Thank You

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Miss Doerksen and I want to say a huge thank you for the kind words and thoughtful gifts we received this week from your families.  It was an absolute joy to work with your children this year!  We wish you and your family a summer filled with relaxation, sun, and lots of quality time together!

Below is a link to all of the pictures we took over the year.  Copy and paste the link below into your browser and the file with all of our pictures should come up.  It is easier to view the photos if you click the ‘grid view’ and then you can download and print the ones you would like.

https://app.box.com/s/07rv37g44lwzuheauv3eq7eb37yffuzo

Happy Summer to you all!

Mrs. Goosen & Miss Doerksen


Class Par-tay Tomorrow!

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Tomorrow is our last full day of class and we will be joining Mr. Meyerhoff’s class for a portion of our class party.  Please bring any water guns that you have, a change of clothes & towel, along with snacks to share.  I am looking forward to a fun last ‘full day’ with the class!

Mrs. Goosen


Weekly Update

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Final week is coming up with only three days to go!  Here is a breakdown of what we have happening next week:

Monday – Cultus Lake Waterslides

We will be at the waterslides all day on Monday and the weather is supposed to be amazing!  Please ensure that your child has adequate sunscreen, a hat, towel and lots to eat and drink.  There is a concession stand and a store if you want to send any money.

Tuesday – Last Full Day!

We will be finishing off our fairy tale unit with a 3 Little Pigs house building STEM activity and decorating piggie cupcakes.  We will also be having our final class store, P.E. class, a classroom clean up, final genius hour presentations as well as a class party.  Please send snacks for the party!

Wednesday – Half Day

In the morning we will be having our final assembly where the last citizenship award and academic awards will be handed out.  We will also hand out certificates for those students who maintained a 90% + average in all their core subjects.  Parents will be notified if their child is receiving an award.

Fairy Tale Reader’s Theater Pictures

On Wednesday the students performed their reader theater plays to their grade one buddies.  They did such a great job and their buddies loved their presentations.  Below I have a few photos to share.

 



Reader’s Theater & Our Very Own Superstars!!

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BASKETBALL SUPERSTARS!

We have some amazing girls in our class who were honoured at the Athletic Banquet this evening.  Ashlyn and Leah Funk were both given the “Rookie of the Year” award and Zara was given the “Most Inspirational Player” award – for their outstanding character, attitudes and game play on the girls basketball team!  Congratulations, girls! We are so proud of you!

FAIRY TALE READER’S THEATRE

This Wednesday at 1:00 we will be performing four fractured fairy tale reader’s theater plays for our grade one buddies.  Students are welcome to bring any costumes or props that they think will add to their story and parents are welcome to come and watch!  Please be at the classroom just before 1:00 so we can all head over to our buddies classroom together.

 


Weekly Update…a Bit Early!

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This is such a busy time of year and there is so much happening during these last couple weeks of school that I wanted to get this week’s update out a bit early.  So please bear with me, this might be long.  BUT, keep reading as there are some fun class party pictures you won’t want to miss!!

Bake Sale for Miss Doerksen:  We have been so incredibly blessed to have Miss Doerksen as one of our classroom teachers this year.  She has filled our classroom with creativity, love and a genuine care and concern for all of our students…not to mention, some stellar teaching skills!  As you have probably already heard, Miss Doerksen will be leaving us this year.  She has felt a call into the mission field and will begin the first ‘leg’ of her journey in September.  Many of the girls ooo’d and aaahhh’d when they heard that this includes spending a year doing language study in PARIS, FRANCE!  It is then off to a school in Niger, Africa for Miss Doerksen.  Our department would LOVE to bless Miss Doerksen by having a bake sale to help her raise funds that will go towards setting up her classroom.  The bake sale is on Thursday, June 14th and the grade 5’s will be manning the bake sale during recess and lunch time.  Students can volunteer to bring in a dozen full-sized cupcakes (bought or made) or pick up donuts.  Please make sure that baking is peanut free.  All items will be for sale for $1.  If you would like to bring cupcakes or donuts, please have them at the school on Thursday morning.

Final Worship Chapel:  On Tuesday, June 12th the elementary department will have their final worship chapel together.  Parents are welcome to join us in the chapel for 9:15.  As our whole elementary will be there, space is limited and there may end up being standing room only.

Science Quiz on Monday:  We are wrapping up our unit on the Digestive System and the class will have a final quiz on Monday.  Study guides have been filled out and all items they need to know have been highlighted.  Quiz will be matching, multiple choice and fill in the blank.  We will also spend some time reviewing the material before the quiz.

Student Writing Samples:  All of our writing this year has been done on the Chromebooks, in the student’s google drive accounts.  I will not be printing out all of their writing and sending it home but am happy to send you their email and password if you would like to view this years writing.  Please email me at pgoosen@highroadacademy.com if you would like to access your child’s work.

Sports Day Volunteers:  We are looking for one or two people who might help us with keeping score, setting up games etc. next Friday morning.  We will pay you in a cold treat (and a hug too!!).  Please email Pam at pgoosen@highroadacademy.com  if you would like to help us with some crazy sports day games!!!  Laughter guaranteed!!

Spelling – this week marks our final spelling list.

Sending Things Home:  Over the next week we will slowly be sending things home.  Unused school supplies will also come home so you can re-send in fall.

Dates to Remember:

June 12 – Year end Worship Chapel at 9:15
June 15 – Elementary Sports Day Grade 4-6, half day
June 18 – Grades 4-6 Cultus Lake
June 20 -Last day of school k-6, half day

Class Party: We had a party re-do yesterday, minute to win it style…and it was fun!  I thought I would share a few pictures of our party!  Enjoy!

 

 


Weekly Update

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Happy Sunday to you all!  I hope you are enjoying the first weekend of June!  As I am sitting here, it is dawning on me that there are only a few more ‘weekly updates’ to write before we are on summer holidays!  It seems like only yesterday that I was writing the first blog post of the year, welcoming all the students into our class, and looking forward to getting to you know your children!  Miss Doerksen and I have REALLY enjoying this beautiful crew of kids and will certainly be sad to see them go!

We have a very busy last month of school!  Here is some more information on our upcoming events!

Swimming Field Trip Tomorrow:  Students can wear play clothes tomorrow and will be heading off to the Landing Leisure Center at 12:30.  Please don’t forget swim suits and towels!

Field Trip Forms for Cultus Lake Waterslides:  These were sent home on Friday and we would love them back by the end of the week.

Spelling List:  among, believe, difference, easily, friend, lying,  possible, piece, through, weird.

New BMV:  a form was sent home last week and the new Bible Memory is updated on the blog.

 

Upcoming Dates:

 

June 4th – Wave Pool

June 12th – Year End Worship Chapel

June 15th – Sports Day & half-day

June 18th – Cultus Lake Waterslides

June 20th – Last day of school & half-day


Weekly Update

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I hope you are all enjoying the weekend!  We had a great week this week!  Poetry books arrived on Monday and  our week ended with a fun trip to see Cinderella.  The next four weeks of school are looking to be very busy so read below to get more information.

Spring Sing –  We are excited for the spring sing on Monday.  The doors to the gym will be opening at 6 pm and we ask that you keep your children with you until 6:15, when they can head to the portable. Attire for Monday evening is Knight’s shirts and jeans.

Class Party –  The class has earned a party and will be having a Nerf gun party on Friday afternoon.  Please bring nerf guns/bullets and snacks to share.  Should be lots of fun!

Swimming at Cheam – On Monday, June 4th we will be swimming at Cheam Leisure Center in the afternoon.  Please return slips this week.

Final Scholastic Order – Book order forms came home last week and are due this Wednesday.  This is the final scholastic for the year.

Spelling – over the next several weeks we will be working on commonly misspelled words for grade 5 students.  Here are the first ten words:  a lot, because, does, favourite, haven’t, people,  quiet, receive, weather, whether

Upcoming Dates:

 

May 28th – Spring Sing

May 30th – Knight’s Day

June 4th – Wave Pool

June 12th – Year End Worship Chapel

June 15th – Sports Day & half-day

June 18th – Cultus Lake Waterslides

June 20th – Last day of school & half-day

 

 



Weekly Update

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Thank you to all of the families that came out last night to the art gala!  It was a lovely evening, indeed!  A HUGE ‘well done’ to all of the students who performed in the talent show last night – you did an excellent job!!

We had a great week here in the Grade 5 classroom!  Here is a short synopsis of what we have been working on:

Math:  We finished up our unit on fractions and are beginning our next unit on measurement

Science:  We are working on centers and learning all about the digestive system

Writing:  We are learning about fairy tales and fractured tales.  We chose the fairy tale that we are going to ‘fracture’ and next week we will work on planning out our new fractured fairy tale

Reading:  We are working on our novel Holes

Social Studies:  We are continuing to work on our Immigration research project

French: We are getting ready to begin learning French numbers

Spring Sing:  Please have your child in their classroom by 6:15 pm on Monday evening.  Students can wear their knight’s shirts and jeans.

Cinderella Field Trip:  This is next Friday.  If you are one of the parents joining us, please pay $7 at the office before Friday.

Victoria Day on Monday:  No School

No Spelling next week due to a short week.  There is still Bible Memory Verse.

Upcoming Dates:

May 21st – Victoria Day (school closed)

May 25th – Lighthouse Theatre Field Trip

May 28th – Spring Sing

May 30th – Knight’s Day

June 4th – Wave Pool (more information to follow)

June 15th – Sports Day & half-day

June 18th – Cultus Lake Waterslides

June 20th – Last day of school & half-day

Here are a few pictures from the track meet we had a couple of weeks ago!  Enjoy!