Another year has begun and the adventure is upon us! It has been wonderful to see so many familiar faces and to meet new people. Our class this year is made up of 25 amazing students! They are hard working, kind and funny. We are currently exploring sustainability in ELA, whole numbers review and pre-algebra substitution in math, and basic mapping skills in Social Studies.
I am currently planning our first field trip of the year. In early October, the Grade 7s will be venturing to the city to swim and bowl as part of our team building goal for the year. We will be doing some fundraising to help offset the cost of the trip. Please keep your eyes peeled for more information about the trip and fundraising in the weeks to come.
We have an intern working with us this term. Her name is Nicole Andre and she has already been busy
building relationships, coaching, and teaching the Grade 7 ELA. We are both excited about this term and the successes we are sure to see. As always, should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact one of us at the school (306-544-2511). We can also be reached via email: Nicole.Bain@spiritsd.ca or Nicole.Andre@spiritsd.ca.
Things continue to be busy in the Grade 7 room. In ELA, the boys continue to study the novel, Escape From Home. The girls continue to study the theme, Science Fiction. Math has both groups looking at Patterns and Relationships. In social, the Grade 7 class will be exploring “Cooperation and Interdependence in North America”. In science, the students are studying rocks and minerals and further their research about the” Earth’s Crust”.
Every year, the Grade 7 class takes its first field trip in October. I had originally intended to try for Oct. 19th, but scheduling conflicts have not allowed this to be the case. Therefore, we will be heading to Saskatoon for bowling and swimming early in November. We will be planning a bake sale to help offset costs for the trip. Please look for a note home in the next week or two to clearly outline our trip and fundraising efforts.
Wow! Our year has simply flown by! The end of the year for Grade 7 students has been busy. We have been wrapping up units in all of our core content areas. We will be ending the year by finishing up with poetry in ELA, geometry in math, First Nations Culture in Social, and the Earth’s crust in science. On Friday, June 15th, our class ventured out to the Blue Mountain Outdoor Adventure Centre. We took part in team building activities/challenges, zip line and high ropes courses. I have to say I am very proud of all of the students for challenging themselves in all the tasks. Furthermore, our chaperones were outstanding as well! Thank you to all of our chaperones: Charlotte Hawes, Julie Bellina, Kevin Lester, Renee Adams, Lyanne Leuschen, Tim and Lacey Schroeder, and Char Seymour.
On June 22, our class will be going to the home of Charlotte Hawes, where she will provide our crew with lunch, with activities to follow. Also, Julie and Jason Bellina have offered to bring the class lunch on the final day of classes (June 27). Thanks so much! We appreciate it!
In closing, I would like to thank the Grade 7 class of 2011-2012 for a wonderful year. The positive personality, strong work ethic, and fabulous sense of humour demonstrated by each person were what made the year an absolute joy. Thank you to all the parents for their support and involvement throughout the year. Finally, I wish everyone a wonderful and safe summer!