Friday, June 26, 2020

So great to see you at the Reverse Parade today!  

Have a GREAT SUMMER and see you in September!

Mrs. Morris 




January 12, 2020

Hello Students and Families,

I wanted to share why I am not at school with you, so that everyone has the correct information.  On December 29, I had an accident in my home which led to me breaking both bones in my lower right leg.  I was hospitalized and needed to have a rod surgically implanted in my leg.  I am not able to put weight on this leg, nor am I allowed to drive.  For now, I get around my house using a walker (hopping), a wheelchair, and to go up and down stairs, my bum!  I have lots of friends and family that are taking great care of me and I feel very grateful for this.

The extent of my injury requires a lot of time to heal and I will know a lot more about the time needed, when I see my Doctor this week.  I doubt I will see anyone before Teacher's Convention...

I am only 2 weeks post-op and I am pretty bored!  Needless to say, I am missing all of you and the action of daily life at Robert Warren!

Take care, learn lots and keep warm,

Mrs. Morris


December 17, 2019

Grade 8 Humanites - Round 2 of Renaissance Debates - tomorrow morning, Round 3 - tomorrow afternoon!  Remember to have all Giver assignments completed and in your duo-tangs.  8-1 Homeroom - bring items in for the Fill-A-Sock Christmas Campaign.

Grade 6 ELA - Chapter 6 Breadwinner Assignment due tomorrow!  


December 12, 2019

Grade 6 ELA - Today, we learned how to use a Thesaurus to find better word selections for our writing.  This will continue next week. Breadwinner Novel Study - students should have all assignments up until the end of Chapter 5 completed.  This includes the representing portions which include a COLOURED illustration of a scene of the student's choice from the reading.

Grade 8 Humanities -  The Giver -  notes/duo tang due and final quiz will be on Monday morning, December 16.  The Great Debate - Renaissance Version will also commence Monday.  Students should be ready with their speech and rebuttals.  Once again, absence and lateness are not advised if at all possible to make this process run smoothly.  Thank you!


December 9, 2019

Grade 6 ELA - Breadwinner Novel Study - Chapter 4 questions (2) and the illustration for the chapter must be completed for tomorrow.  

Grade 8 Humanities - We are headed into the last week of reading The Giver. ALL chapter questions/reflections should be complete and in the student's duo tang by Friday, December 13.  The 'Memory Assignment' will not be due until after Winter Break.  Social Studies;  Renaissance Fake book Personas overdue.  Renaissance Debate Planning begins today, with actual debates to take place starting on Monday, December 16.  It is important that all students make every effort to be at school for this important assignment.


November 29, 2019

Grade 8 Humanities -  The Giver Job Assignment Activity - paragraph due Monday, December 2.  Renaissance "FakeBook" Assignment due Wednesday, December 4.  2 more class periods to work on this.  Chapters 11-15 Giver Assignments due December 6.

Grade 6 ELA - We have begun to read The Breadwinner and will be completing Chapters 1- 4 (hopefully) this coming week.  Students may have response questions/vocabulary/illustrations to complete at home.


November 25, 2019

Grade 6 ELA - Breadwinner Webquest - all questions due tomorrow, Nov 26 (Tuesday)

Grade 8 Humanities - Chapters 6-10 assignments and Euphemisms assignment due tomorrow.  "Word Study" booklet due Thursday and Quiz on the words Monday, December 2


November 18, 2019

Grade 8 ELA - Chapters 1-5 assignments (response questions and illustration pages) from The Giver are now due and must be completed, added to your duo-tangs before proceeding to read chapters 6 through 10.  The ch 6-10 assignments will be due on November 26.  Many students were not done by today's classes, so better use of class time and completing/getting caught up for homework is essential for not falling further behind.

Grade 6 ELA - Short Story assignments to be collected tomorrow in class.  Make sure your Instagram assignment is also finished and coloured!


November 14, 2019

Grade 6 ELA - Short Story Assignments due Monday, November 18.  The students all have a specific duotang with these assignments in them.  We have read 4 short stories, La Bamba, A Secret for Two, How Many Stars in My Crown? and The Circuit.  Page numbers that should be all done are as follows:  26, 27, 44, 45, 62, 80, 81, 83, 84.   (*All other pages will be used later on to help students write their own short story).  In addition, students must create a fake "Instagram Post" of a scene/event from one of the four stories.  This must be detailed and have colour, labels, hashtags, etc.

Grade 8 Humanities - Most Influential City State - voting happens in class today.  Students must write a paragraph to support their vote for their first place choice and a runner up.  Peer and self-evaluations also must be completed.

Social Studies 8 CHAPTER 1 test - Monday, November 18 - students should review Chapter 1 of Our Worldviews text, their notes, glossary words and the Mapping the Silk Road responses.


November 7, 2019

Grade 8 SS - Italian City-States Critical Challenge assignment due Tuesday, November 12 (this includes: research booklet, ranking chart, completed brochure and sources used).

Grade 8 ELA -  We have begun reading The Giver and will be using a timeline for independent and group assignments/reading.  Chapter questions can be found on D2L and students are to be completed all of the readings and chapter assignments up until the end of Chapter 5, by Friday, November 15.  Class time will be provided at one period per day for this work.

Image result for poppy clipart  Lest We Forget, November 11, 2019

November 5, 2019

Grade 6 ELA - Postcards for Peace - good copies were due today, if not finished, they should be handed in tomorrow.

Grade 8 Humanities - "The Veldt" Short Story assignment - now overdue, please submit ASAP;  Book Cover reflection assignment due tomorrow if not completed this afternoon in class.  Critical Challenge - Italian City-States, rating charts overdue!

Senior Boys Volleyball - games on Thursday have been changed to Fairview Junior High. Please be there by 4:30 as games are at 5:00 and 5:45


October 30, 2019

Grade 8 Humanities - Foreshadowing - What is it?  https://watchmojo.com/video/id/23922

Grade 6 ELA -  Today, we learned about Veterans and introduced our "Postcards For Peace" writing assignment.  



October 22, 2019

Grade 8 Humanities - Engineering an Empire Video link:  https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x16c0ao

Speeches continue Wednesday and Thursday.  We are learning a lot about some pretty amazing people!  Also, we have begun learning about the rise of the Italian City-States (Florence, Genoa and Venice) and the famous Medici Family of the Renaissance.

Grade 6 ELA - Today, we learned about a strategy on how to summarize a short story.  "Somebody/Wanted/But/So".

Here is the video clip viewed to help us get started summarizing the "La Bamba" story.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bi8RnDjELdc



October 17, 2019

Grade 6 ELA - We have begun a Short Story/Literacy Elements Unit this week.  Students will be reviewing Characters, Setting, Plot and how to write a summary.  We often visit our school library on Tuesdays.  Students should all have a book signed out and be bringing it to ELA class daily.  I will be observing students' reading habits regularly.

Grade 8 Humanities - Progress and Change Speech Assignment - be ready for presentations Monday.   Remember to practice in front of a mirror or have someone record your speech. They should be no longer than 2-3 minutes.


October 10, 2019

Grade 8 Humanities - Progress and Change Speech Assignment - Research begins Tuesday.  Please have your top 3 list submitted by then

Also: Complete Crash Course Silk Road Questions - due Monday (if not already handed in at the end of the period today)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfe-eNq-Qyg

Grade 6 ELA - "Things I'm Thankful For"  written template due Tuesday.  Please complete the "3 before me" editing process.  Edit yourself, then two other people.  (editing means reviewing for capitals, spelling, punctuation and grammar!)

Have a great long weekend!


October 2, 2019

Grade 8 Humanities - "Mapping the Silk Road" assignment continues tomorrow.  Final copies due Monday, October 7.  Harrison Bergeron Response Questions, more time will be provided Friday.  Due date: Wednesday, October 9

Grade 6 ELA - Awesome job on the Orange Shirt designs!  Can't wait to put these on display.


September 27, 2019

Grade 8 Humanities - Critical Challenge (charts and Letter to the Editor) assignment is due Monday, September 30.   If you have not handed in:  

-The Sniper Comprehension questions

- Editorial Cartoon Analysis

-Create your Society reflection questions

They are now OVERDUE.  Please submit Monday as well.

Grade 6 ELA - we have been reviewing rules for capitalization (Proper Nouns, "I", beginnings of sentences).  TIme capsules will be packed up and put away until June.  We also learned about different kinds of writing:  Narrative, Descriptive, Informative and Persuasive.  Writing Journals were handed out this week and we have started expressing ourselves doing some "Power Writes".

Have a GREAT weekend! Stay warm....

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September 23, 2019

Grade 8 Humanities - Please complete one Editorial Cartoon assignment and have a discussion with an adult on what they think the cartoonist's message is.  Groups that did not present their Create your Society today will do so tomorrow morning.


September 20, 2019

Grade 8 Humanities - Monday we will be presenting our "Create Your Society" group projects.  Some students have not handed in their assignments for "The Sniper", please submit on Monday.

Grade 6 ELA - I really enjoyed everyone's the TIME CAPSULE presentations! We have some very confident speakers and presenters in 6-2 and 6-3.  Learned so much about you guys!

Have an awesome weekend!


September 11, 2019

COURSE OUTLINE signatures due today :)

Grade 6 ELA - please bring in a container and 'artifacts' for your Time Capsule by Monday, September 16 or sooner.

Grade 8 Humanities - 'WHO AM I?' Writing assignment due tomorrow, Thursday, September 12.  Also, writing prompt from this afternoon: "How did the events of 9/11 change people's worldview?".


September 5, 2019

Welcome and welcome back to Robert Warren School!

This week has been busy getting to know one another as well as getting acquainted with routines and expectations.  

Grade 6 ELA -  Thank you to the students for completing and handing in the "Back To School Survey"!  I look forward to reading them :).  Today, we visited the Learning Commons and were able to sign out our first Library books of the year.  I hope students enjoy the opportunities provided to visit the library and that they find some new and exciting books.

Grade 8 Humanities - Our discussion of Identity continues and now students will write a narrative assignment entitled. "Who Am I?"  the final draft of this first written piece will be due on Thursday, September 12.




Have a safe summer making memories together!  See you on September 3, 2019!

Mrs. Morris 


Monday, June 3, 2019

Grade 7 SS - Chapter 8 test tomorrow - open book - students may use only their notes to complete this test.

https://play.kahoot.it/#/?quizId=a8323ed5-965d-4c55-9bb6-9a97203c0802

Grade 7 ELA - Independent Novel Study - still in progress, many students not finished their books!?

Grade 6 ELA - Figurative Language tests returned today, very impressive results!


Friday, May 31, 2019

Grade 7 Social - Booklet A/B/C for Chapter 8 should be complete by now.  If not, please complete so you can use it for your open 'notes' test on Tuesday, June 4.  Final vote/presentation for ADANAC will take place Period 1 on Monday.  Will the country of ADANAC be formed?

Grade 6 ELA - Poetry - check out the online poetry games, SO fun!!

http://www.2learn.ca/kids/listWriting.aspx?Type=8

Grade 6 Drama - Lip Sync Project starts next week - think of a song that "tells a story" for your presentation!


Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Grade 6 ELA - Figurative Language Quiz tomorrow - did you bring home your notes to study from?  Here are some Kahoot Links to study from, or look up your own to play.

https://play.kahoot.it/#/?quizId=9ab28e6c-8146-4ec2-b225-13a517b6e001

https://play.kahoot.it/#/?quizId=de6497b2-eead-4593-9b60-84ce66ad550b

https://play.kahoot.it/#/?quizId=21247f2b-010c-4d94-ba32-63d125b1d8fc


Grade 7 ELA - Independent Novel Studies - you should be on Section 3 of your book and ready to complete the assignments for that section.

Grade 7 Social Studies - Chapter 8 Booklets - due Thursday, May 30.  Session #4 of ADANAC - Mapmakers, Flag designers, etc. must have their artifacts ready and be able to present to the class Friday, May 31.


Thursday, May 24, 2019

Grade 6 ELA - Figurative Language Quiz - Wednesday, May 29.  We have learned about a new one, Synecdoche!  (Sin-eck-dock-ee)

Grade 7 Humanities - ADANAC Simulation has begun!   Are you a colonist from Bluemont, White Land, New Orange, Reddington or Green Island?  Should you agree to form a country?   Negotiations on your colony's stance on Language, Type of Union and Railway will determine that!   Parents, Chapter 7 tests were returned today marks are on PowerSchool.


Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Grade 7 Humanities - Homework!  Confederation Booklet - must be done up until the end of PAGE 6 by Thursday, May 23.  Also, many Sir John A. MacDonald Essays have not yet been handed in.  We are on "Section 2" of our Independent Novel Study, so all assignments for Section 1 should be completed by now.

Grade 6 ELA - Continuing our learning of Figurative Language this week, students have learned about:  Metaphor, Simile, Alliteration, Idioms and Personification so far.  Upcoming this week will be Hyperbole and Onomatopoeia.


Monday, May 13, 2019

Grade 7 Humanities - Currently, we are working on an argumentative ESSAY based on whether or not to remove the statues of Sir John A. MacDonald.  Planners/organizers are DUE TOMORROW.  Independent Book Study - Section One should be complete by approximately May 15.  Refer to the links of tasks that need to be accomplished.

Grade 6 ELA - We continue our learning about Figurative Language and have now covered, Simile, Metaphor and Personification.  Understanding these concepts will help in being able to read and write poetry, which is coming up soon, as well as for the Reading PAT in June.


Monday, May 6, 2019

Grade 7 Social - **Reminder of Chapter 7 test in Period 6 tomorrow!   Also, after watching the CBC video, Sir John A. MacDonald:  A Legacy of Controversy, you need to have the following questions answered in detail

1.What do you think? Is it fair for people
to call Sir John A. Macdonald a racist based on today’s norms vs. the norms of
the 1800s?

2.Should memorials dedicated to him be torn
down or removed because he offends today’s sensibilities?

3.What other options do we have when it
comes to memorials dedicated to Sir John A. Macdonald? 

Grade 6 ELA - "Practice" news stories were to be given to me/shared with me by today, in order to receive feedback in preparation for Wednesdays PAT.

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Friday, May 3, 2019

Grade 7 ELA - Today, the Independent Book Study Project was introduced.  If students are bringing a book from home, it must be at school on Monday AND be here for class EVERYDAY.

Here is the link for the handout given in class today:   https://docs.google.com/document/d/12Mz5e72cDfibea_hZueszEHbsBhM1QXYOeD-2GJRw3w/edit


Thursday, May 2, 2019

Grade 6 ELA - Please check D2L for an announcement that has links to student exemplars of PAT stories, news stories and the rubrics/scoring guides used for each.


Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Grade 6 ELA - Today, we practiced 'talk time' which is an important idea generating time at the beginning of the writing PATs.  Students should take this time seriously and use it wisely, as there is no talking during a PAT.

Grade 7 Humanities - Today, we learned more about what made Upper and Lower Canada rebel against the Colonial Government.  Students will be creating a rebellion recruitment poster in class tomorrow - this will be due on Friday, May 3rd.  Chapter 7 "Do Now" assignment/study booklet is due on Thursday, May 2.  Chapter 7 test is on Tuesday, May 9.


Friday, April 26, 2019

7-1 Social Studies - 11.  Do Now!  Assignment - must be done up until #14 by Monday.  2.  Grosse-Ile mini-research is due Tuesday, April 30.  

Grade 6 ELA - We are finishing up our News Story unit.  Students should have their typed copy of the 'practice PAT' done/shared/printed by Tuesday, April 30.  *Just a reminder that our Provincial Achievement Test - Writing Part A is on Wednesday, May 8.


Thursday, April 11, 2019

7-1 Students!  Please dress in summer/vacation wear for our Showcase/Homeroom Performance tomorrow!  Go Panama Go!

YOUNG WRITERS CONFERENCE Participants - Parent Letters and Acknowledgement of Risk/Medical forms went home today.  Please read over and return blue forms only tomorrow OR wait until April 23. *Please Note:  I am away next week (April 15-17) with Grade 7 Band Camp. I do not want these important forms to be misplaced, so after the long weekend is best if not given to me tomorrow.  Thank you!


Wednesday, April 10. 2019

Grade 7 ELA/SS - Students have been and will continue learning about the important events, people and conflicts that led up to the Confederation of Canada.  Review of terms and concepts in Chapter 6 of the textbook, Our Canada, is recommended to assist in the upcoming project that will be assigned by Ms. Taylor.

Grade 6 ELA - Students have learned about the important parts and organization of a newspaper, how to write an effective headline and how to effectively use quotation marks and commas to show what someone is saying.  *Students will be planning and writing a rough copy of their own news story this week.  Topics could be: an event from a book like The Breadwinner, Hispanic Cultural Week at Robert Warren, or an event of their choice.  Due date of good copy will be Wednesday, April 17.


Monday, April 1, 2019

Grade 7 Social Studies - Chapter 5 test scores have been posted to PowerSchool.  Tests were handed back in class this afternoon.  I am asking that students in 7-1 receive a Parent Signature on the test and it is shown to me by Wednesday, otherwise a phone call will be coming home from the student.  

Grade 6-1 Drama - Started today!  Looking forward to some fun together!

Grade 6 ELA - Continued lessons on learning about functional writing of News Stories and also in preparation for our writing PAT which is on May 8/19.


Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Grade 7 Social - Completion of Google Slides due Thursday, March 21 (Deportation of the Acadians, Wolfe Vs. Montcalm, Battle of the Plains of Abraham, Royal Proclamation). Two more classes will be provided, but it appears many students should be working on this at home in order to get it completed.

Grade 7 ELA - COMPREHENSION QUIZ for "All Summer in A Day" postponed until after Spring Break.  Letter from Margot assignment - rough copy (Fully edited) due Thursday, March 21.  We will type our good copies then.

Grade 6 ELA - All Festival of the Gods projects are winding up and students should be working on their persuasive presentations with their partners.  Please note: **Students who have taken an early holiday are responsible for finding out what they have missed ASAP so that their partners do not have to take on all of the work for this portion of the project**.

Grade 6-3 Drama - Last day of Drama for this trimester is Thursday, March 21.  Class party on that day (Period 1), feel free to bring treats (must be enough for everyone).   It has been lots of fun, guys!  Good luck in Band!


Friday, March 15, 2019

Grade 7 Social - Chapter 5 test was moved to Monday, March 18 Period 1.  Part A and B (white booklets) Questions will be handed in to me at that time, please ensure they are done so you can use for studying.

Grade 7 ELA - Short Story Questions and Characterization Chart for "All Summer In A Day" due Monday, March 18.  Comprehension Quiz for this story is on Wednesday, March 20.  We will be working on the "Letter From Margot" next week and the final copy will be due Thursday, March 21.

Grade 6 ELA - Oral/Visual (speaking) Presentations for the Greek Gods Project begin MONDAY, March 18.


Monday, March 11, 2019

Grade 7 Social Studies - Chapter 5 test will be this Thursday, March 14.  You need to review your Do Now! assignment and all the work we have done on the Deportation of the Acadians, Battle of the Plains of Abraham, Royal Proclamation, etc.  This is a BIG ONE, folks!

Grade 6 ELA - Hoping to be done creating our life-size Greek Gods this week!  

Grade 6-3 Drama - Lip Sync Presentations finish tomorrow.


Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Grade 6 ELA - Visual portion of the Festival of the Gods is going to start SOON.  Please bring in any craft materials (fabric, feathers, string, shiny paper, etc.) you wish to use to make your God come alive!

Grade 7 ELA - Character Profile Assignment for the story Run, Sheep, Run is PAST DUE for many students.  Please complete and share with me -  dlmorris@educbe.ca


Monday, March 4, 2019

Grade 6 ELA - Gods research should be completed by now.  Working on shared Google Doc with partners have begun in most classes.  

Grade 6-3 Drama - LIP SYNC PROJECT introduced today! - get ready for some fun!!!!

Grade 7 Humanities - Social 'Do Now!'  Chapter 5 (pink booklet) due Thursday, March 7, 2019


Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Grade 7 Humanities - Chapter 5 Do Now! (Pink Booklet)  please complete questions  up until the end of #14 by Monday, February 25.  We will be learning about the Battle of the Plains of Abraham soon.

Grade 6 ELA - Take your Story Planners home to add more information and/or conference with family members!

Grade 6 Drama - Miss Taylor is back working with 6-3 on Movement and learning about Tableaux.  *Check your Google Docs to see your performance videos Mrs. Morris has shared with you! 


Monday, February 11, 2019

Grade 6 ELA - Reminder of Greek Mythology Open Notebook test tomorrow!


Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Grade 6 ELA - Deadlines are fast approaching!  Greek Mythology Vocabulary assignment - due Thursday, February 7.  Greek Mythology quiz (open book) - Tuesday, February 12.  

Grade 6-3 Drama - Self-reflections/evaluations due tomorrow!!

Grade 7 Humanities - Social Studies Chapter 4: The Fur Trade quiz - Thursday, February 7.  ELA - The Rabbit - Short Story response assignment due Thursday, February 7; Odd Jobs Vinyl Cafe assignment still missing from some students.


Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Grade 6 ELA - Vocabulary Quiz on The Breadwinner was returned to students today, marks are not yet on PowerSchool, however.  These should be in student binders now.  Mythology study continues, including a vocabulary study of words such as:  vain, hasten, covet, pine....

Grade 7 Humanities - The listening assignment/chart on The Vinyl Cafe's "Odd Jobs" is due Thursday, January 31.  The You Tube link is as follows:

https://www.youtube.com/playli...

Grade 6-3 Drama - Greek Mythology Plays begin tomorrow!


Friday, January 18, 2019

Grade 7 Humanities - A Day In The Life Of..... Social Studies Colonization assignment final copies/products due Monday, January 21.

Grade 6 ELA - We are continuing to learn about Greek Mythology.  Can you make connections in everyday life to Greek Myths?

Grade 6 Drama - Students continue to practice in small groups for their Greek Myth plays.

Have a great weekend!    

                            

                                               

Friday, January 11. 2019

Grade 7 Humanities - Chapter 3 test - Monday, January 14.  Kahoot!  Review links have been posted on D2L.

Grade 6 ELA - Monday we will complete our viewing of The Breadwinner animated movie.  It has been SO awesome to watch and students are very engaged!  


Monday, January 7, 2019

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a memorable, relaxing break like I did.  I am so thankful for the time with family and friends!

Grade 6 ELA -  Your Book Reviews for The Breadwinner are due tomorrow, Tuesday, January 8 unless you have already handed it in to me.  Share your ideas from our "Moody Monday" writing prompts at home tonight!

Grade 7 Social - We are full-steam ahead and will be doing a lot of Social Studies for the next month.  Currently, we are working on Chapter 3 of Our Canada and students should be working on the 'Do Now' assignment a bit at a time.


Thursday, December 20, 2018

Thank you to all for the lovely cards, sweets and gifts!  

Here is the link to the heartwarming videos we have watched to discuss Media Literacy.  Grab a Kleenex!

https://www.literacyshed.com/t...



Thursday, December 13, 2018

Grade 6 ELA - 'Instagram Post' project for The Breadwinner is due today! 

Grade 7 Humanities -  Sadly, it is Ms. Taylor's last day tomorrow!  She will be back with us after Teacher's Convention...

Make sure your "Instagram Post" assignment is handed in by Friday, December 14.  GAME BOARD PROJECT for Terra Incognita due Wednesday next week, no later!! - make sure your materials are at school ASAP.

*****7-1 Homeroom Secret Santa is CANCELLED - instead, please bring a gift for a less fortunate child to donate to THE MAGIC OF CHRISTMAS school fundraiser.  Sorry for this inconvenience, but unforeseen circumstances in our homeroom, have led to my personal decision to cancel this event.  

Grade 6 Drama - Students will be presenting an IMROV scene at our Christmas Montage on Friday, December 21.  



Friday, November 23, 2018

Thank you to all who came to Parent-Teacher Conferences.  I enjoyed meeting some of you for the first time!

Grade 6 ELA - This upcoming week, we will continue our work on the Descriptive Writing strategy, "Show Don't Tell".  Also, continuing our Novel Study on The Breadwinner.

Grade 6 Drama -  This is the last week for Grade 6 options, switches take place on Monday, December 3.  That being said, 6-2 is finishing off with performing their own plays this week beginning on Tuesday.

Grade 7 Humanities - Current Events assignment due Wednesday, November 28.  *Only one class period will be given before then to work on it at school.   Terra Incognita Novel Study continues with Miss Taylor leading the way.



Thursday, November 15, 2018

Grade 7 Humanities - reminder of Chapter 2 Social Studies test TOMORROW PERIOD ONE!!  Here is the study guide link in case you did not get one in class this afternoon!

https://docs.google.com/docume...

Grade 6 ELA -  After reading Chapter 6 of The Breadwinner, today we learned how to incorporate the question into our answer for the Chapter 6 Responses.  See the link for the lesson:

https://drive.google.com/file/...


Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Grade 7 Humanities - Explorer or Invader - whole assignment (blue booklet and green double-sided page) due tomorrow!  Chapter 2 Test on FRIDAY, November 16.  ***Students in 7-1 are asked to bring in a Duo-tang, ASAP for their novel study with Ms. Taylor.***

Grade 6 ELA - The Breadwinner novel study - all assignments, coloured illustrations up until the end of Chapter 5 are due on Thursday, November 15.   

GIrls Volleyball - GO WARRIORS!  Semifinals at Sherwood School tonight at 4:15 


Thursday, November 8, 2018

Grade 6 Drama - Students are working on creating their own play.  So much enthusiasm so far, I love it!!

Grade 7 Humanities - Canada Remembers Times - Newspaper Quest - due tomorrow (Friday);   Step #3 of the Explorers or Invaders will be due Wednesday, November 14.  **New Novel Study, Terra Incognita started today with Ms. Taylor.**

Grade 6 ELA - Postcards for Peace - completed in class but are due tomorrow at the latest so they can be distributed at the Military Museum on Sunday.  If any family is planning to attend a ceremony and would like to take some postcards to distribute, please let Mrs. Morris know ASAP.  dlmorris@cbe.ab.ca



Friday, November 2, 2018

**Starting Monday, November 5, Ms. Jessica Taylor, a University of Calgary student will be with us as my Student teacher this year.  She will be doing her practicum until December 14 and then back with us in the Spring of 2019.  We are looking forward to having her in Room 11!

Grade 6 ELA - We have read up until the end of Chapter 4 in The Breadwinner novel.  Next week, we will take a hiatus from the novel and do some reading, writing and discussing about Remembrance Day.

Grade 7 Humanities - Crazy Timelines are almost complete and it is time for Step #3 on the Explorers or Invaders assignment.  Students should begin thinking of who they think made the most significant impact on North American Settlement.  Planning for a persuasive essay on this topic will begin next week.

Grade 6 Drama - Sadly, students in 6-2 have 4 weeks left in their drama trimester with me :(.  Next week, we will begin writing our own plays and eventually performing them!  Parents will be invited to watch, stay tuned.


Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Girls Volleyball - Game Day!  Go Warriors!   **Please Note: Thursday morning practice is CANCELLED this week**


Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Grade 7 Humanities - Explorers or Invaders? Project research chart due to be complete for Thursday, October 25.  No further computer time will be given for research, as today was the last day.    Song Analysis for "Looking for A Place to Happen"  by The Tragically Hip will be due on Thursday also.

Grade 6 English Language Arts - Our novel study is well underway.  Students have completed Chapters 1 and 2 reading as well as the written assignments.  This is proving to be a very engaging book so far and is connecting well with the Social Studies topic on Canada's Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Girls Volleyball - we are currently undefeated, so hopefully tonight's games at Sherwood keep us in the top of the standings!  Go Warriors!

Grade 6 Drama - Halloween scripts and roles released today!


Friday, October 12, 2018

Grade 6 English Language Arts - Web Quest for The Breadwinner is complete, make sure the paper assignment is here for Monday to add to our preliminary Novel Study notes.

Grade 7 Humanities - We will begin a new topic in Social Studies next week.  Unit tests will be marked and returned by Friday at the latest!

Grade 6 Drama - We presented our first Reader's Theatre today.  Videos will be 'shared' on Google Docs with students soon.

Volleyball - Practice Monday afterschool, Game Tuesday and morning practice on Thursday.  GO Warriors!


Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Volleyball - Girls first game tonight at Sherwood School - be there around 4:15 to watch first game.  GO WARRIORS!

Grade 6-2 Drama - Please complete the Self-Evaluation for the Lip-Sync Performances.

Grade 7 Humanities - Maps/Paragraphs due today.  Study for Chapter 1 test tomorrow.


Thursday, October 4, 2018

 Grade 7 Humanities - Upcoming important dates:  

1. First Nations written response - good copy due Tuesday, October 9. 

2. Mapping Assignment (Canada and world) - due Tuesday, October 9. 

3. Chapter One Test (Social Studies) - Wednesday, October 10

Two periods on the computers will be given tomorrow, Friday, to complete the paragraph.


Wednesday, October 3, 2018

***GIRLS VOLLEYBALL-  Wednesday morning practices will now be Thursday morning practices.  A new schedule to reflect the Snow Day Cancellation yesterday will be sent home tomorrow.


We have a Practicum Student starting with us tomorrow morning:

Hello to all of Mrs. Morris’ students and their parents. My name is Ms. Karen Bates and I am an Education Assistant Certificate Student at Lethbridge College. Mrs. Morris and the administration at Robert Warren have been kind enough to allow me to join Mrs. Morris for my practicum. I look forward to being in the classroom part-time, starting Monday, October 1st for 10 weeks, to learn from Mrs. Morris and work with the students to make this year the best for all of us. I am a mother of 2 children in the Spanish Bilingual program and am currently employed with the CBE in a specialized classroom at another school in the southwest. I look forward to getting to know all your children, learning from your children, and seeing them thrive and enjoy their time at Robert Warren. Thank you for allowing me this opportunity, for this I am grateful.


Sunday, September 30, 2018

Girls Volleyball - Reminder of our second practice Monday from 3:35 - 4:45 PM.  First game of the season is Tuesday, October 2, at Sherwood School.  Be there by 4:20 as we do not play the first game.  You will not need to sign out early from class.  Please make sure I have your blue forms returned to me along with the $30 fee.   GO WARRIORS!!

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Grade 7 Humanities - Still waiting for students to share their I Am Canadian picture with me:   dlmorris@educbe.ca  Please have this submitted by Friday.  Also, the Graphic Organizer/web we worked on in class must be completed for a minimum of two of the First Nation Groups we are researching.  Information can be found on the Anishnabe, Haudenosaunee and Mi'kmaq in Chapter One of the Our Canada textbook.

Grade 6 ELA - Last call for Time Capsule information and items.  Must be here by Friday, please.

Girls Volleyball - next practice Monday, October 1.  Forms must be submitted to Mrs. Morris by then in order for players to have floor time at our game on Tuesday, October 2.


Monday, September 24, 2018

Grade 6 ELA - Please complete the questions/activity for the article read in class today about Banning 'Throwaway" Straws.  Also, Time Capsule items should be here no later than tomorrow, Tuesday, September 25.

Grade 7 Humanities - I am LOVING the photos you Canadian kids are sharing with me!  Keep those coming and I will print them in colour for you.


Volleyball Update

As we do every year, coaches invited any students interested to come to tryouts where students were told that the team would be decided based on interest, and the overall ability level of participants. The coaches made the decision that this years players, would best be suited for a girls junior team and a boys senior team.

We are also offering a co-ed developmental team for any students who did not make the competitive teams and who would like the opportunity to practice and improve their skills. Team lists and practice schedules will be posted outside the gym. Please contact the specific coach if you have any questions regarding a team. 

Junior Girls coach - Mrs. Morris (dlmorris@cbe.ab.ca)

Senior Boys coach - Ms. Gilliland (klgilliland@cbe.ab.ca)

Co-Ed Developmental coach - Sr. Menjivar (eamenjivar@cbe.ab.ca)

Please direct any general inquiries to Ms. Robertson - Lead PE teacher (clrobertson@cbe.ab.ca)


Friday, September 21, 2018

Grade 6 ELA  - This week, we learned about how to write an effective paragraph using "The Hamburger Method".  We used planners to share one fact about us that we wrote in our Time Capsule Brochure.  After planning, we used Google Docs to publish our paragraphs.  Our Time Capsule is almost done!  Next week, the finishing touches of decorating the outsides and adding some artifacts the time capsule creation will be complete.  Students will be presenting their capsule to their classmates starting on Wednesday (this will be explained Monday).  We also continued our work on EveryDay Edits and looking for errors in a paragraph.  Check these out in our notes.  Please remember to have a container brought to school on Monday as well as some items to put in your time capsule. 

Grade 7 Humanities - This week, we worked extremely hard on our I AM Canadian Projects. The photo portion of this project is due to be shared with me by Monday, September 24  Remember:  dlmorris@educbe.ca.   The written portion is due on Thursday, September 27. 

Grade 6 Drama -  This week, we continued building our repertoire of cooperative drama games and also incorporated using props into simple, dialog-free skits.   Students were introduced to the concept of Improvisation and we tested our skills by playing a game called, "Park Bench".


Friday, September 14, 2018

1.  All classes (ELA6/Humanities 7/Drama 6): please remember to return your signed Course Outline to Mrs. Morris.  This was due back yesterday.

2.  Humanities 7:  Remember to collect items for your I AM Canadian Photo Project.  Your list is due to me by Tuesday, September 18.



Welcome to my Teacher Page!  It is exciting to be back at Robert Warren for another year of learning together!  Please check this site regularly for updates on Assignments, Due Dates and other news.


Dawn-Lyn Morris

Friday, June 26, 2020

So great to see you at the Reverse Parade today!  

Have a GREAT SUMMER and see you in September!

Mrs. Morris 




January 12, 2020

Hello Students and Families,

I wanted to share why I am not at school with you, so that everyone has the correct information.  On December 29, I had an accident in my home which led to me breaking both bones in my lower right leg.  I was hospitalized and needed to have a rod surgically implanted in my leg.  I am not able to put weight on this leg, nor am I allowed to drive.  For now, I get around my house using a walker (hopping), a wheelchair, and to go up and down stairs, my bum!  I have lots of friends and family that are taking great care of me and I feel very grateful for this.

The extent of my injury requires a lot of time to heal and I will know a lot more about the time needed, when I see my Doctor this week.  I doubt I will see anyone before Teacher's Convention...

I am only 2 weeks post-op and I am pretty bored!  Needless to say, I am missing all of you and the action of daily life at Robert Warren!

Take care, learn lots and keep warm,

Mrs. Morris


December 17, 2019

Grade 8 Humanites - Round 2 of Renaissance Debates - tomorrow morning, Round 3 - tomorrow afternoon!  Remember to have all Giver assignments completed and in your duo-tangs.  8-1 Homeroom - bring items in for the Fill-A-Sock Christmas Campaign.

Grade 6 ELA - Chapter 6 Breadwinner Assignment due tomorrow!  


December 12, 2019

Grade 6 ELA - Today, we learned how to use a Thesaurus to find better word selections for our writing.  This will continue next week. Breadwinner Novel Study - students should have all assignments up until the end of Chapter 5 completed.  This includes the representing portions which include a COLOURED illustration of a scene of the student's choice from the reading.

Grade 8 Humanities -  The Giver -  notes/duo tang due and final quiz will be on Monday morning, December 16.  The Great Debate - Renaissance Version will also commence Monday.  Students should be ready with their speech and rebuttals.  Once again, absence and lateness are not advised if at all possible to make this process run smoothly.  Thank you!


December 9, 2019

Grade 6 ELA - Breadwinner Novel Study - Chapter 4 questions (2) and the illustration for the chapter must be completed for tomorrow.  

Grade 8 Humanities - We are headed into the last week of reading The Giver. ALL chapter questions/reflections should be complete and in the student's duo tang by Friday, December 13.  The 'Memory Assignment' will not be due until after Winter Break.  Social Studies;  Renaissance Fake book Personas overdue.  Renaissance Debate Planning begins today, with actual debates to take place starting on Monday, December 16.  It is important that all students make every effort to be at school for this important assignment.


November 29, 2019

Grade 8 Humanities -  The Giver Job Assignment Activity - paragraph due Monday, December 2.  Renaissance "FakeBook" Assignment due Wednesday, December 4.  2 more class periods to work on this.  Chapters 11-15 Giver Assignments due December 6.

Grade 6 ELA - We have begun to read The Breadwinner and will be completing Chapters 1- 4 (hopefully) this coming week.  Students may have response questions/vocabulary/illustrations to complete at home.


November 25, 2019

Grade 6 ELA - Breadwinner Webquest - all questions due tomorrow, Nov 26 (Tuesday)

Grade 8 Humanities - Chapters 6-10 assignments and Euphemisms assignment due tomorrow.  "Word Study" booklet due Thursday and Quiz on the words Monday, December 2


November 18, 2019

Grade 8 ELA - Chapters 1-5 assignments (response questions and illustration pages) from The Giver are now due and must be completed, added to your duo-tangs before proceeding to read chapters 6 through 10.  The ch 6-10 assignments will be due on November 26.  Many students were not done by today's classes, so better use of class time and completing/getting caught up for homework is essential for not falling further behind.

Grade 6 ELA - Short Story assignments to be collected tomorrow in class.  Make sure your Instagram assignment is also finished and coloured!


November 14, 2019

Grade 6 ELA - Short Story Assignments due Monday, November 18.  The students all have a specific duotang with these assignments in them.  We have read 4 short stories, La Bamba, A Secret for Two, How Many Stars in My Crown? and The Circuit.  Page numbers that should be all done are as follows:  26, 27, 44, 45, 62, 80, 81, 83, 84.   (*All other pages will be used later on to help students write their own short story).  In addition, students must create a fake "Instagram Post" of a scene/event from one of the four stories.  This must be detailed and have colour, labels, hashtags, etc.

Grade 8 Humanities - Most Influential City State - voting happens in class today.  Students must write a paragraph to support their vote for their first place choice and a runner up.  Peer and self-evaluations also must be completed.

Social Studies 8 CHAPTER 1 test - Monday, November 18 - students should review Chapter 1 of Our Worldviews text, their notes, glossary words and the Mapping the Silk Road responses.


November 7, 2019

Grade 8 SS - Italian City-States Critical Challenge assignment due Tuesday, November 12 (this includes: research booklet, ranking chart, completed brochure and sources used).

Grade 8 ELA -  We have begun reading The Giver and will be using a timeline for independent and group assignments/reading.  Chapter questions can be found on D2L and students are to be completed all of the readings and chapter assignments up until the end of Chapter 5, by Friday, November 15.  Class time will be provided at one period per day for this work.

Image result for poppy clipart  Lest We Forget, November 11, 2019

November 5, 2019

Grade 6 ELA - Postcards for Peace - good copies were due today, if not finished, they should be handed in tomorrow.

Grade 8 Humanities - "The Veldt" Short Story assignment - now overdue, please submit ASAP;  Book Cover reflection assignment due tomorrow if not completed this afternoon in class.  Critical Challenge - Italian City-States, rating charts overdue!

Senior Boys Volleyball - games on Thursday have been changed to Fairview Junior High. Please be there by 4:30 as games are at 5:00 and 5:45


October 30, 2019

Grade 8 Humanities - Foreshadowing - What is it?  https://watchmojo.com/video/id/23922

Grade 6 ELA -  Today, we learned about Veterans and introduced our "Postcards For Peace" writing assignment.  



October 22, 2019

Grade 8 Humanities - Engineering an Empire Video link:  https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x16c0ao

Speeches continue Wednesday and Thursday.  We are learning a lot about some pretty amazing people!  Also, we have begun learning about the rise of the Italian City-States (Florence, Genoa and Venice) and the famous Medici Family of the Renaissance.

Grade 6 ELA - Today, we learned about a strategy on how to summarize a short story.  "Somebody/Wanted/But/So".

Here is the video clip viewed to help us get started summarizing the "La Bamba" story.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bi8RnDjELdc



October 17, 2019

Grade 6 ELA - We have begun a Short Story/Literacy Elements Unit this week.  Students will be reviewing Characters, Setting, Plot and how to write a summary.  We often visit our school library on Tuesdays.  Students should all have a book signed out and be bringing it to ELA class daily.  I will be observing students' reading habits regularly.

Grade 8 Humanities - Progress and Change Speech Assignment - be ready for presentations Monday.   Remember to practice in front of a mirror or have someone record your speech. They should be no longer than 2-3 minutes.


October 10, 2019

Grade 8 Humanities - Progress and Change Speech Assignment - Research begins Tuesday.  Please have your top 3 list submitted by then

Also: Complete Crash Course Silk Road Questions - due Monday (if not already handed in at the end of the period today)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfe-eNq-Qyg

Grade 6 ELA - "Things I'm Thankful For"  written template due Tuesday.  Please complete the "3 before me" editing process.  Edit yourself, then two other people.  (editing means reviewing for capitals, spelling, punctuation and grammar!)

Have a great long weekend!


October 2, 2019

Grade 8 Humanities - "Mapping the Silk Road" assignment continues tomorrow.  Final copies due Monday, October 7.  Harrison Bergeron Response Questions, more time will be provided Friday.  Due date: Wednesday, October 9

Grade 6 ELA - Awesome job on the Orange Shirt designs!  Can't wait to put these on display.


September 27, 2019

Grade 8 Humanities - Critical Challenge (charts and Letter to the Editor) assignment is due Monday, September 30.   If you have not handed in:  

-The Sniper Comprehension questions

- Editorial Cartoon Analysis

-Create your Society reflection questions

They are now OVERDUE.  Please submit Monday as well.

Grade 6 ELA - we have been reviewing rules for capitalization (Proper Nouns, "I", beginnings of sentences).  TIme capsules will be packed up and put away until June.  We also learned about different kinds of writing:  Narrative, Descriptive, Informative and Persuasive.  Writing Journals were handed out this week and we have started expressing ourselves doing some "Power Writes".

Have a GREAT weekend! Stay warm....

Image result for clip art snow


September 23, 2019

Grade 8 Humanities - Please complete one Editorial Cartoon assignment and have a discussion with an adult on what they think the cartoonist's message is.  Groups that did not present their Create your Society today will do so tomorrow morning.


September 20, 2019

Grade 8 Humanities - Monday we will be presenting our "Create Your Society" group projects.  Some students have not handed in their assignments for "The Sniper", please submit on Monday.

Grade 6 ELA - I really enjoyed everyone's the TIME CAPSULE presentations! We have some very confident speakers and presenters in 6-2 and 6-3.  Learned so much about you guys!

Have an awesome weekend!


September 11, 2019

COURSE OUTLINE signatures due today :)

Grade 6 ELA - please bring in a container and 'artifacts' for your Time Capsule by Monday, September 16 or sooner.

Grade 8 Humanities - 'WHO AM I?' Writing assignment due tomorrow, Thursday, September 12.  Also, writing prompt from this afternoon: "How did the events of 9/11 change people's worldview?".


September 5, 2019

Welcome and welcome back to Robert Warren School!

This week has been busy getting to know one another as well as getting acquainted with routines and expectations.  

Grade 6 ELA -  Thank you to the students for completing and handing in the "Back To School Survey"!  I look forward to reading them :).  Today, we visited the Learning Commons and were able to sign out our first Library books of the year.  I hope students enjoy the opportunities provided to visit the library and that they find some new and exciting books.

Grade 8 Humanities - Our discussion of Identity continues and now students will write a narrative assignment entitled. "Who Am I?"  the final draft of this first written piece will be due on Thursday, September 12.




Have a safe summer making memories together!  See you on September 3, 2019!

Mrs. Morris 


Monday, June 3, 2019

Grade 7 SS - Chapter 8 test tomorrow - open book - students may use only their notes to complete this test.

https://play.kahoot.it/#/?quizId=a8323ed5-965d-4c55-9bb6-9a97203c0802

Grade 7 ELA - Independent Novel Study - still in progress, many students not finished their books!?

Grade 6 ELA - Figurative Language tests returned today, very impressive results!


Friday, May 31, 2019

Grade 7 Social - Booklet A/B/C for Chapter 8 should be complete by now.  If not, please complete so you can use it for your open 'notes' test on Tuesday, June 4.  Final vote/presentation for ADANAC will take place Period 1 on Monday.  Will the country of ADANAC be formed?

Grade 6 ELA - Poetry - check out the online poetry games, SO fun!!

http://www.2learn.ca/kids/listWriting.aspx?Type=8

Grade 6 Drama - Lip Sync Project starts next week - think of a song that "tells a story" for your presentation!


Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Grade 6 ELA - Figurative Language Quiz tomorrow - did you bring home your notes to study from?  Here are some Kahoot Links to study from, or look up your own to play.

https://play.kahoot.it/#/?quizId=9ab28e6c-8146-4ec2-b225-13a517b6e001

https://play.kahoot.it/#/?quizId=de6497b2-eead-4593-9b60-84ce66ad550b

https://play.kahoot.it/#/?quizId=21247f2b-010c-4d94-ba32-63d125b1d8fc


Grade 7 ELA - Independent Novel Studies - you should be on Section 3 of your book and ready to complete the assignments for that section.

Grade 7 Social Studies - Chapter 8 Booklets - due Thursday, May 30.  Session #4 of ADANAC - Mapmakers, Flag designers, etc. must have their artifacts ready and be able to present to the class Friday, May 31.


Thursday, May 24, 2019

Grade 6 ELA - Figurative Language Quiz - Wednesday, May 29.  We have learned about a new one, Synecdoche!  (Sin-eck-dock-ee)

Grade 7 Humanities - ADANAC Simulation has begun!   Are you a colonist from Bluemont, White Land, New Orange, Reddington or Green Island?  Should you agree to form a country?   Negotiations on your colony's stance on Language, Type of Union and Railway will determine that!   Parents, Chapter 7 tests were returned today marks are on PowerSchool.


Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Grade 7 Humanities - Homework!  Confederation Booklet - must be done up until the end of PAGE 6 by Thursday, May 23.  Also, many Sir John A. MacDonald Essays have not yet been handed in.  We are on "Section 2" of our Independent Novel Study, so all assignments for Section 1 should be completed by now.

Grade 6 ELA - Continuing our learning of Figurative Language this week, students have learned about:  Metaphor, Simile, Alliteration, Idioms and Personification so far.  Upcoming this week will be Hyperbole and Onomatopoeia.


Monday, May 13, 2019

Grade 7 Humanities - Currently, we are working on an argumentative ESSAY based on whether or not to remove the statues of Sir John A. MacDonald.  Planners/organizers are DUE TOMORROW.  Independent Book Study - Section One should be complete by approximately May 15.  Refer to the links of tasks that need to be accomplished.

Grade 6 ELA - We continue our learning about Figurative Language and have now covered, Simile, Metaphor and Personification.  Understanding these concepts will help in being able to read and write poetry, which is coming up soon, as well as for the Reading PAT in June.


Monday, May 6, 2019

Grade 7 Social - **Reminder of Chapter 7 test in Period 6 tomorrow!   Also, after watching the CBC video, Sir John A. MacDonald:  A Legacy of Controversy, you need to have the following questions answered in detail

1.What do you think? Is it fair for people
to call Sir John A. Macdonald a racist based on today’s norms vs. the norms of
the 1800s?

2.Should memorials dedicated to him be torn
down or removed because he offends today’s sensibilities?

3.What other options do we have when it
comes to memorials dedicated to Sir John A. Macdonald? 

Grade 6 ELA - "Practice" news stories were to be given to me/shared with me by today, in order to receive feedback in preparation for Wednesdays PAT.

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Friday, May 3, 2019

Grade 7 ELA - Today, the Independent Book Study Project was introduced.  If students are bringing a book from home, it must be at school on Monday AND be here for class EVERYDAY.

Here is the link for the handout given in class today:   https://docs.google.com/document/d/12Mz5e72cDfibea_hZueszEHbsBhM1QXYOeD-2GJRw3w/edit


Thursday, May 2, 2019

Grade 6 ELA - Please check D2L for an announcement that has links to student exemplars of PAT stories, news stories and the rubrics/scoring guides used for each.


Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Grade 6 ELA - Today, we practiced 'talk time' which is an important idea generating time at the beginning of the writing PATs.  Students should take this time seriously and use it wisely, as there is no talking during a PAT.

Grade 7 Humanities - Today, we learned more about what made Upper and Lower Canada rebel against the Colonial Government.  Students will be creating a rebellion recruitment poster in class tomorrow - this will be due on Friday, May 3rd.  Chapter 7 "Do Now" assignment/study booklet is due on Thursday, May 2.  Chapter 7 test is on Tuesday, May 9.


Friday, April 26, 2019

7-1 Social Studies - 11.  Do Now!  Assignment - must be done up until #14 by Monday.  2.  Grosse-Ile mini-research is due Tuesday, April 30.  

Grade 6 ELA - We are finishing up our News Story unit.  Students should have their typed copy of the 'practice PAT' done/shared/printed by Tuesday, April 30.  *Just a reminder that our Provincial Achievement Test - Writing Part A is on Wednesday, May 8.


Thursday, April 11, 2019

7-1 Students!  Please dress in summer/vacation wear for our Showcase/Homeroom Performance tomorrow!  Go Panama Go!

YOUNG WRITERS CONFERENCE Participants - Parent Letters and Acknowledgement of Risk/Medical forms went home today.  Please read over and return blue forms only tomorrow OR wait until April 23. *Please Note:  I am away next week (April 15-17) with Grade 7 Band Camp. I do not want these important forms to be misplaced, so after the long weekend is best if not given to me tomorrow.  Thank you!


Wednesday, April 10. 2019

Grade 7 ELA/SS - Students have been and will continue learning about the important events, people and conflicts that led up to the Confederation of Canada.  Review of terms and concepts in Chapter 6 of the textbook, Our Canada, is recommended to assist in the upcoming project that will be assigned by Ms. Taylor.

Grade 6 ELA - Students have learned about the important parts and organization of a newspaper, how to write an effective headline and how to effectively use quotation marks and commas to show what someone is saying.  *Students will be planning and writing a rough copy of their own news story this week.  Topics could be: an event from a book like The Breadwinner, Hispanic Cultural Week at Robert Warren, or an event of their choice.  Due date of good copy will be Wednesday, April 17.


Monday, April 1, 2019

Grade 7 Social Studies - Chapter 5 test scores have been posted to PowerSchool.  Tests were handed back in class this afternoon.  I am asking that students in 7-1 receive a Parent Signature on the test and it is shown to me by Wednesday, otherwise a phone call will be coming home from the student.  

Grade 6-1 Drama - Started today!  Looking forward to some fun together!

Grade 6 ELA - Continued lessons on learning about functional writing of News Stories and also in preparation for our writing PAT which is on May 8/19.


Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Grade 7 Social - Completion of Google Slides due Thursday, March 21 (Deportation of the Acadians, Wolfe Vs. Montcalm, Battle of the Plains of Abraham, Royal Proclamation). Two more classes will be provided, but it appears many students should be working on this at home in order to get it completed.

Grade 7 ELA - COMPREHENSION QUIZ for "All Summer in A Day" postponed until after Spring Break.  Letter from Margot assignment - rough copy (Fully edited) due Thursday, March 21.  We will type our good copies then.

Grade 6 ELA - All Festival of the Gods projects are winding up and students should be working on their persuasive presentations with their partners.  Please note: **Students who have taken an early holiday are responsible for finding out what they have missed ASAP so that their partners do not have to take on all of the work for this portion of the project**.

Grade 6-3 Drama - Last day of Drama for this trimester is Thursday, March 21.  Class party on that day (Period 1), feel free to bring treats (must be enough for everyone).   It has been lots of fun, guys!  Good luck in Band!


Friday, March 15, 2019

Grade 7 Social - Chapter 5 test was moved to Monday, March 18 Period 1.  Part A and B (white booklets) Questions will be handed in to me at that time, please ensure they are done so you can use for studying.

Grade 7 ELA - Short Story Questions and Characterization Chart for "All Summer In A Day" due Monday, March 18.  Comprehension Quiz for this story is on Wednesday, March 20.  We will be working on the "Letter From Margot" next week and the final copy will be due Thursday, March 21.

Grade 6 ELA - Oral/Visual (speaking) Presentations for the Greek Gods Project begin MONDAY, March 18.


Monday, March 11, 2019

Grade 7 Social Studies - Chapter 5 test will be this Thursday, March 14.  You need to review your Do Now! assignment and all the work we have done on the Deportation of the Acadians, Battle of the Plains of Abraham, Royal Proclamation, etc.  This is a BIG ONE, folks!

Grade 6 ELA - Hoping to be done creating our life-size Greek Gods this week!  

Grade 6-3 Drama - Lip Sync Presentations finish tomorrow.


Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Grade 6 ELA - Visual portion of the Festival of the Gods is going to start SOON.  Please bring in any craft materials (fabric, feathers, string, shiny paper, etc.) you wish to use to make your God come alive!

Grade 7 ELA - Character Profile Assignment for the story Run, Sheep, Run is PAST DUE for many students.  Please complete and share with me -  dlmorris@educbe.ca


Monday, March 4, 2019

Grade 6 ELA - Gods research should be completed by now.  Working on shared Google Doc with partners have begun in most classes.  

Grade 6-3 Drama - LIP SYNC PROJECT introduced today! - get ready for some fun!!!!

Grade 7 Humanities - Social 'Do Now!'  Chapter 5 (pink booklet) due Thursday, March 7, 2019


Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Grade 7 Humanities - Chapter 5 Do Now! (Pink Booklet)  please complete questions  up until the end of #14 by Monday, February 25.  We will be learning about the Battle of the Plains of Abraham soon.

Grade 6 ELA - Take your Story Planners home to add more information and/or conference with family members!

Grade 6 Drama - Miss Taylor is back working with 6-3 on Movement and learning about Tableaux.  *Check your Google Docs to see your performance videos Mrs. Morris has shared with you! 


Monday, February 11, 2019

Grade 6 ELA - Reminder of Greek Mythology Open Notebook test tomorrow!


Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Grade 6 ELA - Deadlines are fast approaching!  Greek Mythology Vocabulary assignment - due Thursday, February 7.  Greek Mythology quiz (open book) - Tuesday, February 12.  

Grade 6-3 Drama - Self-reflections/evaluations due tomorrow!!

Grade 7 Humanities - Social Studies Chapter 4: The Fur Trade quiz - Thursday, February 7.  ELA - The Rabbit - Short Story response assignment due Thursday, February 7; Odd Jobs Vinyl Cafe assignment still missing from some students.


Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Grade 6 ELA - Vocabulary Quiz on The Breadwinner was returned to students today, marks are not yet on PowerSchool, however.  These should be in student binders now.  Mythology study continues, including a vocabulary study of words such as:  vain, hasten, covet, pine....

Grade 7 Humanities - The listening assignment/chart on The Vinyl Cafe's "Odd Jobs" is due Thursday, January 31.  The You Tube link is as follows:

https://www.youtube.com/playli...

Grade 6-3 Drama - Greek Mythology Plays begin tomorrow!


Friday, January 18, 2019

Grade 7 Humanities - A Day In The Life Of..... Social Studies Colonization assignment final copies/products due Monday, January 21.

Grade 6 ELA - We are continuing to learn about Greek Mythology.  Can you make connections in everyday life to Greek Myths?

Grade 6 Drama - Students continue to practice in small groups for their Greek Myth plays.

Have a great weekend!    

                            

                                               

Friday, January 11. 2019

Grade 7 Humanities - Chapter 3 test - Monday, January 14.  Kahoot!  Review links have been posted on D2L.

Grade 6 ELA - Monday we will complete our viewing of The Breadwinner animated movie.  It has been SO awesome to watch and students are very engaged!  


Monday, January 7, 2019

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a memorable, relaxing break like I did.  I am so thankful for the time with family and friends!

Grade 6 ELA -  Your Book Reviews for The Breadwinner are due tomorrow, Tuesday, January 8 unless you have already handed it in to me.  Share your ideas from our "Moody Monday" writing prompts at home tonight!

Grade 7 Social - We are full-steam ahead and will be doing a lot of Social Studies for the next month.  Currently, we are working on Chapter 3 of Our Canada and students should be working on the 'Do Now' assignment a bit at a time.


Thursday, December 20, 2018

Thank you to all for the lovely cards, sweets and gifts!  

Here is the link to the heartwarming videos we have watched to discuss Media Literacy.  Grab a Kleenex!

https://www.literacyshed.com/t...



Thursday, December 13, 2018

Grade 6 ELA - 'Instagram Post' project for The Breadwinner is due today! 

Grade 7 Humanities -  Sadly, it is Ms. Taylor's last day tomorrow!  She will be back with us after Teacher's Convention...

Make sure your "Instagram Post" assignment is handed in by Friday, December 14.  GAME BOARD PROJECT for Terra Incognita due Wednesday next week, no later!! - make sure your materials are at school ASAP.

*****7-1 Homeroom Secret Santa is CANCELLED - instead, please bring a gift for a less fortunate child to donate to THE MAGIC OF CHRISTMAS school fundraiser.  Sorry for this inconvenience, but unforeseen circumstances in our homeroom, have led to my personal decision to cancel this event.  

Grade 6 Drama - Students will be presenting an IMROV scene at our Christmas Montage on Friday, December 21.  



Friday, November 23, 2018

Thank you to all who came to Parent-Teacher Conferences.  I enjoyed meeting some of you for the first time!

Grade 6 ELA - This upcoming week, we will continue our work on the Descriptive Writing strategy, "Show Don't Tell".  Also, continuing our Novel Study on The Breadwinner.

Grade 6 Drama -  This is the last week for Grade 6 options, switches take place on Monday, December 3.  That being said, 6-2 is finishing off with performing their own plays this week beginning on Tuesday.

Grade 7 Humanities - Current Events assignment due Wednesday, November 28.  *Only one class period will be given before then to work on it at school.   Terra Incognita Novel Study continues with Miss Taylor leading the way.



Thursday, November 15, 2018

Grade 7 Humanities - reminder of Chapter 2 Social Studies test TOMORROW PERIOD ONE!!  Here is the study guide link in case you did not get one in class this afternoon!

https://docs.google.com/docume...

Grade 6 ELA -  After reading Chapter 6 of The Breadwinner, today we learned how to incorporate the question into our answer for the Chapter 6 Responses.  See the link for the lesson:

https://drive.google.com/file/...


Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Grade 7 Humanities - Explorer or Invader - whole assignment (blue booklet and green double-sided page) due tomorrow!  Chapter 2 Test on FRIDAY, November 16.  ***Students in 7-1 are asked to bring in a Duo-tang, ASAP for their novel study with Ms. Taylor.***

Grade 6 ELA - The Breadwinner novel study - all assignments, coloured illustrations up until the end of Chapter 5 are due on Thursday, November 15.   

GIrls Volleyball - GO WARRIORS!  Semifinals at Sherwood School tonight at 4:15 


Thursday, November 8, 2018

Grade 6 Drama - Students are working on creating their own play.  So much enthusiasm so far, I love it!!

Grade 7 Humanities - Canada Remembers Times - Newspaper Quest - due tomorrow (Friday);   Step #3 of the Explorers or Invaders will be due Wednesday, November 14.  **New Novel Study, Terra Incognita started today with Ms. Taylor.**

Grade 6 ELA - Postcards for Peace - completed in class but are due tomorrow at the latest so they can be distributed at the Military Museum on Sunday.  If any family is planning to attend a ceremony and would like to take some postcards to distribute, please let Mrs. Morris know ASAP.  dlmorris@cbe.ab.ca



Friday, November 2, 2018

**Starting Monday, November 5, Ms. Jessica Taylor, a University of Calgary student will be with us as my Student teacher this year.  She will be doing her practicum until December 14 and then back with us in the Spring of 2019.  We are looking forward to having her in Room 11!

Grade 6 ELA - We have read up until the end of Chapter 4 in The Breadwinner novel.  Next week, we will take a hiatus from the novel and do some reading, writing and discussing about Remembrance Day.

Grade 7 Humanities - Crazy Timelines are almost complete and it is time for Step #3 on the Explorers or Invaders assignment.  Students should begin thinking of who they think made the most significant impact on North American Settlement.  Planning for a persuasive essay on this topic will begin next week.

Grade 6 Drama - Sadly, students in 6-2 have 4 weeks left in their drama trimester with me :(.  Next week, we will begin writing our own plays and eventually performing them!  Parents will be invited to watch, stay tuned.


Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Girls Volleyball - Game Day!  Go Warriors!   **Please Note: Thursday morning practice is CANCELLED this week**


Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Grade 7 Humanities - Explorers or Invaders? Project research chart due to be complete for Thursday, October 25.  No further computer time will be given for research, as today was the last day.    Song Analysis for "Looking for A Place to Happen"  by The Tragically Hip will be due on Thursday also.

Grade 6 English Language Arts - Our novel study is well underway.  Students have completed Chapters 1 and 2 reading as well as the written assignments.  This is proving to be a very engaging book so far and is connecting well with the Social Studies topic on Canada's Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Girls Volleyball - we are currently undefeated, so hopefully tonight's games at Sherwood keep us in the top of the standings!  Go Warriors!

Grade 6 Drama - Halloween scripts and roles released today!


Friday, October 12, 2018

Grade 6 English Language Arts - Web Quest for The Breadwinner is complete, make sure the paper assignment is here for Monday to add to our preliminary Novel Study notes.

Grade 7 Humanities - We will begin a new topic in Social Studies next week.  Unit tests will be marked and returned by Friday at the latest!

Grade 6 Drama - We presented our first Reader's Theatre today.  Videos will be 'shared' on Google Docs with students soon.

Volleyball - Practice Monday afterschool, Game Tuesday and morning practice on Thursday.  GO Warriors!


Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Volleyball - Girls first game tonight at Sherwood School - be there around 4:15 to watch first game.  GO WARRIORS!

Grade 6-2 Drama - Please complete the Self-Evaluation for the Lip-Sync Performances.

Grade 7 Humanities - Maps/Paragraphs due today.  Study for Chapter 1 test tomorrow.


Thursday, October 4, 2018

 Grade 7 Humanities - Upcoming important dates:  

1. First Nations written response - good copy due Tuesday, October 9. 

2. Mapping Assignment (Canada and world) - due Tuesday, October 9. 

3. Chapter One Test (Social Studies) - Wednesday, October 10

Two periods on the computers will be given tomorrow, Friday, to complete the paragraph.


Wednesday, October 3, 2018

***GIRLS VOLLEYBALL-  Wednesday morning practices will now be Thursday morning practices.  A new schedule to reflect the Snow Day Cancellation yesterday will be sent home tomorrow.


We have a Practicum Student starting with us tomorrow morning:

Hello to all of Mrs. Morris’ students and their parents. My name is Ms. Karen Bates and I am an Education Assistant Certificate Student at Lethbridge College. Mrs. Morris and the administration at Robert Warren have been kind enough to allow me to join Mrs. Morris for my practicum. I look forward to being in the classroom part-time, starting Monday, October 1st for 10 weeks, to learn from Mrs. Morris and work with the students to make this year the best for all of us. I am a mother of 2 children in the Spanish Bilingual program and am currently employed with the CBE in a specialized classroom at another school in the southwest. I look forward to getting to know all your children, learning from your children, and seeing them thrive and enjoy their time at Robert Warren. Thank you for allowing me this opportunity, for this I am grateful.


Sunday, September 30, 2018

Girls Volleyball - Reminder of our second practice Monday from 3:35 - 4:45 PM.  First game of the season is Tuesday, October 2, at Sherwood School.  Be there by 4:20 as we do not play the first game.  You will not need to sign out early from class.  Please make sure I have your blue forms returned to me along with the $30 fee.   GO WARRIORS!!

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Grade 7 Humanities - Still waiting for students to share their I Am Canadian picture with me:   dlmorris@educbe.ca  Please have this submitted by Friday.  Also, the Graphic Organizer/web we worked on in class must be completed for a minimum of two of the First Nation Groups we are researching.  Information can be found on the Anishnabe, Haudenosaunee and Mi'kmaq in Chapter One of the Our Canada textbook.

Grade 6 ELA - Last call for Time Capsule information and items.  Must be here by Friday, please.

Girls Volleyball - next practice Monday, October 1.  Forms must be submitted to Mrs. Morris by then in order for players to have floor time at our game on Tuesday, October 2.


Monday, September 24, 2018

Grade 6 ELA - Please complete the questions/activity for the article read in class today about Banning 'Throwaway" Straws.  Also, Time Capsule items should be here no later than tomorrow, Tuesday, September 25.

Grade 7 Humanities - I am LOVING the photos you Canadian kids are sharing with me!  Keep those coming and I will print them in colour for you.


Volleyball Update

As we do every year, coaches invited any students interested to come to tryouts where students were told that the team would be decided based on interest, and the overall ability level of participants. The coaches made the decision that this years players, would best be suited for a girls junior team and a boys senior team.

We are also offering a co-ed developmental team for any students who did not make the competitive teams and who would like the opportunity to practice and improve their skills. Team lists and practice schedules will be posted outside the gym. Please contact the specific coach if you have any questions regarding a team. 

Junior Girls coach - Mrs. Morris (dlmorris@cbe.ab.ca)

Senior Boys coach - Ms. Gilliland (klgilliland@cbe.ab.ca)

Co-Ed Developmental coach - Sr. Menjivar (eamenjivar@cbe.ab.ca)

Please direct any general inquiries to Ms. Robertson - Lead PE teacher (clrobertson@cbe.ab.ca)


Friday, September 21, 2018

Grade 6 ELA  - This week, we learned about how to write an effective paragraph using "The Hamburger Method".  We used planners to share one fact about us that we wrote in our Time Capsule Brochure.  After planning, we used Google Docs to publish our paragraphs.  Our Time Capsule is almost done!  Next week, the finishing touches of decorating the outsides and adding some artifacts the time capsule creation will be complete.  Students will be presenting their capsule to their classmates starting on Wednesday (this will be explained Monday).  We also continued our work on EveryDay Edits and looking for errors in a paragraph.  Check these out in our notes.  Please remember to have a container brought to school on Monday as well as some items to put in your time capsule. 

Grade 7 Humanities - This week, we worked extremely hard on our I AM Canadian Projects. The photo portion of this project is due to be shared with me by Monday, September 24  Remember:  dlmorris@educbe.ca.   The written portion is due on Thursday, September 27. 

Grade 6 Drama -  This week, we continued building our repertoire of cooperative drama games and also incorporated using props into simple, dialog-free skits.   Students were introduced to the concept of Improvisation and we tested our skills by playing a game called, "Park Bench".


Friday, September 14, 2018

1.  All classes (ELA6/Humanities 7/Drama 6): please remember to return your signed Course Outline to Mrs. Morris.  This was due back yesterday.

2.  Humanities 7:  Remember to collect items for your I AM Canadian Photo Project.  Your list is due to me by Tuesday, September 18.



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