Staying on top of things.

This blog is created as a way to stay on top of the learning throughout the year and as a way to discuss various topics that will arise as you learn. I hope that you find this blog useful as a way of checking in on what you have missed while you were away and double-checking on the information that we will cover in the class.

An important note: It is YOUR responsibility to catch up on missed work and assignments through this blog. Therefore, I will expect that you will be prepared and ready for all activities and the work assigned will be completed on time. It is really important to stay on top of your work so we can be motivated, responsible members of the class.

Also, feel free to offer up your comments on lessons, activities, etc. as you like. It is important that you can comfortably offer up any feedback that will help create memorable learning experiences. Your voice is important.


Success does not come before effort in the dictionary!





Thursday, January 12, 2017

G - Integrated Studies 8> Assessment & Questioning

The first half of the class focused on preparing for Assessment week next week. Everyone has an assessment form that needs to be filled out before conferencing in class. It is important to review the learning levels, then the assignments you have done to determine what you feel you deserve. You need to provide evidence of the work you have to explain your choice.  (Assessment sheet under Topic 17)

The second half dealt with the process of refining questions for Inquiry. We did not finish the lesson so the task is to choose your favorite question or two. From there, following the rules for refining questions (sheet on Moodle), take the question and refine it.  Place the new question on the refined question document on the Moodle entry, under Topic 17.

All the work is found on Moodle.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

D - SS 10 > Finishing Riel essays

The period was dedicated to finishing the Riel: hero or traitor essays.  They must be submitted by tomorrow morning.

The second half looked at the procedure for assessment week. Everyone was given a sheet to prepare for conferencing next week for assessment week. assessment sheet.

In order to complete the assessment, you will need to refer to this information sheet to read the learning levels and choose the one that best represents your performance. Then choose the percentage that connects to you.  Information sheet.

A - Integrated Studies 8 > Assessment and Questioning

The first half of the class focused on preparing for Assessment week next week. Everyone has an assessment form that needs to be filled out before conferencing in class. It is important to review the learning levels, then the assignments you have done to determine what you feel you deserve. You need to provide evidence of the work you have to explain your choice.

The second half dealt with the process of creating questions for Inquiry. We did not finish the lesson so the task is to brainstorm questions referring to the theme of Connection and have them ready for next class.

All the work is found on Moodle.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

G - Integrated Studies > Determining the new theme for Inquiry

Everyone participated in a number of activities in small groups while trying to determine what the activities all have in common.  The theme was Connection.  WE will continue forward with the theme next class.

Remember to get all your info into Moodle for the Energy project.

Monday, January 9, 2017

D - SS 10 > Essay writing

We worked on planning the answer to the question:  Louis Riel - traitor or hero. The rest of the class on Wednesday will be used to write the good copy.  It must be finished on Wednesday.

A - Integrated Studies > Practicing our reading skills

Today, we shared our completed storybooks in small groups while getting a brief lesson about reading to a young audience.

How to read aloud to a young audience - powerpoint

In small groups, we each shared our stories, then offered feedback about the story and our presentation skills through 2 stars and a wish. 

Friday, January 6, 2017

G - Integrated Studies > Finishing storybooks

Today was the last work period for the storybooks.  Due on Monday. Remember to finish the Moodle sections to submit the bibliography and notes for the project and Video reflection.