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!

Friday, December 2, 2016

A & G - Integrated Studies 8 > Energy Exit assignment - closer to the end.

We continued to work on our Exit assignments.  Remember to add information to the following sites/documents:
- throw questions about the project on the Padlet (link on Moodle page) for teachers to answer.
- email the list of duties/tasks for each member in your group.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

D - SS 10 > Mulling over details

Groups continued to solidify witnesses and questions for the upcoming trial on Monday and Wednesday of next week. It would be beneficial for witnesses to write a short paragraph about their feelings towards Riel and his actions, whether they supported him or were on the opposing side. We must solidify all witnesses and questions for next class to share with the opposing side. Lots of work ahead!

A & G - Integrated Studies > Giving time to think outside the box

We had a discussion about the idea that we need to come up with ideas for the Energy exit assignment that have not already been suggested or proposed when it comes to reducing energy use to save the environment.    Videos were shown about prototyping a cup holder for a bike and the campaign called Carrot Mob that were ideas that groups have created that are innovative and new. The class took some time to brainstorm and try to think of even outrageous ideas to help think a step further.

In the meantime, new solutions need to be created in order to have Project Planner forms signed to go ahead and complete the assignment.

Friday, November 25, 2016

D - SS 10 > Solidifying witnesses and arguments

Groups continued to research and decide on their witnesses for the trial.  Thinking, that it might be a good idea to do a timeline of events in Red River (including Riel's history) to help determine what to uncover in the trial.

Expecting to see witnesses and questions solidified by next class.

Block A & G - Integrated Studies 8

Students were given time to work on their Project Planning sheets. Try and challenge yourself to think of solutions that are different from ones that are already suggested (e.g - turn lights off when leaving a room, use cold water instead of hot when washing clothes). Please remember to attach questions below this post on areas you need help with on the assignment.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

D - SS 10 > Solidifying Witnesses

We continued to work on the research and planning for the trial.  By next week, groups should have an idea of their witnesses for the trial.  A lot more research needs to be done to prepare. Your textbook is a good starting point for the research, as a guide of people or events for further research.

Exit slip:  What is the most important info you have learned so far for your side?  What are you still stuck with in reference to research for the trial?

A & G - Integrated Studies 8 > Energy lesson ideas

Students quickly reviewed the last remaining Current event articles on energy projects in BC. The remainder of the class was given to work in your groups for the Energy exit assignment. The Project Planning sheets need to be completed for next week (Monday/Tuesday).

In the comment section below,  provide ideas or areas that you may need more information about in the comment section.