Ms. J. Hallihan

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Posted: October 6, 2010

It is hard to believe that it is only Wednesday afternoon and the students are at the end of another week! Teachers will be in meeting Thurdsday and Friday for Curriculum Implementation days.  Then we all have a long weekend for Thanksgiving.  This week in class students have been learning about their extended families, and how to present these to others.  Rather than draw a family tree, which can get complicated and take up too much space, we have drawn our extended families as constellations.  We will be presenting these next week.  We are also beginning to learn about body parts, and drew a very interesting character together in class! Have a happy, safe Thanksgiving!

Posted: September 29, 2010

We are really moving now in Grade 5!  Our days are spent all in French, with very few exceptions.   We are talking about our extended families now, and some of us have very large families!  We are trying to incorporate some art and music into everyday to keep students excited about learning.  We are learning some tricks for reading, and have begin a word wall and a "sound wall" to learn ways to spell certain sounds in French.  Check out our image gallery to see some pictures of us drawing a constellation family map! I will not be at school on Thursday and Friday.  Mrs. Sherrard will be filling in for me.  Have a great rest of week and weekend!

Posted: September 29, 2010

Posted: September 29, 2010

Posted: September 24, 2010

Posted: September 21, 2010

On Monday, we had a Terry Fox run here at Blackville School.  The elementary walked around the building 3 or 4 times, and the Middle and High school walked the cross-country trail. Parents and family members were invited to attend, and I was glad to see some of our parents in attendance.  Please take a look at the image gallery to see some pictures of us walking our own "Marathon of Hope."

Posted: September 13, 2010

We are at the beginning of Week 2, and we are very busy in our class! We have been spending most of our days speaking only in French, and having lots of fun.  The students are reading and even writing in French as well.  Great job guys! I also gave out the Scholastic book order catalogues this morning.  If you would like to order from these, please have your order in by Monday, September 20th. Now that everyone has passed in their photograph permission forms, I began our image gallery.  Please feel free to take a peek, and keep checking back as I hope to update these regularly. Have a great week!

Posted: September 13, 2010

Random pictures of us all learning and having fun!

Posted: September 1, 2010

 Picture Day will be this Friday, September 10th.  Wear you best smile!

Posted: September 1, 2010

Welcome to Grade 5!  Bienvenue en 5ieme Année! We are at the beginning of what promises to be a very exciting year!  As you enter your last year of Elementary School, you are most likely nervous about starting a new year and maybe sad to see your summer come to an end!  Our first term (until the end of January) we will be following the Intensive French program.  We have been offering this program at Blackville School for 8 years, and have had great success with it.  For the first few days, I will be speaking both in English and in French, to get us all used to spending our days in another language.  By the end of the week, our days will be mostly all in French.  You will still have Math with Mrs. Turcotte and Music with Miss Frenette in English. I have been so lucky at Blackville School to have had such wonderful, kind students.  I know that this year will be no different, as I already know all my students from teaching the Grade 4 French program!! I can't wait to see you all again, and begin our adventure in Grade 5!   Madame Jen ** This is my first year having a Teacher Page.  I will try to update it at least once a week, to keep parents and students up to date on what is going on in our class.


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