tag:mrboyer.ca,2013:/posts La classe de M. Boyer 2020-05-27T20:24:30Z tag:mrboyer.ca,2013:Post/1550664 2020-05-27T20:24:30Z 2020-05-27T20:24:30Z Making History: NASA and SpaceX Launch Astronauts to Space!

Here is the video feed that I mentionned today. Students, please check with your parents before watching this manned test launch.

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tag:mrboyer.ca,2013:Post/1549579 2020-05-25T15:23:54Z 2020-05-25T15:23:54Z Monday Morning Memo - May 25th

Monday Morning Memo – La classe de M. Boyer

 

It’s the last week of May already!  The weather has been great, so hopefully everyone is getting outside. 

 

Mr. Chase, the Holy Trinity Director of Education, has asked that all students participate in a Thought Exchange.  There is an introductory video that explains how to do it.  https://my.thoughtexchange.com/757323277

 

My online meeting hours will be:

 

Wednesday

Grade 6 French – 11am-12pm.  Grade 7 French: 1pm-2pm.

Room code: contact M. Boyer

 

Thursday: Grade 6 Math – 11am-12pm.  Grade 7 Math 1pm-2pm.

Room code: contact M. Boyer

 

Friday: Grade 6 Social Studies 11am-12pm    Grade 7 Social Studies 1pm-2pm

Room code: contact M. Boyer

 

IMPORTANT:  If your child is using a tablet or phone to do their work, I ask that you install a free app called “Explain Everything Whiteboard”.  We’ve been using Explain Everything to provide an extra layer of collaboration and interactivity during our meet times and it works really well.  If you are using a computer or laptop to connect you do not require the app.

 

Here are this week’s activities. 

 

 

Subject

Grade 6

Grade 7

Français

We’ll be continuing last week’s French work.   We’ll work through it during our French meet.

Same as grade 6.

ELA

Be sure to read 20 minutes per day. 

 

Please go to Google Classroom and complete the assignment "Conversations with Dead People"

 

 

 

Same as grade 6.

Math

Students will work on graphs.

See attached worksheets or do pages 122-125 in Jump Math book 1.  We will work through this during our math meet.

Practice your math for 20 minutes per day on Prodigy.  Topics have been assigned for you.

 

 

Students will work on area of triangles.

See attached worksheets or do pages 169-171 in Jump Math book 1.  We will work through this during our math meet.

Practice your math for 20 minutes per day on Prodigy.  Topics have been assigned for you.

 

Phys. Ed

Continue to work on M. Nadon’s FreshGrade Activities

 

Same as grade 6.

Sciences Humaines

Use this link to find the residential schools that were located in Saskatchewan.  Add them to your map.

 

https://www.cbc.ca/news2/interactives/beyond-94-residential-school-map/

 

Same as grade 6

Sciences Naturelles

Les hélicoptères, fusées et montgolfières and Les avions. See Google Classroom.

La chaleur et la température.  See Google Classroom.

 

Extra work:

 

If your child is finished their work, here is a link to some optional supplemental learning activities.  The activities will change weekly, but the link will remain the same.

https://www.htcsd.ca/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=1096637&type=d&pREC_ID=1370643.

 

 

 

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tag:mrboyer.ca,2013:Post/1546786 2020-05-19T15:37:28Z 2020-05-19T15:37:28Z Tuesday Morning Memo

 

Tuesday Morning Memo – La classe de M. Boyer

 

I hope everyone had a great long weekend.  This week is Catholic Education Week.  I’ve included a list of activities for students to celebrate our catholic faith.   There is a bit less work in other subjects this week due to the Catholic Education week activities and it being a short week.

 

My online meeting hours will be:

 

Wednesday

Grade 6 French – 11am-12pm.  Grade 7 French: 1pm-2pm.

Room code: contact M. Boyer

 

Thursday: Grade 6 Math – 11am-12pm.  Grade 7 Math 1pm-2pm.

Room code: contact M. Boyer

 

Friday: Grade 6 Social Studies 11am-12pm    Grade 7 Social Studies 1pm-2pm

Room code: contact M. Boyer

 

IMPORTANT:  If your child is using a tablet or phone to do their work, I ask that you install a free app called “Explain Everything Whiteboard”.  We’ve been using Explain Everything to provide an extra layer of collaboration and interactivity during our meet times and it works really well.  If you are using a computer or laptop to connect you do not require the app.

 

Here are this week’s activities. 

 

 

Subject

Grade 6

Grade 7

Français

I’ve attached a reading and writing activity about story writing that also has some grammar.  We’ll go over this on Wednesday.

Same as grade 6.

ELA

Be sure to read 20 minutes per day. 

 

Imagine a party that we could throw when we are able to get back together again.  Create a poster to invite people to the party.  Use bright colours. 

 

Here is a list of tips for good poster design.  https://www.designhill.com/design-blog/tips-for-a-creative-poster-design/

 

Try using a digital tool such as Canva www.canva.com  You can sign up with your school google account.

 

 

Same as grade 6.

Math

I’ve attached a series of fraction worksheets.  Please complete one per day. I’ve included the answer keys so that students can check their work. 

 

 

 

Same as Grade 6

 

 

Phys. Ed

Continue to work on M. Nadon’s FreshGrade Activities

 

Same as grade 6.

Sciences Humaines

See Google Classroom for “File Hills Indian Residential School” Assignment.   

Same as grade 6

Religion

 

See attached activities for Catholic Education Week.

 

 

 

Same as grade 6

 

Extra work:

 

If your child is finished their work, here is a link to some optional supplemental learning activities.  The activities will change weekly, but the link will remain the same.

https://www.htcsd.ca/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=1096637&type=d&pREC_ID=1370643.

 

 

 

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tag:mrboyer.ca,2013:Post/1543009 2020-05-11T16:07:47Z 2020-05-11T16:07:47Z Monday Morning Memo - May 11th

Monday Memo – La classe de M. Boyer

 

Good morning!  I hope all of the moms had a great day yesterday.  Here is this week’s information.

 

I’m trying to keep my meeting hours consistent, but sometimes I am unable due to meetings or appointments.  Please note that Wednesday morning, the grade 6 students will meet at 10 am instead of the usual 11 am. 

 

My online meeting hours will be:

 

Wednesday

Grade 6 French – 10am-11pm.  Grade 7 French: 1pm-2pm.

Room code: boyer13francais

 

Thursday: Grade 6 Math – 11am-12pm.  Grade 7 Math 1pm-2pm.

Room code: boyer14math

 

Friday: Grade 6 Social Studies 11am-12pm    Grade 7 Social Studies 1pm-2pm

Room code: boyer15scihum

 

IMPORTANT:  If your child is using a tablet or phone to do their work, I ask that you install a free app called “Explain Everything Whiteboard”.  We’ve been using Explain Everything to provide an extra layer of collaboration and interactivity during our meet times and it works really well.  If you are using a computer or laptop to connect you do not require the app.

 

Here are this week’s activities. 

 

 

Subject

Grade 6

Grade 7

Français

Please have the draft of your story from 2 weeks ago completed.  This week, we will share all of our stories on google docs and leave each other feedback.  Then we will write a 2nd draft of the story.

Same as grade 6.

ELA

Please go to Google classroom, assignment: The Day I was In Charge Narrative

Due: Friday, May 15th, 2020

 

 

 

Same as grade 6.

Math

I’ve attached a series of division practice worksheets.  Please complete one per day. I’ve included the answer keys so that students can check their work. 

 

Complete Jump Math Fractions 6 Quiz that is attached to this email.   We will be correcting this during Thursday’s online meet. Post to FreshGrade when corrected.

 

 

I’ve attached a series of division practice worksheets.  Please complete one per day. I’ve included the answer keys so that students can check their work. 

 

Complete the Jump Math Fractions 7 quiz that is attached.  We will be correcting this during Thursday’s online meet.   Post to FreshGrade when corrected.

Phys. Ed

Continue to work on M. Nadon’s FreshGrade Activities

 

Same as grade 6.

Sciences Naturelles

Mme Lind has posted 4 new activities to Google Classroom.

Mme Lind has posted 1 new activity to Google Classroom.

 

Sciences Humaines

Complete pages 9-14 this Month’s Notre Monde.  The digital booklet can be found here, and it contains some extra interactive content.  http://resources.dynamic-classroom.ca/books/zmna

 

A printable copy is attached to this email. 

Same as grade 6

Religion

MOTHER’S DAY BLESSING!!!

Loving God, as a mother gives life and nourishment to her children,

so you watch over your Church.

Bless these women, that they be strengthened as Christian mothers.

Give them courage, enthusiasm and Christian zeal

to proclaim the good news and also bear witness to Jesus Christ.

Let the example of their faith and love shine forth.

Grant that we, their sons and daughters, may honor them always

with a spirit of profound respect.

Grant this through Jesus Christ our Lord.

May God bless you all !!!

 

 

 

 

 

Read the link below!  Then clink on the link to the crossword.

https://kids.kiddle.co/Mary_(mother_of_Jesus)

 

Link to the crossword:

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1KKq-doL5rDQCcJT2sUkqJqT8vNHJoRIixSR4dfQqXb0/edit?usp=sharing

 

 

 

Same as grade 6

 

Extra work:

 

If your child is finished their work, here is a link to some optional supplemental learning activities.  The activities will change weekly, but the link will remain the same.

https://www.htcsd.ca/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=1096637&type=d&pREC_ID=1370643.

 

 

 

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tag:mrboyer.ca,2013:Post/1539793 2020-05-04T15:47:09Z 2020-05-04T15:47:09Z Music Monday Schedule

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tag:mrboyer.ca,2013:Post/1539789 2020-05-04T15:40:46Z 2020-05-04T15:40:47Z Monday Morning Memo - May 4th

Monday Memo – La classe de M. Boyer

 

Good morning!  I hope everyone is doing well.  I can’t believe its May already! I’m continuing to expand our online meeting times as they are very successful, and it gives us a chance to go through the assignments together.  I find this very valuable and I’d rather spend the time teaching students directly than making video lessons.  If your child is unable to join a meet time and requires some extra assistance, let me know and we will find a solution.

 

My online meeting hours will be:

 

Tuesday: 

Grade 6 Math – 11am-12pm.  Grade 7 Math: 1pm-2pm.

Room code: Contact M. Boyer

 

Wednesday: Grade 6 French – 11am-12pm.  Grade 7 French 1pm-2pm.

Room code: Contact M. Boyer

 

Thursday: Grade 6 Social Studies 11am-12pm           Grade 7 Social Studies 2pm-3pm

Room code: Contact M. Boyer

 

Friday: Fun French Games: Grade 6: 11am-12pm  Grade 7: 1:00pm-2:00pm

Room code: Contact M. Boyer

 

IMPORTANT:  If your child is using a tablet or phone to do their work, I ask that you install a free app called “Explain Everything Whiteboard”.  We’ve been using Explain Everything to provide an extra layer of collaboration and interactivity during our meet times and it works really well.  If you are using a computer or laptop to connect you do not require the app.

 

Here are this week’s activities. 

 

 

Subject

Grade 6

Grade 7

Français

I’ve added 2 stories from this month’s Notre Monde to Google Classroom.  We will be reading through this together during our online time on Wednesday. Post to FreshGrade when done.

 

Students can start to make a storyboard of last week’s story on Storyboard That.  We’ll be editing the stories next week, so for now, just get a rough outline of your storyboard done.

I’ve added 3 stories from this month’s Notre Monde to Google Classroom.  We will be reading through this together during our online time on Wednesday.  Post to FreshGrade when done.

 

Students can start to make a storyboard of last week’s story on Storyboard That. We’ll be editing the stories next week, so for now, just get a rough outline of your storyboard done.

ELA

Due: Friday, May 8th

Where to find it: Google Classroom

Class: Writing 6/7

Code to join: Contact M. Boyer

Assignment: Story Ninja: Making Others Think What You Want Them to!

 

 

 

Same as grade 6.

Math

I’ve attached a series of 2 digit by 2-digit multiplication worksheets.  Please complete one per day. I’ve included the answer keys so that students can check their work. 

 

Complete Jump Math book 2 pages 211-215.  I’ve attached scans for those who don’t have their books.  We’ll be working through these pages together during our Tuesday meet.

 

 

I’ve attached a series of 2 digit by 2-digit multiplication worksheets.  Please complete one per day. I’ve included the answer keys so that students can check their work. 

 

Complete pages 17-19 from Jump Math 7 book 2.  I have provided scans for those who don’t have their books.  We’ll be working through these pages together during our Tuesday meet.

Phys. Ed

Continue to work on M. Nadon’s FreshGrade Activities

 

Same as grade 6.

Sciences Naturelles

Mme Lind has added the following activities to Google Classroom:
Les propriétés de l'air et les 4 forces du vol

Edpuzzle Forces of flight

Edpuzzle properties of air

 

Mme Lind has added the following activities to Google Classroom: 
La chaleur et la température: La chaleur peut transformer la matière

Edpuzzle | Thermal Expansion

Edpuzzle | The-Sci-Guys-Science-at-Home-SE2-EP10-Charless-Law-of-Ideal-Gases - 10Convert.com

 

Sciences Humaines

I’ve posted a link to an assignment on the Lebret Indian Industrial Residential School.   This is part of our participation in the Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack Legacy Schools program.  We will discuss this together on Friday.

Same as grade 6

Religion

May, Month of Mary –

I’ve created a new classroom called Religion 6/7 in Google Classroom and the assignment can be found there.  The classroom code is 2wpqg5v

 

 

Same as grade 6.

 

Extra work:

 

If your child is finished their work, here is a link to some optional supplemental learning activities.  The activities will change weekly, but the link will remain the same.

https://www.htcsd.ca/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=1096637&type=d&pREC_ID=1370643.

 

Music Monday:

There will be live Canadian music streaming all day on Monday, May 4th for Music Monday, including some songs in French.  I’ve attached a schedule in case your child would like to participate. 

 

The link to participate is: https://coalitioncanada.ca/musicmonday/en/home-2020-online/.

If the link doesn’t work, search for Music Monday on YouTube.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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tag:mrboyer.ca,2013:Post/1536300 2020-04-27T15:37:25Z 2020-04-27T15:37:25Z Monday Morning Memo - April 27th

Monday Memo – La classe de M. Boyer

 

Good morning!  I hope everyone is doing well.  This week’s Monday Memo will be a bit different.  I’ll be expanding my online class hours this week to have more contact with the students.   Feel free to pick and choose which sessions you would like your child to attend.

 

My online meeting hours will be:

 

Tuesday: 

Grade 6 Math – 11am-12pm.  Grade 7 Math: 1pm-2pm.

Room code: contact M. Boyer

 

Wednesday:

Grade 7 will finish correcting last week’s work together from 1pm-2pm

Room code: contact M. Boyer

 

Thursday: Grade 6 French – 11am-12pm.  Grade 7 French 1pm-2pm.

Room code: contact M. Boyer

 

Friday: Grade 6 Social Studies 11am-12pm            Grade 7 Social Studies 2pm-3pm

Room code: contact M. Boyer

 

Here are this week’s activities. 

 

 

Subject

Grade 6

Grade 7

Français

Make a list of 10 story ideas in Google Docs.  Pick your favourite idea and plan the elements listed in the attached rubric. Write a draft of your story that is between 400-600 words.   We will discuss our story ideas and get feedback from the class on Tuesday during our Google Meet. Drafts are due Friday. Next week, we will use Storyboard That to create the story.  Submit to FreshGrade. 

 

Continue to read every day.

Same as Grade 6, but your story should be between 500-700 words.  See the rubric for details.

ELA

Where to find it: Google Classroom

Class:Writing 6/7

Code to join: contact M. Boyer

 

Continue to read every day.

Same as grade 6.

Math

I’ve attached a series of division worksheets.  Please complete one per day. I’ve included the answer keys so that students can check their work. 

 

Complete Jump Math book 2 pages 204-210.  I’ve attached scans for those who don’t have their books.  We’ll be working  through these pages together during our Tuesday meet.

 

 

I’ve attached a series of division worksheets.  Please complete one per day. I’ve included the answer keys so that students can check their work. 

Complete pages 9-15 from Jump Math 7 book 2.  I have provided scans for those who don’t have their books.  We’ll be working through these pages together during our Tuesday meet.

Phys. Ed

Continue to work on M. Nadon’s FreshGrade Activities

 

Same as grade 6.

Sciences Naturelles

Mme Lind has added the following activities to Google Classroom: Test d’électricité

Mme Lind has added the following activities to Google Classroom:  Projet Final – Mélanges et Solutions, 3 Ed Puzzle assignments.

Sciences Humaines

I’ve posted a link to an assignment on the Regina Indian Industrial Residential School on Google Classroom.   This is part of our participation in the Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack Legacy Schools program.  We will discuss this together on Friday.

Same as grade 6

 

Extra work:

 

If your child is finished their work, here is a link to some optional supplemental learning activities.  The activities will change weekly, but the link will remain the same.

https://www.htcsd.ca/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=1096637&type=d&pREC_ID=1370643

 

Send a message to a senior in a care home: see Distance Makes Us Stronger attachment.

 

 

 

 

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tag:mrboyer.ca,2013:Post/1533494 2020-04-20T15:58:07Z 2020-04-20T15:58:08Z Monday Morning Memo - Week of April 20th

Monday Memo – Week of April 20th

 

Dear parents,

            I hope that everyone is doing well.  The Boyers have been doing great.  We’ve been watching lots of movies and playing lots of games. Annique has been beating me at darts lately, so I need to practice up!  We’re hoping that this week brings some nice weather so that we can get outside for a bit.  Maia is itching to try her new stunt kite again. 

 

            Here are this week’s learning activities.  Please note that next week, one of our activities will involve some reading about the Regina Indian Industrial School, a residential school that was open in the late 1800s.  There are some parts of this lesson that deal with difficult topics, but I want to include this learning to go with the activities that we’ve been doing as part of our participation in the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Legacy Schools program.  We’ll be adding to the map of Saskatchewan that the students will create this week, so make sure you hang on to it.

 

We will be using Google Meet to meet up online. I will be available the rest of the week via email from 8:25am-3:00pm.  If you need face to face help, we could set up a time to meet online apart from the hours listed above.

 

My online meeting hours will be:

 

Wednesday: 10am-11am – We will discuss and correct “le genre du nom” together.

Thursday: 1 pm-2pm – We will discuss grade 6 Math.

Friday: 2pm -3pm – We will discuss grade 7 Math.

 

 

 

 

Subject

Grade 6

Grade 7

Français

I’ve attached a worksheet – l’identification du genre.  I’ve attached a video to help students correct.  Please post this to FreshGrade for feedback.

 

Please read in French for 20 minutes a day.  Please see my previous email for a link to your child’s “Je lis” account or read any French book that you may have at home.

Same as grade 6.  Afterward, write a paragraph and circle all of the nouns.  Circle masculin nouns in blue and féminin in red. Please post this to FreshGrade for feedback.

Sciences Humaines

I’ve included a blank map of Saskatchewan.  Please find and add the following locations. Regina, Moose Jaw, Saskatoon, North Battleford, Prince Albert,

Lloydminster, Yorkton, Lake Diefenbaker, North Saskatchewan River, South Saskatchewan River, Saskatchewan River, Swift Current, Weyburn, Estevan, Meadow Lake

 

Post these to FreshGrade for Feedback.

 

Next week, we’ll start adding residential schools to the map and learning about them.

 

 

Same as grade 6.

Math

I’ve attached some basic multiplication facts worksheets.  Please complete one per day to keep your skills sharp. 

 

I’ve included NS6-57 to NS6-63, lessons relating to fractions for this week.  If your child needs help, we will be discussing them during my Google Meet times. 

 

 

 

 

I’ve attached some basic multiplication facts worksheets.  Please complete one per day to keep your skills sharp. 

 

I’ve included Jump Math NS7-55 to NS7-60, lessons relating to fractions and decimals for this week. If you child needs help, we will be discussing them during my Google Meet times. 

 

Religion

Learning Goals:

 

  • We are learning the meaning of human dignity.

  • We are learning how Catholic social justice principles call us to protect the human dignity of all people.

 

  1. Understanding Human Dignity

Reflect/Research/Answer the following questions:

  • What is human dignity?

  • How does God want me to treat other people?

  • Why am I called to love and serve others?

  • How does Jesus inspire me to live with love and respect the dignity of others?

  • What actions show love in my family, school, community, and world?

 

  1. Give examples:  We are called to treat one another with respect, love and support, and to defend and stand up for what is right and fair.  Can you think of an example where you have stood up for what was right and fair?  Can you think of a time when you witnessed someone else standing up for what was right and fair?

 

  1. Catholic Social Justice Principles

 

 

  • Human Dignity is the base for all other Catholic social justice principles. Are you familiar with any other Catholic social justice principles?

  • Do a quick search and write down the Catholic social justice principles.

 

 

Same as grade 6.

ELA

Please try and read every day for 20 minutes.

 

From Mme. Gagnon:

 

Due date:

Friday, April 24

 

Where to find and hand in Assignment:

Google Classroom

Class: Writing 6/7

Code to join: p37cjjq

 

Please join class on Google Classroom and complete assignment: 

Books, Songs, Movies are STORIES

 

 

Same as grade 6.

Sciences Naturelles

Mme Lind has posted some activities in Sciences Naturelles 6 in Google Classroom.  These are due April 27.

Mme Lind has posted some activities in Sciences Naturelles 7 in Google Classroom.  These are due April 27.

Ed. Physique

Check on FreshGrade for M. Nadon’s activities.

Check on FreshGrade for M. Nadon’s activities.

 

 

 

 

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tag:mrboyer.ca,2013:Post/1529229 2020-04-09T20:45:39Z 2020-04-09T20:45:39Z Thursday, April 9th

Dear parents,

Our first Google Meet was a success.  We were online for about 35 minutes.  We went over our day and played “Qui suis-je?”.  It was so good to see all of “my kids” again today.  Thanks for your help in getting everyone online. 

 

Today I also went into FreshGrade and looked at your child’s work.  I tried to leave comments for everyone who turned something in.  I especially enjoyed the videos the students posted about how they are spending their days.

 

I’d like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a happy Easter.  Thanks for your support over these past few weeks.  I was playing around with some new software today, and I made a little Easter message for everyone.  It isn’t perfect but I thought I should post it anyway.  I’ll be able to use the software to create lessons for the students over the break, so it was a nice way to try it out.

 

Take care! Be safe!

M. Boyer

 

 

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tag:mrboyer.ca,2013:Post/1528920 2020-04-09T02:25:08Z 2020-04-09T02:25:08Z Our First Google Meet!

Hi everyone,

 

We’re going to meet online on Google Meet at 2pm tomorrow.  As this is the first time, we’re going to take it slow and concentrate on speaking French and asking any questions that the students may have.  I’m sure there will be technical difficulties, so if that happens, please don’t worry.  We’ll get it working as quickly as we can.

 

Students are to log in to their HTCSD Google account and find Meet in the menu that looks like 9 little squares.

 

The meeting code will be (removed – contact M Boyer).  You will have received an email from Holy Trinity regarding the protocol for using Google Meet.  Please review this with your child prior to joining. 

 

Have a great evening!  Let me know if you have any questions.  I’m looking forward to seeing the class again tomorrow!

M. Boyer

 

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tag:mrboyer.ca,2013:Post/1528397 2020-04-07T20:57:46Z 2020-04-08T19:33:04Z FreshGrade Updated
Dear parents,
Yesterday, the FreshGrade website was very slow and I was unable to create assignments for the work that I sent.  I was able to update it today.  Please have your child submit their work on FreshGrade.

M. Boyer
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tag:mrboyer.ca,2013:Post/1528284 2020-04-07T15:04:10Z 2020-04-07T15:04:10Z No Google Meet today...
Dear parents,
We're still sorting out the technical and legal kinks in the online meetups.  I unfortunately have to cancel my online meeting time for today.  I'll hopefully have more information tomorrow.  If you child needs help, send me a quick email and we can work something out.

M. Boyer
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tag:mrboyer.ca,2013:Post/1527929 2020-04-06T16:08:04Z 2020-04-06T16:08:04Z Monday Memo

Monday Memo – La classe de M. Boyer

 

Hello everyone! Welcome to our first Monday Memo that will outline some learning activities for the week.  As per school division directives, grade 6 is to have about 5 hours of work, while grade 7 is to have about 10 hours of work.  Let me know how things go this week, as I’m doing my best to stick to these guidelines.  Not every student works at the same pace, so I’ll be checking in with a few families at the end of the week to get feedback on the amount of work that I’ve sent.

 

 

We will be using Google Meet to meet up online.  More information about joining the class online will be sent home early this week.  I will be available the rest of the week via email from 8:25am-3:00pm.  If you need face to face help, we could set up a time to meet online apart from the hours listed below.

 

My online meeting hours will be:

 

Tuesday: 1pm-2pm

Wednesday: 1 pm-2pm

Thursday: 2pm -3pm

 

Here are this week’s activities.  I’m hoping that I don’t overload families with this so I’m trying to ease us into a new way to learn.  Feel free to complete them in whatever order you see fit.

 

Our teachers were blessed to start the year with the very talented singer/songwriter, Steve Angrisano. His songs touched our hearts then but now our theme song Love Is What We Need means more than ever!  Click on the link and sing along!

 

Love is What we Need:

 

 

Subject

Grade 6

Grade 7

Français

Write a paragraph in French about what you have been up to during this pause.  Create a video that explains what your day is like at home. Post this to FreshGrade.  

At least 15 minutes of reading per day in French if possible.  I have created accounts on a website called “Je Lis” for the class.  I’ll be sending the information out later today.

Grade 6 activity.

Also, write a paragraph about what you miss about school and what you are thankful for. Post this to FreshGrade.

ELA

Hearts for Health Care activity.  See attached document.   Post your prayer to Fresh Grade. This is a combined ELA and Religion assignment.

 

Try to get a good 30 minutes of reading in per day.

Same as grade 6.

Math

Les rapports – (ratios) - Outcome 6N.6

 

Watch the following video from Kahn Academy teaching ratios.

 

 

Learn more about ratios here.  Try Let’s Practice at the bottom.

 

 https://www.khanacademy.org/math/pre-algebra/pre-algebra-ratios-rates/pre-algebra-ratios-intro/a/intro-to-ratios

 

 

Create ratios using items you have around the house, and explain what they are.  Post 5 examples to FreshGrade.

 

I’ve assigned ratios on Prodigy this week.

 

 

 

Additioner et soustraire les nombres positifs et négatifs – (Adding and subtracting Integers) – Outcome 7N.6

 

A video reviewing adding and subtracting integers.

 

 

Why is subtracting a negative number such as:

 

7 – (-3)

 

The same as 7 + 3?  Watch a video about Steve.  Steve has no money and owes a friend 3 dollars.  Steve’s uncle would like to help him.

 

 

Practice here:

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/arithmetic/arith-review-negative-numbers/arith-review-sub-neg-intro/e/understand-subtraction-as-adding-the-opposite

 

and here:

 

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/arithmetic/arith-review-negative-numbers/arith-review-sub-neg-intro/e/adding_and_subtracting_negative_numbers

 

 

I’ve attached 2 worksheets with answer keys for parents to check work.  Please post to FreshGrade when complete.

 

I’ve assigned integers on Prodigy for this week.

 

 

 

Religion

Watch and reflect on the following video:

 

What are some things that we are grateful for this Easter season?  Write a paragraph that explains some things that we are grateful for, even if things aren’t perfect right now.  This is a combined ELA and Religion assignment.

 

Research Catholic symbols of Easter:

 

https://bustedhalo.com/ministry-resources/signs-symbols-easter

 

Draw a picture incorporating Easter symbols.  Post this to FreshGrade.

Same as grade 6.

Phys. Ed. – A message from M. Nadon

Hi students and families,

 

    Hope all is well in your household and everyone is safe and healthy. I really miss those smiley faces full of energy. I have included some activities in FreshGrade that focus on relaxation and wellness for this week. Hopefully you can access and do as much as you are able that would be great. Please don't stress if you don't get through all of these, they are suggestions.

Happy Holy Week.

 

M. Nadon

 

Same as grade 6.

 

 

If your child is finished their work, I have attached a file called Choice Activities for Older Student, where students are free to work on whatever they wish.  I've included this document as a word file to make it easier to print.

 

Have a great week!

M. Boyer

 

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tag:mrboyer.ca,2013:Post/1527291 2020-04-04T20:26:18Z 2020-04-04T20:26:18Z Palm Sunday Information
Just a few notes about Palm Sunday, which is tomorrow:

  • Church of Our Lady is offering Blessed Palms to pick up on Sunday, April 5thand Monday, April 6th from the parking lot entrance to the Church between 2-4pm.  They will be left outside.  They are asking that people please respect social distancing recommendations and that you take the first palm that you touch.
  • St. Joseph Parish is also offering Blessed Palms on Sunday, April 5th from 10am-5pm in front of the Church.  Again, please respect social distancing.
  • You can watch a stream of Palm Sunday mass from Resurrection Parish in Regina here:  https://www.resurrectionparish.ca/
  • If you're unsure about how to participate in a mass from home, you can find some info here: 

Have a safe weekend!
M. Boyer

 

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tag:mrboyer.ca,2013:Post/1525564 2020-03-30T20:28:18Z 2020-03-30T20:41:51Z We're back!

Hi everyone,

 

It's good to be in touch today.  I hope everyone has managed to stay healthy during this strange time.  The Boyers have spent the last week playing board games and video games, reading, going for walks, kite flying, and movie watching.  I managed to clean out my music / office room so I'm set up and ready to go for the next stage of our school life together.  I'm excited to do my part to keep everyone learning and having fun at a distance for as long as this takes.  I'm looking forward to reconnecting with the class digitally in the next days and weeks.

 

For the next week or so, keep your child reading and working on prodigy.  I'll be making sure PowerSchool and FreshGrade are updated with the latest work that was handed in before the "pause".  Take a look at them with your child and have a discussion what they've learned this year and what they need to do to continue to be successful during this hiccup and beyond.  Next week I'll be sending out some supplementary learning activities for students to work on, as per school division guidelines.  In the meantime, if you have any questions, please feel free to email me during regular school hours.  


M. Nadon asked me to pass the following on to you as well:


Hi all,
I am going to be putting activities up on FreshGrade for kids to do to keep themselves active. If you or you son/daughter could please check FreshGrade for M.Nadon's PE activities and complete what works for your family that would be great. I would love to see pictures of these activities so I can comment and stay in contact with your family.
Thank you very much and stay safe.
M.Nadon

 

I'd like to close this email with a quote from a lenten reflection that I found this morning on the Catholic Telegraph website.  

 

"This Lent is much closer to Jesus’ time in the desert than any Lent of my past. During this time of isolation, I will do my best to look towards my Saviour, who is loving, and never wants me to forget who I am. I will rest in the fact that I may meet Him outside of the tomb, when the time comes."

 

Have a great day.  I'll be in touch soon!

M. Boyer

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tag:mrboyer.ca,2013:Post/1520675 2020-03-16T20:56:23Z 2020-03-16T20:56:24Z Goodbye for now! ]]> tag:mrboyer.ca,2013:Post/1519558 2020-03-13T19:34:25Z 2020-03-13T19:34:28Z Grade 8 Social Studies - Study Notes

 

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tag:mrboyer.ca,2013:Post/1518651 2020-03-10T21:27:16Z 2020-03-10T21:27:16Z Grade 7 - Skiing tomorrow!

Here’s a message regarding skiing tomorrow for the grade 7 students.  Grade 6 will remain at school and work with Mme Lind.

 

Hello all, just a reminder that we are, in fact, going skiing tomorrow! We will meet here at the school at 7:20/7:30am. We will take off right away and then we will return at 5:00(ish). I have just a couple last minute reminders:

  1. Please have you child dress in layers and bring sunglasses to prevent snow blindness. 

  2. There is a canteen that serves pizza, chicken fingers, fries and plenty of other types of food, and the students will have plenty of time to order if they choose to do so. They can also bring snacks and a lunch of their own. 

  3. technology is allowed on the bus and while at the hill AT YOUR OWN RISK. Please have a discussion about what movies they are allowed to watch or music they are allowed to listen to. I have asked the students to not post anything to any social media until after school hours and with the permission of the people in the video. 

If you have any questions I will try to check my phone tonight to answer them!

 

Mme Gagnon

 

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tag:mrboyer.ca,2013:Post/1515777 2020-03-02T21:20:11Z 2020-03-02T21:20:12Z ELA Novel Studies

Hi everyone,

Please ensure that grade 6 students are done up to page 19 this week.  Grade 7 should be done up to (and including) chapter 5. 

 

Thanks

M. Boyer

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tag:mrboyer.ca,2013:Post/1508854 2020-02-12T15:59:41Z 2020-02-12T15:59:41Z Pizza Reward Friday

Dear parents,

As part of our classroom economy, the students have pooled their resources to purchase the reward of having a pizza lunch and movie afternoon.  We will be doing this on Friday.  Each student will need to contribute $7 to the lunch, but they are welcome to bring their lunch as usual that day if they don’t want pizza.  I know it’s short notice, but if your child could bring the money tomorrow that would allow me to pre-order the pizza at the school rate.

 

Thanks

M. Boyer

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tag:mrboyer.ca,2013:Post/1506035 2020-02-03T21:58:44Z 2020-02-06T01:29:38Z February 3rd

Dear parents,

  • Today we are starting new novel studies in both grades.  There is no homework in ELA at this time.

  • We have been working on 2 math worksheets regarding calculations with decimal numbers.  Most students should be done, but if not, they should be done for Wednesday.

  • Students have been researching Atlantic and Pacific rim countries.  These should be done for Wednesday as well.   Ample time has been given in class.

  • Thanks to everyone who bought Scholastic books.  We were able to benefit from a bonus and we have over $100 in credits for the classroom. 

  • All French song assignments -  “3 chansons” and “1 chanson” and critique video should be completed if not already done.

 

Merci!

M. Boyer

 

 

 

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tag:mrboyer.ca,2013:Post/1505642 2020-02-03T01:02:06Z 2020-02-03T01:02:07Z Grade 6 skiing cancelled
Hello everyone,
Tomorrow's grade 6 cross-country skiing excursion is cancelled due to lack of snow.  

Thanks
M. Boyer
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tag:mrboyer.ca,2013:Post/1502385 2020-01-24T19:34:28Z 2020-01-24T19:34:28Z Grade 8 Social Studies Study Notes

 

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tag:mrboyer.ca,2013:Post/1500279 2020-01-17T21:43:38Z 2020-01-17T21:43:38Z Sciences naturelles test Monday.

Mme Lind asked me to remind grade 7 that they have an ecosystems unit test on Monday. 

Have a great weekend!

M. Boyer

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tag:mrboyer.ca,2013:Post/1499845 2020-01-16T22:28:53Z 2020-01-16T22:29:35Z January 16th

Dear parents,

Here are a list of assignments that will be due Monday.  Adequate time has been given in class so that there shouldn’t be much left.  Let me know if your child needs to extend any of these assignments, but as it stands they should be almost done everything if they have used their time effectively.

 

Grade 6

French – 3 Song appreciation (Google Classroom)

Math – Multiplication booklet

ELA – ISS Menus

Sciences humaines – Canada research project

 

Grade 7

French – 3 Song appreciation

Math – P. 91 -93

ELA – Oak Island Mystery – 3 paragraphs

Grade 7 will have an assignment due Wednesday in Sciences humaines.

 

Mme Smith’s Career Ed. assignment is due tomorrow for both grades.

 

There is a school dance January 23rd at St. Agnes.

Mme Lind’s class will be having a bake sale on January 22nd

 

Have a great night.

M. Boyer

 

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tag:mrboyer.ca,2013:Post/1499795 2020-01-16T20:02:21Z 2020-01-16T20:02:21Z Ski trip CANCELLED

Here’s a message from Mme Gagnon:

 

Well, I tried to keep it going but unfortunately Mother Nature was not on my side.The Ski trip is cancelled for tomorrow, Friday, January 17th. It is projected to be even colder than thought yesterday. It is now calling for -23 with a windchill of -30. I know this is just a little difference from yesterday but it is just too cold for a school trip and I'm afraid it is just going to get colder! 

 

I have rebooked us to go on Wednesday, March 11th. Please pray the weather is warmer but not too warm as to melt all the snow. LOL

 

If your child was unable to sign up but the change of date has made it possible for them to go, I will send home another package with them; on the flip side, if your child is now unable to go, please let me know and we will issue a refund. 

 

Thank you all for your understanding.

 

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

 

Mme Cheryl Gagnon
Ecole St. Margaret

8ième année

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tag:mrboyer.ca,2013:Post/1499472 2020-01-15T17:28:59Z 2020-01-15T17:28:59Z FW: Skiing Friday

This is a note from Mme Gagnon regarding the grade 7 ski trip this Friday.  Grade 6 students will be staying back with Mme Lind.

 

From: Gagnon, Cheryl
Sent: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 10:42 AM
To: Phipps, Sarah <Sarah.Phipps@htcsd.ca>; King, Katherine <Katherine.King@htcsd.ca>; Boyer, Clayton <Clayton.Boyer@htcsd.ca>; Lind, Joanne <Joanne.Lind@htcsd.ca>
Subject: Skiing Friday

 

Hi everyone, I just wanted to give you an update about skiing on Friday. As of right now we WILL BE GOING.  Fort Qu'Appelle is calling for a -19 (wind-chill of -28) for Friday. This has been cleared by the board office as well. I spoke with Mission Ridge and they said that because they are in the valley wind isn't an issue usually so we shouldn't need to worry too much about the wind chill. They also informed me that they are booked solid until the 3rd week in March and they close March 29th, therefore, if we do not go Friday we may risk the chance of being able to go at all. 

 

Because it is going to be cold we ask that each child bring a couple pairs of gloves, extra socks, something to cover their faces (a balaclava or a scarf) and anything else that they feel will keep them warm (hand warmers ect...). This is, of course, on top of bringing ski pants and a good warm winter jacket with layers underneath. Students will be wearing a helmet all day and ski boots. Students NEED to dress warm! They will be able to ski a couple hills then go into the chalet to warm up if needed, then head back out for a couple more rounds of skiing. I know we can still make a pretty fun day out of it😊. 

 

Please be advised that there are some lockers to lock up valuables if you choose (they are a loonie or a toonie) but other than that there are just cubby holes to put belongings, and our school will have one section dedicated to St. Margaret's. PLEASE DO NOT KEEP ANY VALUABLES IN YOUR BAGS! Valuables should be kept on their person. 

 

Cell phones will be allowed so that they can take pictures and communicate with their friends should they be split up, HOWEVER, it is my expectation that they do not post anything on any social media during their time with the school group. This will be explained to the students.

 

If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to call!

 

Mme Cheryl Gagnon
Ecole St. Margaret

8ième année

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tag:mrboyer.ca,2013:Post/1497361 2020-01-09T21:44:29Z 2020-01-09T21:44:29Z January 9th

Today:

  • We listened to French music to start a music appreciation project.

  • We worked on 2 digit by 2 digit multiplication and adding and subtracting fractions.

  • Grade 6 students started designing menus for the International Space Station and grade 7 students researched the Mystery of Oak Island

 

 

Tomorrow:

  • I will be making pancakes for the class tomorrow morning to celebrate the New Year.

  • Students can bring a beverage (E.g. Starbucks, Tim Hortons) to class in the morning if they are able.

 

Have a great evening!

M. Boyer

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tag:mrboyer.ca,2013:Post/1497273 2020-01-09T17:03:40Z 2020-01-09T17:03:41Z Scholastic Orders

Dear parents,

I’ve sent home Scholastic order forms today.  If you wish to purchase books, the class will receive credits that we will spend to enhance our classroom library.   I’ve included links to the online flyers, which include instructions for ordering online. 

 

Merci!

M. Boyer

 

https://editions.mydigitalpublication.com/publication/?i=635637#{%22issue_id%22:635637,%22publication_id%22:%2260806%22,%22page%22:0}

 

https://editions.mydigitalpublication.com/publication/?i=635636#{%22issue_id%22:635636,%22publication_id%22:%2260804%22,%22page%22:0}

 

https://editions.mydigitalpublication.com/publication/?i=635639#{%22issue_id%22:635639,%22publication_id%22:%2260805%22,%22page%22:0}

 

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tag:mrboyer.ca,2013:Post/1496206 2020-01-06T19:30:38Z 2020-01-06T19:30:39Z We’re Back! We had a great first day of 2020.  Grade 6 students did a math check in, the results have been sent home.  Bring them back for Boyer Bucks! Grade 7 will do the same later this week. 

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