Have an awesome summer - get outside and move, and read, read and read some more!! Best Wishes, Mrs. Watt
Thursday June 16, 2016 Day 2 - 1 day of classes!! “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” – Confucious Block 1 & 2A: ELA - DEAR, Test Prep Block 2B: Math -Review - finish and take up exam Lunch Block 3: Social - Test Prep
Tuesday June 14, 2016 Day 2 - 3 days of classes!
Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else." Judy Garland Welcome to Mr. Alexander!
Block 1 & 2A: ELA - DEAR, Story - your short story is due at the end of this class, Grammar Booklet Block 2B: Math - Review practice test Lunch Block 3: Social Studies - Japan Review booklet - please share the Chrome Books with Mr. Lamont's class (you will have to share with in the class).
Early Finishers: Science simple machines booklet, Math review booklets, any missing assignments, free reading.
Monday June 13, 2016 Day 1 - 4 days of classes! “We all can dance when we find music we love.” – Giles Andreae Block 1: Math - Review & Review Test Block 2: Science - Rube Goldberg Projects
Friday June 10, 2016 Day 2 - 5 days of classes! "Why fit in when you were born to stand out!" Dr. Suess Block 1 & 2A: ELA - DEAR, Story Writing Block 2B: Math - review Lunch Block 3: Social - Internment Camps, The Big Question: In what ways do belief, values and knowledge shape world view and contribute to a society's isolation or adaptation?
Tuesday June 7, 2016 Day 1 - 8 days of classes! “Never let the odds keep you from doing what you know in your heart you were meant to do.” – H. Jackson Brown
Block 1: Math - review book Block 2: Science - Rube Goldberg work period
Friday June 3, 2016 Day 1 - 10 days of classes! “Only surround yourself with people who will lift you higher.” – Oprah Winfrey Block 1: Math - take up practice test, graphing and probability practice (practice test next day) Block 2: Science - wrap up presentations, Rube Goldberg projects
Thursday June 2, 2016 Day 2 - 12 Days of Classes "Being kind is never wasted." Anonymous Block 1 & 2A: ELA - DEAR, Story writing - edit with Mrs. Watt Block 2B: Math - Practice Test FOR learning Block 3: Social - Japan research
Wedensday June 1, 2016 Day 1 - 13 Days of Classes “No one is perfect – that’s why pencils have erasers.” – Wolfgang Riebe Assembly Block 1 - Math: Review Exam Block 2 - Science: Fresh Water Project Presentations
Tuesday May 31 2016 - All Day Trip to Lethbridge - Galt Museum, Japanese Gardens, O'Sho's
Monday May 30 2016 - Day 1 - Welcome Mr. Duce "The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will." -- Vince Lombardi Block 1: Math - Year End Review - teach your question to the class, Work on Year End Review Booklet #2 -fractions Block 2: Science - Fresh Water System FINAL work period (your group will present next day) ***May Book Reports (your last!!) due Friday June 3rd
Friday May 27 2016 - Day 2 Block 1 & 2A - DEAR, Story Planning/Writing Block 2B: Math - Review Lunch Block 3: Social Studies - Meiji Period
Thursday May 26, 2016 - Beauvais Lake Fresh Water Study
Wednesday May 25, 2016 - Day 2 “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” Theodore Roosevelt Block 1 & 2A: ELA - DEAR, Quizzes, Mini-Lesson: internet search, Story Writing - storyboard Block 2B: Math - Year End Review - square roots & integers Lunch - Home Work Club Block 3: Social Studies - Question on Google Classroom Critical Thinking Questions: In what ways did Japan isolate itself? What changes happened in Japan because of isolation? What is a feudal system? How was a feudal system used to maintain control of Japan?
Tuesday May 24, 2016 - Day 1 “You always pass failureon the way to success.” Mickey Rooney Block 1: Math - Shape and Space Strand Exam Block 2: Science - Alberta Parks continued fresh water lesson
Thursday May 19, 2016 - Day 2 Welcome Ms. Doell “Being kind is never wasted.” #HumbleAndKind Block 1 & 2A: ELA - Elements of Fiction Quiz, Writing Assessment (this goes with the reading one we did a couple of weeks ago), Grammar - sentence structure Block 2B Math - Strand Exam Review Lunch Block 3: Social Studies - Edo Era Presentations (due today - submit via Google Classroom), Presenters: Nick, Dillon, Eli, Erica and Sam N Japan: A History of Japan's Ancient and Modern Empire
Wednesday May 18, 2016 - Day 1 “It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.” – Epictetus Block 1: Math - Check Up Re-Writes, Review for Stand Exam Block 2: Science - Parks Alberta Guest Teacher - Sarah **Strand Exam - Tuesday May 24th.
Block 1 & 2A: ELA - The Giver movie Block 2B Math: Review for Shape and Space Strand Exam Lunch - Home Work Club Block 3 Social Studies - Edo Research - Last work period - submit, Draw for 5 presenters for next day
Monday May 16, 2016 - Day 1 We all must make the choice between what is right, and what is easy. – Dumbledore
Block 1: Math - Congruent check up, Apartment Design Project Block 2: Science - Guest Teacher - Sarah from Parks Canada - Fresh Water Systems **Math Strand Exam Wednesday May 18th Reminder: Elements of Fiction Test on Thursday May 19th.
Friday May 13, 2016 - Day 2 "Happiness doesn't result from what we get, but from what we give." Ben Carson
Block 1: ELA - The Giver test, DEAR Block 2A: ELA - Hand back assignments, Grammar Practice Block 2B: Math - Congruent Polygons Lunch Block 3: Social Studies - Edo research
Thursday May 12, 2016 - Day 1 "Don’t let what you can’t do stop you from doing what you can do.” – John Wooden
Block 1 - Math - Congruent Polygons: take up yesterdays lesson, Lesson: translations, rotations and reflections, complete work package **early finishers: Edo Web Quest (laptop cart booked), unfinished work Block 2 - Science - Light and Optic Systems re-write **early finishers: Edo Web Quest, unfinished work, free reading.
Wednesday May 11, 2016 - Day 2 "Life is what happens while you are making other plans." John Lennon
Block 1: Social Studies - Edo Ted Talk, Edo Web-quest Block 2A: ELA - Theme and POV, Essay prep Block 2B: Math - Congruent angles Lunch Block 3: ELA - DEAR, Vocabulary test, The Giver test prep ***Elements of Fiction test: Thursday May 19th
Tuesday May 10, 2016 - Day 1 "It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are." E.E. Cummings Block 1: Math - Congruent Polygons Block 2: Science - Fresh and Saltwater Systems 1.0 **Extra time: Essay prep for Friday's test
Monday May 9, 2016 Day 2 "The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change." Carl Rogers
Block 1 & 2A: ELA - DEAR, Mini-Lesson: Setting, Read aloud Chapter 18-23, Study Guide for The Giver Final Exam, Vocab Quiz 18-23 Wednesday **The Giver Final Exam Friday May 13 Block 2B: Math - wrap up Dog House paperwork Lunch - Home Work Club: Easton, Abbi, Chace, Bill, Teshayla, Erica, Hailey, Dillon, Naomi, Natalie Block 3 Social Studies: Japan Introduction Mapping
Friday April 29, 2016 Day 2 Fun Day Friday Block 1 & 2A: DEAR, Vocabulary Quiz, Read Chapter 17, booklet check, booklet work Block 2B: Completion of Dog House Build Lunch Block 3: Social Studies - Completion of Aztec Final Project Poster
Thursday April 28, 2016 Day 1 “You must not let anyone define your limits because of where you come from. Your only limit is your soul.” –Gusteau, Ratatouille
Morning: Science Test The Giver - Chapters 15 & 16 - if time Math: Dog House Build
Wednesday April 27, 2016 Day 2 "We're all working together, that's the secret" Sam Walton Block 1 & 2A: ELA: DEAR, mini-lesson: Setting, Read: Chapters 12, 13, & 14, finish chapter 7-11 booklet,
Tuesday April 26, 2016 "Don't know where your kids are? Turn off the internet and they'll show up quickly."
Day 1 - Homework Club during lunch Block 1: Math - Dimension exploration Block 2: Science - Unit Review **Light and Optical System Unit Test - Thursday April 28
Monday April 25, 2016 Ownership of your learning
Block 1 & 2A: Vocabulary Quiz Chapter 7-11, Finish up booklet 3-6 and 7-10, read chapters 12 &13 Block 2B: Math: Dimensional view practice Lunch Block 3 Social Studies: Introduction of Final Project, work period for all projects (old and new)
**Homework Club Day 1s (Tuesday and Thursday this week) during lunchtime.
Thursday April 21, 2016 - No school tomorrow!!
Happy 90th Birthday to Queen Elizabeth II
Block 1 Math: RAD Assessment, Dimensional View Block 2 Science: 4.0 Slide Show, 4.0 Open Book Quiz **Light & Optics Systems Unit Test Thursday April 28 - review quizzes
Wednesday April 20, 2016
"Time's fun when you're eating flies." Kermit the Frog
Block 1 & 2A: ELA - DEAR, mini-lesson: Characters, The Giver Chapter 10 & 11, Vocabulary for Chapter 7-11: exasperated, solemnly, crescendo, anguish,designated, relish, presence, intricate, tentatively, unpredictable, Chapter 3-6 questions-take up, Booklet Chapter 7-11 Block 2B - Math - Surface Area Check Up Lunch Block 3 - Social Studies - Last work period compare and contrast Aztec and Blackfoot, mini-lesson: Works Cited Page
**Chapter 7-11 Vocabulary Quiz - Monday April 25
Tuesday April 19, 2016 - P/T Interviews - Bring your parents!
"It's good to have an end to journey toward, but it's the journey that matters in the end." Ursula K. Leguin
Block 1: Math - Bucket Math - 1-17 (no 3) Block 2: Science - 3.2-3.4 Slide Show, Open Book Quiz 3.0
Monday April 18, 2016 ELW Forms! "Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyways." John Wayne
Block 1 & Block 2A - ELA: DEAR, Vocabulary Test, Chapter 7 & 8, Block 2B - Math - Volume Check Up Lunch Block 3: Social Studies - Compare and Contrast work period - Lab 204
"In a moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing." Theodore Roosevelt Block 1: Math - Surface Area of a Cylinder Block 2: Science - foldable notebook, definitions
Thursday April 14, 2016 ELW Forms! "The time is always right to do what is right." Martin Luther King Jr.
Block 1 & 2A: ELA - DEAR, The Giver chapters 3-6, vocabulary, comprehension booklet Block 2B: Math - Nets & 3D objects Check Up Lunch Block 3: Social Studies - Compare and Contrast Project - mini-lesson: how to document for a bibliography
Tuesday April 12, 2016 Day 2 ELW Forms! "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined."
Block 1: ELA - DEAR, The Giver, reading and writing, vocabulary Block 2A: ELA - continuation Block 2B: Pythagorean Theorem review and check up Block 3: Social - Aztecs
Monday April 11, 2016?Day 1 ELW Forms! "May you live all the days of your life." Jonathan Swift
Block 1: Math - Learner Questionnaire, Bucket Math - note questions are numbered: 4-17, Surface Area Walk About Block 2: Science - Learner Questionnaire, What is missing?
Thursday April 7, 2016 "The only thing I miss lately in all music is somebody that will put out a melody that you can whistle. It doesn't seem like there's anything happening like that." Merle Haggard
Block 1: Math - Surface Area Booklet, Walk About Block 2: Science - Quiz, Plane Mirror Experiment *Tomorrow is Junior High Assessment Day - if I have signed off on you subjects, you are not required to come to school. Enjoy!
Wednesday April 6, 2016 "Have a heart that never hardens, a temper that never tires and a touch that never hurts." Charles Dickinson
Block 1: ELA: DEAR, Similes, Utopia paragraph - finish, The Giver chapter 2, booklet Block 2A: ELA - as above Block 2B: Math - Surface Area - finish pre-test, booklet Lunch Block 3: Social - Work Period for Artifact Project
Tuesday April 5, 2016 "I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do." Edward Everett Hale
Block 1: Math - Surface Area, video, Tub Math, Walk About Block 2: Science - Concave and Convex Mirror Images, Notes, Google Form, Quiz (don't panic, it is open book)
"And in the streets the children screamed, the lovers cried, and the poets dreamed. But not a word was spoken, the church bells all broken. And the three men I admire most. the Father, Son and the Holy Ghost, they caught the last train for the coast the day the music died." Don McLean
Its Friday!!!(sort of) Have a very Happy Easter - I hope the Easter Bunny finds you. Thursday March 24, 2016 - Day 1 Block 1: Math - Volume work, volume stations Block 2: Science - Continuation of Reflection Stations No homework for the Easter Break - reading 20 minutes a day is not homework - it is a way of life. March Book Report Due: Friday April 8th
"You've got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was." Irish Proverb Wednesday March 23, 2016 - Day 2 Block 1: ELA - DEAR, finish "Ants," discuss Utopia, Brainstorm perfect Utopia, Stylistic Techniques Block 2A: ELA - Stylistic Techniques, Utopia paragraph Block 2B: Math - net building Lunch Block 3: Social Studies: Aztec Teaching Quiz, Aztec Language (current event), Remembering Aztecs activity
You say its your birthday?! March 22, 2016 - Day 1 Block 1: Math: Volume - pyramids Block 2: Science: Law of Reflection
"Not only must we be good, but we must be good for something." Henry David Thoreau **No school on Friday - Good Friday & No school next week March 28 - April 1 for Easter Break Monday March 21, 2016 - Day 2 Block 1: ELA - Finish What is The Giver about Paragraph, meet with Mrs. Watt for editing, Utopia - "Ants," three distinct Utopias Block 2A: Math - Finish up last days work/take up last days work, Object measure - volume Block 2B: ELA - Ants continued - Utopia brainstorming Block 3: Social Studies - Aztec Teaching Project presentations
"What one can be one must be." Unknown Friday March 18, 2016 - Day 1 Block 1: Math - Exit tick from last day's work, Notes - terms for prisms & pyramids, volume of triangular prisms, Practice, Block 2: Science - Finish Telescope video, take up questions, hand in, Binoculars, Pinhole Camera Experiment
St. Patrick's Day Thursday March 17, 2016 - Day 2 Block 1: ELA - DEAR, Similes, Poetry Booklets Due, New: The Giver Block 2A: ELA - Continuation of above lesson Block 2B: Math - Triangular prism, nets, Marshmallow Pyramid/Prism Build Block 3: Social Studies: Aztec Teaching Project - Presentation order: 1)Education 2) Religion 3) Social Hierarchy 4) Making a Living
“Fall seven times, stand up eight.” – Japanese Proverb Wednesday March 16, 2016 - Day 1 Block 1: Math - Parks Project - DUE and take up, Volume introduction and practice, Pyramids & Prisms Block 2: Science - Take up Refraction Lab, Optical Devices - microscope and telescope
"Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That’s why we call it ‘The Present’.” – Eleanor Roosevelt Tuesday March 15, 2016 - Day 2 Block 1: ELA - Mini-Lesson: Similies and Metaphors, Poetry Booklet Block 2A: ELA - Poetry Booklet Block 2B Math: Parks Project Lunch Block 3: Social Studies - Aztec Teaching Project
"Don't cry because it's over, cry because it happened." Dr. Seuss Monday March 14, 2016 - Day 1 Block 1: Math - finish taking up last day's work, new work - squares review, Introduction of Parks Project, work on Parks Project Block 2: Science - Ray Box -video and construction, Refraction Lab
"Wheresoever you go, go with all of your heart." Confucius Thursday March 10, 2016 - Day 2 Block 1: ELA - DEAR, Computer Lab 206 - Wordle, Mini Lesson: Adverbs, Personal Poetry Booklet Block 2A: ELA - Poetry Booklet - finish? Block 2B: Math - PT finish yesterday's work, take up yesterday's work. New: colouring page Block 3: Social Studies - Aztec Teaching Project - check in and work period
"Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference." Winston Churchill Wednesday March 9, 2016 - Day 1 Block 1: Math - Pythagorean Theorem Notes, take up last days work, more Pythagorean Theorem work:0) Block 2 Science: WHMIS - humour me, Light Notes, Ray Box Building, Lab Prep
"I think of life as a good book. The further you get into it, the more it begins to make sense." Harold Kushner Tuesday March 8, 2016 - Day 2 Block 1: ELA - DEAR, Kahoot.it, Poetry: Acrostics, Couplets & Quatrains, Free Verse Block 2A: ELA - Spine Poetry Block 2B: Math - Notes Pythagorean Theorem Block 3: Social Studies - Aztec Teaching Project
"Ignorance, when it is voluntary, is criminal." Dr. Samuel Johnson Monday March 7, 2016 - Day 1 Block 1: Math - hand back unit test (go over), Pythagorean Triples, finish last days work, go over last days work as a class Block 2: Science - finish work from last day, take up as a class, ray box construction, refraction experiment.
*Due Today: February Book Report, March book for March Book Report (ELA) Overdue: Persuasion Paragraph (Social Studies)
What if the Hokey Pokey is what it is really all about? Thursday March 3, 2016 - Day 1 Block 1: Math - Pythagorean Theorem introduction and practice Block 2: Science - Refraction intro and guided reading
Wednesday March 2, 2016 - Day 2 Ski day Block 1: ELA - DEAR Block 2: ELA/Math Lunch Block 3: Social Studies
"Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'!" Audrey Hepburn Tuesday March 1, 2016 - Day 1 Block 1: Math - Where are we - re-writes/unit test Block 2: Science - Introduction to Light and Optics
"Whenever you feel sad just remember that there are billions of cells in your body and all they care about is you." Monday February 29, 2016 - Day 2 Block 1: ELA - Poetry - Shane Koyczan, The Lady of Shallot - Limericks Responsible for: American 3&4 & Limericks Block 2A: ELA - continuation of Poetry Block 2B: Math - complete unit review - rewrite quizzes? Block 3: Social Studies - Chapter 10 Position Paragraphs due at end of class **if you are finished all assigned work please work on: February Book Report, submit March book choice, read March book choice
I found that dance, music, and literature is how I made sense of the world... it pushed me to think of things bigger than life's daily routines... to think beyond what is immediate or convenient. Mikhail Baryshnikov Friday February 25, 2016 - Day 1 Block 1: Math - Go over quizzes from last day, New: Chapter 3&4 "Test Yourself," unit review Block 2: Science - Lab 204 - Last class day to work on Systems Group Final Project - need to be e-mailed to Mr. Lamont by end of Monday. **Reminder: February Book Reports due by Friday March 4th - these can be handed in to the ELA bin in our room, or e-mailed to me at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Also the title of your March book is due to me by Friday March 4h (in person or e-mail). Thank you.
Thursday February 25, 2016 - Day 2 Block 1: ELA - DEAR, Italian Sonnets, American Poetry(1/2) Block 2A: Math - with Mrs. Whitford (last day) Block 2B:ELA - Book Spine Poetry, continue American Poetry Block 3: Social Studies - Chapter 10 guiding questions, rough draft of position paragraph
Wednesday February 24, 2016 - Day 1 #lrsdPinkShirtDay, Ski Day, Fine Arts Day Block 1: Math - with Mrs. Whitford Block 2: Science - Computer Lab 204 - Systems work
Tuesday February 23, 2016 - Day 2 6:00 Booster Meeting, Tomorrow is Pink Shirt Day/Ski Day "Either you run the day or the day runs you." Jim Rohn
Block 1: ELA - housekeeping: Class #, Instagram paper posts, Remind, SUP, How can I help my teacher... Poetry - where are we? Block 2A: Math - with 8A Block 2B: ELA - continuation of above lesson Block 3: Social Studies - Aztec check in: Research project
Monday February 22, 2016 - "It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are." E. E. Cummings Day Icebreaker Class hashtag