Packed for Pinecrest

pinecrest

Last week, the grade 9 students packed their bags and headed on an excursion to YMCA Camp Pinecrest. Accompanied a group of senior students, the class spent four days engaging in numerous team-building activities, including canoeing, archery, and many more traditions of the TOPS program.

“Better a witty fool, than a foolish wit”

“Some are born great, others achieve greatness” – so goes the iconic line from Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, which the grade 9 English students read this week. Having seen a performance of Twelfth Night in Stratford earlier this year, their analysis of the text furthered their understanding of the play.

Greek Mythology

This week, the grade 9 students started their study of Greek mythology by reading Homer’s The Odyssey. To gain a better understanding of the text, they participated in related activities such as putting themselves in a character’s dilemma, debating choices made by the characters, and rewriting scenes from the characters’ perspective.

Interesting Money

This week, the grade 9 math class continued their study of money, exploring the intricacies of compound interest. Students learned about converting between nominal and effective interest rates, calculating changing compounding periods, as well as instantaneous compounding. They will soon go on to study logarithms.