Sunday, April 23, 2017

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Gauss math competition

Please let Mme Bournelis or Balzarini know if you plan on writing the Gauss math contest.

Monday, March 27, 2017

HW deadlines

• jeudi, le 30 mars: CSI paragraph for sciences humaines (colour, symbol, illustration paragraph on child labour)
• lundi, le 3 avril: class auction
• jeudi, le 13 avril: final project for lit circles (recherche sur une peuple autochtone)

Thursday, March 9, 2017

notes - Math 6 - la probabilité

Notes: la probabilité:
Ø Quand tu determines des probabilités, en réalisant une experience, tu determines des probabilités expérimentales

Probabilités expérimentale =
Nombre d’essais qui produisent le résultat
Nombre d’essais

Ø Tu peux aussi établir des probabilités sans realiser d’expérience. Ce sont des probabilités théoriques.
Quand tous les résultats sont également probables,
Probabilités théoriques =
nombre de résultats favorables
nombre de résultats possibles

è Tu lances une pièce de monnaie 50 fois. La pièce tombe du côté face 27 fois.
è Alors, la probabilité experimentale que la pièce tombe du côté face est de

La probabilité théorique que la pièce tombe du côté face est de

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

newsletter - going home tomorrow

Letter from Madame Bournelis
March 1, 2017

Dear parents, so far we have been quite busy with finishing our last term 2 assignments (Genius Hour, Iqbal novel study response, lit circle responses, daily math routines, and grade 7 exams). Term 2 Genius Hour produced some memorable projects with topics that varied from hairstyles & cultures to building a computer within a limited budget. Your children are inspiring.

Some reminders:
• We are currently counting the number of grade 6 students interested in participating in the Quebec trip for next year. If by chance your decision changes, please let Mme Balzarini or myself know as soon as possible.

• Our class, as well as the other French 6/7 classes, is participating in the French speech contest. All students are writing a speech in French. Grade 6 speeches must be 2-4 minutes in length; grade 7 speeches must be 3-5 minutes in length.
The rough copy was due today, March 1st. I will power-edit through these speeches so that they can be handed back to students for corrections and to be mounted onto flashcards. These speeches do not have to be memorized.

• Parent-teacher conferences take place next week, on the Tuesday and on the Friday. Regrettably, I was not able to make the conference date on the 8th due to a university commitment (like my students, I also have to deliver a speech, a.k.a. presentation).
I appreciate your flexibility on this matter.
Please note that these parent-teacher conferences are student-led and there will be up to 4 families in the classroom at a time.

• Grade 7 students met with a counsellor from Brookswood secondary yesterday to learn a bit about the transition to high school. They were given paperwork to fill out for enrolment to Brookswood.
This paperwork is due on March 6th.

• As we approach Spring Break, I look forward to starting more Genius Hour work (due in June), beginning an independent project on the Indigenous people featured in our French novels (due in April), science experiments on filtration and chemistry, designing and crafting tetrahedral kites for Sciences Humaines to connect to our novel study on Iqbal, and whatever more we are able to accomplish in our last days of school!

As always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email me at

Homework due tomorrow:

• Speeches (have rough copy written out and ready for Madame to edit)
• also, grammar sheet on imparfait is due on Thursday.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

some major assignments to hand in before term 2 ends

• Literature circle responses (writing about novel)
• Meet the Elements poster
• Good copy of "I'm not afraid" poem and photo of art
• Genius Hour - due February 21

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Homework reminders

1. Lit circle write-ups due on Monday
2. Complete penpal letters for Monday (grade 7 only)
3. Sciences atomes/molécules/composés foldables due on Tuesday
4. $ for field trip on Jan 30th to Extreme Airpark

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Upcoming homework and reminders:
1. Extreme airpark permission forms
2. molécules, elements, composés foldable
3. quiz - fractions mixed numbers (Math 6)
4. $10 for memorizing Dalton's atomic theory
5. auction on Thursday
6. Skiing on Tuesday, Jan 31
7. Lit circles assignment on Friday

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Homework for Monday, January 16th

1. Bring items for auction if you have anything at home that you don't need anymore.
2. Bring field trip permission form and $12
3. Lit circle responses and dictionary
4. Grade 6's can practice adding and subtracting fractions at home. Bring to class the fraction self-portrait you made if you haven't already.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Homework for tomorrow and reminders

1. Field Trip permission form
2. Literature circles responses and dictionary vocab sheet.
3. Fractions self-portrait (Math 6)
4. Molecules drawings and notes - foldable that was due today.
5. Class auction Jan 19
6. Keep working on Genius Hour
7. Go shopping for a calculator if you lost yours. Go shopping for glue and scissors as well if those have also vanished.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Homework for the weekend

1. Read novels to page #, respond to questions
2. Grammar pages on imparfait
3. Math 6 - test on greatest common factors and factor trees
4. Math 6 - Tuesday Math worksheet on mixed numbers and improper fractions

Thursday, January 5, 2017


1. Friday, Jan 6 - finish brochure on "la chimie"
2. Monday, Jan 9 - TEST - Math 6 factoring prime number trees; greatest common factors
3. Jan 20th - have Genius Hour topic approved and preliminary research recorded. (yellow sheet)
4. Feb 21st - Genius Hour 2.0 due
5. Monday, January 9 - grammar due. Page 23, 22ab, 25abc, 26, 27

Wednesday, January 4, 2017


1. Friday, Jan 6 - finish brochure on "la chimie"
2. Monday, Jan 9 - TEST - Math 6 factoring prime number trees; greatest common factors
3. Jan 20th - have Genius Hour topic approved and preliminary research recorded. (yellow sheet)
4. Feb 21st - Genius Hour 2.0 due

Tuesday, November 29, 2016