Thursday, September 21, 2017

Le rappel

- Quiz de maths - convertir les millions en décimal (eg., 45 000 000 --> 4.5 millions)
le 28 septembre

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Le rappel

- 4 octobre Terry Fox run
- $ pour agenda
- Maths 6 - p.15
- 5 objets paragraphs - le 5 octobre
- Hep B vaccine form return

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Writing Paragraphs Homework for October 5th

My name is :___________________________
                                                                              My identity box
ü Please bring 5 artifacts in a box. Each artifact is to represent a symbol of your identity such as thoughts, feelings, memories, and experiences.
ü You will write a paragraph for each artifact. Please try to write an organized paragraph for each one. (see example below)
ü Your paragraphs need to feature organized details and a sense of conclusion.
ü Explain what each object represents and how it is a part of your identity.
ü 3 paragraphs are to be in French and 2 in English ; if you are in grade 5 you only have to write 4 pagraphs (2 in French and 2 in English).

You will be asked to show the class your box of artifacts, like a « Show and Tell».

Due : Thursday, October 5th

Monday, September 18, 2017


• Grade 6 students - return vaccine forms
• Math homework: page 11 (due tomorrow)
• Technology permission forms
•Terry Fox permission forms

Friday, September 15, 2017

We are still waiting for agendas! -- here are some reminders:

• Orange sheets need to come back to school as soon as possible so that students can begin to use technology tools in the classroom.
• Students in cross country have a yellow form to return to class
• An info meeting for grade 6's interested in going to Quebec in 2019 will take place in the library on September 19th in the evening.
• Students will share what their favourite book is/a book that is special to them on Monday.* (I pasted the instructions to this assignment below in this post in case it was forgotten at school).

*Nom :___________________________________
Un livre bien aimé:

ü Choisis un livre que tu aimes bien.
ü Dessine le page titre ou imprime un image de l’internet ou apporte le livre dans la classe.
ü Prépare une petite explication que tu vas partager devant la classe. Pourquoi aimes-tu ce livre?

Exemple: Voici un livre bien aimé. Le titre est ____________________________________________. L’auteur est_________________________________________.

J’ai lui ce livre quand j’avais _____________ ans.

J’aime ce livre parce que_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________.

Ce livre est...______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________.
ü On présente *lundi, le 18 septembre.*
ü Expectations: do your best to speak clearly & answer questions your classmates might have.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Retourner la feuille bleu et orange à Madame
Retourner la feuille jaune
Montrez la feuille bleue "Quebec 2019 meeting" à vos parents (le 18 septembre de 6h30 à 7h30)

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Le rappel

- retourner la feuille jaune à Madame
- lundi le 18 septembre: un livre bien aimé homework

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Donner la lettre d'information aux parents

Dear Parents,

Welcome to Division 5, Room 34!

My name is Mme Bournelis and I will be teaching your child grade 5/6 French Immersion. I look forward to creating a wonderful classroom community with your children.

Communication with parents:

I value open communication between parents and school, and therefore maintain an open-door policy in my classroom. I use the Fresh Grade online platform to communicate marks and assessments, but am happy to “go old school” and correspond in other ways that are convenient to you. I will be providing more detail on Fresh Grade later this month. I also respond quickly to emails (

Students will be using their agendas daily. I do not require a signature from home, but your child will have either a signature or a stamp from me as part of their accountability.

As part of homework, I ask that students spend 20 minutes a day engaging with French media. On my blog,, I have created a tab with links to online games such as French Boggle, streaming TV shows, music, and comics. Of course, simply reading at home in French counts as 20 minutes of French. I do not ask for a log and for daily signing, as I understand that sometimes things come up and a day gets missed. However, for the purpose of student accountability, I will ask students to complete a short reflection on their French homework and this reflection goes home on Fridays to be signed by parents and returned to school on Monday mornings. is also a place where I post homework and school reminders.

Daily 5/ 5 au quotidien:

Some of you will be familiar with the “5 au quotidien” Daily 5 practices for building literacy in the classroom. This is a method some teachers implemented last year.  The Daily Five is a way of structuring the reading block so every student is independently engaged in meaningful literacy tasks. These research based tasks are ones that will have the biggest impact on student reading and writing achievement, as well as help foster children who love to read and write. Students receive explicit whole group instruction and then are given independent practice time to read and write independently while I provide focused, intense instruction to individuals and small groups of students.
            When it is up and running smoothly, students will be engaged in the Daily Five, which are comprised of:
  • Read to Self
  • Work on Writing
  • Read to Someone
  • Listen to Reading
  • Word Work
I am excited about giving your child the opportunity to be involved in a structure that will have a positive effect on their education.

Subjects not taught by Mme Bournelis:

PE – Mondays at 1:30 and Thursdays at 10:30 – taught by Mr Ribeyre, our VP.
Band – Wednesdays at 1:30 and Fridays at 1:00 – taught by Ms Hu.

I hope to see you at Meet the Teacher on September 21st where we can talk more and I can answer any questions you may have.

Alexandra Bournelis