X9 Weekly Update

October 19-23

Monday

Science – continue with Ecology – notes on energy flow through ecosystems; taking observations; build a food web

PHE – minor games (hultimate and footy); Lindeman Prep

Humanities – Discussion 2 for “In the Heat of the Night”; read Ch. 5-7 and prepare for Discussion 3 next class; Short Story planning page; start looking at Waterways Project info (Social Studies) posted on Teams

Tuesday

Science – collect student food webs; continue with Ecology unit – levels within an ecosystem

PHE -Lindeman Lake prep; Minor games

Humanities – Work on Rough Draft of story; Read Ch. 8 and complete first two pages of character web; watch videos on teams from previous class about Waterways

Wednesday – Lindeman Lake Out-trip – POSTPONED – Re-scheduled for next week

Humanities – Work on Rough Draft of story; Read Ch. 8 and complete first two pages of character web; watch videos on teams from previous class about Waterways

FLEX/Career Education – both classes spent time working on these courses today. If you were absent, look on Teams for information under the folders for Career Education and Flex.

Thursday

Same as Tuesday

Friday – Professional Development Day – no school

October 13-16

Monday – Thanksgiving Day – no school

Tuesday/Wednesday

Science – Computers are available to complete your photo vocab journals

PHE – minor games

Thursday (and next Monday)

Science – continue with Ecology – notes on energy flow through ecosystems; taking observations; build a food web

PHE – minor games (hultimate and footy)

Friday – early dismissal day – finished at 11am

PHE – fitness run – 2km river run with stairs (prep for Lindeman Lake hike next week) – must complete journal entry on it – dress for weather

October 5-9

Monday/Tuesday

Science – continue human reproduction and sexual health (PHE)

PHE – Lacrosse/minor games

Wednesday/Thursday

Science – complete human reproduction/sexual health and begin Ecosystems (introduce Photo vocab assignment and the Waterways project)

PHE – Lacrosse/minor games

Friday – Blue Heron Out-trip – walking back to GWG from the Blue Heron Nature Reserve while working on our Photo Vocab Journal. Come prepared for the weather.

END OF OCTET 1

September 28-October 2

Monday/Tuesday

Science – Sexual reproduction Diversity and Methods – notes, practice sheet, test review (TEST WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY)

PHE – Tennis/Ultimate

Humanities – Short Story work; Animals of the Fur Trade/Original Peoples

Wednesday/Thursday

Science – Mitosis/Meiosis and Asexual/Sexual Reproduction Review followed by a unit TEST

PHE – Tennis/minor games

Humanities – Story Analysis Assessment Task/New France Advertisement

Friday – Harrison Out-Trip!

Please come prepared for the weather. We will be departing at 8:30am and arriving back to school by 1pm (balance of the day will be spent on Career Education and Health Paragraphs)

September 21-25

Monday/Tuesday

Science – DNA structure/function QUIZ; Asexual reproduction notes, video and practice sheet

PHE – Vedder River Fitness run

Wednesday/Thursday

Science – Sexual Reproduction and Meiosis – notes, videos and practice sheet

PHE – “What the Health” nutrition documentary review

Friday

TEAPOT OUT-TRIP – please com prepared for the weather, and bring a change of dry clothes for when we return to school

September 11-18, 2020

The focus of this week is to get students comfortable with our new COVID-19 protocols and how school will be operating as we start up the 2020-21 year. We will also be working to get students reacquainted with the online platform of Microsoft Teams while commencing lessons in all four of our subject areas: Science, Social Studies, English, and Physical and Health Education.

Microsoft Teams – This is the platform we used during our province-wide move to online learning last spring. We are aiming to use this as the primary method for delivery of content to students and receiving work from students. You can use your school district login information to access all of the Microsoft Office products online at https://www.office.com/. Please spend some time getting familiar with the Teams app (communicate with other students in our classes, send a message to Mr. Larsen or Mrs. Hartfield, ask other teachers about missing work, etc.). See your Teams app for learning opportunities.

Friday September 11 and Monday, September 14:

**Bring in your signed field trip and medical history forms***

Science – review of cell biology from Grade 8; Lessons 1 and 2 – cell division and mitosis

PHE – introduce the GrahamX philosophy for PHE, including PHE journals; complete self-reflection on health; soccer

Humanities – Course introduction, journal writing, short story work (analysis), Land and History/Geography introduction

*Please bring a notebook, a ruler, and pencil crayons

Tuesday, September 15 and Wednesday, September 16

Science – continue with Mitosis (Cell division and mitosis quiz next class); start DNA structure and function

PHE – risk assessment for Vedder River; complete our first fitness run on the Vedder River

Humanities – independent reading and writing, short story work (focus on character and description), Geography/Natural Resources work

Thursday, September 17 and Friday, September 18

Science – Quiz on cell division and Mitosis; complete structure and function of DNA, mutations and inheritance; DNA QUIZ next class

PHE – minor games with community walk/exploration

Humanities – independent reading and writing, short story work (focus on character and writer’s craft), Indigenous History/Geography