Mr. Bosma Notes

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Hello everyone, 

This is your last week of home learnign with Mr. B. Your last week of school! 

Please read the below PDFs for explanations of your learning. 

Grade 8s we have our last class together on Teams ever on Wednesday at 2 pm. 

Also Grade 8s, I still need some of your What do you want to do in the future? replies emailed to me. 

Have a great summer Raiders. Miss you all! 

Sincerely, 

Mr. B     

Hello 8B 

Miss all of you. 

Can you please email me  What you want to do in the future? (Profession/Job)

This is for the Grade 8 Class of 2020 book you will receive. 

Thanks

Hello Raiders, 

Hope every is well. 

8B We have a Teams chat at 2pm this Wednesday. It is important to join if you can as I can explain the new music assignment and information for your grad book. Please email me an answer to this question for your Grade 8 Grad book:

What do you want to do in the future (profession, job etc)? Please email Mr. Bosma your reply at gerrit.bosma@nbed.nb.ca

This week for grade 7 and 8 there is some new lessons on poetry, but also time for you to complete book promos and 

essays. 

Please see all the attached PDF documents below. 

Take care, 

Mr. Bosma

Please make a bingo card with 25 squares for our Teams Chat on Thursday (May 27)

Fill the bingo card with following Figures of speech from your Figures of Speech Explanation PDF document: 

Write down each term 2 or 3 times to fill the squares. 

Simile 

Metaphor 

Personification 

Alliteration 

Hyperbole 

Oxymoron 

Onomatopeia                

 Apostrophe

and Allusion 

 

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Hello Raiders, 

The nice weather is now here and it is a perfect time to sign up for the virtual Olympics for your school. 

8B We have a Teams chat at 2:30 this Thursday. There may even be a game. 

This week for grade 7 and 8 there is some new lessons on poetry, but also time for you to complete book promos and 

essays. 

Grade 6s I haven't added any new lessons this week to give you time to read and write and complete book promos and mini essays. There is a new PDF on a conclusion explanation. 

Please see all the attached PDF documents below. 

Take care, 

Mr. Bosma

 Hello Raiders, 

Due to the fact I wanted to give you time to work and finish your persuaisve argument essays and book promos, and due to some computer difficulties for Mr. Bosma, a new unit of lessons won't be posted until tomorrow morning, Tuesday May 26. Check out my teacher page tomorrow by 9 am for new lessons. 

Take care, 

Mr. B

   Hello Raiders, 

Hope everyone enjoyed the sunny long weekend. Below are PDF explanation for your week, including lessons and examples which will provide you guidance. Remember Mr. Bosma can meet on our Microsoft Teams sites if you ever need to chat/video chat with questions and with my explanation. 

Please see all the attached PDFs below for the week for all grades 6 to 8.

Grade 8B our Teams Chat this week will be at 3:30 instead this Wednesday (May 20). 

Also, some grade 8s still need to send me toddler photos (2 or 3) and photos with their Nelson Class of 2020 hoodies on. 

 

This is a long weekend, and the weather looks great. Go outside and enjoy it. Book Promos can now be due Friday, May 22 and Mr. B won’t post new work until Tuesday. Take Care.

Bellow is the link to an exciting Virtual Olympics of Track and Field and other athletic events that our class can track and put in scores to win as a school. Remember all our class do is win! Please register. Lets see if we can get the whole class to sign up. 

ASDN Virtual Olympics Registration Link: 

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=318rTdLEEUmHCWjML0Zcn0ddVP8s0OlKlGg0AWGQychUQUZLT1lVMTc0UDcwRE1UODZXODJCRkdaSy4u

There is an Office web link and Mr. Bosma’s email address for questions on the right hand side of this Teacher Page under PagesRemember, I can meet you on my Microsoft Teams page to video chat and explain lessons by sharing my screen.

Hello everyone, hope you had a nice weekend with your families.

ATTENTION: Your learning explanations and examples for the week for Grades 6, 7, and 8  are in the PDF documents attached below, as are separate examples and explanations. I will have a video up by Tuesday with some more explanation for all classes, as well as Book Promo Examples. 

Remember to keep your brain and body moving and keep healthy. 

Happy 14th Birthday to Randy in Mr. Bosma's 8B homeroom who celebrates this coming Saturday the 16th. 

8B We have a class chat for this Wednesday, May 13, at 2:30pm on Microsoft Teams.

Sincerely,

Mr. B

There is an Office web link and Mr. Bosma’s email address for questions on the right hand side of this Teacher Page under Pages. Remember, I can meet you on my Microsoft Teams page to video chat and explain lessons by sharing my screen.

Hello everyone, hope you had a nice weekend with your families.

Happy Star Wars Day and May the Fourth be with You. You know Mr. Bosma is a big Star Wars geek, so I couldn’t resist. Actually some of your persuasive debate topic choices are related to the Star Wars franchise to try out this week. Remember to keep reading, jotting down notes for your book promo (see explanation and an example by Tuesday).  Do what you can, email and ask questions through teams or set up a meeting time with me on Teams for explanation if needed. 

ATTENTION: Your learning explanations and examples for the week for Grades 6, 7, and 8  are in the PDF documents attached below, as are separate examples and explanations. I will have a video up by Tuesday with some more explanation for all classes.

Remember to keep your brain and body moving and keep healthy.  

8B We have a class chat for this Wednesday, May 6, at 2:30pm on Microsoft Teams.

Sincerely,

Mr. B

 

There is an Office 365 web link and my email on the right hand side of this Teacher Page under Pages.

Hello everyone, hope you had a nice weekend with your families. It was fantastic to meet with a lot you again on Friday on Teams. This week we are going to meet Wednesday at 2:30 on Teams so I can answer questions about what was on this teacher page to work on. Remember to check in with Ms. Hache’s page for Math and check the other teachers if you have time.

I will post a video by Tuesday explaining more of the activities for this week in more detail. Email me or message me through Teams with any questions.

Also, if your parents have not already (some have), ask them to send 2-3 photos to my teacher email of you when you were young (toddler to 4) for the grade slide show I am working on.

And Happy belated 14th Birthday to Ethan who celebrated on Friday!

Keep safe and stay healthy,

Sincerely,

Mr. B

Part A: Reading:

Free Online Reading Choice Links are on Weblinks on my Teacher Page) 

Reading Expectation:  8B 30 minutes a day  (more if you wish, reading is also for enjoyment and an escape to get your mind off the world).

·       This week continue with an individual reading of a book of your choice.

·       Record notes on interesting, exciting, and what you feel are important parts of your book- Record in either a binder, duotang, on a Notes App on your  cell phone, an ipad/tablet, lap top, or what ever works best for you.

·       New This Week:  Mr. Bosma will be posting a video later this week demonstrating a book promo. There is also a PDF document called Gr. 7 & 8 Book Promo under documents (red tab) at the top of this page. You can continue to practice your 60 -90 seconds(max) book promo as audio or video. This audio/video promo won’t be due until May 15, so you have time, but can send when ever you’re finished.

Part B     Writing Expectations this Week (Monday – Friday): 

** Choose to write the best method and easiest method for writing –

Either a: Duotang/binder with paper, Notes on your cell phone, ipad, computer, Word on Office 365, what ever is the least stressful to you – Just try to save it.

1.    Research for Argument Essay: Once you have finished typing or writing down you own observations and facts for your 3 main reasons on your argument organizer now start to research web sites (USE your 2 Credibility check lists (under documents) to make sure the sites are real and strong information. You can print off or write on multiple organizers. Don’t worry about space. Use your own paper if needed. (Organizer is under documents on this page and Mr. Bosma’s example too)  Try to find at least 3 Credible and Real strong Websites.

Don’t worry about other perspectives block yet. (next week) Also, you don’t have to write your hook and thesis yet. It is only there to think about(next week).

 

2.    Email Mr. Bosma all the new research points added to your argument organizer and credible websites you found. You can attach the document or take a photo of what you did on paper and send that.  

 

3.    An Entertainment Review- Write a  5  sentence review explaining why either a Series/Show, Movie, or game is worth checking out. Use your persuasive strategy sheet (PDF sheet under documents) to help write some detailed support and reasons or why someone should check out what you are promoting.

I know this was a quick write topic before, but…..

Now: Write 5 sentences and send the review with a photo of the show, movie or game to email me to post for others to check out.  Mr. B would like to have the whole class send ideas over the next week (by the end of May 4th at the latest).

·       ** Remember when revising/editing to use STAR – Substitute better words, Take out what is not needed, Add words, sentences, or punctuation, Rearrange your writing.

·       *** Don’t get stressed about daily writing – email or through Microsoft Teams ask Mr. B questions. I will be checking in.

 

Email Mr. Bosma or send him a message on Teams if you have any questions.

 

 

 

There is an Office 365 web link and my email on the right hand side of this Teacher Page under Pages.

Hello everyone, hope you had a nice weekend with your families. This week the writing and reading has changed a little, but only in there are no daily quick writes and just primary focus on organizing  argument essay research and entertainment review 

I will post a video by Tuesday explaining more of the activities for this week in more detail. Email me or message me through Teams with any questions.

Keep safe and stay healthy,

Sincerely,

Mr. B

Part A: Reading:

Free Online Reading Choice Links are on Weblinks on my Teacher Page) 

Reading Expectation:   30 minutes a day  (more if you wish, reading is also for enjoyment and an escape to get your mind off the world).

·       This week continue with an individual reading of a book of your choice.

·       Record notes on interesting, exciting, and what you feel are important parts of your book- Record in either a binder, duotang, on a Notes App on your  cell phone, an ipad/tablet, lap top, or what ever works best for you.

·       New This Week:  Mr. Bosma will be posting a video later this week demonstrating a book promo. There is also a PDF document called Gr. 7 & 8 Book Promo under documents (red tab) at the top of this page. You can continue to practice your 60 -90 seconds(max) book promo as audio or video. This audio/video promo won’t be due until May 15, so you have time, but can send when ever you’re finished.

 

Part B     Writing Expectations this Week (Monday – Friday): 

** Choose to write the best method and easiest method for writing –

Either a: Duotang/binder with paper, Notes on your cell phone, ipad, computer, Word on Office 365, what ever is the least stressful to you – Just try to save it.

1.    Research for Argument Essay: Once you have finished typing or writing down you own observations and facts for your 3 main reasons on your argument organizer.

 Now start to research web sites (Use the Website Credibility Check list (under documents at the top of this page, red tab) to make sure the sites are real and strong information. You can print off or write on multiple organizers. Don’t worry about space. Use your own paper if needed. (Organizer is under documents on this page and Mr. Bosma’s example too)  Try to find  3 Credible and Real strong Websites.

Don’t worry about other perspectives block yet. (next week) Also, you don’t have to write your hook and thesis yet. It is only there to think about(next week).

 

2.    Email Mr. Bosma all the new research points added to your argument organizer and credible websites you found. You can attach the document or take a photo of what you did on paper and send that. 

 

3.    An Entertainment Review- Write a  5  sentence review explaining why either a Series/Show, Movie, or game is worth checking out. Use your persuasive strategy sheet (PDF sheet under documents) to help write some detailed support and reasons or why someone should check out what you are promoting.

I know this was a quick write topic before, but…..

Now: Write 5 sentences and send the review with a photo of the show, movie or game to email me to post for others to check out.  Mr. B would like to have the whole class send ideas over the next week (by May 4th at the latest).

·       ** Remember when revising/editing to use STAR – Substitute better words, Take out what is not needed, Add words, sentences, or punctuation, Rearrange your writing.

·       *** Don’t get stressed about daily writing – email or through Microsoft Teams ask Mr. B questions. I will be checking in.

 

Email Mr. Bosma or send him a message on Teams if you have any questions.

 

There is an Office web link and Mr. Bosma’s email address for questions on the right hand side of this Teacher Page under Pages.

Hello everyone, hope you had a nice weekend with your families. Also, remember 6H and 6Y  have Microsoft Teams for Mr. Bosma on Office 365. You can ask questions by posting on the Teams ongoing conversations too. This week I have added something new for reading which I will have a video explaining later. Also, in writing there are some more quick write topics, but also this week a brainstorm and focus for a mini-persuasive essay ideas sheet to work on (I will give examples).

Remember to keep your brain and body moving and keep healthy.

Sincerely,

Mr. B

Part A: Reading

If you have books or kindles (e readers) at home that is great.

If not, see the below free online e book and audio books under web links on this teacher page.

Reading Expectation: 6H 30 minutes a day and 6Yake 20 minutes a day(as you also have reading for F.I. Language Arts. Read more if you wish, reading is also for enjoyment and an escape to get your mind off the world.

·       New this Week: Grade 6 Book Promo: As you read your individual book read the PDF Grade 6 Book Promo document under the red tab documents on this teacher page. It will explain to take down notes as you read about exiting and interesting parts, characters, setting (when and where) and why you like or think of the book. Mr. Bosma will explain more in a video in the days to come.

·       Recording notes on interesting, exciting, and what you feel are important parts of your book- Record in either a binder, duotang, on a Notes App on your  cell phone, an ipad/tablet, lap top, or what ever works best for you.

 

 Part B     Writing Expectations this Week (Monday – Friday): 

** Choose to write the best method and easiest method for writing –

Either a: Duotang/binder with paper, Notes on your cell phone, ipad, computer, Word on Office 365 or what ever is the least stressful to you – Just try to save it.

Gr. 6 Argument Topic and 3 Main Ideas: You will see a PDF document with this title under Mr. Bosma’s documents (red tab top of page). Read the instructions and listen to Mr. Video to grade 6s to come to help explain. Send it to Mr. Bosma for feedback by the end of Friday, and email him any questions.

 

(Choose, or your own topic, to write about 2  topics for this week.  Get your Argument Topic and 3 Main Ideas sheet done and sent first, then you can Take a photo, or type in and either email or put in Teams your 1 favorite piece of writing this week)

 

·      Please find Persuasive Strategies for Success sheet(PDF) under Mr. Bosma’s teacher page documents for your writing this week.

Persuasive Skill Writing Topics

·        Your Bubble: Recently the New Brunswick government declared families could pick one other family to meet up with during these quarantine safety measures. While for many it easy to pick grandparents etc, if you were able to pick other two other people to be in your bubble how would you decide? Be persuasive, but not mean, in what would be your “In my bubble” requirements for these chosen few people.” Have fun.

·       Following the Rules: Even with some safety restrictions changed a little to allow one new family to be near you, social distancing for protecting us still remains. Not all adult New Brunswickers have been following this. Explain from a middle school students head how you feel when adults break rules, and you get in trouble for breaking school rules. Be persuasive and explain if all people (no matter age) should follow the rules the same?

·       Movie/Series or Game Review:  Write a Persuasive Review about why a  specific movie, show series or video game is fantastic and worth checking out. Use your persuasive strategies for success PDF (documents) to help you explain why it is so great.

·       Choose your own persuasive topics to write.

 

** Take 10 minutes to write and 5 minutes to Revise/Edit for each topic.

** Remember when revising/editing to use STAR – Substitute better words, Take out what is not needed, Add words, sentences, or punctuation, Rearrange your writing.

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