Concours! We are (basically) done! As I said to the class, I was very impressed with the topics and the presentations. I know it’s a tough task, but its also a great learning experience. I didn’t mention this in class today but, while the CPF is not holding the actual Concours this year, we still want to share out our hard work with the other classes that have participated at JKE. I will be selecting 2 speeches that I think would have done well at the competition level, and filming them to be shown to the other 2 classes. We will also get to see speeches from some of their students in return. I will have more info on that next week.
Math Test on Tuesday! Operations with decimals! There will be equations to solve and word problems to get through. Review your notes and any/all work we have done (often I take questions right from them!). Need more? Find some YouTube vids to explain the process, and/or ask around!
Monday is a day off for students. It’s report card season!
Wishing you all a(nother) lovely long weekend. A mardi!
Hope you all had a lovely weekend! I had lots to celebrate over the weekend (Chinese New Year, Valentine’s Day, Family Day), how about you?
Concours began today!!! Kudos to everyone to everyone who presented today! We heard 10 great speeches and I look forward to another chunk tomorrow 🙂
We spent the afternoon talking about WGSS Course Selection! We watched the 2 videos WGSS created to explain how course selection works this year, we chatted about the limited ‘choosing’ students have to make this year, deadlines and Honour/Challenge opportunities. Every student went home with a French Immersion course selection sheet WITH their MyEdBC number already written on it (needed to log into MyEd for course selection). The WGSS Course Selection website contains many helpful links to guide you in the process. You will also find the application information/teacher reference forms for English Honours 8 and Math 9 Challenge. I suggested to the students that they give me their teacher reference form when they hand in their Course Selection forms (on/before Feb 26). You should have/be receiving an email from WGSS with all of this information as well. I do have some English stream course selection forms if you need one of those. The student password for MyEdBC is Student$35 (students will be prompted to change their password as soon as they log in).
Important WGSS Course Selections dates:
Course selection forms due TO ME by Feb 26
Course selection input on MyEdBC by Feb 28
Math 9 Challenge Assessment March 2 at WGSS @3pm (masks required, physical distancing will be in order)(sign up online, teacher reference required)
English Honours 8 Challenge Assessment March 9 at WGSS @3pm (masks required, physical distancing will be in order)(sign up online, teacher reference required)
Another chilly day! Kudos to the class for spending an extra amount of time outside practicing their speeches!
Speaking of, we have one more class period of practicing the presentation aspect of our speeches before we officially begin presentations next Tuesday. Remember- the more you say it out loud, the more familiar you become with it!
We started dividing decimals today. Students always need a bit of a refresher when it comes to long (or short, or French, or new style) division, plus we have added in a decimal. It would be super helpful if you checked in with your child to see how they are doing.
Education Physique et Orchestre demain
BYOD- SN (projet due vendredi)
Concours- pratique en classe
Math- Dividing Decimals
Travail pour Mme K (projet de la Francophonie et cover letter)
Hope you had a lovely weekend. It is COLD this week. Please remind your child to dress appropriately. Unfortunately, hoodies do not count as adequate insulation.
Today students were given the chance to practice saying their speeches out loud. They filmed themselves, then watched themselves and filled out a self evaluation. We will repeat the process again tomorrow. Speech presentations are next week.
We watched a really cool Nova documentary about the Moon and future plans to land people there again, and possibly build settlements. I really appreciated that they mentioned the ethical dilemma around rights and ownership and also the equality piece- only the rich get to go? It’s on YouTube for those away.
This morning we also discussed the new COVID protocols that were announced. At this moment, the only change the students will notice is that I will be wearing my mask much more frequently. We did discuss that because they are students in an elementary school, that masks are recommended and encouraged, unlike their middle school counterparts who must wear theirs much more frequently. Again, it is a family decision, but we are encouraging students to wear masks in high traffic areas, like hallways. More info will be passed along as the district digests the new protocols and it trickles down to us. Thank you for your continued support.
Orchestre lundi (plan for normal procedures)
SN quiz- La Lune
Concours- apporte bonne copie (imprimé, cue cards etc) on commence la pratique de presentation
Math- multiplying decimals
projet de la Francophonie due le 11 fev (Kloosterhof)
This morning we learned the story of Lester Brown, a Canadian veteran from the Second World War, and it led to some good conversations about Canada’s history and some of the racism people have suffered here.