Homework Assigned For Homeroom: 8-5
December 13, 2019
Important Reminders
Assigned By: Andrews, Janet
Next Week is Spirit Week.
Monday : Christmas Hat/Hair Day
Tuesday: Wear Christmas colours. It is also the day we are going to the movie.
Wednesday: PJ Day - Christmas if you have them
Thursday: Ugly Christmas Sweater Day
Friday: Christmas Character Day.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Gill, Jennifer
Book presentations are continuing.

Open book quiz on Monday! See worksheets and google classroom!
Science
Assigned By: Lundrigan, Huberta
Science quiz was today!
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today we finished our sealing vessel pictures and watched Quest for the Sea.

Core French
Assigned By: Doyle, Robyn
If you have not yet presented your fashion show, please be ready for Monday. :)
December 12, 2019
Science
Assigned By: Lundrigan, Huberta
Quiz TOMORROW!!!!

Today we corrected our chapter 7 review sheet. The answers to this review sheet are available in our google classroom - as well as other review material.

During class today, we also completed a sample quiz. This is posted in our google classroom.

Important Review:
Chapter 7 Science Quiz: Friday, Dec 13th. The quiz will be MC, a few fill in's and a few very short answer questions (on the Chromebooks).

Chapter 7 review material is available in our google classroom.
December 11, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today was day one of the in-class representing assignment. They were given a passage about a sealing boat being stuck in ice and the mens efforts to free the boat. They will have 2 days and possibly three depending on progress.


They will be mummering in school next Thursday.

Socials research project marks won't be posted until after Christmas. If I get them done before this, I'll post a notice in Google classroom.
Francais
Assigned By: Doyle, Robyn
We will continue your presentations tomorrow. Please be prepared.
Science
Assigned By: Lundrigan, Huberta
Today we worked on our chapter 7 review sheet. The answers are also available in our google classroom.

Important Review:
Chapter 7 Science Quiz: Friday, Dec 13th. The quiz will be MC, a few fill in's and a few very short answer questions (on the Chromebooks).

Chapter 7 review material is available in our google classroom. Students should be working on their review sheet at home.

December 10, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today I introduced sealing. Students will start a small in-class graded assignment next class based a selection from a book called 'Wooden Walls Amoung the Ice Floes' .
Language Arts
Assigned By: Gill, Jennifer
Independent Novel Assignments due tomorrow!

Please bring your textbooks and binders to class tomorrow.

Open book quiz on December 16th.
Science
Assigned By: Lundrigan, Huberta
Students should work on their review sheets at home, as we will be correcting it on Thursday.

Chapter 7 Science Quiz: Friday, Dec 13th. The quiz will be MC, a few fill in's and a few very short answer questions (on the Chromebooks).

Chapter 7 review material is available in our google classroom. Students should be working on their review sheet at home.
Core French
Assigned By: Doyle, Robyn
We will continue your presentations on Thursday of this week. Please be prepared.
December 9, 2019
Important Reminders
Assigned By: Andrews, Janet
The permission slip and $15 for the movie on Dec 17 were due today. Please ensure you have it tomorrow.
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today we learned more about the Truck system and the relationship between merchants and fishermen.

Test: after Christmas on Chapter 3.

Science
Assigned By: Lundrigan, Huberta
Today we worked through a worksheet on the factors that affect viscosity.

Chapter 7 Science Quiz: Friday, Dec 13th. The quiz will be MC, a few fill in's and a few very short answer questions (on the Chromebooks).

Chapter 7 review material is available in our google classroom. Students should be working on their review sheet at home.
December 6, 2019
Core French
Assigned By: Doyle, Robyn
A reminder that we will continue with our presentations on Thursday, December 12. Please be prepared. :) We do have class on Monday, but we will not be presenting as I will not be there.
December 5, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today we watched Quest for the Sea as there wasn't enough students to do the topic we needed to do.

The deadline will be strictly enforced for the research project.

Due by 11:59 pm Dec. 6th.

Test: postponed until after Christmas
Science
Assigned By: Lundrigan, Huberta
Chapter 7 Science Quiz: Friday, Dec 13th. The quiz will be 15 MC on the Chromebooks.

Chapter 7 review material is available in our google classroom.
December 4, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned By: Gill, Jennifer
Independent Novel assignments due Dec. 11.

Open book quiz on Dec. 16.
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today was the last class for 8-5 to work on their research project in class. The deadline will be strictly enforced.

Due by 11:59 pm Dec. 6th.

Test: postponed until after Christmas.
Science
Assigned By: Lundrigan, Huberta
Today we took some extra time to complete the flow rate lab.

Then, we started on the factors that affected viscosity.

Chapter 7 Science Quiz: Friday, Dec 13th. The quiz will be 15 MC on the Chromebooks.
Health
Assigned By: Gill, Jennifer
Nutrient Foldable is now overdue.
December 3, 2019
Science
Assigned By: Lundrigan, Huberta
Today we completed the write-up for the flow rate lab.

Chapter 7 Science Quiz: Friday, Dec 13th.
December 2, 2019
Science
Assigned By: Lundrigan, Huberta
Today we completed the flow rate lab.

Chapter 7 Science Quiz: Friday, Dec 13th.
Important Reminders
Assigned By: Andrews, Janet
1. Donations for turkeys are currently being collected.
2. The book fair started today.
3. Permission slips went home today for the movie on Tuesday, December 17. The cost is $15 if you are having snacks or $9 if you are not. The theatre does not permit outside snacks to be brought in.
4. Students will be dismissed at 10:45 on Thursday for parent/teacher interviews.
5. Friday is a professional development day. There are no classes for students that day.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Gill, Jennifer
- Independent Novel assignment due Dec. 11.


-Open book Quiz Dec. 16
Math
Assigned By: Andrews, Janet
1. Unit 3 assignments were returned today.
2. The unit 3 test is Monday, December 9.
3. Finish the four order of operations questions from the notes and the second half of the review sheet if it was not completed in class today.
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today students were given the opportunity to work on their slideshow.

Quiz on the content done so far in Chapter 3: Dec. 12th
November 29, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Revised: Class was abbreviated today due to an in-school situation. As a result they will get the opportunity to work no their slideshow on Monday. 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: Andrews, Janet
The unit 3 assignment is due tomorrow.
Science
Assigned By: Lundrigan, Huberta
Today we finished up a worksheet to determine flow rate and how viscosity affects flow rate.
Important Reminders
Assigned By: Andrews, Janet
Reports cards were sent home today.

If you are able to make a donation for Christmas turkeys for the food bank, that would be great. It's called 'toonies for turkeys' but any amount is appreciated.
November 27, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today we learned about the roles of men, women and children in the inshore fishery.

Research slideshow due Dec. 6th EB Dec. 2nd. They will have Friday in class for working on it OR peer editing.
Core French
Assigned By: Doyle, Robyn
Your test is tomorrow. Review your 3 sheets of vocabulary in order to prepare. :)
Science
Assigned By: Lundrigan, Huberta
Today we learned about Viscosity and flow rate.
Technology Education
Assigned By: Walsh, Rod
Students continued completing activities using Micro-bits. Today they worked on developing code to make the micro-bit into a step counter.
November 26, 2019
Core French
Assigned By: Doyle, Robyn
Your quiz is on Thursday. Please study your three vocab sheets to prepare. :)
Technology Education
Assigned By: Walsh, Rod
Students continued completing tutorial activities using Micro-bits.
November 25, 2019
Science
Assigned By: Lundrigan, Huberta
Today we learned what classifies a fluid.

Unit 1 Science tests were given back today. Marks are available on PowerSchool.
Math
Assigned By: Andrews, Janet
The unit 3 assignment is due Friday, November 29. The Test is December 9.

Finish p128 #8a,9
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today students completed a case study on seasonal patterns of activity.

Research slideshow project: Dec. 6th.
November 22, 2019
Core French
Assigned By: Doyle, Robyn
You will have an oral and written comprehension quiz on Thursday, November 28. You should study your 3 vocab sheets for this. You will need to know what all these words mean when you hear them aloud and when you read them.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Gill, Jennifer
SPEECHES DUE MONDAY! See google classroom for all details, rubrics, etc!
November 21, 2019
Science
Assigned By: Lundrigan, Huberta
Science test marks are now available on PowerSchool.

Tomorrow we will be going a graded reading case study assessment. Students can't really study for this type of assessment.
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today we finished our look at Consumer and Subsistence lifestyle and then started a case study on seasonal patterns of behavior in 1800s Newfoundland and Labrador.

Research project due Dec. 6th. EB Dec. 2nd

Assignments now one day overdue -10%
Core French
Assigned By: Doyle, Robyn
You will have an oral and written comprehension quiz on Thursday, November 28. You should study your 3 vocab sheets for this. You will need to know what all these words mean when you hear them aloud and when you read them.
November 20, 2019
Core French
Assigned By: Doyle, Robyn
You will have an oral and written comprehension quiz on Thursday, November 28. You should study your 3 vocab sheets for this. You will need to know what all these words mean when you hear them aloud and when you read them.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Gill, Jennifer
Source cards are needed for tomorrow. We will be writing our bibliography!
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today we learned about consumer vs. subsistence economy for Chapter 3.

Research project expectations and rubric now on Google classroom. Due Dec. 6th. Early bird bonus Dec. 2nd.
November 19, 2019
Science
Assigned By: Lundrigan, Huberta
Science test was today!
November 18, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today I went over the research projects final copy expectations and rubric.

This will be due Dec. 6th and an early bird bonus of +2. Late marks will be deducted starting Dec. 7th.The project is to be done through Google classroom.

Test and Project marks are on PowerSchool.
Science
Assigned By: Lundrigan, Huberta
Test tomorrow! 15 MC and 4 short answer questions.

Today we completed a sample test. While the sample test is graded (google form) it will NOT be included on PowerSchool.

The chapter 2/3 review sheet answers are now posted in the 'Study Material' folder of our google classroom.

Students must review their chapter 1 material, as well.
Technology Education
Assigned By: Walsh, Rod
Students were introduced to using Micro-bits by completing online tutorials.

Note: Any student(s) who does not have the career assignment completed are now responsible to finish it in the LRC during 2nd lunch or at home before our next class on Tuesday, November 26.
November 17, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned By: Gill, Jennifer

Rough copies due by Tuesday the 19

Final copies due Monday the 25th.

To have included with the final copy of the speech, and in this order:

Cover page
Speech booklet - completed
Rough copy - with actual visible edits
Final copy
Source cards
Bibliography
November 15, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today was the test.
Chapter 2 assignment due on Monday.

Research project: I will go over the final rubric, format and due date on Monday.
Science
Assigned By: Lundrigan, Huberta
Today we continued on with our chapter 2/3 review sheet.

Important Reminders:
Unit 1 Test - November 19th. Students have been given their review sheet for chapter 2/3.

Students must review their chapter 1 material, as well.
Technology Education
Assigned By: Walsh, Rod
Students worked on the Career assignment. If completed they began completing tutorials on Micro-Bits.

Also, students were reminded to make sure the first two assignments were fully completed and submitted.
November 14, 2019
Science
Assigned By: Lundrigan, Huberta
Today we went through the ocean coastlines activity and then students worked on their chapter 2/3 study guide.

Important Reminders:
Unit 1 Test - November 19th. Students have been given their review sheet for chapter 2/3.

Students must review their chapter 1 material, as well.
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today we reviewed for our test on Friday.

Assignment: Chapter 2 due Monday Nov. 18th (Typo yesterday...oops) They had 3 in-class days for completion
November 13, 2019
Important Reminders
Assigned By: Andrews, Janet
Tomorrow is jersey day. Wear your favourite team jersey or team colours.
Science
Assigned By: Lundrigan, Huberta
Today we completed an activity on the Ocean Coastline Features also located in Google Classroom.

Important Reminders:
Unit 1 Test - November 19th. Students have been given their review sheet for chapter 2/3.

Students must review their chapter 1 material, as well.
November 7, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today was the last in-class day to work on the assignment. Due Nov. 18th. Test for 8-5 Thursday Nov. 14th.
Science
Assigned By: Lundrigan, Huberta
Important Reminders:
Unit 1 Test - November 19th. Students have been given their review sheet for chapter 2/3.

Students must review their chapter 1 material, as well chapter 2/3.
November 6, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
We continued on with their chapter 2 project which will be due Nov. 18th.

8-5 test: Thursday Nov. 14th
8-6 test: Thursday Nov. 14th
8-8 test: Friday Nov. 15th
Science
Assigned By: Lundrigan, Huberta
Today we corrected the waves worksheet (on google classroom) and reviewed upwelling.

Today students were given their chapter 2/3 review sheet to start working on. We have not covered all concepts in these chapters, as of yet.

Important Reminders:
Unit 1 Test - November 19th.

Students must review their chapter 1 material, as well.
November 5, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today we worked on our Chapter 2 project posted in Google classroom. Due Nov. 18th. 3 days in class will be given.

Test for 8-5 Nov. 14th.

Research project: I won't be instructing the students do start their final project until after the test. proposals are corrected and in Google classroom to see the feedback. Due date will be Dec. 6th. I will go over the final guidelines either just before or just after the test.
Technology Education
Assigned By: Walsh, Rod
Students continued working on the Career in Control Technology assignment.
Science
Assigned By: Lundrigan, Huberta
Today students completed a worksheet on waves. A copy of this document can be found in our google classroom.
November 4, 2019
Science
Assigned By: Lundrigan, Huberta
Today we finished up our water quality lab write-up. A copy of the write-up (with class results) can be found in our google classroom.

Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today we worked on our Chapter 2 project posted in Google classroom. Due Nov. 18th. 3 days in class will be given.

Test for 8-5 Nov. 14th.

Research project: I won't be instructing the students do start their final project until after the test. proposals are corrected and in Google classroom to see the feedback. Due date will be Dec. 6th. I will go over the final guidelines either just before or just after the test.
November 1, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today we went over push and pull factors.

Next day they will start their Chapter 2 assignment.

Research project: I won't be instructing the students do start their final project until after the test. proposals are corrected and in Google classroom to see the feedback. I anticipate the due date to be the first week of December. I will go over the final guidelines either just before or just after the test.

Test: Nov. 14
Science
Assigned By: Lundrigan, Huberta
Today we started the write up for our Water Quality lab. Students will be given some extra time next day to finish up.

The lab write-up worksheet with results are posted in the google classroom.
October 31, 2019
Science
Assigned By: Lundrigan, Huberta
Science Fieldtrip was today!
October 30, 2019
Science
Assigned By: Lundrigan, Huberta
Today we reviewed the parameters of determining good or poor water quality. Then, we discussed expectations on the fieldtrip.

Important Reminders:
Fluvarium Fieldtrip TOMORROW!!

Students will need to dress for the weather, as a part of the fieldtrip is outside. However, the fieldtrip will go ahead rain or shine. They can do all parts inside, if necessary.

As well, we will get back to school after our regular lunchtime, so likely, the cafeteria will be closed. A packed lunch is a great idea for tomorrow!
Language Arts
Assigned By: Gill, Jennifer
We are currently working on speeches. Students have their topics chosen and need to have three arguments listed.

October 29, 2019
Core French
Assigned By: Doyle, Robyn
Google Classroom Code: 9c1xflg. The unit outline for our new unit has been posted here.
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
We continued on in our Chapter 2 booklet.

Proposals are now corrected with feedback. These are in Google classroom. A mark out of 5 was given. Next week I will go over the requirements for the final project. Students must incorporate the feedback given.
Science
Assigned By: Lundrigan, Huberta
Important Reminders:
Fluvarium Fieldtrip is on Thursday, Oct 31st.

Students will need to dress for the weather, as a part of the fieldtrip is outside. However, the fieldtrip will go ahead rain or shine. They can do all parts inside, if necessary.

As well, we will get back to school after our regular lunchtime, so likely, the cafeteria will be closed. A packed lunch is a great idea!
October 28, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today we continued on in our Aboriginal People's booklet.

Test Nov.14th.

Later this week we will start our Chapter 2 assignment.

Proposals are graded for this class. Check Google classroom for feedback.
Science
Assigned By: Lundrigan, Huberta
Water Quality Webquests and Exit Cards should now be completed. This material is essential for the fieldtrip this week.

Today students worked on a water quality case study.

Important Reminders:
Fluvarium Fieldtrip on Thursday, Oct 31st.

Students will need to dress for the weather, as a part of the fieldtrip is outside. However, the fieldtrip will go ahead rain or shine. They can do all parts inside, if necessary.

As well, we will get back to school after our regular lunchtime, so likely, the cafeteria will be closed. A packed lunch is a great idea!
October 25, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned By: Gill, Jennifer
Read Aloud representing assignment due MONDAY!
Core French
Assigned By: Doyle, Robyn
Your test is on Monday. :)
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today students worked on the Inuit and the Innu section of our First Nations/Inuit booklet.

Test Nov. 18th-19th
Technology Education
Assigned By: Walsh, Rod
Students were reminded today that both the first two assignments on Topic 1: Introduction to Control need to be completed and submitted before our next class on Monday, November 4.

NOTE: if not submitted by this date it will be marked late.

Any student who was done started Assignment #3: Careers in Control Technology.
October 24, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today students learned about the Mikmaq.

Proposals were due today.

Test November 14th-15th
Science
Assigned By: Lundrigan, Huberta
Today we started work on our Water Quality Webquest (posted in google classroom). We will continue with this next class.

Important Reminders:
Fluvarium Fieldtrip on Thursday, Oct 31th.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Gill, Jennifer
We have started our Speech unit! Students are asked to have a topic in mind asap.

See updated Powerschool marks
Technology Education
Assigned By: Walsh, Rod
A few students were given time to complete the elements of control google form. All others were to work on completing assignment #2.
October 23, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned By: Gill, Jennifer
TEST marks were returned.

We had an introduction to our speech unit. Students need to begin thinking of a topic.

Read Aloud Assignment due Monday.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Gill, Jennifer
TEST marks were returned.

We had an introduction to our speech unit. Students need to begin thinking of a topic.

Read Aloud Assignment due Monday.
Science
Assigned By: Lundrigan, Huberta
Today we completed a worksheet on Upwelling.

Important Reminders:
Fluvarium Fieldtrip on Thursday, Oct 31th.
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today we went over the reasons for the extinction of the Beothuk.

Proposals due Thursday.
Health
Assigned By: Gill, Jennifer
Terry Fox questions are due next class. We also had a vaping lesson yesterday.
Health
Assigned By: Gill, Jennifer
Terry Fox questions are due next class. We also had a vaping lesson yesterday.
October 22, 2019
Science
Assigned By: Lundrigan, Huberta
Today we corrected our Google Map Webquest. Answers to this Webquest can be found in our google classroom.

All students should have both the Webquest and the exit card (both posted in our google classroom) completed.
October 21, 2019
Science
Assigned By: Lundrigan, Huberta
Today we finished up the webquest on the ocean floor (in google classroom) and then students were asked to complete the exit card posted in google classroom. If not completed in class today, students should finish this up at home.
Important Reminders
Assigned By: Andrews, Janet
1. Picture retakes are November 1. If you missed picture day, you will have your picture taken then. For those students having retakes, you must bring your original package.
2. Fundraising orders are due Friday.
3. Fluvarium field trip forms with $9 are due this week.
4. Clothing orders with the school logo are this Friday. The company will be in with samples for sizing. Bring your money at that time.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Gill, Jennifer
Today we worked on our Read aloud assignment on the novel The Juvie Three by Gordon Korman. Students must submit their final project on Monday, October 28.
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today was our last day for research for the Research project.

Proposal is due this Thursday Oct. 24th. Source cards should be passed in at this time.
Math
Assigned By: Andrews, Janet
The unit 2 assignment is due Thursday. Tomorrow is the early bird date.
The test is October 29.
If not complete, finish class work p83 #9-12
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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