Congratulations grade 8 !

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Posted by wcanaan | Posted in 6 Core, 6 Extended, 7 Core, 7 Extended, 8 Core, 8 Extended, Uncategorised | Posted on June 24, 2024

Hello Everyone,

Over the past 22 years, I have dedicated myself to the education of all children, continuously striving to enhance my teaching practices regardless of my role. Currently, I am privileged to teach French, History, and Geography to grades 6-8 students at OJCS.

In my role, I focus on two main areas in French instruction: aligning with the Ontario National Curriculum and preparing students for the DELF exam. I am pleased to share that since my arrival at OJCS, I advocated for and received substantial support from Ms. Gordon and Dr. Mitzmacher to acquire essential resources for introducing these national and international programs. Their unwavering commitment and investment in books and learning materials for our intermediate levels have significantly enriched our educational offerings.

As a certified DELF trainer and examiner, I collaborated closely with the Centre Culturel Français d’Ottawa to coordinate and oversee the DELF exams at our school. I am thrilled to report that all our grade 8 students achieved 100% success in the DELF exam for the second consecutive year. This accomplishment validates their French language proficiency and enhances their academic and professional portfolios, opening doors to opportunities in 160 countries where DELF certification is recognized.

The DELF exam evaluates students’ abilities across listening, speaking, reading, and writing in French, providing them with official recognition that lasts a lifetime. This certification is crucial for future educational and career pursuits, often being a requirement for admission to francophone postsecondary institutions and recognized by employers globally.

I would like to extend my heartfelt congratulations to all our grade 8 Extended French students for their outstanding achievement in the DELF A2 exam of 2024. Your dedication and hard work have not only brought you personal success but have also contributed significantly to our school’s academic excellence.

Warm regards,

Wanda Canaan

Links for daily slides starting January 2024 to June 2024

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Posted by wcanaan | Posted in 6 Extended, 7 Extended, 8 Extended | Posted on February 20, 2024

6ème année Janvier 2024

La semaine de la Francophonie et la Francofête le Jeudi 5 Mars 2024

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Posted by wcanaan | Posted in 6 Core, 6 Extended, 7 Core, 7 Extended, 8 Core, 8 Extended | Posted on February 5, 2024

Dear Parents:

  • “La semaine de la Francophonie”  the week of the  Francophonie will take place during the week of March 4th to March 8th, 2024.

 

 The French teachers in collaboration with all the staff at OJCS are in the process of organizing a special week starting on Monday March 4th to celebrate the French language with your child(ren).

  • During this week, all students will celebrate in classrooms during French lessons by participating in various French activities.
  • During library time students will participate in various French activities related to the theme and « les dix mots de la Francophonie » (the 10 words of the year in French language).
  • On Wednesday March 5th students will participate in games in rotation at the end of the day in French language.

You are cordially invited to attend your child’s performance on Thursday March 7th, 2024 at 6.30 pm.

 

We look forward to seeing you.

 

French faculty.

Grade 7 Extended French Litteratie en action Module 1

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Posted by wcanaan | Posted in 7 Extended | Posted on October 27, 2023

Dear Parents and Caregivers:
We are starting a new unit in Littératie en action 7 called Des catastrophes naturelles.
Students will explore the unit question, “How do people survive natural disasters?” They will
read information texts that explain how disasters such as tsunamis and earthquakes happen.
Students will also read a poem and a novel excerpt based on the unit topic.
The learning goals for this unit include :

Reading
Students will practise and apply the comprehension strategies: make connections, pause
and check, summarize, and find clues to word meaning. They will also learn how to
interpret diagrams.

Writing
Students will learn about the text form explanations. They will write their own explanations.

Oral Communication
Students will practise discussion skills and strategies.

Media Literacy
Students will analyze news stories. They will examine the design techniques used to present
news stories, and the different points of view presented.
At the end of unit study, students will show what they have learned by creating a media kit to
help people survive a natural disaster. They will use reading, writing, oral, and media skills
and strategies to complete the task.
You can support the learning goals for this unit at home by discussing the unit topic, as well
as the unit skills and strategies presented in this unit.

We are looking forward to an exciting unit!
Sincerely,
Teacher: Wanda Canaan

Curriculum night 2023-2024 Extended French

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Posted by wcanaan | Posted in 6 Extended, 7 Extended, 8 Extended | Posted on September 26, 2023

Présentation Parents School night 2023-2024 Bienvenue en classe de 6ème-7ème et 8ème Français

Grade 6-7 and 8 Extended French daily slides:

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Posted by wcanaan | Posted in 6 Extended, 7 Extended, 8 Extended | Posted on September 19, 2023

Here are the links for our daily slides for every grade-level:

The lesson notes for each day can be found on our class blog page. Within the lesson notes there is key vocabulary to review, short video clips in French to watch, and inquiry questions to think about. Please do explore them!

 

For grade 6 Please click:  6ème année 2023-2024

For grade 7 Please click :7 ème année 2023-2024

For grade 8 Please click : 8 ème année 2023-2024

La première semaine à l’école !

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Posted by wcanaan | Posted in 6 Extended, 7 Extended, 8 Extended, Uncategorised | Posted on September 13, 2023

Hello dear Parents, colleagues and students,

We started the year with the following video :

Please watch it and read your child’s resolutions for the new school year in their blogfolio.

  • Réflexion sur la vidéo suivante. Ecrire le vocabulaire partagé .

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XkziAM_ZyDM   Will Smith…awesome!!!

 

The concept of a growth mindset and its importance in education.  Growth mindset is not just about effort, but also about trying new strategies and seeking input from others. We also learned that misconception of equating effort with learning, and the need to focus on the goal of learning and improving.

Teachers in helping students develop a growth mindset by appreciating their efforts and guiding them towards new approaches when they are stuck.

This video is specifically designed to capture the interest of kids in grades 5 to 8. It aims to address their curiosity about how they can enhance their intelligence and become smarter. The content of the video is engaging and interactive, making it suitable for children in this age range. It covers various topics and strategies that can help kids improve their cognitive abilities, such as problem-solving techniques, memory exercises, and critical thinking skills. The video also includes real-life examples and relatable scenarios to make the learning experience more enjoyable and relatable for the target audience.

 

 

Welcome Back to School !

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Posted by wcanaan | Posted in 6 Extended, 7 Extended, 8 Extended, Uncategorised | Posted on August 30, 2023

DELF exam grade 8 class 2023

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Posted by wcanaan | Posted in 6 Core, 6 Extended, 7 Core, 7 Extended, 8 Core, 8 Extended, Uncategorised | Posted on June 30, 2023

 OJCS DELF exam success 100% 

 

“There is a floor but no ceiling “

This year grade 8 students were the first class writing the DELF exam in French language and those who took the DELF were 100% successful . 

They were so worried and stressed about it but they proved their resiliency and determination and were all successful. 

All parents were so grateful to receive an official French certificate that students will use for life and for their future allowing them to get any job in Ottawa that requires bilingual employees. 

All the best for our amazing students.

Franco-Fête dress reminder

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Posted by wcanaan | Posted in 6 Core, 6 Extended, 7 Core, 7 Extended, 8 Core, 8 Extended | Posted on March 10, 2023

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