January 18

Mission Briefing

Hello Agents,

Thank you for all your hard work at this time of year. Stay safe!

Here are your objectives this week.

  • Spelling: We will work on Spelling list M3 this week and have the test on January 25.
  • Language Arts: We are learning how to run the different roles in our upcoming book clubs.
  • Math: We will learn more about measuring height and length.
  • Social Studies: We will learn more about oral story telling through a Sto:lo hunting story.
  • Science: We will learn how animals are classified and do a report on a mammal.
  • Bible: We continue our Bible scavenger hunt.

Homework: I have updated the homework page with the skills students need to practice every day.

Important Reminders

  • January 20 Jersey Day
  • January 22 Half Day, Knight Day
January 12

Mission Briefing

Hello Agents,

I’m very happy with everyone’s enthusiasm and energy in these winter days. We have some fun and important activities this week. I look forward to seeing what everyone can create.

Here are your objectives this week.

  • Spelling: We will work on Spelling list M2 this week and have the test on January 18.
  • Language Arts: We will finish our personal story about our break and start a novel study.
  • Math: We will start learning about how to measure length with meters and centimeters.
  • Social Studies: We will learn more about oral story telling through a Sto:lo hunting story.
  • Science: We will create a display of what we have learned about thermal energy.
  • Bible: We continue our Bible scavenger hunt.
  • Art: We will paint a snowy scene of a creek and tree that shows perspective.

Homework: I have updated the homework page with the skills students need to practice every day.

Important Reminders

  • The number of students beginning to show up prior to 8:45 is beginning to strain our supervision staff. Please wait until 8:45 to drop students off if you are able.
  • January 15 Knight Day
  • January 20 Jersey Day
  • January 22 Half Day, Knight Day
January 3

Mission Briefing

Hello Agents,

Welcome back to school. I am looking forward to hearing everyone’s tales of a fun and restful break.

Here are your objectives this week.

  • Spelling: We will work on Spelling list M1 this week and have the test on January 10.
  • Language Arts: We will write a personal story about our break.
  • Math: We will review our multiplication and division skills and start applying them to solving word problems.
  • Social Studies: We will learn about Sto:lo oral story telling.
  • Science: We will experiment with transferring heat through convection.
  • Bible: We will do a Bible scavenger hunt.
  • Art: We will experiment with shading in our drawing.

Homework: I have updated the homework page with the skills students need to practice every day.

Important Reminders

  • January 6 PJ Day – Come to school in your PJs as our reward for meeting our donation goal for the Salvation Army!
  • January 8 Knight Day
December 15

Mission Briefing

Hello Agents,

This is our last week of school before Christmas! We will be doing many Christmas themed activities, such as a Secret Santa with paper crafts that we make in class. Wednesday is our Silly sweater day and Thursday is Knight Day.

Here are your objectives this week.

  • Spelling: We will not have a spelling list this week. Instead, we will do Christmas themed writing and reading.
  • Language Arts: We will keep working on our personal story writing.
  • Math: We will do a variety of themed math activities as well as working on the basics of multiplication and division skills this week. Make sure to keep practicing skip counts as we learn multiplication.
  • Social Studies: We will learn about ways people have celebrated Christmas in the past and in different cultures.
  • Science: We will conduct an experiment to demonstrate the different ways to transfer heat: conduction (touch), convection (flow), and radiation (light waves).
  • Bible: We will continue our study of the story of Christmas.
  • Art: We will have Christmas themed art projects.

Homework:

  • Read 15 min. I am sending books home, and I will test them on fluency and comprehension in class.
    • For Epic Books, click here and enter the class code: dwx8046
  • Skip count by 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 and 10. Use the Hundreds Chart to count.
  • Spelling List Practice: Have students sound out the words. Recognizing the phonograms in each word is the most important part of how we teach students to spell with SWR. For extra spelling practice, check out this page on spelling rules, which can be found in Online Learning Resources.
  • Optional learning extensions

I look forward to our last week of Christmas activities!

Important Reminders

We are having difficulty meeting our goal this year, please help us raise $5,000.00 for our school goal, which will result in a K-Gr.12 Pajama Day on Wednesday January 6, 2021.

Food drive donations can be made in the following ways:

– Cash handed in to classroom teachers or the school office
– etransfer@highroadacademy.com (please note your name and purpose of the transfer in the notes/memo field)
– cheque (payable to Highroad Academy)
– debit at the school office (by appointment)

Important Dates

Wednesday Dec. 16th– K-Gr. 6 Silly Sweater Day
Gr. 7-12 Christmas sweater or Christmas character day

Thursday Dec. 17th– Knight Day, Last day of school before Christmas Break! See you after Christmas Break!

December 7

Mission Briefing

Hello Agents,

Our Christmas celebrations are here. Each day we have a surprise theme. We will take home our theme activity pack, so make sure to tell your parents about what you learned.

Here are your objectives this week.

  • Spelling: We will not have a spelling list this week. Instead, we will focus on learning spelling rules.
  • Language Arts: We will start drafting our personal narratives about something we know about.
  • Math: We will do a variety of themed math activities this week. Make sure to keep practicing skip counts as we learn multiplication.
  • Social Studies: We will learn about ways people have celebrated Christmas in the past and in different cultures.
  • Science: We will conduct some Christmas themed science experiments.
  • Bible: We will continue our study of the story of Christmas.
  • Art: We will have Christmas themed art projects.

Homework:

  • Read 15 min. I am sending books home, and I will test them on fluency and comprehension in class.
    • For Epic Books, click here and enter the class code: dwx8046
  • Skip count by 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 and 10. Use the Hundreds Chart to count.
  • Spelling List Practice: Have students sound out the words. Recognizing the phonograms in each word is the most important part of how we teach students to spell with SWR. For extra spelling practice, check out this page on spelling rules, which can be found in Online Learning Resources.
  • Optional learning extensions

I look forward to some more Christmas themed learning this week!

Important Reminders

Our food drive is still going as we attempt to raise $5,000.00 for our school goal, which will result in a K-Gr.12 Pajama Day on Wednesday January 6, 2021.

Food drive donations can be made in the following ways:

– Cash handed in to classroom teachers or the school office
– etransfer@highroadacademy.com (please note your name and purpose of the transfer in the notes/memo field)
– cheque (payable to Highroad Academy)
– debit at the school office (by appointment)

Important Dates

Friday Dec. 11th– Pro D Day- no classes Preschool to Gr. 12

Wednesday Dec. 16th– K-Gr. 6 Silly Sweater Day
Gr. 7-12 Christmas sweater or Christmas character day

Thursday Dec. 17th– Knight Day, Last day of school before Christmas Break! See you after Christmas Break!

November 29

Mission Briefing

Hello Agents,

Christmas festivities are quickly approaching. This Monday we will film the Christmas Concert, so please wear church clothes or a nice bath robe as we dress like kings.

*EDIT* I have created accounts for everyone on epic books. Click here, enter the class code: dwx8046, and select your name to get started. I have assigned a Christmas tree book for Monday.

Here are your objectives this week.

  • Spelling: The L5 spelling test will be on Monday, and we will start practicing the L6 spelling test for Monday, December 7.
  • Language Arts: We will learn how to find ideas to write about and plan out stories.
  • Math: We will do a variety of themed math activities this week. Make sure to keep practicing skip counts as we learn multiplication.
  • Social Studies: We will learn about ways people have celebrated Christmas in the past and in different cultures.
  • Science: We will conduct some Christmas themed science experiments.
  • Bible: We will continue our study of John and learn the story of Christmas.
  • Art: We will have Christmas themed art projects.

Homework:

  • Read 15 min. I am sending books home, and I will test them on fluency and comprehension in class.
  • Skip count by 2, 3, 4, 5, and 10. Use the Hundreds Chart to count.
  • Spelling List Practice: Have students sound out the words. Recognizing the phonograms in each word is the most important part of how we teach students to spell with SWR. For extra spelling practice, check out this page on spelling rules, which can be found in Online Learning Resources.

I look forward to some Christmas themed learning this week!

Important Reminders

The acheivement of the $5,000.00 school goal will result in a K-Gr.12 Pajama Day on Wednesday January 6, 2021.

 Food drive donations can be made in the following ways:

– Cash handed in to classroom teachers or the school office
etransfer@highroadacademy.com (please note your name and purpose of the transfer in the notes/memo field)
– cheque (payable to Highroad Academy)
– debit at the school office (by appointment)

 Important Dates

 Monday Nov. 30th– Elementary Christmas concert recording. Please send your student with or in their required costumes. (Church clothes. We will be kings and provide crowns at school)

 Tuesday Dec. 1st– Food Drive Kick Off Day!
Pay to Wear Casual Day for all students
$5.00 minimum donation (toward the Food Drive)
Students who do not participate must wear their uniform
Payment can be made by any of the above payment options.

 Friday Dec. 4th– Knight Day

 Friday Dec. 11th– Pro D Day- no classes Preschool to Gr. 12

 Wednesday Dec. 16th– K-Gr. 6 Silly Sweater Day
Gr. 7-12 Christmas sweater or Christmas character day

 Thursday Dec. 17th– Last day of school before Christmas Break! See you after Christmas Break!

November 24

Mission Briefing

Hello Agents,

We have made so much progress in our ability to write, solve problems, conduct science experiments, learn about other cultures, read the Bible, and create art that I would love it if you could tell everyone about what you have done. Here is what we are doing this week, make sure to tell your parents about what you enjoyed learning during the week.

Here are your objectives this week.

  • Spelling: We are working on spelling list L5.
  • Language Arts: We are working on editing and revising our personal narratives. Tell your parents about juicy words and imaginative details that you have used.
  • Math: We are learning how to multiply and create arrays. Tell your parents about array city and how to count with groups of three.
  • Social Studies: We are learning how cedar and salmon were used by the Coast Salish people.
  • Science: We are experimenting to find what conducts thermal energy and what insulates it better, wood, plastic, or metal. Tell you parents what you discovered.
  • Bible: We will continue our study of John. Tell you parents what you have learned about Jesus from the book of John.
  • Art: We are learning how to create volume in our drawings with shading. Show your parents how you can make your drawings look three dimensional by drawing shades of lights and darks in the shadows.

Homework:

  • Read 15 min. I am sending books home, and I will test them on fluency and comprehension in class.
  • Skip count by 2, 3, 5, and 10. Try counting with objects around the house, organizing objects into groups.
  • Spelling List Practice: Have students sound out the words. Recognizing the phonograms in each word is the most important part of how we teach students to spell with SWR. For extra spelling practice, check out this page on spelling rules, which can be found in Online Learning Resources.

I look forward to another fun week of learning!

Important Reminders

  • November 27 Knights Day
  • December 1 Pay to wear casual clothes for the Salvation Army
    • $5 minimum
  • December 1 We are starting our Salvation Army food drive, though we will only be collecting money, no items. Our school goal is $5,000. There will be collection jars in the school and classroom (e-transfers are also accepted). Our progress will be updated on social media.
  • December 11 Pro-D day
November 17

Mission Briefing

Hello Agents,

I loved meeting all the parents yesterday. Thank you for taking time to connect with me.

Here are your objectives this week.

  • Spelling: We will not have a spelling test this week. Instead, we will have a phonogram test on Friday.
  • Language Arts: We will work on editing and revising our personal narratives.
  • Math: We will learn how to solve word problems.
  • Social Studies: We will learn more about our the Coast Salish culture.
  • Science: We will learn about thermal energy.
  • Bible: We will continue our study of John.
  • Art: We will create an array city.

Homework:

  • Read 15 min. I am sending books home, and I will test them on fluency and comprehension in class.
  • Skip count by 2, 3, 5, and 10. Try counting with objects around the house, organizing objects into groups.
  • Spelling List Practice: Have students sound out the words. Recognizing the phonograms in each word is the most important part of how we teach students to spell with SWR.

I look forward to another fun week of learning. I’ll see you soon!

Important Reminders

  • November 20 Knights Day
  • November 25 Western Dress-Up day
November 10

Mission Briefing

Hello Agents,

I’m looking forward to talking to all the parents about how the year is going. Please make sure to sign up for a time slot for the Parent Teacher conferences on November 16. We will celebrate Remembrance day this Tuesday with a recorded performance, and we will have no school on Wednesday.

Here are your objectives this week.

  • Spelling: We will begin working on list L4 this week and take the test Tuesday, November 17.
  • Language Arts: We will keep working on our personal narratives.
  • Math: We are learning how to subtract numbers up to one thousand.
  • Social Studies: We will learn more about our the Coast Salish culture.
  • Science: We will learn about classification.
  • Bible: We will continue our study of John.
  • Art: We will create a portfolio of our art so far and finish up projects.

Homework:

  • Read 15 min. I am sending books home, and I will test them on fluency and comprehension in class.
  • Skip count by 2, 3, 5, and 10. Try counting with objects around the house, organizing objects into groups.
  • Spelling List Practice: Have students sound out the words. Recognizing the phonograms in each word is the most important part of how we teach students to spell with SWR.

I look forward to another fun week of learning. I’ll see you soon!

Important Reminders

  • November 11 Remembrance Day – no school
  • November 13 Knights Day
  • November 16 Parent Teacher interviews – please sign up for a time