Homework Assigned For Homeroom: 7-8
December 13, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today we watched Season 12 Dragon's Den student special.

We will do the vocab for the next chapter on Monday.
December 12, 2019
Science
Assigned By: George, Kevin
Any students who did not write their science quiz today will be writing it tomorrow (Dec 13th)
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today we made Christmas cards for residents of the Gathering Place.
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.
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today we made cause and effect chains based on two trends in society: the move towards greener energy and the aging population.
December 10, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today we watched a few more selections of the RMR and then students did a worksheet on the global economy.
December 9, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned By: Noftle, Amy
The first 300 words of your Turning Points essay rough copy due tomorrow.

Independent novel presentations are ongoing.
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'.
Math
Assigned By: Fry, Todd
There will be an in-class assignment on Friday, December 13. It will include everything in Unit 3b up to but not including percents. See the outline that was passed out at the start of unit 3b or check it on my website.
The rest of the unit (Percents %) will be assessed after the break with a small quiz.
Students should have both worksheets on equivalent fractions finished now. If it was not finished in class, please have them done for next class.
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today we watched another 2 Rick Mercer videos and they again had to pick out jobs from the different job sectors.
December 3, 2019
Math
Assigned By: Fry, Todd
We will be having an in-class assignment on Friday, December 13th instead of a test. It will be only everything up to but not including percents. We will assess that after the break with a quiz. The in-class assignment is open book, meaning you can use your book and notes if you would like. My advice is to put some time into your math and make sure you know what you are doing. If you wait until the day of the in-class assignment, you will not perform very well.
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today we did a case study on different job sectors using video clips from the Rick Mercer Report. We will continue this for tomorrow as well.
December 2, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today students were given back their foldables, tests and poverty projects.

Then we did an activity where students went around the room and had to find 10 things in their classroom and where those ten things were made. This is to highlight the global economy of today.
November 29, 2019
Math
Assigned By: Fry, Todd
Passed back Unit 3a test today.
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today's students were given the opportunity to take a class to work on their research slideshow. This slideshow is due December 6th. The early bird is due December 2nd. The late policy will be strictly enforced.
November 28, 2019
Math
Assigned By: Fry, Todd
Your report card grade and you grade on PowerSchool (if you have access) may be different because I just uploaded your grades for Unit 3a.
If you don't have access, see the office and get it. It is VERY useful to you and your parents.
November 27, 2019
Math
Assigned By: Fry, Todd
Gave students' grades of the most recent test. Will pass it back and go over it once all students have written it.
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today students started work on their job sector foldable.

Test marks are on Powerschool. Projects are corrected and they will be there soon as well. Please note these recent grades are NOT factored into our report cards marks as these assessments were not corrected until AFTER our marks were due
November 26, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned By: Noftle, Amy
Independent Novel Assignment - Due date for written summaries and object presentations has CHANGED to Dec 9th. All parts of this assignment will be completed outside class time as homework.
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today I introduced Chapter 4 on job sectors and the global economy. There is no test on this chapter but there will be an foldable and a case study.

Reminder: Chapter 3 assignment overdue. please submit. Test marks will be uploaded today.
Technology Education
Assigned By: Walsh, Rod
A few students were given time to finish the Google Slide Poem Activity. Any student finished began to practice using the Pivot Animator program. This program will be used to create a 2D animation project in conjunction with the Art class.
November 25, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned By: Noftle, Amy
Poetry Unit test marks will be given back this week. Absent students need to complete this work.

1. Our next unit is called 'Turning Points' essays. We are currently watching the movie Akeelah and the Bee as an introduction to a turning point in adolescent life. There is a process booklet we will be completing in class. Due date will be announced - approx Dec 13-before Xmas holiday.

2.We have completed our Independent Novel reading time. The assignment for this reading was given in class today and posted to GC. Due date for written summaries and object presentations will be Dec 16. The last week before the holiday will be presentation week. All parts of this assignment will be completed outside class time as homework.
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today was the test. Tomorrow we will start Chapter 4.

Please ensure that your chapter 3 assignment is turned in.
November 22, 2019
Math
Assigned By: Fry, Todd
Passed back assignments today. Test is still on Tuesday. Please have a look at your math over the weekend. All notes and solutions to the assignment and review sheets are posted on my website.
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today we did a practice quiz and a Kahoot to get ready for our test on Monday. Review slideshow will be on google classroom


Assignment now overdue. Late mark deductions will apply.
November 21, 2019
Math
Assigned By: Fry, Todd
Since some students today seemed to be surprised.... yes, your test is still on Tuesday. The one we have been talking about for about 2 weeks now. :) It is on Unit 3a, Operations with decimals. This includes adding, subtracting, multiplying, dividing, and order of operation questions.
So if you can do this:

3.2 x 9.5 - 25.11 ÷ (8 - 7.1) + 4

without a calculator, and get 6.5 for an answer then you are doing alright.

REMEMBER, practice makes perfect! The more you do, the better your mark will be. Assignments will be passed back tomorrow.
November 20, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Last chance to pass in the project without getting late deductions is today.

Review Thursday and Friday. Test Monday.
November 18, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today was the last day to work on the projects in class but they can be passed in by Wednesday before I deduct late marks. This will give an extra 2 days.

Test Nov. 25th
November 15, 2019
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.
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today was Day 2 of the in-class Socials assignment.

Revised: Students should be able to complete this during the time provided. Date due Nov. 20th
November 14, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned By: Noftle, Amy
Poetry Test next Thursday. Study guide posted in Google Classroom. A paper copy will also be given out tomorrow in class.

Independent novel to be read by Monday, November 25th.
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today we worked on our Chapter 3 project. We have three in-class days and students should be able to complete this during the time provided. Date due Nov. 21st.
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.
Math
Assigned By: Fry, Todd
Assignments are still due on Tuesday, November 19. The test on Unit 3a will be on Tuesday, November 26. Operations with decimals: add, subtract, multiply and divide. Also order of operations.
November 13, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today we corrected our section on Habitat for Humanity and then I introduced the Chapter 3 project.

Test Nov. 25th.
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: Ball, Raylene
Today we corrected #22-32 in their booklet and then they worked on completing the booklet. I will collect these next week for grading so they will have them for the test as study notes.

Test Nov. 25th.
Math
Assigned By: Fry, Todd
Unit 3a math assignment went out today. It is due back on Tuesday, November 19. The test is currently scheduled for November 26.
Also, on the assignment, multiple choice #5 should say 'greatest to least'. I have notified classes to this but, just in case. :)
November 6, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned By: Noftle, Amy
Schooled assignments due tomorrow.

Please finish the simile question on the poem 'The Shark' for homework.
Technology Education
Assigned By: Walsh, Rod
Students continued with the Google Slide Poem activity. However, before starting I took time to show students how to set an image as a background using a transparency effect. Also, discussed with students how to do animation on text and images.
November 5, 2019
Science
Assigned By: George, Kevin
Test Date: October 18th

Students were asked to finish questions 1-3 pg. 58 (in text) if they did not do so in class.
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Test Nov. 25th. They will be doing their Chapter 3 assignment in-class.
November 4, 2019
Science
Assigned By: George, Kevin
Students are asked to finish the questions under 'Energy Transfer and the Energy Pyramid' from pgs. 9-11 of the notes.
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today we talked about building personal capital and mortgages.

Test Nov. 25th. They will be doing their Chapter 3 assignment in-class.
November 1, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today we did number 20. and 22 in our booklet.

A reminder this booklet is graded and should be clipped into your binder!

Test Nov. 25th. An assignment for Chapter 3 will be coming soon Stay tuned.
October 31, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today we did a little bit of work in our booklets before having a bit of Halloween fun.

Test Nov. 25th
October 29, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today we went over the differences between capitalism and socialism and how Canada is a mix of both.

Test Nov. 25th
October 25, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today we learned about socialism and capitalism.

Test: Nov. 25th.
October 24, 2019
Technology Education
Assigned By: Walsh, Rod
Students were given time to finish the two activities related to the Communication Devices Topic.
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today students learned about the capitalist systems of economics.

Test: Nov. 25th
October 23, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today we started our Chapter 3 booklet.This will be graded.

Students already have their study guide and vocab sheet.

Head up: Unit test Nov. 25th
Math
Assigned By: Fry, Todd
Test is still on Friday. I will be passing back the assignments tomorrow and going over them.
October 22, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today we did a reflection on the Student Vote program and the results of the vote compared to what the students across Newfoundland and Canada voted.
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. 24th
October 21, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today we started Chapter 3: Economic Security. Students received a study guide, vocab sheet and a graded booklet.

We started with the vocab sheet today.
October 18, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today was student vote day. This was a chance for all VJH students,from Grades 5 to 8, to participate in the democratic process of voting.
October 17, 2019
Technology Education
Assigned By: Walsh, Rod
Today all students were working on the Communication Devices (Past / Present / Future) activity.
Science
Assigned By: George, Kevin
Students are asked to complete pg. 5 and the top of pg. 6 if they did not finish it in class
October 16, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today we continued our activity where students learned about the candidates running in the district of Avalon prior to the student vote on Friday. We then learned about how to vote.

Math
Assigned By: Fry, Todd
Assignment is due on Wed, October 22.
Test will be on Friday, October 25.
October 15, 2019
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
Important Reminders
Assigned By: Noftle, Amy
School fundraiser ongoing. Booklets sent home.

School clothing order ongoing. See email from Mr. Lambe.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Noftle, Amy
Unit 1 test tomorrow.

Code for Google Classroom on homework page last 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.
Technology Education
Assigned By: Walsh, Rod
Today students were assigned a Communication Devices - Past/Present/Future assignment.
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today we did a lesson as part of Student Vote.It is about how they can find information about the candidates running in their district and the political parties views on various key topics. Students were challenged to see which party and/or candidate in this riding best matches with their views.
October 10, 2019
Important Reminders
Assigned By: Noftle, Amy
Pictures went home yesterday. Orders are encouraged to be placed online.

No school Friday or Monday. Extra extra long weekend - yay!
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today we started our Student Vote Week with a lesson on the levels of government in Canada. We will continue with Student Vote lessons until Oct. 18th.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Noftle, Amy
Language Test on Wednesday. Study guide given out yesterday.

Please make sure to bring your independent novel to every class and that you're reading a bit every night.

GOOGLE CLASSROOM CODE: 4o34zr
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: Ball, Raylene
Today we started working on our case study on the three key resources that brought Europeans to the 'New world'. This will be graded.
October 8, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Students will start their case study on the Closer Look section of Chapter 2 about the newcomers need/want of fish, fur and timber. This is open book and no preparation is required.
October 7, 2019
Core French
Assigned By: Thistle, Susan
Practice your 5 questions and answers. I will be asking these next class for evaluation:)
Technology Education
Assigned By: Walsh, Rod
A few students were given time to finish up with the 7 resources of Technology activity. Once this was completed students began work on a Communication Devices - Past/Present/Future assignment.
October 4, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today students start Chapter 2. Chapter two will have a in-class open book case study.

Students also got back their quizzes.

On the 10th, students will start their work on Student Vote.
October 3, 2019
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.
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today we watched a video as an introduction to Chapter 2.

I returned the foldables and students were given the opportunity to fix errors to enhance their initial marks. Some students had left out a component of the foldable.
October 2, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today we watched videos on the United Nations Human Rights and Freedoms.

Quiz will be returned later this week.
Important Reminders
Assigned By: Noftle, Amy
Villanova Junior High will be participating in this year's Terry Fox School Run for cancer research on October 4, 2019. We are proud to continue the legacy of one of our country’s greatest heroes. We hope you will join us and support this wonderful cause by donating to our Terry Fox School Run fundraising page at: http://www.terryfox.ca/VillanovaJuniorHigh Thank you! The future of cancer research has never looked brighter! #terryfoxliveshere @theterryfoxfoundation #terryfoxschoolruns
Language Arts
Assigned By: Noftle, Amy
Finish character question assigned in class if not already done so. I will be checking!!

Have an independent novel for Monday's class.
Science
Assigned By: George, Kevin
Science Quiz Date: October 7th
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
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.
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Quiz today. We will then start looking at Human Rights before moving onto Chapter 2.

We will then move into Chapter 2 and from Oct. 10th-18th we will be into Student Vote week where we will spend the week learning about elections, identifying #fakenews and culminating in the Student Vote on Friday Oct. 18th.
Art
Assigned By: Bowers, Tracy
Students are reminded to add the Google ART classroom to their Google classrooms. Code is:x9k1m8n

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

Sketchbook due dates are as follows:
1. October 3
2. October 24
3. November 15
4. December 5
5. January 8
September 30, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Review today for the quiz tomorrow. Reminder the format is 10 multiple choice and then 5 identification of legal milestone ages.

See the Google classroom for the practice quiz and the quizlet.

We will then move into Chapter 2 and from Oct. 10th-18th we will be into Student Vote week where we will spend the week learning about elections, identifying #fakenews and culminating in the Student Vote on Friday Oct. 18th.
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 will hopefully be finished during class)
September 27, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today we did review for our quiz on Tuesday.

Format 10 multiple choice and 5 identifying legal milestones.

Students completed their in-class foldable on Wednesday. If you missed it this will have to be completed at home OR stay with me 2-3 on Tuesday.
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.
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.
Technology Education
Assigned By: Walsh, Rod
Students were given additional time to complete a 7 Resources of Technology Activity. After this they were given a google form on the 7 resources.
Science
Assigned By: George, Kevin
Chapter 1 Quiz Date: October 7th
September 25, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today we work on their foldable. The majority of students are done so we will not need the class tomorrow to work on it (I will give a few students time to finish up the last little bit)

Quiz moved to Tuesday Oct. 1st.
September 24, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned By: Noftle, Amy
Listening Quiz on Thursday. Practice quiz done in class today.
Technology Education
Assigned By: Walsh, Rod
Students were introduced to the 7 resources of Technology activity.
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today we started our in-class assignment.

IMPORTANT: Quiz has been moved to Oct. 1st. This is in light of the class changes in Grade 7.
September 20, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned By: Noftle, Amy
Listening Quiz on Thursday. Practice listening quiz on Monday.

Have a great weekend!
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today we learned about cultural,societal and national empowerment and then started learning about disempowerment.

Quiz: September 27th and in-class assignment start Monday Sept. 23rd.
Science
Assigned By: George, Kevin
Students are asked to finish drawing their diagrams from class. They need to draw one picture for each level of organization of Biotic Factors: Individual, Population, Community and Ecosystem.
September 19, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today we continued on learning about the 5 types of Empowerment.

Quiz Sept. 27th. The quiz will not include the home children case study.

In-class assignment : As we have time now, the in-class assignment (foldable) will start on Monday Sept. 23rd. Students will have 3 days to work on the assignment in class.
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.
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.
Science
Assigned By: George, Kevin
Students are asked to draw four pictures, one for each level of organization of Biotic Factors: Individual, Population, Community and Ecosystem
September 18, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today we reviewed Personal Empowerment and then I gave them time to work on the Five Pieces of Empowerment in their Empowerment booklet.

Quiz September 27th (format TBA)
In-class assignment September 30th
Science
Assigned By: George, Kevin
Students are asked to complete pg. 23 #'s 1-8 if they did not finish these in class today
September 17, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today we reviewed the Charter of Rights and then started learning about personal Empowerment.

Quiz on Chapter One: Sept. 27th.

In-class assignment Sept. 30th.
September 16, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned By: Noftle, Amy
Please complete the worksheet on 'The Nest' assigned in class today.
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today students learned about Canada's Constitution and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. I uploaded a short video on the Charter to Google classroom.

Heads up: Quiz September 27th on Chapter One and Assignment will be give out on Sept. 30th. Some in-class time will be given.
September 13, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned By: Noftle, Amy
No homework. :o)

Don't forget to bring your textbook to each class with your other Language supplies.

Have a great weekend!
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.
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today we learned about Legal Milestones and looked at the Child and Youth Advocate booklet.
September 11, 2019
Science
Assigned By: George, Kevin
Make sure you join our Google Classroom:
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Students were asked to draw a picture of the 4 Newfoundland Ecosystems
September 10, 2019
Important Reminders
Assigned By: Noftle, Amy
Picture Day: Thursday, Sept 12th

Curriculum Night: Thursday @ 6:30pm.

If you have not done so, please return your technology form, book condition sheet, registration form and media consent form.
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today we looked at the difference between power and authority.

Google class room code for 7-8: fyzn0h8
Language Arts
Assigned By: Noftle, Amy
Make sure to bring your Language textbook to class with you tomorrow along with your other Language supplies.
September 9, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today we started looking at the concept of power. Students received their chapter outline and their Unit One booklet. A reminder that students are to have a red binder or duotang for this course.

There will be a quiz on this chapter.
September 6, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Welcome back to school Socials 7-8! Today we finished going over the procedures and my expectations for the year. Students will get their first booklet on Monday.

Students need to have a red binder for Monday!

Google classroom code: fyzn0h8

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