le 15 avril

Wow what an absolutely glorious day out! We soaked up the sun at recess and while we waited for our class photo (can’t wait to see how it turned out since we were on the playground this year!) Homework for Kloosterhof: mental health brochures due next Thursday, questions for Cst. MacLaren due via Teams next Wednesday. See you next week!

le 8 avril

Happy Thursday! There is a new assignment for Health, all the details plus a rubric are on Microsoft Teams. Thanks for some great conversations today Div. 1!

le 4 mars

Today we practiced mock interviews as a continuation of our work in Career Ed. The kids did great coming up with answers on the fly in our “speed dating” style of interviews.

Up next for this then, is interviewing adults in our community about the jobs that they have or have had! If you would like to be interviewed (virtually) by our class in April, please contact me so we can set things up.

Next week, weather permitting, we will be making chairs out of masking tape and newspaper in an ADST competition. This will take place outside, but if the weather is too yucky we will postpone till after Spring Break. In preparation for this, please send along newspaper with your child to school. I will provide the tape. If you have any questions, please contact me.

le 4 février

This morning we learned the story of Lester Brown, a Canadian veteran from the Second World War, and it led to some good conversations about Canada’s history and some of the racism people have suffered here.

Two quotes and some question prompts that led to some great pieces of writing from the kids.

You can follow this link to hear Lester Brown tell his story: https://www.thememoryproject.com/stories/2296:lester-brown/

Homework for Mme Kloosterhof for next week: sharing la francophonie projects in small groups, and simple cover letter are due Thursday, February 11.

le 28 janvier

We had a great conversation this morning about mental health and how to take care of yourself, in light of Bell Let’s Talk Day today.

The kids came up with lots of ideas about how to take care of your mental health.

They also worked very hard on their la francophonie country research projects. These will be due February 11, where they will present in small groups–something a little different than what we’ve done before. We will continue next week with our work on Careers.

le 14 janvier

Good afternoon Div 1 famillies.

Some of your children will be coming home incredibly muddy today. Please make sure your child has appropriate footwear, and a change of clothing, even on beautiful January days like today.

Victims of today’s muddy field. Please ensure appropriate footwear is coming to school with your child.

Today we started the day with a “$100 Word Challenge” to warm up our brains. Each letter in the alphabet was assigned a monetary value and students raced to see who could come up with a word worth $100 first–shout out to K.B. and O.B. for their $100 words (telephone and payphone.) They also had to come up with the most expensive word they could figure out–shout out to I.F. for a whopping $478 word (Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis… yikes…)

The three winners of today’s challenge will receive a candy bar next week. Now I need to think of our next challenge….

Additionally, we are starting a new research project and diving into La Francophonie. I posted a list of countries to choose from on Teams. Students will pick one country and will need to give me three reasons or interesting facts about that country to justify their choice on Thursday.

le 18 décembre

Hello all! Mme Kloosterhof here.

Thank you so much for the lovely gifts and cards! You all are so thoughtful, thank you.

This Thursday went a bit better than the last few–we will continue to work on this in the new year. Thank you again for your continued support!

Have a wonderful, restful break. See you again in 2021!

Enjoying a coffee from you all 😉
Merry Christmas!