Homework Assigned By: Horan, Matthew
June 18, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today we had our last Language Class

We went through exam review for visual and watched Terra Nova



In the Pepsi Visual there is purpose. Purpose is the reason an author creates a visual. It is usually to persuade, inform or entertain. The purpose of this visual is to get people to buy Pepsi and not Coke.

Bias is a slanted viewpoint. It is used in this visual by making the coke look gross and the stray does not want to go in there. Focal point is where the author wants the viewer to look. The author wants the viewer to look at the two cans and the straws. Balance is used in the visual so that the cans are perfectly placed in the middle so the viewers look there. In conclusion, the author uses bias, balance and focal point to persuade the viewer to drink Pepsi over Coke.



Follow your exam review guide
TDSC outlines
and Terms

If you have any questions do not hesitate to Email me.

Happy Studding
June 14, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today we had a game of chocolate bar terms review and then watched Terra Nova.

Happy Studding over the weekend
Make sure to go through your exam review and notes.

If you need anything have a look on Google Classroom or send me and email.




Health
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today we had a vote
Play outside
or
Terra Nova
June 13, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today in class we continued on with Exam review.

We completed a Connection TDSC on the story Smart Ice Cream.

In the short story smart Ice cream by Peter Jennings I can make a text-to-_self connection. A connection is when you make a link between what you are reading and something you already know about. A text-to-self connection is linking what you are reading and your own life.

A text-to-self connection I can make is when the boy calls people names like “Pimples” or “snozzle”. The main character in the story is very unkind and nasty to his classmates for no apparent reason. He has no remorse and is constantly putting others down to make himself look better. This remind me of a time when I was in school and other students made fun a person because they were really tall and called them sky scraper. I can remember that person being very upset, just like in the story. My classmate also showed no remorse and constantly put others down in an attempt to make themselves look or feel better, just like in the story.

In conclusion, I can make a text-to-self connections to the story Smart Ice Cream by Peter Jennings.



We then began a writers notebook.
What is not finished is for Homework!
June 12, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today we continued on with review.

I read the story Smart Ice Cream and everyone completed a practice TDSC on THEME

Theme TDSC – Smart Ice Cream

In the story “Smart Ice Cream” by Paul Jennings there is a strong theme. Theme is the main message or moral that the author is trying to teach the reader. The theme of this story is “you should always be nice and kind to people”.

One example to support this theme is when the main character states what he did when Peppi, the man selling the Ice Cream made the narrator wait in line, “ I took out a nail and made a long scratch on his rotten old van, He had just had it painted”. This is a prime example of the mean, unkind way the main character behaves and supports the theme of how people should be kind and nice to each other.

A second example that supports the theme is when the main character calls people “pimples” and “snozzle” because they have pimples or a big nose. He makes fun others and puts them down. Again the author is highlighting the importance of being kind to people by showing how mean this character is.

The last example that supports the theme of be nice and kind to others is how in the end of the story the main character loses his intellectual gift because of his own unkind actions. He breaks into Peppi’s van to ruin all of his ice cream with sand and eats a tub of “smart Alek ice cream”. This causes him to completely lose his smarts. If he never acted in an unkind way this would never have happened to him.

In conclusion, the main message or theme of the story Smart Ice Cream by Paul Jennings is to always be kind and nice to other people. The main character is an example of this because he scratches the van, makes fun of others and breaks into Peppi’s van. He learned the hard way the consequences of being so unkind.

June 11, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today we finished the visual review and went through our terms.

Who is the intended audience for this image?

The intended audience for this visual are people ages 10 and up who like hot/spicy foods. Audience is for whom a piece of text is written. The author wants the reader to “Beware of the Heat” when eating because it is so hot. The image of the fire extinguisher is used to say that the sauce is hot and that you will need to extinguish it. A person who does not like spicy food will not be interested in this image because they have no interest in having food that makes your mouth hot.


What is the purpose of this image? Explain by using 3 terms from your sheet


Purpose is defined as the reason why an author creates a particular piece of writing or visual. The purpose of this image is to be clever, funny and to get the viewer to buy Tabasco sauce.
This bottle is perfectly balanced in the middle of the page so that the viewer is drawn to the image of the hot sauce as a fire extinguisher.
The color is also very important. With everything being red on the page - feelings of heat and warmth are felt because the sauce is exactly that; hot. The focal point of the image is the bottle with a fire extinguisher attached. This funny image is where the author wants the reader to look and get the point that this product is hot.

June 10, 2019
Adolescence
Assigned to Class: 100
Today we completed some visual term review and completed a practice exam question.

Among the Hidden Essays are now due
June 7, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today was the last class to work on essays in class

Exam review sheets were handed out today and they are on Google classroom as well.
June 6, 2019
Religious Education
Assigned to Class: 7-6
Today everyone had computer time to finish any work they need.

Great class
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today was the last day in class period for people to finish their essays.

Excellent work today by everyone.

Great class.

Also,
there is a bunch of exam review on google classroom.

June 5, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today everyone kept working on their Among the Hidden Character essays

Peer editing starts tomorrow.

Excellent work today
May 31, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Terra Nova Friday Today

Important Reminder: Test on Monday

Go through your chapter questions over the weekend.

All questions and answers are on the homework page.
May 30, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today we continued on with notes on Luke as a developing character.

Here are the notes so far:

Obedient

“He had never disobeyed the order to hide.” P. 1
He never went into a room with the blinds up. P3
Never used computer or T.V P.68
Never going outside in the front yard
Sat on the steps to eat P20-22

Timid

Afraid of the population police P13-14, P61
Afraid to go into kitchen even when no one was there and the blinds were down P40-41, P13, P20
Afraid to be in the open where people could see him. P54-55
Afraid to go to Jen’s P51-53

Naive
(believing everything you are told without questioning)

Never asks any “Why” questions p.1
Thought that all young kids hid P43, 77, 64
Believes that the police can track him through computer and phone. P62, 86
Thinks parents’ world is as small as his P88


What forces (events, characters etc.) caused Luke to change?

Force of Change

1. The government has forced Luke’s family to sell their land and the trees are cut down.

World gets smaller because he is;

Not allowed outside ever again P1
Not allowed to look out the window P3,15
Not allowed to eat with family P41,20


2.The government forces the Garner’s to sell their hogs, raises taxes and therefore Mom is forced to work.

Less money, food etc. P25, 26, 103, 17
Luke left alone more often P33
Mom too tired to spend time with him P34
Luke begins asking questions P2, 9, 15, 45
Luke becomes desperately lonely and longs for a friend. P29, 50


3.Luke meets Jen

Luke learns about propaganda, reasons for Population law P 68,134
Realizes there are many others like him P88
Becomes braver, more independent and mature P69,91,93,144-145,149

Among the Hidden
A Developing Character

Luke at the end of the novel Traits

Brave

Could run to Jen’s without being afraid P 95,122
Broke into Jen’s house P122, 125
Tackles Jen’s dad who has a gun P 132,125
Luke decides to get a fake I.D. and leave home P 146,137,131


Mature

Makes his own decision about not going to rally. P110,111,112,118
Begins to question information on both sides.P134, 101,103,109
Tells family everything P148,149
Decides to leave family P149,151


Cautious – Knowledgeable/Educated (doesn’t believe without thinking for himself)

Do not think rally is safe for him P112,127
Does not immediately trust Jen’s stepdad P 127, 132
Decides to make a difference without being reckless like Jen P127,




Important reminder: Among the Hidden test on Monday - go over your questions from class and you'll do fine!
May 29, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
In this period we finished the novel and questions.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
In Language period 2 we began notes on the character trait essay.
May 28, 2019
Religious Education
Assigned to Class: 7-6
Today everyone read and came up with 10 facts on the Innu.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
In Language today we worked on Among the Hidden.

Test on Monday
May 27, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today in class we continued on with Among the Hidden.

Almost done!


Chapter 24 Questions:
1.: What was Luke thinking he would do to Jen? That he should stop her from going to the rally
2. Why was Jen glad that the government outlawed pets? Because if Luke had a dog it would have woke everyone up/bit her.
3.Did Luke change his mind about going to the rally? No.
4.What was his thought behind it? It was too dangerous and that people like him to change things. People like Jen change things.

Chapter 25 Questions
1.Why was Luke up early that morning? He was up all night worrying about Jen.
2.What was the big announcement on the radio that Luke thought was the rally? Alafia harvests were a record high.
3.What did Luke want his mother to do? Go over and introduce herself to the Sports family/Jen’s family.
4.At the end of the chapter, it states that Luke has a plan – what do you think his plan is? He is going to break Into Jen’s house and see if she is there.


Chapter 26 Questions:
1.Where did Luke go? To Jen’s house and he broke in.
2.What did Luke type on the computer? “Where is Jenn?”
3.What happened at the end of the chapter? Someone pointed a gun a Luke’s back.

Chapter 27 Questions:
1.Who found Luke? Jen’s Dad.
2.What questions were asked to Luke? Who are you? Why are you here? How did you know Jen?
3.What happened to Jen? She was shot along with everyone else at the rally.
4.What warning did Jen’s dad give Luke? That the population police have been monitoring the computer that Luke typed on and they will search the whole area for him.
5.What is Jen’s dad’s occupation? He works for the Population Police.


Chapter 28 Questions:
1.What situation happened at the beginning of the chapter? Luke wrestled the gun out of Jen’s father’s hands.
2.Why did the situation occur? Luke grabbed the gun off his lap and dodged his attempt to tackle him. Luke clearly did not trust Jen’s Dad.
3.What did Jen’s dad discuss with Luke about the government? That the government is totalitarian. That there is enough food if people shared food, they make sure people stay in poverty so they work the hardest and that the Barons get the most of everything. Also that both the Government and the other side are wrong.


May 24, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Terra Nova Friday!

Have a great weekend everyone
See you all Monday
May 23, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today everyoen completed the questions from last day and We wicked up reading Among the Hidden again.

All questions so far:

Chapter 1 Questions:
1.What is the setting of the novel? – On a farm. Luke now has to hide because the woods have been cut down, he is a third child, and he is illegal.
2.Briefly describe Luke’s relationship with his family. He is the youngest in the family and has two older brothers.



Chapter 2 Questions:
1.What kind of cake did Luke get for his sixth birthday? Cake with raspberry jam dripping down the sides
2.Why did Luke want to cry? Because he couldn’t blow out the candles and his brothers made fun of him. He also remembered that he could not be free like them.
3.Why wasn’t Luke supposed to look out the kitchen’s side table? Because the road was on that side of the house and people driving by may see his face.
4.Why did Matthew and Mark never have to hide? They were the first two children.
5.What was the Population Law? People are allowed to have only two kids.
6.Who do you think took the woods away? The Government



Chapter 3 Questions:
1.What toy did Luke long for? The toy train
2.What rule did Luke have to follow in order to walk around the house?
All the shades have to be pulled down or he cannot walk around the house. He has to hide all of the time now.
3.Why did Dad grumble about Luke staying in the attic? Because of the heating costs.
4.Had Luke ever seen another human being other than his family? Yes, he saw a homeless man before who walked up and begged for food. Now he is seeing some workers building the houses.
5.Luke’s mother said “and things could be worse.” Do you agree with her? Why or why not? Yes, because he could be caught and get into trouble. Things could always get worse.



Chapter 4 Questions:
1.Where did Luke have to sit for breakfast? On the bottom stair.
2.Why did they decide to sit Luke there? Because they were afraid he would be seen.
3.What was Luke eating for breakfast? Eggs and bacon.



Chapter 5 Questions:
1.What were curt orders? Orders from the government.
2.Who sent the family a letter? The government.
3.What was the letter about? The Garner’s have to sell all the hogs because they smell and people moving into the new houses wont like that.


Chapter 6 Questions:
1.What arrived two weeks later? Tax Bill
2.Where were the majority of the pigs going? The Slaughterhouse.
3.How are they going to pay taxes? Mother is getting a job.


Chapter 7 Questions:
1.What was Luke’s pattern? He woke up at dawn and ate breakfast with his family on the stairs. He then would go up to his room and look out the vents.
2.Where were the workers going? Inside the houses to build the interior of the homes.
3.Who were the Baron’s? They were the wealthy people who were moving into the houses.
4.What were “sissy clothes”? Fancy, formal dress. Things like suits and dresses.
5.What did Luke do in his free time? He read books and looked outside.
6.What did dad make them for lunch? Sandwiches.
7.What games did the boys play? Kickball, football and spud.

Chapter 8 Questions:
1.Why was the family in such a rush-where were they going? They were going to the auction, school and his mother was going to work.
2.What did Luke do while they were gone? He cleaned the kitchen and baked bread.
3.What was Luke’s interest that particular day? His family leaving and the neighborhood behind his house.
4.Who caught Luke working in the house? Dad
5.How did Luke feel about the situation? Really upset and was afraid he would never be allowed out again.


Chapter 9 Questions:
1.What did Luke see? A person’s face in the window of the sports family home.
2.What did Luke want his mother to talk to his father about? Letting Luke roam around the house during the day and help out.
3.Would you like to be Luke? Why or why not? No. He lives like a prisoner and cannot do anything like other kids his age.

Chapter 10 Questions:
1.What was wrong with the bread that Luke made? It was dry and crumbly.
2.How was the bread described? As tasteless.
3.What were they eating for dinner? bread, cold roast beef, potatoes and canned peas.
4.What did dad think of Luke’s cooking? He did not like the idea of his son cooking and that is why a man gets married.
5.What family had their windows blocked by heavy blinds? The sports family.
Chapter 11 Questions:
1.What was the main idea in this chapter? That there is most certainly a third child/another person living in the house.
2.What do you think Luke should do about it? I think he should run over to the house and see for himself.

Chapter 12 Questions:
1.What was the harvest? When the farmers pick the food and sell it.
2.What does the word “sporadically” mean? Randomly, every now and then.
3.What idea did Luke think up? He would go to the sports family house.
4.How was he going to accomplish this? Run before the leaves fall and hide behind the fence and bushes.
5.How many people left? 28
6.Did he actually leave the house? YES!!!!
Chapter 13 Questions:
1.How did he proceed to the neighbor's house? He ran while being hid by fences and bushes.
2.How did Luke view his house? As a prison.
3.What complication happened at the end of the chapter? The door to the house was locked.

Chapter 14 Questions:
1.How did he get inside the house? He put his and through the screen and unlocked the door.
2.Describe the house from Luke’s perspective. It was clean, big and with beautiful furniture and fresh painted walls.
3.What does the word “pristine” mean? New, without blemish.
4.Who did Luke find? A girl about his age on a computer – Jen Talbot.
5.What did the girl tell Luke that frightened him? That they have a security system and that he tripped it when he broke in.
6.What words came out of Luke’s mouth? Population Police.

Chapter 15 Questions:
1.Who was the girl referring to as a “shadow child”? Herself and Luke, all 3rd children.
2.What did Luke mean by saying that “he broke many taboos today”? He broke rules, things he is not allowed to do.
3.What was the girl saying on the phone? She was explaining to her Dad why the alarm went off.
4.What does the word “competent” mean? The ability, knowledge, skill to do something well.
5.What was the girl’s name? Jen Talbot
6.Did Jen have more or less freedom than Luke? Much more freedom than Luke.
7.What do you think Jen meant when she said, “I’m your ticket out”? That he will have more freedom and she will show him things he never knew about.

Chapter 16 Questions:
1.What was Jen and Luke’s signal? Luke will put a light on over the porch as a way to let Jen Know he will come over.
2.What does the word “propaganda” mean? Information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote or publicize a particular cause or point of view
3.What were the names of Jen’s brothers? Bull and Brawn
4.What does the word “infiltrator” mean? Like a spy. Someone who gets into a group and pretends to be something they are not.
5.What job did Jen’s step dad have? A lawyer for the government.
6.What did Jen think of government leaders? They were incompetent.
7.What was on the carpet? Luke’s blood
8.What did Jen and Luke do about the situation? Cut herself to make it look like her blood.


Chapter 17 Questions:
1.How did Jen get to the mall? She hid in the car, which was hollowed out in the trunk.
2.What was a “forged pass”? A shopping pass that allowed Jen to go shopping.
3.What had Jen checked out on the computer? If Luke “existed” or not.
4.What is the story behind the “fingerprints”? Jen got her brother’s spy kit and found Luke’s finger prints.
5.What type of food did Jen give Luke? Chips and pop.
6.What did he think about it? He felt guilty for eating it.
7.What was the government trying to force the people to become (according to Jen)? Vegetarians.
8.Why did the government pass the population law? Because they thought the world would run out of food.

Chapter 18 Questions:
1.What was the main idea of this chapter? That the government cannot find people on the computer and that 3rd children should stand up and rally for their freedom.
2.Who was Carlos? Another 3rd child Jenn talks to online.
3.What was the password? Free

Chapter 19 Questions:
1.What did Jen give Luke to read? Two contrasting books on why there is a population law. One said it was needed, the other says it was cruel and unnecessary.
2.What game did Luke’s dad offer to play with him? Cards - Rummy
3.Did you believe that Luke’s dad was becoming suspicious of his behaviour? No, I think he’s too busy with other things.
4.What is hydroponics? Growing plants indoors in water.
5.How many calories a day was the government regulating to people?1500
6.The article that intrigued Luke said that there was plenty of food and the population law was unnecessary – who did they believe was eating all the food? The Barons

Chapter 20 Questions:
1.What month did Luke have a safe journey to Jen’s house? January
2.Why did Luke’s dad hang around the house a lot during the winter months? Because there was no farming and no hogs to tend to anymore.
3.What did Jen want her ID to say? Her real name – Jen Talbot
4.What month was the rally going to be held in? April



Chapter 21 Questions:
1.What was the letter about that Luke’s dad got from the government? That he had to stop growing things indoors (hydroponics).
2.Why did Luke think the government wanted them to stop? Because they were afraid that Luke’s dad was going to grow something illegal (drugs).
3.How many times did Luke go see Jen in February? In March? Once in February and twice in March.
4.Why did the government make pets illegal? Because there was not enough food.
5.Did Luke think his brothers would betray him? He said no, but he started to question it once Jenn brought it up.
6.What hobby did Mark have? Shooting hoops.


Chapter 22 Questions:
1.How did Jen plan on getting to the rally? Taking a car.
2.How did the population police get a few days off? Jenn hacked into the system and changed their schedules.
3.What did Luke think about the plan? That it was too dangerous.
4.How did Luke leave things between him and Jen at the end of the chapter? Jenn was angry that Luke said he could not go to the rally.


Chapter 23 Questions:
1.How was Luke feeling at the beginning of the chapter? Angry at Jenn for getting upset about him for not going to the rally.
2. Where did Luke’s mother find him when she got home? He was sitting on the stairs on the way up to the attic.


Health
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Continuing on with the Sexual Health Unit
May 22, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today we continued on with our novel and completed some chapter questions

Chapters 18-22.

Well done today everybody
May 21, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today in class we continued on with Among the Hidden and questions.

Every student got a booklet of all the questions for the Novel.

May 6, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today we began the mini series, Terra Nova.

Health
Assigned to Class: 7-7
In Health, we began the sexuality unit.
May 3, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today in class we continued reading our new novel, Among the Hidden.

Have an excellent weekend everyone.

April 30, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today in class we continued reading The Crazy man. We will finish tomorrow.

April 17, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today the class wrote their open notes test.

Well done
Health
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today we began the movie Radio

Hopefully we will finish tomorrow
April 16, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today we completed some visual practice for the open notes test tomorrow.

Well done class
April 15, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today in Language we watched a short film, Coin Operated and answered some questions.

Inferences
Theme
Summary

Open notes test is moved to Wednesday

Health
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Physical fitness today.

We completed some reading, had discussions and then watched some videos.


April 12, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today in Language we completed some term review and read The Crazy Man

Have a great weekend
April 11, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today in class we went over some important terms and then completed the story King of Fear.

Everyone then completed questions to prepare them for the for test.
April 10, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today in class we finished the story Fire and Death. Everyone then summarized and completed a question on Theme.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today in class we finished the story Fire and Death. Everyone then summarized and completed a question on Theme.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
In class #2 Ms. Crocker went over terms and read The Crazy Man
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
In class #2 Ms. Crocker went over terms and read The Crazy Man
April 9, 2019
Religious Education
Assigned to Class: 7-6
Today in class everyone completed the google form on the movie, Our friend Martin.

After this, everyone started their assignment on
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today everyone worked on inferences and question on the story, Fire and Death.

April 8, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today's class was centered around Term review and our novel.

Reminder of the open notes test next Tuesday

Health
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today in Health we clued up our unit on positive self talk and self esteem.

then We watched some videos and did an exercise on nutrition.
April 5, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today we made inferences and summarized the song Rocky Raccoon by the Beatles

Excellent class today

Have a great weekend, everyone.
April 4, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today in Language we went over all of our terms, focusing on plot.

Then we read, The Crazy Man

Health
Assigned to Class: 7-7
In health, it was the last in class day for everyone to complete the slideshow.

They are now due on Monday
April 1, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
In Language class # 1 everyone worked on making inferences in the story Higher Animals.

Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
In class the second we went over our terms and started a new novel, The Crazy Man
March 28, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today in class we discussed summarizing and took some notes.

We also watched a few short videos.

Well done today
March 27, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today in class we took notes on making inferences and read The Killers Tall Tale.

WHAT ARE INFERENCES?
An inference is a guess that you make based on the information you have and your background knowledge. When you make inferences you increase your understanding by:
-making judgements
-drawing conclusions
-reasoning about a text

Situation- A cake left on the kitchen counter is gone and the dog has icing on his paws.
Inference- The dog ate the cake.

Situation- The car is off the road with a flat tire and there is a large pothole on the road.
Inference- The car hit the pothole and damaged the tire.

We make inferences by combining clues with what we already know, and that our inferences can be confirmed or changed when we get more information.
March 25, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today in class everyone worked on their phobia warning labels assignment.

Important reminder: Novel Studies are due by end of tomorrow.
March 22, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today we began the next unit: Fears and Phobias.

Have a great weekend everyone
March 21, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Language class #1 was geared towards getting the school development surveys completed.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Drama today: Students were given roles and read a scene from Degrassi High.

Fun times!
March 20, 2019
Religious Education
Assigned to Class: 7-6
Today we finished the movie, My Friend Martin and had a little Discussion.

Next day we will complete an assignment on google forms.

Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
In Language today, Everyone worked on their novel assignments

Good Job Everyone.
March 19, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Novel assignment #2

Everyone worked on their slideshows - All work is on Google Classroom.
Health
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Soul Surfer - Finished

Next class we will work a group project.
March 15, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today in class we continued with speeches. I then explained the novel assignment.

Have a wonderful long weekend everyone!!
March 14, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today in class we continued on with speeches.

Way to go all
Health
Assigned to Class: 7-7
And the movie continues...Soul Surfer
March 13, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Speech day #2

Well done everyone
March 12, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today speeches began !!

Great work by those who went today
March 8, 2019
Religious Education
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today we continued on with the movie, My friend martin.

Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today the class read silently and then completed a writers notebook: My dream tree house.

Important Reminders
Monday - Peer editing
Tuesday - Speeches, Booklets and Source Cards are due.

Tuesday - Speeches begin

Have a great weekend everyone

March 7, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today in class everyone finished working on their Speeches.

Important Change: Peer editing will now be on Monday, Not Friday
March 6, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today in class everyone completed source cards for their essays.

Tomorow will be the last day to work on speeches in class.

Peer editing on Friday.
March 5, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today in Language everyone continued working on their speeches..Introductions today.

Important Dates:
Peer editing on Friday
Speeches are due on the 12th.



Health
Assigned to Class: 7-7
In health we began the movie Soul Surfer and had a discussion on Self esteem.

We will be completing a foldable after the movie
March 4, 2019
Adolescence
Assigned to Class: 100
Today we watched a video on how to begin a speech. The class continued working on their essays after this.

Important reminder: Novel Studies are due on the 18th, everyone should be completing a little reading every evening.
March 1, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today's class was either reading your novel or working on your speech.

Have a great weekend everyone
February 28, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today the class worked on their speeches/research papers for 2 periods.

Excellent work today everyone
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today the class worked on their speeches/research papers for 2 periods.

Excellent work today everyone
February 26, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today in class we continued on with speech writing and research.
Health
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Self Esteem.

The class today centered around rewriting negative self talk
February 25, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today in class everyone worked on their speeches/essays.

Enjoy your half day everyone.
February 22, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today in class everyone refined their thesis statements and then moved onto research.

Have a great weekend everyone.
Health
Assigned to Class: 7-7
What makes a good friend?
We discussed and then made an Ad for 'friend wanted'.
February 21, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today in class we looked over an essay and broke down the various supports and the structure.

Very nice work
Today

Tomorrow we will pick back up with research and formulating a thesis statement.
February 14, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today in language we continued on with researching our speeches/essays.

Well done today everyone.

Health
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today in health we read about the media, body image and self esteem.


Have a great long weekend everyone
February 12, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today in class everyone was given a booklet for our next unit: Speeches.
Health
Assigned to Class: 7-7
What I like about me work.

Self Esteem unit in health day 2
February 11, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today we finished the movie on Underground to Canada.

Tomorrow we will begin our speech unit.

Important reminder: Scrapbooks are due tomorrow.
February 8, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today we watched the movie Race to Freedom

Have a nice weekend everyone
February 7, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today the class worked on their scrapbook assignments.

Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
In this period, everyone completed a writers notebook.

February 6, 2019
Religious Education
Assigned to Class: 7-6
Today in class, everyone worked on their St Patrick assignments
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today we began the movie Race to Freedom
Important Reminders
Assigned to Class: 7-7
There are still some outstanding assignments in Health.

Zootopia Questions and the Smoking Assignment.

Please check your google classroom to see if you have all work up to date.
February 4, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today we reviewed the novel, Underground to Canada for the test tomorrow.

Go over your chapter questions and the notes we completed today in class

February 1, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today in class, everyone was given a review sheet for your test on Tuesday.

Everyone them worked on their scrapbook assignment
Health
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today, the class worked on their health assignment
January 31, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today the class had another class to work on their scrapbook assignments.

Well done today everyone.
January 30, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today everyone worked on their Underground to Canada scrapbook assignment.

All materials are on google classroom
January 29, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Underground to Canada - The last few chapters of the book and questions.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
In the last period today we finished the novel, Underground to Canada and completed and I explained the assignment.

Bring you supplies for tomorrow's class
January 28, 2019
Religious Education
Assigned to Class: 7-6
Today in class we finished the movie on St. Patrick
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today we read another chapter in Underground to Canada.

We will finish the novel tomorrow.

January 25, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Underground to Canada questions so far.

Grade 7 Novel Study
Underground to Canada
Chapter Questions Answers

Chapter 1
1. The opening setting:
a. Night time, Virginia, cotton plantation, night music playing, summer, whisperings
2. Julilly
. Fast growing girl, strong for her age, mature, black, 12 years old,
3. Missy Henssen is the wife of Jeb Henssen the owner of the cotton plantation. She told John that her husband was sick and in hospital, that they were moving North, they were sellings, they can’t grow anymore crops
4. Mammy speaks of Canada b/c she was afraid they would be separated and b/c Julilly could be free there.

Chapter 2
1. Tells her to go to Canada
2. The slaves were rounded up by: screamed at the slaves, told them to line up, told them not to fool around, whipped his whip and said they would not go to the fields today.
3. Julilly was frightened because: she did not want to get seperated from her mom, she knew her mom was afraid, and she was worried her new master may be mean and beat her.

Chapter 3
1. The white man helped the slaves by giving them a drink of water.
2. “Their eyes spoke fear” means you could tell they were afraid by looking them without them having to speak.
3. The sheets of falling water were the waterfalls.
4. The fat man became angry because the Quaker was helping the slaves and he was afraid the Quaker would give Julilly and the other children information about being free.


Chapter 4
1. His ankles are torn because the chains the fat man put on them. The chains got stuck down in the mud and they are rubbing even more than before.

2. Julilly jumped down out of the wagon and lifted the chains through the swamp so that they wouldn’t be dragging and hurting them more.

Chapter 5
1.How does the fat man know that they are probably back in Mississippi?
He started to see flat land with cotton plants.

2.Compare the slave quarters on this plantation with the ones at Massa Hensen's.

New place – Riley plantation
Sad, people are sullen, slave cabin are dilapidated and doors are sagging on their hinges. No music or dancing.

Old Plantation – Happy place with dancing and washing on Sundays.
Nice cabins with clean floors and warm fires.

Vocabulary: rumpled, frail, drawl,
Overseer


Chapter 6
1. How does Liza describe Julilly's new home? As a triable place with no happiness.
2. What happened to Liza when she tried to run away? She got whipped until she thought she was going to die. Now she is crippled and hunchbacked.
3. What is a 'cat-o'-nine-tails? A whip with different sections.
4. Why does Liza consider Julilly a friend? Because she helped her pick the cotton on the high branches.
5. What are the two girls talking about just before they fall asleep? Canada


Chapter 7

1. What happened to the old people if 'they didn't meet the measure'? They were whipped.
2. Describe the rumors about Canada. That the people there skinned black men and eat their children, that it’s so cold there that the birds leave in the winter and that nothing but black eyed peas grow.
3. Who is the new visitor and why is he there? Alexander Ross – He is from Canada and is in the south to study birds.
4. What evidence is there that he is concerned about the slaves? He redirects Simms’s attention when he was going to whip Jullily for a second time.

Chapter 8
1.Why did all the slave girls 'whisper' about Canada that night?
Because Mr. Ross was there from Canada and they were saying all the rumors they have heard about it.
2. What secret does Liza reveal to Julilly at the end of the chapter?
That she is going to run away.

Vocabulary: roused, boll, dusk, timid, twitch.


Chapter 9

1. Make a chart to show how the Hensen plantation was different from where Julilly is presently living.

Hensen Plantation (Virginia)
Happy slaves
Nice warm cabins
No whippings
Sundays for dancing and singing
People have enough to eat


Riley Plantation (Mississippi)
Hundreds of slaves all angry and sullen, afraid
Very little food – people skinny and hungry
Whippings all the time
No dancing, singing or church

2. What does Lester reveal to Julilly about Massa Ross?
That he is there to help slaves escape

3. How does Mr. Ross choose Lester and Adam to help him? He says he needs them to help hunt and find birds

4.What is the signal that Julilly is to listen for that evening?
3 calls of the whippoorwill.


Chapter 10

1. Why did Liza and Julilly no longer talk at night in their cabin? They Didn’t want the other girls to hear them.
2. Why were Julilly and Liza happy that it didn't rain? Because they needed to go to the fields to see Mr. Ross
3. Who cut the girls’ hair? Lester
4. What sound frightened the girls? Dogs barking

Chapter 11

1. Why did they wade through the swamps when they saw men on horseback? To lose their scent
2. Why was Liza surprised when Lester told her that he could read? Because most slave owners never let their slaves read.
3. Who did they think had rode by in the moonlight? Simms
4. What was the Fugitive Slave Act? Any slave who escaped to the northern States were still considered the property of their owners and could be brought back.
Vocabulary: immobile, quivered, brisk, shuddered





Chapter 12
1. What was the round glass object with the black needle? A Compass.
2. What is the Underground Railway?
Between 1840 and 1860, before the American Civil War, enslaved Africans followed the North Star on the Underground Railroad to find freedom in Canada. It was not an actual railroad but a secret network of routes and safe houses that helped people escape slavery and reach free states or Canada.
3. What misfortune befell Lester and Adam at the end of the chapter? They were captured.




Chapter 13
1. Describe what happened when Julilly asked the white woman for food.
She pointed a shot gun at her and told her to get off her land.
2. Describe their welcome at the next house.
A man was kind to them and took them to rows of cabins.
3. What surprised Julilly about the rows of cabins on this farm?
They were very clean and polished.
4. What did Julilly notice when she scrubbed Liza's back? She was covered in scars.


Chapter 14

1. What terrified the girls as they made their way through the mountain paths? Thunder and Lightning.
2. Why did Julilly and Liza decide that it would be better to travel during daylight? Because there was a lot of debris on the path that they might fall over.
3. What valuable information does the old man give to Julilly? Go to Jeb Brown’s house which is by the river.
4. What news did the two girls receive about Lester and Adam? That they escaped and might be in Canada right now.


Chapter 15

1. Who woke Jeb? The dog, Pal
2. What instructions did Ella give to the girls? To climb up on the roof, lay flat and be quiet.
3. To whose home were the girls going? Levi Coffin


Chapter 16


1. Describe Levi Coffin. Tall, skinny face, kind blue eyes that lifted the girls up up.
2. Why did Sheriff Donnelly end up at the Coffin home? He was tracking the two slaves and Levi Coffin was known as an abolitionist.
3. Why does Levi inform his wife that it is best if the girls leave right away? Because the sheriff may come back with more people.

Health
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Bell Lets talk class #2
January 24, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today in class we continued on with Underground to Canada. Only a few chapters left!
January 23, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today in Language we continued on with Underground to Canada.

Excellent class.
Health
Assigned to Class: 7-7
In health today, everyone worked on Bell Lets talk activities.
January 21, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today in class we worked on Underground to Canada

Questions so far:



Chapter 1
1. The opening setting:
a. Night time, Virginia, cotton plantation, night music playing, summer, whisperings
2. Julilly
. Fast growing girl, strong for her age, mature, black, 12 years old,
3. Missy Henssen is the wife of Jeb Henssen the owner of the cotton plantation. She told John that her husband was sick and in hospital, that they were moving North, they were sellings, they can’t grow anymore crops
4. Mammy speaks of Canada b/c she was afraid they would be separated and b/c Julilly could be free there.

Chapter 2
1. Tells her to go to Canada
2. The slaves were rounded up by: screamed at the slaves, told them to line up, told them not to fool around, whipped his whip and said they would not go to the fields today.
3. Julilly was frightened because: she did not want to get seperated from her mom, she knew her mom was afraid, and she was worried her new master may be mean and beat her.

Chapter 3
1. The white man helped the slaves by giving them a drink of water.
2. “Their eyes spoke fear” means you could tell they were afraid by looking them without them having to speak.
3. The sheets of falling water were the waterfalls.
4. The fat man became angry because the Quaker was helping the slaves and he was afraid the Quaker would give Julilly and the other children information about being free.






Chapter 4
1. His ankles are torn because the chains the fat man put on them. The chains got stuck down in the mud and they are rubbing even more than before.

2. Julilly jumped down out of the wagon and lifted the chains through the swamp so that they wouldn’t be dragging and hurting them more.

Chapter 5
1.How does the fat man know that they are probably back in Mississippi?
He started to see flat land with cotton plants.

2.Compare the slave quarters on this plantation with the ones at Massa Hensen's.

New place – Riley plantation
Sad, people are sullen, slave cabin are dilapidated and doors are sagging on their hinges. No music or dancing.

Old Plantation – Happy place with dancing and washing on Sundays.
Nice cabins with clean floors and warm fires.

Vocabulary: rumpled, frail, drawl,
Overseer







Chapter 6
1. How does Liza describe Julilly's new home? As a triable place with no happiness.
2. What happened to Liza when she tried to run away? She got whipped until she thought she was going to die. Now she is crippled and hunchbacked.
3. What is a 'cat-o'-nine-tails? A whip with different sections.
4. Why does Liza consider Julilly a friend? Because she helped her pick the cotton on the high branches.
5. What are the two girls talking about just before they fall asleep? Canada








Chapter 7

1. What happened to the old people if 'they didn't meet the measure'? They were whipped.
2. Describe the rumors about Canada. That the people there skinned black men and eat their children, that it’s so cold there that the birds leave in the winter and that nothing but black eyed peas grow.
3. Who is the new visitor and why is he there? Alexander Ross – He is from Canada and is in the south to study birds.
4. What evidence is there that he is concerned about the slaves? He redirects Simms’s attention when he was going to whip Jullily for a second time.

Chapter 8
1.Why did all the slave girls 'whisper' about Canada that night?
Because Mr. Ross was there from Canada and they were saying all the rumors they have heard about it.
2. What secret does Liza reveal to Julilly at the end of the chapter?
That she is going to run away.

Vocabulary: roused, boll, dusk, timid, twitch.


Chapter 9

1. Make a chart to show how the Hensen plantation was different from where Julilly is presently living.

Hensen Plantation (Virginia)
Happy slaves
Nice warm cabins
No whippings
Sundays for dancing and singing
People have enough to eat


Riley Plantation (Mississippi)
Hundreds of slaves all angry and sullen, afraid
Very little food – people skinny and hungry
Whippings all the time
No dancing, singing or church

2. What does Lester reveal to Julilly about Massa Ross?
That he is there to help slaves escape

3. How does Mr. Ross choose Lester and Adam to help him? He says he needs them to help hunt and find birds

4.What is the signal that Julilly is to listen for that evening?
3 calls of the whippoorwill.


Chapter 10

1. Why did Liza and Julilly no longer talk at night in their cabin? They Didn’t want the other girls to hear them.
2. Why were Julilly and Liza happy that it didn't rain? Because they needed to go to the fields to see Mr. Ross
3. Who cut the girls’ hair? Lester
4. What sound frightened the girls? Dogs barking

Chapter 11

1. Why did they wade through the swamps when they saw men on horseback? To lose their scent
2. Why was Liza surprised when Lester told her that he could read? Because most slave owners never let their slaves read.
3. Who did they think had rode by in the moonlight? Simms
4. What was the Fugitive Slave Act? Any slave who escaped to the northern States were still considered the property of their owners and could be brought back.
Vocabulary: immobile, quivered, brisk, shuddered

January 18, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
In language class #1 we worked on

What would you bring if you had to run like Jullily ?
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
In class # 2 we continued on with Underground to Canada.

Great work today everyone
January 17, 2019
Religious Education
Assigned to Class: 7-6
Today we had a brief discussion about St Patrick and then continued the movie.

People who have not submitted their Easter Story board assignments, Please get them in.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Underground to Canada today - Class began with completing chapter 9 questions.
January 16, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 100
Today we continued on with Underground to Canada
Health
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today we started our unit on Tobacco/vaping
January 15, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today in Language we continued reading Underground to Canada

Below are the chapter questions so far:

Grade 7 Novel Study
Underground to Canada
Chapter Questions Answers

Chapter 1
1. The opening setting:
a. Night time, Virginia, cotton plantation, night music playing, summer, whispering
2. Julilly
. Fast growing girl, strong for her age, mature, black, 12 years old,
3. Missy Henssen is the wife of Jeb Henssen the owner of the cotton plantation. She told John that her husband was sick and in hospital, that they were moving North, they were selling, they can’t grow anymore crops
4. Mammy speaks of Canada b/c she was afraid they would be separated and b/c Julilly could be free there.

Chapter 2
1. Tells her to go to Canada
2. The slaves were rounded up by: screamed at the slaves, told them to line up, told them not to fool around, whipped his whip and said they would not go to the fields today.
3. Julilly was frightened because: she did not want to get separated from her mom, she knew her mom was afraid, and she was worried her new master may be mean and beat her.

Chapter 3
1. The white man helped the slaves by giving them a drink of water.
2. “Their eyes spoke fear” means you could tell they were afraid by looking them without them having to speak.
3. The sheets of falling water were the waterfalls.
4. The fat man became angry because the Quaker was helping the slaves and he was afraid the Quaker would give Julilly and the other children information about being free.






Chapter 4
1. His ankles are torn because the chains the fat man put on them. The chains got stuck down in the mud and they are rubbing even more than before.

2. Julilly jumped down out of the wagon and lifted the chains through the swamp so that they wouldn’t be dragging and hurting them more.

Chapter 5
1.How does the fat man know that they are probably back in Mississippi?
He started to see flat land with cotton plants.

2.Compare the slave quarters on this plantation with the ones at Massa Hensen's.

New place – Riley plantation
Sad, people are sullen, slave cabin are dilapidated and doors are sagging on their hinges. No music or dancing.

Old Plantation – Happy place with dancing and washing on Sundays.
Nice cabins with clean floors and warm fires.

Vocabulary: rumpled, frail, drawl,
Overseer

Chapter 6
1. How does Liza describe Julilly's new home? As a terrible place with no happiness.
2. What happened to Liza when she tried to run away? She got whipped until she thought she was going to die. Now she is crippled and hunchbacked.
3. What is a 'cat-o'-nine-tails? A whip with ( different sections.
4. Why does Liza consider Julilly a friend? Because she helped her pick the cotton on the high branches.
5. What are the two girls talking about just before they fall asleep? Canada
January 10, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today in class we continued reading Underground to Canada.
January 8, 2019
Religious Education
Assigned to Class: 7-6
Today in class we began a movie about St. Patrick.

Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today we began the novel Underground to Canada. We covered the background information about slavery and how the topic should be treated with respect.
December 21, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Have a wonderful break everyone!!

See you all in the new year.
December 19, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today in class we worked on book talks.

Well done everyone!!

We will pick up here tomorrow.
December 18, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today in class everyone completed their open notes poetry test.

December 17, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
In language class # 1 we completed Terms Review and the focused on Personification, metaphors and Similes.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
In Class # 2 we continued with test review for tomorrow.
December 14, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today in class we completed a Literal meaning TDSC on The Shark

Reminder: There is a bunch of review in Google Classroom for your open notes test on Tuesday.

Have a great weekend
December 13, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today in class we reviewed the poetry terms and completed a TDSC on Personification

Take a look at google classroom for all notes that were handed out in class for your open notes test on Tuesday.

Health
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today we began the movie, Inside Out
December 12, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today in Class we went over Poetry therms and then completed a Mood TDSC on the poem, The Sound of Rain.

Mood TDSC – Sound of Rain

T.In the poem The Sound of Rain by Primila Patel the mood of the poem is Happy.

D.Mood is the feeling you get when you read a piece of writing. It cannot be an emotion.

S.1“It is so refreshing” is used to describe the rain and how she feels about it. Refreshing is a word associated with being happy and enjoying yourself.

S.2 She also writes that she wants to “Dance and get soaked in the rain” This is an image of a very happy person dancing creates a happy mood.

S.3 The author also states that she wants to “singing, sing the rain.” This also adds to the happy mood of the poem as singing is an activity people do when they are happy and enjoying themselves.

C. In conclusion there is a very happy mood in the poem, The Sound of Rain.

December 11, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today we read, 'The Toaster' and completed a TDSC on Metaphor


In the poem “The Toaster” by R.A. Doke there is a metaphor. A metaphor is the comparison of two unlike things without using “like” or “as”. A quote from the poem is, “A silver-scaled dragon with jaws flaming red / Sits at my elbow and toasts my bread.” The two things being compared are a toaster and a dragon. These two are alike because a dragon and toaster could both be silver in colour, as well they could both heat something to the point of burning. This metaphor contributes to the poem because it allows the reader to picture the red hot glow coming from a toaster like the flames from a dragon, creating visual imagery. In conclusion, the poem “The Toaster” contains an example of imagery.
Health
Assigned to Class: 7-7
In health class today we read about emotions,emotional regulation and stress.
December 7, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today we worked on a Simile TDSC


In the Poem, The Blind Men and the Elephant by John G Saxe there is the use of simile. A simile is a comparison between two unlike things using the words like or as.

“The Elephant is very like a wall” is the first example of a simile. The two things being compared are an elephants’ side and a wall. These two things are alike because they a both sturdy and big. This simile helps paint the picture that the elephant is big and sturdy.

“Elephants’ knee is very like a tree” is another example of a simile. The two things being compared are an elephants’ knee and a tree. These two things are alike because they are both tall, sturdy and rough. This is effective because it paints a picture that the elephant’s knee is like a tree.

“An elephant is very like a fan” is the last example of a simile. The two things being compared is an Elephant’s ear and a fan. These two things are alike because they are both very big, flat and thin. This is effective because the reader can picture the ear like a big fan.

In conclusion, there are effective uses of similes in the poem, The Blind Men and the Elephant.

December 4, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today in Language class we read the poem The Big Fellow and completed questions.

Good class
Health
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today's health class focused on completing Drug Awareness presentations.

December 3, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today in Language we began the unit on Poetry.

November 30, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today we completed the movie Akellah And The Bee.

Novel Assignments are due next Friday
Health
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today we began drug awareness health presentations.



November 29, 2018
Important Reminders
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Heath presentations will begin tomorrow.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today in class we finished watching Akellah and the Bee.

November 27, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today was the last day in class for students to work on their Turning Points Essays.

They are Due tomorrow.

Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today was the last day in class for students to work on their Turning Points Essays.

They are Due tomorrow.
November 26, 2018
Religious Education
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today in class everyone began their Easter slideshow assignments.

They are due next class.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today in class everyone completed a writer's notebook on Man Riding a Chicken.

Everyone the read their novels.

Good class
November 23, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today in class everyone either read silently or worked on late assignments.

Health
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today was the last class to work on the Drug awareness assignment.

They are due today
Presentations begin next Health class
November 22, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today in class everyone continued working on their Turning Points Essays

Essays are due Next Wednesday, Nov 28.

Anybody with outstanding work, tomorrow is you last day to hand anything in.
November 21, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today in class everyone continued working on their Turning Points Essays

Essays are due Next Wednesday
Health
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Class day was focused on getting the drug awareness project completed.
November 20, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today everyone read their novels silently and worked on their Turning Points essay.

Well done today
November 19, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today in class everyone worked on their Turning Points essays

Excellent class
November 16, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
In Language class #1 we went through November's timeline

November 26th -Turning Points Essay Due

November 27th & 28th -Akeelah and the Bee

November 29 or 30 -class to work on I.N assignment

Everyone then read silently
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Class 2 was focused on getting the Turning Points essays started in the library.

November 15, 2018
Religious Education
Assigned to Class: 7-6
Today we watched a movie on Easter and went through the assignment we will be doing next class.

Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today we looked at what a Narrative essay is and went through some winning turning points entries.

We also watched a video and completed a page in the booklet.



November 14, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today in class everyone completed 2 pages in their Turning Points booklet:

1.Who am I

2. How did I get that way?

Good work today



Health
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today we all went to the library and worked on the drug awareness project.
November 13, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today in class everyone completed a Remembrance Day writer's notebook.

Well done today everyone.

If you would like the enter the Legion competition let me know.


November 7, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today in class everyone worked on their Traits and Values section in their Turning Points booklets.

Those who finished early read silently.

Important Reminder: Torn Away assignments are due tomorrow.
November 6, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today we continued working on Turning Points booklets: Significant Life events.

Important Reminder: Torn Away story board assignments are due on Thursday.
November 5, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today in class everyone completed a writer's notebook on The Whale High Five.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
In the second class of the day we began Unit 2: Turning Points.
November 2, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today in class everyone picked out a novel for independent reading and read for the last half of the period.

October 31, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today in Language we finished the novel Torn Away and began the assignment.

October 30, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today in Language we continued reading Torn Away.
Health
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today's Health class was focused on giving everyone some information on Drinking/drug use while driving for the MADD presentation next Monday.
October 29, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today in Language everyone completed a writer's notebook and then we completed some reading.



October 26, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today in class I assigned roles and read the play, Body Politics.

October 25, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today in class everyone completed their Language Arts test
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
In period 2 we read Torn Away.
October 24, 2018
Religious Education
Assigned to Class: 7-6
Today we began a short film on Easter.

Next class we will finish it and then complete some work on it.

Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today was our last class before the test tomorrow.

Please refer to google classroom, your study guide and your notes when studding this evening.

Good work today in class.
October 23, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today we recapped all the terms for the test and then the class worked on a TDSC.


In TDSC format, make a connection to the story, Principals and Principles by Daniel Handler.

In the story, “Principals and Principles” by Daniel Handler, I can make a text-to-self connection. A text-to-self connection is when the reader can link what they are reading to their own lives.

When I was in grade seven I was not allowed to ride my bike to school, but the grade 8’s could. This was not fair and I had to do something about it. I got all the students in grade seven to take their bikes to school as a way to protest the unfair rule. The principal was not happy, he got upset with me and all the other grade 7’s because we broke the rule. This is very similar to the main character in the story Principals and Principles because he wore shorts to school because he felt it was unfair that students were not allowed to wear them. He also got everyone to wear summer clothes and protested that his Principal would not allow students to wear certain clothes. He also got into trouble like me.

In conclusion, I can make a text to self-connection to the story Principals and Principles.
Health
Assigned to Class: 7-7
In Health Everyone worked on their wellness fordable.
October 19, 2018
Adolescence
Assigned to Class: 7-7

Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today everyone completed a writer's notebook and then moved onto Reading Torn Away.
Health
Assigned to Class: 7-7
In health class we went to the Library and everyone finished their Terry Fox/Role Model assignments.

Have a nice long weekend everyone!
October 18, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today in class everyone went through a sample answer and underlined the various parts of a TDSC.

After this the class worked on a Connection TDSC on the Chromebooks.
October 17, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today in class we review developing ideas and sequence text pattern.

We also completed a Character TDSC on Principal and Principles.



In TDSC format, what is a character trait of the narrator in the story, Principals and Principles?


Sample Character Answer: “Principals and Principles”
In the essay “Principals and Principles” by Daniel Handler the narrator has the character trait of being determined. A character trait is a personality quality, it is not an emotion.

Firstly, it is revealed that the narrator is determined when the essay says “Everyone groaned-everyone but me. She can’t do that.” This shows that the narrator is determined because he is going to stand up to the principal.

Secondly, the narrator shows that he is determined when it says that Daniel repeated to the principal that “Students have the right to free dress.” This shows that the narrator is determined because he has the courage to question a person in authority.

Lastly, the narrator shows that he is determined when he says “I forced myself not to cry, biting my lip and blinking very, very fast, until at last she gave up and I was allowed to return to my classmates.” This shows that the narrator is determined because even though he wanted to cry he managed to keep the tears back and not cry in front of the principal.

In conclusion, the narrator is a very determined character. This is shown throughout the story.
October 16, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today in language I handed out the test review and went over it
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
In period #2 we read Torn Away
October 15, 2018
Physical Education
Assigned to Class: 7-6
Today was the last class for everybody to complete their 10 Commandments assignment.

Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
After completing some term review everyone worked on a connection TDSC.

All work was collected and will be handed back tomorrow.
October 12, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today the class completed a writers notebook and then moved onto reading Torn Away.

Excellent class
Health
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today in health we watched half of a clip about how a person traded a paper clip for a house.

Everyone then completed an activity on what makes a good role model.
October 11, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today in class we went through the question from last day on Resisting Hitler.

Everyone then took some notes on Sequence Text Pattern.

Sequence Text Pattern

A selection using sequence text pattern may have information listed in order of importance OR in the order that things happened.

Using sequence text pattern helps because:

- It's easier to write and read about things that happened if they are in the order in which they happened.

- Using them gives a beginning, middle and end to a selection.

- It allows the reader to make predictions as they are reading and check ahead to see if they were right.


October 10, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today in Language class we went over the terms again and then got the class to work on a character TDSC on Resisting Hitler

Health
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today the class began their Role Model assignment.
October 9, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today in class we practiced terms and recapped Purpose and Audience.

We then read Resisting Hitler.


October 5, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today in class we focused on audience and purpose.

In groups of 4 the class identified the intended audience and purpose of a number of novels.

October 4, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today in class we began with a game of terms Vegas and then moved onto reviewing a sample Theme answer on The Lost Thing.

We also looked at examples of Sequence Text patterns.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
In Language class #2 we read the novel Torn Away.
October 3, 2018
Religious Education
Assigned to Class: 7-6
Today in class everyone worked on their 10 commandments assignment.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today''s class centered around completing a TDSC on theme.

(T)In the story The Lost Thing by Shaun Tan there is the use of theme. (D) Theme is the main message or lesson the author wants to teach us, it is a universal truth. The Theme of this story is, always be kind to others.

1st Support
This theme is very evident in the opening of the story when the boy plays with the lost thing and is very nice to it. Even though the thing is a stranger, he is still very kind and is concerned about it.

2ND Support
The second example that supports the theme is how much energy and time the boy puts into helping the lost thing. He takes it home, feeds it and makes sure it is cared for. He does not have to do this, but chooses to be kind and helpful.

3rd Support
The final example that supports the theme of always be kind to others is how the main character finds the true home of the lost thing. He could have left it in the government building and walked away. The main character made sure the lost thing got home safe and sound.

In conclusion, the story The Lost Thing supports the theme of always be kind to others.
October 2, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today in Language we went through terms and reviewed theme for the story The Lost Thing.

'Always be kind to others'

We will pick up here tomorrow.

Health
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today we had a discussion on What makes a good role model.

After this we moved onto watching a movie about Terry Fox.

Excellent class.
September 28, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today in Language class we completed a writing prompt:
I like.....

After this we read Torn Away.

Health
Assigned to Class: 7-7
In health class everyone either finished their values assignment or puzzle piece.

Well done
September 27, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today in Language everyone had their listening quiz.
September 26, 2018
Adolescence
Assigned to Class: 100
Today we began class by going over terms with a game of Vegas.

After this everyone completed a connection answer on the story, The Lost Thing.

Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today in Language we began class with a game of Terms Vegas.

Everyone then completed a connection question on the story, The Lost Thing.
September 25, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today in class we recapped the Film, The Lost Thing and then completed a worksheet organizing a character TDSC sheet.

Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
In Language class #2 we read Torn Away and set up Google Classroom.
September 24, 2018
Religious Education
Assigned to Class: 7-6
Today in class we read the chapter on the 10 Commandments and introduced the assignment we will begin next class.

Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today we completed a discussion on Listing Effectively. After this we watched the animated short film, 'The Lost Thing'

Reminder: Listening text on Thursday.
September 21, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 100
Class today began with recapping the question from last day and then reading Torn Away

Have a great weekend everyone!
Health
Assigned to Class: 7-7
What are your values and where do they come from?

The class then began working on their Values Assignment.
September 20, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today in Language we worked on a character trait TDSC on the nest.

In the short story, “The Nest” by Robert Zacks there is excellent character development. The character Jimmy has the character trait of being determined. A character trait is a quality of a person’s personality, it cannot be an emotion. There are many examples, in the story, to support this character trait. Jimmy shows determination when he was not allowed to go on the hike, Jimmy’s mother told him that Paul was a bad influence, and when Jimmy decided to bring Paul home after the hike.

The first example of Jimmy being determined is when his mother told him he was not allowed to go on the hike and he immediately stood up for himself. A quote to show this is “he was on his feet yelling…in his bursting anguish for freedom”. By standing up for himself he showed that he has the character trait of determination.

Another support for the character being determined is Jimmy’s mother told him that Paul was a bad influence on him, however, Jimmy didn’t agree. A quote for this is when Jimmy states that “he’s nice…he isn’t a thief”. Jimmy shows his determination by standing up to supporting his friend Paul by going on the hike.

A final example to prove that he is a determined character is when Jimmy decides to bring Paul home to prove that he is a nice boy. To quote the story Jimmy said “I’m bringing him home to supper. I said that you asked him”. By being firm with his mother, Jimmy showed his determination to prove that Paul was in fact a great boy.

In conclusion, through standing up for himself, for going on the hike anyway, and for bringing Paul home we can conclude that Jimmy has the character trait of being determined.
September 19, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today we began review on Character trait and completed terms review.

We ended class with some reading.
Health
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today in health we discussed the 3 parts of wellness:
Social
Physical
Mental

Everyone then completed a worksheet assessing their own wellness.
September 18, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today in Language we recapped the question from last day and played a round of Vegas.

We ended class by reading a chapter in Torn Away.
September 17, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today in Language we reviewed theme and then completed a Theme TDSC as a group.

Sample TDSC THEME Answer for “The Nest”

In the story, “The Nest”, by Robert Zacks there is theme. Theme is the main moral or lesson that the author is trying to teach. The theme in this story is “Growing up involves learning to make your own decisions.”
One example that shows this theme is when Jimmy decides to leave the house and meet his friends at the store against his mother’s wishes. It says in the story, “Jimmy turned and blindly ran off the porch across the lawn toward the meeting place at Briggs’ Drugstore.” Jimmy decided for himself that his mother was being unfair about not letting him go on the hike so he left the house without his mother’s permission.

Another example from the story which demonstrates the theme is when Jimmy meets up with Paul and decides to go on the hike even though all of their friends were not allowed to go. “All these parents had stopped the gang from going with Paul because he was once in reform school.” Jimmy made his own decision to not follow the crowd and go on the hike anyway because he knew that Paul needed a friend badly. Jimmy wanted to be the person that Paul could depend on.

A third example which shows the theme is when Jimmy makes the decision to invite Paul to supper even though he knows that his parents probably would be mad at him for disobeying their orders to not go on the hike. Jimmy says to Paul, “She even said I should bring you to supper afterwards.” Jimmy knew in his heart that Paul needed a good friend and inviting him to his house for supper would mean the world to Paul.
In conclusion, the theme of the story “The Nest” is “growing up involves learning to make your own decisions.”

Throughout the story Jimmy makes his own decisions and goes against his parents’ wishes. In the end Jimmy’s mother admits to him she was wrong and that he had done “the right thing at the right time.”


September 14, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today the class completed their first creative writing prompt for the year:

A list of things to pack if you had to live in the woods during a zombie attack.

Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
In Language class # 2 we read the novel Torn Away.

Great work this afternoon everyone, Have a great weekend.
September 13, 2018
Religious Education
Assigned to Class: 7-6
Today in our first Religion class we took a look at the outline of the course and had an excellent discussion of what we know about religion in our province.
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today the class received their first TDSC outline for answering connection questions in paragraphs.

Here is an example of what we did:

Unit 1: Step Up-
SAMPLE TEXT-TO-SELF ANSWER -

“The Nest” by Robert Zack
The short story “The Nest” by Robert Zack is very easy to make a text-to-self connection with. A connection is a link that the reader makes between what they are reading and things they already know about a topic. A text-to-self connection is when the reader makes a personal connection to the text.

The text-to-self connection I made (place your own support here) to Jimmy’s support of his friend is when I supported my friend Keith Richards. (Explain your connection) All of my friends and I tried out for the band “The Rolling Stones” and we all made it except Keith. When Keith did not make the band, all of our friends turned their backs on him and would not hang out with him anymore except me. I stayed friends with Keith and stayed up all night with him for the summer and helped him learn to play guitar. By the end of the summer we were both much better musicians. The rest of our friends thought it would be a good idea to let Keith join the band. In conclusion, (show how the connection helped you understand the story) I can make a text-to-self connection with the story because Paul and Keith were both treated badly by their friends. I can also connect with Jimmy for staying friends with someone who others didn’t want to be friends with.

I have made a connection between my friendships and the ones in the story.
September 12, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today in class we recapped connections and completed a short question on The Nest.

Everyone the completed some notes on Theme.

We ended class by completing another chapter in Torn Away.


If everyone could bring in a duo tang for their writers notebook by Friday, that would be great.
Health
Assigned to Class: 100
Today in health we had a view of the entire year and some examples of things we will be doing.

we had a discussion on decision making and looked at some examples of good vs bad decisions.

September 11, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today we began unit 1: Step up.

What does it mean to you to step up?


We then discussed theme, Connections and how we make them to things we read/watch.

We then read the story, The Nest.
September 10, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today in class I read another chapter in, Torn Away and explained some historical background information.

Everyone then received their Language terms for the year.

Health
Assigned to Class: 7-7
In our first health class I introduced the course and some of the topics we will be covering.

Everyone then received a puzzle piece to fill in with the things they enjoy and value.

September 7, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today everyone completed a introductory writing activity.

I then introduced the Novel, Torn Away.

Remember to bring in your Green binder and a writer's Notebook Duotang for Monday
September 6, 2018
Language Arts
Assigned to Class: 7-7
In our first Language class of they year we went over some aspects of the course, supplies and expectations.

Great first class everyone.

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