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Posted: November 27, 2023

Posted: October 20, 2023

The Grade 10 personal essay draft will be due at the end of class on Monday, October 23rd. Don't forget to read at home! 

Posted: October 18, 2023

Last week we finished looking at personal essay examples.  Students have read and evaluated 5 personal essays and did a group presentation in class. The marks for this are on Powerschool.  Students are reminded to read 60 minutes at home each week! 

Posted: October 18, 2023

Students have completed their grammar test, and their marks have been uploaded to Powerschool.  We are starting a new section on figurative language with the goal of improving our writing before our next writing piece. 

Don't forget to read for 60 minutes at home every week to reach your reading rate! 

Posted: October 10, 2023

This week students continued work on Truth and Reconciliation assignments and grammar practice.  Students were to complete a worksheet about finding different sentences in their independent novels.  They will turn one of their examples into a poster that will be displayed in the classroom. The sheet and the poster are due tomorrow, October 11th. 

I will be checking reading rates tomorrow, October 11th, and we will have a grammar test on Thursday.  Students are asked to check Teams in the event they are absent as all the work is posted on there.

Posted: October 10, 2023

This week in class we worked on our personal essay unit.  Students should have read the following mentor essays: "Those People, Our People", "A Mistake That Lasts a Lifetime", and "Where There's a Will, There's a Way".  Students who were absent should be checking our Teams page for missed work. Students received their marks back for their Hero Creative Writing Assignment, so if it a 0 on PowerSchool, it means it was not turned in. 

I will be checking reading rates tomorrow, October 11th. 

Posted: October 3, 2023

We worked on our grammar unit this past week as well as some activities for Truth and Reconciliation day. Students were asked to complete grammar exit slips on the 25th, and if they weren't here, they had the chance to make it up the next day. Students who are absent are asked to watch Powerschool in the event they miss any class work.

We did not check reading rates this week, but I will be checking on Wednesday, October 4th. 

Posted: October 3, 2023

This week students should have turned in their creative writing assignment centered around the theme of "heroes". All the work was completed during class time, and if it was not turned in by Thursday, September 28th, it is considered late. 

We will be moving into our personal essay unit next. I will be checking reading rates on Wednesday, October 4th. 

Posted: September 24, 2023

Students have completed their first reading rate evaluation and the marks are in powerschool.  Instructions were sent home this week to show parents/guardians how to login to Powerschool. If you did not receive these, please contact the school. 

Students also turned in their final copy of their Cheers and Fears of MVHS. If students did not complete this, it will show up as a 0 on Powerschool until it is turned in.  

Posted: September 24, 2023

Students should have completed their first reading rate evaluation which is posted on Powerschool.  We also did an in-class activity for the short story "The Michelle I Know". If students missed the in-cass activity, please come see me to find out how you can make up the points! 

Students are working on the draft copy of a creative writing piece about a hero.  The final copy will be due on Tuesday, September 26th.