May 3

Math May 3 – gr.7 Angle Bisectors Gr.8 Solving Problems With Fractions

This week the grade 7’s are completing their bisectors work with assignment 8.4 while the grade 8’s continuing their work with fractions in the form of Word Problems

Gr. 7 Assignment: Grade 7’s are to complete assignment 8.4 (Questions 2-8).  Be sure to watch the video below closely to learn how to do all the examples from this assignment.  Also, if you wish to do some of the geometry in a digital way, be sure to watch the second video on how to do this using the online tool at

19.04.29 grade 7 – constructing angle bisectors 8.4-27ljguk

I would like to take a moment here to nominate myself for the “best thumbnails that preview youtube videos” award.  I think youtube TRIES to take the most ridiculous frames for the preview.

Grade 8 Assignment: Grade 8’s are continuing their work on fractions by by addressing them with word problems.  This makes it VERY IMPORTANT that students utilize, estimation, question review, and to ask themselves “is my answer plausible?” prior to moving on to the next question.  Gr. 8’s are to complete #’s 3-14.

20.05.04 grade 8 – solving problems with fractions – 3.8

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.