Graphing Calculators

This week, the grade 10 math class used TI-Nspire calculators to solve linear systems by graphing. They completed a booklet regarding information on the various uses and shortcuts for the calculator. Finally, students compared features of the TI-Nspire to those of a computer, finding similarities such a cursor, a trackpad, and even a physical alphabetical keyboard.

Chemistry Labs

The grade 11 chemistry class investigated various chemical elements and their properties through observations of chemical reactions. One lab experiment allowed students to analyze the reactivity of different metals based on displacement reactions. Familiarized with lab procedures and chemical nomenclature, students are ready to tackle upcoming labs and concepts in chemistry.

Rick Mercer Rants

The grade 11 English classes are creating Rick Mercer-style video rants about a topic of their choice. The topics range from climate change to romantic comedies and beyond. To fully replicate Mercer’s style, some students are filming their rants in Toronto’s graffiti alleys.  

Timeless Timelines

This week, the grade 9 English students completed their summative presentations. The students were required to create a story timeline using the books they read throughout the semester. Free to use any media, they were asked to be creative and connect each story to their academic and personal growth.