La famille de Sandra

Elle s’appelle Sandra. Elle a quinze ans. Elle est brune et elle a les yeux marron. Ella a un chat qui s’appelle Felix.

C’est le mère de Sandra. Elle habite en Belgique. Elle a trente-neuf ans et elle travaille dans une boutique. Elle a les cheveux mi-longs et bruns.


C’est le frère de Sandra. En ce moment, il est au Texas. Il a les yeux noirs et les cheveux châtains et courts.


C’est la père de Sandra. Il est heureux. Il a les cheveux buns et les yeux noirs. Il oublie souvent ses trucs.



Chapitre 1, Mise en train


  1. Because her friend comes at 10:20, and she doesn’t want to keep her waiting
  2. Tall, having dark brown hair, and wearing a red skirt
  3. They leave the car and go look for Sandra’s friend
  4. He picks up the wrong person, he does it because she matches the description of the person before
  5. They drive off with the wrong suitcase


  1. La famille Lepic arrive à l’aéroport.
  2. M. Lepic voit Patricia.
  3. Mme Lepic, Pamela et Sandra sortent de l’aéroport.
  4. Pamela arrive à la voiture avec Mme Lepic et Sandra.
  5. Patricia a la valise de Pamela.


  1. Il est neuf heures du matin.
  2. Comment est-elle?
  3. Tu as fait bon voyage?
  4. Ça va? Pas trop fatiguée?
  5. Je te présente…
  6. Excusez-moi…


Well, we know what happens next, the guy calls for the father to stop the car and they trade suitcases.

Chapitre 8 – Lisons!


  1. c
  2. a


Africaine, Cuisine, Symboles, Élémentaire, Raisonnable, Minutes, Papaye, Graines, Radis, Coco, Sucre, Sésame


I found that “graines” meant seeds or kernels by context


I’d expect to find these in a cookbook, and these dishes are traditionally African


The second one would make a good dessert


They’re both rated “elementary” in difficulty and “reasonable” in price


You need to chill the dough for 1 hour, then bake it at 200Cº, or 360F


You have to cook the corn for 15 minutes, I’d expect this dish to be salty, and it serves 4 people


How to make vinegar:

  1. Buy an expensive bottle of wine
  2. Wait a few years
  3. Enjoy

Portfolio Template


Thinking English


Creative Writing Piece (Create a Character)

Probability Investigation

Social Music


Research Science Acid rain Infographic
Communication PE



Religions presentation
Self Management Drama


Chapitre 8- Mise en train


I. Morning, the hour of breakfast

II. She wants Djeneba to go grocery shopping for her because she’s making foutou with arachid sauce

III. A fish, 250 grams of arachid sauce, and a pack of rice

IV, Somebody knocks on the door

V.  She invited somebody, without telling her mother


I. Faux

II. Vrai

III. Faux

IV. Faux

V. Faux


I. 1-B

II. 2-D

III. 3-E

IV. 4-A

V. 5-C


I. Aminata

II. Mme. Diamande

III. Djeneba

IV. Djeneba

V. Mme. Diamande


I. Encore du pain?

II. Non, merci. Je n’ai plus faim.

III. Tu me fais le marché?

IV. Il me faut…

V. Bon, d’accord.


Ma mere et moi, nous faisons les courses. Ma mere fait souvent les courses. Je fais les courses de temps en temps.

Grade 8 Expeditions Reflection

A few events that “expanded my comfort zone” were the production presentation, the “after act,” and part of the canyoning. They were challenging in the way that they had me doubtful and got my adrenaline pumping; I had to remind myself that there wasn’t many apparent ways to mess them up, and, statistically, I probably wouldn’t get hurt. Also, a strategy I used for basically all of the expeditions was insulting myself until I’ve had enough, not sure if that’s healthy or if I may have a problem, but it works.

Something I could take from this is that your mind makes most things seem worse than they actually are, the buildup is often over exaggerated, making your expectations for something intimidating skyrocket.


Mars Radiation Issue

Now, we all know that the atmosphere protects us from a lot and does a ton to make Tellus (Earth) naturally habitable. Including but not limited to; Radiation, Skin Cancer, Sealing Pressure, Sustaining a Habitable Temperature, Keeping Oxygen In, Burning Asteroids and Other Objects That Enter The Atmosphere (Batteries not Included). Now, not all of you know that it’s not the atmosphere itself that blocks most of the UV (ultraviolet) rays; the stuff that causes skin cancer, it’s a molecule: O3, AKA. ozone. Now ironically enough, the stuff that blocks UV rays is formed partially by UV rays. Here’s my simplified version; Oxygen (or O2) comes in contact with UV radiation and breaks apart (forming 2-O) the two separated oxygen atoms don’t like being alone so then grab on to a pair and turn it into a triplet (going from 3-O2 —> 2-O3) [just so I’m using vocabulary words, 3-O2 is/are the reactant(s), and 2-O3 is/are the product(s)]. So, Mars has an atmosphere that’s about 100x thinner than the one we have on Tellus (Earth). This means that a lot of gasses can escape and it will not protect us against a lot of the things that our atmosphere protects us. Now I want to address the issue of radiation, or more specifically, UV rays.

So I’ve come up with two (although, not the most brilliant) solutions. One, we create a ton of small structures that can isolate heat, maintaining a habitable temperature, but lets gas freely in and out, the roof will also be translucent so light can come in. This way, oxygen will be released into the atmosphere (from photosynthesis) and when it comes in contact with UV rays, some of it will turn into oxide, blocking the harmful rays. This will also remove a lot of the CO2 from the air (also from photosynthesis), create a thicker atmosphere, and give Mars some breathable air. So we have some room to breathe *badum ching*. My other solution is quite boring, have radiation-proof roofs (hey, that rhymed), and carry radiation “umbrellas” when you go out. Simple, and not that convenient. So I think I’m definitely leaning towards my first solution, because it solves more than 1 problem, and is a lot less boring.





The Origin of Cosmos

– Before anything, there was just a gaping abyss, it had a name, it was Ginnungagap.

– It separated the physical representations Frost & Flame, who also had names mind you, Niflheim & Muspelheim

– The aurora of Frost & Flame met and created Ymir, who was the first of the giants, was gender neutral, and produced others from their sweat.

– Also created a cow, Audhumbla, who nourished Ymir with her milk.

– Buri, the first God of the Aesir Tribe was uncovered

– Buri had a son, who then married a giant, who then had a kid named Odin who became the chief of the Aesir Tribe, along with his two brothers; Vili, and Ve

– Odin, Vili, and Ve slew Ymir and made the world from his corpse. Oceans from blood, soil from skin & muscle, plants and vegetation from his hair, clouds from his brain, and the sky from his skull (don’t ask me, the last one doesn’t make sense.

– Gods formed first humans; Ask, and Embla and built a fence to protect them from the giants.

Characters; Muspelheim, Niflheim, Ymir, Audhumbla, Buri, Bor – Son of Buri, Bestla – Giant who married Buri, Odin, Vili, Ve, Ask, Embla

Drama Reflection – Informative Speech

Taking modulation into account, I think that my voice was fairly audible and I went at a steady pace. But I didn’t change my volume much throughout the whole speech, well, except for the “GUESS WHAT, FOLKS”, part. Also, thinking about the second aspect of delivery, physicality, which is essentially how you use your body,  I was swaying throughout the speech, probably due to nerves, and shuffling around. Also, I used many gestures, maybe too many, and I wasn’t using the palm card at the start or end much, but during the “main part” of the speech, I had to use it to see what order I was presenting my problem and solution. The expression on my face rarely changed though, maybe only three times. Using the third category, content, I think that my speech did stay on aliens the whole time, but I don’t know how me contradicting my whole speech at the end affected it. I think that I varied my tone a little bit, when asking questions and listing. My best skill was probably not needing a direct script (my palm card had things I had to talk about, not what exactly I had to say), and having my voice be clear and audible. I think that I should work on controlling my shuffling and swaying because it’s a lot more clear that I’m nervous when that happened.

I think that Andre’s speech was interesting and unique because he told us how the things in his speech and what we said could effect us and his last sentence was intriguing.