Throughout the semester, we have been updating the website with week by week information on what the students have been learning. Please choose from the weeks below.
Week 38
Grade 9 English
Teacher Karen Suksabai
This week, we will concentrate on finishing our reading book –A Long Walk to Water –and then watch and discuss the documentary – God Grew Tired of Us – The Lost Boys of Sudan. We will also learn how to use a grading rubric to selfassess journal entries, and write a critique and rewrite specific journal entries.
Homework
 2 paragraph handwritten reflection on the supportive nature of family and friendship, and the difficulties of adapting to a brand new environment.
 Complete journal rubrics, critique, and journal edits
Grade 9 Science
Teacher Rob Clarke
This week we will be learning about electromagnetism.
Grade 9A Geometry
Teacher Robert Dumas
SUMMARY:

• Develop formula for Surface Area of Regular (Right) Pyramids
• Develop formula for Surface Area of a Regular Cone
• Find the Surface Area of Composite Figures involving pyramids or cones
Grade 9B Geometry
Teacher Nate Perkins
Ch. 18 Volume Formulas
This week we will complete Chapter 18, which gives an overview of volume formulas:

– Volume of Cones
– Volume of Spheres
For the course material, I will use examples from the book to illustrate the different concepts students are to understand from each section. I will solve the examples on the whiteboard and check for understanding from the students. Their homework will directly represent these concepts and help ingrain the different mathematical procedures into them so they are prepared for chapter, midterm, and final exams. There will be a quiz at the end of this week.
Week 37
Grade 9 English
Teacher Karen Suksabai
This week, we will finish the topic – How does the sky influence us? The word study includes acronyms ,and the grammar lesson will feature cause and effect structures. We will continue with the reading book – A Long Walk to Water, and read and analyse chapter 1516.
Key & academic words

• base, crater, lunar, mine, universe, voyage
• investigate, issues, promote, research
Homework

• Study for vocab test on Friday.
• Complete unfinished exercises in workbook from Unit 6, Reading 4
• Complete reading comprehension worksheet for chapter 15 & 16 of A Long Walk to Water
Grade 9 Science
Teacher Rob Clarke
This week we will be learning about electric circuits.
Grade 9A Geometry
Teacher Robert Dumas
SUMMARY:

• Develop formula for Surface Area of Regular (Right) Pyramids
• Develop formula for Surface Area of a Regular Cone
• Find the Surface Area of Composite Figures involving pyramids or cones
Grade 9B Geometry
Teacher Nate Perkins
Ch. 18 Volume Formulas
This week we will begin Chapter 18, which gives an overview of volume formulas:

– Volume of Prisms and Cylinders
– Volume of Pyramids
– Volume of Cones
For the course material, I will use examples from the book to illustrate the different concepts students are to understand from each section. I will solve the examples on the whiteboard and check for understanding from the students. Their homework will directly represent these concepts and help ingrain the different mathematical procedures into them so they are prepared for chapter, midterm, and final exams.
Week 36
Grade 9 English
Teacher Karen Suksabai
This week, we will continue the topic – How does the sky influence us? The word study includes spelling long ‘I’, and the grammar lesson will feature the modal verb ‘must’. We will continue with the reading book – A Long Walk to Water, and read and analyse chapter 1415.
Literary & academic words

• Myth, personification
• Ignored, instructed, job, restricted
Homework

• Study for vocab test on Friday.
• Complete unfinished exercises in workbook from Unit 6, Reading 3
• Complete reading comprehension worksheet for chapter 14 & 15 of A Long Walk to Water
Grade 9 Science
Teacher Rob Clarke
This week we will be learning about electric charge and static electricity.
Grade 9A Geometry
Teacher Robert Dumas
SUMMARY:

• Developing the Surface Area formulas for both Prisms and Cylinders
• Finding the Surface Areas for both Prisms and Cylinders
• Finding the Surface Area of Composite Figures
Grade 9B Geometry
Teacher Nate Perkins
Ch. 17 Equations of Circles and Parabolas
This week we will begin Chapter 17, which uses circle and parabola equations:

– Equation of a Circle
– Equation of a Parabola
For the course material, I will use examples from the book to illustrate the different concepts students are to understand from each section. I will solve the examples on the whiteboard and check for understanding from the students. Their homework will directly represent these concepts and help ingrain the different mathematical procedures into them so they are prepared for chapter, midterm, and final exams. There will be a quiz on Thursday.
Week 35
Grade 9 English
Teacher Karen Suksabai
This week, we will continue the topic – How does the sky influence us? The word study includes Greek & Latin roots astro, ology & geo, and the grammar lesson will feature noun/pronoun agreement. We will continue with the reading book – A Long Walk to Water, and read and analyse chapter 12 & 13.
Key & academic words

• asteroids, comet, gravity, meteoroids, orbit, planets
• consists, criteria, features, located
Homework

• Study for vocab test on Friday.
• Complete unfinished exercises in workbook from Unit 6, Reading 2
• Complete reading comprehension worksheet for chapter 12 & 13 of A Long Walk to Water
Grade 9 Science
Teacher Rob Clarke
This week we will be learning about work, energy and power.
Grade 9A Geometry
Teacher Robert Dumas
SUMMARY:

• Developing the Volume Formula for Spheres
• Finding the volume of spheres
• Finding the volume of composite figures that incorporate spheres
Grade 9B Geometry
Teacher Nate Perkins
Ch. 16 Arc Length and Sector Area
This week we will complete Chapter 16, which gives calculations for arc length and sector area

– Arc Length and Radian Measure
– Sector Area
For the course material, I will use examples from the book to illustrate the different concepts students are to understand from each section. I will solve the examples on the whiteboard and check for understanding from the students. Their homework will directly represent these concepts and help ingrain the different mathematical procedures into them so they are prepared for chapter, midterm, and final exams.There will be a Chapter 16 quiz at the end of this week.
Week 34
Grade 9 English
Teacher Karen Suksabai
This week, we will start a new topic – How does the sky influence us? The word study includes lexical sets and the grammar lesson will feature punctuation in prose and poetry. We will continue withthe reading book – A Long Walk to Water, and read and analyse chapter10 & 11.
Literary & academic words

• Stanza, rhyme
• Analyse, image, interpretation, visible
Homework

• Study for vocab test on Friday.
• Complete unfinished exercises in workbook from Unit 6, Reading 1
• Complete reading comprehension worksheet for chapter 10 & 11 of A Long Walk to Water
Grade 9 Science
Teacher Rob Clarke
This week we will be learning about fluids and pressure.
Grade 9A Geometry
Teacher Robert Dumas
SUMMARY:

• Developing the Volume Formula for Cones
• Finding the volume of a Right Cone
• Finding the volume of composite figures that incorporate cones
• Developing the Volume Formula for Spheres
• Finding the volume of spheres
• Finding the volume of composite figures that incorporate spheres
Grade 9B Geometry
Teacher Nate Perkins
Ch. 16 Arc Length and Sector Area
This week we will have a quiz on Chapter 15, and then begin Chapter 16, which discusses arc length and sector area:

– Justifying Circumference and Area of a Circle
– Arc Length and Radian Measure
For the course material, I will use examples from the book to illustrate the different concepts students are to understand from each section. I will solve the examples on the whiteboard and check for understanding from the students. Their homework will directly represent these concepts and help ingrain the different mathematical procedures into them so they are prepared for chapter, midterm, and final exams. There will be a Chapter 15 quiz at the start of this week.
Week 33
Grade 9 English
Teacher Karen Suksabai
This week, we will continue the topic – what is the human spirit? The grammar lesson will feature simple past tense v present perfect tense. We will continue with the reading book – A Long Walk to Water, and read and analyse chapter9.
Literary & academic words

• Diary, drama, stage directions
• Assisted, occupants, published, regulations
Homework

• Study for vocab test on Friday.
• Complete unfinished exercises in workbook from Unit 5, Reading 4
• Complete reading comprehension worksheet for chapter 9 of A Long Walk to Water
Grade 9 Science
Teacher Rob Clarke
This week we will be looking into forces and gravity along with learning some important equations which lay down an important foundation to understanding basic principles within physics.
Grade 9A Geometry
Teacher Robert Dumas
SUMMARY:
• Developing a Volume Formula for Right Pyramids
• Finding the volume of a pyramid
• Finding the volume of composite figures that incorporate pyramids
• Developing the Volume Formula for a Right Cone
• Finding the volume of cones
• Finding the volume of composite figures that incorporate cones
Grade 9B Geometry
Teacher Nate Perkins
Ch. 15 Angles and Segments in Circles
This week we will complete Chapter 15, which covers Circles:

– Segment Relationships in Circles
– Angle Relationships in Circles
For the course material, I will use examples from the book to illustrate the different concepts students are to understand from each section. I will solve the examples on the whiteboard and check for understanding from the students. Their homework will directly represent these concepts and help ingrain the different mathematical procedures into them so they are prepared for chapter, midterm, and final exams.
Week 32
Grade 9 English
Teacher Karen Suksabai
This week, we will continue the topic – what is the human spirit? The grammar lesson will feature antonyms & present perfect. We will continue with the reading book – A Long Walk to Water, and read and analyse chapter 8.
Key & academic words

• accomplish, hearing impaired, mission, obstacle, opponent, sign language
• participate, perceive, prior, team
Homework

• Study for vocab test on Friday.
• Complete unfinished exercises in workbook from Unit 5, Reading 3
• Complete reading comprehension worksheet for chapters 8 of A Long Walk to Water
Grade 9 Science
Teacher Rob Clarke
This week we will be learning about acceleration and how it relates to speed, motion and velocity.
Grade 9A Geometry
Teacher Robert Dumas
SUMMARY:

• Deriving the Volume formula for a Cone
• Deriving the Volume formula for a Sphere
• Demonstrating the relationship between the two figures and their volume formulae
• Calculate the volumes of composite figures
Grade 9B Geometry
Teacher Nate Perkins
Ch. 15 Angles and Segments in Circles
This week we will begin Chapter 15, which covers Circles:

– Central Angles and Inscribed Angles
– Angles in Inscribed Quadrilaterals
– Tangents and Circumscribed Angles
For the course material, I will use examples from the book to illustrate the different concepts students are to understand from each section. I will solve the examples on the whiteboard and check for understanding from the students. Their homework will directly represent these concepts and help ingrain the different mathematical procedures into them so they are prepared for chapter, midterm, and final exams.
Week 31
Grade 9 English
Teacher Karen Suksabai
This week, we will continue with the reading book – A Long Walk to Water – analysing themes and symbolism, and make initial prep notes for character analysis.
We will also be looking more closely at the process of journaling. Students will have the opportunity to assess and analyse their own work, making recommendations for improvement.
Homework
• Complete reading comprehension worksheet for chapters 6&7 of A Long Walk to Water.
• Short written assignment from the point of view of one of the main characters.
Grade 9 Science
Teacher Rob Clarke
An introduction to speed and velocity.
Grade 9A Geometry
Teacher Robert Dumas
Grade 9B Geometry
Teacher Nate Perkins
Ch. 15 Angles and Segments in Circles
This week we will begin Chapter 15, which covers Circles:

– Central Angles and Inscribed Angles
– Angles in Inscribed Quadrilaterals
For the course material, I will use examples from the book to illustrate the different concepts students are to understand from each section. I will solve the examples on the whiteboard and check for understanding from the students. Their homework will directly represent these concepts and help ingrain the different mathematical procedures into them so they are prepared for chapter, midterm, and final exams.
Review and Exam Week
Grade 9 English
Teacher Karen Suksabai
Reading Comprehension
There will be an excerpt from our readings in the class textbook, followed by questions that focus on students’ abilities in comprehension and critical thinking.
Vocabulary
Students will demonstrate understanding of vocabulary words by matching the words with definitions and using them in sentences. These are vocabulary words from our weekly
vocab quizzes.
Grammar
Students will be asked to show ability to correctly use the following –

● Adverb clauses with who & which
● Homophones
● Adverbs and adjectives
● Subjectverb agreement
● Capitalisation
Literary Skills
Students should be able to

● Identify the speaker in specific pieces of writing.
● Identify author’s purpose in various scenarios
● Distinguish between fact and opinion
● Understand and identify basic symbolism
Writing Skills
Students will be asked to write a paragraph expressing personal opinion on a general topic.
Grade 9 Science
Teacher Rob Clarke

• Earth’s days, years and seasons
• moon phases and eclipses
• Earth’s tides
• Electromagnetic radiation
• Telescopes
• Technology and history of space exploration
Grade 9A Geometry
Teacher Robert Dumas

1. Students will find the Tangent of an Angle
2. Students will be asked to find a side lengths of a Right Triangle using the Tangent Ratio
3. Students will calculate the Sine and Cosine Ratios in a Right Triangle
4. Students will calculate the measure of a missing angle by using the inverse Sine, and Inverse Cosine relationships
5. Students will find missing side lengths using the Sine and Cosine ratios
6. Students will solve general angles using both the Law of Sines and the Law of Cosines.
1. Students will derive the equation of a circle given the coordinates and the radius.
2. Students will be required to find the center and radius of a circle with a given equation.
3. Students will be asked to derive the equation of a parabola with Vertex at the origin.
4. Students will be asked to derive the equation of a parabola with a given Focus and Directrix.
6. Students will be required to graph a parabola and define key characteristics of the parabola
Grade 9B Geometry
Teacher Nate Perkins
Topics Covered (Weeks 21 – 26)

• 12.1 Triangle Proportionality Theorem
• 12.2 Subdividing a Segment in a Given Ratio
• 12.3 Using Proportional Relationships
• 12.4 Similarity in Right Triangles
• 13.1 Tangent Ratio
• 13.2 Sine and Cosine Ratios
• 13.3 Special Right Triangles
• 13.4 Problem Solving with Trigonometry
• 14.1 Law of Sines
• 14.2 Law of Cosines
Test Structure
Students are given a total of 20 questions. There will be no multiple choice or fill in the blank questions on this test. Only math questions applying what they have learned. Diagrams will be included on appropriate problems.
Week 26
Grade 9 English
Teacher Karen Suksabai
This week, we will continue the topic – what is the human spirit? The grammar lesson will feature inseparable phrasal verbs and punctuation for quotations. We will continue with the reading book – A Long Walk to Water, and read and analyse chapters 46.
Literary & academic words

• dialogue, theme
• academic, policy, principal, tradition
Homework

• Study for vocab test on Friday.
• Complete unfinished exercises in workbook from Unit 5, Reading 2
• Complete reading comprehension worksheet for chapters 46 of A Long Walk to Water
Grade 9 Science
Teacher Rob Clarke
An introduction to speed and velocity.
Grade 9A Geometry
Teacher Robert Dumas
SUMMARY:

• Deriving the Equation of a Parabola
• Distinguish a circle on the coordinate plane with center at the origin, and offset from the origin by a distance (h, k)
• Defining the key characteristics of a Parabola
Grade 9B Geometry
Teacher Nate Perkins
Week 25
Grade 9 English
Teacher Karen Suksabai
This week, we will start a new topic – what is the human spirit? We will practise using literary skills to distinguish fact from opinion. The word study will focus on the use capitalisation and the grammar lesson will feature inseparable phrasal verbs. We will continue with our new reading book – A Long Walk to Water, and read and analyse chapter 2 & 3.
Key & academic words

• chemicals, crops, demand, migrant workers, strike, union
• founded, impact, labour, persistence
Homework

• Study for vocab test on Friday.
• Complete unfinished exercises in workbook from Unit 5, Reading 1
• Complete reading comprehension worksheet for chapter 2 & 3 of A Long Walk to Water
Grade 9 Science
Teacher Rob Clarke
This week we will be learning about the history of space exploration.
Grade 9A Geometry
Teacher Robert Dumas
SUMMARY:

• Deriving the Equation of a Circle
• Deriving the Equation of a Parabola
• Distinguish a circle on the coordinate plane with center at the origin, and offset from the origin by a distance (h, k)
• Defining the key characteristics of a Parabola
Grade 9B Geometry
Teacher Nate Perkins
Ch. 13 Trigonometry; Ch. 14 Trigonometry with All Triangles
This week we will complete Chapter 13, and then begin Chapter 14, which covers the Law of Sines and Law of Cosines:

– Problem Solving with Trigonometry
– Law of Sines
For the course material, I will use examples from the book to illustrate the different concepts students are to understand from each section. I will solve the examples on the whiteboard and check for understanding from the students. Their homework will directly represent these concepts and help ingrain the different mathematical procedures into them so they are prepared for chapter, midterm, and final exams. There will be a Chapter 13 Quiz during this week.
Week 24
Grade 9 English
Teacher Karen Suksabai
This week, we will continue with the topic – what does home mean? We will practise reading comprehension through the reading of The Lotus Seed. The word study will focus on the use of long ‘o’ spelling and the grammar lesson will feature adverb clauses of time. We will engage in some prereading activities for our new reading book – A Long Walk to Water,and start reading and analysing chapter 1
Literary & academic words

• speaker, symbol
• attached, removed, source, symbolize/symbolise
Homework

• Study for vocab test on Friday.
• Complete unfinished exercises in workbook from Unit 4, Reading 4
• Complete reading comprehension worksheet for chapter 1 of A Long Walk to Water
Grade 9 Science
Teacher Rob Clarke
This week we will be learning about the different types of technologies used for exploring space.
Grade 9A Geometry
Teacher Robert Dumas
SUMMARY:

• Deriving the Equation of a Circle
• Deriving the Equation of a Parabola
• Distinguish a circle on the coordinate plane with center at the origin, and offset from the origin by a distance (h, k)
• Defining the key characteristics of a Parabola
Grade 9B Geometry
Teacher Nate Perkins
Ch. 13 Trigonometry with Right Triangles
This week we will continue Chapter 13, which begins student’s experience with trigonometry:
 Sine and Cosine Ratios
 Special Right Triangles
 Problem Solving with Trigonometry
For the course material, I will use examples from the book to illustrate the different concepts students are to understand from each section. I will solve the examples on the whiteboard and check for understanding from the students. Their homework will directly represent these concepts and help ingrain the different mathematical procedures into them so they are prepared for chapter, midterm, and final exams.
Week 23
Grade 9 English
Teacher Karen Suksabai
This week, we will continue with the topic – what does home mean? Due to Scout Camp, we will have a short week so will focus on vocabulary and grammar only. The grammar lesson will focus on the use of the suffix –ion, and subjectverb agreement
Key & academic words

• endangered species, migration, monitor, population, rare, refuge
• interactions, outcome, route, substitute
Homework
 • Complete unfinished exercises in workbook from Unit 4, Reading 3
Grade 9 Science
Teacher Rob Clarke
This week we will be learning about radiation in space and different technologies used to make observations of the universe.
Grade 9A Geometry
Teacher Robert Dumas
SUMMARY:

• Recognizing that using the Law of Sines is conditional on angles containing AAS, ASA, or SSA information
• Deriving the Law of Cosines and using the Law of Cosines to find unknown side lengths and angle measures
• Recognizing that using the Law of Cosines is conditional on angles containing SAS or SSS information
Grade 9B Geometry
Teacher Nate Perkins
Ch. 13 Trigonometry with Right Triangles
This week we will begin Chapter 13, which begins student’s experience with trigonometry:
 Tangent Ratio
 Sine and Cosine Ratios
 Special Right Triangles
For the course material, I will use examples from the book to illustrate the different concepts students are to understand from each section. I will solve the examples on the whiteboard and check for understanding from the students. Their homework will directly represent these concepts and help ingrain the different mathematical procedures into them so they are prepared for chapter, midterm, and final exams.
Week 22
Grade 9 English
Teacher Karen Suksabai
This week, we will continue with the topic – what does home mean? Due to the public holidays, we will have a short week so will focus on vocabulary and grammar only. The grammar lesson will focus on the use of homophones, and adjectives and adverbs
Literary & academic words

• suspense, climax
• correspond, indicate, occurs, transportation
Homework

• Revise for weekly vocab test on Friday
• Complete unfinished exercises in workbook from Unit 4, Reading 2
Grade 9 Science
Teacher Rob Clarke
This week we will be learning about images taken in space and how they help us to understand many different concepts and aspects of the Universe.
Grade 9A Geometry
Teacher Robert Dumas
SUMMARY:

• Deriving the Law of Sines and using Law of Sines to find unknown side lengths and angle measures
• Recognizing that using the Law of Sines is conditional on angles containing AAS, ASA, or SSA information
• Using the Tangent Ratio
• Deriving the Law of Cosines and using the Law of Cosines to find unknown side lengths and angle measures
• Recognizing that using the Law of Cosines is conditional on angles containing SAS or SSS information
Grade 9B Geometry
Teacher Nate Perkins
Ch. 12 Triangle Proportionality Theorem
This week we will complete Chapter 12, which discusses how to use the properties of similarity in triangles:
 – Similarity in Right Triangles
For the course material, I will use examples from the book to illustrate the different concepts students are to understand from each section. I will solve the examples on the whiteboard and check for understanding from the students. Their homework will directly represent these concepts and help ingrain the different mathematical procedures into them so they are prepared for chapter, midterm, and final exams. There will be a Chapter 12 quiz at the end of this week.
Week 21
Grade 9 English
Teacher Karen Suksabai
This week, we will start a new topic – what does home mean? The grammar lesson will focus on silent letters, and adjective clauses. We will prepare for our new reading book – A Long Walk to Water – with an introduction to the topic of The Lost Boys of Sudan.
Key & academic words

• exhibit, inspectors, mission, neighbourhood, preserved
• benefit, community, cultural, immigrants, items
Homework

• Study for vocab test on Friday.
• Complete unfinished exercises in workbook from Unit 4, Reading 1
Grade 9 Science
Teacher Rob Clarke
This week we will be learning about the Earth’s Days, Years and Seasons; what determines them and the processes involved.
Grade 9A Geometry
Teacher Robert Dumas
SUMMARY:
• Investigate ratios in a Right Triangle
• Develop the Tangent Ratio in a Right Triangle
• Finding the Tangent of an angle
• Develop the Sine and Cosine Ratios in a Right Triangle
• Finding the Sine of an angle and the Cosine of an angle
• Develop concept of Arc Sin and Arc Cosine to find missing angles
Grade 9B Geometry
Teacher Nate Perkins
Ch. 12 Triangle Proportionality Theorem
This week we will begin Chapter 12, which discusses how to use the properties of similarity in triangles:
 Triangle Proportionality Theorem
 Subdividing a Segment in a Given Ratio
 Using Proportional Relationships
For the course material, I will use examples from the book to illustrate the different concepts students are to understand from each section. I will solve the examples on the whiteboard and check for understanding from the students. Their homework will directly represent these concepts and help ingrain the different mathematical procedures into them so they are prepared for chapter, midterm, and final exams.
Review and Exam Week
Grade 9 English
Teacher Karen Suksabai
Reading Comprehension
– There will be passages from our current reading book Coraline, followed by questions that focus on students’ abilities in comprehension and critical thinking.
Vocabulary
– Students will demonstrate understanding of vocabulary words by matching the words with definitions and using them in sentences. These are vocabulary words from our weekly
vocab quizzes and from our current reading book – Coraline.
Grammar
– Students will be asked to show ability to correctly use the following –
● Independent and dependent clauses
● Synonyms
● Expressions to compare and contrast
● Compound and complex sentences
Literary Skills
– Students will be asked to
● Identify personality traits of the main characters from Coraline.
● Create a plot diagram for Coraline.
● Identify types of literary conflict in scenarios taken from Coraline.
Writing Skills
Students will be asked to write a paragraph expressing personal opinion on a topic relating to our current reading book – Coraline.
Grade 9 Science
Teacher Rob Clarke

● Introduction to animals
● Animal behaviors
● Structure of the Universe
● Stars
● Life Cycle of Stars
● Historical models of the Solar System
● Gravity and the Solar System
● The Sun
Grade 9A Geometry
Teacher Robert Dumas
1. Students will be tasked with locating the Centroid of a triangle
2. Students will be asked to determine the median of a triangle using the Centroid Theorem
3. Students will be asked to find the Midsegment of a triangle
4. Evaluate, Identify, bisectors and congruent angles and algebraically solve for bisector angles
5. Students will be asked to solve for interior angles of polygons
6. Students will be tasked with determining the Incenter of a triangle
7. Students will be queried on establishing Congruence via SSS, SAS, ASA, and AAS Postulates
1. Students will be asked to determine the number of sides in a polygon based upon given information
2. Students will be required to determine the total interior angle measure based upon the Polygon Interior Angle Theorem
3. Students will be asked to identify characteristics of Isosceles and Equilateral Triangles based upon the Isosceles and Equilateral Triangle Theorems
4. Students will be asked to arrange side lengths of a triangle based upon angle measure
5. Students will be required to find missing sides/angles based upon Congruence Theorems
6. Students will be asked to establish Congruence in two triangles based upon given information
7. Students will be required to solve for missing interior angles and missing exterior angles according to the Exterior Angle Theorem
8. Students will be required to locate the Centroid coordinates on the coordinate plane
9. Students will be required to fill in the blanks with definitions of triangle characteristics
Grade 9B Geometry
Teacher Nate Perkins
Topics Covered (Weeks 12 – 18)

• 5.4 SSS Triangle Congruence
• 7.1 Interior and Exterior Angles
• 7.2 Isosceles and Equilateral Triangles
• 7.3 Triangle Inequalities
• 8.1 Perpendicular Bisectors of Triangles
• 8.2 Angles Bisectors of Triangles
• 8.3 Medians and Altitudes of Triangles
• 8.4 Midsegments of Triangles
• 9.1 Properties of Parallelograms
• 9.2 Conditions for Parallelograms
• 9.3 Properties of Rectangles, Rhombuses, and Squares
• 9.4 Conditions for Rectangles, Rhombuses, and Squares
• 9.5 Properties and Conditions for Kites and Trapezoids
Test Structure
Students are given a total of 26 questions. There will be no multiple choice or fill in the blank questions on this test. Only math questions applying what they have learned. Diagrams will be included on appropriate problems.
Week 18
Grade 9 English
Teacher Karen Suksabai
This week we will include vocabulary from Coraline chapter 13. The grammar lesson will focus on expressions to compare and contrast, and compound and complex sentences. We will analyse themes in the final chapter of Coraline and continue with our character study. We will also create plot diagrams.
Vocabulary words
• signifies, ponder, disposable, dilapidated, confidentially, sauntered, trembled, ecstatically, savior, apprehensive
Homework
• Study for vocab test on Friday.
• Complete plot study for Coraline.
• Complete unfinished grammar exercises in workbook.
Grade 9 Science
Teacher Rob Clarke
This week we will be learning about the structure of the Sun.
Grade 9A Geometry
Teacher Robert Dumas
SUMMARY:

• Continuing with Quadrilaterals; introducing Rectangles, Rhombi, and Squares
• Defining the properties of Rectangles, Rhombi, and Squares
• Describing diagonals of these figures and their Congruency
• Proving that diagonals of Rhombi are Perpendicular
• Investigating the conditions for Rectangles, Rhombi, or Squares
Grade 9B Geometry
Teacher Nate Perkins
Ch. 9 Properties of Quadrilaterals
This week we will complete Chapter 9, the quadrilaterals section:
 Conditions for Parallelograms
 Properties of Rectangles, Rhombuses, and Squares
 Properties and Conditions for Kites and Trapezoids
For the course material, I will use examples from the book to illustrate the different concepts students are to understand from each section. I will solve the examples on the whiteboard and check for understanding from the students. Their homework will directly represent these concepts and help ingrain the different mathematical procedures into them so they are prepared for chapter, midterm, and final exams.
Week 17
Grade 9 English
Teacher Karen Suksabai
This week we will include vocabulary from Coraline chapter 1112. The grammar lesson will focus on synonyms and expressions to compare and contrast. We will start analysing themes in chapter 1112 in Coraline and continue with our character study.
Vocabulary words
• anxious, insubstantial, scuttling, vermin, reassurance, flailing, infuriating, magnificent, abundance, deserted
Homework
• Study for vocab test on Friday.
• Complete chapter 1112 questions for Coraline
• Complete unfinished grammar exercises in workbook.
Grade 9 Science
Teacher Rob Clarke
This week we will be learning about the founders of today’s model of the Solar System and Kepler’s laws.
Grade 9A Geometry
Teacher Robert Dumas
SUMMARY:

• Describing the family of Quadrilaterals; key features and characteristics of these family of figures
• Describe the relationships between sides, angles, and the diagonals of Parallelograms
• Defining the properties of Rectangles, Rhombi, and Squares
• Describing the conditions for Rectangles, Rhombi, and Squares
• Defining the properties of Kites and Trapezoids
Grade 9B Geometry
Teacher Nate Perkins
Ch. 9 Properties of Quadrilaterals
This week we will continue Chapter 9, the quadrilaterals section:
 Conditions for Parallelograms
 Properties of Rectangles, Rhombuses, and Squares
 Conditions for Rectangles, Rhombuses, and Squares
For the course material, I will use examples from the book to illustrate the different concepts students are to understand from each section. I will solve the examples on the whiteboard and check for understanding from the students. Their homework will directly represent these concepts and help ingrain the different mathematical procedures into them so they are prepared for chapter, midterm, and final exams.
Week 16
Grade 9 English
Teacher Karen Suksabai
This week, we will continue with the topic – how are relationships with others important? The grammar lesson will focus on independent and dependent clauses, and synonyms. We will continue analysing themes in chapter 9 & 10, and the concept of ‘an ideal world’ in Coraline.
Vocabulary & academic words

• expressionless, fury, possession, crude, revulsion, miserable, resemble, exotic, illusions, decapitated
• beneficial, interact, partnership, role
Homework

• Study for vocab test on Friday.
• Complete chapter 8&9 questions for Coraline
• Complete unfinished exercises in workbook from Unit 3, Reading 3.
Grade 9 Science
Teacher Rob Clarke
This week we will be learning about the Life Cycle of Stars.
Grade 9A Geometry
Teacher Robert Dumas
SUMMARY:

• Explain and discuss the Median and Altitude of a Triangle
• Discuss the Midsegment of a Triangle and how the Midsegment is parallel to a third side
Grade 9B Geometry
Teacher Nate Perkins
Ch. 8 Special Segments in Triangles
This week we will continue Chapter 8, which is about special segment in triangles:
 Medians and Altitudes of Triangles
 Midsegments of Triangles
For the course material, I will use examples from the book to illustrate the different concepts students are to understand from each section. I will solve the examples on the whiteboard and check for understanding from the students. Their homework will directly represent these concepts and help ingrain the different mathematical procedures into them so they are prepared for chapter, midterm, and final exams. There will be a quiz during this week.
Week 15
Grade 9 English
Teacher Karen Suksabai
This week, due to the substitute public holiday and the school Science Fair, we will concentrate on our reading book – Coraline. In particular, we will examine and identify different literary devices used by the author to create an atmosphere of suspense and spookiness. We will also progress onto chapter 9 & 10.
Grade 9 Science
Teacher Rob Clarke
Grade 9A Geometry
Teacher Robert Dumas
SUMMARY:
• Explain and discuss the Median and Altitude of a Triangle
• Discuss the Midsegment of a Triangle and how the Midsegment is parallel to a third side
Grade 9B Geometry
Teacher Nate Perkins
Ch. 8 Special Segments in Triangles
This week we will continue Chapter 8, which is about special segment in triangles:
– Perpendicular Bisectors of Triangles
– Angle Bisectors of Triangles
For the course material, I will use examples from the book to illustrate the different concepts students are to understand from each section. I will solve the examples on the whiteboard and check for understanding from the students. Their homework will directly represent these concepts and help ingrain the different mathematical procedures into them so they are prepared for chapter, midterm, and final exams.
Week 14
Grade 9 English
Teacher Karen Suksabai
This week, we will continue with the topic – how are relationships with others important? We will learn how to use literary skills to identify character motivation, and the grammar lesson will focus on independent and dependent clauses. We will continue analysing themes, character traits, and motivational factors of the main characters in Coraline.
Literary & academic words
• oral tradition, legend and character motive
• authoritative, consent, encounter, reaction
Homework
• Study for vocab test on Friday.
• Complete chapter 8&9 questions for Coraline
• Complete unfinished exercises in workbook from Unit 3, Reading 3.
Grade 9 Science
Teacher Rob Clarke
This week we will be learning about the Structure of the Universe.
Grade 9A Geometry
Teacher Robert Dumas
SUMMARY:
• Discuss the Circumcenter Theorem of Triangles
• Discuss the Incenter Theorem of Triangles
• Discuss the Centroid Theorem of Triangles and the center of gravity
• Discuss the Midsegments, Medians, and Altitudes of Triangles
Grade 9B Geometry
Teacher Nate Perkins
Ch. 7 Properties of Triangles; Ch. 8 Special Segments in Triangles
This week we will complete chapter 7, which is the discusses additional properties of triangles, and then Chapter 8, which is about special segment in triangles:
– Triangle Inequalities
– Perpendicular Bisectors of Triangles
For the course material, I will use examples from the book to illustrate the different concepts students are to understand from each section. I will solve the examples on the whiteboard and check for understanding from the students. Their homework will directly represent these concepts and help ingrain the different mathematical procedures into them so they are prepared for chapter, midterm, and final exams. There will be a quiz during this week.
Week 13
Grade 9 English
Teacher Karen Suksabai
This week, we will continue with the topic – how are relationships with others important? We will explore the use of dependent and independent clauses, and the word study will focus on suffixes er & or.
Vocabulary words
• barriers, confrontation, cultivate, enemies, political, violence, assume, focus, individuals, similarities.
We will also continue our reading book – Coraline by Neil Gaiman – by continuing to discuss the themes contained within chapter 67, especially the symbolism of mirrors and the use of characters’ speech to denote time periods.
Homework
• Study for vocab test on Friday.
• Complete unfinished exercises in workbook from Unit 3, Reading 2.
Grade 9 Science
Teacher Rob Clarke
This week we will be learning about Animal Behaviors that can be observed in the natural world.
Grade 9A Geometry
Teacher Robert Dumas
• Using Properties of Perpendicular Bisectors of Triangles
• Using Angle Bisectors of Triangles
• Discuss the Circumcenter Theorem of Triangles
• Discuss the Incenter Theorem of Triangles
• Discuss the Centroid Theorem of Triangles and the center of gravity
Grade 9B Geometry
Teacher Nate Perkins
Ch. 7 Properties of Triangles
This week we will begin chapter 7, which is the discusses additional properties of triangles:
– Interior and Exterior Angles
– Isosceles and Equilateral Triangles
– Triangle Inequalities
For the course material, I will use examples from the book to illustrate the different concepts students are to understand from each section. I will solve the examples on the whiteboard and check for understanding from the students. Their homework will directly represent these concepts and help ingrain the different mathematical procedures into them so they are prepared for chapter, midterm, and final exams. There will be a quiz at the end of this week.
Week 12
Grade 9 English
Teacher Karen Suksabai
This week, we will start with a new topic – how are relationships with others important? We will explore the use of irony and foreshadowing, and the grammar lesson will focus on imperatives.
Vocabulary words
• distributes, positive, rejected, residents
We will also continue our reading book – Coraline by Neil Gaiman – by continuing to discuss the themes contained within chapter 67.
Homework
• Study for vocab test on Thursday.
• Complete chapter 6 &7 questions for Coraline
• Complete unfinished exercises in workbook from Unit 3, Reading 1.
Grade 9 Science
Teacher Rob Clarke
This week we will be learning about animals, what they all have in common and the major groups dividing them.
Grade 9A Geometry
Teacher Robert Dumas
SUMMARY:
• Understand the relationship between Interior and Exterior Angles
• Understand the special relationships in angles and sides of Isosceles and Equilateral Triangles
• Describe the relationships among side lengths and angle measures in establishing Triangle Inequalities
Grade 9B Geometry
Teacher Nate Perkins
Ch. 5 Triangle Congruence Criteria
This week we will continue chapter 5, which is the study of triangles and their congruence:
– SAS Triangle Congruence
– SSS Triangle Congruence
For the course material, I will use examples from the book to illustrate the different concepts students are to understand from each section. I will solve the examples on the whiteboard and check for understanding from the students. Their homework will directly represent these concepts and help ingrain the different mathematical procedures into them so they are prepared for chapter, midterm, and final exams. There will be a quiz at the end of this week.
Review and Exam Week
G9 Midterm Review
Grade 9 English
Teacher Karen Suksabai
During this week, we have two days of review followed by the midterm exams themselves.

• Literary skills – identifying antagonist, protagonist, and types of literary conflict
• Grammar structures –
o Nouns that modify nouns
o Apostrophes
o Comparative and superlative adjectives
o Passive voice
Grade 9 Science
Teacher Rob Clarke
> Living things (intro)
> theory of evolution by natural selection
> evidence of evolution
> history of life of Earth
> classification of living things
> archaea, bacteria and viruses
> protists and fungi
> introduction to plants
> plant processes
Grade 9 Geometry
Teacher Robert Dumas & Nate Perkins

• 1.1 Segment Length and Midpoints
• 1.2 Angle Measures and Angle Bisectors
• 1.3 Representing and Describing Transformations
• 1.4 Reasoning and Proof
• 2.1 Translations
• 2.2 Reflections
• 2.3 Rotations
• 2.4 Investigating Symmetry
• 3.1 Sequences of Transformations
• 3.2 Proving Figures are Congruent Using Rigid Motions
• 3.3 Corresponding Parts of Congruent Figures are Congruent
• 4.1 Angles Formed by Intersecting Lines
• 4.2 Transversals and Parallel Lines
• 4.3 Proving Lines are Parallel
• 4.4 Perpendicular Lines
• 4.5 Equations of Parallel and Perpendicular Lines
• 5.1 Exploring What Makes Triangles Congruent
• 5.2 ASA Triangle Congruence
• 5.3 SAS Triangle Congruence
Week 9
Grade 9 English
Teacher Karen Suksabai
This week, we will continue with the topic – facing challenges by reading an excerpt from the novel – Hatchet. The grammar lesson will focus on the use of simple and compound sentences.
Vocabulary words
 astonishing, approximate, cruder, towering, ingratitude, unimpressed, fragment, loomed
We will also continue our reading book – Coraline by Neil Gaiman – by continuing to discuss the themes contained within chapter 67.
Homework
 Study for vocab test on Friday.
 Complete chapter 6 &7 questions for Coraline
 Complete unfinished exercises in workbook from Unit 2, Reading 4.
Grade 9 Science
Teacher Rob Clarke
This week we will be learning about the different processes that occur within plants!
Grade 9A Geometry
Teacher Robert Dumas
SUMMARY:
 Proving Triangle Congruence; AngleSideAngle Congruence (ASA)
 Proving Triangle Congruence; SideSideSide (SSS)
 Proving Triangle Congruence; SideAngleSide (SAS)
Grade 9B Geometry
Teacher Nate Perkins
Ch. 5 Triangle Congruence Criteria
This week we will begin chapter 5, which is the study of triangles and their congruence:
 Exploring What Makes Triangles Congruent
 ASA Triangle Congruence
 SAS Triangle Congruence
For the course material, I will use examples from the book to illustrate the different concepts students are to understand from each section. I will solve the examples on the whiteboard and check for understanding from the students. Their homework will directly represent these concepts and help ingrain the different mathematical procedures into them so they are prepared for chapter, midterm, and final exams.
Week 8
Grade 9 English
Teacher Karen Suksabai
This week, we will continue with the topic – facing challenges. The grammar lesson will focus on the use of the passive voice in the simple past; regular and irregular verbs.
Literary words
 author’s influences, external conflict
Academic words
 available, injured, structure, survive
We will also continue our reading book – Coraline by Neil Gaiman – by continuing to discuss the themes contained within chapter 45, and examining the character development of the cat.
Homework
 Study for vocab test on Friday.
 Two paragraphs on the character development of the cat character.
 Complete unfinished exercises in workbook from Unit 2, Reading 4.
Grade 9 Science
Teacher Rob Clarke
This week will focus on Plants. Different types of plants, methods of reproduction, plant structures and their different functions. All things plants.
Grade 9A Geometry
Teacher Robert Dumas
SUMMARY:
 Perpendicular & Parallel Lines (cont.)
 Construct perpendicular bisectors of a segment
 Prove theorems about right angles
Grade 9B Geometry
Teacher Nate Perkins
Ch. 4 Lines and Angles
This week we will complete Chapter 4, which uses lines and angles to solve problems:
 Perpendicular Lines
 Equations of Parallel and Perpendicular Lines
 Exploring What Makes Triangles Congruent
For the course material, I will use examples from the book to illustrate the different concepts students are to understand from each section. I will solve the examples on the whiteboard and check for understanding from the students. Their homework will directly represent these concepts and help ingrain the different mathematical procedures into them so they are prepared for chapter, midterm, and final exams. There will be a quiz at the end of this week
Week 7
Grade 9 English
Teacher Karen Suksabai
This week, we will continue with the topic – facing challenges. Students will learn how to recognise cause and effect. The grammar lesson will focus on gerunds as subjects and objects.
Keywords
 disease, experiment, fever, hypothesis, mosquitoes, virus
Academic words
 objective, theory, transmit, volunteers
We will also continue our reading book – Coraline by Neil Gaiman – by continuing to discuss the themes contained within chapter 45, and previewing chapter 6.
Homework
 Study for vocab test on Friday.
 Read chapter 67 of Coraline and answer questions.
 Complete unfinished exercises in workbook from Unit 2, Reading 3.
Grade 9 Science
Teacher Rob Clarke
This week we will be learning about Protists and Fungi, their characteristics and how they reproduce.
Grade 9A Geometry
Teacher Robert Dumas
SUMMARY:
 Prove and use theorems about angles formed by transversals that intersect parallel lines
 Proving Lines are Parallel
 Proving Lines are Perpendicular
 Construct perpendicular bisectors of a segment
Grade 9B Geometry
Teacher Nate Perkins
This week we will continue Chapter 4, which uses lines and angles to solve problems:
 Transversals and Parallel Lines
 Proving Lines are Parallel
 Perpendicular Lines
For the course material, I will use examples from the book to illustrate the different concepts students are to understand from each section. I will solve the examples on the whiteboard and check for understanding from the students. Their homework will directly represent these concepts and help ingrain the different mathematical procedures into them so they are prepared for chapter, midterm, and final exams.
Week 6
Grade 9 English
Teacher Karen Suksabai
This week, we will we will continue with the topic – facing challenges. Students will learn how to identify problems and solutions. The grammar lesson will focus on prepositions of place and prefixes.
Literary words
 characters, point of view
Academic words
 approach, communicate, resources, response
We will also continue our reading book – Coraline by Neil Gaiman – by learning about literary point of view, and discussing the themes contained within chapter 45.
Homework
 Study for vocab test on Friday.
 Read chapter 67 of Coraline and answer questions.
 Complete unfinished exercises in workbook from Unit 2, Reading 2.
Grade 9 Science
Teacher Rob Clarke
This week we will be talking about Bacteria, Archaea and Viruses.
Grade 9A Geometry
Teacher Robert Dumas
SUMMARY:
 Find two parts of figures that are congruent
 Use the Properties of Congruence
 Find the measures of angles formed by intersecting lines
 Using Supplementary and Complementary Angles
Grade 9B Geometry
Teacher Nate Perkins
Ch. 3 Congruent Figures; Ch. 4 Lines and Angles
This week we will complete studying Chapter 3, which involves using congruency in figures to solve realworld problems. After the unit test, we will begin Chapter 4, which uses lines and angles to solve problems:
 Angles Formed by Intersecting Lines
For the course material, I will use examples from the book to illustrate the different concepts students are to understand from each section. I will solve the examples on the whiteboard and check for understanding from the students. Their homework will directly represent these concepts and help ingrain the different mathematical procedures into them so they are prepared for chapter, midterm, and final exams. There will be a unit test during this week.
Week 5
Grade 9 English
Teacher Karen Suksabai
This week, we will start a new topic – facing challenges. Students will learn how to use skim reading skills. The grammar lesson will focus on apostrophes, and comparative & superlative adjectives.
Key vocabulary words
 fugitive, heritage, network, runaway, shelter, Underground Railroad
Academic words
 accompanied, aid, challenge, code
We will also continue our reading book – Coraline by Neil Gaiman – by learning about literary conflict, and discussing the themes contained within chapter 3.
Homework
 Study for vocab test on Friday.
 Read chapter46 of Coraline and answer questions.
 Complete unfinished exercises in workbook from Unit 1, Reading 4.
Grade 9 Science
Teacher Rob Clarke
This week we will be discussing taxonomy and the classification of living things.
Grade 9A Geometry
Teacher Robert Dumas
SUMMARY:
 Determine whether two figures are Congruent
 Investigating Congruent Segments and Angles
 Corresponding Parts of Congruent Figures Are Congruent (CPCTC)
 Applying the Properties of Congruence
Grade 9B Geometry
Teacher Nate Perkins
Ch. 3 Congruent Figures
This week we will begin studying Chapter 3, which involves using congruency in figures to solve realworld problems:
 Sequences of Transformations
 Proving Figures Are Congruent Using Rigid Motions
 Corresponding Parts of Congruent Figures Are Congruent
For the course material, I will use examples from the book to illustrate the different concepts students are to understand from each section. I will solve the examples on the whiteboard and check for understanding from the students. Their homework will directly represent these concepts and help ingrain the different mathematical procedures into them so they are prepared for chapter, midterm, and final exams.
Week 4
Grade 9 English
Teacher Karen Suksabai
This week’s topic continues with the impact of change on people’s lives. Students will learn how to use visualising skills. The grammar lesson will focus on apostrophes, and comparative & superlative adjectives.
Literary words
 imagery, setting
Academic words
 goal, involved, located, reacted
We will also continue our reading book – Coraline by Neil Gaiman – by creating a plot diagram, learning about literary conflict, and discussing the themes contained within chapters 24.
Homework
 Study for vocab test on Friday.
 Read chapter 24 of Coraline.
 Complete unfinished exercises in workbook from Unit 1, Reading 4.
Grade 9 Science
Teacher Rob Clarke
This week is all about fossils, fossil dating and the geological time scale.
Grade 9A Geometry
Teacher Robert Dumas
SUMMARY:
 Find the angle and direction of rotation of an image
 Specify rotation angles
 Symmetry; how to define it and describing the lines and angles of rotation found in symmetrical shapes.
Grade 9B Geometry
Teacher Nate Perkins
This week we will continue studying Chapter 2, which discusses transformations and symmetry for geometric figures:
 Reflections
 Rotations
 Investigating Symmetry
For the course material, I will use examples from the book to illustrate the different concepts students are to understand from each section. I will solve the examples on the whiteboard and check for understanding from the students. Their homework will directly represent these concepts and help ingrain the different mathematical procedures into them so they are prepared for chapter, midterm, and final exams. There will be a quiz at the end of this week.
Week 3
Grade 9 English
Teacher Karen Suksabai
This week’s topic continues with the impact of change on people’s lives, and the reading topic will focus on how inventions have changed our lives. Students will learn how to recognise sequence. The grammar lesson will focus on nouns that modify nouns.
Key words
 designer, device, elements, invention, patent, periodic table
Academic words
 created, function, significant, important
We will also continue our reading book – Coraline by Neil Gaiman – by discussing the themes contained within chapter 1&2.
Homework
 Study for vocab test on Friday.
 Read chapter 3&4 of Coraline.
 Complete unfinished exercises in workbook from Unit 1, Reading 3.
Grade 9 Science
Teacher Rob Clarke
This week we will be having a look at the different sources of evidence that make up the backbone for the theory of evolution: genetic evidence, structural evidence, fossil evidence and evidence through embryology.
Grade 9A Geometry
Teacher Robert Dumas
SUMMARY:
 Draw the image of a figure under a translation
 Translation of vectors
 How to draw the image of a figure under a reflection
 How to draw the image of a figure under a rotation
Grade 9B Geometry
Teacher Nate Perkins
This week we will begin studying Chapter 2, which discusses transformations and symmetry for geometric figures:
 Translations
 Reflections
For the course material, I will use examples from the book to illustrate the different concepts students are to understand from each section. I will solve the examples on the whiteboard and check for understanding from the students. Their homework will directly represent these concepts and help ingrain the different mathematical procedures into them so they are prepared for chapter, midterm, and final exams. There will be a quiz during this week.
Week 2
Grade 9 English
Teacher Karen Suksabai
This week’s topic continues with the impact of change on people’s lives, and the reading topic will focus on historical fiction and the emancipation of women during the 1800s. Students will learn how to analyse historical context. The grammar lesson will focus on sequence words such as first, next, then & finally.
Literary words
 plot, conflict
Academic words
 achieved, attitudes, discrimination, illegal.
We will also start our reading book – Coraline by Neil Gaiman – by discussing first impressions and the concept of other worlds in film and literature.
Homework
 Study for vocab test on Friday.
 Read chapter 1 of Coraline.
Complete unfinished exercises in workbook from Unit 1, Reading 2.
Grade 9 Science
Teacher Rob Clarke
This week will focus on the theory of evolution by natural selection, the evidence and the concepts supporting this theory and how it applies to our everyday understanding of the living world around us.
Grade 9A Geometry
Teacher Robert Dumas
SUMMARY:
 Name Angles and Parts of an Angle
 Measure Angles
 Construct an Angle Bisector
 Transformations; use coordinate notation to write the rule that maps each preimage to its final image
Grade 9B Geometry
Teacher Nate Perkins
This week we will continue studying Chapter 1, which covers an introduction to geometry and the general procedures to solving geometric problems:
 Angle Measures and Angle Bisectors
 Representing and Describing Transformations
 Reasoning and Proof
For the course material, I will use examples from the book to illustrate the different concepts students are to understand from each section. I will solve the examples on the whiteboard and check for understanding from the students. Their homework will directly represent these concepts and help ingrain the different mathematical procedures into them so they are prepared for chapter, midterm, and final exams.
Week 1
Grade 9 English
Teacher Karen Suksabai
This week we will start with student introductions and establish classroom rules.
This week’s topic is about human migration. The grammar lesson will focus on order of adjectives.
Vocabulary words
 climate
 customs
 irrigate
 natural resources
 nomads
 tribe
 affects
 available
 environment
 region
Homework – Complete unfinished exercises in workbook from Unit 1, Reading 1.
Grade 9 Science
Teacher Rob Clarke
This first week will concentrate on getting to know the class, introductions, name games and going over rules of the classroom. We will have a brief overview of what the teaching year will look like so the students know what to expect. We will finish the week with a lesson easing students into the first unit – Life Over Time.
Grade 9A Geometry
Teacher Robert Dumas
SUMMARY:
 Draw a line segment and measure its length
 Find the Midpoint of a line segment
 Use the Distance Formula on the Coordinate Plane
 How to construct and recognize an Angle Bisector
Grade 9B Geometry
Teacher Nate Perkins
This week we will begin studying Chapter 1, which covers an introduction to geometry and the general procedures to solving geometric problems:
 Segment Length and Midpoints
This week, being the first week of school, I will introduce classroom procedures and guidelines. Rules will be clearly outlined on the board and discussed. Student and teacher introductions will be made, too.
For the course material, I will use examples from the book to illustrate the different concepts students are to understand from each section. I will solve the examples on the whiteboard and check for understanding from the students. Their homework will directly represent these concepts and help ingrain the different mathematical procedures into them so they are prepared for chapter, midterm, and final exams. There will be quizzes for assessment every two weeks.