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February update on courses

11 Feb

We’re more than halfway through the school year — hard to believe it’s already February.

Here’s an update on what the classes are doing:

English 8: Norse Mythology


We are reading about the different characters and their adventures from Viking myths such as Thor, Loki, Odin, Freya, and the Valkyries. The midyear exam last month focused on grammar and writing a three-paragraph essay (or the very least, a long paragraph with an intro-body section-and conclusion).

English 10: The Giver


We finished Divergent, wrote the midyear exam (which was essentially a practice provincial exam), and the jumped right back into dystopian worlds by starting The Giver by Lois Lowry. There will be more in-class writing assignments with this novel unit, compared to Divergent, in order to practice finish essays within a time limit. I was planning to read The Giver with my grade 9s last year, but we ran out of time, so we’re squeezing it into Grade 10.

English 12: Paper Towns and allusions projects


Students will be doing presentations of common allusions in literature to practice oral presentation skills. We’re also starting a new novel called Paper Towns by John Green. Lots of giggles and snickers when I read aloud the first two chapters. It should be fun.


Schoology Access Codes

29 Sep

Here are the access codes for classes to sign-up on my Schoology page.

English 12 (2-1)  RFG2K-C69M7

English 12 (2-2) Q5CHF-5BV88

English 10 (2-4)  GF5TG-N6RGD

When I start using Schoology to record your grades, I’ll send home the following schoology consent form.

Grade 8

28 Sep

Today in class:

-Silent Reading and Reading Logs

-Marked adjectives and adverbs homework

-Tuck Everlasting:  reviewed the unit overview sheet

HOMEWORK:  read the Prologue, Chapter 1 and Chapter 2 for Wednesday. There will be a quiz.

English 8

18 Sep

homework for Tuesday: finish the Daydreams questions.

Bring in a duotang for Silent Reading logs.

English 8

16 Sep

Class notes today on The Parts of Speech.

Grammar pages:  please finish for homework. We will mark everything in class on Friday. (Come see me Thursday Tutorial if you get stuck on any questions or want to double check something.)

REMINDER:  Assembly for Grade 8s and 9s tomorrow morning in the auditorium, 8:35-9:30. Then it’s off to your first class.


15 Sep

Quick reminder: please bring in a folder or duotang to leave in class for silent reading.


So School. Much welcomes to my classroom. Very tears of happynizz. —–>

12 Sep

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