Weekly Update: Looking ahead to Jan. 14th-18th

Chilliwack Chief Tickets  

It was such a treat getting Chilliwack Chief’s tickets for this Saturday’s game.  Due to the high demand, we thought it would be best to give each family enough tickets for their Highroad aged children to go along with one parent.  If additional family members want to join they can purchase a ticket at the gate for $16.  Children’s tickets are $5.  As tickets are assigned seating, you may need to find a different spot to sit if you are purchasing additional tickets.

Ski Trip Bus Seating

Thank you for being prompt in your ski trip payments this week.  It really help us mainstream the process and get things in order for our trip!  We have added up the number of people wanting to take the bus vs the number of seats available and it is VERY TIGHT.  We will currently need many people to sit three to a seat – which is uncomfortable given the long distance we are travelling.  If you are able to drive to Manning we ask that you email Mrs. Goosen as soon as possible.  Her email address is pgoosen@highroadacademy.com.  We are looking forward to a wonderful day on the hill!

Bible Memory

Proverbs 23:15-16 (Assigned Jan. 11th, tested Jan. 18th)

15 My son, if your heart is wise,
then my heart will be glad indeed;
16 my inmost being will rejoice
when your lips speak what is right.

Spelling

Grade 5: statement, confidence, exercise, sometimes, weapon, glorify, grammar, ankle, breath

Grade 6: neither, wisdom, peace, therefore, quarrel, handkerchief, ceiling, abundance, reins

(Assigned Jan. 11th, tested Jan. 18th)

Upcoming Dates:  January & February

Wednesday, January 9th & Thursday, January 10th – Ski Trip Payment

Wednesday, January 9th- Genius Hour to commence again

Friday, January 18th – Casual day & noon dismissal

Friday, January 25th – Report Cards & Ski Trip

Wednesday, January 30th – Knight’s Day

Thursday, February 14th – Red, white & pink day

Friday, February 15th – Pro D Day

Wednesday, February 27th – Pink Shirt Day

Snapshot of Grade 5/6:

CHIEFS TICKETS AVAILABLE

We had some special guests visit us yesterday and they left us a stack of Chilliwack Chief tickets for the game this Saturday night.
If you would like to take your child or family to the game please let your child’s teacher know by Thursday.  We ask that you bring family members only as we want to service as many intermediate students as possible.  Please include how many tickets you would like.
Game details: Saturday, January 12th.  7pm start.  Playing Surrey Eagles
Email: kfroyland@highroadacademy.com

January 7th-11th

Dear Grade 5/6 community,

I hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas break! Thank you very much for all the kind gifts, cards, and well wishes you blessed me with in 2018. I appreciate your generosity and support immensely!

January will be a busy month. Please take note of all important dates and reminders. This week we have the pleasure of welcoming two new students to our classroom! I look forward to sharing our journey with them as we leap into 2019.

Warm regards,

Ms. Froyland

Ski Trip Payment This Week

Please come to the lobby on Wednesday, January 9th or Thursday, January 10th to pay for the ski trip.  We will be taking payment after school, from 3:10 – 3:50 pm.  Cash or cheque will be taken in the lobby or you can pay by interac at the office.  Please note that we will not be making changes to registration, nor will we be accepting new registrants.

New Bible Memory Verse:

Proverbs 23:15 (Tested on Jan. 11th)

15 My son, if your heart is wise,
then my heart will be glad indeed

Spelling:

Students have recorded new spelling lists in their planners.

(Tested on Jan. 11th)

Upcoming Dates:  January & February

Wednesday, January 9th & Thursday, January 10th – Ski Trip Payment

Wednesday, January 9th- Genius Hour to commence again

Friday, January 18th – Casual day & noon dismissal

Friday, January 25th – Report Cards & Ski Trip

Wednesday, January 30th – Knight’s Day

Thursday, February 14th – Red, white & pink day

Friday, February 15th – Pro D Day

Wednesday, February 27th – Pink Shirt Day

Shout out to my students!!! And other important details for Wednesday, December 19th

I was brought to tears during the students performance on Monday night. I am so proud of the bravery it took for them to tackle such a challenging song!  Our business people were on point with their lines and comedic timing. The soloists shone! All the students did, bravo children!

Tomorrow our class will have our Christmas celebration after we tackle the science quiz, finish editing our letters. (ALL SCIENCE WORK BOOKS MUST BE TURNED IN!)

Please drop off any snacks or party items in the morning.

Students will require craft supplies to trap a wayward man. Hope they are fast enough!

If time permits we might even travel around the world!

On Thursday morning intermediate students will watch the littles prepare their final rehearsal for the concert in the afternoon. At noonish intermediate students are welcome to bring a blanket and pillow to set up a comfy spot on the Chapel floor to watch a movie as our final activity before the holidays. Come in your Knights Wear! Dismissal at 2:00pm.

Ski Trip Registration Deadline: Tuesday December 18th

 

http://shortntall.edublogs.org/ski-trip-registration-2019/

Ms. Froyland’s Top 5 Reasons you should come:

  1. Manning Park is stunning!
  2. Sliding on snow on skis, snowboards, and toboggans is fun!
  3. HOT CHOCOLATE!
  4. Snow balls.
  5. Community building and memories!

I believe in getting kids outside, in nature, having fun, experiencing problem solving and risk in safe environments, however the nature of the classroom doesn’t provide much opportunity for this. The ski trip is a great place for kids to learn a new skills, experience some freedom, and move through the environment in exhilarating ways.

I often hear “my child isn’t really into it” as a reason students don’t attend this field trip. Kids aren’t into lots of things, as educators we are striving to create an exciting opportunity for them to discover if they are “into it”! How do you know if you don’t try?

In class we have explored growth mindset, I expect all my students will approach this school field trip with an open mindset prepared for adventure!

See you on the slopes,

Ms. Froyland

Dec. 17th-Dec. 20th

So many things… hopefully I will cover all the things you need to know to get you through the last week before the break!

Cookie Decorating Wednesday – Are there any volunteers who would be willing to supply our class with a set of gingerbread men cookies? One per student (20 total). I am also looking for a contribution of icing and decorating supplies. We will have doing a STEM activity trying to catch the Gingerbread People after we decorate them.

Supplies: Next week we will NOT have Genius Hour but we will be doing some fun and wacky activities. Students will each need a collection of supplies from the list to be successful! Please check your craft cupboards for the following items: cardboard, tubing, pipe cleaners, tape, wire, straws, tubing, balloons, plastic wrap, tape, glue, toilet paper rolls, plastic containers, string, elastic bands, clothes pins, paper cups, Ziploc bags, cereal boxes, juice box containers etc. 

Christmas Concert – On Monday, December 17th we will be having our Christmas concert.  The concert will take place at 6:30 pm in the gym and we ask that you have your child in their classroom by 6:10.  The students work very hard to prepare for this event and it is our expectation that students participate in the Christmas concert.

Each class will be wearing different costumes: and our class will be dressing up in business attire! We look forward to a wonderful concert as it is a great way to celebrate the Christmas season!

Intermediate Ski Trip – You will need to sign up AND return your green form back to the classroom before Christmas break.  Please be prompt in signing up for this as registration does close next week.  Payment for the ski trip will be Wednesday, January 9th & 10th after school in the lobby.  If you have any questions please email me at pgoosen@highroadacademy.com

Digestive System Unit Test on Wednesday, December 18th – Students may use their unit booklet as a study guide to help them study for a quiz.  All work in the booklet up to the Make A Digestive System activity is also due on Wednesday.

Class Party on Wednesday, December 19th – I will challenge the students to an ESCAPE ROOM Christmas activity and we will do a STEM activity to address roaming gingerbread men! Students might want to brush up on their trapping skills.  If you wish to send a snack in for the class to share you may.

Bible Memory:

Luke 2:9-12 (Thursday)

*This week we have had a few fun things happen in grade 5/6. It is true, we have had story time, snow ball fights and built snow people. We have also attending grade 12 science classes to learn about the Nervous System!

 

Upcoming Dates:

Monday, Dec. 17 – Grade 4-12 Christmas concert 6:30

Wednesday, Dec. 19th – Class Party and Science Quiz

Thursday, Dec. 20 – Primary Christmas Concert – 1:00 pm (2 pm Dismissal) & Intermediate Movie (Polar Express)

Friday, Dec. 21 – January 6th:  Christmas holidays

Christmas Concert Details

On Monday, December 17th we will be having our Christmas concert.  The concert will take place at 6:30pm in the gym and we ask that you have your child in their classroom by 6:10.  The students work very hard to prepare for this event and it is our expectation that students participate in the Christmas concert.

Each class will be wearing different costumes:

Mr. Meyerhoff – Pirates

Mrs. Moisin – PJ’s

Mrs. Goosen & Mrs. Ellis – Rockstars

Ms. Froyland – Business Attire

Miss Warden & Mrs. Shinness – Hippies

We look forward to a wonderful concert as it is a great way to celebrate the Christmas season!

Dec. 10th-14th

My Education Gradebook Available

As of Tuesday, December 11th parents will be able to access their child’s gradebook through the My Education website.  This is the website teachers use for their attendance, gradebook and reporting systems.  If you have a child in high school then you will log on with your existing email and password and see your intermediate student’s information.  If you do not have a child in high school then you will receive an email on Tuesday with information directing you to the website as well as username and password information.  Teachers will be doing their best to keep their gradebook up to date, but please be aware that these are not updated on a daily basis.  If you need a new username or password then please direct your questions to Mrs. Kraubner at the office.

Ms. Goosen (Head Teacher of Intermediate Students)

General Reminders:

  • Costumes for our concert on Dec. 17th Grade 5/6- BUSINESS ATTIRE!
  • Food Drive- $1 = 10 points, 5 points for boxed or canned food

Spelling:

*No spelling this week or next. We will resume spellinging in the new year!

Bible Memory:

LUKE 2:9-11 *Tested Friday, December 14th, 2018 but I have put up the entire passage in case students want to practice.

An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified.

 10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people.

11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.

12 This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”

Upcoming Dates

Thursday, Dec. 13th- Buddy Class Christmas Event & Genius Hour

Monday, Dec. 17th – Grade 4-12 Christmas concert 6:30

Thursday, Dec. 20th – Primary Christmas Concert – 1:00 pm (2 pm Dismissal)

Friday, Dec. 21st – Christmas holidays (until Jan. 6th)