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Posted: January 17, 2019

5 Components of Fitness

1. Cardiorespiratory endurance

2. Muscular endurance

3. Muscular strength

4. Body composition

5. Flexibility


6 Skills

1. Speed

2. Power

3. Agility

4. Balance

5. Coordination

6. Reaction Time

Posted: January 16, 2019

The activities for today can be done individually or with a partner.

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Complete the VIrtual Hotel (start with the kitchen and restaurant, and then you can do the rest of the hotel). Find the hazards in the rooms, and select the best answer to prevent injury. After completing the hotel, you can do the office or supermarket.

**IF FLASH ISN'T WORKING ON YOUR COMPUTER** complete the following:

1. Research one disease that is caused by the improper handing of food (salmonella, e coli, etc), and write down how it is caused and what can be done to prevent it.

2. Research one disease that is caused by a nutritional deficiency, and write down how it is caused and what can be done to prevent it.

Posted: January 15, 2019

We are starting the planning stages of our STEM fair. The students received a planning sheet that is due on THURSDAY, January 17. If you need a new sheet, please see me for a new copy. There are 4 questions to answer on the sheet:

1 - What are you going to test?

2 - Identify the independent and dependent variables

3 - Rephrase question 1 as a testable question

4 - Research background information on your topic and write a hypothesis for your project


We will be looking more at the scientific method this week

Posted: January 11, 2019

We are finishing our fraction and decimals unit that began before Christmas. Today (Jan 11), we are reviewing fractions. Monday, we will be reviewing decimals, and the test will be on Tuesday, January 15.

Fractions Review:

1. Write the following as a decimal:

a) 2/5 b) 8/25

2. Write as a fraction in its simplest form:

a) 0.125 b) 0.5

3. Order these from least to greatest:

1/2, 2/3, 3/8, 0.3.75

4. Write the follwoing as a decimal:

a) 7/9 b) 5/6


Decimals Review:

1. Evaluate:

a) 0.2 x 0.3 b) 1.25 + 2.34 c) 1.25/100 d) 3.45 - 1.98

2. Evaluate, using order of operations

a) 2.1 + 3.2 x 4.1

3. A bottle of water costs $1.32. How much does it cost to buy 1 for you and for your 5 friends?

4. A rectangular garden is 2.1 m by 3.4 m. How much fence is needed to surround the garden? A bag of mulch will cover 2 square meters. How many bags are needed to mulch the garden?

Posted: December 13, 2018

Last week after completing your wellness wheel activity, you identified a domain and created a goal (emotional, social, intellectual, spiritual, or physical). Today, you can either work by yourself or with a group that has a similar goal, and create a plan for that goal. For example, if your goal was to drink more water, you could look up some tips to drink more water, and the benefits of drinking water. You can either create a presentation for the class (like with the information on drinking water), or an activity that you want to do with the class. An example of an activity could be leading the class in five minutes of mindfulness.

Posted: December 6, 2018

Option 1:

Your task is to research the different Biomes and some of the biotic and abiotic factors in each area.

Choose any 3 of the following Biomes:

Biomes: Desert,  Arctic Tundra, Boreal Forest(Taiga),Temperate Forest, Tropical Rainforest, Grasslands        

Things to focus on:

1) A map showing the locations of your Biomes on planet earth.

2) Climate (Average rainfall/snowfall? Average Temperature? 

3) Major animals/plants found in each biome (at least 5)

4) Adaptations allowing the animal/plant to live in the biomes.

All research on your Biomes will be put together in a project using  PowerPoint and will be presented to the class.

You may work with one partner on this if you wish.


Option 2:

Create a visual representation of one biome (diorama).

Complete steps 1-4 of option 1 for the biome that you selected.

You may work with one partner if you wish.


Due Date -Thursday, December 20

Posted: November 22, 2018

Pick one day over the next week and complete a diary. Write down what you eat for each day. Who are you eating with (family, friends, by myself, etc) and where you ate (in my room, on the couch, at the table, cafeteria, etc). For that same day, write down what you do for physical activity, and also include who you were with and where you did it.

Posted: November 20, 2018

Today in the computer lab you need to finish your missing/wanted poster if it is not completed yet.

When completed, you are going to pick a vertebrate (amphibian, reptile, fish, bird, or mammal) and create an information sheet about it. Information that needs to be on it:

Photo or drawing of the animal selected (1 point)

Common name and scientific name (genus and species, for example Canis lupus familiaris) (2 points)

5 distinguishing features that set your animal apart from others (5 points)

At least one interesting fact or trivia about your animals (2 points)

This will be marked out of 10 points and will be due at the end of the week.

Posted: November 14, 2018

Finish your missing/wanted poster of an invertebrate. When completed, you can finish filling in your information sheets on Amphibians and Reptiles.

Posted: November 14, 2018

This week we are finishing up with expressions and equations. Unit test will be Monday, November 19.

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Posted: November 5, 2018

This week we are continuing with patterns and relations, and working on relation->table->graph, and graph->table->relation. Homework is due on Thursday (no school Friday!)

Extra help - Tuesdays during morning options, and Tuesday and Thursday during homework period. Other times are available, upon request.

Re-test - fill out the reassessment form (copies in class) and identify the day/time you want to come in

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Posted: October 30, 2018

Monday - more work on relationships in patterns (section 1.4 in text book)

Tuesday - quiz review

Wednesday - quiz

Thursday - patterns and relations in tables (section 1.5)

Friday - continuing with section 1.5 *Homework due

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Posted: October 22, 2018

Tuesday, Oct 23 - Homework assigned

Thursday, Oct 25 - Mental Math Quiz

Friday, Oct 26 - Homewor due

Use the Animal Diversity Web site to answer your questions

Posted: October 15, 2018

Select 15 different living things, and organize them in a way that makes sense for you.