Hot Dog Lunch (Oct. 28th)

On Oct. 28, one of our fabulous local business’, Fraser Valley Roofing, has graciously agreed to sponsor a Hot Dog Day for our students. At lunch time, the food truck will be here to hand out hot dogs to our entire school! Each child will receive one hot dog and 1 bag of chips free of charge. Students do not need to sign up or send anything to receive the hot dog or chips. If students do not wish to have get a hot dog, they should bring their regular lunch and let their teacher know that they will not be having a hot dog on the day of the event. This should be a fun day as it is also Fall Colour Dress-up Day for our students!
 
Thanks to Fraser Valley Roofing for putting on this event for our school!

Oct. 19th-22nd

Dear Grade 6 community,
I hope you had a wonderful weekend and are ready to jump back into a short but exciting week. Students will wrap up the final touches on their board games tomorrow and participate in a celebration of learning on Wednesday (aka class party).
Our agenda for the day will begin as usual with Bell Ringer writing, check in Devotions/prayers, Bible Memory Quiz and chapel. After recess festivities will begin. Students are welcome to wear their school uniform or may dress up as a character from the novel such as a goat, wolf, prince, princess or court councilor (change after recess). Student will have an opportunity to present their projects to their peers outlining important rules and aspects of their designs. After lunch, students will participate in a tournament of board games! If time permits, we may have an opportunity to play some other festive games.
Traditionally, students bring snacks for class parties. During Covid only prepackaged drinks and snacks will be permitted. If your child does bring a treat please be sure there is one for everyone (24 students total) and there are NO PEANUTS in the ingredient lists.
It is very important all students are prepared to present on Wednesday! Please check in with your child on the status of their game. While we are really working hard towards empowering students to be as independent as possible, sometimes it takes a little extra support to get those projects across the finish line. Look for pictures up on the blog for a window into our celebration!
This week we will also continue a study of government in Canada at all levels, we will specifically be exploring the British Columbia election. In math we will wrap up our study of place value with an assessment and some games. In Language Arts students will do a writing assessment you will have a chance to view at parent/student/teacher interviews. In science we will start to explore the properties of heterogeneous mixtures. In both French and Art students will have a quiz in which they will demonstrate their level of understanding  in simple french greetings and basic elements of art. In PE, students are just beginning a volleyball unit with focus on serving, receiving and returning a ball with control. In Bible class students are using our devotional as a springboard to plan a project as a table group to show our community what love looks like!
A gentle reminder, students need to have weather appropriate clothing for school as we will head outside even in cool and wet weather.
Peace and grace,
Ms. Froyland
p.s. There were a few errors in last weeks calendar, I think the kinks are worked out. Note, BMV quizzes are on Wednesdays (no quiz on Nov. 11th).
Oct. 21 – Intermediate Chapel – Bible Memory Verse Quiz Romans 8:24- King’s Equal Class Party
Oct. 23 – PD Day (No school)
Oct. 28 – Intermediate Chapel – Bible Memory Verse Quiz Romans 8:25
Oct. 28 – Fall Dress-Up Day
Oct. 28 – Hot Dog Day (More information to come this week)
Oct. 30 – Knights Day
Nov. 1 – Daylight Savings Time – Set your clocks back!
Nov. 4 – Intermediate Chapel – Bible Memory Verse Quiz Romans 12:11
Nov. 6 – Knights Day
Nov. 10 – Remembrance Day Service (TBA)
Nov. 11 – Remembrance Day – School Closed
Nov. 13 – Knights Day
Nov. 16 – Interim Interviews
Nov. 18 – Intermediate Chapel – Bible Memory Verse Quiz Romans 12:13
Nov. 20 – Knights Day
Nov. 25 – Intermediate Chapel – Bible Memory Verse Quiz  2 Peter 3:8- Western Dress up
Nov. 27 – Knights Day
Nov. 27 – Prof. D Day (Professional Development Day)
December
Dec. 2 – Intermediate Chapel – Bible Memory Verse Quiz 2 Peter 3:9
Dec. 4 – Knights Day
Dec. 9 – Intermediate Chapel – Bible Memory Verse Quiz
Dec. 11- PD Day

Dec. 18 – Christmas Break

Oct. 13th-16th

Dear Grade 6 community,

This coming week will be the last week to complete the King’s Equal Board Game in class. Students should have their 15 Higher Order Thinking Questions complete (with answers) and game rules completed. Students may use class time to construct their games this week but may need time to complete this project at home.

On Wednesday, October 21st at 1:00 pm students will participate in a King’s Equal Celebration. During this time, students will present and play their board games and participate in fun activities. Students generally enjoy snacks during class parties. This year due to Covid snacks present a unique problem, only individually prepared and packaged food can be shared.

Please note, I have just received the Bible Memory Verses for the months of October and November. They are listed on the Bible Memory Page and in the calendar at the end of posts. Bible Memory Verses will be quizzed on the date noted.

Have a lovely, safe and restful Thanksgiving weekend!

Peace and grace,

Ms. Froyland

p.s. Please check student’s blue uniform hoodies this weekend in the laundry cycle. One of my students is missing one that has the name labeled on the tag (size XL).

 

October

Oct. 12 – Thanksgiving (No school)

Oct. 13th – PE

Oct. 14 – Bible Memory Verse Psalm 27:14

Oct. 16 – Knights Day

Oct. 20 – Bible Memory Verse Romans 8:24

Oct. 21 – King’s Equal Party (Board games, dress up, class games, snacks)

Oct. 23 – PD Day

Oct. 27 – Bible Memory Verse Romans 8:25

Oct. 30 – Knights Day

November

Nov. 1 – Daylight Savings Time – Set your clocks back!

Nov. 3 – Bible Memory Romans 12:11

Nov. 6 – Knights Day

Nov. 10 – Bible Memory Romans 12:12

Nov. 11 – Remembrance Day – School Closed

Nov. 13 – Knights Day

Nov. 17 – Bible Memory Romans 12:13 & Interim Interviews

Nov. 20 – Knights Day

Nov. 24 – Bible Memory 2 Peter 3:8

Nov. 25 – Western Dress Up Day

Nov. 27 –  Prof. D Day

December

Dec. 1 – Bible Memory 2 Peter 3:9

Dec. 4 – Knights Day

Dec. 11- PD Day

Dec. 16 – Silly Sweater Day

Dec. 18 – Christmas Break

Oct. 5th-9th

Dear Grade 6 community,

Last week we were challenged to dig deep and explore the legacy of Residential Schools in Canada through a compassionate lense. This exploration included a historical look at Canada’s timeline and the contributing parties involved, exploring historical fiction and a critical look at the Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s official apology in 2008. As a class we also explore the elements of an apology based on the principles outlined by Dr. H. Lerner. Toby Mac dropped a new song on Friday that fit so well with our studies (link below). All students demonstrated maturity and empathy this week.

Looking ahead, we will wrap up our Growth Mindset work next week and look a little deeper at what science is and how the scientific method works. In social studies, we continue to work on building understanding of the varying levels of government in Canada and will explore the upcoming BC election. Students are exploring numbers up to the billions and as small as decimals in the thousandths in place value using standard form, expanded notation, word and picture form. We will start to transition from digits with decimals to understand the correlation between decimals and fractions.

Two major projects we are working on include “My Life Island” in Art and a board game for the King’s Equal novel. While students will be given ample time in class to complete these projects, due to the complexity of these projects and individual work speed a student may need to complete some work at home.

Please continue to check planners daily! While grade 6 students are working towards becoming independent, sometimes they need a little help at the beginning of the year!

We will not have a Bible Memory Verse this week.

Peace and grace,

Ms. Froyland

p.s. We are missing a number or Comfort Kits, please get those in ASAP.

October

Oct. 9 – Knights Day

Oct. 12 – Thanksgiving (No school)

Oct. 16 – Knights Day

Oct. 23 – PD Day

Oct. 30 – Knights Day

November

Nov. 1 – Daylight Savings Time – Set your clocks back!

Nov. 6 – Knights Day

Nov. 11 – Remembrance Day – School Closed

Nov. 13 – Knights Day

Nov. 16 – Interim Interviews

Nov. 20 – Knights Day

Nov. 27 – Knights Day

Nov. 29 – Prof. D Day

 

December

Dec. 4 – Knights Day

Dec. 11- PD Day

Dec. 16 – PLCs

Dec. 18 – Christmas Break

 

Elements of an Apology (Dr. H. Lerner)

https://www.pinterest.ca/pin/11540542785843603/

 

 

Sept. 28th-Oct. 2nd

 

Dear Grade 6 community,

My collection of students have settled into routines and we are beginning to increase academic focus in the areas of:

  • completion of a review of place value of whole numbers up to the billions
  • wrapping up goal setting in Growth Mindset (something we will revisit when it is time for student led parent conferences)
  • transitioning from reading comprehension and vocabulary work in our novel study to our first project (more to come in this area)
  • exploring the Covid-19 Vaccine development and status
  • Levels of government in Canada
  • Simple greetings and conversations in french
  • Applying the Austen principal to an art project (Life Island)
  • Continuing discover what the Bible says about our identity in Christ
  • Bible Memory work (Psalm 100:2-3)
  • In music students are working on the guitars and on a collaboration with Mrs. Dekkoff

Please note, in the student planners some students will have committed to spend some time away from the classroom working on their novel study comprehension work. Completing this work at home will allow students more time to invest in a creative project next week at school. All students in class will be creating a Board Game to accompany the novel study we are wrapping up. Once the board games are complete, we will have a celebration of learning (aka a class party with a medieval monarchy theme). Stay tuned for details about the party!

This week, an area of study will include observing Orange Shirt Day in remembrance of all children and communities who experienced the effects of Canadian Residential School. Please take time to discuss the importance of this collective action as a community committed the difficult journey of reconciliation. For more information of the Orange Shirt Day initiative please visit this link. https://www.orangeshirtday.org/phyllis-story.html

A note about planners, students will complete planners daily in the classroom. It is my hope they will share this information with you at home or be self directed in using the reminders to guide homework and be responsible for having all necessary materials at school themselves. I will not be checking planners as teachers might have in the past for parent signatures unless a student is unable to demonstrate proficiency in meeting expectations.

Peace and grace,

Ms. Froyland

Upcoming Dates to remember:

September

Sept. 28 – PD Day

Sept. 30 – Orange Shirt Day (Int) & Bible Memory Quiz

October

Oct. 4 – Knights Day

Oct. 19 – Knights Day

Oct. 12 – Thanksgiving (no school)

Oct. 16 – Knights Day

Oct. 23 – PD Day (no school)

Oct. 30 – Knights Day

HRA Zoom Session tomorrow/Bible Memory Verse

Highroad Academy Parent Q & A

 

Tomorrow night there will be a Q&A zoom session at 6:30 pm. Please check your emails for links to the meeting.

 

Bible Memory Verse (Quiz Sept. 30th)

 

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.
Please note, with each assigned scripture passage students will have the option to recite or record (write) their verse each week. In addition to memory work, I am asking students to dig a little deeper. Along with memory work, students will explore their understanding of what the verse means and how it can apply to their lives, create a image the verse inspires and write a prayer.
Memory Verses will be assessed on the students capacity to accurately recall the verse assigned in addition to their ability to interpret, apply and communicate their ideas based on the assigned verse.
You can support your student by providing regular opportunities to practice, discussing with them their perspective of how the Word of God is speaking to them and encouraging them to find ways to apply the verses outside merely being a classroom assignment.

 

Weekly Update

Dear Grade 6 community,

This week has had its share of challenges and triumphs. As we all adjust to the routine of back to school and the added complexities of the pandemic I wanted to thank you all for the support I have felt from home. It is clear, this collection of children are well loved. The students have demonstrated patience, a willingness to practice the principle of “yet, respect they have from their school and above all else love in the friendships I see between students .

A few housekeeping items for you:

Chromebook Policy:

Students brought home the Chromebook Policy yesterday. We will start to use the chromebooks in class next week but it is very important the students/parents understand the weight of the responsibilities these devices carry. Please be sure to discuss this policy with your student.

Health Check:

Please note, HRA has adjusted the health check protocol. The information has been distributed by the HRA office. If you have questions please email or call the school. I DO NOT need you to fill the form out and submit it to class. Please continue daily checks and consult with a health care provider if your student experiences symptoms for further directions.

Terry Fox Run:

Terry Fox is such an excellent example of a person who demonstrated a Growth Mindset in trying times. Our class will join the greater HRA community in remembering the cause. We will collect Toonies for Terry to be donated to the Terry Foundation. Cancer has touched many of our lives, friends or family members. While we remember Terry’s loss, students often are reminded of the toll cancer may have taken closer to home. (Due to the smoke, we monitor the air quality and plan our run accordingly.)

Planners:

Students will write in their planners daily. Please check planners for classroom information or work students are encouraged to complete at home.

Grade 6 studies this week:

Math: Place value of whole numbers up to the billions

Language Arts: Novel Study (The King’s Equal). Students will be starting a project soon and may ask for support building a board game to demonstrate their knowledge of the novel we have explored.

Science: Growth Mindset

Bible: What does the Bible say…. Who am I? Who is God?

French: Basic greetings and alphabet

Social Studies: Government/Developing a Covid Vaccine (Current Events)

Music: Guitars

PE: Soccer

Art: The Austen Principle (Butterflies)

Have a lovely weekend!

Peace and grace,

Ms. Froyland