le 2 octobre

Busy day! We began our discussion of early man today. I always think it’s so fascinating to consider how we got to where we are today.

We also had little buddies today. I am always so impressed on how well our big buddies work with the littles when one-on-one. The littles really appreciate having that big kid connection, and it’s nice to come out of our “pre-teen” bubble sometimes 🙂

Les Devoirs:

  • pour Mme Asimakis: Francophone Country sheet and 1 interesting fact
  • magazines
  • Examen de Dictee 3 vendredi
  • Math Integers 2.10 pour vendredi
  • Walking permission form
  • pour lundi: QUIZ Son/Sont
    • QUIZ ER verbes au present

le 1 octobre

We made it through the first month of school! Yahoo!

Students received the Walking field trip Permission form today. This permission allows us to leave school grounds for the immediate vicinity for small trips. This includes trips to Walnut Grove Secondary for things like Tuff Wally, Club Day etc. Advanced notice will be given for the trips, but this reduces the amount of paper being transmitted back and forth. If you have any issues, please contact myself or Mme Lainchbury.

Les Devoirs:

  • Education Physique demain (pas dans le matin)
  • Girls Vball Prac 8h00
  • Boys Vball Prac 12h00
  • Math- Intro to Integers
  • pour Mme Asimakis: Francophone Country sheet and 1 interesting fact

le 30 septembre

Today we welcomed Serena to our class! I really appreciated how everyone was quick to embrace her and show her around 🙂

Today was also Orange Shirt Day. Kudos to everyone who wore an orangey-type shirt. Our assembly this afternoon was run by Leadership Team members from our class and they did a great job! Orange Shirt Day is an important reminder of how some people are still affected by events that occurred to them or their families many years later. It is our responsibility to support and welcome everyone.

We wrote our first math test today! I look forward to marking them and seeing how awesome we did!

Les Devoirs:

  • orchestre demain
  • pour Mme Asimakis: Francophone country sheet with 1 interesting fact

le 27 septembre

First Enrichment afternoon today! I hope everyone had a good time and is excited for the rest of the term! I had a great afternoon developing some volleyball skills!

First Math test is set for Monday. I hope you brought your stuff home to study. Another suggestion is to search youtube for some helpful videos!

Monday is also Orange Shirt Day, if you have one. We will be honouring and learning about Residential School survivors.

Les Devoirs:

  • Jobs of the Past assignment, due EOD dimanche. You will need your Office log in and password in order to complete. You only need to share ONCE, I will always see your updated document.
  • Girls Volleyball practice 3-4pm lundi

Bonne fin de semaine!

le 25 septembre

It’s TUFF WALLY time! This morning Mr Kitteringham visited us from WGSS to get us hyped for Tuff Wally. We will be attending the event this year on Friday Oct 11, hopefully we get a few teams from JKE to participate and win that cup! Head to the TUFF WALLY website for more details!

Our first Math test was announced for Monday! Each student received a criteria/review sheet. It is also strongly recommended that they review their notebook and all homework, as test questions are pulled directly from there.

First Term Enrichment choices were announced today, we start on Friday!

Les Devoirs:

  • Hoodie orders due TOMORROW
  • please bring magazines for tomorrow
  • Examen de Dictee 2 vendredi
  • Math test- Divisibility rules lundi
  • Orange Shirt Day lundi

le 24 septembre

Examen de Dictee 1 was handed back today. An overall great first effort! The goal moving forward is to maintain or improve the level you achieved on Dictee 1. We also wrote our first homophone quiz- Et & Est, those will be handed back tomorrow.

Grade 7 Girls Volleyball practice tomorrow @ 8:00am. Get ready to move!

Tomorrow is our first PE class first thing in morning. Meet me OUTSIDE the front entrance at the bell. Remember to NOT BLOCK THE DOORS FOR OTHERS.

Les Devoirs:

  • Math- Divisibility Rules! #2 (no explain reasoning on first side, no 8s on second page UNLESS INSTRUCTED) due demain
  • Hoodie orders are due on Sept 26 (2 days from now)
    • please return the order form even if you paid online

le 23 septembre

***Whoops, forgot to add- QUIZ Et/Est demain!

Hope you all had a lovely weekend!

We were back at it today with lots to do. The class transitioned quite slowly today but otherwise worked quite diligently.

We met for Math small groups today for the first time. My hope is that in smaller groups, students will be more likely to ask questions and take ownership of their learning, in hopes of showing greater success.

Les Devoirs:

  • Orchestre demain
  • Math- Exercise 1.2 (pg 11&12)
    • Extra for Experts IF YOU RECEIVED
  • Entertainment Books

le 18 septembre

It was lovely to meet those that came to Meet the Teacher yesterday evening. Hopefully we can meet everyone else during first term conferences later in October.

Today was Fitness Assessment day!

We also talked about First Term Enrichment choices. Mme Asimakis will be asking for your top 3 choices tomorrow. Remember to pick for yourself, not for your friends. The choices this term are: Young Entrepreneurs, Volleyball, Cooking, Improv League.

Les Devoirs:

  • magazines for tomorrow
  • vendredi- jour de congĂ©
  • lundi- Examen de Dictee 1
    • Individual photos
    • Math- Divisibility Rules sheet (don’t explain your reasoning, only do rule 8 for 3/5 numbers on the back
  • mardi- Quiz Et/Est

le 17 septembre

raven

This afternoon we were treated to a very engaging presentation by Dallas Yellowfly of the Blackfoot nation and his multimedia, interactive telling of “How The Raven Stole The Sun”.

Today was the first day students had an assignment due. Overall, the amount of completed submissions could be higher, something we will work on as the year progresses.

Tonight is Meet The Teacher!! Mme Asimakis and I hope that you are able to make it out, we love meeting the parents and families of our students, and would love for them to show you around our room and some of things we have done/will be doing this year.

I have booked the laptops to use tomorrow. I am still waiting for some Technology permission forms, if I do not have yours, you will not be able to participate.

Les Devoirs:

  • Education Physique demain
  • Verification Forms
  • Student Image/Tech Forms
  • Hoodie Orders
  • Entertainment Books
  • vendredi- Jour de CongĂ©

le 16 septembre

Happy Monday! I hope your weekend contained mostly things you enjoyed 🙂

We started our Dictee program today! Each week, students will receive 3 chunks of text over 3 days. Each day we pull out the key vocabulary to review, plus a French grammar ‘rule’ to study throughout the week. The last day of the week, the 3 chunks of text are reworked into the final examen. A quick evaluation of the rule happens the following week. Students should at minimum be reviewing the vocabulary, if not the chunks of text. It is recommended that students review the 3 chunks and anticipate how they might be mixed/changed to form the full test text. Because Friday is a non-instructional day, our Examen de Dictee 1 will take place next Monday, and our Quiz: Et/Est next Tuesday.

Tomorrow evening is Meet The Teacher! Mme Asimakis and I would love it if you (and hopefully your child) were able to pop in, see where your child spends 6ish hours a day and who they spend it with. Please be advised that this is not a time to discuss student specifics, first term conferences are happening in October, or we can set up a meeting for another time. Doors are open from 6:00pm-7:00pm, come and go as you please. *Mme Asimakis will be here between 6:30-7:00 and Mme Soo will be here the entire hour.

Les Devoirs:

  • Orchestre demain
  • Page Titre-La PrĂ©histoire due EOD demain
  • Verification Forms
  • Student Tech/Image forms
  • Gr 7 Hoodie Orders
  • Entertainment Books
  • vendredi- Jour de CongĂ©