Monday, 4 April 2022

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Welcome back!



 I hope everyone had a restful and relaxing spring break, and that we are all ready to get back to work in the third term.

In ELA the grade 8 class has recently finished reading, “Freak the Mighty” by Rodman Philbrick and are working to complete a novel study project.

We have begun our exploration of the history of Ancient Greece in social studies.

We are currently discussing career choices and options in French class.

Friday, 21 January 2022

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Hello and Happy New Year, everyone!

January is upon us, were are back in class together after a nice holiday break and a week of remote learning.

The Grade eight class is currently working hard to prepare for their mid-term exams, which are being held next week, from February 1st to February 4th.

Date:

Grade 8 Exam Schedule

Tuesday, February 1st

Language Arts – Mr. Moore

Wednesday, February 2nd

Science – Mrs. Escoto

Thursday, February 3rd

History – Mr. Moore

Friday, February 4th

Math – Miss Pyrozyk


Once exams have been completed we will be starting a new novel study in ELA. We will be reading "Freak the Mighty" by Rodman Philbrick and completing a series of activities relating to the story.

We are also about to begin our exploration of Ancient Egyptian history in social studies.

It looks like it will be a busy but exciting few weeks. It is great to be back at work together. 

Tuesday, 9 November 2021

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 November is here and we will be staying home on Thursday, November 11th in order to honour our veterans and the soldiers who have sacrificed their lives to provide us with freedom and opportunity.


St. Gerard school will be starting pizza lunch this month, each week students can order pizza for lunch on Friday. Orders should be handed in on Wednesday.


The grade 8 class has a social studies test this Friday, November 12th. They have received a study guide and are encouraged to review throughout the week.

We are coming close to the end of our novel "A Company of Fools." Students are encouraged to keep track of their journals and remember to hand them in when finished.

Monday, 13 September 2021

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September has arrived and we are back to school, ready to work hard. I want to welcome all the grade eight students back to class and hope we can work together to have a wonderful year of fun and learning.

In ELA the grade eight class will begin the year with a Novel called “A Company of Fools” by Deborah Ellis. As we listen to the story each student will be required to keep a journal of their experience.

                                                                      


Our First French unit is entitled “Au Casse-CroĆ»te” and is about Fast Food. Students will learn about food choices and ordering in restaurants.



In Social Studies we will begin our journey through history with a short unit on Worldviews. We will explore what a worldview is, how a person’s worldview is developed, what influences our worldview, and how our worldview affects the way we see the world.



Here’s hoping we have a wonderfully exciting and productive year!

Wednesday, 13 January 2021

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Hello, all!

It is a new year, and the grade 8 students are currently participating in remote learning. Each student was sent home with a package of work before Christmas break, and they are meeting regularly via Microsoft TEAMS to ensure the consistency and continuation of their learning during this unprecedented time.

We are currently finishing up our social studies unit on Ancient Egypt.



The grade eight class is just finishing a novel study and have a SKOOB book report to complete for January 19th.


We just began a new unit in French. Our new unit is called Choix Multiples, in which we are learning about careers and fields of study.

If all goes well, we will be able to return to the school on Monday, January 18th, to continue our learning together, in person.

Thursday, 15 October 2020

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                                             Happy Thanksgiving everyone!



October is here and the grade 8 class is busy working on a variety of things:

We are keeping a listening journal for the novel "A Company of Fools" by Deborah Ellis. It is the story of some choirboys, living in a French monastery, during the 14th century, while the black plague ravages the outside world. 


We are conducting small investigations in French class in our second unit "Chasse aux Indices"


We are also exploring the world of our ancient human ancestors, and the development of farming in social studies.

A reminder that picture day is coming up on October 20th. There will only be individual pictures taken this year, as we are unable to gather together for our usual class photo. 

Thursday, 17 September 2020

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Welcome back everyone! It has been a while since we were able to be together in class, we missed you all and are so happy that we are able to learn together in the classroom again. 

With the cooperation of all of our students, staff, and families, we will have a safe, happy, and productive school year.