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Next week… Oct. 19-22

Hello Parents,

This past week went by fast. We completed a writing, reading and math assessment to see where each student is at and what their next steps are. After I finish marking them, students will set goals based on their results. This next week, we will be exploring the respiratory system, personal narrative writing, operations in math (addition and subtraction with regrouping, multiplication), provincial elections and a youth vote. We did a simple double digit multiplication activity and most of the students in the class found multiplication facts really challenging. Please review basic multiplication facts from 2-12 at home so they can use these facts accurately in class.

Fact Family Triangles for Multiplication and Division by Teaching Heartily

THIS WEEK…

Wednesday, October 20 – Retake for students wishing to improve their grade on the Old Testament order test.

Thursday, October 22 – Romans 8:24 test “For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what they already have?”

Friday, October 23 – No school Pro-D day

Upcoming dates…

Wednesday, October 28 – Fall color dress up day.

Friday, October 30 – Romans 8:25 test “But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.”

Wednesday, November 4 – New Testament Books of the Bible order test. Please make sure to study with your student.

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For this next week… October 13-16

Hello Parents,

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

This week, we will be having our first chapel in our cohort on Wednesday. We will also be completing an earthquake drill. There will be retake school photos on Thursday, October 15. Please let me know if your student is having their photo retaken or was absent the day of school photos.

Please note, I have just received the Bible Memory Verses for the months of October and November. They are listed on the Bible Memory Verse Page. Bible Memory Verses will be quizzed on Fridays.

Upcoming dates…

Friday, October 16 – Psalm 27:14 testWait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.”

Wednesday, October 20 – Retake for students wishing to improve their grade on the Old Testament order test.

Thursday, October 22 – Romans 8:24 test “For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what they already have?”

Friday, October 23 – No school Pro-D day

Wednesday, October 28 – Fall color dress up day.

Friday, October 30 – Romans 8:25 test “But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.”

Wednesday, November 4 – New Testament Books of the Bible order test. Please make sure to study with your student.

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For Next Week… October 5-9

Hello Parents,

We have had a short but great week. This week has been full of learning and exploring using hands on games and objects as well as inferring in our novel study. Thank you for continuing to do your health check in the morning with your student.

Check out some pictures in our gallery.

This week…

  • Please make sure you student has a water bottle with them daily. I have run out of cups. Students need to be responsible to bring their water bottle rather than count on me having cups available.
  • Bible Memory Verse: Psalm 100:2-3 test on Monday. Old Testament Books of the Bible order test on Tuesday.
  • Please make sure your student has a Bible to use at school. They will be using it often.
  • This week Wednesday will be our first assembly done in our cohort.

Upcoming…

Monday, Oct. 12 – Thanksgiving

Friday, Oct. 23 – Pro D: No school

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We had a great time today!

Hello parents,

The Grade 5/6 students were really courageous and worked hard sketching and analyzing what they experienced in their lab on the heart today.  Below are a few pictures of the classroom and students in action.  My hands were busy sanitizing and helping each student with the microscope. All hands were washed well after the lab and things were sanitized. It was a great learning experience for them. 🙂

 

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Just a few notices…

At the HEART of it…

Tomorrow, we will be completing an observational lab on the heart. Most of the class is super excited but there are a few that may observe from farther away.  Students will be wearing gloves, using magnifying glasses and will be asked to explore a beef and chicken heart as well as a piece of bone marrow.  We have researched about the components of the circulatory system and I wanted to bring a real hands on observational experiment rather than just reading about it.

School Photos

If your student missed photo day, retakes will be on October 15.

Photo cards with your student’s webcode went home today. I am aware of a few photos and name mistakes that are being cleared up by the office. If your student took photos and did not receive a card, I have returned their card as it has a mistake and it is in the process of being corrected.

Caterpillars

While it is exciting to see the fuzzy caterpillars back at school, please explain to your student that the playground and field are their homes. They are not allowed in the classroom or in lockers to be taken as pets. Please let your student know this is a school policy. They can play with the caterpillars, if they wish at break times, but they stay outside.

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Up Coming This Week…

Hello Parents!

We had a good week with virtually traveling the world with The Blessing song, making Terry Fox and Mosaic Art, starting to learn about the cardiovascular system mainly what blood and bone marrow are in the body, exploring fractions, mixed numbers and improper fractions and discovering figurative language in our novel study of the Big Wave. Each student was fascinated with how God designed our blood to function in our body. Many students wondered what their blood type was as well. This would be a great conversation piece. We will be moving to look at how the heart functions in the cardiovascular system.

To make a connection to mixed numbers and fractions, it would be great to have your student help you measure ingredients for baking something like cookies or cake. If you do happen to, please send me a photo. I would love to share examples in class of how math is used in real life experiences.

This week…

  • ProD Day Monday so no school for students.
  • Wednesday is Orange Shirt day. Please make sure your student is wearing an orange shirt in this day to acknowledge the treatment of Indigenous people in Residential Schools in Canada. Wearing orange shows we acknowledge this past wrong and move forward in reconciliation.

  • Knights Day Friday

Upcoming…

  • Oct. 2 – Knights Day
  • Oct. 5 Bible Memory Verse test: Psalm 100:2-3
  • Oct. 6 Old Testament Book order quiz (students need to know the books in order but not spelling)
  • Oct. 9 – Knights Day
  • Oct. 12 – Thanksgiving

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Terry Fox Run Today!

Today, we continued to follow after Terry Fox during our run in PE despite the rain. We all joined in to continue his legacy in running and raising money for cancer research. We all know someone in our family or a friend that has been touched or lost to cancer. I have lost an aunt and cousin to esophageal cancer and my mom is a survivor. If your student forgot to bring $2 today for donation, it can still be donated tomorrow.

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Reminders…

  • Please check that your student comes to school with their water bottle.
  • With the rainfall warning over the week, please make sure your student comes to school prepared that they could get wet ( i.e. jacket and dry shoes). With Covid-19, our aim is to have students outside as much as we can for recess, lunch and DPA (daily physical activity). Too many students came to school today without a jacket/umbrella and dry shoes and, during the first recess, were quite soggy and cold.
  • Thank you for continuing to do health checks with your child every morning.  There were quite a few students away today. We are praying for health for all students daily. I am also wiping the desks down 2-3 times a day plus using thieves oil in the diffuser in our room to help.

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Up this next coming week (Sept 21)…

Hello Parents,

This week has been full of surprises in weather and other events.  Through it all, the students in our class have been flexible and have worked hard.  Look at our gallery to see a few things we have been doing this week. The first Bible memory verse being tested October 4 is Psalm 100:2-3: “Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.”

Reminders

  • Make sure your student is aware of the health check you are doing with them every morning.
  • Please make sure your student has a Bible at school. We will be using it frequently. This week half of the class did not have a Bible at school and so our Bible scavenger hunt was harder to do.
  • Please make sure your student has their water bottle daily and a healthy snack.  I would prefer students if students were not sent with Skittles, Snickers chocolate bars and other candies for snack as it does not set up their brains or bodies for learning.
  • Please make sure your child is dressed for the weather (i.e. jacket or umbrella for rain and shoes that will keep dry). Students will still have outdoor recess with a bit of rain. If it is a day with torrential rain (or extreme cold), we will try a different method for the end of the day. Students will still be led out of the school by the teachers but will be released right away to families instead of standing out in class groups.

Upcoming this week…

  1. Thursday – Sept. 24 – Toonies for Terry – Terry Fox Run: Students will run during PE on Thursday, September 24. Your student can bring in a Toonie to be given to charity to support this.
  2. Friday – Knights Day wear

Fast Upcoming Events and Dates

  • Monday, Sept. 28 – Professional Development day (no school)
  • Wednesday, Sept. 30 – Orange Shirt day (Please make sure your student has an orange shirt to wear)

  • Tuesday, Oct.6 – Memorize the books of the Old Testament in order quiz. Please help your student memorize them. 

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Planners and Upcoming Quiz

Hello Parents,

Today students received their new planners. Please make sure to sign their planner. They have a quiz this Friday on steps of the Scientific Method Quiz.

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