social 9A - Today, we wrote our chapter 6 assessment. Check Powerschool for your marks soon! 
Social 9E - Today, we wrote our chapter 6 assessment. Check Powerschool for your marks soon!

Important Dates Coming Up: 
Thursday, March 22nd - Progress Reports
Friday, March 23rd - PD Day
Monday, March 26th Spring Break - School Resumes, Tuesday, April 3rd. 

Have a great evening! 

Tuesday, March 20th

Here's what we did today: 

LA 8B -  Today, we finished researching information about the Holocaust for our group slides presentation. We will now put them together in a large class presentation. We also had our free reading block in the library.

LA 8E -  Today, we presented our Genius Hour Presentations to the class. We also continued researching information about the Holocaust.

Social 9A - No class today! Be sure to review chapter 6 tonight - all vocab is on the test!  Chapter 6 assessment - TOMORROW!
*Don't forget about Homeroom Wars on March 21st! Check your closet for what we planned in class ;) 
Social 9E - Today, we looked at two case studies - one about job losses and another about labor strikes. Be sure to review chapter 6 tonight - all vocabulary is on the test.  Chapter 6 assessment - Wednesday, March 21st

Important Dates Coming Up: 
Thursday, March 22nd - Progress Reports
Friday, March 23rd - PD Day
Monday, March 26th Spring Break - School Resumes, Tuesday, April 3rd. 

Have…

Monday, March 19th

Here's what we did today: 

LA 8B -  Today, we continued researching information about the Holocaust for our group slides presentation.

LA 8E -  Today, we started gathering research about the Holocaust for our class slides presentation - we will continue tomorrow! Please make sure your Genius Hour Projects are complete for tomorrow! We present them during block 1!

Social 9A - Today, we looked at two additional case studies - one on job losses and another on labor strikes. We also had a catch up block for all previous work assigned.  Chapter 6 assessment - Wednesday, March 21st
*Don't forget about Homeroom Wars on March 21st! Check your closet for what we planned in class ;) 
Social 9E - Today, we looked at a case study about the Canadian Film Industry - please make sure you complete the research task on Google Classroom!   Chapter 6 assessment - Wednesday, March 21st


Important Dates Coming Up: 
Thursday, March 22nd - Progress Reports
Friday, March 23rd - PD Day
Monday, March 26th Spri…

TGI... Friday, March 16th

Here's what we did today: 

LA 8B -  Today, we showcased our Genius Hour projects to the class. We completed a self-reflection on how we felt we did. We also started a research assignment (in pairs) for the novel we will start after Spring Break, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas.

LA 8E -  Today, we had our free reading block in the library and also spent a block working on our Genius Hour assignments. Please make sure they are complete for Tuesday. *You will NOT have class time on Monday.

Social 9A - Today, we completed a formative quiz on economics and started a case study assignment about the Canadian entertainment industry (On Google Classroom - due Monday). Chapter 6 assessment - Wednesday, March 21st
Italy's Election CE due MONDAY!
*Don't forget about Homeroom Wars on March 21st! Check your closet for what we planned in class ;) 
Social 9E - Today, we talked about why governments get involved in the economy and had some time to catch up on assigned work  Chapter 6 assessment -…

Thursday, March 15th

Here's what we did today: 

LA 8B -  Today, we continued working on our Genius Hour Projects. Assembly is underway and projects need to be completed for Friday's showcase!

LA 8E -  No class today. Please be sure that your Genius Hour Projects are completed for Tuesday's showcase!

Social 9A - Today, we finished up talking about Supply and Demand and talked about competition. We also played Monopoly in small groups! Chapter 6 assessment - Wednesday, March 21st
Italy's Election CE due March 19th 
Social 9E - Today, we talked about competition in a market economy. We also played Monopoly in small groups!  Chapter 6 assessment - Wednesday, March 21st
Italy's Election CE due March 19th 

Important Dates Coming Up: 
Friday, March 16th - Crazy Sock Day and Me to We Wake-a-Thon
Thursday, March 22nd - Progress Reports
Friday, March 23rd - PD Day
Monday, March 26th Spring Break - School Resumes, Tuesday, April 3rd. 

Have a great evening!

Wednesday, March 14th

Here's what we did today: 

LA 8B -  Today, we continued working on our Genius Hour Projects. Assembly is underway and projects need to be completed for Friday's showcase!

LA 8E -  Today, we continued working on our Genius Hour Projects. Assembly is underway and projects need to be completed for Tuesday's showcase!

Social 9A - No class today! Be sure to finish your Supply and Demand booklet for tomorrow.
Italy's Election CE due March 19th 
Social 9E - Today, we continued talking about Supply and Demand.
Italy's Election CE due March 19th 

Important Dates Coming Up: 
Friday, March 16th - Crazy Sock Day and Me to We Wake-a-Thon
Thursday, March 22nd - Progress Reports
Friday, March 23rd - PD Day
Monday, March 26th Spring Break - School Resumes, Tuesday, April 3rd. 

Have a great evening!

Tuesday, March 13th

Here's what we did today: 

LA 8B -  Today, we continued working on gathering research and information about our Genius Hour topic. We also talked about how to properly cite websites that we use to gather information.

LA 8E -  Today, we continued working on gathering research and information about our Genius Hour topic. We also talked about how to properly cite websites that we use to gather information.

Social 9A - Today, we discussed Supply and Demand (p. 210-211). Be sure to complete the activity that was assigned today for Thursday.
Italy's Election CE due March 19th 
Social 9E - Today, we finished working on the case study about Canada and the US shifting left or right - due tomorrow (for marks). We also started talking about Supply and Demand (p. 210-211) and will continue discussing it tomorrow.
Italy's Election CE due March 19th 

Important Dates Coming Up: 
Friday, March 16th - Me to We Wake-a-Thon
Thursday, March 22nd - Progress Reports
Friday, March 23rd - PD Day
Monday, …

Monday, March 12th

Here's what we did today: 

LA 8B -  Today, we continued working on gathering research and information about our Genius Hour topic. We also had our free reading block in the library.

LA 8E -  Today, we continued working on gathering research and information about our Genius Hour topic. We also completed an activity reviewing how to paraphrase materials we research.

Social 9A - No class today. Be sure that all the work from last week is completed.
Italy's Election CE due March 19th 
Social 9E - Today, we completed a case study comparing when Canada and the USA shifted left or right on the economic continuum. (pages 205-209)
Italy's Election CE due March 19th 

Important Dates Coming Up: 
Friday, March 16th - Me to We Wake-a-Thon
Thursday, March 22nd - Progress Reports
Friday, March 23rd - PD Day
Monday, March 26th Spring Break - School Resumes, Tuesday, April 3rd. 


Have a great evening!

TGI... Friday, March 9th

Here's what we did today: 

LA 8B -  Today, we continued working on gathering research and information about our Genius Hour topic.

LA 8E -  Today, we decided on an idea for our Genius Hour project and completed a project proposal. We also started gathering research about our chosen topic and what materials we need to complete our project.

Social 9A - We had our catch up block on the four assignments we worked on all week.
Italy's Election CE due March 19th 
Social 9E - Today, we talked about Current Events in the news.
Italy's Election CE due March 19th 

Important Dates Coming Up: 
Friday, March 16th - Me to We Wake-a-Thon
Thursday, March 22nd - Progress Reports
Friday, March 23rd - PD Day
Monday, March 26th Spring Break - School Resumes, Tuesday, April 3rd. 

Have a great weekend! 

Thursday, March 8th

Here's what we did today: 

LA 8B -  Today, we continued working on gathering research and information about our Genius Hour topic. We also discussed the importance of paraphrasing information while researching.

LA 8E -  Today, we started discussing our Genius Hour Projects. We started brainstorming possible project ideas with some organizers.

Social 9A - We talked about various economic systems and explored the economic continuum. We looked at specific times in history where Canada and the USA shifted left or right on the continuum. (pages 204-209) We will have a catch up block tomorrow for all work assigned this week - one activity will be collected and graded!
SpaceX Launch CE DUE March 9th 
Social 9E - Today, we talked about various economic systems and explored the economic continuum. (p.204) Be sure to complete the assigned question sheet.
SpaceX Launch CE DUE March 9th 

Important Dates Coming Up: 
Friday, March 16th - Me to We Wake-a-Thon
Thursday, March 22nd - Progress Reports
Fri…

Tuesday, March 6th

Here's what we did today: 

LA 8B -  Today, we continued working on gathering research and information about our Genius Hour topic.

LA 8E -  No class today!

Social 9A - We started looking at chapter 6: Economic Systems. We also started talking about the concept of scarcity. Be sure that you have finished the assigned questions and continue working on your vocab.
SpaceX Launch CE DUE March 9th 
Social 9E - Today, we talked about the concept of scarcity (pages 199-203). Be sure that you finish the assigned questions and continue to work on your vocab sheet.
SpaceX Launch CE DUE March 9th 

Important Dates Coming Up: 
Wednesday, March 7th - FLEX Day/Early Dismissal
Friday, March 16th - Me to We Wake-a-Thon
Thursday, March 22nd - Progress Reports
Friday, March 23rd - PD Day
Monday, March 26th Spring Break - School Resumes, Tuesday, April 3rd.

Monday, March 5th

Here's what we did today: 

LA 8B -  Today, we chose what Genius Hour project we are going to complete and started gathering research and our timeline planning.

LA 8E -  Today, we presented our Slam Poems to the class!

Social 9A - No class today! We start chapter 6 tomorrow :)
SpaceX Launch CE DUE March 8th 
Social 9E - Today, started chapter 6 by looking at things we spend money on. We also started working on a vocabulary assignment.
SpaceX Launch CE DUE March 8th 

Important Dates Coming Up: 
Wednesday, March 7th - FLEX Day/Early Dismissal
Friday, March 16th - Me to We Wake-a-Thon
Thursday, March 22nd - Progress Reports
Friday, March 23rd - PD Day
Monday, March 26th Spring Break - School Resumes, Tuesday, April 3rd.

TGI... Friday, March 2nd

Here's what we did today: 

LA 8B -  Today, we started gathering ideas for our Genius Hour projects. We will decide on a final idea Monday and then start researching information.

LA 8E -  Today, we worked on creating a rhyming poem for a fictional Mixed Beast with a partner. Slam Poetry presentations have been pushed to Monday!

Social 9A - Today, we wrote the chapter 5 assessment - marks will be on Powerschool Tuesday. Be sure to share your chapter 5 poster when done!
SpaceX Launch CE DUE March 8th 
Social 9E - Today, we wrote the chapter 5 assessment - marks will be on Powerschool Tuesday. Be sure to share your chapter 5 poster when done!
SpaceX Launch CE DUE March 8th 

Important Dates Coming Up: 
Wednesday, March 7th - FLEX Day/Early Dismissal
Friday, March 16th - Me to We Wake-a-Thon
Thursday, March 22nd - Progress Reports
Friday, March 23rd - PD Day
Monday, March 26th Spring Break - School Resumes, Tuesday, April 3rd. 

Have a great weekend! 

Thursday, March 1st

Here's what we did today: 

LA 8B -  Today, we finished up writing our Two Sided Poem. Make sure your good copy (done on the computer) is handed in (or shared) by tomorrow.

LA 8E -  Today, we continued working on writing our Slam Poem - we also took  the time to have another student edit our rough drafts. Presentations start tomorrow!

Social 9A - No class today! Chapter 5 poster due AND assessment TOMORROW! Review questions (and answer KEY) on Google Classroom.
SpaceX Launch CE DUE March 8th 
Social 9E - Today, we reviewed chapter 5 material and continued working on our posters (due tomorrow). Chapter 5 assessment TOMORROW! Review questions (and answer KEY) on Google Classroom.
SpaceX Launch CE DUE March 8th 

Important Dates Coming Up: 
Wednesday, March 7th - FLEX Day/Early Dismissal
Friday, March 16th - Me to We Wake-a-Thon
Thursday, March 22nd - Progress Reports
Friday, March 23rd - PD Day
Monday, March 26th Spring Break - School Resumes, Tuesday, April 3rd. 


Have a great evening! Stay wa…