Thank you for all your hard work throughout this year. I can only imagine what kind of stresses and obstacles you had to face. However, this is a year you will not soon forget, and neither will I. You have made my first year of teaching so thrilling and positive. I always looked forward to seeing all of you in my class or online. It will be hard to change my routine over summer.
I sincerely wish that all of you are able to come on Monday to a special Google Meet and say goodbye to your peers. It will start at 10 am. Use the code: hum72-4
If I do not see you, I hope you have a wonderful summer and I cannot wait to see you all next year, in whatever capacity that may be.
Hi, Grade 7 students!
Ms. Chan and Ms. Palleschi-Tonn are hopeful that we will be playing our instruments in the fall with you all!
This year you began playing your new band instruments, but now you have different types of bands to choose from! In the google form there are descriptions of the different types of bands that are available to you: Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band and General Music. Piano and Drum-kit become options this year in Jazz Band–prior experience is preferable!
Remember, you are giving us your first and second choice of classes that you would like to play next year. This will help us to make sure that we have balanced bands for you to play in for the 2020/2021 school year! Even though you get to have choice within your band section, remember that the final decision will come from Ms. Palleschi-Tonn and Ms. Chan. (Instrument choices will be considered but it will be unlikely for a switch unless you have private lesson experience with piano and drum-kit)
We look forward to making music with you again soon.
Ms. Chan and Ms. Palleschi-Tonn
Hello everyone, and happy Friday!
A message from our Yearbook committee:
It’s not too late to get your 2019-2020 yearbook!
Order online today at ybpay.lifetouch.ca and enter Yearbook code 11654520
Deadline for all orders is June 30!
Thanks to everyone who signed up for a one-on-one session for your short story. I think they were productive and hope I could help you elevate your work! Your final copy of your short story is due Tuesday 26 May!
The War of 1812 is an important event in Canadian history. It helped solidify British North America's allegiance to Britain, contrasted itself with the independent United States and helped set the stage for the formation of a "Canadian" identity. However, some in British North America profited more than others from this "shared identity". Why?
Your assignment is due on Wednesday, 27 May.
Please note that there will be no Google Meet on Monday 25 May.
I cannot stress how much I miss seeing you all in our class and hope to see you again when it is deemed safe.
Have a fantastic weekend everyone.
Hello everyone, and happy Friday!
Please note that there will be no Google Meet today (May 15) nor Monday (May 18). Enjoy the long weekend!
Make sure to check out all the resources posted for your new assignment. There are some greatly informative videos posted for you!
Your drafts of your story are due Monday night. Make sure you have used your plan, incorporated dialogue and added specific and necessary details. I can't wait to read them!
Hope to see you all again soon. Happy long weekend.
Good morning everyone!
Hope you all had a relaxing weekend!
We have been busy planning our short stories! Love to see the ideas many of you have suggested so far! Remember, your plan is due tonight (11:59pm)!
Now that you've planned your short story, it's time to write it! Check out your next assignment which I have posted!
The Loyalist migration added new challenges to British North America. How did Mi'kmaq and Canadiens view this migration? What actions did Britain take to keep the peace?
Need some activity in your routine? Missing the fitness of P.E. class? Check out this link for some great at-home workout ideas! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyCLoPd4VxBvQafyve889qVcPxYEjdSTl
Yearbooks are still available! Check out the attached flyer for more info. SWLFlyer-May19.pdf
Students from grades 7-12 can now register in the inaugural YSC Online STEM Fair at https://makeprojects.com/ysc. The registration period ends at 11:59 pm PDT on May 18. The fair goes public on May 19. Here is a quick promotional video: https://youtu.be/JMNmBtXoDjA
If you have any questions, please contact me through Google Meet or via e-mail.
A message from our Yearbook Committee:
Want a yearbook, but didn’t order yet? It’s not too late!
Sir Wilfrid Laurier is now accepting online ordering for its 2019-2020 yearbook. All order must be made by the final deadline of June 30, 2020.
We are also asking you send pictures of “at-home learning” to LightningYearbook2020@gmail.com
Let’s make this a yearbook to remember!
More information in the attached flyer:
Great analyses of short stories everyone! I hope you have been picking up writing techniques, ideas, and anything else that may prove useful! *hint* *hint*
I loved reading your draft letters! Many of you have shown great research abilities trying to find arguments for and against the Revolutionary War. Make sure you spend a good amount of time revising and editing before submitting your final versions! It isn't a race!
I hope all of you are doing well and enjoying the nice weather.
As always, if you have any questions, please contact me.
Happy Friday to all parents and students! I hope the change in weather is treating everyone well.
Here is a recap of this week's assignments:
Your draft letter to Thomas Gage should be ready for Monday.
I loved reading your journals so far! Thank you for sharing them with me. Keep them coming!
Have you ever read short stories? What genre is your favourite? Try finding some you like for free online!
Everyone is welcome on Google Meet. We would live to see you join us!
Have a good week-end.
Another week done! Hope you are all adjusting to these changes well and you and your families are staying safe and healthy.
Thank you to those who have made time to drop in to Google Meets to ask questions, debate different topics and participate in extracurricular learning. We all appreciate your efforts to create a virtual learning environment. For those of you that have not shown up because of other commitments, you can always e-mail me questions @firstname.lastname@example.org
I have read your political cartoon analyses. Well done! Some of you stepped up to the plate, dissected the cartoon, analyzed its meaning and explained every detail. Great work!
Next week we hope to start exploring short stories! :-)
«No taxation without representation!» yelled an American colonist. This week's introduction to the Intolerable Acts will bring us to a historic event. Will the colonists rebel or will the Empire succeed in imposing its will on the people?
If you have any questions, please contact me.
Good morning parents and students,
Let me start off by saying thank you so much for your understanding at this time as we rolled out our online classrooms. It is a big change for all of us, but, together, we will make this work.
It was great being able to converse with each homeroom student for a few minutes and catch up. I hope you are all adjusting well.
As per the timetable, ELA content will be uploaded at 8:30 on Mondays, whereas Social Studies content is to be uploaded at 8:30 on Wednesdays. Please have your child check on these days for any new content.
Please note that my work hours are 8:30-3:10 and that I am available by e-mail during those times.
Moreover, my Google Meet times are as follows:
M, W, F: 10-12pm
T, TH: 1-3pm
Although Google Meet is not mandatory, it is a great way for students to communicate with me any questions they might have related to classroom content.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at email@example.com
Sir Wilfrid Laurier
Please make sure you are checking Google Classroom and Teacher Blogs every day. It is crucial that you stay up-to-date with teacher communication in order to do well with online learning.
Any questions, please e-mail me.
Welcome back everyone! I hope you all had some time to relax during Spring Break.
Thank you for your patience as we have worked through some necessary planning in preparation for resuming structured learning opportunities for your child. I understand there has been plenty of uncertainty about what learning is going to look like moving forward. I can assure you that we are going to work on key learning outcomes at-home within the parameters established by the province and CBE.
Starting Monday April 6, 2020, you will receive from me a weekly learning plan. Each week’s plan will highlight what we are working on, will include various resources and will explain the activities or tasks I would like your child to work on.
I will primarily be communicating with you and your child via D2L, but intend to use Google classroom and if necessary, will replicate lessons into a paper format.
Students and/or parents can reach out to me for help or for clarification via e-mail or Google Meet, Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 10am – 12pm, and Tuesday and Thursday from 1pm - 3pm. I can be reached on either platform at firstname.lastname@example.org. If the questions come in during the weekday, I expect to be able to answer most questions that same day.
I recognize this is new for most of us and we will get through this together. I am here for your child and look forward to being in regular contact with your child and yourself.
Hello! I hope you are having a great Spring Break.
Everyone's patience is appreciated at this unprecedented time. More information to come.
Here are a few things I've been doing in my spare time:
What have you been doing?
Have a good rest of Spring Break.
Monthly News is due on Monday.
We will watch a report by the CBC on the economic, social and political effects of recent healthcare developments.
Yay! The exam is done. Well done to everyone who wrote it.
Please make sure your Body Image assignments are shared with me on Google Drive.
Remember that we are continuing JUMPStarts next week, as well as any presentations we didn't see before the weekend.
Our next unit is Nutrition!
Hello, all my students,
As promised, here are the two long answer questions for tomorrow's examination:
a) Discuss the impacts of French and/or British colonialism on the First Nations.
b) Discuss the effects of the Royal Proclamation 1763 and Québec Act 1774 on the Canadiens population.
Bonjour tout le monde!
Wordly Wise 9 is due on Monday. We will correct in class
You will need chapter 5 from the textbook for your homework for Monday, SS7_Our_Canada_Ch_5_Textbook.pdf. Read the story on pages 149-151. On page 152, answer (in a paragraph) the question "which point is the most important in influencing the British to deport the Acadiens."
JUMPStart presentations are underway! Make sure you are ready to present on your day!
There will be a question on the documentary Tough Guise on Monday.
Enjoy the weekend everyone.
Bon weekend mes petit·es historien·nes.
If you didn't hand in your map on Friday, make sure it is in on Monday.
Map - Another Map 2
Textbook (Page 146) - SS7_Our_Canada_Ch_5_Textbook.pdf
1) Colour the map and label Louisbourg and Halifax
2) Add the timeline to the left side of the map
3) Using the timeline, add two examples of cause and effect related to French and British competition in Acadia.
Eric Hayes's life has just been flipped upside down. Soon after moving, he is introduced to the school's most popular kid, Griffin Connelly, a charming, handsome young man. One thing is not certain, did Mary truly say Eric was cute? Or, was Griffin playing a ruse? Make sure your chapter 3 question is handed in.
We will read chapters 5-10 next week, make sure to bring your novel study questions to class.
Moreover, make sure to bring a novel to class every day.
Monthly News is due on Monday as well.
Body Image in media is everywhere, good and bad.
We will continue working on our projects next week as well as looking at parts of the documentary Miss Representation which deals with the portrayal of women, especially powerful women, in media and social circles.
Have a great weekend everyone! Enjoy the sun!
See you on Monday.