Monday, 5 September 2016

Bienvenue parents et élèves à l'année  2016-2017

I hope you all had a wonderful and safe summer and are looking forward to the new school year ahead.  I am excited to announce that I, Melissa Boyer, will be your child's French teacher for the year. This entails teaching them social studies, science and the arts all in French.

I will be using this website as a means of communication with you and your children, as agendas will not be used from now on, excluding grade 2s.
I will keep you posted with any important and upcoming events. You can also visit our school website http://gab.ocsb.ca  for further information and to view the school calendar. I will also be posting photos and what the students will be working on in class so you can prompt them at home about their week, located under their grade level.

Classroom environment
I believe in an environment where students feel safe and comfortable to express themselves and learn through hands on activities and rich tasks. They will be working in a collaborative manner and will have a hand in their learning through inquiry and consolidation. We will also be using a variety of technological devices that your students will access daily. Each child has a google email that they can use to send documents to their classmates and teachers. I will be starting a positive incentive for my students to practice and use French as much as they can. They will receive Boyer Billets for their effort and I will draw out a name every two weeks and that student can choose their reward.

I like to keep homework to a minimum outside of school as the students work so hard during the day. The students will be using KidBlog to contribute to weekly discussions with their classmates. If you would like extra work, please let me know. I will post anything that is expected from them at the beginning of the week.
That said if your child has missed or needs extra time to complete their work, then I will contact you and send it home.

I emphasize the importance of experiencing the French language on a daily basis through a variety of means, reading, watching and listening to French radio, television, to name a few. I have selected a few websites that offer great resources and activities to use at home.

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If you ever have any concerns or questions please don't hesitate to contact me either on this blog or via my email melissa.boyer@ocsb.ca 

Looking forward to meeting you all,

Melissa Boyer 

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