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).

Monday, November 12, 2018

Homework Help!

Homework/ Devoirs

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Dear Parent/Guardian,

Your child’s classroom has been selected by the Ottawa Catholic School Board to get access to Voilà Live’s Virtual Immersion Campus. Every evening from Monday to Thursday students have access to live teachers online to practice their French​ and get homework help​ in French, English and Math.

Access the Virtual
Immersion Campus and receive help from online teachers in French.

To register:

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Open:  October - May
Monday to Thursday
5-6:30pm for Homework help

6:30-8pm for French practice

Monday, September 24, 2018

Dear Parents/Guardians,

What an excellent start to the school year.  We have been busy establishing expectations and routines and our first unit is will be Human Body .  

Overview of units

The French curriculum will be taught through the integration of other subjects areas throughout the year.
  • Human Body ( Le corps humain)
  • Conservation of Energy ( L'énergie)
  • Forces Acting on Structures ( Les forces)
  • Matter (La matière )
Social Studies
  • The Role of Governments and Citizens  ( Le rôle du gouvernement et des citoyens )
  • Interactions of indigenous peoples and europeans prior to 1713 ( Interactions des Autochtones et des Européens avant 1713 )

  • Visual Arts
  • Drama
  • Music
  • Dance
Physical Education & Health
Students have Physical Education with M. Carey 2 times a week;  on Tuesday (3:00) and Friday ( 1:00).

Our Class Blog
Our class blog address is Immersion2018-19.blogspot.ca
I look forward to working with you and your child over the next year.  If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me at school or through the agenda.
Thanks for your continued support.

Mme Josée Hotte