The first part of April has managed to sneak right past me! March and April were busy months. The Grade 7’s were able to go on their ski trip and had a wonderful time! Thank you to all the parents, students and staff who contributed to the great day. I am currently working on planning the Grade 7 year-end trip: Blue Mountain Outdoor Adventure Park! I am aiming for the middle of June. The students will take part in zip lining, cooperative games, and other activities. This has been a traditional year-end trip for the Grade 7’s and has always proven to be memorable. I am able to take 3 parent volunteers/chaperones with the class. Once I have a date confirmed, I will send a letter home with the itinerary. If it is something you would like to do with your child and the Grade 7 class, please contact me at that time. Academically, the Grade 7s have just begun a unit on “Rates, Ratios and Proportions”. This is a challenging unit for most students, but I have no doubt we will see success! In ELA, we finished reading Tuck Everlasting and have moved onto a unit which focuses on “Personal Best”. Currently, we are looking at what it means to give your “Personal Best” in sport. We will expand our explorations in this theme. We have been largely focused on current events in social studies, and in art we are beginning to work on perspective drawings. The students have been studying “Temperature” in science, and have been looking at some hot topics that are really cool! In closing, please feel free to contact me should you have any questions or concerns. Take care and enjoy the warm weather!