May 24

Math May 25 – Equations, Algebra Blocks, and the Distributive Property

Today we are talking about (gr. 7) creating equations from word problems and then using algebra tiles/blocks to solve them, and (gr. 8) using the distributive property when solving equations.

Grade 7’s will be completing 1.7 all #s and 1.8 #s 1-8

22.05.24 grae 7 1.7-1.8 writing equations and blocks

Grade 8s will be completing 6.4 #s 1-12, and 14 and 6.5 #s 1-6 and 8-12

22.05.24 grade 8 6.4-6.5 distributive property in algebra

May 13

The Lost Boys of Sudan

Paperback The Lost Boys of Sudan: An American Story of the Refugee Experience BookToday we are following up our novel study on A Long Walk to Water by watching the documentary The Lost Boys of Sudan.  In this movie we follow a group of young men from Southern Sudan that have survived similar lives as Salva from our book.  They are now in America and trying to start new lives.  We will look for their challenges and how they meet them.

Here is the article we looked at prior to watching the movie

Here is the link to the worksheet that we worked on in class when watching the movie

22.05.10 lost boys of sudan movie questions

Here is a link to the documentary itself.

May 12

Unpacking Fables and Allegories

Today we are learning about Fables and Allegories.  Then we are talking about Satire.  We will have in-class lessons related to both of these with the materials shown below.  Students that are absent can access recordings of the lessons on Teams.

Materials for Fables and Allegories

1 LESSON PLAN – Understanding Allegory L1 – Allegorical Meanings of Animals WORKSHEET L1 – Unpacking Fables WORKSHEET

Materials for Satire

2 LESSON PLAN – Understanding Satire 20.01.07 find or create satire assignment Understanding Satire Slideshow




May 3

Math May 3 – Algebra and Estimating Square Roots

This week the Grade 7’s are working on a review of the basics on Algebra while the Grade 8’s  are working on a review of squares and roots.

Grade 7 Assignment:  Grade 7’s are working on 6.1 this week.  They are to complete all questions in assignment 1.1.

20.05.19 grade 7 – solving equations – 6.1

Here are some additional videos to help you out.


Grade 8 Assignment:  Grade 8’s are working 1.4 this week.   1.4 #’s 4-11, 15

20.05.19 grade 8 square numbers – 1.1 1.4

Please note that the above link also has assignment 1.1.  Only 1.4 is assigned.

April 29

Why my parents should put me in football

Welcome back to my bog today I will be talking about why my parents should put me in football. You want to know why my parents should put me in football because its a fun sport to play its, and I really like to play the sport good for your health, its a good exercise, it one of the most popular in the world and I will get to play with my cousin.

Football is 9th for most popular sport in the world and 1st in the United States of America, and over 39o- 400 million people watch football. Football is also my favorite sport, and I always play with my brothers and cousins, and since my cousin also play football he will be on my team. I have been asking my mom to put  me in football for two years. If you say it will cost a lot of money it doesn’t  as much as the other sports I have played.

Football is good for you because it improves mental health reduces body fat, improves coordination, improves muscles strength, and increase bone strength as well. Some people might say it is super easy to get hurt but it isn’t it is as easy to get injured as in every other contact sport.


My mom should put me in football because its good for you it is a very fun sport to play and I will be playing with my cousin.