February 11

Board Game Club

On February 20, we will host a board game club for Grade 2-3 students every Wednesday from 3 to 4pm in our classroom. The club will run until spring break.

There will be a sign-up sheet on my classroom door. We are limiting the size of the club to the first 20 students to sign up.

February 9

Mission Briefing

Hello Agents!

Here are your objectives this week.

Math: We will continue learning to multiply by six this week and apply the skill to problem solving.

Science: We will learn about insulators and conductors and experiment with them.

Language Arts: We will continue our novel study and work on improving our story writing by adding dialogue, paragraphs, and transitions.

Social Studies: We will review what we have learned about the Coast Salish communities, then compare and contrast them with what we learned about modern communities.

Bible: We will read about the fall in Genesis, then do an art project on it. Our memory verse is 1 Corinthians 13:4-8.

Art: We will do a Valentine’s day art project.

Spelling: We will not have a spelling this week. We will learn spelling rules.

Important Notices

  • February 14 Valentine’s Day, colour day
  • February 15 Pro D – no school
  • February 18 Family Day – no school
February 4

Peter Pan field trip on May 29

Hello Parents,

We are going on a field trip to see Peter Pan by the Heritage Christian Online School at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on May 29 at 10am. If you would like to join us, tickets are $16 for parents. Showings fill up quickly and we have to pay for the tickets ahead of time to reserve our seats in the theatre, so please let us know if you would like to attend by Friday, February 22.

February 3

Mission Briefing

Hello Agents!

Here are your objectives this week.

Math: We will continue learning to multiply by six this week and use what we have learned to create projects.

Science: We will review what we have learned about thermal energy and work on projects for the celebration of learning.

Language Arts: We will continue our novel study and work on improving our story writing with developing characters and the setting as well as writing a compelling lead and creating suspense.

Social Studies: We will use what we learned about how Coast Salish communities found and used resources to survive to create a map of a first nations community that we can compare with our modern community maps.

Bible: We will read about Adam and Eve, then do an art project on it.

Art: We will work on painting projects.

Spelling: We will work on the N7 spelling list this week and have the test on Friday.

Important Notices

  • February 8 Celebration of Learning – We are inviting parents to visit the classroom after school to see student displays of what what we have learned this year.
  • Shrink Wrap Mr. Morris! Mr. Morris has a challenge for the Highroad community. If we can raise $5000.00 for the beautification project between Feb 1-22, he will volunteer to be shrink wrapped to the red post at the front of the school during the morning greeting time on Friday, Feb. 22. Donation cut off is Thursday, Feb. 21 at midnight. You can donate at the school office, or online (highroadacademy.com/product/donate) to this excellent cause of seeing our Principal ‘hang around’ the morning of the 22!
January 28

Hello Agents!

Here are your objectives this week.

Math: We will continue learning to multiply by six this week and apply the skill to solve a variety of problems.

Science: We will experiment with convection and the transfer of thermal energy.

Language Arts: We will start a novel and learn to write about it.

Social Studies: We will continue writing our cedar report and learning how Coast Salish communities found and used resources to survive.

Bible: We will read Old Testament stories, do projects on them, and continue memorizing  Proverbs 23: 15-19.

Art: We will work on painting projects.

Spelling: We will work on the N6 spelling list this week and have the test on Friday.

Important Notices

  • Jan. 30 Knight Day/ Hot Lunch
January 21

Mission Briefing

Hello Agents!

Here are your objectives this week.

Math: We will start learning to multiply by six this week and apply the skill to solve a variety of problems.

Science: We will start learning about thermal energy.

Language Arts: We learn to write stories and do a mini novel study.

Social Studies: We will continue learning how Coast Salish communities found and used resources to survive.

Bible: We will continue learning about Christian Character and memorizing  Proverbs 23: 15-19.

Art: We will work on a painting project.

Spelling: We will work on the N5 spelling list this week and have the test on Friday.

Important Notices

  • Jan. 25 Report Cards go home
  • Jan. 30 Knight Day/ Hot Lunch
January 15

Learning multiplication facts

As we are learning our multiplication facts, there are many ways to practice and reinforce concepts at home. Often the most effective ways are ones that are fun and make connections to familiar life experiences. This can be counting items in rows and columns like food displays at a store or counting coins.

Another fun way to learn multiplication facts that was shared with me is a School House Rock video that turns skip counting threes into a catchy song.

January 14

Mission Briefing

Hello Agents!

Here are your objectives this week.

Math: We will continue learning to multiply by 3 this week and apply the skill to solve a variety of problems.

Science: We will have experiments with liquid layers and the changing state of matter..

Language Arts: We learn to write stories and do a mini novel study.

Social Studies: We will continue learning how Coast Salish communities found and used resources to survive.

Bible: We will continue learning about Christian Character and we will start memorizing  Proverbs 23: 15-19.

Art: We will create art in a Coast Salish style.

Spelling: We will work on the N4 spelling list this week and have the test on Friday.

Important Notices

  • Gymnastics Field Trip and Crazy Hair Day on January 16
  • Half Day on January 18