Jan. 25th-29th

 

 

Good morning,

I have missed being in the classroom the past few days! I was feeling unwell, out of an abundance of care for my community I followed recommendations to stay away. This morning I received confirmation I am clear to return to work on Monday. In case students are wondering, please assure them I am well and will return!

Warm regards,

Ms. Froyland

p.s. No Bible Memory Verse next week.

Upcoming Dates:

Jan. 27 – Intermediate Chapel (Augustine’s week for worship- only A.S. participates from our class)
Jan. 29 – Term 1 Report Cards go home
Jan. 29 – Knights Day
February
Feb. 3 – Intermediate Assembly: Bullying
Feb. 5 – Knights Day
Feb. 10 – Intermediate Chapel
Feb. 10 – Valentine Colours Day
Feb. 12 – Pro-D Day
Feb. 15 – Family Day
Feb. 19 – Knights Day
Feb. 24 – Intermediate Chapel
Feb. 24 – Pink Shirt Day
Feb. 26 – Knights Day

Jan. 18th-22nd

 

 

 

Dear parents,

Please keep your eye out for a parent letter coming home today. The document outlines the shift in report card format you will notice later this month.

Warm regards,

Ms. Froyland

p.s. Thank you for checking those uniform pieces this week!

Upcoming dates:

Jan. 20 – Jersey Day/Bible Memory Verse Quiz (Matthew 6:14)

Jan. 22 – Knights Day

Jan. 22 – Early Dismissal for K-12
Jan. 27 – Bible Memory Verse Quiz (Col. 3:13)
Jan. 29 – Term 1 Report Cards go home
Jan. 29 – Knights Day

A Few Reminders

 

Before and after school Drop off and Pick up:

 

As parents have become more comfortable with having their children at school, we have seen a rise in the number of students coming to school early and the number of students staying later. This is posing significant challenges for supervision considering Covid restrictions. 

On rainy days, students coming to school before 8:45 am will need to sit within a cohort. Sporting equipment is not available and students need to stay in their cohort until dismiss to the classroom.

HRA also asks that parents be diligent in attempting to pick up their children as quickly as possible at the end of the day. 

PE Gym Strip

Please check through your PE strip for a missing pair of black HRA gym shorts with the name Vincent/Bedford on the tag. The missing shorts were mistakenly picked up off the change room floor. Thank you!

Chapel:

This week, select students will be performing in Chapel. This schedule will alternate between our class and the grade 5/6 class. Not all students have volunteered for this position. Please check in with your child and check planners for the schedule (8 am practice and set up Wednesdays).

The World We Want Art

“The UN is marking its 75th anniversary at a time of great disruption for the world. Covid-19 is a stark reminder of the need for cooperation across borders, sectors and generations. Global dialogue – and action – is now more urgent than ever, to not let this pandemic lead to greater mistrust. 2020 must be a year of dialogue, when we come together to discuss our priorities as a human family, and how we can build a better future for all. Art is often an enabling tool to foster a conversation about the kind of future we want and how we can empower youth in working towards it. To this end, the Perception Change Project in the Office of the Director-General of UN Geneva organized this world wide art contest opened to all Geneva-based UN Missions. Each work of art on this website was submitted by Geneva-based permanent missions. All five continents are represented.”

(https://thefuturewewant.unog.ch/index.php?/category/3)

While the contest ended in the spring of 2020, our class used this project as inspiration for our study of patterns in artwork.

Jan. 11th-15th

 

Dear Grade 6 Community,

As this week ends, I hope to give you a glimpse into some of the discussions and areas of study we are exploring in Grade 6 in 2021!

Novel Study

Students continue to study the novel Front Desk by Kelly Yang. In this novel, we follow Mia Tang and her family through the challenges they face as immigrants in America. Themes explored in this novel include prejudice, human rights, immigration, access to healthcare and safety in the workplace. Mia is a dreamer, as we learn her story, we explore the power of dreams and how to chase them for a brighter future!

Art

Students have completed an art project titled “The World We Want.” Students used zen tangles (repeating patterns) to create a picture of the world the envision in the future. This project was inspired by our study of the United Nations sustainable development goals. Look for themes of peace, inclusion, environmental sustainability and futuristic possibilities.

Considering the First Peoples Principles of Learning, we are now beginning an exploration of Salish Art. It is imperative we understand protocols and avoid cultural appropriation through this study. This week we learned about both protocols and the history of cultural appropriation of indigenous art work in Canada. We are moving forward to exploring Salish art with the curiosity of an artist’s eye seeking meaning and exploring shapes. We will use story to help us through this process.

www.legacy.uvic.ca/gallery/salishcurriculum/

Science/Social Studies

While we have worked our way through the scientific aspect of Mixtures and Solutions, we can connect our modern understanding of the process of separating mixtures to traditional local knowledge. Students will be exploring the importance of the Eulachon Fish (Saviour Fish) connecting our scientific understanding of separating mixtures to observable practices in traditional practices of indigenous practices in British Columbia.

Math

Our class has a keen interest in solving mysteries! This week we began a study of algebraic expressions. Our learning goals included using variables for changing quantities; and substituting values for variables in algebraic expressions involving one operation.

Bible

We will be spending the next several weeks exploring the Fruits of the Spirit. While students are often capable of identifying the qualities of these attributes, we will be digging deeper to understand how the Fruits of the Spirit look, sound like and feel in action in our lives.

French

Students will have a quiz next week on the months of the year and days of the week. Students will be asked to identify and translate the vocabulary from english to french and french to english. Please note, students have vocabulary recorded in their planners. As we move forward, students will explore “En Hiver” (winter) as our next mini unit.

Music/Student Worship Team

Mrs. Dekoff has encouraged students to connect with parents regarding joining Student Worship Team. This week students will sign up for this voluntary group that will likely practice once a week at 8:00 am before school (day to be announced) and a band will be formed based on student interest. I will let you know when I have more information!

Peace and grace,

Ms. Froyland

Important Dates:

Jan. 8 – Knights Day
Jan. 12 – Floor Hockey Quiz (Rules)
Jan. 13 – Bible Memory Verse Quiz (Ephesians 4:32)
Jan. 14 – French Quiz
Jan. 15 – Knights Day

Jan. 20 – Jersey Day/Bible Memory Verse Quiz (Matthew 6:14)

Jan. 22 – Knights Day
Jan. 22 – Early Dismissal for K-12
Jan. 27 – Bible Memory Verse Quiz (Col. 3:13)
Jan. 29 – Term 1 Report Cards go home
Jan. 29 – Knights Day

 

*Graphics from: https://morganharpernichols.com/

Welcome Back

 

Dear Parents,

I will provide you a full blog post on Friday but I wanted to get you these dates early. I look forward to welcoming your students back to class this morning!

Happy New Year,

Ms. Froyland

p.s. Bible Memory verse to be tested next week is Ephesians 4:32

Important Dates:

Jan. 4 – School resumes
Jan. 6 – PJ DAY (Reward for Food Drive goal achievement)
Jan. 8 – Knights Day
Jan. 13 – Bible Memory Verse Quiz (Ephesians 4:32)
Jan. 15 – Knights Day

Jan. 20 – Jersey Day/Bible Memory Verse Quiz (Matthew 6:14)

Jan. 22 – Knights Day
Jan. 22 – Early Dismissal for K-12
Jan. 27 – Bible Memory Verse Quiz (Col. 3:13)
Jan. 29 – Term 1 Report Cards go home
Jan. 29 – Knights Day
*artwork from https://morganharpernichols.com/blog/flowersstillbloom

Christmas Holidays have arrived!

Dear Grade 6 community,

Thank you for all your generosity this season. HRA has reached our goal of $5000 in donations for the Food Bank and our class will bless the Cyrus Centre with the items students have brought in! In addition to these charitable donations I really appreciate all the notes, well wishes and treats you have shared with me this season. Thank you for your support and grace this school year!

Merry Christmas,

Ms. Froyland

p.s. Please encourage the students to read everyday over our break and love generously!

Christmas Concert Link:

https://www.highroadacademy.com/

Visit the Highroad Academy website to watch the 2020 Christmas Concert. To share this video with your loved ones direct them to the website or copy and paste the link above.

Upcoming Dates:

Jan. 4 – School resumes
Jan. 6 – PJ DAY (Reward for Food Drive)
Jan. 8 – Knights Day
Jan. 13 – Bible Memory Quiz (Ephesians 4:32)
Jan. 15 – Knights Day

Jan. 20 – Bible Memory Quiz (Matthew 6:14)

Jan. 22 – Knights Day

Jan. 22 – Early Dismissal for K-12
Jan. 27 – Bible Memory Quiz (Col. 3:13)
Jan. 29 – Term 1 Report Cards go home
Jan. 29 – Knights Day
Feb. 3 – Bible Memory Quiz (Luke 6:37)

Dec. 14th-17th

 

Dear grade 6 community,

My students have made it to the end of another week that brings us oh so close to Christmas break, not that I am counting! Students prayed in earnest Monday that their peer would have safe travels abroad and today we received word he has landed safely, praise the Lord! In this season, we keep seeking miracles big and small and look to the light.

Next week we will keep to the classroom routine for the most part with the exception of a few changes mainly on Thursday. To wrap up 2020 we will play minute to win it type games in class for our “party”. I plan to treat the kiddos to a snack influenced by the a strong theme in our current novel study, students will not need to bring snacks or christmas exchange gifts for the party. (Canceling the Christmas exchange may be a disappointment to some, if students want to bring gifts consider the Food Bank or Cyrus Centre please.)

The Christmas Concert video release date likely will be Dec. 17th and will be accessible through the school website.

Have a happy and safe long weekend!

Ms. Froyland

Love Does Project (Cyrus Centre):

Fill 10 backpacks (5 female, 5 males)

  • $5 McDonald’s or Tim Horton’s Card
  • Winter socks
  • Brand new pajama bottoms
  • Plain dark colored t-shirt
  • Fleece blanket
  • Candy/chocolate
  • Chapstick
  • Gloves
  • Hand warmers
  • Hairbrushes, elastics and bobby pins

Important Dates:

Dec. 11- PD Day

Dec. 16- Silly Sweater Day BMV Quiz: Matthew 1:21 She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus,[a] because he will save his people from their sins.

Dec. 17- Class Party (last day of classes before Christmas break) – Knights Day