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Friday, Nov. 29, 2019

There will be a quiz on Ch. 1 & 2 vocabulary today.

Students will also finish the Ch. 3 assignments and start reading Ch. 4.

REMINDER:

There is NO SCHOOL on Friday, Dec. 6.

Monday, Nov. 25, 2019

Students read Ch. 3 of “Who is Michelle Obama?” in small groups and discussed the new vocabulary in this chapter. The Ch. 1 & 2 questions are past due. Make sure to hand them in by no later than Wednesday, Nov. 27. There will be a quiz on the Ch. 1 & 2 vocabulary later this week on Thursday or Friday.

Ch. 1 & 2 Vocabulary Definitions:

Some Things Discussed in Ch. 3:

10 Life Lesson Basketball Teaches You: http://ekalavyas.com/2015/06/01/life-lessons-basketball/

Barney:

Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019

Students will work on completing the Ch. 2 Michelle Obama questions and the journal reflections. Make sure to turn in your work when you are finished. Students will also start reading Ch. 3.

REMINDER:

-There is NO SCHOOL tomorrow, Friday, Nov. 22. Have a nice long weekend! πŸ™‚

Here is more information about some topics mentioned in Ch. 2 and discussed in class:

Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019

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Students will learn more about using quotation marks correctly. Students will also finish the Ch. 2 Michelle Obama questions and write a retell/relate/reflect paragraph about this chapter.

More Information about Quotation Marks:

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https://www.grammarly.com/blog/quotation-marks/

https://www.grammarbook.com/punctuation/quotes.asp

REMINDERS

-There is NO SCHOOL on Friday, Nov. 22.

-The Special Language Exams are this week. Good Luck! πŸ™‚

Monday, Nov. 18, 2019

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Students will work on answering the Ch. 2 questions for the Michelle Obama book.

REMINDERS:

The Special Language Exams start tomorrow evening, Nov. 19. Make sure to pick up your timetable from the Guidance Office.

There is NO SCHOOL this Friday, Nov. 22.

Here is more information about topics discussed in Who is Michelle Obama?

Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019

We will read about Remembrance Day and discuss the importance of this day and what the poppy symbolizes. We will also discuss the controversy related to this topic that was in the news on the weekend. Students will also work on completing the Ch. 1 questions about Michelle Obama.

Read more about the Don Cherry Controversy:

https://globalnews.ca/video/6155399/don-cherry-out-at-hockey-night-in-canada-following-controversial-poppy-comments

REMINDER:

Timetables for the Special Language Exams are here. Go to the Guidance Office to get your timetables.  The exams are on Nov. 19-21.

Friday, Nov. 8, 2019

We will finish some old assignments today, do some Michelle Obama work, and read about Remembrance Day. Students will also learn about Predicates.

What is a Predicate?

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The predicate of the sentence is the part that contains the action. It is the part of the sentence that is not the subject, and includes all the descriptions of the action and the objects that are affected by the action. Take this example:

  • Mary likes to run at the public park.

The question you can ask yourself here is, β€œWhat does Mary do”? The answer, likes to run at the public park, is the predicate. Notice that the predicate includes the verb in the sentence (likes) and all the rest of the words that describes what she likes.

When you have multiple nouns, the concept is the same. The entirety of the sentence that excludes the subject is the predicate. If the sentence has objects, either direct or indirect, they are part of the predicate.

  • My brother throws him the ball.

In this sentence, throws him the ball is the predicate.

Predicates Examples in Command

In a command sentence, the entirety of the sentence is usually the predicate.

  • Do your homework!

For this example, do your homework is the predicate. The subject, the implied you, has no influence on the rest of the sentence.

REMINDER:

There is NO SCHOOL on Monday, Nov. 11 for Remembrance Day.

Timetables for the Special Language Exams are here. Go to the Guidance Office to get your timetables.  The exams are on Nov. 19-21.



Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019

The Jobs test will be handed back to students today and we will go through it in class.

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We started the novel study today, Who is Michelle Obama? by brainstorming what we know and want to know about her on a KWL chart. We read the introduction together and students read Ch. 1, A Close Family in table groups. Student should re-read Ch. 1 for homework. Students should also keep a list of new vocabulary words from this chapter.

REMINDER:

There is NO SCHOOL on Monday, Nov. 11 for Remembrance Day.

Timetables for the Special Language Exams are here. Go to the Guidance Office to get your timetables.Β  The exams are on Nov. 19-21.