#BT11 Final Opportunity to complete Unit 5: Final Assessment

Hey Business Tech 11,

You had both classes on Monday (November 14) and Tuesday (November 15) to complete the final assessment for Unit 5. No more class time will be provided.

The mandated/obligatory extra time sessions for you to complete these under teacher supervision will be:

Thursday, November 17, 12 pm, lab 223

Friday, November 18, 12 pm, lab 224

If for any legitimate reason (physician’s appointment, rewrite previously arranged for a different course) you cannot attend one of these session, it is your responsibility to communicate with me today at pwozney@hrsb.ca to let me know and arrange an alternate date. If you do not, no extra time will be extended. Please note that wanting to go out with your friends for lunch is not a legitimate reason to not show up.

See you tomorrow/Friday at the times/locations posted above. Thanks!

#BT11 Unit 4 Final Assessment Make Up, Unit 4 Final Chance Dates

Hey Business Tech 11’ers,

The final make up session for the Final Assessment for Unit 4 will be today during lunch hour in Lab 223. Bring your lunch- I’ll be there for sure.

For those that I mentioned in class are missing unit work for Unit 3 (lessons 1, 2 or 3 or some combination), you have until Thursday, November 10 at the end of lunch to submit whatever work you have completed. After this point, Unit 4 will be closed and marks finalized for the term- any zeroes on file after that point will be final.

If for some reason you are unable to attend Tuesday/Thursday of this week when I am offering extra help, please feel free to email me at pwozney@hrsb.ca to arrange for extra help on Wednesday at lunch or another time prior to Thursday, November 10.

Midterm grades are due early next week, and I need all Unit 4 items taken care of before we leave so I can finish that work.

Thanks all! See you in class,

Mr. W

#BT11 Unit 3, Final Assessment- Extra time Dates

Hey Business Tech 11’ers,

If you did not complete the final assessment for Unit 3 last week on Thursday (October 20) and Friday (October 21), you may attend extra help in lab 223 on Tuesday (October 25) and Thursday (October 27) this week ONLY to do so.

Any work that is not done/submitted by the end of lunch hour on Thursday, October 27 will not be accepted.

Reminder that Final unit assessments are our versions of tests, and can only be done under direct teacher supervision- you may not complete them from home under any circumstances.

Email me at pwozney@hrsb.ca with any conflict issues if you know you cannot attend. I will only accommodate for conflicts if you let me know before the make up times, not after. This is not flexible!

Thanks all- see you in class,

Mr. W



#ECON11 Intro to Positive & Normative Economic Analysis

Hey all,

Resources for today’s lesson on becoming familiar with positive and normative economic analysis include:

Textbook, p10-12 (Economics Now, Oxford Canada, ISBN 9780195414455)


This playlist of short but high value videos (there are four videos in total):


Make an appointment for extra help.


Find a news article in the business or economics section of a major world newspaper (The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Globe & Mail, etc). See if you can locate statements in it that you can classify as positive (provable with data and fact) or normative (based on a belief, value position or perspective/opinion). Remember that economic policy is formed through considering BOTH types of analysis…

#ENG10 Motif Study: Supporting Resources

Hey all,

Today we begin the final phase of our independent reading portfolio process. Over the next month, we will read one novel together as a class as a way of helping us navigate the concept of motif, perhaps the most complex literary device we’ll address in grade 10.

You will be expected to keep a portfolio that reflects your ability to listen actively by making notes and annotating, to analyze and unpack complex literary features and use a range of strategies to write and display your learning (this will include visuals/art making).

To get us started, we will need the following resources:


Teen Talk: Consent and Sexual Assault

Grade 8 Students Advocate For Education Around Sexual Consent (Definitely Not The Opera, CBC.ca)

Official Website: Laurie Halse Anderson

Additional Resources:

Halse Anderson, Laurie – Speak (PDF – for those with e-readers)

Audiobook files (you will need to download these and unzip them. Use these as supports while you read- DO NOT STUDY BY LISTENING ALONE!)

Reading Schedule

You will read according to the following timetable. Each week, we will have a ten question multiple choice comprehension check quiz to follow up these requirements. We will complete them using Mimiovote (a digital wireless voting system) at the beginning of each IRP class. if you are not present on the day of the quiz, you must arrange to make it up via regularly scheduled extra help before the next quiz. If you don’t, zeroes stick.

First Marking Period (pages 1-46) – Quiz, Thursday, May 12

Second Marking Period (pages 47-92) – Quiz, Friday, May 20

Third Marking Period (pages 93-138) – Quiz, Friday, May 27

Fourth Marking Period (pages 139-198) – Quiz, Friday, June 3

Final Assessment: Reflective Essay (in class): Date TBA, early June


Extra help happens weekly on Tuesday and Thursday in room 223 at lunch hour. If you cannot make those times due to conflicts with other help times or assessment make up, you can contact me via email to arrange other times during the week.

It’s good form to communicate in advance of deadlines. If you wait until the day of a quiz/assessment (and that includes emailing your teacher outside of class time/the wee hours of the morning), I can’t help you. Fair warning!

#BT11 #artwithexcel @HRSB_Official @CPAHighSchool #seewhatiamlearning

Students in Business Tech 11 classes @CPAHighSchool are learning to have fun with Excel as a creative medium rather than just an analytical one.

Interested in having your students create #artwithexcel at your school? Check out these amazing resources and tutorials:


Tatsuo Horiuchi | the 73-year old Excel spreadsheet artist

Like the art from this ^ link? Download one of the artist’s actual art projects created in excel here (link is at the end of the article): http://readwrite.com/2013/06/11/excel-is-an-art-form-these-beautiful-images-are-proof/


#ENG10 Final Project: Original Poetry, Due Monday May 9

For your final project, you will submit a portfolio of work completed during the unit that provides a clear picture of your creative process.

You should have completed and be able to submit the following items:
– Where I am From graphic organizer
– Where I Am From – draft poem (20 lines, set title, 5 stanza/4 lines per, rhyme scheme, pattern of line beginnings)
– Ode – list of loves/hates
– Ode – ranking your starter ideas/loves/hates- identifies your “top three”
– Ode – an “exploded” list of traits or aspects of the “top three” topic you committed to writing about
– Ode – draft poem (16 lines, set title, stanzas/rhyme optional, personification a MUST!)
– Imagery – list of sensory rich experiences
– Imagery – ranking your starter ideas, identifies your “top three”
– Imagery – an “exploded” list of sensory details connected to your “top three” topic
– Imagery – a draft poem (16-18 lines, title that brings specific focus to topic, stanzas/rhyme optional, imagery a MUST in every line, avoiding sentency writing)
– 2 sets of STAR conference notes
– a revised draft
– a proofread draft (this means you printed a copy and checked it for errors using the proofreading checklist distributed earlier this semester with pencil/pen markings)
– a final draft formatted according to requirements with an MLA cover page AND an “about the author” component written in the third person


You have today and Friday to navigate printing issues. Your project is due at the beginning of class on Monday, May 9, no excuses.


#ENG10 Original Poetry – Revising for Ideas, Style, Conferencing

Hey English 10,

Yesterday, we worked on conferencing- meeting with partners to identify steps we could take to improve our ideas and enhance the poetic style. This is what a conference would look/sound like:

Please see the following for a sense of the process to developing your writer’s reflection for your original poetry project. We will be working on this today in class.

Friendly reminder that extra help is available tomorrow at lunch in room 125 for the final steps of your original poem!

Writer’s reflection- sample package, P. Wozney (PDF)