January 14th, 2011

Posted: January 14, 2011

I hope that you all enjoyed your snow day yesterday as much as I did!  Next week, we have lots of exciting things going on, that I wanted to make sure you knew about. On Monday, Premier David Alward will be at the school to meet and talk with students.  At 9:35 am, the Grade 5’s and 7’s will be going to the Blackville rink to skate with the Premier for 1 hour.  Students need to bring with them a pair of skates and a helmet.  Please put the skates in a bag (school bag, canvas shopping bag with guards if you have them) to avoid hurting someone.  If you are free, you are welcome to come to the rink to help out tying skates! On Thursday of next week, I will be taking my class to 9 Pine restaurant  for breakfast.  The cost is $5.50.  Students will have 3 options to choose from, all at the same price.  Students will order their breakfast from me in French.  If the cost is a problem, please send a note with your child and we will take care of it. I wanted to give the students a chance to use their French in a “real-life” setting.  Please send the money as soon as you can, so that I can get the money organized before we go. We only have 3 weeks left of the Intensive French program.  I will be sorry to see it end, as many of the students will.  All Grade 5 students in the province will be doing a written assessment at the end of the program.  This is nothing to worry or stress about.  We do all the preparation in class, and the marks students receive have no bearing on their report cards.  Also, 3 classes in the district were chosen to take part in the oral assessment.  Our class was one of them.  Students will be interviewed by someone hired by the province to assess their oral proficiency.  Again, these results have no bearing on student’s report cards.  They are meant to measure how students as a group are doing in the IF program.  Have a great weekend!