Le vendredi 17 avril

Good morning! My apologizes as I’ve neglected my blog all week; my google classrooms were my main focus this week. I’ve tried incorporating more video lessons in the hope they provide some extra support and made better efforts when organising the daily activities. Here are a couple of items from today’s activities.

Google Form for Math – I’ve made a formative quiz for math to assess everyone’s understanding of circles and parallelograms from this week’s lessons. Everyone needs to get this done today so I can use the weekend to give us some direction for next week. It’s the first time I’ve done a google form but it should work, fingers crossed and prays said. The students can find the link in their school email account.

Teacher Evaluation – Starting with 7D, I’ve made an evaluation for the students to use for me and my work. I want to know what works, what doesn’t and what I should start. It’s called a ‘Stop, Start, Continue’. Take the weekend to think about it and fill it in. Other classes will get the same opportunity next week.

Oral Practice – My Science and Social Studies videos are structured in a way for students to hear and practice their French. My hope is that students understand the instruction in them to re-lesson to each video clip at least twice to use the opportunity to practice their French. Don’t lose what you’ve gained throughout the school year!!!

Le jeudi 9 avril

Bonjour tout le monde ! So, I remembered that we, the teachers, have two email accounts at Stonepark so I responded to all my gmail message today. My apologies everyone! Just an update to go along with my video this morning.

Les maths 7C & 7D – Items have been added to the google classroom for students to check over their work from yesterday – two presentations and a video. I’ve added a fifth evaluation document with two word problems, may be a bit of a challenge, but take your time. Next week we will start with some review for circles and move onto area of parallelograms and triangles – new stuff!!

Les sciences 7D – I’ve uploaded a video with the questions and answers of the first review page for students to hear and practice speaking. A second review page has been added for the students to work on accompanied by a presentation for reference.

Thank you everyone for the emails, questions, and comments. All the feedback has been great to receive and really helpful as I put things together. Please keep it coming.

Le mercredi 8 avril

Good morning everyone! It seems things we’re operating more smoothly yesterday compared to Monday. Work is getting done and being shared with me, and everyone should have their login info. Here’s a little overview for today’s classes.

Les maths 7C & 7D – You will find three items in the google classroom. The first item is a presentation with answers for yesterday’s Évaluation 2. Go through the presentation and compare your answers with mine. There are two assignments attached today. Évaluation 3 has only one activity, a multiplication table to be filled in. I separated this document so that everyone can complete the work in the actual document. When you open it, you will receive your own copy and you can complete the table. Évaluation 4 operates very much like Évaluation 1 and 2, complete the work on loose leaf and we will share answers tomorrow.

Les sciences humaines 7A & 7D – There are two items for today. The first is a video of my desktop with the questions and answers for the page ‘Ma page de révision – la Grèce antique’. You may not see it right away, my computer is testing my patience by taking a lot of time to upload it. So please bare with me. The second item is an assignment in a presentation format. It addresses social norms in regards to the family. It asks for 8 things we know about the family in the picture according to what we studied in class. Complete your work in the actual document.

Again if there are any problems, drop me a line. Bonne journée !

Le mardi 7 avril

Bonjour tout le monde! It seems everything is working well and the sailing seems smooth. Here are some notes from yesterday –

Les maths 7D & 7C – I believe it is safe to say that the math work I assign needs to be completed on loose leaf. If you print off the documents, please feel free but no matter how many times I try, some of the math cannot be completed within the google documents or slides. Some students were really on the ball (à la page) and sent me a photo of their work – awesome. I’m getting through them as much as I can but please do not think it is required. I don’t know if I can get through all of them in one day if they were all sent to me. Please compare yesterday’s work with my answers in the presentation in google classroom. There’s some new work in the google classroom as well.

Les sciences humaines 7A & 7D – The documents for social studies are much easier to work with online. I will post all documents as an assignment, therefore I can structure it so that each student can have their own copy. I’ve gone through some answers and we will go through them tomorrow. I did notice that not all students in 7D have joined the sciences humaines google classroom (the code is bflysbi). If there are any problems, please let me know. One error on my part was failing to recognise that students may not have their notes with them. I will repair that the next time – quel professeur.

Les sciences 7D – Learning from my mistake yesterday, I’ve posted a powerpoint along with the revision question sheet. I am going to work out an option for students to access the online version of the workbook for the science class, but give me a few days.

Again, if there are any issues, comments or questions, please drop me a line. Any feedback is good feedback.

Merci bien et bonne journée !

Le lundi 6 avril

Good day everyone! Here we go with some schooling at home. I’m pumped, so I hope you are too. This week is called ‘settling in’. In the off chance there are some kinks that need to be worked out, I will not be introducing new material, as much as it pains me. I have some cool video lessons ready to go, so get excited. First, a few housekeeping items. 

Login Name & Passwords – Some students do not have a copy or have forgotten their login name and password. Do not worry. I have been given permission to get into the school and my classroom on Tuesday (April 7). So, I will be sending out that information to those in need Tuesday morning.  

This week’s schedule – Like I said above, this week is really about settling in and getting comfortable with the format for our schooling the next few weeks. Each day we will have math and language arts work to complete. The science and social studies will alternate day to day. We will use this week to review our material before the March Break. To ease ourselves into the format, we will be working with material we’ve previously covered. 

Les maths – The goal is to have 30 minutes of math to complete. I will try my best to follow that. Some days there may be more than 30 minutes and some days there might be less. 

Les sciences et les sciences humaines – The time allotted for these two classes is to be included in the 40 minutes set aside for Language Arts. My goal is to provide about 20 minutes of work each day. Again, it may end up being a little bit more or less than that.

 Monday’s Tasks

  1. Math – There is a review document structured around the material distributed by the school board. It does focus more on struggles I was noticing in the homework duotangs prior to the break. The assignment can be found in the google classroom. I will provide answers on Tuesday. 
    1. Codes for the google classrooms, just in case
      1. Les maths 7D – 6erpju6
      2. Les maths 7C – ry3hyf6
  2. Les sciences humaines – I’ve created another review question sheet for the Ancient Greece unit. The sheet includes more geography questions and some familiar questions. The assignment can be found in the google classroom. My 7D crew, you have yet to join the google classroom – codes are below.
    1. Codes for the google classrooms, just in case
      1. Les sciences humaines 7D – bflysbi
      2. Les sciences humaines 7A – b7vx345

Le jeudi 2 avril

Good day everyone!

I pray that everyone is doing well despite all that is going on. I’ve just emailed out a survey put together by the school in regards to tech accessibility at home. They are putting the final touches to plans for next week and need a bit of information. If you did not receive the email you can find the survey below. Also, if you did not get the email, please send your email address to me and I can add it to SAS for future correspondence.

Dear Parents/Guardians,

I hope you and your family are staying safe and are all well.

As the Department of Education and Lifelong Learning prepares to transition to home learning during the week of April 6th, homeroom teachers have been asked to forward the following questions for you to answer.

Please answer at your earliest convenience with as much detail as you can.

1.      Student Name:

2.      Do you have reliable Internet access?

3.      Will your child have access to a device from which they can access Google Classroom, Teacher Blogs, or other educational sites for approximately 90 minutes per day?

4. Does your child know his or her Google login and password?  (If not, contact the Public Schools Branch to get this information.)

Thank you for taking the time to respond to this email and have a good day.

Le jeudi 12 mars

Good everyone! One announcement for the students. We have a Winter Carnival scheduled for the students tomorrow. The Student Leadership team has been working very hard the past two weeks, so we are very excited for the day tomorrow. Here’s our day today.

Les maths 7D & 7C – We wrote a quick circumference quiz today. We finished the class with a review activity for perimeter and area of squares and rectangles.

Les sciences humaines 7A – I took in the visual project for the Greek city states. We continued our study of the government structure and started into a study into the idea of democracy and the passing laws in Ancient Athens.

Les sciences humaines 7D – The students completed a natural selection activity using visuals to represent black and white moths.

Le français 7E – We continued some review of our favourite activities and explaining why we prefer them. We then practiced identifying activities we do not like and providing explanation why we do not enjoy them.

Le mercredi 11 mars

Here’s our day today!

Les sciences humaines 7D – We reviewed our question sheet for social norms in Athens and Sparta. I then gave the students some time to work on their visual project. We assigned Thursday, March 26 as our due date for the assignment. Today was the last class we will use to work on the project. We moved onto economic roles in the Ancient Athens.

Les sciences 7D – The students were given some time to finish their ecological niche assignment. They were given Friday, March 13 as their due date. We then presented a lab the students will complete tomorrow on natural selection.

Les maths 7C & 7D – The students worked on some review work and corrected some class work in preparation for tomorrow’s quiz on Circumference. The students used their understanding of the formulas for diameter, radius and circumference to solve some word problems. I have posted the google classroom homework and I will be taking in the duotangs during tomorrow’s class.

Le mardi 10 mars

Here’s how the day went.

Le français 7E – We continued our intro activity of asking and answering questions. We moved onto a partner activity we started last class where we would provide explanation for our preferred activities. We started into a similar activity but we applied the proper phrasing for the negation.

Les maths 7C & 7D – We reviewed and practice some more with radius, diameter and circumference. The 7C wrote a quiz today on radius and diameter that should be handed back tomorrow. We also scheduled another short quiz for circumference on Thursday, March 12. Google classroom has been updated.

Les sciences humaines 7A – We had our last class before the visual assignment is due – due date is Thursday, March 12. We reviewed our notes for the social and economic roles and moved onto the government structure.

Les sciences humaines 7D – We worked on some further questions from our review question page. We revisited the visual project assignment and discussed the important elements needed. The students were given some time to start a rough draft and we ended the class discussing the idea of citizenship in Ancient Athens. No due date has been assigned for the visual project but one will be given tomorrow. We will use some of the class to work on the assignment tomorrow. The presentation used to guide our notes and the assignment has been uploaded to the sciences humaines folder.

Le lundi 9 mars

Bonjour tout le monde ! Good day everyone. Thank you to everyone who came to our parent-teacher interviews and the students who came along as well. Also, thank you to those who could not make it but made contact with me as well, I really appreciate every opportunity to chat. Here’s what on the go here.

Les sciences humaines 7D – We reviewed the social norms of Ancient Athens and Sparta. We reviewed the infrastructure of the city state to gain a better understanding of the social and economic makeup of Ancient Athens. We then analysed a visual representation of Ancient Corinth to identify the elements of infrastructure that we are studying in the unit. I introduced a visual project to the class today to measure their understanding of the city-state. We will work on the assignment tomorrow and assign a due date.

Les sciences humaines 7A – A special reminder that the due date for the visual assignment is Thursday, March 12. We reviewed the infrastructure and started organising the economic activities of Ancient Athens – who did what essentially.

Les maths 7C & 7D – We reviewed the elements of the circle – radius, diameter and circumference. We reviewed the formulas we can use to find the values of each and put them to practice. Google classroom has been updated and is ready to go.