Friday, March 29, 2019

St.Anne Lenten Spirit Week

This year we are donating to the The Ottawa River Keeper.  The organization has a goal of maintaining a swimmable, drinkable, fishable Ottawa river watershed for everyone.  They have many projects to clean up shorelines and respond to pollution.  We, at St. Anne's, are having a Lenten Spirit Week to raise funds to support this local organization.  With the money, they will help to save the Ottawa river that we all share and enjoy year around.

St. Anne Lenten Spirit Week

April 1st - Dress in the Colour Purple for Lent
April 2nd - Wear blue for World Autism Awareness Day
April 3rd - Hat/Hair Day
April 4th - Jersey/Sport Day
April 5th - PJ Day
(Optional - Bring in a donation of new PJ's for the PJ patrol)

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Bonne et Heureuse Année!

I hope everyone enjoyed their holidays. I would like to thank you for the thoughtful gifts!  

In December, we were very busy with our Social Studies ( The Role of Government and Responsible Citizenship ), project on a Canadian social or environmental issue. The students had to research and analyze information in order to understand the issue, identify the level of government who is responsible for addressing this issue, what their perspectives are and what their plan of action is, then identify what role and/or responsibilities do canadian citizens have in regards to this issue and how canadian citizens can come together and help solve the issue.  

  We are going to start the new year with our second Science unit:  Matter.  We will also finish our Social Studies project and work on a presentation for Dance; where the students have to choose a dance from a different community and time, describe it, find out if it is associated with a special events, a belief(s) and/or a tradition(s) and then teach us a few basic dance steps.   

At this time, I would like to continue with the reading homework. The readings are often a  reflection of what we are learning in class; a paragraph that I put together with comprehension questions.  Please ask your child to show you on Hapara Workspace. 

Thank you for your continued support.

Josée Hotte

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

I apologize for not giving you an update sooner...but we are very busy.  We are now learning about the role of government and responsible citizenship in Canada. (Social Studies)  Firstly, we identified three types of government in the world.  (i.e. monarchy, dictatorship and democratic).  Then we identified the different levels of government in Canada (i.e., federal, provincial, territorial, and municipal governments) and some of the services provided by each (e.g., health services, education, policing, defence, social assistance, garbage collection, water services, public transit, libraries).  We also identified the major rights and responsibilities of canadian citizens (e.g., rights: equal protection under the law, freedom of speech, freedom of religion, the right to vote; responsibilities: to respect the rights of others, to participate in the electoral process and political decision making, to improve their communities).  Finally, we describes the steps of the electoral process in Canada.

We are now just starting an inquiry on a social or environmental issues of choice (e.g., issues related to transportation, health care, the environment, and/or crime and policing).