Homework Assigned For Homeroom: 7-7
March 13, 2020
Social Studies
Assigned By: Gillingham, Christina
This week we have concluded one part of Chapter 7 on the format of the current Government, branches,roles and responsibilities. Foldables on the responsibilities of each level of Government have been completed, corrected and returned.

We also continued to role play the Representative Government model. Queen Grace appointed her Governors, who then appointed Legislative and Executive Councils. The small number of voters who remained did not always meet voting qualifications- this activity was followed up with a written flow chart(which is in Google Classroom)

Students are asked to think of things that represent them as a symbol for a coat of arms. On Tuesday we will start the Learning blocks for the second part of the chapter

Enjoy your weekend,
See you on Tuesday :o)
March 9, 2020
Science
Assigned By: George, Kevin
Any Science Fair Proposal not turned in is now past due.

Each proposal will be given a grade and detailed feedback to be used to create the final project slide show. As this is very time consuming, a due date will only be set once everyone has their proposal returned.
March 6, 2020
Social Studies
Assigned By: Gillingham, Christina
This was a busy week in Socials: The focus was the House of Commons, The Governor General and the Senate.
The Our Country, Our Parliament booklet resource was used in every session along with the Q and A booklet. There were three Videos shared ( in Google Classroom) along with a Photo share of each of the House of Commons( Center Block and new West Block),The Senate and Rideau Hall Governor General.

All Assignments and activities have been passed back- People of BNA, Chapter Test, Acadian People Case Study, and the Three Levels of Government is waiting to be passed back as I have three students who have not submitted.
This will go back on Monday.

Keep thinking about your personal coat of arms and what symbols represent you? This activity will take place this week coming.

Have a good weekend.
Math
Assigned By: Andrews, Janet
The unit 3/4 assignment is due Wednesday. Monday is the early bird date.
March 5, 2020
Science
Assigned By: George, Kevin
Students were asked to complete questions 1-3 Pg. 3 and questions 1-4 Pg. 4 of their notes.
Technology Education
Assigned By: Walsh, Rod
A few students were given time to finish the Internet Safety activity. The students who were done began using an online animation program called Piskel.
March 4, 2020
Technology Education
Assigned By: Walsh, Rod
Students were given a 2nd class to complete the Internet Safety activity highlighting what was learned in using the Media Smarts program.
February 28, 2020
Social Studies
Assigned By: Gillingham, Christina
Happy Friday!
Just a few week end notes:
The Chapter Tests were passed back today. The marks have been in Power School for two weeks. Also passed back are the Acadian Case Study, Marks are in Power School. On Tuesday, I will pass back the carousel activity. Marks will be released on Power School either today or Monday. Sorry for the delay on the return, there were 5 students delayed in submitting work.

Moving forward:
Chapter 6/7 on Canadian Democracy and the growing of a Nation has started. We have completed our terms to know
(found in Google classroom)
Completed parts and sections in Our Country, our Parliament booklet. Thursday and Friday we have spent learning and creating a foldable on the responsibilities of the three levels of Government. The assignment is in google classroom and is due on Tuesday (March 3) students absent today will have to complete any remaining work on Tuesday evening and submit it on Wednesday.

Have a great weekend. Remember no school for students on Monday due to teacher PL
February 27, 2020
Language Arts
Assigned By: Philpott, Todd
Worked on finishing our Process Writing Assignment for 'Among the Hidden'. This is due tomorrow, Feb.28.
February 26, 2020
Math
Assigned By: Andrews, Janet
Tests were returned and reviewed today. They are on power school.
The first part of the mid-year assignment(on units 1 and 2) is due Wednesday, March 4.
February 25, 2020
Technology Education
Assigned By: Walsh, Rod
Students were assigned an Internet Safety activity highlighting what was learned in using the Media Smarts program.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Philpott, Todd
Worked on completing our Process Writing Assignment for 'Among the Hidden'.
Students should now be working on or completing their final draft for this assignment which is due Friday.
February 24, 2020
Language Arts
Assigned By: Philpott, Todd
Worked on editing and revising our Process Writing Assignment for 'Among the Hidden'.
Process Writing Assignment for 'Among the Hidden' is due Friday.
Science
Assigned By: George, Kevin
Students have begun working on their Science Fair Proposals (if we have met and decided a topic). They will have three class in school to work on these and then the rest will be completed at home. Further details are posted in Google Classroom.

Due Date: March 4th
February 21, 2020
Social Studies
Assigned By: Gillingham, Christina
Prepare for Monday the symbols and colours that when combined will create your personal coat of arms. We will start his activity on Monday as an in class and will hopefully have it completed by Tuesday.

Have a good weekend
Science
Assigned By: George, Kevin
Students will be spending most of next week researching their science projects and working on their proposals.

All students who have submitted ideas for their project have had their projects approved.
February 19, 2020
Science
Assigned By: George, Kevin
The Unit 2 Test is Friday.
There is a study guide, along with a review sheet and a Quizlet posted on Google Classroom.
February 18, 2020
Social Studies
Assigned By: Gillingham, Christina
Chapter 5 carousel centre activity due today(Tuesday). PowerSchool has been updated for the Acadian Case Study, chapter test and assignment submission.
Make certain you pass in your booklet.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Philpott, Todd
Worked on Process writing assignment (Pink Sheets). Continue to work on this at home.

Quiz on the novel 'Among the Hidden' is on Thursday. Study chapter questions.
February 14, 2020
Social Studies
Assigned By: Gillingham, Christina
The Socials test was completed on Thursday. The students absent completed their test on Friday.
To conclude Chapter 5 we did the Louisa Collins Diary Entries and watched the trailers for tow movies based in this time period: Harriott and Little Women. Both movies are set in the 1800's and focus on Life, times, hardships and incredible strength Immigrants and women had to endure during this time in history.
The Chapter 5 booklet is due in NO LATER THAN TUESDAY FEBRUARY 18. Several are completed, looking forward to reading all of the booklets.

Chapter 6 starts Tuesday.

Have a good weekend, be safe and feel better soon for those who are not feeling well :o)

Science
Assigned By: George, Kevin
Science Test Date: Friday, February 21st. Review Material is posted in Google Classroom

Science Fair Topic Wish Lists were due earlier this week. We will continue working on this project in the coming weeks, further details will follow

If Students did not do so in class, they are asked to complete the Heating Curve Worksheet 1 and #10 Pg. 169
Language Arts
Assigned By: Philpott, Todd
Worked on finishing all of the chapter questions for 'Among the Hidden'.
Worked on a theme question for among the Hidden.
Went over the study guide for the test on 'Among the Hidden'.
Study guide is available on Google Classroom.
Art
Assigned By: Bowers, Tracy
Your Sketching classes and Due dates will always be on a DAY 5.

TWO sketches are due on each DUE DATE.
Sketches 1 and 2: March 4th
Sketches 3 and 4: March 25th
Sketches 5 and 6: April 22nd
Sketches 7 and 8: May 12th
Sketches 9 and 10: June 2nd
Language Arts
Assigned By: Philpott, Todd
Started our process piece writing assignment for 'Among the Hidden'
February 13, 2020
Science
Assigned By: George, Kevin
Science Test Date: Friday, February 21st. Review Material is posted in Google Classroom

Science Fair Topic Wish Lists were due earlier this week. We will continue working on this project in the coming weeks, further details will follow
Language Arts
Assigned By: Philpott, Todd
We have now finished the novel 'Among the Hidden'.
Students should have all the chapter questions finished in preparation for next Thursday's test.
February 11, 2020
Social Studies
Assigned By: Gillingham, Christina
Chapter 5 Socials quiz tomorrow period 4. Please use all your resources, google classroom, booklet and term review sheet.
See you in the morning, send me an email if you are not sure about something while you are studying. will check email from 5:30-9:30
February 10, 2020
Social Studies
Assigned By: Gillingham, Christina
Happy Monday!
No Socials today(Day 3)
Just a reminder of your Socials Quiz on Wednesday Feb 12 (Day 5) On the terms to know as main topics to know. We did a fantastic Kahoot review and all of the terms used there will are from your term review sheet (see below). Also use Google Classroom and Your Chapter 5 Booklet for KEY TOPICS as short answer Questions.


Vocabulary Chapter 5

Terms to Know


Immigrants (88): people who move into a country from another country.

Elite (82): class of people who have more social, political, and economic power than the majority.

Prejudice (83): dislike or distrust of a person or group based on biased/stereotypical information or ideas.

Discrimination (83): is unfair treatment based on prejudice.

Habitants (84): French farmers in Canada East who lived in rural areas.

Acadia (85): Acadia was the name given to the first permanent French settlement (NB, NS and PEI)

Grand Derangement (85): also known as the Expulsion, in 1755 eight to ten thousand Acadians were forced out of BNA as the British did not trust the Acadians to be loyal to Britain (Know the specific details of this event, Who, what, where, when, why)

Wampum (86): a beaded item, traditionally made from sinew, used to record important messages and agreements.

Resistance (87 ): to have immunity to certain diseases

Tuberculosis (87): a lung disease

Title (88): a legal record that a person owns a piece of land
Math
Assigned By: Andrews, Janet
The unit 4 assignment on sections 4.1 to 4.5 was given out today. It is due February 18th. The 2 point bonus date is Thursday and the 1 point bonus date is Friday.
The test is February 24th. Sections 4.6 and 4.7 will not be on the test but will be assessed separately.
February 7, 2020
Science
Assigned By: George, Kevin
Science Fair Topic Wishlist Due Monday
Descriptions are posted in Google Classroom
February 6, 2020
Science
Assigned By: George, Kevin
Science Fair Topic Wishlist Due Monday
Descriptions are posted in Google Classroom
February 5, 2020
Language Arts
Assigned By: Philpott, Todd
Finished reading chapter 22 of 'Among the Hidden'.
Finish writing the final draft of the character description of one of the main characters from 'The Crazy Man' by Pamela Porter (See Google Classroom).
Science
Assigned By: George, Kevin
Students are beginning to choose topics for their Science Fair Projects, Topic Wishlist will be due next week. Further details will be posted in Google Classroo
February 4, 2020
Technology Education
Assigned By: Walsh, Rod
Students were given one last class to finish the Scratch project; if not done now it is the responsibility of the student to finish outside of class time at home or in the library during 2nd lunch.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Philpott, Todd
Finished reading chapter 19. Make sure all the questions up to and including ch. 19 are completed in your English binder .
February 3, 2020
Technology Education
Assigned By: Walsh, Rod
Students continued working on their Scratch projects. The next class will be the last opportunity to work on the project; if not done then it will be the responsibility of the student to finish outside of class time at home or in the library during 2nd lunch.
January 31, 2020
Social Studies
Assigned By: Gillingham, Christina
This Week the booklets were completed, passed in and will be returned on Monday Feb.3 Also completed was the chapter 5 case study. This was a reading comprehension study on the Acadian People. This is an assessment and was completed on Friday.
Passed out on Friday was a terms to know sheet for the Quiz that will take place on Feb 12, Day 5 period 4. Lots of time to review and learn the terms and booklet.

Everyone is doing well, organized and on task.... keep it up! Super Proud!
January 30, 2020
Core French
Assigned By: Thistle, Susan
If you did not finish your google slides, they are now for homework:) Sentences will be practiced next class.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Philpott, Todd
Finished Ch. 16 of 'Among the Hidden'.
Started writing out character traits with supports for Luke.
Reviewed answers to questions up to Ch.16.
January 28, 2020
Social Studies
Assigned By: Gillingham, Christina
Today we went through the chapter 5 booklet and made certain all questions from 1-32 were completed and correct. We then read through the final section and answered questions 33-40. Tomorrow during period 5 we will finish 41-43 and the Journal activity. This will complete the booklet and they will need to be passed in for correcting and returned on Monday.

Google classroom has been updated with some necessary information to keep you organized and successful.
We will have a class quiz on the booklet on February 12. Review sheet in google classroom and will be passed out in class. As well, we will do a Kaoot to help review two days before the quiz.

Hope you enjoyed your first day back from the Snow Storm... I missed your faces :o)
See you tomorrow!
Language Arts
Assigned By: Philpott, Todd
Finish 'Among the Hidden' questions up to and including chapter 10.
January 27, 2020
Science
Assigned By: George, Kevin
As updated last week on Google Classroom, a reminder that our Scientific Literacy Assessment (Graphing) will go ahead next class. I will be taking the first 10 or 15 minutes of class and reviewing or answering questions so students are asked to bring all materials to class.

If there are any concerns, please contact me.
January 21, 2020
Music
Assigned By: Gillingham, Christina
Hello Everyone!
Hope you are doing well and you are safe during this challenging time! Just wanted to keep you posted on your final Ukulele playing selection. I will continue to listen and assess those who are ready to play in their next class. If time does not permit us enough time (three full classes), I will have you do a play through of the chords for C Major, F Major, G Major and A-minor.
Please do not worry. This will be attainable for everyone. I will have my classroom opened every lunch for practice or performance as well as continuing to lend ukuleles for home practice.
Email if you have any questions or concerns.
See you next week. Stay safe! Xo
January 16, 2020
Science
Assigned By: George, Kevin
Students will be completing a Scientific Literacy Assessment on the topic of Graphing during class Monday, January 20th.

*NOTE* Students are reminded that there is inclement weather in the forecast so taking home their study material Today is recommended*
January 15, 2020
Technology Education
Assigned By: Walsh, Rod
Students continued working on the Scratch activity assigned just before the Christmas break.
Science
Assigned By: George, Kevin
Students will be completing a Scientific Literacy Assessment on the topic of Graphing during class Monday, January 20th.

*NOTE* Students are reminded that there is inclement weather in the forecast so taking home their study material Thursday is recommended*

Students were given a graphing practice sheets they can finish at home if they did not complete it in class
Language Arts
Assigned By: Philpott, Todd
We read up up to Chapter 7 in the novel: Among the Hidden.
Worked on questions for chapters 4 through 7.
January 14, 2020
Science
Assigned By: George, Kevin
Students will be completing a Scientific Literacy Assessment on the topic of Graphing during class Monday, January 20th.
Technology Education
Assigned By: Walsh, Rod
Students continued working on the Scratch activity assigned just before the Christmas break.
January 10, 2020
Science
Assigned By: George, Kevin
Students were asked to finish working on Pg. 143 #'s 1, 3, 4, 6-9 if they did not complete it during class time
Math
Assigned By: Andrews, Janet
Finish #1-12 on the review sheet we worked on in class today. The test is Wednesday.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Philpott, Todd
Finish pre-reading questions 1-3 for the novel 'Among the Hidden'.
January 9, 2020
Language Arts
Assigned By: Philpott, Todd
Finish the character sketch from the novel 'The Crazy Man'.
Adolescence
Assigned By: Andrews, Janet
If not finished in class, complete p.116 #3,4,6.
The test on percents is Wednesday, January 15. A review sheet will be given out tomorrow.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Philpott, Todd
Finish the character sketch from the novel 'The Crazy Man'.
Science
Assigned By: George, Kevin
Students were asked to complete the Average Kinetic Energy activity on Pg. 139 if they did not complete it during class.
January 8, 2020
Math
Assigned By: Andrews, Janet
The test on percents is Wednesday, January 15. A review sheet will be given out at the end of this week.
December 18, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned By: Gillingham, Christina
We have completed Chapter 4 and completed three in class activities. All of these grades will be updated ASAP.
We have started Chapter 5 and Have HRH Queen Grace as the Queen of England. Tomorrow she will choose 6 loyal subjects to act on her behalf in the colony of British North America (BNA)
Getting our History on in 7-7 :o)

Science
Assigned By: George, Kevin
States of Matter foldables are due at the end of next class.

Any students who has difficulty finishing in that time will be permitted to take it home to be returned on Friday (they don't have class bt they know where I am).
Language Arts
Assigned By: Philpott, Todd
Turning Points Narrative Essay Booklet needs to be completed. Make sure it is signed by your parents.

Final Copy of your narrative essay needs to be 'Turned in' on google classroom by tomorrow or it's considered late.
December 16, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned By: Philpott, Todd
Students should now be finished their rough draft in the yellow 'Turning Points' booklet.
Students should be typing their final essay and getting prepared to 'turn in' this copy on Google classroom.
Make sure parents fill out and sign the final editing sheet in the yellow booklet.
December 13, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned By: Gillingham, Christina
Completed the Chapter 4 Activity Sheets- Will play Kahoot on Monday on all the key points from the chapter. Starting Chapter 5 as well, get out your Geography map of Canada and know your provinces :o)
Language Arts
Assigned By: Philpott, Todd
Finish 'Turning Points' Booklet so that you are ready to start working toward's a final draft on Monday.
December 12, 2019
Technology Education
Assigned By: Walsh, Rod
Students have now been introduced to a Scratch project. To get to their accounts students can go to the following site: https://scratch.mit.edu/
Science
Assigned By: George, Kevin
Any students who did not write their science quiz today will be writing it tomorrow (Dec 13th)
December 11, 2019
Science
Assigned By: George, Kevin
Quiz Date: A few students asked me to move the quiz to the 13th instead of the 12th so I am. Anyone who won't be here on Friday will still have the opportunity to write it tomorrow.
Technology Education
Assigned By: Walsh, Rod
Students are getting ready to start a project using an online program called Scratch. Today they were able to sign into the Technology 7-1 class account where all work can be saved.
December 10, 2019
Science
Assigned By: George, Kevin
Students are asked to finish #'s 1-5 on Topic Ten: Bimetallic Strip from the notes if they did not do so in class
Language Arts
Assigned By: Philpott, Todd
Independent Novel Presentations for those who have not presented yet.

Think of a topic for our Turning Points Narrative essay. Should be about an important event or experience in your life that has been important to your personal growth.
December 9, 2019
Math
Assigned By: Andrews, Janet
Finish the worksheet from class today.

Remember there is an in class assignment on Outcomes 1-13 on Friday.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Philpott, Todd
Prepare for Book Talk Presentation.
December 4, 2019
Science
Assigned By: George, Kevin
Science Quiz Date: December 12th

Students are asked to finish the questions from their notes on Topic Seven, 'Temperature Scales'.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Philpott, Todd
Book Talks on the independent novel should be finished and ready to go by Monday.
Students should practice their presentation so that they know that it's long enough. It should be 3-4 minutes long.
Students should use the Book Talk assignment sheet as a check-list to make sure everything is completed.
Assignment is available on Google Classroom if they have lost it.
December 3, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned By: Gillingham, Christina
Friday and Monday, we worked on the Job Sector Foldable. The four sectors must have a title page (with colour)the inside page must have a definition of the sector as well as an image of a job to represent that sector. This must be passed into me tomorrow, Wednesday December 4th
December 2, 2019
Math
Assigned By: Andrews, Janet
1. There will be an in-class assignment on outcomes 1-13 from unit 3b on Friday, December 13. Students are permitted to use their notes.
2. Finish the sheet on terminating and repeating decimals.
November 28, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned By: Philpott, Todd
Colour Poem rough draft should now be completed.
Independent Novel Assignment. Due date changed to Dec. 9. Students should be finishing up their novels by Monday. If they need to take them home they may do so.
November 27, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned By: Philpott, Todd
Finish rough draft of your colour poem.
Read independent novel at home if you have a lot left to read.
November 25, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned By: Gillingham, Christina
Socials Chapter test was today. Tests have been corrected and put in Power School as well as the Chapter Booklet grade. Well done everyone, you know your stuff :o)

See you tomorrow. Bring materials, book, Binder and Pencil Please.
Math
Assigned By: Andrews, Janet
The unit 3a test on operations with decimals is tomorrow. Review your assignment and the 2 review sheets to help you study. Good luck!
Language Arts
Assigned By: Philpott, Todd
Creative writing activity: Colour Poem. Students are working on a rough draft.
Independent Novel Assignment (Book Talk) due Dec. 16.
November 22, 2019
Important Reminders
Assigned By: Philpott, Todd
Bring in 'Toonies' for turkeys if want to contribute to this worthwhile fund.

'Coats for Kids' campaign if you have winter clothing you want to donate.
Social Studies
Assigned By: Gillingham, Christina
Weekly Summary and Important Reminders

Monday- Passed back Chapter Assignment- reviewed Rubric and spoke to kids who were given the opportunity to make corrections.
Class review using Chromebooks and google classroom forms as a 'test myself chapter quiz' This is still posted in the socials Google Classroom.

Tuesday - Day 3 No class

Wednesday- Started Chapter 4 with an in class full group hands on activity of ' Chat it Up' Four Visuals, all with different people, places, objects etc- as a group questions help prompt the 'Chat it Up'on the Visual attached! Super fun... lots of learning and end questions sparked new questions to answer.

Thursday- We classified each of these Visuals into Job sectors, Primary, Secondary, Tertiary, Quaternary... and Quinary- Looked at how 3D Printing has new capabilities in this job sector.Fantastic discussion

Friday- 8:15-8:35 class Study and review session for test.... 8:35- Class group Q& A on the test terms to know
8:50- Showed the opening of Rick Mercer Farming in Camrose Alberta. Will continue on Tuesday.

REMINDERS....
Bring your pencil/materials to class. Still the same 6-7 borrowing materials daily.

Chapter 3 Unit test on Monday- Use all of the chapter materials, GOOGLE CLASSROOM, Chapter booklet and the google form review self check.
email me christinagillingham@nlesd. if you have any questions while studying
November 21, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned By: Philpott, Todd
Prepare for the Poetry Unit Test tomorrow.
Poems, terms, notes, questions, and model answers can be found on Google classroom.
Technology Education
Assigned By: Walsh, Rod
Students continued working on the Google Slide Poem activity. They were reminded to review the instructions to make sure all requirements have been completed before submitting.
November 20, 2019
Important Reminders
Assigned By: Philpott, Todd
Coats for kids program. Bring in any winter clothing items that you want to donate.

Toonies for Turkeys. If would like to donate some spare change for those in need please bring it to homeroom.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Philpott, Todd
Finish questions 1 and 2 for E.J. Pratt's poem. 'The Big Fellow'.
Study terms, notes and answers for our unit test on Friday.
November 19, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned By: Philpott, Todd
Review visual terms and complete the visual terms practice worksheet on Google Classroom.
Review poems, questions, and terms to prepare for the unit test on Friday.
November 18, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned By: Philpott, Todd
All questions (1-7) for the poem 'Fog' should be completed. Use the model answers on Google classroom to check your answers against as practice for your test on Friday.
Social Studies
Assigned By: Gillingham, Christina
Chapter Assignments returned today- marks are in Power School and updated as of 4:00 pm

We will begin chapter 4 on Wednesday.
Continue your preparation for the Chapter 3 test and remember, ask questions on the topics you do not understand :o)
Test on Nov.25- Monday Day 7 P2
November 15, 2019
Important Reminders
Assigned By: Philpott, Todd
Grade 7 Language Arts test on Friday, November 22.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Philpott, Todd
Finish the questions 1-7 for the poem 'Fog' if you haven't finished them in class.
Review poetry terms and visual terms for the poetry unit test on Nov. 22.
November 14, 2019
Science
Assigned By: George, Kevin
Test Date: November 18th

Students worked on Review Sheets which they should finish for homework if they would like to ask me questions about it tomorrow.
November 13, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned By: Gillingham, Christina
Chapter three Assignments are due today, November 13. We will have a chapter test for Chapter three on Monday November 25 Day 2 Period 5... and three in class periods to review and use the information.
Math
Assigned By: Andrews, Janet
Finish word problems 3-6 if not completed in class.
The assignment given out last week is due Nov 19. The test is Nov 26. This is the decimals part of unit 3.
Science
Assigned By: George, Kevin
Correction - Test Date: NOVEMBER 18th (Whoops!)

Students have all their notes and review sheets given to them; make sure to work on these and study for your test!
November 7, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned By: Gillingham, Christina
Week Summary:
Monday: Section of focus was on Personal Capital/Buying a House/Poverty Cycle/Breaking the Poverty Cycle. Today we discussed DownPayment, Motgage, Interest... we went into the Remax website and 'bought' a house. The class decided they wanted a 3 Bedroom/2 Bathroom home in CBS/Paradise area. They agreed upon a purchase price of $399 900. and learned that with a $40 000.00 Downpayment, the remainder Mortgage would be $359 900 at an interest rate of 3.59% they would pay 1349.00 Monthly. An excellent hands on realization of the investment into purchasing a home/property.

Tuesday: Continued with home purchase and completed questions 22,23,24,25,26,27 in the booklet

Wednesday: No Classes

Thursday: Introduced breaking the poverty Cycle- Habitat for Humanity and watched three small videos ( in google classroom ) on Habitats work.

Early Bird assignments ( Paper copy) are due today- Digital copies due by email tomorrow. All other assignment are due on Wednesday Nov 13. (Was Nov 12 before the PD Day was announced.)

Have a great long weekend... See you on Wednesday Nov. 13
November 6, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned By: Philpott, Todd
Finish the assigned questions(1-5) on the poem 'Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening'.

Review poetry terms.
November 5, 2019
Science
Assigned By: George, Kevin
Test Date: October 18th

Students were asked to finish questions 1-5, pgs. 9-11 (in notes).
November 1, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned By: Gillingham, Christina
Week Summary:
Monday- No Class Scheduled
Tuesday- Chapter three TAKE HOME assignment was passed out, reviewed and discussed. It is in Google Classroom as well as samples of how to organize your work. Due Dates(early bird) are all provided on the assignment.
Wednesday- Completed Entrepreneur and Did the Chris Griffiths Closer Look Activity. Completed matching section in the booklet
Thursday- (Halloween) Took class Pic, Returned to introduce Poverty and the Cost of Living. Activity and answered question 12,13,14
Friday- Finished Cost of Living and introduced Poverty and the Poverty Cycle. Completed questions 14,15,16 together.... Monday we do Buying a house and Mortgages.

Happy Weekend!

October 31, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned By: Philpott, Todd
'Schooled' read aloud novel assignment due Monday, November 4.
This assignment is available on Google Classroom if students have lost their hard copy.
Technology Education
Assigned By: Walsh, Rod
Students continued working on the Google Slide Poem Activity.
October 30, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned By: Philpott, Todd
Review poetry terms.
Finish Simile and Alliteration worksheet.
Technology Education
Assigned By: Walsh, Rod
Students were introduced to the next topic on creating a Google Slide presentation using a Halloween / Fall / Remembrance Day poem.
October 29, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned By: Philpott, Todd
Review language arts terms.
Work on 'Schooled' novel assignment.
Science
Assigned By: George, Kevin
Students were asked to complete questions 1-5 on pgs. 6-7 of their notes (Topic: Food Chain) if they did not complete them in class

Also, Core Lab 2 was due today for anyone that did not pass it in last class.
October 28, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned By: Philpott, Todd
Worked on, Schooled, read aloud novel assignment, due Monday, November 5.
October 25, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned By: Gillingham, Christina
Weekly Summary:

Monday: Economic Security Booklet- Started Chapter three with discussion of Preview questions on the front of booklet. Did Questions 1, 2 and 3 in class together.

Tuesday: Corrected and reviewed questions 1,2,3 read in the chapter on Page 43,44 and looked at Slide 8 in the power point on how money moves through the economy. Answered question 4 (a,b,c,d,e)

Wednesday: Explored the two types of Economic Systems Capitalism and Socialism.( Textbook and slide 9)

Thursday Answered Question 5,6,7,&8 in Booklet
Friday: Started Different types of business and showed Chris Griffiths Video clip as an Entrepreneur.

Chapter Assignment will be passed out on Tuesday as well as posted in the Google Classroom. Students will have an early bird due date as well as a final absolute due date. Any assignment passed in beyond the due date is subject to the NLESD Late Assignment policy.

No Homework assigned, unless you have questions in your booklet to complete.
Happy Weekend :o)
Language Arts
Assigned By: Philpott, Todd
Unit 1 Language Arts test was given back today.
Students should look over Schooled assignment in preparation for Monday's class.
October 22, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned By: Gillingham, Christina
In Class Chapter 3 Booklet has started. It can also be found in the Google Classroom. We have completed ( You should have completed) questions 1,2,3 for tomorrow.
Science
Assigned By: George, Kevin
Students were asked to fill our the table on page 2 of their Scientific Method/Variable notes.

Today was day 2 of our Salty Seeds Lab; it will be completed in-class and due Oct. 25th
October 21, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned By: Philpott, Todd
Finish the two questions on 'Principals and Principles'. These questions are on google classroom.

Remember to bring an independent novel to class for silent reading.
Technology Education
Assigned By: Walsh, Rod
Students were given time to finish the two activities related to the Communication Devices Topic.
Important Reminders
Assigned By: Philpott, Todd
School clothing orders due on Friday for those interested in purchasing school clothing.
Math
Assigned By: Andrews, Janet
Finish any work not completed in class.
p64 #8,10 P69 # 1,5,12
Assignments are due Wednesday.
The test is Monday, October 28.
October 18, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned By: Gillingham, Christina
Congratulations on Participating in your Civic Duty of voting. The results will be published on Monday night along with the other schools in the country. Villanova will also Tweet out the results for our school.

Week Summary:
Monday- Thanksgiving Holiday
Tuesday- Case Study completed, Collected, Corrected and marks put in Power school. Civics Lesson #1 started: Three Levels of Government and their roles and responsibilities

Wednesday- Video on Three levels of Government and continuation of Party Politics- A Look at all five Federal Leaders and comparison of Provincial parties. A Closer look at Who is running in the riding of Avalon- and the Platform of the party

Thursday- No Class

Friday- Student Vote 2019/ Class voting. Class Photo and a look at the event can be found on Twitter.
The start of Chapter Three : Economic Security: A look at potential jobs and the salaries that accompany them.

No assigned Homework for the weekend.
Just a reminder to bring all materials to class each day.

Happy Weekend :o)
Science
Assigned By: George, Kevin
Students were asked to finish pgs. 5 and the top of 6 if they did not complete in in class.

Read pg. 22
October 17, 2019
Science
Assigned By: George, Kevin
Students are asked to complete pg. 4 in their notes if they did not finish it in class
Language Arts
Assigned By: Philpott, Todd
Study for our Unit 1 Test. Test is tomorrow.
Health
Assigned By: Battcock, John
Please join google classroom using the following code.

py1zmx
October 16, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned By: Philpott, Todd
We reviewed audience and purpose today.
Review terms and notes for our unit test on Friday.
Practice writing TDSC format for paragraph answers.
We finished chapter 21 of Schooled.
Math
Assigned By: Andrews, Janet
The unit 2 math assignment is due October 23. The early bird date is October 21.
The test is October 28.
Important Reminders
Assigned By: Philpott, Todd
Picture orders are due into the office by this Friday.
Science
Assigned By: George, Kevin
Students are reminded that they can print off Chapter 2 Notes to help with class.

We started Chapter 2 and read through/discussed pgs. 40-42 of the text.

Students were asked to finish the chart from pg. 2 of the notes
October 10, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned By: Philpott, Todd
Complete the 'Signs of the Times' chart.
Review terms and study guide items for our unit test on October 18.
Practice knowledge of terms using Quizlet.
Technology Education
Assigned By: Walsh, Rod
A few students were given time to finish the 7 Resources Google Form and document. All other students began work on a Communication Devices - Past/Present/Future assignment.
Science
Assigned By: George, Kevin
Students used this period to finish their Coyote Case Study, which is due today (October 10th)
October 9, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned By: Gillingham, Christina
Excellent class today. Please make certain you have completed your questions 1-10 on the sheets provided. We will correct them in tomorrow's class and start our first lesson on VOTING and Elections Canada.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Philpott, Todd
Discussed Audience and Purpose.
Worked on 'Signs of the Times' selection and questions from the accompanying handout.Students should finish at least two columns for homework.
Introduced the Quizlet for Gr. 7 terms that can be used for study and practice.
Technology Education
Assigned By: Walsh, Rod
A few students were given time to finish the 7 Resources Google Form and document. All other students began work on a Communication Devices - Past/Present/Future assignment.
October 8, 2019
Important Reminders
Assigned By: Philpott, Todd
This week VJH is collecting items for our local food bank. Students wishing to donate items have until Thursday to bring them.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Philpott, Todd
Review notes on Character (on Google Classroom).
Finish TDSC paragraph on a character from schooled. Compare your paragraph with the model answer we went over in class.
Review Language Arts terms in preparation for our Unit Test on October 18.
October 7, 2019
Core French
Assigned By: Thistle, Susan
Practice your 5 questions and answers. I will be asking these next class for evaluation:)
Language Arts
Assigned By: Philpott, Todd
Finish TDSC question on our read aloud novel, Schooled. (Question is on google classroom.)
Review Language Arts Terms for the upcoming unit test.
Review TDSC format for paragraph writing.
October 4, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned By: Philpott, Todd
Finish the TDSC paragraph on theme for 'A Tiger Who Would Be King'
Look over you listening quizzes that were returned today.
Review your language arts terms.
Google Classroom Code: ayi04g1
Social Studies
Assigned By: Gillingham, Christina
Week Summary for Socials:

Monday: Class game review for the chapter quiz on Tuesday. Brochure Assignments were passed back and marks put in PowerSchool

Tuesday: Chapter 1 Quiz

Wednesday: The United Nations Human Rights Video Ads. www.youthforhumanrights.org There are 30 1-2 minute videos on the human rights all people should enjoy. As well as passed back the chapter quiz, reviewed the answered and collected them in. These will be returned when the other English classes have completed their evaluations. Marks are in PowerSchool

Thursday: Finished the Human Rights videos and introduced Chapter 2- Economic Security. A Needs and Wants in class activity kick started the class by imagining what the Needs and Wants of a person living in NL on December 20, 1845 would be.... Fantastic discussion and conversations shared!

Friday:Needs and Wants for December 20, 2019 with a new partner- Comparisons made between the 174 year difference. Introduction made to the chapter on the Economic Security of the first settlers and the Aboriginal people of the land.
Pre-Industrial, Industrial and Post Industrial Economies will start us off on Tuesday. (No class Monday)

UPCOMING EVENTS:
Still a few need to join the google classroom: Code m6c1qmt

We will begin the lessons on Civic Voting in preparation for the Federal Election. Villanova has been registered to participate in the Student Vote. Voting will take place on Friday October 18, 2019

Happy Weekend :o)
Music
Assigned By: Gillingham, Christina
Remember to write down or remember FIVE favourite Songs, FIVE favourite Artists and your FIVE favourite Music genre to help you complete your class playlist.

This Playlist becomes your individualized class music list for games, activities, classroom karaoke,possibly Ukulele playing and song analysis.
Bring this with you to class on Oct.9, Wednesday Day 5 Period 5
October 2, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned By: Philpott, Todd
Read the fable 'The Tiger Who Would Be King' and answer the related questions.
Reviewed a model answer for conflict.
Important Reminders
Assigned By: Philpott, Todd
If students wish to support the Terry Fox walk on Friday,they are asked to bring in a small donation of one or two dollars to homeroom. Thank-you.
Science
Assigned By: George, Kevin
Science Quiz Date Change: October 8th
Science Project Due Date: October 7th

Students had their last class to work on their google slide project; any students who have yet to finish must complete on their own time and submit it through google classroom.
October 1, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned By: Philpott, Todd
We completed our listening quiz today.
Math
Assigned By: Andrews, Janet
Please review your notes, assignment and 2 review sheets for tomorrow’s test. Good luck!
September 30, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned By: Philpott, Todd
Review listening practice exams in preparation for the listening quiz tomorrow.
Review proper paragraph writing (in your notes).
Review language arts terms.
Social Studies
Assigned By: Gillingham, Christina
Excellent class today. Foldable brochures were passed back and the class participated in a review session for the quiz tomorrow morning. Period 1 Day 6.
Use the activity booklet, textbook, terms sheet and brochure to help you study/REVIEW.
See you in the morning. The few people who need to do their brochure corrections, are reminded to get that completed and passed in tomorrow.
Science
Assigned By: George, Kevin
Science Quiz Date: October 7th

Science Lab due by the end of next class

Science Project Due October 7th (this was hopefully finished during class time)
September 27, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned By: Gillingham, Christina
WEEK IN REVIEW
Monday- No Socials
Tuesday- Completed questions on Societal and National Empowerment in the booklet
and started the brochure ( two classes- due on Friday)
Wednesday- Brochure class time
Thursday- No scheduled class today with the new class schedule changes
Friday-Reviewed the topics to focus on for the chapter quiz on Tuesday. Suggested a good weekend review so we can play a review game on Monday to prepare for the Tuesday Quiz.
Continued with Dis Empowerment and introduced the Home Children (not on the socials quiz)

REMINDERS:
There are three brochures that need to be passed in on Monday. The other brochures will be graded and returned on Monday. These will be an excellent study help along with your class booklet.

Happy Weekend :o)
Language Arts
Assigned By: Philpott, Todd
Finish questions on practice listening quiz # 2:'The Phantom Dog Team'.

Review language arts terms.
September 26, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned By: Gillingham, Christina
No Socials Class today. Just a reminder to have the Empowerment and authority brochure ready to pass in tomorrow if you are doing the finishing touches!

See you tomorrow:o)
Science
Assigned By: George, Kevin
Chapter 1 Quiz Date: October 7th
Language Arts
Assigned By: Philpott, Todd
In -class read aloud of Schooled.
Discussed answers to our practice listening quiz.
Listening quiz moved to Tuesday Oct. 1.
September 25, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned By: Gillingham, Christina
Today we worked on the in class assignment brochure on Empowerment and Authority. This is the second day to work on this activity. No further class time will be given all assignments are due no later than Friday, September 27.

Chapter Quiz will go ahead on Tuesday October 1
Language Arts
Assigned By: Philpott, Todd
We worked on our practice listening quiz for Robert Munsch's story 'Thomas's Snowsuit'. Students should finish and review for homework.
Students should review the proper paragraph format for their listening quiz on Friday.
September 24, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned By: Philpott, Todd
Reviewed Language arts terms.
Discussed the questions for 'Resisting Hitler'.
Listening Quiz on Friday, Sept.27
Google Classroom 7-7 Language Arts Class Code: ayi04g1
Social Studies
Assigned By: Gillingham, Christina
Today we had a shortened class due to the extended homeroom and the Grade 7 Meeting with Mr. Lambe. Upon our return, we completed National Empowerment and the questions in the workbook. This now means we have the booklet completed question 1-29. If you have missed any Socials classes, you need to have these questions completed.

Period 5 we had an extra Music class, so I took this class to make up for the lost Socials class on Day 7. We watched Greta Thunberg's presentation on Global Climate and used the follow up questions, How is she personally Empowered, How was her speech Politically Empowered, Socially Empowered and Nationally Empowering?
Excellent Discussion.
Followed with our in class assignment which will also double as a study guide for the quiz now scheduled for Tuesday.
If you have any question, please ask or email:o)
September 23, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned By: Gillingham, Christina
DUE TO THE NEWLY ORGANIZED CLASS SCHEDULES WE WILL MISS TWO CLASS PERIODS THIS WEEK. I WILL BE MOVING THE SOCIALS QUIZ FOR 7-7 TO TUESDAY OCTOBER 1, 2019 DAY 4 PERIOD 1
Language Arts
Assigned By: Philpott, Todd
Finish the paragraph on the character Jimmy, from the short story the nest.
Finish the question sheet on connections from the article 'Resisting Hitler'
September 20, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned By: Gillingham, Christina
Week Sept 16- 20 summary:
Monday- Finished booklet up to question 8 and Introduced Personal Empowerment
Tuesday-Personal Empowerment Smart Board presentation of Malala, Greta, Parkland Activists, LGBTQ2S, Hong Kong Activists
Wednesday questions 9 & 10 Introduced Empowerment Puzzle (ESPN C)
Thursday- Introduced Five types of Empowerment- Economic, Societal, Political, National, Cultural. As well as Dis empowerment.
Friday- Workbook class session: Completed questions 12- 25 together.

REMINDERS:
1)PLEASE JOIN GOOGLE CLASSROOM: m6c1qmt
2) If you were absent for any of the classes this week, you are responsible for getting the booklet completed as this will serve as your chapter study guide for the quiz on Friday September 27 Day 4 Period 2.
3) This quiz will cover the workbook from question 1-33, will focus on the terms on the hand out (except the terms Home Children and indentured)
4)On Monday, I will share the format and we will review the five types of empowerment with an in class activity, which I will grade and give credit for your work.

Excellent work this week, FANTASTIC PARTICIPATION and SHARING OF IDES AND EXPERIENCES.
Happy Weekend and be safe!
September 19, 2019
Science
Assigned By: George, Kevin
Students are asked to finish the activity we were working on in class if they haven't already done so. Students were required to place specific abiotic factors into a chart under the correct ecosystem.
Science
Assigned By: George, Kevin
Students are asked to finish the activity we were working on in class if they haven't already done so. Students were required to place specific abiotic factors into a chart under the correct ecosystem.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Philpott, Todd
Read Schooled by Gordon Korman.
Reviewed Language arts terms.
Finish the two questions we worked on in class:
1. What does the idea of 'stepping up' have to do with the story 'The Nest' by Robert Zacks?
2.What would be a good theme for the story 'The Nest' by Robert Zacks? Support your answer with a reference to the story.
Math
Assigned By: Andrews, Janet
The unit 1 assignment was given out today. It is due Thursday, Sept 26. The early bird date is Tuesday.
The test is Oct 2.
September 18, 2019
Science
Assigned By: George, Kevin
Students are asked to complete pg. 23 #'s 1-8 if they did not finish these in class today
Language Arts
Assigned By: Philpott, Todd
We continued our read aloud novel, Schooled and finished up to chapter 7.
We reviewed and discussed the question sheet for the short story, The Nest.
September 16, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned By: Philpott, Todd
Reviewed Language Arts terms.
Copied model answer for TDSC format in the connection question on page 9 of the text for the story The Nest.
September 13, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned By: Philpott, Todd
Make three connections to the short story The Nest. 1. Text to text 2. Text to self. 3. Text to world.
Review terms.
September 12, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned By: Philpott, Todd
Read aloud from our in-class novel.
Reviewed grade 7 language arts terms.
Discussed the visual elements of the artwork used in the short story.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Philpott, Todd
Today we read a chapter of the novel schooled.
Read the story The Nest again.
Review Language Arts terms.
Math
Assigned By: Andrews, Janet
Finish any seat work not completed in class today. We were working on
page 8 #5, 6, 7 and page 12 #5, 6
September 11, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned By: Philpott, Todd
Finish the chart on forms of writing for all the selections in Unit 1.
Review Language Arts terms for grade 7.
Important Reminders
Assigned By: Philpott, Todd
1.Picture Day: Thursday, Sept 12th

2.Curriculum Night: Thursday 6:30 pm-7:40 pm.

3.Please return your technology form, book condition sheet, registration form and media consent form if you haven't done so already.
Science
Assigned By: George, Kevin
Make sure you join our Google Classroom:
bpx95a

Finish Ecosystem Chart
September 10, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned By: Philpott, Todd
1.We read through our Language Arts terms today. Then reviewed them with a round of Vegas today - all students had their terms
2. We continued reading our novel.
3. Students should periodically review their terms at home.
Important Reminders
Assigned By: Philpott, Todd
1. School Pictures are this Thursday.

2. Curriculum Night is Thursday 6:30 start for Junior High
September 5, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned By: Gillingham, Christina
First class today! While it was warm and a little humid, I think this is going to be a great year for socials.
Students will need a RED binder and some loose leaf or an exercise. Handouts and activities will be three hole punched for ease of storage and organization.
Please bring your binder and textbook to each class period.

See you tomorrow :o)
Important Reminders
Assigned By: Gillingham, Christina
Please return your student information sheets ASAP. Please include your MCP number as well as the most used email address for home school contact. Enjoy your night. See you tomorrow.

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