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4/5 FI

Posted: April 14, 2020

 Cartoon Sea Turtles

Posted: April 13, 2020

Grade 6 PIF             Grade 6 PIF            Grade 6 PIF


Hello Grade 6! I hope you are all doing well. I have posted some easy practice questions if you want to keep up with your French. Remember this is just an option for those of you who want to give it a try. Click the file below.


Mlle Duffy

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Grade 4/5D          Grade 4/5D         Grade4/5D 


Welcome to Home Learning Opportunities

 Bienvenue à Apprendre à la maison

4/5 Duffy

Semaine 2


Dear parents and students, 

Welcome back to home learning opportunities for grade 4/5D week 2. I hope you are finding yourselves happy, healthy and have spent a wonderful long weekend at home. Please see the attached agenda in the attachments section below. This agenda is very flexible, you can make any changes you need. Nothing is mandatory or required, these are options for home learning. The included agenda is an example of what home learning could look like this week but you have to do what works best for you.  


French Literacy


Read in French (10 to 15 minutes daily): This week, I have recorded guided reading books for you. These books are similar to those we use each week in class.

Click on the links below to listen to Mlle Duffy reading the book and then try to read the book yourself (you can pause the video if you need more time to read). 

If you are unsure what book or level to choose, please send me an e-mail and I will send you your title.

You can use this same book each day just like we do in class.  This helps with fluency.

If you still want to use Je Lis or Epic! Go ahead…I’m Happy if you’re Happy J

Books: Le Ruisseau de la Ferme           Grenouille a Faim

         Jessica Adore Soccer               Histoire D’Ours

         Va-T’en Mitaine                      Les Trois Petits Cochons

         Une Nuit a L’école                  

         Le Concours de Desserts de Citron  (PDF located in documents)


(Those parents who have previously sent me their email address will receive their child’s book title via email Monday evening)


Mots Fréquents (5 minutes twice a week):

  • Practice reading les mots fréquents from list 20. Click the link below to hear Mlle Duffy reading the list. After you listen to the video take a minute to practice reading the words yourself.

    Words: presque, entre, voilà, plusieurs, matière, famille, joue, utiliser

     Click here for video.


Morning Message (once a week):

  •  Click the link below to listen to my morning message. Try answering the question at the end in French. 

      Message link


Journal Entry (once a week):

  •  You can pick a topic of your choice or use the example link. Try to write at least three good sentences in French. 

Journal Example




Grade 4 Options

  • Study your multiplication facts: Work on one group at a time, once you know those facts move on to the next.
  • Review Adding and Subtracting Large Numbers: Click here for lesson.

      Adding and subtracting optional extra practice available in the attachment section below.

  •  Play Math Games: use any of the three sites from last week to work on math concepts. Reflex Math is the best site for math facts.  


Grade 5 options

  • Study your multiplication facts: Work on one group at a time, once you know those facts move on to the next.
  • Review multiplying large numbers box method: Click this link to see a video showing the box method of multiplying numbers.

      Optional extra practice available in the attachment section below.

  •  Play Math Games: Use any of the three sites from last week to work on math concepts. Reflex Math is the best site for math facts.  




Looking for some fun science options? Check out the ASD-N Weekly STEAM in the attachments section below. Look at the grades 3-5 page if you are interested.


Social and Emotional Learning Ideas


  • Let’s do art together! Go to Art for Kids Hub and try the cartoon sea turtle. Take a picture and email it to me and I will feature it on my teacher page.
  • Looking for ideas? A calendar of suggested activities provided by the district is in the attachment section. Why not give those a try?

Don’t forget: e-mail me with pictures of any fun things you do this week and I will post them on my teacher page.


I look forward to speaking with all of you this week.


Mlle Duffy   


Posted: April 9, 2020

Happy Easter

Just wanted to wish all of my students and their families a Happy Easter. Make sure you spend this nice long weekend at home with your families.  Remember, stay safe and enjoy your weekend! You deserve it!

click the link to see a video message.

Mlle Duffy

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Posted: April 7, 2020

Bonjour! Un Petit Message :)

Click the link above to see a little video message for students en français :)

I just wanted to post a little message to say hi and to tell my students how proud I am of my class.  I wanted everyone to know that this week is all about getting used to reading and doing a little math at home. Students should feel free to visit whatever website they like best. Don’t worry about logging in to all three math sites each day. Pick one you like and use it. The same with reading, as long as you are reading I am happy. I can’t wait to speak to you all again this week! I miss you very much! Mlle Duffy 

Posted: April 6, 2020

Grade 6 PIF

Bonjour mes amis!

I hope you are all doing well and keeping busy at home. Here is a simple French activity you can do at home. Please note: these are only options for those of you looking to keep up your French skills.

Something we have been working on in class is describing people, places and things.  Why not practice telling me who is in your family. Let’s start simple.


Qui est dans ta famille?


Dans ma famille, il y a...





Dans ma famille, il y a 4 personnes. Ma mère Mary, mon père Tom, mon frère Jason et moi. J’ai aussi un chat qui s’appelle Manny.

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Posted: April 6, 2020


I hope everyone’s day is going well. I know we are off to a slow start with some technological issues but any new adventure has a few bumps in the road!

I wanted to send out a note to let you know that I am here for you with any issues you may have and to let you know there is no need to worry if you couldn’t access the school web page today.  I am starting very slow and trying to make this transition as easy on students and parents as possible.

Given the tech issues we are having today, I probably will not reach out to parents and students for a day or two. This will give everyone a chance to get started and figure out what home learning might look like for them.

Moving forward, I am hoping to contact home on a weekly basis to touch base with my students and their families to see how things are going.  

If possible, could parents please send me an e-mail with the best way to contact you (phone or e-mail) and if there are particular times that work best for you.

I would really enjoy speaking to my students over the phone. This will allow us to have some conversations in French but I understand not everyone is ready or comfortable with this yet. This is totally fine. I want to assure you that I am whiling to do whatever is best for my class.

I have posted a lot of information on my site today and moving forward I will try to condense my post and keep everything in one place if possible.

Please feel free to send me an e-mail if you need any log in or password information.

Thanks Again!


Mlle Duffy



Posted: April 6, 2020

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Posted: April 6, 2020

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