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We had a great week here in the Grade 5 classroom!   Here is some information about a few things coming up.

Genius Hour Monday – we will be having Genius Hour on Monday next week as there will be a TOC in on Tuesday.

Spelling List:  idea, enemy, variety, success, echo, diamond, valley, shelf, video, radio

Hot Lunch Order Forms:  These came home today and are due at the office by Friday

PJ Dress Up Day:  Don’t forget to get dressed up in your cozy PJ’s on Tuesday!  If your child prefers not to wear PJ’s then they are welcome to wear their uniform

Upcoming Dates:

Tuesday, November 20th – PJ Dress up day

Wednesday, November 28th – Knight’s Day

Friday, November 30th – Pro D Day

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

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

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


Weekly Update

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I hope you all had a lovely long weekend!  We just have a couple of items for you and the upcoming dates now include December.

Genius Hour Begins This Week:  Our Genius Hour day is on Tuesdays (tomorrow).  No need to bring supplies tomorrow as we will spend time looking for ideas and possibly mapping out our first projects.

No Spelling This Week

Scholastic Orders – if you are sending in an order this month then please return the forms tomorrow.

Upcoming Dates:

Tuesday, November 20th – PJ Dress up day

Wednesday, November 28th – Knight’s Day

Friday, November 30th – Pro D Day

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

Wednesday, Dec. 19th – Staff Chapel

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

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


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I want to say a huge thank you to all of my beautiful students for making me feel so loved yesterday!  The amazing handmade cards, gifts and class party they planned were all so sweet!  Your kiddos sure know how to make a gal feel special!  So thank you!

We have a number of things coming up so please keep reading!  🙂

Pumpkin Math:  We had a lovely pumpkin Math morning on Tuesday!  I have posted some photos below!

Class Photos on Monday:  On Monday please have students wear FULL DRESS UNIFORM.

Spelling List: loose, sweet, precious, congratulate, patient, attention, experiment, common, stage, tooth

New BMV has been handed out and is on the blog under the Bible Memory Verse page.

Pizza Fundraiser:  There are coupons at the office for $12 – Any medium pizza from Panago.  This is a great deal and it supports the high school missions trip!

Remembrance Day Service:

Upcoming Dates:

Monday, November 5th – Class Photo:  Full Dress uniform

Friday, November 9th – Remembrance Day Service 2:00 – 3:00

Monday, November 12th – Remembrance Day – School Closed

Tuesday, November 20th – PJ Dress up day

Wednesday, November 28th – Knight’s Day

Friday, November 30th – Pro D Day

 

Here are some photos for you to enjoy!


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Happy Friday to you all!  I want to thank you all for taking time out of your busy schedule to meet with Mrs. Ellis and I on Wednesday.  It was great to be able to meet, discuss your child’s progress, show samples of their work, and hear your thoughts and concerns.  This was a valuable day for us and we hope it was for you as well.  Please know that our door is always open if you want to stop by and chat about anything.

We have some things coming up in the next couple of weeks…

Pumpkin Math on Tuesday – who knew you could use Math skills such as observing, estimating, counting, measuring and weighing at the same time as you are having fun with pumpkins!  If your child could bring a shirt to wear over their uniform polo as well as some kitchen gloves (unless they are okay with pumpkin goop!) that would be great!  We are also in need of one more parent to help out on Tuesday.  We will start right at 9 and will be done by 11:30.

Fall Dress Up on Wednesday –  students can wear casual dress with fall colours on Wednesday!  It is also our hot lunch day.

Winter Uniform Begins on November 1st – Thursday marks the day we begin winter uniform.  This means students must wear pants and the girls have the option of pants or kilts.  Shorts will return again when we switch over to summer uniform.

Neat Uniform  – Please ensure that the uniform pieces you are purchasing for your child are from Neat Uniform.

Genius Hour Kickoff – it’s almost time for Genius Hour to begin!  Next week we will begin our pre-genius hour activities and  have our kickoff assembly on Monday, November 5th.  This is a very exciting time for our students and we look forward to getting started!

No BMV Next Week

Spelling Words – although, surprise, backward, effort, special, include, forward, result, dry, dried

Scholastic Book Fair – This takes place Tuesday – Thursday next week.  The book fair opens at 8:30 – 9 and is also open after school.

Remembrance Day Tea & Service:  

Please join us at Highroad Academy on November 9, 2018 for our Remembrance Day Events
Seniors Tea at 1:00 pm in the Launch Classroom
RSVP by calling 604-792-4680 or email info@highroadacademy.com

Service of Remembrance to follow in the Auditorium

A Multi-Media Event: Including Music and Expressive Readings presented by
our Staff and Students at 2:00 pm

Upcoming Dates:

Tuesday, October 30th – November 1st – Scholastic Book Fair

Wednesday, October 31st – Fall Colour day K-6, hot lunch

Thursday, November 1 – Winter Uniform begins

Friday, November 2 – Knight’s Day

Monday, November 5th – Class Photo:  Full Dress uniform

Friday, November 9th – Remembrance Day Service 2:00 – 3:00

Monday, November 12th – Remembrance Day – School Closed

Tuesday, November 20th – PJ Dress up day

Wednesday, November 28th – Knight’s Day

Friday, November 30th – Pro D Day

 


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It has been a beautiful weekend here in Chilliwack – I hope you were able to enjoy the gorgeous weather this weekend!  We are so thankful for the incredible October we have been having, especially with our Cheam Wetlands Day approaching.  It looks like it will be a sunny day on Tuesday and we are excited about spending this time building community within our intermediate department!

The grade 5’s have been busy these last couple of weeks and we wanted to give you a snapshot of what we have been doing in our classroom:

Math:  We have finished up our unit on place value and are now reviewing our basic facts.  Last week we worked on addition (up to 5 digit) and are currently working on subtraction.  Multiplication and division will soon follow.  Many students have also been working on memorizing their multiplication facts – we encourage students to continue practicing each and every week!

Writing:  We are currently working on “Building Better Writing Responses”.  Last week students reviewed the parts of a paragraph and focused on starting with an interesting introduction.  This week we will work on writing with complete sentences.

Reading: we started working with questioning – talking about quick questions and deep thinking questions.

Social Studies:  the students were getting ready for their class vote.  Students have been researching about one or two candidates running for mayor or city council. They had a chance Friday afternoon to share their findings with the class and then voted.

French:  working on greetings and the French alphabet

Science:  We have started a Science unit on Mixtures and Solutions.  The students experimented mixing various liquids and solids and recorded their observations.  We did some reading on the difference between a mixture and a solution and we then dove into ‘What is a Mixture’ and made a delicious ‘trail mix mixture’.  This week we will look at what a solution is.

We have a busy week ahead so please read on…

Cheam Wetlands – This is happening this Tuesday!  Please have students wear Orange Shirts in support of Orange Shirt Day, make sure they are dressed in layers for the weather (casual clothes) and ensure they pack a lunch & water.  We still need a couple of parent volunteers.  Please email Ms. Froyland at kfroyland@highroadacademy.com if you are able to attend.

Parent-Teacher Interviews this Wednesday – Thank you for signing up to meet with us on Wednesday!  Interviews will take place in my classroom.  I am REALLY hoping to stay on time!  I will have a schedule on the outside of my door.  Could you please knock when it is your time – this will help me stick to the schedule and not put other families with multiple interviews behind.

Highroad Garden Soup Lunch – This Friday, October 26th we will have soup from our very own Highroad garden!  So no need to pack a sandwich on Friday!  We do need 6 dozen buns brought in on Thursday.  If you would be able to send 1 dozen buns in, please send me an email at pgoosen@highroadacademy.com

Spelling List – courage, period, information, serve, breathe, present, brace, engage, journal, addition

BMV – students will say their Bible Memory Verse on Friday, October 26th instead of Wednesday.

Full Dress Uniforms on Wednesdays – we have started full dress uniforms on Wednesdays.  Please remember this includes button up shirts, cardigans, pants for the boys and kilts for the girls.

Upcoming Dates:

Tuesday, October 23rd – Cheam Wetlands Field Trip

Wednesday, October 24th Parent Teacher Interviews K-12 (no classes)

Tuesday, October 30th – Pumpkin Math morning

Tuesday, October 30th – November 1st – Scholastic Book Fair

Wednesday, October 31st – Fall Colour day K-6, hot lunch

Thursday, November 1 – Winter Uniform begins

Friday, November 2 – Knight’s Day

Monday, November 5th – Class Photo:  Full Dress uniform

Friday, November 9th – Remembrance Day Service 2:00 – 3:00

Monday, November 12th – Remembrance Day – School Closed

Tuesday, November 20th – PJ Dress up day

Wednesday, November 28th – Knight’s Day

Friday, November 30th – Pro D Day

 

Here are some pictures for you to enjoy:

 

 

 

 


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Happy Sunday to you all.  I hope you are enjoying this beautiful weekend!  We have a number of things coming up this month so please take note of the information and dates below.

No School on Friday – our department is excited to go to North Delta for some professional development on Friday!

Re-Takes this Monday – if your child needs re-takes please ensure they have full dress uniform.

Pumpkin Math – I would love to have two more volunteers for our Pumpkin Math morning on Tuesday, October 30th.  We will start at 9 and be done around 11:30.  Please email me at pgoosen@highroadacademy.com if you are able to help.

Cheam Wetlands Field Trip – Grades 4-6 will be attending Cheam Wetlands on Tuesday October 23rd, 2018. We will depart the school at 9:30 am and return at 2:00 pm. While at Cheam Wetlands, students will participate in a variety of activities designed to get them interacting with one another, learning, and connecting to the history of the Fraser Valley through Sto:lo stories and games. During the field trip, students will pursue the core values as a school of Connect, Learn, Grow, and Serve. Activities are designed to address several core competencies across the curriculum in grades 4-6.

Our trip is being facilitated by HRA staff with the support from a Fraser Valley Regional District Interpreter, community members, HRA student and parent volunteers. Students must bring required personal gear for all weather, snack, water bottle, lunch, toque and rain gear.

Students are invited to wear play clothes with an orange shirt or article of clothing in honor of Orange shirt day.   If you are interested in volunteering please connect with Ms. Froyland via email: kfroyland@highroadacademy.com

No Spelling – there will be no spelling this coming week.

Upcoming Dates:

Monday, October 15th – Photo Retakes

Friday, October 19th – Pro D Day

Tuesday, October 23rd – Cheam Wetlands Field Trip

Wednesday, October 24th Parent Teacher Interviews K-12 (no classes)

Tuesday, October 30th – Pumpkin Math morning

Wednesday, October 31st – Fall colour day K-6

 


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Happy Thanksgiving!  I hope you are enjoying this long weekend and are able to spend some quality time with friends and family.  We had a great week last week and have a number of things coming up!

Parent Teacher Interviews on October 24th – We have changed the format of our reporting this year and will have parent teacher interviews in place of our interim reports.  This is a great opportunity to sit down with each of you and chat about your child’s progress.  I have a sign up sheet on the inside of our front door or you can email me at pgoosen@highroadacademy.com with a time that works best for you.

Cheam Wetlands Field Trip – We have an amazing intermediate field trip coming up on October 23rd.  Field trips will be coming home on Tuesday and we would love some parent volunteers.  Please ensure that your criminal record check is up to date if you would like to join us on this trip.

 Pumpkin Math Morning:  On Tuesday, October 30th we will have a fun pumpkin Math morning!  We will be measuring, estimating, weighing and getting nice and dirty with pumpkin guts!  I would love a few parent volunteers on Tuesday morning.  Please send me an email if you are available to help.  Thank you!

Chilliwack Chief Tickets:  If you would like to go to a Chilliwack Chief’s game on Saturaday, October 13th at 7pm or Sunday, October 14th at 2pm I have two tickets to each game.  Please let me know if you are interested!

Spelling List: attempt, remember, relate, problem, either, relative, boundary, arrest, await, president

Upcoming Dates:

Monday, October 15th – Photo Retakes

Friday, October 19th – Pro D Day

Tuesday, October 23rd – Cheam Wetlands Field Trip

Wednesday, October 24th Parent Teacher Interviews K-12 (no classes)

Tuesday, October 30th – Pumpkin Math morning

Wednesday, October 31st – Fall colour day K-6

 

A few pictures of estimating with popcorn kernels in Math this week…


Chilliwack Chief’s Tickets!

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I have two sets of tickets available for the following chiefs games – one adult and one child ticket for each game.

 

Saturday, October 13th at 7pm

Sunday, October 14th at 2pm

 

If you would be interested in one of these games please notify me by Monday, October 8th and I will be drawing names. My email is pgoosen@highroadacademy.com or you can write it in your child’s planner.  Good luck!

 


Parent Teacher Interviews – October 24th

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Please come and join us on October 24th from 10am-6pm for Parent/Teacher interviews. This year we are trying something new and would like to sit down with each family to show case what the children have accomplished so far this year and the things that they are working on. The interview will take the place of our Interim Report and we would love to have the face -to-face contact with each family. Sign up sheets will be posted on the classroom door and you can sign up for time that will work best for you. We look forward to seeing you on October 24th.


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It was a great week in our grade 5 classroom!  We had some first’s this week – first class party & our first class store!  Students got paid for the jobs they did this month, paid their rent for the desk they use and then got to spend some of their money at our store.  This is always a super exciting day for the students as they see what their hard work can get them!  Below are some things coming up…

Spelling:  No spelling next week as there is no school next Friday.

Bible Memory Verse:  We encourage students to be diligent in practicing their Bible Memory Verses each week.  The new verses for October are up on the blog and came home yesterday.  We test every Wednesday morning.

Social Studies Test on Levels of Government – Wednesday

French Quiz – Thursday

Below are some video links to help your child study for their quizzes.

https://youtu.be/_LYy3P2okyw ( french alphabet)

https://youtu.be/EcEJNu3NnYk (what does a mayor do according to kids)

https://youtu.be/7C8uDuhLqvg ( levels of government in Canada)

Upcoming Dates:

Friday, October 5th – Pro D Day
Monday, Oct. 8th – Thanksgiving Holiday no school
Monday, Oct. 15th Photo Retakes
Friday, Oct. 19th – Pro D Day
Wednesday, Oct. 24th – Parent Teacher interviews day K-12 (no classes)
Wednesday, Oct. 31 -Fall colour day K-6

Here are some pictures of our week for you to enjoy!