Mrs. McQuaid Murphy

Science and Math

Posted: January 13, 2017

Health 6

-Today we did a carousel activity where we discussed what changes occur in puberty physically, mentally, socially and emotional. 

-Students took some notes on these changes.


Math 8

-We corrected questions and reviewed how to multiply fractions using a number line.  

-Homework is a question from the text and a review sheet.  See notes.


Math 7

-We went over how to add fractions with and without models.

-Review sheet is for homework.

-A second sheet was given and will be due Tuesday for those who are ready to work ahead.


Science 6, 7, 8

-Video for parents to explain the STEM project has been posted.  Check back often for updates on how far along your child should be with their project.

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Posted: January 12, 2017

STEM has started!

Posted: January 12, 2017

Health 6 will start their growth and development unit tomorrow.  An information letter has been sent home to explain what is covered during this unit.  Should you have any questions please feel free to contact me for more information.


*** Extra help for math will be Monday at lunch during the outdoor time. ***


Math 8

Students are to complete questions from section 1.  Notes are posted below.

Math 7

-Students were given time in class to work on the following questions which are due tomorrow.  Notes posted below.

p. 179 Q1

p.180 Q2 (avec modèle)


p. 183 Q 1

p. 184 Q 2, 4, 5, and 7


Science 6 and 8

-Time was spent looking for projects.  Students should complete this at home.

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Posted: January 11, 2017

Math 8

-Today we reviewed previous work on fractions.  We also started to look at multiplications as a repeating addition.  We began to use models to solve multiplication of fraction questions.  No homework as it is our first day discovering the models.

Math 7

-Today we reviewed how to go from improper fractions to mixed numbers.  We also went over how to find equivalent fractions.   We began showing our work of addition questions with the help of models.  No homework.

Science 6 and 8

-We went over the different options of types of projects students can do for their STEM fair.   All projects will be due Feb 20th.    This week students should decide if they are working individually or in a pair.   Students are urged to work individually.    If students have decided to work in groups of two, it is their choice and they should make sure it is someone they can work with.  That they are able to meet to work on the project outside of class time.   Please note that if you work in a group students may receive individual marks that reflects their portion of the work.

-A hand out was given to grade 6 to explain the STEM process.  Grade 8 students wishing to have a copy can see me tomorrow.

-Stay tuned for updates on where your child should be in the Stem process each week by checking the class website.

Health 8

-Today in our growth and development unit we looked at understand the role the media plays in establishing feelings and attitudes about ourselves and relationships with others, including dating and becoming sexually active.  We looked at the influence television has on the way we think about “body image,” “sexuality” and “sexual violence.”  

-I encourage you to help your child complete the “Song Lyrics: Healthy or unhealthy?” assignment.   Together you can choose a song that talks about a relationship. Discuss and answer the questions on the sheet provided.   Students will share their song and answers with the class to generate discussions over the next few classes.

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Posted: January 10, 2017

Health 8 will start their Growth and Development unit this week.  A notice has been sent home to parents to explain what will be covered.  Please contact me should you have any questions.

Math 8

-We started our unit on fractions.  Students did a review of grade 6 and 7 material today.  Homework is to complete an assignment (Q 1 to 19) for tomorrow.  Students having trouble with this assignment will be asked to attend extra help.

Math 7

-We started module 5 today on addition and subtraction of fractions.  A review sheet was handed out to go over prior knowledge.  It contains questions that should be completed for class tomorrow.

-Work has been passed back to be signed.

Science 7

-STEM projects were explained.  A handout was given to students to explain what should be in each type of project.  Time was given in class for students to research a topic.  By Friday of this week students should know if they are working individually or in a group of two.  They should also have chosen a topic.  Next week will work on our question, hypothesis and procedure for experiments (step 5) and our problem and design (step 4) for innovation projects.

Posted: December 21, 2016

Grade 7 made lip balm today.  We learnt about controls and only manipulated 1 variable.  Our independent variable was the amount of vitamine E used.  We have asked some people to help test out our product for the experiment.  Looking forward to seeing the results in January.  

Posted: December 19, 2016

Science 6

-I have decieded to move the test to after the holidays.  With storm days, concerts, and school activities.... it would be too rushed.  

-We continue to work on variables, how to write a question for an experiment and how to write procedures.  

-We will be starting our STEM fair projects in January.

Math 8

-Assignment is due Wednesday

Science 8

-Project is due Wednesday.  You will have math class tomorrow to work on it.

Math 7

-Tomorrow you will have a practice test for sections 3.1 to 3.6.   Test will be Wednesday

Science 7

-Open book test tomorrow.  Our foccus  has been on science literacy.  Reading scientific material and being able to find the answer.  We also worked on graphing.  Students will be given data and asked to make the graph.  Remember to put titles, watch your scales and decied if the data points should be joined (continuous data) or left separate (discreet data).


Wednesday is PJ day

Thursday is hat (santa or elf) day

Friday is red green day

Tutorial video for order of operations

Posted: December 14, 2016

This video goes over the rules for order of operations ( PEDMAS ).  Grade 7 students should practice doing questions containing decimals and grade 8 should practice questions using positive and negative numbers.

Grade 7: tutorial video multiplying decimals

Posted: December 14, 2016

A nother tutorial video for multiplying decimals.

Tutorial multiplying decimals

Posted: December 14, 2016

Here is a tutorial video for grade 7 students to show them how to use a model to multiply decimals.


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