Update for Thursday, June 18, 2020

Good morning everyone! I hope you’re doing well and not getting too hot! Looks like today is going to be another scorcher.

I’m going to cut out the evening Office Hours for today and next week. I’ve had a couple now where no one has shown up and in others people are just chatting. We’re winding down now. If you need to do a Google Meet with me in the evening (or almost any time) let me know and we can set something up.

Yesterday’s math was challenging (and if you didn’t do as well as normal on the quiz – don’t worry – you’re not alone). You need to be really careful on those questions, both reading and answering. It really matters where the dilatation is performed from (i.e. O in most cases). I’ve posted another quiz today where you can try similar challenges.

In geography, we’re looking at forests and how renewable/sustainable they are. Forests are still a large part of the economy for many small towns in Northern Ontario and we still use a lot of wood products, so it’s important that we look after them. One interesting thing I learned from the reading is that a mature tree in the tropics can capture more than three times the amount of carbon dioxide (greenhouse gas) than a mature tree in our area can. That’s amazing!

In language, there is a new kind of grammar gap filler today. It’s looking at sentence structure, rather than just word choice or spelling so pay attention.

Office hours are this afternoon at 2:00 pm. If you need to get in touch outside of that time, send me an email and I’ll respond and we can set up a Google Meet if we need to.

Have a great day!