Summer Music – June 2019

Hello everyone,

Congratulations on finishing your mid-term tests, I hope you did as well or better than you were hoping for. Today is Saturday and it is 32 degrees outside. I don’t care what the calendar says, that is summer weather to me!

One thing that is essential for summertime is summer music. Nothing is better than enjoying some jams in the sun, so take a listen to some of these.

  • Summer of ’69 – Bryan Adams

  • Hot Fun in the Summertime – Sly and the Family Stone

  • Good Vibrations – The Beach Boys

  • Summertime – DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince

  • School’s Out – Alice Cooper

That last one is famous in Canada and America, because the end of the school year always happened in summer, so for some students they would graduate. For you, however, we are just getting started! Enjoy the sunny weekend,

2019 H3 Writing – Religion

Hello everyone,

We have had many events to start the school year, but of course, we have also been studying! In grade 3 English class we have been practicing writing and presenting about various topics. Last week, after seibosai, we talked about religion. For hoemwork students thought about some questions, and then in the classroom they presented their ideas. Here is the print we used:

Students did not have to answer all of the questions, but just practice thinking about a new idea in English. Here is one reply that I think was quite good:

Remember that English is just a tool for communication, and you need ideas to communicate. Practice both language and thinking to be a good communicator.

2019 Shin-ai Festa English Club

Hello everyone!

We have finished Shin-ai festa for another year! This year we had almost 500 girls come and see our school. They took two short lessons, and then visited many club rooms. I am proud of our students because they were good “big sisters” to the girls.

This year English club made a “Giant Crossword”. Students designed the puzzle, wrote the clues, and then made a puzzle frame on the floor with colourful tape. Thank you to everyone who came and said hello!

Here are the clues to the puzzle. Do you think you can solve it?

Have a good weekend, and see you on Tuesday!

Seibosai 2019

Welcome back to school everyone. I hope your extra-long Golden Week was full of good memories. After coming back to school on Tuesday, Wednesday was Seibosai, our mass honouring Mary. On this day each student brings one flower, and then we put them together as a class to make a bouquet. After the mass, we take the bouquets to important people to say thank you. For example, many students take them to their elementary schools. It is a nice way to show people you are thankful for their help, and also spread the word of God.

Today we are thankful for nice weather because it is sports test day. On Saturday and Sunday we have Shin-ai Festa, where we welcome many guests to our school and show them our school life. That is the last event of a very busy April and May. Next week the test schedule is released and we will all be in study mode. Good luck!