Weekly Update

Hard to believe that we only have three more weeks until Christmas break. We are going to be starting our Christmas festivities this week, kicking off the season with a Decorating Party! We are also going to be doing a 12 Days of Christmas countdown to the holidays. Each day we will have a theme and our work for the day will (mostly) incorporate the theme. In Bible we are going to start talking about the Christmas story … part of which will be talking about the birth of Jesus from the perspective of the shepherds and the wiseman. For Social Studies, we are going to be doing Holidays Around the World. We will talk about traditions and how people in other countries celebrate Christmas. I am looking forward to all of the Christmas fun that we will have. I hope you all have a wonderful, restful long weekend! There is lots of information for December below, please be sure to read it! 

Dates to Remember:

Wednesday, November 30th – Decorating Party and 12 Days of Christmas Countdown begins!

Thursday, December 1st – Food drive begins

Friday, December 2nd

  • Report Cards go home
  • Knight Day

Thursday, December 8th – Pay to Wear Casual Day and Donuts/Cookies (available through munch-a-lunch – more details below)

Friday, December 9th – Knight Day

Wednesday, December 14th – Christmas Sweater/Colour Day

Friday, December 16th – Primary Christmas Concert @ 10:30 am and early dismissal – 11:30 am

December 17th – January 3rd – Christmas Holidays

Spelling:

List will be introduced on Monday, November 28th and tested on Friday, December 2nd.

  1. birth
  2. away
  3. December
  4. atom
  5. molecule
  6. winter
  7. light
  8. present
  9. star
  10. bell

Bible Memory:

Luke 2:8-14

(8) And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. (9)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 Saviour 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.” (13) Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God, and saying, (14) “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favour rests.”

Reminders and Other Information:

  • Decorating Party – On Wednesday, November 30th we will be having our Decorating Party … I am looking for 1 more parent volunteers who can come in for the afternoon to help us. I am also going to be looking for a couple of parents who can bring in sugar cookies and icing to decorate some cookies for a treat in the afternoon (as one of our centres). If you are willing and able, please send me an email.
  • Mark your calendars for December 8th – the whole school will be participating in a “Pay to Wear Casual” day.  All students may wear casual clothing per the uniform policy guidelines.  Money can be handed in at the office or to the teachers. For the Elementary Department (K-6) there are donuts and cookies available to order on Munch-A-Lunch.  Please note that these need to be ordered by December 2nd and there will not be any available on the day to purchase.  Email the office if you need help with Munch-A-Lunch. All money from Pay to Wear Casual and all profits from the concession, donuts & cookies on this day go straight to the Missions Team for their trip to Guatemala in the spring
  • Christmas Accessories: Students  may wear festive hats, scarves, gloves, and/or socks/leggings with their uniform.  All items must be Christmas themed.  Baseball caps and bucket hats do not count unless they are particularly Christmassy in some way.
  • Salvation Army Food Drive – The food drive will start December 1st, note that cash donations are preferred as they can buy things at a discount price thus making the donation go farther.
  • Home Reading – make sure you are reading and returning your book as regularly as possible!
  • Scholastic: periodically you will receive a scholastic book order. If you wish to order you can do so online with our class code: RC155750
  • Contact Information for me: trast@highroadacademy.com

Weekly Update

Sorry, forgot to post this on Friday! A bit of a disjointed week this past week, with Parent Teacher interviews in the middle. It was good to connect with so many of you, and touch base about how things have been going this year. This week in Social Studies we began a unit on Canada. We will be learning the different provinces, and reading across Canada. And in Science, we began a unit on Matter. We all know the basics of solids, liquids and gases … but we are going to be getting into atoms and molecules, and all the ‘stuff’ of this world! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!

Dates to Remember:

Wednesday, November 23rd – Jersey Day

Friday, November 25th – Pro-d, no school

Wednesday, November 30th – Decorating Party

Spelling:

No spelling this week due to the short week.

Bible Memory:

Luke 2:8-14

(8) And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. (9)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 Saviour 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.” (13) Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God, and saying, (14) “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favour rests.”

Reminders and Other Information:

  • Decorating Party – On Wednesday, November 30th we will be having our Decorating Party … I am looking for 5 parent volunteers who can come in for the afternoon to help us (no siblings)! I am also going to be looking for a couple of parents who can bring in sugar cookies and icing to decorate some cookies for a treat in the afternoon (as one of our centres). If you are willing and able, please send me an email.
  • Home Reading -make sure you are reading and returning your book as regularly as possible!
  • Scholastic: periodically you will receive a scholastic book order. If you wish to order you can do so online with our class code: RC155750
  • Contact Information for me: trast@highroadacademy.com

Weekly Update

Cold and blustery week … but good to be able to bundle up and be outside. (Please make sure you send your children dressed for the weather!) The Grade 2/3’s did a fantastic job this morning at our Remembrance Day assembly, I was proud of them!

November Dates:

Friday, November 11th – Remembrance Day, no school

Tuesday, November 15th – Thursday, November 17th – Book Fair

Wednesday, November 16th – Parent Teacher Interviews – ** Please see link below and sign up ASAP!

Friday, November 18th – Knight Day

Wednesday, November 23rd – Jersey Day

Friday, November 25th – Pro-d Day, no school

Spelling:

List will be introduced on Monday, November 14th and tested on Friday, November 18th.

  1. November
  2. think
  3. matter
  4. remember
  5. poppy
  6. brother
  7. Chilliwack
  8. Canada
  9. teacher
  10. coat

Bible Memory:

Luke 2:8-14

(8) And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. (9)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 Saviour 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.” (13) Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God, and saying, (14) “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favour rests.”

Reminders and Other Information:

  • Parent Teacher Interviews are coming up and here is where you can sign up for a time slot. Thanks! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Mi9NeP2tQqS98omZbTUhFTvwk1–xiZn3mIWj5VL0BA/edit
  • Home Reading -make sure you are reading and returning your book as regularly as possible!
  • Water bottles – please remember to send one with your child, we do not have a water fountain in the class
  • Scholastic: periodically you will receive a scholastic book order. If you wish to order you can do so online with our class code: RC155750
  • Contact Information for me: trast@highroadacademy.com

Friday Update

Lots of sickness going around this week … not only in our class, but in other ones as well. Many of you have missed a day or two, and some of you more. Hopefully we will all be able to get back to full health soon! Praying for lots of rest this weekend. This week we have been busy! We started working on novel studies independently for Language Arts, each of us reading at our own reading level. In Gym, we started Hockey … 4 corner hockey feels a little chaotic at times, but they have been really enjoying it. Mapping is what we have been working on in Social Studies … learning about a compass and directions and map keys. We also had a surprise earthquake drill! I’m always pleased when students respond well to a surprise drill … they knew what to do, and they did it. So way to go! Have a wonderful weekend!

Dates to Remember:

Thursday, November 10th – Remembrance Day Assembly (more details below)

Friday, November 11th – Remembrance Day, no school

Tuesday, November 15th – Thursday, November 17th – Book Fair

Wednesday, November 16th – Parent Teacher Interviews – ** Please see link below and sign up ASAP!

Friday, November 18th – Knight Day

Wednesday, November 23rd – Jersey Day

Friday, November 25th – Pro-d Day, no school

Spelling:

No spelling list this week, due to the short week.

Bible Memory:

We are going to be working on memorizing Luke 2:8-14. This is part of the Christmas story. I know it seems early, but it will sneak up on us quickly and we want to have lots of time to memorize it! We will be learning one verse each week. Bold is what we are currently at with learning the verses.

(8) And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. (9)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 Saviour 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.” (13) Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God, and saying, (14) “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favour rests.”

Reminders and Other Information:

  • Parent Teacher Interviews are coming up and here is where you can sign up for a time slot. Thanks! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Mi9NeP2tQqS98omZbTUhFTvwk1–xiZn3mIWj5VL0BA/edit
  • Home Reading -make sure you are reading and returning your book as regularly as possible!
  • Water bottles – please remember to send one with your child, we do not have a water fountain in the class
  • Scholastic: periodically you will receive a scholastic book order. If you wish to order you can do so online with our class code: RC155750
  • Contact Information for me: trast@highroadacademy.com

We hope you can come join us on November 10th at 10:30am for our Remembrance Day Service.  In preparation for this service, we are asking all our Highroad families if they have a special Veteran in their lives that they would share with us.  Please go to Honouring Veterans and upload a photo and story of your special Veteran this week.  We would love to share the photos and stories at our service.

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Weekly Update

First full week we have had in a long time! And Friday ended up being a bit of a funny day for the students … I was in a meeting when the day started, and then I ended up having to leave early as I was unwell quite suddenly. So it was a revolving door of different adults in the classroom from beginning to end … I’m thankful that they were so flexible and were just rolling with the changes. And I’m thankful to have the weekend to rest and recover! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend as well.

November Dates:

Tuesday, November 1st – Worries and Fears assembly (in class)

Friday, November 4th – Knight Day

Thursday, November 10th – Remembrance Day Assembly, 10:30

Friday, November 11th – Remembrance Day, no school

Tuesday, November 15th-Thursday, November 17th – Scholastic Book Fair

Wednesday, November 16th – Parent Teacher Interviews (more details below)

Friday, November 18th – Knight Day

Wednesday, November 23rd – Jersey Day

Friday, November 25th – Pro-d Day, no school

Spelling:

List will be introduced on Monday, October 31st and tested on Friday, November 4th.

  1. compass
  2. directions
  3. mapping
  4. follow
  5. worry
  6. fear
  7. walk
  8. talk
  9. wolf
  10. wolves

Reminders and Other Information:

  • Parent Teacher Interviews are coming up in a couple of weeks and here is where you can sign up for a time slot. Thanks! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Mi9NeP2tQqS98omZbTUhFTvwk1–xiZn3mIWj5VL0BA/edit
  • Home Reading -make sure you are reading and returning your book as regularly as possible!
  • Water bottles – please remember to send one with your child, we do not have a water fountain in the class
  • Scholastic: periodically you will receive a scholastic book order. If you wish to order you can do so online with our class code: RC155750

 

     

 

 

 

Friday Update

It’s been a week of pivoting and adapting to different things … we were indoors all week, which at times can make us all a little stir crazy (praying for enough rain to clear the smoke!) and then we had to adapt to a cancelled field trip. I am so proud of all the kids though … being told we couldn’t go to the Apple Barn was very  disappointing, but they handled it so well.  Being able to switch it all up, planning some different activities, was hopefully still fun for them all. We played some pumpkin games, painted pumpkins, and made/ate pumpkin pit in a cup. There was a lot of laughter and smiles!

Dates to Remember:

Tuesday, October 25th – Picture Retakes day

Wednesday, October 26th – Fall Colour Day

Friday, October 28th – Knight Day

Spelling:

List will be introduced on Monday, October 24th, and tested on Friday, October 28th.

  1. physical
  2. chemical
  3. come
  4. here
  5. number
  6. anything
  7. friend
  8. community
  9. thankful
  10. family

Bible Memory:

Psalm 23

The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.

Reminders and Other Information:

  • Home Reading -make sure you are reading and returning your book as regularly as possible!
  • Water bottles – please remember to send one with your child, we do not have a water fountain in the class
  • Scholastic: periodically you will receive a scholastic book order. If you wish to order you can do so online with our class code: RC155750

 

 

Apple Barn Field Trip

Our field trip to Taves Family Apple Barn is this Thursday. It has come so quickly! Please remember to pack a lunch that your child will be able to eat easily outdoors. We will be eating our lunches at the Apple Barn on the picnic tables. Students can wear play clothes. It is not supposed to rain and should not be muddy so boots are not necessary. Please send a plastic or cloth bag that your child can put their pumpkin in.

If you have stated that you will be meeting us at the Apple Barn, please remember to pay for your admission at the school office.

Friday Update

There was a lot going on this week, but the students all worked hard. We had our first primary only chapel, we completed a pumpkin art project using oil pastels, we started an author study of Laura Numeroff stories – this week reading If You Give a Cat a Cupcake. In Math, we have been working on addition with regrouping … either 2-digit or 3-digit. It’s been a great week, and I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

October Dates:

Thursday, October 20th – Apple Barn Field Trip

Friday, October 21st – Pro-D, no school

Tuesday, October 25th – Picture Retakes day

Wednesday, October 26th – Fall Colour Day

Friday, October 28th – Knight Day

Spelling:

List will be introduced on Tuesday, October 11th and tested on Thursday, October 20th.

  1. October
  2. people
  3. school
  4. from
  5. time
  6. only
  7. Fall
  8. year
  9. house
  10. pumpkin
  11. corn
  12. five
  13. soft
  14. much
  15. after

Bible Memory:

Psalm 23

The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.

Reminders and Other Information:

  • Apple Barn field trip permission slips have gone home – please sign and return as soon as possible
  • Home Reading -make sure you are reading and returning your book as regularly as possible!
  • Water bottles – please remember to send one with your child, we do not have a water fountain in the class
  • Scholastic: periodically you will receive a scholastic book order. If you wish to order you can do so online with our class code: RC155750