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Wednesday, March 12

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    We will be using the program - GIMP.
    It is free to download off the internet. This unit makes for interesting discussion and allows students to show off their interest by putting actions together on screen.
    Get you jiucesjuices flowing -
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    in the kitchenkitchen.
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    7:13 pm
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    Current work is as follows - Chapters 10 to 12.
    Protestant Churches worksheet now past due.
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    March 12. NOW PAST DUE!!
    There will be two Pop Quiz's this unit - so be prepared at all times.
    ELA - Our new unit is Love and Loyalty. This unit incorporates understanding of relationships, decisions we make, and how those influence us and everyone around us.
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    projects in school in other content areas. Think about your task before randomly hitting the net.
    We are currently working on Animation as a sidebar to relieve our minds from the harder aspects of computer work.
    We will begin blogging after the Easter Break.
    P.A.A. 9 - We are now working on a Drafting Unit.
    Lettering is our focus for the next two weeks, then identifying line drawings and their sections.
    Students are required to bring two pencils to class (soft and medium, an eraser and ruler). I will supply drawing paper.
    Lettering continues to be our focus. We will work with 3D modeling after Easter in Google Sketch-Up.
    We have begun to plan for our year-end camping trip. It will follow the same format as last year - 3 Days and 2 Nights.
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    in June '08.'08 (11-13).
    Information Processing 10 - We continue work on the school newspaper each class.
    Google SKetchUp is our next venture. It is a free download off the net and will allow users to experience 3D drawing
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    Current - Friction begins Monday, March 10.
    Science 8 - Your new unit is Energy and Machines.
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    March 12. Be ready to explain your project!
    Comp Lit 7 / 8 - We are now working on CyberSafety. How to be safe on the net and what to look out for.
    We continue with Search Techniques - when you are at home, as well as when you are working on
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    We will be using the program - GIMP.
    It is free to download off the internet. This unit makes for interesting discussion and allows students to show off their interest by putting actions together on screen.
    Get you jiuces flowing - soon we will be in the kitchen
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    7:13 pm

Thursday, March 6

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    Grade 9:
    Social Studies - Unit Three has begun - CAUSALITY. This unit will take us from the early 1300's to the late 1700's (French Revolution) Readings are extensive - Luther and Protestant Reformation, The Renaisance, Period of Enlightenment and others.
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    follows - read Chapter 9 and CHapter 10.
    Enter defintions in your notebook (bold words).
    Page 169 - 170 - do Questions # 1, 2 a, b, 6.
    Chapters 10 to 12.
    Protestant Churches worksheet now past due.
    1-2 page essay on Religious leader or religion is due Wednesday, March 12.

    There will be two Pop Quiz's this unit - so be prepared at all times.
    ELA - Our new unit is Love and Loyalty. This unit incorporates understanding of relationships, decisions we make, and how those influence us and everyone around us.
    Grammar and Creative WritingMonday, March 10 we begin study on William Shakespeare - students need to complete a 5 paragraph mini-essaylife, times, history..... then on the folowing topic - "My Career Goals". There must be a rough copy attached that has been either peer or teacher edited; it must be handwritten (pencil is fine), and there must be a continuous flow of thought from start to finish. This is due February 8.
    Remember the rules of writing paragraphs. Your first paragraph must have three topics, each discussed in paragraphs 2, 3, 4,
    Romeo and paragraph 5 summarizes your thoughts.Juliet.
    We are also continuing to work on commmonly confused words in dialogue and writing - e.g. - among between allusion illusion
    PED - Floor Hockey is our current unit. This will run two weeks, interspersed with Fitness Testing.
    Badminton will begin just before the Spring Break.
    Badminton - lets smack birds around!
    Fitness testing takes place bi-weekly.

    Comp Lit 9 - We are now working on CyberSafety - how to be safe on the internet, what to look for, and how to protect ourselves.
    We continiecontinue work on
    projects in school in other content areas. Think about your task before randomly hitting the net.
    We are currently working on Animation as a sidebar to relieve our minds from the harder aspects of computer work.
    P.A.A. 9 - We are now working on a Drafting Unit.
    Lettering is our focus for the next two weeks, then identifying line drawings and their sections.
    Students are required to bring two pencils to class (soft and medium, an eraser and ruler). I will supply drawing paper.
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    2 Nights. Everything
    Everything
    cooked on
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    newspaper each class, as well as Artclass.
    Google SKetchUp is our next venture. It is a free download off the net
    and Design Part II.will allow users to experience 3D drawing
    capabilities. Our goal in this unit is to introduce students to architecture design and promote visual acuity.
    All projects will be emailed to individual students - no paper will be utilized. Completed projects will be emailed
    back to Mr. K.

    Video Projects for the Division Website have been incorporated into our daily work. The workload has increased - stay organized!
    Remember that Friday is check-up day! Assignments not done are penalized. When the Art and Design Project II is completed at the end of 6 weeks, they will be e-mailed to me.
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    Newspaper - work must be completed daily. This school project requires you to committ recess and noon hours
    to making sure it is complete. Make sure photgraphs are taken weekly!!
    PINK SLIPS can and will be handed out if you fail to uphold your end of the signed contract! Pink Slips are automatic removal
    from the assignment and a visit with Administration!

    Grade 7 / 8:
    Science 7 - Our new unit has begun - Forces and Motion.
    Keep up with your reading and Activity work.
    CurrentlyCurrent - read pages 148 - 150 in textbook. Activity 3-4 will be done Thursday, February 7.Friction begins Monday, March 10.
    Science 8
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    and Machines. Textbook - read pages 54 - 65.
    We begin with 6 Simple Machines and how they work in our lives every day.
    Thursday, February 7 will see us move on in our readings. Activity 2-1 is

    Simple Machine construction projects are
    due Thursday as well.Wednesday, March 12.
    Comp Lit 7 / 8 - We are now working on CyberSafety. How to be safe on the net and what to look out for.
    We continue with Search Techniques - when you are at home, as well as when you are working on
    projects in school. Think about your task before randomly hitting the net.
    Animation projects have begun - we are now on 50 frame projects.
    P.A.A. 7 - We are working on a mini-unit on Animation.
    We will be using the program - GIMP.
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Wednesday, February 6

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    Grade 9:
    Social Studies - Unit Three has begun - CAUSALITY. This unit will take us from the early 1300's to the late 1700's (French Revolution) Readings are extensive - Luther and Protestant Reformation, The Renaisance, Period of Enlightenment and others.
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    Chapter 9 pages 150 - 159.and CHapter 10.
    Enter defintions in your notebook (bold words).
    DoPage 169 - 170 - do Questions # 3, 4 on page 158-159.1, 2 a, b, 6.
    There will be two Pop Quiz's this unit - so be prepared at all times.
    ELA - Our new unit is Love and Loyalty. This unit incorporates understanding of relationships, decisions we make, and how those influence us and everyone around us.
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    to finish. This is due February 8.
    Remember the rules of writing paragraphs. Your first paragraph must have three topics, each discussed in paragraphs 2, 3, 4, and paragraph 5 summarizes your thoughts.
    We are also continuing to work on commmonly confused words in dialogue and writing - e.g. - among between allusion illusion
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    Science 7 - Our new unit has begun - Forces and Motion.
    Keep up with your reading and Activity work.
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    read pages 140148 - 143150 in textbook. Complete Activity 3-1, A-G, plus the Extension (4 actions required).
    Activity 3-2 is next up in class. An experiement with 6 stations.
    3-4 will be done Thursday, February 7.
    Science 8
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    54 - 6165.
    We begin with 6 Simple Machines and how they work in our lives every day.
    Thursday, February 7 will see us move on in our readings. Activity 2-1 is due Thursday as well.
    Comp Lit 7 / 8 - We are now working on CyberSafety. How to be safe on the net and what to look out for.
    We continue with Search Techniques - when you are at home, as well as when you are working on
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Thursday, January 31

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    PED - Floor Hockey is our current unit. This will run two weeks, interspersed with Fitness Testing.
    Badminton will begin just before the Spring Break.
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    9 - We are now working on CyberSafety - how to be safe on the internet, what to look for, and how to protect ourselves.
    We continie work on
    Search Techniques - these are important
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    the net. Update your Protopage regularly.
    We will also be dabbling with 3D Drawings and venturing into Blogs!

    P.A.A. 9
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    Drafting Unit. studetns
    Lettering is our focus for the next two weeks, then identifying line drawings and their sections.
    Students
    are required
    We have begun to plan for our year-end camping trip. It will follow the same format as last year - 3 Days and 2 Nights. Everything cooked on a fire. Tents and no electricity. This trip will take place in June '08.
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    Processing 10 ideo- We continue work on the school newspaper each class, as well as Art and Design Part II.
    Video
    Projects for
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    Division Website have been incorporated into our dauilydaily work. The
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    stay organized!
    Assignments in Art and Design are graded weekkly. Remember

    Remember
    that Friday
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    Design Project II is completed
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    end of 96 weeks, they
    Students who wish to use OpenOffice (much friendlier than Microsoft Word, please contact me and I will install it on your account. When using OpenOffice, please remember to save as a .doc file so you can open it at home on your Microsoft programs.
    Newspaper - work must be completed daily. This school project requires you to committ recess and noon hours
    to making sure it is complete. Make sure photgraphs are taken weekly!!
    PINK SLIPS can and will be handed out if you fail to uphold your end of the signed contract! Pink Slips are automatic removal
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    visit with Admin!Administration!
    Grade 7 / 8:
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    begun - StructuresForces and Design.Motion.
    Keep up
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    Activity work. Begin to collect small sticks, popsicle sticks and twigs for our major project.
    Activity 2-6 is due Thursday, November 15. Do Finding Out #1,2. The complete the Checkpoint on the enxt page

    Currently
    - Q# 1-3.
    Assignment 2-7 is past due, as is Four Curious Structures assignment. We are now on Topic Four
    read pages 140 - Designing for Support and Strength.
    Next week we begin our Bridge Projects.
    143 in textbook. Complete Activity 3-1, A-G, plus the Extension (4 actions required).
    Activity 3-2 is next up in class. An experiement with 6 stations.

    Science 8 - Cole - yourYour new unit is Consumer Product Testing.Energy and Machines. Textbook - read pages 54 - 61
    We begin with 6 Simple Machines and how they work in our lives every day.

    Comp Lit
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    8 - We are now working on CyberSafety. How to be safe on the net and what to look out for.
    We continue with
    Search Techniques are important- when you
    projects in school. Think about your task before randomly hitting the net.
    Update your Protopages.
    P.A.A.
    P.A.A. 7 - Clothing / Textiles Unit has now started. When our sewing projects arrive, weWe are working on a mini-unit on Animation.
    We
    will begin.
    This
    be using the program - GIMP.
    It
    is an opportunity for youfree to relax in class, communicate with peers and attain success in a different
    atmosphere than
    download off the 'standard' classroom.
    The
    internet. This unit begins with Clothing Caremakes for interesting discussion and Textile information.allows students to show off their interest by putting actions together on screen.
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    Homework for the Ages
    Grade 9:
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    - Unit TwoThree has begun - CHANGE.CAUSALITY. This unit
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    the early Roman Empire (250 A.D.1300's to the Turks capturing Constantinople).late 1700's (French Revolution) Readings are extensive - Roman Empire bookletLuther and Renaissance booklet.Protestant Reformation, The Renaisance, Period of Enlightenment and others.
    Current work
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    follows - Chapters 5 read allChapter 9 pages 150 - Q #1 and 2 page 78; Q159.
    Enter defintions in your notebook (bold words).
    Do Questions
    # 7 and 8 page 84 as class discussion.
    Chapter 6 read all - Q# 1 and 3
    3, 4 on page 90; Q# 5 page 94; Q# 8 and 9, page 99.
    Complete World View Map and European Map for Wednesday, November 28.
    158-159.
    There will be atwo Pop Quiz on Wednesday, November 28th,Quiz's this unit - so it is not really a 'Pop Quiz'. It is on Ancient Civilizations.be prepared at all times.
    ELA - Narratives Unit incorporates reading at home. Check with Mr. K each class. Take your narratives home for extra review. Sharing them with family membersOur new unit is a good idea. Ask your family what they think of these fabulous Indigenous works.
    Norse narratives incorporate strange names. Review your stories
    Love and the 9 WorldsLoyalty. This unit incorporates understanding of Norse Mythology.
    Read 'Thor
    relationships, decisions we make, and Loki in the Giants' Cityhow those influence us and everyone around us.
    Grammar and Creative Writing
    - students need to complete assignment - Psychiatric Reporta 5 paragraph mini-essay on Lokithe folowing topic - Character Analysis"My Career Goals". There must be a rough copy attached that has been either peer or teacher edited; it must be handwritten (pencil is fine), and there must be a continuous flow of Lokithought from start to finish.
    Remember the rules of writing paragraphs. Your first paragraph must have three topics, each discussed in paragraphs 2, 3, 4,
    and
    recommendation
    paragraph for Tuesday, Nov. 27.5 summarizes your thoughts.
    We are also continuing to work on commmonly confused words in dialogue and writing - e.g. - among between allusion illusion

    PED - BasketballFloor Hockey is our current focus.unit. This will run two weeks, interspersed with Fitness testing takes place atTesting.
    Badminton will begin just before
    the end of the month. Be prepared with proper clothing, water, and a strong mental state enabling you to complete your testing!Spring Break.
    Comp Lit 9 - Search Techniques are important when you are at home, as well as when you are working on
    projects in school in other content areas. Think about your task before randomly hitting the net. Update your Protopage regularly.
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Thursday, November 22

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    ELA - Narratives Unit incorporates reading at home. Check with Mr. K each class. Take your narratives home for extra review. Sharing them with family members is a good idea. Ask your family what they think of these fabulous Indigenous works.
    Norse narratives incorporate strange names. Review your stories and the 9 Worlds of Norse Mythology.
    Read 'Thor and Loki in the Giants' City - complete assignment - Psychiatric Report on Loki - Character Analysis of Loki and
    recommendation paragraph for Tuesday, Nov. 27.

    PED - Basketball is our current focus. Fitness testing takes place at the end of the month. Be prepared with proper clothing, water, and a strong mental state enabling you to complete your testing!
    Comp Lit 9 - Search Techniques are important when you are at home, as well as when you are working on
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Wednesday, November 21

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    Chapter 6 read all - Q# 1 and 3 page 90; Q# 5 page 94; Q# 8 and 9, page 99.
    Complete World View Map and European Map for Wednesday, November 28.
    There will be a Pop Quiz on Wednesday, November 28th, so it is not really a 'Pop Quiz'. It is on Ancient Civilizations.
    ELA - Narratives Unit incorporates reading at home. Check with Mr. K each class. Take your narratives home for extra review. Sharing them with family members is a good idea. Ask your family what they think of these fabulous Indigenous works.
    Norse narratives incorporate strange names. Review your stories and the 9 Worlds of Norse Mythology.
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    1:04 pm
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    Current work is as follows - Chapters 5 read all - Q #1 and 2 page 78; Q # 7 and 8 page 84 as class discussion.
    Chapter 6 read all - Q# 1 and 3 page 90; Q# 5 page 94; Q# 8 and 9, page 99.
    Complete World View Map and European Map for Wednesday, November 28.
    ELA - Narratives Unit incorporates reading at home. Check with Mr. K each class. Take your narratives home for extra review. Sharing them with family members is a good idea. Ask your family what they think of these fabulous Indigenous works.
    PED - Football isNorse narratives incorporate strange names. Review your stories and the focus9 Worlds of Norse Mythology.
    PED - Basketball is
    our current unit. Next up will be Basketball (end of November)focus. Fitness testing
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    end of eachthe month. Be
    Comp Lit 9 - Search Techniques are important when you are at home, as well as when you are working on
    projects in school in other content areas. Think about your task before randomly hitting the net. Update your Protopage regularly.
    We will also be dabbling with 3D Drawings and venturing into Blogs!
    ...
    - We are now begin initial plansworking on a Drafting Unit. studetns are required to bring two pencils to class (soft and medium, an eraser and ruler). I will supply drawing paper.
    We have begun to plan
    for our year-end camppingcamping trip. It
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    June '08.
    Following this, we will delve into the world of Drafting.

    Information Processing 10 ideo Projects for the Division Website into our dauily work. The workload has increased - each week assignmentsstay organized!
    Assignments
    in Art
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    Design are graded.graded weekkly. Remember that Friday
    is
    is check-up day!
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    completed at
    the
    the end of
    Students who wish to use OpenOffice (much friendlier than Microsoft Word, please contact me and I will install it on your account. When using OpenOffice, please remember to save as a .doc file so you can open it at home on your Microsoft programs.
    Newspaper - work must be completed daily. This school project requires you to committ recess and noon hours
    ...
    Keep up with your reading and Activity work. Begin to collect small sticks, popsicle sticks and twigs for our major project.
    Activity 2-6 is due Thursday, November 15. Do Finding Out #1,2. The complete the Checkpoint on the enxt page - Q# 1-3.
    Assignment 2-7 is past due, as is Four Curious Structures assignment. We are now on Topic Four - Designing for Support and Strength.
    Next week we begin our Bridge Projects.

    Science 8 - Cole - your new unit is Consumer Product Testing.
    Comp Lit 7 / 8 - Search Techniques are important when you are at home, as well as when you are working on
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    7:31 am
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    Homework for the Ages
    Grade 9:
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    Studies - Mysterious Civilizations Projects are complete, we now head to the final few lessons of our TIME Unit. Our Unit ExamTwo has begun - CHANGE. This unit will take place November 14.. Begin reviewing yourus from the early Roman Empire (250 A.D. to the Turks capturing Constantinople). Readings are extensive - Roman Empire booklet and Renaissance booklet.
    Current
    work now! The exam consists of definitions, short answer, multiple choieis as follows - Chapters 5 read all - Q #1 and 2 page 78; Q # 7 and 8 page 84 as class discussion.
    Chapter 6 read all - Q# 1 and 3 page 90; Q# 5 page 94; Q# 8
    and a long answer question.9, page 99.
    ELA - Narratives Unit incorporates reading at home. Check with Mr. K each class. Take your narratives home for extra review. Sharing them with family members is a good idea. Ask your family what they think of these fabulous Indigenous works.
    PED - Football is the focus of our current unit. Next up will be Basketball (end of November) Fitness testing takes place at the end of each month. Be prepared with proper clothing, water, and a strong mental state enabling you to complete your testing!
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