Mrs. Cabel Notes

Go Knights!


Posted: September 30, 2019

8S and 8L: We are in the middle of a writing unit; students are writing snapshot moments.  We began with looking at mentor texts and reading like writers.  We are now moving from the prewriting stage and into our leads.  

8R: The students have been working on prewriting their narrative snapshot moments.  Tomorrow, we will learn how to write effective leads for this genre.  In humanities, we have also been focusing on the upcoming federal election.  Students are learning about their rights and responsibilities, different types of governments across the world, and the different levels of government in Canada.  Next, they will learn about the political parties and specific information about the federal election itself.  We will hold our Student Vote on Wednesday, October 16th!

Posted: September 10, 2019

I just wanted to give an update of what our time has looked like over the past week.  With our move to personalized learning, we are beginning our year in humanities with baseline assessments of all students in the areas of reading and writing.  This will give us detailed information regarding each individual student's needs as well as a broader scope of need in our classes and school.  The students have been troopers throughout this process!  

Posted: September 3, 2019

Welcome back, Knights!  I look forward to another amazing year of grade 8 humanities.  Please check out our course outlines!

Posted: May 26, 2019

Last week, all students who are missing assignments were given a list of the assignments owed.  These are all important pieces of evidence to prove that they are meeting grade level outcomes.  They know that it is their responsibility to make sure that these assignments are completed and handed in.  Please ask your child if he/she has any owing assignments.

Posted: May 26, 2019

We have been working on a poetry unit for the past couple of weeks.  The students have written some found poetry and last week, we learned how to do a poetry analysis.  Students will have one more class day tomorrow to work on their analysis - if they are not done in class, they will be due Tuesday for homework.  For the students doing enrichment versions of the analysis, I will discuss a later due date with you.

Posted: April 26, 2019

A reminder to 8R, 8S, and 8M - your essays are due in final copy on Monday.

Posted: April 17, 2019

Currently, we are in the drafting stage of our persuasive essays.  Students should have their drafts completed for Tuesday in order to begin the revision process.

Posted: April 2, 2019

Currently, we are working on a persuasive writing piece.  Students have analyzed mentor texts and began researching their arguments.  For homework this week, students will use one of their sources as their Article of the Week.  As always, they will close read the article, highlighting and commenting.  In addition, they will complete the attached questions. This is due on Thursday.

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Posted: February 14, 2019

Over the past month, we have been using a critical lens to look at social media and targeted marketing.  As a culminating project, students will create a video or print ad for a product, connecting it specifically to teens.  Attached is the project outline.

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Posted: January 24, 2019

Grade 8 classes are reminded that their questions on the documentary Generation Like are due tomorrow.  Please take your time this snow day to complete these questions to the best of your ability.

If you need to rewatch the documentary, you can find it here:  Remember that we watched up to the 15:00 minute mark and restarted at the 29:00 minute mark.

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Posted: January 16, 2019

Blue Knight letters are due this Friday!  

Posted: January 14, 2019

We have begun an Atlantic Canada geography unit.  We have looked at the physical area of Atlantic Canada and today will be learning how to read lines of longitude and latitude.

Posted: January 14, 2019

We are currently working on our Blue Knight letters.  Most students are ready to move on to final copies.  Tomorrow will be the last day in class to work on this.  After that, it will be a homework assignment.  

Posted: December 12, 2018

We have read up to the end of chapter 10.  Please make sure that your "What/So What" sheets are handed in to Mr. Pugh.

Posted: December 10, 2018

Today we read chapter 8 in class.  If you were absent, please read this chapter on your own.