Saturday, December 21, 2013

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Thank you so much to everyone who bought me a present! It was unexpected but greatly appreciated!  The cups and wine glass, the chocolates & homemade goodies (I think I will wait to start my healthy living kick until after  January 6th), the Tim's cards (which come in very handy when travelling 8 hours up north), the beautiful scarf,  the fuzzy slippers, the bathroom soap and lotion. Wow, I am truly blessed and really spoiled :) I hope the students liked their "reindeer or snowman" poop. When I saw that poem it made me laugh so hard that I knew I had to do that for our class.

If you have not already heard Mrs. Quast will be continuing to team teach with me in the new year. She will be teaching the students French, Social Studies and a math block!

I hope everyone has a wonderful Winter Break and I will see you on Monday, January 6th!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Tomorrow's Party

-snow pants
-pot luck dish
-secret santa gift
-board game
-PJ/Elf Day


See you January 6th!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Tuesday, Dec. 17

SS - Presentation for those who did not present

French - Family Book is overdue

Other: Hot Chocolate Day bring $2.00
           Concert tomorrow be here at 6:10pm
           Secret Santa and Potluck
            Elf Day - Friday
            Snow pants for tomorrow

Skiing forms are overdue

Monday, December 16, 2013

Monday, Dec. 16th LAST WEEK OF SCHOOL

SS - Be prepared to present your Ancient Rome Presentation

Bring snow pants as we will be going outside for PE everyday!

PJ/Secret Santa/Pot Luck Day on Friday and Fun Day but if you do not have all your homework done you will not be participating!

Hot Chocolate Day Wednesday

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Thursday, Dec. 12

Tomorrow Mrs.Quast is in! French Family book is due tomorrow

SS - Due on Monday and be prepared to present to on Tuesday

 Bake Sale tomorrow

Math Test on Decimals Monday, Dec. 16th

Hot Chocolate Wednesday
Christmas Amalgamated tomorrow last day to bring stuff
Meat Draw by the Christmas concert

Bring snow pants every day as we will be going outside for P.E 

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Wednesday Dec. 11

SS- Ancient Rome Research Project Dec. 16th

French - Family Book Due Friday Dec 13th

Other - Secret Santa/Potluck Dec. 20th
         - Christmas Amalgamated Toys little boy and food
        - Meat Tickets by Christmas Concert
         - Bake Sale tomorrow & Friday ($1-2)
        - Hot chocolate Wed., Dec. 18th

Monday, December 9, 2013


SS- Ancient Rome Research Due: Monday, Dec. 16th

French: Family Book Due: Fri. Dec. 13th

Other: Secret Santa & Team #2 Potluck is happening on the 20th
          Christmas Amalgamated ASAP
          Meat Draw tickets need to be sold by the Christmas Concert

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Thursday, December 5

Are Hamper basket is looking a little sad and we are in desperate need of supplies to fill it! Please see the previous post as to what we need to fill the hamper. Please help us make somebody else's Christmas special!

Tomorrow the French assignment is due

Report cards will be going out tomorrow

Mrs. Quast has also asked that the good copy for the French assignment be finished

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Wednesday, Dec. 4th

Math: pg. 119 #1-5; 7 & 8 Due: Fri., Dec. 6th

SS: Ancient Rome Project Due: Mon., Dec 16th

French: Les vetements je porte....Due: Friday Dec. 6th 

Other: Meat Draw for Grade 7's Due by Dec. 16th
          Christmas Amalgamated Hamper: Our class and along with our buddies have sponsored a family and we are looking for food, toys, presents to fill our hamper. Our sponsored family consists of a mom and dad, 2 girls (aged 10 & 8) and 1 boy (aged 3).
For a magical Christmas dinner we are in need of the following:
* Potatoes
* Stuffing
* Vegetables
* Soup
* juice
* jello and pudding
* cranberry jelly
* oranges
* apples
* Christmas cake
* mixture of nuts and candy
* tea or coffee
* bread/buns

As a class we also brainstormed what type of gifts to include. Thank you for your generosity in providing a Christmas to others who without you would not have such a nice Christmas! 21 more days until Christmas!!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Monday, Dec. 3rd

S.S - Ancient Rome Research Project has been cut in 1/2 workload and is now due on the 16th of December

French: Les vetements je porte...Dec. 6th
Good Copy Abre genologique good copy paragraphs; bring family photos Friday, Dec. 6th

Skating - tomorrow
Grade 7 Meat Draw tickets
Hot lunch Friday

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Thursday, Nov. 28

LA - googledocs slides
SS- Ancient Rome Research Project  Dec. 13
French - Rough Copy Family Tree - Nov. 29th
              Les vetements je porte... Dec. 5th

HCE - Cookbook Tomorrow Nov. 29th

Other: Harper Mountains Dec. 6th
          Hot lunch  - Due Nov. 29
          No School Monday, Dec. 2

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Wednesday, Nov. 27

LA: googledocs
sign in: first name.last
     - INS presentation tomorrow

Math: 3.4 will be marked tomorrow

French: Rough copy family tree FRIDAY

HCE: Cookbook Due FRIDAY, Nov. 29

Other: Hot lunch Due Nov. 29 and it's happening Dec. 6th
           Harper Mountain Dec. 6th

Tuesday, November 26, 2013


Ok...I hope we have fixed some of the bugs...sign in is first name.last; password you should know (I believe you can change it)...remember to only edit YOUR SLIDE ONLY!!!!! Do not touch other classmates slides! Have fun, breathe, and remember we are all learning how to use this!

Skating Tomorrow

Skating tomorrow - bring skates and helmet; bring hockey stick
Math - 3.4 Worksheet can use a calculator for # 3, 4 & 6
French - Rough copy for family tree by FRIDAY; Clothing Dec. 5th
Cookbook - Thurs., Nov. 28 
Harper Mountain - Dec. 6th

Monday, November 25, 2013

Magical Monday

L.A- Work on your google docs slide
 * How to access it: 1) on the website click on SD73 Google for Ed. Login login is first name.last; go to drive then click on shared files

Science - Earth's Crust & Extreme Environments Title Page due TOMORROW!

S.S - Ancient Rome Research Project - Due: Dec. 13th

French - Les vetements je porte... Due Dec. 5th
              Ma family - rough copy of family tree - Due Nov. 29th

Other: Skating WEDNESDAY, Nov. 27th
           Harper Mountain Dec. 6th
           Picture Retake Due Nov. 26
           Gr. 7 Hoodies Nov. 26th
           Team # 1 Potluck Nov. 26
              Georgia - fruit platter
              Devon & Josh - drinks, macaroni
             Caleb - grilled cheese
             Mya - cupcakes
             Teagan -
             Brianna - chips
            Dylan - ?
            Mikayla - drinks
            Wyatt - cookies
            Tahlia - muffins
            Kayla -
            Matthew - jello shots
           Jesse - chips
            Aidan -   
             Mrs. Ross -

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Permission Slips

I sorry about the skating permission slip but it should say that we are going skating on WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27th from 12:45pm-2:30pm; parent drivers are required, and the forms need to be returned ASAP.

For Harper Mountain forms need to be returned by Dec. 6th and if at this time you are unable to pay the money just get the forms in and pay in January prior to the ski date.

Snake art is due tomorrow


Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Wednesday, Nov. 20

Sorry I was away yesterday, it's report card season!!!!! Ugh, yippee, so many emotions rolled into one. On Monday, every student was given a print out of their marks for the subjects I teach. They have until this Friday to turn in any overdue assignments. After that sorry.

Tomorrow is Black and Purple Day! Tickets for the Menchies gift basket are going on until the end of the week; .50cents per ticket and it's a fundraiser for Ms. Saemerow's class.


Friday there will be Rugby classes so dress warmly!

Snake Art is due Monday, Nov. 25

All assignments for INS are due this Friday, Nov. 22

Science Earth's Crust and Extreme Environments title page is due Tues., Nov. 26

Retake Picture order forms are due back Tues., Nov. 26

French (with Ms.Quast) - Family photos are needed

Team # 1 Potluck is Tues., Nov. 26th ????Theme????  

Monday, November 18, 2013

Monday, Nov. 18th

Whoo-hoo! It's Monday, BLUE DAY! Tomorrow is Red and Orange Day! Don't forget your 50 cents if you want to buy some tickets for the Menchies Basket (a fundraiser for Ms. Saemerow's class).

French: Family photo, 2 pictures of yourself (baby and current) and a picture of the 2 people you are writing about are needed for Friday for the French assignment

INS: Journal Responses and Vocab is due NOW!!!!!

Any money for Vancouver Aquarium

Friday there will be rugby so dress warm please!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Wednesday, November 13th

The BLAZER'S ARE COMING!!!! Wear orange, white and blue! We made some pretty awesome "Bullas" today ask your child to tell you all about them.

For their Independent Novel Study (INS) students should be finished and have handed in all 3 JOURNAL RESPONSES and their VOCABULARY project.

Please welcome Ms. Erin Quast to our classroom. She will be the Friday teacher until the end of December.  

Tuesday, November 12, 2013


I hope everyone had a good Remembrance Day. For homework:

*Math: pg. 104-105 #2-6; 8 & 9 due tomorrow
* SS: Ancient Rome Portfolio Project topic and project questions are due tomorrow
       - map of Ancient Rome was due today
* LA: INS book should be finished, Vocab is due tomorrow and all 3 journal entries should be completed
*Other: the Blazers are coming to visit this Thursday and students are encouraged to wear orange, blue and white
- Purdy's orders are due tomorrow

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Grade 7 Parent Meeting

There is a grade 7 parent meeting today at 6:30pm in the school library! Come and give your input for the grade 7 grad!!!!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Tuesday, Nov. 5

* Social studies ancient Rome map due next Tuesday
* Hot lunch order forms due tomorrow
* French worksheet on winter clothing due Friday
* Scholastic book orders are due Monday, November 25
* Independent Novel Study Journal response number two is due tomorrow
* By the end of this week the students should be finished reading their novel

Monday, November 4, 2013

Monday, November 5

* Picture Retakes tomorrow
* INS Journal Response #2 is due on Wednesday
* Hot lunch order forms are due on Wednesday

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Halloween Tomorrow!

* YPC tomorrow

* Halloween Dance: Note: If your child is going to be participating in the Halloween Science Experiment if they could please bring a pumpkin to crave (in case we don't have enough)

* Math: Fractions Test on Monday and Fractions worksheet is due tomorrow

* HCE: Healthy Living Title Page is due Tues., Nov. 5

* French: Halloween Booklet is due tomorrow

* S.S: Media Journal Entry is due tomorrow

* Other: Money for the year end trip

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Tuesday, Oct. 29th

The test went well!
* Picture orders are due tomorrow
* Ice Cream is on sale tomorrow
* Halloween Dance is Thursday there will be no concession! If students do not want to participate in the dance then they can either watch a movie or complete a science experiment
* French Accordion Halloween book is due on Thursday
* INS Journal Response # 1 is due tomorrow
* Healthy Living Title Page is due next Tues.

Monday, October 28, 2013


* Science test on the Diversity of Life is tomorrow!!!
* Math Fractions Poster is due Wed., Oct. 30th
* The students have been assigned a MAJOR independent novel study project. These are the due dates for the various assignments. This is not a project that they can finish overnight, this is one that they will need to work on everyday for the next 4 weeks!

     - Read every night for at least 1/2 hour
     - Wed., Oct. 30th    1st Journal Response Due
     - Tues., Nov. 5th     2nd Journal Response Due
     - Fri., Nov. 8th        3rd Journal Response Due & the book should be          finished!!!!
     - Wed., Nov. 13th    Vocab Due
     - Fri., Nov. 15th       Story Element - Character Due
     - Wed., Nov. 20th    Story Element - Plot
     - Fri., Nov. 22nd     Story Element - Setting & Reader Reflection Due

A minimum of 45 minutes of class everyday will be made available to work on the project but as you can see there is a lot of work to do so your child will most likely have homework!!!

* French Halloween Accordion Book is due Thursday, Oct. 31st
* Our first Young Peoples Concert (YPC) is this Thursday, too
* Halloween dance is this Thursday, wear a costume and being a food donation to get in for free; there will be a concession at the dance as well
* Ice cream sale this Wednesday
* Tomorrow is our Petro-Can/Subway day so remember your note

Friday, October 25, 2013

Whew....Busy, Busy, Busy!

Well, parent-teacher interviews are over but if you did not get a chance to meet with us and you would like to do so please do not hesitate to e-mail or call me.

The BC Wildlife Park was a blast and the kids were wonderfully behaved. We learned a lot, not only about animals but also that I may need to invest in a digital watch :)!

On the test students must be able to answer the following questions (I will be looking for knowledge that we learned from our field trip):
 1. What are two adaptations of Grizzly Bears?
 2. What is an adaptation of all birds? Choose one of the birds of the prey we saw (Bald Eagle, Golden Eagle, Great Gray Owl) and identify an adaptation for that animal?
 3. Identify two adaptations of a cougar.

You can also ask your child what are 3 ways the BC Wildlife Park receive animals, and why should we never have a snake as a pet?

As you may have heard Mr. McVittie will be taking over duties as the principal for a bit therefore I will be teaching the class full time until he returns to the classroom.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

It's Parent-Teacher Interview Day

* Today and tomorrow is parent-teacher interviews...if none of the times available work for you please do not hesitate to call or e-mail me to set up an alternative time

* BC Wildlife Park is tomorrow from 9:30am-12:20pm

* Pre-Conference forms have been sent home even if you are not attending please fill this out

* Student Self-Assessment should be completed and handed in

* Pictures went home today and are due on October 30th retakes will happen on November 5th

* A notice concerning our year end trip went home please read it and if you have any questions/concerns please e-mail me

* Science Test on the Diversity of Life (Chapter 1-3) is on Tuesday, Oct. 29th

* French L'Halloween Accordion book is due Thursday, Oct. 31st 

Monday, October 21, 2013

Monday, October 21st

Monday was a busy one!
*BC Wildlife Park permission slips are due ASAP and we are in need of 2 more drivers
* Student Self Assessment is due tomorrow
* Pre-Conference Forms are due tomorrow as well
* Please sign up for a parent-teacher interview if the given times do not work please do not hesitate to call or e-mail Mark McVittie or myself (

Friday, October 18, 2013

Friday, October 18

The kids wrote a French quiz yesterday!

* Next week is busy: October 23 & 24 are 1/2 days for parent-teacher interviews. If you haven't signed up already please do so

* Plus, on the 24th we are going to the Wildlife Park and I am still in need of parent drivers so if you can drive I would greatly appreciate it.

* October 25th is a Pro-D Day so no school for the kids!


Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Wednesday, October 16th

Being sick is HORRIBLE! Sorry I was away last week but I ended up with vertigo and the flu and it was horrible! Well I am back at it and a little behind...our year end trip is booked and we will be sending home information concerning it very soon...Harper Mountain information will also be going home soon...

* Tomorrow the students have French due as well as a French quiz on the numbers, colours, months, and days of the week
* BC Wildlife Park Permission slip went home today and I am looking for some drivers. We will be going on the 24th which is the 1/2 day. We will be touring the park, having an animal encounter as well as riding the train. We are also going to have a small lunch there as we do have to be back at the school by 12:30pm for the buses.
 * Sign-up for parent teacher interviews went home yesterday, we will be doing an online sign-up, if you need any help please do not hesitate to e-mail me or call me at the school so I can help you (the address is confusing but it's really easy to sign-up for your time) 

Monday, October 7, 2013

Monday, October 7th

Today was an excellent day! We had our first volleyball lesson, we finished up our discussion on STRESS (how to avoid and manage it). We began our study on Vincent van Gogh and the students have begun to create a beautiful sunflower picture. Lastly, we finished off the day by working on our Community Mapping project which is a group project that is due this FRIDAY, October 11th.

* Picture Day is Wednesday, Oct. 9th
* QSP orders are due Oct. 10th
* Tomorrow is our Petro-Can/Subway day so if your child wants to go the need the green letter returned to the school plus a note for the day as well

See everyone tomorrow!

Friday, October 4, 2013

Friday, Oct. 4

* Happy Teacher Day tomorrow
* Oct. 9th is Picture Day
* Our squid dissection was a blast! Wish I remembered to take some pictures :(
* Oct. 8th is my birthday!
* QSP is due Oct. 10th
* Name Stencil Art is due Monday, Oct. 7th
* Have a great weekend! See you on Monday!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Wednesday, Oct. 2

* Fine Arts: Stencil Art project is due: Monday, Oct.7
* Squid Dissection tomorrow
* Math test Friday
* Friday is Hot Lunch
* S.S Community Mapping Project due Friday, Oct. 11

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

October 1st

* Hot Lunch Orders due TOMORROW!
* Social Studies group project for community mapping due October 11!
* QSP orders due Oct. 11

Monday, September 30, 2013

Monday, Sept. 30

Classroom Goal: For everyone to hand in their assignments ON TIME for a whole month!

Celebration: Electronic/Movie Day & Potluck Lunch

Today: Fine Arts Stencil Project due Monday, Oct. 7th
            Ice cream sale $2.00 on Thursday, Oct. 3rd
            Hot lunch orders due Oct. 2nd
            QSP Magazine Sales due, Thurs., Oct. 10th

Monday, September 9, 2013

Forms Due ASAP

Verification form, school supply form and, permission slip due ASAP

Sunday, September 8, 2013

School's Back in Session!

Whoa! School is back in! Can't wait to meet my new students. I will be teaching part time (Monday-Thursday) in the grade 6/7 class with Mr. McVittie and part time (Friday) in the grade 2 class with Mrs. Krueger. If you need to reach me please send me an e-mail

See everyone on Monday!