And so it begins…wow! It has been a whirlwind of activity around here. We are off to a great start! Our class is currently up to 24 students, with the possibility of adding yet one more student next week. The students have shown themselves to be kind, out-going and hard working so far. I am looking forward to a fabulous year.
Students have begun a unit on science fiction in ELA. In math, we are reviewing some basic skills before moving into a unit on “Patterns and Relations”. Science has the stu-dents exploring world views of European and First Nations people, and how these worldviews influence interactions in ecosystems. In social studies, students have been reviewing mapping skills before moving into their study of “Conflict, Co-operation, and Interdependence”. In health, the class has been investigating personality types and the concept of “Self”.
We are anticipating some exciting things this year. In October, the Grade 7s will be participating in a drumming inservice presented by Boomtown Drums from Regina. The arts program has a music component and what better way to delve into it than with African drumming! It should be a thumping good time! I will send more information as I get things put in place.
Additionally, we are starting to plan for our spring ski/snowboard trip to take place in March. A big thanks goes out to Mr. Anderson for his booking expertise! We will begin fundraising soon. Fundraising allows us to offset student costs for these activities. Please expect a letter home soon, outlining our fundraising ventures.
In closing, should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at the school: Nicole.Bain@spiritsd.ca or (306) 544-2511. Thank you all for your support! We are going to have an outstanding year!