Le 31 janvier

The students made Valentines for Veterans with Mme Asimakis, and she sent me a few photos of them before she mailed them off yesterday. They look great!

A super late reminder (my bad) that the first camp payment is due today, $75. You can pay online or send a cheque Monday. The email went out around January 9th.

Hoping that you found the WGSS Open House useful and enlightening. Course selection stuff fires up next month.

Speaking of next month, we have A LOT to cover, in a limited amount of time, so get ready to buckle down and get to work.

Reminder that Wednesday Feb 5 is our make up Ski/SB day.

Les Devoirs

  • bonne copie- Le Gouvernement Mesopotamien due EOD dimanche
  • Math- multiplying decimals by powers of 10 due lundi

Le 29 janvier

We were treated to quite the show today! Hip Hop Hoop Dance was performed by a couple of gentlemen from Saskatchewan, and they blended cultural ties between Cree Hoop Dance and Hip Hop. It was amazing!

Les Devoirs

  • any work for Mme Asimakis
  • vendredi- soyez pret a taper ton paragraphe du Gouvernement Mesopotamien
  • tomorrow- WGSS Open House (see 2 days for flyer)
  • vendredi- Book Character Day

le 28 janvier

WGSS Open House on Thursday! (Not tomorrow, oops) See yesterday’s post for more information.


HERE is the link to the Mesopotamian Government writing assignment. Due date is tentative for Friday.

Les Devoirs:

  • education physique demain
  • vendredi- Book Character Day

le 27 janvier

Hope you had a good weekend!

Every Monday the students have been sharing out in various ways as a way to practice and prepare for our French speeches in the coming weeks. Today we did a fun one with smarties, ask them about it!

Some of our classmates are having trouble remembering the acceptable use policy they signed off on at the beginning of the year regarding usage of the school’s technology. It would be a shame if they forfeited that privilege for the rest of the term.

Les Devoirs:

  • orchestre demain
  • Math- Subtracting Decimals booklet
    • Check in (for marks!): Adding and Subtracting Decimals demain
  • Concours- by 11:30 tomorrow- au moins UN paragraphe écrit!
  • vendredi- dress like your favourite book character day!

Antosik, Jakub - James Kennedy Elementary - wINNER

le 24 janvier

A minor hiccup to mention today. The class has been unofficially organizing lunchtime potlucks between themselves, you may or may not have heard. It hasn’t really been an issue, until today. My main concerns were that it was happening behind my back (I’m pretty easygoing and wouldn’t have said no?) and it got VERY messy today. Yes, the students are capable of cleaning up (hiding their activities?), but when the noon hour supervisor shows me pictures of pop spilled all over the floor, and sharing that the students were sweeping up the pop with a broom, I have to take issue. I have asked the students to postpone future potlucks for the time being, until we can create a scenario where all parties will be satisfied with the results.

Tomorrow is Chinese New Year, and we did an activity related to year of the rat, and some tasty treats were available in the Soo-permarche today. Gung Hay Fat Choy!

Les Devoirs:

  • finish research for French speech, we will be tackling the writing process next week.
  • several students have outstanding work (One Tradition de ma Famille and Le Corps Humain title page), check TeacherEase to see if your child has missing work.

le 21 janvier

Ski/SB Trip #2 tomorrow!

Reminder: arrived before 8:30am, ready to go. Check in with your bus teacher. Make sure you have your rental pass (attached to your jacket).

If you were hungry last time, bring snacks.

Les Devoirs:

  • several students have not submitted their Une Tradition de ma famille for Mme Asimakis
  • vendredi- orchestre
    • Quiz: les 6 colonnes des civilisations
    • page titre- Le Corps Humain due

Here’s the video we watched today on adding and subtracting decimals.

le 20 janvier

I only heard positives from our TOC on Friday, so bravo les amis! Hope you all had a lovely weekend.

There was a LOT of socialization today… if it really starts to impact quality (and quantity) of work, loss of privileges will ensue. We have a lot to cover in the next 5 weeks.

Heads up for your calendars, the WGSS Open House for incoming grade 8s is next Thursday, 6pm.

Les Devoirs:

  • orchestre demain
  • Math- Adding Decimals (page I only, J if you want)
  • SN- page title “Le Corps Humain” due vendredi (focus on nervous, excretory and endocrine systems)
  • mercredi- 2nd Ski/SB trip