Une invitée pour le déjeuner French Homework

Activité 1: Tu as compris?
1. What time of day is it?
2. What does Mme Diomandé want Djeneba to do? Why?
3. What are some of the things Djeneba buys?
4. What happens at the end of the story?
5. Judging from the story title, what do you think Djeneba forgot to tell Mme Diomandé?

1) Just after breakfast.
2) Buy some ingredients to make lunch.
3) Fish, rice, tomatoes, peanuts.
4) Djeneba’s english teacher comes and eats lunch with them.
5) Someone is coming over.


Activité 2: Vrai ou faux?
1. Aminata va au marché.
2. Mme Diomandé va faire du foutou avec de la sauce arachide.
3. Djeneba ne veut pas aller au marché.
4. Djeneba achète des bananes au marché.
5. Djeneba oublie le pain.

1) False
2) False
3) False
4) False
5) False


Activité 3: Choisis la photo
Choisis les photos qui représentent ce que Djeneba a acheté.

1. du poisson
2. des tomates
3. des oignons
4. des citrons
5. du pain

a) 4
b) 1
c) 5
d) 2
e) 3


Activité 4: C’est qui?
1. «Non, merci. Je n’ai plus faim.»
2. «Tu me fais le marché?»
3. «J’ai aussi acheté un paquet de beurre, de la pâte de tomates, du pain et du riz.»
4. «Ah, j’ai oublié… »
5. «Va voir qui est à la porte.»

1) Aminata
2) Mme Diomandé
3) Djeneba
4) Djeneba
5) Mme Diomandé


Activité 5: Cherche les expressions
In Une invitée pour le déjeuner, how does …

1. Mme Diomandé offer more food to Aminata?
2. Aminata refuse the offer?
3. Mme Diomandé ask Djeneba to do the shopping?
4. Mme Diomandé tell Djeneba what she needs?
5. Djeneba agree to do what Mme Diomandé asks?

1) Encore du pain?
2) Non, merci. Je n’ai plus faim.
3)Tu me fais le marché?
4) Il me faut…
5) Bon, d’accord.


Activité 6: Et maintenant, à toi
Qui fait les courses dans ta famille? Où est-ce que vous faites les courses?

My mother does the shopping. She shops at the supermarket.

Grade 8 Minakami Expedition Reflection – Comfort Zone [NOT DONE]

Recently we went to Minakami for Grade 8 expeditions to get out of our comfort zones. What I think really pushed out my comfort zone the most was Canyoning, because it was challenging with all the waterfalls that we had to jump off of and how intimidating it looked, especially with the 20 metre one. It even got more intimidating with how much people were talking about it and hyping it up. After the large one, the smaller ones got a lot more easier and less scary.

Picture of Eddie on the waterfall

The other activity on the second day was rafting, which was also challenging because you had to memorise commands and listen to the instructor for the commands, otherwise we would fall out or get stuck. I had some trouble with rafting because I didn’t know Japanese, but the instructor only spoke in Japanese so I had to follow my classmates, so I would always be delayed.

My group in the raft

One of the more relaxing activities was geocaching.

Dragon Days Project Reflection

Designing our project was fun and interesting because we were brainstorming and we came up with loads of ideas and a couple of very good and original ideas.

Reasons I liked working with my group were things like how friendly they were, how they were straight to the point with everything and how we all got assigned roles to make everything easier.

ATL skills that I used well were communicating because we could talk about ideas and elaborate very well, social because we worked efficiently and organization because we got assigned roles.

Great moments along the way include, voting for the logo, brain storming the idea and presenting to the other groups.

One thing I learned from another group was that the variety of media that we could use to make the presentation, such as pictochart, photoshop, Imovie, a collage and many more.

Next time, I will try to focus more on the project because we often got distracted and played games or just zoned out.

Something awesome that I contributed was the logo that I made for the group, I also made The a slide in the slideshow and corrected other people.

Plants in Space

Right now, space agencies around the world are planning to send the first ever human to live on Mars. However there are some issues about living on Mars, such as the lack of gravity, dust storms, medication, solar radiation, poor soil, food, water, shelter and the lack of oxygen. The issue that I will be focusing on will be the lack of oxygen. Compared with earth, Mars has almost no oxygen, with Mars having 0.2% oxygen and Earth having 21% oxygen. With that amount of oxygen, astronauts would suffocate trying to breathe on the surface. So what are some solutions to this problem?


-Bring oxygen canisters to Mars.

-Bringing Bamboo seeds to grow and photosynthesise on Mars to produce oxygen.

Now let’s talk about the pros and cons of both the solutions and which would be better.

Bringing oxygen canisters to mars would be expensive, ineffective, but quick. Right now bringing 1 kg to space would cost $5,167 on the SpaceX Falcon (note: that’s the cheapest way, any other rocket would cost $10,000 up). Bringing all the oxygen required would be expensive, on average, 1 human requires 308000 liters of oxygen per month. Assuming that there are 4 astronauts, like how “Mars One” plans, there will have to be 1232000 liters of oxygen carried up. If the oxygen canisters contain 10 liters of oxygen each, and they each weigh 1 kg, would cost $636,574,400. This method would be useful for a short term stay in Mars, because the oxygen will take place immediately, but the supply is limited and cannot sustain humans for a long period of time, and it is also extremely expensive.

The other method uses bamboo to generate oxygen. The bamboo uses photosynthesis from the chloroplasts inside of it to generate oxygen. The reason why bamboo is used is because bamboo grows the fastest of all the plants, and the growth of a plant also correlates to how much the plant photosynthesises and produces glucose and oxygen. This method would be expensive, but not as pricey as the first method. The equipment needed would be: 2 kg of bamboo seeds, 50kg sheet of bulletproof glass (to let the solar energy get through, but also protect against dust storms and other hazards), air conditioning (20 kg) (We wouldn’t need soil because the soil on mars is already suitable for crops and plants to grow on, no water because water can already be found on Mars). In total, this would cost $372,024. This method would be useful if humans are planning to stay on for a long term, because the oxygen supply would be infinite, as long as the sun shines and there is carbon dioxide, and there will also be a food supply from the edible bamboo sprouts that would eventually grow (one bamboo seed can produce multiple shoots, connected by the roots, so sprouts would constantly grow. However, there is a problem to this method, as for the first few days, the bamboo would not have produced enough oxygen to sustain humans.

In conclusion, the ideal method would be a mix of both the first and the second, as the bamboo cannot produce enough oxygen to sustain humans for the first few days, and the canisters would be expensive. The mixed method would be to send around 20 oxygen canisters, and plant the bamboo seeds, for the first few days, the oxygen in the canisters would support humans, after that, humans would be supported by the bamboo.


“10 Fastest Growing Trees & Plants In the World.” CONSERVATION INSTITUTE, 25 Apr. 2016. Web. 13 June 2016.


Moore, Alex. “What Plants Might Take Root on Mars?” Red Colony, 4 Sept. 2000. Web. 14 June 2016.


“How Much Oxygen Does a Person Consume in a Day?” HEALTH. HOWSTUFFWORKS, n.d. Web. 15 June 2016.



Projets de week-end.

Activity 1

1) In the morning she has dance classes, during the afternoon she has to go shopping, but during night she is free.
2) Friday afternoon
3) Cinema, Theatre, Zoo
4) Eiffel Tower, Bateau-Mouche, Sacré-cœur.
5 The cinema, but Isabelle doesn’t like horror films.

Activity 2

1. False
2. True
3. True
4. False
5. False

Activity 3


Activity 4

1) Isabelle
2) Mathieu
3) Isabelle
4) Mathieu
5) Mathieu
6) Mathieu
7) Isabelle
8) Isabelle

Activity 5

1) D
2) C
3) A
4) B

Activity 6

I would not be stubborn and turn down all of the suggestions, but I would just choose the one that I like best, such as going to the movies.

Playing the Blues

In music class we are learning about the blues and it’s origin. In class we learned some chords to play with your right hand and then we started to add a simple base line, a medium base line, a hard base line, and a expert base line. We recorded us playing the base lines with our left hand and played the chords with our right hand and recorded it.

Reflection:                                                                                                                                                  I believe that I did quite well, playing the “Easy” “Medium” and “Hard” base lines, however i did not complete the “Expert” baseline. Mainly in the medium and hard base lines, when going from one chord to another I noticed that I often hesitate and make it not flow as smoothly, I also made the opposite mistake and rushed when changing the chords, so I might play the chord wrong. Overall I think that I have done well, although I made a few mistakes.

In humanities class we are preparing a debate about child labour. My team is against child labour and I am the factory owner’s lawyer. (the factory owner is Adam). Together we made an empathy map to express how the factory owner senses thing when working in a factory.


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Industrial Revolution Project

The industrial revolution was perhaps the most important event in human history, without it we would be in a field, harvesting crops by hand, we would have travel by horseback and there would be no wi-fi. Lots of things were invented during the industrial revolution, such as the steam engines, cotton gins, factories and the seed drill. These inventions were extremely important because they can make transportation much more efficient, speed up the production of clothes and fabrics, mass produce certain items, and even make food production much more efficient and quick. However, the industrial revolution also has some pretty bad downsides, before, there was barely any pollution, but after, carbon emissions went insane, due to the new factories and steam trains that were spewing smoke, along with that, people started to fall ill all the time because of the smog, and the cramped conditions made sickness spread quickly. Overall the industrial revolution had many ups and downs, but it did shape modern society to what it is now.


before industrial revolution


After industrial revolution

Industrial Revolution Paragraph

In humanities class we are learning about the cause and effect of the industrial revolution on the things going on at that time period. Some important events were iron smelting which made railways and industrial production possible, railways also made industrial production possible by carrying workers and supplies around. Coal extraction is very important because it allowed steam power, iron smelting to be possible by suppling coal to them and steam power effected railways, industrial and agricultural productions by allowing machines to move. The industrial and agricultural production effected each other because agricultural production allowed workers to work and industrial production gave the workers money and things to live. The industrial production was very important by letting technology advance, making people have better lives and getting us to where we are today by developing things that will give us more time to study.

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A cotton gin, a machine made in the industrial revolution.

Cotton gin