Grade 7 News

The year is flying by and the Grade 7 class has been amaz- ingly busy! Currently, the Grade 7s are studying the nov- el, Dust, by Saskatoon author, Arthur Slade. It is a tale of mystery and suspense! So far, the students seem to enjoy it. In Math, students are wrap- ping up their first unit of Patterns and Relations. We have been exploring variables, pattern recognition and the use of manipulatives. Science has the students investigating ecosystems and living organisms. A special thanks to Mrs. Prakash, our senior science teacher, who ordered agar petri dishes for us. We hope to be scouring the school for samples of micro-organisms within the next week; with Halloween around the corner, who knows what kinds of scary things we might find! In Social, the class is studying “Canada’s Pacific Neighbour, Mexico”.

Interim reports went out last week. These reports give you a quick picture of how your child is progressing so far this year. If you have not received your child’s reports, please contact me as soon as possible. I can be reached by phone (544-2511) or via e-mail.

Our first field trip of the year was an absolute success! Students took part in team and relationship building. We went bowling, had a quick lunch, and finally wrapped up the day with swimming and water- sliding. I must say, I am truly enjoying the year so far . Thanks for all the parental support and the positive efforts of all the students. Let’s continue the amazing work!