February 21, 2017

Hello there Grade 11s, Today in class we began by going over a quick overview of what you did last class with the substitute. We had different classmates share things from their lists of ten things they know to be true. We then discussed the importance of writing a slam poem about something which you…

February 17, 2017

Good afternoon Grade 11s, Today you had a substitute teacher in for me as I was at the Grade 10 Retreat. You began class by creating a list of things you are passionate about. You then expanded on two things from that list and presented it to your group members. Following this, you watched a…

February 15, 2017

Hello Grade 11s, Today we began class by concluding our snowball activity and having a discussion of which we truly believe to be more important: what’s being said or how it is said. We then talked about how spoken word poetry is so powerful because of the emotional connection you feel with the presenter. We…

February 8, 2017

Well hello there, In class today we began a new unit. We were prompted with the question: What is more important – what you say or how you say it? We then watched three different speakers: Donald Trump’s address of Black History Month. Justin Trudeau’s addressing of the Mosque Attack in Quebec and lastly, Michelle…

February 2, 2017

Good afternoon Grade 11s, We began class by looking at our summative evaluations. Then we worked on our self-evaluation and assessment of core competencies. We were able to select some of our comments to be utilized on our report card. I was away at Foundations of the Faith and you had a sub come in….

January 31st, 2017

Hello Grade 11s, I was away from school due to an illness. You watched a documentary on, Lord of the Flies. Sincerely, Miss Coleman

January 18, 2017

Good day Grade 11s, Today we had a study block for the midyear summative evaluation. Good luck with your Midyears! Sincerely, Miss Coleman

January 16, 2017

Good afternoon Grade 11s, Today we wrote our sight passage paragraph and multiple choice questions as preparation for our midyear. We read a short story and then wrote a thematic paragraph answer on it. We were able to decide if we wanted to use the assessment as part of our mark, or if we merely…

January 12, 2017

Good morning Grade 11s, To start class, we read chapter 12. We found out that the boys were rescued and that the when something comes to save the outcome despite it looking completely hopeless, that the device is known as deus ex machina. Following that discussion, we had a hypothetical discussion of who would have…

January 10, 2017

Good morning Grade 11s, First of all, I want to thank you for all the amazing discussion questions I received. They were very well thought out. I also appreciate that majority of you did them; I was very pleased with this. We then got right into the Socratic Seminar. There were some immensely interesting perspectives…

January 6, 2017

Good morning Grade 11s, Today we began class by finishing our playlist up to Chapter ten. We then read Chapter 11 and wrote a reflection on what had happened and how we felt. Following this, we wrote three questions for a class discussion that will occur next class. We will be participating in a Socratic…

January 4, 2017

Good afternoon Grade 11s, Welcome to 2017! How exciting! I hope you all had a wonderful break and feel refreshed and rejuvenated for the next bit of the school year. Today in class we began by each group being assigned a chapter from chapters 1 through 9 to write a 30 second review and summary of…