Yearbooks from WWII

Click the following link and click on different book covers to view several different yearbooks from 1944.

Yearbooks from WWII

Reflect on how they are similar and how they are different from what our yearbook will look like this year. Try to understand the perspective of the students graduating that year: What was their school year like? How has the war affected their lives? What will life be like after graduation? What are their hopes and plans for the future?

Write a journal entry from the perspective of a student graduating in 1944. Try to imagine what they were thinking and feeling, and how that may be similar to how you feel as you are about to graduate. How might it be different? In the journal entry reflect on the end of high school and talk about plans for the future as well.


ELA 7/8 Homework

Grade 7/8s have homework due on Monday. They are to finish reading chapters 7-9 of the Giver and complete the Point of View Chart on page 43.

Travel Brochures were to be handed in today, so any student who has not done so yet should complete it this weekend.

Co-op Gift Card Fundraiser

Our SRC is holding a gift card fundraiser! This fundraiser is fantastic for our school, as we receive 5-10% back from gift card purchases, and the gift cards can be used at all Saskatoon Co-op locations, including the one here in Colonsay! Please consider supporting us by purchasing Co-op Gift Cards through our school. These forms should have been sent home with students two weeks ago, but I understand that some may have gotten lost along the way. We have held off on this month’s order until Tuesday, March 13, so you still have time!

Thanks so much!

Kate Dufour

Co-op fundraiser Form

End of Semester 1!

Congratulations everyone, we’ve made it to the end of the first semester which means this school year is already halfway done! Q2 report cards will be going out next week for students in grades 7-12.

When second semester starts on Thursday I will be teaching grade 4/5 math, which means I get to be with them all afternoon! I’m really looking forward to this opportunity. Unfortunately that means that I won’t be teaching ELA 9/10 anymore, as they will be spending second semester with Mrs. Moen.


I hope you are all enjoying your day off for semester turn-around!

The Hobbit Final Project

We’ve completed reading the Hobbit with our ELA 7/8 class and are currently watching the movie. We have also begun looking at our final project for this unit, which consists of three parts: an essay, a creative project, and the chapter worksheets. I have attached the handout for your reference. The due date will be in January (TBD), so students are encouraged to work on this at home over the Christmas break, in addition to the class time that they will receive both before and after the break.

The Hobbit Final Project 2017