La classe de M. Boyer

6e et 7e année, École St. Margaret

November 22nd

This week:

  • We have been working on a storyboard version of our autobiographies.

  • We have finished up prime factorization and the rules of divisibility by 2, 4 and 8.  Check-ins have been sent home.

  • We have finished our research on Pacific Rim countries and charitable organizations.

  • Congratulations to Ireland, Rowan and Maria as well as Katelyn, Bella and Lynessa who are our Prodigy game top performers this week.  Each student will receive $100 Banque Boyer dollars.

  • New rules regarding cell phone use at school have been sent home by email.

  • Parents of students who are missing assignments have been notified by email.  

  • Congratulations to Maria, who won Kit Kat survivor, and then shared most of her prize with the class.

 

Reminders:

  • Parent teacher interviews and the book fair are next week.

  • There is no school next Friday.

  • Tuesday is Hot Lunch day for students who ordered lunch.

 

 

 

 

Classroom Rules for Cellphones

The middle years team (Mme King, Mme Lind, M. Boyer, Mme Gagnon) have had a meeting to discuss the use of cellphones within the middle years (grades 6-8). We feel that cellphone use has increased a great deal, and because of this, has caused interruptions to the learning that is taking place throughout the school day. We have decided that we will institute new cellphone rules that will help preserve the learning environment. These rules are as follows:

 

  1. Students will no longer be allowed to text anyone from their phone throughout the day. This includes parents and siblings. If you need to get ahold of your child please feel free to call the office at any time. If your child needs to contact you for any reason they, too, are free to use the school phones, with permission from the teacher, to call.

  2. Cellphones are no longer allowed to be on their person. They may be in their binder or in their backpack. This is to avoid the use of cellphones in the bathroom and other unsupervised areas. If a phone is seen on a table or in the hands of a student, without specific permission from the teacher, the cellphone will be confiscated until the end of the day.

  3. Cellphones will not be allowed out at recess or lunch, and again, are not allowed on their person. They must be stored in their binder or their backpack, as stated in #2.

  4. Cellphones may be used for listening to music during work periods BUT with the following requirements:

    1. students must use pre-made playlists that do not use wifi while being played and they are not allowed to flip around on their phones to switch search for songs. They must just listen to the playlist as is.

    2. phones must remain in their binders at all times. If we see a phone out we will confiscate it until the end of the day. Of course, the headphone cord coming out from the phone that is stored in the binder is acceptable.They are allowed the initial set up  of the music, turning it on and adjusting the volume, and then it is not to be seen.

  5. Cellphones will be allowed as a tool to be used for educational purposes only. This includes things like videoing (if needed for a project), FreshGrade, and possibly research. If students are on their phones when they haven't been given permission by the classroom teacher, or if the phone is out of the binder without permission then the phone will be confiscated until the end of the day.

 

We want to reiterate that these decisions are being made so that the school day can focus on the students' leaning. Thank you for your support of these new rules. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask. 

 

October 18th

Dear parents,

 

Today:

  • We worked on autobiographies.

  • Living Our Faith – Personal and Social Growth rating scales were added to Fresh Grade

  • We worked on our explorations of social organizations and Pacific Rim countries in Sciences Humaines

  • We learned prime factorization in math.

  • We started to learn about mysteries and space technology.

 

Notes:

  • PowerSchool login information has been sent home.

  • Congratulations to Maria who won KitKat Survivor today.

 

Math results sent home...

Hello,

We did a math check-in today. 

  • Grade 6 was on prime and composite numbers.

  • Grade 7 was on divisibility by 2, 5 and 10.

 

I’ve reviewed the results with the students who needed it and I’ve sent a copy home.  Please review it with your child.  They do not need to be returned to me.

 

M. Boyer

 

 

Dress Warmly Tomorrow

Just a reminder that we will be travelling to the Rosedale Cemetery for the No Stone Left Alone ceremony.  Students should dress warmly as we will be outside for a long time and the temperature will feel like -13 C with the wind.