Brittany Fitzgerald

Due Date: 

Friday, October 11, 2013

Students are to complete Quiz for chapters 5-8 of "The Hatchet"

Due Date: 

Friday, October 11, 2013

Students are to answer the following questions using class discussion information and their textbook. Students should have these questions in their scribblers:

1) What is difference between an individual and a biological population?

2) What is a biological community?


3) What does it mean when an organism adapts? Give an example of an adaptation and how it helps the animal survive?

Due Date: 

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Students in Grade 9 have been working on Poster Projects for Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins. Students were given an outline and have been spending time completing these posters since Thursday, September 19, 2013. Posters must be completed and handed in on October 3, 2013.

The outline for the project is attached.

Due Date: 

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Today in English 9 students began working on an assignment for the novel "Catching Fire" by Suzanne Collins. We went over all questions together in class and students were given 30 minutes to work on the assignment independently. Students are required to have questions 1-6 completed for tomorrow's class (8:55am).

Due Date: 

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Students are to complete the definitons for the following terms:

-organisms

-biotic

-abiotic

-ecologist

-individual

-biological population

-species

-biological community

-habitat

-adaptation

-ecosystem

-weather

-climate

-biome

-biosphere

-hyrdoshphere

-lithosphere

-atmosphere

-extinct


*All definitions can be found in the Glossary of the Science textbook.

Due Date: 

Friday, September 6, 2013

Our first unit for Grade 9 English is a novel study for Suzanne Collins' book "Catching Fire", which is the second installment in The Hunger Games Trilogy. As a pre-reading assignment students did some research on the first novel and began watching The Hunger Games movie today in class. They are required to complete a summary and prediction sheet for homework tonight. Students have already begun this assignment in class. The assignment is due tomorrow, September 6, 2013.

This weblink has information that will help you complete your research on frogs.

Due Date: 

Friday, September 6, 2013

For our first Unit in Science students are learning about Interactions in Ecosystems. So far we have discussed what an ecosystem is, examples of ecosystems and examples of abiotic and biotic things in ecosystems. Today in class students wrote an imaginary account of "A Day in the Life of a Frog". Students included information about the frog's ecosystem, what it needed to survive and abiotic and biotic things found in the ecosystems. Students based their story on their imagination and prior knowledge.

For homework students are to gather real facts about frogs and the ecosystem in which they live. Students may use the internet/books to gather this information or may go outside to investigate the frog's ecosystem firsthand. Note: Stay in your yard. Make sure a parent/guardian knows where you are going.


Students are required to write down some facts about frogs and their ecosystems and bring this information to class tomorrow, Friday, September 6, 2013.

Complete definitions for the following terms:

-lines of latitude

-lines of longitude

-coordinates

-absolute location

-relative location

-GPS

-physical features

-cultural features

-topographic map

-small-scale map

-large-scale map

Definitions can be found at the back of your Social Studies textbook.

It's so hard to believe that summer has ended and we are officially back at school! It's so exciting and I had such a great First Day today. Our school is such an awesome place to be and this morning, when welcoming students back to school, I was filled with a great feeling for the new year. I was glad to welcome new and returning students to my classes and I know that we will learn lots and make many fantastic new memories this year! Please check the school website often for classroom news, homework and assignment updates and cool tips for home and school. The following is the list of classes I teach:

Grade 7-8 English

Grade 9 English

Grade 7-8 Science

Grade 9 Social Studies

Grade 7 Health

If you have any questions or concerns, don't hesitate to call me at the school 295-3491.

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