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Ms. Truthwaite's Grade 7&8


Welcome to the Grade 7 and 8 classroom! My name is Jeanne Truthwaite and I will be your child’s homeroom teacher. I’d like to tell you a little bit about myself and let you know what your child will be learning for the 2017-2018 school year. 

I am a Métis woman and a single mother of a smart, funny, and beautiful eighteen year-old daughter. I live in Lockport, Manitoba: a lovely little community 20 minutes north of Winnipeg. Before I became a teacher, I had a few different jobs. I was a proof-reader for 10 years at a lottery ticket company. After that, I managed a private daycare in my home for seven years, and for ten years, I was also an educational assistant. It was while I was working as an educational assistant that I decided I wanted to become a teacher. For six years, I worked full-time and went to university in the evenings and on the weekends. Since then, I have taught Kindergarten, Grades 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9. Last year, I taught Grade 5 at Shaughnessy Park School. 

I am looking forward to getting to know and teaching your child. A few things have been planned for the school year such as the Grade 7 Ski and Camping trips, as well as the Grade 8 Banff trip and Grade 8 Farewell. In addition to these outings, a full academic year has also been planned. Attached is a Subject Outline for each of the four core subjects. 

If you have any questions or concerns, I encourage you to contact me at William Whyte School: (204)-589-4313 or by email: jtruthwaite@wsd1.org. 

Subject Outlines 

ELA: 

* Daily Edit(s) 

* Grammar/Punctuation 

* Vocabulary 

* Short Stories 

* Novel Study (2) 

* Poetry/Figurative Language 

* Paragraph/Essay Writing 

MATH: 

* Number Relationships (Squares/Square Roots) 

* Integers (+, -, x, ÷) 

* Probability 

* Decimals, Percents, and Fractions (+, -, x, ÷) 

* Algebra (Expressions/Equations) 

* Proportional Relationships (Ratios/Rates) 

* Geometry and Measurement 

* Statistics (Mean/Median/Mode/Graphing) 

* Tessellations 

SCIENCE: 

* Interactions Within Ecosystems 

* The Earth’s Crust 

* Particle Theory of Matter 

* Forces and Structures 

SOC. STUDIES: 

* Geography/Mapping 

* Global Quality of Life 

* Africa 

* Human Rights


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