Grade 6

What a beautiful fall! The grade 6 class is finishing up a unit in ELA about folk tales, fairy tales and fables and will be starting a new unit about Peace. In Math we are finish- ing up Whole numbers and will be working on patterns. In Science, the class is putting together presentations about the planets and working on creating the solar system in our room. Arts Ed has everyone working on a variety of pieces using different mediums. In Social Studies we are studying the differences between the people of West and Central Africa and Saskatchewan. In Phys Ed we continue to work on skill development and a variety of games.

Grade 4 & 5

Time sure flies by fast!! We are already planning for Halloween, next Christmas! We have settled into our class- room routine now and are delighted to have beautiful tables to sit at! We will soon be starting our first Novel Study- How to Eat Fried Worms! Habitats and Communities are still our Science topics and we have been learning a lot about Saskatchewan Heroes in Social Studies. We are looking forward to the snowfall (well, some are:) Happy October!

Grade 2 & 3

The Grade 2/3s have a lot of exciting things happening right now. To name a couple: We are currently doing Robert Munsch literature circles (which we are loving) and we are also having all kinds of fun working with our Word Wall. You should ask us how to spell words like ‘people’ and ‘because’!

Kindergarten & Grade 1

The K/1 class has had an exciting month! Our medieval feast was awesome! Thank you to everyone for providing food. The students looked great all decked out as princesses and knights! The Grade 1s are writing stories based on pictures we take on nature walks. They try to listen to the sounds the letters make when writing words and are beginning to form proper sentences. The Kindergartens have been doing a variety of fine motor activities to begin the year. We have been practicing cutting with proper technique (no chicken arms, little cuts, and cutting away from ourselves). This month the Art Centre opens up during play time. We have had a giant cardboard castle in there that we have had many fun days with. I am excited to see what other creations the kids will come up with! In math the Grade 1s are focusing on representing numbers to 20 and the Ks are learning about sorting and patterns. I enjoyed seeing the families come out the tri-conferences! If these dates didn’t work for you, please contact me to set up an alternate time.

Grade 12 News

After years of waiting, our Grade 12 year is finally here, and everyone is really busy getting back into the swing of things. In English/Social Studies, we are learning about Canada and everything our country has to offer. In Workplace and Apprenticeship Math, we are about to have our first test, while we are focusing on Rational Function Transformations (Is that a real thing? It sounds made up.) in Pre-Calculus, and in Chemistry, we are finishing up reviews from last year.

Grade 11 News

So great to back to school!!! Classes are in full swing. In math foundations, we will be having our first exam on Tuesday, Sept. 18th. In Physics, we are learning wonders and workings around us, as well as understanding such math components as, scientific notation, significant figures and metric conversion. In Biology, we have been focused on the smallest living thing, the cell. In ELA, we are working on inquiry learning.

Grade 10 News

Well, the grade 10’s are back into it and hard at work! “Challenges” is the theme of the moment in English. In Math they are examining proportional reasoning, taxes and currency exchange. Students are learning about cabinet construction in I.A. and in Home Ec, they’re learning about canning, so they’ll have something to put into those cabinets! Ecosystems, biodiversity, sustainability (and frogs) have been the focus so far in science. In Wellness, there has been a mixed bag of soccer, volleyball, volunteer hours discussions and looking at musculoskeletal systems. And finally, our eager young learners have been given a book full of signs and laws to study in Driver’s Ed, as well as a whole lotta’ pamphlets – so, our sidewalks should be safe for another few weeks yet! Thanks to the grade 10 class for their contributions.

Grade 9 News

I knew it. I just knew it. All summer long, I knew that these grade 9’s were going to be a dandy bunch. They are. We’ve enjoyed our first couple of weeks together. In Art class we’ve already experienced Weasel Theater and Random Records. In English we collaborated on writing some delicious short stories about “A Crazy Day at the Candy Store” and we are about to embark on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Social Studies has us exploring Worldviews. Well what in the world is a “worldview” anyways and why is mine different than yours? Big stuff. Mr. Tucker is helping us understand Leadership. What makes a good leader? Who are good leaders? Mr. Tucker is a good leader . Area and Matter are the topics we are tackling in Math and Science classes. It may sound a bit dull, but those are areas that matter and we are grateful to have the chance to learn about them. Well done everyone.

Grade 8 News

Wow! The grade eights have finally actually made it into a classroom in the High School! So, to celebrate, we are reviewing in Math their foundational math skills and will shortly be studying “Square Numbers and the Pythagorean Theorem”. While in ELA the students have been sharpening their grammatical skills and will begin their first thematic unit, “On the Edge of Survival”, shortly. Meanwhile, in Art class, the 8’s are making beautiful art out of simple 1 inch black lines. In Science, the unit of study is Cells, Tissues and Organs. We have investigated living versus non-living things. We are about to embark on the microscopic world with our new found knowledge of the microscope. In Health, students are learning about promoting physical activity to others. In PE we are trying to sneak in those summer and fall activities outside before the weather turns too cold on us.

Grade 7 News

The beginning of the year has been a busy one! We have been getting to know every- one and getting settled. We are slowly settling into a routine and are beginning to get busy with our courses. The girls and boys are split for the core content classes (social, science, math and ELA), but remain together for the rest of their classes. In ELA, the girls have been reviewing their basic grammar skills before we begin our first thematic unit on “Science Fiction”. The boys have begun a novel study of Escape from Home. In social, both groups have been reviewing their geographical skills. In science, the groups are working on research skills and the “Earth’s Crust and Resources”. Math has all the students polishing their basic operational facts and applications. It is important to ensure a strong foundation before we begin building new concepts! So far, I have truly enjoyed the Grade 7s! I look forward to a successful, prosperous, and entertaining few months. Should you have any questions, concerns, or comments, please do not hesitate to contact me by email or phone (544-2511).