Mid-October in #ENG2D and #ICS2O

Yes, it’s the middle of October already. Thanksgiving has come-and-gone, and we are officially done a full third of the semester. Already. Seriously. Progress reports, (which provide information on work habits by way of showing missing assignments) and the semester’s Parents’ Night are both scheduled for this week. For more information, please see the GCHS Facebook page. This week, we’ll be going full-speed ahead, so I’m hoping students come prepared to participate!

ENG2D – Grade 10 English students will continue focusing on Lord of the Flies this week. Our focus will be on getting a better understanding of the themes within the novel by taking a close look at the language, as well as comparing the main characters, Ralph and Jack. We will use some new organizational and writing strategies to improve reading, thinking, and writing skills. I would also like to spend some time, if possible, doing some additional Grade 10 Literacy Test practice as students will be writing on October 20. Here are some important resources for the literacy test:

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ICS2O – Grade 10 Computer Science students will complete the unit on Computer Hardware this week, which will be followed up with a unit test. Students have spent time using various resources to gain knowledge in such things as microprocessors and storage devices. Students will also work on disassembling and reassembling a computer.

Our next major unit is an introduction to the Python programming language. This powerful, open source language is used by major computer companies as well as hobbyists. There are some pretty cool projects that can be made using Python so we’ll see where we go!

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Here are some great Python introductory projects.

Here’s hoping everyone has a wonderful week. Please let me know if you have comments or questions!

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