Mrs. Augustin's Grade 5/6 Class Blog

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Next Week… January 18-22

Hello Parents,

We had a great week! We ended the week with an escape room challenge based off the novel we are currently reading. We also had our various poutines based off the Poutine Truck Project we have been working on.  It was a great week full of fun, experiences and learning. Students will be finishing their escape room challenge on Monday with the final challenge. I would encourage your student to find the kind of books used in the Dewey Decimal system in the novel to help their team on Monday.

Grade 6 students are completing a current event map and article on the civil war in Ethiopia for Monday. We will be video chatting with an Ethiopian representative on Wednesday to ask more questions and find more answers.

This Week…

Wednesday, Jan. 20 – Jersey Day and Ethiopian Representative Speaker

Friday, Jan. 22 BMV test: Colossians 3:13 “Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.”

Friday, Jan. 22 – Knights Day and Early Dismissal

Coming Up…

Jan. 27 – Intermediate Chapel for Team Augustin

Jan. 29 – Term 1 Report Cards go home

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Next Week… January 11-15

Hello Parents,

We have have had a great week back at school. Thank you for making sure your student has their planner signed by you. It really has helped keep your student accountable.  All of the class was able to say the Bible Memory Verse this week. 🙂

We started a financial literacy project called the Poutine Food Truck Project. Make sure to check out photos on our gallery. We created menus and had class feedback on them. This next week, we will be creating receipts for orders, calculating the total with GST as well as use Canadian play money to pay and give change.  Students will need to bring one of their poutines from their menu to school this Friday, January 15. They will only need to bring a single serving for themselves. Please check in with your student to see which poutine they have chosen. Most of their poutines are creative and reflective of foods they enjoy. I will be taking photos of their poutines brought in which will be in the yearbook. I have a freezer available for dessert poutines and a microwave to warm up foods that need to be heated.

We have started a unit on Floor Hockey and there will be a test on the rules on Tuesday, January 12. We have also starting watching The Gospel of John during our devotion time in the morning. We saw Jesus’ first miracle today and discussed why it was so special.

The Bible memory Verse for this next week:  Matthew 6:14 “For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.”

We will have our first chapel this next week with the Grade 6 Froyland band. I know students are really excited for this. Ruben will be helping by drumming this week. 🙂

This Week…

Tuesday – Floor Hockey test

Friday – BMV test, Poutine Party and Knights Day

Coming Up…

Jan. 20 – Jersey Day

Jan. 22 – Knights Day and Early Dismissal for K-12 at 11:45

Jan. 29 – Term 1 Report Cards go home

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Happy New Year!

Hello Parents!

I pray that your Christmas and New Years days were filled with special moments and time with family.  I did not get a chance to say thank you for all the thoughtful cards and gifts at Christmas.  Each one was such a treasure.

Monday will be our first day back to school. I am excited to hear the stories of how each student’s break was and their thoughts for the coming New Year.  There have been many challenges we have persevered through in 2020. I am excited to see what God has in store for all of us in 2021.

One change that I will be instituting is the signing of the planner by parents. There are some students that complete their planners and I can see you have reviewed them. However, to keep you well informed of important information for them and you, I need planners signed daily.  This will help your student keep accountable and you informed. If the whole class has their planners signed that week, I will award 3 extra class points towards a class party/activity.

In December, I saw that Bible Memory Verse memorization dropped dramatically. More than half the class received “0” for their mark for Bible on it. I understand that December can be a busy time, but students can make time for what is important to them. That should always be learning the word of God. It will help carry them and inspire them throughout various times in their life. Please see the Bible Memory Verse Page on this blog and also what is in their planner.

I am currently updating MyEd with grades for each of the subjects.  I have had a few problems with it that I think are now resolved. There are some assignments with scores and also some with descriptors like BEGIN (Beginning), DEV (Developing), MEET (Meeting) and EXTEN (Extending). More information from Mr. Hancock will come about how we are going to be using more of these descriptors and what that means for report cards.

This Week…

Monday, January 4 – School starts

Wednesday, Jan. 6 – PJ DAY (Reward for Food Drive)

Friday, January 8 – Knights Day BMV test: Ephesians 4:32 “Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.”

Upcoming…

Jan. 20 – Jersey Day

Jan. 22 – Knights Day and Early Dismissal for K-12 at 11:45

Jan. 29 – Term 1 Report Cards go home

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Last week of 2020 in school!

Hello Parents,

It seems hard to believe we are already in the last week before Christmas break! I pray your family have a wonderful week and many moments of joy. Yesterday, my family and I each made our own hot chocolate and brought it with us while we looked at Christmas light displays in Chilliwack. It was such an awesome time. Here are some ideas to do around Christmas without having to spend much: Click Here

This week, we will keep to the classroom routine. To wrap up 2020, we will play some games in class for our party from 1:45-2:55. I have snacks and juice for each student. Students will not need to bring anything.

The Christmas Concert video release date likely will be Dec. 17th and will be accessible through the school website.

Something to look out for during Christmas break! Check this out: Planets Will Align Causing Rare ‘Christmas Star’ to Appear in the Sky This December

This Week…

Wednesday, Dec. 16- Silly Sweater Day and BMV Quiz: Matthew 1:21 “She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.”

Thursday, Dec. 17– Class Party (last day of classes before Christmas break) – Knights Day wear

Friday, December 18 – No class and start of Christmas break! 🙂

Upcoming Dates…

Jan. 4 – School resumes

Jan. 6 – PJ DAY (Reward for Food Drive if total is met)

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Generosity

Hello Parents,

So far we have reached $3500 of the $5000 goal. I am so thankful for your heart to help our community. I know that each dollar will really make a difference. If you have more you could send with your student or e-transfer to help make our goal of $5000, that would be amazing. Every amount makes a difference.

My family has been a recipient of food donations when I was a teenager. My dad was a pastor of a small church and we lived month to month barely. If it was not for a man named Mr. Shellenberger, who dropped off day old food from grocery store donations and people giving, our family would have gone hungry often.

 

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This Week… December 7-11

Hello Parents,

This has been a week full of activities. We did Christmas Concert Recordings, Genius Hour presentations, cards for Canadian Soldiers, painting ornaments, learning more about discrimination and Canada’s history, finishing our exploration on the birth of Jesus to many more things. Our class is currently reading, Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library, and enjoying the adventure and puzzles that happen within it. In Math, we solved math equations that gave clues to solve a mystery.  Please check out our gallery of photos.

Important things for this week…

Thursday, Dec. 10 – BMV: Isaiah 9:6 “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”

Friday, Dec. 11- Professional Development Day – NO school

Upcoming dates…

Thursday, Dec. 17 – Last Day of School before Christmas Break

Friday, Dec. 18 – Christmas Break

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This Week… Nov. 30- Dec. 4

Hello Parents,

Here is some important information for this week.

Monday, November 30 – Recording the Christmas Concert. Please make sure your student comes dressed in either: 

  • regular street clothes adding scarf and toque     or
  • Christmas outfit if you already own. i.e. Christmas sweater (ugly Christmas seater is fine

Tuesday, December 1 –  One very important tradition for us at Highroad Academy is to support the Salvation Army Food Drive, we are passionate about this program and this year we intend to bless their socks off! We typically collect food items within each class and calculate points to complete toward a goal for each department. This year, out of our desire to foster unity within the entire school body, we have determined to work toward the common goal of raising a minimum of $5,000.00 to bless the Food Drive ministry. We will kick off our Salvation Army Food Drive event with a Pay to Wear Casual day for all students. Each student must make a minimum $5.00 donation to participate.

Donations can be made using any of the following methods:

  • etransfer@highroadacademy.com (please note name and purpose of transfer in the notes/memo field of the transfer)
  • cheque (payable to Highroad Academy)
  • Debit (by appointment at the office)
  • Cash

Wednesday, December 2 – French Quiz – They will need to match the French to the English translation.

Friday, December 4 – Knights day BMV: “The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.” 2 Peter 3:9

Important Upcoming Dates:

Dec. 11- Professional Development Day – NO school

Dec. 17 – Last Day of School before Christmas Break

Dec. 18 – Christmas Break

 

 

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This Next Week… November 23-27

Hello Parents,

I would like to say a huge thank you for meeting with me online or in person for parent teacher interviews. It was so great to see your face and have some time discussing how your student is doing.  This week, we finished our unit on the human body and will be moving on to mixtures and solutions. We are continuing to look at family history and focusing on cultural heritage and traditions. In Social Studies, we are exploring human rights and child labor. In Math, we are exploring the concept of multiplication and division and their application within the real world. We are also creating Christmas cards for Canadian military overseas.

Monday, Nov. 30:  Grade 4-6 will be recording their Christmas songs. We’d love it if they could dress in Christmas style clothing. Christmas clothing will be worn to school that day. No need to purchase any outfits or look for specific costumes. Any questions please direct them to Mrs. Dekoff. Ideas are:

  • regular street clothes adding scarf, toque
  • Christmas outfit if you already own. i.e. Christmas sweater (ugly Christmas seater is fine)

Important Dates This Week…

  1. Wednesday, Nov. 25 – Western Dress-Up day
  2. Friday, Nov. 27 – Knights Day
  3. BMV due Friday: 2 Peter 3:8 “But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day.”

Upcoming Dates…

Dec. 1 – Pay To Wear Casual: $5 minimum, all money goes to the Salvation Army. 

Dec. 2 – French Test on Manners Flip Book

Sunday, Dec. 6 – Gingerbread Contest: family contest that the school board judges. Families submit photos via email to CLahaise@highroadacademy.com by December 6. 

Dec. 11- Professional Development Day – No school

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This Next Week… November 16-20

Hello Parents,

This week has been full of learning! We have completed math challenges that involve multiplication, division, geometric patterns and finding math inaccuracies in ads. We have pondered and delved into who we are in our writing. This next week, we will be exploring our family tree and our cultural heritage background. Can I ask that you have a conversation and possibly look at photos of family from the past? There will be an assignment coming home to write about how your family celebrates days like birthdays, Christmas, Easter, etc.  We will be finishing our project this week on the Human Body and reflecting on what we have learned. We will start to explore what human rights are and what it means to many countries of the world.

This Week…

  1. Monday, November 16 – Parent Conferences: Please make sure you have signed up and let me know what form of meeting you wish (online, in person). In person meetings require masks to be worn and only parents please. Thank you.
  2. Tuesday, November 17 –  Genius Hour has started and so students may need some resources from home to be brought for their project.
  3. Wednesday, November 18 – Chapel
  4. Thursday, November 19 – Volleyball Quiz. Study sheet in your student’s binder.
  5. Friday, November 19 – Knights Day, BMV: “Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.” Romans 12:13

Upcoming…

Nov. 25 – Western Dress-Up day

Dec. 1 – Pay To Wear Casual: $5 minimum, all money goes to the Salvation Army. 

Dec. 7 – Gingerbread Contest: family contest that the school board judges. Families submit photos via email to CLahaise@highroadacademy.com by December 7. 

Dec. 11- Professional Development Day – No school

 

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This Next Week… November 9-13

Hello Parents,

It is hard to believe it is November already. This school year has started to fly by! This week, we focused on the concept of division being sharing and grouping. We also made the connection between multiplication and division. Students grouped beads for division questions and also generated equations from triangles for multiplication and division. See our gallery for photos. We explored what our personal name means and learned facts about Remembrance day as well. We are finishing our unit on the human body this week with a project and have started thinking about what will drive our ideas for genius hour.

Important Dates This Week…

Nov. 11 – Remembrance Day – School Closed

Nov. 13 – Knights Day BMV: “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” Romans 12:12

Upcoming Events and Dates…

Monday, Nov. 16 – Interim Interviews (Parent Conferences) – No school for students. See blog post for sign up.

Nov. 20 – Knights Day

Nov. 27 – Knights Day

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