tag:mrboyer.ca,2013:/posts La classe de M. Boyer 2019-12-02T22:52:48Z tag:mrboyer.ca,2013:Post/1484808 2019-12-02T21:08:39Z 2019-12-02T21:08:39Z Monday, December 2nd

Dear parents,



  • We started a residential schools class research project.

  • We started math assessments for divisibility (gr. 7) and factors (gr. 6)

  • We started discussing mysteries (gr. 7) and the International Space Station (gr. 6)


Assignments due:

  • Autobiographies (gr. 6 and 7) – Parents will be notified this afternoon about who has outstanding work.

  • Mme Lind’s animal project – Wednesday (gr. 6)


This week:

  • Students will be participating in the sacrament of Reconciliation on Wednesday.

  • The Vanier band will be performing for the school on Friday.



M. Boyer




tag:mrboyer.ca,2013:Post/1484745 2019-12-02T19:34:52Z 2019-12-02T22:52:48Z List of Saskatchewan Pencil Sharpening Provincial Champions 1980-1986, 8-10 years age group

1980 – Julie Smith, Weyburn

1981 – Robbie Williams, Swift Current

1982 – Johnathan Dough – Prince Albert

1983 – Steve Miller -  Smeaton

1984 – Francis Kowalski – Zenon Park

1985 – Clayton Boyer – North Battleford

1986 – Joe Fitzgerald - Delmas

tag:mrboyer.ca,2013:Post/1483288 2019-11-28T16:48:43Z 2019-11-28T16:48:43Z Thursdays On Thursdays, the band students are gone much of the day. It gives the rest of the class time to work quietly or get more one on one time with me.  ]]> tag:mrboyer.ca,2013:Post/1480958 2019-11-22T20:50:17Z 2019-11-22T20:50:18Z Bonne fin de semaine! ]]> tag:mrboyer.ca,2013:Post/1480957 2019-11-22T20:45:03Z 2019-11-22T20:45:03Z 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.



  • 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.





tag:mrboyer.ca,2013:Post/1480877 2019-11-22T17:01:34Z 2019-11-22T17:01:34Z 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. 


tag:mrboyer.ca,2013:Post/1479371 2019-11-18T22:01:12Z 2019-11-18T22:01:12Z October 18th

Dear parents,



  • 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.



  • PowerSchool login information has been sent home.

  • Congratulations to Maria who won KitKat Survivor today.


tag:mrboyer.ca,2013:Post/1475298 2019-11-08T20:57:45Z 2019-11-08T20:57:45Z Aww shucks! What a great class! ]]> tag:mrboyer.ca,2013:Post/1474609 2019-11-06T19:55:25Z 2019-11-14T20:34:20Z Making the best of a cold recess... ]]> tag:mrboyer.ca,2013:Post/1474522 2019-11-06T15:50:38Z 2019-11-06T21:53:00Z Math results sent home...


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



tag:mrboyer.ca,2013:Post/1473860 2019-11-04T20:20:24Z 2019-11-04T20:20:24Z There is never a dull moment in this class. :) ]]> tag:mrboyer.ca,2013:Post/1473804 2019-11-04T17:35:09Z 2019-11-07T13:48:07Z No Stone Left Alone

tag:mrboyer.ca,2013:Post/1473579 2019-11-04T01:44:34Z 2019-11-04T01:44:34Z 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.


tag:mrboyer.ca,2013:Post/1473120 2019-11-02T19:01:13Z 2019-11-02T19:01:13Z Program-O-Rama Battle Bots ]]> tag:mrboyer.ca,2013:Post/1473103 2019-11-02T17:47:23Z 2019-11-02T17:47:23Z Holy Trinity FIRST Lego League Program-O-Rama ]]> tag:mrboyer.ca,2013:Post/1472210 2019-10-31T15:43:37Z 2019-10-31T15:43:37Z C’est l’Halloween! (Hé!) ]]> tag:mrboyer.ca,2013:Post/1472002 2019-10-30T21:41:15Z 2019-10-30T21:41:15Z October 30th

Dear parents,

  • We’ve been finishing up power points of our biographies to present to the class.

  • Grade 6 has been working on factors and prime numbers in math.

  • Grade 7 has been working on divisibility.

  • We are working on a Notre Monde booklet in Sciences humaines.



  • Tomorrow is Mission Fair in the afternoon. 

  • There is no school on Friday for students.

  • On Monday, students will be travelling to the Rosedale cemetery for the No Stone Left Alone ceremony honoring Canada’s veterans.  Please have your child dress for the weather as we will be outside for 90 minutes. 


Have a great evening!

M. Boyer

tag:mrboyer.ca,2013:Post/1472000 2019-10-30T21:31:28Z 2019-10-30T21:31:29Z A Message from Mme Phipps

Hello Parents,


On Monday, students were given a note about a new club called Holy Lit. This Book Club is replacing Battle of the Books for Grades 6-8. This is a really exciting new group where we will read intriguing books and enter into some really cool discussions and activities. Our KickOff activity is this weekend. I would really love to have as many St. Margaret Lions there are possible. Please talk to your child about this and RSVP to the activity. You can do this either with the letter or go to our website and it is attached there as well. Please let me know if you have any questions.


Sarah Phipps


École St. Margaret

Moose Jaw, SK S6H 0J9




tag:mrboyer.ca,2013:Post/1471054 2019-10-28T15:55:46Z 2019-10-28T15:55:47Z French Games with Mme Maudeline ]]> tag:mrboyer.ca,2013:Post/1467870 2019-10-19T20:41:24Z 2019-10-19T20:41:24Z A message from Mme Lind

Dear parents,


I have asked the grade 6 students to bring in a variety of different leaves for science class on Monday. We will try to identify which trees they come from. Can you please remind them to do so?


Thank you,


Mme Lind

tag:mrboyer.ca,2013:Post/1467505 2019-10-18T21:26:33Z 2019-10-18T21:26:33Z October 18th 2019

This week:

  • We’ve been working on writing biographies of our classmates, and we have started working on writing a biography of a famous person. Please check in with your child to make sure that the classmate biography is completed.

  • Both grades wrote quizzes on our latest math lessons.  I will send the results home next week.

  • We’ve continued researching the major political parties for the election, and we presented our research to the class.



  • I’ve updated our class schedule, and the copy on the blog is now downloadable.

  • We are starting a new classroom economy.  Students have applied for jobs in the classroom that will pay pretend money.  There will be elements of financial literacy incorporated in the near future, as well as a reward and penalty system for speaking French in class.  See the Économie page of the blog for details.  The students are very excited to start this and have already applied for their top 3 preferred jobs.

  • Hot lunch orders are due Monday.  You can order online at https://stmargaret.htcsd.ca/apps/form/form.HTCSD-SMARG.rEvPJC5.DC


Have a great weekend!

M. Boyer


tag:mrboyer.ca,2013:Post/1467132 2019-10-17T20:41:02Z 2019-10-17T20:41:03Z Photos from Student Vote ]]> tag:mrboyer.ca,2013:Post/1464373 2019-10-09T22:34:22Z 2019-10-09T22:34:23Z October 9th
  • Tomorrow is HAT DAY in support of Mental Health.  Bring $1 and wear a hat!

  • Today:

    • We worked on Regrouping and Equations and Expressions in Jump Math

    • We continued exploring the political parties of Canada in order to be able to conduct a student vote.

    • We read some new selections in ELA and worked on some activities.

    • Students had ELA with Mme Gagnon and Sciences naturelles with Mme Lind.

    • Mme King took the students to the Library.


Have a great evening!

M. Boyer

tag:mrboyer.ca,2013:Post/1463862 2019-10-07T20:49:00Z 2019-10-07T20:49:00Z Mixed Messages One day Annique is all like “Don’t acknowledge that I’m your daughter.”

Then one day she complains that I don’t acknowledge it enough, and she’s never on the blog. 

Kids! :)
tag:mrboyer.ca,2013:Post/1463769 2019-10-07T16:26:42Z 2019-10-07T17:01:48Z Banana Bread! Merci Maria! ]]> tag:mrboyer.ca,2013:Post/1462849 2019-10-04T21:04:37Z 2019-10-04T21:04:38Z A photo from earlier in the week...

Here’s a photo I forgot to post.

tag:mrboyer.ca,2013:Post/1462847 2019-10-04T21:02:29Z 2019-10-04T21:02:29Z October 4th 2019


  • We did a French speaking activity with Mme Maudeline.

  • We worked on a Sciences humaines Notre Monde booklet.

  • Students had Phys Ed. With M. Nadon and Music with Mme Gagnon.

  • We showed the grade 3 class how to use the Chromebooks and Prodigy.


Congratulations to this week’s Prodigy top performers:

  • Grade 6: Jack, Lynessa and Brooke

  • Grade 7: Maria, Kingston and Eden


There is no homework over the weekend.



tag:mrboyer.ca,2013:Post/1462138 2019-10-02T20:26:11Z 2019-10-02T20:26:11Z Writing - Revisions and Editing on paragraph about self due Tuesday

Students have been writing a paragraph about themselves. Today they were taught how to do a three step revisions/editing process. The three step revisions/editing process, done on their rough draft is due on Tuesday. Here are the three steps:

  1. chose a color. Find 3 words to change into a triple scoop word.
  2. choose a different color and find three spelling or grammar mistakes (can have more if they see more!)
  3. use a third color and choose 1 sentence to rewrite in a different, maybe more interesting, way.

Mme Cheryl Gagnon
Ecole St. Margaret
8ième année
Gagnon, Cheryl
tag:mrboyer.ca,2013:Post/1461218 2019-09-30T16:17:11Z 2019-09-30T19:00:21Z Shared from MooseJawToday.com: St. Margaret students walk to learn about residential schools


tag:mrboyer.ca,2013:Post/1460883 2019-09-29T17:45:37Z 2019-09-29T17:45:37Z Tomorrow is Orange Shirt Day

Just a reminder that tomorrow is Orange Shirt Day.  Let’s see some orange shirts!  

From orangeshirtday.org:

The annual Orange Shirt Day on September 30th opens the door to global conversation on all aspects of Residential Schools. It is an opportunity to create meaningful discussion about the effects of Residential Schools and the legacy they have left behind.  A discussion all Canadians can tune into and create bridges with each other for reconciliation.  A day for survivors to be reaffirmed that they matter, and so do those that have been affected.  Every Child Matters, even if they are an adult, from now on. 

The date was chosen because it is the time of year in which children were taken from their homes to residential schools, and because it is an opportunity to set the stage for anti-racism and anti-bullying policies for the coming school year. It is an opportunity for First Nations, local governments, schools and communities to come together in the spirit of reconciliation and hope for generations of children to come.