We have moved…

We have moved…

Dear parents,

For the 2017/2018 school year, I needed to move to the following site instead as I have used all of the free space available on this blog.

I will also be using Instagram to share the wonderful things we are doing in class.  My username is “annietheteacher”.  Pictures will also appear on our new blog, at the bottom of the page. As I’ve always loved pictures, I would like to give Instagram a try with the students. 

Thank you for your understanding and support!

Annie

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Baseball + Listening Skills

Baseball + Listening Skills

We spent some time in class yesterday watching the following episode. As it featured baseball (which we are now doing in PE – how timely!) as well as a few other topics of interest (la superballe et le fromage en grain) I thought it would be a good opportunity for the students to be exposed to what other kids of their age sound like in Québec.

As a result, the students also leaned various ways to express their excitement.

  • “C’est malade!”
  • “C’est trippant””
  • “C’est capoté!”
  • “C’est super le fun!”
  • “C’est écoeurant!”
  • “C’est exaltant!”
  • “C’est délirant!”
  • “C’est surprenant!”

Bonne journée! 🙂

Skateboarding – French Reading (and Listening)

Skateboarding – French Reading (and Listening)

I gave everyone a break from their “cahier bleu” Thursday and today and although I asked that everyone continues to read in French at home (without writing about it), I worry that many won’t do it.

Here is something for your child, in case he/she hasn’t done any French reading at home today. Save it for later if needed!

Pierre-Luc Gagnon – Le pro du skate

There is a short article and a 6:27 minute interview with Pierre-Luc. Listening to a French interview is a great way to improve one’s listening skills.

Enjoy!

Annie

Social Studies Update

Social Studies Update

Good evening parents,

Anne-Marie, our student teacher, has been doing some fabulous lessons with the students. They are currently learning more about First Nations people, explorers as well as the Gold Rush. Not everything has been explored yet but I plan on continuing this after she returns to SFU next week.

This is what the students gathered yesterday and today while researching one of the topics assigned to them. It may be hard to read from a computer but if you are using a tablet or a phone you may be able to zoom in.

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At the end of the lesson, she asked everyone to share one piece of information they found important. Here’s what everyone chose.

The following questions could be used at home to support your child with his/her learning:

  1. Can you tell me more about what you wrote on your post it note?
  2. Why did you choose this piece of information?
  3. Name me all the things you would be excited about if you were part of this group of people you researched. Why did you choose this?
  4. Name me all the things you would NOT be excited about if you were part of this group of people you researched. Why did you choose this?
  5. How was life different from what they were were expecting?

There are many more ways to approach this topic, of course. If you would like to find out more about ways to promote critical thinking at home, this document may be of interest to you. Bloom’s Taxonomy (lower and higher level type questions/tasks) is discussed on pages 8-9.

Have a great evening,

Annie

Materials Needed

Materials Needed

Good evening parents,

I am looking for the following material so that we can experiment with simple machines. If you happen to have any of these items at home, please send them to school.

  • Wooden or plastic spools, like those found for thread or ribbon (with a hole through the center)
  • Carabiners – these do not have to be climbing carabiners. Simple and cheap carabiners will work as well.hine

Thank you for your support,

Annie