Junior High @ Earl Grey
The junior highs have been busy at work for the past month. In math, the junior highs
have started working with integers, the grade 7’s learning how to add and subtract with
integers and the grade 8’s learning how to multiply and divide. In science we have
been working with solutions and mixtures. In language arts, we finished the novel
Red Wolf and wrote an argumentative essay to answer in response to the question, “Were
the creation of Indian residential schools an attempt to commit cultural
genocide.” In social studies we have been learning about human rights around the world.
As a concluding assignment, we each picked a person or an event to research, wrote an essay
and had to produce a visual component that summarized the person or event and which
human rights had been violated.
The highlight of the month was the ski trip to holiday mountain on the 7th of March.
Even though we had to get up before the crack of dawn it was worth it. Some people
snowboarded, some people skied while a few spent most of their time in the lodge. There
were several funny moments and we all had a good time.
Before going on spring break we had gym riot on the last Thursday. The gym riot was for
grade 5-8 students who were put in 3 teams, The Black Cats, The Gray Wolves and The Red
Phoenix. Some events were for the whole team while some events required the participation
of only some of the team. The last event was the pie eating contest which was dominated by