June 21

National Indigenous Peoples Day

National Indigenous Peoples Day – Carizon

In September students took a look at the recommendations made by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission to the Gov’t of Canada.  Today grade seven students are going to revisit this by taking another look at the recommendations and making a list of the top ten that they think the government should choose to start with.  This Truth and Reconciliation Commission report Has been a hot button issue ever since it was first given to the Canadian government With many people criticizing the government for not acting enough to find truth and reconciliation with canada’s indigenous peoples.

The Task: Each student must use a piece of line paper, appropriate title with date, name, etc, and a proper title. Each student is to make a list of the top five or 10 truth and reconciliation recommendations that they feel the government should work on. for each item in the list the student must share a couple sentence is saying why this certain recommendation is so important to start with.

Here is the link to the 3 min. video

Here is the link to the kid-friendly version of the Calls to Action

child_friendly_calls_to_action_web

June 20

Math – Essential Outcome Review

This and next week we are reviewing the 3 essential outcomes of Grade 7-8 math.  These outcomes are assessed each year to track and measure students’ ability in key outcomes that determine students’ ability.  This week we are completing review packages that will prepare students for their end-of-year assessment in these outcomes.

Grade 7 assignment: to complete all #’s in the following assignment

20.06.01 grade 7 year end essential outcomes study package

Grade 8 assignment: to complete all #’s in the following assignment

20.06.01 grade 8 year end essential outcomes study package

June 13

3 Types of Rocks – Science – Earth’s Crust

Today we took notes on the 3 types of rocks.  Watch the video above to get some notes of your own.  If you need some help there are some notes linked below that Mr. Ewert took during class (however, remember that taking your own notes is by far the best practice so don’t just print these).

20.01.09 igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic video notes

We also took some time to observe this handout from class to review our videos from last week and discuss how convection moves techtonic plates.

22.06.13 convection currents and tectonic plate movement a

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June 13

Math – June 13 – MRLC Practice for Final Quiz Wednesday

This week we are reviewing concepts across the entire grade.  Students will watch the video covering the answers of their 2nd MRLC quiz and then practice with one to prepare for their final quiz on Friday through Microsoft Teams.  Mr. Ewert has also posted some cumulative reviews to help students prepare for their Math instruction come fall in their new grade.

20.06.01 grade 7 year end essential outcomes study package

Grade 7 Quiz 3 Student Copy (Sept. 2019)

20.06.01 grade 7 cumulative review

 

20.06.01 grade 8 year end essential outcomes study package

Grade 8 Quiz 3 Student Copy (Sept. 2019)

20.06.01 grade 8 cumulative review

June 8

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:

https://quizlet.com/_7sgu6i?x=1jqt&i=wonru

Videos we took notes on in class.

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June 8

Ray Bradbury Theatre – The Veldt

Today we studied a classic short story by Ray Bradbury called “The Veldt” which begs to question the impact of technology on people’s lives, and more importantly, where does imagination end and reality begin?  Click the links below to read the original published story, get the assignment, and watch the television presentation of “The Veldt”

click the link below to get a copy of the story

15.03.16 bradbury_veldt – short story

click the link below

The Veldt story elements

June 7

Sketchup for schools – Training

Today we are going to work on sketchup for schools.  Sketchup is a 3d modelling CAD program that students can use to learn the fundamentals of CAD 3d digital design.  This is great for modelling, building, designing and more.

Go to https://www.sketchup.com/products/sketchup-for-schools to begin.

  • You will need to make an account with your school email
    • verify the email by logging into your email and getting the passcode sent to you
  • Once you are logged in it is time to start your training.

Watch the training videos below one-at-a-time.  For each one you must save your model with the names specified below.

  • You can find this same video on the website linked above and just hit “start modelling” to begin modelling alongside the video.
  • Save this model to your on drive from within the program (click on the lines in the top left corner).  Note: you must be properly logged into your microsoft office through your browser to do this (but you already will be because you just logged into it)
    • Please save it with the name yournamesketchupwelcome

  • Save this model just as you did before.  Save it as yournamesketchupgeometry

  • Save as yournamesketchupclassroom
June 6

Book Talks

Storytelling Week - Tell-A-TaleToday we are preparing our book talks.  Book talks are a sales-pitch for one of your favourite books.  Over the course of the schoolyear you have been reading books and posting them on our online reading log.  Now it is time to pick your favourite one, prepare a pitch, and deliver.

Using this template…

21.03.22 book talk – with example

…prepare your presentation.  It is only about 3 min.  This template is a place to plan your presentation, NOT to write a script that you read word for word.  Please carefully note the rubric.  You are marked for eye contact, engagement, and visuals.  Some kids just have a copy of the book or a photocopy of the cover, but kids that are doing a great job have more.  Bring in an item that your character would have, make your own cover to show us and explain it, or dress up like a character from the book…or talk like they would talk.  Be creative, and remember: you are trying to convince us that this is a great book to read.

June 1

Pecha Kucha Presentations

Here is the assignment given out in class.  Please observe here for your key instructions for this assignment.

22.06.01 pecha kucha assignment

Instructions and information about Pecha Kucha

https://www.101planners.com/pecha-kucha-presentation-template/

Watch this Pecha Kucha ABOUT Pecha Kucha.  We watched this and took some notes in class to learn about the concept.

Here is a second video that has more key tips

Here is a template that you can use for making your Pecha Kucha.  It has (you guessed it) 20 slides that are each times for 20 seconds

Pecha-Kucha-Presentation (Template)

Here is the paper template we used for planning our presentation

pechakuchaplanner