It is important to pay attention in class. It is important not only for your scholarly success, but also for your relationship with your teacher. If you sit in class and listen actively, a teacher will remember you. A teacher will also realize that you are trying to learn and understand the material.

Before you go into the classroom, look over your notes from the previous session. If you have any questions, be ready to ask your teacher either before class or at the beginning of the class.

Try not to be distracted in class. If somebody comes in late, don’t watch them sit down and get ready for class. Don’t sit near your friends, if you know they will try to talk with you. Pay attention to the teacher and take notes. Sit correctly; don’t spread out all over the place. Sit straight; don’t put your head on the desk or the back of the chair. Wear proper clothing to class. Don’t wear your pajama bottoms or the clothes that you wore to bed. Treat your classroom with respect.

If an assignment is given, wait until the teacher is finished before asking questions. Usually all your questions will be answered before being asked. It helps to move around every ten or fifteen minutes, but do not fidget. Simply change your position. If you are taking notes and need clarification, ask the question at the appropriate moment.


30th of October

Math – Create, or rather recreate, the octagonal pyramid that was to be done today, and hand it in for grading on Monday. Use the proper tools to make it as mechanical as possible, i.e. all obtuse angles are equal, all faces are equal, all edges are equal…

Complete # 1-7 on pages 104 -105. Remember there is also a math quiz on Tuesday.

I am also missing far too many essays.

November 23 rd closer than you think.

Remember to floss well this weekend.

Test Results

A social studies quiz went home Monday, please review it with your child, sign and return tomorrow. I feel it is one of the best ways for parents to keep in touch with their child’s progress.

Thank you in advance for your co-operation.

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Math – design the net of an octagonal based pyramid. Be sure to create it at a mechanical level, i.e. all obtuse angles are equal, all faces are equal, all edges are equal…

Social Studies – Develop a time-line of your life (so far). Think carefully about the events you select to highlight, and the accuracy of the design. Due: next Wednesday.

Language – I am still missing your 28 Days Later essay, you know who you are.

ABC book reports, WHERE ARE THEY?

(This is the last time I am asking for it.)

Bring it in Monday at the latest.

Science – Apparently, some of you have yet to begin the research for  your  Solar System project, PLEASE BEGIN!