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February 13, 2018

General

·        Thank you for all the generous sock and food donations filling our foyer table! We have only 2 weeks left of our drive! Don't forget to join our Credo Cubs team for the Coldest Night of the Year walk on Feb. 24. Questions? Ask Jenn Harink!

·        Spelling Bee - Our top spellers have been chosen from Grades 5-7. Come cheer on your child as we determine our top 8 super spellers to represent Credo at the Tri-School Bee. We will do this Feb. 22 at 9:00 am in our CCES gym.

·        The CONNECT Group will be hosting a screening of "THE BIG PICTURE - Rethinking Dyslexia" on Wednesday February 28, 2018 at the Aldergrove Canadian Reformed Church. Doors will open at 7:00 pm and the movie will start at around 7:15 pm. After the movie, refreshments will be served and there will be a discussion led by Cathy McMillan of Dyslexia BC. Visit CONNECT's Facebook page for more information about this and other area presentations.

Credo Aid

·        Are you filling out those order forms from Neufeld Farms? Have you noticed the new items? Give them a try! Or choose an item that has been recommended by others! You still have time to make decisions! Deadline to order is Thursday, February 22. Give orders to Renee Leffers (Langley church) or Audrey Leyenhorst (Aldergrove church) or Credo Aid mailbox. Payments include: Cash, Cheque (payable to Credo Aid) or E-transfer: credoaidpac@gmail.com. Reminder: Pick up is on Tuesday, March 6 at 2:30 SHARP at Credo Elementary School. Questions? Contact Audrey @ saleyenhorst@gmail.com or 604-857-1709.

·        We are still looking for a new member to join our Credo Aid board team! We'd love for you to join us!

·        A big hello to you from your friendly Mother’s Day Fair committee! Once again we’d like to thank Petra Bontkes for her years of creative and dedicated hard work on the committee for the fair! It is very much appreciated! We are excited to welcome Diane DenHollander onto the committee! Thank you so much for stepping in and joining the crew! We’d also like to thank Cindy Luiten, Mary-Anne Vanderhorst and Leanne Leyenhorst for all the hard work they put into helping make this fundraiser a big success!

With these ladies stepping down, we are now looking for 3 willing volunteers to step in and fill their roles in either helping run the kitchen, organizing games, and overseeing the vendor tables. Please consider whether this may be an area where you can serve. Our Fair is BIG and FUN and but the work is divided into manageable sub committees and spread over many many volunteers!

Please contact Ev Scheper, Esther Vandergugten or Diane DenHollander if you have any questions!

Kindergarten -Ms. Scholtens & Mrs. Onderwater

·        KA has Kindergarten this Friday

·        Jen is away this week. Leslie is teaching for her today and Kathy Noort will be teaching on Thursday.

·        "Captain": W-Eli D., Th-Elliott, F-Eli V., Next M-Elias

·        Bible: Miracles of Jesus

·        Socials: Family

·        Math: Review #1-10, Start on 11 & 12

·        Letters: A-O

·        Any book orders from the author that is coming in to the school in a few weeks?

Grade One –Mrs. MacDougal

·        Memory work for Friday, a verse for our April program. We’ll learn the tune at school

·        No Grade One days off this week.

·        Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day. The students are welcome to bring valentine cards to school (entirely up to you) as long as they have one for each student (girls to girls, boys to boys or both).

·        Bible stories: Desert Journey continues. Ask your child about the tabernacle.

·        Language Arts: Continue working on “magic e” Review: dge, tch, all says /all/ for ball, ang, ing, ong, ung, ank, ink, onk, unk

·        Sight words: come Review: from, does, what, said

·        Math: addition and subtraction facts to 9.

·        Social Studies: We are still working on our 3D model of a community. We will have discussions about layout of a community, what ours is missing etc.

·        Science: natural and artificial sources of light and properties of light.

Grade Two – Mrs. Winkelaar

·        It is good to be back in the groove of things. I heard the students had a great time with Mrs. Chase!

·        Next week is Book Week at Credo. If you or someone you know would love to read to the grade two class, please email me at a.winkelaar@credoces.org

·        L.A. Stop words are: why, yours, built. We will start to talk about relating our own experiences to stories we have read and connect and compare two or three stories. We will also continue our author study on Peter Reynolds.

·        Math: Students will begin a new unit on Data Management this week which will have them gathering information and then presenting it in a bar graph and pictograph.

·        Social Studies: We will continue to look at the provinces of Canada. Students should be able to identify that Victoria is the Capital of B.C. and Ottawa is the Capital of Canada. They should also know where the provinces are located from BC to Quebec.

·        Bible: We will continue to look at parables of Jesus. Students are writing their own parables. We will have a test this Thursday. Our memory work this week the third verse of Earth and All Stars

·        Gym: We are continuing our gymnastics unit.

·        Art: movement in line

·        Music: Spring Program songs, as well as note names.

Grade Three –Mr. Chase

·        Bible: Jesus’ resurrection and ascension

·        Memory: Romans 12:2

·        Reading: In our next unit, students will pretend to be newspaper reporters and use their own "Jackson Journal" to report on the exciting events in the novel Stone Fox. – Mrs. Minderhoud

·        Writing/Social Studies: Province posters; they are coming along very well!

·        Math: Multiplication and division. We’ll do much review this week and next as we prepare for a unit test next Friday.

·        Art: Watercolour

·        P.E.: Fundamental movement skills: forehand strike

Grade Four –Ms. Vanderhoek

·        Church History: The Gospel comes to Ireland and the Lowlands

·        Memory Work: Psalm 96: 5-6 (ESV)

·        Math: Mondays: Measurement. Transformational Geometry: Rotations, Patterns with transformations.

·        Language Arts: Mondays: Paragraph writing. Novel study – Cricket in Times Square.

·        Spelling: List 18. See student agenda for list of words.

·        Socials: Samuel Hearne’s explorations. Unit review. Expect a unit test early next week. Students will also continue with their Canadian explorer projects. Due date/presentation day is February 26.

·        Science: Students are working on a Science/Applied Design mini-project: a biome travel advertisement or brochure.

·        PE: Basketball skills.

·        Music: we are working towards a rest on composers besides playing Psalm 2 and a theme by Haydn. –Y. Jacobi.

Grade Five –Mrs. VanSpronsen & Mrs. VanRhee

·        Bible: Jesus’ Birth

·        Memory Work: All Creatures of our God and King(vs: 1 and 2)

·        Writing: Focus will be on the trait of Organization in way of a research project

·        Spelling: Unit 10, which will be tested this Friday

·        Socials: Canadian Immigration

·        P.E.: Balance Skills

·        Applied Design Skills: Genius Hour

Grade Six – Ms. Harink

·        Memory Work - Hy. 12:14 (Feb. 16) All Creatures of Our God and King (Feb. 23)

·        Bible - We continue our unit on Israel's journey to the Promised Land

·        LA - Students are busy on their Breadwinner Projects (due Friday). Students should also know their lines up to and including Scene 6.

·        Socials - We continue on with our "Discrimination in Canada" this week. Next up will be a global survey of discrimination and a mini unit on the UN

·        Math - Our data analysis unit is going well. This week we move on to histograms and scatterplots

·        Current Events - Tuesday = Caleb, Wednesday = Krista and Karolien, Thursday = Gideon, Friday = Austin

·        Book Talks - Tuesday = Justin, Wednesday = Caleb, Thursday = Gideon, Friday = Ryan

Grade Seven A –Ms. Nobel

·        Memory Work: Psalm 33:18-22 (due Friday); Trust and Obey (due next week Friday)

·        Bible: We will continue to study the kings to Judah.

·        Socials: Investigating how religion impacts your culture through the Ancient Egyptians

·        Math: We will be studying circles this week.

·        Reading: Literature Circles Meeting #4 is scheduled for this Friday

·        Reading Logs: Term 2 reading logs (2 of them) are due next week Friday, February 23

·        Writing: Final drafts of Biographical Research Essay are due Thursday.

·        Art: Negative Space Drawing is due Wednesday

·        Grammar Quiz scheduled for Friday on pronouns and nouns

·        French: Project is due on Friday, presentations will be happening on Monday.

·        Book Talks: Mac and Thomas (Wednesday)

·        Current Events: Isaac (Thursday)

Grade Seven B –Ms. Krikke

·        Memory Work: Psalm 33:18-22 is due Friday and Trust and Obey is due next week Friday

·        Bible: We are continuing to look at Judah's kings and their story.

·        Socials: Ancient Egypt with a focus on religion's impact on culture

·        Math: We will be studying circles this week.

·        Reading: Literature Circles Meeting #4 is scheduled for this Friday

·        Reading Logs: Term 2 reading logs (2 of them) are due next week Friday, February 23

·        Writing: Final drafts of Biographical Research Essay are due Thursday.

·        Grammar Quiz scheduled for Friday on pronouns and nouns

·        French: Project is due on Friday, presentations will be happening on Monday.

·        Book Talks: Rico and Naomi (Wednesday)

·        Current Events: Josh (Thursday)

 


February 5, 2018

General

·        The food and sock donations continue to arrive and fill our foyer table. We have 3 weeks to go until the Coldest Night of the Year! We are looking forward to seeing many Credo Cubs walkers on Feb. 24 and a heaping table of donations to pass on to Gateway of Hope and the Langley Food Bank!

·        During Book week (Feb 19), we are excited to bring in a local author and illustrator Christina Leist. She has published several children's books and novels. Check her out at www.christinaleist.com. There will be a book order form going home today if you would like to order her books. She will deliver and sign them when she comes on Feb 23.

Kindergarten -Ms. Scholtens & Mrs. Onderwater

·        No K this Friday, it is a Pro D Day. No K on Monday due to Family Day.

·        "Captain": T - Caleb, W- Dominic, Th-Cohen, Next T- Diane

·        Bible: Esther stories completed

·        Socials: Healthy Me Unit completed

·        Math: Patterns

·        Letters: A-N

·        Any Scholastic orders?

Grade One –Mrs. MacDougal

·        Memory work for Friday, a verse for our April program. It’s Jamie Sole’s song: In the Beginning verses 1,2

·        No Grade One days off this week

·        Bible stories: Desert Journey

·        Language Arts:. Continue working on “magic e” Review: dge, tch, all says /all/ for ball, ang, ing, ong, ung, ank, ink, onk, unk

·        Sight words: from Review: does, what, said

·        Math: addition and subtraction facts to 9.

·        Social Studies: We will finish planning and building our 3D model of a community.

Grade Two – Mrs. Winkelaar

·        L.A: Stop words this week are: laugh, move, father, goes, nothing. Students have finished their reader’s theatre and will continue to present them early next week. We will start to talk about relating our own experiences to stories we have read and connect and compare two or three stories. We will also start our author study on Peter Reynolds.

·        Math: While we will conclude our formal study of two-digit addition/subtraction this week, this topic will be integrated into the rest of the year so that students see its application in the various math strands.

·        Social Studies: We will continue to look at the provinces of Canada. Students should be able to identify that Victoria is the Capital of B.C. and Ottawa is the Capital of Canada. They should also know where the provinces are located from BC to Manitoba.

·        Bible: We will continue to look at parables of Jesus. Students are writing their own parables. We will have a test on Thursday. Our memory work this week is the first two verses of “In the Beginning” by Jamie Soles. We are starting to prep for our Spring Program. Please just go over the words with the students, and not the tune.

·        Gym: We are starting our gymnastics unit.

·        Art: movement in line

·        Music: Spring Program songs, as well as note names.

Grade Three –Mr. Chase

·        Bible: Old Testament review

·        Memory: Psalm 111:1

·        Reading: Students will wrap up their study of Sarah, Plain and Tall this week by watching the touching Hallmark movie and then participate in a compare and contrast discussion. – Mrs. Minderhoud

·        Writing/Social Studies: province posters

·        Spelling: This week’s CORE words are example, heard, several, change, and answer.

·        Math: division concepts

·        Art: watercolour

·        P.E.: fundamental movement skills: two-hand side-arm swing

Grade Four –Ms. Vanderhoek

·        Church History: The Gospel comes to Ireland and the Lowlands

·        Memory Work: no memory work this week.

·        Math: Mondays: Measurement. New unit: Transformational Geometry.

·        Language Arts: Mondays: Paragraph writing. Novel study – Cricket in Times Square.

·        Spelling: no spelling this week.

·        Socials: The fur trade wars. Further exploration. Students are also working on a research project every Monday. They are expected to have it finished and ready to present by February 26. Good progress is being made!

·        Science: Students are working on a Science/Applied Design project about biomes.

·        PE: Basketball skills.

·        Music: We are continuing with playing classical compositions. We added a Psalm too. –Y. Jacobi.

Grade Five –Mrs. VanSpronsen & Mrs. VanRhee

·        Reading: Students will be working on their final project for Number the Stars. Test will be returned today. Check out their marks in their agendas.

·        Math: Length, Perimeter and Area. We will also be working on converting measurements from mm to cm to m to km.

·        Science: The Digestive System – We will be having a test on Thursday.

·        Computers: Typing Program

·        Art: Creating land forms and planets.

·        Last week we celebrated my birthday. Thank you for the many cards, gifts, cakes and well wishes. I felt celebrated!

·        Bible: Jesus’ Birth

·        Memory Work: All Creatures of our God and King

·        Writing: Focus will be on the trait of Organization in way of a research project

·        Spelling: Unit 10, which will be tested next Friday

·        Socials: Canadian Citizenship and Immigration

·        P.E.: Gymnastics

·        Applied Design Skills: Genius Hour

Grade Six – Ms. Harink

·        Memory Work - Hy. 12: 1 (Feb. 8); Hy. 12:14 (Feb. 16)

·        Bible - This week we begin our next unit, "Israel's Journey to Canaan and the Conquest of it"

·        Math - We continue on in our new unit on Data Analysis

·        LA - Our "Breadwinner" novel study will wrap up this week with the introduction of a project. We continue working on writing with interesting dialogue and using powerful verbs. Students should be consistently practicing their play lines and have up to Scene 3's down pat.

·        Socials - We start our new unit on Discrimination in Canada and the world

·        Basketball - The girls are away this week and the boys are at home for Wednesday's game.

Grade Seven A –Ms. Nobel

·        Memory Work: Psalm 16:2 (due Thursday); Psalm 33:18-22 (due next week Friday)

·        Bible: We are turning our attention back to Bible again. This time we will be studying the kings of Judah.

·        Math: We have finished our unit on Fractions, Percents, and Decimals with an assignment, which will be due on Wednesday this week. We will then start working with Circles and Area.

·        Writing: We are beginning the peer editing process on our Biographical Essays on Wednesday. Come to class prepared!

·        Reading: Because there is a Pro-D day this week Friday, the weekly Literature Circle Meeting will be on Thursday instead.

·        Socials: We are starting our unit on Ancient Egypt: how religion impacts your culture.

·        Reading Logs: Term 2 reading logs are due in 3 weeks!

·        Book Talks: Lydia and Ethan (Wednesday)

·        Current Events: Courtney (Tuesday), Kendra (Thursday)

·        Basketball: Boys have a bye, Girls have a home game against LFA.

·        Chocolate Bars: Keep up the great work! We have sold about half of them at this point! Well done!

Grade Seven B –Ms. Krikke

·        Memory Work: Psalm 16:2 is due Thursday; Psalm 33:18-22 will be due next week Friday

·        Bible: We dive back into our study of the Bible with a focus on the kings of Judah.

·        Math: We have finished our unit on Fractions, Percents, and Decimals with an assignment, which will be due on Wednesday this week. We will then start working with Circles and Area.

·        Writing: We are beginning the peer editing process on our Biographical Essays on Wednesday. Come to class prepared!

·        Reading: Due to Friday's Pro-D day this week, the weekly Literature Circle Meeting will be on Thursday instead. Please have your role sheets completed.

·        Socials: We are starting our unit on Ancient Egypt discussing this week how religion impacts your culture.

·        Book Talks: Jaimee and Nate (Wednesday)

·        Reading Logs are due on February 23 - that is three weeks away!

·        Current Events: Rico (Tuesday), Carina (Thursday)

·        Basketball: Boys have a bye, Girls have a home game against LFA.

·        Chocolate Bars: Keep up the great work! We have sold about half of them at this point! Well done!

 


January 29, 2018

General

·        The socks and food donations are trickling in! Thanks to those who have donated so far! Just a reminder to sign up under "Credo Cubs" and join us for the Coldest Night of the Year walk in support of Gateway of Hope. (online) We are also collecting food bank donations and especially SOCKS for those less fortunate in our community. Questions? Ask Jenn Harink!

Kindergarten -Ms. Scholtens & Mrs. Onderwater

·        K this Friday for KB again. Yes, we have another Friday since we did not want the KA class to have only one day of school on the Family Day week.

·        "Captains": We are starting our focused sharing. Your child will have their day to bring something to show and tell. They are also the "captain" for the day which means they lead the line, hand out papers and are the teacher's slave (just kidding). Most children are very excited about this day but some are nervous and might need encouragement. Our theme for this first round of "captain" is: tell us about YOU, a favorite thing, a hobby or sport, or an accomplishment. We go in alphabetical order by first name. Please look in your agenda and in leaflets for your child's day. T-Amelia, W-Andre, Th-Blake, F-Brandon, Next M - Andrew

·        Letters: We are assessing your child for their letters and sounds. You might want to see where they are at by asking them some letters and sounds too. They should know the letters a-j fluently.

·        Math: Patterning. Do you see patterns in the world around you? Patterns are a foundational math concept for skip counting, multiplication and geometry.

·        Bible: Esther stories

·        Socials: Healthy me - exercise and sleep

Grade One –Mrs. MacDougal

·        Memory work for Friday, Psalm 56:3,4a (bible)

·        No Grade One days off this week

·        Bible stories: Desert Journey

·        Language Arts:. “magic e” Review: dge, tch, all says /all/ for ball, ang, ing, ong, ung, ank, ink, onk, unk

·        Sight words: does Review: what,said

·        Math: continuing with addition facts to 9

·        Social Studies: We will continue to plan and build a 3D model of a community.

Grade Two – Mrs. Winkelaar

·        Language Arts: The dinosaurs have come and gone. The students enjoyed writing about them every day this week. We will be spending a lot of time on our Reader’s Theatre this week. We will also continue to work on sentence structure and introduce first person perspective. Our Stop Words this week are: listen, often, month, somebody, says

·        Math: This week students will apply the different strategies they have learned to solve two-digit addition/subtraction equations by now solving word problems.

·        Bible: We will continue with Jesus Parables. Our memory work is still Psalm 131:4.

·        Social Studies: We will continue to look at the Provinces and Territories.

·        Music: note names

·        P.E. Cooperative games

·        Art: We will be finishing our line project.

Grade Three –Mr. Chase

·        Bible: Judges; test scheduled for Thursday.

·        Memory: Hymn 66:1

·        Reading: In addition to working on comprehension, vocabulary and inferencing, students are also learning to form opinions on what they read in Sarah, Plain and Tall. – Mrs. Minderhoud

·        Writing/Socials: province posters

·        Spelling: This week’s CORE words are young, sun, thing, whole, and hear.

·        Math: Multiplication and division concepts

·        P.E.: Two-hand side-arm strike

·        Art: Watercolour

Grade Four –Ms. Vanderhoek

·        In this season of extra rain, please note that intermediate students do not get indoor recess. Please make sure your grade 4 student comes to school with outdoor gear appropriate for the weather.

·        AGENDA: FRIDAY: Bible test: Israel Divided part 1 – Jeroboam through Ahab.

·        Bible: Israel Divided: End of Ahab’s reign. Unit review. Test on Friday.

·        Memory Work: Hymn 8:5 “You have appointed him as lord and master…”

·        Math: Mondays: Data Management. New unit: Transformational Geometry.

·        Language Arts: Mondays: Paragraph writing. Novel study – Cricket in Times Square.

·        Spelling: List 17. See students’ agendas for list of words.

·        Socials: The fur trade wars. Further exploration.

·        Science: Students will begin work on a shared Science/Applied Design project about biomes.

·        PE: Basketball skills.

·        Music: We are continuing with playing classical compositions. We added a Psalm too. –Y. Jacobi.

Grade Five –Mrs. VanSpronsen & Mrs. VanRhee

·        Reading: We have finished Number the Stars! Such a great book! We hope to have a test on WEDNESDAY.

·        Math: Length, Perimeter and Area ~ We will be working on Area this week

·        Science: The Digestive System ~parts and functions

·        Computers: Typing Program

·        Art: Fantasy World ~ making colourful paper for the project and back drops

·        Bible: Daniel in the Lion’s Den, Story of Esther and test on Friday

·        Memory Work: none this week

·        Writing: Focus will be on the trait of Organization in writing a biograpgy

·        Spelling: Unit 9, which will be tested this Friday

·        Socials: Culture test on Thursday

·        P.E.: Basketball: game skills

·        Applied Design Skills: Genius Hour

·        HCE: Career Planning

Grade Six – Ms. Harink

·        Memory Work - Exodus 15:2-3 (Friday) Hy. 12:1 (Feb 9)

·        Bible - We plan to wrap up our unit with a test on Wednesday.

·        Math - Our new unit on Data Management commences this week

·        Socials - We plan to wrap up our comparative culture unit this week with a test by Friday

·        Language - Short stories are due (typed) by Wednesday. Play practice continues to go well. A reminder that students should be spending 10 mintues/day memorizing their lines.

·        PE - Our first basketball game is Wednesday. Boys are at Yorkson and girls are home. Games are generally over by 4:15. Away students should be back to CCES by 4:30.

·        Current Events - Tuesday = Robin, Wednesday = Sara, Thursday = Jesse and Helena

·        Book Talks - Tuesday = Lauren, Wednesday = Helena

Grade Seven A –Ms. Nobel

·        Memory work: Hymn 58:1,3 (Friday); Psalm 16:2 (next week Thursday)

·        Church History: We hope to study Thomas Cranmer this week and wrap up these 3 chapters with a quest on Friday.

·        Science: We will be finishing our Chemistry unit this week with a few experiments

·        Reading: Our first week of Literature Circles is complete! Next week Friday we hope to have our second meeting.

·        Art: Our replicas of some famous paintings using pointillism is due this week Wednesday.

·        Writing: We are continuing our work with Biographical Research Essays with a focus on introductions, conclusions and our works cited page.

·        Math: One more lesson this week on rates and ratios. We will then have a review and the test will be on Thursday.

·        Current Events: Ethan (Tuesday), Georgia (Thursday)

·        Book Talks: Tom and Courtney (Wednesday)

·        Grammar Quiz: This week Friday's quiz will be on nouns.

·        French: Quiz on questions words and Banff vocab this Thursday.

·        Music: Students are working on a research project which is due Tuesday, February 13.

·        Basketball: If your child(ren) hopes to participate in the league, please have the permission forms back by Tuesday. Our first game is this week Tuesday after school. The boys will be home playing against LCS. The girls have an away game at Betty Gilbert.

Grade Seven B –Ms. Krikke

·        Memory work: Hymn 58:1,3 due Friday; Psalm 16:2 due next week Thursday

·        Church History: We hope to study Thomas Cranmer this week and wrap up these 3 chapters with a quest on Friday.

·        Science: We hope to wrap up our Chemistry unit

·        Reading: Our first week of Literature Circles is complete! Next week Friday we hope to have our second meeting.

·        Art: We will begin Notan Collage this week.

·        Writing: We are continuing our work Biographical Research Essays with a focus on introductions, conclusions and our works cited page.

·        Math: One more lesson this week on rates and ratios. We will then have a review and the test will be on Thursday.

·        Current Events: Lionel (Tuesday), Everett (Thursday)

·        Book Talks: Natalie and Taia (Wednesday)

·        Grammar Quiz: This week Friday's quiz will be on nouns.

·        French: Quiz on questions words and Banff vocab this Wednesday.

·        Music: Students are working on a research project which is due Tuesday, February 13.

·        Basketball: If your child(ren) hopes to participate in the league, please have the permission forms back by Tuesday. Our first game is this week Tuesday after school. The boys will be home playing against LCS. The girls have an away game at Betty Gilbert.

 


 

Jan 22, 2018

General

·        For our current Awareness Raiser we are supporting Salvation Army Gateway of Hope. We encourage your participation through our "Credo Cubs" team for Coldest Night of the Year (Feb 24) and/or through donations for our food drive! Gateway has made a special request for adult socks. Extra food will be passed on to the Langley food bank. More details can be found in the note that went home last week or in the attachment to this edition of leaflets.

·        The staff really appreciates the work which our librarians do. The librarians from time to time need to send out notices to families about missing or overdue books. Sometimes such notices elicit no response, which is not very helpful; on the other hand, the librarians really appreciate it when parents respond promptly by ensuring the book returns or money arrives. It's encouraging for the librarians to know that parents are supportive of the their efforts to keep our library collection as current and accessible as possible! Thank you so much!

·        If anyone has pony beads they no longer use, grade one students would love to make use of them.

Kindergarten -Ms. Scholtens & Mrs. Onderwater

·        K this Friday for the Tues/Thurs group (KB).

·        Letters: reviewing the letters and sounds a-i

·        Math: 10 and all the ways to get to 10

·        Socials: Healthy Me - you will see a page come home about healthy lunch options. Maybe this will promote a discussion at home about healthy eating and give you some fresh ideas for packing lunches when it can get a bit tedious.

·        Bible: Esther stories

Grade One –Mrs. MacDougal

·        Memory work for Friday, Psalm 136:7 (bk of p)

·        Grade One days off this week: Wednesday’s group and Thursday’s group

·        Bible stories: Passover, crossing the Red Sea, beginning the desert journey

·        Language Arts:. dge Review: tch, all says /all/ for ball, ang, ing, ong, ung, ank, ink, onk, unk

·        Sight words: what. Review: said

·        Math: continuing with addition facts to 9

·        Social Studies: We will be planning and building a 3D model of a community. Students may bring very small boxes if they wish. We have enough larger ones.

Grade Two – Mrs. Winkelaar

·        Language Arts: Students have finished reading Flat Stanley and will be bringing home their Flat Stanley’s to mail out. If you have any questions please feel free to email me. They have also been given their Reader Theatre parts. We will be working on these as well as punctuation and comprehension. Also, feel free to ask your children about the visitors they had in class today (and all this week). Our Stop words this week are: dinosaur, aisle, gross, drawer, built.

·        Math: Students seemed to catch on to the concept of "regrouping" when adding two-digit numbers last week and we will continue that concept this week as we practice "borrowing" when subtracting two-digit numbers.

·        Bible: We will start our unit on the Parables of Jesus. Our memory work is Psalm 130:4 (This song will take two weeks.)

·        Social Studies: We will continue to learn the names of the Provinces and Territories, where they are, and something interesting about each province.

·        P.E. We will do some cooperative games this week.

·        Music: Students are learning solfedge (musical hand signals) They will also start to learn note names.

·        Art: Line

Grade Three –Mr. Chase

·        Bible: Judges

·        Memory: Psalm 124:1

·        Reading: Students are continuing to hone their reading comprehension skills as they read Sarah, Plain and Tall and respond in their comprehension guides. – Mrs. Minderhoud

·        Writing/Socials: Today, students will choose a Canadian province or territory to study. They will develop a poster about this province detailing the province’s natural resources, animals, economy, tourism, and symbols. Ask your child which province they chose to study.

·        Spelling: This week’s CORE words are sure, knew, its, try, and told.

·        Math: Basic multiplication facts; the distributive property.

·        Art: Watercolour

·        P.E.: Fundamental movement skills: two-hand side-arm strike (i.e. baseball swing)

Grade Four –Ms. Vanderhoek

·        Bible: Israel Divided: Elijah. Ahab’s reign.

·        Memory Work: Hymn 46:1, 4 “Christ shall have dominion over land and sea…”

·        Math: Division review. Division quiz on Thursday.

·        Language Arts: Novel study – Cricket in Times Square. Paragraph writing.

·        Spelling: List 16. See students’ agendas for list of words.

·        Socials: New France and the Fur Trade.

·        Science: Students will begin work on a shared Science/Applied Design project about biomes.

·        PE: Basketball skills.

·        Music: Melodies by Haydn, Dvorak, and Bach. We are considering the historical order of these composers and noting a few characteristics of their respective eras. –Y. Jacobi.

Grade Five –Mrs. VanSpronsen & Mrs. VanRhee

·        Reading: Number the Stars ~Running and Smuggling

·        Math: Converting, length, perimeter and area ~ new unit

·        Science: Digestive System ~ Identifying the parts and their functions

·        Computers: Power Point and Typing

·        Art: Banyan Trees ~ Oil Pastels

·        Bible: Study of the Major Prophets: The story of Daniel Chapters 4-6

·        Memory Work: Psalm 112:1

·        Writing: Focus will be on the trait of Organization in writing a biograpgy

·        Spelling: Unit 9, which will be tested next Friday

·        Socials: Students will be completing a project that reflects Canadian Culture due on Friday

·        P.E.: Basketball: Positioning and defense skills

·        Applied Design Skills: Genius Hour

Grade Six – Ms. Harink

·        Memory Work - Exodus 15: 2-3 ( Feb. 2)

·        Bible - We plan to cover the last few lessons of our unit "From Slavery to Covenant" this week. Test is tentatively for next week Tuesday.

·        Language - We continue to work on our novel study "The Breadwinner'. Additionally, we are practicing our play every other day. Students should have their first scene's lines memorized, spending about 10 minutes/day on this.

·        Socials - We plan to wrap up our culture unit by beginning a comparative project this week.

·        Math - A quest is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, covering the last half of our decimals unit.

Grade Seven A –Ms. Nobel

·        Memory work: Psalm 27:6 (Friday); Hymn 58:1,3 (next Friday)

·        Church History: This week we will continue to focus on the Anabaptists, but we will be considering the Peaceful Anabaptists

·        Math: We will be focusing on percents and ratios this week.

·        Science: We have completed the first part of the unit this past week, so we will now turn our attention to the second half of the unit: physical and chemical changes and the unit project. More details will come as we get there.

·        Reading: We have started our Literature Circles. The first meeting is scheduled for this week Friday.

·        Writing: We are continuing our Biographical research project.

·        Grammar Quiz: Our new focus for grammar is nouns and their varying functions within a sentence. A quiz is scheduled for next week Friday.

·        Current Events: Ethan (Tuesday), Georgia (Thursday)

·        Book Talks: Tom, Courtney (Wednesday)

·        Reading Logs for Term 2 are due February 23! That is only 1 month away! Don't forget to keep working on them.

·        Thanks for your support in a successful candy bag fundraiser!

Grade Seven B –Ms. Krikke

·        Memory work: Psalm 27:6 due Friday (Jan 26), Hymn 58: 1,3 due next Friday

·        Church History: We will continue our study of the Anabaptists this week.

·        Math: We will be focusing on percents and ratios this week.

·        Science: With part one of our Chemistry unit's test completed, we will begin looking ahead to a final project. More details to follow.

·        Reading: Students have received their books for Literature Circles and have begun reading. Our first meeting is Friday morning's class.

·        Writing: We are continuing our Biographical research projects.

·        Art: We will continue our Pointillism "Starry Night" pieces this week.

·        Grammar Quiz: Our new focus for grammar is nouns and their varying functions within a sentence.

·        Current Events: Shauna (Tuesday); Taia (Thursday)

·        Book Talks: Lionel and Josh (Wednesday)

·        Reminder: 2 Reading Logs are due one month from tomorrow, February 23.

·        Thanks for your support in a successful candy bag fundraiser!