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 (we will just use the Ontario 2018 one)


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


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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June 7

Year End Essential Outcomes Review

It is that time of year when we are testing for all the essential Math outcomes.  Students are to use the study materials below to help prepare them for the upcoming Quiz.  More materials will be given out prior to the end of the week to assist in student preparation.  Be sure to use the videos below to help you with answering questions in the review that are giving you problems.


Review materials

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Gr. 7 5.2 quiz answer key – adding decimals


gr 7 adding and sub decimals answer key


Gr 7 adding and subtracting integers mid year review answer key



Gr. 8 squares and square roots review answer key


Gr 8 mult and div of integers answer key


gr 8 mult fractionws review answer key


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May 26

MRLC Study Quizzes

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We are doing our final MRLC practice quiz prior to our formal end-of-year quiz in two weeks. To help students prepare they are to look at their last 3 mrlc quizzes to find what outcomes they were formerly struggling with.  Each one of them is identified (such as N6 or PR2 and so on).  Students are to then use the quiz folder to find quizzes that test them on those concepts.  You can access those quizzes here.  Any students that got a higher mark on the MRLC quizzes are to identify the outcomes they are most likely to make a smart mistake on and go from there.

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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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March 22

Math Review – Fractions and More

This week we are spiraling back to fractions.  Grade 7’s are reviewing fractions, decimals and percents where Gr. 8s are dividing decimals. Whilst students are reviewing these past concepts we will also be doing interventions based on our current MRLC results to ensure students are growing past their “sticking points” in math.

Grade 7 are working on questions 1-4, 6-8, 11-15, and 18 with Grade 7 adapted option being 3’s 1-4, 6-8, 12-15

19.04.08 grade 7 – unit review fractions decimals percents – p.120-10o50qu

The Grade 8 Assignment: Grade 8’s are working on 3d geometry.  They will be completing #’s 4-15 in assignment 4.7.

Grade 8 assignment is Surface Area of Right Cylinder (4.7) #’s 4-17.  Grade 8’s may recall that we started a bit of this prior to Spring Break but now we are reviewing and consolidating our prior learning.  Be sure to watch the video lesson accompanying this assignment.  We will have a conference on Microsoft Teams regarding this content on Tues. April 14th.

19.04.15 grade 8 – surface area of right cylinder – 4.7-shwdlk


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March 1

Math for March 1

This week the Grade 7’s are working on outliers of data and how they effect averages whilst the grade 8’s are looking at probability of independent events.

Grade 7’s

You are completing assignment 7.3 – all questions

20.03.09 grade 7 – the effects of outliers on an average – 7.3

Grade 7-8’s

You are completing assignment 7.4 – 4 – 14 (grade 7s only complete #s 4-8 and #10.

20.03.09 grade 8 – solving problems involving independent events – 7.4

Note: students may find it helpful to review the previous lessons on probability.



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February 21

Math – March 2 – Graphs, mean, mode, and more

This week we are looking at graphing data and analyzing it using mode, mean, median, and range.  Click the links below for the assignments.

Grade 7 are doing assignment 7.1 and 7.2.  For 7.1 they are to do #’s 2-7 and for 7.2 #’s 1-3 and 5-7.

19.03.11 grade 7 – mean mode median range – 7.1 7.2-1ujbv0v

Grade 8 are doing assignment 7.1 and are to do #’s 3-12.

19.03.11 grade 8 – choosing an appropriate graph – 7.1-1dlro1n

Check out the videos below to help you with this concept.

Grade 7 Lesson (A+)




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February 16

Mid-Year Math Review

Each year we identify 3 key outcomes for each grade that greatly represent the foundational outcomes at each level.  The outcomes identified are shown below.  To help review these concepts the students have been provided with study packages that consist of previous quizzes from class as well as practice review work from the text.  We are going over all of these materials in class and video will be supplied of these review.  This will allow students a way to review independently using the provided materials on paper, the videos online, and help within the classroom.

In addition: students are being assigned further review materials from the text to help ensure they are prepared for the test next Friday.

The Outcomes Being Represented and

The Textbook Review Materials Suggested

Grade 7 Essential Outcomes

7.N.2. Demonstrate an understanding of the addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of decimals to solve problems (for more than 1-digit divisors or 2-digit multipliers, technology could be used).

Suggested: Page 120 #’s 1,2,3,6,7,8

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7.N.5. Demonstrate an understanding of adding and subtracting positive fractions and mixed numbers, with like and unlike denominators, concretely, pictorially, and symbolically (limited to positive sums and differences).

Suggested:  Page 212 #’s 1,2,5,6,7,8,9,14

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7.N.6. Demonstrate an understanding of addition and subtraction of integers, concretely, pictorially, and symbolically.

Suggested: Page 78 #’s 1,3,6,7,8,10

19.01.23 Grade 7 Mid-Year Review – Textbook Materials-xoxa3g

Grade 8 Essential Outcomes

8.N.1. Demonstrate an understanding of perfect squares and square roots, concretely, pictorially, and symbolically (limited to whole numbers). [C, CN, R, V]8.N.6.

Suggested: Page 54 #’s 2ab,4ab,5,9,12ab,14ab

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8.N.6. Demonstrate an understanding of multiplying and dividing positive fractions and mixed numbers, concretely, pictorially, and symbolically. [C, CN, ME, PS]

Suggested: Page 158 #’s 1,2,3ab,4ab,7,14ac,19,22ab

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8.N.7. Demonstrate an understanding of multiplication and division of integers, concretely, pictorially, and symbolically. [C, CN, PS, R, V]

Suggested: Page 96 #’s 2ab,4ab,5,9,12ab,16

19.01.23 Grade 8 Mid-Year Review – Textbook Materials-28iyqfz



The Review Packages Provided by Mr. Ewert

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19.01.23 Grade 7 Mid-Year Review – Textbook Materials-xoxa3g

19.01.23 Grade 8 Mid-Year Review – Textbook Materials-28iyqfz


Here are some extra lessons on Dividing Fractions (for Grade 8s)




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