Archive for Le Mali

Produits d’érable

Les Canadiens du Nouveau-Brunswick  associent le retour du printemps aux produits d’érables.  Le sirop, la tire, le beurre et le sucre sont disponibles dans les sucreries de la région.

La production des produits d’érable est basée sur le degré de viscosité d’un liquide. La tire d’érable vient de la sève des arbres.

La sève elle-même est claire et est un fluide. La sève à un gout peu sucré mais lorsqu’on la fait bouillir et qu’on laisse l’eau s’évaporer on obtient de la tire.

Nous avons essayé de reproduire le même principe en salle de classe. La sève fut remplacée par de l’eau, du sucre et de l’essence à saveur d’érable. Les élèves ont préparé de la tire d’érable artificielle.

Voici la recette utilisée par mon groupe d’élève.

65g de sucre blanc ou brun
35 ml d’eau
3 gouttes d’essence à saveur d’érable

Capture d’écran 2013-04-25 à 11.31.23

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On peut en apprendre beaucoup sur les solutions en visitant une sucrerie et en regardant comment on fabrique le sirop d’érable, la tire d’érable, le beurre ou le sucre d’érable.
Bonne dégustation!

Exemples d’utilisations culinaires

  1. Verser sur des crêpes, des gaufres
  2. Placer dans le yogourt.
  3. Mélanger à la crème glacée
  4. Ajouter aux fèves au lard, au jambon…                                                                                                                                                                                 [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-gEKxLaZhk?rel=0&w=420&h=315]

La situation au Mali

Carte animée : la situation au Mali décryptée en cinq minutes, pour visionner la vidéo il suffit de faire un double clic sur le lien suivant.

http://www.lemonde.fr/afrique/video/2013/01/18/video-la-carte-du-mali-decryptee-en-5-minutes_1818849_3212.html

http://www.lemonde.fr/mali/

Water and sanitation in Bamako, Mali

In Bamako only 26% of the households are connected to the public water supply.  32% of the population uses septic tanks and 66,5% latrines.  Less than a quarter of the schools have a septic tanks and most use latrine.

Bamako does not have a proper sewer system.  This is a short video prepared by my grade 7th student regarding the situation in Bamako.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lq-NguTEhAM?rel=0&w=560&h=315]

For more information regarding this assignment http://danismichaud.wordpress.com/2012/11/26/human-rights-water-developping-countries-english-grade-7th-cida/

 

Human Rights/ Water/ Developping countries/ English grade 7th/ CIDA

Last summer, during a trip to Ottawa for a project with CIDA (Canadian International Development Agency) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadian_International_Development_Agency

I met a nice teacher from Calgary, his name is Bill Robinson. He is a teacher from St. James School.  In December, his school is hosting an educational day about water and sanitation around the world. The goal of this day is to inform everyone involved about major water issues, such as the lack of clean drinking water in developing countries. He hopes to educate the students, teachers and parents on these issues and give them ideas on how they can help.  They decided on December 10th because it’s Human Right Day http://www.greeningtheblue.org/event/human-rights-day-10-december-2012 around the world and clean drinking water is a major problem for developing countries.

I was invited with my students to participate virtually to his day.  We are asked to prepare a video about the importance of water in our lives.  Since our school has an on going project with a school from Bamako Mali http://danismichaud.wordpress.com/category/developpement-international/ in collaboration with the Canadian International Developing Agency and that I had a chance to experience first hand the on going related problems regarding water supply, and sanitation in Bamako I accepted his offer.

 

 

On December 10th, my grade 7th students along with 14 other presenters, 11 schools sending over 200 students, plus Grenada, Jamaica and 4 Canadian twinning schools will celebrate that day and hopefully learn a little bite more about human rights and the importance of water in different part of the world.

I ‘m often asked why I say yes to these projects my answer is easy why not!!!!!  My students are going to have a chance to learn, use technology, share their knowlege, discuss and hear about Human Rights, they’ll have to think about their usages of water, they’ll have to speak, think and write in English and they’ll be part of an International activity going on in an other province with students, teachers from at least four different countries.

I think it’s a wonderful opportunity, thanks Bill for the Invite!!!! 

Activité Skype

 

Ce midi, cinq jeunes femmes de 5e année du CAHM ont bien voulu se prêter à un jeu questionnaire genre Jeopardy via Skype au sujet du Mali.  L’activité fut organisée par des élèves d’une école de Canmore en Alberta qui participe comme nous a un projet avec une école du Mali.  Nous avions fait la connaissance de leur enseignant M. Gilles Robert lors de notre passage en Afrique en juillet 2011.  M. Robert est à vivre un projet avec l’école de Kita.

 

Question words

The most common question words in English are the following: Who ; What ; When ; Where ; Why

Who = person

What = something

When = time

Where = place

Why = reason ( starts with because)

Exemples:

Who is he talking to ?

What happened?

When did it take place?

Where did it take place?

Why did it happen?

Interactive games to practice Question words:

http://www.grammar.cl/Games/Question_Words.htm

http://www.grammar.cl/Games/Question_Words_2.htm

Exercises

http://www.grammar.cl/exercises/question-words.pdf

Picture of the day 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Who is she?

What happened to her?

Why is she dress like that?

Where is she from?

Where is she going?

* Your write on this week is going to be about her, tell us her story.