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Remembrance Day

Every year on November 11, Canadians pause in a silent moment of remembrance for the men and women who have served, and continue to serve our country during times of war, conflict and peace. We honour those who fought for Canada in the First World War (1914-1918), the Second World War (1939-1945), and the Korean War (1950-1953), as well as those who have served since then. More than 2.3 million Canadians have served our country in this way, and more than 118,000 have died. They gave their lives and their futures so that we may live in peace.

We must remember. If we do not, the sacrifice of those one hundred thousand Canadian lives will be meaningless. They died for us, for their homes and families and friends, for a collection of traditions they cherished and a future they believed in; they died for Canada.

On November 11, especially, but also throughout the year, we have the opportunity to remember the efforts of these special Canadians. In remembering, we pay homage to those who respond to their country’s needs. On November 11, we pause for two minutes of silent tribute, and we attend commemorative ceremonies in memory of our war dead.

Do you know the meaning of these words?

War, Respect, Observe, Memorial, Parade, Flag, Sacrifice, Cemetery, Tradition,

Never forget, I remember, Peace, Freedom, A hero, A poppy, A wreath, A cross, Weapon

1.Write on: How do you remember the solders?

2. Reading

Remembrance Day Poppies

« In Flanders fields where poppies grow », is the first line of a very famous poem, In Flanders Fields, that was written in May 1915 by John McCrae. McCrae was a Canadian soldier and medical officer when he wrote the poem during World War 1. Flanders is a region in northern Belgium. Lots of red poppies grow there in the spring. During the war poppies grew in the battlefields and cemeteries of Flanders.

In Canada the 11th of November is Remembrance Day. It marks the anniversary of the end of World War 1. On the 11th of November 1918 the Armistice was signed. The Armistice was a military agreement between Germany and the Allies to end the war. It ended the fighting. The Allies won the war.

On Remembrance Day we remember and honour the Canadian veterans who served and fought in all wars. We also remember and honour those who died fighting in war. Wearing red poppies is one way that we observe Remembrance Day. We also remember our veterans with a minute of silence at 11:00 a.m. on Remembrance Day. This is the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. There are many memorial services and ceremonies. In some ceremonies people put poppy wreaths on war memorials. The poem In Flanders Fields is often read at these ceremonies.

Vocabulary help: 

  • agreement (noun) – a decision made between two or more people
  • Allies (proper noun, the Allies) – a group of countries that fought together in World War 1 (France, Russia & Britain)
  • anniversary (noun) – the day on which an important event happened in a previous year.
  • battlefield (noun) – a place where a battle is fought
  • Belgium (noun) – a country in Europe
  • cemeteries (noun) plural of cemetery – a graveyard, a place for burying the dead
  • ceremonies (noun) plural of ceremony – an event to is performed on important occasions
  • defeat (noun) – when someone loses against someone else in a fight
  • eleventh – 11th
  • fought (verb) past form of to fight
  • honour (verb) – to show great respect for someone or something
  • medical (adjective) – relating to medicine, such as a medical student, or a medical treatment
  • memorial (noun) – [as in war memorial] an object built to help people remember an important person or event
  • memorial (adjective) – [as in memorial service or ceremony] A memorial ceremony is a ceremony in remembrance of someone or some event.
  • military (adjective) – relating to the army, navy or air force
  • occasion (noun) – a time when something happens. Example: We met on several occasions.
  • region (noun) – a particular area in a country or in the world.
  • remember (verb) – If you remember something, then you think about it again.
  • remembrance (noun) – when you remember and show respect for someone
  • served (verb) past tense of to serve – If you served in the army then you were part of the army for a period of time.
  • signed (verb) past tense of to sign – to write your name on something to show that you agree to it.
  • silence (noun) – no sound
  • spring (noun) – one of the four seasons, after winter and before summer
  • veteran (noun) – someone who was in the army or navy during a war
  • wreath (noun) – a ring or circle of flowers or leaves

Did you understand the story? Are these sentences true? 

  1. Remembrance Day is the 11th of November. Yes or no?
  2. Germany won World War 1. Yes or no?
  3. We wear yellow poppies for Remembrance Day. Yes or no?
  4. We remember our veterans with a minute of silence at 11:00 a.m. on Remembrance Day. Yes or no?
  5. The poem, In Flanders Fields, was written by a Canadian. Yes or non

3.  Write a letter to a friend or to your family member about the living condition in the war in the position of a soldier. (Explain about the weather, the food, the violence, the fact that your so far away from home).

4.  Choose a poem http://remembrancedaycanada.com/poems.php

and explain it, (you can make a video, a song, a slide show, a reading of the poem…use your imagination)

Example:   https://youtu.be/ZlPG3jOHueQ

Bet you didn’t know : Halloween

Halloween is around the corner.

 

1. https://youtu.be/FYSLvy4XPR8

2.  Halloween, the time of pumpkins, candies, ghosts, witches and much more, is annually celebrated on 31 October.
That’s the night before All Saints Day. Its origins date back thousands of years to the Celtic festival of Samhaim or The Feast of the Sun, a most significant holiday of the Celtic year. This day marked the end of summer but also the season of darkness as well as the beginning of the New Year on 1 November.

Druids in Britain and Ireland would light bonfires, dance around them and offer sacrifices of animal and crops. The fires were also intended to give warmth to the households and to keep free from evil spirits. Through the ages these practices changed.

The Irish hollowed out turnips, placed a light inside to keep away the bad and stingy Jack. As the legend says, Jack was a man who tricked the devil and after Jack had died he was allowed neither in heaven nor in hell. With a lantern in his hand he began to search for a resting place on Earth. This was the original Jack-o-Lantern. Since Halloween came to America from Ireland (Scotland and Wales) people used pumpkins because they were bigger and easier to hollow out than turnips.

During the centuries the cultures have added their own elements to the way Halloween is celebrated.

Children love the custom of dressing-up in fancy costumes and going from door-to-door yelling « Trick-or-Treat » . Adults instead join spooky parties which are nearly held all over the cities and villages on that special evening. A spooky decoration, games and « frightening food » are nuts and bolts for a Halloween party your friends won’t soon forget.

Ulrike Schroedter wrote the text, the list and the quiz. http://www.englisch-hilfen.de/en/texte/halloween.htm

https://www.englisch-hilfen.de/en/exercises/countries/halloween.htm

3.  Vocabulary

http://www.englisch-hilfen.de/en/words/halloween.htm

4.  Quiz about Halloween

http://www.englisch-hilfen.de/en/exercises/countries/halloween.htm

5.  History of Halloween story and questions

http://www.ego4u.com/en/read-on/countries/holidays/halloween/history

6.  Read the following sentences which talk about what we do to celebrate Halloween. Decide if the sentences are true or false: http://www.englishadvantage.info/worksheet/halloween-traditions/

1. Wait for the Great Pumpkin to bring presents for children.


2. Dress up in scary or funny costumes.


3. Go to the neighbors and ask for candy.


4. Have a big dinner with our family.


5. Watch scary movies


6. Watch the annual Halloween football game.


7. Play tricks on friends and family.


8. Cut faces into pumpkins.
10. Eat lots of turkey.

7.  Games :  Hangman topic Halloween

http://www.ego4u.com/en/chill-out/games/hangman?4

8.  Jack O’Lantern story and questions

http://www.ego4u.com/en/read-on/countries/holidays/halloween/jack-o-lantern

9.  Read and make 5 questions regarding the story you read and share with the class.

http://www.apples4theteacher.com/holidays/halloween/kids-short-stories/

10. Go to the adress http://www.wordle.net make a Wordle about Halloween

Song regarding Halloween

11.  Fives little pumpkins

http://www.kididdles.com/lyrics/f042.html

 

School

Look at the photo. In which country do you think this classroom is?

1.  Tell us all about your school. What are the best and the worst things about your school?

2. What are your school subjects this year, which one is your favourite?

3. What are the rules in your classroom?

4. What rules would change if you could and why?

5. Do you get homework from your school? How much homework do you do each week? Does anybody help you with your homework? Do you like doing homework? Are homework useful?

6. Look around your own classroom identifies the similarities and the differences from your school in Clair to the one in the picture.

7.  This is a good place to learn about Mali.   http://www.our-africa.org/mali

English week 1

1. School vocabulary

https://www.anglaisfacile.com/exercices/exercice-anglais-2/exercice-anglais-41568.php

2. Picture of the day

3.  View video

https://youtu.be/0fqfW8fVbKE

4.  Copy the sentences and do the exercices at the bottom of the page.

Example : Can I help you?

https://www.anglaisfacile.com/exercices/exercice-anglais-2/exercice-anglais-95058.php

5.  Questions 1 to 14

https://www.anglaisfacile.com/exercices/exercice-anglais-2/exercice-anglais-51102.php

6. Write on

My Last Year of Middle School……………?

Ok, this is my last year of middle school, and I really need to get good grades in order to keep my cell phone that I just got and to be ready for high school. Does Anyone know any ways to keep me organized or any studying tips to help me have an A+ year?

Please help!!!

 

1.  Tell us all about your school.

Where is it situated.

What are the best and the worst things about your school?

What are your school subjects this year, which one is your favourite and why?

What are the rules in your classroom?

What rules would change if you could and why?

Do you get homework at your school? How much homework do you do each week? Does anybody help you with your homework? Do you like doing homework? Are homework useful?

2.  Look at the photo. In which country do you think this classroom is?

3.  Look around your own classroom identifies the similarities and the differences from your school in Clair to the one in the picture.

 

4.  In your write on note book write a short paragraph about your school.

Flashcards https://www.brainscape.com/flashcards/unit-1-describing-school-french-to-englis-4533255/packs/5361345

5.  Video presenting a school from Greece.

 

 

Christmas activities

Christmas is around the corner, let’s learn and have fun with it!

1. Christmas vocabulary

https://www.englishclub.com/vocabulary/festivals-christmas.htm

2. The Chickens Take a Holiday

Read or listen to the story

https://www.englishclub.com/kids/stories/chickens-take-a-holiday.htm

3. Answer the questions about the story! Exercise A and B

https://www.englishclub.com/kids/stories/chickens-take-a-holiday-exercises.htm

4. Tourisme and holiday, read the questions in activity 1 and discuss them with your partner. http://www.tefl.net/esl-lesson-plans/TP_Tourism-and-Holidays.pdf

5. Christmas a global phenomenon? Activity 1 http://www.tefl.net/esl-lesson-plans/TP_Christmas_global.pdf Conversation with a partner , give a written copy to you teacher.

6. Christmas fun and games

http://www.tefl.net/esl-lesson-plans/TP_Christmas_global.pdf

7. Chrismas card https://www.englishclub.com/esl-articles/200112.htm

8. Prepare a christmas card for your friend at Dialogue Nouveau-Brunswick and a video about yourself.

9. Christmas question past, present and futur http://www.tefl.net/esl-lesson-plans/TBW_Christmas_Conversation.pdf

10. Holiday activity 2 http://www.tefl.net/esl-lesson-plans/TBW_Holidays-HolidaysAndHotels.pdf

SINGULAR AND PLURAL NOUNS

 

http://www.ef.com/english-resources/english-grammar/singular-and-plural-nouns/

REGULAR NOUNS

Most singular nouns form the plural by adding -s.

EXAMPLES

Singular Plural
boat boats
house houses
cat cats
River

 

 

rivers

A singular noun ending in s, x, z, ch, sh makes the plural by adding-es.

EXAMPLES

Singular Plural
bus buses
wish wishes
pitch pitches
box boxes

A singular noun ending in a consonant and then y makes the plural by dropping the y and adding-ies.

EXAMPLES

Singular Plural
penny pennies
spy spies
baby babies
city cities
daisy daisies

Some nouns have the same form in the singular and the plural.

EXAMPLES

Singular Plural
sheep sheep
fish fish
deer deer
species species
aircraft aircraft

IRREGULAR NOUNS

There are some irregular noun plurals. The most common ones are listed below.

EXAMPLES

Singular Plural
woman women
man men
child children
tooth teeth
foot feet
person people
leaf leaves
mouse mice
goose geese
half halves
knife knives
wife wives
life lives
elf elves
loaf loaves
potato potatoes
tomato tomatoes

Exercises:

  1. http://mbonillo.xavierre.com/exercises/eso1/1eso2007/plural1.htm
  2. http://speakspeak.com/english-grammar-exercises/elementary/plural-forms-of-nouns
  3. http://www.my-english.edu.pl/index.php?id=27
  4. http://www.my-english.edu.pl/index.php?id=28
  5. http://perso.ya.com/mjandres/archivos/irrplurals.htm
  6. http://suz.digitaleschulebayern.de/english/grammar/nouns2.htm
  7. 8.http://www.lancsngfl.ac.uk/curriculum/literacy/lit_site/lit_sites/plurals/pl_1/pluraladds.htm
  8. http://www.learnenglishfeelgood.com/nouns-plural-form1.html
  9. Evaluation

 

What is success?

Everyone’s definition of success is different and it depends on a lot of different factors.  What is success to a 13 years old?  My grade 8th students are going to try to explain what is success to them.

A.  What would a successful school year look like?

1.  What goals have you made this year?

2.  What experiences do you want to have?

B.  How will you know when you’ve succeeded with a specific project?

C.  Where in your life have you already been successful by your standards?

D.  What does that slogan mean to you?

E.  50 great thoughts on success http://www.incomediary.com/50-great-thoughts-on-success Chose one and explain it to a friend.

F.  Write on this week: Tell a success story that happened to you or to somebody you know.  Make sure to explain what is success to you. 

 

H.  Richard St. John’s eight secrets of success (on TED)

 

 

November 11th

Every year on November 11, Canadians pause in a silent moment of remembrance for the men and women who have served, and continue to serve our country during times of war, conflict and peace. We honour those who fought for Canada in the First World War (1914-1918), the Second World War (1939-1945), and the Korean War (1950-1953), as well as those who have served since then. More than 2.3 million Canadians have served our country in this way, and more than 118,000 have died. They gave their lives and their futures so that we may live in peace.

We must remember. If we do not, the sacrifice of those one hundred thousand Canadian lives will be meaningless. They died for us, for their homes and families and friends, for a collection of traditions they cherished and a future they believed in; they died for Canada.

On November 11, especially, but also throughout the year, we have the opportunity to remember the efforts of these special Canadians. In remembering, we pay homage to those who respond to their country’s needs. On November 11, we pause for two minutes of silent tribute, and we attend commemorative ceremonies in memory of our war dead.

 

http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/information-for/educators

 

In Flanders Field

 

 

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http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/remembranceday