le 7 janvier

As predicted, today was a bit tougher than yesterday. Not behaviour wise, I think everyone was feeling the same way, tired. Excited for tomorrow.

Speaking of tomorrow, it’s Day 1 of our Ski/SB Trip! We had a very comprehensive meeting today with all the necessary details for success tomorrow. It’s a SUPER tight turnaround tomorrow from when we arrive on the mountain to when our lesson starts. Students are asked to be EXTRA thoughtful about being efficient with their time.

Things to note:

  • arrive at school DRESSED AND READY, snow pants, layers etc.
  • please wear sensible shoes for the mountain. There will be snow. It will be cold.
  • EAT EAT EAT. Bring extra snacks. Have a good sensible breakfast and be prepared to not have lunch until 1:00. Division 1 is particularly noteworthy for eating well before snack time. I am worried you will be hungry and stuck up on the mountain. 
  • cell phones will be collected during attendance. Mr Knox will have our pink bin.
  • use common sense, fly under the radar. Be mindful of your behaviour and the consequences it may incur.


  • 8:30- students must be IN THE GYM AND READY TO GO. No ins and outs.
  • 8:45- bus departs
  • 9:45- arrival at Seymour
  • 10:00- lessons start (TIGHT TURNAROUND)
  • 12:00- free time
  • 1:00- lunch
  • 1:30- bus leaves
  • 2:30- arrival back at school

**Those students not attending will spend the day with Mme Riznek (replacing Mr Vaillancourt). Please bring snack, lunch, gym strip and pencil case.

I will have my phone with me and will check my email periodically if you need to reach out.

le 20 décembre


Mme Asimakis and I want to thank you all from the bottom of our hearts for all your generous gifts and well wishes. Absolutely not necessary but so appreciated. We wish you all a very restful and joyful break, filled with everything you want, need and more. We will see you in the new year, and the new decade, fresh faced and ready to tackle Term 2!

Joyeux Noel!

le 18 décembre

Man, today felt like Friday…

This afternoon we watched The Giver. It’s always interesting to hear the students’ reactions to the film, as its quite different from the novel. 


Just a reminder that Friday we are going to WGSS for their Holiday Extravaganza. If students are wishing to have pancakes, and/or participate in the other activities, a donation to the Food Bank is encouraged. 

2 more days!!

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 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 12 septembre

Happy Friday!


Kudos to our students who were great leaders today! We had our annual Terry Fox Run, and it didn’t rain! I think it’s so important for us to reflect on the effects that one person can have on the lives of many others. Hopefully it inspires us to broaden our intentions to have a greater impact on the world.

Mme Asimakis reported a good day yesterday. She is asking for any old magazines for a project they are working on.

Entertainment Books went home today. Please read the instructions in the bag.

Les Devoirs:

  • Gr 7 Hoodie Orders
  • Verification forms
  • Student Image/Tech permission form (some got sent back, they are double sided!)

Next Week:

  • mardi- Meet The Teacher 6pm-7pm
  • vendredi- Jour de Congé

le 9 septembre

Bienvenue! If this is your first time here, thank you and welcome!

Here you will find homework, announcements, events and reminders, on an almost daily basis. I did not order agendas for the class this year, if you/your child feels like they would like one, you are invited to purchase one on your own time. Students are welcome (and recommended) to take photo of the homework at the end of each day OR reference this blog. If you input your email address just to the right ————————————————-> and hit FOLLOW, you will receive an email every time a post is added. It’s that easy!

It’s also a great place to check for upcoming events if you have been absent. “I didn’t know” will not suffice as an excuse.

Les Devoirs:

  • apportez les fournitures
  • Orchestre demain
  • Moi Dans Un Sac presentations mercredi et vendredi
  • Bienvenue lettre aux parents (bravo!)
  • PAC lettre aux parents


***les amis, bravo pour avoir accompli ton devoir aujourd’hui. Pour recevoir un prix demain, vient me voir dans le matin tout seul et demande-moi combien j’adore mes chats, Cally et Artemis 🙂