Assignments and Projects
December 1st: Grade 6 Social Studies Project on Immigration and Early communities.
December 21st: Grade 7 Ecosystem Model Project Due
December 13th: Money and permission forms for the Grade 7/8 Ski trip is due.
Events in the School
December 5th: Christmas Family Night
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.
Grade 7 students are learning about Interactions in the Environment. Some key learning involves the study of various ecosystems, food chains/webs, and positive and negative interactions humans have on the environment.
Attached is the project outline to create a model ecosystem Model Ecosystem Project-1rccz4d, which is due on December 21st, 2017.