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Catherine-OGrady
Catherine O'Grady
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catherine.ogrady@csmb.qc.ca

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

Here you will be able to find information on the weekly homework, studies and upcoming events happening in class. Please do not hesitate to contact me by e-mail if you have any other questions.

Mrs. O'Grady

Grade 5

501: Due November 14th

  1. Bring an English book to class
  2. Read in English for 10 minutes every day
  3. Try going to one of my suggested web sites or applications for 10 minutes

502 : Due November 19th

  1. Bring an English book to class
  2. Read in English for 10 minutes a day
  3. Try going to one of my suggested web sites or applications for 10 minutes

503 : Due November 14th

  1. Bring an English book to class
  2. Read in English for 10 minutes every day
  3. Try going to one of my suggested web sites or applications for 10 minutes

504: Due November 15th

  1. Bring an English book to class
  2. Read in English for 10 minutes every day
  3. Try going to one of my suggested web sites or applications for 10 minutes

505 : Due November 13th

  1. Bring an English book to class
  2. Read in English for 10 minutes every day
  3. Try going to one of my suggested web sites or applications for 10 minutes

506 : Due November 19th

  1. Bring an English book to class
  2. Read in English for 10 minutes a day
  3. Try going to one of my suggested web sites or applications for 10 minutes

507 : Due November 13th

  1. Bring an English book to class
  2. Read 10 minutes in English every day
  3. Try going to one of my suggested web sites or applications for 10 minutes

508: Due November 15th

  1. Bring an English book to class
  2. Read in English for 10 minutes every day
  3. Try going to one of my suggested web sites or applications for 10 minutes

509: Due November 19th

  1. Bring an English book to class
  2. Read in English for 10 minutes a day
  3. Try going to one of my suggested web sites or applications for 10 minutes

510: November 16th

  1. Bring an English book to class
  2. Read in English for 10 minutes a day

Grade 6

601: Due November 13th

  1. Bring an English book to class
  2. Read in English for 10 minutes every day
  3. IRC due on November 13th

603:  Due November 16th

  1. Bring an English book to class
  2. Read in English for 10 minutes every day
  3. Activity Book p. 31
  4. IRC due on November 16th

606: Due November 16th

  1. Bring an English book to class
  2. Read in English for 10 minutes every day
  3. Activity Book p. 31
  4. IRC due on November 16th

610: Due November 15th

  1. Bring an English book to class
  2. Read in English for 10 minutes every day
  3. IRC due on November 15th

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)

 

Miss Sarah’s book suggestions

Here are some novels and series that I loved when I was at school.

Anything marked with a * can be found in TMR public library!

Beginners

The Worst Witch – Series – Jill Murphy

( 1- The Worst Witch, 2- A Bad Spell for the Worst Witch etc. )

Not Yeti- Alan Gibbons

The Enormous Crocodile – Roald Dahl

The Giraffe and The Pelly and Me – Roald Dahl

Mr Stink, Ratburger, The Demon Dentist, The Boy in the Dress, Billionaire Boy- David Walliams *

The Sheep Pig, Magnus Powermouse, Sophie Series- Dick King Smith*

 

Intermediate

Beast Quest- Series

I Was A Rat- Phillip Pullman

The Scarecrow and His Servant – Phillip Pullman

Animal Ark Series – Kittens in the Kitchen, Dolphin in the Deep etc.

Jacqueline Wilson* – The Worry Website, Lizzie Zipmouth, The Suitcase Kid, Glubbslyme, The Story of Tracy Beaker (Check out the TV series on YouTube!), Double Act, The Cat Mummy, The Werepuppy, Hetty Feather Series, The Lottie Project, The Worst Thing About My Sister, The Longest Whale Song

Michael Morpurgo – The Butterfly Lion, The Ghost of Grania O’Malley, The Dancing Bear, The Nine Lives of Montezuma etc.

A Series of Unfortunate Events- Lemony Snicket ( 1- The Bad Beginning, 2- The Reptile Room etc.)

The Diary of a Killer Cat, Bill’s New Frock*, Madame Doubtfire*, Flour Babies -Anne Fine

My Story Series/ Dear America Series* – Historical fiction

The Day I Swapped My Dad For Two Goldfish, The Wolves in the Walls,

The Graveyard Book, M is for Magic(Short Stories)*, Fortunately The Milk* – Neil Gaiman

It Was A Dark and Stormy Night – Janet & Alan Ahlberg

Brother Brother, Sister Sister – Helen Dunmore

Molly Moon’s Incredible Book of Hypnotism* + Series – Georgia Byng

How To Train Your Dragon- Series- Cressida Cowell*

The Famous Five Series- Enid Blyton*

Nicolas (English version of Le Petit Nicolas)*

Intermediate/Advanced: Non- Fiction

Horrible Histories -Series- Terry Deary ( Check out the TV series on YouTube!)

(The Vile Victorians, The Vicious Vikings, The Awesome Egyptians)

Horrible Science/Geography

Advanced

Alex Rider Series- Anthony Horowitz (1- Stormbreaker, 2- Point Blanc, 3- Skeleton Key)

Skulduggery Pleasant Series- Derek Landy *

Clarice Bean Series – Lauren Child (Clarice Bean, Utterly Me, 2- My Uncle Is A Hunkle… etc.)

The Roman Mysteries Series – Caroline Lawrence*

( 1- The Thieves of Ostia , 2- The Secrets of Vesuvius etc. )

Anne Fine- Flour Babies, The Granny Project, The Tulip Touch

Ingo Series* – Helen Dunmore

Terry Pratchett Diskworld Novels- The Wee Free Men, A Hat Full of Sky, Wintersmith etc.

Phillip Pullman – His Dark Materials Series – Northern Lights, The Subtle Knife, The Amber Spyglass

Christopher Paolini – Inheritance Cycle- Eragon, Eldest, Brisingr, Inheritance*

Neil Gaiman- Coraline*

Just William – Series- Richmal Crompton*

Inkheart Series, Dragon Rider- Cornelia Funke*

Narnia Series

(1. The Magician’s Nephew, 2. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, 3. The Horse and His Boy etc.)

Happy reading!

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IMPORTANT

The next Scholastic book order will be ordered on December 3rd.  No new book orders will be ordered before this date.

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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 🙂

Here are some of the skits the children are practising during our Halloween workshops in the month of October.

Ugly Pumpkin

Vinder Viper

Gobble Gobble Ghost

Enjoy!

Mrs. O’Grady 🙂

WEBSITES

  1. Duo Lingo
  2. eslgamesplus.com
  3. spellingcity.com

APPLICATIONS

  1. Duo Lingo
  2. Wordscapes
  3. Epic Books
  4. Learn English Grammar (British Council)
  5. Johnny Grammar’s Word Challenge (British Council)

Enjoy!

Mrs. O’Grady 🙂

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