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Welcome to Mrs. O'Grady's class 677!

Catherine O'Grady
Hello and welcome to class 677's page!

Here you will find many resources and activities in English! How fantastic!

Week of January 20th

Due on Monday January 20th

  1. GB p. 93
  2. Superfudge chapter 12 expressions and questions
  3. Be ready for Two truths and One lie
  4. Study weekly grammar and vocabulary (see below)

Due on Tuesday, January 21st

  1. GBp. 94
  2. Be ready for Two truths and One lie
  3. Study weekly grammar and vocabulary (see below)

Due on Wednesday, January 22nd

  1. GB p. 95
  2. Be ready for Two truths and One lie
  3. Study weekly grammar and vocabulary (see below)
  4. Sign + Correct: Friday Quiz, Greenhouse summary, Mummification Process reading comprehension

Due on Thursday, January 23rd (last day of Intensive English!)

  1. GB p. 96
  3. Pizza party
  4. Bring sled to go sledding in the morning 🙂

Due on Friday, January 17th

  1. PED DAY

Weekly Studies 

  • Subject and Object pronoun placement (GB p. 95 and the first page of the pronoun booklet in your green grammar duo-tang)
  • Vocabulary (blue vocabulary duo-tang)
  • Verbs (blue vocabulary duo-tang)

Here are a few activities you can do with your child at home to practise in English…

  1. Watch a 30 minute T.V. show in English.
  2. Play a board game in English.
  3. Tell someone something nice in English every day.
  4. Watch a movie in English.
  5. Read a book in English.
  6. Read a magazine in English.
  7. Read a comic book in English.
  8. Visit a web site in English.
  9. Write a letter to someone in English.
  10. Write a letter to your English teacher in English.
  11. Write a birthday card in English to a family member or friend.
  12. Write a card in English (Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Halloween…).
  13. Write you birthday card invitations in English.
  14. Write a poem in English.
  15. Learn a poem in English. (visit Kenn Nesbitt’s website)
  16. Visit Kenn Nesbitt’s website.
  17. Play a game on the internet. (visit Junie B. Jone’s website)
  18. Visit the Robert Munsch website.
  19. Make a crossword in English. (make your own grid and test a friend)
  20. Make a mystery word in English. (make your own grid and test a friend)
  21. Play hangman with your mom or dad.
  22. Listen to a song in English.
  23. Learn a song in English.  Look for the words on the internet.
  24. Invent a song.  Choose a melody you know and change the words.
  25. Write an adventure story in English (you are the main character).
  26. Write and draw a comic strip in English.
  27. Watch a documentary on an animal you like in English. (you can look on Youtube)
  28. Read the labels of food containers in English. Ex: a cereal box
  29. Find a yummy recipe in English and prepare it with your parent.
  30. Collect yummy recipes and create your own cookbook in English.
  31. Plan an outdoor game with your friend in English.
  32. Watch a sport event in English on T.V.
  33. Learn a tongue twister in English. http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/tongue-twisters
  34. Book buddies: read with a parent and take turns reading out loud.
  35. Create a book mark in English.
  36. Find a cute joke in English and practise it with a parent or friend.
  37. Make a collage with WORDS in English from a newspaper or a magazine.
  38. Play a mime game with a parent or friend.  Guess the action in English.
  39. Play a yes/no question game with a parent for 5 minutes.
  40. Read a science fiction story.
  41. Read from a newspaper.
  42. Read a biography.
  43. Read an adventure story.
  44. Visit the English section of a public library.
  45. Find and read a menu from a take out restaurant.
  46. Make a list of favorite movies.  Use English titles.
  47. Make a list of favorite English songs.
  48. Play a video game or a grammar game in English on your computer.

Suggested novels for beginners:

  1. ANY comic book or graphic novel.
  2. Anything with pictures will help your child understand what is going on in the book.
  3. Go to the municipal library.  Your local librarian is an AWESOME resource for books.

Examples of graphic novel series:

  • Amulet
  • Percy Jackson (Rick Riordan)
  • The Sea of Monsters (Rick Riordan)
  • The throne of fire (Rick Riordan)
  • Cleopatra (Mike Maihack)
  • Betty and Veronica/Archie/Jughead comic books
  • Sisters (Raina Telgemeier)
  • Smile (Raina Telgemeier)
  • Drama (Raina Telgemeier)
  • Ghosts (Raina Telgemeier)
  • Dog Man (Dav Pilkey)
  • Plants VS Zombies
  • The legend of Zelda (Akira Himekawa)
  • Babysitters Club series (Raina Telgemeier)
  • Goosebumps graphic Novel (R.L. Stein)
  • Bone (Jeff Smith)
  • Phoebe and her Unicorn (Dana Simpson)
  • Skeleton Key (Anthony Horowitz)

Other interesting books:

  • Geronimo Stilton (audio CD’s are AMAZING!!!!!!  Super funny)
  • Tom Gates (Liz Pichon)
  • The Diary of a Wimpy kid Jeff Kinney)
  • Captain Underpants (Dav Pilkey)
  • Harry Potter (J.K. Rowling)
  • Any book by Roal Dahl
  • Any book by Gordon Korman
  • Jedi Academy (Jarrett J. Krosoczka)
  • Dork Diaries (Rachel Renée Russell)

You can now order your scholastic books online!  It is WAY quicker and MUCH easier!  Here are the steps to follow to order the books:

  1. Go to http://www.scholastic.ca/
  2. Click on “Parents”
  3. Click on “Place your reading club order”
  4. Click on “Connect to a teacher” under the PARENTS section on the right hand side of the screen
  5. Click on “Find your teacher”
  6. Enter the school’s POSTAL CODE to find the school and my name (Catherine O’Grady)
  7. Make an account
  8. Order your books 🙂

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about how to place an order online with scholastic (catherine.ogrady@csmb.qc.ca).

Mrs. O’Grady 🙂