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Thursday, May 31st

Here's what we did today: 

LA 8B - Today, we reviewed persuasive writing techniques in preparation for our written final on Tuesday!

LA 8E - Today, we watched Ray Bradbury Theater Presents The Veldt. We also read a second short story of his, All Summer in a Day. We will continue to work on the assigned questions on Monday. Written Final is Friday, June 8th.

Social 9A - Today, we presented our political party campaigns... we had a tie for most votes:
We also continued to work on the chapter 9 booklet.  BC Flooding CE due June 8th. 
Social 9E - Today, we talked current events.
BC Flooding CE due June 8th. 

Important Dates Coming Up: 
TONIGHT - Grade 9 Farewell (be here for 6:45 pm)
Friday, June 1st - WEM Activity Day
Wednesday, June 6th - early dismissal

Final Exam Schedule:
Friday, June 22nd - Language Arts Part B
Monday, June 25th - Math 
Tuesday, June 26th - Social Studies
Wednesday, June 27th - Science 


Have a great evening!

Wednesday, May 30th

Here's what we did today: 

LA 8B - Today, we watched the Ray Bradbury Theater version of The Veldt.  We will continue to work on the assigned questions tomorrow.

LA 8E - Today, we read the short story The Veldt by Ray Bradbury. We also watched the music video for The Veldt by Deadmau5. We started working on the questions and will finish them tomorrow in class.

Social 9A - Today, we did some PAT review - keep working on the questions at your leisure. We also started talking about chapter 9.  Iran Nuclear Deal CE due TOMORROW!
Social 9E - Today, continued to look at climate change and its impacts.
Iran Nuclear Deal CE due TOMORROW!

Important Dates Coming Up: 
Thursday, May 31st - Grade 9 Farewell
Friday, June 1st - WEM Activity Day
Wednesday, June 6th - early dismissal

Final Exam Schedule:
Friday, June 22nd - Language Arts Part B
Monday, June 25th - Math 
Tuesday, June 26th - Social Studies
Wednesday, June 27th - Science 

Have a great evening!

Tuesday, May 29th

Here's what we did today: 

LA 8B - Today, finished reading the short story, The Veldt, by Ray Bradbury. We watched the music video for the song, The Veldt, by DeadMau5. We will continue to work on the assigned questions tomorrow.

LA 8E - No class today. Please be sure that you complete your Film Techniques assignment for tomorrow.

Social 9A - Today, we wrote the chapter 8 assessment. We also started looking at review materials for the PAT exam. Your  Political Party project is due Tomorrow!  Iran Nuclear Deal CE due May 31st
Social 9E - Today, we completed some practice PAT questions. We also looked at and defined climate change and its effects.
Iran Nuclear Deal CE due May 31st

Important Dates Coming Up: 
Thursday, May 31st - Grade 9 Farewell
Friday, June 1st - WEM Activity Day
Wednesday, June 6th - early dismissal

Final Exam Schedule:
Friday, June 22nd - Language Arts Part B
Monday, June 25th - Math 
Tuesday, June 26th - Social Studies
Wednesday, June 27th - Science 

Have a great evening!

Monday, May 28th

Here's what we did today: 

LA 8B - Today, we had our last block to work on our film techniques project. Please turn in if you haven't already. We also read the short story, The Veldt, by Ray Bradbury.

LA 8E - Today, you were given one last block to work on the film techniques project. Please turn it in to me as soon as you can.

Social 9A - No class today! Your  Political Party project is due Wednesday! Chapter 8 assessment - TOMORROW! Iran Nuclear Deal CE due May 31st
Social 9E - Today, we completed some practice PAT questions.
Iran Nuclear Deal CE due May 31st

Important Dates Coming Up: 
Thursday, May 31st - Grade 9 Farewell
Friday, June 1st - WEM Activity Day
Wednesday, June 6th - early dismissal

Final Exam Schedule:
Friday, June 22nd - Language Arts Part B
Monday, June 25th - Math 
Tuesday, June 26th - Social Studies
Wednesday, June 27th - Science 


Have a great evening!

TGI... Friday, May 24th

Here's what we did today: 

LA 8B - Today, we continued working on our film techniques project with a partner. Due Monday.

LA 8E - Today, we started working on our film techniques project in small groups. Due Monday.

Social 9A - Today we continued to work on our Political Party project. There is no more class time - please have it done for Wednesday!  Chapter 8 assessment - TUESDAY!  Iran Nuclear Deal CE due May 31st
Social 9E -No class today!
Iran Nuclear Deal CE due May 31st

Important Dates Coming Up: 
Thursday, May 31st - Grade 9 Farewell
Friday, June 1st - WEM Activity Day
Wednesday, June 6th - early dismissal

Final Exam Schedule:
Friday, June 22nd - Language Arts Part B
Monday, June 25th - Math 
Tuesday, June 26th - Social Studies
Wednesday, June 27th - Science 

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, May 24th

Here's what we did today: 

LA 8B - Today, we continued working on our film techniques project with a partner. Due Monday.

LA 8E - Today, we started working on our film techniques project in small groups. Due Monday.

Social 9A - No class today! Please make sure all Political Party group members are aware of what they need to be doing. Chapter 8 assessment - May 29th.  Iran Nuclear Deal CE due May 31st
Social 9E -Today, we talked about reading sources for our PAT final exam.
Iran Nuclear Deal CE due May 31st

Grade 9s - Galaxyland Activity Day (June 1st) permission forms are on Powerschool. Please be sure to fill it out and pay by TOMORROW to guarantee your spot for this fantastic day! 
Important Dates Coming Up: 
Thursday, May 31st - Grade 9 Farewell
Friday, June 1st - WEM Activity Day
Wednesday, June 6th - early dismissal

Final Exam Schedule:
Friday, June 22nd - Language Arts Part B
Monday, June 25th - Math 
Tuesday, June 26th - Social Studies
Wednesday, June 27th - Science 

Have a great evening…

Wednesday, May 23rd

Here's what we did today: 

LA 8B - Today, we continued working on our film techniques project with a partner. Due Friday.

LA 8E - Today, we started working on our film techniques project in small groups. Due Monday.

Social 9A -Today, we continued working on our Create a Political Party Project.  Please make sure all group members are aware of what they need to be doing. Chapter 8 assessment - May 29th.  Iran Nuclear Deal CE due May 31st
Social 9E -Today, we talked about current events.
Iran Nuclear Deal CE due May 31st


Grade 9s - Galaxyland Activity Day (June 1st) permission forms are on Powerschool. Please be sure to fill it out and pay by May 25th to guarantee your spot for this fantastic day! 
Important Dates Coming Up: 
Thursday, May 31st - Grade 9 Farewell
Friday, June 1st - WEM Activity Day
Wednesday, June 6th - early dismissal

Final Exam Schedule:
Friday, June 22nd - Language Arts Part B
Monday, June 25th - Math 
Tuesday, June 26th - Social Studies
Wednesday, June 27th - Science 


Have a …

Tuesday, May 22nd

Here's what we did today: 

LA 8B - Today, we started working on our film techniques project with a partner.

LA 8E - Today, we finished watching the film "9" and started working on creating a bumper sticker to showcase a particular mood (feeling) from the movie. We also had our free reading block in the library.

Social 9A -Today, we finished our research activity on Canada's 5 federal political parties. Please make sure it is turned in by tomorrow! We also took a look at the Create your own Political Party project and will continue to work on it all week.  Chapter 8 assessment - May 29th. 
Social 9E -Today, we completed our chapter 8 assessment. Check PowerSchool soon for your marks.

Grade 9s - Galaxyland Activity Day (June 1st) permission forms are on Powerschool. Please be sure to fill it out and pay by May 25th to guarantee your spot for this fantastic day! 
Important Dates Coming Up: 
Thursday, May 31st - Grade 9 Farewell
Friday, June 1st - WEM Activity Day
Wednesday, J…

Thursday, May 17th

Here's what we did today: 

LA 8B - Today, we finished watching the film "9" and started working on creating a bumper sticker to showcase a particular mood (feeling) from the movie.

LA 8E - No class today!

Social 9A -Today, we discussed the role of political parties within the government and discussed what a platform is. We started a research project about the 5 main political parties in Canada. We will finish Tuesday! Chapter 8 assessment - May 29th. 
Social 9E -Today, we completed a research project Canada's 5 main political parties and reviewed chapter 8 material. Chapter 8 assessment May 22nd.

Grade 9s - Galaxyland Activity Day (June 1st) permission forms are on Powerschool. Please be sure to fill it out and pay by May 25th to guarantee your spot for this fantastic day! 
Important Dates Coming Up: 
Friday, May 18th - PD Day: No School
Monday, May 21st - Victoria Day: No School
Thursday, May 31st - Grade 9 Farewell
Friday, June 1st - WEM Activity Day

Final Exam Schedule:
F…

Wednesday, May 16th

Here's what we did today: 

LA 8B - Today, we started watching the film, "9." We are collecting evidence to help develop symbols for each character.

LA 8E - Today, we continued watch the film "9" and gathered information to create symbols for each of the characters.

Social 9A -No class today!
Social 9E -Today, we continued to look at political parties and their platforms. Chapter 8 assessment May 22nd.

Grade 9s - Galaxyland Activity Day (June 1st) permission forms are on Powerschool. Please be sure to fill it out and pay by May 25th to guarantee your spot for this fantastic day! 
Important Dates Coming Up: 
Friday, May 18th - PD Day: No School
Monday, May 21st - Victoria Day: No School
Thursday, May 31st - Grade 9 Farewell
Friday, June 1st - WEM Activity Day

Final Exam Schedule:
Friday, June 22nd - Language Arts Part B
Monday, June 25 - Math 
Tuesday, June 26th - Social Studies
Wednesday, June 27th - Science 

Have a great evening!

Monday, May 14th

Here's what we did today: 

LA 8B - Today, we had our free reading block in the library and started discussing and making predictions about character development for the film, 9.

LA 8E - Today, we started discussing and making predictions about character development for the film, 9. We started to watch the film as well and gathered information to create symbols for each of the characters.

Social 9A -No class today!
Social 9E -Today, we continued to look at political parties and their platforms. Make sure your booklet questions are up to date and completed.

Grade 9s - Galaxyland Activity Day (June 1st) permission forms are on Powerschool. Please be sure to fill it out and pay by May 25th to guarantee your spot for this fantastic day! 
Important Dates Coming Up: 
Tuesday, May 15th - Track Day - dress for the weather, bring water, a hat and sunscreen. There is a concession, so bring some money to buy lunch! 

Friday, May 18th - PD Day: No School
Monday, May 21st - Victoria Day: No School
Thur…

TGI... Friday, May 11th

Here's what we did today: 

LA 8B - Today, we continued working on our spelling unit and watched a short film to review plot development.

LA 8E - Today, we completed a practice reading comprehension, worked in our grammar books, and watched a short film for fun! Please make sure that you have turned in or shared your essay!

Social 9A -No class today. 
Social 9E -No class today!


Grade 9s - Galaxyland Activity Day (June 1st) permission forms are on Powerschool. Please be sure to fill it out and pay by May 25th to guarantee your spot for this fantastic day! 
Important Dates Coming Up: 
Tuesday, May 15th - Track Day
Friday, May 18th - PD Day: No School
Monday, May 21st - Victoria Day: No School
Thursday, May 31st - Grade 9 Farewell
Friday, June 1st - WEM Activity Day

Final Exam Schedule:
Friday, June 22nd - Language Arts Part B
Monday, June 25 - Math 
Tuesday, June 26th - Social Studies
Wednesday, June 27th - Science 


Have a great weekend!

Thursday, May 10th

Here's what we did today: 

LA 8B - Today, we completed a reading comprehension about Red Pandas as a practice for our final exam. We also started spelling unit E-8 - we will continue to work on it tomorrow.

LA 8E - We had our final block to finish up our essays. Please hand them in if you haven't already. We also had our free reading block in the library.

Social 9A -Today, we looked at the Canadian taxation model and discussed the concepts of tax evasion and the underground economy.  Trans Mountain Pipeline CE due TOMORROW! Social 9E - Today, we started to talk about political parties. We took a look at the current platform of the Liberal Party of Canada.
Trans Mountain Pipeline CE due TOMORROW!

Grade 9s - Galaxyland Activity Day (June 1st) permission forms are on Powerschool. Please be sure to fill it out and pay by May 25th to guarantee your spot for this fantastic day! 
Important Dates Coming Up: 
Friday, May 11th - Grade 9 ELA PAT exam
Tuesday, May 15th - Track Day
Friday, May 18t…

Wednesday, May 9th

Here's what we did today: 

LA 8B - Today, we finished up our letters and printed them off.

LA 8E - No class today! Tomorrow we will finish up the final drafts of our essays.

Social 9A -Today, we started to look more closely at taxation in Canada. Please be sure you are caught up in your chapter questions booklet.  Trans Mountain Pipeline CE due May 11th
Social 9E - Today, we started to look more closely at taxation in Canada. Please be sure you are caught up in your chapter questions booklet.
Trans Mountain Pipeline CE due May 11th

Important Dates Coming Up: 
Friday, May 11th - Grade 9 ELA PAT exam
Tuesday, May 15th - Track Day
Friday, May 18th - PD Day: No School
Monday, May 21st - Victoria Day: No School
Thursday, May 31st - Grade 9 Farewell

Tuesday, May 8th

Here's what we did today: 

LA 8B -  No class today. Be sure that you finish up writing your business letter. We will do a final edit tomorrow and hand it in afterwards.

LA 8E - Today, we continued working on our essay. We peer edited for punctuation, grammar, spelling and format.

Social 9A - No class today! Trans Mountain Pipeline CE due May 11th
Social 9E - Today, we continued working on our paragraphs about the Canadian and US Healthcare systems.
Trans Mountain Pipeline CE due May 11th

Important Dates Coming Up: 
Friday, May 11th - Grade 9 ELA PAT exam
Tuesday, May 15th - Track Day
Friday, May 18th - PD Day: No School
Monday, May 21st - Victoria Day: No School
Thursday, May 31st - Grade 9 Farewell

Monday, May 7th

Here's what we did today: 

LA 8B -  Today, we continued working on our business letters. Be ready to peer edit them on Wednesday!

LA 8E - Today, we continued working on our essay. We also discussed editing for punctuation, grammar, spelling and format.

Social 9A - We finished watching Sicko. Be sure that your reflection questions are completed and handed in.  Trans Mountain Pipeline CE due May 11th
Social 9E - Today, we read an article comparing the Canadian and US Health Care Systems. Be sure your paragraph, describing which one you think is better, is turned in by tomorrow.
Trans Mountain Pipeline CE due May 11th


Pancake Breakfast and PJ Day tomorrow! Be sure to come by after 8:00am for some yummy pancakes.
Important Dates Coming Up: 
Friday, May 11th - Grade 9 ELA PAT exam
Tuesday, May 15th - Track Day
Friday, May 18th - PD Day: No School
Monday, May 21st - Victoria Day: No School
Thursday, May 31st - Grade 9 Farewell

May the 4th be with you!

Here's what we did today: 

LA 8B -  Today, we continued working on our business letters and had a peer edit them. We also had our free reading block in the library.

LA 8E - Today, we continued working on our essay - we watched a video reminding us about essay structure. Rough drafts due Monday - we will edit them that day!


                                                              Essay Structure Notes

Social 9A - No class today!
Trans Mountain Pipeline CE due May 11th
Social 9E - Today, finished watching the documentary, Sicko and worked on some reflection questions about it.
Trans Mountain Pipeline CE due May 11th

Important Dates Coming Up: 
Friday, May 11th - Grade 9 ELA PAT exam
Tuesday, May 15th - Track Day
Friday, May 18th - PD Day: No School
Monday, May 21st - Victoria Day: No School
Thursday, May 31st - Grade 9 Farewell

Thursday, May 3rd

Here's what we did today: 

LA 8B -  Today, we planned and started to write our business letters.

LA 8E - Today, we chose our essay topic and started planning and gathering research. Please see Google Classroom for the assignment.

Social 9A - Today, continued watching the documentary, Sicko and also discussed current events.
Trans Mountain Pipeline CE due May 11th
Social 9E - Today, we talked current events.
Trans Mountain Pipeline CE due May 11th

Important Dates Coming Up: 
Friday, May 11th - Grade 9 ELA PAT exam
Tuesday, May 15th - Track Day
Friday, May 18th - PD Day: No School
Monday, May 21st - Victoria Day: No School
Thursday, May 31st - Grade 9 Farewell

Wednesday, May 2nd

Here's what we did today: 

LA 8B -  Today, we wrote a test for The Boy in the Striped Pajamas.

LA 8E - Today, we wrote a test for The Boy in the Striped Pajamas  and had our free reading block. We will start a writing assignment tomorrow.

Social 9A - Today, we continued talking about Health Care in Canada. We also started watching the documentary, Sicko. Please be sure that you are done the assigned questions in the booklet.
New PM Promises Reform CE due TOMORROW
Social 9E - Today, we continued watching the documentary, Sicko.
New PM Promises Reform CE due TOMORROW

Important Dates Coming Up: 
Wednesday, May 2nd  - Early Dismissal
Friday, May 11th - Grade 9 ELA PAT exam
Tuesday, May 15th - Track Day
Friday, May 18th - PD Day: No School
Monday, May 21st - Victoria Day: No School
Thursday, May 31st - Grade 9 Farewell

Tuesday, May 1st

Here's what we did today: 

LA 8B -  Today, we finished watching The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. We will write The Boy in the Striped Pajamas test tomorrow.

LA 8E - No class today. We will write The Boy in the Striped Pajamas test tomorrow.

Social 9A - Today, we started talking about Health Care in Canada.  Please be sure that you are done the assigned questions in the booklet.
New PM Promises Reform CE due May 3rd
Social 9E - Today, we continued talking about Health Care in Canada and started watching the documentary, Sicko.
New PM Promises Reform CE due May 3rd

Important Dates Coming Up: 
Wednesday, May 2nd  - Early Dismissal
Friday, May 11th - Grade 9 ELA PAT exam
Tuesday, May 15th - Track Day
Friday, May 18th - PD Day: No School
Monday, May 21st - Victoria Day: No School
Thursday, May 31st - Grade 9 Farewell