June 29

The 2021 Blogging Awards for Grade 7-8 Ewert!!!

Today is the day that we announce the 2021 Blogging Awards for Mr. Ewert’s 2020-2021 class!!!  Check out the winners and read some great blogs below!

Mosts Improved Blog (Ernest)

Most Descriptive Blog (Ty)

Most Informative Blog (Kara)

The Funniest Blog (Ava)

Most Entertaining Blog (Elijah)

The Best Narrative Blog (Madie)

Best Sports Blog (Elijah)

Best Book Blog (Gayoung)

Best Gaming Blog (Susan)

Best Ranked Blog (Jayden)

June 16

Mini-labs Air/water pressure

Today we are doing two mini-labs.

Problem #1: what happens when we have a bottle filled with water with a cap on top, a pin in the side, we pull the pin?  Then, what happens when we remove the cap?

Watch the video after your hypothesis (on mute).  Then watch not muted and complete your conclusion.

Problem #2: What happens when there are three pins in the bottle (one on top, one middle, and one low), with the bottle full, no cap, and all pins removed.  Then what happens when we drop the bottle?

Watch the video after your hypothesis, then complete your conlusion.

June 11


Interview on   Ernest

Hello, I am doing for my ww is an interview on Ernest.

So, I had some questions for Ernest, and he answered them. ok the first question I asked was “how many siblings do you u have Ernest “? He said I have two siblings.  So that answered my first question. now I have 3 more questions.

Now for my second question what do you do when you are not in school Ernest? he said “I am playing basketball or on my phone “. Ok that I s a good answer I would do the same thing as u now I asked that I have 2 more questions for Ernest.

Ok this is a good one. how many brothers do u have he said 3 because two live in the Philippines and one lives with and one  other sibling lives in the Philippines


Now for the last one is what is your favorite food  it is like dino nuggges .

That is all  thank you

June 10

Sketchup Training

Today we are getting into 3d modelling with software.  To help us get acquainted with CAD software we will be training with Sketchup through our educational licenses.  Observe the videos below.

Mr. Ewert’s video on how to get a basic floor plan to walls, measurements, floors and paint.

Mr. Ewert’s video on paint and buying furniture to putting it into the model.

Link to Ikea to buy stuff


Link to Ikea furniture to put into your model


Mr. Ewert’s video on how to make videos of your model.

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June 8

You Life Budget

Image result for personal budgetToday you will start to plan an actual life budget.  The year is 2027, you are an entry level employee in a store.  You make minimum wage and you need to make ends meet.  How will you do it?


Use these links below to help you.

Links to help you find your expenses

How to figure out what you will actually make annually on a minimum wage job.


Finding out what the actual net income you will get – you WILL have to pay taxes, so use this link to see what you will actually take home as your pay (otherwise known as your “NET” income)


Bus passes



total cost of owning a car  http://www.edmunds.com/tco.html

Finding an apartments

Finding Cell Phone Prices

-Rogers cell phone plan http://www.rogers.com/consumer/wireless?ecid=ps|aorcwrlsaq|omdrg0101163&gclid=Cj0KEQiAq920BRC8-efn57XrotYBEiQAlVlMQ9D4zdq_SdGbNBA6Bf1OY44l3XcV5HlDzIF8IPePEu8aArki8P8HAQ

-Bell mobility cell plans



http://shop.shaw.ca/bestwifi/get-wifi-451K-137V6.html?#Plans ( this is shaw plans)

https://www.mts.ca/mts/personal/internet (MTS internet)

http://www.rogers.com/consumer/internet (rogers)

How much will my pet cost?

This website shares annual costs of owning a dog https://www.petfinder.com/pet-adoption/dog-adoption/annual-dog-care-costs/

the cost of owning a cat for a year


mortgage estimation (how much you will need to pay per month to buy a house

use this calculator to help you https://www.cibc.com/ca/mortgages/calculator/mortgage-payment.html?WT.mc_id=ExtPAID*Google*CIBC-Mortgages*G-E-Mortgage+Calculator+Exact*Mortgage+Rate+Calculator-Exact*mortgage+calculator

Heating and water for a house (finding average costs based on square footage of the house you’re buying.

Check out this chart for average cost s of heating your place http://www.nrcan.gc.ca/energy/publications/efficiency/heating-heat-pump/6835#table2

Hydro-electricity bill estimate for apartment (per person)


Heating costs chart to look at


Here is an easy site with utility estimates for those renting a home

Manitoba Utility Bills: How Much Does It Cost for Hydro Bills, Water, Gas, Internet, Cable & Home Phones in 2023?

vacation savings (find a vacation and divide by 12 for a monthly saving estimate)




how much the average Manitoban household spends


the average number of persons per household in Manitoba



Clothing and other various costs

What the average household (remember the ave. household has 2.5 people) spends on various costs



This guy did a budget much like ours.  Check out his numbers



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