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

 

 

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

 

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

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

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