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Posted: October 3, 2018

This week, we are continuing to read in the novel, The Glass Castle. Students will also be completing their third Article of the Week. This is due on Friday and requires students to make connections with self-driving cars. 

On Friday, students will have a vocabulary/spelling quiz. Friday is also independent reading day. Students will be required to fill out their reading portfolio logs. 

Posted: October 3, 2018

On Wednesday, students will be completing a mid-book evaluation on their comprehension of the Indian Horse novel. On Thursday, students will be continuing to work on their writing assignment. Students need to have a draft completed by the beginning of class on Friday. 

On Friday, students will be required to read independently and complete their reading portfolio log. It is important that students also read at home so they can meet their reading goals. 

Posted: October 3, 2018

This week in math we will be finishing up our first unit on rational numbers. Students will have homework for practice and will complete a test on Thursday. Students will need a scientific calculator for this unit and test. I am available at lunch on Wednesdays for students who do not complete homework or who need extra help. 

On Friday, we will be starting our next unit on exponents. 

 

 

 

Posted: September 24, 2018

We will be continuing to read from our class novel, Indian Horse. Students will be required to work in discussion groups to create and respond to questions from the text. 

Students will work on their first writing activity this week and will need to reflect on residential schools and the impact they have had on Canadian First Nation peoples. 

On Friday, we will have independent reading day and students will complete their weekly reading log for their reading porfolio. 

Posted: September 24, 2018

This week, we will be continuing to read in our class novel, The Glass Castle. We will discuss examples of figurative language in the text and students will use their understanding to complete their first writing assignment (Autobiographies) focusing on organization, word choice, and voice. More details will be provided in-class.

On Friday, students will be required to read independently and will need to fill out their weekly reading log for their portfolio. Students should be reading 15-20 minutes at home each night. 

Posted: September 24, 2018

This week we will continue to learn about rational numbers and solving problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. 

Students will have textbook questions and a worksheet for homework this week. Extra help is available on Wednesday for those who need it. 

Our first unit test will be next week - tentatively October 4th. 

Text p. 102-103

Questions 21, 23ab, 24ab, 25 

Article of the Week – Questions After Reading

These two articles are about the introduction of a new province-wide school food policy. However, each article offers a different perspective and is written for a different purpose.

1) Describe WHAT YOU THINK the purpose of each article is. (2 points)

2) Do you agree or disagree with the new school food policy? Give 3 agreements you would use to defend your position. (4 points)

https://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2018.06.0741.html

https://globalnews.ca/news/4419351/healthy-foods-policy-new-brunswick-sc...

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Independent reading is an important component of English 11! 

Students should be reading independently each evening for a minimum of 2 hours per week (or about 15-20 minutes per day). At the end of the week, students will be required to submit a log of the reading they have done. 

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