Sunday, November 17, 2013

White Elephant Sale

This year the Grade 6 students and teachers are holding our school’s first annual White Elephant Sale on Friday, December 6th, to raise funds for our end of the year field trip.  We are asking the St. Cecilia School community to donate gently used, clean items anytime now up until December 5th.  Please look through ‘no longer needed items’ in your home and consider donating to our White Elephant Sale.  We would also greatly appreciate donations of used Christmas cards, old wrapping paper, tissue paper and gift bags.  This is in keeping with our reduce, reuse, recycle environmentally friendly attitude.  Remember that ‘one person’s junk is another person’s treasure’. 
 The Grade 6 students and teachers will be sorting donations into different categories to make shopping more convenient.  Categories include:  books, toys, stuffed animals, CDs, movies, puzzles, games, Christmas knickknacks, jewellery (no used earrings please), crafts and household items.  On Friday, December 6th, each class will have the opportunity to come to the gym and shop.  Items will be marked in increments of 25 cents and most likely will be priced in the range of 25 cents to $3.  This may be an opportunity for our young students to do some Christmas shopping.  We hope to spread Christmas cheer as students find bargains to bring home to their loved ones.
With thanks in advance,
The Grade 6 Teachers

Monday, November 11, 2013

Au champ d'Honneur

The Grade 6 FSL Extended worked on a shared Google presentation document by visualizing a line from the poem 'Au champ d'Honneur.' Today we were able to add the audio in one take using the screen capture function from QuickTime.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Polar Bear Migrations

Today the Grade 4's began watching the live cam of the polar bears as they migrate from Churchill, Manitoba. We were able to catch some of the webcast and luckily watch a polar bear in the tundra. I used this live feed to launch our unit on habitats and communities. Students began inquiring about what polar bears need in order to survive in the tundra and why they wouldn't choose to stray to other habitats. They also became familiar with the Canadian tundra.

You can watch the live web cam here:

Student Video Contest

For Grades 5-12

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Le champ d'honneur

Grade 6's are practising the following poem for November 11 :)

 Au Champ d'Honneur
Au champ d'honneur, les coquelicots
Sont parsemés de lot en lot
Auprès des croix; et dans l'espace
Les alouettes devenues lasses
Mêlent leurs chants au sifflement
Des obusiers.

Nous sommes morts,
Nous qui songions la veille encor'
À nos parents, à nos amis,
C'est nous qui reposons ici,
Au champ d'honneur.

À vous jeunes désabusés,
À vous de porter l'oriflamme
Et de garder au fond de l'âme
Le goût de vivre en liberté.
Acceptez le défi, sinon
Les coquelicots se faneront
Au champ d'honneur. 

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Book an Interview Online!

Report Cards went home on Friday. 
There was a letter explaining the parent-teacher interview process. 
You can now book the interview online at this address:

If you cannot book online, please call the school 613-692-6164

Happy Booking :)

Rockliffe Book Fair

I go every year to find a wide range of second hand books for my classroom. Not only are there books for children, but there are books en français and all genres from young adults to adults!