December 4

Social Studies – Global Stories

Image result for newselaToday we are choosing from one of three articles to represent.  Students will write an article summary based upon their article.  They are to fill complete their summary either in formal handwriting or typed double-spaced.  Once students have completed their work they are to attach a rubric filled out declaring their projected assessment.

Once their assignment is physically handed in they are to post it on their blog and then submit a link to their blog posting when submitting their assignment on Edsby.

Here are the assignment items for download and print:

19.11.20 rubric – global stories

Choose one of the three articles below:

How Can It Be So Cold With Global Warming?

Young activists protest planned project to expand oil pipeline

Nepali climber summits world’s 14 highest mountains in record time



December 4

Math Dec. – 4 – It’s Time to Balance the Equations

We are entering basic algebra.  The gr. 7 and gr. 8’s are doing some similar work this week.  See the assignments below and the helpful video for instruction.

Students are asked to watch the video lesson (at least part 1) below to familiarize themselves with the basics of algebra (prior to engaging in the assignments)


Click on the assignments below

18.12.11 grade 7 – algebraic expressions – 1.3-295rjzd

Grade 7 complete all questions

18.12.11 grade 8 – solving equations using models – 6.1-1h81rc3

Grade 8 complete 5-8, 10 – 13

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November 29

How to Write Your Works Cited/Bibliography

Today you will learn the online automatic way to generate a bibliography for your research paper.  Whenever submitting work of your own that uses the ideas of other people you MUST cite your sources to give credit to the original people who did the work first.  Also, by citing direct evidence and quotations of people in your research you are also borrowing from their credibility.  For example: if I said that there are estimated to be more than 200,000 galaxies, each with over 200,000 stars on average that sounds like a pretty big claim for a teacher from Arborg that doesn’t even own a telescope.  But if I quoted this fact from Dr. Stephen Hawking as stated in his book A Brief History of the Universe, then it would sound pretty believable.  I have borrowed his credibility to support my own research!

Here is a link to a great free bibliography website and a video on how to use it.

here are some more cites that should work too.  Sometimes after the first bibliography the website asks you to turn off the ad blocker.  If this happens then just use another site for your next citation.


November 27

Math – Nov. 27

Today the Grade 7’s are looking at converting from fractions, to decimals, and finally, to percents.  Grade 8’s will be working on ratios.

Click on the links below to watch the lessons (videos coming soon) and to download the assignment.

Grade 7’s are to complete all questions and Grade 8’s are to complete questions 4-16

18.12.03 grade 7 – relating fractions decimals and percents – 3.7-2mq1vsi

18.12.03 grade 8 – exploring ratios – 5.5-1vbsq92

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