Homework Assigned By: Nash, Courtney
November 23, 2020
Math
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Practice your adding and subtracting of decimals (with and without front-end estimation). Do the problems in your booklets for practice (Section 3.3).
Important Reminders
Assigned to Class: 7-2
Lifetouch photo proofs went home today. Final deadline for ordering pictures is December 2, 2020.

There will be no retakes.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9
Please check google classroom regularly. This is where I will post copies of ALL notes and ALL handouts. I will Also post updates on upcoming tests/quizzes/assignments.
November 20, 2020
Math
Assigned to Class: 7-7
PLEASE BRING IN A NEW DUOTANG FOLDER FOR MONDAY

Math tests went home today.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9
All class notes are online under the chapter 2 heading.

https://classroom.google.com/w/MTYzNzE1NzA2OTUy/t/all
November 18, 2020
Math
Assigned to Class: 7-7
MAKE UP TEST: Those who missed the test on Tuesday will write the test during math class tomorrow.

Unit 3: Today we started our introduction to unit 3. Notes and introduction information can be found on the Google classroom.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9
Today all students who have work that has not been completed/submitted received a folder containing individual work that they've yet to submit to me. Electronic copies have also been posted to Google classroom. As this work has been passed due for sometime, I have made this Friday, November 20th as the deadline for submitting this work.

Deductions for late assignments will be applied as per Villanova's school policy on Assessment and evaluations which can be found at the following link

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1uRkjOa3hB2FWrxc2PntGsZRuiNiKHF5S/view
November 12, 2020
Math
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Test - Tuesday, November 17
Important Reminders
Assigned to Class: 7-2
Wear your pink, red or white for kindness Friday!
November 10, 2020
Important Reminders
Assigned to Class: 7-2
Vendredi le 13 Novembre: Portez des vêtements rose, blanc et rouge pour la reconnaissance des actes de bonté

Kindness Friday: wear pink, red and white on Friday
Math
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Test: Tuesday, November 17

Practice:
Number Lines
Adding Integers using number lines,
Adding Integers using Integer tiles,
Subtracting Integers using number lines,
Subtracting integers using Integers tiles,
Adding/subtracting Integers
Plotting points on a Cartesian plane
November 9, 2020
Francais
Assigned to Class: 7-2
Written Comprehension Evaluation will take place tomorrow. Please review your noes on les Textes Narratifs and les Figures de Style.
Math
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Mental math went home today.

Assignments were due last Friday. Marks for assignments received have been posted to PowerSchool.

Practice adding and subtracting with integers.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9
NOTE: Copies of all 'graded' assessments we have done to date are available on our Google Classroom. PLEASE check PowerSchool to see if you have submitted/completed each of them. The only one not attached is the water cycle foldable. You will need to send me an email if you'd like a copy of this assessment.

If you have not yet submitted them, please do so by Friday, November 13.
November 6, 2020
Math
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Math assignment - electronic copies due today

Math test - Tuesday, November 17

Today we worked on Cartesian Planes. Check out all the links on our google classroom for great videos, games and resources!!!
November 5, 2020
Francais
Assigned to Class: 7-2
Written Comprehension evaluation moved to Tuesday, November 10.
November 3, 2020
Math
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Math Assignment - Paper submissions due today. Online submissions open until 5:00pm Friday.

We will have a mini-mental math on Friday on Subtracting Integers. Please practice your work at home to ensure you fully understand the concepts.

MATH TEST: Tuesday, November 17th

Try and take some time over the next several days to practice your Integers: Complete some of the practice problems in the booklet if you have not already done so, visit the math game websites, or do some of the practice worksheets I have provided.

PLEASE BRING PENCILS TO CLASS!
Francais
Assigned to Class: 7-2
Written Comprehension evaluation on Monday, November 9th.

Please review the format for 'Les Textes narratifs' as well as 'les figures de style', as you will have to answer questions on both of these.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9
Today we discussed all components of Water Quality and completing a water quality test. Students had the remainder of class to complete the water Quality Lab we started last week.

I will be collecting these in class on Friday.
October 29, 2020
Math
Assigned to Class: 7-7
- Mental Math Quiz tomorrow
- If you haven't already done so, start trying to complete the mid-unit review on page 7 of your booklets. If you already have this completed, do the questions on page 9 of your booklets

Assignment due Nov 3 (or Nov 6 electronically)
Francais
Assigned to Class: 100
Les Figures de Style - soumettre ce soir sur Google classroom
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9
Weather permitting we will be going outside for a part of our class to complete the water Quality assessment portion of our Lab.

DRESS FOR COLD WEATHER = WEAR A COAT!

Important Reminders
Assigned to Class: 7-2
Tomorrow is Halloween Costume Day.
-please remember that you are still required to wear your facemask.
-no masks that cover your whole face permitted.
-no dangerous/realistic weapon type props.
October 28, 2020
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9
Finish your Freshwater case study and the Water Quality web quest tonight. These things are what will help you make sense of the Lab we are doing on Friday (weather permitting of course - as long as it is not raining -DRESS FOR THE COLD!)
Math
Assigned to Class: 7-7
We started section 2.4 today - Subtracting Integers using Algebra Tiles.

Continue to work on practice problems at home. I will try and allow some time to work on them before the end of this week.

ASSIGNMENTS DUE NOV 3 (or November 6 electronically)
October 27, 2020
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9
Freshwater case study - pass it in tomorrow (Wednesday)

BRING HEADPHONES FOR CHROMEBOOKS - WEBQUEST VIDEO LISTENING
Math
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today I handed out the Chapter 2 (Unit 2) Math assignment on integers. I am hoping to post an electronic copy tomorrow.

Please bring pencils to class.

I posted a bunch of math problems for the first half of this unit to the google classroom. We will have some class time to work on these, but it is students responsibility to try and do the review to ensure their understanding. Thanks
Important Reminders
Assigned to Class: 7-2
Tomorrow the theme is Fall colours day!

Coats for Kids: Next week on November 3, students can bring in gently used winter coats for the annual coats for kids collection.
October 26, 2020
Important Reminders
Assigned to Class: 7-2
Spirit Week Schedule:
Tuesday - #Twinning
Wednesday: Fall Colours
Thursday: Plaid, Sweaters & Pumpkin Spice
Friday: Costume Day (**Nothing that covers your eyes completely, no fake weapons)
Math
Assigned to Class: 7-3
We are continuing our work on integers. Each day this week we will have a mental math practice to start the day and then on Friday we will have a Mental Math quiz on Integers.

Math Assignments for Unit 2 will be distributed tomorrow and are due in on November 3 (6th if submitted electronically - I will discuss this with the students tomorrow).

If you are struggling with these concepts PLEASE review your notes and look at the resources on google Classroom.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9
Freshwater case study will be collected tomorrow.

Electronically copies can be found on the google classroom for Science.
October 23, 2020
Important Reminders
Assigned to Class: 7-2
Spirit Week is next week! Check Google classroom homeroom page for details!!!
Francais
Assigned to Class: 7-2
Quiz on Monday, October 26 - be sure that you are comfortable with 'les textes narratifs' and their format/key elements
October 22, 2020
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9
Climate change web quest do by 11:59PM tonight!
Math
Assigned to Class: 7-7
we've started Unit 2 - Integers.

If you need more practice on what we were working on today, complete #'s 4-7 on page 55 of the textbook
Sciences
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Quizzes were returned today.
Francais
Assigned to Class: 7-2
Quiz - Monday, October 26
October 21, 2020
Francais
Assigned to Class: 7-2
Quiz on Monday, October 26
Important Reminders
Assigned to Class: 7-2
Grab and Go Breakfast Program, begins tomorrow, Thursday, October 22.

Pajama day for the Janeway is on Friday!
Math
Assigned to Class: 7-7
We started Chapter 2 - Integers today.
That being said, if you did not do the remaining questions for section 1.8 of Chapter 1, I want you to do them! You cannot learn and understand, if you do not at least try it out. Answer key is in the back of the textbook.

I've also set up a teacher prodigy account. Please join the class using the class code I have posted on our Google classroom.

October 20, 2020
Math
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today we learned about Algebra tiles. If you didn't complete the practice questions please try them out at home! Practice = learning and understanding!

P41-42 of textbook (PDF copy on google classroom site under Unit 1): 1, 2, 4, 7, 8
Francais
Assigned to Class: 7-2
Oral Comprehension Quiz next Monday.
Important Reminders
Assigned to Class: 7-2
Cel;lphone stay in backpacks
Hats stay in lockers

FRIDAY IS PAJAMA DAY!!!!
October 19, 2020
Sciences
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Quiz on Chapter 1 tomorrow
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9
We had our Chapter 1 Science quiz today.
Math
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today we reviewed solving equations using balance scale. If you didn't complete the practice exercises in your notes please do so for homework.
Francais
Assigned to Class: 7-2
Oral Comprehension Quiz next Monday - October 26
Important Reminders
Assigned to Class: 7-2
Janeway jamarama day - Friday October 23!!!
October 15, 2020
Math
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Parent emails: This morning I sent home an email to all parents regarding a problem solving assessment that was completed last Friday. If you did not get this email please contact me courtneynash@nlesd.ca

Today we started looking at solving equations using Balance Scales.

Tomorrow: Mental Math - divisibility rules. We've been doing a sample of this everyday this week, so if you're still unsure, make sure to review your rules tonight!
Sciences
Assigned to Class: 7-3
QUIZ: Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Review sheets will be handed out tomorrow but are also posted to the Google classroom.

QUIZLET: https://quizlet.com/ca/535947312/sc711-les-ecosystemes-guide-detude-pour-quiz-1-flash-cards/?i=2mscp7&x=1qqW


Anyone who has still not passed in their School Yard lab, please do so!
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9
QUIZ: MONDAY, OCTOBER 19

QUIZLET LINK: https://quizlet.com/ca/339748117/grade-8-chapter-1-review-flash-cards/

Review sheet was passed out today. It can also be found in the classwork section of our google classroom

PowerSchool has been updated to reflect all work I have received. This work will be returned tomorrow for you to review for the quiz should you wish.
October 14, 2020
Math
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Math tests went home yesterday (Tuesday October 13)

Homework: Section 1.7 in textbook, pages 36-37 #1 to 8
Sciences
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Quiz Tuesday, October 20

Homework: Plage de Tolerance, Niche and Habitat (pages in chapter 1 booklet). This is also a good time to go back complete pages of the booklet you may not have yet finished.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9
Quiz Monday October 19

Check to make sure you haven't forgotten to pass in something to me (Density lab, webquest, water cycle booklet, density layers lab)

Chapter 1 booklet: This is a good time to catch up on work you may have not yet completed in the booklet as this is a GREAT study resource.
October 13, 2020
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9
Today we had a second class to complete the salinity/density lab. IF you did not complete and submit the questions in class, this is now homework.

Please bring in the completed lab questions tomorrow. All required information is on Google classroom. Please check as well for any other work that you should have already passed in.

QUIZ: MONDAY, OCTOBER 19
Sciences
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Ecosystem in a jar activity/lab. We spent today's class working on the foldable to go along with the the ecosystem in a jar you made on Friday.

Please finish your foldable at home and bring them to class tomorrow.

QUIZ: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20
Math
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Math tests were returned to students today and we reviewed the answers to each question in class. Marks for the Math assignment and the Math test are now on PowerSchool.
Francais
Assigned to Class: 7-2
Today we finished work on our 'les Adjectifs' foldable. If you didn't get this done it is now for homework. Explanation can be found in our Google classroom.
October 8, 2020
Sciences
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Homework:
If you haven't finished the sheet on 'The individual / population / community / ecosystem', it's now homework for tonight!

Don't forget on Friday: bring an empty soda bottle or glass jar for the ecosystem project!
October 6, 2020
Math
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Math Test Thursday, October 8.

Unit 1 Math assignments were returned to students today.
Sciences
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Today we worked on our notebook for chapter 1 - Page 3 (The main ecosystems of Newfoundland and Labrador) and page 6 (Abiotic factors - Newfoundland and Labrador). If you haven't finished, these questions are for homework.


**Please bring in a small-medium glass/plastic jar on Friday (a 2L pop bottle would also work) for our Ecosystem in a bottle project**
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9
If you haven't passed in your lab video or exit card - please do so!
Important Reminders
Assigned to Class: 7-2
Terry Fox donations are still being accepted online, Please join us and support this wonderful cause by donating to:
http://www.terryfox.ca/VillanovaJuniorHigh.

Thanksgiving food drive: Please bring your donations into class.
October 5, 2020
Math
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Math test on Thursday, October 8

Math assignments were due last week. Electronic copies of the assignment can be found on Google classroom.

PLEASE check out the resources on google classroom to help you with your review and studying. If there is something specific you want to practice this week in class - please let me know tomorrow!
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9
Density Tower Lab and Density webquest MUST be submitted tomorrow (Tuesday) or I will deduct marks for lateness.

Please attempt top complete the water cycle booklets I gave you to the best of your abilities. Don't over think it, just look back at your notes/the textbook.

Tomorrow we will be discussing sources of freshwater.
Important Reminders
Assigned to Class: 7-2
Don't forget about the Terry Fox Walks this week!

Thanksgiving food drive: Please bring your donations into class.
October 4, 2020
Important Reminders
Assigned to Class: 7-2
THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE AT VJH:

In 'normal' years as Thanksgiving approaches, VJH staff and students have come together and done a tremendous job with their annual Thanksgiving Food drive. Though we are not able to have regular student activities, our 'Fill the Foyer' event is vital in helping the CBS/Paradise food bank stock its shelves to help families throughout the fall.

On that note, your help is needed! We are still going ahead with the food drive and we will still have a prize for the class with the most points.

HOW TO HELP OUT: All non-perishable food items are appreciated.

WHEN: We will be collecting items from Monday to Thursday of this week.

THE POINTS SYSTEM FOR PRIZES:
- As we cannot take items out of bags to figure out which are 3, 2 or 1 point items, ALL ITEMS will be 1 point.
- Any student who brings in food can let you know the number of items they have and can bring it directly to the foyer each morning.
- Daily totals for each class will be posted in the foyer area to encourage students to remember the food drive.

HAPPY SUNDAY AND HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT WEEK AHEAD!
Math
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Hi everyone!
Mr. Elliott, another one of the Math teachers here at VJ, has done a great job compiling video lessons of Unit 1 - Patterns and Relations. If you missed any classes during this past month, his videos are a great way to learn a bit more (get a better understanding) of what you may have missed.

These videos are also a great way to review for our upcoming test. The links to each additional video are in the description with the first video.

Have a great day!

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLSGlO2IPPV398J0uDxnslnobQf36QKuqJ
October 2, 2020
Math
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Thanks to all those who handed in your assignments this week!


Upcoming Math test - Thursday, October 8, 2020

I passed out two sets of review sheets today. For those of you who are absent, I've left copies on your chairs for Monday.

If review sheets aren't your jam, please review your notes and the class slides I've posted in the classwork section.

If slides aren't your thing, then please attempt the Mid-unit review for Chapter 1 on page 29 [There is also a full unit review on pages 43-45] **answer key is in the back of the book**
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9
MY SCIENCE PEOPLES!!!!!

Webquest are due Monday - Please complete anything you have left undone during your weekend (homework is a natural phenomenon of classtime running out - embrace it).

Lab Density - TELL ME ABOUT YOUR DENSITY! Your Lab Exit cards/videos/or TikToks are also due Monday!!! Embrace you scientific creativity...BUT...you MUST use Density and EXPLAIN YYOUR EXPERIMENT (or all is for nothing as you didn't explain the science behind the fun)
Sciences
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Science Lab - This was due today (Friday). If you still need to complete it, do so over the weekend and pass it in to me on Monday.

BONUS: We are discussing Ecosystems of newfoundland and Labrador. Come prepared to tell me about your favorite Biotic and Abiotic factors unique to living in Newfoundland.
October 1, 2020
Math
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Math Assignment due tomorrow.
Math Test: Thursday, October 1, 2020

Today we continued working on sections 1.5 - Patterns & Relationships in Tables. We also started section 1.6 - Graphing Relations.

For homework please attempt the following:
p27-28 (textbook):#1-2
Booklet on section1.4-1.6: Section 1.5 (p15-16) #1-2; section 1.6 (p18) practice question
Sciences
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Today we finished working on our ecosystems lab. As I will be collecting this lab tomorrow, please complete your questions tonight.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9
Great job to all who complete the lab portion of the Density lesson today! Tomorrow we switch and those who did the lab will be doing the web quest and vice-versa.

***If you did not complete the webquest today, it is your responsibility to get it done during class time tomorrow after you complete the lab, or it will be homework for the weekend :) ***
Francais
Assigned to Class: 7-2

We discussed reading strategies still in class today. Then we started reading a narrative text in Literacy in Action (Book B) on page 98 “Who Has More Help?”

We will continue reading tomorrow :)
September 30, 2020
Science
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Today we were working on our ecosystems lab. Please continue to complete your questions tonight. You will have ten minutes at the start of tomorrow's class to finish anything you have left.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9
Today we started a mini-assignment in the form of Water cycle booklets.

I will be collecting these for grading on Monday, October 5. please refer to your booklets, the textbooks and PowerPoints on google classroom for guidance.
Important Reminders
Assigned to Class: 7-2
This year is the 40th Anniversary of Terry Fox’s Marathon of Hope and Villanova Junior High is proud to be continuing the legacy of one of our greatest heroes. Due to new guidelines we can’t have a schoolwide walk/run this year but students will participate in the Terry Fox Walk/Run during their physical education class the week of Oct 5-9, 2020 (weather permitting). Students will walk a portion of the Manuel’s Trail in support of Terry Fox.

Please join us and support this wonderful cause by donating to: http://www.terryfox.ca/VillanovaJuniorHigh.


If students want to set up their own fundraising page under our school name and share with friends and family they can go to: https://terryfox.org/schoolrun/students/ and follow the prompts to get going. Donations can only be done online and students are not permitted to go door to door collecting donations.

Math
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Assignment due Friday.

Math Test Thursday, October 1.
September 29, 2020
Important Reminders
Assigned to Class: 7-2
Tomorrow our school is recognizing Orange Shirt Day.

'Orange Shirt Day (September 30th) is a day when we honour the Indigenous children who were sent away to residential schools in Canada and learn more about the history of those schools.'

Please wear an orange shirt if you wish to support us in recognizing this cause.
Math
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Math Assignment: Friday, October 2

Math test: Thursday, October 8, 2020

Now is NOT the time to panic.

Now is the time to ensure you are keeping up with you notes in class, doing the review questions as assigned and doing extras practice and review of things you're still stuck on. I am hoping to have your review sheets ready for Friday.
Sciences
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Today we started our lab on ecosystems! We went outside as a class and searched for various biotic and abiotic factors in the ecosystem surrounding VJH. We will continue working on this lab tomorrow and I will be collecting them on Thursday, October 1.

Don't forget to join our google classroom: vesgrgg
September 28, 2020
Math
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today we learned about relations in Math and how they 'relate' patterns and variables together in algebraic expressions!

Please practice your new knowledge at home by completing #'s 1-5 on page 23.

NOTE: Math assignment is due Thursday, October 1.
September 25, 2020
Important Reminders
Assigned to Class: 7-2
Hello parents and guardians:

Please use villanovajrh@nlesd.ca to report when you need to report that your child is out or will be absent.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9
Please complete pages 2-3 of your Chapter 1 booklets if you did not get them completed during class this week. We are moving on to page 4 on Monday so come prepared to work!

Check the Google classroom page for more info!
Math
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Keep up your practice and try and get #'s 1-10 done on pages 18-19 done if you haven't already done so.

Math assignment is due Thursday, October 1.

Check out all the helpful links on our Google classroom! Join code: mcurshl
September 24, 2020
Math
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Practice, practice, practice!

Today we continued our review and practice of questions on pages 18-19 in our textbook. Please try and attempt #'s 5-9 on your own tonight!

MATH ASSIGNMENT: Today I passed out the first Math assignment for the year. The due date is OCTOBER 1. We still have all the unit material to covered so please don't panic if you don't know how to do all the questions just yet! You will soon!

Google classroom code: mcurshl
September 23, 2020
Math
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Today we started learning about algebraic expressions! This topic has some confusing terms so your best bet is to take some time tonight and read over the handout I gave out on Tuesday and familiarize yourself with the new math vocab.

For helpful practice, please try to complete page 18 - #'s 1-4
September 22, 2020
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9
For those of you who didn't hand in your Lab safety comic strips, please do so tomorrow. Be sure to demonstrate at least three rules being broken and how you would fix them.

Today we started Chapter1 on the Water Cycle. Please remember to bring your booklets to class each day.
Math
Assigned to Class: 7-7
today we did some more review of sections 1.1 and 1.2 of chapter 1 on Patterns & Relations. Please review your divisibility rules and how to find factors if you are struggling with them. The PowerPoint slides from today will be posted to the Google classroom.

Math Word Problem Homework: Page 13, #9
Sciences
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Lab Safety comic:
Please complete your lab safety comic and bring it to class next day.

We will be starting Chapter 1 and our unit on Ecosystems tomorrow!
Francais
Assigned to Class: 7-2
Today we started our in-class mini-activity on les Textes Narratifs. If you weren't here today, don't panic! We've only just begun and your awesome classmates will fill you in tomorrow!
September 18, 2020
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9
Lab Safety comic:
Please complete your lab safety booklets and bring them to class on Monday. The instructions can be found on our Google classroom.
Math
Assigned to Class: 7-7
This week we finished up our Divisibility Rules. Please work on the worksheets over the weekend as I will be collecting them on Monday. Extra practice and helpful videos can be found in our Google classroom.
Science
Assigned to Class: 8-9
Please join our Google classroom if you haven’t already done so. Here is the code: bncnpla
Math
Assigned to Class: 7-7
Please join our Google classroom if you haven’t already done so. Here is the code: mcurshl
Sciences
Assigned to Class: 7-3
Please join our Google classroom! Here is the code: vesgrgg
Francais
Assigned to Class: 7-2
Please join our Google classroom! Here is the code: sxcfual

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