Central Orientation!!!!

Just a reminder that Central’s Grade 7 Orientation is coming up on Thursday June 22nd.

Grade 7 students will arrive at Central at 9:45am. Lunch will be provided. Students will be dismissed at 2pm.

Voice!!

Writing in the right voice is really important if you want to impact your reader. Consider: your intended audience and point of view from which your story is narrated. If you’re writing from the point of view of a 5 year old, make sure that you are convincing!!!

“Don’t say the old lady screamed. Bring her on and let her scream.” – Mark Twain

When you write stories, narrative, use description to “paint a picture” for your reader. Allow them to imagine your story by giving them descriptive detail. This can be done with:
-sensory detail (what do you see, hear, smell etc…)
-action (describe what the character does that allows the reader to infer how they feel)
-dialogue (what would they say if they were scared? or angry? or sad?)

Reminder from Central Secondary!!

Just wanted to let you know that the entrance exam for Science 8/9 honours is coming up. It’s on Monday April 3rd at 3:30 in Room B312. The 2nd sitting is on Monday April 10th at 3:30 in Room B312. Students only need to attend one of the days.

March 2nd, Open House

An opportunity for students to teach their parents what they have learned 🙂
Our classroom will be opened from 2pm-6pm.

We look forward to seeing you!

The Other Side

Does the wall really protect and keep people safe?

Here’s the link to the short film we watched in class about the Palestinian/Isreal wall.

Here’s the link for the timeline

http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/timeline_2/

You will make a timeline of significant moments or events that are related to the subject that you are exploring for Genius Hour.
Include:
-8-10 dates
-with an image or other media if it can be embedded
-Each field should be filled
-Caption should include a description that explains the importance of the event. (“so what” or why does this matter?) Description can include some of the 5ws also. Look to write about 3-5 sentences…
-Save your timeline
-Copy and paste the address to your blog. (If you figure out how to embed, please share!

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On this blog you will find information on upcoming events, school groups, what has been done in class and due dates for larger assignments.