December has arrived and the time is flying by! The new snow has been welcomed with laughter and fun! The Grade 7s have been busy studying integers and number theory in math, and have just begun a unit on humour in English. We continue to look at the implications of globalization in social studies, and in science, the students are mixing up a great deal of fun in their “Mixtures and Solutions” unit. I would like to take a moment to let you know how amazing the Grade 7s are in art. Their work is fantastic and has had many compliments. These kids are always willing to gothe extra mile and are a pleasure to work with! Thank you, to parents, for encouraging your children to think outside the box and to explore with their creativity. If you get a chance, come out and check out their work; their watercolours are posted in the classroom and hallway of our wing. I had hoped we could venture out for a day of sledding and skating before the Christmas break. However, we don’t have enough snow yet! I would like to plan a day early in the New Year to get outside! I would also like to have a class potluck. I will keep you posted on these plans. Finally, I would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous, healthy and exciting New Year! All the best to you and yours! As always, if you have any questions or concerns regarding your child’s progress, please contact me at the school (306-544-2511) or via email. (Nicole.Bain@spiritsd.ca).