Homework Assigned For Homeroom: 7-6
October 18, 2019
Science
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today we continued learning about consumers, producers and decomposers. Head up on the Unit test: Nov. 19th and we will be doing a core lab next week on the impact of salt on plant growth.
October 17, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned By: Battcock, John
Please join the google classroom using the following code.
8hb49n7
Important Reminders
Assigned By: ODriscoll, Heidi
Awesome News !!!!!!!

The school has tickets for every student to go to the Growlers Game Saturday Oct 19, 2019 at 7 pm. Several students wanted to check at home before they took tickets, please email
heididodriscoll@nlesd.ca if you have any questions.
Science
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today we started Chapter 2 and students received their first booklet and practice worksheet. We learned about producers, consumers and decomposers.

Head up on the Unit test: Nov. 19th and we will be doing a core lab next week on the impact of salt on plant growth.
October 16, 2019
Math
Assigned By: Fry, Todd
Assignment is due on Wed, October 22.
Test will be on Friday, October 25.
Science
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today was the last in class day to complete the ecosystem project in class. You still have until Oct. 22nd to complete it. Homework Haven s available after school on Monday and the LRC is available at lunchtime.

We start Chapter 2 tomorrow. As well the Unit test will be Nov. 19th.
October 15, 2019
Science
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today was day 2 of working on the Ecosystem project. All details in Google classroom. Projects will be due Oct. 22nd.

We will also be doing our next core lab later this week.
Math
Assigned By: Fry, Todd
Math assignment for unit 2 went out today. It is due on Tuesday, October 22. Students are encouraged to pass it in early to take advantage of the early bird.
October 10, 2019
Science
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today we started our ecosystem project. Students can work with partners. This is all on Google classroom. Projects will be due Oct. 22nd.
October 9, 2019
Technology Education
Assigned By: Walsh, Rod
Students were given time to finish the 7 Resources Google Form and document. Will begin a communication devices assignment next class.
October 8, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned By: ODriscoll, Heidi
Yesterday we worked on a character trait answer for Helmuth from Resisting Hitler. We used Proper Paragraph Format (PPF) with supports. These are sample answers to study for tests. We continued today with a review of Viewing terms from Vegas, then we worked on pg 14-16, choosing 4 of the 14 images to complete the worksheet on Audience and Purpose.

Test - Oct 18, 2019
Science
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Quiz today.

Students were also given back their labs. Some students were also given the opportunity to fix their labs.

Tomorrow they will start an in-class assignment where they will create a slideshow about a Newfoundland ecosystem.
October 7, 2019
Science
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Review today. Quiz tomorrow on the Chromebooks. Review is in Google classroom.

I will also give back labs tomorrow for students to make some corrections on (not all will need to do this)
Art
Assigned By: Bowers, Tracy
Reminder that tomorrow is Sketching class #1 and Sketches 1 and 2 are due.
October 4, 2019
Science
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today students were given the opportunity to do a practice quiz and work on a quizlet in advance of their quiz on Tuesday. These items review major concepts and their terms to know. I will do full review on Monday. Students should also use the uploaded answer key for the booklet for studying purposes.

Next week, after the quiz, students will do a slideshow on an ecosystem of their choosing. 2 in-class periods will be given for working on this project. Final projects will be due Oct. 16th.

October 3, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned By: ODriscoll, Heidi
Students are reminded of the Terry Fox walk tomorrow during P3/P4. Please ensure you have forms signed indicating permission to walk the trails. If anyone would like to make a donation, see your homeroom teacher.
Math
Assigned By: Fry, Todd
Students were given their test marks today, I will pass them back nad go over them soon.

We will be starting unit 2 now so anything that students have from unit 1 including all assessments should be stored somewhere (like the large binder) until needed later in the school year. Like the midyear assignment and the final exam.
Science
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today we did the last concept before the quiz on Tuesday. Format : 10 multiple choice worth 2 each and 5 matching. Students were given a guide at the start of the chapter.

Tomorrow I will be uploading a quizlet on the terms to know and a practice quiz. They will be doing these last period tomorrow as review. I will do full review on Monday. Students should also use the uploaded answer key for the booklet for studying purposes.

Next week, after the quiz, students will do a slideshow on an ecosystem of their choosing. 2 in-class periods will be given for working on this project. Final projects will be due Oct. 16th.
October 2, 2019
Technology Education
Assigned By: Walsh, Rod
Skills Canada Presentation to let students know about the available skilled trade areas for the upcoming Intermediate competition on Saturday, November 23.
Science
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today we finished the lab and then started our last topic on habitat and niche.

Quiz now Wednesday Oct. 8th.
October 1, 2019
Math
Assigned By: Fry, Todd
Math test is still tomorrow. Remember, everything we did in class is on my website, including answers to the review sheets. They are listed by date.... oct 1. Also, if you are looking for extra help or practice, check out the 'extra help' part of my website. Lots of help there if you want it.
Art
Assigned By: Bowers, Tracy
Students are reminded to add the Google ART classroom to their Google classrooms. Code is: kqxw3si

Information regarding their projects, including their SKETCHBOOK project can be found in their Google classroom.

Sketchbook due dates are as follows:
1. October 8
2. October 29
3. November 20
4. December 10
5. January 13
Science
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today we did the written part of the lab from Friday.
September 27, 2019
Math
Assigned By: Fry, Todd
Math test is still on Wednesday, Unit 1. Grades for the assignment should show up on PowerSchool today. I will be passing them back and going over them on Monday.
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today was our school yard lab where students identified biotic and abiotic factors in the ecosystem around the school. A great way to end the week!

Write up for the lab will be on Tuesday.

Quiz: Oct. 7th.
Social Studies
Assigned By: Battcock, John
Please finish The work booklet for chapter 1 (Changing Your World). Due Monday September 30th.

Thank You
Mr. Battcock
September 26, 2019
Math
Assigned By: Fry, Todd
Math assignment was due today. If you forgot it, make sure you have it in to me tomorrow.

Math test on Unit 1 is still next week on Oct 2, Wednesday.
Science
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today we continued with levels of organization and range of tolerance.

Classroom Code: itj908j I've started uploading unit content including the pre-lab and lab groups.

Lab tomorrow last period. Dress for outside weather!

First Science quiz: Oct. 7th.

Language Arts
Assigned By: ODriscoll, Heidi
. The Phantom Dog Team was the story. The google class code is
6qibhgh
. Terms and paragraph outline is posted

Listening Quiz on Monday
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September 25, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned By: Battcock, John
The Social Studies quiz scheduled for Friday September 27th has been moved to Tuesday October 1st

Thank you,
Mr Battcock
Science
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today we finished abiotic factors and ecosystems and then started looking at levels of organization.

Lab: Last period on Friday. Dress for outdoor weather.

Join the Google classroom:
Language Arts
Assigned By: ODriscoll, Heidi
Today we focused on another practice listening quiz. The Phantom Dog Team was the story. The google class code is
6qibhgh
. Terms ad paragraph outline is posted .
September 24, 2019
Science
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
We only had a short class today due to the switch over in classes.

The schoolyard lab will go ahead period 6 on Friday. This is a core lab.

Chapter 1 quiz: tentative Oct. 7th
Language Arts
Assigned By: ODriscoll, Heidi
We completed the questions 1&2 from the script 'The Blame'. We did a practice listening quiz using the children's story Thomas' Snowsuit. We will do another practice listening quiz before the graded quiz on Monday Sept 30.
September 23, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned By: ODriscoll, Heidi
Today we covered the Listening Effectively lesson in the textbook. We wrote notes on the strategies used in the text. We did samples from the text and will do more this week.
Science
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today I did a pre-lab for the School yard lab. Due to the class changes I am unsure of when the lab will be held (Either Thursday or Friday in all likelihood). I will post the pre-lab in Google classroom.
September 20, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned By: Battcock, John
There will be a Social Studies quiz on pages 4-16 of the Social Studies text book ( Changing your world ) on Friday September 27th.
Thank You,
Mr. Battcock
Language Arts
Assigned By: ODriscoll, Heidi
Working on our Read Aloud novel Schooled.
Listening Quiz -Sept 30,2019 Day5 Monday
Science
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today we finished learning about abiotic and biotic factors and then looked at 4 ecosystems and determined which abiotic factors would be found in each ecosystem.
Technology Education
Assigned By: Walsh, Rod
Today continued discussion on what is Technology, and then introduced the 7 resources of Technology.
September 19, 2019
Math
Assigned By: Fry, Todd
The first math assignment was passed out today. It is due back on Thursday, Sept 26. Students are to work on it at home. If they want to pass it in early, I can have a look at it and circle anything that they have done wrong and give it back to them to fix before Thursday. But this must happen before Wednesday so that I have time to get it back to them.
As always, math assignments are posted to my webpage in case students misplace their copy.
The little divisibility rules quiz type thing is still tomorrow.
The test on this unit is scheduled for Wednesday, October 2.
September 18, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned By: ODriscoll, Heidi
We continue work on The Nest questions and read to Ch 7 of Schooled.
Science
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today I reviewed Ecosystems in Newfoundland and then we started learning about abiotic and biotic factors that interact in an ecosystem.
September 17, 2019
Science
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today we continued learning about Newfoundland and Labrador Ecosystems.

Students received their Unit One plan and their their first booklet on Ecosystems.
September 16, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned By: Battcock, John
Please finish up up to and including number 16 in the empowerment workbook, if you did not finish in class today.

Thank you

Mr. Battcock
Language Arts
Assigned By: ODriscoll, Heidi
Awesome round of Vegas terms today. We completed the Resisting Hitler story by reviewing our connection answers,. We did a pre-reading exercise for the next story The Nest and we read some of our Schooled read aloud. Great day !
Science
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today we started Unit One. Students received their Unit One guide and their Chapter 1.1 booklet.

Students should have a new duotang for this unit.
September 13, 2019
Math
Assigned By: Fry, Todd
We will be having our first little assessment on Friday next week. Students need to memorize the divisibility rules we have been going over all week. You will find them in your notes as well as on page 12 of the text book.
Science
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today we finished lab safety and we will start Unit One on Monday. Please have another yellow duotang for then.
Language Arts
Assigned By: ODriscoll, Heidi
Happy Friday Everyone. Great day in Language today. We moved forward a few chapters in our Read Aloud novel. Looking forward to seeing everyone next week.
September 12, 2019
Important Reminders
Assigned By: ODriscoll, Heidi
'Zip-Thru' LUNCH CARDS:Parents can set up a Zip Thru cafeteria payment card for their child here at VJH.
1.Please go to the school website.
villanovaschool.nlesd.ca
2.On the top menu bar go to the More drop down menu
3.At the bottom of the first column you will see a link for the cafeteria menu & prices. You will also see the Zip Thru link to set up your card.
Science
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today we watched a few short vidoes on lab safety before most of the period was used for pictures for picture day.
Language Arts
Assigned By: ODriscoll, Heidi
Great round of Vegas today. We also worked on our first full reading selection from the textbook. We completed three question in full sentence format. These sheets have been collected. Read Aloud novel class for Friday.
September 10, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned By: ODriscoll, Heidi
1.excellent round of vegas today - all students had their terms
2. We began the unit by doing a brainstorm from the opening visual. Then we developed a definition of the unit theme together.
3.Finally we read in our novel. Great day everyone!
Important Reminders
Assigned By: ODriscoll, Heidi
1. Picture Forms went home today. School Pictures are this Thursday.

2, Curriculum Night is Thursday 6:30 start for Junior High
September 9, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned By: Battcock, John
Just reminding students to have 5 points about power and authority ready for class tomorrow.
(Tuesday, day 5 period 2)

Thank you,
Mr. Battcock
Science
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today we reviewd the lab safety slideshow on the rules of lab safety. They started a little activity where they designed a t-shirt that had two lab rules on it. Next day we will have class in one of the labs to go over glassware, safety features in the lab and the lab fire exit.

I collected in the yellow duotang for lab safety. They will need a yellow one Monday for the next Unit.
Important Reminders
Assigned By: ODriscoll, Heidi
Picture day is THIS THURSDAY Sept, 12, 2019. Forms will go home on Tuesday.
Language Arts
Assigned By: ODriscoll, Heidi
Excellent class today. We did new seating charts, a great round of vegas using our term sheets. We began the text book with a TDSC introduction, a review of GTA and we began a list of the kinds of Genres found in our text.
September 6, 2019
Science
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today we finished going over the procedures. We then started talking about lab safety. Students are required to have 3-4 classes on lab safety in order to complete core labs.

Students also need to have a set of earbuds that they need to pass into their homeroom teacher.
September 4, 2019
Important Reminders
Assigned By: ODriscoll, Heidi
Thank you all so much for a great start to the year !!!

Please return by Friday .....
1. Media Consent Form
2.Student Registration Sheet
3. Book Condition Form (only 4 hardcover core subject books- all other books on form are class sets)

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