It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas here in at Gulf Shore, as we enter the first week full of December and the last 12 school days of 2022.
On Wednesday, December 7th, band students will present their annual Christmas show beginning at 7pm. What a treat it always is to hear from our band students to help get everyone into the holiday spirit.
There are still a few students who have not returned their signed report card envelope and portfolios. Please get these in as soon as possible, as we like to reuse them for our second term reports.
Now let’s have a look at the learning that will be taking place during our classes this coming week…
French-We are working through quite nicely our new classroom resource #LaClasse our first unit called “Bon voyage.” Our focus this week will be on continuing to learn more about the passé compose verb tense and those verbs that use the verb “être” when forming these verbs. We will finish up the first part of our travel journals, where students will reflect upon a past trip or excursion and create a list of events and activities they completed during their trip.
Our reading of “Mamie Gangster” also continues this week. Students will work in small groups this week to film their discussions using Flipgrid about their ideas, opinions and connections to this text.
Finally, as we begin the holiday season, many of our oral language warm-ups later on this week will have the holiday feel.
Science-During our classes together this week, we will finish up our chapter on the cell and how substances move between the cell and its environment and begin reviewing these concepts in preparation for an assessment on them next week.
Grade 9 Science-We will finish up our look at the families and groups of the periodic table and then shift to looking at how atoms combine to form molecules, as we explore atoms and their electrons in detail; focusing on how atoms become ions and look to gain or lose electrons to become stable.
Grade 7 Science-Once students write their unit test tomorrow, we will have officially completed our unit on chemistry. This week students will begin their new unit on biology entitled “L’univers vivant”-“The living world”. To ease in to this unit before the holidays we will review some of the ecology concepts they studied in Grade 6 and each student will choose an animal which they will research in various ways throughout the unit.
Grade 9 English Science-This week we will continue to explore the atomic theory, subatomic particles and elements and their symbols.
Have a marvelous Monday and a wonderful week!