Gesture vocab with english
In all classes, 10 minutes or so each day of reviewing vocabulary at home is very helpful. Let your kids teach you what they’re learning!
Grade 5 : We’re working hard on alphabet – goal is being able to spell our first names; and #’s 1-31. If you’re able to review those with your child, or have them tell you what they know, that would be great!
Grade 5/6: working on numbers 1-31 and alphabet. Most of this group can spell their first name (ask them!), and we’re going to work on introducing a friend (and spelling their name) this week!
Grade 6: wrapping up work on reviewing alphabet and #’s 1-31 – starting to work on higher numbers. This group will also be introducing a friend to me this week.
Grade 6/7: This group has been working on some higher numbers (3 and 4 digit), as well as alphabet and question reviews. They’ll be doing some more complex introductions this week.
Grade 7/8 and 8: These groups worked on being able to interview a partner this week, as well as creating success criteria for that conversation; we’ll finish those up this week, and do some work on question structures, as well as starting to do some planning on what real-world situations we’d like to prepare for this year!
Here are some of our expectations for french class this year:
Documents for download:
intro letter 2014
band letter 2014
Band news: Band practices are Wednesday morning. Students may sign out instruments any day, but they must be at school for band practice Wednesday.
September 25: Terry Fox Run
September 26, P.A. Day
September 29:Intermediate soccer tournament, Beavermead
1. Quel pourcentage des écossais (Scottish people) ont voté “non”?
2. Qui sont 2 candidats à la mairie (mayoral) en Toronto? en Peterborough?
Website: I talked to the Grade 8’s about the first recommendation this week – Checky is an app that helps you realize how often you check your phone – and then offers you some strategies on letting go of that habit. Checky app
The idea around letting go of your tech is something I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about, and last week’s episode of Spark on CBC Radio had some thought-provoking ideas on that theme. Notification vacation
Books: I’m deep into Queen of the Tearling. Epic fantasy, with some really interesting echoes of something dystopic that may have happened in the past. Fantasy utopia gone wrong, and a strong female lead trying to find her way. Actress Emma Watson (Harry Potter’s Hermione) liked it so much, she bought the movie rights!
Queen of the Tearling
Music: Leonard Cohen, incredibly, celebrated his 80th birthday on September 21, and is releasing a new album. CBC music has a ton of great stuff to celebrate here, including this fun mash-up of Hallelujah. So glad they saved k.d. for last.
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