le 13 novembre

A note from Mme Asimakis:

Just a friendly reminder that tomorrow will be our second work period for our mental-well being toolkit project. I will book laptops for those who may need them. Please remember to bring any supplies you may need to start putting your project together. Some students have already asked me if they can work on their project at home. I have planned this project with plenty of in class work time, and if time is used appropriately students should have no problem completing the project by the deadline. If you would like to add “extra” components to your project, then that is your choice to take the work home. Lastly, all students have received the project outline. This package has all the information needed to be successful in completing your project. Just in case some students have misplaced their sheet, I have left extras on the white board. I highly suggest putting this sheet of paper in a safe spot where it will not get lost. I look forward to working on your projects with you tomorrow.

Thanks, Mme Asimakis

This morning, Div 1 carried out an experiment aimed at showing natural selection in action. You are encouraged to ask them about what happened and what they learned!

Les Devoirs:

  • Vendredi: orchestre, Cain’s Arcade (bring $1) and Enrichment
  • Math- Multiplying Integers- paquet and page 39
  • Ski/SB forms


le 12 novembre

I hope you all had a lovely long weekend!

Climbing was SO much fun! Thanks again to the parents who drove us there and back. Apparently the format my phone takes pictures doesn’t allow me to post on here but you can look forward to seeing them in the year end slideshow.

We started a novel study today, The Giver. Several students have indicated that they have already read it a couple years ago. I am looking forward to helping them dive deeper into the novel as they already have a basic understanding it. Everyone else, I am excited to share with them this wonderful piece of literature for the first time.

We also did a quick check on subtracting integers today, before moving onto to multiplying. I didn’t meet with small groups during subtraction so we’ll see where everyone is with their understanding.

Les Devoirs:

  • Education Physique demain
  • Ladies- home game, Gents, away game
  • Math- Multiplying Integers -FIRST PAGE ONLY
  • Review notes: L’evolution et la selection naturelle (*wink*wink*nudge*nudge)
  • vendredi- Cain’s Arcade, please bring $1 if you want to participate.


le 5 novembre

IMG_0083We received a special delivery this afternoon! Division 1 was OVER-THE-MOON when the boxes were delivered. We of course had to memorialize the occasion.

We had a long chat this morning about acceptable behaviour and expectations in the class. In essence- we will continue to practice cleaning up after ourselves and helping out in our shared space. The room was kept in very find shape throughout the day, thank you in particular to the students who dealt with the pile of rubbish on the floor after lunch. We know we can do, now to make it habit.

CLIMBING TOMORROW! Please remind your child to dress appropriately for the event, comfy active clothes and closed toes runners. We are leaving before recess and will be back during lunch. Thank you again to the parents who are driving us there and back!

Les Devoirs:

  • Math- Subtracting integers booklet (rewatch the video?!)
  • Practice Au Champ d’Honneur
  • Ski/SB forms
  • Gr 7 Girls Home Game tomorrow! (Gents, your opponent’s team folded so you now have a bye)

le 4 novembre

There is LOTS of information in this post so please read thoroughly.

First, it was brought to my attention by our wonderful custodian Isaac that today was the second time he had to clean urine out of the garbage can in our bathroom. I was very disappointed to hear this news, as I hope most of you are. Friends, we are in grade 7. Almost teenagers, almost high school students. You know better. The garbage can has been removed from the bathroom for the time being, any waste needs to be brought out to the can near the door. Parents, if I could please ask that you have a quick chat with your child about appropriate behaviour? Thanks in advance. We, as a class, will be talking about it tomorrow morning.

Today, we began writing the FSAs for this year. I applaud the students for their focus and effort, as we spent basically the entire morning on them. At this rate we’ll finish quickly and be able to move on.

Today marks the beginning of our observance of Remembrance Day. I already explained to the class (those that were listening anyways), that this day is very important to me, as my cousin was killed in action in Afghanistan in 2008. We are very fortunate to live in a country that values peace and free will, and should be thankful to those that choose to stand on the front lines to protect those freedoms. Our Remembrance Day Assembly is on Thursday at 11am if you would like to attend.

Lastly, thank you thank you thank you to all the parents who have volunteered to drive on Wednesday. As of this morning, we have enough! Yay!!! I will be emailing you tomorrow with final details.

Les Devoirs:

  • Orchestre demain
  • Math- Subtracting Integers
  • Examen- Au Champ d’Honneur mardi prochain
  • Ski/SB permission
  • vendredi- Jour de Congé
  • lundi- Jour du Souvenir

le 28 octobre

Hope you all had a lovely weekend. This week is shaping up to be busy busy busy!

I see that many of you have already signed up for conferences. I cannot wait to chat with you and your child about their progress so far this year. If possible, please have your child attend the conference, there is no one better to reflect, explain and answer questions related to their year so far. Unless you have an important issue you’d like to address without them present.

If you have yet to sign up, there are lots of spaces still available. If you cannot make either of those dates, please email me to set up another time.

I am still in need of drivers for our field trip to The Rock Wall next Wednesday. You don’t have to stay, you can drop off and pick up! Also, permissions are due back please!

Les Devoirs:

  • Orchestre demain
  • Adding Integers Project due EOD remain (time in class to complete)
  • demain et mercredi- 1h45 dismissal- Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • Scholastic Book Fair- demain à jeudi (we are going during class time tomorrow)
  • Climbing Perm due AVQP
  • Ski/SB perm

le 23 octobre

Division 1’s volleyball skills are really progressing! After assessing their volleying skills, we played a game for the last half of PE and it went really well.

This afternoon we spent the majority of the time working on our Lascaux art. It is very evident that many of our classmates are not using their time wisely, as the due date was extended twice and some still did not finish. While quiet conversation is permitted, if it derails you from focusing on the task at hand, a better choice about how you’re spending your time needs to be made. You are not being evaluated on how well you chit chat with your friends. On a related note- the projects look great!

Just a reminder that Examen de Dictee 6 is tomorrow with Mme Asimakis.

Les Devoirs:

  • pour Mme Asimakis- brain stuff? 
  • lundi- Quiz À/A/As
    • Math- page 58/59 #1-12
  • Climbing permission due Wednesday
  • Ski/SB permission

le 22 octobre

The permission form for our field trip to The Rock Wall on November 6th. I am looking for drivers to take us there and back. If you are able to drive please fill out the little slip, or email me. If you’d like to climb while you’re there, I have a waiver for adults to complete. The cost for you is also $18. This is a great alternative physical education lesson for the students to experience!

We started adding integers today. I would recommend you check in with your child and see if they can restate the rules, or show you how to solve a problem or 2. Most finished the work in class today and seemed confident when asked to reflect on their comprehension. But the best way to really understand a topic is to teach it to someone else!

Les Devoirs:

  • Education Physique demain (on commence là)
  • Math- Adding Integers
  • Climbing Perm (due back next Wednesday please)
  • Ski/SB Perm
  • jeudi- Examen de Dictee 6 (avec Mme Asimakis)
  • vendredi- Jour de Congé
  • lundi- Quiz: Les Homophones À/A/As

le 21 octobre

It’s Election Day! We read an article in class today about the Election, it was interesting to hear/overhear some students who have been following along. I hope all the adults exercise their right to vote!

Today was not our best demonstration of work ethic. There were many students who struggled to stay on task and complete their work in a timely manner. We have a lot to cover this year and it is expected that everyone pulls their own weight. That means focusing and finishing class work efficiently, asking for help/clarification when needed, and leaving socializing for more opportune moments. With conferences coming up next week I look forward to sharing my observations of these things with you 🙂

A note from our wonderful room parent, Michele:

Spooktacular is this Friday, and we still have a lot of opportunities for you to volunteer! Slots are 30 minutes in length.  Parents of students who need to be there because every student needs an adult present but they don’t need to hang out with you this is a great chance for you to sign up for mulitiple slots – sign up with a friend and hang out at the duck pond or bean bag toss for the evening. Thank you to everyone who has already signed up ! The early hours are looking pretty good for volunteers.   Here is the link  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e094eacad2aa4f58-spooktacular1

Les Devoirs:

  • orchestre demain
  • Ski/SB forms
  • watch election results!
  • jeudi- Examen de Dictee 6 (avec Mme Asimakis)
  • vendredi- Jour de Development Professional (Congé)
  • lundi- Quiz- Les homophones à/a

le 18 octobre

It’s Fri-yay!

Despite the downpour this afternoon, everyone pitched in to help Mrs King take the tables out of the storage locker and into the gym. Thats the kind of Grade 7 Leadership I like to see! Rappelle-moi de vous tous donner 1$!

Les Devoirs:

  • lundi- Photo Retakes in the morning
    • Quiz- al/eau/ou/au/ail aux pluriel
    • Math- Integers stuff
    • SN-Virus Living NonLiving CER if you haven’t shared with me yet
  • Ski/SB forms

Bonne fin de semaine!

le 16 octobre

Today was a pretty chill day. The students worked really well this morning, and worked up quite the sweat in PE today, we did add ons for our fitness component. We also had a pop quiz in Math.

Pour Mme Asimakis demain:

  • Auto-evaluation (brouillon)
  • Recherche- Pays Francophone

Other Devoirs:

  • vendredi: Examen de Dictee 5
    • Math- Integers booklet
  • lundi- Quiz- les mots au pluriel
  • Ski/SB permissions