Mrs. McQuaid Murphy Notes

French immersions math and science


Posted: November 10, 2020

Homeroom 7/8 will have a pj day friday.   We will be watching a movie.  Students can bring their own snack. They can not share food.

Math 8

-We did some examples together on the board of PEDMAS.  Suggested individual work to prepair for the test is p 166 Q 8, 11 and p 167 Q 12 and 15.

-Test is Thursday

Math 7 from split.

-Time to finish questions from text last day.

-I went over how to find diameter when circumference is given.

Science 7 and 8

- We discussed polution and its influence on water basins.   We saw a video on eau potable.   Notes can be found in teams.

Posted: November 9, 2020

Math 8 

-Assignment on PEDMAS in teams has been corrected.  Please see Class Notebook – your name- assignment- PEDMAS to see your feedback.  Your mark is listed under the grades tab. 

-Today was a work period. 

-Test Thursday. 

Math 7 from split 

-We did a review of Radius, diameter and circumference formulas.  After doing several examples together students had time to work on book questions. Page 136 Q 1, 2, 4 and 6.  Page 138 Q 3, 5, 7, and 8.  These are not for homework. 

Math 7 

-See teams for the examples of questions that we did together. 

-Time to work on Book questions. 

-Teams assignments are marked, and grades can be found under the grade tab at the top. 

Homework: page 136 Q 1, 2 4 and 6 

Math 6 

-We went over how to fill in a table using an expression.  We also reviewed how to find the machines, relation and expression for a table of values. 

-Students are starting to see their assignments returned in the grades section of teams.  We are still learning how to submit work.  Test Friday. 

Science 7 

-Our topic today was drinkable water.  video “eau potable” 

Science 6 

-Students applied what we are learning in Math to science.  They used a graph to fill in a table. 

The grade 7/8 class attended a virtual seminar today.  Making a Difference BL Speaker Series: Designing for Empathy was put on by Brilliant Labs.    

The focus questions of the presentation was: How can we help to foster different forms of empathy in youth to create a compassionate sustainable world? 


The speaker talked about building an ethical imagination.  He highlighted the power of change that can be made through kindness.  That we should start with small acts.  He described how to be a cooperative team member.  That kindness can be learning to be a good listener.  Kindness comes from a place of strength.  He encouraged a cooperative mindset and reminded students that we always have a choice to be kind. 


Here is some information on the speaker from the session handout: 


“About Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi The Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi is an innovative thinker, philosopher, educator and a polymath monk. He is Director of the Ethics Initiative at the MIT Media Lab and President & CEO of The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a center dedicated to inquiry, dialogue, and education on the ethical and humane dimensions of life. Venerable Tenzin’s unusual background encompasses entering a Buddhist monastery at the age of ten and receiving graduate education at Harvard University with degrees ranging from Philosophy to Physics to International Relations. He is a Tribeca Disruptive Fellow and a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in Behavioral Sciences at Stanford Universit

Posted: November 2, 2020

Grade 8 sweatshirt money and orders are due back.


Science 7 

-Quiz next class on notes from October 28th.  Students have a handout, but it can also be found in Teams class Notebook. 

Math 7 

-Test tomorrow on the algebra from module 1.   Review videos and questions posted in teams.    

Math 8 

-Two assignments in teams are now overdue. 

-Test tomorrow on order of operations. 

Math 6 

-We went over how to write expressions. 

-Time was given to learn how to pass in an assignment in teams and how to do a “quiz” in teams.   When they are marked, they will appear in the grades section of teams.   The focus is on learning how to pass work in on teams.    Students should be working on these two assignments at home if they are not finished.   Please let me know if you need help passing it in. 

Science 6 

-Today we reviewed the three types of variables: independent, dependent and control.    

-New material was learning how to write a testable question.  I passed out a handout of the notes.  We did two examples together and I circulated to correct them.   I created a science 6 class notebook in teams.  I put a copy of the notes there with the work that we did today.

Posted: October 28, 2020

Math 7 and Math 8 will be having a test Tuesday November 3rd.   Textbook questions should now be completed.  Students should be practicing for the test by completing assignments on Mathletics and Netmath.   Students should be asking for help during class time.

If a students feels like they need more time to complete the work before the test, please see me to arrange an alternate time to write the test.

Please use your class notebook in Teams to review.  Tutorial videos are in ShowMe and in Teams.


Posted: October 27, 2020

Math 8 

-Students worked on order of operation questions from the textbook.  P. 98 Q 21, 22, and 23.   Mr. Connors and I were able to circulate and help students.  Remember to put square brackets around the numerator and the denominator.  A fraction is really a division.   Q 21 and 22 are for homework. 

-Students have practice questions on Mathletics and Netmath to complete before they write their test. 

-There was also a practice assignment in teams for students to complete. 

-An example from the text was put in teams class Notebook. 

Math 7 from the split class. 

-I worked with these students today.  In our “seminar/direct instruction” we practiced how to figure out the relationship in an enter exit table.  We went over how to write expressions and equations for a table of values.  We reviewed how to construct a graph using the table of values.   After doing a few examples together as a group, students continued their practice questions from the textbook.  p 23 Q 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8.  P 27 Q 1 and p 28 Q 2, 3, 4, 5.   Please use the answer section at the back of the book to correct your work.   Ask for help when you get a question wrong. 

-Once textbook questions are completed you can practice for the test using netmath and Mathletics. 

-I have posted in ShowMe some tutorial videos for review if you need them. 

-Notes were put in teams class Notebook. 


Math 7 

-We had some direct teacher led instruction today.  We went over how to write expressions and equations for data in tables.   We then went over how to construct graphs.   Time was given to work on textbook questions. p 23 Q 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8.  P 27 Q 1 and p 28 Q 2, 3, 4, 5.    

-Some students are working ahead and are now practicing for the test by using Mathletics and Netmath. 

-Notes were put in teams class Notebook. 


Math 6 

-We did musical multiplication this morning to practice our multiplication tables.   This should be reviewed regularly at home.  The better you are with your multiplication facts the easier middle school math will be. 

-We learnt how to construct graphs from information in tables.  Mr. Walsh was with use today and we were able to help students to properly create scales.  Remember each square is worth the same amount on an axis.   X is always on the horizontal axis.  X is the first column in a table and y is the second column.  Coordinate points are (x,y). 

-Homework was to work on the question that was on the board.   It has been placed in teams class notebook. 


Science 7/8 

-Today we watched a video on water.  The video highlighted what a hydrogeologist does.   It went over underground water and how it is discovered in Canada.   The video also discussed many of our new vocabulary. 

-We went over the first half of the vocabulary from last class.    

-Homework is to finish the questions on the work sheet. 

-Notes and answers are placed in teams class Notebook. 

Posted: October 23, 2020

Math 6 

-Students had a work period today.  Their assignments are listed in Teams.   They could choose what assignments to work on.  We will continue to work on this next week.   Students will get feedback as they finish the assignments.   Keep checking your results.   I will work with students that are having difficulties next week.    

-While we are learning about identifying expressions and equations for tables, we are also learning to use teams, Mathletics and Netmath.  Have patience when things are frustrating and ask for help as needed.  We are all working at a different pace that is ok! 


Math 7 

-Students should have the teams assignment on subtractions and expressions finished.  Results will be posted in the grades tab as I correct them.    

-Students have assignments in Netmath (in French) and Mathletics (in English).  I have also made a list of suggested book questions to do to prepare for the test.   Our textbooks have arrived, and I will pass them out on Monday. 

-Once students have completed all the work, they will write the test.  This will likely be latter next week. 


Science 7 and 8 

-We read about movement of water.  Students have a sheet to explain the new vocabulary.   In Teams I have put a copy of the reading and worksheet.   We will finish this next class and it is not for homework. 


Math 8 

-Students have a list of videos, assignments and activities to finish on order of operations before they write the test.  Students are working at their own pace and deciding what to do first.   Feedback will be provided so keep checking the grades section in teams and the results in Mathletics and Netmath.  Students should aim to be ready for the test near the end of next week. 

-Duotang of marked work should now be returned. 



Posted: October 22, 2020

Math 8

-We are working on order of operations. Students will continue their book work tomorrow in class and I will be circulating to help.  Page 92 Q 7 , 8, 9, 10.

-We have also been reviewing tables and expressions from last year as we will be using it in science soon.

-Expression assignment has been returned in teams and duotang of unit tests should now be returned.


Math 7

-We will be working on expressions and tables of values.  Questions from student text that we are working on are paghe 23 Q 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 8.  page 27 Q 1 page 28 Q 2, 4, 5.  We will continue to work on this Friday and Monday.

-The expressions assignment done in teams has been passed back for those that did it.  Check the grades tab for your results.

-Friday will be a work period.

-Today students reviewed subtraction including questions where we borrow.   Pull outs for this skill will happen during November for students who need more practice.

Math 6

Today students worked on subtraction questions with the supply teacher.   

-We have been working on finding the expressions and equations for information in tables.  We have also been learning how to get our assignments in teams and how to submit our assignments over teams.  Students will have time Friday to continue working on this.



-Students are learning about water and water systems.  We are building vocabulary so that we can discuss and explore while talking in French.

Please note that I was out today.


Students should be using teams for their work this week.  Each class has a video (or two), and assignment through teams, some questions from the textbook and practice on Mathletics and Netmath.   Please email me any questions.

Students can check the grades section of teams to get feedback on their assignment.

Science tests are marked for grade 7 and 8 and will be passed back after all students write.   Math 8 tests will be passed back on Wednesday.

Posted: October 16, 2020

This year I will not be posting daily on my class website.  I will continue to post a couple times a week to let parents know what we are doing in class.  My main form of communication will be teams.  Each class has a team where I post the Smart Notebook lessons.    


Students have been trained on how to use office 365.  They have been shown how to send email to me.  How to check notes in the online notebook.  They have learnt how to open assignments.  They have learnt how to view video lessons. 


Students have Mathletics and Netmath to work on practice questions.   They have ShowMe to watch lessons and submit questions. 


Today grade 7 and 8 were shown how to submit an assignment and check their grade.  Grade 6 will learn this next week. 


In the event of a home learning situation, please check my class website and teams for learning activities.  I can send passwords and usernames if a child is at home and does not have it with them.  Just send me an email to request them.  All passwords and usernames were given to students.  It would be a good idea to ask your child for their passwords and to keep a copy of them at home. 


If you have any questions please contact me at . 


Today Grade 7 learnt about the scientific method.  We watched and discussed a video.  In Math grade 7 and 8 did an online quiz.  They can check their grades to see their results.  Grades are found in teams under the grades tab at the top of the screen.  Grade 6 practiced our multiplication using a bingo game.  


Reminder that tickets and money are due back Monday for the fundraiser.    

Have a nice weekend. 

Posted: October 13, 2020


-Today students had time to work on Mathletics and Netmath.

Science 8

-All observation projects are now past due.

-We reviewed for the test Friday.  It will be open book.


Posted: October 9, 2020

We did a flipped class for math 6 and 7 today.  Students practiced logging in to office 365.  They learnt how to open teams.  How to open their online Notebook.  We learnt how to watch an online video lesson.   The students did good with this model.  I was able to sit and give extra help to students.  Some students progressed to finishing their Mathletics and Netmath tasks.   Please note that Netmath should be in French.  If it is not, please let me know.

Grade 7 and 8 students who did not succeed with their division assessment had a second chance today.  Grade 6 did a multiplying assessment.  

Science classes worked on their Leaf observations today.  These are now due and should be finished at home.  Some grade 7 students worked with problem solving in our new small maker space.


Have a safe and happy weekend,

Posted: October 8, 2020

Science 7 

-We had our pictures today. 

-We went over common French mistakes.  Students were given some time to work on leaf observations.  Tomorrow will be the last class time to complete this project.  If not done it will be for homework for next Thursday. 

Math 7 

-We went over division today.  We will do a short three question assessment tomorrow to identify who has it and who needs small group instruction. 

-students complete book work (p. 18 Q 1 and p. 19 Q 7 and 8) in our new unit of algebra.  More time will be given for this tomorrow.    

-We will be doing a flipped class model tomorrow.   I will be giving extra help as needed. 

-Remember notes and review tutorials are in teams class notebook. 


Math 6 

-We went over the tables from our work yesterday and learnt how to describe the trends in the table.  students had time to add the statement to yesterday tables. 

-We went over three methods to multiply large numbers.  Students will have a 3-question assessment tomorrow to identify who needs small group instruction.  Students can use whatever method they prefer. 

Math 8 

-We reviewed division.  Assessment tomorrow to identify who needs small group instruction. 

-Grade 7 went over new algebra vocabulary and then worked on questions from the text.  Feedback was given on yesterday's lesson. 

-Grade 8 continued work in the text on multiplying and dividing.  Notes placed in team's notebook. 


Posted: October 6, 2020

Please bring in money for the tickets as you sell them.


This week students are learning how to use their online resources.   I am now placing notes, tutorial videos and lessons in teams.  students log into office 365 to access their teams.   In teams they will find a class notebook.   Today grade 7 and 8 had a video lesson and tasks to perform on both Mathletics and Netmath.   This follows a flipped classroom model where the lesson is recorded and students work at their own pace.   I am available to reteach, give further examples or help problem solve with students.  Mr. Walsh joined us fo the grade 6 class today.   It is nice to have the extra person to float around with me and answer questions.

I get the results from the work students do in Mathletics and Netmath, and can resend them material that better fits where they are at in their learning journey.   Students find that they get a more personalized learning with this set up. 

First math test has been passed back to math 6 and 7.   Some grade 8 got their test back and the rest will be passed back soon.  These should be corrected and returned.

Science 7/8

-We corrected our worksheet on tides.

-Draft of leaf observation project is due for tomorrows class.

Science 7

-Draft of leaf obsercation project is due next class and we will continue to work on the good copy on Thursday.  

Posted: October 1, 2020

Reviews have been placed in the notebook in teams.  Math classes write their first test of the year tomorrow.   If you google me in Showme you will find review videos.


Grade 7 and 8 will be outside for science tomorrow.  Please dress for a walk.