Students are now settled and it is time for work. Summer is over and it is the first day of fall. Classes are moving forward and students are accomplishing great things. In Social Studies 7, students are completing maps of the first European settlements in Nova Scotia and finding the reasons why they moved to the area. Grade 8 Social Studies students have taken a broader look at some of the same issues surrounding early immigration to Canada. In October students will start an Aboriginal Time line of events from 1400 to the present. At the same time students will also be completing a European timeline and then compare and contrast any similar events in their histories.
Grade 7 Science students are about to finish a unit on Global Warming. This will end with a debate outlining the pros and cons of Global Warming. The next course of study will be an introduction to Cells. Grade 8 Science students have been learning about Climate Change. An experiment using different types of solutions added to water and how to filter impurities out; some are more successful than others. Oil is easier to clean up than chemicals in the water.
Grade 9 Science students have been learning about cell structure as will as how to use the microscope.
Last, but not least, Grade 7 Health Science students have been learning about mental health and self esteem.
That’s it for me.
Thanks, Mr Mac