Pre-Departure Meeting: February 20th

My apologies, the livestream did not work as my microphone was muted. Please send me an email if you have any questions: Elixa.Neumann@burnabyschools.ca

Iceland Pre-Departure Meeting_February 20

Here is the updated powerpoint with corrections on weight for carry-on bags (22lbs) and 3 person rooming charts. 

If you have any concerns with the rooming, please come see me in person next week or send me an email.

Thank you!

Iceland Update!

Dear Iceland Travellers, Parents and Guardians,

It is crazy to believe that we will be leaving for Iceland in 2 months! With so little time left, we have arranged several upcoming meetings to ensure that every traveler is well prepared for our trip and that as many questions are answered as possible. I will be emailing any important updates to students Outlook emails, alongside the emails provided when students signed up for the EF Tour. Additional information, PowerPoints, and reminders of upcoming meetings can also be found at: https://blogs.sd41.bc.ca/beta-minischool/

Wednesday, January 23rd, 7:00 p.m.: Parent Meeting for Iceland Trip

  • Mandatory meeting for Parents whose children are attending the Iceland Field Trip. The meeting will take place in the learning commons at 7:00 p.m. We will cover pre-departure topics including packing, behavior expectations, emergencies, rooming, and more! Come with your questions.

Wednesday, February 6th, 11:40 a.m.: Student Luncheon for Iceland Trip

  • Mandatory lunch for students traveling to Iceland. Come meet your fellow travel companions and pick rooming arrangements.

Wednesday, February 20th, 7:00 p.m.: Parent and Student Meeting for Iceland Trip

  • Mandatory meeting for all parents and students who are attending the Iceland Field Trip. This meeting will take place in the learning commons at 7:00 pm. We will review the final trip information, itinerary, departure and return day schedules, introduce chaperones, and review essential travel information. Students will also receive their EF backpack and meet their designated chaperone for the trip!

Wednesday, March 6th, 11:40 a.m.: Student Luncheon for Iceland Trip

  • Mandatory lunch meeting for students traveling to Iceland. We will provide a pizza lunch!

These meetings are mandatory. If for some reason you are unable to attend, please contact Elixa Neumann at Elixa.Neumann@burnabyschools.ca. We will do our best to livestream the meetings for future viewing, should there be any additional questions.

Thank you very much,

Elixa Neumann

Elixa.Neumann@burnabyschools.ca

Reminder about Monday, October 22nd: Japanese Students Visiting

I hope you are all enjoying your long weekend. Grade 9’s who see this, please let your classmates know about the P1 timeline! Thank you in advance. 

On Monday, October 22nd, Minischool students will be student ambassadors to our incoming visiting Japanese Students. Here is the timeline: 

8:40: Check in with your Period 1 class. All grade 9 students should do attendance then go directly to the Learning Commons. Only designated grade 8 students will go to the learning commons on Monday. Ms. Neumann will inform which grade 8 students will be going. 

10:12: Take your student to your block 2 class. The teachers have all been contacted. Be sure to encourage them and help them with any barriers, such as seating and language. 

11:34: Return your buddy to the Learning Commons. 

12:35 – 1:10: Grade 9’s will be attending the cultural fair in the Learning Commons. 

 

Thank you for all of your help and support welcoming in the Japanese Students to Alpha Secondary School. 

Civilization from Scratch Case Study

Hello Minischool 8,

Here is the rundown of the case study format. You must include the following: 

Title- What the Case Study is about (what you are discovering, making, etc.)

Abstract- What you plan on doing for the study (do not add any conclusions yet)

Case Report- Your research and data that you have collected

Conclusion- Conclude on your findings and what they led to? 

Use the following link to help you out: https://pro-essay-writer.com/blog/case-study 

Best of luck!

UPDATE: We created a due date for the assignment for Monday October 15th at the START of class. Be ready to present/share your civilization in class (come early if you need to set things up). 

Parent Teacher Interviews – Mr. Murray

Hello Minischool parents,

As you may or may not have noticed, Mr. Murray is unavailable on the Parent Teacher Appointments. If you knew this already or not, I am still recovering from a cycling accident in June. Due to recovery from my accident, I am unable to physically attend these meeting although I am progressing well. If you would like me to send an update please feel free to contact me via email and I will do my best to accommodate everyone’s request in a timely fashion. Thank you all for understanding and I hope they are still enjoying Humanities! Take care,

 

Mr. Murray

sam.murray@burnabyschools.ca 

Civilizations From Scratch

Humanities 8 Civilization from Scratch 

Hello Minischool 8, 

Here is the Civilization From Scratch assignment that I discussed with you today that we will be working on over the next couple weeks. If you have any questions please let me know in class or email me at sam.murray@burnabyschools.ca. Best of Luck and remember that we will be creating a slam poem by your leader as the next project. Here is the breakdown of how you will be assessed on each section. Please get used to the wording and phrasing.

Evaluation:

Transforming: The student can independently demonstrate a sophisticated understanding of the concepts and competencies by transforming knowledge in creative ways.

Applying: The student works independently, demonstrating a complete understanding of the concepts and competencies.

Developing: The student demonstrates a partial understanding of the concepts and competencies.

Emerging: The student demonstrates an initial understanding of the concept and competencies.

Mr. Murray 

Primary Source Exploration

Hello Minischool 8,

As we are exploring the Fall of Empires, we will first explore the fall of Rome as an example. To better understand these concepts we will analyze the following primary sources to deepen our understanding. Please review the 12 primary sources attached and summarize them in the best way you know how and then add your personal reflection/opinion for each. You may type your answer right underneath the document but please do this individually. Thanks and best of luck!

[Template] Primary Sources – Fall Of Rome

If you need to review your questions on Crash Course here is the youtube link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PszVWZNWVA&t=290s

and make sure to include the 6 Historical Thinking Concepts. THE CRASH COURSE QUESTIONS ARE DUE WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26th, 2018. We will work on the Primary Sources for the Fall of Rome on Wednesday. 

Best of luck,

Mr. Murray