Pour Demain

Bonjour Division 1,
It has been a busy few weeks. Our Carnaval presentations went well on Thursday! You should be proud of yourself. It can always be a little bit nerve racking presenting and leading an activity to a whole class. This was a great leadership opportunity and I hope you all took something positive away from it.
Many assignments are past due. Please take a look on TeacherEase to see if you owe anything. Specifically, I will remind you to hand in your science lab by tomorrow (absolute last day to hand it in), as well as be ready to present your Friendship Ad with your group. Also, science questions have been handed back and students have the option to re-do the questions if they would like to improve their mark. These questions must be submitted by tomorrow.
Lastly, tomorrow we will be visiting Walnut Grove for a science activity. High school students will be running various science stations that our class will be participating in – very exciting learning opportunity for us!

le 19 février

Div 1 and I learned something very interesting today- when we all work together we accomplish things quickly and efficiently. Unfortunately it took many minutes for us to get there. Hopefully we can use what we learned today moving forward so as not to waste so much of our very precious time.

We completed our Science Jigsaw today. Each student then completed a mini evaluation to see if what learned matched the expected criteria. Reminder that the final evaluation for this term is on Friday, study all of the jigsaw materials you received. The questions that guided your research are your criteria.

On a related note, we began an English writing activity related to our body systems- an Organ Job Application Form. I am super excited to see how these turn out. The due date is not too soon as we have a few things that need our immediate attention.

Les Devoirs:

  • any work for Mme Asimakis
  • vendredi- orchestre
    • SN- Le Corps Humain Evaluation Finale
    • Math- Dividing Decimals Booklet (first 3 pages do, last 2 optional)
    • any outstanding SH affiches (Dieu/Deese Mesopotamien)
  • lundi- Jour de Congé
  • mardi- CONCOURS
    • MATH TEST (Operations with Decimals)
    • WGSS Course Selection Forms due
  • mercredi- Camp Jubilee Forms due

** refer to the calendar pinned to the top of the blog for all upcoming deadlines**

A vendredi!

Le 18 fevrier

Hope you all had a lovely long weekend!

25645D7F-3638-42D8-86D0-C40E39A03B2BToday was busy! We filmed ourselves presenting our speeches and evaluated our performance. We will try again tomorrow. Students are expected to be making the necessary finishing touches to their speeches on their own time as we present next Tuesday!

We also jigsawed today! Kudos to everyone who was prepped and ready, there was definitely some good teaching/learning happening. Unfortunately we didn’t get to the nervous system group today so they will present tomorrow.

Some WGSS course selection forms have started to trickle in, deadline is next Tuesday.

Camp forms are due next Wednesday.

Les Devoirs

  • education physique demain
  • math- dividing decimals by powers of 10 parquet for tomorrow
  • Math Test- Operations with Decimals next Tuesday
  • nervous system jigsaw demain
  • SH- Dieu/Deese Mesopotamien projet due EOD demain (time in class to finish)

Le 12 fevrier

Working with clay is so fun! This afternoon we spent about 45 minutes making our Mesopotamian God/Goddess statues. Can’t wait to see how they dry!

WGSS came today to talk course selection.  Your child should have a bunch of paperwork with them to go over with you. I will be sending an email with all sorts of information in a little bit.

Tomorrow are the Carnaval presentations. Be ready!

Tuesday good copies of speeches need to be finished. We are practicing them in class! Also, we are doing our JIGSAW. I have conferenced with all of you, you know what you need to do.

Have a good, PRODUCTIVE long weekend!!

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 10 fevrier

This afternoon we worked on the communal mural with our little buddies. It is going to look so great!

We have A LOT going on right now. French speech, science jigsaw, math, new socials in-class project being assigned tomorrow. As well, WGSS is coming in on Wednesday to talk course selection.

Les Devoirs

  • orchestre demain
  • Math- multiplying decimals booklet due demain
  • Science jigsaw next Tuesday

le 7 janvier

Lots of work to complete this weekend:

  • draft of French speech to be completed (minimum 5 paragraphs), we are typing good copies next week
  • bonne copie de la BANDE DESSINEE de la LOI DE HAMMOURABI 
    • 6-8 boxes, coloured and outlined, law written somewhere on page)
  • I am still waiting on several Gouvernement Mesopotamien paragraphs, you can see on TeacherEase if I have yours or not.
  • Several students have not submitted their Tradition Francophone for Mme Asimakis

We also have our Jigsaw- Le Corps Humain on our minds, we have 3 work periods next week.

I appreciated how much good solid work happened in our room today.

Camp forms went home yesterday. The first few pages are for your reference. The packing list is especially important to refer to. Please return the last 3 pages (and the $75 payment) at your earliest convenience.

Reminder that on Wednesday WGSS will be here to talk course selection. Also, Friday is a Pro D Day and the following Monday is Family Day.

Bonne fin de semaine!

Le 4 fevrier

What a busy day today! Hoping you all got around safely today.

Hopefully everyone is starting to feel the pressure that is term 2. We have lots on the go, especially with the addition of the socials comic strip and science jigsaw being assigned today. I plan on making a calendar to pin to the blog to show all upcoming events and assignment due dates to help keep everyone on track. I encourage everyone to take full advantage of any and all work periods given, as this term is quickly filling up and falling behind can happen quickly.

Another great way to keep up to date with progress is to check TeacherEase about once a week. Mme Asimakis and I try and add things as frequently as possible, and it’s a good way to see if things are missing or need more attention.

Reminder: tomorrow is our last Ski/SB Trip. Arrive no later than 8:30, dress sensibly, bring snacks if needed. 

For Thursday:

  • 5 Science Question
  • Projet Instagram Tradition Francophone (only 40 minutes of class time to finish)

Le 3 fevrier

Sorry I missed you today, mes amis. I had some family business to attend to. I look forward to starting February with you tomorrow!

Just a couple reminders for tomorrow and the week:

  • orchestre demain
  • ski/sb mercredi
  • If you haven’t finished and shared your Gouvernement Mesopotamien paragraph, please do so ASAP.

À demain!

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