February 20

3d Illusion Art – Grade 7-8 Visual Art

Today we are learning how to make 3d perspective illusions.  We are watching an explanation on Ted Talk and then choosing an example to try for ourselves.

Ted Talk Explanation

Check out these really cool examples

Now check out these examples to try for your self.

  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnZQYXPJnXU (steps into paper)
  2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LcWLe_f-wQk (more steps into paper)
  3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jr-zAzxfTVU (floating 3d ”A” letter)
  4. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFK7Bt7kfSY (floating 3d “F” letter)
  5. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u31uUVN8eqg (floating Minecraft creeper head)
  6. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3v5zq-VdBU (letter sinking into paper)
  7. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDByptKMff0 (3d net cube with shadow)
  8. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4nybcYko0s (3d ladder)
  9. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnVv3hO8vE4 (hole in lined paper)
February 16

Math for Feb. 25th

Image result for fractionsThis week we are revisiting fractions with the grade 7’s working on adding and subtracting fractions and the grade 8’s working on multiplying fractions (even with mixed numbers).

The Grade 7’s are working on assignment 5.6 and will complete  #’s 1 – 13in assignment 5.6.  click on the link for a copy of the pages of the text below.

19.02.25 Grade 7 – Adding and subtracting with mixed numbers – 5.5 5.6-10ey2b0

The Grade 8’s are working on assignments 3.3 and 3.4 and will complete #’s 6, 9, 11, 18, and 20 in assignment 3.3 and #’s 4-11, 13-14, and 16 in assignment 3.4.  click on the link for a copy of the pages of the text below.

19.02.25 grade 8 – multiplying fraction and mixed numbers – 3.3 3.4-1vo9wce

Here are some helpful videos from Math Antics to help you.



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February 12

Science – The Earth’s Crust

Today we watched  some videos on the Earth’s crust that explain how convection moves the tectonic plates in Tectonic Theory.  Check out the links below.  Then go to the Quizlet link to study the vocabulary related to the lesson.  Also, there is a link to the handouts from class.

Handouts from class:

20.02.03 convection currents and tectonic plate movement a

Quizlet link:


Videos we took notes on in class.

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February 2

Math – Feb. 03

This week the Grade 7’s are studying how to find the area of parallelograms and triangles.  The Grade 8’s will be studying the volume of rectangular and triangular prisms.

Grade 7: Assignments 4.3 and 4.4 do all #’s

19.02.18 grade 7 – area of parrallelogram and triangles – 4.3-4.4-1i4cvcv

Grade 8: Assignments 4.5 and 4.6.  For 4.5 do #’s 4-13 and for 4.6 do #’s 3-13

19.02.11 grade 8 – volume of prisms – 4.5-4.6-144l1cv

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