Homework Assigned For Homeroom: 8-4(211)
September 16, 2021
Music
Assigned By: Jenn Hanley
- Accept invite to google classroom if you have not yet done so

Mathematics
Assigned By: Jackie Ghaney
Today we completed section 1.1. Checkpoint on section 1.1 Monday, September 20th.

Tentative quiz for section 1.1 and 1.2 Thursday, September 23rd.

We completed practice questions on p. 4 and 5 in our booklets - please complete at home if you didn't finish!
Language Arts
Assigned By: Jackie Ghaney
We finished journal entry # 2. You can find the details for this journal entry on your Google Classroom. We start reading The Hunger Games tomorrow!
September 15, 2021
Mathematics
Assigned By: Jackie Ghaney
Checkpoint 1.1 will tentatively happen on Monday, September 20th.

Completed notes will be uploaded to Google Classroom after tomorrow's class.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Jackie Ghaney
We began working on journal # 2 (dystopia) in class. Students will be given some class time tomorrow to finish. Then, we will start reading The Hunger Games.
September 13, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned By: Jackie Ghaney
Students completed a short grammar worksheet in class today. If students did not finish in class, please complete at home. The worksheet is posted to Google Classroom.
Mathematics
Assigned By: Jackie Ghaney
Students completed an activity sheet in class today. Students also received their booklets for Unit 1 - these booklets should be with them for every math class.
June 21, 2021
Mathematics
Assigned By: Leslie Tucker
Today we completed pages (17-19)
June 18, 2021
Mathematics
Assigned By: Leslie Tucker
Today we completed pages 15-16 in unit 8 booklet. Notes are posted to google classroom.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
- students continued working on their graphic novels in groups
June 17, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
- students continued working on year end project in their groups today.
Mathematics
Assigned By: Leslie Tucker
Today we completed pages 10-13 in unit 8 booklet, notes are posted to classroom.
June 16, 2021
Mathematics
Assigned By: Leslie Tucker
Today we completed pages 6-9 in Unit 8 booklet. Notes are posted to google classroom.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
- In today's class, students formed their groups for their year-end project on producing their very own graphic books and worked on their planning sheets.
A copy of material from today is on Google Classroom.
-REMINDER: Please return ALL textbooks/novels.
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
Students worked on review in preparation for Test ScE8.2 tomorrow. It will cover p.1-16 in Booklet ScE8.2, including definitions p.2 and 10 (except for def 9-11). Review questions p.34 and 35.
June 15, 2021
Mathematics
Assigned By: Leslie Tucker
Today we completed pages 1-5 of the unit 8 booklets. Blank copy and completed notes are posted on google classroom.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
- today students worked in groups to get to know more about graphic novels.
June 14, 2021
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
Students finished the lab activity comparing plane and curved mirrors Booklet ScE8.2 p.14-16.

Reminder: Test ScE8.2 Thursday June 17, will cover p.1-16 in Booklet ScE8.2, including definitions p.2 and 10. Review questions p.34 and 35.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
- started year end project today. students are learning about graphic novels and are going to produce their own graphic novels with the topic of welcoming newcomers to Canada, our school, or community.
June 11, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
- continued with media literacy unit today.
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
Students in small groups started the lab activity on p.14-15 in Booklet ScE8.2.

Test ScE8.2 will be Thursday June 17. It will cover p.1-16 in Booklet ScE8.2, including definitions p.2 and 10. Review questions p.34 and 35.
French
Assigned By: Glen Connolly
We have a quiz scheduled for Friday, June 18th on airport vocab. Please see our Google Classroom for the quiz vocab to study.
Mathematics
Assigned By: Leslie Tucker
Recovery is Monday, please bring pencil and calculator! Reviews and answer keys are posted in google classroom under Recovery review #3.
June 10, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
- continued with Media Literacy today.

No homework assigned
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
Students had the opportunity use hand-held mirrors and lenses to observe examples of real and virtual images.

Test Sc8.2, Friday June 18, will cover p.1-17 in Carnet Sc8.2, including definitions p.2 and 10. Review questions p.21 and 34.

During the last week of class we will be doing some special science activities.
Mathematics
Assigned By: Leslie Tucker
Today we worked on recovery review. Recovery is this Monday on unit 6 or 7 (students pick which unit). Reviews and answer keys are posted to classroom. Please have a pencil and calculator.
June 9, 2021
French
Assigned By: Glen Connolly
We are continuing our theme of air travel / airports.
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
We did not have science today, but I wanted to give notice right away that Test ScE8.2, our final assessment of the year, will be Thursday June 17. It will cover p.1-17 in Booklet ScE8.2, including definitions p.2 and 10. Review questions p.34 and 35.

During the last week of class we will be doing some special science activities.
June 8, 2021
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
Students had a second period to work on ray diagrams involving plane mirrors using the instructional videos posted in Google Classroom.

No homework assigned.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
- collected the 'First' Poems that were due today. those that didn't have theirs today should pass theirs in tomorrow.
- started mini-unit on Media Literacy.
June 7, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
- today we read the poem 'Oranges' by Gary Soto.
- students were then asked to complete an activity on the poem where they were to write their own poem. This is to be handed in. Details are on Google Classroom.
June 4, 2021
Mathematics
Assigned By: Leslie Tucker
Today we completed pages 21-23 in unit 7 booklet. We have no completed unit 7 notes and they are all posted to google classroom. Next Friday, June 11th will be recovery day on either unit 6 or 7, students pick the unit.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
- today we continued with lesson on The Secret Path

Have a great weekend!
June 3, 2021
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
We had a very open and caring discussion of residential schools and settler colonialism, to remember the many indigenous children who suffered abuse and sometimes death in these institutions.
Students impressed me with their thoughtfulness and maturity.

Then we turned back to science and started a lesson on how the laws of reflection lead to the formation of images in mirrors.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
- today we had a class discussion about residential schools, to remember the many indigenous children who suffered abuse and sometimes death in these institutions. To add to the discussion, we started watching Gord Downie's animated film, Secret Path- that has powerful meanings and lessons to be learned on the topic. We will continue watching this in tomorrow's class.
Mathematics
Assigned By: Leslie Tucker
Today we completed pages 18-20 in unit 7, notes are posted to google classroom.
June 2, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
- today students completed a sample poetry test as practice
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
We completed notes on Reflection on p.11, based on our hands-on experiences of the last few periods.

No homework assigned.
Mathematics
Assigned By: Leslie Tucker
Today we completed pages 15-17 in Unit 7 notes, they are posted in google classroom.
June 1, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
- today we took a look at some slam poetry. We read and listened to 'Complainers' by Rudy Francisco.
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
Building on the activities exploring reflection that we did last week, students in small groups completed another activity demonstrating the same reflections but using a table ray box instead.

No homework assigned.
Mathematics
Assigned By: Leslie Tucker
Today we completed pages 12-14 in unit 7 booklet and worked on 7.1-7.2 Practice. Blank copies and answer keys are posted to google classroom. Please finish for homework as there will be a check-point tomorrow on 7.1 and 7.2. Recovery will be on June 11th on either Unit 6 or 7, you get to pick.
May 28, 2021
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
Students participated in a number of hands-on, eyes-on, and feet-on activities exploring the laws of reflection.

After which we had time enough left over to bring the soccer ball, which had been used to demonstrate how the particle model of light can be used to explain the laws of reflection, outside for a few minutes of soccer. There was general consensus that this was pretty much the best science class ever.

No homework assigned.

Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
- today we took our classroom outside and discussed some poetry terms.
Mathematics
Assigned By: Leslie Tucker
Today we completed pages 8-11 in Unit 7 booklet. Notes are posted on google classroom.
May 27, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
- today we looked at difference in poem and prose by looking at Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan's retirement announcements.
- No homework assigned unless I am still missing your Casey at the Bat journals.
Mathematics
Assigned By: Leslie Tucker
Today we completed pages 5-7 in Unit 7 booklet. Notes are posted to google classroom.
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
Students completed Quiz Sc8.2.1 Properties of Light.
We finished early and took advantage of the time to get outside for lunch and get some fresh air. LOTS of fresh air (70 km/h gusts of fresh air!)

No homework assigned.
May 26, 2021
Mathematics
Assigned By: Leslie Tucker
Today we completed first 4 pages of unit 7 notes. Blank copy and completed notes are posted on classroom.
May 25, 2021
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
I went over the review questions in preparation for Quiz Sc8.2.1 on Thursday.
Reminder, quiz will cover p.1-9 in Booklet ScE8.2 Optics.

Homework: Review and STUDY!!!!!
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
- journal entry today based on the baseball narrative poems we read last week. students had to choose 1 of the poems to complete their journal. This journal entry is to be passed in. Details on Google Classroom.
May 21, 2021
French
Assigned By: Glen Connolly
Our quiz on 'Phrases with AVOIR: is rescheduled for Wednesday, day 1, May 26.
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
Students worked on review in preparation for for Quiz ScE8.2.1 Properties of Light which is Thursday May 27, covering pages 1-9.

Homework: Review and STUDY!!!!!
Mathematics
Assigned By: Leslie Tucker
The in-class assignment on Unit 6 will be on Tuesday, May 25th. Practice sheets and answer keys are posted to google classroom.
May 20, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
- today we joined a Google Meet to watch a presentation from Persistence Theatre about Women and Politics as this year marks the 100th anniversary of Newfoundland women earning the right to vote! This was a unique opportunity for a peek into the world of the Suffragette movement in NL.
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
We completed the definitions on p.2 in Booklet ScE8.2, then went outside for students to study for Quiz ScE8.2.1 Properties of Light which is Thursday May 27, covering pages 1-9.
Mathematics
Assigned By: Leslie Tucker
Today we worked on 6.7 Practice to prepare for the in-class assignment tomorrow (Friday, May 21st). Blank copy and answer key is posted, please complete for homework.
May 19, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
- today we explored the characteristics of a narrative poem and read 2 narrative poems about baseball as a class and discussed the differences in the two.
May 18, 2021
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
We finished the notes on the electromagnetic spectrum (p.8).

Reminder Quiz ScE8.2.1 Thursday May 27, covering pages 1-9.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
- Today we reviewed the characteristics of a limerick and students then wrote their own and read them to the class. These were passed in at the end of class. Please see Google Classroom if you were absent.
May 17, 2021
Mathematics
Assigned By: Leslie Tucker
Today we worked on 6.6 Practice and tomorrow there will be an exit card of that section. Blank copy and answer key is posted to google classroom.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
- today we reviewed some important poetry terms and then students completed an activity to discover limericks. We went over the characteristics of limericks. In tomorrow's class students will write their own limericks.
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
We went over the properties of a wave and the relationship between the frequency, wavelength, and energy of a wave. I gave an overview of the different parts of the electromagnetic spectrum. We completed the notes on p.7 in Booklet ScE8.2.

Quiz ScE8.2.1 Light and the Electromagnetic Spectrum will be next Thursday, May 27.
May 13, 2021
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
I started a brief review of the 6 properties of light. The discussion of how light travels in a straight line, and through a vacuum, led students to ask about how come the moon has phases and what causes day and night. So we went off on a tangent about the inner workings of the solar system. Students showed intelletual curiosity and engagement with the answers, and they did me proud to be their teacher.
After which we completed an application activity where students identified a number of examples of properties of light, and still had time enough to go out for a walk around the school.
Mathematics
Assigned By: Leslie Tucker
Today we completed pages 24-26 of unit 6 booklet. Notes are posted to google classroom.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
- Did poem 'I am a Rock, I am an Island' today and discussed the use of metaphor within the poem.
- No homework assigned
May 12, 2021
French
Assigned By: Glen Connolly
We are discussing common phrases that use the verb 'AVOIR'. Please see our Google Classroom for notes.
May 11, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
- review of poetry terms and discussion on figurative language today. Copy of poetry notes and slideshow are available on Google Classroom if you missed any of the notes.
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
We talked about how we see the colour of objects, with the aid of a Bill Nye video, then completed the notes on p.6.

No homework assigned.
Mathematics
Assigned By: Leslie Tucker
Today we worked on Grade 7 Review for 6.6. Blank copy and answer key is posted in google classroom. Please finish for homework.
May 10, 2021
Mathematics
Assigned By: Leslie Tucker
Today we continued working on 6.5 Practice #1 and completed an exit card on 6.5.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
- today we continued with notes on poetry. We learned about different forms of poetry and we started important figurative language terms. We completed an activity where students were to come up with their own simile or metaphor and draw a picture to represent it.
May 7, 2021
Mathematics
Assigned By: Leslie Tucker
Today we worked on 6.5 Practice #1. Blank copy and answer key is posted in google classroom. Please finish for homework as there will be an exit card on Monday on 6.5.
May 6, 2021
Mathematics
Assigned By: Leslie Tucker
Today we completed pages 21-23 in Unit 6 booklet and continued to work on 6.4 Practice. Both are posted on google classroom.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
- today students followed along to a google slides presentation that introduced some important terms for the poetry unit. We will continue with this during tomorrow's class.
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
We went out for a walk around the school, then talked about early theories of light and vision and measurements of the speed of light. We completed notes p.3 in Booklet ScE8.2.
No homework assigned.
May 5, 2021
Mathematics
Assigned By: Leslie Tucker
Today we worked on 6.4 Practice, blank copy and answer key is posted to google classroom.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
- learned about rap / slam poetry today.
May 4, 2021
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
Students had a little more time to explore the properties of light using the materials provided, then I handed out the new booklets for the Optics unit and we took note of the six properties of light on the top of p.4. I showed a MDJH-made video reviewing the same topic.

No homework assigned.
Mathematics
Assigned By: Leslie Tucker
Today we worked on 6.3 Practice #3, blank copy and key are posted to classroom. Up to and including page 18 is completed and posted in unit 6 booklet.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
- today we went to the outdoor classroom and students wrote their very own poems about nature.
May 3, 2021
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
I talked with the students about the new condensed schedule. This has been a very hard school year already, and the new schedule makes it harder yet. We have eight more weeks of school to get through and I promised the students that I would do my best to make that time as gentle to everyone as I could make it. My plan is to go outside every science period, even if only for a walk around the school, barring seriously bad weather or the occasional period where an activity might be just too long to allow for the time. They get to pick whether we go at the beginning or the end of the period.

Today they picked the beginning of the period, so we started with a swing around the school in the sunshine. Then students started a group activity to explore some of the properties of light using various lab materials that we will be using further in this new unit.

No homework assigned.
French
Assigned By: Glen Connolly
This week we are looking at using negation (not, never, no longer, etc) in phrases. Notes are found on our Google Classroom.
April 30, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
- today students completed their character bio body projects on characters of The Outsiders. They are now displayed on the classroom wall! :)
- students are asked to check their email to see if they have an email from me. Students who have not turned in their journal entries would have received an email from me. Thanks!
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
Students completed Unit Test ScE8.4 Cells and Systems.
April 29, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
- continued work on the projects today. We will continue working on these in tomorrow's class.
April 28, 2021
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
We took advantage of a sunny break in the weather to go outside and did a review activity in preparation for Unit Test ScE8.4 on Friday.
Homework: STUDY!!!!!
French
Assigned By: Glen Connolly
Reminder: we have a quiz tomorrow on vocab for 'la maison - the house'. Please see our Google Classroom for the vocab study set.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
- today students started work on the 'body bio' projects on characters of the novel. Students had the option to work with a group or independently.
Please bring some coloring pencils!
Mathematics
Assigned By: Leslie Tucker
Today we worked on 6.2 Word problems practice, the blank copy and answer key is posted to classroom. Please complete for homework if not already finished.
April 27, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
- today students worked on a representing activity for The Outsiders
- tomorrow we will be starting our 'body bio' projects on characters of the novel- Please bring some coloring pencils!
Mathematics
Assigned By: Leslie Tucker
Today we completed pages 11-14 in unit 6 booklet, notes are posted to google classroom.
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
Students worked on review in preparation for Test Sc8.4 on Friday April 30.
Homework: STUDY!!!!
April 26, 2021
Mathematics
Assigned By: Leslie Tucker
Today we worked in 6.2 Practice #3, blank copy and answer key is posted on google classroom. Please completed for homework if not done.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
- today students completed the test on The Outsiders
April 23, 2021
Mathematics
Assigned By: Leslie Tucker
Today we reviewed section 6.2. The notes we did in class are posted to google classroom.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
- Reminder that there will be a test on Monday for The Outsiders. It is encouraged to use the items I posted on Google Classroom to review.
French
Assigned By: Glen Connolly
We have a quiz on vocab for 'la maison - the house'. Notes for the quiz are posted on our Google Classroom. The quiz date is
Thursday, April 29th.
April 22, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
- Test on April 26th for The Outsiders. Details were discussed in class. Items to review are on Google Classroom.
- Marks for The Outsiders journal entries are now on PowerSchool. Those that did not pass theirs in have been noted as Missing. Please pass in asap.
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
We completed the notes on with the various body systems work together to supply all the needs of the cells, Booklet Sc8.4 p.10.

Reminder: Unit Test ScE8.4 Cells to Systems next week Friday April 30, will cover the whole booklet.
French
Assigned By: Glen Connolly
We are learning vocab related to the house / home. Also, this theme will be used to review prepositions of place.
Mathematics
Assigned By: Leslie Tucker
Today we worked on 6.2 Practice #2. The blank copy and answer key is posted to google classroom.
April 21, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
- There will be a test on April 26th for The Outsiders. Details were discussed in class. Items to review are on Google Classroom.
- If students are missing any of the 3 journal entries from the novel that we completed in class, they are on Google Classroom as well and must be completed.
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
Students had one last period to finish their presentation on body systems.

Reminder: Unit Test ScE8.4 Cells to Systems next week Friday April 30 (not Thursday as mistakenly posted in the classroom, which I will correct tomorrow). Will cover the whole booklet.
Mathematics
Assigned By: Leslie Tucker
Today we completed page 10 of unit 6 booklet, notes are posted on google classroom. We then worked on 6.2 Practice #1, it should be completed for homework. The blank copy and completed copy is posted on classroom.
April 20, 2021
Mathematics
Assigned By: Leslie Tucker
Today we completed pages 7-10 in Unit 6 booklet. Notes are posted to google classroom.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
Today students did a digital escape room on the chromebooks that reviewed many important elements of our novel, The Outsiders. The link for the escape room is in Google classroom if you would like to do it for more review or if you were absent today.
April 19, 2021
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
Students continued work on their project on body systems. We will have one more period for this project, which will be our next class; after that projects will need to be finished at home.
Final due date will be Thursday 22 April.

Reminder Unit Test ScE8.4 Friday April 30. It will cover the whole booklet on cells and body systems.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
- Today students completed a listening activity based on an interview with the author of the novel.
- There will be a test on April 26th for The Outsiders. Details were discussed in class. Items to review are on Google Classroom.
- If students are missing any of the 3 journal entries from the novel that we completed in class, they are on Google Classroom as well and must be completed.
Mathematics
Assigned By: Leslie Tucker
Today we started Unit 6 and completed pages 1-6 of the new booklet. Blank copies and completed notes are posted to google classroom.
April 16, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
Today we finished reading the novel The Outsiders and students worked on Video Journal #3 in their booklet.
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
We compoleted notes on p.8 (the relationship between cells, tissues, organs, and body systems), and the organs from major body systems.
Advance notice of Unit Test ScE8.4 was given, for Friday April 30. It will cover the whole booklet, which thankfully is a short one!
April 15, 2021
Mathematics
Assigned By: Leslie Tucker
Part 2 of Unit 4 and 5 recovery is being written tomorrow. The review and answer key is posted in google classroom.
April 14, 2021
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
Students started a group project on human body systems. To be continued next week.
No work assigned to be done at home at this point.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
- students were asked to silently read chapter 9 of the novel today. If not read in class, they are responsible to read at home. There will be a short quiz on this chapter tomorrow.
April 13, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
Today we read chapter 8 of The Outsiders novel and had a discussion about the impact of the media on our lives in relation to an important event in the novel. We watched a short video on this and then students completed a journal entry.
Reminder that if you are absent- you should be reading at home.
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
Introduction to body systems, booklet ScE8.4 p.9. We discussed each system, completed the function in the first column, then students worked in small groups to brainstorm organs belonging to each system.
No homework assigned.
Mathematics
Assigned By: Leslie Tucker
Today we worked on Recovery Review Units 4 and 5, it is posted to google classroom with the answer key. Please work on at home as well to be prepared for recovery assessment this Thursday and Friday. Please bring a pencil and calculator every class.
April 12, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
-Read chapter 7 of The Outsiders novel today.
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
We discussed the characteristics of life as they apply to a flowering plant, and to cells, Carnet Sc8.4 p.4 and we discussed how body systems cooperate to allow each cell of a human body to address their needs for food, oxygen, and elimination of waste.

If you need to complete any notes, use my website at https://sites.google.com/site/sciencesmmebrunet/

No homework assigned.
Mathematics
Assigned By: Leslie Tucker
Today we started review for the recovery assessment which will be written April 15th and 16th and will be on Units 4 and 5. Unit 4 review is posted to google classroom.
April 1, 2021
Mathematics
Assigned By: Leslie Tucker
Thursday and Friday, April 15th and 16th we will be have recovery exam on Units 4 and 5. Monday, April 12th we will begin reviewing those 2 units. Have a great break!
Health
Assigned By: Leslie Tucker
Today we finished working on the Nutrient assignment. If it is not completed it will need to be finished the week we return to school. Have a great break!
March 31, 2021
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
Students completed Quiz ScE8.4.1 Cells and Microscope on google classroom. Marks have been released to students already, and will be posted in PowerSchool shortly.
Happy Spring Holiday to everyone!
March 30, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
-today we finished reading chapter 5 of the novel and had a discussion about the major events. We ended the class by doing an activity about the slang in the novel.
Mathematics
Assigned By: Leslie Tucker
Test tomorrow on all of Unit 5, please bring a pencil and calculator. The answer key to our assignment is posted to google classroom as well as several review sheets with answer keys for you to use for practice.
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
Students worked on review for Quiz Sc84.1 Microscopes and cells, which is tomorrow.
Homework: STUDY!!!!!
March 29, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
-No homework assigned but if you miss a class you should be catching up on your reading at home.
March 28, 2021
French
Assigned By: Glen Connolly
We have a short quiz scheduled for Thursday, April 1st. The test is on vocab words for our current unit. Please see our Google Classroom page for the list of terms.
March 26, 2021
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
Students did a lab activity to learn how to use a microscope, then passed in their work.
Reminder: quiz on Wednesday March 31, which will cover cells and microscopes: definitions 1 to 10 on p.2, and notes p.3-6.
Mathematics
Assigned By: Leslie Tucker
Today we worked on Unit 5 review, the blank copy is posted and the answer key. Please complete for Monday since the in-class assignment is on Monday, March 29th. Test will be on March 31st. Please have pencils and a calculator for Monday.
Mathematics
Assigned By: Leslie Tucker
Today we were working on Unit 5 review for in-class assignment on Monday, March 29th and test on Wednesday, March 31st. Please work on Unit 5 Review #1 and #2, both are posted to google classroom with the answers. Please bring pencils and a calculator for Monday.
March 25, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
-Today we read chapter 4 of The Outsiders and students worked on questions in their booklet for chapters 3 & 4.
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
We discussed the characteristics of life and completed to notes on the top of p.4.
There will be a quiz on Wednesday March 30, which will cover cells and microscopes: definitions 1 to 10 on p.2, and notes p.3-6.
March 24, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
Today we corrected chapter 1 and 2 questions in booklet and we read chapter 3.
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
Students completed an activity in small groups to develop an analogy for the cell and its organelles, then passed in their work.
No homework assigned.
Mathematics
Assigned By: Leslie Tucker
Today we completed section 5.10 (pages 39-42) of unit 5 booklet, notes are posted in google classroom. Friday we will do review for in-class assignment (March 29th) and test (March 31st).
March 23, 2021
Mathematics
Assigned By: Leslie Tucker
Today we competed pages 34-37 in the unit 5 booklet and completed check-point #5. Notes are posted to google classroom.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
-Today students were asked to complete questions for chapters 1-2 in their booklet for The Outsiders.
Health
Assigned By: Leslie Tucker
Today we started working on our nutrients assignment using the Chromebooks. It is due Monday, March 29th and we will have the full class on Monday in the LRC to work on it.
French
Assigned By: Glen Connolly
We are learning vocab related to a science theme, and terms for steps in a procedure.
March 22, 2021
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
We continued notes on cells and the differences between plant and animal cells, p.5-6 in Booklet ScE8.4. Students watched a short video making a analogy between the parts of a cell and the parts of a city.
Students can catch up on any missing notes from my website, https://sites.google.com/site/sciencesmmebrunet/

No homework assigned.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
-Today we finished reading chapter 2 of The Outsiders. Review of major characters are posted to Google Classroom as well as a link to a helpful website to help you with the novel.
Mathematics
Assigned By: Leslie Tucker
Today we completed page 33 of the unit 5 booklet and worked on 5.5,5.6, 5.7 Practice. Blank copy, key and the notes are all posted to google classroom. Tomorrow there will be a check-point on 5.5,5.6 and 5.7.
March 19, 2021
Mathematics
Assigned By: Leslie Tucker
Today we completed pages 30-32 in unit 5 booklet, notes are posted to google classroom. Monday, March 29th we will have an in-class assignment on all of unit 5 and then a test on March 31st on all of unit 5.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
-Today we reviewed chapter 1 of The Outsiders and had a discussion about the important characters in the novel. There are some notes posted to Google Classroom about the characters that are important to review.
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
Welcome back to face-to-face (hmmm... mask-to-mask? Masked-face-to-masked-face?) Science Class! I am switching back to this homework page to keep both students and parents informed of our progress and any assignments and assessments.


I handed out Carnet ScE8.4 From Cells to Organ Systems.
We completed the microscope on p.3 and the plant and animal cells on p.5 as a way to review what was learned online and connect it back to the classroom learning environment.

Both the blank Carnet and a completed version are posted on my website at the following page: https://sites.google.com/site/sciencesmmebrunet/home/science-grade-8-english/sce8-4-cells-tissues-organs-and-systems

No homework assigned.
March 18, 2021
Mathematics
Assigned By: Leslie Tucker
Today we worked on 5.5 practice sheet.
Blank copy and answer key is posted on goggle classroom. We will be starting 5.6 tomorrow.
March 17, 2021
Mathematics
Assigned By: Leslie Tucker
Today we completed page 29 of unit 5 booklet, notes are posted on classroom. Tomorrow we will be in-person (yah!!!) and working on a practice sheet on 5.5.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
-Biography research essays were due yesterday. Please check to make sure this is completed and turned in on Google Classroom.
-Today we finished reading chapter 1 and had a discussion about the characters. Students completed a short questionnaire for fun to see which character from the novel represents them.
March 16, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
-Biography research essays were due today. Please check to make sure this is completed and turned in on Google Classroom.
-Today we started reading our novel The Outsiders. Will continue with this tomorrow.
Mathematics
Assigned By: Leslie Tucker
Today we completed pages 26-28 in Unit 5 booklet, notes are posted to google classroom. Tomorrow we will complete page 29.
March 14, 2021
French
Assigned By: Glen Connolly
We have a quiz scheduled for Wednesday, March 17. Please see our Google Classroom homepage for details.
March 12, 2021
Mathematics
Assigned By: Leslie Tucker
Today we reviewed percent increase/decrease and taxes/discounts. Review notes are posted to classroom. Then we completed a checkpoint on the topics. Tuesday we will be starting section 5.5 (page 26).
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
-Biography research essays are DUE on Tuesday the 16th.
-Today we had a discussion class about some of the topics that our next novel study will cover. We will be starting The Outsiders next week.
Health
Assigned By: Leslie Tucker
Today students completed an assignment based on the anti-vaping presentation we had last class. The presentation and assignment is posted to google classroom for anyone who was absent today.
March 11, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
Today students spent the class-time working on their biography research essays. This was the last working class for this and is due on Tuesday, March 16th.
Mathematics
Assigned By: Leslie Tucker
Today we completed pages 24-25 in unit 5 booklet. Notes are posted to google classroom. Also, students were asked to complete taxes and discount practice. The blank copy and answers are posted to classroom. Tomorrow there will be a check-point on percent increase/decrease and taxes and discounts.
March 10, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
-Today students continued working on their biography research essays. Students should now have their cover page and introduction completed, some students started their first body paragraph as well.
March 9, 2021
Health
Assigned By: Leslie Tucker
Today we had a presentation about the dangers of vaping by MUN Pharmacy students. Next class we will do a follow-up assignment.
Mathematics
Assigned By: Leslie Tucker
Today we worked on Percent Increase/Decrease Practice #1. The blank copy and completed answer key is posted on google classroom. Please make sure it is finished for tomorrow's class.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
-Today we continued on with our Biography research essays. I explained what is required and explained the Add-on called Paperpile that will help them with their in-text citations and reference page. Students should now have their topic (person) chosen for who they want to research as well as at least 2 sources of information. All required information for this assignment is on Google Classroom. We will continue with this next class. Students will be given 2 more working periods to work on these.
March 8, 2021
French
Assigned By: Glen Connolly
We are learning terms for family members, and different ways to say 'my'.
Notes may be found on our Google Classroom.
March 5, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
-Today we had some fun. Students created their own mad libs after discussion on nouns, verbs, and adjectives. This made for some funny stories and laughs during class!

Happy Friday people!
Mathematics
Assigned By: Leslie Tucker
Today we completed pages 19 and 20 in Unit 5 booklet, notes are posted in google classroom.
March 4, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
-Today students completed their essay test.
Mathematics
Assigned By: Leslie Tucker
Today we did a review on 5.1-5.3, all students were assigned a blank copy. The answer key is posted to google classroom. Then all students were asked to complete Unit 5 check-point #3. Tomorrow we will be working on pages 19 and 20 in the unit 5 booklet.
March 3, 2021
Mathematics
Assigned By: Leslie Tucker
Today we worked on Section 5.3 percent problems practice #1. The front (numbers 1-12) should be finished for homework, the blank copy and answer key is posted to google classroom. Tomorrow we will have check-point #3 on percent questions.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
-Test is tomorrow.
-Today we reviewed how to answer the constructed response questions. There are materials posted to Google Classroom to help them prepare for test.
Health
Assigned By: Leslie Tucker
Today students were asked to spend the class time participating in a no technology activity. All students were assigned a google doc with a bingo challenge of activities to try before next health class that are tech free. Anyone who has not completed the nutrition assignment please finish by Friday, March 6th.
March 2, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
-Today students worked on the constructed response question of the practice test. I was able to take a look at their answers and answer any questions they had.
-Reminder that the test is on Thursday.
-Review of guidelines on how to answer a constructed response question is encouraged.
Mathematics
Assigned By: Leslie Tucker
Today we completed pages 17-18 in Unit 5 booklet. Tomorrow we will be doing practice on percent questions and Thursday there will be a check-point on percent questions.
March 1, 2021
Mathematics
Assigned By: Leslie Tucker
Today we completed pages 15-16 in unit 5 booklet, notes are posted to classroom. Tomorrow we will completed pages 17-18.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
-Today I went over how to answer a constructed response question with the class. There is a handout for this posted to Google Classroom as well. This will be important for the test on Thursday.
-Students started a practice test today. We will continue with this tomorrow.
-Reminder that test is on Thursday.
February 26, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
-independent novel assignments were due today.
-today students were given a catch-up class to catch up on some work and review before test.
-essay test will be on March 4th. We will continue with review and practice on Monday.
February 25, 2021
Mathematics
Assigned By: Leslie Tucker
Today we completed pages 10-14 in unit 5 booklet, notes are posted to classroom. There will be a short check-point tomorrow on representing using hundreds charts and number lines.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
-Today students did a practice test in preparation for the essay test on March 4th.
-Reminder that independent novel assignments are due tomorrow.
February 24, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
-Today we watched the videos about Pink Shirt Day as well as the Kindness video that MDJH staff put together. Then students were put in breakout rooms for short discussion.
-Students should now have 2 completed journal entries in Google Classroom.
-Reminder that independent novel assignment is due Friday.
-Reminder that essay test is on March 4th.
Mathematics
Assigned By: Leslie Tucker
Today we completed pages 2-4 in the unit 5 booklet, the notes are posted under classwork on google classroom. For those who don't have a way to print at home there was a Jamboard shared with all students for you to complete the notes online.
February 23, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
-Today students were asked to complete a journal entry based on the Carl English speech from yesterday. For those that were absent for the speech, they were asked to read a short article about Carl English in order to do their journal entry. Journal questions involved main message and purpose and served as prep for their test next week. This journal should now be complete as they were given the class period today to work on it.
-Independent novel assignments are due on Friday
-Reminder that essay test is on March 4th.
Mathematics
Assigned By: Leslie Tucker
Today we did review on 5.1, notes are posted. Then we did a second check-point on 5.1. We will be starting 5.2 tomorrow. You can print the blank copy of notes that are posted or just have paper and pencil with you to work through with us.
February 22, 2021
Mathematics
Assigned By: Leslie Tucker
Today in class we completed a check-point on 5.1. We will work on this section again tomorrow and have another check-point at the end of class.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
-Today we had guest speaker Carl English speak to students!
-Reminder that independent novel assignment # 2 is due on Friday the 26th.
Health
Assigned By: Leslie Tucker
Today we started a google doc assignment on Nutrition. We will finish it in class on Friday.
February 21, 2021
French
Assigned By: Glen Connolly
We will have a listening quiz on Thursday, Feb. 25. The topic will be on clothes / accessories. This will be followed by a brief speaking evaluation. Students will choose the correct pronunciation (multiple choice) of any 5 prepositions of place based on the list posted on our Google Classroom.
February 19, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
Today was our last reading Friday for our 2nd independent novel study. Those that already had their novel finished were asked to start their assignment.
This is assignment is called 'Independent Novel Assignment #2' under Classwork. This is due on Feb.26th.
February 18, 2021
Mathematics
Assigned By: Leslie Tucker
Today we completed pages 6-7 of unit 5 booklet. Please check google classroom if you didn't get the notes today. Tomorrow we will be working on pages 8-9 and Monday we will be having a checkpoint on section 5.1.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
Today students were assigned Individual articles to read through a website called Commonlit. Students were asked to read their article and then complete a journal response question in Google Classroom based on their article. This can be found under Essay Unit Journal Questions in Classwork. These journal responses will be graded. They have until Monday to get this 1st one completed.

Essay test will take place on March 4th.
February 17, 2021
Health
Assigned By: Leslie Tucker
Today we watched a video on Nutrition, the link is posted in classroom. Monday's class we will be doing a google doc assignment based on the video.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
-Today we started our 'Whole Class Essay Wednesday's' !
-We read an article together as a class, and then students were asked to answer questions on a Google Form (posted in Google Classroom) about the article. This is good prep for the essay test and all students should be completing these.
February 16, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
-Today we started our 'Biography Tuesday's'.
-Students are to research a person who has made a positive contribution to society.
-For today, I explained the process of the research assignment and then students picked who they wanted to research and then they spent time brainstorming ideas and finding online articles for their research.
French
Assigned By: Glen Connolly
We continue to review clothing / accessories / size and color, as well as expressions of opinion. Our new focus is on prepositions of place. Notes may be found on our Google Classroom.
February 15, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
-Today we continued on with Grammar Monday's. Grammar booklets are posted for each student under Classwork on Google Classroom. Students should have completed up to p.7
-I discussed with the students the schedule going forward for now- which is also available on Google Classroom.
-I explained the independent novel assignment which is due on Feb.26th. This is available now under Classwork if students are finished their novel and would like to start their assignment they can.
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
My intern Ms Nusret gave a lesson on forces: what are forces, types of forces, measuring forces, balanced and unbalanced forces. Students were asked to complete an online worksheet to check on their comprehension. We will complete the relevant pages in their booklet next class.
Mathematics
Assigned By: Leslie Tucker
Today in class students worked on Volume Review. It is posted in google classroom as well as the answer key. Tomorrow there will be a google assignment on Volume.
February 12, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
Hello everyone, I hope you are all doing well and staying safe.

Recap from today's Google Meet:
- A little check-in to see how we are all doing.
- Students were advised that the essay test will take place the first week of March instead of Feb.25th now.
- We will be going ahead with the independent novel study assignment so today students were given time to read their independent novels.

Take care!
Mathematics
Assigned By: Leslie Tucker
Monday we will work on review on volume, have a calculator, pencil and paper ready to go! Tuesday we will do a 10 MC assignment on Volume of Rectangular Prisms, Triangular Prisms and Cylinders. Please make sure your unit 4 booklet is completed, all notes are on google classroom!
February 11, 2021
French
Assigned By: Glen Connolly
Hello,
I sent out emails ('12:30 pm) to parents and students with some information about at home learning. If you have not received this message from me, please contact me at:
glenconnolly@nlesd.ca
Kindly add your up to date email address.
February 10, 2021
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
Students completed a lab activity on the density of fluids and passed in their work at the end of the period.
If you were absent today, you will be excused from the activity.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
-today a few students presented their short stories to the class.
-today we started watching a documentary about the role that Gander played in 9/11 to tie in to an article we will read in tomorrow's class. Link to the documentary is on Google Classroom. Please see under 'Classwork'.
Students were asked to think about the main message of the video as this will be important practice for the Essay test.
-Essay test is on Feb.25th.
Mathematics
Assigned By: Leslie Tucker
Today we completed Volume of Prisms and Cylinders practice and completed an exit card on volume of Cylinders. If you were absent today please complete the exit card at home and take a picture or scan it and email to Ms. Tucker.
February 9, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
-Today we started our Grammar Booklets. Then we read an article in the textbook on page 62 and had a discussion.
-Starting tomorrow, students will read their short story assignments to me for a speaking mark. Bonus marks for those who choose to present in front of the class.
Mathematics
Assigned By: Leslie Tucker
Today we completed section 4.8 (page 17) of the unit 4 booklet and worked on Volume of Cylinders practice. All notes, blank copies and answer keys are posted to google classroom.
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
Students did a lab activity in small groups to measure the mass and volume of various rectangular objects and calculate their density.
If you were absent today you will be excused from this activity.
February 8, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
Hope everyone is enjoying their snow day!!
February 5, 2021
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
Students continued work on density calculations p.11-13. Homework: finish at home if not done in class. You can refer to the complete booklet on my website for guidance, but you should ensure that you are able to complete calculations on you own.

If your notes are incomplete, you can use the completed booklet posted on my website. Go to https://sites.google.com/site/sciencesmmebrunet/
and find the correct page for your grade and unit.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
-Today was Reading Friday # 2. There will be 2 more. if absent- students are expected to be reading their independent novel at home.
February 4, 2021
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
In my absence, my substitute Mr Walsh continued calculations involving density p.11-12. Students were asked to complete the work at home.

If you were absent today, you should look at the density formula on p.11 and the sample calculations on the top of p.11-12 in the completed booklet on my website, and attempt the other problems p.11-13 before checking your answers. Go to https://sites.google.com/site/sciencesmmebrunet/
and find the correct page for your grade and unit.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
-Today we had a discussion around the past vs the present and how there have been many advances because of technology. We then read an article in the text to go along with this discussion and then watched a video about predictions of the world in 2050.
-REMINDER: Reading Friday tomorrow so students must bring in their novels!!
February 3, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
Today we continued on with the non fiction article we read yesterday. Today students worked on long answer questions for the main message of the selection. I then went through a sample answer with them on the board and explained how they should be laying out their answers.
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
I returned the activity sheet on Exploring Mass, Volume, and Density.
We started density calculations in Carnet Sc8.3B p.10-11.

If you were absent today, you should look at the density formula and the sample calculation on p.11 in the completed booklet on my website, and attempt the remaining problems at the bottom of the page before checking your answers. Go to https://sites.google.com/site/sciencesmmebrunet/
and find the correct page for your grade and unit.

No homework assigned.
February 2, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
-Today we continued our theme of Global Citizenship. We had a discussion about the subject of child slavery and then we read an article in the text on p.30 to learn about Iqbal Masih. We had a discussion around this and students worked on some questions and we then watched a documentary video about Iqbal Masih.
February 1, 2021
Social Studies
Assigned By: David Lawton
Homeroom 8-4
All forms for chrombooks must now be handed in. If you have not hand this in, please ask your parent or guardian to print off the form that was sent to them by the school administration.Have them sign it and return it ASAP.
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
I returned the corrected quiz ScE8.3.1, and then students completed an activity for students to explore the concepts of volume, mass, and density. They passed in their work at the end of the period.

No homework assigned.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
Today students were given the class to complete a journal entry. These were to be passed in at the end of class.

If you missed this class, you can find the journal entry in Google classroom.
January 29, 2021
Mathematics
Assigned By: Leslie Tucker
In-class assignment this Monday on surface area. Notes allowed and YOU NEED A CALCULATOR! Posted to google classroom is review of surface area (with key) and surface area foldable (with key). Please ensure you have your foldable completed and with you Monday.
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
Students wrote Quiz Sc8.3.1.

January 28, 2021
Mathematics
Assigned By: Leslie Tucker
In-class Assignment this Monday on Surface Area! Review sheet and answer key is posted in google classroom.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
Today we read an opinion piece in our textbook and then we started a journal entry. Some more class time will be given for these.
Reminder that Reading Friday starts again TOMORROW so students must bring their novel to school.
January 27, 2021
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
Students worked on review in preparation for Quiz Sc8.3 Fluids and Viscosity on Friday.
Study pages 1-8, especially definitions p.1 and review questions p.8.

Mathematics
Assigned By: Leslie Tucker
Today we worked on surface area of all 3 shapes. There is a practice sheet posted to goggle classroom with the answers. The first page (Decimals: L1S1) numbers 1-9 should be finished for homework.
Mathematics
Assigned By: Leslie Tucker
Today we worked on surface area of all 3 shapes. There is a practice sheet posted to goggle classroom with the answers. The first page (Decimals: L1S1) numbers 1-9 should be finished for homework.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
Today we talked about some important literary terms for the non-fiction unit.
January 26, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
Today we went to the LRC to sign out novels for our second independent novel study. Some students chose to bring in a novel for home. They were asked to please bring these in tomorrow.
We will start reading Fridays again this Friday so it is important to bring novels to school.
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
Students did a lab activity to observe the effect of temperature on the viscosity of various fluids, then passed in their work at the end of class.

Reminder: Quiz ScE8.3.1 Friday. Study p.1-8 especially the definitions p.1 and the review questions p.8.

If your notes are incomplete, you can use the completed booklet posted on my website. Go to https://sites.google.com/site/sciencesmmebrunet/
and find the correct page for your grade and unit.
Mathematics
Assigned By: Leslie Tucker
We continued to work on Surface Area of cylinders practice. There will be an exit card tomorrow on the topic.
January 25, 2021
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
We completed notes on how particle theory relates to the viscosity of fluids, booklet ScE8.3B p.6-7.

If you were absent today, you will need to complete your notes using the completed booklet posted on my website. Go to https://sites.google.com/site/sciencesmmebrunet/
and find the correct page for your grade and unit.

Reminder: Quiz Sc8.3.1 Viscosity on Friday Jan 29. Study p.1 to 8, especially definitions p.1 and review p.8.
Mathematics
Assigned By: Leslie Tucker
Today we worked on Surface area of a cylinder. Students should complete #1 practice for homework. It is posted to google classroom with the answer key.
January 21, 2021
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
In my absence Mr Walsh returned the lab activity on the viscosity of fluids to students. The quiz next Friday will contain a case study where students will be asked to analyze and plot a similar set of data, so all students are advised to make sure they are able to do this. Mr Walsh then went on to discuss how particle theory can be used to explain the viscosity of different fluids (Booklet ScE8.3B p.6)

If you were absent today, you will need to complete your notes using the completed booklet posted on my website. Go to https://sites.google.com/site/sciencesmmebrunet/
and find the correct page for your grade and unit.

Quiz ScE8.3.1 Friday January 29; will cover pages 1-8 in the booklet, with special attention to the definitions p.1 and the review questions p.8.
January 20, 2021
Mathematics
Assigned By: Leslie Tucker
Today we completed section 4.7 (pages 15-16)in the unit 4 booklet. Students should make sure these are completed. There will be an in-class assignment next Wednesday, Jan.27th on surface area.
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
We reviewed particule theory from grade 7, p.5 in Booklet ScE8.3B Fluids.

Quiz ScE8.3.1 is announced. It will cover pages 1-8 in the booklet, with special attention to the definitions p.1 and the review questions p.8. Please note that I misread my schedule: I announced the quiz for next Thursday, but the correct date is actually Friday January 29.

No other homework announced.
January 19, 2021
Mathematics
Assigned By: Leslie Tucker
Today we worked on Surface Area (SA) of Triangular Prism #2 in class, the first 2 pages should be completed for homework. The blank copy and key is posted on google classroom. There will be an exit card tomorrow on Surface Area of Triangular Prism.
January 18, 2021
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
Booklet ScE8.3B Fluids was handed out. We completed the definitions on p.1, the introductory notes on fluids and viscosity on p.2, and skipped p.3 going directly to complete p.4 on measuring viscosity.

If you were absent today, you will need to complete your notes using the completed booklet posted on my website. Go to https://sites.google.com/site/sciencesmmebrunet/
and find the correct page for your grade and unit.

No homework assigned.
Mathematics
Assigned By: Leslie Tucker
Today in class we worked on Surface Area of Triangular Prism #1, students should complete at least the first 2 pages for homework. Blank copy and answers are posted to classroom. Please bring a calculator.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
Today we had a discussion on Global citizenship.
No homework assigned unless I am missing work from you. [Journal #4 or short story assignment].
January 15, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
Today was our last class working on the chromebooks for the short story assignment. Students had 5 full classes to work on this therefore it will be due on Monday if not finished today.
Assignment is on Google Classroom.

Have a great weekend!
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
Students completed their lab report from the experiment we performed yesterday, then passed in their work at the end of the period.
Mathematics
Assigned By: Leslie Tucker
Students should have up to and including page 10 completed in unit 4 booklet. Notes are posted to google classroom. Students need to bring a calculator for this unit.
January 14, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
Today we continued working on the short story project. Tomorrow will be the last working class for this.
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
We did the experimental part of a lab to compare the flow rate and viscosity of several fluids. If you were absent today, you will be able to get the result of the experiment on your return to school.

No homework assigned.
French
Assigned By: Glen Connolly
We have a quiz scheduled for Friday, Jan. 22nd. The topics are clothing,accessories, and hair styles. Notes may be found on Google Classroom.
Mathematics
Assigned By: Leslie Tucker
Students need to bring a scientific calculator to class for this unit. Phones are not allowed to be used as the calculator.
January 13, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
Today we continued with working on the short story projects on the chromebooks.
You can work on these at home as well- especially if you were absent.
January 12, 2021
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
Students wrote quiz ScE83A Substances, Mixtures, and Separations.
If you were absent today, you will write your quiz on your return to school when I can make arrangements for you to have a chromebook!
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
Today we continued working on the short story assignment. We will continue with this tomorrow. Assignment is on Google Classroom.
January 11, 2021
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
We went over the review questions in preparation for Quiz Sc8.3A tomorrow.
Homework: Review and STUDY!!!
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
Today students started a deep learning assignment for the short story unit. Students are to create their own short story with photos. More details for this are on Google Classroom- as students will be using the chromebooks to do complete this assignment. We will be working on these for the next few classes. Students were given the option to work independently or with one other student.
French
Assigned By: Glen Connolly
We are learning vocab / adjectives / phrases for clothing and fashion. Also, we are doing a cultural in-class project on France.
I send out group emails to update parents on the content of our course. If you have not gotten one today, please drop me a line at:
glenconnolly@nlesd.ca
I will then add you to the class email list.
January 8, 2021
Mathematics
Assigned By: Leslie Tucker
The Recovery assessment for grade 8 will be on Tuesday, January 12th (Multiple choice)
Wednesday, 13th (Long answer).
Students now have 2 review sheets from units 1,2 and 3 which we have been working on in class and should be worked on at home as well. In google classroom there is a folder called Recovery Review, it contains the review sheets as well as answer keys. Students are only completing 2 out of 3 units based on any low marks or missing marks. All students should know their units now.
January 7, 2021
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
We noted our observations from the experiment on the evaporation of water mixtures that was set up before Christmas. We went on to a class observation activity to introduce our next topic of Fluids and Viscosity.

Reminder: The Quiz on Substances and Mixtures will be on Tuesday Jan 12. It will cover the entire booklet. The review questions were assigned earlier in the week and time was given in class to complete them. They should be completed at home if necessary, and are due Monday Jan 11 for in-class correction.

If your notes are incomplete, you can use the completed booklet posted on my website. Go to https://sites.google.com/site/sciencesmmebrunet/
and find the correct page for your grade and unit.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
Today we continued on with the short story from yesterday. We re-read the story and students were then put into groups to do some work on elements of plot and analyzing the story. We will continue with this group work in tomorrow's class.
January 6, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
Some students are still missing journal #4. It is on Google Classroom.
Today we did pre-reading activities for our next short story.
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
Students worked on review in preparation for Quiz Sc8.3A, which is on Tuesday Jan 12.
Study whole booklet, especially definitions and review questions.
If your notes are incomplete, you can use the completed booklet posted on my website. Go to https://sites.google.com/site/sciencesmmebrunet/
and find the correct page for your grade and unit.
Mathematics
Assigned By: Leslie Tucker
The Recovery assessment for grade 8 will be on Tuesday, January 12th (Multiple choice)
Wednesday, 13th (Long answer). It will cover units 1 - 3.
Students have 1 review sheet on all 3 units that they have been working on in class, they should work on it at home as well. Tomorrow they will be given a second review. In google classroom there is a folder called Recovery Review, it contains the review sheets as well as answer keys.
January 5, 2021
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
Students worked on review in preparation for Quiz Sc8.3A, which is on Tuesday Jan 12.
Study whole booklet, especially definitions and review questions.
If your notes are incomplete, you can use the completed booklet posted on my website. Go to https://sites.google.com/site/sciencesmmebrunet/
and find the correct page for your grade and unit.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
Today students worked on a theme question based on the story we read and discussed as a class yesterday and then we looked a model answer together. See Google Classroom if you were absent.
Students are to bring in textbooks that were sent home before break.
Reminder that Journal #4 on My Brother's Christmas Story that we did before the break is past due. Students had option to complete on Google Classroom or on paper copy.
Mathematics
Assigned By: Leslie Tucker
Welcome back! Happy New year to you and your Family!
The Recovery assessment for grade 8 will be on Tuesday, January 12th (Multiple choice)
Wednesday, 13th (Long answer). It will cover units 1 - 3.
The students were given a review sheet yesterday on all 3 units.
Students should go over their notes, worksheets, any assignments and tests they have completed as part of their review. Any review sheets given out in class will be posted in google classroom along with the answer keys.
January 4, 2021
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
Welcome back and Happy New Year!

-Today we read the short story 'Two Islands' and had a discussion on theme.
-Reminder that journal #4 was due before the break- so please finish ASAP.
-I introduced the short story unit assignment today. We will discuss this more this week and will spend next week working on them.
December 17, 2020
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
For our last science period before the winter break, we went outside for an activity applying the scientific method to determine the factors that affect the reaction between Mentos candies and cola soft drinks. This is strictly exclusively curriculum-based, has everything to do with science and absolutely nothing to do with entertaining children in the last few days before the holiday. Of course I would never do any such thing, no sirree not me, I got the memo!
The class showed both experimental enthusiasm and intellectual curiosity. When we came back upstairs students asked a number of insightful questions that led to a critical evaluation of the conclusions of the experiment. In answer to their questions, I also addressed how the solubility of gases is affected by temperature, how the homogeneous solution of carbon dioxide in water is transformed into a heterogeneous mixture when the carbon dioxide bubbles out, and the effect of the sudden increase in gas pressure.

Wishing a happy and safe holiday to all!
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
Students are reminded to bring home their textbooks over break.
Today we continued with our viewing activity based on the movie Elf. These will be passed in at end of movie.
Reminder that I am still waiting for some journal entries to be passed in. See Google Classroom.
December 16, 2020
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
We completed the notes on distillation on p.11-12 in Booklet ScE8.3A and students worked on a classification activity with different methods of separating mixtures used in everyday life.

If you were absent today, you should complete the notes p.11-12 using the materials posted on my website.
Go to https://sites.google.com/site/sciencesmmebrunet/
and find the correct page for your grade and unit.

No homework assigned.

December 15, 2020
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
We discussed the result of the filtration lab we did last week and noted our conclusions p.9. I set up a demonstration of evaporation of various mixtures and solutions, which should be completed by the time we return from Christmas break so we will be able to observe the results.

I showed a couple of youtube videos showing the process of simple distillation of a mixture.

No homework assigned.
Mathematics
Assigned By: Leslie Tucker
Today we worked on Surface Area of Rectangular Prism, there are 3 practice sheets posted to classroom. Two have the answers included at the end and the one called Surface Area has answer key separately.
December 14, 2020
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
Students should have questions done for the short stories 'Ambush' and 'My Brother's Christmas Story'. These are meant to be organized and passed in after we complete a few more stories.

Today we did a journal entry that is due tomorrow. See Google Classroom.
Mathematics
Assigned By: Leslie Tucker
Today we completed pages 7-8 in unit 4 booklet.
December 11, 2020
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
Students did a lab filtration activity, Booklet ScE8.3A.
If you were absent today, you should copy the results of the activity from the answer key posted on this page of my website:
https://sites.google.com/site/sciencesmmebrunet/home/science-grade-8-english/sce8-3-fluids

No homework assigned.
Physical Education
Assigned By: Scott Mercer
Google Class Code: t5snwrg
Mathematics
Assigned By: Leslie Tucker
Today we completed pages 5 and 6 in the unit 4 booklet, notes are posted on classroom. Students were assigned sections 4.1 and 4.2 practice. It is to be completed for homework. The blank copy and answer key is posted on classroom.
December 10, 2020
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
Today students worked on questions for the short story 'Ambush'. This story is found in the Nelson literacy textbook on p.119. Students are expected to have these questions completed. These can be found on Google Classroom.
I will be collecting answers after we complete a couple more short stories and students will receive a writing mark for their answers. Students are asked to please keep questions and answers organized in an exercise book or duotang.
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
Survey of separation methods, Booklet ScE8.3A p.7.

If you were absent today, you should complete this page using the materials posted on my website. Go to https://sites.google.com/site/sciencesmmebrunet/
and find the correct page for your grade and unit.

No homework assigned.
December 9, 2020
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
Today we started some work on making connections while reading short stories. Students then silent read the story 'Ambush' in our textbooks and we had some discussion. Questions were assigned but we will continue with these tomorrow.
Mathematics
Assigned By: Leslie Tucker
Today we completed pages 1-4 in new unit 4 booklet.
December 8, 2020
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
Students completed an observation and brainstorming activity on separating mixtures.

If were absent today you will be excused from this lab, as there is opportunity in school to make it up.

No homework assigned.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
Today we continued with presentations.
December 7, 2020
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
Today we started presentations for the independent novel assignment. We will continue with these tomorrow. Please have your assignments with you to hand in as well.
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
Descriptions of mixtures using particle theory, Booklet ScE8.3A p.4-6.

The blank booklet and answer keys for this section should be posted on the grade 8 page of my website in a few days. Any student who has missed time will be able to find the notes they missed at that time.

No homework assigned.
French
Assigned By: Glen Connolly
Reminder of our French quiz tomorrow sports equipment / clothing.
December 4, 2020
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
Today we discussed the examples of figurative language in the short story 'All Summer in a Day'. Then we went outside for a walk to enjoy the sunshine and have a brain break! Happy Friday everyone! Have a great weekend and DON'T FORGET: Presentations for your independent novel assignment begin on Monday. Rubric and expectations are on Google Classroom :)
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
Homogeneous and heterogeneous mixtures, Booklet ScE8.3A p.3.

The blank booklet and answer keys for this section should be posted on the grade 8 page of my website in a few days. Any student who has missed time will be able to find the notes they missed at that time.

No homework assigned.
Mathematics
Assigned By: Leslie Tucker
Today we worked on Unit 3 review. A blank copy and the answer key is posted on google classroom. There will be an in-class assignment on all of Unit 3 this Monday, Dec. 7th.
December 3, 2020
Social Studies
Assigned By: David Lawton
Wednesday, Dec 9, Period 2 Day 1
Chapter 3 Test. See Google Classroom for Quizlet practice and the study guide for written response questions.
Religion
Assigned By: Leslie Tucker
Students were working (individually or with a partner) on lyrics assignment. It should be submitted by next Religion class (Dec 9th). All students must submit a google doc. Assignment is on google classroom.
Mathematics
Assigned By: Leslie Tucker
Today we did review centers, the questions and answers are posted on classroom. The in-class assignment on Unit 3 is now on Monday, Dec. 7th.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
Reminder that Independent Novel assignments are due tomorrow. Presentations for these will begin on Monday.
December 2, 2020
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
I handed out the new Booklet Sc8.3A which contains the materials we need to pick up from the grade 7 program before continuing with the grade 8 Fluids unit. We discussed the difference between a pure substance and a mixture and completed the notes on p.2.

No homework assigned.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
Continue working on your independent novel assignment that is due on Friday. Presentations for these will begin on Monday, December 4th.
Students have the option to type or write.
Students have the option to record a video of them presenting and send me for us to play in class on day of presentations if they choose to not present in class.
French
Assigned By: Glen Connolly
We have a French quiz on Tuesday, Dec.8th.
The topic is names of sports equipment / sports clothing. Notes may be found on our Google Classroom, as well as a Quizlet review link.
December 1, 2020
Mathematics
Assigned By: Leslie Tucker
We have completed up to and including page 32 in unit 3 booklet, all notes are posted in classroom. Students were working on 3.9 practice #1 today, that should be completed for homework. It is posted on classroom with the key.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
Today we did some more work with figurative language and discussed topic vs.theme

Please continue to work on your independent novel assignment. This can be found on Google Classroom.
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
Introduction to pure substances and mixtures. This is grade 7 material that was interrupted by the covid closure last year, and is foundational to further study of chemistry in grade 8 and 9. In accordance with guidance received from the Department of Education we will spend the next few weeks doing a compacted version of this unit.

No homework assigned.
French
Assigned By: Glen Connolly
We have new vocab posted on our Google Classroom for sports equipment / verbs / sports clothing.
November 28, 2020
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
Yesterday was the last day for 'Reading Fridays' for the independent novel assignment. Students should be either finished their novel, or close to finishing it. Reminder that students have 1 week from yesterday to complete the Independent Novel Study Assignment. This assignment is attached under Classwork on Google Classroom and each student was also given a physical copy of the assignment as well. It is up them whether they want to type it or write it. I will discuss this more on Monday.
November 27, 2020
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
Students wrote Unit test Sc8.1 Water Systems.

If you were absent today, you will write your test your first science period coming back to class.
Mathematics
Assigned By: Leslie Tucker
We spent 2 classes working on a word problem fraction sheet. If anyone is not finished it should be done for Monday, there will be an exit card Monday on word problems. The practice sheet and key is posted on classroom.
November 26, 2020
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
Today we did a flipped lesson on Personification and talked about figurative language.
No homework assigned.
Please remember to bring your novel for Reading Friday tomorrow. Tomorrow is the last reading Friday. If you are already done your novel you will be working on your independent novel study assignment.
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
We went over a couple of answers on p.32-33 in the unit booklet, then we did a review activity to help students be more prepared for the test tomorrow.

Homework: Review and STUDY!!!!!
November 25, 2020
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
Today we continued working on the short story 'The Dinner Party'.
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
Students worked on review in preparation for the unit test on Friday.
Homework: STUDY!!!!!
Mathematics
Assigned By: Leslie Tucker
Today we completed pages 29-30 of unit 3 booklet, please make sure you finish #4 on page 30. Notes are posted to classroom.
November 24, 2020
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
Today we did a listening activity for a short story. We then did an activity based on the story and discussed the elements of plot.
No homework assigned unless I am still missing your feature article. Please turn in on Google Classroom ASAP.
November 23, 2020
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
Students had a few minutes to get together in groups to share notes from the video-viewing activity we completed last week. Then I handed out a review package and students started work in preparation for Unit Test Sc8.1 on Friday.
Reminder to study at home as well. The test will cover the whole Booklet, everything we have done since the start of the school year, and all necessary study materials are available on my website at:
https://sites.google.com/site/sciencesmmebrunet/home/science-grade-8-english/sce8-1-water-systems-on-earth
Physical Education
Assigned By: Scott Mercer
Google Classroom code:
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
Today we worked on Plot. We watched an episode of The Fairly Odd Parents and then each student filled in their own version of a plot diagram based on the episode.

No homework assigned unless I am still missing your feauture article.
Mathematics
Assigned By: Leslie Tucker
Today we completed pages 27 and 28 on the unit 3 booklet. Notes are posted on classroom.
November 20, 2020
Mathematics
Assigned By: Leslie Tucker
Today we completed pages 20, 24, 25 and 26 on the booklet. The notes are posted on classroom. For homework students should complete the fraction division #1 practice sheet, it is posted on classroom along with the answers.
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
The technology finally cooperated and I was able to show the video Shallow Seas as an exploration of marine ecosystems.

Students completed observation sheets as they watched the video.

If you were absent today you will be excused from the activity.

Reminder: Unit Test Sc8.1 Water Systems (whole booklet) will be Friday 27 November.
November 19, 2020
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
Reminder that Feature Articles are due on Google Classroom this evening

Reminder that tomorrow is Reading Friday so please bring your independent novels.
November 18, 2020
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
I introduced an activity on ocean ecosystems based on the Planet Earth video Shallow Seas.

The Unit Test is now scheduled for next Friday November 27.
Study the WHOLE booklet. A revised review sheet will be given out soon, but students should start now reviewing the earlier parts of the unit.
Mathematics
Assigned By: Leslie Tucker
Today we completed page 19 of the unit 3 booklet and students worked on multiplying fractions practice #2. This should be completed for tomorrow. Everything is posted on classroom.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
Today we had our 4th and final class working on our Feature Articles in the lab. If for some reason you did not get this finished- it is due tomorrow. Please 'Turn In' assignment on Google Classroom.
November 17, 2020
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
Today we were in the lab and continued working on our feature articles. Tomorrow will be the last class to work on these. You can work on them at home if you wish.
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
Students completed the ocean floor graph on p.29 of Booklet ScE8.1.

Unit Test ScE8.1 (the WHOLE BOOKLET!!) was announced in class. I said November 26, but I will announce tomorrow that I am revising the date to Friday November 27.
Mathematics
Assigned By: Leslie Tucker
Students were working on multiplying fractions today. Those who didn't finish the practice sheet should for homework. It is posted in classroom along with the answers. All students should also practice their times tables!
November 16, 2020
French
Assigned By: Glen Connolly
We've begun a new unit with a theme of the body / sports / physical activities.
Vocab for parts of the body is available on our Google Classroom.
November 13, 2020
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
Today was reading Friday.
Next week we will continue with our Feature Articles.

Enjoy the long weekend!
Mathematics
Assigned By: Leslie Tucker
Students should have up to and including page 16 completed in their unit 3 booklet.
November 12, 2020
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
Today we continued with work on our Feature Articles on the computers

Tomorrow is Reading Friday so please bring your independent novels!
Mathematics
Assigned By: Leslie Tucker
Students should have up to and including page 13 completed in their booklets.
November 10, 2020
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
Today students started to type their Feature Articles in the computer lab. Details for this assignment are on Google Classroom. We will pick up on the computers in class on Thursday to continue.
Please remember to bring in your novel for Reading Friday.
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
Remembrance Day observance.
November 9, 2020
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
Today we did our speaking activity where students presented their 'Instagram Posts' for the novel.
We then started work on our Feature Article. Students have to write a feature article: a feature article gives information of human interest. Feature articles are generally the stories in newspapers and magazines other than straight news stories, editorials, or advertising. In addition, because of their human interest, they attempt to involve the reader emotionally. Students will need to have columns, a picture, a headline, byline, and date. These details will also be posted to Google Classroom.
Today students picked a topic from a list of topics (see Google Classroom) and we discussed the rubric for their article.
Tomorrow we will head to the lab to start typing a rough copy of their articles.
November 6, 2020
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
We finished the notes on ocean basins (booklet ScE8.1 p.28) and introduced ocean exploration with a Bill Nye video.

If you were absent today you should complete the notes p.28 using the completed booklet on my website, and watch the Bill Nye episode on youtube at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wv94D-eTfE

No homework assigned.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
Today we started Reading Fridays!! Students had the full period to silent read the novels that they picked out from the library to read.
Please remember to bring your novel to school.

Reminder: On Monday, students will briefly present their 'instagram creations' to the class for a speaking mark. Things to keep in mind to do well : Volume, tone, expression, and how well you explain your scene and its importance.

Have a great weekend! :)
Mathematics
Assigned By: Leslie Tucker
Students should have pages 1-5 completed in their unit 3 booklets. They should also have the adding and subtracting fraction practice completed. Both answer keys are posted in google classroom.
November 5, 2020
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
-Today we took a look at a newspaper article and pointed out the different parts. We then discussed some ideas for news articles based on the novel we just finished. Students will be writing their own news articles in the coming days. Ideas are posted on Google Classroom.
-If I'm missing your Instagram activity or your novel- please bring in.
-As well, we will be starting 'Reading Fridays' tomorrow. Please bring in your independent novel to read for tomorrow's class.
- On Monday, students will present their 'Instagram' posts they created. This will go towards a speaking mark. No pressure with this :)
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
We finished notes on plate tectonics (p27 in Booklet ScE8.1) and started ocean basins (p.28)

If you were absent yesterday or today, you should watch the following two videos
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-vNSqUy0l4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RA2-Vc4PIOY&t

then complete the pages above using the notes posted on my website at this page:
https://sites.google.com/site/sciencesmmebrunet/home/science-grade-8-english/sce8-1-water-systems-on-earth

No homework assigned.
Mathematics
Assigned By: Leslie Tucker
We started unit 3 yesterday, students should have up to and including page 5 completed. Notes are posted in google classroom.
November 4, 2020
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
Today the class silent read while I spoke with each student one-on-one about their novel essay test. Marks will be posted on PowerSchool soon. Students were able to see where they went wrong and had the opportunity to ask me questions on an individual basis. Once I met with each student, I then spoke to the class as a whole about the frequent errors that were common on their essays.

Please bring in your independent novel to read, your Instagram activity if I am still missing it, as well as the Catch Me Once, Catch Me Twice novel.
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
Plate Tectonics, p.26 and top of 27 in Booklet ScE8.1.

If you were absent, you should complete this page using the completed booklet on my website at this page:
https://sites.google.com/site/sciencesmmebrunet/home/science-grade-8-english/sce8-1-water-systems-on-earth

No homework assigned.
November 2, 2020
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
We completed notes on Erosion and Deposition, and how they create different shoreline features; Booklet ScE8.1 p.25.

If you were absent, you should complete this page using the completed booklet on my website at this page:
https://sites.google.com/site/sciencesmmebrunet/home/science-grade-8-english/sce8-1-water-systems-on-earth

No homework assigned.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
Today we went to the library to sign out novels for the independent novel study.
If you need to bring a book back from last year please do so or else you will not be able to sign out a new book.

If you have a book at home that you would like to use- please bring it in tomorrow so I can take a look at it.
October 30, 2020
Mathematics
Assigned By: Leslie Tucker
Test this Tuesday (Nov. 3rd) on all of Unit 1!
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
My substitute, Mr Walsh, taught the shoreline features on p.24 on Booklet ScE8.1, and started discussing erosion and deposition on the following page.
If you were absent, you should complete this page using the completed booklet on my website at this page:
https://sites.google.com/site/sciencesmmebrunet/home/science-grade-8-english/sce8-1-water-systems-on-earth

No homework assigned.
October 29, 2020
Mathematics
Assigned By: Leslie Tucker
In-class assignment on Unit 1 tomorrow, calculators allowed. Test Tuesday, Nov. 3rd with no calculators allowed!
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
No homework this evening unless I am still waiting on your Instagram activity. Please remember to return your novels to school ASAP.
October 28, 2020
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
Students wrote Quiz ScE8.1.2.
If you were absent today you will write the quiz on your first science period when you return to school.

No homework assigned.
Mathematics
Assigned By: Leslie Tucker
In-class assignment this Friday on 1.5, 1.6 and 1.7. Test on Tuesday Nov. 3rd on all of unit 1. If students have a calculator at home could they please bring it to class this week. They cannot use it for the test next week.
French
Assigned By: Glen Connolly
We have a test scheduled for next week: Thursday, Nov. 5th
The topic is vocab / phrases for the marketplace. For a quizlet review, follow this link:
https://quizlet.com/230250806/flashcards
October 27, 2020
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
We continued review work for tomorrow's Quiz ScE8.1.2.
Quiz will cover p.14-23 in Booklet ScE8.1 including definitions 1-14 on p.14-15, and the review questions 1 to 18 on p.30. If your notes are incomplete refer to find a completed booklet:
https://sites.google.com/site/sciencesmmebrunet/home/science-grade-8-english/sce8-1-water-systems-on-earth
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
Today we watched a video based on our novel and had a discussion. Class time was then given to complete / fix up their 'Instagram post' that we have been working on. This should be completed and handed in by now, if not please get it to me ASAP. See Google Classroom for details.

Reminder: Please return novel to school
Mathematics
Assigned By: Leslie Tucker
Students should complete pages 28-29 in booklets, answers are posted on classroom. In-class assignment this Friday, October 30th and test November 3rd.
October 26, 2020
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
Today I passed back the novel quiz and we went over it as a class.
We then started our Instagram representing activity. Please see Google Classroom for details. This is due tomorrow.
Social Studies
Assigned By: David Lawton
Chapter 2 The People Who Lived here Booklet due at the end of Thursday's class.
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
Students worked on review in preparation for Quiz ScE8.1.2 on Wednesday.

Quiz will cover p.14-23 in Booklet ScE8.1 including definitions 1-14 on p.14-15, and the review questions 1 to 18 on p.30. If your notes are incomplete refer to find a completed booklet:
https://sites.google.com/site/sciencesmmebrunet/home/science-grade-8-english/sce8-1-water-systems-on-earth
Mathematics
Assigned By: Leslie Tucker
Today we completed section 1.6 (pages 22 and 23) and for homework students should complete all of page 24 and #3 on page 25. There will be an in-class assignment on Thursday, October 29th and a test on Tuesday, Nov. 3rd.
October 23, 2020
Mathematics
Assigned By: Leslie Tucker
Students worked on pythagorean theorem practice today. They should have sheet 1 and 2 finished for Monday (it is one page double sided).
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
No homework this weekend!
October 22, 2020
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
Upwelling (Booklet ScE8.1 p.22)
Waves and Tsunamis (p.23)

If you were absent today, you should complete your notes on this topic by using the materials posted on my website at this page:
https://sites.google.com/site/sciencesmmebrunet/home/science-grade-8-english/sce8-1-water-systems-on-earth

Quiz ScE8.1.2 will be Wednesday October 28. Quiz will cover p.14-23 in Booklet ScE8.1, and the review questions 1 to 18 on p.30. If your notes are incomplete refer to my website as above to find a completed booklet.
Mathematics
Assigned By: Leslie Tucker
Students should have up to and including page 21 completed in their unit 1 booklet.
October 21, 2020
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
Today we continued with review. Please see Google Classroom.
Reminder that the quiz is tomorrow and the essay test is on Friday.
Mathematics
Assigned By: Leslie Tucker
We continued on with section 1.5 today, students should have up to and including page 20 completed in their unit 1 booklet.
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
We completed the graph of temperature and depth in the ocean on p.21 in Booklet ScE8.1

Advance announcement that Quiz ScE8.1.2 will be Wednesday October 28. Quiz will cover p.14-23 in Booklet ScE8.1, and the review questions 1 to 18 on p.30.
I will announce this to the class next science period.

If your notes are incomplete, all materials needed for study are available on my website at the following page:
https://sites.google.com/site/sciencesmmebrunet/home/science-grade-8-english/sce8-1-water-systems-on-earth
October 20, 2020
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
Today we continued with review. Please see Google Classroom for important study notes and another sample essay question.
Social Studies
Assigned By: David Lawton
Complete the section on the Mi'kmaq for Wednesday, Oct 21, tomorrow's class. Go to the Google Classroom for the notes on this group of people.
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
We did not have a science class today, but this is an advance announcement that Quiz ScE8.1.2 will be Wednesday October 28. Quiz will cover p.14-23 in Booklet ScE8.1, and the review questions 1 to 18 on p.30.
I will announce this to the class next science period.

If your notes are incomplete, all materials needed for study are available on my website at the following page:
https://sites.google.com/site/sciencesmmebrunet/home/science-grade-8-english/sce8-1-water-systems-on-earth
French
Assigned By: Glen Connolly
We are continuing a study of adjectives. We are also looking at vocab and expressions for the marketplace. Notes may be found on our Google Classroom.
October 19, 2020
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
We discussed how water temperature changes depth in the ocean and I explained the graph on p.20 in booklet ScE8.1. Students started constructing their own graph on p.21. I will provide more assistance with this graph at our next science period.

If you were absent, you should complete page 20 using the completed booklet on my website at this page:
https://sites.google.com/site/sciencesmmebrunet/home/science-grade-8-english/sce8-1-water-systems-on-earth

No homework assigned.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
Sample essay answer for conflict should be complete. Please continue to review for our test (Part 1 on Thursday, Part 2 on Friday). See Google Classroom.
October 16, 2020
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
Mr Michael Walsh taught the class in my absence. He taught density currents and the thermohaline circulation, and completed the notes on p.18-19.

If you were absent, you should complete those pages using the completed booklet on my website at this page:
https://sites.google.com/site/sciencesmmebrunet/home/science-grade-8-english/sce8-1-water-systems-on-earth

No homework assigned.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
Today we worked on a sample question as practice for part 2 of our test next week. I will be posting some notes to the Google Classroom over the weekend.
Please continue to review notes for content of the novel, as well as notes on how to write the essay.
Mathematics
Assigned By: Leslie Tucker
Quiz on Monday on 1.1-1.4, practice sheet on 1.1-1.4 should be completed over the weekend, answer key is posted in google classroom.
October 15, 2020
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
Students finished the lab activity to observe the effect of salinity on the density of water. All groups solved the final challenge!

No homework assigned.
Mathematics
Assigned By: Leslie Tucker
Students should have to the end of page 16 completed in their unit 1 booklet. There will be a quiz this Monday on pages 1-16 and they are working on a review sheet in class tomorrow for practice.
October 14, 2020
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
Oct 14th: Today we continued prepping for our test. Today we discussed Character Development and Theme in the novel and worked on a graphic organizer in groups. Please see Google Classroom for completed versions. This will be very important in preparing for the test next week. Please review.
Mathematics
Assigned By: Leslie Tucker
Students should have up to and including page 14 completed in their unit 1 booklets. There will be a quiz on Monday, October 19th on 1.1-1.4
October 13, 2020
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
We started a lab activity to observe the effect of salinity on the density of water. Students worked very collaboratively but didn't quite have to to problem-solve the final challenge, so I told them we would finish the activity next period.

If you were absent today you will be added to a group to finish the activity next period.

No homework assigned.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
Today we discussed conflict in the novel. Please see Google Classroom.

Test: Part 1- Oct 22nd
Part 2- Oct 23rd.
French
Assigned By: Glen Connolly
We are discussing adjectives, specifically masculine vs feminine spellings / sounds. Notes are available on our Google Classroom.
October 9, 2020
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
Oct 9th: Today we did Journal # 3. Please complete for homework if not finished in class. Journal details are on Google Classroom
Enjoy your long weekend everyone!
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
We took notes on ocean currents, Booklet ScE8.1 p.16 and 17.

If you were absent you should complete those pages based on the completed notes posted on my website at this URL:
https://sites.google.com/site/sciencesmmebrunet/home/science-grade-8-english/sce8-1-water-systems-on-earth

No homework assigned.
October 8, 2020
Mathematics
Assigned By: Leslie Tucker
Up to the end of page 11 should be completed in your unit 1 booklet.
October 7, 2020
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
Quiz ScE8.1.1 has been corrected and posted on PowerSchool. I gave students the opportunity to view their quizzes today and ask questions, but collected them again because there are still students who were absent and have not written it yet.
I introduced the second section of the unit, Oceans, by showing a Bill Nye video and asking students to listen for some specific curriculum-related information.
At the end of the period we had a few minutes for a victory lap outside the school to celebrate the completion of our first science quiz in about 7 months!
No homework assigned.
Religion
Assigned By: Leslie Tucker
Assignment on the movie the Blind Side will be finished in class tomorrow.

For Math: We are started Unit 1 (our second unit), students should have up to the end of page 8 completed. If they are missing any notes they are posted to google classroom.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
Today we completed our novel. Novel should read to the end now. If absent- please read to catch up.
October 6, 2020
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
Oct 6th: Today we discussed the one question for chapter 12. We then read chapter 13 as a class and then the class decided to silent read chapter 14 as it is a short chapter.
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
Students wrote Quiz ScE8.1.1.
If you were absent, you will write the quiz on your return to school.
No homework assigned.
October 5, 2020
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
Oct 5th: Today we had a discussion about the questions for chapters 8-10 then we read chapter 11 of our novel as a class. With the remaining time of class, students chose to silent read chapter 12.
To date, Chapters should be read with questions completed up to the end of Chapter 12. Please complete for homework if not finished.
To view questions- see Google Classroom.
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
We corrected review questions on p.12-13 in Booklet ScE8.1, in preparation for Quiz ScE8.1.1 tomorrow.

If your notes are incomplete you can find completed notes for Section ScE8.1.1 on my website at this URL:
https://sites.google.com/site/sciencesmmebrunet/home/science-grade-8-english/sce8-1-water-systems-on-earth


Homework: STUDY!!!!!
October 4, 2020
Social Studies
Assigned By: David Lawton
Ch 1 quiz Thursday, Oct 8, Day 1 Period 2. Please see SS 8-4 Google Classroom for notes on this chapter. If you can't access Google Classroom then go to my webpage. I have placed notes there as well. Google Classroom code:
k6npb4n
October 2, 2020
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
Oct 2nd: Today we read chapter 9 as a class, then the class decided to silent read chapter 10. Questions were assigned. For now- Novel should be read with questions completed up to the end of chapter 10. Please finish for homework if not completed. Questions for the remainder of the novel are on Google Classroom.
Have a great weekend!!
Mathematics
Assigned By: Leslie Tucker
We are started Unit 1 (our second unit), students should have up to the end of page 8 completed. If they are missing any notes they are posted to google classroom.
Religion
Assigned By: Leslie Tucker
Assignment on Blind Side will be completed in class tomorrow. Any student who was absent during the movie needs to watch it on Netflix or see Ms. Tucker about watching it during lunch.
French
Assigned By: Glen Connolly
Here's a quizlet link to quiz review:
https://quizlet.com/ca/429070088/cf8-1-first-vocab-images-2020-flash-cards/
October 1, 2020
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
Students worked on definitions p.2 and review questions in preparation for Quiz ScE8.1.1, which is now postponed to Tuesday instead of Monday to give us a chance to correct the review questions in class first.
Homework: complete review questions p.12-13 for Monday, and study for the Quiz on Tuesday.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
Oct 1st:
Today we completed Journal # 2 in class. The whole period was given to complete this, so please finish for homework as this is due tomorrow.
See google classroom for details.

For those that were absent- The journal entry is attached on Google Classroom.
French
Assigned By: Glen Connolly
We have a vocab quiz scheduled for Wednesday, October 7. The material is on our Google Classroom page. A reminder, our code is: trnnlrm
September 30, 2020
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
Sept 30th: Today we discussed chapter 7 questions and we read Chapter 8.
If absent, please have questions for chapters 1-7 completed by now and have read up to the end of chapter 8.
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
We discussed Orange Shirt Day which is today, and is held to remember indigenous children who suffered in residential schools.
For a two-minute introduction to Orange Shirt day, you might like to check out the following video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3vUqr01kAk&feature=youtu.be

Reminder Quiz Sc8.1.1 Monday October 5.
September 29, 2020
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
Sept 29th: Today we completed our listening quiz. We then spent the second half of the class working on chapter 7 questions. Please complete chapter 7 questions as I will be checking these tomorrow to see that they are done.

Thanks!
September 28, 2020
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
Sept 28th: Today we discussed the answers to chapter 6 questions and then we read chapter 7 as a class. I assigned questions 1-3 of chapter 7. Questions are posted on google classroom. code (gqaudz2).
These are to be finished for homework.

Reminder: Tomorrow there will be a listening activity that will count for a mark (cannot study for this one).

Thanks!!
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
Students completed notes on Water Quality, Booklet ScE8.1 p.9-10.
We went out for a walk around the school at the end of the period.
Any student who was absent can catch up on the notes using my website at the following page:
https://sites.google.com/site/sciencesmmebrunet/home/science-grade-8-english/sce8-1-water-systems-on-earth

Reminder: Quiz ScE8.1.1 Monday October 5.
Study p.1-13, especially definitions p.2 and review questions p.12-13.
September 25, 2020
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
Sept 25th: Today I handed back the journal entries and their portfolios from last year. Students could choose 1 item to keep in their portfolio, the rest must go home.

Please complete chapter 6 questions for homework. Class was given entire class to read chapter 6 and answer questions. Questions for chapters 1-7 are posted on Google Classroom.

Listening quiz: Tuesday Sept 29th. (Cannot study for this one).
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
Differences between fresh water and sea water (Booklet ScE8.1.1 p.5) and watersheds (p.6)
Reminder: Quiz ScE8.1.1 Monday October 5.
September 24, 2020
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
Today we completed the 2nd and final part of our viewing activity. No homework assigned.
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
Quiz ScE8.1.1 is announced for Monday October 5.
We completed notes on the water cycle, booklet ScE8.1 p.4 and top of p.5.
We were done early enough that we were able to go out for a walk around the school at the end of the period. It's totally curriculum-related since we are studying the water *cycle*, so making a *cycle* around the school is a relevant learning experience, right? That's my story and I am sticking to it!
September 23, 2020
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
Today we started our Viewing Activity. This will be counted for marks.
Tomorrow we will finish the activity so attendance is necessary.

No homework assigned for today.
September 22, 2020
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
We completed definitions 1-6 on p.2 of booklet ScE8.1 then did the notes on p.3. Also, the class was full of intellectual curiosity and relevant questions. At their request, I went over the process of distilling sea water into fresh water, the formation of the Earth and the origin of water on the planet, and the process of how sea water became salty.
No homework assigned.
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
Today we read chapter 5 of our novel and worked on chapter 5 questions. Please complete chapter 5 questions for homework if not complete. See google classroom for questions.

As well, tomorrow and Thursday we will be doing a viewing activity- this will count for marks so attendance is necessary on both days. Thanks!
French
Assigned By: Glen Connolly
We have vocab for review on Google Classroom. Our code is:
trnnlrm
September 21, 2020
Language Arts
Assigned By: Courtney Petten
Please complete chapter 4 questions of our novel. Questions are posted on Google classroom. Invites were sent to all students.
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
Students worked on completing their observation booklet on the school yard ecosystem, and passed in their work at the end of the period. A little extra time will be available next period to those who didn't quite finish.
No homework assigned.
September 20, 2020
French
Assigned By: Glen Connolly
We've been reviewing some basics in French,and getting to know each other. This week, we will begin some content for evaluation later. Our Google Classroom code for French class is:
trnnlrm
Social Studies
Assigned By: David Lawton
Assignment #1 Monument, artifact or Family story

Due:
Wednesday, September 30
September 17, 2020
Social Studies
Assigned By: David Lawton
Chapter 1 Research Assignment Due Tuesday September 29. Students must visit my homework page to get the access code for their Google Classroom. There they they will find a choice of three different assignments. Only do one.
June 6, 2020
Art
Assigned By: A Penney
Grade 8 Art Students of MDJH,
Thank you for all your effort and interest in creating this year. In the time we spent together, I know you all will spend some of your summer creating and making wonderful things. I would love to see them: alannapenney@nlesd.ca. If you are looking to build something, this may be of interest to you: Hollow Face Optical Illusions (http://maxilingual.blogspot.com/2014/11/optical-illusions-3d-dragon.html)
Until the next time we see each other, stay artsy!
Ms Penney
June 1, 2020
French
Assigned By: Glen Connolly
Conversational phrases and practice are posted. Visit:
mrcfrench.weebly.com
More review on this topic will be posted later this week.
May 28, 2020
French
Assigned By: Glen Connolly
Practice material for this week's theme has been posted. Visit:
mrcfrench.weebly.com
May 25, 2020
French
Assigned By: Glen Connolly
There are new notes and activities posted for a theme on camping;visit
mrcfrench.weebly.com
More practice posted later this week.
Quizlet link: https://quizlet.com/ca/509644529/le-camping-2020mdjh-flash-cards/
Art
Assigned By: Alanna Penney
Use the MDJH Art site to help you finish the design stage and begin the final design of the Superhero Painting activity: https://sites.google.com/nlesd.ca/mspenney/8-art

- finalize your rough sketch of your design including a name, backstory, background, and color choice. Be sure to include movement in your design. Make changes now before you commit to painting/coloring your design.
- Find the largest paper you can to complete the final (large) drawing of your design.
- To create a sense of depth in your composition, begin painting/coloring your background first! Take lots of photos as we work.
Next class, we will finish painting our superhero :)
May 22, 2020
Mathematics
Assigned By: Laura Clemens-Brenton
The google forms on units 1-4 are still posted and available for completion. These have been used in conjunction with previous grades in those units to improve on overall grades.

Notes up to unit 7 are up to date on my webpage for students to continue at their own pace. I will post work for unit 5 and up for students complete as well next week.

As I continue to touch base and provide updates to everyone through the texting app, if you have not sent me a cell number to add you to the group, please send one so you can receive the updates as well. Send to lauraclemensbrenton@nlesd.ca
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
Period 3 Science Online was Wednesday May 20. We started a virtual lab based on a PhET simulation of refraction. The lab is posted on Google Classroom. Students are encouraged to complete it and turn it in for extra credit.

Besides this lab, students can also complete Review assignment ScE8.2.2 and parts of Sc8.2.3 posted in Google Classroom. A reminder that all assignments are optional for extra credit.

Next Google Meet session Wednesday May 27. An email will be sent on the weekend with the login information.
May 21, 2020
French
Assigned By: Glen Connolly
Practice exercises for prepositions of place are posted on: mrcfrench.weebly.com
May 20, 2020
Art
Assigned By: Alanna Penney
Use the MDJH Art site to help you finish the design stage of the Superhero Painting activity:
https://sites.google.com/nlesd.ca/mspenney/8-art

- finalize your rough sketch of your design including a name, backstory, background, and color choice. Be sure to include movement in your design.
Use links on MDJH page to help your decisions about your name, backstory and design.
May 19, 2020
French
Assigned By: Glen Connolly
New vocab posted on my homework page for vocab about position / place
Visit: mrcfrench.weebly.com
Quizlet: https://quizlet.com/ca/380956258/cf8-5-prepositions-of-position-flash-cards/
May 16, 2020
French
Assigned By: Glen Connolly
Practice exercises for adverbs are posted on my webpage:

mrcfrench.weebly.com
May 14, 2020
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
Period 3 Science Online was Wednesday May 13. We did more practice with ray diagrams with curved mirrors.

Students at this point can complete Review Assignment Sc8.2.2 posted in Google Classroom. (Please email me for the code if you are not already in). A reminder that these assignments are optional for extra credit.

Next Google Meet session Wednesday May 20. An email will be sent on the weekend with the login information.
May 13, 2020
Art
Assigned By: Alanna Penney
Use the MDJH Art site to help you begin the Superhero Painting activity: https://sites.google.com/a/nlesd.ca/ms-penney/home/8-art

Begin by brainstorming 'What is a Superhero/Super-villain/Anti-hero?'

- complete a rough sketch of your ideas including a name, backstory, background, and color choice. Be sure to include movement in your design.
Us links on MDJH page to help your decisions about your name, backstory and design.
May 11, 2020
French
Assigned By: Glen Connolly
This week our theme is about adverbs.

See notes at: mrcfrench.weebly.com

Quizlet review: https://quizlet.com/ca/507494226/adverbs-of-manner-mdjh2020-flash-cards/
May 8, 2020
French
Assigned By: Glen Connolly
Practice speaking / listening material for French sounds is posted, as well as a reading activity.
Visit: mrcfrench.weebly.com
May 7, 2020
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
Period 3 Science Online was Wednesday May 6. We discussed ray diagrams for curved mirrors.

Students at this point are prepared to complete most of Review Assignment Sc8.2.2 posted in Google Classroom. (Please email me for the code if you are not already in). A reminder that these assignments are optional for extra credit, with no particular deadline for submission. Do them if you wish and when you are able, and drop me an email when you submit them so I will know to go check out your work. I will return some feedback and enter the work in PowerSchool. At the end of the year I will add bonus marks to students' current average based on the amount and quality of assignments submitted.

Next session Wednesday May 13, 10:40. An email will be sent on Friday afternoon with the login information.
May 5, 2020
French
Assigned By: Glen Connolly
We have a new theme about French sounds. See my webpage: mrcfrench.weebly.com

Quizlet link:https://quizlet.com/ca/506382892/french-sounds-mdjh9-2020-flash-cards/
May 1, 2020
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
Period 3 Science Online was Wednesday April 29. We discussed ray diagrams for plane mirrors and observations using concave and convex mirrors.

Students at this point are prepared to complete the Review Assignment Sc8.2.1 posted in Google Classroom. (Please email me for the code if you are not already in). These assignments are optional for extra credit, with no particular deadline for submission. Do them if you wish and when you are able, and drop me an email when you submit them so I will know to go check out your work. I will return some feedback and enter the work in PowerSchool. At the end of the year I will add bonus marks to students' current average based on the amount and quality of assignments submitted.

Our next session will be Wednesday May 6. An email has been sent with the Google Meet link.
French
Assigned By: Glen Connolly
ew practice material for theme of household objects can be found on my webpage: mrcfrench.weebly.com
April 28, 2020
French
Assigned By: Glen Connolly
New material re Household vocab and a quizlet link on my webpage,
mrcfrench.weebly.com

Quizlet link: https://quizlet.com/ca/505030936/household-objects-mdjh-2020-flash-cards/
April 27, 2020
Language Arts
Assigned By: Peter Tarrant
Hi everyone, hope you're keeping well.
This is just to say that I will be posting English work to Google Classroom on Mondays/Tuesdays each week. This is the way I intend to proceed while school is suspended unless I am told otherwise. As you know from District communication, this is NOT work that is COMPULSORY and at any rate it CANNOT NEGATIVELY AFFECT A STUDENT'S OVERALL GRADE. If there are future assignments that can raise marks, it will be indicated on Google Classroom. In the meantime, students who would like feedback on their writing or on their understanding of topics addressed can contact me at any time and I will get back to them. (Parents too, needless to say.) Please stay safe and hang in there!
April 23, 2020
French
Assigned By: Glen Connolly
Please see my webpage re report grades, and ongoing learning.
My webpage - mrcfrench@weebly.com
For contact - glenconnolly@nlesd.ca
April 21, 2020
French
Assigned By: Glen Connolly
Please see my webpage re report grades
April 1, 2020
French
Assigned By: Glen Connolly
Hope you are well. By now you should have had emails from me re learning resources. If you have not gotten my emails, please check spam folders in case they were diverted. And, you can send me an alternate email to set up communication. Reach me at:
glenconnolly@nlesd.ca
My website for materials is at:
mrcfrench.weebly.com
March 12, 2020
French
Assigned By: Glen Connolly
We have a new unit with a theme of animals and related vocab. For notes and a quizlet review link, visit my website
(mrcfrench.weebly.com)
March 11, 2020
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
Students completed the introductory activity exploring the properties of light.
No homework assigned.
March 10, 2020
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
Students started an introduction activity to explore the properties of light.
Unit Test ScE8.3 Fluids has been corrected and marks are available on PowerSchool.
Mathematics
Assigned By: Laura Clemens-Brenton
Your quiz on 5.1-5.4 is moved to next Wednesday, March 18.

Remember your money for the cake auction! And remember to participate in Pi Week activities to receive tickets for the prize draw!
March 6, 2020
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
Students wrote Unit Test ScE8.3 Fluids.
Mathematics
Assigned By: Laura Clemens-Brenton
Your quiz on 5.1-5.4 will be on Friday, March 13
March 4, 2020
Mathematics
Assigned By: Laura Clemens-Brenton
Bring money for the cake auction. Every dollar gets a ticket in the prize draw (major prize air pods). Participation in the Pi Week activities also gets tickets.

We have started 5.1 Review your notes. Quiz on 5.1-5.4 on Friday, March 13.
March 3, 2020
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
Students worked on review in preparation for Unit Test ScE8.3 Fluids on Friday.
Homework: Review and STUDY!!!!!
February 28, 2020
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
Science class cancelled due to late opening because of weather.
February 27, 2020
Mathematics
Assigned By: Laura Clemens-Brenton
WE will start Unit 5 tomorrow
February 26, 2020
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
Relationships between pressure, temperature and volume of gases, Booklet ScE8.3 p.27-28.
Unit Test ScE8.3 Fluids Friday March 6.
Study the WHOLE BOOKLET!!!
Mathematics
Assigned By: Laura Clemens-Brenton
a reminder that your test on all of unit 4 is tomorrow. Go over your take home assignment and study check.
February 25, 2020
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
Pascal's Principle and hydraulic and pneumatic technologies, Booklet ScE8.3 p.25.
Unit Test ScE8.3 Fluids is announced for Friday March 6.
Study the WHOLE BOOKLET!!!
February 21, 2020
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
Pressure calculations p.24.
No homework assigned.
February 20, 2020
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
Introduction to pressure, Booklet ScE8.3 p.23.
No homework assigned.
February 19, 2020
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
students wrote Quiz ScE8.3.2 Density.
February 14, 2020
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
Students worked on review in preparation for Quiz ScE8.3.2 Density on Wednesday.

Homework: Review Booklet ScE8.3 p.9-21 and STUDY!!!!
February 13, 2020
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
Buoyancy, Booklet ScE8.3 p.19-20

Reminder: Quiz ScE8.3.2 Wednesday February 19. Will cover p.9-21 in Booklet ScE8.3, including definitions p.9 and review p.21
Mathematics
Assigned By: Laura Clemens-Brenton
The study check on Volume is moved to Wednesday, Feb 19.
Mathematics
Assigned By: Laura Clemens-Brenton
The study check on Volume is moved to Wednesday, Feb 19.
February 12, 2020
Mathematics
Assigned By: Laura Clemens-Brenton
Study check on volume on Friday.
February 11, 2020
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
Converting mass to weight on Earth, and vice versa, Booklet ScE8.3 p.18.
Buoyancy p.18.

Reminder: Quiz ScE8.3.2 Wednesday February 19. Will cover p.9-21 in Booklet ScE8.3, including definitions p.9 and review p.21
February 10, 2020
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
Students did an activity in small groups to measure the weight and the mass of random objects in the classroom.
Booklet ScE8.3 p.17.

Reminder: Quiz ScE8.3.2 Wednesday February 19. Will cover p.9-21 in Booklet ScE8.3, including definitions p.9 and review p.21
February 7, 2020
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
We finished the page on forces and force diagrams (Booklet ScE8.3 p.16), then discussed the difference between mass and weight
.
Reminder: Quiz ScE8.3.2 Wednesday February 19. Will cover p.9-21 in Booklet ScE8.3, including definitions p.9 and review p.21
February 5, 2020
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
Density and particle theory, Booklet ScE8.3 p.14-15.
We started Forces, p.16.

Reminder: Quiz ScE8.3.2 Wednesday February 19. Will cover p.9-21 in Booklet ScE8.3, including definitions p.9 and review p.21
French
Assigned By: Glen Connolly
Notes for our current unit about clothing / fashion are available at: mrcfrench.weebly.com
A quizlet review link is found here:
https://quizlet.com/ca/357623254/cf8-3-la-mode-fashion-flash-cards/
Mathematics
Assigned By: Laura Clemens-Brenton
STUDENTS NEED CALCULATORS FOR THIS UNIT!

Take home assignments have been distributed and are due on Tuesday, February 11, 2020. This is on sections 4.1-4.4. These are to be completed outside class time.

We are currently working on 4.5 and students received a worksheet today that should be finished for class tomorrow.
February 4, 2020
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
More practice with density calculations using the correct units.

Reminder: Quiz ScE8.3.2 Wednesday February 19. Will cover p.9-21 in Booklet ScE8.3, including definitions p.9 and review p.21)
January 31, 2020
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
Calculations involving density, mass, and volume, Booklet ScE8.3 p.11-12 (13).
Students in small groups started a hands-on activity using balances and rulers to measure the mass and dimensions of various objects and calculate their density.

(Advance warning - Quiz ScE8.3.2 will be announced next science class for Wednesday February 19. Will cover p.9-21 in Booklet ScE8.3, including definitions p.9 and review p.21)
French
Assigned By: Glen Connolly
We recently finished a unit and in-class questionnaire on France / French culture. Now we are just beginning a unit on clothing and fashion.
January 30, 2020
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
Calculations involving density, mass, and volume, Booklet ScE8.3 p.11-12 (13).
Homework: finish 11-12 at least, with encouragement to get ahead with p.13.
January 29, 2020
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
Bell Let's Talk breakfast and discussion.
January 16, 2020
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
Introduction to density calculations.
Booklet ScE8.3 Fluids p.10-11.
January 15, 2020
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
Students did an introduction activity to explore the difference between mass, volume, and density.
January 13, 2020
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
Students wrote Quiz ScE8.3.1.
January 10, 2020
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
Students worked on review for Science Quiz ScE8.3.1 on Monday January 13.
Homework: Study p.1-9 including definitions p.1 and review p.9. p.1-8 and review p.9.
January 9, 2020
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
Students did a lab on the effect of temperature on the viscosity of various fluids, then passed in their work.
January 7, 2020
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
Science Quiz ScE8.3.1 will be Monday January 13; p.1-8 and review p.9. Students worked on review.
December 18, 2019
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
We finished notes on particle theory and viscosity, Booklet ScE8.3 p.6-7.
This concludes the material that will be on Quiz ScE8.3.1. This Quiz will take place after the holiday, on Friday January 10. This will allow four school days after we are back in school to study, including two science periods.

In the meanwhile, do NOT study during the break! We call it a holiday because it is a holiday, meaning we don't do school work. Enjoy your holiday, and there will be time to get back into the swing when we come back.
December 17, 2019
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
We took notes on measuring flow rate as an indirect measurement of viscosity (Booklet ScE8.3 p.4) and reviewed particle theory from grade 7 (p.5)
No homework assigned.
December 13, 2019
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
Unit Test ScE8.1 has been corrected. Students had the opportunity to look over their paper and ask questions. Marks are posted on PowerSchool.
Students finished the lab on viscosity of various fluids started yesterday, and passed in their work at the end of the period.
December 12, 2019
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
Students did a lab comparing the viscosity and flow rate down an incline plan of various fluids.
No homework assigned.
December 10, 2019
Language Arts
Assigned By: Donna Mills
Content Quiz - Thursday
In-class essay - Monday

Assignment: Create a Tribute (in-role) - use jot notes from #1 - 6 for Tuesday.
& bring a symbol/ or a picture of a symbol to share.
December 9, 2019
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
Introduction to unit Sc8.3 Fluids. We did an exploration activity ranking a group of fluids in order to help students to develop an intuitive understanding of viscosity. Booklet Sc8.3 was handed out and we completed the definitions on p.1 and the notes on p.2.
No homework assigned.
December 6, 2019
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
Students wrote Unit Test ScE8.1 Water Systems.
Mathematics
Assigned By: Laura Clemens-Brenton
Reminder of your test on Wednesday on all of unit 3.

We worked on BEDMAS with fractions today.
December 4, 2019
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
students worked on review for Test Sc8.4 on Friday morning.
December 3, 2019
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
Students worked on review in preparation for Unit Test ScE8.1 Water Systems on Friday.
We welcomed two new students to the homeroom!

Homework: review and STUDY!!!!!
December 2, 2019
Mathematics
Assigned By: Laura Clemens-Brenton
Finish p 151-152 #'s 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 13 and 14
November 29, 2019
Mathematics
Assigned By: Laura Clemens-Brenton
The test on Unit 3 will be written on Wednesday, Dec 11.
November 28, 2019
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
We finished notes in Booklet ScE8.1.3 with El Nino and La Nina (p.8), then students started working on review for the unit test next Friday Dec 6.
Homework: Review and study!
November 27, 2019
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
We corrected answers to the questions on the case study comparing the climate in St.John's and Winnipeg, Booklet ScE8.1.3 p.6. Wind and convection currents p.7.

Reminder Test ScE8.1 Water Systems Friday December 6.
Homework: Review and Study.
Mathematics
Assigned By: Laura Clemens-Brenton
ICA on 3.5-3.7 on Friday, Nov 29
Test on all of unit 3 on Wed, Dec 11
November 26, 2019
Mathematics
Assigned By: Laura Clemens-Brenton
Finish p. 145 #'s 4, 5, 10, 11, 12 and 14.
November 25, 2019
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
Influence of the ocean on St.John's climate Booklet ScE8.1.3 p.4.
Case study comparing climate in Winnipeg and St.John's p.5-6.
Test ScE8.1 Water Systems in announced for Friday December 6.
November 22, 2019
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
Students used information gathered from the Ocean Deep video to complete the questions on p.2-3 in Booklet ScE8.1.3.

Advance Notice: Unit Test ScE8.1 Water Systems On Earth will be Friday December 6. Will be announced in class next science period.
November 20, 2019
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
We finished the Ocean Deep video then students conferenced with others who had been assigned the same note-taking topic in order to share their notes.
No homework assigned.
November 19, 2019
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
Quiz ScE8.1.2 has been corrected and marks are posted on PowerSchool. Students had the opportunity to see their quiz.
We watched part of the Ocean Deep episode in the Planet Earth series as part of an activity to study ocean ecosystems.
No homework assigned.
Mathematics
Assigned By: Laura Clemens-Brenton
The ICA on 3.1-3.4 will be written Thursday. Students can work on the sheets they were given Friday if these are not finished. We will complete 3.4 tomorrow.
November 18, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned By: David Lawton
Test Tuesday,Nov 26, Day 1
Chapter 3 Making a Living in the 19th Century
See my website for study details
November 17, 2019
Mathematics
Assigned By: Laura Clemens-Brenton
ICA on Thursday, Nov 21. Books and notes permitted.
November 14, 2019
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
Students wrote Quiz ScE8.1.2.
November 13, 2019
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
Students worked on review for Quiz ScE8.1.2 tomorrow.
Homework: STUDY!!!!
November 7, 2019
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
Students finished if necessary and passed in their graph from the ocean-mapping simulation lab, then worked in preparation for Quiz ScE8.1.2, which is now postponed to Thursday November 14.
The work plan for study and review is this:
1. Complete graph p.14 in Booklet ScE8.1.2 (there will be a graph on the quiz, similar to one of the two graphs we have learned to do in this section)
2. Complete definitions p.2. Students can correct their work using answers posted on my website.
3. Complete review questions at the end of the booklet.
4. STUDY all answers!!!

Homework: students should complete steps 1-2, and as much of step 3 as possible by Wednesday, when we will go over the work in class.
November 6, 2019
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
We completed notes on ocean basins, Booklet ScE8.1.2 p.13.
Advance notice: Quiz ScE8.1.2 originally announced for Wednesday Nov 13 will be postponed tomorrow to Thursday Nov 14.
Homework: Review and study!!!
November 5, 2019
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
Students in small groups did a lab to simulate mapping the ocean floor.
Reminder: Science Quiz ScE8.1.2 Wednesday November 13.
Homework: Review and study booklet completed so far.
Mathematics
Assigned By: Laura Clemens-Brenton
Students were given a unit review. This will be corrected tomorrow in preparation for the test on Thursday.
November 1, 2019
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
Waves and Tide, Booklet ScE8.1.2 p.10
Reminder: Quiz ScE8.1.2 Wednesday November 13.
No written homework assigned.
October 31, 2019
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
Shorelines: Erosion and Deposition, Booklet ScE8.1.2 p.12.
Quiz ScE8.1.2 will be Wednesday November 13.
Homework: review pages completed so far in the booklet.
Mathematics
Assigned By: Laura Clemens-Brenton
Students are reminded about their test next week. It was originally scheduled for Monday but has been moved to Thursday. This is on all of unit 2.
October 29, 2019
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
I went over the graph of temperature vs depth from yesterday (Booklet ScE8.1.2 p.8); upwelling (p.9); then shoreline features (p.11).
No homework assigned.
Advance warning: Quiz ScE8.1.2 will Be Wednesday Nov 14 (will be announced in class tomorrow)
Mathematics
Assigned By: Laura Clemens-Brenton
A reminder of your in-class assignment tomorrow on Unit 2. (2.1-2.5). This is open book so you can use your text and notes/worksheets.
October 28, 2019
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
Effect of salinity on density, Booklet Sc8.1 p.5
Thermohaline circulation p.6
Temperature and depth, p.7.
Graphing exercise p.8

No homework assigned.
October 25, 2019
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
Booklet ScE8.1.2 p.4-5: Surface and depth ocean currents. Effect of temperature on density.
No homework assigned.
October 23, 2019
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
We had a guest speaker from DFO talking about coral studies and the technologies used to study the bottom of the ocean.
No homework assigned.
October 22, 2019
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
We went to the Fluvarium to do an activity on water quality. Thank you to everyone for getting in their signed permission slips and money on such short notice. The students were perfect and did us all proud!
Mathematics
Assigned By: Laura Clemens-Brenton
A reminder of your quiz tomorrow on 2.1-2.2.
October 21, 2019
French
Assigned By: Glen Connolly
We have a quiz scheduled for Wednesday, October 23rd. The topics are food and phrases of the marketplace.Students should focus on this link for review:
https://quizlet.com/ca/318933190/core-french-8-market-vocab-and-phrases-flash-cards/
Language Arts
Assigned By: Donna Mills
1.Practice test is on Google classroom. Please read it in advance and we can work on the answers tomorrow. Test is on Thursday.

2.Oral presentations continue.
October 18, 2019
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
Students received booklet ScE8.1.2 Oceans.
They completed page 3 based on their notes from the Bill Nye video we watched earlier, and their observations from yesterday's salinity lab.
No homework assigned.
Mathematics
Assigned By: Laura Clemens-Brenton
We completed p 73 #'s 6, 7 and 8 in class today.
October 17, 2019
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
Students completed a lab on the effect of salinity on the density of water and passed in their work at the end of the period.
No homework assigned.
October 16, 2019
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
Quiz ScE8.1.1 has been corrected and was returned to students. Marks are posted on PowerSchool. Students worked in groups to finish their presentation on Climate Change.
No homework assigned.
Mathematics
Assigned By: Laura Clemens-Brenton
Finish p. 68-69 #'s 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 12, 13, 16 and 17
October 15, 2019
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
We did not have a science class today, but I wanted to let you know that I have corrected the lab on the Water Quality of Kenny's Pond and that the marks are posted on PowerSchool.
I expect to finish marking Quiz ScE8.1.1 later tonight, and will also post the marks.
October 10, 2019
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
Students worked collaboratively to research information about climate change and contribute to a class Google Slide presentation.
October 9, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned By: David Lawton
Chapter 1 and Map of Newfoundland Quiz
Thursday, Oct 17 Day 3
Please see my homework page for study quid and notes
October 8, 2019
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
Introduction to the next chapter on oceans, with a Bill Nye video on Oceanography.
October 7, 2019
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
Students wrote quiz ScE8.1.1
October 5, 2019
Mathematics
Assigned By: Laura Clemens-Brenton
The test this week is on unit 1 - square roots and the Pythagorean theorem.
October 4, 2019
French
Assigned By: Glen Connolly
We are reviewing vocab and expressions for shopping at a market. Also, we are discussing how to say 'in' for various places, use of regular -er verbs, and interrogative terms.
October 3, 2019
Mathematics
Assigned By: Laura Clemens-Brenton
Remember that the date for your test was adjusted and your test for unit 2 will be written on Wednesday, October 9.
Mathematics
Assigned By: Laura Clemens-Brenton
Remember that the date for your test was adjusted and your test for unit 2 will be written on Wednesday, October 9.
October 2, 2019
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
Students were away on a field trip.
October 1, 2019
Art
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
Students worked on review for Quiz ScE8.1.1 on Monday October 7.
Homework: Review and STUDY!!!!
September 30, 2019
Mathematics
Assigned By: Laura Clemens-Brenton
Students are reminded of their ICA on Thursday on sections 1.1-1.7. Books and notes are permitted. Students were working on a Pythagoras sheet today that they can finish.
September 27, 2019
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
I went over the factors that contribute to water quality according to the notes in the Booklet ScE8.1.1 p.7-8. Students started work to complete the jot notes on p.9-10. Students who completed this task were asked to move on to the definitions on p.2 and the review p.12-14.
Reminder: Quiz ScE8.1.1 Monday October 7.
September 26, 2019
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
We talked about the quality of drinking water, and especially about the lack of safe drinking water in many indigenous communities. I showed a short CBC segment on Autumn Peltier, and young Aanishnabe activist and water protector.
Reminder that if a student wants to take part in the climate change protest tomorrow, their parents/guardians should provide the school with a permission for the absence.

Students had the opportunity to finish their lab reports on Kenny's Pond, and passed in their completed work at the end of the period.
Reminder Quiz ScE8.1.1 Monday October 7.
No other homework assigned.
September 25, 2019
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
Part Three of lab on water quality of Kenny's Pond. We completed the nitrate test and students worked on their conclusions.
Quiz ScE8.1.1 will be on Monday October 7.

We also discussed climate change and the protest planned for this Friday. The NLESD has issued a directive to principals that parents/guardians of students planning to participate should provide the school with a permission for the absence. The protest starts at 11:00 at the clock tower at MUN. (see https://vocm.com/2019/09/21/students-across-province-gearing-up-for-global-climate-strikes/)

Next science class I will spend a period teaching in more depth about climate change and what needs to be done about it.
September 23, 2019
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
Part Two of lab on water quality of Kenny's Pond. Students observed the water samples that we brought back yesterday to identify invertebrates that are biotic indicators of water quality. Some groups had the opportunity to measure the pH of their sample. Next class we will do the nitrate test and students will write their conclusions.
September 20, 2019
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
Part One of lab on water quality of Kenny's Pond. We went out to the pond to make observations and take water samples.
Mathematics
Assigned By: Laura Clemens-Brenton
We have covered up to 1.5. Students were working on practice Pizzazz sheets in class today (4 sheets, puzzle questions) that were not required to be finished for homework. However, if a student is looking for extra practice, these would be suggested.

Important Dates:
Quiz 1.1,1.2, 1.4 - Sept 24
Assignment 1.1-1.7 - Changed from Oct 7 to Oct 3
Test 1.1-1.7 - Oct 10

Math Help is every Monday in the Learning Commons from 2:15-3:15
September 18, 2019
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
Differences between salt water and fresh water (Booklet ScE8.1.1 p.5), and watersheds (p.6).
We started discussing the lab that we will start next science class, with a 'field trip' across the street to Kenny's Pond to study the quality of the water and the ecosystem.
No homework assigned.
September 17, 2019
French
Assigned By: Glen Connolly
We have a quiz on vocab scheduled for Tuesday, September 24th.Please see my website (mrcfrench@weebly.com).
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
The Water Cycle, diagram and questions on p.4-5 Booklet ScE8.1.1.
No homework assigned.
September 16, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned By: David Lawton
Chapter 1 Project due Friday, Sept 20, Period 4 Day 6.
See my homework page for a copy of this assignment if you do not have one.
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
I handed out Booklet ScE8.1.1 Water Cycle.
We discussed the water cycle diagram on p.1, completed definitions 1-7 on p.2, and completed the notes on p.3.
I also returned the corrected lab safety booklets.
Mathematics
Assigned By: Laura Clemens-Brenton
Review your notes. WE have completed up to 1.4 and will continue with this tomorrow.

Important dates:
Quiz on 1.1, 1.2 and 1.4 on Sept 24.
Assignment on Oct 8
Test on October 10

The handouts for this unit can be found on my website. All notes, your textbook, extra practice, math videos etc can be found here.
https://sites.google.com/nlesd.ca/clemensbrenton/home
September 12, 2019
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
We introduced the first unit, Water Systems on Earth, with the video Fresh Water in the Planet Earth series. Students completed a listening sheet while watching and passed it in at the end of the period.
September 9, 2019
French
Assigned By: Glen Connolly
Welcome! I use this site to tell you what we're studying in class, to alert you to upcoming quizzes, and to post review links for study. We've begun a review of parts of speech, and have started to learn vocabulary for the first unit. You can find this on my website (mrcfrench.weebly.com). A quizlet review link for the material is found here: https://quizlet.com/ca/225810401/core-french-8-unit-1-vocab-words-flash-cards/
June 18, 2019
Science
Assigned By: Phillip Smith
The grade 8 science exam will be on Wednesday, June 19 at 11:50 AM. Students are reminded to bring pencils, eraser, a ruler and a calculator in a clear bag to the exam.
Textbooks must be returned on the day of the exam. Failure to return textbooks will result in a charge of $87.41 that must be payed before report cards are released.
June 3, 2019
Art
Assigned By: Phillip Smith
Reschedule - Science Unit Test will be on FRIDAY, June 7th
May 29, 2019
French
Assigned By: Glen Connolly
Regrets for the error in previous post...
Our quiz is on Thursday, May 30, day 2.
Science
Assigned By: Phillip Smith
Cells Unit test on Thursday June 6th.
May 27, 2019
French
Assigned By: Glen Connolly
We have a quiz on Tuesday, May 28, on the theme of animals / physical aspects, environments. Vocab is on the homework site, as well as a quizlet study link.
May 23, 2019
Science
Assigned By: Phillip Smith
MUN Field trip permission forms and $5 due ASAP
May 21, 2019
French
Assigned By: Glen Connolly
Students have new vocab to study about animals. Please see my website.A quizlet review is at this link:
https://quizlet.com/ca/395936414/cf8-les-animaux-flash-cards/
May 17, 2019
Science
Assigned By: Phillip Smith
Chapter 10 quiz on Thursday May 23.
May 6, 2019
Mathematics
Assigned By: Lionel Porter
Prepare for the quiz on Wednesday by going through sections 7.1-7.4
April 29, 2019
Health
Assigned By: Kenneth Hayward
No homework.
Science
Assigned By: Phillip Smith
Optics Unit Test on Tuesday May 7 covering chapters 4, 5 and 6. Review sheet is on my website.
April 10, 2019
Health
Assigned By: Kenneth Hayward
Finished watching 'Spider-Man (2002)' and given class time to start related assignment. (Extra copies available on Google Classroom). Due at beginning of first class after Easter Break.
April 4, 2019
French
Assigned By: Glen Connolly
Reminder: We have a quiz Monday, April 8, on vocab for the house, and prepositions of position. Notes are on my website.
Notes are on my website under grade 8 notes. [ mrcfrench.weebly.com ]
April 3, 2019
Science
Assigned By: Phillip Smith
Chapter 5 Quiz will be on Tuesday April 9th.

Review sheet is on my website.
March 27, 2019
Health
Assigned By: Kenneth Hayward
Some students have work not submitted. Please submit ASAP.
March 13, 2019
Science
Assigned By: Phillip Smith
Chapter 4 Quiz will be Wednesday, March 20th. Notes and review sheet on my website.
February 26, 2019
French
Assigned By: Glen Connolly
Reminder: We have a vocab quiz (science terms)scheduled for Friday,March 1st.
Notes are on my website. A quizlet review link may be found here:
https://quizlet.com/ca/372126718/cf8-4-science-vocab-flash-cards/
French
Assigned By: Glen Connolly
Reminder: We have a vocab quiz (science terms)scheduled for Friday,March 1st.
Notes are on my website. A quizlet review link may be found here:
https://quizlet.com/ca/372126718/cf8-4-science-vocab-flash-cards/
February 25, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned By: David Lawton
Due to the lose of a review class on Monday I have rescheduled the test. NEW TEST DATE: Tuesday, March 5, Day 4, Period 4.
February 20, 2019
Social Studies
Assigned By: David Lawton
Chapter 6 WW 1 Test, Thursday, Feb 28, Day 1, Period 4
See my homework page for study details
February 13, 2019
Science
Assigned By: Phillip Smith
Viscosity Unit Test (Chapters 7,8 & 9) will be Thursday February 21.

Review sheet is on my website.
February 4, 2019
Religion
Assigned By: Kenneth Hayward
Complete Journal #1 if not completed in class. (Must complete using Google Classroom site. Use the following code to join class: smlvw4)
January 24, 2019
Religion
Assigned By: Kenneth Hayward
No homework.
French
Assigned By: Glen Connolly
Reminder: we have a quiz tomorrow (Friday)..see my website for notes and a quizlet review.
January 22, 2019
French
Assigned By: Glen Connolly
Please note that any missing grades that presently have ' 0 % ' will remain in effect if the evaluation has not been completed by the end of term 1, (Monday, February 4). Please check grades online to see if any evaluations have a grade of zero. Get in touch if this is the case and you wish to have an evaluation done.
January 18, 2019
French
Assigned By: Glen Connolly
We have a vocab quiz (fashion terms) scheduled for Friday, January 25th. Review material and a quizlet link can be found on my website.
January 17, 2019
Science
Assigned By: Phillip Smith
Chapter 8 Quiz on Tuesday January 22
January 10, 2019
French
Assigned By: Glen Connolly
We are doing a unit on fashion. Notes are available on my homework site at this link:
https://mrcfrench.weebly.com/grade-8-notes
December 12, 2018
Science
Assigned By: Phillip Smith
Wednesday Dec. 19
Chapter 7 Quiz
December 3, 2018
Social Studies
Assigned By: David Lawton
Chapter 3 Test
Wednesday, Dec 12, Day 5, Period 5
Study materials can be found on my homework page.
Assigned: Dec. 12/18
November 28, 2018
Music
Assigned By: Gordon Smith
Review the material for your Guitar test on Nov 29th. See Mr. Smith's website.
November 26, 2018
Science
Assigned By: Phillip Smith
Finish review sheet for tomorrow.

Unit Test on Thursday
November 23, 2018
Music
Assigned By: Gordon Smith
Review material for you guitar test on Nov 29th. See Mr. Smith's website.
November 22, 2018
French
Assigned By: Glen Connolly
Vocab quiz tomorrow on body vocab!
November 21, 2018
Music
Assigned By: Gordon Smith
Review for you Ukulele test on November 29th. See Mr. Smith's website on the staff page.
November 20, 2018
French
Assigned By: Glen Connolly
For a quizlet review for Friday's quiz, follow this link:
https://quizlet.com/ca/239372505/cf8-le-corps-flash-cards/
November 19, 2018
Science
Assigned By: Phillip Smith
Science Unit Test covering chapters 1,2 & 3 will be on Thursday, Nov. 29th
November 15, 2018
French
Assigned By: Glen Connolly
Students have new vocab to learn about the body. Please see my website for notes. ( We have a quiz on Friday, Nov. 23rd.)
mrcfrench.weebly.com
November 13, 2018
Social Studies
Assigned By: David Lawton
Reading and viewing quiz Thursday, Nov 15. Period 1. Study all material on the Introduction to chapter 3, the in-shore fishery and the 'Salt Cod' Video worksheet.
October 26, 2018
Science
Assigned By: Phillip Smith
Chapter 2 Quiz - Friday Nov. 2

Review sheet is on website. It is important that students review notes and text book as well as review sheet.
October 25, 2018
French
Assigned By: Glen Connolly
Reminder: we have a quiz tomorrow on how to make adjectives feminine, and also on question words (who, when, what, etc.)
October 24, 2018
Social Studies
Assigned By: David Lawton
Chapter 2 Test
Tuesday Oct 30 Day 4
See my home work page for list of study topics and notes
October 23, 2018
Social Studies
Assigned By: David Lawton
Chapter 2 Test
Tuesday, October 30, Day 4
Please see my homework page
October 22, 2018
French
Assigned By: Glen Connolly
We have a quiz scheduled for Friday,
October 26, on 'question words', and 'masculine vs feminine adjectives'. For notes, please follow this link:
mrcfrench.weebly.com
October 17, 2018
French
Assigned By: Glen Connolly
Notes are at: mrcfrench.weebly.com
Please note if you have missed a quiz recently, you should be reviewing the material for a makeup test...this will be given Wednesday or Thursday this week.
October 16, 2018
Religion
Assigned By: Kenneth Hayward
Watched Part One of 'Stand By Me'. No homework.
French
Assigned By: Glen Connolly
Notes are at: mrcfrench.weebly.com
Please note if you have missed a quiz recently, you should be reviewing the material for a makeup test...this will be given Wednesday or Thursday this week.
October 15, 2018
French
Assigned By: Glen Connolly
We are working on an in class project (written and oral) re ordering at amarket. Also, we are learning question words. Please see notes at :
mrcfrench.weebly.com
October 2, 2018
Science
Assigned By: Phillip Smith
Chapter 1 Quiz on Thursday October 4th.

Notes and Quizlets can be found on my website
September 24, 2018
French
Assigned By: Glen Connolly
We have a vocab quiz on Tuesday, October 2nd, day 6. Please see my website for review and a quizlet link:
mrcfrench.weebly.com
September 20, 2018
French
Assigned By: Glen Connolly
e have a vocab quiz on Tuesday, October 2nd, day 6. Please see my website for review and a quizlet link:
mrcfrench.weebly.com
September 18, 2018
French
Assigned By: Glen Connolly
Welcome! We are reviewing vocabulary related to a 'French marketplace'.
The vocab can be found on my website:
mrcfrench.weebly.com
Also, a useful quizlet link for review may be found at:
https://quizlet.com/230250806/au-marche-vocab-flash-cards/
January 9, 2010
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
Students did a lab on the effect of temperature on the viscosity of various fluids, then passed in their work.
January 7, 2010
Science
Assigned By: Nathalie Brunet
Science Quiz ScE8.3.1 will be Monday January 13; p.1-8 and review p.9. Students worked on review.

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