Mr. Richard

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Posted: January 13, 2022

Hi Everyone,

For the MSTE classes - STEM, Coding, and Shop, here is the plan is.

For STEM classes, visit the link below and try the activity.

     Make Your Own Harmonica! | STEM Activity (

Coding - For coding, whenever you have some free time you can log into and continue with your lessons.  If you forget your class code or password, just send me a message.

Shop - There will be no shop activities for the duration of home learning.  Please work on coding or the STEM activity instead (unless somebody you live with has a shop and wants to show you some things of course :) )

Mr. Richard

Due Date: 

Friday, January 21, 2022

Posted: January 10, 2022

Hi Everyone,

   I hope your vacations were nice and relaxing.  I have attached the schedule that you will follow for the time that we are at home.  Each day will have 6 thirty minute classes in the morning, starting at 8:30.  These will be your core classes of Math, Humanities, Science, and French.  Each morning will also have either 1 or 2 independant study blocks where you can work on whatever assignments you need to.  Your afternoons have a dedicated block to reading and Phys. Ed/Wellness.  There will be assignments posted for your MSTE classes (STEM, Coding, Shop) but there will not be any Teams meetings for them.  I will be schduling a Teams call with you all everyday at 10:15 - 10:45 for math.  Where everybody is at a different place in math, this will be time for you to ask questions.  I do have to take attendance at these meetings, so please make sure you attend.  We will discuss how the classes will run during tomorrows meeting.  If you need any supplies from your locker, you can also let me know tomorrow and we can arrange a time for you to come pick them up.

Mr. Richard

Due Date: 

Monday, January 10, 2022

Posted: October 31, 2021

Hey All,

Grade 8 Math - we will be using Teams to continue our math outcomes while we are home.  I have uploaded the textbooks to the Grade 8 Math Team site.  If you need a new outcome checklist sheet for the section that you are on, please send me an email and I will send you the one you need as soon as possible.  If you need any help or need to have your questions checked, send me a message on teams or an email.  We can also arrange a video meeting time if you would like.

Grade 6, 7, 8 Coding/STEM - For now, we will just move to a coding class.  You should spend some time each week working on your lessons on  Again, if you are stuck on a lesson, feel free to message me through your classes coding team, email me, or arrange a video meeting with me.

My email is

Posted: January 25, 2021

Here is the link for the Match Maker questionaire.


Posted: December 9, 2020

6f will be doing thier unit test on Patterns tomorrow, Dec. 10th.  Topics include:

  • Input/Output machines
  • Finding pattern rules
  • Using variables and expressions
  • Plotting points on a coordinate grid
  • Drawing graphs of a pattern


Due Date: 

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Posted: June 8, 2020

Hi Folks, 

   Welcome to the final week of Learning from Home!  This will be the final week that we post learning opportunites for you to do at home and report cards will be going home next week (stay tuned for how you will be able to pick those up).

MATH - Dreambox is still the way to go.  Challenge yourself to finish at least 5 activities a day.  Even though this is the last week for work being posted, I believe that Dreambox will still be available to you for most of June.  

A good no-tech option this week would be to challenge yourself to learn the card game Crib.  It requires you to use some good mental math skills.  There are lots of youtube instructional videos, and here is the link to the official rules

SCIENCE - This weeks science challenge is all about boat building.  Summer gives us so many opportunities to explore and discover.  Water worthy vessels have a long history of exploring and sailing our seas.  They come in all shapes and sizes and have a variety of interesting features.  There are sailboats, houseboats, rafts, catamarans, pontoons, yachts, canoes, and so many more!  
Your challenge this week is to design and construct a model boat that is sea worthy and resistant to capsizing. See more in the attached STEM brouchure.

Another fun one (and I am stealing this from Ms. Squire) is to go outside and make an ICE VOLCANO!  All you need is water, baking soda, vinegar, food coloring, a container to make your volcano, and golf Balls(or any balls that will sink).  Here is a link for how to do this.  Make an ice volcano.

Have fun and as always, if you need anything, just reach out.

Mr. Richard


Posted: May 31, 2020

Hey Everyone,

   I hope you all had a great week and were able to find some ways to stay cool during that mini heat wave :)    Here are your learning options for this week.

Math - Dreambox is the main option for working on math.  There is still time to get your password if you have not already, just send me an email.  Also, if you are having any difficulties, do not be afraid to reach out. is another good source of math work.  Grade 6's should focus on area and perimeter of polygons, while grade 8's should look for work on circumference and area of circles.

A good no-tech option for this week would be to calculate the area and perimeter of your backyards.  Remember that the area of a rectangle can be found with the formula A = l x w.

I have also posted another problem of the week for those who are interested, as well as the answers to last weeks problem.

Science - Your challenge this week is to find a recipe to make in your very own kitchen.  It could be an old family favorite or a new recipe from a cook book or website like this one. Take the time to make it from scratch and enjoy the end product with your family.  YUM!   More information can be found on the attached document.

Have a great week!

Mr. Richard

Posted: May 24, 2020

Hi All,

   Welcome to week 8!  Hopefully you will all get a chance to take advantage of the beutiful weather coming our way this week.

MATH - Dreambox is still the go to resource for math.  Again, if you are having any difficulty, please reach out and I will help where I can.  Remember, you should be playing about 20 - 25 minutes a day, and try to complete each game before moving on to the next one.  A lower tech option would still be  For this week, focus on Algebra.  Grade 6 should work on finding the missing number, while grade 8's can go right to solving linear equations.  For a no tech option, play a game of Make a Buck with a partner.  It plays like this:

In this game, Ace = $0.01, Two = $0.02, Three = $0.03, … Tens = $0.10, Jack = $0.11, Queen = $0.12 and King = $0.13.


To begin, shuffle the deck and deal ten cards to each player.

Players then take turns drawing and discarding one card at a time until the deck of cards is depleted or a player collects exactly $1.00.


This means it will involve a bit of logic and problem solving as kids learn to discern which cards to keep and which to discard, as well as thinking through possible ways to collect $1.00.

Finally, a new problem of the week has been posted as well as last weeks answers.

Science - This weeks science brochure is also posted on Rube Goldberg machines (think of the game Mouse Trap).  Let your imaginations run wild on this one.




Posted: May 19, 2020

Hi All,

   Welcome to week 7 of home learning.  I hope you had a great long weekend and were able to get out and take advantage of some of the nice weather we had.  Here are your options for home learning this week,

MATH- Dreambox remains the go to resource for math this week.  A lot of you have been using the software which is great.  Anyone who hasn't tried it yet and would like to, please just send me an email and I will get your username and password out to you.  For something more specific, you can go to and focus on measurement this week.  Grade 6 students should look for materials on area of rectangles (A = l x w) and volume of rectangular prisms (V = l x w x h).  Grade 8 students should take some time and look at surface area.  There is a large surface area unit in grade 9 so it would be helpful to have some expsure to it. provides some great videos on some of these topics.  If you have any questions with these, please contact me.

For a bit of fun, try the card game Close Call.  Each player eals themselves four cards hen tries to arrange them into two two-digit numbers that add up close to 100, without going over.  Ex -  I get dealt cards 2, 3, 4, and 5.  I can then do 53 + 42 = 95.  Closest to 100 without going over scores a point.  You can also make this a subtraction game by trying to get as close as you can to 0.

Finally, in honour of The Last Dance, there is a new basketball themed problem of the week, as well as the answeres for last weeks posted.

Science - This weeks science deals with habitats. A habitat is the natural home or environment of an animal, plant, or other organism.   

Habitat loss poses the greatest threat to species.  The world's forests, swamps, plains, lakes, and other habitats continue to disappear as they are harvested for human consumption and cleared to make way for agriculture, housing, roads, pipelines, etc.
We can make a difference by learning more about our local habitats.  Your challenge is to observe and compare 2 circular
sections of Earth (hula hoop size or larger!). Which plot has the greatest number of species? Can you identify them all? What questions do you have based on your observations?  More information can be found on the attached document.

Thats all for this week.  As always, if you have any questions, do not hesitate to get in contact with me.

Mr. Richard

Posted: May 11, 2020

Hi Everyone,

   Welcome to week 6 (Wow, can't believe it's been that long already) of home learning.  Hopefully all is well with you.  Here are this weeks learning opportunaties.

MATH - Dreambox is still the go to for our math if you are able to use it.  If you have still not requested your user name and password and would like to give Dreambox a try, please just send me an email and I will get it right to you.  A lower tech option would be  This weeks focus should be on fractions.  Grade 6 should work on converting mixed numbers to improper fractions and vice versa.  For grade 8, multiplication and division of fractions is a skill that you will certainly need in high school, so this week, focus on multiplication.  Here is a short video on how to multiply fractions,  For this weeks no tech option, we will go with a classic - play a game of WAR with someone in your house.  All you need is a deck of cards.  I have also uploaded this weeks Problem of the Week and the answers for last weeks.

SCIENCE - This weeks science challenge is all about filtering water - Humans need clean drinking water to survive.  The water from our rivers, lakes, streams, and ocean is all around us but it might have a few undesirable items floating in it.  Everyone has a right to clean drinking water.  Venture out in nature to collect some water from a local, natural water source.  Take note of what your water looks like.  Your challenge is to build a water filtration system to turn dirty or salty water into clean water!  There are clues and tips located on the websites attached to the document.

Have a great week everyone and remember to feel free to send me any pictures about what you are doing.

Mr. Richard



Grade 8 Science Term 1 Outline
Grade 7 Science Term 1 Outline
Grade 7 Math Term 1 Outline
Grade 6 Math Term 1 Outline