Homework Assigned For Homeroom: 8-5
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.
Core French
Assigned By: Doyle, Robyn
Your test is on Tuesday. Please study the contents of your 3 page protectors and review your practice test. :)
October 17, 2019
Core French
Assigned By: Doyle, Robyn
Your test is on Tuesday, October 22. You should study the contents of your 3 page protectors. We will do a practice test tomorrow. Please note that yesterday's date was a mistake. Your quiz is Tuesday, not Monday.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Gill, Jennifer
TEST tomorrow!
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Tomorrow students will participate in Student Vote 2019! If you get a few minutes have a chat with your child/student to see what they have learned about the voting process.
October 16, 2019
Core French
Assigned By: Doyle, Robyn
Your test is on Monday, October 21. You should study the contents of your 3 page protectors. We will do a practice test tomorrow.
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today we did an activity where students learned about the candidates running in the district of Avalon prior to the student vote on Friday.

Research Proposal due Oct. 24th.
Science
Assigned By: Lundrigan, Huberta
Today we did a Google Maps activity on the features of the ocean floor. Please see google classroom.
Math
Assigned By: Andrews, Janet
The unit 2 math assignment is due October 24. The early bird date is October 22.
Outcomes relating to order of operations are not on the assignment but will be on the test.
The test is October 29.
Important Reminders
Assigned By: Andrews, Janet
1. Picture orders are due tomorrow. They can be brought to school or submitted on line.
2. Parents should have received an email from Mr. Lambe regarding school clothing orders. If you are interested, they can be submitted online.
3. The catalogs for the school fundraiser were given out last Thursday. Orders can be brought to school or submitted online.
4. Remember to bring the Fluvarium permission slips and $9.
Technology Education
Assigned By: Walsh, Rod
In today's class students watched a video on Control Systems. After this they were given time to finish up Assignment #2: Systems/Sub-Systems. If not finished students need to put in an effort outside of class to have this completed before meeting again.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Gill, Jennifer
TEST FRIDAY!
October 15, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today we did a lesson as part of Student Vote. It is about verifying online stories and the idea of Fake News and Deep Fakes.

Student Vote: This Friday!
Core French
Assigned By: Doyle, Robyn
Your test has been changed from Thursday of this week to Tuesday of next week. We will do a PRACTICE quiz on Thursday.
Science
Assigned By: Lundrigan, Huberta
Today we finished up work on the Journey on the Ocean Floor worksheet and when through the answers. Here is a great animation that shows the features of the ocean floor:

http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/science_up_close/518/deploy/interface.html

Tomorrow we will be doing a webquest with google maps that looks at the ocean floor features.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Gill, Jennifer
TEST this Friday! See study guide/terms/sample answers on our google classroom.
Technology Education
Assigned By: Walsh, Rod
Students continued to work on Assignment #2: Systems/Sub-Systems.
October 10, 2019
Science
Assigned By: Lundrigan, Huberta
Today students were given time to work on a worksheet based on pages 41/42 of the textbook (Journey on the Ocean Floor).
October 9, 2019
Science
Assigned By: Lundrigan, Huberta
Today we discussed the importance of oceans and the main factors on how the ocean basins were to have formed.

Today students were given time to work on a worksheet based on pages 41/42 of the textbook (Journey on the Ocean Floor).
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today was a research day for students to work on their proposal. Proposals will be due Oct. 24th. This is all on google classroom.
October 8, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today students started their research on their research topic. The proposal will be due Oct. 24th. Students need to have 3 source cards to pass in with their project.
Important Reminders
Assigned By: Andrews, Janet
The Thanksgiving food Drive is this week. If you are able, please consider bringing in something.
The food bank is looking for Cheese whiz, cereal, jam, cans of sandwich meats, spaghetti/ravioli type products, soups, canned vegetables, etc.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Gill, Jennifer
TEST: Oct. 18

Study guide has been given out. It is also on the google classroom.

We will be doing a read aloud assignment on our book the Juvie Three by Gordon Korman.
Science
Assigned By: Lundrigan, Huberta
Chapter 1 quiz and exit card marks are now available on PowerSchool.
October 7, 2019
Science
Assigned By: Lundrigan, Huberta
Today we corrected our Webquest on Climate Change in our chapter 1 booklets. If not completed, this should be completed at home.

Chapter 1 quiz and exit card marks are now available on PowerSchool.
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today I explained about the research proposal. They will start researching this week.

The proposal is a way for me to give them feedback on their project before they start their final piece.
October 6, 2019
Important Reminders
Assigned By: Andrews, Janet
Just a little reminder about the food drive this week. If you are able to bring in an item or 2, it would be greatly appreciated.
October 4, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today we continued on learning about the Beothuk of Newfoundland.

Reminder to have the topic for your research project picked by today.
Science
Assigned By: Lundrigan, Huberta
Today we finished up the Climate Change Webquest started in yesterday's class (last pages of our booklet).
Language Arts
Assigned By: Gill, Jennifer
EARBUDS! Need them for Monday!

TEST Oct. 18
Language Arts
Assigned By: Gill, Jennifer
EARBUDS! Need them for Monday!

TEST Oct. 18
October 3, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today we started Chapter 2.

A reminder that by Friday students should have their topics chosen for the research project. We will start research next week. I will be going over the research process prior to this.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Gill, Jennifer

We continued with Juvie Three.

We looked at an article on Child Labour.

TEST: October 18!
October 2, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned By: Gill, Jennifer
LA TEST: October 18!
Science
Assigned By: Lundrigan, Huberta
Science quiz was today!
Math
Assigned By: Andrews, Janet
Please review your notes, assignment, and 2 review sheets for tomorrow’s test. Good luck!
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today students had time to pick a research topic for their major Socials project.

Topic selection due by Friday Oct. 4th.
October 1, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today students had time to pick a research topic for their major Socials project.

Topic selection due by Friday Oct. 4th.

Science
Assigned By: Lundrigan, Huberta
Today we corrected our Unit 1 review sheet. The answers are available in Google Classroom.

Also, a chapter 1 exit card is posted in our google classroom. This will be a graded assessment. This is great review for your quiz this week. This is due by Friday.

Important Reminders:
Unit 1 quiz TOMORROW (Wednesday, Oct 2nd). The quiz is 15 MC items. The review sheet has been given to students and is also available in Google Classroom. The answers are posted, as well.

Chapter 1 review quizlet:
https://quizlet.com/ca/339748117/grade-8-chapter-1-review-flash-cards/
September 30, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned By: Gill, Jennifer
We discussed conflict and the tale: Who Owns the Land.

Students had their listening quiz marks given to them.
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Quiz today. Tomorrow we will spend class looking through possible research topics for the major research project for the year. By Friday students will have to pick a topic (and a partner approved by a parent/guardian). In between these research days, students will be starting chapter 2.
Science
Assigned By: Lundrigan, Huberta
Today we finished our density/salinity lab write-up and then worked on our chapter 1 review sheet.

Also, a chapter 1 exit card is posted in our google classroom. This will be a graded assessment. This is great review for your quiz this week. This is due by Friday.

Important Reminders:
Unit 1 quiz Wednesday, Oct 2nd. The review sheet has been given to students and is also available in Google Classroom. The answers are posted, as well.

Chapter 1 review quizlet:
https://quizlet.com/ca/339748117/grade-8-chapter-1-review-flash-cards/
September 27, 2019
Science
Assigned By: Lundrigan, Huberta
Important Reminders:
Unit 1 quiz Wednesday, Oct 2nd. The review sheet has been given to students and is also available in Google Classroom.

Chapter 1 review quizlet:
https://quizlet.com/ca/339748117/grade-8-chapter-1-review-flash-cards/
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today we did review for our quiz on Monday.

After the quiz students will start their research project. Step One will be picking a topic.
September 26, 2019
Science
Assigned By: Lundrigan, Huberta
Today we completed our density/salinity lab.

Important Reminders:
Unit 1 quiz Wednesday, Oct 2nd. The review sheet has been given to students and is also available in Google Classroom.

Chapter 1 review quizlet:
https://quizlet.com/ca/339748117/grade-8-chapter-1-review-flash-cards/
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today students got the chance to do the quizlet and practice quiz in Google classroom.

Students will get review on Friday for their quiz on Monday.

After their quiz, students will start the first steps for their research project.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Gill, Jennifer
We had our listening quiz today!

September 25, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today we finished off presentations. The ones not done are for students who have not complete their projects. I will make contact re: arrangements getting the work done.

Quiz: Monday September 30th
Science
Assigned By: Lundrigan, Huberta
Today we continued to work on the chapter 1 review sheet.

Important Reminders:
Unit 1 quiz Wednesday, Oct 2nd.
Technology Education
Assigned By: Walsh, Rod
Given time to finish Assignment #1. If not completed now it will need to be completed by the student outside of class time.
September 24, 2019
Science
Assigned By: Lundrigan, Huberta
Today we completed a demo lab on density. Our actual density lab is on Thursday!

Students also recieved there chapter 1 review sheet.

Important Reminders:
Unit 1 quiz Wednesday, Oct 2nd.


Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today we continued our presentations.

Quiz September 30th. Google classroom has been updated with study materials.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Gill, Jennifer
Listening Quiz on Thursday (no prep is needed for this)

Technology Education
Assigned By: Walsh, Rod
Students worked on completing Assignment #1: Introduction to Control Systems by looking at the three elements of control: Sensing / Switching / Regulating.
September 23, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today students presented their artifact presentations.

Assignments not ready for presentation today will be deducted by -10%.

Quiz September 30th
Science
Assigned By: Lundrigan, Huberta
Today we went over our Sources of Freshwater foldable and finished up the section on freezing points and salinity.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Gill, Jennifer
Listening Quiz Sept 26.

Today we discussed listening effectively and did a sample listening quiz.
September 20, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today we learned about primary and secondary sources of information.

Quiz September 30th.
Assignment: early bird is today (midnight is the cut off) and the assignment/ presentations start on Monday.
Health
Assigned By: Gill, Jennifer
Food journals were due today!

Students should be logged into our google classroom. CODE: 28s6zwa

We are now discussing essential nutrients and creating a movie theater menu to reflect healthy food choices.
Science
Assigned By: Lundrigan, Huberta
Today we completed our Sources of Freshwater Foldable.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Gill, Jennifer
We read the Juvie Three.

Listening Quiz: Sept 26

Media lesson on global issues.
September 19, 2019
Science
Assigned By: Lundrigan, Huberta
Today we finished up and including page 8 in our booklet (comparing salt and freshwater in terms of density, salinity and freezing point).
Language Arts
Assigned By: Gill, Jennifer
Earbuds needed for tomorrow
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today we did individual and collective past and started the Historical Method of Research.

Quiz : September 30th.
Artifact assignment due Monday September 23rd. Early bird is tomorrow.
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 3.
September 18, 2019
Science
Assigned By: Lundrigan, Huberta
Today we reviewed density and then started to make the connection to salt and freshwater.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Gill, Jennifer
Students will need ear buds for Friday.

GOOGLE CLASS CODE for students: d25a67
September 17, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned By: Gill, Jennifer
We continued reading the novel The Juvie Three.

We discussed global issues and making connections to those issues.

Students need earbuds for Friday.
Health
Assigned By: Gill, Jennifer
Food journal is due on Day 6, Friday.
Science
Assigned By: Lundrigan, Huberta
Today we completed an experiment to learn about the concept of density.
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today I went over how to do the journal for their assignment in Google classroom and how to create an assignment.

Tomorrow I will give them a period to work on their assignment so I can troubleshoot any issues.

Assignment due Sept. 23th, early bird Sept. 20th
September 16, 2019
Science
Assigned By: Lundrigan, Huberta
Today we corrected p. 2, 3 and 4 in our booklet.
September 13, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today we watched Episode one of Vanished in the Mist.

Monday we will go over how to write a journal for Socials and I will give them time to work on their journal for their assignment.

Assignment will be due September 23rd with the early bird September 20.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Gill, Jennifer
We continued reading The Juvie Three.
In groups, students worked on making connections with the novel.

A reminder to bring in earbuds to leave here at school.
September 12, 2019
Important Reminders
Assigned By: Andrews, Janet
Tonight is Curriculum night at 6:30 for grades 7/8 and 5:30 for grades 5/6.
Parents of 8-5 students should go to Room 209.

There will be a clean up of school grounds this Sunday morning at 10:45 if you are able to help.
Science
Assigned By: Lundrigan, Huberta
Today we completed page 2 and 3 in our chapter 1 booklet.

Google Classroom Code: qbtzgbx
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today students worked on a sheet that had 7 mystery artifacts that they had to try and guess what they were.
Health
Assigned By: Gill, Jennifer
Students need to complete a four day food journal for next health class. Write down everything you eat/drink for four days!
Language Arts
Assigned By: Gill, Jennifer
We continued with the read aloud novel, The Juvie Three.

We discussed global issues and making connections to these issues.
Math
Assigned By: Andrews, Janet
Determine if the following numbers are perfect squares using the prime factorization method.
340, 660, 484
September 11, 2019
Science
Assigned By: Lundrigan, Huberta
Today we discussed water distribution on Earth of Salt and Fresh Water.

Google Classroom Code: qbtzgbx

Remember, a copy of your chapter 1 booklet can be found in our google classroom.
September 10, 2019
Science
Assigned By: Lundrigan, Huberta
Today students received our first booklet for chapter 1 (Unit 1). We started work on the vocab sheet on page 1. A copy of this booklet can be found in google classroom.

Google Classroom Code: qbtzgbx
Language Arts
Assigned By: Gill, Jennifer
Independent novel is required to be left in my class.

Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today students started looking at what is history and what can artifacts/pictures etc. tell us about the past.

Google classroom code: z97i914
Core French
Assigned By: Doyle, Robyn
Please finish 'Un ballon pour parler de moi' if you did not get it done during class.
September 9, 2019
Science
Assigned By: Lundrigan, Huberta
Today we finished up lab safety!

Remember to bring 1 yellow duo-tang to class for Unit 1.
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today we brainstormed about what students think of when they hear the word history.

Students received their Unit One booklet which are their notes for this unit.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Gill, Jennifer
Students must have an independent novel.
September 6, 2019
Important Reminders
Assigned By: Andrews, Janet
1. Please remember to return the following forms:
- book condition form
- registration form
- media consent form
Thanks to those who have already passed these in.

2. Picture day is September 12.

3. Curriculum night is also September 12. For grade 7/8 classes, it will begin at 6:30.

Hope you enjoyed your first week. Have a great weekend! Look forward to seeing you on Monday.
Science
Assigned By: Lundrigan, Huberta
Today we started on lab safety - reviewing rules and glassware names from last year.

As a reminder, students need 1 yellow duo-tang to start the year.
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Welcome back to school Socials 8-5! Today I introduced the Socials course 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: z97i914


September 5, 2019
Science
Assigned By: Lundrigan, Huberta
Welcome! Great first class! Today I discussed expectations, materials, and policies with the students.

Tomorrow we start on lab safety.

Students need to bring 1 yellow duo- tang for Unit 1 - keep the rest home for now. : )

Students are reminded to bring their text book and pencil to each science class, as well as their yellow duo-tang.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Gill, Jennifer
Students should bring in a novel from home to read if they like (or we will select one from the Library).

Students need a green binder and text book for tomorrow.

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