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Posted: May 11, 2015

L/A - A completed draft of your fictional narrative is due on Friday.  Make sure you include all parts of the plot structure discussed in class. Math - a take home test will be issued on Tuesday to be returned on Friday.  Get a good jump on it! Other homework will be assigined if classwork is not completed.

Posted: April 15, 2015

A bit behind, but this is what should be turned in by Friday: Language Arts - The worksheet on characterization.  Don't forget the sections on creating your own protagonist and antogonist.- The worksheets on inferencing.  This is several pages long and intended to be completed over the coarse of two nights. Math - Turn in your test with corrections on Friday.  No additional HW was given on Tuesday to facilitate this.- Worksheet on multliplying fractions and whole numbers- Worksheet on multiplying fractions We will also be shooting additional scenes for our movie on Tuesday and Friday this week.  We will do more shooting next week.

Posted: April 7, 2015

There is no written homework today, but everyone should study for the quest (quiz/test) tomorrow.  Also, if you're not done the rough draft of your mock-assessment piece, continue to work on that.

Posted: March 31, 2015

L/A - Have at least 2-3 body paragraphs completed for your assessment piece. Math - Complete the worksheet 6.4 on the Distributive Property.

Posted: March 26, 2015

Now that we're getting settled in, please get in the habit of checking assignments here.  They will be posted Monday - Thursday. L/A - You should have at least one graphic organizer completely filled out for your ELPA practice piece.  We will begin drafting tomorrow. Math - Verify the 20 sollutions you came up with on Wednesday's homework.  If your original solution does not work, please check your work. Science - Bring in an empty Pringles can!

Posted: March 20, 2015

We have missed a lot of class time recently and will be doing our best to make it up.  The last Friday of the month will now be a full school day.  Parent/Teacher conferences will now take place fromk 3-6 on April 9th as opposed to during school hours.  Our school year will be extended to end two days later than previously planned.  The PD day scheduled for May 8th will now be a full classroom day.  We will also pick up two additional days when district schools are closed for subject council meetings.We are doing are best to make sure we maintain the high standards set at the beginning of the year.  In order to accomplish this, attendance and attention must be the highest priority.  The remainder of the school year will fly by.  We have to make every minute count!   

Posted: February 11, 2015

L/A - Turn in your PSA tomorrow Math - Complete the sheet on comparing ratios

Posted: February 10, 2015

Again, my apologies for being so lax with my teacher page lately.  Between snow storms and broken pipes, it's been a very fragmented couple of weeks.  I'm looking forward to having a better routine as we approach March Break.  Thank you for your patience! L/A - Finish you PSA for Thursday.  All elements should be collected in a folder and turned in to me. Math - Complete sheet 5.6, Equivalent Ratios

Posted: January 21, 2015

L/A - Finish drafting at least 2 PSAs Math - Review for your test/quiz tomorrow!!

Posted: January 20, 2015

L/A - Continue to develop your PSA Math - Complete the unit review and begin preparing for a quiz on Thursday.

Posted: January 14, 2015

My apologies for missing HW assignment posts on Monday and Tuesday this week.  I will be more vigilant going forward. L/A - Make sure your up to date on all your entries for The Butterfly Revolution.  You should be complete up through June 8. SS - Complete your notes about your family tree.  This is only what you know personally.  We will do some investigating and family interviews soon. Math - Complete worksheet 5.3 - Solving Percent Problems 

Posted: January 7, 2015

L/A - Finish the journal activity for The Butterfly Revolution Math - Finish Activating Prior Knowledge worksheet for percents/decimals/fractions

Posted: January 6, 2015

L/A - Finish the assignment for the Butterfly Revolution.  All four squares should be filled in for the June 4th journal entry. Math - No written homework today, we will continue our unit on percentages greater than or equal to 0 tomorrow.

Posted: December 12, 2014

It's been a crazy couple of days with the winter weather.  This has interupted our assessment preparation but I'm sure the students will make a strong showing regardless. We will not have any homework until we return to school on January 6, 2015. We will be having a pizza party in class on Tuesday, December 16 in recognition of our excellent attendance in term 1.  This will take place during our lunch and recess time. Our Christmas Concert will take place on December 16 in the afternoon.  Grade 8 students will be presenting a video that we made using photoshop. We are currently selling tickets on a Christmas basket.  Please see any grade 8 student for a ticket.  They are $2 each or 3 for $5.  All proceeds will go toward the grade 8 end of the year field trip.  The more we raise, the better our trip will be!

Posted: December 8, 2014

L/A - Complete the journal sheet for Butterfly Revolution Math - Complete sheet 1.6 - exploring the Pythagorean Theorem