Volume 1, Issue 3

November 2013

Welcome to the General View! This year marks the inauguration of the General View, a student-run newsletter. Cycle 3 students interview teachers and students to bring you an insider's look at the goings on of "a small school with a big heart."


ROBOTS ARE TAKING OVER THE SCHOOL! What will we do? AHH! robotics
Every Wednesday at lunch time, you can find a group of students building crazy creations. And what are these crazy creations you may ask? They are robots, of course!  Robotics Club is an amazing opportunity to learn how to build robotic contraptions. Robotics is a super fun lunch time activity where we get to build our own robot with nothing more than a robotics instruction manual and some Lego pieces. I too am in robotics and let’s just say I love it and many more do! Great job everyone who participated!!


A group of grade 4 and grade 5 girls are making bracelets, art and some delicious treats. These goodies will be sold from November through June for the whole school to enjoy. The funds will benefit cancer research. We are doing this to help our teacher Miss Linda and many other people that are fighting all types of cancer. For Christmas, Valentine’s Day and Easter we will be making bracelets, art and treats.

I am Julia F. with guest reporter Maya B, and that's our view!

Grade Four is in the spotlight this month!

4th gradeThe busy bees in grade four are hard at work! They just finished a chapter in science and are starting a fresh new chapter. They are reading a novel called Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing and are starting a project about it. They have to act out a chapter from the book just like the actors in the movies. Its lights! Camera! Action! For the fourth graders.
We’re Victoria and Jordana, and that’s our view!

Grade Three will not rest until all is completed!

grade3The grade three students are having a blast in November! They received a new spelling list, and are learning new vocabulary words! They had a test on money and are confident in their grades! They have also taken a fluttering field trip to the Insectarium! In the classroom, they started reading an exciting new book called The King Who Wouldn’t Sleep! We sure hope the grade three students have gotten enough sleep for all this wonderful work! We’re Victoria and Jordana, and that’s our view!

Grade Two is buzzing with activity!         

The grade two students are having a pretty relaxing November. They have told us that there is nothing new happening. Even though they are a little laid back, they have however started to learn about insects. In addition to this, they have gone on a field trip to the Insectarium with the grade three students! Let’s hope that none of the grade two students actually bring insects into the classroom!
We’re Victoria and Jordana, and that’s our view!

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GV Opens their doors!

open houseGV opened their doors to parents that were excited to see our school. Their kids were a little shy because they had never seen a school like General Vanier. During the open house, Dynamix leaders guided the visiting families around the school. Most of the parents that came to open house told us that the reason they like GV is because everybody is very friendly and that us kids were the ones talking to them about different clubs or special classes. They also liked that it was a small school and everybody knew each other. We are happy to welcome them to GV!
This is Michael and Priscilla, and that’s our view!

Les poèms de 5ième année


Les deux classes de cinquième année ont écrit des poèmes. Ces poèmes étaient très intéressants parce qu’ils sont sur les personnages préférés des élèves de cinquième année. Ils ont travaillé très fort sur ces poèmes. Ils sont courts mais ils sont aussi très fascinants. Ces poèmes sont un des projets magnifiques des élèves de la cinquième année.  
Par Giuliano V et Michael G


5th Grade Egyptian Super Slideshow Projects

The current 5th grade English project is on Egyptian life, such as Egyptian cuisine, their family life, their city’s government, etc. The students are hard at work, preparing for their presentations of the information they compiled. I think that our two tremendous classes feel very enthusiastic about this project. However, the best part is yet to come... when they present it! I can’t wait to see all the marvellous orals!

Les étudiants de GV collent leur nez dans des livres!

book fairLe 13 novembre, une vente des livres français et une vente de pâtisseries a eu lieu
à General Vanier. Alessia en 6e année a dit "C'était amusant de regarder des nouveaux livres", mais Jordana en 5e année pensait que beaucoup de livres étaient un peu trop cher. L’argent ramassé sera utilisé pour organier des activités pour les étudiants de l’école. Dans l'ensemble, c'était un grand succès et j'espère que le salon du livre sera de retour l'année prochaine. Je suis Chrisselltin, et c'est mon point de vue!

About Us...

Grades 5 and 6 are part of a newspaper club. Well, not everyone, but certain people that like writing!
It is a fun activity for students and takes place at lunch for one hour.
I am Julia F., and that's my view!


GV se souvient

Les élèves de cinqième année ont fait un mini-projet sur le Jour du Souvenir. On ne travaillait pas seul(e)! Quand notre professeure nous a dit qu’on pouvait travailler en équipe, ont était très excités! Les projets sont sur le babillard… venez voir!

Reporté par Julia Franco 

Letters to Santa

The kindergarten and grade one students wrote letters to Santa with the help of the grade 5 and 6 students. Most of them wanted an iPad or an iPod. The boys wanted cars and I was really surprised that one of the students wanted a tuba. Most of us in grades 5 and 6 were surprised that they wanted these things because they are only in grade one. We all had lots of fun writing their letters.

By Priscilla



Si tu intimides tes camarades, arrête ça maintenant! L’intimidation peut être bullyl’intimidation  physique, verbale et sur l’internet. Les 5ieme année ont fait des petites pièces de théâtre drôles mais aussi sérieuses sur ce thème très important!
Reporté par Julia Franco 

Grade 6

This month the grade 6 students are still developing their literacy skills. Their latest assignment involved choosing an advertisement (like commercials, slogans, newspaper ads or even fiction ads). With the help of some questions, they could each discuss what they chose. There were only two presentations, one by me and the other by my friend Kevin because we both love to present. My name is MASSIMO AND I’M THE VIEW... PEACE!

Gardez les yeux ouverts! improv

On fait de l’improvisation en 6ième année. C’est vraiment amusent! On fait toutes sortes de sketch avec des thèmes différents, tel que «les mauvaises idées» et «trouver le trésor». On discute souvent entre nous : «Christopher et toi sont les meilleurs» nous dit Victoria. «Vous êtes les plus créatifs» ajoute Alex. «Vous êtes très expressifs et vous animez la scène» complète Adriano. Gardez votre yeux ouvert, il y a des étoiles à GV! 

Movie Night went by in a flash!

Movie night at General Vanier was so fun. We watched Turbo and in the middle of the movie, we have a delicious snack of oatmeal cookies and milk.  A special  thanks to parent volunteers for donating their time to supervise us kids! Description: E:\movie night pic. general view!.jpgWe all loved movie night and I can’t wait until the next
movie night!

I’m Kayla, and that’s what I viewed!

Chocolate Fundraiser

Students raised a grand total of $11,269 in this year's Chocolate Drive. WOW! There was a draw for prizes, including pizza lunches for 3 classes, gift certificates, and a mini mp3 player too. You all did a wonderful job, thank you!

I'm Kayla, and that is my view!