April 26

Math – April 27 – gr7’s bisectors gr8’s Dividing mixed numbers

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

Here is the follow up lesson on how to do #’s 4-5 and 8-9

Here is the link for a great hands on tool to do geometry on a pc or device.  It is the website I used to make the video lesson below.


The Grade 8 Assignment: Grade 8’s will complete questions 4 – 16 of assignment 3.7 – Dividing Mixed Fractions

20.04.24 grade 8 – dividing mixed numbers – 3.7

April 19

Rant – Writing with Punch

Today we read about why Rick Mercer rants and studied the art of ranting as a means of persuasive writing and oral communication.  We observed the following rants by Rick Mercer, and did some reflections about what makes a good rant.  We then started to brain storm our own personal rants using a graphic organizer.  See the attached materials below:

Sample rants to watch:


The materials provided in class:

Grade 7 ELA Rick Mercer Rant Handout
Grade 7 ELA Rick Mercer Rant Outcomes
Grade 7 ELA Persuasive Writing Organizer/Checklist
Grade 7 ELA Peer Conference Form

Read the following article:

Rick Mercer: Why I rant. And why you should too.


April 12

Math – April 12

Today the grade 7’s and 8’s are working on a common assignment dealing with dividing fractions.  Fractions are one of the largest hills to cross when it comes to Math in the middle years.  Certain assignments are shared across grade 7-8 so students gain additional exposure over the 2 years in class.  This allows them greater opportunity for mastery of concepts over a two year period.

Grade 7-8 will complete assignment 3.5 covering questions 3-14.  Students will adjusted work will complete #’s 3-9

20.04.20 – grade 8 dividing whole numbers and fraction – 3.5

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