Homework Assigned For Homeroom: 8-8
December 13, 2019
Science
Assigned By: Lundrigan, Huberta
Science quiz was today!
Language Arts
Assigned By: ODriscoll, Heidi
Independent Novel Presentations continue.

Open book quiz on Monday.
December 12, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today was day 2 of the in-class assignment. Note this assignment is not to be done at home unless a student was to miss all the in-class time provided. Students were provided a paper copy of the rubric which I went over in class.

Mummering: next Thursday! Students should start getting their costumes together. 5 bonus marks that they can apply to the item of their choice in the year.
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.

A sample quiz is also posted in our google classroom for practice.

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.
Important Reminders
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
1) Dec. 17th: Movie outing for the school.

2) Class secret Santa: pass in gifts by Monday Dec. 16th.

3) I will be out Dec. 16th and 17th.
Math
Assigned By: George, Kevin
Reminder: Students have access to Prodigy to improve their math skills... 5-10 minutes of Prodigy is recommended a night when possible.

Students were assigned #'s 4-12 Pg. 174-175 to complete at home.
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.
Science
Assigned By: Lundrigan, Huberta
No class today.

However, students should finished their review sheet at home tonight. We will correct it tomorrow in class.

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.

Important Reminders
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Homeroom Notes:
1) Use the Safe Arrival system to report absences

2) Christmas concert tonight: Dec. 11th

3) Dec. 17th: Movie outing for the school. Last day to pass in is today.

4) Riley Mercer Toy Drive: ongoing in the main lobby

5) class secret Santa: pass in gifts by Monday Dec. 16th.

6) I will be out Dec. 16th and 17th.
December 10, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today we finished the Truck System and 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'.

Homeroom Notes:
1) Use the Safe Arrival system to report absences

2) Christmas concert: Dec. 11th

3) Dec. 17th: Movie outing for the school.Due by Dec. 9th

5) Riley Mercer Toy Drive: ongoing in the main lobby

6) class secret Santa: pass in gifts by Monday Dec. 16th.

7) I will be out Dec. 16th and 17th.

Math
Assigned By: George, Kevin
Students are asked to complete #'s 4-6 Pg. 174
Science
Assigned By: Lundrigan, Huberta
Today we corrected and discussed the factors affecting viscosity.

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.
Language Arts
Assigned By: ODriscoll, Heidi
Awesome work ongoing with the Independent Novel presentations.
Open book quiz on Viewing will be Dec 16, 2019 Monday Please check Google Classroom for updated materials.
December 9, 2019
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.
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.
December 5, 2019
Important Reminders
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
1) PD day : Dec. 6th

2) Use the Safe Arrival system to report absences

3) Christmas concert: Dec. 11th

4) Dec. 17th: Movie outing for the school.Due by Dec. 9th

5) Spirit of Alex and Riley Toy Drive: ongoing in the main lobby

6) Breakfast program breakfast blitz today during PTI: flyer sent home with students. Check out VJH twitter ( @VillanovaSchool) for a list of needed items.
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
Math
Assigned By: George, Kevin
Students are reminded that they have a Math Test on Monday, December 9th
Science
Assigned By: Lundrigan, Huberta
Today we completed the write-up for the flow rate lab.

Chapter 7 Science Quiz: Friday, Dec 13th. The quiz will be 15 MC on the Chromebooks.
Important Reminders
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
1) Parent Teacher Interviews: Dec. 5th

2) PD day : Dec. 6th

3) Toonies for Turkeys: Let's have a goal of one toonie per students!

4) Use the Safe Arrival system to report absences

5) Christmas concert: Dec. 11th

6) Dec. 17th: Movie outing for the school.Due by Dec. 9th

7) Spirit of Alex and Riley Toy Drive: ongoing in the main lobby

8) Breakfast program breakfast blitz tomorrow during PTI: flyer sent home with students. Check out VJH twitter ( @VillanovaSchool) for a list of needed items.
December 3, 2019
Science
Assigned By: Lundrigan, Huberta
Today we completed the flow rate lab.

Chapter 7 Science Quiz: Friday, Dec 13th.
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today we learned about the bank fishery and started the Truck system. Test postponed to week of Jan 13th.

Research assignment: due Friday. Late policy strictly enforced. -10% the first day.
Core French
Assigned By: Thistle, Susan
Quiz is December 10th!
Language Arts
Assigned By: ODriscoll, Heidi
Independent Novel Assignment
(Book Talk with objects posted to GC) Due Dec 9

Open Book Quiz Dec 16th

Today in class we are working on the selection Dreaming of Stardom p.337 on Jim Carey. Please keep track of all worksheets as we move through this unit.
Important Reminders
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
1) Parent Teacher Interviews: Dec. 5th

2) PD day : Dec. 6th

3) Toonies for Turkeys: Let's have a goal of one toonie per students!

4) Use the Safe Arrival system to report absences

5) Christmas concert: Dec. 11th

6) Dec. 17th: Movie outing for the school. Permission slips going home today because I forgot yesterday
December 2, 2019
Math
Assigned By: George, Kevin
Math Test Date: Monday, December 9th
Language Arts
Assigned By: ODriscoll, Heidi
Excellent work on Freedom dreams from the text with worksheet. Continuing with our reading of the novel Stuck In Neutral.

1. Independent Novel Assignment
(Book Talk with objects posted to GC) Due Dec 9

2. Open Book Quiz Dec 16th
Science
Assigned By: Lundrigan, Huberta
Tomorrow we will complete the flow rate lab.

Chapter 7 Science Quiz: Friday, Dec 13th.
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
Important Reminders
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
1) Parent Teacher Interviews: Dec. 5th

2) PD day : Dec. 6th

3) Toonies for Turkeys: Let's have a goal of one toonie per students!

4) Use the Safe Arrival system to report absences

5) Christmas concert: Dec. 11th

6) Dec. 17th: Movie outing for the school. Permission slips going home today.
November 29, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today's students worked on their job sector foldable. They will not need a third class. a student who did not finish it in class today can take it home and complete it and return it for Monday.
Science
Assigned By: Lundrigan, Huberta
Today we finished up our Flow Rate Worksheet and watched G's world.
November 28, 2019
Core French
Assigned By: Thistle, Susan
Exciting times ahead! Can't wait for our fashion show !

Practice class is tomorrow, Friday , November 29th.

Our fashion show will debut on Monday, December 2nd. Expectations are high! Don't forget to bring your 4 clothing items along.

Upcoming vocab quiz is December 10th.
Science
Assigned By: Lundrigan, Huberta
Today we started a worksheet to determine flow rate and how viscosity affects flow rate.
Language Arts
Assigned By: ODriscoll, Heidi
Working on the unit Chasing A Dream. We started by establishing a bucket list for our dreams. We used the textbook to begin the unit.

In class we are reading Stuck In Neutral.
Independent Novel Assignment - Book Talk posted to GC Due Dec 9th.
November 27, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today students worked on a sheet about the 3 main cod fisheries in our province in the 1800s.

Research slideshow due Dec. 6th EB Dec. 2nd. They will have Friday in class for working on it OR peer editing.
Science
Assigned By: Lundrigan, Huberta
Today we did a little experiment to learn about viscosity and flow rate through different liquids.
Important Reminders
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
1) Report Cards: Nov. 28th

2) Parent Teacher Interviews: Dec. 5th

3) PD day : Dec. 6th

4) Toonies for Turkeys: Let's have a goal of one toonie per students!

5) Use the Safe Arrival system to report absences

6) Coats for Kids: we are accepting donations of gently used children's coats. Box in foyer

7) Christmas concert: Dec. 11th

8) Dec. 17th: Movie outing for the school
November 26, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today we re-watched Quest for the sea episode one and did an exit card. Our first time watching this did not go so well due to choices students were making.

Research project due Dec. 6th. EB Dec. 2nd . All information and samples are all on Google classroom.
Important Reminders
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
1) Report Cards: Nov. 28th

2) Parent Teacher Interviews: Dec. 5th

3) PD day : Dec. 6th

4) Toonies for Turkeys: Let's have a goal of one toonie per students!

5) Use the Safe Arrival system to report absences

6) Coats for Kids: we are accepting donations of gently used children's coats. Box in foyer

7) Christmas concert: Dec. 11th

8) Dec. 17th: Movie outing for the school
November 25, 2019
Math
Assigned By: George, Kevin
Math Assignment Due: Nov. 29th
Test Date: Dec. 9th
Language Arts
Assigned By: ODriscoll, Heidi
Speech presentations continue

.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.
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.
Important Reminders
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
1) Report Cards: Nov. 28th

2) Parent Teacher Interviews: Dec. 5th

3) PD day : Dec. 6th

4) Toonies for Turkeys: Let's have a goal of one toonie per students!

5) Use the Safe Arrival system to report absences

6) Coats for Kids: we are accepting donations of gently used children's coats. Box in foyer

7) Christmas concert: Dec. 11th

8) Dec. 17th: Movie outing for the school

9) Toonies for Turkeys...ongoing.
November 22, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today we watched episode 1 of quest for the sea and did an exit card on 3 examples of subsistence lifestyle.

Research slideshow due Dec. 6th.
Important Reminders
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
1) Report Cards: Nov. 28th

2) Parent Teacher Interviews: Dec. 5th

3) PD day : Dec. 6th

4) Toonies for Turkeys: Let's have a goal of one toonie per students!

5) Use the Safe Arrival system to report absences

6) Coats for Kids: we are accepting donations of gently used children's coats. Box in foyer

7) Christmas concert: Dec. 11th

8) Dec. 17th: Movie outing for the school
Math
Assigned By: George, Kevin
Math Assignment Due: November 29th
Test Date: December 9th

Students worked on a worksheet in class, students can finish this for homework if it was not completed in class.
November 21, 2019
Adolescence
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%

Research
Science
Assigned By: Lundrigan, Huberta
Tomorrow we will be going a graded reading case study assessment. Students can't really study for this type of assessment.
Language Arts
Assigned By: ODriscoll, Heidi
Speech presentation continue
Important Reminders
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
1) Report Cards: Nov. 28th

2) Parent Teacher Interviews: Dec. 5th

3) PD day : Dec. 6th

4) Toonies for Turkeys: Let's have a goal of one toonie per students!

5) Use the Safe Arrival system to report absences

6) Coats for Kids: we are accepting donations of gently used children's coats. Box in foyer

7) Christmas concert: Dec. 11th

8) Dec. 17th: Movie outing for the school

November 20, 2019
Math
Assigned By: George, Kevin
Please Finish Pg. 139, #'s 4, 6, 8-10 if not completed in class
Adolescence
Assigned By: Lundrigan, Huberta
Science test was today!
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.
Language Arts
Assigned By: ODriscoll, Heidi
Speech presentations continue
November 19, 2019
Science
Assigned By: Lundrigan, Huberta
Test tomorrow! 15 MC and 4 short answer questions.

Remember to complete and review the sample test in our google classroom.
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.
November 18, 2019
Math
Assigned By: George, Kevin
Practice for Mental Math Quiz

Complete:
Pgs. 133-134 #'s 8-11 and Pg. 139 #7

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 on Wednesday! 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.

Language Arts
Assigned By: ODriscoll, Heidi
Speeches due today in class. Many students have not completed this work and need to 'TURN IN' in the google classroom
Important Reminders
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
1) Report Cards: Nov. 28th

2) Parent -Teacher Interviews: Dec. 5th

3) PD day : Dec. 6th
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 20th. Students have been given their review sheet for chapter 2/3.

Students must review their chapter 1 material, as well.
Important Reminders
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Make sure to read the email Mr. Lambe sent home regarding the Safe Arrival system to report absences.Absences should be reported via the SchoolMessenger system.

With SafeArrival, you are asked to report your child’s absence in advance using any of these 3 convenient methods:

Using your mobile device, download and install the SchoolMessenger app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store (or from the links at go.schoolmessenger.ca). The first time you use the app, select Sign Up to create your account. Select Attendance then Report an Absence.

Use the SafeArrival website (go.schoolmessenger.ca). The first time you use the website, select Sign Up to create your account. Select Attendance then Report an Absence.

Call the toll-free number (844) 408-9360 to report an absence using the automated phone system.
Language Arts
Assigned By: ODriscoll, Heidi
Speeches - final in class today.
All materials for Source Cards and samples are posted to GC.

Please refer to GC and homework page to how to complete/print/submit your paper.
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 20th. Students have been given their review sheet for chapter 2/3.

Students must review their chapter 1 material, as well.
Language Arts
Assigned By: ODriscoll, Heidi
How to hand in your Speech assignment in Gr 8 Mrs O’D Class :

Print for Presentation

1.Cover Page (sample in the speech package)
2.Speech in 12-14 point font
3. Bibliography page (stapled at end- transfer info from your source card)

You must print these items at home to have in your hand to present from the day you give your speech. You cannot go to the LRC at the start of class to print a copy for your presentation.

In Google Classroom -

The three topic research completed in the Speech Package can remain there to be checked online.
Jot Notes- students have a choice. Some students created a separate page in their Speech Blank document. They can remain there online to be checked. If the student did this work in the Speech Package it can remain there to be checked online.
Drafts: All draft and edit work are in the history of your google document. They do not need to be printed or hand in to the teacher, they will be checked online as seen in class.
Important Reminders
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Make sure to read the email Mr. Lambe sent home regarding the Safe Arrival system to report absences.Absences should be reported via the SchoolMessenger system.

With SafeArrival, you are asked to report your child’s absence in advance using any of these 3 convenient methods:

Using your mobile device, download and install the SchoolMessenger app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store (or from the links at go.schoolmessenger.ca). The first time you use the app, select Sign Up to create your account. Select Attendance then Report an Absence.

Use the SafeArrival website (go.schoolmessenger.ca). The first time you use the website, select Sign Up to create your account. Select Attendance then Report an Absence.

Call the toll-free number (844) 408-9360 to report an absence using the automated phone system.
November 13, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today we reviewed for our test on Friday.

Assignment: Chapter 2 due Monday Oct. 18th. They had 3 in-class days for completion.
Language Arts
Assigned By: ODriscoll, Heidi
Speech Update:
Nov 4- 8: Write full rough draft
Nov 13: Peer Editing
**Nov 14- Final Copy Due (submit GC)deadline is extended to Monday Nov 18 for final copy admission on GC. Any paper submitted after this date will lose marks according to the NLESD Late Assignment Policy.
Nov 18-no class time for speeches. No chrome books in class. All submission on GC must happen outside of class time. No student goes to LRC to submit. We will focus on how to give speeches. Body language, voice, gesture etc.

Nov 19- In class speech presentations begin. You must have your own printed copy to speak from at the podium, you must hand in that paper copy at the end of your presentation.
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 20th. Students have been given their review sheet for chapter 2/3.

Students must review their chapter 1 material, as well.
Important Reminders
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Tomorrow is National Jersey/ Team colours day! Support your favourite sports team but wearing their jersey or team colours.

Make sure to read the email Mr. Lambe sent home regarding the Safe Arrival system to report absences.
Math
Assigned By: George, Kevin
Students should be practising Multiplying and Reducing Fractions for their Mental Math
November 7, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Assignment on the Europeans is due Nov. 18th. Test for 8-8 Thursday Nov. 14th.
Science
Assigned By: Lundrigan, Huberta
Important Reminders:
Unit 1 Test - November 20th. Students have been given their review sheet for chapter 2/3.

Students must review their chapter 1 material, as well.

November 6, 2019
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 20th.

Students must review their chapter 1 material, as well.
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
Important Reminders
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
1. Catalogue orders : Due Nov. 8th

2. Nov. 8th -No school

3. Nov. 11th- Remembrance Day

4. Nov. 12th- PD day
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 8-8 Nov. 15th.

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.
Language Arts
Assigned By: ODriscoll, Heidi
SPEECHES:
Nov 4th - research should be complete now - last week , topics were chosen and research began. Chrome books were in class for the full week.
Tuesday _ Introductions written in class with Thesis included.
Nov 4- 8: Write full rough draft
Nov 13: Peer Editing
Nov 14- Final Copy Due (submit GC)
Nov 15- Presentations begin in class. You must have your own printed copy to speak from at the podium, you must hand in that paper copy at the end of your presentation.
Important Reminders
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
1. Catalogue orders : Due Nov. 8th

2. Nov. 8th -No school

3. Nov. 11th- Remembrance Day

4. Nov. 12th- PD day

5.Textbooks: many students are not locking their lockers and leaving textbooks around the halls and the classroom. If books aren't turned in at the end of the year they will have to pay for them. So today we took time to go over the cost of books...which are expensive. Books, when not in use, are to be locked in your locker. They are not to be left in classrooms or in the halls or in the multipurpose room/cafeteria/gym.
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
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 8-8 Nov. 15th.
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.
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.

Then, students were given a waves worksheet to begin work on.
Important Reminders
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
1. Tuesday Nov. 5th: Remembrance Day ceremony. Cadets, guides etc. bring your uniform for that day.

2. Catalogue orders : Due Nov. 8th

3. Nov. 8th -No school

4. Nov. 11th- Remembrance Day

5. Nov. 12th- PD day

6.Textbooks: many students are not locking their lockers and leaving textbooks around the halls and the classroom. If books aren't turned in at the end of the year they will have to pay for them. So today we took time to go over the cost of books...which are expensive. Books, when not in use, are to be locked in your locker. They are not to be left in classrooms or in the halls or in the multipurpose room/cafeteria/gym.
Language Arts
Assigned By: ODriscoll, Heidi
1. The Journey Home assignments due TODAY

SPEECHES:
Nov 4th - research should be complete now - last week , topics were chosen and research began. Chrome books were in class for the full week.

Nov 4- 8: Write full rough draft
Nov 13: Peer Editing
Nov 14- Final Copy Due (submit GC)
Nov 15- Presentations begin in class. You must have your own printed copy to speak from at the podium, you must hand in that paper copy at the end of your presentation.
November 1, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned By: ODriscoll, Heidi
The Journey Home assignment is due on Monday. Details are posted to Google Classroom.
Students have had the chrome books in class all week. Topics are chosen and most of the research should be complete. We begin to write the Rough Draft on Monday, Final Copy is due Nov 13. Presentations in class begin.
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.
Important Reminders
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
1.Monday Nov. 5th: picture retake day. Bring your original picture package. ( Change in date)

2. Nov. 5th: Remembrance Day ceremony. Cadets, guides etc. bring your uniform for that day.

3. Catalogue orders : Due Nov. 8th

4. Nov. 8th -No school

5. Nov. 11th- Remembrance Day

6. Nov. 12th- PD day

7.Textbooks: many students are not locking their lockers and leaving textbooks around the halls and the classroom. If books aren't turned in at the end of the year they will have to pay for them. So today we took time to go over the cost of books...which are expensive. Books, when not in use, are to be locked in your locker. They are not to be left in classrooms or in the halls or in the multipurpose room/cafeteria/gym.
October 31, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today students did a little bit of learning about push and pull factors before having a bit of fun!

Test Nov. 15th
Science
Assigned By: Lundrigan, Huberta
In our next science class we will write up the results to our water quality lab, based on the trip to the Fluvarium.
Important Reminders
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
1. Tomorrow Nov. 1st : picture retake day. Bring your original picture package.

2. Nov. 5th: Remembrance Day ceremony. Cadets, guides etc. bring your uniform for that day.

3. Catalogue orders : Due Nov. 8th

4. Nov. 8th -No school

5. Nov. 11th- Remembrance Day

6.Nov. 12th- PD day

7.Textbooks: many students are not locking their lockers and leaving textbooks around the halls and the classroom. If books aren't turned in at the end of the year they will have to pay for them. So today we took time to go over the cost of books...which are expensive. Books, when not in use, are to be locked in your locker. They are not to be left in classrooms or in the halls or in the multipurpose room/cafeteria/gym.
October 29, 2019
Science
Assigned By: Lundrigan, Huberta
Fieldtrip was today!
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
No class due to the Fluvarium trip.

1. 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.

2. Nov. 1st : picture retake day. Bring your original picture package.

3. Nov. 5th: Remembrance Day ceremony. Cadets, guides etc. bring your uniform for that day.

4. Catalogue orders : Due Nov. 8th

5. Nov. 8th -No school

6. Nov. 11th- Remembrance Day

7. Nov. 12th- PD day

8. Textbooks: many students are not locking their lockers and leaving textbooks around the halls and the classroom. If books aren't turned in at the end of the year they will have to pay for them. So today we took time to go over the cost of books...which are expensive. Books, when not in use, are to be locked in your locker. They are not to be left in classrooms or in the halls or in the multipurpose room/cafeteria/gym.
Language Arts
Assigned By: ODriscoll, Heidi
1. Journey Home assignments due on Monday Nov 4

2. Speech topics must be chosen by Today. Research and rough drafts this week.

3. All test marks are posted online.
October 28, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today we continued on in our Aboriginal People's booklet.

Test Nov.15th.

Later this week we will start our Chapter 2 assignment.

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 TOMORROW (Tuesday, Oct 29th).

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!
Important Reminders
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene

1. Fluvarium trip: Tuesday Oct. 29th. Permission slips and $9 now overdue.

2. Nov. 1st : picture retake day. Bring your original picture package.

3. Nov. 5th: Remembrance Day ceremony. Cadets, guides etc. bring your uniform for that day.

4. Catalogue orders : Due Nov. 8th

5. Nov. 8th -No school

6. Nov. 11th- Remembrance Day

7. Nov. 12th- PD day

8. Textbooks: many students are not locking their lockers and leaving textbooks around the halls and the classroom. If books aren't turned in at the end of the year they will have to pay for them. So today we took time to go over the cost of books...which are expensive. Books, when not in use, are to be locked in your locker. They are not to be left in classrooms or in the halls or in the multipurpose room/cafeteria/gym.
Language Arts
Assigned By: ODriscoll, Heidi
Independent Novel Reading begins today. All students should have a novel in class everyday.

All test marks are posted online. Test will be returned and then collected back from the class.

Speech Topics should be chosen by Tuesday. Chromebooks are available all week. Research should be ongoing at home as well. All work should be done in Google Classroom so we can use the history feature.

Journey Home assignments due - Nov 4


October 25, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today we went over the Inuit and the Innu section of our First nations/Inuit booklet.

Test Nov. 18th-19th
Important Reminders
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Important Dates:

1. Clothing orders: Friday Oct. 25th.

2. Fluvarium trip: Tuesday Oct. 29th. We need one male and one female volunteer due to class size. Please consider chaperoning :) Permission slips and $9 now overdue.

3. Nov. 1st : picture retake day. Bring your original picture package.

4. Nov. 5th: Remembrance Day ceremony. Cadets, guides etc. bring your uniform for that day.

5. Catalogue orders : Due Nov. 8th

6. Nov. 8th -No school

7. Nov. 11th- Remembrance Day

8. Nov. 12th- PD day
October 24, 2019
Science
Assigned By: Lundrigan, Huberta
Today we worked on our Water Quality Webquest (posted in google classroom). We will continue with this next class.

Important Reminders:
Fluvarium Fieldtrip on Tuesday, Oct 29th.
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today students learned about the Innu.

Proposals were due today.

Test November 14th-15th
Important Reminders
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Important Dates:

1. Clothing orders: Friday Oct. 25th.

2. Fluvarium trip: Tuesday Oct. 29th. We need one male and one female volunteer due to class size. Please consider chaperoning :) Permission slips going home today. $9 due today.

3. Nov. 1st : picture retake day. Bring your original picture package.

4. Nov. 5th: Remembrance Day ceremony. Cadets, guides etc. bring your uniform for that day.

5. Catalogue orders : Due Nov. 8th

6. Nov. 8th -No school

7. Nov. 11th- Remembrance Day

8. Nov. 12th- PD day
October 23, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned By: ODriscoll, Heidi
Class went to the LRC to learn to use the sign out system. We are approaching the end of the Read Aloud novel in class. The assignment is posted to google classroom , it will be reviewed in class tomorrow.Students should complete their Remembrance Day work and hand it in by Friday.
Health
Assigned By: ODriscoll, Heidi
Lesson on Dangers of Vaping.
Science
Assigned By: Lundrigan, Huberta
Today we corrected our worksheet on Upwelling and then started on a webquest about Water Quality.

We will finish this webquest tomorrow. This is super important for our upcoming fieldtrip.

Important Reminders:
Fluvarium Fieldtrip on Tuesday, Oct 29th.
Important Reminders
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Important Dates:

1. Clothing orders: Friday Oct. 25th.

2. Fluvarium trip: Tuesday Oct. 29th. We need one male and one female volunteer due to class size. Please consider chaperoning :) Permission slips going home today. $9 due today.

3. Nov. 1st : picture retake day. Bring your original picture package.

4. Nov. 5th: Remembrance Day ceremony. Cadets, guides etc. bring your uniform for that day.

5. Catalogue orders : Due Nov. 8th

6. Nov. 8th -No school

7. Nov. 11th- Remembrance Day

8. Nov. 12th- PD day
October 22, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today we talked about the results of the election and how the school voted compared to the country.

Students then worked on the Mi'kmaq section of their booklet for Chapter 2.

Proposals are due this Thursday.
Science
Assigned By: Lundrigan, Huberta
Today we completed a worksheet on Upwelling!
Important Reminders
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Important Dates:

1. Clothing orders: Friday Oct. 25th.

2. Fluvarium trip: Tuesday Oct. 29th. We need one male and one female volunteer due to class size. Please consider chaperoning :) Permission slips going home today. $9 due today.

3. Nov. 1st : picture retake day. Bring your original picture package.

4. Nov. 5th: Remembrance Day ceremony. Cadets, guides etc. bring your uniform for that day.

5. Catalogue orders : Due Nov. 8th

6. Nov. 8th -No school

7. Nov. 11th- Remembrance Day

8. Nov. 12th- PD day
Math
Assigned By: George, Kevin
Assignment Due: October 24th
Test Date: October 29th
October 21, 2019
Core French
Assigned By: Thistle, Susan
Our practice in class assignment 'quiz' was today.

Tomorrow is the real thing! Make sure you review!
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.
Important Reminders
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
1. Catalogue orders on going

2. Clothing orders: Friday Oct. 25th.

3. Fluvarium trip: Tuesday Oct. 29th. We need one male and one female volunteer due to class size. Please consider chaperoning :) Permission slips going home today. $9 due on Oct. 22nd.

4. Nov. 1st : picture retake day. Bring your original picture package.

5. Nov. 5th: Remembrance Day ceremony. Cadets, guides etc. bring your uniform for that day.

6. Nov. 8th -No school

7. Nov. 11th- Remembrance Day

8. Nov. 12th- PD day
October 18, 2019
Math
Assigned By: George, Kevin
Assignment Due October 24th
Test Date October 29th
Mental Math on Monday
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.
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 17, 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.
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.
Math
Assigned By: George, Kevin
Students should be practising their Mental Math.

Assignment Due: October 24th
Test Date: October 29th
Language Arts
Assigned By: ODriscoll, Heidi
test tomorrow .... review of visuals today with test format reviewed as well.
Important Reminders
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
1. Photo orders are now overdue.

2. Catalogue orders due by Oct. 19th

3. Clothing orders: Oct. 25th.

4. Fluvarium trip: Tuesday Oct. 29th. We need one male and one female volunteer due to class size. Please consider chaperoning :) Permission slips going home today. $9 due on Oct. 22nd.

5. Nov. 8th -No school

6. Nov. 11th- Remembrance Day

7. Nov. 12th- PD day
October 16, 2019
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.
Important Reminders
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
1. Oct. 17th- Photo orders are due. Photo packages were passed out yesterday.

2. Catalogue going home today. Students can vote on prizes by Friday.

3. Clothing orders: Oct. 25th.

4. Fluvarium trip: Tuesday Oct. 29th. We need one male and one female volunteer due to class size. Please consider chaperoning :) Permission slips going home today. $9 due on Oct. 22nd.

5. Nov. 8th -No school

6. Nov. 11th- Remembrance Day

7. Nov. 12th- PD day
October 15, 2019
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.
Math
Assigned By: George, Kevin
Students were asked to work on pgs. 73-74, #'s 4-8, 10, 11, 13.

If these were not finished in class, they were to be completed at home.
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!
Important Reminders
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Thanks for all the food donations!!

1. Oct. 17th- Photo orders are due. Photo packages were passed out yesterday.

2. Catalogue going home today. Students can vote on prizes by Friday.

3. Clothing orders: Oct. 25th.

4. Fluvarium trip: Tuesday Oct. 29th. We need one male and one female volunteer due to class size. Permission slips going home today. $9 due on Oct. 22nd.

5. Nov. 8th -No school

6. Nov. 11th- Remembrance Day

7. Nov. 12th- PD day
October 10, 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 we continued with research for our Socials research project.

Proposal due by Oct. 24th.
Important Reminders
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Important Dates:
Oct. 11th - PD day. No school.
Oct. 14th - Thanksgiving holiday. No school.
Oct. 17th- Photo orders are due. Photo packages were passed out yesterday.
October 9, 2019
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.
Important Reminders
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Important Dates:
Oct. 10th - Food drive finished
Oct. 11th - PD day. No school.
Oct. 14th - Thanksgiving holiday
Oct. 17th- Photo orders are due. Photo packages were passed out yesterday.
October 8, 2019
Science
Assigned By: Lundrigan, Huberta
Today we started on chapter 2 and how ocean basins were thought to have first formed. We also discussed where the water first came from.

Chapter 1 quiz and exit card marks are now available on PowerSchool.
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today students learned about the extinction of the Beothuk.

Tomorrow students will start 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.
Language Arts
Assigned By: ODriscoll, Heidi
Yesterday we had the chrome books and did an assignment looking at the Audience and Purpose of various commercials. Today we used our text to examine the material in Selling Change. Students should be using our viewing terms from Vegas for the answering of these questions.

Test - Friday Oct 18.
October 7, 2019
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.
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.
Important Reminders
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
1) Food Drive now on-going until Thursday. See the Homeroom Hangout for the poster regarding needed items.

2) No school Friday or Monday.
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).

Important Reminders
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
1) Ear buds...and still need them....

2)Important dates:

Oct. 11th: PD day- no school
Oct. 14th: Thanksgiving - no school
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.
Important Reminders
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
1) 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


2) Ear buds...need them....

3)Important dates:
Oct. 4th:Terry Fox walk
Oct. 11th: PD day- no school
Oct. 14th: Thanksgiving - no school
October 2, 2019
Math
Assigned By: George, Kevin
Test Date: October 4th

Students have had multiple classes to work on review sheets/questions. We will be going over these next class.
Science
Assigned By: Lundrigan, Huberta
Science quiz was today!
Important Reminders
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
1) 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


2) Ear buds...need them....

3)Important dates:
Oct. 4th:Terry Fox walk
Oct. 11th: PD day- no school
Oct. 14th: Thanksgiving - no school
October 1, 2019
Science
Assigned By: Lundrigan, Huberta
Today we corrected our Unit 1 review sheet. The answers are available in Google Classroom.

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/
Important Reminders
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
1) Ear buds...need them....

2)
Oct. 4th:Terry Fox walk
Oct. 11th: PD day- no school
Oct. 14th: Thanksgiving - no school
September 30, 2019
Math
Assigned By: George, Kevin
Math Test Date: October 4th

Students have review sheets they can be working on and questions pgs. 54-59.
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. The answers are posted, as well.

Chapter 1 review quizlet:
https://quizlet.com/ca/339748117/grade-8-chapter-1-review-flash-cards/
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.
Math
Assigned By: George, Kevin
Math Test Date: October 4th

Students have review sheets they can be working on and questions pgs. 54-59.
Important Reminders
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
1) Welcome to Shelby McCartney who is a MUN education student who will be with me for 2 weeks as part of her degree program.

2) Ear buds...need them....

3)
Oct. 4th:Terry Fox walk
Oct. 11th: PD day- no school
Oct. 14th: Thanksgiving - no school
September 27, 2019
Math
Assigned By: George, Kevin
Test Date Changed to October 4th
Science
Assigned By: Lundrigan, Huberta
Today we completed a graded exit card (open book). If a student was absent today, please complete this at home.

Then, we practiced our chapter 1 terms with quizlet!

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 finished our density/salinity lab write-up and then worked on our chapter 1 review sheet.

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.
Math
Assigned By: George, Kevin
Assignment #1 Due Today
Math Unit 1 Test Date: October 3rd

Students were working on pg. 49-50 #'s 5, 7-9, 13, 17
Important Reminders
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
1) Still missing earbuds from each student. The school list requires a dedicated set for our classroom.
2) Important dates:

September 30th: Socials quiz
Oct. 4th:Terry Fox walk (tentative)
Oct. 11th: PD day
Oct. 14th: Thanksgiving - no school
Language Arts
Assigned By: ODriscoll, Heidi
Today we focused on another practice listening quiz. Art Politics and Questioning Authority was the story. The google class code is

tojt5c
Terms ad paragraph outline is posted
Listening Test on Friday
September 25, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today we finished off presentations.

Quiz: Monday September 30th
Science
Assigned By: Lundrigan, Huberta
Density/Salinity Lab was today!

Important Reminders:
Unit 1 quiz Wednesday, Oct 2nd.
Language Arts
Assigned By: ODriscoll, Heidi
Today we focused on another practice listening quiz. Art Politics and Questioning Authority was the story. The google class code is

tojt5c


. Terms ad paragraph outline is posted .
Important Reminders
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
1) Still missing earbuds from each student. The school list requires a dedicated set for our classroom.
2) Important dates:

September 30th: Socials quiz
Oct. 4th:Terry Fox walk (tentative)
Oct. 11th: PD day
Oct. 14th: Thanksgiving - no school
September 24, 2019
Science
Assigned By: Lundrigan, Huberta
Today we finished correcting our sources of freshwater foldable.

Next we completed a demo lab on density. Our actual density lab is tomorrow!

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

Math
Assigned By: George, Kevin
Students were working on pgs. 43-44, #'s 3-5, 7-9. If these were not completed in class, they are to be finished at home.
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today we continued our presentations.

Quiz September 30th. Google classroom has been updated with study materials.
Important Reminders
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
1) Still missing earbuds from each student. The school list requires a dedicated set for our classroom.
2) Important dates:

September 30th: Socials quiz
Oct. 4th:Terry Fox walk (tentative)
Oct. 11th: PD day
Oct. 14th: Thanksgiving - no school
Language Arts
Assigned By: ODriscoll, Heidi
Today we did the practice listening quiz 'The Dinner Party'. We will do another practice before the quiz on Friday.
September 23, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned By: ODriscoll, Heidi
Today we covered the Listening Effectively lesson in the textbook. We wrote notes on the strategies used in the text. We did samples from the text and will do more this week.
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 finished up our Sources of Freshwater foldable started in Friday's science.
Important Reminders
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Important dates:

September 30th: Socials quiz
Oct. 4th:Terry Fox walk (tentative)
Oct. 11th: PD day
Oct. 14th: Thanksgiving - no school
Boys soccer Grade 8 - tryouts today at 3.
September 20, 2019
Math
Assigned By: George, Kevin
Assignments are due September 26th

Students are asked to complete pgs. 34-35 #'s 3-8, 13 if they did not finish them in class
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.
Science
Assigned By: Lundrigan, Huberta
Today we started on our Sources of Freshwater Foldable.

We will finish this up during Monday's class.
Language Arts
Assigned By: ODriscoll, Heidi
Working on Read Aloud novel - Journey Home

Listening Quiz- Sept 26,2019
September 19, 2019
Math
Assigned By: George, Kevin
Assignments are due September 26th

Students are asked to complete pgs. 34-35 #'s 3-8, 13 if they did not finish them in class
Math
Assigned By: George, Kevin
Students were handed out Assignment #1 to be completed by October 26th
Math
Assigned By: George, Kevin
Students were handed out Assignment #1 to be completed by October 26th
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.
Important Reminders
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
1) Students must pass into me a set of earbuds they will use this year.

2) Homeroom Hangout code: wvx436x

3) First PD day: Oct. 11th.
September 18, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned By: ODriscoll, Heidi
We reviewed question one of the Two Islands worksheet and read to ch 11 in Journey Home
Science
Assigned By: Lundrigan, Huberta
Today we finished up work on comparing fresh and salt in terms of density, salinity and freezing point.
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Monday I went over how to do the journal for their assignment in Google classroom and how to create an assignment.

Today I gave them a period to work on their assignment so I can troubleshoot any issues.

Assignment due Sept. 23th, early bird Sept. 20th
Important Reminders
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
1) Students must pass into me a set of earbuds they will use this year.

2) Homeroom Hangout code: wvx436x

3) First PD day: Oct. 11th.
September 17, 2019
Math
Assigned By: George, Kevin
Students are asked to complete the worksheets handed out in class
Science
Assigned By: Lundrigan, Huberta
Today we reviewed over the meaning of density.

We then continued on in our booklet with the differences in salt and fresh water in terms of salt content and freezing point.
Important Reminders
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
1) Students must pass into me a set of earbuds they will use this year.

2) Homeroom Hangout code: wvx436x
September 16, 2019
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 a journal and we went over how they can approach the journal they are to write for their assignment. The assignment is due September 23rd and the early bird is Sept, 20th. The slideshow for today is in Google classroom.
Language Arts
Assigned By: ODriscoll, Heidi
Awesome round of Vegas terms today. We completed the introduction to Global Citizens. Pre-reading exercise for the next story Two Islands and we read some of our read aloud novel. Great day !
Math
Assigned By: George, Kevin
Make sure you join our Google Classroom:
ig18gby

Prepare for Mental Math Assessment
Important Reminders
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
1) Students must pass into me a set of earbuds they will use this year.

2) Homeroom Hangout code: wvx436x
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.
Science
Assigned By: Lundrigan, Huberta
Today we corrected p. 2, 3 and 4 in our booklet.
Language Arts
Assigned By: ODriscoll, Heidi
Happy Friday Everyone. Great day in Language today. We moved forward a few chapters in our Read Aloud novel. Looking forward to seeing everyone next week.
Important Reminders
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
1) Students must pass into me a set of earbuds they will use this year.

2) Homeroom Hangout code: wvx436x

3) School grounds clean-up at 11 on Sunday. Watch Twitter for an announcement.
September 12, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned By: ODriscoll, Heidi
Great round of Vegas today. We also worked on our first full reading selection from the textbook. We completed three question in full sentence format. These sheets have been collected. Read Aloud novel class for Friday.
Science
Assigned By: Lundrigan, Huberta
Today we completed page 2 and 3 in our chapter 1 booklet.

Google Classroom Code: fv0gi
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.
Important Reminders
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
1) Students must pass into me a set of earbuds they will use this year.

2) Curriculum night: Thursday 6:30 to 7:40 for junior high.Please go to Room 208

3) Picture day was today.

4) Homeroom Hangout code: wvx436x
September 11, 2019
Math
Assigned By: George, Kevin
Make sure you join our Google Classroom:
ig18gby

Memorize Perfect Squares up to 13 (Table) and prepare for Mental Math
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.

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September 10, 2019
Math
Assigned By: George, Kevin
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Work on Worksheet #1
Social Studies
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Today students started looking at what artifacts/pictures etc. can tell us about the past.


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Important Reminders
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Happy Tuesday 8-8!!

1) Still missing some forms. Thanks to those who have theirs in :)

2) Students must pass into me a set of earbuds they will use this year.

3) Cafeteria service has started.

4) Curriculum night: Thursday 6:30 to 7:40 for junior high.Please go to Room 208

5) Picture day: Thursday Sept. 12th.

6) Homeroom Hangout code: wvx436x
Language Arts
Assigned By: ODriscoll, Heidi
1.excellent round of vegas today - all students had their terms
2. We began the unit by doing a brainstorm from the opening visual. Then we developed a definition of the unit theme together.
3.Finally we read in our novel. Great day everyone!
September 9, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned By: ODriscoll, Heidi
Excellent class today. We did new seating charts, a great round of vegas using our term sheets. We began the text book with a TDSC introduction, a review of GTA and we began a list of the kinds of Genres found in our text.
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. We then looked at the various aspects of history, such as it's influence on the present.

Students received their Unit One booklet which are their notes for this unit.

A reminder to have a red binder for this course.
Important Reminders
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Hello Homeroom 8-8!!

1) Please have all forms in ASAP

2) Students must pass into me a set of earbuds they will use this year.

3) Cafeteria service has started

4) Curriculum night: Thursday 6:30 to 7:40 for junior high.

5) Picture day: Thursday Sept. 12th.

6) Homeroom Hangout code: wvx436x

7) Picture forms went home today!
September 6, 2019
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.
Language Arts
Assigned By: ODriscoll, Heidi
Excellent start to the year. Today we completed a Fire Drill Practice. We labelled our 'Vegas' cards. Students were given their language term sheets. And we introduced the read aloud novel - The Journey Home
Important Reminders
Assigned By: Ball, Raylene
Hello Homeroom 8-8!!

1) Please have all forms in on Monday! Thanks to those who have theirs in :)

2) Students must pass into me a set of earbuds they will use this year.

3) Cafeteria service starts Monday!

4) Curriculum night: Thursday 6:30 to 7:40 for junior high.

5) Picture day: Thursday Sept. 12th.

6) Homeroom Hangout code: wvx436x
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.

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