le 26 septembre 2016

FLA/ELA:  No dictee this week. Instead, we are working on Orange Shirt Day activities. We have started a read aloud “No Time To Say Goodbye” which deals with the stories told by First Nation students who attended a Residential School in British Columbia.

Mathe:  We are continuing with adding and subtracting integers.  The grade 8 students are receiving a review while the grade 7 students learn it for the first time.

Sciences humaines:  Students have received about 3-4 hours of class time where we have gone over notes on latitude and longitude and they have had to fill in the blanks and do some Atlas work.  These are due by the end of the week!

Sciences naturelles:  Students need to have their questions and mini-project done that they worked on last week.  They will finish cells this week and we will start Ecosystems.  Stay tuned for a letter home about our field trip!

Hygiene:  We will be starting a nutrition unit.

Full Band tomorrow!  Sectionals on Wednesday!

Orange Shirt Day — Friday, September 30th

Have a great night!



Open House Sept. 14/16

Welcome! Welcome!  If you are not able to come to our open house tonight, here is the information that will be sent home with your child.

Welcome Letter meet-the-teacher

Parent Quick Referenceparent-quick-reference

ECCS Mission Statementecole-connaught-community-school-mission-statement

Reporting Periodsprogress_reporting_caregiver_letter_sept_2016

Performance Standards Gr. 4-8performance-standards-4-8-levels-of-achievement

Cafe/Daily 5 Parent infocafe-for-parents

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask, call or email!!



vendredi le 9 septembre 2016

Wow!  What a great first week of school!  I have been blessed with yet another great group of students!  Myself and my intern, Mme Burkholder, see great things for these students this year!

Some reminders for the weekend…

  1. Get your lunchroom forms in ASAP.  If you are a family that pays for lunchroom, please see school cash.
  2. Agendas – $2.50  payable on school cash
  3. Media release and classroom technology contract due ASAP.
  4. OPEN HOUSE — Wednesday, Sept. 14 — 5:30 to 6:45 pm.
  5. Our first fieldtrip — Diversity in Ecosystems — Monday, October 17th.
  6. Band sectionals for grade 7/8 start next Wednesday the 14th. Full band the week after

Have a fantastic weekend!


le 30 janvier

FYI — Missing assignment updates went home this week.  Students have been working hard to get caught up

Grade 8 – morning of Feb. 4th, Mr. Keyes and myself are driving the students to Campbell for a spend-a-morning!

Due dates next week:

  • Feb. 3:  Science project – rocks/minerals
  • Feb. 6: Dictee
  • Feb. 6: Current Event
  • Feb. 13: Dictee
  • Feb. 23: Current event
  • Feb. 27:  Dictee
  • Feb 27:  French Book Report, English Movie Trailer

Have a great weekend!


le 17 novembre

Merci beaucoup!

Thank you to all students who have handed in the work that they want marked and included on this report card.  Thank you to the parents who have sat with (or over) your student to get the work done!  I am hoping that Term 2 will see a reduction in the amount of missing assignments.

We have a busy term approaching!  The grade 8 (French & English) will be going to Campus Regina Public for PAA classes from Nov. 21 to Dec. 4.  The grade 7 students will stay at Ecole Connaught.   I am hoping to complete two projects with the grade 7 students.   We will be working on a photography project and hopefully a cooking project as well.

Upcoming dates:

  • Thursday, Nov. 20 — Quebec Trip 2016 Parent Meeting  7pm @ Ecole Connaught Library
  • Friday, Nov. 21 — Report cards go home
  • Nov. 21 – Dec. 4 — Gr. 8 to Campus Regina Public for PAA
  • Dec. 10 — Sheldon Area Band Concert
  • Dec. 11 — Winter Carnaval @ Ecole Connaught

Thank you for all of your support!  Stay warm!


le 8 octobre

Good morning everyone!

FYI — I am hoping to get a missing assignment list out to your student by the end of today… Thursday for sure.

Some of the items on this list will be the following:

  • Francais — Dictees — analyse et les questions
  • Sciences humaines — Tipi project, maps of Canada, Bande Gaza et Guinee
  • ELA — Autobiography – first draft (due Oct. 9)
  • Grammar handouts — there is quite a few!
  • Health — Successes so Far!; Journal 2.1, 2.2
  • Sciences naturelle — questions, microscope lab, creation of an animal cell and a vegetable cell.

SCC Thanksgiving Potluck Thursday evening 6-8pm.

No school Friday.  Teachers are in the building if your student would like to drop off any missing assignments 🙂

Have a great day!


le 30 septembre

Hello Parents! We have now arrived at the one month mark! What a wonderful month it has been.  I have implemented a few procedures that you may not yet be aware of… On your child’s table is a weekly calendar with important dates, assignments written in for them. Students receive this calendar on the Friday before. THEY are responsible to write in all of their daily assignments. They are also expected to write in their agendas. Please look at these on a daily basis. It is a valuable time management tool.

Assignments/Homework – Meeting deadlines is an important life skill. Please use agendas/weekly desk calendar to assist in time management. Any assignment can be emailed to me at tara.dryburgh@rbe.sk.ca . I can print it out for your child.

Math: It’s okay to make a mistake. Go back, correct it and learn from it… Students are to hand in math assignments. Once corrected, they are expected to complete the corrections and hand it back in for marks. I will remark the assignment and change their grade. This is a great way to learn key concepts.

Students receive more than enough class time to complete work. If they are not able to complete assignments in class, it will be homework.

Students have a weekly dictée. They are given the text Monday and will be tested Friday. This also includes questions on the text and an analysis of the text in a notebook must be handed in on Fridays as well.

Each month, students are required to complete an English book report, a French book report and a presentation. These assignments are independently done. Students may use class time if they have some free time outside of regular lessons.

Current events are given every two weeks. They have one due this Friday, Oct. 3.

All students will be expected to use their agendas and homework binders. All homework should be placed in the student’s homework binder. Students must have these communication and organization resources in class on a daily basis.

You can also find updates on class info, homework, etc. on our “Classroom and Homework Blog page”. This can be found at http://www.mmedryburgh.wordpress.com .

I also use Remind 101. Text @78dry to 1-647-496-1056 to receive classroom updates.