Mrs. McQuaid Murphy

Science and Math

Posted: December 13, 2016

Math 8

District bench mark is Thursday.  A review packet has been handed out for students to review.  Students were also asked to use their portfolio (duotang) to review old test and assignments.

Students should know the following:

N7 Multiply and divide integers (positive and negative numbers)

N7 order of operations (students need to remember adding and subtracting of integers from grade 7)

SS2 Nets(les développements) of 3-D objects

SS5 Top front and side views of  3-D objects (students should ask to use building blocks)

PR21 Graph and analyze linear relationships.

  • Continuous (join data points) versus discreet (do not join data points) data.
  • Scales on lines that go up by the same amount each square
  • Titles for both axis and a title for the graph

N1 squares and square roots.

  • Know how to decompose a number into its primary factors

  • Know perfect square by heart up to 16 x 16

  • Word problems with area of a square.

N2 Estimate square roots

  • Be detailed when showing and explaining work (double number line).

SS1 Pythagorean theorem

  • Review algebra for solving equations.
  • Know when we find the square root at the end (looking for length of side) and when we do not (looking for area of square formed by the side)
  • Word problems.

Math 7

District benchmark is Thursday.  A review packet has been handed out for students to review.  Students were also asked to use their portfolio (duotang) to review old test and assignments.

What students should know:

N6 Add and subtract integers

  • Number line
  • Counter model
  • Old school method

N1 Divisibility rules

PR1 Determine expression from a pattern

PR5 evaluate an expression given values

PR2 Fill in a table given an expression and draw the graph.

  • Continuous (join data points) versus discreet (do not join data points) data.
  • Scales on lines that go up by the same amount each square
  • Titles for both axis and a title for the graph

N4 Terminating and repeating decimals as fractions

N7 Comparing and ordering decimals, fractions and percent

N2 adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing decimals




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Posted: December 9, 2016

Math 8

-Test was passed back for most students

-Students were should use unit test to help guide their review.

Math 7

-We continue to work in our unit with decimals.  Students should be using the review booklet and test to guide their review for the benchmark exam.

-p.98 Q1,3

-p. 99 Q 5, 6, 7, et 10

-p. 102 Q 1, 4, 8, et 10

Health 6

-Today we talked about security.  We looked at weighing the pros and cons to make a decision.

Science 7

-We went over how to write a hypothesis, how to make a graph from observations and how to write a conclusion.  Students are to edit their conclusion for homework.

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Posted: December 7, 2016

Math 8

-Students should be working on the review packet that was given.  Test are marked and will be passed back as soon as the last student writes. (one student was absent)

-District bench mark next week.

Math 7

-Test tomorrow on fractions to decimals and decimals to fractions.

-Students have a review booklet and questions from the text that are to be completed for Friday.  District benchmark next week.

Science 6

-Today students learnt about static electricity.  We learnt that objects can give electrons to another object.  The object that gets the electrons becomes negatively charged and the object that gave the electrons has become possitive.  Opposite charges attract and like charges repel.  Notes are posted below.

-We also wrote a testable question togeter.  Remember that you need to state what you are changing (independent variable) and what you are measuring(dependent variabl).

Science 8

-We did our heart rate lab.

-Continue to work on research question.

Health 8

-Journal entry is due

-Time will be given next class to work on poster project.

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Posted: December 5, 2016

Math 8

-Test tomorrow.


-Review packet will be passed out tomorrow.


-District benchmark will be done early next week.




Math 7


-We went over how to add decimals today.


-Tomorrow students will learn how to multiply decimals.


-Homework is to complete page 2 and 3 of review booklet.


-District benchmark early next week.




Science 6


-We learnt that scientist read the research of other scientist and build on and elaborate their work.  We looked at examples from our electricity unit to demonstrate this.  Students do not need to memorize this list of people but should understand that experiments build on previous work.  That when we finish an experiment we often have another question or problem to further research.  This is how our understanding of science expands.


-Notes posted below.




Science 8


-We did our perception survey. 


-Students had some time to work on their research project.


Posted: November 24, 2016

Math 8

-We reviewed homework.

-Students are to complete the second side of our sheet on estimating square roots.


Math 7

-No homework tonight. Notes posted below.

Science 6

-Today we build vocabulary around electricity.  Groups presented their projects.   Students were then given the names of scientist, a list of major discoveries in electricity and a list of the years that they happened in.   Students were asked to place the right name, year and discovery together.  We will finish this in our next science class.


Science 8

-We corrected the first two of three systems.  We had a good discussion.

Posted: November 22, 2016

Posted: November 22, 2016

Math 8

-Please see notes attached.

-Test will be returned tomorrow.

Math 7

-We spent the first part of class reviewing how to add and subtract integers by using a game.

-We learnt the difference between <<decimal fini>> et <<decimal périodique>>.   Students are to finish the questions we were working on in class for homework.


Science 7

-We did our owl pellet dissection lab.   Students reviewed how to draw food webs and they practice how to make a prediction.

-Picture to follow J

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Posted: November 21, 2016

Math 8

-We worked on how to solve Pythagorean theorem questions.  Students need to review how to solve algebra problems.  Q 5, 6 and 7 are for homework.


Math 7

-We started chapter 3.   Students need to learn how to switch between fractions to decimals.  They need to be able to make equivalent fractions with bases of 10, 100 or 1000 and then switch to decimals.  Students are to practice by completing p. 88 Q 1, 2 and 3.


Science 6

We started our new unit on electricity today.

-Today we did some reading and discussions to realize that electricity use is all around us.   Students are to build vocabulary by naming 10 objects/devices that use electricity and identify their main purpose.

-We also spent some time talking about the different ways we make electricity.


Science 8

-We talked about the digestive system, respiratory system and circulatory system.  Students were given questions to help them focus as they read chapter 3.  We will complete this assignment next class.  Learning to read and pick out the important information is an important skill students will be developing over the next few classes.


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Posted: November 16, 2016

Math 7 and 8

-Test tomorrow

Science 6

-Question 1 and 2 are due tomorrow.

Science 8

-Obeservations and conclusion for yeast lab is now due.

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