Saturday, 12 November 2016

Reading Program

Hello Parents,

The Reading Program has been very difficult to coordinate over the past 2-3 weeks because most of the students have not been returning the books on Mondays or not returning them at all.  It makes for distribution almost impossible. I am asking that all the books be returned by Monday. I will go through all the books.  In the meantime, I have been doing lots of research looking for something similar to Razkids so that parents interested in reading in French at home, can do so on the web.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Your Partner in Education,


Thursday, 3 November 2016


Dear Parents,

First of all, I would like to apologize for sending the Reading books and French homework home on Wednesday instead of Tuesday this week.  With Halloween on Monday evening, I was running a little late. It would be very important that the books be returned on Mondays.  With almost 80 students exchanging books, it's impossible for it to be done if the books are returned any later than Monday.

Thank you for your support,

Mme Cote

Thursday, 20 October 2016

French reading program

Hello Parents,

Just a reminder that if you would like to have your child participate in the French reading program on a weekly basis (receive a French reading book), I would need your blue consent form ASAP. These sheets were sent home last week. The slips have been dwindling in slowly.  With 81 students in total in my classes, it is very difficult to start a program and have notes coming in here and there so I wanted to give until Monday, October 24th for the slips to be in.  Thank you for your patience.

If you do not wish to participate in the reading program, please disregard this message.

Your Partner in Education,

Lyn-Anne Cote

Saturday, 15 October 2016


Hello Parents,

I will be sending home some reading homework with your child on Tuesday. A letter will be included to let you know what is expected of your child.  

The Grade 1 students will have a homework portfolio/ twin pocket folder.  The pocket folder will remain at home at all times.  The only thing to be returned to school will be the large ziploc bag.  I will insert the homework in the ziploc bag every Tuesday. The French homework will be mostly practising identifying and reading thematic vocabulary.

The Grade 2 students will have a homework duotang. Homework will be sent home on Tuesdays and must be returned on the following Monday. Please have your child complete all homework using a printing pencil. (no pens, no markers please)

About 2 weeks ago, I sent home a permission form for the class Blog and last week I sent home a form for you to fill out if your child was interested in participating in a French reading program. Your child would receive a book along with a Reading log in his/her ziploc bag with his/her homework.  It's important that I receive those forms ASAP.

Please feel free to contact me at any time should you have concerns or questions regarding your child, the homework or the program.

Thank you for your continued support,

Mme Cote

Thursday, 29 September 2016

Terry Fox

The students have been learning a song, Terry Fox- la perseverance by Gregg LeRock all week in preparation for our Terry Fox run on Monday, October 3rd.  When the song and video were first shown, the students had so many stories to share and various questions.  It was an absolute enriching experience with the students.  On Friday, September 30th, we had another lesson on Terry Fox.  The students learned all about a True Canadian Hero and why the Terry Fox run is so important as well as why his legacy lives on. The students completed a short activity: "Terry Fox est un heros parce que..."

Please encourage your child to sing the song while watching the video.  The students learned the refrain of the song and a few other simple repetitive lyrics that we hear in the song.

Journee du drapeau Franco-Ontarien

As part of the French curriculum, it's important to recognize the many important French cultural events celebrated. Both Grade 1 and 2 students learned about the importance of the "drapeau franco-ontarien", last Friday, September 23rd as French schools across Ontario celebrated the anniversary of the flag.  The students were very intrigued and had many valuable questions.  Many students had seen this flag in various places across the city, but they had no idea what it meant. In class, we listened to the song "Mon beau drapeau" and watched a short video. They learned what the significance of the symbols and the colours of the flag.The students were very excited to make their own flags and bring them home.  They were also very eager to share with the class first thing Monday that they had seen the "drapeau franco-ontarien" over the weekend.  I was so happy to hear their stories!

Feel free to watch the video and listen to the song we played in class.

Tuesday, 27 September 2016


Dear Parents,

Welcome to my blog! I will be posting items periodically on this blog and there will be sections which will remain the same throughout the year for you to visit at your leisure.

It was wonderful to meet so many of you last Wednesday at Curriculum Night. As mentioned during the presentations, I am including the slide show of my presentation.  Should you have any questions, please feel me to e-mail me at or call me at the school at 613-830-3215.

Curriculum Night slideshow


Mme Cote