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Tuesday, September 8, 2015.

Ms. Boveys Grade 7/8 News

Welcome back to school!

I am thrilled to be joining St. Edward School as the intermediate teacher. I am looking

forward to working with you and your child in order to ensure an engaging and
successful school year.

If you are interested in receiving my newsletters as
well as homework and assignment reminders via
email please email me at and I
will add you to my list.
Your child has filled out
some interest surveys for me
around school (subjects) and
personal interests but if
there is any additional information that you feel I
should know in order to get

be reviewing the basics

and then focusing on factors, exponents, and number
relationships. We will work
heavily on problem-solving
throughout the year and
students will begin each day
with 4-5 daily math questions that will focus on/
review a different strand
before moving onto the
days lesson/activities. Math
Journals will be created for
use as a reference tool and
Math Centres will reinforce
the Math concepts that are
being taught.

email it to me.

In Language we will be re-


viewing reading compre-

expectations with the students today and have outlined our weekly and daily
schedules. Please find attached a copy of the notebook rubric that I will be
using to evaluate your
childs notebooks as well as
a copy of our weekly timetable.
This month in Math we will

If, at any time, you have any

questions or concerns, please,

to know your child, please

I have gone over classroom

Home-School Connection:

hension strategies and beginning a poetry unit. I will

be reading aloud the novel,
Egg Head by Caroline Pignat
and we will work through
follow-up activities around
bullying while reflecting on
the metaphorical poetry
present in the novel and
writing our own metaphorical poems.
In History we will reflect on
how the settlement of New
France helped to shape our

Canadian identity. In Science, we will answer the

question, How do my actions affect different ecosystems?
We will reflect on the gifts
and talents that each of us
brings to our school com-

do not hesitate to contact me at

the school. I would like to keep
the lines of communication
open and am happy to assist
and/or accommodate your
child in any way that I can in
order to make his/her school
year as successful as possible.

munity and focus on the

virtues of Justice & Love in
In Physical Education, we
will work through team
building activities, soccer
skills, drills and the game of
Sept. 15th is our School Open
House from 5:00-6:30pm. I
hope to see you all there!
Sept. 17th at 10:30am is our
first school Mass of the year.
Sept. 24th is Picture Day
Sept. 25th is a PD Day
Your Partner in Catholic Education,
Ms. Emily Bovey