November 28

Math – Nov. 28 – Gr.7 Subtracting Fractions Gr.8 Multiplying Fractions

This week we are continuing our studies involving operations with fractions.  Students are extending from last week so this should be somewhat of a review.  The videos are not made yet but will be posted shortly.  In the meantime, the assignments are below.

Assignment: Grade 7’s are doing assignment 5.4 and completing all questions

22.11.28 grade 7 5.4 models to sub fractions

Assignment: Grade 8’s are doing assignment 3.3 and completing #’s 4-9, 11-18

22.11.28 grade 8 3.3 mutliplying fractions

November 25

In-Class Debate – Homework – Essential or Terrible

Today we are doing an in-class debate on whether homework is essential, or should be banned.  The structure  is that each small group brainstorms the arguments for their side, they have 2 min. to argue.  After each team has had a chance to argue, then it is time to brainstorm each groups rebuttals. Then each group gets 2 min. for rebuttals.

First we watched the video below and took notes to help us get a start.

November 24

trip to the shack

My trip to the shack

when me and my dad were the only ones at the house for the whole day because my sisters were at hockey we didn’t know what to do i had the idea to go to my uncles shack so my dad called my uncle and they said they were already going there my dad asked his friend if he wanted to come too. We went to his house and picked him up and started driving to the shack it was at least a 30-20 minuet drive. We went down this long skinny road then we got to pick go through the field or through the man made trail. we made a big mistake for taking the trail it was super narrow and bumpy there were ruts, pot holes, and stumps and it felt like there was a million turns.

We finally saw the shack through the trees. It was a white and blue trailer that my aunt and uncle turned into a little shack. When we walked in it was cold (freezing). My aunt and uncle who owned the shack was there and so was my other aunt and uncle where also there then my other aunt and uncle came with there kids (both younger). after they came my aunt’s and uncle’s (the ones who owned the shack) daughter with her boyfriend came to the shack.

once that all happened it was probably an hour  or two and it was getting pretty warm in there from the furnace that was in there so all of the guys went outside my dads friend went to the bathroom behind the truck. my aunty had an air horn.poor guy i went up behind him an pressed the button he got so scared so i ran back to the shack laughing and put the air horn back. When it was about 7:45 me my dad and his friend left the shack.


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November 23

The Story of Mrbeast

Jimmy Donaldson, better known as MrBeast. Jimmy was born on May 7, 1998 at Wichita, Kansas, United States.


MrBeast created his YouTube channel on February 20, 2012 and expecting no one to subscribe, however his YouTube channel was not called MrBeast at the time, it was beast5ty, beast5ty was his Xbox Live Gamertag, he made videos with a 9 dollar headset and a copy of Call of Duty: MW3. beast5ty was failing miserably getting barley andy views, so beast5ty started using sub4sub, where you subscribe to a channel and they subscribe to you back, he kept using sub4sub and got 7k subs, then the beast5ty channel got deleted.


Jimmy then created a new channel called that-dude with Call of Duty, Pokemon, and Minecraft video’s, shortly after, the channel’s name turned into MrBeast6000. Jimmy then created gaming videos for 6 months without using sub4sub and earned 300 subs, Jimmy kept uploading more videos and gained 1000 subs. Later on Jimmy almost quits YouTube after not uploading videos for a month. After Jimmy earns a lot of subscribers his mom finds out that he was creating content on YouTube for 3 years and his mom not knowing about it. Jimmy then gets 10000 subscribers and he no longer enjoys making video game commentary videos. A new guy appears on the channel, his name is Chris Tyson, they make meme videos and vines.


Jimmy got tired of the 6000 at the end of MrBeast, so Jimmy takes out the 6000 and  his channel turns in MrBeast. MrBeast has been doing ridiculous challenges when he reached 100000 subscribers like, reading the whole dictionary, and counting to 100000 in 24 hours. MrBeast then started to give out money to the homeless, and other people too. MrBeast got more friends to join him do crazy challenges like, buying a car with pennies, and more. A few years later MrBeast creates a new channel called MrBeast Gaming, MrBeast Philanthropy, and MrBeast Reacts.


Anyway thats it for my blog bye!

November 22

Bill Nye – The Heart

Today we are extending our studies on the human heart with Bill Nye.  This episode is specifically aimed at the human heart to teach us the parts, how it works, and to show it’s overall importance to the human body.  Our past studies on cells will also tie in (you will see).  Check out the video below and the worksheet studied in class.  Students are expected to watch the video and complete the associated worksheet in preparation for our quiz on the human heart (coming soon).Heart_-_Bill_Nye_Heart_Questions

November 14

Diffusion, Osmosis and Osmotic Balance

As part of our studies on cells and the human body students are learning about the concepts of diffusion and osmosis to study the respiration of human cells and more.  To learn the basic vocabulary for this topic click the link below for

We will also be watching a video in class (it was shared on the “General” channel on Teams) and taking notes as a class to learn of the basic concepts we need to know.

Then: We are working on a gummy bear lab to see diffusion at it’s best.  Check out all the materials below for our lab.  Note: students are filling out their worksheets association with the lab but they will also be doing a formal lab write-up which follows the 20.09.16 LAB REPORT TEMPLATE – good one and which should be the first paper in the Science section of their binder.

20.10.20 gummi bear lab 18.11.06 Gummy Bear Lab2

WHAT YOU ARE TO HAND IN FOR THIS ASSIGNMENT: Students are to hand in several items for this assignment.  Please have them stapled together in this order.

  1. Notes on Diffusion taken in class when watching the video (shared in class and on Teams)
  2. The “Tea Bag Diffusion” sheet we did in class whilst working with the powerpoint (also posted on Teams)
  3. The vocabulary sheet given out in class (the quizlet one)
  4. The Gummy Bear Lab results recording sheets (you don’t have to fill out the explanations, only the tables)
  5. One Formal Lab that closely follows the steps outlined in your formal lab template (handedo ut at the beginning of the school year and should be in the very front of the Science section of your binder)

Here is the “procedure” of the lab.  In the “procedure” section of the lab you can just write “see Mr. Ewert’s Blog from Nov 14,2022 for the procedure”.

Procedure: we’re going to measure our gummy bears with a ruler to measure their height and width. Then we will measure their mass by using a digital scale. We will put the bears into our cup of water for 24 hours. Then we will take the bears out to measure their height, with, and mass again.

when we are finished measuring the bears on the two we will add 35 grams of salt to the water, which will increase the overall density of the water, and then leave the bears for another 24 hours.



November 8

My favorite hockey team

The Winnipeg jets are my favorite Hockey team because they have a few of my favorite players. My few favorite players are Mason Appleton, Kyle Connor, Pierre-Luc Dubois, Nikolaj Ehlers, and Mark Scheifele. My favorite goaltender is Connor Hellebuyck, the jets also have a few old Hockey players that I liked as well. There were only around 4 players that used to be on the jets, and they are Patrick Laine, Dustin Byfuglien, Jacob Trouba, and Andrea Ladd. My old favorite goaltender is Laurent Brossoit.

The jets are not just my favorite Hockey team because of the players, it’s also from how they play. When they play, they play, they play like other teams play, rough and also careful. it’s not just how they play rough and careful, it’s also because they have some more skill than other teams too. There is also one more thing that it is how they play. That last thing is

My last thing I like about the Jets is because of their logo. Their logo makes me like them because it supports the RCAF/ the Royal Canadian Air Force. The colors that support the RCAF is the white circle, the red maple leaf in the center, and the blue edging around the ring of the logo. The jets logo is also a Tribute to the RCAF pilots who risk their lives every month. The plane on the jet’s logo is a McDonnel Douglas CF-18 Hornet.

Thats why the jets are my favorite Hockey team in the NHL.

Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) | The Canadian Encyclopedia

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