Mrs. Augustin's Grade 5/6 Class Blog

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This Week… April 12-16

Hello Parents,

Today is a glorious day. The sun is shining, I got to replant some strawberries in my yard and I got to visit my grandmother in her apartment in long term care. We have not been able to see her since March of last year.  God is good. I pray that there are glorious moments for your family right now.  If there are things I can pray for, please let me know. I believe that God hears and answers prayers no matter how big or small the situation may be. If your family or yourself just need an once of hope with what you are facing right now, I highly suggest the newest album, Believe For It by CeCe Winans. So many encouraging songs. 😊

This next full week of school will be full. We are just finishing our novel study on the Tale of Despereaux and constructing a diorama of our favorite scene. In Science, we will be constructing Rube Goldberg machines and trying different experiments on Newton’s Laws of Motion. In Math, we will finish our unit on telling the time and will be working on measurement using metric measurements. In Social Studies, we are working on immigration history within Canada (Grade 5) and starting a new unit on international poverty and inequalities (Grade 6). In our devotions, we have been discussing and discovering things through the book of Esther.

Reminder about Little Hoopsters and Little Diggers, please continue to pick students up after school at regular time and provide your own supervision until programing starts. Again, thank you so much for your cooperation in these strange times! We are all doing our best to provide our best for students within the current limitation.

Important for this week…

Wednesday, April 14 – Beach Wear Day – So glad it will be sunny and warm for this. Please remind your student of what is appropriate for this day.

Friday, April 16 – BMV: Galatians 5:23 – “gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.”

Upcoming…

Friday, April 23 – Interim Reports to Parents

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This Week… April 6-9

I pray your and your family had an amazing weekend celebrating the pinnacle of our faith, Jesus and His resurrection life.  As part of our devotions in the morning this last week, we have been watching the film Overcomer. It encapsulates what a life transformed by Jesus looks like for a tween. I pray that it helps our students see we are overcomers through submitting our lives to Jesus. The Message Translation of the Bible states in Galatians 5:22-24, “But what happens when we live God’s way? He brings gifts into our lives, much the same way that fruit appears in an orchard—things like affection for others, exuberance about life, serenity. We develop a willingness to stick with things, a sense of compassion in the heart, and a conviction that a basic holiness permeates things and people. We find ourselves involved in loyal commitments, not needing to force our way in life, able to marshal and direct our energies wisely. Legalism is helpless in bringing this about; it only gets in the way. Among those who belong to Christ, everything connected with getting our own way and mindlessly responding to what everyone else calls necessities is killed off for good—crucified.”

Important this week…

  • Please make sure your student has their Bible at school tomorrow (Tuesdays). If your student does not have it, it makes doing Bible Scavenger Hunts much more difficult.
  • Reminder that Genius Hour is on Wednesdays.
  • BMV due Friday: Galatians 5:22 “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness…” (NIV)

Upcoming…

Apr. 23 – Interim Reports out

Apr. 30 – Pro-D Day

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Welcome Back!!

I pray you and your family have had a great restful break. It is hard to believe how fast this school year has flown by. We still have much more learning to accomplish before summer break!

Reminders:

  • Please make sure your student has pencils and headphones for use at school.
  • Please make sure on Tuesdays and Thursdays students have their PE uniform.

This week…

  • Class Photos are on Wednesday this week! Once the photos are edited, I will email you a copy.

Starting this week, there are some changes to the student schedule. Genius Hour will now be on Wednesdays and PE will still be on Tuesdays but in last block.

  • Bible Memory Verse due on Thursday is Matthew 21:9 “The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted, ‘Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest heaven!’ “
  • There is no school on Friday and next Monday as it is Good Friday, April 2 and Monday, April 5. I pray you have an awesome time remembering and celebrating the reason for our faith.

Upcoming…

Apr. 5 – Easter Monday (No School)

Apr. 14 – Beach Day (All Elementary)

Apr. 23 – Interim Reports out

Apr. 30 – Pro-D Day

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Last Week Before Spring Break…

Hello Parents,

The Grade 5 & 6 students are deep into their novel study (The Tale of Despereaux) focusing on vocabulary, character development and theme. In Math, we have been calculating the costs of our movie theatre business using the concepts and skills of long division. The Grade 6’s are in the middle of constructing a space station model and presented their products for Social Studies. The Grade 5’s have built various types of levers and also created maps of Canada’s regions and resources. In Art, we are almost finished our mandala designs. We have finished our learning about the book of Jeremiah learning how challenging it was to be a prophet in the Old Testament times and how important it is to follow and obey God.

Class Photos update: Leah Riley (Three Leaf Photography, HRA photography teacher, Highroad mom and hero of the hour) is going to do class photos for the school. The date for them is Wednesday, March 31, which is our first Wednesday back after break. It is a regular uniform day, but students can choose from any of their uniform pieces. We are going to try and do the photos outside on the field, but if the weather is uncooperative, we will use an inside location.  Once the pictures are ready, I will send a DIGITAL copy of the photo to each parent via email.

This Week…

Monday – Please make sure your student has their Bible at school. They are researching a chosen book of the Bible to study and present about.

Tuesday – Please check with your student to see if they need resources for Genius Hour and what passion they are choosing to research and explore.

Wednesday – Storybook Dress Up Day: Students dress up like a character of a book. Students need to have the book with them as well on the day. Photos will be taken with the student and their book.  If your student chooses not to participate, they must wear their uniform.

Friday – Knights Day and BMV test: Ecclesiastes 7:8 – “The end of a matter is better than its beginning, and patience is better than pride.”

Upcoming…

Spring Break –  March 13 – 28

School starts back March 29

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Next Week… March 1-5

Hello Parents,

The Grade 5 & 6 students will be starting another novel study (The Tale of Despereaux) focusing on vocabulary, character development and theme. In Math, we have been constructing our Movie Cinema models using 3D shapes.  This next week, we will be starting the calculations of our movie theatre business project that incorporates the concepts and skills of long division. The Grade 6’s will be constructing a space station model and also exploring space travel and how humans could one day live on the surface of Mars. For the Grade 5’s in Science, we are exploring the various types of simple machines to be able to build a Rube Goldberg machine. In Art, we started creating our mandala designs. We have finished our learning about the book of Ruth. We have seen how important it is to listen to God, be faithful and the importance of family relationships.

This Week…

Monday – Please make sure your student has their Bible at school. They are researching a chosen book of the Bible to study and present about.

Tuesday – Please check with your student to see if they need resources for Genius Hour and what passion they are choosing to research and explore.

Friday – Knights Day and BMV test:  Proverbs 15:18 A hot-tempered person stirs up conflict, but the one who is patient calms a quarrel.”

Upcoming…

Wednesday, March 10 – Storybook Dress Up Day: Students dress up like a character of a book. Students need to have the book with them as well on the day. Photos will be taken with the student and their book.  If your student chooses not to participate, they must wear their uniform.

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Next Week… February 22-26

Hello Parents,

We had a great week! The Grade 5 & 6 students worked through the writing process using information writing. In Math, we continued to explore the concept of long division.  This next week, we will be starting a movie theatre business project that incorporates the concepts and skills of long division. In Art, we finished our impressionist interpretations. We have finished our learning about the book of Daniel and now are learning about the book of Ruth. We have seen how important it is to listen to God and to spend time in His presence.

This Week…

Monday – Please make sure your student has their Bible at school. They are choosing a book of the Bible to study and present about. 

Tuesday – Please check with your student to see if they need resources for Genius Hour and what passion they are choosing to research and explore.

Wednesday – Pink Shirt Day (click here) Students wear a pink shirt to support the cause of anti-bullying.  Two of my cousins have been severely bullied. One of my cousins was bullied in a lower mainland school so bad that he ended up with partial paralysis and a stutter due to physical bullying. My other cousin was cyberbullied so bad that he tried to take his life. I am grateful to God that through intervention with the police and various kinds of therapy, they are both doing well.  Bullying is never tolerated and so on this day we stand for those who have been bullied.

Friday – Knights Day and BMV test: I Corinthians 13:5-7
It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.”

 

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Next Week… February 16-19

Hello Parents,

We had a great week! The Grade 5 & 6 students presented their “Body Biography” about a famous person of their choosing (see gallery photos). In Math, we explored the concepts of multi-digit multiplication, long division and strategies for how to solve these problems. In Grade 6 Science, students tested the safety of their carnival ride using a raw egg. In Social Studies, the Grade 6’s are almost finished creating a model of a product that could be traded globally. This next week, they will be presenting their products to a global market panel of students. The Grade 5’s, in Science, explored the minerals and gemstones with a mining and attributes experiment. In Social Studies, most of the Grade 5’s presented their informational advertisement about their Canadian natural resource.

Students showed such generosity and kindness to their peers in our class Valentine card/sweet exchange.  Yesterday, I dropped off the Senior Valentine Cards off to the Waverly Place Senior Care Faculty here in Chilliwack. The Director of the faculty said she was very touched that our students were so thoughtful of their elders and community.  We want to show our community we care about everyone.

You as a parent have a voice in our community. Don’t forget to vote for the new Chilliwack School Trustee on Saturday, February 13. Candidate Bios (Click Here)

I hope you have a wonderful weekend despite the cold weather! Lots of celebrations in our community this weekend, Chinese New Year (Today, February 12), Valentine’s Day and Family Day. Blessings to you!

This Week…

Monday – No school as it is Family Day.

Tuesday – Please check with your student to see if they need resources for Genius Hour and what passion they are choosing to research and explore.

Friday – Knights Day and BMV test: I Corinthians 13: 4 “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.”

Coming Up…

Feb. 24 – Pink Shirt Day – Shirts available at London Drugs if you need one.

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Next Week… February 8-12

Hello Parents,

This week was full of projects. Students are almost ready to present their “Body Biography” about a famous person of their choosing. In Grade 6 for science, students are building a carnival ride for astronauts to use while living on the moon. In Social Studies, the Grade 6’s are creating a model of a product that could be traded globally and this next week will discuss the process and ramifications of their products on a global market. The Grade 5’s, in Science, explored the rock cycle with various experiments and digital interactive books and videos. This next week, they will explore minerals and Earth’s resources connected with their Social Studies inquiry into Canadian natural resources.  The Grade 5’s are currently making an advertisement for two Canadian natural resources. As a class, we wrote over 100 Kindness cards for seniors in long term care this week. The plan is to drop them off to a couple of places this next week. We want to show our community we care about everyone. Don’t forget to vote for a new Chilliwack School Trustee. Every vote matters (Click Here). Advance voting takes place:

Heritage Park – 44140 Luckakuck Way

  • Wednesday, February 10, 2021 – 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
  • Thursday, February 11, 2021 – 11:00 am to 7:00 pm

This Week…

Tuesday – Please check with your student to see if they need resources for Genius Hour and what passion they are choosing to research and explore.

Wednesday – Chapel for Team Froyland and Valentine Color Dress up day – Students may bring in cards and individually wrapped candies for the whole class (25 students). A list of student names was sent home with each student who wants to make cards for the class. Please make sure the Valentine cards are ones with messages like “You are Awesome!” Romance messages or gifts at this age are not appropriate.

Thursday –  Regular Uniform day and BMV test: I Corinthians 13:3 “If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.”

Friday, Feb. 12- Pro-D Day (No school) & Monday, Feb. 15 – Family Day (No school)  – Enjoy your long weekend 🙂

Coming Up…

Feb. 24 – Pink Shirt Day – Shirts available at London Drugs if you need one.

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Next Week… February 1-5

Hello Parents,

We had a great week. Most students completed their painted sculptures (check our photo gallery), researched about new topics in Social Studies and Science, and completed biography notes on a person of their choosing. We had the opportunity to see photos of what life is like in Ethiopia from our virtual special guest, Tess Mengesha, and also watched the depiction of the Gospel of John’s account of Jesus dying on the cross and rising from the dead.  As a class, we discussed the importance of a relationship with Jesus and how with what is happening in the world, our heart is to focus on things above. I would encourage you to discuss the importance of a relationship with Jesus and how we communicate with Jesus (prayer and worship) with your student.

Report cards have gone home today and if you have any questions, please email me. It is a new system for report cards and I am happy to help clarify.

This Week…

Wednesday – Assembly about Bullying and French Quiz on Greetings and Leavings.

 

Friday – Knights Day and BMV: I Corinthians 13:1-2 “If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.”

Coming Up…

Feb. 10 – Valentine Colours Day – Students may bring in cards and individually wrapped candies for the whole class (25 students). Please make sure the Valentine cards are ones with messages like “You are Awesome!” Romance messages or gifts at this age are not appropriate.

Feb. 12 – Pro-D Day (No school)

Feb. 15 – Family Day (No school)

Feb. 24 – Pink Shirt Day

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