Oct. 21st-Oct. 24th

Dear Grade 6 community,

Students in Grade 6 have been working hard on completing their first Novel Study. Some students have moved on from the comprehension activities to the extending project. Please ask your child if they are making a board game, mobile or movie poster as an expression of their learning progress and creativity.

Next week on Thursday (Oct.  24th) we will have a celebration of learning complete with project presentation (AKA class party). You are very welcome to come in and participate! Please stop by after 1:05 if you are able.

Students are welcome to bring a snack item to share. Please no pop. Students are also asked to dress up in costumes representing their favourite character from the book (mandatory).

Please look at this list of materials I am searching for to supply our games. If you happen to have any of these things in the house please consider sharing them.

Materials Needed: Rolls of streamers, a few bags of mini M&M’s, plastic diving rings (to be returned), round serving boards or cutting boards (to be returned).

Cheers,

Ms. Froyland

Class Party:

 

Spelling:

*Assigned Oct. 18th/Tested Oct. 24th

  1. peculiar
  2. fertile
  3. devine
  4. constant
  5. anxious
  6. brilliant
  7. original
  8. local
  9. opposite
  10. handy

Interested in using Spelling City to practice online?

https://www.spellingcity.com/view-spelling-list.html?listId=8848672

Class/Individual Photos:

For picture day, students need to be in uniform, with a sweater, vest, or navy hoodie as well.

If student forgets or doesn’t own a navy blue item, it’d be great if they could borrow from a friend for their individual picture, but for the group picture, we’ll just do the best we can.

Important Dates:

Oct. 17/18 – Regen Youth Conference (Highschool)
Oct. 22 – Individual and Class Photos
Oct. 25 – Pro D Day (No School)
Oct. 29/30/31 – Scholastic Book Fair (Before and after school)
Oct. 31 – Fall Colour Day
*PE strip required on Wednesday/Thursday
*Chapel Wednesday (Check with Mrs. Deckoff for Chapel Leadership schedule)

Bible Memory Verse:

Matthew 6:9-13

9 Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name

10 Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.  11 Give us today our daily bread.

12 And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.

13 And lead is not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.

*Write the entire Lord’s Prayer (Tested Oct. 24th)

 

Happy Thanksgiving Weekend (Oct. 15th-18th updates)

Hello Grade 6 community,

I wish you all a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. Please enjoy the break from school. Read every day and get lots of fresh air!

Grade 6 students, remember lonely and alone are very different. How did you help someone who was lonely this weekend? How did you avoid feeling lonely? Did you enjoy some alone time?

When students return next Tuesday we will continue to work on the novel study “The King’s Equal.” All students should be working on chapter 4 course work. If students are behind I encourage them to spend a little bit of time setting a goal and making a plan to catch up this weekend. Please check planners to see if your child might require some support.

We are starting a new area of study in Science next week that includes systems of the human body! In Social Studies students will wrap up their exploration of the election this week and move into exploring NGO’s working around the world to support human rights and provide relief to those in need. In Math, we continue to explore place value but we have moved to the right side of the decimal expanding our understanding of very small numbers. In French students have been working on getting comfortable with simple dialogue and greetings. In Bible and Daily Devotions we continue to explore how Jesus demonstrates love to those around him in the Bible and how we can do the same at school and beyond.

Genius Hour is a few weeks away from its start but I wanted to give you a heads up. It is coming! Please consider saving paper towel rolls, cardboard and other material you think might be helpful to donate to your student or the class. I can tell I have a creative class this year, I can’t wait to see what unique and wacky projects they will create!

I am so thankful for the students in my class this year! It is a privilege to teach such amazing children.

Happy Thanksgiving,

Ms. Froyland

BCmyEd:

Did you know you can access your students grades online to monitor their progress? You have already received an email and new password allowing you access to your students portal. If you didn’t, please contact Mrs. Kraubner for support.

Grades reflect student’s learning journey, sometimes letters and numbers do not give a full picture of how hard your child is working or how much they are learning. I encourage you to take a look if you are curious and check in by email or set up a meeting to discuss further.

Please note, I have added a few codes to my system this year that you may not be familiar with. I will enter grades traditionally but I also will have the following codes:

E-exempt (no grade given due to extenuating circumstance)

i-incomplete

mi-missing assignment

Ex-extending (student has gone above and beyond expectations and has made unique connections to other areas of study or beyond the classroom, student demonstrates mastery of concept)

Pro-Proficient (students are meeting all expectations of the assignment and demonstrate confidence in subject area)

De-Developing (students are able to show some ability but require support or an example to master concept)

Em-Emerging (student is beginning to show awareness of concept and learning requirements but requires consistent support)

Spelling:

No spelling this week due to a short week.

Important Dates:

Oct. 14 – Thanksgiving
Oct. 17/18 – Regen Youth Conference (Highschool)
Oct. 22 – Individual and Class Photos
Oct. 25 – Pro D Day
Oct. 29/30/31 – Scholastic Book Fair
Oct. 31 – Fall Colour Day
*PE strip required on Wednesday/Thursday
*Chapel Wednesday (Check with Mrs. Deckoff for Chapel Leadership schedule)

Bible Memory Verse:

Most students are doing very well with the entire verse. Next week we will focus on the importance of the Lord’s Prayer in our lives.

Matthew 6:9-13 (The Lord’s Prayer: Students will add a verse per week to the memory verse, the last test will be the entire Lord’s Prayer.)

9 Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name (Tested Oct. 4th)

10 Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.  11 Give us today our daily bread.  (Tested Oct. 11th)

12 And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. (Tested Oct. 18th)

13 And lead is not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. (Tested Oct. 25th)

*Be able to say the entire Lord’s Prayer at once. (Tested Nov. 1st)

 

Oct. 7th-11th

Just a quick post to keep you up to date:

Spelling:

anxious

determined

scarce

humbly

incompetent

possible

certain

pleasant

temporary

natural

grateful

particular

totally

impartial

Important Dates:

Oct. 10- Substitute Teacher/Soccer Tournament
Oct. 11 – Knights Day/Spelling test/BMV
Oct. 14 – Thanksgiving
Oct. 17/18 – Regen Youth Conference (Highschool)
Oct. 22 – Individual and Class Photos
Oct. 25 – Pro D Day
Oct. 29/30/31 – Scholastic Book Fair
Oct. 31 – Fall Colour Day
*PE strip required on Wednesday/Thursday
*Chapel Wednesday (Check with Mrs. Deckoff for Chapel Leadership schedule)

Bible Memory Verse:

Matthew 6:9-13 (The Lord’s Prayer: Students will add a verse per week to the memory verse, the last test will be the entire Lord’s Prayer.)

9 Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name (Tested Oct. 4th)

10 Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.  11 Give us today our daily bread.  (Tested Oct. 11th)

12 And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. (Tested Oct. 18th)

13 And lead is not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. (Tested Oct. 25th)

*Be able to say the entire Lord’s Prayer at once. (Tested Nov. 1st)

 

Art Quiz Wednesday (Retest)

VOCABULARY ELEMENTS OF ART:

The visual components of color, form, line, shape, space, texture, and value.

Line: An element of art defined by a point moving in space. Line may be two-or three-dimensional, descriptive, implied, or abstract.

Shape: An element of art that is two-dimensional, flat, or limited to height and width.

Form: An element of art that is three-dimensional and encloses volume; includes height, width AND depth (as in a cube, a sphere, a pyramid, or a cylinder). Form may also be free flowing.

Value: The lightness or darkness of tones or colors. White is the lightest value; black is the darkest. The value halfway between these extremes is called middle gray.

Space: An element of art by which positive and negative areas are defined or a sense of depth achieved in a work of art .

Color: An element of art made up of three properties: hue, value, and intensity.

• Hue: name of color

• Value: hue’s lightness and darkness (a color’s value changes when white or black is added)

• Intensity: quality of brightness and purity (high intensity= color is strong and bright; low intensity= color is faint and dull)

Texture: An element of art that refers to the way things feel, or look as if they might feel if touched.

PRINCIPLES OF ART:

Balance, emphasis, movement, proportion, rhythm, unity, and variety; the means an artist uses to organize elements within a work of art.

Rhythm: A principle of design that indicates movement, created by the careful placement of repeated elements in a work of art to cause a visual tempo or beat.

Balance: A way of combining elements to add a feeling of equilibrium or stability to a work of art. Major types are symmetrical and asymmetrical.

Emphasis (contrast): A way of combining elements to stress the differences between those elements.

Proportion: A principle of design that refers to the relationship of certain elements to the whole and to each other.

Gradation: A way of combining elements by using a series of gradual changes in those elements. (large shapes to small shapes, dark hue to light hue, etc)

Harmony: A way of combining similar elements in an artwork to accent their similarities (achieved through use of repetitions and subtle gradual changes)

Variety: A principle of design concerned with diversity or contrast. Variety is achieved by using different shapes, sizes, and/or colors in a work of art.

Movement: A principle of design used to create the look and feeling of action and to guide the viewer’s eye throughout the work of art.

*https://menloparkart.wordpress.com/art-smart-links/

Sept. 28th-Oct. 1st

Welcome to fall. Please remember to send students to school with appropriate outerwear for cooler temperatures and uniform compliant socks!

Q: If money really did grow on trees, what would be everyone’s favorite season?
A: Fall.

Q: What do you get when you drop a pumpkin?
A: Squash.

Q: What did one leaf say to another?
A: I’m falling for you.

Q: Why do birds fly south in the fall?
A: Because it’s too far to walk.

Cheers,

Ms. Froyland

Important Dates:

Sept. 30 – Orange Shirt Day (students wear orange or uniforms)
Oct. 1st and 2nd- Conference at CLC: Parking disruptions expected
Oct. 2- All comfort kits due (Ministry of Education Directive)
Oct. 4- Spelling and BMV Quiz
Oct. 11 – Knights Day
Oct. 14 – Thanksgiving
Oct. 17/18 – Regen Youth Conference (Highschool)
Oct. 22 – Individual and Class Photos
Oct. 25 – Pro D Day
Oct. 29/30/31 – Scholastic Book Fair
Oct. 31 – Fall Colour Day
*PE strip required on Wednesday/Thursday
*Chapel Wednesday (Check with Mrs. Deckoff for Chapel Leadership schedule)

Spelling List:

  1. tender
  2. firm
  3. dew
  4. crowd
  5. running
  6. pride
  7. tossed
  8. ledge
  9. allow
  10. written
  11. monarchy
  12. councilor
  13. dungeon
  14. arrogant
  15. realm

*Tested on Oct. 4th (both list dictation and student generated sentences)

Bible Memory Verse:

Matthew 6:9-13 (The Lord’s Prayer: Students will add a verse per week to the memory verse, the last test will be the entire Lord’s Prayer.)

9 Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name (Tested Oct. 4th)

10 Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.  11 Give us today our daily bread.  (Tested Oct. 11th)

12 And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. (Tested Oct. 18th)

13 And lead is not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. (Tested Oct. 25th)

*Be able to say the entire Lord’s Prayer at once. (Tested Nov. 1st)

 

September 23rd-27th

Good afternoon,

Enjoy your day off tomorrow class! If you are curious about what I will be doing while the students play you can find me at school. I am working on learning more about ways to assess student learning under the new ministry guidelines, responding to anaphylaxis emergency situations and crafting a professional growth plan for the year. Hopefully I will have a pile of marked work to pass back on Monday morning too.

Have a safe weekend!

Ms. Froyland

Orange Shirt Day (Sept. 30th):

All students are invited to wear Orange Shirts on September 30th joining children across Canada remembering that every child matters! I have a link you can follow if you would like to learn more about this important national initiative.

https://www.cbc.ca/kidscbc2/the-feed/what-is-orange-shirt-day

*Any orange shirt is fine. If you would like to purchase a shirt to support local efforts of this initiative you can find them at the STÓ:LŌ GIFT SHOP.

*Students not participating will be required to wear school uniform.

Stó:lō Gift Shop

Toonies for Terry (September 26th):

On this day, we ask students to bring in a toonie and spend some time walking or running around the field to honor this national icon. Students will wear PE strip to run.

I would love a few parent volunteers to bring in orange slices to share with our runners after we participate in the run! Please email if you are able to help. We do have nut allergies to be aware of when preparing food to share.

Spelling List:

  • command
  • gentleman
  • property
  • factory
  • beggar
  • himself
  • calf
  • branch
  • murder
  • primary
  • lawyer

This week spelling will have two parts.

A. Dictation

B. Vocabulary- students will write a sentence using the spelling words from the list dictated.

Bible Memory Verse:

Psalm 100:2-3
2 Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.
3 Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
Psalm 100:2-3 tested on Sept. 27th

Important Dates:

Sept. 24th- Hot Lunch payment and orders due the office

Sept. 26th- Toonies for Terry (Run)

Sept. 27 – Knights Day & Hot Lunch Day (Spelling and BMV quiz)

Sept. 30 – Orange Shirt Day (Int)

Snapshots of 6B:

Attention Grade 6/7 Soccer Players

Attention Grade 6/7 Soccer Players

Tryouts:

  • Sept. 18th, 2019 @3:00-4:00 in Portable 6
  • Team meeting/practice to follow outside on HRA field
  • All grade 6/7 boys and girls eligible, all abilities welcome

Practices:

  • Sept. 18th 3:00-4:00
  • Sept. 25th 3:00-4:00
  • Sept. 27th 3:00-4:00
  • Oct. 2nd 3:00-4:00
  • Oct. 4th 3:00-4:00
  • Oct. 9th 3:00-4:00

Tournament:

  • Oct. 11th– All day @ Townsend Park Chilliwack
  • (Students will need to arrange their own ride to the field and home this day)
  • 11 vs. 11 full field (4 girls on the field at all times)

Cost:

  • TBA

Coaching:

  • Ms. Froyland (Coach)
  • Volunteer Highschool Coaches TBA
  • Needed (parent volunteer to take video and pictures of the games)

Equipment:

  • Runners or soccer cleats
  • Weather appropriate athletic wear (we will practice in the rain)
  • Shin pads/soccer

 

Sept. 16th-Sept. 20th

Hello Grade 6 community,

Thank you for subscribing! We have had a busy week and the students have earned a break this weekend. Please take some time to check in with your student about how the transition to grade six is going. It can be exciting and sometimes stressful while settling into new routines and expectations.

I am getting to know the habits and strengths of your children. I will continue to adapt my practice to best meet the needs of the children in Grade 6. While we work out the kinks, please know I am doing my best to honour who God has created each one of them to be!

One area we have focused on this week is making mistakes! As the students mature they sometimes feel the weight of the world on their shoulders. In grade 6 we are practicing trying out best and taking risks but also being okay with making mistakes.

Do you struggle to get information for your child about their school day? Consider asking them these questions:

  1. Tell me about the best part of your day.
  2. What was the hardest thing you had to do today?
  3. Did any of your classmates do anything funny?
  4. Tell me about what you read in class.
  5. Who did you play with today? What did you play?
  6. Do you think math [or any subject] is too easy or too hard?
  7. What’s the biggest difference between this year and last year?
  8. What rules are different at school than our rules at home? Do you think they’re fair?
  9. Who did you sit with at lunch?
  10. Can you show me something you learned (or did) today?https://www.scholastic.com/parents/school-success/10-questions-to-ask-your-child-about-his-day-school.html

Have a great weekend!

Ms. Froyland

Spelling List:

All splendid grade 6 students received an A in spelling this week!

No list this week due to short week (spelling diagnostic will take place on Monday).

Bible Memory Verse:

Psalm 100:2-3
2 Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.
3 Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
Psalm 100:2-3 tested on Sept. 27th
Stick with this verse please.

Lunches:

  • class microwave is for reheating food please (1 min per student)
  • uncooked noodles take too much time for students to prepare in the classroom (time is limited during lunch hour and students cooking noodles often do not have time to finish their lunch)
  • forks and spoons will not be regularly supplied for student lunches (students must ensure they have the necessary tools at school for their person success)

Important Dates:

Sept. 16th- Comfort Kits due

Sept. 17th- Pizza services (I won’t always blog this as it is recurring weekly unless notified.)

Sept. 16 – Parents Night- Please join us in the gym for an informal time to gather and kick off the new school year. (6:30)

Sept. 17 – CANCELED Immunizations (Grade 6) – (Int)

Sept. 18th- Grade 6/7 Soccer Meeting Portable 6

Sept. 18th/19th- PE days

Sept. 18th- Intermediate Chapel (schedule TBA)

Sept. 18th- French Colours/Art Quiz

Sept. 20 – Professional Development

Sept. 27 – Knights Day

Sept. 30 – Orange Shirt Day (Int)