Friday, December 18, 2009

Last post...til January

I am posting from home 2nite...cause i was 2 busy 2day 2 do it from school.

It was nice 2 c everyone showed up 2day. I hope u all had a good time @ the dance...i know i did.

A few ppl need 2 b acknowledged...

shelby 4 perfect attendance, keep it up. i wanna c u walk across the stage on graduation day to accept the award 4 perfect attendance.

jocelyn.. cya on jan.4th. u can do it.

jesse and ashley...sry we missed u today, u would have enjoyed the dance.

brandon, chaz...sry u missed the dance. a word of advice..take a second b4 u react or calm. just try. ur both good kids, u really r, take a second and just breathe.

kurt, stop climbing

kaitlyn, markie, timarah gaga..good job on the miley cyrus dance...u guys r good. hood..:)

kymberly and nice 2 paul. ya feeling?

mya..keep smiling

Levi??? we missed u 2day. sry 2 hear a/b your loss @ this time of year. take care.

mitchell..where r u?

luella..hope u r feeling better

merry christmas guys.
all the best and cya in 2010

think b4 u REACT....

Monday, December 14, 2009

A reminder on how to divide fractions....

If you forget how to divide fractions, copy down or refer to the diagram above. Do it a couple of times until you get to the point you no longer have to refer to it. Dividing fractions is like anything else you will do, in order to get better, you must practice, over and over again. Don't give up. If you give up, you will never get it and grade nine will be very difficult. Hang in there, trust me, if you don't give up, you will get it and you will feel so much better, about yourself and math.

Tomorrow is the Lip Sync and Air Band Show, so make sure your work is complete. If you have not finished everything, you will be in a work room until you are finished everything. You don't want that, so, as Levi would say, "Git 'er done".
  1. dividing fractions--sheet 190-91
  2. spelling definitions
  3. K2 visualization assignment
See you all tomorrow.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Kymberly picked this pic out....

This is the way most of the class felt today. There was some frustration at multiplying fractions and even more frustration when they had to take those fractions to simplest form. So, it is with regret that I will remind you that you must always reduce your fractions to simplest form:)

There was a Social this afternoon and in order for everyone to attend, they must have completed all their work, and they did. Good job everyone!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

This was the kind of day we had.....

Our class schedule has changed. The school has implemented 'common teaching times'. All the grade eights are taught math and literacy at the same time of day. This morning was quite chaotic for 8-1. We had a hard time adjusting to math @ 8:40, we usually would do it @ 11:20. However, with some tinkering, we will work out the kinks and try to find what works for us.

We put up our Christmas tree today, thank you to Kymberly, Mya, Amber, Shelby, Timarah and Jesse for decorating it. It looks fantabulous, not a word, I know, but I like it.

There was a lot of math today and if you have not completed it, consider it homework. We are moving on to multiplication and division of fractions and you do not want to get behind. Remember, there is homework support available.

  • Math Makes Sense Text--page 147
  • Math Makes Sense Booklet--4.3

Go to bed early and get a good sleep because we will have math first thing in the morning :)

Make good choices.


Monday, December 7, 2009

Movie tomorrow...

The busses will be leaving tomorrow @10:30 for the movie in Brantford. We should be back @ the school by 2:30. I know everyone will be on their best behavior as they will be representing J. C. Hill and we all know that we have a great bunch of students this year. Keep us proud.

If you are not going to the movie, you will be provided a work package and will be in a work room with a teacher.

  • Math booklet--up to 4.3
  • Daydreamer reading
  • Spelling definitions

Some students still have a math worksheet from last week that they have not completed. 4.2 R, adding whole numbers and fractions.

Cya all tomorrow.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

I have something to tell u...

What an awesome day it was. All you guys worked really hard. I am very proud of the class. If you would like to come with your parent/caregiver to pick up your report card, feel free. If not, well then, have a great long weekend and I will see you Monday.

'Fried Eggs' reading and questions.
Math sheet 4.2

Remember...make good decisions

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

7-3 picked these 2 jokes and the pic

Do you know how to catch a squirrel?
Climb a tree and act like a nut!

What did the traffic light say to the car?
Don't look I'm changing!

Another day of constant chatting. If you want a full recess tomorrow, you will have to be quiet and I know that you all can be quiet because this class usually is.

Interview times have been confirmed in student agendas.

Last day for movie permission forms.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

2 funny...

A Sunday school teacher asked her little children, as they were on the way to church service, "And why is it necessary to be quiet in church?" One bright little girl replied, "Because people are sleeping."

Monday, November 30, 2009


There was a lot of chatter this morning in the classroom. You all need to catch up on the weekend events during your activity break or recess.

I know some of you had some difficulty with the math today. It's important to ask me for clarification if you do not understand as it will only get more complicated if you do not.

Math Makes Sense, page 137- questions 1-9.
Letter to Katie is due for those who were off sick.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Thursday, November 26, 2009

The news for today.

A few students still need to hand in their letters to Katie. Every day they are late is going to result in a lower mark and I am sure you don't want that to happen.

Remember to hand in your interview forms as soon as possible. The interviews will take place on December 4th. Get them in as soon as you can to secure your first choice. The appointments are booked in the order in which I receive them.

The permission forms for 'New Moon' and the money are due by December 3.

Get ready, because tomorrow in math....more fractions! Aren't you excited?

Have a good night.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Well, the 8-1 blog is finally up and running.

Make sure you check the blog daily for news and homework/school reminders. There will be no reason for any student to come to school and say they do not have their work completed because they couldn't remember what they had to do or they forgot to write it down. It will be posted on the blog

For tomorrow, your letter to Katie is due. It must be typed, size 12, Arial font and double-spaced. A few of you still need to hand in questions 1-3 for 'My Hero'. These are overdue and if not handed in by tomorrow a.m. you will stay in for your activity break to finish. So, get it in so you can go out.