Monday, 8 June 2020

June 8, 2020

Happy Monday folks,
Your last assigned readings for our courses were posted and our last Meets occurred last week. 
Some important information I need to relay:

-All Textbooks need to be returned the WEEK of June 15-19.  Families will drop off at a prearranged time to school; Please continue to check your school email, and follow instructions communicated via Powerschool, or our School website. 
-Any more work that you wish to submit must be done by this Friday, June 12
-Marks are being finalized with the compilation of work done by students since shutdown. Many of you will note changes while the portal is still open. However, I believe it will be inaccessible for a period of time just before
-Report Cards will be released the week of June 22 via Parent Portal.

Perseverance: persistence in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success.

I believe we have persevered through this school year that has brought us many challenges. I’m very thankful to have had so many of you willingly engage in your education after the schools had physically closed. And I want to wish you all the best for your summer and, to the grade 9s, a successful transition into high school. 

Sincerely, thanks for tuning in.

Monsieur Thorne

Monday, 1 June 2020

June 1, 2020

Good morning,
Happy Monday!
Believe it or not, this week is our last for online learning sessions. Time has flown by, and I feel like we were gaining some momentum. However, this September will probably be anything but normal, and this adjustment period has been good, as moving to this format is likely inevitable for the foreseeable future.

That said, I’m beefing you up with enough material to get you through June. I’m going to be holding our last meet sessions with the 9s on Tuesday, and the 8s on Thursday.

The material that you have been submitting to me has been very encouraging to me as your teacher, because it has shown that so many of you have a keen interest in your own education. 

Sciences 8 - les interactions des systèmes

Sciences 9 - la reproduction asexuée

Sciences Humaines 9 - The Arrow - Space Race

Stay safe and stay in touch!

Monday, 25 May 2020

May 25, 2020

Good morning and happy Monday, folks.
This week there is a lot going on. Namely a Grade 9 online event on Thursday. If you are unsure of what this is, head on over to the school’s website and take a peak. 
I built a couple of nice Muskoka chairs this weekend, from kits. I can’t wait to sit out in the yard by the fire with those babies.
Academics, right! ~ This week is as follows:

Grade 8 Science - We carry on with our unit on cells. Start with the Amoeba sisters video link, and then try completing p. 5-8 in your carnet. Don’t forget the online textbook! Although, the answers are up for you, it’s important that you attempt the work and check your answers against the key. We will meet on Thursday morning, at 9:45AM. Naturally, all of the above is via our Google Classroom.

Grade 9 Science -  We carry on with the Reproduction unit. Once you are finished the last post on l’hérédité, move on with les mutations. These two sets of notes are both here and on my website. Read pp.122-129 from our textbook (don’t forget you can get it online here.) And follow your carnet on p. 6-7. Of course, as always, check out the cool videos links, as well. We meet again on Tuesday, at 10:00AM

Sciences Humaines 9 - La Guerre Froide continue. N’oubliez pas d’utiliser votre compte d’école (nlesd) pour observer les documents de chapitre 8. Le manuel est seulement disponible en photos. Continue work on the Carnet - Ch. 8 Document on Google Classroom, submit what you like, but be sure to let me know if you want credit for it. Explore the video links at your own pace. All are found on the website or here. We meet again on Tuesday, at 10:00AM We’ll be doing some Sciences as well.

Santé 8 - Follow our Google Classroom, led by Madame O’Leary.

That’s it for now. Have a a great week.
Stay safe, stay active, and stay in touch.

Monsieur Thorne

Tuesday, 19 May 2020

May 19, 2020


Hi folks,
We're starting new chapters across the board this week.

Sciences 8: les cellules

Sciences 9: la reproduction

Sciences Humaines 9: le Canada dans le monde (la guerre froide)

Santé 8: Mindfulness activities (Merci Mme. O'Leary)


As always, submit what you wish, and please join us for our Google Meet sessions, times announced in our Google Classrooms.

REMINDER: Due date for Science Projects is this Friday, May 22.

Stay safe, stay active, and stay in touch.

Monsieur Thorne

Monday, 11 May 2020

May 11, 2020


Good morning and happy Monday!
I hope everyone had a great weekend. The following is your update for this week of May 11:

For Sciences 8, you folks were awesome on Friday's Quizlet Live and Google Meet session. We're going to try and clue up this Optiques Unit this week. We'll try the same thing this week, only on Thursday, at 9:30AM. Please be sure to stay up to date with the material posted here on my website and over there on Google Classroom. If you want to submit anything (the revision perhaps), just let me know. I'll be posting a Google Form Quiz there as well.

Sciences 9, we're hoping to finish the work posted on the Electricity Unit. I'm thinking we finish up this week, so we can start brand new on our Reproduction Unit next week. Please finish working on what I posted on our Google classroom there last week -the energy and power problems from the textbook, specifically. If you'd like to submit part of or any of this for marks, please let me know.

Sciences Humaines 9: We met last week for our combined Sciences/Sciences Humaines Quizlet Live session. We will meet much the same way on Tuesday morning, at 10:30. There we will discuss chapter 7 a little bit and maybe some of our Sciences course. If everyone feels comfortable moving forward, we will carry into chapter 8: La Guerre Froide.

Santé 8: Madame O'Leary has been awesome in helping us out with our Google Classroom. Last week you may have noticed that we have joined forces for this course.  If you'd like to work on, or submit, anything there, please let me know. The current topic is great for our reality - mental health. Check it out!

Lastly, those of you working on a Sciences Project of some sort, please have everything submitted by Friday May 22, 2020.

That's it for now.
Stay safe, stay active, and keep in touch.

Monsieur Thorne

Monday, 4 May 2020

May 4, 2020


Good morning everyone,
Welcome to another edition of the Monday update! I hope everyone had a great week and got outside a bit.
Course specific updates are as follows:
Sciences Humaines 9 This week you’ll notice that the Google Forms Quiz for chapter 6 has been taken down, and the material for chapter 7 is up and running. We’re going to have a Quizlet Live Google Meets for ch. 7 /Show and Tell “Que faites-vous? - What have you been at?” tomorrow at 10:30 AM, pending on participation signup. 

Sciences 8 Our Carnet 3 Material is posted and there will be an online “Quiz”/”Test” late this week , I’m thinking Friday morning, but I’ll confirm with Mr. Sharpe how he feels about that, because we’re collaborating. In the meantime, the Google Forms quiz for the last Carnet we completed has been deactivated. Please contact me directly, if you still want to try that.

Sciences 9 There are video links from last week that are still on our Google Classroom and we are trucking forward with this last portion of the Electricity unit. I’ll have more links this week for you to check out, as well as a new Quizlet.
You folks doing a Science Project - please forward your booklets to me, for my review. I would like to have all of these projects complete and submitted by Friday, May 22.

Santé 8 / Health - Check out the new link under our tab on my website titled Mental Health

As always: stay in touch, explore the links I put up, and be sure to be a part of our Google Classrooms.

Stay safe and stay active!

Monsieur Thorne

Monday, 27 April 2020

April 27, 2020



Good morning folks,
I hope we all had a good week. The weather yesterday was amazing. I got to go on another hike with my family, and we had a great day walking around the Trinity Bay area. I can’t stress enough how big of a difference it makes to my mood and energy levels to get outside in the sunshine. Let’s all hope for more! Alternatively, you can always set up a campsite in your house, like my boys did! We even roasted marshmallows on a Coleman stove in the yard!

I’m super excited to see so many hopping aboard the Google Classroom train. Keep on signing up because we’re not quite there yet. In the meantime, I’ll keep on posting and anyone is welcome to join at any time.

Grade 8 Sciences: You folks should be working on submitting the second section of revision (Carnet 2 with the curved mirror diagrams) or carrying on with the newly posted notes and videos for Section 3 this week. If you haven’t noticed, I made some ray diagram tutorials for you - on my YouTube channel - and linked to our Google Classroom. 

Grade 9 Sciences: You folks should be on the third section of electricity - I’ve posted some videos and notes for you to check out there, on my blog and on GC. Your section 2 revision can be submitted at any time for some marks! Please don’t forget to show your workings with all of those formulas - Units are important.

Sciences Humaines 9 - You have the Chapter 6 Google Form up and ready for your action. Those who are done, I’m posting the introduction to chapter 7 this morning to my blog and classroom.

SantE 8 - There’s a drug assignment posted on the blog - submit the completed version if you’d like a grade on anything. 

Lastly, it’s very important that you use your school Google (NLESD) account, as much as possible for communication. By doing so, it streamlines the user experience with regards to access to my documents and prevents the accidental SPAM classification. 

Stay safe, stay active, stay in touch!

Monsieur Thorne