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Research Project Links

Links to information about First Peoples in Canada, including their traditional territories:

http://firstpeoplesofcanada.com/

 

Inuit:

http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/settlement/kids/021013-2071-e.html

https://sites.google.com/site/inuitforkids/

 

Coast Salish:

http://firstpeoplesofcanada.com/fp_groups/fp_nwc5.html

http://www.warpaths2peacepipes.com/indian-tribes/coast-salish.htm

 

Plains/Cree:

http://www.bigorrin.org/cree_kids.htm

http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/settlement/kids/021013-2161-e.html

 

Haida:
http://www.bigorrin.org/haida_kids.htm
http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/haida-native-group/
 

Anishinabe (Ojibwa):

http://www.bigorrin.org/chippewa_kids.htm

http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/ojibwa/

 

Eastern Woodlands:

http://firstpeoplesofcanada.com/fp_groups/fp_wh3.html


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To Blog or not to Blog!

Room 13 began their personal blogs today! These blogs can be accessed at home by clicking on the student blog link. All posts are moderated by Mrs. O’Neail and will not go live until they are seen by me.

Today we discussed internet safety and responsibilities. Some highlights of our discussion include:

THE RULES

Rules are meant to keep things, such as the game of soccer, fair and safe. This applies to our blogs as well. As we begin to blog and learn more about blogging, we will be adding to our list of rules. I hope you will notice that our blogging rules are very similar to the rules used in “regular” writing.

The Rules (This list is ALIVE. It’s growing!)

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  1. Always start a sentence with a capital letter.
  2. Always end a sentence with punctuation like . ? !
  3. IF YOU WRITE EVERY WORD IN CAPITAL LETTERS, IT MEANS YOU ARE SHOUTING.  Please don’t shout.  It hurts my ears.
  4. Use an exclamation mark (maximum of three!!!) if you are excited, passionate or annoyed about something.


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Welcome back!

What a great start to our school year. Today was a day of routines and procedures… how and why we do what we do! Parents, a reminder to please sign your child’s agenda every evening. That helps us to stay on track and organized.


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And we’re off…

IMG_3982Today we began our writing workshop! We brainstormed a long list of things that writers write about… by the end we decided that as long as you know something about the topic and you’re excited about it, nothing is off limits for a writer.

 

 

 

IMG_3984We are beginning to think about our writing stamina as well… how long we can stay focused on our job. We are a room of writers!


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Monday, September 4

Hello Families and Students of Room 13!

IMG_8538My name is Mrs. O’Neail and I am really looking forward to being your teacher when you come back to school in the fall.

I love Buchanan School for many reasons, but mostly because I love the people and community here.

We will learn lots about each other during the school year, but here are a few details about me to start us off. I live with my creative, funny husband, two large dogs, and a very chubby cat. When I have some free time, I like to read, work in my garden, play volleyball and hang out with my son. Our favourite thing to do together is to make music. In the classroom, what’s most important to me is that every person feels valuable and part of our community. We will spend a lot of time working toward that goal!

I am really looking forward to meeting all of you and getting to know each one of you. We will grow and learn together!

See you soon,

Mrs. O’Neail