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Posted: May 30, 2019

An apology to my 6K students -> End of Novel Projects are due next Wednesday, June 5, and not tomorrow. If you have them ready, then you may bring them in tomorrow.

Sorry for the 'mix-up'.

Mrs. Coughlan

Posted: May 24, 2019

Reminder - Power Play products are to be completed and ready for the 'Showcase'. You are to be working on these at home.

Posted: May 24, 2019

Reminder - end of novel project is due June 5th! You are to work on this at home.

Posted: May 15, 2019

We have been reading a novel in class called The Hand of Robin Squires, which is a work of fiction based on the Oak Island Mystery. Students have been given an 'end-of-novel' assignment. They have a choice from a list of thirteen possible projects. The assignment sheet was distributed in class last week and the possibilities read and discussed. Students were required to make their choice and submit it in writing to me yesterday. A few still have not done so. Please discuss this with your child and help ensure that they are working to complete this. They will be allowed some class time to work on this, but are required to be working at home as well. 

Due date for this assignment -> June 5th 


Posted: May 15, 2019

Students are writing short stories. The deadline for these to be completed is Wednesday, June 5th.

Posted: May 15, 2019

We have been reading a novel in class called Three Million Acres of Flame by Valerie Sherrard. This is a story based on the Miramichi Fire of 1825.

In an effort to incorrporate Project Based Learning in my classroom, and to showcase student learning, I posed the question, "What was life like in Miramichi in 1825, the year of the Miramichi Fire?"

Students have begun researching various topics that would help to answer this question. They will be required to focus on one element of society (food, clothing, education, healthcare, money, homes/dwellings, government, industries, etc..) and to create a display that explains their findings. We will be working on this in class some, but students may require some extra time on this at home.

Due date for this project is Wednesday, June 5th!

Posted: May 15, 2019

This is some information for parents and a reminder to students about the "Power Play Young Entrepreneurs" program.

Students were given a letter to take home for parents, explaining the program. If you did not receive a copy, please let me know as I have extra copies. This program is designed to teach students some basics about business. They are required to create a product, arrange a loan for start-up money if required, develop a prototype, do market research, produce a product, market, and sell their items during our "End-of-Year Showcase" here at the school the last week of classes. 

We have been discussing some possible projects in class. Students will be making these primarily at home and may require your assistance. Lessons on developing a business plan will take place at school.

IStudents now have a little over 4 weeks remaining before the 'market' will take place. I have been asking for them to decide on a product for the past week, but have few who have actually committed to what they will be making. Here are some deadlines that must be met:

1- Tuesday, May 21st - a deciscion for product and a prototype (or a recipe, plan/blueprint) for product must be here to present in class

2- Market Research - completed and tallied by Thursday, May 23rd

3 - Product Description and Operations Plan - Friday, May 24th 

4 - Money Plan and Loan Certificate - Monday, May 27th 

5 - Marketing -  Thursday, June 6th

6 - Deadline for products - Friday, June 14th

7 - Market - Wednesday, June 19th during the School Showcase


Posted: January 11, 2019

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Posted: January 11, 2019

This note is to remind students that they are to be working to complete their Heritage Fair Projects. This assignment is one that does require students to have homework. Although some classtime is provided for doing research, students are expected to work on their projects at home/outside of classtime.


Please note:

We began discussing topics and doing some actual research a few weeks before Christmas Break. Students should have a topic and some research already started. Several are writing their reports. A detailed outline/plan for completing this assignment was given in class today. I am attaching a copy here.

Due date for projects is January 21st.

Posted: December 5, 2018

A reminder to students that they are to be reading novels at home every day for at least 20 minutes. They have a goal of completing a novel a month. Remember to record when novels are completed. There should be at least 3 done by now.



Added: Fri, May 22 2015


Heritage Fair Assignment