Grade 10

Image is of Vernon Maloney, rolling out his clay for his Fire Sculpture for Visual Arts 10 course. Students were learning a few of the skills of molding and shaping clay recently in class. 

During this class we also had an active Reality Baby Care, demo on for the Child Studies 11 students , this has. been put over till January as we only had one student with the Baby out at the time of classes were deferred to online, hopefully we can continue this as a class project in the new year.  Have a Good Holiday everyone! 

Students in Visual Arts 10 are done most fundamental elements of art and will be starting a more in debt study of some classic styles of painting within art history.  For example, Leonardo Da Vinci and his inventive drawings of his times. Also, use of colour and mood from Van Gogh. It should be an interesting month ahead of discovery.

In Child Studies students have been working on child development stages and have completed two powers points, one on each stage, two months and four months. Students became aware that all babies, no matter culture or location, do the exact same things at the same age. 

Film Video Production 12 class has finally decided to do a class film on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Woman Awareness. Students will be doing all the pre-production writing and preparing props. Once we learn camera use, you might see us out and about in the community, as the settings already chosen are within the community. We are also aspiring to submit this film to the National Indigenous Arts competition for this year. 

September has been a busy month for our grade 10 students.    

This recent past week, with Treaty Education week, our students were looking at the history of the Sipekne’katik fishing issue.

We viewed the film 'Treaty Tribulations' (produced by April Maloney) which is a prime example of what can be done with the tools and skills we are learning in Film Production 12.  We wrapped up with a recent clip on YouTube called 'All Eyes on Mi'kma'ki – Current dispute in Digby regarding Sipekne’katik Moderate Livelihood'.

In Child Studies 11, we are looking at ways to transfer traditional knowledge to children.  We watched and discussed as Kerry Prosper takes us through the entire process of making an eel spear, from finding just the right tree to how the spears are actually made. Mi'kmaq youth are shown the tools and learn their place in the ancient eel tradition on YT.

Throughout the courses, students enjoyed learning the history of the fishing issue.  Some saw family members from history, and some saw many family members who are still exercising our rights today. 

Our students are looking forward to making a JI’KMAQNN and learning some songs in the near future. I am also looking forward to this activity, too.

Welcome to a new school year, students!  We look forward to serving you and making sure you have an enjoyable and successful year.

The Education Department and LSK School have come up with plans that aim to keep students, teachers, families and the community safe as possible during these current times.

We are adapting our classrooms to accommodate social distancing and teachers are preparing virtual lessons, due to a possible interruption in regular classes at school.  Students and teachers will begin a new technological way of delivering assignments and marks.  Change can be difficult, especially when conditions are uncertain but we shall keep moving forward.  I believe we have always been a resilient people for at least 500 years, and the proof is, we are still here.  I feel we can get through additional requirements and still reach our potential and goals.  I am hoping with this distancing we will communicate more, regarding questions, understandings and needs, so don’t be shy students.  As for parents, I can be contacted mornings at school and after class hours if you have any concerns you would like to discuss.  The ‘sooner the better’ is my motto.

My overall plans for my course this term is to infuse as much Mi’kmaq culture into the content of materials we use to meet the goals of each course.  For example, in the new Film and Video Production 12 course, students will be analyzing short scenes, character histories and movie reviews in order to create their own works.  We will view ‘Indian Horse”, which is a cinematic landmark dramatizing Canada’s First Nations history.  When we start filming near the end of the course, I am hoping to get the students out on the land filming natural elements and their processes.

I am looking forward to working with students and parents this year.

Respectfully,
Carol Howe
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Dear Students, this is the final newsletter message for this high school year, 2020.

I know these last few weeks haven't been easy. There are so many expectations and excitement over the end of the school year.  I want you to know that as we embrace the blur of awards ceremonies and report cards that this time of year brings, I'm feeling a bit bittersweet.

My wish for you is that you see the light in this world, in yourself, and in
others. I see the light in you. Compliment others, and be proud of your own accomplishments. I am proud of you. Believe in yourself, for you are stronger than you know. I believe in you. Dream, believe, wonder, inspire, love, nurture, and always listen to your heart first.

The end of the school year is a bittersweet time for both students and teachers. Everyone is ready to move on to a new phase: Farewell, toearly mornings and classes! Hello, to social distancing and BBQ, daydreams and social lives!

Enjoy, looking forward to seeing everyone in September, Ms. C. Howe

Good Day, its finally May!

The high school students are missed each day, hard not to as I have been seeing them for 11 years every week, I hope these restrictions lift soon.

During this recent time the students in Canadian Families 12, have been investigating, Marriage history and terms and issues.  The Family Studies 9 class worked on personal hygiene and are currently starting a unit called Mi’kmaq Cultural uses of Water.  Our recent online lesson is how water is used building a Mi’kmaq Canoe.

The Visual Arts 10 class completed their projects on earthen clayware with Water as a focus.  I am proud to that their work was displayed in an art exhibition in Halifax recently, see images below and click on the link to see a virtual tour.  Keep working on your learning and dreams, Ms. C. Howe 

Check out the online exhibition at www.watershow.com they are in front of window at site. Thank you goes out to Dorota F, the art teacher for getting our Water vessels in the exhibition.

Math at Work 10

Students will be expected to solve problems that involve SI and imperial area measurements of regular, composite, and irregular 2-D shapes and 3-D objects, including decimal and fractional measurements, and verify the solutions.

●  Students will be expected to demonstrate an understanding of the Pythagorean theorem by identifying situations that involve right triangles, verifying the formula, applying the formula, and solving problems.

●  Students will be expected to demonstrate an understanding of primary trigonometric ratios (sine, cosine, tangent) by applying similarity to right triangles, generalizing patterns from similar right triangles, applying the primary trigonometric ratios, and solving problems.

●  Students will be expected to solve problems that require formulas related to perimeter, area, the Pythagorean theorem and the primary trigonometric ratios.

Mathematic 10 - Foundations and Pre-Cal

●  Students will be expected to demonstrate an understanding of slope with respect to rise and run, line segments and lines, rate of change, parallel lines, and perpendicular lines.
●  Students will be expected to determine the characteristics of the graphs of linear relations, including the intercepts, slope, domain, and range.
●  Students will be expected to relate linear relations to their graphs, expressed in
●  slope-intercept form (y​ ​= ​mx ​+ ​b)​
●  Students will be expected to determine the equation of a linear relation to solve problems, given a graph, a point and the slope, two points, and a point and the equation of a parallel or perpendicular line
●  Students will be expected to solve problems that involve unit pricing and currency exchange, using proportional reasoning.
●  Students will be expected to demonstrate an understanding of income to calculate gross pay and net pay, including wages, salary, contracts, commissions, and piecework.

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