Humanities

Week of December 5th - December 9th 

Well, the count down is on ... just 13 more days to go until Winter Break. If you are planning on traveling over the break and will be missing classes, please make sure you have notified the office. 

There is a lot going on in these last few weeks of school. Each week we are having a spirit week. This week on Thursday we are asking students to wear Chimera gear/colours. 

We are still collecting donations and warm socks so if you are able to donate some items, we would greatly appreciate that. 

Vaccinations are on December 12th and December 13th so please make sure you have returned the paper work. 

Coffee House - Our students have been practicing and getting ready for the Coffee House which will be on December 15th in the evening at the school. 

This week in humanities we are continuing with our class novel, 'The Reluctant Journal of Henry K Larsen' and completing journal tasks to go along with the readings. 

In social studies, we are starting the Charter of Rights and Freedom. This week students will be asked to identify our rights and freedoms and then will conduct research about the specific areas of the Charter. 


Week of November 21st - November 25th 
Next week in social studies we will be continuing our Political Parties research project. Students will be responsible for researching a topic and putting that information into their own words. 
In ELA, we will continue on work on short stories to help develop a strong understanding of theme, summary, inferencing and using context clues. 

* A reminder that parent teacher interviews are on November 24th (in-person) and November 25th (virtual) so students will not have classes on Friday.  Please make sure to book appointments. 
** Also - JCS was supposed to be having their open house this week however that has been postponed until January 26th. 


Week of November 14th - November 18th 

This week we are wrapping up work on 'The Veldt' and moving into 'There Will Come Soft Rain'. We will be taking a break from annotating and now students will be following along as the story is read to them while they look for context clues through the figurative language. 

Reminder that the school fundraiser - school Purdy's order is DUE November 18th. 


Nov 7 - 10

In social we will be working on the political spectrum. In English we will be continuing on our short story. There will be a Remembrance day celebration on Thursday, Nov 10, please send in a donation for a poppy. 


Sept 12 - 16

This week in social studies we have discussed Media Bias. Classes engaged in discussions around what is fake news, why fake news is created and how do we know which media sources to trust. 

In ELA, students are working through different forms of pre-assessments in reading and writing. Each class wrote a persuasive letter to the teacher identifying something they felt passionately about and then provided three reasons why people should feel the same. We are encouraging each student to make a point of reading more this year. Classes will be frequently accessing the learning commons to check out new books. 

A reminder to students that are not able to attend school to continue to check Google Classroom for any updates.

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