Welcome to 8A’s Website

18 Oct

Welcome to Mr. Thompson’s Webpage!  Here you will find an online agenda where parents and students can review daily homework, due dates, and reminders about what is going on at Lawfield.

As a class, we will spend a few minutes at the end of each day updating the website (Monday-Thursday).

To use the site, please check out the links along the right-hand side of the page.  Posts are organized by category.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at athompso@hwdsb.on.ca

Looking forward to an excellent school year!

Mr. Thompson

Agenda Post for Wednesday September 19th

19 Sep

*A reminder that Meet the Teacher is tonight from 5:00-6:30.  We hope to see you!

*gym tomorrow- dress appropriately

Math– one more day to finish our focus on Operations with Decimals.  Keep practising and narrowing your focus using the resources provided on Google Classroom

Language– Cover Letter ROUGH DRAFT was due yesterday.  Please submit ASAP, if you haven’t already done so.


Agenda Post for Tuesday September 18th

18 Sep

Language– Cover Letter ROUGH COPY due today (submitted in Google Classroom)

Math– NS 1.6- Operations with Decimals resources have been posted.  Lots of stuff there, so don’t expect to get through all of it today.  We will spend at least one more day (in class) working through this

Science– Lab 1 due tomorrow (submitted in Google Classroom)

MusicBenefits of Music Education Assignment due Monday

Geography- for Thursday, please be prepared to tell me who you wish to work with and what place you want to focus on for Project 1 (the ideal place to live presentation)

Agenda Post for Monday September 17th

17 Sep

*A reminder that Meet the Teacher is this Wednesday (September 19th) from 5:00-6:30

*PA day this Friday (September 21st)

Language– Cover Letter ROUGH COPY is due tomorrow.  Please submit on Google Classroom or in the inbox

Science– Lab #1 is due Wednesday

Math– NS 1.5- Order of Operations resources have been posted

Agenda Items for Thursday September 13th

13 Sep

Language– Cover Letters- rough draft due Tuesday.  Tomorrow will be the last time provided (in class) to work on this.

Music– please finish your graphic organizer for next class

Math– nothing new today because we took up yesterday’s quiz but the next lesson has been posted if you want to preview.

*gym tomorrow (please dress appropriately)

Agenda Post for Wednesday September 12th

12 Sep

*Gym tomorrow (please dress appropriately)

*student questionnaires are now overdue

Math– no new homework tonight but if there are things that you know you would like to improve on from today’s quiz, tonight would be an excellent time to do so

Language– paragraphs 1 and 2 are now overdue.  Please submit ASAP

*keep working on your “Classroom jobs” cover letter

-use the Classroom Jobs Classifieds  to pick the job you want to apply to

-Use the Cover Letter resources that have been posted to get a sense of how to start

-start writing your ROUGH DRAFT.  We will use class time tomorrow and Friday to complete this

*all resources have been shared on Google Classroom


Agenda Post for Tuesday September 11th

11 Sep

Math– quiz #1 tomorrow (covers lessons NS1.1-NS1.3)

*Use the resources posted on Google Classroom to continue to prepare

Language– Paragraphs 1 and 2 from last week are due today.

Agenda Post for Monday September 10th

10 Sep

*Please continue to submit your student questionnaires and your student information packages.

Language– A reminder that paragraphs 1 and 2 are both due tomorrow (the end of the day).  If you require a reminder of what is expected, please check out the Literacy- Week 1 presentation on Google Classroom

*next, we are focusing on our classified section and on our cover letter for our job application.  Please use the resources posted in the Cover Letters post to help you plan and brainstorm.  The rough draft for your cover letter will be due next Tuesday

Math– NS 1.3 (Applications with Prime Factors) information has been posted.  Quiz on NS 1.1-1.3 is scheduled for Wednesday

Agenda Post for Thursday September 6th

06 Sep

Math– one more night to practise Scientific Notation, if you want one more crack at it

*tomorrow we will start lesson 2 (Prime Factorization).  It is already posted on Google Classroom, if you want to preview.

Language– Paragraphs 1 and 2 are due Tuesday.  One period catch up will be provided in-class tomorrow.  After that, they are considered homework

*Classroom jobs will be posted ASAP on Google Classroom

*we have Phys. Ed. again tomorrow

*student questionnaire due tomorrow

*Info. forms package due tomorrow

Agenda Post for Wednesday September 5th

05 Sep

*Literacy Week 1 instructions have been posted on Google Classroom.  So far, we have started two activities and you should be working on two paragraphs.  Due dates for these activities will be established on Friday

*Once you have joined Google Classroom, check out your Student Questionnaire.  Please complete by Friday

*Keep bringing in your Student Information packages.

*Tomorrow is our first Phys. Ed. period.  Please bring a change of clothes

*Math– first lesson (Scientific Notation) has been posted. Check out Google Classroom for a copy of the lesson, practice questions, and a video resources.

Agenda Post for Tuesday September 4th

04 Sep

Welcome back!

Congratulations, you survived day 1.

*student information forms were sent home today and are due Friday

*letter with Mr. Thompson’s contact information was sent home today


If you have found this page, your “homework” is to explore it.

Under the “Links”tab on the right-hand side of the website, click on HWDSB dashboard. As a student, you have access to many of the tools listed.

If you know your  username and password (stickers to come), feel free to explore the following:

-Office 365 (your e-mail account)

-Google Apps (your Google Docs account)

-HWDSB commons

-Lawfield Announcements and Lawfield Athletics pages

-join our Google Classroom (an invitation to join was sent to you via e-mail)

-once you join, you can access your first assignment (student survey), which is due Friday

We will be doing tutorials about how to use all these things, but it never hurts to preview.  Feel free to ask me if you have any questions.

Class 8A

Mr. Thompson's Classroom Website

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