WGH Has Talent!

Hello Everyone!

Walter & Gladys Hill is proud to present our talent show on May 29th!

All students are encouraged to participate and those who enter the talent show will be put in for a draw for a pizza party from Mr. toner!

Here are the guidelines. Please note that if these guidelines are not followed, the talent will NOT be posted.  This is a virtual Talent Show that will be done through facebook, so in order to apply you must email Mrs. Young with a recording of yourself or with a picture of your talent.  You WILL NOT be auditioning in person as we are still practicing social distancing.

1) Talent must be between 1-3 min. 

2) Talent must be appropriate for all ages in the school (nothing scary or inappropriate words).

3) Talent CAN include dance, singing, instrumental, poetry reading, a picture of art, etc. 

4) NO group talents will be allowed unless you live in the same house (we must still keep social distancing).

5) Siblings CAN perform together.

6) Talents must be sent to Mrs. Young’s email no later than Monday, May 18th (please do not send it to the homeroom teacher). 

7) Talents must include full name and grade.

*please note: We may have to divide the show by division if we receive many pictures or videos. Please check facebook and email for any updates. 

Thank you!

Mrs. Young 🙂

Week 3: Think Outside the Box Challenge

Hey Everyone!

For week 3 of e-learning the students were challenged to a “Create the Most Epic Paper Airplane”!  Since we were supposed to be starting our Air, Aerodynamics and Flight Units, so I wanted to choose a challenge related to that topic.  

        They were instructed to choose one model of paper airplane to design and build, and also film a video of their plane flying.  Creativity, innovation, attention to detail and how well the plane flies is what I looked for in this competition.  They were also given bonus marks if their plane could do any tricks. 

This weeks winner was….Amine! His plane flew the longest, despite the wind, and was overall the most successful. Here is his video:

What Amine learned:

Here are two other wonderful students, Bhavya & Trisha who also did a great job at building and flying their paper airplanes!

Bhavya’s Design

What Trisha learned:

Join me in congratulating these amazing students in designing fabulous paper airplanes!

Cheers!

Ms. G

Week 2: Think Outside the Box Challenge

Hey everyone!

To celebrate our second week of e-learning we had a create your own alien competition. This was to celebrate finishing learning about our sky science/space unit. Here were the rules:

The winner of our competition for week 2 is Bhavya! A very special student who created and submitted his alien named Zorkle who is from Saturn 2.0. Here is his alien & the alien’s background story!

Congratulations Bhavya & Zorkle!

Can’t wait for our 3rd week “Think Outside The Box” competition!

Ms. G

Week 1: Think Outside the Box Challenge

Hey everyone!

During week 1 of e-learning, I challenged the students to make a Rube Goldberg Machine of their own!

Our winner of the Rube Goldberg Machine is Gautam because of his creativity and accuracy!

Here are some other amazing creations the students came up with!

Hope you enjoyed these & can’t wait to see the challenge for week 2!

Cheers!

Ms. G

WGH Student Item Pickup

Hello Everyone!

Please review the available slots in the link below and click on the button to sign up.

Sign up here!

WGH has been advised that we are to hand back student belongings and learning materials as safe and efficiently as possible, keeping our quarantine rules.  No one who is sick is allowed to enter the school, no socializing, 15 people maximum, 2m distance between anyone, hand sanitizer accessable.  This time slot is strictly for item pick up only, not to meet & discuss student learning with teachers or admin.  You will only have your 10 minute time slot to complete collecting your belongings within the school.

All library books are to be returned in the library bin at the front of the school.

I wish you health, happiness & safety at this time.  🙂 

Location: Div 2 Hallway

Cheers!

Ms. G

Home Learning Week 1: Mar 30 – Apr 3

Week 1 – Mar 30 – Apr 3 

Weekly Homework Schedule

Mrs. Horsley & Ms. Guilbeau

Good afternoon Parents/Guardians/Students:

Thank you for your patience as we work through unprecedented times and new ways of learning! This will be the first round of at home learning for your child. These will continue indefinitely on a weekly basis. The first round has no differentiation for students who require modified work and/or are on an IPP (Individualized Program Plan). This will come in following weeks as per our school division continuity plan. Your child’s teacher will be reaching out to you regarding this, and you can also contact your school’s LAC teacher if you have questions. For the time being, only Grades 10-12 will use Google Hangouts as a method to deliver activities. Other grades will begin at a later date. Until then, Grades ECDP-9 will receive educational activities from their teachers through SeeSaw and Google Classroom.

Here is what our first week of online learning & homework looks like:

Week 1 – Mar 30 – Apr 3
Literacy
Day 1
– Read and complete activities on slides 1 – 13 for writing a narrative plot.
– If you have more time, read your own choice of reading material.  Books can be found on the Epic & Reading Eggs website if you need something to read.
Day 2
– Read and complete activities on slides 14 – 22 for writing a narrative plot.
– If you have more time, read your own choice of reading material.  Books can be found on the Epic & Reading Eggs website if you need something to read.
Day 3
– Read and complete activities on slides 23 – 26 for writing a narrative plot.
– If you have more time, read your own choice of reading material.  Books can be found on the Epic & Reading Eggs website if you need something to read.
Day 4
– Read and complete activities on slides 27 – 36 for writing a narrative plot.
– If you have more time, read your own choice of reading material.  Books can be found on the Epic & Reading Eggs website if you need something to read.
Day 5
– Read and complete activities on slides 37 – 46 for writing a narrative plot.
– If you have more time, read your own choice of reading material.  Books can be found on the Epic & Reading Eggs website if you need something to read.

EXTRA WORK: Reading Eggs & EPIC

News Article #1
– Read the article and complete the quiz assigned with it.  Only 1 of these news articles per week, to be completed at any point during the week. 

Numeracy
Ch.7 – Data Analysis & Probability
Day 1
– Review chapter 7 material covered before the break. 
– Read the following pages in the textbook. 
– Read pages 246-250
– Do the activities on pages 252-254
– Work on Mathletics 
Day 2
– Review chapter 7 material covered before the break. 
– Read the following pages in the textbook.
– Read pages 255-256
– Read pages 259-261
– Read pages 267-268
– Read pages 272-273
– Do the activities on pages 280-281.  Be sure to play a Game of Pig with someone in your house.
Day 3
– Do the unit review questions on pages 284 and 285
Day 4
– Do the Alien Encounters Unit Problem on pages 286 and 287.
Day 5
– Take the Chapter 7 test.

EXTRA WORK:
Mathletics: Data Analysis 
– Are you ready?
– Line Graphs: Reading
– Bar Graphs
– Divided Bar Graphs
– Circle Graphs
– Test

STUDENTS: Have a wonderful week and post any questions you have under the assignment on google classroom or email Mrs. Horsley or Ms. Guilbeau directly.

PARENTS: This is only the first week and is mainly a trial to see how students do and get their learning back on track so things will be tweaked and revised in coming weeks. Mrs. Horsley and Ms. Guilbeau’s availability hours will be the same as the regular school day, from 8am-2:45pm and we will do our best to address any questions or concerns within 24 hours of receiving them. Thanks again for all your patience at this time.

Cheers!

Ms. G

#ABLearningAtHome #FMPSDLearningAtHome

WGH is encouraging showcasing our amazing students and their home learning! Please send in pictures (by gmail) to your homeroom teacher (Mrs. Horsley or me) with parental written consent that we can post the pictures on the schools facebook page or website. This is a super exciting time to get creative in your learning space and show us where you are most productive and like to learn best! In a blanket fort with flashlights, at the kitchen table doing fractions to double a batch of cookies, doing math spread out on the living room floor with your dog, or having a pj party while writing a narrative story! Up to you! Send in your best pictures every week! Can’t wait to see what you’re up to!

Cheers!

Ms. G

FMPSD Helpful Website for Parents

Good Morning FMPSD Family;

If you haven’t seen it yet on social media, thanks to the Education Department and Abbi Easton, we have a dedicated website for parents. There are tons of resources on here to support families during class cancellation.

You can also find the website through the Division website and all 16 school sites.

Hope this is useful & helpful to you all!

Cheers!

Ms. G

COVID-19 QUARANTINE MIND CHALLENGE

Grade 6L! You have a challenge!

I have decided that since we are awaiting the go ahead for class work to start I would give you a mind challenge! You are all to build your own Rube Goldberg Machine at home with whatever you have around the house. Film it and pass it into google classroom in a video and I will post the winner on google classroom and on my website if you’d like.

This fantastic Rube Goldberb Machine is fantastic with its simplicity yet is very complicated. With the start of online learning just around the corner wouldn’t it be fun to challenge the students at WGH to create their own Rube Goldberb Machine and then posted it on their grades or classes online platform? 

Check this video out as an inspiration and then build your own! You have one week! It’ll be due on Monday, March 30th at 2:45pm in google classroom!

Cheers!

Ms. G