Grade 1 & 2 News

Hello Parents!

Another month has passed us by and we are enjoying warmer weather as well as some lovely puddles!

In ELA we are continuing to practice our reading and thinking our during reader’s workshop time. As well, we just finished up our Robert Munsch author study with a Munchy party! Thank you to Ms. Burgess for helping us learn all about Robert Munsch! In Math the Grade 1s are practicing skip counting and the Grade 2s we are working on adding numbers from 1 to 100. Our animal unit is nearly complete in Science and we have enjoyed our time learning about all sorts of animals!

A few exciting things we did this month included a field trip to the Destination Imagination film festival at the Broadway theatre in Saskatoon, leprechaun trap building, cleaning up leprechaun messes in our classroom and other fun St. Patrick’s Day art!

I am looking forward to seeing and meeting some of you during our Parent- Teacher Conferences this week!

Hope to see you all soon!

Janet Adelman

Grade 3 & 4 News

The Grade 3/4 class was surprised to discover the mess that pesky lepre- chaun made over the weekend! He got away, but at least he left us a treat! We’ve had a busy month. Both grades are in the middle of studying fractions in math. We just received letters from our epals in Saskatoon and are busy writing back to them. The students are amazed at how much they have in common with each other! We are studying gravity in Science and will be moving onto learning about sound. Each student is starting an individual writing assignment based on their interests. I am excited to see what they come up with when they are given the freedom to just write! In Reader’s Workshop, students have been retelling stories after reading them in order to gain deeper meaning of the text and to inspire others to read the same book. I look forward to seeing everyone at interviews! Thanks for making adjustments to your schedules to meet with me!

Grade 5 & 6 News

The Grade 5/6 class is busy working on projects in Social Studies and Health. They are learning information about Slavery, Chinese Labourers and Japanese internment in Social Studies. I can’t wait to see their presentations. We are beginning a music unit in Art. We are starting Electricity in Science as soon as our science experiments are complete. We are finishing Flight in ELA. The grade 6’s are currently working on a Decimals unit in Math.

Grade 7 News

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

Grade 8 News

The Grade 8 class is busy decid- ing on fundraising events that we would like to do for our Regina trip. Mrs. Bain has us signed up for a couple of pizza sales, Prairie Meats, and maybe a float sale.

  • ELA -The class has just begun looking at the novel, The Outsiders.
  • Arts Ed/ Careers – visual representations of our favorite songs
  • Health – finishing the study of the “7 Habits of Effective Teens” – Media messages
  • Math 8.1-We are currently wrapping up our unit on measurement and will have an exam on Wednesday, March 19.
  • Math 8.2 – Working on percent, ratio and proportion – word and number sentences.
  • Science 8 Boys – Studying about the three states of water, the diversity of life in water and the geological processes that create oceans, rivers and lakes.
  • Science 8 Girls- Have been applying their knowledge about cells and using microscopes to learning about tissues of the body.
  • Phys. Ed – Have been playing games while Mr. Cory was away, now into Badminton and fitness testing.
  • Home Ec – Working on Baking Basics – making pancakes, muffins, cookies and more.

Grade 9 News

Grade Nine continues to roll on and we continue learning, living and loving. We’ll give you a quick rundown of what we’ve been up to this month. In ELA, we are doing independent book talks. Basically, we read a book of our choice and present it to our classmates. Luckily there are so many good books out there. In Social Studies, we are exploring World Religions and their role in our world’s past, present and future. It’s fascinating. We’ve looked at First Nations Art and Artists and now we are simply replicating examples of some of our favorites. Of course, it goes without saying that our Hat Festival preparations are about to get underway. Health class continues to challenge us as we are having honest and candid discussions about what it’s like to be a teenager in 2014. It’s not easy, but apparently it never has been. The Reproduction system is the name of the game in Science class and Math class lives up to its name by serving us with the latest in math and math related ideas like polynomial equations. Various Games in Phys Ed, cooking in Home Ec, and small engines in IA is filling in the rest. All good stuff.

The annual Grade 9 camping trip is scheduled for June 4,5 and 6, 2014. We’ll be starting our in-class preparations next month and sending information home. Parents, we need lots of parent help, so please see what you can do about coming on the trip with us. The more the merrier.

Grade 10 News

Well, March might have come in like a lion, but it’s starting to show its more lamb-like qualities with this recent bout of warmer weather. It’s always fun (and a little alarming) to watch spring fever set in! The grade 10’s have been having a good month so far, though. Their Quinzee Night for Wildlife Management was a huge success. Badminton is in full swing in Wellness. Math is only somewhat less exciting, as we get deep in to factoring trinomials – I think it might be even more popular than the Ski Trip to Table Mountain was! In ELA, the ten-sies are reading Saul Indian Horse, a novel about a young aboriginal boy who goes to a residential school and then gets drafted into a junior hockey team. In IA, they’re drafting and in Commercial Cooking they’re cooking food. Good food. And finally, in Social, they’re working on a Political Parties assignment. Have a great rest of March!

Grade 11 News

It has been a busy month, we have had a ski trip, hockey tournaments, and a MADD presentation all in the span of a week. It is hard to believe that we fit any schooling in… but indeed we do….In Pre- Calculus, we are work- ing on trigonometry. In History/ELA, we are learning about the Great Depression. In PAA, we are cake dec- orating. In IA, we are building sheds. In Visual Arts, we are constructing movie posters. In Chemistry, we are doing a research project on the different families of the periodic table.

Grade 12 News

March has rolled around and our graduation is coming fast. Soon the snow will be all gone and we will be one step closer to our big day. In ELA we’ve started reading To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Our Biology classes have been busy working on definitions and learning about cells, because that’s pretty much all bio ever is. The better half of our class en- joys gym class in 3rd period but all the others get to enjoy an hour of Mr. Herman in Foundations 30. The five of us who stick around for Calculus after lunch are having troubles learning the material, but we make the best of the time we have with Mr. Her- man. In Physics 30 we are finishing up our unit of distance, displacement, position, and time and look forward to a test in the near future.

Grade 12 News

In Bio, we are learning about biochemistry and the chemistry of life, while in Physics, we are developing our mathematical skills and starting the unit on motion. In English, we are learning to finally figure out our purpose in life. We have started to write about who we are, but we have come to the conclusion that as 18 year olds we do not know, and might never know, exactly who we are. In Foundations Math, we are learning about set theory and logic.