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January 17th, 2016|Community News|

Scholar Athlete Luncheon

May 4th, 2016|Permission Slips|

Wed Hwk, Math

Math:

What is the perimeter of your yard? Draw a diagram with measurements.
If fencing costs $15 per meter, how much would it cost to build a fence around your yard?

May 4th, 2016|Grade 6, Grade 6 Math|

12 W.Civ. Communism Unit

Communism Unit Outline

Notes: Unit Package  communism unit package 2015
Video: Russia Revolution Timeline with Jon Reese    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VldXUyCaeQ
Video: Witness to history, Russian Revolution https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5ZG2r7dfHg
Power Point Notes: maps photos and background of Czars and 1905 revolution, 1917 revolution.  Notes on Lenin and the Russian Revolution  Russian Revolution notes
Hand out readings in package  on Lenin 1902, October Manifesto, and more, you need something that calls into question Lenin as Saint and what a revolution takes to complete)
Seminar: based on Lenin primary documents
Posters used as method of discussion and note taking. NEP, problems of the Civil War, death of Lenin Communist Posters
Video:Life Under Stalin https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKBoDfsvitE
Readings from Unit Package hand out Life Man of the Year article, clippings of actual documents with interpretation up until peristroika
Seminar: Sinner or Saint Stalin: Discussion
Essay Question:

Vocabulary

Autocratic, Serf, Tsar, Russo Japanese War, October Manifesto, Lenin, Stalin, Marx,

Trotsky, Duma, World War One, Treaty of Brest Litvosk, Bolsheviks, Mensheviks, N.E.P., […]

Tues Hwk, Science/CST

Science:

What happens to the light bulb when you add another battery in a series circuit?
What is one benefit of this?
What might be a problem?

CST:

See what happens if you volunteer to do a chore you usually don’t do (or that you complain when you do it). Don’t say you have to do it for school, just do it. Record the response you get (if any).

Gr 11 CST Ethics test May 6

Here is an outline for our test on Friday. Details will be discussed in class.

2016 unit outline

Mon Hwk. SS

SS: Ask your parents to help you find the year that your family came to Canada and the reason they came then. If there is more than one date and reason, list as many as you can find. For each person list their:

Name
Relationship to you
Date they immigrated
Reason for coming
Bonus: where in Canada they started out

all

May 2nd, 2016|Homepage Slideshow|

horse & buggy

May 2nd, 2016|Homepage Slideshow|

behind

May 2nd, 2016|Homepage Slideshow|

falls

May 2nd, 2016|Homepage Slideshow|

eden combined

May 2nd, 2016|Homepage Slideshow|

Boardwalk

May 2nd, 2016|Homepage Slideshow|

ELA – Audio Book Project Due: Monday, May 16th

The benefits of audiobooks for all students. Audiobooks can be used to:

Introduce students to books above their reading level
Model good interpretive reading
Teach critical listening
Highlight the humor in books
Introduce new genres that students might not otherwise consider
Introduce new vocabulary or difficult proper names or locales
Sidestep unfamiliar dialects or accents, Old English, and old-fashioned literary styles
Provide a read-aloud model
Provide a bridge to important topics of discussion for parents and children who can listen together while commuting to sporting events, music lessons, or on vacations
Recapture “the essence and the delights of hearing stories beautifully told by extraordinarily talented storytellers” (Baskin & Harris, 1995, p. 376)

Listen to the following links of great audiobook examples:
Robert Munsch – Mortimer
Robert Munsch – Love you Forever
Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone
Assignment:
Audio book rubric
Reading Checklist
Audio Book Plan
Oral Reading Intro Powerpoint
How should students record their audiobook?
Here are some links/apps for you to consider:
GarageBand
imovie tutorial
imovie tutorial
Students can send me their […]

May 2nd, 2016|Grade 8, Grade 8 Language Arts|

Social Studies Africa Culture Project May 16/17

Culture, food, art, music, and dance! Choose your country and discover the culture (or cultures) and present for the class. The Project outline is here:

AfricaProjects2016

Grade 10 Science Test – 2 different days!

SCI20A – Thursday, May 5

SCI 20B – Wednesday, May4

May 2nd, 2016|Grade 10, Grade 10 Science|

French (Reg) Novel Test May 11

Students have been reviewing the novel, Pauvre Anne and will have a test over the next week or so on Chapters 1 -3. They can review their question sheets and their notes on the vocabulary and sentences. Most of the information will come from the 8 -10 sentences per chapter that we have focused on.

Students will be asked to summarize the story and to answer questions based on the sentences and vocabulary.

A review for the vocabulary is here:

Quizlet chapter 1-3

May 2nd, 2016|Grade 7, Grade 7 French|

French (Reg) Novel Test May 10

Students will have a novel test on “Le Voyage de Sa Vie” (Chapter 1- 4) on May 10th.

Students should know the vocabulary and the story line. They will answer questions and write a summary of the story in French. Reviewing their question sheets, their quizlet review, rereading and practicing writing the summary will all help with the task. The Quizlet review focuses mostly on vocabulary and only up to chapter 3.

Quizlet chapter 1-3

May 2nd, 2016|Grade 8, Grade 8 French|

SCIENCE The last stretch till exams

Science 9 students are well into the unit on Reproduction.

We have just finished microscope review and written up two labs.  One was about the size of field, and the other was relating to the actual size of mold and yeast.
Our next task is to understand Meiosis, and then move on to the human reproduction system from first gametes to birth and development. Quizzes to verify understanding will be ongoing. At least one larger test (late May) is planned. There will also be an information class relating to sexually transmitted infections and birth control.  Final exam preparation and review of all previous material should be a regular part of weekly review at home.

May 2nd, 2016|Grade 9, Grade 9 Science|

Grade 7B at Vertical Adventures

April 29th, 2016|Permission Slips|

Grade 7A at Vertical Adventures

April 29th, 2016|Permission Slips|

Grade 9 ELA – Due: Tuesday, May 3rd – Life Map

 

Life Map

Life Map Rubric

Your Life Map, whether drawn or digitally created is due: Tuesday, May 3rd.

Please include the following:

Birth Place

Family

Schools

Homes

Highlights (trips, life events etc)

2 – 3- Goals for the future

April 29th, 2016|Grade 9, Grade 9 Language Arts|

TFO 40S TED talks, May 11th

Students are digging deep, finding something to share in their own version of a TED-style talk. Presentations will begin May 11th.

TED-Talk-Rubric

Math Test May 5

Albgera Test: Three Sections

8 “Solve for x” questions

3 Word Problems (Elk/Deer, Van/Car, Amount Worth)

5 Graphing Questions (3 Table of Values, 2 Graphs – Provide equation for both)

April 29th, 2016|Grade 8, Grade 8 Math|

Marsh and Mountain Canoe Trip

April 29th, 2016|Permission Slips|

Grade 11 German Class

April 29th, 2016|Permission Slips|

Reg. German Unit Test, May 10

G-6 Test Prep:
List 5 colors in German without looking at the chart.
List 2 pieces of jewelry in German
List 2 underclothing in German
List 2 “over” clothing in German
Translate:
Ich darf zum Bekleidungsgeschäft gehen.
Ich muss zum Bekleidungsgeschäft gehen.
Ich will zum Bekleidungsgeschäft gehen.
Ich kann zum Bekleidungsgeschäft gehen.
Ich sollte zum Bekleidungsgeschäft gehen.
Translate:
buys
sells
tries on
looks for
open
closed
department; section
suit
cheap
expensive
reasonably priced
special deal
discount
What is a lange Jacke in German?
What is another word for Geschäft in German?
What is another word for Moment in German?
What is the opposite of hell in German?
What does B.H. stand for in German?
What is another word for modisch in German?
What is another phrase for das passt mir gut in German?
Answer in German with complete sentences:
Welche Schuhgröße trägst du?
Sind deine Socken billig?
Wann musst du in the Schule gehen?
Wo kann man gutes Schmuck kaufen?
Was darf man nicht in die Schule tragen?
Solltest du eifersüchtig auf dem Deutschlehrer werden?
Read the following story and answer the questions:
Helmut geht einkaufen. Helmut geht aber […]

April 28th, 2016|Grade 10, Grade 10 German|

Reg. German Oral Project, May 6

G-6 Oral project
This presentation will be worth 10% of the G-6 Test. Students will present an oral project on shopping.
The presentation must include the following items:
1) one or more women’s clothing items
2) one or more men’s clothing items
3) one or more colors
4) one or more articles of jewelry
5) a discussion of price (at least two sentences)
6) a discussion of appearance (cool, schick, altmodisch, usw.) (at least two sentences)
7) a discussion of size (at least two sentences)
Students may work alone or in groups. If working in groups, each student must include all of the seven
items without parroting. You may bring in props, if you wish. You may draw out your steps on the back of
this paper (or any paper), but may not write out any words. Students who practice their presentation at
home will fare much better than those who try to “wing it” in class! Students may make a video […]

April 28th, 2016|Grade 10, Grade 10 German|

Essay due May 9 (postponed from May 2)

BIOLOGY 30S TERM ASSIGNMENT

April 28th, 2016|Grade 11, Grade 11 Biology|

Geography – Natural Resources Test – May 5

Unit 2 – Review

April 28th, 2016|Grade 10, Grade 10 Geography|

Geography – Major Essay Rough Draft – May 9

Visit “Major Essay” page for more details

http://www.westgatemennonite.ca/author/jsiemens/

 

April 28th, 2016|Grade 10, Grade 10 Geography|