Carnaval – Feb 27 through March 3rd

Ceintures (Carnaval Sashes) that were stored at school were sent home last Friday. Please locate your child’s sash and add one line of string representing your child’s current grade, i.e. Grade 6 (6 strings) or Grade 7 (7 strings) . Please clearly label the ceinture with your child’s first and last name. Please have your child return the ceinture to school no later than Friday February 24th.

Here is a schedule of events for that week:

Monday – Grade 6 speeches and opening ceremonies for the crowning of the Gold, Silver and Bronze ambassadors

Tuesday – Door decorating in Houses

Wednesday – Crepes and hot chocolate

Thursday – Outdoor games (weather permitting), school-wide Bingo

Friday – Closing ceremonies

We are looking forward to a fun-filled week of French Culture!!

Thanks,
Ms. Machado
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Assignments are now in Google Classroom

Hello students and parents!

Unfortunately, a viewer of this site tried to post inappropriate comments on an assignment on Tuesday January 17th. So I have decided to stop posting assignments on this platform for the remainder of the year.

I will continue to use this site to:

  • post curriculum information
  • post blogs too that I may find to be of some use to us, and
  • post occasional reminders as well

Students are now to use Google Classroom (which is a private class account) to post assignments and mark electronic submissions. Feel free to ask your student about our Google Classroom. I am sure they will be happy to help you navigate through the platform and show you how they can track their pending and completed assignments.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Thanks and regards,

Ms. Machado

 

 

 

Doodle 4 Google!

THIS YEAR’S CONTEST IS OPEN UNTIL DECEMBER 2

What does the future look like? Are cities built in the clouds? Is it a place where everyone gets along – even cats and dogs? Or maybe a world where nobody ever gets sick? With the Google homepage as their canvas, young artists are invited to reach into their imagination and share what they see for the future. The winner’s artwork will be featured on the Google homepage.

Students in grades K-12 are invited to take part in the 2016 Doodle 4 Google contest, and create a doodle that tells the world “What I see for the future.” From crayons to clay, graphic design, or even food, young artists can utilize any materials to bring their creation to life. Like all Google Doodles, each doodle must incorporate the letters G-o-o-g-l-e. One national winner will also receive a $30,000 college scholarship. The contest is open for entries from September 14, 2016 to December 2, 2016.

The contest is open for online and mailed entries until December 2, 2016 at 8:00pm Pacific Time (PT).

Good luck!

TED-Ed Lesson #3

Creating a Presentation of your New TED Ed Lesson

Learning Goal: Students will use active listening skills in oral communication to demonstrate learning. Students will also use the SCAMPER brainstorm model to brainstorm & research a lesson of their own.

Success Criteria: Once a month, students will investigate, listen, analyze and respond to Ted Ed lessons of interest. They will demonstrate learning by completing three tasks:

FIRST TASK: Watch TED-Ed lessons of your choice. Select one you find interesting. Summarize the lesson.

Checklist:
⃞ the title of the lesson
⃞ the author of the lesson
⃞ a summary of the podcast (half page to one page in length)

SECOND TASK: Use the SCAMPER model to re-think the lesson you selected. How could you alter the lesson so as to create a whole new lesson idea? Use the graphic organizer to help you.

S – Substitute, C – Combine, A – Adapt, M – Modify, P – Put to Other Uses, E – Eliminate, R – Reverse

THIRD TASK: Create a presentation (e.g., Google Slides, Prezi, ) that demonstrates your new lesson idea to the class. This lesson is to be a GENERAL lesson, not a step-by-step process.

1st Slide – Name of new product/innovation/lesson idea

2nd Slide – Summary of the new product/innovation/lesson idea

3rd Slide – Purpose of the new product/innovation/lesson idea

4th Slide – Important details to be covered in the TED Ed Lesson

5th Slide – Important materials/props/experts needed to execute the TED Ed Lesson

Due Dates:

December 4th – Gemma, Avalyn, Shashi, Jinali, Kendra, Maddy

December 12th – Keaton, Noel, Marcus, Aramis, Pasandu, Matthew

December 19th – Caleb, Ross, Caden, Catherine, Kiersten, Ella

December 26th – Zack, Xander, Ben, Nathan, Jackson

 

Grade 6 2nd Reminder – B.R.A.V.O Assignment due Tuesday November 29th

Students have completed 6 out of the total 8 B.R.A.V.O in-class lessons. Students have been working on their culminating task.

B.R.A.V.O. Project

Students are to create a project demonstrating what they have learned in the B.R.A.V.O. program.  This will be assigned for homework. Once all students have presented their projects, one project will be selected to be presented at the B.R.A.V.O. Celebration ceremony.  Here are some guidelines for the project:

Can be:

  • Presentation (e.g., Google, Prezi, Powtoon)
  • Essay or poem
  • Poster or banner
  • Song or rap
  • Or anything else that is appropriate

The students can work:

  • In pairs
  • Individually

Topics:

  • Anything discussed in the B.R.A.V.O. program
  • Could be a focus on one lesson or several lessons (e.g., appropriate ways to deal with cyber-bullying, appropriate ways to deal with peer pressure etc.)

Length:

  • Presentations (e.g., Google, Prezi, Powtoon) should be no more than 6-8 slides in length
  • Essays or poems should be approximately 1-2 pages double spaced (no more than 4 pages)
  • Posters or banners should contain all requirements (e.g., title stands out,  diagrams are creative and colourful, main message is clear,  subheadings are relevant)
  • Songs or raps should be no longer than 2-3 minutes

Please ensure that the project being presented is suitable and appropriate to be shown to an audience.

Grade 6 2nd Reminder- Current Events Scrapbook

Hello Grade 6 students. This is a reminder about your ongoing Current Events Scrapbook.

Using print, online news stations, television, radio, and podcasts, students will investigate at least one current event per month relating to Canada and the Global Community.

Relevant articles: those that show Canada’s international involvement in human rights, world health, economy & trade, disaster relief, and the environment.  

Step 1 – Monthly – collect any/all of the following:

Print Articles – students should cut out the printed article and attach it to their scrapbook.

Television/Online news articles- students should print the related article off the website channel and attach it to their scrapbook

Audio (radio and podcasts) – students should use the current event graphic organizer to summarize the information and attach it to the scrapbook.

Step 2 – Monthly – Complete a current-events-graphic-organizerfor each article. Present article and summary to peers. Post a copy of the article and summary in a product that appeals to your multiple intelligences (e.g., blog, webpage, Prezi, scrapbook, memory box, time capsule).

Success Criteria:

⃞ Select an appropriate article showing Canada’s international involvement in human rights, world health, economy & trade, disaster relief, and the environment

⃞ Use the ‘Report on a Current Event’ graphic organizer to plan summary

⃞ Prepare a written summary paragraph using the information from the graphic organizer and explain the significance of the article

December:

Ella, Noel, Catherine – due December 5th

Kendra, Marcus – due December 12th

Maddy, Pasandu, Jackson, Keaton, Kiersten – due December 19th

November:

Ella, Noel, Catherine – due November 7th

Kendra, Marcus – due November 14th

Maddy, Pasandu, Jackson – November 21st

Keaton, Kiersten – due November 28th

October:

Ella, Noel, Catherine, Kendra, Marcus – due October 17th

Maddy, Pasandu, Jackson – due October 24th

Keaton, Kiersten – due October 31st

 

Pixton Comic Builder – Now Available!

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The Ministry is pleased to announce that Pixton Comics has been licensed for use by all publicly funded schools across the province. Similar to Bitstrips, Pixton is an online comic creation tool that serves as a digital storytelling tool for students.

Highlights – Students and teachers can make comic strips, storyboards, character maps, and more. – Presets include 3000 backgrounds, 2000 props, 700 characters, 300 poses and expressions.

Click here – Pixton Activation Link. Students choose their own usernames and passwords.

Here is a quick activity to get you started:

Support – Click the (?) button at the bottom right corner of Pixton to open the Help Centre.

More information can be found here

Grade 6 – Monthly Current Events Scrapbook

Using print, online news stations, television, radio, and podcasts, students are to investigate at least one current event per month relating to Canada and the Global Community.

Relevant articles: those that show Canada’s international involvement in human rights, world health, economy & trade, disaster relief, and the environment.

Step 1 – Monthly – collect any/all of the following:

Print Articles – students should cut out the printed article and attach it to their scrapbook.

Television/Online news articles- students should print the related article off the website channel and attach it to their scrapbook

Audio (radio and podcasts) – students should use the current event graphic organizer to summarize the information and attach it to the scrapbook.

Step 2 – Monthly – Complete a ‘Report on a Current Event’ Graphic Organizer’ for each article. Present article and summary to peers. Post a copy of the article and summary in a product that appeals to your multiple intelligences (e.g., blog, webpage, Prezi, scrapbook, memory box, time capsule)

Success Criteria:

⃞ Select an appropriate article showing Canada’s international involvement in human rights, world health, economy & trade, disaster relief, and the environment

Use the ‘Report on a Current Event’ graphic organizer to plan summary

⃞ Prepare a written summary paragraph using the information from the graphic organizer and explain the significance of the article

Due Dates:

Ella, Noel, Catherine – due October 10th, November 7th, December 5th, January 9th

Kendra, Marcus – due October 17th, November 14th, December 12th, January 16th

Maddy, Pasandu, Jackson – due October 24th, November 21st, December 19th, January 23rd

Keaton, Kiersten – due October 31st, November 28th, December 19th, January 30th

Grade 7 – Eric Walters Biography Informative Writing Piece Due Wednesday November 30th

Students are to write a 500–700 word essay (informative writing piece) on Eric Walters. A biographical essay should have the following characteristics:

Beginning (introduction)

  • a thesis statement that states a specific idea about the subject’s life and achievements

Middle (details)

  • a chronological  account of major events in the subject’s life
  • a description of the subject’s key character traits

Closing (current life & philanthropy)

Consider adding 1-2 pictures and/or subheadings in your piece to make it clear and chronological. Subheadings to consider are:

  • Introduction
  • Childhood
  • Family Life
  • Careers
  • Writing Topics & Awards
  • Current Life & Philanthropy

Please click here for a graphic organizer you can use to help you plan your writing.