Grade 11

In Phys Ed 20, we went on a field trip to rock climb and play billiards. In English/ History, we are reading Animal Farm and comparing it to the Russian Revolution. In Physical Science 20, we are looking at different chemical reactions and gearing up for stoichiometry. In Health Science 20, we are analyzing our ideal fast food meal and the nutritional value (or lack thereof) behind it. In Math Foundations, we are learning the quadratic formula. The Grade 11 Class would like to wish everyone a VERY, MERRY CHRISTMAS and to keep safe and warm during the holidays. See you in 2016!

Grade 12

The grade 12s are working hard before their much deserved break. As the semester is coming to a close, there have been assignments due and tests to complete. Our social studies class is in the midst of a unit on the settlement of the Canadian West and the various historical events that accompanied this era. In particular, we are evaluating how this time period is remembered by historians. ELA 30 has finished reading Sgt. John Wilson and have a literary analysis essay on the novel due before the break. After the break, the students will be reading numerous texts in preparation for the final exam. Miss Smith and her PAA section are finishing sewing hooded sweatshirts, while Mr. Tyndall has the students working overtime on projects in the shop. The biology class continues their study of genetics. Mr. Herman and the precalculus math group are finishing a unit on trig identities. We wish everyone a Merry Christmas! Hope you enjoy the holidays and time spent with family.

Grade 2

Hello, not much has changed in the grade two class this month! We are very excited for our field trip to the Forestry Farm, Montana’s, and Flip Gymnastics on Thursday! The kids have been counting down for a while now! In math, we are continuing with our unit on numbers to one hundred, which will probably take us to the Christmas break. For ELA, we have been working on four out of the five Daily 5 choices: Read to Self, Read to Someone, Listen to Reading, and Work on Writing. Our last Daily 5 choice is Word Work/Spelling which I will introduce shortly. We will probably have one or two spelling lessons before Christmas, then start full swing after the New Year. We have also started to write friendly letters for our Writer’s Workshop. Our first letter we are writing is to Santa Claus! We have also been working on blends and digraphs for phonics to help us with sounding out words as we read and write. We are still working on our Healthy Body unit for health, Communities for social studies (it’s a long one!), and are just wrapping up our Animal unit for science.

Grade 1&3

The 1&3 class have had an amazing November! We have been working on making different types of connections to the stories that we read. The students have learned that they can make connections to their own life, to other books and to events that have happened in the world. The grade 1s continue to work in their writing books everyday and are beginning to write extended stories on the books that we read as a class. The grade 3s are working on identifying the 5 Ws (who, what, when, where and why) and are creating their own newspaper article. In math the grade 3s are about to finish their unit on numbers to 1000 where they are learning to count money and estimate. The grade 1s are still on their unit of numbers to 20. In social studies the grade 3s have started their country project and they are discovering that people live differently all around the world. The grade 1’s have completed their ‘Me on a Map’ project where they identified which planet, continent, country, province and town they live in. The grade 1s are about to start learning about mapping and are going to get a chance to create a map of our classroom. In science the grade 1s are learning about the five senses with Miss Buchinski. In art the students have been working hard. We created dot art with bats and ghosts and we made witch legs with watercolours for Halloween. We have started our unit in music. We are learning about soft and loud sounds, pitch, rhythm, and First Nation’s traditions in music and dance. The students are looking forward to our field trip to the Western Development Museum!

Grade 4-5-6

The snow has arrived! In the grade 4,5,6 room the students are just starting new units in Science and Social Studies. The grade 5’s just finished a unit in math and will be starting a new one. The new unit is multiplying and dividing of whole numbers. For all grade 5 and 6 students, I am asking that you are helping them to review their multiplication facts at home. It is a need for the students to know their facts automatically. It is much easier for them to complete their assignments.
Stay warm.
Ms. Bishop Moisan and the Grade 4,5 and 6 class.

Grade 7

November has zoomed by just as quickly the past two months. This year seems to be on a fast track. Students are studying equations in math, they have begun to look at grammar in English, in social we continue to look at cooperation and interdependence of nations, and in science, the class has wrapped up their first unit of study and is moving on to “Mixtures and Solutions”. This is a busy group. We had planned on going on our first field trip on the 19th of this month, but road conditions and Mother Nature had different ideas. We had to cancel our trip, but I am looking into another trip later in the next month or so. Report cards went home last week. If you have any questions or comments about your child’s progress please feel free to contact me at the school (306-544-2511). Mrs. Bain

Grade 8

In Math 8 we are refreshing concepts with fractions, decimals and percentages. We need to master these skills in order to move on to our study of rates, ratios and propor-tions. In ELA the students are wrapping up its exploration of “Social Justice”. We will soon be discussing the elements of a “Perfect Society”. The Science class is finishing wrapping up “Cells, Organs, and Tissues.” In IA 8 the class is beginning their wood projects, such as mirrors. The Health class is playing The Real Game Online where we explore the world of work with an imaginary job, deductions and living expenses. All the while, paying for our chosen lifestyle but staying within our budget. In Art class we are working on perspective drawing, while in Home Ec. we are finishing up a rice bag project and are getting excited to start our PJ pants!!

Grade 9

November has been a busy month for the Grade 9’s! In math, they have been working with rational numbers. In English, the students have been learning about Norse and Indigenous Myths. They have starting creating bands in Art and have come up with some creative names. In Phys. Ed, they have recently started working on their basketball skills. They have been working their way through a real life simulation in Career Ed. They have continued to be busy in Home Ec. and I.A. as well. Finally, in Science, they have been working with Atoms and Elements.

Grade 10

Well, the grade 10’s are pushing hard with only a month left until Christmas. In math, they’ve finally finished their work converting between metric and imperial and have moved on to angles and lines. In English they’ve started reading Jurassic Park and in Wildlife Management they’ve been watching Survivorman (I wonder how he would have done in Jurassic Park?). They’ve been working on Food Safety in Commercial Cooking and are continuing to work on their projects in IA. In Wellness, they’ve started Basketball. They’re just finishing up their Canadian Sovereignty projects in Social, and in Science they’ve been working on Chemistry.

Grade 11

It is hard to believe we are mid-way into November. We hosted a very successful Remembrance Day Service in the Gym, which ended in some excitement. Along with that, we are finishing our WWI research projects in our ELA/History 20 class. In Foundations 20, we are working on statistics and probability. In Health Science 20, we have been studying the body systems. Thank-you to Charlotte Greenall, who came into our class and did a presentation on the horrible reality of street drugs and how they affect our body. In Physical Science 20, we have just finished our Refraction Exam and have started our chemistry unit. Basketball, dance and working out in the weight room is on the agenda for Phys. Ed 20.