le 13 décembre

Considering that yesterday was a full moon and today is Friday the 13th, today has been pretty good!

We finished up our holiday banner that is now decorating the gym, we finished our writing activity which will be on display for the concert as well. Some students helped set up the stage and decorate this afternoon, merci!

First term reports should be available for your viewing pleasure. While term grades should not be a surprise, as Mme Asimakis and I have worked to keep them up to date, comments are an opportunity to get a snapshot of how your child is both academically and behaviourally, and provide a great opportunity to converse with your child about their progress, effort and participation in their learning. If you require any clarification, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.

Upcoming Events:

  • Monday: Quiz: Ou/Où
    • Primary Winter Musical
  • Tuesday: Intermediate Winter Concert (1pm Show and 7pm Show)
  • Friday: Pyjama Day
    • WGSS Holiday Extravaganze (more info to come)
    • Class Party (Jamison is organizing)

le 11 décembre

Na na na na na na na na… THUNDER!

The students were in for a treat today in PE, nothing says a good time then the Thunderstruck Challenge. Ask them about it!

I am super proud of how hard Division 1 worked this afternoon. After a quick turnaround yesterday, everyone submitted their Literary Analysis One Pagers on The Giver today, Some even stayed after school! Bravo les amis!

We had our volleyball wrap up pizza party this afternoon. Thanks to our girls who put together a little thank you for Mme Kang and I, so sweet. It was a pleasure coaching the girls this year, we saw so much growth, and I hope many, if not all, continue to play next year and onwards!

Les Devoirs:

  • vendredi: orchestre (last rehearsal before the concert on Tuesday)
    • diner chaud
    • Les bulletins

A vendredi!

le 10 décembre

Today was SUPER fun! Staff versus Grade 7 Volleyball is always one of my favourite days of the year. The students put up a decent fight, but the staff took both sets, quite decisively. More importantly, fun was had, and hopefully the students (both players and spectators) got to see volleyball being played at a higher level than they’re accustomed. As well, we collected 29 food items and almost $40 for the Food Bank! Amazing! I reminded our players afterwards that many of the staff (myself included) have been playing volleyball for longer than they have been alive. Everyone has to start somewhere and the more you play, the better you get!

We finished The Giver! It’s always interesting to hear/see the students’ reactions when the last line is read. We began our final project for the novel, a quick turn around too, it is due tomorrow end of day (lots of time tomorrow).

IMG_0120 A couple reminders for the project:

  • in picking your excerpts: do they help show the overall idea/theme of the novel?
  • your personal response PARAGRAPH (min 5-7 sentences) should include
    • your thoughts about the novel (like/dislike, would you recommend, would you change anything, what connections can you make, what can you interpret about the novel and our society)

Les Devoirs:

  • education physique demain
  • vendredi- diner chaud, bulletins

le 9 décembre

This afternoon we read the 2 most difficult chapters in our novel, The Giver. I definitely teared up a bit. If you have a moment, please check in with your child to see if they need to process any emotions. And give them a hug.

Mr Rogers has informed me that we are having a special guest conductor in Band tomorrow, Mr Lainchbury from Langley Fine Arts. He has suggested that everyone practice a little (more than usual) tonight in anticipation of tomorrow’s class. Also a gentle reminder that our Holiday Band Concert is next Tuesday.

Tomorrow, the grade 7s get the chance to take on the staff in a lunch time volleyball battle of the ages. Players, be ready. Want to watch? Bring a donation to the food bank. Players, don’t forgot your $2 for pizza lunch on Wednesday.

Neufeld Farm order pick up is this afternoon!

Les Devoirs:

  • orchestre demain
  • Math- 4 quadrant graphing booklet
  • vendredi: Examen de Dictee 9
    • diner chaud
    • Term 1 Reports

2 more weeks!

le 6 décembre

Today we wrapped up T1 Enrichment! Young Entrepreneurs had to total their earnings, Chefs decorated gingerbread houses, Improvisationers improvised, and I showed my volleyball group some of the 2018 NCAA Women’s Final between Nebraska and Stanford. I wanted to show them some high level volleyball. Get ready for some exciting options in term 2!

The gents took on the ladies today in a grade 7 volleyball battle for the ages! The ladies took the first set and the gents took the second, although the ladies did rally back from being down quite a lot. We declared a tie and the teams will work together next week to try and take down the staff (who are undefeated!) on Tuesday. If you are interested in watching, please bring a non-perishable food item for the Food Bank.

The class has been very energetic this week. Verging on disrespectful. We still have 2 full weeks of school left, which means the work continues. Clean up at the end of the day has been particularly disappointing, and will be met with consequences on Monday.

La Semaine Prochaine:

  • lundi- Neufeld Farms Order Pickup after school (looking for students to help)
  • mardi- Staff vs Gr 7 game at lunch
  • mercredi- Gr 7 Team Pizza Party wrap up ($2 please)
  • vendredi- diner chaud et les bulletins

le 4 décembre

What an amazing day!!! A HUGE pat on the back to our Young Entrepreneurs!! They spent all day selling their products and really got a first hand taste of what it’s like. I have pics of each of their set ups, I will share when I have a spare moment.

Everyone else and I spent the day doing some fun things too 🙂

Ski/SB forms MUST be in on Friday if your child is going on the trip. I have sent an email to everyone who has outstanding forms. If you have already paid and don’t submit your forms, your money will be refunded and your child will not be participating. Thanks!

There are LOTS of names on the board who have things to submit for Mme Asimakis. Tomorrow is really the last day to submit work to her so reports can be finalized. Otherwise zeros will be given.

Speaking of reports, I have to say that I was very disappointed at the number of math tests that were resubmitted to me today. I received one. I will still accept them on Friday but not without having a serious conversation first.

Giving Trees are still happening! If you aren’t able to grab a tag and buy a present, we are accepting money. We are supporting 4 families this year.

Finally, today was the last inter-school volleyball game for both our ladies and gents. Well done to everyone who participated! Some exciting wrap-up events include GENTS VS LADIES  at lunch on Friday, the WINNERS PLAY THE STAFF next Tuesday, and pizza lunch wrap up party!!!!!!! next Wednesday (please bring $2).

A vendredi!

le 2 décembre

Hello December! This year is flying by!! Students have now paid their third month of rent 😀

We welcomed a new friend to our class today, Alicia! I want to thank everyone for making her feel welcome and included today. We are now a very cozy group of 30 students in our chalet.

Tomorrow is presentation day for our Socials skits on man’s journey from nomad to farmer. Be ready!

Students received their Operations with Integers math test today. I am giving students who received 24 or less to submit their corrections by Wednesday, I will bump their % to the next letter grade in the system.

Ski/SB forms are due Friday! I am still missing several students’ paperwork!

Young Entrepreneur Show is on Wednesday! We have 12 students from our class participating this year. Hopefully they have been hard at work this past few months in preparation for the big day!

Les Devoirs:

  • Orchestre demain

le 29 novembre


IMG_0596 2After being inspired by story on Global News, I tasked Division 1 with creating a holiday card for a member of the Canadian Armed Forces who will spend the holidays overseas and away from their families. Below are some of the cards that were created. Aren’t they lovely? And what’s more were the heartfelt messages written inside. Bravo les amis! I will be attaching stamps and sending these off so they make it in time.


We had another very busy day! Band is gearing up for the holiday concert in a couple weeks (students should be practicing even more now!). The term is ending very soon and we are in a tight race to finish everything on time.

Just a reminder: Ski/SB forms are due back next Friday. I will be reaching out to those who have not yet sent back forms. Remember to check every page over for places to sign. There is a place where both custodial parents must sign. I will send back forms that do not meet the criteria.

Last reminder: Socials skits on early man (nomad to farmer) presentations are TUESDAY. There will be one more class period to prepare. As I handed back the Ligne Chronologique: Les Hommes Prehistoriques, I told students that many were not completed satisfactorily. These skits are their last attempt to positively influence overall Socials mark this term.

Have a wonderful weekend!

le 27 novembre

We had another VERY busy day!

Thank you to everyone who brought in their Mental Well-Being Toolkits today. Remember, you are conferencing with Mme Asimakis tomorrow so they must be submitted before then.

Ski/SB forms are due next week. I am definitely missing at least half the class’ forms so get those in ASAP. I will try and remember to post a copy on here on Friday should you happen to have misplaced yours.

A handful of students need to submit their Mon Passe-Temps Prefere paragraphs tonight. If you stayed in at recess and didn’t share your document yet, I am talking to you.

It was chilly and windy today! Another reminder to dress accordingly.

A vendredi! Go Jaggies!

le 26 novembre

Hope everyone had a nice weekend. I am hearing that a cold snap is headed our way tomorrow. If possible, please remind your child about appropriate outerwear. Unfortunately the grade 7 hoodies really are not thick enough to provide enough insulation from the cold. Toques and mitts are also recommended.

Report card season is upon us! Deadlines are really becoming more and more stringent as Mme Asimakis and I work on finalizing grades and comments for Term 1. We still have a few major assignments and tests to complete, thank you in advance for your support. Also, if you anticipate your child is going to be away during the next 2 weeks, please let us know so we can ensure they are prepared to complete assignments promptly upon return.

The Young Entrepreneur Show is next Wednesday! If your child is participating in this enrichment opportunity, they should be neck deep in preparation. As well, your YA teachers would like to remind you that the following must be brought and ready for the fair:

  • Typed business plan
  • Large posters
  • Small posters
  • All products
  • Cash flow box
  • All materials needed for the display (table cloth, stands, samples, etc)
  • Tape, scissors, pens, etc.

Les Devoirs:

  • Education Physique demain
  • Good copy (typed and shared on office.com) of Mon Pass-Temps Prefere due EOD demain
  • Ski/SB permission due NEXT FRIDAY
  • Giving Tree Helper applications due EOD demain