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Grade 7/8: Ms. Truthwaite and Ms. Murray

October 12, 2022

Hello Families!

Ms. Murray - Homeroom 101

Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year!  I just wanted to write a quick note to introduce myself as there are some families that I haven’t met yet and for those that I have…Hello again!

My name is Marnee Murray and I will be your students grade 7/8 teacher this year.  I have been teaching at William Whyte School for 5 years now and have taught grades 5-8.  I love learning and am constantly looking for new ideas to engage my students.

Ms.%20Murray%20William%20Whyte%20Community%20School.jpgMs. Murray - Grade 7/8

I would like to share with you a few of my beliefs and values:

  • I believe that my students and I are a team/family and our goal is to create life long learners in them.  
  • I am committed to fostering a safe and inclusive learning environment both inside and outside of the classroom. 
  • I value clear communication of expectations that will help set us up for success.  
  • I know that engaged learners who take risks and ask questions develop a passion for and in their learning.  

As a team/family we discussed the roles and responsibilities of the students as well as the teacher in creating a positive and safe environment.  As a class we identified the key elements to a classroom that fosters learning.  This led us to develop our classroom expectations below.:

  • Be engaged                                               
  • Be prepared
  • Be open-minded
  • Be respectful
  • Be safe
  • Be responsible

 I am looking forward to an amazing year of learning.  Here are some topics we will be learning about this year.


  • Improving our reading fluency and stamina
  • Novel Studies (The Outsiders and Shattered)
  • Writing (Persuasive, Narrative, Personal, Descriptive, Expository and Imaginative).
  • Poetry 


  • Multiplication and Division
  • Fractions and Decimals
  • Probability
  • Geometry 
  • Measurement
  • Patterns and Algebra


  • Forces and Structures
  • Particle Theory of Matter
  • Cells and Systems
  • Fluids


  • Understanding Societies Past and Present 
  • Early Societies of Mesopotamia
  • Ancient Societies of Greece and Rome
  • Transition to the Modern World - Circa 500-1400
  • Shaping the Modern World - Circa 1400-1850

 I welcome open communication between my students and their families.  If you have any questions and/or concerns, please feel free to contact me anytime by phone at (204) 589-4313 or by email at


Ms. Truthwaite - Homeroom 212


Welcome to our Classroom Webpage. My name is Jeanne Truthwaite and I will be your child's teacher for English Language Arts and Social Studies. I am looking forward to reacquainting myself with some of my prior students and getting to know and teaching others for the very first time!  

A few things have been planned for the school year such as a visit to the Petroforms in the Whiteshell, a camping trip, as well as the Grade 8 Farewell. In addition to these teachings and outings, a full academic year has been planned. Below is a ‘Subject Outline’ for ELA and Social Studies.

ELA                                                                    SOCIAL STUDIES
  • Daily Edit(s)   
  • Weekly Spelling Units   
  • Vocabulary     
  • Story Elements
  • Figurative Language/Poetry
  • Short Stories
  • Novel Study
  • Paragraph/Essay Writing   
  • World Geography
  • Global Quality of Human Life/Human 
  • Ways of Life in Asia, Africa, or Australia   

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



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