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Posted: September 21, 2018

ELA 8: Don't forget to complete your snapshot moment planning sheets for Monday.

Social Studies 8: Great job presenting the political party platforms today.  Big vote on Monday!

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Posted: September 19, 2018

ELA 8: Today we chose topics for our snapshot moments. Don't forget the "reading like a writer" assignment is due tomorrow.  Some helpful hints:  when commenting in the margins, you can include why you think the author chose that strategy, how that strategy adds to the piece, or why you think it's effective.

Social Studies 8: Today we presented our pitches for how we would like to spend money on the outdoor parts of our school.  We also began a new assignment, which has students working in groups to research the platform of a political party.  Students will be presenting this information during Friday's class.  On Monday we will hold our own school vote!

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Posted: September 18, 2018

The students have received an assignment to complete for Thursday.  We have been "reading like writers" for the past week in partners and groups and today we began an assessment of this task.  This assignment is individual and will be handed in for marks.  Students can look at the example gallery on this website or the examples on the walls of the classroom, to help them.

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Posted: September 14, 2018

We are gearing up to create pitches as part of our Elections unit.  The scenario: The provincial government has agreed to give Dr. Losier Middle School money to enhance the school yard.  As a group, prepare a pitch to the school...

Posted: September 14, 2018

Our grade eights are doing a great job of "reading like writers".  We've worked on this as a whole class, in groups and partners, and next will be an individual assignment.  We are learning a lot of strategies from our mentor texts that we can apply to our own writing when we start our snapshot...

Posted: September 12, 2018

And 8R is the first class to try out our writable surfaces!  Great job collaborating on the white board tables, everyone!

Posted: September 12, 2018

Dont forget to put the finishing touches on your six word memoirs!

Posted: September 11, 2018

Ask your child about 21C- we have big plans!

Posted: September 11, 2018

Today we “read like writers”!  We looked at an example of a snapshot moment and investigated strategies that the writer used to create voice, slow time down, and include sensory details.  Hopefully we can include some of these strategies in our own writing.

Posted: September 7, 2018

Don't forget to finish your bumper stickers over the weekend!

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