Le 11 fevrier

There was LOTS of independent work happening in our room today. We have several projects on the go right now, whose due dates are rapidly approaching. Thankfully, there is a 5 day weekend coming up, lots of time for everyone to work at home and finish everything up.

Some students are still not using their class time as effectively as they could be… this is putting them behind in all areas- slightly concerning. I was able to conference with half the class today about their Science Jigsaw progress, most are still finishing their research. Remember there is only one more work period before the jigsaw next Tuesday!

We had a pop quiz in math today. We have been steadily making our way through operations with decimals, most recently multiplication.  I’m concerned that students are not putting in the required effort to master the concept, I guess we’ll see when I mark the quizzes.

Tomorrow is an exciting day- WGSS is coming to describe and discuss course selection! Always a fun day. Stay tuned for more info!

Friday is a Pro D Day and Monday is Family Day.

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 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)