Ms. Halas Moulton

Mrs. Halas Moulton teaches Graphic Arts, Digital Tech, Science, Social Studies, Make, Environmental Issues and World Issues

Posted: January 30, 2020

Light up frog

Posted: January 30, 2020

  1. Group your topics - Come up with main topics and subtopics and examples (one of the categories is your intelligences strengths)
  2. Think of a colour scheme and appropriate background image
  3. Find at least 10 pictures to include (your own/copyright free) - with white space light/light against dark, dark against light
  4. Create a smooth working prezi with at least 3 main topics with 2 sub topics each
  5. Add paths and make it play beautifully
  6. Shining star marks - if you are looking for that 90-100 you need to push yourself gifs, videos, sound etc.


Posted: January 29, 2020

Multiple Intelligences Inventory

Posted: January 28, 2020


Absenteeism and marks

A legitimate absence is for school related activities, illness or bereavement. 


Group marks

Group marks will be earned based on your days present and working with your team.  For example, if a project takes ten class days to complete and the group receives a mark of 80%; but you were only there for 5 days you would receive a 40%.  Even if you have a legitimate reason for being absent the expectation is that you will make up for the time you missed by contributing to the group from home or working during study block when you are able.  Alternatively, if you know you are going to be absent you may choose to work alone if the teacher gives you that option.


In-class project marks/eco-points/shop/co-op marks

You will be marked based on the number of days that you are present and participating in class.  If, for example, you earn a shop mark of 70% and you were there 90% of the time your mark would be 63%.



If you are absent, during a science lab without a legitimate written excuse, you will receive a mark of zero and the teacher will not make up the lab for you.  If you have a legitimate excuse and it is within his/her ability to do, the teacher may allow you to make up the lab.


Late assignment policy:

·        To get full marks, assignments need to be handed in by the assigned due date.

·        For every date late, after the assignment due date, 10% will be deducted from the mark (up to a maximum of 40%).  Weekends count as one day.

·        If a student is absent on a due date, a written legitimate excuse from a parent or guardian must be presented upon the student’s return, or the late-day deductions will apply.

·        A student’s mark cannot be lower than 60% given that the student deserves a passing grade on the assignment to begin with.  Any work getting a mark of less than 60% will receive that grade.

·        In order to be graded, all work must be handed in no later than one week after the given due date of the assignment.  Term marks are final.

 BLMS Attendance Incentive –

Exams are normally worth 30% of students’ mark. To reach Academic Incentive, a student must meet the following criteria:

1)    Miss 5 or fewer classes in that particular subject (only school related activities and bereavement are exempted excuses); AND

2)    Be in good standing (not owing for assignments, projects, etc.)


The subject teacher will then apply one of the three following options to the student’s advantage:

A.     15% Final Exam, 85% Class Mark

B.     50% Final Exam, 50% Class Mark


Graphic Arts – period 1

This course is designed with the intention of learning how to critically appreciate and create graphic designs.  Students will explore taking and editing images.  This course can be an introductory for students interested in doing design as a career or for personal use like making cards, posters, brochures and re-touching pictures.  The emphasis of this course is on continuous learning as a community of learners.  Students with limited computer skills can do very well in this course; however, students with irregular attendance are not likely to succeed as all the work is done in class using our software.


Materials: Sketchbook or duotang with blank paper 


 Tentative marking scheme 

Term  1

Daily sketchbook 10%

Reflections 10%

Workflow, planning and team work 20%

Designs 60%



Term 2


Final project that includes aspects of all of the previous units



Digital Productions 120 – period 1 - February 2016

This course is designed with the intention of learning how to use a wide range of digital media tools to communicate with an audience.  Students will explore editing photos, websites, video, audio, and animations.  The emphasis of this course is on continuous learning as a community of learners.  Students with limited computer skills can do very well in this course; however, students with irregular attendance are not likely to succeed as all the work is done in class using our software.

Tentative assignments 

Semester  1

Smart Notebook

Photoshop assignment x3

Web Design


Semester 2

Audio editing

Green screen

Stop Motion


Final project that includes aspects of all of the previous units




Science 9 FI – period 4

The aim of the grade 9 science program is to develop scientific literacy.  Scientific literacy is a combination of the science-related attitudes, skills, and knowledge students need to develop.  These skills will allow students to become lifelong learners, and to maintain a sense of wonder about the world around them. To develop scientific literacy, students require diverse learning experiences that provide opportunities to explore, analyze, evaluate, synthesize, appreciate, and understand the interrelationships among science, technology, society, and the environment. (ACSC)

Unit#1: Space (6-8 weeks)

Unit #2: Reproduction (8-10 weeks)

a)     Stars and planets

b)     Solar system

c)     Effects of planetary motion

d)     Rotation vs. revolution

a)     Cell theory

b)     Cell growth and reproductions

c)     Cell division

d)     Asexual and sexual reproduction

e)     Zygotes and development

f)       DNA

g)     Cloning


Tentative marking scheme:

Terms 1 and 2

25% - Lab Work/Reports/Projects

30 % - Unit Tests (two to three per unit)

20 % - Quizzes (three to five per unit)

25% - Daily Assignments/Homework/Preparedness (having all materials required for class)




Final assessment



Coop MAKE 120 – period 5 

 BLMS MakerSpace explores STEAM projects that involve Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics. This course will enable students to undertake creative, innovative and entrepreneurial projects in the classroom.  Students will explore a variety of technologies while designing and engineering their own projects.  The course is designed to apply the 4C’s of creativity, critical thinking, collaboration and communications.  These skills are beneficial in any workplace and are essential for life-long learning. 


Tentative marking scheme: 

Semesters  1 and 2

Attitude 33%

Skills 33%

Work habits 34%




Final project that includes aspects of all of the previous units




     Background Information:

a)   What is the historical pH level in the ocean?

b)   How much is the pH changing?

c)    What organisms does the changing pH affect?

d)   What is causing the change in pH levels?

e)    What common household ingredients could be mixed with water to change pH in water?

Answer the attached questions using the attached copy of the lesson from class.

You can do a poster or an essay or a blog.  The medium doesn't matter but you need to answer all three questions.  Plan to share your project at least in front of a group of five people.

  1. Who are they?
  2. How are they changing the world?
  3. Why do you consider him/her to be a hero? 

Posted: October 28, 2019

1. Le plan - ta question, des sources d’informations crédible, une hypothèse     

2. Une démonstration de recherche de sources crédible avec au moins deux en français.  Des suggestions de site: is external) ; is external) ; is external)

3. Une liste de citation         

Auteur Note - nom de famille, initiale. Si il n'y a pas d'auteur met le nom de l'association. (Date - l'année S'il n'y a aucun date indique la menion "n.d.").  Titre de l'article en italique. Nom du site.  URL.        

Exemple: Delgado, J. P. (2009). Saving History for the Public. Archeology. is external)

4. Une activité pour faire en classe pour que la classe apprenne ta recherche.

File egypte_mi_project2019.docx25.68 KB

Posted: October 19, 2019

Fais une affiche (poster) d'une mini-recherche d'une des sujets suivants.  150à 300 mots.  DANS TES MOTS.  Dis à M.Ross le sujet de ton choix:

  • Épopées de Gilgamesh
  • Les ziggourats
  • L’invention de la roue
  • Comment compter en Mésopotamie
  • L’évolution du cunéiforme
  • La vie après la mort en Mésopotamie
  • Le calendrier en Mésopotamie
  • L’esclavage en Mésopotamie
  • L’organisation d’une cité-état
  • Le rôle des prêtres et prêtresse en Mésopotamie
  • Les dieux mésopotamiens
  • Autres

Points : 10 points – recherche crédible; 5 points français bien corrigé; 5 points texte écrit dans ces mots avec introduction, recherche et conclusion


Do research related to your project

  1. What is the problem you are addressing (500 words)?  IN YOUR OWN WORDS  (20 points)
  2. What is your project? Explain (10 points)
  3. How is your project part of the solution? Explain (10 points)
  4. List the credible sites you got your information from (5 points)
  5. Communication - clarity, grammar... (5 points)
  6. Presentation - appealing to an audience of your peers (10 points)

Possible ways to present your findings:

  • Poster
  • Video
  • Podcast
  • Presentation
File research_for_eco-points.docx21.43 KB


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