Financial Literacy

This week, we took the time to learn about Financial Literacy. Thanks to the Toronto Star and TD Canada Trust, we were given a newspaper, which outlines:

Earning- Commission, Salary, Fee-per-service and Hourly Wages.

Spending – Needs vs. Wants, Fixed and variable expenses and using a budget.

Saving – Saving for important items, Christmas and home repairs.

How to Pay Yourself First- Setting a goal, Personal Loan, Emergency Fund, Compound Interest, Mortgages etc.

Benefits and Risks of Credit Cards- Cost of Credit Cards, Credit, Grace Period, Cash Advances.


Types of Bank Accounts and Investing – Chequing Account, Savings Account, Investing, Debit Cards, Credit and Debit Fraud.

I encourage you to talk with your child about financial literacy, so they can begin to understand and have a positive attitude toward saving and budgeting their money for the future.

Algebra Feedback

Students have been learning to create algebraic expressions, extend a T-Chart and graph their findings in a math problem. After working in pairs, students did a gallery walk, and used to Learning Goal and Success Criteria to give meaningful feedback to the other groups. Next, students will review the feedback their own group was given and use it to improve on their independent assignment this week.

We Remember



This beautiful remembrance display was created by the 6/7 and 8 art classes.

John Diefenbaker
“I am a Canadian, free to speak without fear, free to worship in my own way, free to stand for what I think right, free to oppose what I believe wrong, or free to choose those who shall govern my country. This heritage of freedom I pledge to uphold for myself and all mankind.”

Important dates and events…

November Dates and Events:

November 10th – Assembly – 11 Students from our class are reading from the Diary of 2nd Lieutenant Bernard James Glynn.

Red, White, and Black day in support of Remembrance Day.

November 16th –

Acadian Point of View Paragraphs and Poster Assignment DUE – Grade 7 ONLY

November 17th-

Movie Basket Fundraising Items Due

November 14th – 21st – Students have been assigned a date to present about their novel.

November 16th – Colour House Spirit Day


Math this month…

Our class is focusing on Patterning and Algebra this month.

Grade 7s are learning to create an algebraic expression, solve using variables, and create a T-table and graph from their expression.

Grade 6s are focusing on creating and extending patterns, input and output machines, as well as beginning to use variables and solve for an unknown.



Below is a sample Grade 7 Algebra problem solving question.