Mme Carmichael-Young

This teacher page will be updated as required based upon themes and lessons instructed throughout the year. Student assessments are entered in Powerschool and will be updated as assignments are completed. This will vary depending upon the nature of the work and required timelines.

Please feel free to contact me at my email or by calling the school at 403.327.3402. I will be happy to help you. Please know that emails will be responded to as soon as possible.

 Emails sent after the completion of the school day will not be opened until the commencement of the next school day.


Bienvenue! Welcome!

  Revue de roman (Novel review) These are the due dates for the French Immersion quarterly independent novel reviews. These are hard due dates. No late submissions will be accepted.

 Please have your next novel selected by Friday for round two. Be sure to read it this week because by  Friday you need to give me the info on your chosen novel.

2.January 20

3. April 1

4. June 16


Nov 6 If you have not finished working on your grammar activities come to my room at lunch tomorrow to complete this.

Nov 15 This is along weekend so use it to get ahead with reading in your French novel for quarter 2.

Dec 2 You need your info on the DOP and your Social textbook with you tomorrow

Dec 3 be sure to have a plan started for your DOP

Dec 6 remember we are making pull taffy next week you need a pie plate and a sandwich bag if you intend to bring some taffy home

Dec 9 I am collecting the DOP on Thursday at the beginning of class

Études sociales 7HD

Nov 4 Vocab and concept cle ch 3 due Wednesday at the beginning of class

Nov 6 Complete chapter 3 questions #1-6 for next Wednesday

Nov 14 If you have not finished your corrections of chapter 2  nor your concepts cles from the intro to ch 3 you need to have this done by tomorrow.

Nov 20 Finish your questions for ch 3 by Monday.

NOv 21 Quiz ch 2 next Wednesday. Bring your vocab, key concept, packages etc home to review.

Nov 25 vocab ch 4 is due Wednesday after the quiz. Key concept needs to be done ASAP.

Dec 2 Complete questions 6 to 10 for Wednesday

Dec 3 Correct and review your questions for ch 3 . We are reviewing tomorrow for the quix next Wednesday.

Dec 6 Quiz ch 3 next week

Dec 9 I will be collecting ch 4 questions on Thursday. Review them before submitting them.



Nov 15 This is a long weekend so use it to get ahead in reading your French novel for quarter 2

NOv 19 You should now have all completed your grammaire booklet up to p.90

Nov 25 Should be done la grammaire pages 90-93

Dec 2 Correct your spelling, grammar and format issues with your business letter

Dec 3 Have your notes ready business letter #2 starts tomorrow

Dec 9 we will continue working on the business letter next class

Dec 9 You need to provide me with a copy of your DOP on Thursday


Religion/Health 8

Nov 14 Decorations, Bible passages and stories for the Jesse tree need to be done by tomorrow

Nov 21 Your prayer, and business card reflection should now be submitted

Dec 9 I am collecting your reflective Advent colouring sheet as well as the gifts that do not cost anything activity tomorrow (Wednesday)


 You now have the outline for the portfolio. You may begin working on it at home as well as during our Portfolio periods during Health/Religion. Your portfolio is due May 25 at 12:30 pm. You may hand it in early. No late submissions will be accepted. Be proactive and work on it! It is worth 10% of your overall grade for Religion/Health

Dec 6 we will continue to work on our wreath and gifts activity next class

Dec 9 we are completing our wreaths and gifts activity tomorrow


Literacy 8

Nov 14  quarter 2 has started. Do you have a book? Are you reading 15 minutes each day and are you tracking and journalling what you are reading?

Nov 15 Keep reading your novel for Literacy. Remember to fill out your log book and complete your summaries.

Dec 3 If you haven't taken a quiz for AR this term you should do so before Christmas. Plan to take anovel out of the library and do some reading over the holidays if you are behind in accumulating points for this term


FLA 9 

Nov 6 All activities for chapters 1-5 are to be completed and handed in by next Wednesday Nov 11

Nov 15 This is a long weekend so use it to get ahead in reading your French novel for quarter 2

Nov 26 Be sure to complete your activities for ch 8 and 9 We will continue to work on these tomorrow.

Dec 2 Have your ch 10 activities ready and complete for Wednesday to write your essay for the novel theme.

Dec 3 We atart working on the theme essay tomorrow. Have all your work with you to assist in completing this task (Wednesday and Thursday)

Dec 9 You are working in groups of 3 to complete the visual dictionnary tomorrow

Dec 10 Each group member is responsible to complete their portion of the visual poetry dictionary and to submit it to the group leader who will then provide me with a copy.

Dec 11 you have until tomorrow to complete the poetry dictionary assignment


Religion 7MR (Friday)

Dec 3 If you have a chromebook or other robust device, bring it to class as we are working on portfolios

Dec 10Friday we are working on portfolios. Come to class prepared.


Religion/Health 9PK

Nov 20

Be proactive! Be sure to keep working on your portfolio. You will receive 2-3 periods per month of class time to work on this. The rest of the time is up to you.

DUE DATE : MAY 25 at 12:30 pm.You may hand itin early if you wish. Assignments submitted after 12:30 pm on May 25 will not be accepted nor will they be graded. This is worth 10% of your overall grade for the year in Religion/Health.

Dec 5 Next week we will work on our pamphlet/toolkit

Dec 9 you will continue to work on the toolkit/pamphlet on Wednesday. It is due next Monday December 16.


Literacy 9

Nov 14 Quarter 2 has started. Do you have a book to read? Are you filling out your log? Are you journalling what you are reading?Are you reading 15 minutes each day? Come to class prepared.

Nov 15 Use the long weekend to get ahead with reading your novel for Literacy

Nov 20 Keep reading your independent novels, fill out your log books and complete your summaries

Dec 3 Keep up with your reading. 15 minutes per night, complete the reading log and work on your summaries.

If you have not taken the test for Men of Stone you need to get it done ASAP. McIntyre Liar summaries were due today. If you did not hand them in , please do so tomorrow at the beginning of class.

Dec 5 you should have now turned in your summaries for ch 13-20

Dec 10 Be sure to write your 3-4 sentence summaries for each chapter of the McIntyre Liar. This is your responsibility even when you are absent. We just finished reading chapters 23-24 today. Also, update your reading log as you complete your daily reading.



FI and English program students*** Attention all students- If you have been absent or have not handed in an assignment to me it is your responsibility to see me regarding this. As I have indicated to you all previously, the best time to see me is at lunch as I am in my classroom ( other than during supervision) every day.


Tips for Parents

How to help your child build/use their French  language skills?

1. Screen time negotiation - watch tv in French, movies in French set the device setting to French for iPads and other devices
2. No google translate - have your child use a dictionary and bescherelle
3. Vacation in a French speaking area and have your child be the family translator
4. Have family French nights - play games, learn expressions etc in French with your child as the leader
5. Read together - read a novel that is available in French and English and discuss it together
6. Attend functions in French organized by l'ACFA (Association Canadienne Francaise de l'Alberta) here in town
7. Subscribe to a French magazine such as Okapi, Geo Ado, Curium etc
8. Graphic novels or comic books in French are great for reluctant readers
9. Apps and games - many have French versions available
10. Music - many French-language popular singers are waiting to be discovered by your child in different genres of music

Plagiarism 101 and How to Avoid It

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