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.

  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.

#2 Jan. 16
#3 April 10
#4 June 12


Sept 11 Find the English equivalents of the words discussed in class (male and female) as well as the French and English names of their offspring.

Sept 20 If you are not done pages 27-43 you must finish . We will correct these during our next class

Sept 25 If you are not done pages 44-49, please complete these for the next class.

Oct 16 You will have time tomorrow to continue working on "your blason et devise"

Oct 18 Your "blason et devise" as well as your paragraphs are due next Thursday at the beginning of class since some people are struggling with the writing piece. The prayer will be due Friday.

Oct 26 The Blason,devise, paragraphs should now be in as well as the pryer and the resding of Une famille nombreuse

Oct 30 Work on lettre amicale for 15 minutes tonight

Nov 1 Hand in your lettre personnelle tomorrow

Nov 15 Your "new" good copy of your friendly letter is due tomorrow. Remember lebonpatron

Dec 4 Be sure to finsh your rough draft for your Lettre au Pere Noel and start editing it.

Dec 13 Be sure to finish your brainstorming and plan for the question from today

Études sociales 7HD

Sept 7 Finish 9 of your vocab cards (Ch 1) for Monday

Sept 10 Your remaining vocab cards for ch 1 should now be in after an additional 40 minutes of class time. If you are not done, the cards are due tomorrow at the latest.

Sept 12 You should now have completed both concept sheets since you had 80 mins. of class time to work on this. If not done, it must be finished at home.

Sept 17 You need to finish questions 1-6 from ch 1 for the beginning of class Wed.

Sept 19 Complete questions 7-12 on the mi'kmaq that we worked on in class

Sept 24 Complete questions 13-21 if you are not finished for the beginning of next class.

Sept 26 Complete questions from pages 22-25 on Anishnabe for Friday. Friday you will finish the last  few questions for pages 26-28. The chapter package is due Monday at the beginning of class.

Oct 1 You had both periods to work on your vocab and concept cle for ch 2. These are due Friday at the beginning of class.

Oct 10 Complete questions 1-4 of ch 2 if you are not done. OCTOBER 17 QUIZ CH1

Review your booklet, your vocab and your concepts cles.

Oct 15 Finish questions 5-6-7 if you are not done AND review for ch 1 quiz Wed.

Oct 22 Finish questions 8-11 (if you are not already done) for Wednesday

Oct 26 The questions booklet for ch 2 should now be in.

Oct 29 -You to review your section on les seigneuries ans re-submit it now that you used your reding strategies to understand the text (if you are absent you must see me second half of lunch to do this). Then, you need to work on your vocab for ch 3.

Nov 14 Be sure to have all your questions up to and including#9 done.

Nov 19 You should now have questions up to and including the one on active citizenship for the inhabitants of Halifax

Nov 26 Quiz ch 2 Dec. 5. Review the notes from today as well as your concept cle and the vocab.

Nov 27 Be prepared we start ch 4 tomorrow. Vocab is due tomorrow for ch 4. Add it to the pile if you aren't already done.

Nov 28 Questions 1-5 are due Monday. Wed is quiz ch 2.

Dec 4 Quiz ch 2 tomorrow.

Dec 10 Questions ch 4 will be due by end of period 7 on Wed.

Dec 12 Ch 4 questions should now be handed in and the vocab for ch 5 and concept cle for ch 5 are due Friday.

Études sociales 8 

Sept 7 Finish 10 of your ch 1 vocab cards for Monday

Sept 10 Your vocab cards should now be in since you had 40 minutes of class time to complete these.

Sept 12 Your 2 concept sheets should now be done (pp9-10). If not, it must be completed at home and returned by Friday.

Sept 17 You need to finish your concept cle on La Renaissance for the beginning of class Wed.

Sept 19 Complete questions 1-2 for ch 1 if not already done

Sept 24 Finish the questions for pages 16-21 that you worked on in class. These are due for the next period Wed.

Sept 26 The questions on La structure sociale should be done by the next class. You should have also started the concept cle for la structure sociale.

Oct 3 The questions for la peste noire need to be done for Friday.

Oct 5 Complete questions 3-6 from ch 1.

Oct 10 Complete one of the 3 villes-etats (Florence, Genes, Venise) sections for Friday

Oct 15 All activities for ch 1 need to be handed in Wed. by the end of class.

Oct 22 Finish your concept cle for "La presse a imprimer" and the reading comprehension sheet for pages 50-54 for wednesday

Oct 26 Your concept cle for di Vinci should now be in your duotang,you shouls now be done questions 1-3 and the sheet on L'humanisme, les grands penseurs...

Oct 29 You should now have completed all your booklet questions up to and including #6.

Oct 31 You should now have completed questions 7,8,9 as well as concept cle for humanisme

Nov 14 You should have #10 and 11 from the booklet done the reading sheets up to and including les ecrivains done

 Nov 19 All chapter work should now be in for chapter 2

Nov 26 Complete your 2 questions from the booklet as well as the sheet on identite nationale et citoyennete.

Nov 28 Complete your questions for l'ere des grandes decouvertes 

Dec 10 all ch 3 activities are due Wed.

Dec 12 All activities (sheets, booklet and concepts cles) for ch 3 should now be in


Sept 11 Finish the worksheets from La grammaire, c'est mon affaire for next class if you were not done. (130-138)

Sept 20 You must be finished pages139-141 for next class.

Sept 25 Please complete 16-20 if you are not done after today. They are to be completed for the next class.

Oct 4 Make sure 27-35 are done for tomorrow.

Oct 11 Complete pages 36-43 for tomorrow

Oct 18 complete pages 44-49 if not done

Oct 26 La devise, le blason et les paragraphes to be handed in Tuesday at the beginning of class. Priere des chevaliers will be due at the end of that class.

Oct 30 The knights' prayer should now be handed in.


Sept 10 Finish the 2 pages of la virgule that we worked on during class today. It is due tomorrow.

Sept 11 Finish the punctuation sheets we worked on in class. We will finish and correct the rest of the package tomorrow. 

Sept 12 Tomorrow we will finish the package correction and work and review the resolution we created today. Be ready for writing assignment #2 tomorrow.

Sept 17 Finish working on the punctuation up to and including p.23 Tomorrow we will finish right to the end.

Sept 24 Decide on your position for your business letter now that you have had time to discuss in groups, and be ready to defend it in writing tomorrow.

Sept 25 You need to be prepared to discuss various business letters so have your notes and rubric with you tomorrow

Oct 1 We went through the most common errors found on the business letters. You will have 40 minutes to work on correcting your errors tomorrow in class.

Oct 3  Please complete the genre activity sheets we worked on in class today for tomorrow.

Oct 4 Make sure you have handed in the 2 activity sheets for genre des noms and are done your ecrit for the week

Oct 10 Hand in business letter tomorrow at the beginning of class (you had 80 minutes to do this)

Oct 15 Work on your blason for tomorrow as well as your production ecrite fonctionnelle

Oct 16 Excellent work today so you may hand in your "blason, devise and ecrit" in tomorrow at the beginning of class

Oct 17 Your knights' prayer id due tomorrow at the beginning of class

Oct 22 we will take 40 minutes of classtime tomorrow to finish the business letter.

Oct 26  We are continuing on to chapter 3 in our novel study so be prepared to start

Oct 29 Continue working on your activities for ch 3. Remember Thursday, we are fine-tuning and submitting our second ecrit. If you have missed a Thursday, it is your responsibility to come in at lunch and complete the writing you missed.

Oct 31 Your vocab questions and summaries for ch 1-4 are due tomorrow at the beginning of class

Nov 14 Activities from chapters 5-8 are due tomorrow

Nov 20 The next few chapters are short so we will be combining them. Today- 10 and 11 and tomorrow 12-13.

Nov 26 Finish your activities from chapters 14-15  that you did not complete in class.

Nov 27 Today we completed chapters 16-17. We work on 18 tomorrow then the next round of work will be due Friday.

Nov 28 we worked on ch 18.chapters 14-18 are due Friday

Dec 4 Finish your activities for ch 19-20.

Dec 10 Will collect all activities from ch 23 to the epilogue when we are done!

Dec 12 We are now done reading the novel which means Monday  at the beginning of class I collect the last round of summaries, questions and vocab. Then on Thursday I collect the character list, the plotline, the essay and the business letter for the novel.


Religion 7MR

Sept 11 Please finish the class covenant. I will collect them next class.

Sept 18 You need to finish your boat illustration by the end of the next class (Thurs)

Sept 20 If you were not done your boat and did not hand it in, it is due at the beginning of class on Tuesday

Sept 25 Meet in the Library  period 1 on Thursday to type out your prayer We will be submitting them to the office.

Oct 2 Your coat of arms is due next Thursday. It must be coloured.

Oct 22 We will be colouring our prayer madela and adding expressions dealing with trust and faith to it. Bring your markers/colouring pencils.

Nov 19 Any overdue or outstanding assignments are now due.

Religion 7KE

Sept 10 Please finish your paragraph for our class covenant. I will collect them Wednesday at the beginning of class.

Sept 17 You need to have your boat drawing completed and coloured by the end of next period (Wed)

Sept 19 If you were not done your boat, it is due at the beginning of class on Monday.

Sept 24 You must meet me in the Library period 1 on Wed. We are typing and spellcheking our prayers and submitting them to the office.

Oct 1 your coat of arms is due next Wed. It must be coloured.

Oct 10 Your coat of arms should have been handed in today and if you did not hand it in you should have done so at lunch time.

Oct 22 We will take 20 minutes to finish our prayer mandelas on Wed. Bring your makers/ colouring  pencils.

Oct 29 You should now have handed in the 3 reflexion questions on page 38 and have read pages 37-38 to complete this activity in complete sentences.

Nov 20 Any outstanding or overdue assignments are now due.

Health 9LS

Sept 28 You should now be done your intro sheets and be working on your autobiography which will become one of your artifacts for your portfolio.

Nov 16 I still have people who have not handed in the autobiography. Be sure to have it done and handed in by next Friday 24

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


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