Homework Assigned For Homeroom: 8-8
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.

Google Classroom Code: fv0gi
September 10, 2019
Math
Assigned By: George, Kevin
Join Google Classroom

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.


Google classroom code:f0jz8x9
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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