Mrs. MacDonald Notes

Economics 120, English 113, Language Arts 9, English 111

Notes

Posted: June 8, 2020

Just a reminder to forward those essays you have been working on.  There are still a few days to get them in, if you had questions you needed answered.  Home learning ends this Friday.

Posted: June 8, 2020

Welcome to the last week of home learning! For the last general assignment, could you just reflect a bit on the topic of Economics?  What was the most important concept you learned in the course (such as it was!) this term?  Describe it, and provide some details on how it applies (or will apply) to your own life.

 

Just send it in to the Teams site, or email it - jean.macdonald2@nbed.nb.ca

Those completing the credit, would not have to do this assignment, unless you want to!  Your assignment is posted below - it is an interview with Economist Jim Stanford, and a few reflection questions on it.

Great job with learning these concepts, everyone.  I have been impressed with your answers.

Posted: June 8, 2020

Hello everyone, your final question of the book study is posted below.  Remember that everything is due by this Friday!  I have been really impessed with the depth of your thinking throughout this book study, and the diligence so many of you have had in turning things in each week - you have done great all on your own, and will be well-prepared for Grade 10.

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Posted: June 1, 2020

Hi there, everyone!

As we wind down the year here, don't forget to send in the final copies of your essays.  I have gotten a couple of good, clear explananatory essays, as well as a couple of research essays.  Everything you are planning on sending in will need to be in by next Friday, June 12th.

 

Let me know if you need any further supports:  jean.macdonald2@nbed.nb.ca

Posted: June 1, 2020

Hi everyone,

I am getting some good questions as you finalize your research essays.  A reminder to those completing the credit, that both the essay and the book study will need to be complet for next Friday, June 12th.  There are discussion questions on the Teams site, as it seemed everyone was on there - if you are not, and need those questions, let me know.

Also let me know if you need any further supports for the research essay.

 

jean.macdonald2@nbed.nb.ca

Posted: June 1, 2020

Hi everyone,

I am getting some good questions as you finalize your research essays.  A reminder to those completing the credit, that both the essay and the book study will need to be complet for next Friday, June 12th.  There are discussion questions on the Teams site, as it seemed everyone was on there - if you are not, and need those questions, let me know.

Also let me know if you need any further supports for the research essay.

 

jean.macdonald2@nbed.nb.ca

Posted: June 1, 2020

Hi everyone!  We are winding down the course; next week will be the last assignment.  This week's outcome assignment is a very useful one for everyone, so I suggest that everyone have a look at this one - not only those doing the credit.  While the outcomes basically covers how different financial institutions work, this is where I like to stick in a week's worth of lessons on financial literacy.  The Mint. org is a good site with some clear information.

The assignment below has some guiding questions to take you though it.

http://www.themint.org/teens/

 

Posted: June 1, 2020

Hi there Language Arts 9!  We are winding down the year: only two more weeks to go.  This week we will think about the protagonist's goal - what is the main thing they working towards throughout this book?  WHY were they  working towards it?  The assignment posted below will take you through a few questions to guide your thinking.  remember to add detail from your book to explain your answers:
 

Book Study Question of the Week – June 1st!

 

Since the weeks are flying by, and the year is coming to an end, you should be finishing up your book, too. These last few questions are based on the understanding that you have finished, or are close to finishing. If you aren’t quite there, maybe do that first.

 

What was the protagonist’s main goal? What was s/he trying to accomplish? Why?

 

Please explain all of your answers with some detail from the book:

 

1. What do you believe was the protagonist’s goal? How do you know?

 

2. What do you believe was his/her motivation for having that goal? Explain.

 

 

3. What was the most difficult challenge or conflict that the character encountered, in attempting to reach that goal? What made it challenging?

 

4. DID the protagonist reach his or her goal? How do you know?

Hi everyone!  The term is quickly coming to an end, so we will start tying up the assignments you have been working on.  I know some of you have been finishing up the essays.  I have an adapted rubric posted below that you can use to perfect your final copy.  It has both the original assignment for the research paper, as well as the adapted assignment for after the school closed.  Either way, we are just going for good solid writing, so the rubric works.

We need to tie things up by June 12th, which gives you a couple of weeks.  Let me know what other supports you need.

 

 

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Alrighty English 111; it is time to start the final phase of the essays.  We need to wrap up home learning by June 12th, so that leaves about 3 weeks - no trouble, as many of you are well on your way.  Down below, I will post a "How To" for citations in APA, and the research essay rubric we were working with, adapted to the basics for grade 11 standards.  Let me know what other supports you need, as we finalize these essays - I am really looking forward to seeing them!

Hi everyone.  This week, we consider what "money" actually is.  The assignment below just gets you thinking about the functions of money.

For those doing the Economics 120 credit, there is an extension activity at the end of the general assignment for outcome 5.3 - Cryptocurrency!

Posted: May 24, 2020

Hello, everyone; I heard from a few of you during the course selection process.  I hope it went OK.  We will be tying up the home learning assignments by June 12th, which means only one more weekly question, and perhaps a tie-up ativity in the final week. I am really impressed with the thinking you have been demonstrating; this will prepare you well for next year!

This week, let's think about the plot a bit. This week's question gets you to think about an important event that has happened, and how the story would change if that event had gone differently.

The question is posted below:

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Posted: May 19, 2020

Hi everyone!  I am starting to get some essays in, so we will continue with completing those, and sending them in. Are you finding the information I posted on writing essays is helpful?

How is everyone doing with course selections?  You need to think about 2 things - make sure you have the graduation requirements, then make sure you have taken any courses that are required for the course you want to take after High school.  Remember that the Grade 11 English was split into two separate credits, and both are graduation requirements.  Those of you who did not have a passing grade at January would not yet have the credit for 113A.  If you are not choosing to recover that credit right now, you will need to select 113A for next year.  

Feel free to email me, if you have any questions:  jean.macdonald2@nbed.nb.ca

 

Hi everyone! I have heard from a few of you that you still need some time to incorporate your research into your essay drafts, so we will continue with that this week.  Was the information posted last week helpful to you?  Let me know what else you need  - email me any time.
 
 
How are you doing with course selections?  Let me know if you need any guidance with that.  Your enrollment in 111 sets you up for either 121 or 122 English next year.  You can also complete either level through the Block, if you choose that route.
To expand a bit on the idea of inflation, I just have an activity on the Consumer Price Index, as well as the concept of "Hyperinflation." Posted below, please find the backgrounder on Consumer Price Index, as well as a file containing the activity to go with it.

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