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Nov. 20, 2017

General

·        Usborne is coming to Credo again! Last year many of you ordered wonderful books for Christmas and our school library also received over 20 free books. Usborne will be at the school on the parent-teacher interview days and evenings. Please see the flier for details.

·        Primary Craft Day! Friday, December 8th in the morning! You know you want to be there for this fun and busy morning, and we certainly need you! Please let us know via your child's agenda if you can help out. We are doing live wreaths and swags this year so we also need lots of cut greenery. If you are able to bring a load of greenery or holly, please let us know.

Credo Aid

·        Purdy's Chocolate's Fundraiser raised a profit total of $1298.59! Thank you to everyone who ordered! Stay tuned for when your yummy chocolate treats will be available. A huge THANK YOU goes out to Shelley Sikma and Angela Vanspronsen for organzing this event! We appreciate it!

Kindergarten -Ms. Scholtens & Mrs. Onderwater

·        Thank you to all who drove and came to our bowling field trip on Friday (flat tire and all). It was fun!

·        K this Friday for KA (Leslie's class)

·        Letters: Bb is for bat and ball, Pp is for pig puppet.

·        Bible: Daniel

·        Science: Force and Motion

·        Our December calendar comes home this week, watch for it.

·        Scholastic, this will be the last flier before Christmas. The books will be here before the holidays and we can "sneak" them home for you.

Grade One –Mrs. MacDougal

·        Memory work for Friday, Psalm 93:1 (bk of p)

·        No Grade one days off this week.

·        Bible stories: God’s Plan: stories of Joseph

·        Language Arts: ch, sh, th, wh

·        Sight words: any, many

·        Math: continuing with addition

·        Science: I’m still waiting for a few moon sheets to be returned.

·        Social Studies: Community Definition in terms of Family, School, Church, and other groups to which we belong.

Grade Two – Mrs. Winkelaar

·        Language Arts: This week our sight words are Monday, Pretty, though. We will also learn the sound city rule ue. This week we are also starting handwriting.

·        Math: This week our focus will continue to be adding and subtracting money as well as preparing for our Math field trip to Science World on Wednesday!

·        Bible: We will continue to look at David’s reign and start to talk about Solomon. We will have a Bible test on Thursday. Our memory work this week is Ps. 139:13

·        Art: We will continue to look at line.

·        Music: Tempo

·        P.E. We will continue our dance unit.

·        Science: Different types of forces.

Grade Three –Mr. Chase

·        Bible: Israel’s 40 years in the Wilderness

·        Memory: Hymn 76:1

·        Reading: Students will be completing their reading response Detective Notebooks this week – Mrs. Minderhoud

·        Writing: Personal narratives

·        Spelling: This week’s CORE words are almost, live, page, got, and Earth.

·        Math: Geometry

·        P.E.: Fundamental movement skills: side galloping

·        Art: Positive and negative shapes

·        Social Studies: Canada’s First Nations

Grade Four –Ms. Vanderhoek

·        Bible: King Solomon.

·        Memory Work: Proverbs 2:6-7, in connection to our Bible unit on Solomon.

·        Math: Multiplication – multiplication vocabulary: products and factors.

·        Language Arts: Owls in the Family novel study.

·        Spelling: List 10. See student agendas for spelling list.

·        Science: Weather –What is the Atmosphere? How is the Atmosphere heated?

·        PE: Mini-unit on fitness and nutrition.

Grade Five –Mrs. VanSpronsen & Mrs. VanRhee

·        Reading: We hope to finish Gentle Ben, discuss it, and then evaluate it.

·        Poster Presentations on Bears

·        Math: Patterns, Input and output charts, discovering the machine . . .

·        Science: Water usage

·        Computers: Typing Program

·        Bible: Study of the Major Prophets, beginning with Isaiah

·        Memory Work: Hymn 50:1

·        Writing: Word Choice trait: focus will be on developing a strong plot

·        Spelling: Unit 5, which will be tested this Friday

·        Socials: New Unit on Canadian Culture

·        P.E.: New Unit: Badminton

·        HCE: Junior Business Associate will present on Tuesday

Grade Six – Miss Harink

·        Memory Work - Psalm 91:1 (Dec.1)

·        Church History - We're busy learning about mission work in Africa and Dr. David Livingstone

·        LA - We continue with our novel study on "The Cay"

·        Math - This week we begin our new unit on decimals

·        Art - Having mastered the colour wheel, tints, and hues, we now plan to incorporate our colour wheel into a new creation.

·        Socials - We have dived into our new unit on Canadian Government.

Grade Seven A –Miss Nobel

·        Memory Work: Psalm 51:4 (due Friday); Psalm 104:2 (due next Friday)

·        Bible: Finishing up our project: due Wednesday

·        Socials: How the physical environment affected the culture of the Ancient Mesopotamians and how they in turn may have affected their environment.

·        Reading: Continuing our study of A Long Walk to Water.

·        Writing: We will continue our work with Poetry

·        Math: We will be completing our games this week. They will be due on Friday when we will take some time to play each other's games.

·        Current Events: Ethan (Tuesday), Lydia (Wednesday), Emily (Thursday)

·        Vocab Quiz on Friday: whimsical, dictate, consoling, prosperity, indignant, ambiguous, bantering, paraphrase

·        Tripleball: Girls are playing this afternoon at HD Stafford

Grade Seven B –Miss Krikke

·        Memory Work: Psalm 51:4 is due on Friday

·        Bible: We will finish up on Unit 2 project which is due on Wed. Nov. 22

·        Socials: We will continue looking at how the links between the physical environment, culture and the ancient Mesopotamians

·        Reading: Continuing our study of A Long Walk to Water.

·        Writing: We will continue our work with Poetry

·        Math: We will be completing our games this week. They will be due on Friday when we will take some time to play each other's games.

·        Current Events: Shauna (Tuesday), Logan (Thursday)

·        Vocab Quiz on Friday: whimsical, dictate, consoling, prosperity, indignant, ambiguous, bantering, paraphrase

·        Tripleball: Girls are playing this afternoon at HD Stafford

 


Nov. 14, 2017

General

·        Tomorrow we will be celebrating school spirit with Fantasy Day.

·        A Red Cross Babysitting Course is planned for Saturday, November 18th for Grade 6 and up at William of Orange School Gym on Saturday, November 18th from 8:30am -3:30pm. Cost is $65 plus GST. Registration forms were sent home to all Grade 6 and 7 students last week. To register, please fill out the form and return with payment to Lindsay Schouten or to the William of Orange school office. For more information, contact Lindsay Schouten at 604-575-3251 or linylouschouten@gmail.com. The form is available here: ‚Äč https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_-JMzAFWoVOPkFmB9HtaH9NpmDs6e0A9Ec6fSJ6VUjI/edit?usp=drive_web

Kindergarten -Ms. Scholtens & Mrs. Onderwater

·        K this Friday for both groups.

·        We need more drivers for our bowling field trip on Friday. It is from 12:45-2:30. Please

·        Letters: Mm for mountain, Hh for house and Bb for bat and ball. We hope your practice sheets are going well. We also hope you are reviewing the name of the letter and the sound as you practice.

·        Thanks!

·        Bible: Daniel stories

·        Science: Force and motion

Grade One –Mrs. MacDougal

·        Memory work for Friday, Psalm 121:1a-2 (bible)

·        No Grade one days off this wee.k.

·        Bible stories: Review of Jacob stories and beginning with God’s Plan: Joseph

·        Language Arts: did your child explain “the buzz off miss pill” rule? If not, please ask them to do so. This week I will begin introducing the digraphs: sh, ch, th, wh.

·        Sight words: please continue to review known sight words. New sight word: one

·        Math: continuing with addition

·        Science: I’m still waiting for a few moon sheets to be returned.

·        Social Studies: Community Definition in terms of Family, School, Church, and other groups to which we belong.

Grade Two – Mrs. Winkelaar

·        Language Arts: Our stop words this week are whose, answer, during, won’t, and which. This week we will focus on “igh”. We will also continue to focus on adjectives and adverbs. Students are learning about using descriptive words when they write and talk.

·        Math: Our study of money continues with students adding and subtracting money using all of the different types of coins.

·        Bible: The reign of David. Our Memory work is Ps. 92:1

·        Science: We will look at different forces this week.

·        Art: Line

·        Music: We will continue to look at dynamics and tempo this week.

·        P.E. We will start our dance unit this week.

Grade Three –Mr. Chase

·        Bible: Israel’s 40 years in the wilderness

·        Memory: Psalm 47:1

·        Reading: This week students will analyze their mystery chapter books and identify the various elements found in a good mystery. – Mrs. Minderhoud

·        Writing: This week we begin a new unit, on personal narratives – stories about our lives. The focus in this unit is on word choice; that is, using everyday words well to create detailed pictures in the reader’s mind.

·        Spelling: This week’s CORE words are four, head, above, kind, and began.

·        Math: We’ll review what we learned about addition and subtraction strategies. Please check in with your child about how he/she is doing: look for a stapled set of practice worksheets in their mail on Tuesday. A unit test is scheduled for Friday.

·        Science: We’ll review B.C.’s local landforms, with a short quiz scheduled for Wednesday.

·        Art: Using lines to create artistic effects

·        P.E.: Fundamental movement skills: galloping and side galloping

·        During Art last Thursday, students were given time to make posters for Remembrance Day. If they’d like to submit posters to the Legion for the annual contest, they must have your permission. A form came home last Thursday. Please complete sections A through E. The form is due – with the poster – on Wednesday morning; late entries won’t be accepted.

Grade Four –Ms. Vanderhoek

·        Agenda: TUESDAY: Math unit test: Whole Numbers. WEDNESDAY: Board games day (combined with student presentations of their own board game designs). FRIDAY afternoon: swimming in Walnut Grove.

·        Bible: New unit – King Solomon.

·        Memory Work: Psalm 150: 1, BoP.

·        ADST: Design a Board Game – presentation day on Wednesday!

·        Math: Whole Numbers unit test on Tuesday. Next unit: Multiplication and Division

·        Language Arts: Owls in the Family novel study.

·        Spelling: List 9. See student agendas for spelling list.

·        Science: Weather – What is weather? What is the Atmosphere?

·        PE: Swimming on Friday. Mini-unit on fitness and nutrition.

·        Music: Mrs. Jacobi is away this week. Music will resume next week Tuesday.

Grade Five –Mrs. VanSpronsen & Mrs. VanRhee

·        Reading: Gentle Ben

·        Math: Multiplication and Division Review (Tuesday and Wednesday) and TEST on Thursday

·        Science: Water Cycle and Water Usage

·        Computers: Making a Chart and Typing Program

·        French: Classroom object and French Lab with Mrs. Doulema

·        Art: Banyan Trees . . . working with pastels

·        Bible: Study of the Major Prophets

·        Memory Work: Psalm 2:4 to be learned for Friday, Nov. 17th

·        Writing: Word Choice trait: focus will be on developing a strong plot

·        Spelling: New List which will be tested on the following Friday

·        Socials: Creating a pictorial representation of looking at the various geographical regions within Canada and their natural resources

·        P.E.: Volleyball Clinic on Tuesday and Swimming at Walnut Grove on Friday

·        HCE: Junior Business Associate will present on Tuesday

Grade Six – Miss Harink

·        Memory Work - Psalm 84:4 (due Friday); Psalm 91:1 (Dec. 1)

·        Church History - We are starting chapter 2 of our "Flame of the Word" unit

·        Reading - "The Cay" novel study continues to hold our attention

·        Math - Dealing with polygons today, we will wrap up our unit on geometry this week

·        Art - The element of colour receives our attention this week

·        Socials - We will begin our unit on the Canadian government this week.

·        PE - Swimming at Walnut Grove on Friday 12:10-2:50 pm

·        VSO - Wednesday, 8:20-1:00 pm (formal dress required)

·        Grade 6 Fantasy Day - Thursday, as we're missing the school-wide day because of the VSO

Grade Seven A –Miss Nobel

·        Memory Work: Psalm 68:12 due Friday; Psalm 51:4 due next week Friday.

·        Bible: Students will have Bible classes this week to continue working on their final project for Unit 2.

·        Reading: We will continue to read through A Long Walk to Water this week.

·        Reading Logs for term 1 are due this week Friday!

·        Writing: We will continue our work with our Poetry Unit.

·        Math: This week students will be designing a game that ties in our unit, Patterns and Relations, as a final assignment.

·        Art: Colour Wheels are due Friday, November 17. Any Remembrance Day contest submissions are due Thursday, November 16.

·        Socials: This week we will be looking at how the physical environment affects culture, and how culture, in turn, affects the physical environment specifically focusing on Ancient Mesopotamia.

·        Current Events: Alexis (Tuesday), Becky (Wednesday), Lydia (Thursday).

·        Book Talks: Tom & Mac (Wednesday).

·        Tripleball: Both games are on THURSDAY this week. Boys are at Betty Gilbert. Girls are home.

·        On Friday afternoon we hope to go to Walnut Grove for some swimming. Please return the forms!

Grade Seven B –Miss Krikke

·        Memory Work: Psalm 68:12 is due on Friday

·        Bible: Students will continue working on their Unit 2 final project.

·        Reading: We will continue our novel study this week; A Long Walk to Water.

·        Writing: We will continue our work with our Poetry unit.

·        Math: This week students will be designing a game that ties in with our unit, Patterns and Relations, as a final assignment.

·        Art: Colours Wheels are due Tuesday, Nov. 14

·        Socials: We have started our unit on Mesopotamia and will continue our work within that topic.

·        Current Events: Elijah (Wednesday) and Carina (Thursday)

·        Book Talks: Naomi and Taia (Tuesday) and Logan and Rico (Wednesday)

·        Reading Logs are due on Friday, November 17

·        Intermediate Swim on Friday afternoon at Walnut Grove, please return your swimming forms!

·        Tripleball: Boys are at Betty Gilbert on Thursday; Girls are playing at home on Thursday


 

Nov. 6, 2017

General

·        Credo Aid will be providing a hot lunch this Wednesday… soup is on the menu. Thank you, ladies!

·        Enjoy the upcoming long weekend. Teachers will have a ProD opportunity on Friday and Monday we will observe Remembrance Day.

Credo Aid

·        A HUGE thank you goes out to the production team for the croquetten Fundraiser! From taking orders, shopping for food, prepping the food, to organizing all the people helping out for 2 days, rolling croquettes and packaging and clean up...it's a lot of work, but also a lot of fun to be part of a great community event. We don't have the exact number, but profit is above $7000! WOW! Thank you everyone! Stay tuned for the exact number. Ginny, Tanya, Debbie, Joanne, Rita, Rachael and Ang...we appreciate you all!

·        Have you ordered your Purdy's chocolates? You still have time! Orders will be collected by November 9, and the Fundraiser will be closed by November 14. There is a link to order those yummy chocolates online on Credo Aid's Facebook page.

Kindergarten -Ms. Scholtens & Mrs. Onderwater

·        No k this Friday due to the Pro D day. No K on Monday due to the Remembrance Day holiday.

·        Please return you permission slips for our next field trip.

·        Science: Force and motion

·        Bible: Noah

·        Letters: Nn for needle & thread, Mm for mountain

Grade One –Mrs. MacDougal

·        Memory work for Friday, Hymn 54:1

·        No Grade one days off this week.

·        Bible stories: Jacob and Laban. Jacob returns to Canaan.

·        Language Arts: review short vowels, blends and ck. New Tool: Buzz Off Miss Pill

·        Sight words: please review: to, do, of, you, the, was. New stop word: are

·        Math: continuing with addition

·        Science: some moon sheets have been returned. Thank-you. Please return all moon sheets this week.

Grade Two – Mrs. Winkelaar

·        Students will be taking home another permission slip for a math field trip to Science World. Please have them back as soon as possible. We will also be going to Home Depot on December 6 at 9:00 am. I would love to have as many Dads and Grandpa come as I can. (Please email me if you have any questions.)

·        L.A. Our stop words this week are won’t and which. We will continue to work on “ui” this week. We will also focus on the ending of stories, and descriptive language. We will talk about adjectives and verbs this week.

·        Math: Students will start a new unit this week which will have them practising addition and subtraction as they relate to money. First off, we will specifically focus on identifying coins and their value and becoming experts at counting by 5s, 10s and 25s.

·        Bible: The end of Saul’s reign and David becomes king. Our memory work is Prov. 3:5-6

·        Social Studies: We will be going to meet the Mayor today and seeing City Hall.

·        Science: We will start our unit on force and motion.

·        P.E. We will finish our unit on kicking.

Grade Three –Mr. Chase

·        Bible: Israel’s feast days

·        Memory: Psalm 133:1

·        Reading: Students will aim to finish reading their mystery chapter books by the end of the week. – Mrs. Minderhoud

·        Writing: We’ll wrap up our unit on imaginative visits this week.

·        Spelling: This week’s CORE words are once, animal, life, enough, and took.

·        Math: Stacking to add and subtract

·        P.E.: Fundamental movement skills: dodging

·        Art: Using line to convey meaning/expression

·        Science: Local landforms; we’ll pay special attention to the relationship between the land and those who live on it.

Grade Four –Ms. Vanderhoek

·        Agenda: WEDNESDAY: Science test – Matter. THURSDAY: Church History test – The Oppressed Church. Next week Tuesday: Whole Numbers Math test.

·        Church History: The Early Church – the oppressed church during the Roman empire: Unit test on Thursday.

·        Memory Work: tested this Thursday: John 1: 1-3, in connection to our Science unit on Matter.

·        Math: Whole numbers: Subtracting 3 and 4 digit numbers. Unit review activities. Next week Tuesday: unit test.

·        LA Reading: Owls in the Family novel study.

·        LA Writing: Research report on a specific owl species. A reflection on Psalm 104.

·        Spelling: List 8. See student agendas for spelling list.

·        Science: Matter: volume, mass, weight, states of matter, particles, etc.

·        PE: Soccer skills.

Grade Five –Mrs. VanSpronsen & Mrs. VanRhee

·        Reading: Gentle Ben ~ The Climax of the novel . . .

·        Math: More Long Division . . . test soon . . . when we are ready

·        Science: Natural Resources ~ Forestry and Water

·        Art: Fall Trees with Water colour Backgrounds

·        Computers: Typing Program

·        French: Classroom Items

·        Bible: Study of the Major Prophets

·        Memory Work: Psalm 2:4 to be learned for Friday, Nov. 17th

·        Writing: Word Choice trait: focus will be on developing strong details to make characters come to life

·        Spelling: New List which will be tested on Thursday

·        Socials: Creating a pictorial representation of looking at the various geographical regions within Canada and their natural resources

·        P.E.: Volleyball

·        HCE: Junior Business Associate will present on Tuesday

Grade Six – Miss Harink

·        Church History - We continue on in our new unit on "The Jewish Wall Coming Down"

·        LA - We have finished our Wonder projects and started our new novel study, "The Cay"

·        Math - Geometry will hopefully be wrapped up with a quiz on Wednesday

·        Socials - Our mapping unit will be wrapped up with a quiz on Wednesday as well.

·        Art - We will be starting a new project tomorrow. This means the 'Shoe Art' is due for Thursday.

·        We are excited to head off to Science World for our trip on Thursday :)

Grade Seven A –Miss Nobel

·        Memory work: Hymn 64:2 (due Thursday); Psalm 68:12 (due next week Friday)

·        Bible: The unit test is scheduled for Tuesday. We then hope to start the unit project about the themes of the unit later this week.

·        Reading: We have started our new novel study on A Long Walk to Water this week.

·        Writing: We will continue our work with our Poetry unit. This week's focus is on recitation and analysis skills.

·        Math: We will be writing our unit test on Patterns and Relations this week Thursday.

·        Art: This week will be the last week to work on our Colour Wheels.

·        Socials: There is a quest on our first unit scheduled for Wednesday this week.

·        Current Events: Mac (Tuesday); Alexis (Wednesday)

·        Book Talks: Becky, Alexis (Wednesday)

·        Vocab Quiz: Thursday: cynical, diminish, somber, justify, frivolous, coherent

·        Tripleball: Boys are playing at home on Wednesday; Girls are at Betty Gilbert on Thursday

Grade Seven B –Miss Krikke

·        Memory Work: Hymn 64:2 will be due this Thursday.

·        Bible: We hope to have our unit test on The Kingdom is Divided on Tues. Nov. 7. After that, we will begin a final project for this unit.

·        Reading: We will begin our new novel study this week; A Long Walk to Water.

·        Writing: We will continue our work with our Poetry unit. This week's focus is on recitation and analysis skills.

·        Math: We will be writing our unit test on Patterns and Relations this week Thursday.

·        Art: We hope to finish our Colour Wheel projects this week.

·        Socials: We are wrapping our short unit on an Introduction to Ancient Civilizations with a quest scheduled for Wed. Nov. 8.

·        Current Events: Rhys (Tuesday)

·        Book Talks: Naomi and Taia (Wednesday)

·        Vocab Quiz on Thursday

·        Tripleball: Boys are playing at home on Wednesday; Girls are at Betty Gilbert on Thursday.