Posted: October 15, 2019
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
In 21C, we have been learning about the water crisis and how it is effecting developing countries, particularly in Africa. In this activity, students analyzed the effects that long water walks have on communities in the developing world. After we learn more about the crisis, we will be starting...