Carnaval d’hiver

We will be having a ‘Carnaval d’hiver’ at Bedford for our pack day on January 25th.  Please make sure you send your child’s winter clothing as they will be outside on the yard.  If you are available to help out with Hot Chocolate that afternoon please send an e-mail or send along a note in the planner.









A reminder that our class is going skating on Friday January 11th.  If you do not have skates we have some available at the school to borrow.  Please send a note in the planner Tuesday or Wednesday if you would like to borrow skates.  We ask that students wear a CSA certified helmet.  Your child will also need gloves or mitts.  Please let me know if you have questions.

Ma semaine en français 16

Happy holidays !

Our last week was very art oriented. We had the chance to go to the Art Gallery and do some arts. We did more art in the classroom.

we also attended a  volleyball game : teachers against students.

We did  lost of French games in the classroom and our PACK was about board games.

In the New Year Mme (Machado) Hillier will take over. It has been a pleasure for me to teach your children. It’s hard to leave them in the middle of a school year but I know they are in good hands. I’m thrilled to know that I will also have the chance to see them again in grade 7 and 8.

Happy holidays and see you in town or even at Bedford where you might still see me at the end of the day!



Changes in the New Year

Dear French Immersion Families:

As we get closer to the break, I wanted to inform you of some changes in the New Year.

I have been offered a 7/8 French position at Central which I accepted. In consequence, your child will have Mme Machado as their new French teacher for the remainder of the year.

It has been a pleasure for me to get to know and teach your child. May we meet again in grade 7 and 8.

Have a resting break.



Art Gallery Field Trip

Dear Grade 4 families:

Just a friendly reminder that tomorrow is our Art Gallery Field Trip.

Parents volunteers and students should wait in the front lobby at 8:50. We will wait for the students on the bus and will leave once they all arrive.

If you planned on meeting us at the Art Gallery, the expected time of arrival is 9:15.

Thank you and see you tomorrow!

Ma semaine en français 15

This week, we went to the Primary concert.



We completed our brochures about provinces and territories this week.

We played games with Eric and we also created a Christmas story together.


Social Studies:

We completed our social studies unit and we are now ready to move on to our next science unit in January.



We created a Christmas decoration using cardboard and play dough. We will post the result really soon on our blogs.


Below are some of the highlights of the week from a student perspective:

I liked doing the iMovie, Quinn

I liked doing the Christmas decoration with playdough and Sydney

I liked doing Chess club, Owen

I liked doing the brochures, Mya

I liked playing the Elf game with Eric, Callum

I liked playing the Rudolf Game with Eric,Chloe

I liked writing the Christmas story, Rylee

I liked working on the slide about hockey, Piers

I liked coloring the brochure, Evora

Art Gallery Field Trip

Dear Grade 4 Families:


Our field trip to the Art Gallery on Monday December 17th is fast approaching.

In order to fully enjoy our trip, I was thinking that we could leave at 8:50 (teachers bell).

A note was sent home yesterday. Please return it and let me know if your child can make it for 8:50 in the lobby. If your child is on the bus, we will leave as soon as they arrive. If it’s too early for you, there is always the possibility for you to join us at the Art Gallery around 9:15.



Sophie Capron



Ma semaine en français 14


We read our new text for the week and students got to find the liaison by themselves.

We also played our weekly bataille navale about last week’s text La piscine.

We worked on describing our bedroom for a fun activity with Eric.

We also had a look at brochures and talked about what they have in common. Our next step is to create a brochure about our province or territory.

We played our first game of Loups Garous. As we learn the game, we will add new characters.


Social Studies:

We presented all our research about provinces and territories, as well as the quizzes.

We are now researching about natural resources, first people of each province and territory, recreational activities and industries of the area.



We completed our Me on the Map art and we drew a map of our bedroom.

Some students also participated in a collaborative art project.


Below are some of the highlights of the week from a student perspective:

I liked doing the collaborative art, Callum

I liked playing Loups Garous, Lila

I liked researching for my brochure, Ben

I liked drawing Me on the Map, Sophie

I liked drawing my bedroom and present it, Mya

I liked presenting my research for social studies, Evora

I liked doing the activities with Eric, Chloe

I liked playing the bataille navale, Rylee

I liked looking at the brochures, Julia




Ma semaine en français 12


We created an imaginary animal with Eric and named it using syllables of each animal.

We presented our Canada posters to the class.


Social Studies:

We keep learning about Canadian provinces and territories.

using an atlas, we placed the territories and provinces on a blank map.

We researched the capitals of each provinces and territories.

We also started to work on a puzzle of the map of Canada.

We also started our research about a province or territory.



To stay in the mapping topic, we started to create a Me on a Map, to represent us.


Below are some of the highlights of the week from a student perspective:

I liked doing Me on a map for art, Lila

I liked watching the slideshow about Ontario for Social Studies, Brinlee

I liked doing the animal with Eric, Callum

I liked presenting the Canada poster, Sydney

I liked working on the Canada puzzle, Rylee

I liked starting the research about the provinces and territories, Ben



Ma semaine en français 11

We had our second Caribou contest this week.


This week, we played some games with Eric.

Students also wrote about their Canada poster. Presentations will happen next week.

Students also posted 2 posts about Remembrance Day (one about art and one about writing).


Social Studies:

Students worked on their poster this week. They had to choose at least 1 Canadian sport, 3 Canadian animals, 2 Canadian touristic locations and 2 other symbols of their choice.

We also had a quick look at different maps and talked about the 5 important elements on a map: compass, colours, legend, symbols and title.


Ma semaine en français 10


We talked about Remembrance Day and its meaning. We played a game of Tapette a mouches with the new vocabulary and we also wrote a short paragraph to explain what we do on Remembrance Day and why.

Eric came to our room with some crosswords and search words based on the topic as well.



We finalized the science unit about light and sound by presenting the last researches.


Social Studies:

We started our Social Studies unit about Canada (Political and physical regions of Canada). We read a book (10 meilleures raisons d’aimer le Canada) and talked about why we like Canada, where we come from and the symbols that represent Canada.

We are now researching symbols that represent Canada (sports, animals, tourism, etc.) and we will create a poster to show our learning.


Since it was Remembrance Day assembly on Friday, we created a poppy art using tissue paper, construction paper and newspaper. Some students had a chance to post a picture on their blog.


Below are some of the highlights of the week from a student perspective:

I liked doing the research for social studies, Quinn

I liked doing the art, Evora

I liked the science presentations, Kalli

I liked doing crosswords puzzle with Eric, Lila

I liked playing la Tapette a mouches, Callum

I liked writing the paragraph, Owen


Ma semaine en français 9

We had a very crafty week around the Halloween Theme!

Mrs. Reay, teacher for the deaf and hard of hearing, came to our class to talk about hearing loss and protection.



We played our regular games once more: la Bataille Bavale, la Tapette à mouches Halloween and J’ai… qui a.

Eric came to play a few memory games about Halloween as well as a crossword.

We also worked on a paragraph about our zombie and our witch. More is to be posted next week on our blogs.



We finalized our unit about Light and sound by presenting our last research and our artefacts. We still have 3 groups who will present next week.

We will then start our Social Studies unit.



We made a witch and a zombie.


Ma semaine en français 8


We finalized the writing of our monsters.

Some students had a chance to publish a post of the artefact they made for science.

We played our weekly Bataille Navale as well as the Tapette a mouches.

With Eric, we played a game with questions and answers.



We researched about instruments and we presented to the class. The students had to explained who invented the instrument, where and when, explain how it produces music and create an artefact.

We also talked about noise and how loud noises can damage the ear. A grade 5 student did a presentation about cochlear implant.

Grade 4 are now researching about the dangers of loud noises and how science and technology use sound.


Below are some of the highlights of the week from a student perspective:

I liked playing the game with Eric, Nolan

I liked working on my monster, Kalli

I liked doing the slideshow about the instruments, Piers

I liked the presentations about instruments, Rylee

I liked playing la tapette a mouches, Sophie

I liked creating my saxophone artefact, Callum

I liked doing the slideshow about light and sound, Ben

I liked playing the cello for the class, Evora

I liked learning about Lucy and her cochlear implant, Lila


Ma semaine en français 7

This week we had our bus evacuation assembly.


Once again we started the week with the Bataille Navale about our weekly text.

We worked on the description of our monster and we will complete it next week.

We also published a couple  of posts for our instruments in science.

We also played the game J’ai… qui a.. With fall words and La tapette a mouches with fall words as well.

We played a game with Eric about Fall words.



We learned about low and high pitch using a ukulele and a glockenspiel.

We also learned about instruments families by looking at different instruments.We created a guitar, a kazoo and a pan flute, and posted pictures on our blogs.



We completed our monster.


Below are some of the highlights of the week from a student perspective:

I liked making the instruments, Rylee

I liked doing the bus evacuation, Owen

I liked writing the blog post for the instruments, Piers

I liked drawing my monster, Kalli

I liked playing la tapette à mouches, Ben

I liked playing J’ai … qui a…, Brinlee

I liked playing BattleShip, Callum


Hello from Illinois!


We have started a class read aloud in English.  We are reading “A Boy Called Bat”  by Alana K. Arnold.  Grade 3-5 classes around the world are also reading the same book as part of the “Global Read Aloud”.  It is exciting to know other students are enjoying the same story.  Participating in the global read aloud allows us to have discussions with other classes about what we are reading.  It also allows for collaborative planning between teachers.  We have already made use of two new collaborative learning tools that we found out about from other classes we connected with.  Bedsides learning about the book we are learning about others in different parts of the world.  We are in week two of six.  On Friday we connected with a Grade 4 class from Wheeling Illinois just outside of Chicago.  They had sent us a slideshow and each student did videos on Flipgrid so we could learn more about them.  We did the same and they really enjoyed getting to know us and learning about Bedford and Stratford.

On Friday afternoon we arranged a video call with their class.  They were very interested in finding out what our school day looked like, learning French words and hearing O’Canada.  We treated them with a French version of O’Canada and they did the Pledge of Allegiance for us.  We discussed our favourite parts of the book with them.  We prepared questions for them related to the story asking them where their favourite place was, what characters they connected with, and asked them to make predictions.  I have connected with teachers in other areas for the remaining weeks for discussions using various forms of technology.

Ma semaine en français 6

Since Lanterns Parade is on Saturday, we made lanterns during a workshop with Michelle Jamieson on Wednesday.

Send us some pictures if you happen to go, we could share them with the class.

As we continue our scientific learning, it would be appreciated if you could send your child with empty toilet paper rolls for the beginning of the week.



We practiced our comprehension of a text by playing BattleShip in class for La mauvaise journée d’Enzo.

As you practice reading Le monstre Arthur, you can ask your child to write down a few questions they will ask during our weekly BattleShip.

We also practiced our listening skill with 2 different texts. The goal was to draw a monster with specific characteristics by listening to a text read at loud.

We listened to the song Pure laine et coloree one more time to put the paragraphs in the correct order.


We started to learn about sound which is the other part of our science unit. With 3 experiments (tuning fork, elastic and rice), we discovered that sound is produced by vibrations.



Some students worked on their lanterns and landscape with lines.

We started drawing our monster for description next week.


Below are some of the highlights of the week from a student perspective:

I liked making the lanterns, Reagan

I liked the elastic band experiment, Chloe

I liked going to Benmiller, Owen

I liked listening to the description and drawing the monster, Kalli

I liked doing the rice experiment, Ben

I liked the tuning fork experiment, Callum

I liked doing BattleShip,  Grayson

I liked listening to the song, Mya