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Monday, Sept. 30, 2019

Today is Orange Shirt Day. On Orange Shirt Day, schools across Canada honour Indigenous survivors of the residential school system by encouraging students to wear orange. We will watch a film about Residential Schools called “Where are the Children?” and learn more about this terrible part of Canada’s history.

More Information about Orange Shirt Day:

We will also have a student bbq at 12:00 today. Come to class and we will go downstairs to get hot dogs together. There will also be a draw to win a Chromebook. Make sure to come to school today!

Friday, Sept. 27, 2019

There will be a short quiz about idioms from colours today. Please do not talk during the quiz and no dictionaries or cell phone use is allowed. Students will complete the reading comprehension assignment booklet today and hand it in for marks. Students will also read about Orange Shirt Day and discuss and answer questions about this topic. Students will be given more time next week to complete the future tense writing assignment.

More Information about Orange Shirt Day:

Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019

We will work on a reading comprehension assignment about stars today. Students need to hand it in for marks. We will review the Idioms about Colours assignment today.

Here are some websites about some topics we discussed yesterday:

Phonics Rules:

https://www.understood.org/en/learning-attention-issues/child-learning-disabilities/reading-issues/14-phonics-rules-for-reading-and-spelling

http://english.glendale.cc.ca.us/phonics.rules.html

https://www.phonics-literacy.com/basic-phonics-rules.html

Spelling Rules:

https://www.grammarly.com/blog/spelling/

https://howtospell.co.uk/top-ten-spelling-rules

https://www.logicofenglish.com/resources/spelling-rules

REMINDERS:

-There will be a quiz about idioms from colours tomorrow, Friday, Sept. 27.

-Monday, Sept. 30 is Orange Shirt Day -wear an orange shirt or something orange. There will be a ceremony in the Circle Garden at 11:00 AM.

The Student BBQ will also be on Monday, Sept. 30. Come to class at 12:00 and we will go down for hot dogs together. Make sure to be at school on Monday! There will be a draw for a Chromebook!

Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019

Students will work on the second page of this week’s reading comprehension assignment and will hand it in for marks when finished. Students will also continue to work on the plan for the “My Future” writing assignment. Once finished, students will write a paragraph on loose leaf paper about their future. Remember to skip lines. We will edit this later this week. We will also start an assignment today about Idioms and colours.

Monday, Sept. 23, 2019

Students will work on the first page of this week’s reading comprehension assignment and will hand it in for marks when finished. Students will also work with a partner on editing their writing assignment about the past, using an Editing Checklist handout. Students need to hand this assignment in today for marks. Students will also begin the plan for the “My Future” writing assignment.

Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019

We will review some common writing errors. Students will also work on a reading assignment and will finish the writing assignment from yesterday.

Incorrect: Mel lives in Winnipeg, she lives with her husband.

Correct: Mel lives in Winnipeg with her husband

Mel lives in Winnipeg and she lives with her husband.

Mel lives in Winnipeg. She lives with her husband.

REMEMBER:

In a run-on sentence, you will find two or more complete sentences that are joined together without appropriate punctuation or conjunction. A run-on sentence will have more than one subject and more than one predicate.

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Websites are Run-on Sentences:

https://study.com/academy/lesson/how-to-identify-a-run-on-sentence.html

https://studylib.net/doc/15308263/run-on-sentences-what-is-a-run-on-sentence%3F

Incorrect: A bird was standing at top of hill.

Correct: A bird was standing at the top of a hill.

Websites about Articles:

https://www.grammarly.com/blog/articles/

https://www.ecenglish.com/learnenglish/lessons/how-use-articles

Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019

Students will work on a review assignment about the different verb tenses. We will correct this assignment together in class today.

PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE TENSE REVIEW:

Verbs are words that show an action or state of being. The verb tense tells when the
action happened. When the verb tense changes, the verb often changes its spelling.
The three major tenses are:
past (yesterday, earlier, long ago)
present (today, now, currently)
future (tomorrow, later, next year)

Past: She ran yesterday.

Present: She runs past me today.

Future: She will run tomorrow.

Past Progressive: She was running yesterday.

Present Progressive: She is running today.

Future Progressive: She will be running tomorrow.

Student will also work on completing the autobiography writing assignment about the past.

https://www.ecenglish.com/learnenglish/lessons/past-simple-vs-past-continuous

Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019

Students will do more review work of past tense irregular verbs and work on finishing the autobiography assignment about the past. Once finished, students will do some review work on future tense verbs. Students will also start a new reading assignment for this week.

REMINDERS:
-Hand in Special Language Exam application forms (Due by Oct. 4)

-Make sure to get your student ID cards in the library