The snow has gone and the wind has arrived! This spring has cer- tainly rushed in. Additionally, the year has certainly passed quickly! I am currently in the process of confirming dates and schedules for our year end trip to Blue Mountain Outdoor Adventure Park. So far, it looks like we will be heading out on June 19 (Friday). We plan to do some zip lining, high ropes activity, and team challenges that day. It is always a lot of fun for the kids and I am looking forward to it. I will be requiring 3 parent volunteers to join us. Please keep in mind all chaperones and volunteers must have a valid criminal records check submitted to the office prior to the event. Please keep an eye out for an information letter and volunteer request sheet to come home in the following weeks. Academically, we are current- ly studying circles and Meas- urement in math. In ELA, we have wrapped up our novel study and have begun to move onto a thematic unit called “Participating and Giving our Personal Best”. The students continue to look at ecosystems in science, and types of government in social studies. Report cards will be out in a couple of weeks. As always, should you have any questions or concerns re- garding your child’s progress, please feel free to contact any of your child’s teachers at the school.
Grade 7s have started the new semester with a bang! They have begun to explore “Types I-IV and Linear Equations” in math! We have been looking into the theme of “Mystery” in ELA, and will begin a novel study in the following week. In science, the class has been studying “Energy Webs”. Finally, in social, the kids are creating their own community! Sounds like quite the adventure!
On March 11, the Grades 7 and 8 classes will be heading out to Table Mountain for their ski day. It has always been a great day! Thank you to all of our volunteers and chaperones who have signed up! Just a reminder that all chaperones and volunteers do need a criminal record check on file. Please ensure your child’s permission form, waiver and fees are in as soon as possible. Finally, please remind your child to dress appropriately for the trip. It is always more fun when you are warm.
November has been very busy so far! The Grade 7s have been wrapping up units left and right! Currently, they are working on a novel study in ELA, Tuck Everlasting. There have been some really insightful comments from the class! In math, we have begun to refresh some fraction skills before we begin to explore new elements of fractions, decimals, and percentages. Science has had the class digging for information about soils, and in social studies, the topic has turned to food security.
I would like to take a moment to thank all the parents and students who made it out to Tri-Conferences. It was great visiting and having an opportunity to discuss how the year is going. As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at the school (306-544-2511) or via email.
As the days get shorter and the weather cools off, we still find our- selves busy and productive in Grade 7! In ELA, we have continued to explore the theme of science fiction. Soon, our intern, Miss Simonson, will begin a novel study on Tuck Everlasting. Math has the class beginning to look at some pre-algebra concepts in patterns and relations. Social has had the class looking at some mapping skills, while in science, the Grade 7s have been studying rocks and minerals. The students are currently wrapping up their unit in science, so they can soon expect a unit exam. In Home Ec. They are learning about kitchen basics.
On October 16, the Grades 5-12 will begin a magazine sale fundraiser. The proceeds of the event will be allocated to the SRC. The SRC provides activities and opportunities for the students at Hanley school. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call me.
In the following weeks, it is the intention of Miss Simonson and myself to plan a field trip for the Grade 7s. We have a few ideas, but nothing has been set in stone as of yet. When our plans come together, we will send a letter home.
Finally, Tri-conferences are just around the corner. If you would like to book a time to with us, please call the office and book a time with Mrs. Block. Thanks for everything you do for your child and for the support you have shown the school so far this year. We couldn’t do it without you!
Wow! We finally had some sunny days and the kids loved it! We have been busy doing some fundraising for our year end trip. We have already had one cheeseburger sale and will have two more before the end of the year. Our field trip is scheduled for June 24! We will be heading out to Blue Mountain Adventure Park! Thanks go out to the parent volunteers who have come forward; it will be a great day!
Academically, the students have begun a poetry unit in ELA. In math, we have revisited the topic of equations and solving for variables. Social has us exploring the Canadian government system, and in science, the students are beginning to look at the topics of temperature and heat. I would encourage all students to continue to push them-selves to finish the year with strength! As always, please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.
It looks as though spring has finally arrived! Academically, we have been exploring the novel, Dust, in ELA, reviewing facts about measurement and decimal operations in math, studying feudalism in social, and looking into mixtures and solutions in science. Whew! We are busy!
We are scheduled to go on our ski trip on March 26. We are having a float sale on Monday, March 17 and a bake sale on Wednesday, March 19. The funds we raise during these events will help to offset the costs associated with our field trip. Thank you to all the parents who have volunteered to go on our trip with us!
On Wednesday, March 19, and Thursday, March 20, Tri- conferences will be held at the school from 5:00p.m. – 7:30 p.m. If you would like to meet to discuss your child’s progress, please call the office to make an appointment. Tri -conferences are a great time to get together to set goals and to simply touch base with each other. I look forward to seeing you! As always, should you have any concerns, please feel free to contact me at the school
Wow! The weather has us all trying to bundle up and stay warm! In our cozy classroom we have been exploring “Measurement” in math, the Dust Bowl in ELA, and in social we are reviewing some elements of feudalism before moving on to other government structures. On Feb. 14, the Grade 7s and Kindergartens will take a moment to share a potluck lunch. Thank you to everyone who contributed to this lunch! Your generosity and kindness is greatly appreciated. Currently, all the students in Hanley school are taking part in fundraising for Telemiracle. Once again, the kindness and generosity of our students is overwhelming. In closing, should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call me at the school (306- 544-2511).
I hope the New Year has been prosperous and kind to you so far! The Grade 7s have been busy wrapping up their science fiction unit in ELA and will soon be studying the novel, Dust, by Arthur Slade. In math, we have finished up with number theory and are currently reviewing and learning about fractions. In so- cial studies, we will be exploring government systems in Japan, the Koreas, and Canada.
We will shortly begin our fundraising efforts once again. We will be doing a float sale in the first week of February. Please expect a letter home, soon. We are hoping to go skiing in March!
Report cards went out last week! Should you have any questions, comments or concerns, I would encourage you to contact us at the school. Overall, the Grade 7s are doing a great job of meeting curricular objectives! They are a hard working bunch!
Late last month, the Grade 7 class ventured out to Saskatoon for their team building field trip. The bowling teams and themes were wonderful! Swimming was an adventure! What a pleasure it was to take such a great group of young people into the city. We are interested in taking 2 more field trips this year: skiing at Table Mountain after Christmas and a year-end trip to Blue Mountain Outdoor Adventure Park in
June. In order to offset costs, we will be doing fundraising throughout the year. Please look for a note regarding fundraising to come home in the next few days.
Christmas is soon approaching! As part of becoming a good citizen and sharing the spirit of the season, Miss Andre has signed our class up to “Adopt a Family”. We will be fundraising to buy gifts and food for a family in need. If you would like to donate any items, we would be truly thankful for your generosity. This is not a requirement, but simply a request.
Academically, students are wrapping up their Hatchet novel study in ELA, beginning a unit on fractions in math, and wrapping up their unit on cooperation, conflict and interdependence in social studies. Science has the class exploring ecosystems, food chains, the carbon cycle and the water cycle.
Once again, please feel to contact us at the school if you have any questions or concerns
October has begun and already it seems to be flying by! Students have begun studying Hatchet in ELA, continue to study Patterns and Relations in math, and in social they are exploring the theme of Cooperation and Interdependence. Interim reports were sent home on Thursday, October 10th. Should you have any questions or concerns regarding your child’s academic progress please feel free to contact the school to set up an appointment for Tri-Conferences.
On October 29, the Grade 7’s will be venturing out on their first field trip. We will be travelling to Saskatoon for bowling and swimming. We will be doing a bake sale as a fundraiser in the next week or so. Please watch for more information to be sent home in the near future! As always, please feel free to touch base with me if you have any concerns.