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BRICK Animation - Option Class for Grade 8's

Learn how to animate LEGO to makes mini-films and movies! Follow the tutorials to learn the basics of what is known as Brick Animation.

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Post your work for all to see here if you like. Use this website to showcase to your friends and family what you can do.

OPTION DAYS - Participate in Exciting multi-day activities

Activities like hiking, camping, backpacking, canoeing and climbing are typical offerings that I provide during option days. See what's coming this year!

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Monday, October 26, 2015

Math 10C: Week 9 - Math All Polynomials this week.

This week we are: Working on our understanding of polynomials and their factors

I will: multiply binomials and trinomials
I will: factor binomials and trinomials

I can: multiply binomials and trinomials
I can: factor binomials and trinomials


Monday
1.  Review unit exam.
2.  Review multiplying/expanding binomials and trinomials

3.  Lesson on factoring binomials and trinomials

Tuesday
1.  Formative Assessment multiplying/expanding & factoring binomials and trinomials
2.  Factoring Polynomials Lesson

Wednesday
1.  Today we are factoring polynomials that have numerical values in the front and end.


Thursday
This class will be occupied mostly by awards assembly.
1.  We will review how to do both methods of trinomial factoring
2.  We will review the content that will be on the quiz tomorrow.


Friday
Quiz Day!

Monday, October 19, 2015

Science 7: Week 8 - Ecological Footprint

Ecological Footprint Links!
You can find more about how to reduce your ecological footprint here:
http://ecocentricdesign.ca/earth-day/
http://wwf.panda.org/how_you_can_help/live_green/
http://www.wikihow.com/Have-a-Smaller-Ecological-Footprint

Brochure Links!

1. Google Docs Link:

With the link below, you will need to open the file, BUT DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE!
Rather, click on File and then "Make a Copy".  You can make a copy for yourself and edit that one.  Do not edit the copy below:



2. Lucid-press link:
If you would like to see how to create a similar brochure to the one in class, you can click on the link below:

You will need to create an account (the free option), but once you do, you can link it to your google account and save your work through google drive.

Again, DO NOT EDIT THIS BROCHURE!!!!!

The best thing to do once you get your link and make your account is to create your own copy of the same one.  You can do this by going to File + Make a copy (Ctrl+Shift+S). Then save it to your Google Drive.


I would suggest using Lucid-press, as you can make a WAY better brochure on that website.

You can use the following link to find out some info on largest and smallest ecological footprint.

Here is a visual link for largest footprint

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Math 10C: Week 8 - Exponent Laws and Exam

This week we are: Learning about exponent laws when negative value are applied
This week we are: Assessing our understanding of chapter 2
I will: simplify rational exponent equations
I will: apply negative values to rational exponents
I will: demonstrate my understanding of Chapter 2 concepts
I can: define rational and irrational numbers
I can: factor a number
I can: define and calculate both GCF and LCM
I can: define the parts of a radical
I can: solve perfect squares and perfect cubes
I can: move back and forth between radicals and mixed radicals
I can: apply exponent laws to expanded rational exponents to simplify the expression.



Monday
1.  Review on  Exponent Laws I
2.  Introduce Exponent Laws II
3.  Assign classwork on Exponent Laws II

Tuesday
1.  Formative assessment on Exponent Laws II
2.  Review sheet and discussion on all topics for Chapter 2
3.  Handout Review Assignment.
1.  

Wednesday
1.  Go over review assignment.
2.  Check for understanding and address any concerns or issues prior to exam.
3.  Kahoot to review.


Thursday
1.   Chapter Exam.


Friday

Sub Day.
1.  Introduction of Chapter 3.  Polynomials
2.  Watch an episode of Numb3rs.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Math 10C: Week 7 - Radicals and Exponent Laws

This week we are: Working on our understanding of numbers and their prime factors
This week we are: Looking more in depth on radicals, squares and cubes.
I will: define numbers as prime factors, LCM and GCF.
I will: review number sets and the classification of numbers
I will: Learn about Prime numbers, GCF, LCM
I can: define and calculate both GCF and LCM
I can: define the parts of a radical
I can: solve perfect squares and perfect cubes
I can: move back and forth between radicals and mixed radicals



Monday
Turkey Day

Tuesday
1.  Review on Radicals and Powers.
2.  Lesson on Exponent Laws I
1.  

Wednesday
1.  Formative Assessment on Radicals and Powers.
2.  Student review using Kahoot


Thursday
1.   Formative Assessment on Exponent Laws I


Friday

Flex Friday

Next week
1.  Lesson on Exponent Laws II
2.  Assign Ex.1-6 (1/2 to all questions)

Science 8: Week 7 - Matter & Mixtures:Topic 2 Classification of Matter

Today we are:  learning about the classification of matter
I will: learn that matter can be divided in mixtures and pure substances
I can: state differences between pure substances and mixtures
I can: give a difference between homeo and heterogenous mixtures
I can: give a similarity between the two kinds of mixtures



Monday

Turkey Day

Tuesday.

1.  Lab demo - types of matter
2.  Complete the first page of classification of matter
3.  Work on examples of mixtures

Wednesday.

1.  Kahoot - classification of matter
2.  homeogenous vs heterogeneous mixtures

Thursday

1.  Flex Friday Registation
2.  Video - Bill Nye: Phases of Matter

Friday

Flex Friday

Science 7: Week 7 - Interactions & Ecosystems

This week we are: Assessing the Introductory Material
I will: demonstrate my understanding of the basic science skills
I will: write down unknown vocabulary terms for unit 1
I can: pass the basic science skills quiz
I can: find and define unknown vocabulary terms.
I can: I can complete handout 1 on unit 1


Monday
Turkey Day

Tuesday
1.  Go over results on lab activity
2.  Present last animal - Vampire Bat 
3. Work on Adaptation Assignment

Wednesday
Flex Friday Registation


Thursday
1.  Adaptation Assignment - Last day to work on Assignment
2. Lab Write-up.  Students have time to work on lab assignment.
3.  Girls are gone for volleyball

Friday
Flex Friday


See Homework on Homework Page

Monday, October 5, 2015

Science 7: Week 6 - Interactions & Ecosystems

This week we are: Assessing the Introductory Material
I will: demonstrate my understanding of the basic science skills
I will: write down unknown vocabulary terms for unit 1
I can: pass the basic science skills quiz
I can: find and define unknown vocabulary terms.
I can: I can complete handout 1 on unit 1


Monday
1. Go over missing and incomplete assignments, hand back work to be completed.
2.  Assign endangered species pages.  Use this link to find the endangered animals.
3.  Collect last week notes.

Tuesday
1.  Finish posters and endangered species pages
2.  Present posters for mark.  Go over class rubric.

Wednesday
1.  Tweezellob and Gonzopick Lab Activity


Thursday
1.  Adaptation Assignment

Friday
1. Work on Adaptation Assignment
2.  Collect missing work and notes for the week.


See Homework on Homework Page

Science 8: Week 6 - Matter & Mixtures:Topic 1 States of Matter

Today we are:  learning about the 3 states of matter
I will: learn that matter exists as a solid, liquid or gas.  I will make notes on the different states of matter.
I can: state the 3 kinds of matter
I can: give a difference between the states of matter
I can: give a similarity between the states of matter



Monday

1.  Go over the topic 1 worksheet.
2.  Discuss the properties of matter
3.  Discuss the changes of states
4.  Discuss the particle model of Matter

Tuesday.

1.  We will be going into the lab to review
2.  Kahoot reviw of changes of states and properties of matter
3. Assign Google Classroom Assignment on Matter.  Complete this questionnaire.


Wednesday.

Today we are:  reviewing the 3 states of matter and learning how to classify them
I will: review properties of solid, liquid or gas.  I will review how matter can vary in shape, volume and compressibility.
I will: learn about how matter is classified.
I can: identify matter based on it's properties of shape, volume and compressibility
I can: state the classifications of matter





1.  Lets Review.  All Matter is:

2.  Lets Review.  Each state has properties related to shape, volume and compressibility.  We will do this as a class.

3.  Lets Review.  All matter can change states:

4.  Let's look at how we classify matter.


5.  Here are some helpful links.  link 1,  link 2, link 3

6.  Work on the Topic 2 Worksheet.

Thursday

Today we are:  Doing a lab on the classification of matter
I will: see examples of the different classifications of matter
I will: label my examples
I can: identify matter based on it's classification


1.  Lets go into the lab and see some examples of the different classification of matter.

2.  Using evernote, please label your examples.

Friday

Today we are:  looking at how temperature affects mixtures.
I will: see how hot and cold temperatures affect mixing of solutions
I will: create a lab report of my data
I can: explain the effects of hot and cold temperatures on solutions
I can: work collaboratively on a document





1.  Lets get in our lab groups and go over what we are doing.

2.  Off to the lab to complete our activity.

3.  Go to google drive and make a copy of this document.  Click file --> make a copy.  Share it with only your group members.  You will need their google drive email addresses.

4.  As a group, complete the lab.  You need to just do the parts labelled in RED.

5.  Share the copied document back to me.  Use my email on the bo

Math 10C: Week 6 - Factoring & Exponents

This week we are: Working on our understanding of numbers and their prime factors
This week we are: Looking more in depth on radicals, squares and cubes.
I will: define numbers as prime factors, LCM and GCF.
I will: review number sets and the classification of numbers
I will: Learn about Prime numbers, GCF, LCM
I can: define and calculate both GCF and LCM
I can: define the parts of a radical
I can: solve perfect squares and perfect cubes
I can: move back and forth between radicals and mixed radicals



Monday
1.   Go over HW.
3.  GCF (divide by/factor tree) LCM (Factor Tree )
4.  Here are the video lessons on the HW
5.   Assign HW (examples 1-3)

Tuesday
4. HW: Lesson 2 Ex.4&5 (any two each) / Lesson 3 Examples 2-4 (at least 2 or 3 each)

Wednesday
1.  Formative Assessment on LCM & GCF
2.  Formative Assessment on squares and cubes
3.  Lesson on the Introduction of Radicals (did not get to this yesterday)
4. HW:  Lesson 4 Examples 1-6 (at least half the examples.  for odd numbers, do more than half)

Thursday
1.   Review how to work with Radicals with yesterdays Lesson on the Introduction of Radicals 
2.   HW:  Lesson 4 Examples 1-6 (complete all questions)


Friday
1.  Formative assessment on Radicals tomorrow.