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Toronto Catholic District School Board

Grade 7/8 ... Mr. Rodrigues 

 

Part A:
Summer School

Registration

 
All students can register for Secondary Summer school courses starting on Monday, May 2. Based on enrolment, courses will be cancelled or redirected on Thursday, June 30. Students are encouraged to register before June 30th.
 
Students may register for a maximum of two remedial courses or two new credit courses (one in-class course and one eClass course OR two eClass courses). Note: We will accept students after the registration deadline, if space is available. Questions regarding course availability must be directed to the summer school location.
 
eClass Online Students: Please read the procedures for registering for an online course before applying.
 
Epiphany students:
 

(a) Visit your High School guidance department for a blank registration form or print one from our website. Submit a completed registration form to your day school guidance counsellor. Mary Ward students: Please check with your guidance counsellor for course completion and available credit courses.

(b) Obtain a Continuing Ed. timetable print-out and a copy of your registration form from your guidance counsellor which indicates that you have been registered. This is your confirmation receipt that you have
been registered successfully.

(c) Please bring your completed registration form and your Continuing Ed. timetable print-out on the first day of classes. eClass students do not have to submit their registration documents to Continuing Ed.

For more information visit:

eClass Online Learning Page

 

Registration forms can be obtained through your Guidance Dept (Student Services) or current TCDSB students can print a form here:

 

 

Part B:
Reach Ahead Program: Grade 8s to going into Grade 9

 

The Continuing Education Department this summer will be offering Reach-ahead credits for Grade 8 students. Our summer school program will allow students in Grade 8 to obtain a grade 9 credit. The following Reach Ahead Credit Courses are offered this summer:
 
To register TCDSB STUDENTS:
 
1. Grade 8 students registering for a grade 9 credit course must obtain a registration form from their home school, any TCDSB secondary school or from downloading the form below.
 
2. Students must complete the registration form and visit the guidance department at their future TCDSB secondary school and submit their summer school registration form. The guidance department will approve and enter the registration form directly into the system. Students will be given a timetable by the guidance department and should bring it in on the first day of summer school.
 

 

TCDSB Students can download and fill out the following form with the assistance of their teacher or their September Secondary Guidance Counsellor:
 

 

 

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BULLETIN NEWS:

We'd like to welcome Mr. Brian Rodrigues as the new Gr.7/8 Teacher.  Mr. Rodrigues brings a wealth of experience and enthusiasm to the Epiphany family - we welcome him with open arms and wish him the best.

 

We'd like to welcome Mr. Rella as our new half-time ESL teacher.  Mr. Rella is not new to Epiphany, but new to this role and we wish him all the best with our Junior and Intermediate students.

 

 

Ms. Nip is on a leave of absence -please see letter that went home with students (below)

Ms Nip Leave of Absence Letter to Parents.pdfMs Nip Leave of Absence Letter to Parents.pdf

 

 

TALK TO THE TEACHER ... MR. RODRIGUES AND MS. DEMARCO ARE READILY AVAILABLE AT 416-393-5378 TO DISCUSS ANY CONCERNS YOU HAVE.

 


 
Click the link for the grade to view Ministry expectations for the grade:

   
Grade 7    Grade 8
 
  
Family Life Program:
 
Religious Education Program:
Grade-7-8-9-Religious-Education-Program.pdfReligious-Education-Program.pdf

Reading 
Online Reading Websites ... Click on the titles below and enjoy with your child.
Read-Alongs are great for emergent, struggling, and reluctant readers, as well as being an excellent tool for ESL. They are also well received by strong and accomplished readers who are excited to follow along to the narration of their favorite books. Children, who are now growing up with e-mail, instant messaging, iPods, and text messaging are early and willing adopters to this innovative online reading experience.​


TumbleBooks TumbleBook of the Day​


Click on the links to go to the site ... enjoy the reading!

 
TumbleBook Library is an online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. TumbleBooks are created by taking existing picture books, adding animation, sound, music and narration to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you. The collection includes Story Books, Life Learning, Puzzles & Games and Language Learning from children's book publishers such as Scholastic, Chronicle Books, Candlewick Press, Charlesbridge Press, Harcourt, Little Brown, Walker and Company and others.

Tumblebook of the Day ... Click the Read Online button for today's book!
Come back tomorrow for another new book. 
Happy Tumbling!​


 
Storyline Online - This great website has famous actors and actresses reading quality children’s fiction.  You get to see all of the pictures, just as if you were listening to a live read aloud.  This is a great way to expose students to quality read alouds – perfect for ESL students and low income families who may not have access to English books being read aloud.
 
 

 

 

 
The ICDL Foundation's goal is to build a collection of books that represents outstanding historical and contemporary books from throughout the world.  Ultimately, the Foundation aspires to have every culture and language represented so that every child can know and appreciate the riches of children's literature from the world community.
 
Language barriers have never been more pronounced. Whether in an urban area of a modern country (e.g. the Chicago Public School system has 73 different languages represented in its student population) or the rural areas of a less developed country (e.g. Mongolia, where the ICDL has its first "branch" and where rural schools do not yet support a culture of reading for pleasure), differences in language are making it harder and harder for educational initiatives to bring about success.  
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
The project was created in 2010 with a simple goal in mind; one book to connect the world. From its humble beginnings, the GRA has grown to make a truly global connection with more than 1,000,000 students having participated.
 
What is it?
The premise is simple; we pick a book to read aloud to our students during a set 6-week period and during that time we try to make as many global connections as possible. Each teacher decides how much time they would like to dedicate and how involved they would like to be. Some people choose to connect with just one class, while others go for as many as possible. The scope and depth of the project is up to you. While there are official tools you can use such as Skype, Twitter, WriteAbout or Edmodo, you choose the tools that will make the most sense for you. Teachers get a community of other educators to do a global project with, hopefully inspiring them to continue these connections through the year.

 


Prodigy Game (Fun and Educational)

 www.prodigygame.com

 

Ask your teacher about getting on this site.

 

 

 

Play DOS Games online ... WORD RESCUE 1, WORD GALLERY

 

These are two of Mr. Masciarelli’s favourite games for reading (Primary grades) - click the links to see them and your kids will love them!

 

Word Rescue 1:  http://www.classicdosgames.com/online/1rescue.html

  

Word Gallery:  http://www.classicdosgames.com/online/wordgal3.html

 


 

We Give Books – This website is owned by Pearson Foundation, and has hundreds of e-books available for kids to read for free.  In addition, the foundation donates books to kids in need around the world for all of your time spent on this site.  You can sort the books by content and age appropriateness. 


http://www.wegivebooks.org/books

    


 

Time for Kids Real life reading is the most important type of reading.  Time for Kids provides kids with reading about today’s current events.  There are real life articles on topics that interest children. 


http://www.timeforkids.com/

 

 


Television Tunes

Do you want to have some fun remembering the good old days ... well, do it with your kids.  Go to the website and hear all-time favourite theme songs (good quality not midi) and challenge your kids to figure them out.  You can also be challenged to figure the latest TV Tunes.

 

 


 Guys Read


A web-based literacy program for boys. Their mission is to help boys become self-motivated, lifelong readers. Offers a list of books recommended by the webmaster, children's author Jon Sczieska, and others suggested by visitors to the website.  
 



YouTube ... Fractured Fairytales

Choose a video and watch a classic fairytale warped into something different. 

 

Use these as a jumping point to create your own "Fractured  Fairytales

 

 

 


YouTube ... Cool School Stories

Watch these neat little stories with some interaction involved.  Start with Goldilocks and the 3 Bears and then you choose which story you want to get involved with ... fun and easy to get engaged in!

 

 

Photofunia … Another Mr. Masciarelli all-time favourite!

 

This is a fantastic website to use.  It just keeps getting better and better all the time.  You can make amazing things happen to plain old pictures. Check it out and keep an eye on the time as you will be doing this stuff for hours and before you know it, it's tomorrow.

 

 

 

ComicLife 


Great place for kids to start ... Comics and literacy ... means have fun and learn. Engage your students/children to go beyond what YOU see.  Make comics and share with friends and family!  Show them HOW and they'll show you WHAT. You download it and use it - no strings attached, just creative fun and learning!

 

 

 

 

Summer Playground

Available for all parents and children to access and use all summer long.  Also, it is there for all teachers all year long too.  Click the pictures to take you to the interactive site.

 

 

 

Photostory ... Easier and better than PowerPoint

 

 

Photostory is presentation software made by Microsoft ... it is readily available to download FREE over the internet.  You make really nice presentations (.wmv) to watch on your computer or over the internet.  Easy enough for Grade 1 kids to use and adults too!​​​




 

Math


A Parent Guide to doing mathematics with your child:

 

Doing Math Parent Guide.pdf

 


Math is Fun:

http://www.livebinders.com/play/play?id=26355

 

Adapted Mind (Math)

Select the grade level you want to learn.

 

Adapted Mind (Reading)

Select the grade level you want to learn.​


 

This page is for kids, parents and educators to use in order to assist in learning ... Teachers or parents can visit the sites to introduce, reinforce or practice particular skills.  

 

There are plenty of options. Choice a "game" or skills you wish ... Have fun learning! We have hundreds, no thousands of links to go to, so no rush!  Truly, this page contains thousands of games to go to - if you know the topic you want to work on, go for it. If you only want to go by grade, you can do that too.  Take your time and come back often. If you have any sites you can recommend, please let us know.

 

 

Play the DOS Games online .. Math Rescue, Lemmings


You'll love these classic DOS games ... just let your kids see it and they will love it too. Click the links below and play right online.

 

Math Rescue 1http://www.classicdosgames.com/online/1math.html

 

Lemmings:  http://www.classicdosgames.com/online/xmaslm93.html

 

A Recommended Site by Erin

 

We have a website recommended by Erin M. (Grade 6 student) and her mom. Erin wrote to us to let us know that she found this website during her research for a project on money and accounting.  Erin notes that it would be a great resource for all kids doing research on money and simple accounting.  Thank you for sharing this, Erin!  See Link below for some info on the website:

 

A Kid's Guide to Accounting

http://www.ignitespot.com/kids-guide-to-accounting

 

Managing money involves keeping track of the income you earn to make sure you have enough money to cover your expenses. Businesses have to keep track of their finances with careful (bookkeeping). This type of accounting requires a system of writing down all financial transactions. By recording these transactions, it's then possible to summarize, analyze, and create reports about how well a company is managing its finances and making ends meet. Just like a business, people need to perform personal accounting to make sure they manage their money effectively.

 

The Top 10 Math Websites ... These are some very good sites to get you started on your Math journey.  Enjoy! 

 

 Woodlands Math Resources and Interactive Math Games

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/maths/index.html

 

Click the website link above and then practice the math skills below … The games are fun and you will learn things very easily!

 

Number Skills(add, subtract, multiply, divide, place value, decimals, fractions, percentage, mental math, word problems)

 

Shape & Space(shapes, symmetry, tangrams, angels, tessalations, co-ordinates)

 

Data & Probability(graphs, venn diagrams, probability, mean, median, mode)

 

Measurement (area, perimeter, time, money, weight, capacity)

 

More (worksheets and math investigations)

 

 

Singapore Mathsframe Interactive Math Websites

 

 http://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/category

 

Enjoy – These games are absolutely AMAZING, ADDICTIVE, and AWESOME! A++ all the way!

 


 

Summer Playgro​und

An online learning tool (Numeracy and Literacy Activities) for chidren, parents and teachers to use ... anytime!


Available for all parents and children to access and use all summer long.  Also, it is there for all teachers all year long too.  Click the link below or the pictures to take you to the interactive site.

 

Visit: http://www.tcdsb.org/forparents/summerplayground/pages/default.aspx

 



For more Math Websites, you can just visit: 

The ​Epiphany Numeracy Websites for Fun & Learning