Ma semaine en Français – 21

We had lots of fun for Carnaval on Wednesday. We were lucky to have a good weather.

Rindra our French monitor came to our classroom to do more activities based on the French song ‘On écrit sur les murs’.

We also learned about Valentine’s Day and listened a short video about padlocks on bridges.

Our focus this week was learning about Futur Proche. Students were to find that grammatical form in a text and learn how to conjugate the verb Aller. We will continue to learn and use it more next week.

After learning about safe use of internet, students are now working on a presentation to talk about the risks and security measures to take when using internet.
To respond to different learning styles, students were to choose a way to present their research (comic, slides, play, movie, game show, scrapbook, or other choice).
Presentations to the class will take place next week.

Our art topic this week was drawing a snowman. Using construction paper and chalk, students were able to draw a skiing snowman and added personal details to the snowman and landscape.

Below are some of the highlights of the week from a student perspective:
I liked Carnaval, Lydia
I liked drawing the snowman, Arielle
I liked doing the project about netiquette, Jack
I liked the song On écrit sur les murs, Connor
I liked playing basketball for gym, Rowan
I liked making the Valentine’s bags, Mazen
I liked passing the Valentine’s cards, Laura
I liked playing dodgeball for gym, Navan
I liked making Valentine’s cards, Emelia
I liked writing the script for my project with Brenden, Thurston
I liked learning about Valentine’s Day, Beatrice


Ma semaine en Français – 20

The week went by very fast!

We continued our learning about safety online. We had several discussions about how to create safe passwords, private information that is not to be shared online, what is cyberbullying and how to respond to it.
The students were also introduced to the decision-making model. They were asked to create a short skit about bullying/cyberbullying and how the victim can take action using the decision-making model.
All groups presented to the class.

Pictures and descriptions of the cereal boxes should be posted on the blogs.

Our unit about pulleys and gears is now completed. Students were asked to post a video of their elevators on their blog. Make sure you have a look at them.

Since Valentine’s Day is around the corner, students created Valentine’s bags using heart shapes to create a design.

Picture of the bag should be posted on the blogs.






Ma semaine en Français – 19

We had a short week due the PA day on Thursday.

We finalized our elevators and we presented them to the class. Students also had a chance to make a video of their elevator and posted it on their blog.
Make sure to go check their blog to congratulate our successful engineer.

We started to talk about safety online. Our first talks were about netiquette (how to behave online), cyberbullying (recognize cases of cyberbullying and what to do) and how to create strong password.

Below are some of the highlights of the week from a student perspective:
I liked do the video for the blog, John
I liked building the elevator, Ellis
I liked doing the presentations, Mazen
I liked learning about netiquette, Beatrice
I liked playing with the scooters for gym, Ava
I liked playing basketball, Thurston
I liked playing floor hockey for gym, Rowan
I liked going to the library, Laura





Ma semaine en Français – 18

On Monday, we had a presentation from Janice Danen about milk.
On Friday, all the classes participated in the Spirit Activity about multiculturalism.

This week we learned more about pulleys. We talked about simple and compound pulleys as well as fixed and movable pulleys. Students then had a chance to make one of each with a partner.
We also talked about elevators and how E. Otis made them safer by inventing the brake. We looked at different types of elevators (hydraulic and traction). We also learned about the different parts of an elevator (counterweight, pulleys, gears).
We have now started to work on our final project: create an elevator. If your child wants to buy some pulleys and gears, I recommend you go to KW Surplus as you can find a great variety for a good price ($0.25 to $0.50).
We will complete the elevators on Monday and will present them to the class.





Ma semaine en Français – 17

This week, we presented our cereal boxes to the class. They are now displayed in the classroom if you would like to have a look at our masterpieces.

We started our unit about pulleys and gears. We first reviewed the different main forces (traction, friction, gravity, push and pull).
We also learned how to draw force diagram to represent all the forces acting on an object, the force’s direction and its magnitude.
We learned about gears and how they work together. We talked about direction, speed and force and worked with small gears.
We also played the online game Connect-it gears.

Below are some of the highlights of the week from a student perspective:
I liked making the gears with cardboard, Spencer
I liked building with the Lego, Lydia
I liked presenting my cereal box, Arielle
I liked playing floor hockey for gym, Ellis
I liked playing manhunt for outdoor gym, Navan
I liked learning how gears work, Beatrice
I liked doing the quiz on the gears, Jack







Ma semaine en Français – 16

Welcome back everybody and happy new year! We had quite a week and we are fully back on track.
We read in French with our reading buddies like we do every two weeks.

Please check with your child regarding next week science project. Some items will be necessary. Again thanks for your support.

With a new year starting, we talked about our experiences throughout the break. We also talked about resolutions and wrote what ours were.

We worked really hard on our cereal boxes this week. We talked about the different features that can be found on them like a mascot, logos, healthy messages, colours, nutrition facts, ingredients, etc.
Step by step the students created an amazing cereal box that is intended to reach kids.
Boxes were finalized today and we will present them to the class on Monday next week.

Below are some of the highlights of the week from a student perspective:
I liked creating the name of my cereal, Ryan
I liked playing floor hockey, Oliver
I liked doing reading buddies, Summer
I liked playing the ukulele, Ellis
I liked drawing the mascot of my cereal, Bennett
I liked creating the game, Ava
I liked writing about my resolutions for 2017, Saleh
I liked creating the word search, Thurston
I liked making the character for my resolution writing, Beatrice
I liked making an ad for my cereal box, Jack
I liked creating the brand, Rowan
I liked playing charades for music, Mazen
I liked making the logos, Emelia
I liked coloring my mascot, Arielle
I liked creating a slogan for my cereal, Sean
I liked the music game, John



Ma semaine en Français – 14 et 15

Merry Christmas to everyone ! Enjoy the break, rest and relax.
On Friday 16, we had the visit of the Northwestern Band for some Holiday Songs.
On Friday 23, the students went to the gym for some carols singing.

We looked at our cereal boxes to talked about the different parts and information we can find on them.
We than had a look at what differentiate a cereal box that target kids from the one targeting adults.
We talked about the different slogans and healthy messages we can find on a cereal box.

Social Studies:
All groups presented their researches about a province or territory.

We worked on our lines project.
Last week of school was full of art and science projects. We made some slime, ornaments from cornstarch and glue, suncatchers, 3D snowflakes, ornaments with Borax crystals and snowmen out of golf balls.






Ma semaine en Français – 13

Can you believe we are only 2 weeks away from the Holiday Break? Time is flying.

We talked about portion size using our hand and the composition of an healthy plate (½ fruit/veggie, ¼ grain, ¼ meat and the equivalent of a cup of milk). The students had then to create their own healthy plate.

They are also working on creating a poster that represents the daily portions of each food groups based on specific diet and age.
Presentations to the class will take place next week.

On December 6th, we also talked about St-Nicolas and the traditions. In Belgium, Germany and northeast of France, we celebrate St-Nicolas. Good kids receive presents and little men made from brioche (manalas in alsacian). Since we had all been good listening to the song and reading about the tradition, we all got to eat one of the manalas.

Social Studies:
Students have finalized their presentation and some groups have already presented on Friday. We still have a few more groups who will present on Monday.

We continue learning about lines. As a first step in the art project, students had to draw and colour parallel diagonal lines. Colored lines are due Wednesday December 14th if they were taken as homework.

Below are some of the highlights of the week from a student perspective:
I liked working on the art project, Annie
I liked presenting and listening to the presentations for Social Studies, Nate
I liked playing volleyball, Ellis
I liked creating my own plate for health, Ava
I liked creating the poster for health, Arielle
I liked eating the Mannala, Lydia
I liked the song about St-Nicolas, Mazen
I liked learning about St-Nicolas, Connor
I liked using iMovie for my presentation, Thurston
I liked having gym outside, Navan


Ma semaine en Français – 12

The short week went by very fast… A big thank you to all of you for the cereal boxes and the sharpies. We will keep using the Sharpies over the next weeks and we will start using the cereal boxes next week.

We continued our research about the different food groups.
Students completed their booklets using pictures from food flyers.
They also researched the importance of each group for our body.

Social Studies:
Students have now completed their researches about the provinces and territories.
They are now working on their presentations that will take place next Friday.

As we start our unit about lines, students began to write their names in cursive on cardboard, and covered it with white glue.
The last steps were to cover it with aluminum foil and color with sharpies.
It was a success.
Some students even started to create their own embossed art with a design of their choice.

Below are some of the highlights of the week from a student perspective:
I liked doing the embossed art project, Bennett
I liked researching for Social Studies, Jack
I liked doing the cursive writing, Mazen
I liked using iMovie for my project, Thurston
I liked playing volley ball for gym, Connor
I liked researching about food groups, Ava



Ma semaine en Français – 11

We had a lot of presentations and activities this week.
On Wednesday Deanna from the Toronto Zoo came to talk to us about the Great Lakes, pollution, habitat and biodiversity.
On Thursday, we had our first Reading Buddies in French. We will alternate each week between French and English.
On Friday, we had the author visit to the library who came to talk to us about Treasure Island, y Stevenson.

Some groups worked on the Verb Eating Monster Game.

Social Studies:
We finalized our researches about a canadian province or territory. We will now start to choose how to present our information to the class.

All groups presented their experiment to the class. That was amazing to see them explaining their experiment in a such professional and technical way.

We started our unit about lines. Our first work of art was to trace a line and draw geometrical shapes.

We started to talk about nutrition and food groups. We cut and pasted different examples of food for reach food group in our booklet. We will continue next week.

Below are some of the highlights of the week from a student perspective:
I liked drawing lines for art, Bennett
I liked presenting my science experiment, Jack
I liked the Great lakes presentation, Arielle
I liked doing reading buddies, Thurston
I liked learning about food groups, Mika
I liked the verb game, Navan
I liked doing the social studies research, Stephanie
I liked playing volleyball, Ellis
I liked the music during art, John