Mrs. McQuaid Murphy

Science and Math

Posted: February 21, 2017

I have been offering extra help each day at lunch to work on the STEM projects.

Math 7 and 8

-Today we participated in the national math league competition.

-Remainder of time was given to work on math tasks.

Science 7

-Notes from today are posted below.  We studied and discussed solids, liquids and gases at the particle level.

-Present stem fair Monday.

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Posted: February 20, 2017

Rubric for experiment STEM project attached below.

Math 8

-Today we worked on finding the percent of a number.  We focused on questions with small percent (less than 1%), and large percent (bigger then 100%).

-Students did a formative test.  Those that passed it in will get it back tomorrow corrected.  The others have it assigned for homework.

-Students were provided with time to work on their Mathletics.  Each week students will get  “tasks” to complete.   Students should make use of the review materials provided in the online program.


Math 7

-Today we worked on finding the percent of a number.  We also spent time reviewing how to change between percent, decimals and fractions.   Students are required to use what we learned before Christmas in this unit.   Our percent questions require students to be able to add and subtract decimals.  Students will also have to multiply decimals without a calculator.  Homework can be found in the notes posted below.

-Students are to complete their Mathletics tasks for the end of the week.     

Science 6

-A study guide was given for our term 2 summative assessment.  We will be writing this the Wednesday after March break.  Students should be taking time to make sure their notes are organized and complete.   Students should review the study guide and notes.  They may want to highlight key words.

-We will start our project presentations Wednesday for the class.  Our school showcase will be Tuesday Feb 28th.

Science 8

-Next test will be the end of the week after March break.

-Presentations of STEM projects will begin Wednesday.



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Posted: February 15, 2017

I will have an extra help Friday at lunch instead of craft club to help students with last minute questions related to STEM fair.

Math 8 and science 8

-We did our test on order of operations with fractions.

-Students had two work periods to work on their STEM projects or to work on Mathletics tasks. 

-We will start STEM presentations on Wednesday Feb 23rd.  Students should now be working on the final touches at home.  Some students will be presenting a “where I am at” instead of a final project.  This is “OK” as some innovation projects take a long time and cannot be finished in a 6 week time frame.


Math 7 and Science 7

-Students had a work period today to work on STEM fair project or on Mathletics projects.  We will begin our class presentations next week.   Students should be working at home on their STEM projects.


Science 6

-Today we had a work period.  I met with several students to help them start the editing process.  I would advise that students type their work in Word.  That they click on the review tab followed by the <language> button and then <set proofing language>.  This should be set to French (Canada).   The blue lines are grammar and accord mistakes and the red lines are spelling mistakes.   After this students can copy and paste work into .  This site will show students where there are mistakes and by hovering the mouse over the mistakes it will tell them how to correct it.

Please remember that simple clear statements are best.

-Students are to finish the project at home.  They will present in class next week.


Health 8

-Today students presented their song project where they discussed what a healthy relationship is. 

-We started to learn about sexually transmitted infections.  We will continue this next class.

Posted: February 14, 2017

We are looking for 5 parent chaperones to join us for a French Cultural trip March 23rd.  Parents would need to meet us in Paquetville (sucrerire Chiasson).   Please let me know if you think you would be able to help us make this event a possibility.

Math 8

-Quiz on order of operations.

-p29 Q 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, and 16

-Mathletics tasks due Friday


Math 7

-We started to learn how to find the percent of a number.

-Mathletics tasks due Friday.

-Test sent home to be signed.


Science 7

-We learn about <<les dilatations>> and <<les contractions>>.  We looked at examples where engineers needs to plan for this.  Notes posted below.

-Students should be working on the poster board for our STEM projects.  Class presentations next week and school showcase will be Tuesday February 28th during the afternoon.

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Posted: February 9, 2017

This week we learnt about what should be in a conclusion.  Due date for project is Feb/20 and school STEM showcase is  Feb/28th.

Posted: February 9, 2017

We are looking for 5 parent chaperones to join us for a French Cultural trip March 23rd.  Parents would need to meet us in Paquetville (sucrerire Chiasson).   Please let me know if you think you would be able to help us make this event a possibility.

Math 8

-Quiz on order of operations with fractions.

-Mathletics tasks are due

Math 7

-Work was sent home to be signed this week.

-Mathletics tasks are due.

Science 6, 7, and 8

-Students should be working on their conclusion.  Next week students should be doing their poster board.  Class presentations start Feb 20th with our school STEM showcase Feb 28th.

Posted: February 7, 2017

STEM projects are due for class presentations February 20th.  We will have a STEM show case the afternoon of February 28th for parents and students to view projects.


Math 8

-Worksheet for Thursday.  Test will be Friday.

Math 7

-Work has been passed back to be signed.

-Mathletics tasks due for end of the week.

-Test on adding and subtracting Fractions is Thursday.  Even if there is no school on Wednesday.

Science 7

-We reviewed graphs today.  We practiced some science literacy questions. Handout given to students.

-Students were given last period as a work period.  They worked on STEM projects or Mathletics. 

STEM update video:


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Posted: February 6, 2017

Math 8

-Today we did PEDMAS with fractions.

-Homework is Q 4, 6 and 7 form student text section 3.9

-Mathletics task should be done for the end of the week.   These tasks are assigned individually to each student. 

-Work sent home to be signed by parents/guargians.


Math 7

-Today we did a formative test and we will correct it together tomorrow.

-Mathletics has review videos, practice test and activities to use for review.  Test is Thurday. (Even if no school on Wednesday)

-Mathletics tasks are assigned for the week.    Time will be given on Wednesday to work on these assignments.  Students should also be working on them at home.


Science 6 and 8

-Today we went over what should be in a conclusion.   Notes were given and posted below.  Students were given time to work on the good copy of the project in school today.  STEM projects are due Feb 20th.   Parents are invited in the afternoon of Feb 28th to view projects.  At this time projects will be picked to attend the district fair.

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Posted: February 3, 2017

Math 8

-We did our test today.  It will be passed back Monday.

-Students should be logging in to Mathletics at home.  I will assign tasks to students to review areas that they are needing more practice.  There is also a lot of instructional videos and fun games that students can use.

Math 7

-Monday we will have a formative test.  This will let students know what they need to review for the summative test Thursday.  (test is moved to Thursday.)

Health 6

-Today we reviewed the changes in puberty and students did an assignment.  This assignment is due for marks next class.

Science 7

-We did our summative test today. 

Science 6, 7 and 8

-Students should be doing their project at home.  We will be working on the draft of the conclusions next week.

Parent update video:


Posted: February 3, 2017

Students are learning how to record observations.  Not all graphs are the same.   


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