Welcome to EF8A and EF8B's class web page.

December 5th: Important information for students and parents.

Grade 8 HS letter to parents 2017-2018




November 6th:

School book fair will be held from November 22nd to 24th.  

Here are the links for the Book Fair flyers: 
Junior
Senior

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Mais Kiryakos at 613-265-6455 or maiskiryakos@gmail.com.

Thank you for helping out School Council with the Book Fair.
Please note that I handout the Scholastic Flyers at the beginning of each month for students to take home.  


October 25th:  

NOW YOU CAN SHOP HOLIDAY ITEMS, MAGAZINES, FALL BULBS, ETC to be delivered directly to your home & STILL HELP OUR SCHOOL BY CLICKING ON THE QSP PRODUCTS MENU ONLINE at WWW.QSP.CA using OUR GROUP’s ID: 3727773

 

Return online orders before FridayNovember 3.


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Dear parents, 

I am very happy to be teaching your children this year and I think we will have a good time learning about a ton of different things.

On this site you will find most of the things we do in class, including videos and handouts.  You will also find the due dates for assignments in the calendar as well as expectations and Rubrics in the Assignment tab.  Take a look often as we will update it as we go.  Some links will no longer be active and they will be replaced, or deleted, as we go. 

School supplies needed for your child:

12 pencils, 2 erasers (preferably white), 1 metric ruler, 1 pair of scissors, 2 glue sticks, a roll of scotch tape, 10 ballpoint pens (mix of blue, black and red), 1 package of coloured pencils, 2 packages of 3-hole lined refill paper, 1 package of coloured markers, 1 calculator, 1 geometry set, 5 highlighters (at least 3 different colors), 2 binders (English subjects in one and French subjects in the other) and binder dividers for each.

http://www.ocdsb.ca/cms/One.aspx?portalId=55478&pageId=237679 

Homework:  

FRENCH LISTENING ACTIVITIES: The one thing you can always have your child do is watch television in French.  Ideally, I would like them to watch things which are a little challenging to increase their vocabulary and take them outside their comfort zone.  You can check the Useful Links tab on this website for ideas. TV5 Monde has a section with interactive activities that students can do on their own.  It is perfect for students who find listening to French difficult or want to reach a higher level in that skill.  In grade 8, students should be able to do most activities at the B1 level. (http://apprendre.tv5monde.com/fr/niveaux/b1-intermediaire)

FRENCH READING ACTIVITIES: If you have an iPad at home you can download LaPresse which is a French newspaper from Montreal.  They have very interesting articles as well as special sections on currents affairs, sports, the arts and many more.  It is a good way to read in French in a very interactive way and it is FREE!

Important dates:
September 25th: School Picture Day    **N.B: Do NOT wear Green
September 28th: Meet the Teacher and School BBQ

Literacy and Numeracy Tutoring after school:

Announcements:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1d4cWCrwgBxN7nl-3ohSsMmj3leXbvcdSLs_OYD1BA1s/edit



Things coming up or in progress

French: Reading a novel of our choice.  

QSP Fundraiser (codes to come)

You will find French Magazines on pages 44 and 45 of QSP.  It is always a good idea to subscribe to a magazine in order to have varied French texts to read at home.  I have a classroom subscritpion to Curium which is the older kids' Les Debrouillard. It is a great science magazine.