Saturday, November 21, 2015

More November News

More November fun has been planned:
November 24th - Grades 4-8 see the Nutcracker Presentation in our gym
November 25th - Hot chocolate fundraiser, buy a hot chocolate for $1 at recess and support Elephant Thoughts in our schools
November 26th - "ER" day, wear anything that ends in "ER" to win classroom gems towards our gem party.
November 26th -  This is also our recognition assembly for this month.  It begins at 2:00 and all parents are welcome to attend if your child has been nominated for a character award this month.

**Please also note that Progress Reports will now be coming home on December 11th.

Friday, November 06, 2015

November News

I am excited to be able to now use my blog to send communication home.  There are plenty of things going on at school this month and the calendar linked to this blog also has important dates indicated.

November 9-12th:  Green screen props are needed at school for filming
November 11th - Remembrance Day Assembly at 10am.  Students are encouraged to wear red, white and black.
November 13th - P.A. Day - no school for students
November 16th - Picture retake day
November 26th - "ER" day, wear things that end in "ER"
November 30th - Month end assembly, Pizza and Pita orders are due for December

In our classroom we have just completed our Narrative writing and have moved onto our Drama unit. We are using what we learned in our Narrative writing to create Green Screen films, that follows a Narrative script.  Props are needed for these and filming begins next week.

In math, the grade 7's have been working through their Data Management unit.  They have been refreshing their math minds on such concepts as bar graphs, histograms, line graphs,  broken-line graphs, pictographs, mean, median, mode and range.  The new concept this year is the circle graph.

Science is being done through blended this year and four different science teachers will be working through four different units.

In history we are working through a Novel Study on the War of 1812 entitled "The Bully Boys", by Eric Walters.  We are also learning about the development of New France and how controversy with the Aboriginals originated.

In Phys Ed., we just completed our soccer unit and are moving into our volleyball unit.  In Health we are working through our healthy eating unit and learning about nutritional labels,  balanced meals and ingredient lists.

In the Arts, we have completed our colour unit and are moving into our line unit.  We will be using our knowledge of analagous colours to develop various line designs that highlight the power of line in art.

It should be a fun month!

Sunday, September 06, 2015


Welcome back to a brand new school year! I am excited to be teaching the grade 7 class this year. If you ever need to contact me you can do so using my school e-mail, or call me at the school 705-445-0811 ext. 57401. I always do my best to respond/call you back as soon as I am able. If it is an emergency, please contact the office directly and they will call straight to the class.

Please check with your son/daughter this week, as much documentation will be coming home with them in the first week.  We do use an agenda program in our class and it would be wonderful if you have a moment each night to check in with the agenda note for the day and check for any important forms, that are needing to be returned to the school.  Then if you could please initial that you've seen the agenda, whether blank, or with a note, that will enhance our home-to-school communication.

So far this year our gym days are days 1 and 3.  I will be sending home a newsletter that speaks to proper gym clothes, our classroom discipline plan, among other important items.

I look forward to this 2015-2016 school year and will try to update this blog page as often as possible. Please check our Classroom Calendar link and Admiral Calendar link for all upcoming events and details.

Here's to a great year ahead!