Homework Assigned For Homeroom: 7-8
March 18, 2020
Music
Assigned By: Gillingham, Christina
Google Classroom has been set up and students have been invited to join the class. If you did not receive an email invitation to the class the code to join is
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More instructions to follow :o)
xo
Mrs.Gillingham
March 17, 2020
Math
Assigned By: Fry, Todd
I have set up a Google Classroom, just in case we need it. To join, the code is:

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Not sure yet what is next with regards to school, but if you are looking for anything we will be doing in math, my website is always available. As soon as I hear anything, I will let you know.
March 13, 2020
Math
Assigned By: Fry, Todd
I hope everyone had an enjoyable Pi Week.
The current unit is on Adding and Subtracting Fractions.
The assignment for Unit 5 will be going out on Tuesday and is due back on Monday, March 23. The test will be on Friday, March 27.
March 11, 2020
Science
Assigned By: George, Kevin
If students did not get these finished in class, they were asked to have them completed for Tuesday.

Pgs. 241 #'s 1-6
Pgs. 249 #'s 1-6
Technology Education
Assigned By: Walsh, Rod
Students were assigned an Internet Safety activity highlighting what was learned in using the Media Smarts program.
March 10, 2020
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today students worked on their introduction to parliament worksheet but identifying the capitals of the provinces and territories and labeling/ colouring a map of Canada.
Math
Assigned By: Fry, Todd
Part Two of the midyear assignment is due tomorrow!
March 9, 2020
Language Arts
Assigned By: Noftle, Amy
Make sure all of your jot-notes are completed in your green booklet for tomorrow's class.

Please bring your independent novel to class.
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today we did #9-11 in Our Introduction to Parliament booklet.
Technology Education
Assigned By: Walsh, Rod
Students continued exploring the Media Smarts website.
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 5, 2020
Language Arts
Assigned By: Noftle, Amy
Please bring an independent novel to class.

Make sure you have at least 3 jot-notes under each argument in your speech booklet done for tomorrow's class. Don't forget to fill out at source card for each source you use!
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today students clued up their foldables and then we went back to our Chapter 6-7 material.

Foldables are to be turned in today.
March 4, 2020
Language Arts
Assigned By: Noftle, Amy
Please have an independent novel for Friday's class.

Choice sheet in your speech package is due to be completed for tomorrow's class.
Math
Assigned By: Fry, Todd
Part One of the midyear was due today. Part Two of the midyear was passed out today and is posted on the website.
We will do the circle graph assessment tomorrow. It is open book and consists of 5 multiple choice and draw a circle graph from given information.
March 3, 2020
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today students continued working on their 3 levels of government foldable. This is a graded assessment.
February 28, 2020
Language Arts
Assigned By: Noftle, Amy
Among the Hidden assignments due on Tuesday. We will be peer editing for about 15 minutes and then you must pass in your booklets to me and turn in your essays on Google Classroom.


Math
Assigned By: Fry, Todd
The midyear assignment is still due on Wednesday. If you did not take it home with you but you want to work on it, it is available on my website.
As for the multiple choice section, it says to show your workings. My advice is to do all of your workings next to the questions. As I said in class, if you get ONE wrong, it will work out to be 8% gone! But if you show your workings, or at least how you got your answer, I can give you partial marks so that you don't lose as much.
Like I always say, 'Your working are like your insurance, if anything goes wrong you'll have something to help cover it.'
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
We will continue our in-class assignment (foldable on the levels of government) next week.
February 27, 2020
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today we continued on in the Our Parliament booklet and then started our in-class foldable on the levels of government. This is a graded assignment.

Technology Education
Assigned By: Walsh, Rod
Students were introduced to Media Smarts where they will learn about digital literacy, and Internet Safety.
February 26, 2020
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today I introduced Chapter 6 and 7. Shortened class due o Pink Shirt Day activities.

Math
Assigned By: Fry, Todd
Passed back and went over test today.

Part One of the Midyear Assignment went out today. It is due back on Wednesday next week. At that time students will get Part Two.
February 25, 2020
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today students continued working on their vocab for Chapter 6/7.

Later this week students will start an in-class foldable as part of Chapter 6-7.
Math
Assigned By: Fry, Todd
Part One of the midyear assignment will be going out tomorrow, Feb 26. It is due back in exactly one week on Wednesday, March 4. At which time students will get Part Two of the midyear assignment and it will be due on March 11.

Part One is on Units 1 and 2.
Part Two is on Units 3 and 4.

We will also be doing a short in-class assessment on circle graphs. This is the last topic in Unit 4. Hopefully we will have it done by the end of this week. It will be open book and will consist of a few questions on circle graphs and students will be required to draw a circle graph as well.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Noftle, Amy
Among the Hidden essay and self editing sheet due on Thursday.
February 24, 2020
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today students worked on their vocab for Chapter 6 and 7.
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
Math
Assigned By: Fry, Todd
Assignments that were passed in on time have been returned and we went over the solutions today. If you are planning on working on the review sheets in preparation for the test on Monday, all the solutions have been posted to my website.
Music
Assigned By: Gillingham, Christina
Don't forget to think about your five favourite musicians/bands/singers and your five favourite songs of all time and your Five Favorite Genres of music!!

Excited to hear your selections:o)
Remember it must be a clean edit/radio edit to go on the class playlist.
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 20, 2020
Technology Education
Assigned By: Walsh, Rod
Students had a final class working on the Pivot Animation area of the Art/Technology project. Any group who are not done now will need to finish it before next class. It can be worked on in the LRC during 2nd lunch.
February 19, 2020
Math
Assigned By: Fry, Todd
If you have not passed in your assignment already, please make sure that it is in tomorrow. That is the only way I can get it back to you by Friday so that you can use it to study for your test on Monday. These snow days have really been a pain to our timelines.

Two days after the test we will be passing out the midyear assignment. More to come about this later.
Science
Assigned By: George, Kevin
The Unit 2 Test is Thursday.
There is a study guide, along with a review sheet and a Quizlet posted on Google Classroom.
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today was the last day to work on the Center assignment in class. They've had 5-6 classes for completion of 5 centers. This should be completely done by Friday.

IMPORTANT: Students will do an in-class assignment instead of a test on Friday. This will be open book and on the same material as the test would be on. This change was made in consultation with the department and due to constraints with various policies of our school. It won't be weighted the same as the test to reflect the open book nature.
February 18, 2020
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
IMPORTANT: Students will do an in-class assignment instead of a test on Friday (I accidentally told them Thursday). This will be open book and on the same material as the test would be on. This change was made in consultation with the department and due to constraints with various policies of our school. It won't be weighted the same as the test to reflect the open book nature.

Tomorrow is the last-class to work on the center assignment.
Science
Assigned By: George, Kevin
Correction:
Unit 2 Test THURSDAY November 20th
Technology Education
Assigned By: Walsh, Rod
Students continued working on the Pivot Animation area of the Art/Technology project. They will be given one more class next day to finish.
February 14, 2020
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
IMPORTANT: The test for 7-8 won't be written until Feb. 26th. Due to board policy and school policy this is the earliest we can write this test. I am so sorry for the delay.

We will finish the center assignment and then start Chapter 6.
Science
Assigned By: George, Kevin
Science Test Date: Friday, February 20th. 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
February 13, 2020
Math
Assigned By: Fry, Todd
Assignment is now due on Thursday, Feb 20. If you want it back before the test, make sure you pass it in on time. The test is still on Monday, Feb 24.

Please finish the questions we were working on today.
Science
Assigned By: George, Kevin
Science Test Date: Thursday, February 20th. 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
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Due to unforeseen circumstances we did not get to review today so we will review tomorrow and have the test on Tuesday.

We will continue with the center assignment but we should be all finished by the 19th-20th.
February 12, 2020
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Test today. Tomorrow we will resume our center assignment. This should be completed by the end of class on Monday.
February 11, 2020
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
We continued working on our center assignment. By Mondays class, this should be completed. Students may have to do work at home depending on if they were absent, not on task etc.

Tomorrow is review and the test is Thursday. Google classroom is updated with study materials for the test.
Math
Assigned By: Fry, Todd
Unit 4 math assignment went out today. It is due in a week and a day, so Wednesday next week, Feb 19. Early bird will be on Friday this week since there is no school on Monday. As usual, it is also available on my website.

The test will be the following Monday, Feb 24.
February 10, 2020
Science
Assigned By: George, Kevin
Students are asked to complete the Heating Curve Practice Worksheet from their notes (located on Google Classroom)
Important Reminders
Assigned By: Noftle, Amy
Pink Shirt order forms going home today.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Noftle, Amy
Among the Hidden test February 19th.
Technology Education
Assigned By: Walsh, Rod
Students continued working on the Pivot Animation area of the Art/Technology project.
February 7, 2020
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today was day 3 of the Center assignment. students get 5 in-class days in total. There are several students who have been off-task which is hampering their ability to complete the assignment. You may need to check with your child on this matter.The assignment can be accessed through Google classroom to see their progress.

Test next week on Thursday. Study guide given out and booklets returned (if passed in)
Science
Assigned By: George, Kevin
Science Fair Topic Wishlist Due Monday
Descriptions are posted in Google Classroom
February 6, 2020
Technology Education
Assigned By: Walsh, Rod
Students worked on the Pivot Animation area of the Art/Technology project.
Science
Assigned By: George, Kevin
Science Fair Topic Wishlist Due Monday
Descriptions are posted in Google Classroom
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today was Day 2 of the Center assignment.

Test next Thursday. Students have their study guide but everything will be posted on Google classroom. The test is on the People of BNA booklet.
February 5, 2020
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today we started our center assignment. This will be due Feb. 18th.

Test Feb. 13th.
Math
Assigned By: Fry, Todd
You may bring your head phones to math class tomorrow if you would like. We will be doing a little work on the iPads.
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
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today we watched an episode of Canada: The Story of Us about effort to modernize BNA.

Next class we start our center assignment for Part B of this chapter.

Test Feb. 13th on Part A. Which is on the People of BNA booklet.
February 3, 2020
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today we didn't have class due to the Digital Citizenship lessons.

Students who were absent Friday to finish their BNA booklet should take these home to finish for Tuesday, Feb. 4th.

Test Thursday Feb. 13th
January 31, 2020
Math
Assigned By: Fry, Todd
Please finish the KHD_dcm poster if you have not already done so. If you forgot it at school, no big deal, just do it on a different sheet of paper.
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today students were given the opportunity to complete their People of BNA booklet.

I will collect the few that were taken home OR from those absent today on Tuesday Feb 4th

Test Thursday Feb. 13th
January 29, 2020
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today we continued working on our People of BNA booklet. Hoping to finish that this week.I will then take it in to correct to have back by the test.

Test scheduled for Feb. 13th-14th
January 28, 2020
Science
Assigned By: George, Kevin
Students are reminded that we will be returning to Unit 2 notes as of next class; please bring all required material.
Technology Education
Assigned By: Walsh, Rod
Students were given an opportunity to work on the Art part of the animation project as this course is scheduled to be finished by Friday, January 31.
Math
Assigned By: Fry, Todd
Starting Unit 4. Anyone who has not completed the last assessment for Unit 3B will finish it tomorrow. we will not be doing the problem solving assessment for unit 3B.
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today we continued working in our BNA booklet. Once done this will be taken in a graded and given back for the test.

Test Feb. 13th-14th. It will only be on the booklet.
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 16, 2020
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today students finished their case study and/or they worked on #22-32 in their BNA booklet.

Test on part 1: Feb. 5th.
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
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today students did their graded case study on the Acadians. Students will get extra time for completion tomorrow morning.
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
January 14, 2020
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today we corrected the section about the French in Canada East and Acadia.

Tomorrow they will be doing a graded case study on the Acadians. It is an 'open book' case study with all answers in the case study. It will be done on the Chromebooks. Test Feb. 6th
Math
Assigned By: Fry, Todd
Math quiz/test is still on Thursday. It will be on all of the percent items. Students have been given 2 review sheets. I will post solutions to these on my website.
Please bring a calculator to class for this and for the next unit. I have a few if you do not have one yet.
Science
Assigned By: George, Kevin
Students will be completing a Scientific Literacy Assessment on the topic of Graphing during class Monday, January 20th.
January 13, 2020
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today we continued working in our People of BNA booklet. Students learned about the French of Canada East and the Acadians and how these two groups had different experiences in BNA.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Noftle, Amy
We started reading the novel 'Among the Hidden' in class. Please make sure to bring your novel questions with you to every class. If you are running low on paper, please restock your binder!
January 10, 2020
Technology Education
Assigned By: Walsh, Rod
A majority of students have now begun using the Pivot Animator program (2D) to develop the Storyboard idea that was created for the initial Animation project given in Art class.
January 9, 2020
Science
Assigned By: George, Kevin
Students were asked to complete #'s 1-4, 6, 7, 9 for homework if they did not finish them during class time
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today we corrected the section about the immigrants to British North America from England, Ireland and Scotland.
We will be doing a graded case study on the Acadians sometime next week (possibly Tuesday). Just a heads up on what is upcoming.
January 8, 2020
Math
Assigned By: Fry, Todd
We are likely going to have the last assessment for Unit 3b on Thursday, January 16. It will only be on Percent type questions.
Technology Education
Assigned By: Walsh, Rod
Students continued preparing the storyboard information for the Animation project they will complete in Art and Technology. A few who were done began to use the Pivot Animator program. This is a 2D animation program students will use to develop the animation project in Technology.
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today students received their People of BNA booklet. We learned about the immigrants to British North America from England, Ireland and Scotland.
We will be doing a graded case study on the Acadians sometime next week (possibly Tuesday). Just a heads up on what is upcoming.
January 7, 2020
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today we started Chapter 5 which will be broken into 2 parts- the first part will be assessed via a test, booklet and case study and the second part will be assessed via a stations assignment. We will be doing a graded case study on the Acadians sometime next week (possibly Tuesday). Just a heads up on what is upcoming.

Please also welcome MUN intern Shelby McCartney who will be working with me until April.
December 20, 2019
Math
Assigned By: Fry, Todd
All assessments should have already been passed back to students. Sorry I have not been in the past little while, hopefully I will be much healthier in the new year. Please have a safe a happy holiday!
December 18, 2019
Science
Assigned By: George, Kevin
States of Matter foldables were due today in class; I told students if they needed to finish anything off they could do so Friday morning with no penalty.
Technology Education
Assigned By: Walsh, Rod
Students continued preparing the storyboard information for the Animation project they will complete in Art and Technology.
December 16, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today students worked on the vocab for Chapter 5.

The latest case study marks are in Powerschool.
Technology Education
Assigned By: Walsh, Rod
Students continued preparing the storyboard information for the Animation project they will complete in Art and Technology.
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
January 7, 2010
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today we started Chapter 5 which will be broken into 2 parts- the first part will be assessed via a test, booklet and case study and the second part will be assessed via a stations assignment. We will be doing a graded case study on the Acadians sometime next week (possibly Tuesday). Just a heads up on what is upcoming.

Please also welcome MUN intern Shelby McCartney who will be working with me until April.
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today we started Chapter 5 which will be broken into 2 parts- the first part will be assessed via a test, booklet and case study and the second part will be assessed via a stations assignment. We will be doing a graded case study on the Acadians sometime next week (possibly Tuesday). Just a heads up on what is upcoming.

Please also welcome MUN intern Shelby McCartney who will be working with me until April.
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today we started Chapter 5 which will be broken into 2 parts- the first part will be assessed via a test, booklet and case study and the second part will be assessed via a stations assignment. We will be doing a graded case study on the Acadians sometime next week (possibly Tuesday). Just a heads up on what is upcoming.

Please also welcome MUN intern Shelby McCartney who will be working with me until April.
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today we started Chapter 5 which will be broken into 2 parts- the first part will be assessed via a test, booklet and case study and the second part will be assessed via a stations assignment. We will be doing a graded case study on the Acadians sometime next week (possibly Tuesday). Just a heads up on what is upcoming.

Please also welcome MUN intern Shelby McCartney who will be working with me until April.
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today we started Chapter 5 which will be broken into 2 parts- the first part will be assessed via a test, booklet and case study and the second part will be assessed via a stations assignment. We will be doing a graded case study on the Acadians sometime next week (possibly Tuesday). Just a heads up on what is upcoming.

Please also welcome MUN intern Shelby McCartney who will be working with me until April.
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today we started Chapter 5 which will be broken into 2 parts- the first part will be assessed via a test, booklet and case study and the second part will be assessed via a stations assignment. We will be doing a graded case study on the Acadians sometime next week (possibly Tuesday). Just a heads up on what is upcoming.

Please also welcome MUN intern Shelby McCartney who will be working with me until April.
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today we started Chapter 5 which will be broken into 2 parts- the first part will be assessed via a test, booklet and case study and the second part will be assessed via a stations assignment. We will be doing a graded case study on the Acadians sometime next week (possibly Tuesday). Just a heads up on what is upcoming.

Please also welcome MUN intern Shelby McCartney who will be working with me until April.
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today we started Chapter 5 which will be broken into 2 parts- the first part will be assessed via a test, booklet and case study and the second part will be assessed via a stations assignment. We will be doing a graded case study on the Acadians sometime next week (possibly Tuesday). Just a heads up on what is upcoming.

Please also welcome MUN intern Shelby McCartney who will be working with me until April.
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today we started Chapter 5 which will be broken into 2 parts- the first part will be assessed via a test, booklet and case study and the second part will be assessed via a stations assignment. We will be doing a graded case study on the Acadians sometime next week (possibly Tuesday). Just a heads up on what is upcoming.

Please also welcome MUN intern Shelby McCartney who will be working with me until April.
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today we started Chapter 5 which will be broken into 2 parts- the first part will be assessed via a test, booklet and case study and the second part will be assessed via a stations assignment. We will be doing a graded case study on the Acadians sometime next week (possibly Tuesday). Just a heads up on what is upcoming.

Please also welcome MUN intern Shelby McCartney who will be working with me until April.
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today we started Chapter 5 which will be broken into 2 parts- the first part will be assessed via a test, booklet and case study and the second part will be assessed via a stations assignment. We will be doing a graded case study on the Acadians sometime next week (possibly Tuesday). Just a heads up on what is upcoming.

Please also welcome MUN intern Shelby McCartney who will be working with me until April.
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today we started Chapter 5 which will be broken into 2 parts- the first part will be assessed via a test, booklet and case study and the second part will be assessed via a stations assignment. We will be doing a graded case study on the Acadians sometime next week (possibly Tuesday). Just a heads up on what is upcoming.

Please also welcome MUN intern Shelby McCartney who will be working with me until April.

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