April 21

Math – April 21

This week we are extending our geometry studies with the Grade 7’s looking at bisectors and the Grade 8’s studying the volume of cylinders.

The Grade 7 Assignment: Grade 7’s will complete all questions in assignment 8.3 on constructing perpendicular bisectors.

19.04.21 grade 7 – constructing perpendicular bisectors – 8.3-2bj78n8

The Grade 8 Assignment: Grade 8’s will complete questions 4 – 15 of assignment 4.8 “Volume of a Right Cylinder”

19.04.1521 Grade 8 – volume of cylinders – 4.8-uy8t6i

April 18

The Rise Of Skywalker Episode IX

There is a new Star Wars movie that is coming out and the movie is the last one in the Star Wars Trilogy and the Star Wars movie is coming out in December 2019 It is going to be awesome hopefully it is not going to be like the force awakens and last Jedi hopefully it will be good ans then I will be so happy Disney actually used there Brain. So you are probably wondering why i am talking so strange well i am mad at Disney that they ruined Star Wars they shall suffer for this outrage.

So the characters are going to be Rey, Kylo Ren, Lando Calrissian, Finn, Leia, Poe and a bunch others in the trailer there is a laugh that you may know if you watch all the trilogy that you may know it is a sith lords. so the cool, thing is that they found the remains of the death star which people do not know which one.

here is the trailer link  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adzYW5DZoWs

April 15

The Little Prince – ch. 18 – 20

  1. What do you think is important about what the flower says regarding roots and humans?
  2. When the Prince stands on the mountain and looks around he thinks the whole world is dry and without people?  Is he right? What does this represent in real people?
  3. Why does the Little Prince become so sad when he finds all the roses?
April 15

Math – April 15

This week we are going into spatial math with the grade 7’s entering geometry starting with parallel and perpendicular lines.  The Grade 8’s are working on more 3d geometry with.

The Grade 7 Assignment: Grade 7’s are working on assignment 8.1 and 8.2.  On 8.1 they are to complete #’s

19.04.12 grade 7 – parallel and perpendicular lines – 8.1-8.2-18jxzej

 

The Grade 8 Assignment: Grade 8’s are working on 3d geometry.  They will be completing #’s 4-15 in assignment 4.7.

19.04.15 grade 8 – surface area of right cylinder – 4.7-shwdlk

 

April 11

The Little Prince – Ch. 16-17

The Little Prince – Chapter 16-17 responses.

  1. Why would adults not believe you if you told them that all the world’s people could fit in a 20×20 mile field?  What would make them believe you? What does that tell you about adults?
  2. The Little Prince is an allegory which means that everything in the story is symbolic of something in the world.  What do you think the snake represents? (be sure to back that up with evidence from the story)
April 8

The Disappearing

The Disappearing

Chapter 1

We started ambling toward the unstable house. I was there with some of my friends. Most of them refused to come with us, though. The only ones that decided to come were Autymn, Francesca, Dylan, Charlotte, Moxie, and Cameron.

Don’t ask us why we went, because we can’t give you an answer.  I knew Autymn and Francesca from school, we became friends in 8th grade. That summer before high school we meet Dylan, Cameron, Moxie and Charlotte at the summer carnival. That was two years back.

The lawn was unsullied, which just made it more eerie. The dwelling had mossy, curled shingles. The paint was peeling from the outer walls. The window frames were parting from the walls leaving openings. The door knob, once golden, was brown and rusted. The stone path leading to the house, was cracked and slowly disintegrating. The porch’s fence was losing bolts and was misshaped. It gave off an unearthly vibe.

We made it to the stairs leading up to the porch. Francesca went first, the stairs gave a chilling creak. We followed slowly. Francesca’s hand was shaking as she tentatively reached for the door knob. She slowly turned the knob.

The door opened deliberately into darkness. Francesca let out a scream. We all jumped back and started pivoting to run. We heard Francesca laughing behind us. I slapped her in the back of the head lightly. She kept laughing though. “Good job Francesca, you just got a free ticket to go into the house first,” Dylan called from behind. That made Francesca turn pale and stop giggling.

Francesca slowly, step by step, walked in. Autymn gave her a push from the back which ended with her falling forward. She caught her footing before she fell. We heard Charlotte scream. We turned back to see her franticly touching her hair. I saw a bat flying through the door. “You okay princess?” I asked. That ended with me getting back handed in the face.

We clicked our flashlights on. We could see mice scuttering across the floor. I saw with my peripheral vision, Moxie shudder beside me. There were two couches. Both torn and chewed be rats.  There was a shelf above a fireplace with dust and cobwebs on it. There were pictures of three boys and two girls. The pictures looked very old. It was faded, which made them look ghostly. Above it was a big portrait of a limber woman.  She was wearing a dark blue satin dress. There was white lace stitched on.  She had a pearl necklace with a matching bracelet and earrings. Her smile didn’t fit her for some reason. It had a sinister look to it.

We saw a staircase to the left of us. We tip toed to the bottom of the stairs. Autymn took the turn leading us up the stairs. The stairs creaked as we slowly placed our feet on each step. Dylan was behind everyone, making jokes and laughing at the fact that we were shaking.

Suddenly we heard a scream come from Dylan. We didn’t turn around since we thought he was joking. We heard a muffled sound. Autymn turned around. She turned back speechless. All that was left of Dylan was his red converse sneakers and a note that read, “Help me please, Help me!”  Then a shriek came from the walls. We sprinted up the stairs and turned sharply to the right. We ended up in a bedroom.

The bedroom had a king-sized bed in it. The moonlight shone into and through the broken window. The room lit up with a pale light. The same portrait, which hung above the fireplace, hung above the bed.  The wallpaper was peeling, like the paint on the outside of the house.

Moxie walked to the edge of the bed. All the sudden, Francesca screamed, “Moxie… run!” A wrinkled, partly disintegrated hand reached out, grabbed Moxie’s ankle and pulled her under it. Cameron ran to the bed, got on his hands and knees to look under the bed. He found nothing but Moxie’s black boots and another note like the one on Dylan’s converse sneakers. It had a different message though, “The clock is ticking, better save them!” There was a lightning strike, which lit up the room. The wooden door, of which we walked in earlier, slammed shut. Followed by another shriek from the walls.

Chapter 2…

April 8

How to Clean a Flute and Take Care of It

How to Clean a Flute and Take Care of It

In this piece I will be telling you how to clean a flute and take care of it. The three parts of the flute are the head joint (mouth piece), the body (middle), and the foot joint (the bottom). First off, you will unscrew the head joint from the body of the flute. Make sure this is done gently and carefully. Do Not touch the keys and keypads while removing the pieces! These can get damaged easily!

To properly take care of you flute, it’s a good idea to clean it after every use. If you leave your flute uncleaned it may begin to smell and affect your performance. To begin cleaning you flute, attach a soft cleaning cloth to a cleaning rod (a cleaning rod is a stick like shape with a whole at the top), Thread the cloth through the hole at the top of the rod and wrap the cloth around the rod.

Put the rod inside each piece of your flute. start off cleaning the foot joint because the foot joint will usually have the least amount of saliva and moisture, so it’s better to start cleaning there. Then proceed to clean the body and then the head joint

To clean the outside of your flute you can get either a silver brushed or any other soft, thin cloth you have. Again, Do Not touch the keys and keypads while cleaning, they can easily get damaged or bent.

I hope this piece educated you on how to clean the flute and take care of it. Again, cleaning your flute after every use is vital. Another way to keep your flute squeaky clean is not eating before playing your instrument. Now that you’ve read this, I hope you know how to clean and take care of your flute.

 

 

March 15

Writer’s Workshop-Dear, Morgan Rhodes

Dear, Morgan Rhodes,

This is my first time writing a letter to one of my favorite author!

I’ve read one of your books called “Falling Kingdoms”! I read it in one night and i just couldn’t put the book down.

My favorite part about the book is when Cleo goes and finds a cure for her sister. I would do the same fro my little sister too, i could never imagine losing my sister. A sad part in the book that i didn’t like was when her guard died by saving her from the prince.

I plan on reading the third book. Right now i’m reading three books, by Eric Walters. Do you know who Eric Walters is?

Later, I plan on writing a letter to him too! I have some question i want to ask you.

Why did you become a writer?

What do you do when you’re not reading?

When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?

What do you do in your spare time?

I love reading books and some of my favorite authors are Sarah Dessen, Janet Gurlter and Alexandra Braken, and more. I enjoy playing video games with my siblings and helping my mom out with chores.

How long does it take to write a book?

What other books did you write?

What would you say is your most interesting writing quirk?

When did you write your first book and how old were you?

Hope to hear from you soon, Mrs.Rhodes!

Yours truly,

Kyla Katherine Mckay-Kakegamic