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Welcome to new academic year 2018-2019


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  • The Greeks continue to dominate discussion. With the ancient Greece unit focusing on Greek mythology, students are being asked to do small creative assignments; completion of these is essential. As well, in about 10 days students will be asked to do a “Pinterest” assignment. Details will follow. It is important to encourage your child to do all in ...
  • Greek World View and MUN The grade’s 8 continue to explore ancient Greece. We will be participating in Model UN on Wednesday. Business casual for both males and females is required. I am hoping to take some pictures that will be posted.
  • It’s Greek to Me! The grade 8’s are enjoying the ancient Greece unit, but there are a lot of dates. This week we will be looking at the Peloponnesian Wars as well as the Persian Wars. If time permits we will watch a video on ancient Greece which will lead into Greek mythology and religion. It ...
  • Ancient Greece and Model UN The grade 8’s will begin a big unit on ancient Greece. There will be lots of information and little assignments along the way. As well, there will be a unit test and project. We begin preparing for Model UN this week. Each student has been assigned a country and he or ...
  • Essays are Due! Yesterday and today the grade 8’s have an essay  due.  They will lose marks if handed in late.  We are discussing Chinese philosophy this week, which includes Confucianism, Taoism and Legalism.  I will be sending home a review sheet for students who would like to prepare for their exam during the winter break. Best Wishes ...
  • Ancient China Hello, Ancient China has been fascinating with all the dynasties and inventions…almost as many as the Egyptians!  This week we will be writing an essay on the movie Mulan and poem The Ballad of Mulan.  I will be going through the writing process with them and the final good copy will be their responsibility.  As well, ...
  • Projects and Booklet Assignments Students will be working on social studies at home this week.  There are two outstanding assignments:  the Mesopotamia  booklet due today or tomorrow, depending on the class’ assigned day.  As well, next week the major assignment – either newspaper outlining the activities of the Mesopotamian gods or  create a cube outlining Mesopotamian culture.  It is ...
  • Test Week and Projects! This week we begin with a test and end with a project.  The project will largely be done at home and the due date will be determined with the students.  It was a pleasure meeting many of the parents of students in grade 8.  Overall, I am pleased with the progress of all of the ...
  • Test Set for Next Week We are approaching the end of our Mesopotamia unit.  There will be a unit test on Sunday November 11th for 8A and Monday November 12th for 8B.  Students are now allowed to take their booklets home if  assigned  class work is not finished in class.
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