Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Genius Hour FAIR                                                                          June 14
Hello Parents/Guardians!


We have been dedicating time on Mondays and Tuesdays to our Genius Hour projects/les projets de passion. The purpose of this time every week was for students to have authentic and meaningful learning. Students were asked to research, learn, and become a genius on their topic of choice. Their research has been guided by a driving inquiry question.

Our Genius Hour time is over and your child will have time to share their genius in front of the school and adult guests.  You are invited to see the inner genius of your child and other students in our class as they present at our genius hour expo. The expo will take place on Thursday June 16th from 10:45-11:45 in room 33 and room 38. Please talk about Genius Hour with your child to help them prepare for this event.
Genius Hour will display creativity and learning, as individual as the child. You will also see inventions, models, movies, digital presentations, musical talents, artistic talents, and much more.
We hope you can join us!

Mme Bournelis

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Regarding La Foire

Dear Parents,

We have heard that some of the children in your class have made some fantastic carnival games and have been asking about bringing them to La Foire.  We don't want to discourage their enthusiasm, but also want to keep our fair manageable and organized.  We have arranged for quite a few things this year so space is at a premium!  If you child is really keen on bringing their game to La Foire, they are allowed to do it with the following conditions.  

1.  The game should be out for no more than an hour, so that all who want to have a chance to share their games.
2.  Your child must stay with the game the entire time it is out at the event.  When you are finished it needs to be removed and stored in a vehicle, not on the fair ground.
3. We respectfully ask that your child does not hand out prizes as they will probably be swarmed and will not be able provide enough for everyone.
4. Obviously, if the game gets damaged at all we can't assume responsibility for it.  

There will be room for kids who bring these games to set up in the South East corner of the field behind the Vintage games station.  There will be a Sign UP sheet posted outside your child's classroom door for them to pick a time slot for their game.

Hope this all seems reasonable - if you have any questions feel free to get in touch!

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Drama final activity:
Choose from one of the following final activities. ALL THESE ACTIVITIES WILL BE DONE IN FRENCH:


A) Memorize a French poem (to be approved by Mme Bournelis) and present it in front of the class.
B) Participate in our class-wide Talent Show




C) Memorize a French song and do a lip-synch and/or song and dance presentation to it.
D) Re-write the story “les trois petits cochons,” imagining what it would be like if the MECHANT LOUP were a GRANDE MECHANTE PIEUVRE. You can film yourself presenting the story or you can write the story out and hand it in.

E) Create and present a puppet show.

F) Research and make a powerpoint about “les clowns” (presenting images and information about clowns around the world)
G) Make a presentation or video that is “anti-bullying”

H) Make a film short.

I) Present a children’s picture book, only cover up and re-write the words so that the story is completely different.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Electronics allowed in class tomorrow

As part of an incentive for "filling each other's buckets," and for acting respectfully, harmoniously and inclusively, students have been awarded the privilege of bringing their electronics to class tomorrow. They will be given a small "recess" of free (monitored) time on their electronics.


Thursday, May 12, 2016

Homework due May 13

Homework - keep working on tree paragraph and drawing (due May 25)
- collecting money for Ft McMurray
- summarize a book/movie in 60 seconds (be prepared to present for drama activity -- we will have time to work on this in class tomorrow)

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Track and Field Class Records



9 year old girls
9 year old boy
10 year old girls
10 year old boys
11 year old girls
11 year old boys
Standing longjump/ saute à longeur sans élan
L.M.
(1.59m)
N.L.
(1.50M)
A.W.
(1.54m)
M.S
(1.57m)
S.S
(1.39m)
O.F.
(2.023m)
100m course

L.M.
(15.41sec)

A.W.
(14.41)
K.P.
(15)
S.S. & M.H.
(16.7)
O.F.
(13.65)

Ball throw

L.M.
(17.30 metres)
N.L.
(32m)
 A.W.
(17.4)
C.M
(25.10m)
E.G.
(14.1 metres)
P.R.
(37.4 metres)


400m
L.M.
(1 min 18sec)
N.L
(1 min 26 sec)
 A.W.
(1 min 6 sec)
M.P
(1min 13 sec)
E.G.
(1 min 16 sec)
O.F.
(1 min 05 sec)

Monday, May 9, 2016

Due: May 25 Tree assignment - les arbres (choose a tree, write a 'hamburger' style paragraph about the tree, draw a picture of the tree as it looks in each season)

http://www.lesarbres.fr/araucaria.html - here is a French encyclopedia to help you get started. See Mme for copies of information found in library books.
                  PROJET DE RECHERCHE – LES ARBRES
TU AS ICI UNE OCCASION DE REALISER 1 PARAGRAPHE (EN STYLE D’HAMBURGER) ET 1 DESSIN ARTISTIQUE A PROPOS D’UN ARBRE DE TON CHOIX. TU EN APPREDNAS DAVANTAGE SUR LES ARBRES AU FIL DES SAISONS.

PARAGRAPHE : APRES UNE SESSION EN CLASSE VOUS ALLEZ REMPLIR LA FEUILLE « MON ARBRE ». VOUS ALLEZ FAIRE UNE ESQUISSE DE L’ARBRE, DE L’ECORCE, ET D’UNE FEUILLE. ENSUITE VOUS ALLEZ ECRIRE LA PARAGRAPHE A LA MAISON (SUR L’ORDINATEUR CA SERAIT IDEAL).

ART : VOUS ALLEZ ILLUSTRER TON ARBRE AU FIL DES SAISONS. REGARDE L’EXAMPLE DE MADAME BOURNELIS. VOUS ALLEZ EFFECTUER LA ROTATION DES ARBRES EN UTILISANT VOS CONAISSANCES EN MATHS.

J AMUSE TOI.

Les choix :
Cèdre
Pommier
Erable
Saule
Pin de Douglas
Palmier

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