What’s my username?
- CBE students log in to Brightspace with their student ID number.
- Your teacher or school staff can tell you your student ID number.
- Some students may have dash and code at the end of their student ID which is not used to log on to Brightspace. For example, log on to your school computer with 99991234-972, then log on to Brightspace with 99991234.
I don’t know (or forgot) my password.
- Your Brightspace password is your CBE network password.
- If you already set up a recovery email in your Student Password Hub profile, you can reset your own password.
- Talk to your teacher. School staff have access to tools to help you reset your passwords.
How do I change my password?
Use the Student Password Hub to:
- Change your password
- Set up a profile with a recovery email in case you forget your password.
You can also use other computer tools to change your password;
- On a CBE Windows computer on the CBE network: CTRL ALT Delete > Change Password
- On a CBE Mac computer on the CBE network: System Preferences > Security and Privacy
How can parents access Brightspace by D2L?
There are two ways to log in and learn about your child's learning in Brightspace:
1.MyCBE login (parent access)- Personal parent access to Brightspace via MyCBE will allow you as the parent to view your child's progress and assessment information. This access will not allow you to directly access course content such as homework or news items at this time. From the Brightspace login page, click the “Sign In” button under Parents.
2.Student login (student access) - Parents are encouraged to sit alongside their child as their child logs in to Brightspace to have meaningful conversations with the child around their learning. Course content, news items and homework will be accessible in this way. From the Brightspace login page, have your child click the “Sign In” button under CBE Students and Staff.
D2L is what we will be using moving forward for our online learning, think of it as our new classroom! You will be logging into D2L on a daily basis to receive the information you need to complete your lessons and assignments. There will be important information daily in this "Announcements" section so please make sure you are reading the messages daily.
Over the next few days, I would like you to familiarize yourself with our D2L course. I am going to give you a series of tasks from now until Friday afternoon. For today, I would like you to do the following things:
1.Comment on the Latest Posts in the Activity Feed
2. Visit the Discussion board and answer the questions
- Click on Discussions
- Click on Share about your break
- Start a new thread
- Put your name as the subject
- Answer the discussion post - please write at least two full sentences and edit for spelling and grammar
- Read your classmates' posts (if you are one of the first people to post, make sure to check back again later). If you have a question or comment, click on the name of the post and click on Reply
3. Whenever you want to return to our Humanities main page, click on 6-5/6-6 Humanities above, or click on the house to be returned to the D2L main page where you can choose another course
Check back tomorrow for another task to complete. We will be working up to 30 minutes of language arts work per day (an average of 2.5 hours per week) with much of that work being done in this D2L course. Email if you need any help! I will be immediately available to answer emails from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm daily and will answer as soon as I can beyond those hours.
I look forward to reading your posts!
Hello students of 6-5 and 6-6!
In case you haven't checked your school email here is the email I sent out this morning!
I have missed you all so much! I wanted to send a quick email to let you know that I am getting some things up on D2L which we will use mostly for Humanities as well as continue to use Google Drive for this week. I will update our blog weekly as well as update D2L everyday with the daily plan. I have a questionnaire for you to do today to give me an idea of who has access to technology and if we need to make accommodations. Please also let me know if you know how to do Google hangout video chats! Tuesday afternoon we will finally get the go from CBE ahead to start back in our routine! Today I will put up a writing prompt for you to do in Google Drive under our Hum folder and I have put it on on D2L as well, please let me know if you have never used D2L, I can help. It is not due today so don't stress :)
Please fill out the questionnaire and share with your friends on all your group chats that I would like a response from everyone today or tomorrow! Spread the news, we are back!!
Questionnaire to fill out:
Have a great rest of your day!
I know this has been a really stressful and overwhelming week. I miss you all very much and I hope you are all doing things to be mindful and focus on wellness with your families. Remember the box breathing techniques we did in class! Breathe, hold, breathe, hold (4 or 5 counts). Belly breaths! Sing, dance, get some exercise, go for a walk, do some yoga!
I will touch base with you all before Spring Break ends as to what our next steps are. I will let you know as soon as I get everything set up! I will always be available for questions and I know this all feels so uncertain but just know that we are in this together!
Over spring break I would encourage you all to:
- Read a really good book (or two)!
- Play some board games with your families
- Get outside and start looking for signs of spring
- Stay connected to family and friends who are also feeling anxious and overwhelmed!
- Try to learn something new everyday!
- Offer to do something nice for someone
- And make sure to laugh lots :)
I'll be thinking of you all, miss you lots!
Happy Friday everyone,
- This week seemed to go by really quick!
- We started our new novel study on the novel The Breadwinner. We read the first two chapters as a class and started some chapter questions. You are all in literacy circle groups and will be reading each week as well having the opportunity to share your learning with your group in different roles throughout the novel study.
- We were supposed to have our first group presentation in our lit circles today but we had many students away so this is postponed until Monday. Please have everything ready to present Monday.
- We worked on creating our own political cartoons and I am super impressed with how engaged you all have been with this project. These are really creative and I am so happy to see how much you are learning about the techniques used in political cartoons.
- We took some notes on the Iroquois Confederacy as well as worked on some questions in groups. We will be starting a visual representation of our learning of the Iroquois next week.
- In Core we have been practicing PAT tests to learn the proper techniques for answering multiple choice questions on a standardized test. This will continue on until you write PAT's in May and June.
- Thursday we are done school at 12:40 Thursday. There will be a locker clean out before Spring Break! Bring a reusable bag to carry things home with you!
- Political Cartoons are due Monday at the end of the day.
- Everyone is presenting Breadwinner Lit Circles in groups Monday
- Please wash your hands and stay home if you are feeling ill and call 811 (Healthlink) if you have any questions or concerns about COVID-19.
Have a great weekend!
Happy Sunday everyone,
- This week we exchanged our library books and took opportunities to read our new books each day which was a great start to our week!
- We worked on textbook questions for the Iroquois and did two different workbooks in partners on the Iroquois social structures
- We did some practice PAT's for ELA and some writing prompts this week to keep up the skills we have worked so hard on!
- We continued our assignment on Canadian political cartoons and by the end of the week we started to create our own on a Canadian issue, you all seem excited to start this new assignment :)
- Fine Arts we started some optical illusion assignments and will continue those this week
- In French we worked on our Francophone communities in Alberta slides and most of you finished that!
- We are starting a new novel study called The Breadwinner next week!
- We will continue working on the Iroquois and making a mind map in groups to show our understanding.
- We will continue working on the PAT practice package I gave you last week!
- Please remember to bring your binders, pencils and books to read every day in Humanities!
Happy first week of March!
Where has the time gone? February just flew by!
- We had a great week with an introduction to the Iroquois and learning about the social structures in comparison to Athens. You all made some great connections in our class discussions.
- We did some awesome work with political cartoons and we will be starting a new project with these this week!
- We will continue learning about the Iroquois and be starting a project.
- We are going to exchange our books today and we will continue reading and writing with our collaborative writing prompts which everyone is really engaged with.
- What a fun field trip we had at the Hangar Museum! I enjoyed spending the day learning with you all.
- Open house on Thursday 6:30-8:00
- Please share your constellation paragraphs if you haven't already.
- Please arrange a time to present your book review or book talk if you haven't yet
Looking forward to another great week together!
I wanted to start off by saying how proud I am of you all for working really hard last week! We have finished quite a few big projects over the past week and I am super impressed with the work ethic I am seeing.
- The Fine Arts presentations were the absolute best!! You guys performed in front of 75 people!! I was blown away and you should feel really proud of yourselves :)
- We worked on our Novel Study Book Review/Talks and I know a few of you had technical difficulties. Please come see me on Monday if you can't upload a video I can get you to present to me individually.
- We went through the Ancient Athens Unit Tests and if anyone wants to rewrite you can Monday at lunch, please come see me.
- We did some PAT poetry practice and we will continue to work on incorporating this practice into the next few months in Humanities
- We discussed the Iroquois Confederacy as our new unit and we will be starting this fully next week
- Tuesday is the second day of Fine Arts presentations everyone else who didn't present on Thursday will present on Tuesday (bring props!)
- Tuesday is also Spring Photo Day
- Wednesday we have our French Community Maps and Brochures are due
- Wednesday is Pink Shirt Day!!
- Thursday is our Field Trip to the Hanger Museum
Please come prepared to class, many students are still asking to get supplies or their binders or notebooks from their lockers each class.
See you tomorrow!
Happy Family Day!
- We are now finished our independent novel studies and everyone should be working on their video book review or talk, we will have at least four periods this week with technology dedicated for this assignment.
- We will be starting some PAT practice for ELA and Social Studies and work through this as a class.
- We are done with Ancient Athens and will be starting our new unit on the Iroquois Confederacy as another example of a democratic system.
- Fine Arts Lip Sync projects will begin Thursday so please have all props, costumes and items you need ready for Thursday. I will remind which groups who present Thursday and the following Tuesday.
- We will hopefully finish up our French Community Brochures this week if you are behind please come see me in the morning or at lunch.
- If you missed the Ancient Athens test please arrange a time to write this at lunch
- If you are not finished your independent novel for our novel study (these were due last Monday and the questions please get them in as soon as you can)
I hope everyone had a great extra long weekend and I look forward to seeing you tomorrow!
This week we continued to work on our Constellation Myth Projects and I am super pleased with all the collaboration and effort I have seen! There are some really creative group projects and you have all been really engaged! I can't wait to see the presentations!
We finished taking some notes on Ancient Athens using the Cornell note taking method which helped everyone to understand how to pull important information from notes!
We continued reading our novel studies and worked on questions, most are finished by now!
We had an opportunity to look at themes in children's picture books to practice this for our final novel study projects and our PAT's.
- 6-5 Myth Project Presentations Monday, please bring your props and be ready to present!
- 6-6 Myth Project Presentations Tuesday, please bring your props and be ready to present!
- Independent Novel Study Books and ALL questions due Monday! There is a copy of the questions on Google Drive!
- Unit test on Ancient Athens Wednesday February 12th! Bring home your notes, chapter 3 questions and handouts on Ancient Athens Monday and Tuesday if you did not this weekend.
- Thursday and Friday and Monday there is no school because of teacher's convention and Family Day.
Have a great rest of your weekend!
We got through January which was a very busy month!
- This week we are starting our new term on Monday so option changes will start. Art will start with me on Tuesday and I look forward to working on some fun projects with our large group of combined 6-5 and 6-6 students. Everyone will get to have CTF with Ms. Makowski as well!
- We are continuing on our independent novel studies and I hope everyone can finish their book this week. We will be starting a final assignment which is a Book Review or Book Talk.
- We will do a gallery walk this week and some peer and self assessments on our Ancient Athens Social Structure Journal Page.
- There will be a test on Ancient Athens Wednesday February 12th. I will post a study guide.
- This is the last week to finish up our Myth Projects. They will be presented Monday and Tuesday February 10 and 11th.
- Please bring books to read for mindful minutes, some students still need reminders to do this every day.
- Please check your lockers and at home for overdue library books!
Have a happy Sunday!
- We have been right in the middle of our Ancient Athens unit and everyone seems super engaged with this content!
- We have started a group project on 'Myths and Constellations' this week which we will work on over the next few weeks
- Our novel studies are going well, a few people have finished their books and some are around 1/2 way
- We worked on a note taking technique in groups and then individually and I am impressed with the progression, well done!
- We will start a new short project with our novel studies next week
- If you are not at the mid point of your book yet then please read over the weekend and be at that point by Monday
- The middle chapters 'Response 2 Questions 1-7' are due Wednesday
- Our 'Ancient Athens Journal Pages' are due on Thursday
- Ski Trip Thursday!
- Report Cards are on PowerSchool Thursday
- No school Friday
Please enjoy time outside and read lots, keep thinking of your wellness goals and how you can work towards making great choices!
- This week we have been working on our Ancient Athens Social Structure notes and assignments. Chapter 3 in the textbook is all on Ancient Athens if you are not finished the questions yet please have them done for Tuesday.
- Our Independent Novel Studies are going well and everyone seems to be enjoying their books. We will be doing different assignments throughout our time reading as well as reflection questions.
- We had two "mini debates" it was so fun to watch and everyone shared their points organized earlier this week to argue for or against a side. I was super proud of you all! I can't wait to do this again, I felt like there are some future lawyers in our mix!!
- Our Crossword Puzzles were due Friday, some of you asked if you can get these in to me on Tuesday, if you are not done then you will stay in at lunch to finish Tuesday so you do not get too far behind.
- Our Reflection Questions up to 10 were due on Friday as well.
- Next week we will continue with Ancient Athens and we will be starting a new group project on Myths.
- We will keep reading our independent novels and be working on some nonfiction work as well.
***Report cards come out really soon so make sure you get all your missing assignments in for me to mark, some of you have multiple assignments not handed in. Please check PowerSchool.
Have a great long weekend and read lots!
Welcome back everyone,
It was great week back together, everyone seemed excited to be back at school!
We have started a new independent novel study and we have been reading lots and doing questions and assignments relating to our novels. It is nice to have choice in what we get to read!
We started discussing life in Ancient Athens and have had some interesting discussions! We will start a mini debate Thursday and Friday on topics to do with Ancient Athens.
- Chapter 3 questions on Ancient Athens due Wednesday
- Crossword puzzle and Questions up to 10 are due Friday for our novel study
Please continue to check PowerSchool for updated marks!
I hope you all had a restful break! I will see everyone back on Tuesday morning :)
We will be starting our new unit on Ancient Athens for Social Studies, we will do a variety of work around this over the next couple months.
In Language Arts we will start with some independent reading and short stories/poems to get us back into reading!
I look forward to seeing all your smiling faces on Tuesday,
- We read, listened and watched a few short stories this week and had excellent class discussions, thank you to those who shared with the class.
- We are working on getting the Provincial Government Projects finished on Monday so I can mark those and give them back.
- We have been working on some Christmas/Winter vocabulary in French and incorporating this into conversations, cards, and games!
- In Health we have been focusing on goals and healthy choices-we will continue this after the break!
- Thank you to everyone for all their excellent Current Events Projects! We have finished and will look at new ways to stay on top of the news in the New Year. I have loved hearing your perspectives and seeing all the creative projects and how you engage your audience! Bravo!
- We are approaching our last week before the break! I can feel all the excitement in the air but remember we must still be engaged students!
- There are a few people who have not handed in their Refugee projects, there must be a written and a visual project for some I have only one. I have been marking them this weekend and need them handed in ASAP so I can mark them and give them to you before the winter break.
- We have our Showcase on Tuesday and be prepared to speak about your projects to other students!
- That is it for Homework before the break! You did it!! I have been very pleased with the effort I have seen so congratulate yourselves on your hard work :)
- Please bring in food for the food bank drive if you can!
- We are also collecting warm clothes for Project Warmth-jackets, mitts, scarves, sleeping bags etc.
- If you want to bring a new unwrapped toy for Toy Mountain in our class we are gathering quite a nice collection! Thank you very much to those who have already brought in toys! You will make some children very happy at Christmas :)
Have a relaxing Sunday,
Hi grade 6-5 and 6-6 students!
- We have all been busy working on our Refugee projects this week. There are some really creative projects. You will have Monday's Humanities classes to work on these projects and then they will be due Tuesday. We have had 7 class periods to work on these.
- We finished Refugee! So many loose ends were tied up in the last chapters. We are all so shocked at the ending! Make sure to tell your parents what happened!!
- Our Art Tableau projects went well and I was proud of the collaboration in the groups!
- We are continuing on our work with Provincial Government next week.
- Great job handing in your homework this week :)
- Please bring in food for the food bank drive if you can!
- If you want to bring a new unwrapped toy for toy mountain we are gathering quite a nice collection! Thank you very much to those who have already brought in toys! You will make some children very happy at Christmas :)
- Refugee Project Due December 10
- Current Events for those who have missed their dates or signed up for the 13th, please be ready to present!
- PJ Day Friday December 13th! 2$ or bring a food bank donation!
- Check Google Drive for Homework #5!
Read lots and have a great weekend!
- We have started learning about Provincial Government. We looked at a couple videos explaining Alberta's provincial government and started some chapter 6 questions which are all on provincial government. I am happy to hear comments such as: "I remember this from the Student Vote!" or "I think this part is the same as local government."I love seeing your critical thinking skills in action and finding the similarities between the levels of government!
- We are continuing to read Refugee and have a final project we started this week brainstorming ideas on how you want to represent your learning on Refugee. There must be a written and visual option to this final project. I encourage you all to be as creative as possible! We will have a showcase of all of our best work the last week before the break (approximately December 17)! If you need specific materials from home you can bring them and store them in a safe place in our classroom. I am loving all the energy you are bringing to this project so far!
- The quiz went well! We went over the answers and everyone got their marks back. In general the classes as a whole did much better on this quiz than the first one! I can tell you all studied lots!
**Power School is updated with Art, Health and Humanities marks.
- If you would like to rewrite the quiz then you can do so on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday at lunch.
- Please bring your library books to class each day and some of you still have overdue book so bring them back as soon as possible!
- Homework #4 is up and due Thursday! I am super proud of you all who have been handing in the homework! This helps with your understanding of what we are doing in Social Studies, keep up the great work!
- We have a school wide food drive going on for the month of December! Please bring in non-perishables to help people in need this season!!
Have a happy Sunday and I'll see you tomorrow, read lots :)
Hi everyone in 6-5 and 6-6!
To get us into the season of giving, starting December 2nd, our classes will be collecting some new unwrapped toys for Toy Mountain, all the toys will go towards the families that access the Calgary Women's Emergency Shelter. We discussed what some ideas could be: Lego, Barbies, craft kits, Frozen 2 toys, mini hockey sticks, squishies, putty, board games, book sets.
**Remember it should be something you would like to receive yourself!
Please bring these in by December 19th if you would like to contribute this holiday season!