May 24

Mission Briefing

Hello Agents,

We had a beautiful weekend, and it’s starting to really warm up again. I’m enjoying the sunshine, and I hope everyone else is getting a chance to get outside as well.

We have one more week until school starts, so I will spend some time in the classroom this week. We will have our meetings as usual, but I am going to cancel the group meeting on Friday.

If you are struggling with taking on challenges and enjoying the process of learning, try listening to the Big Life Kids Podcast. It is fun to listen to and has life lessons on how to have a growth mindset.

Our memory verse this week is:

Romans 8:31

“So what should we say about this? If God is for us, then no one can defeat us.”

Follow this link to see our schedule for this week:

Weekly Assignment Checklist for May 25 to May 29

After you open this page, click on the links to find daily videos with devotionals, resources, and tutorials. I have added an alternative assignment for each subject, please feel free to do either one.

Our expectation for student work is 1 to 1.5 hours per day. Please feel free to add to this schedule from the online learning resources page if you want more learning time.

Please keep sending your pictures and videos to me along with your permission, and I will post them in our album page.

Important Reminders

  • Monday, May 25 at 6:30 pm is our Parent Meeting with Stuart Morris
  • Check the schedule for your meeting time. Make sure it works or change it to a better time.
  • Check the Online Learning Resources for information on how to join accounts for alternative lessons.
May 17

Mission Briefing

Hello Agents,

We had another beautiful weekend. I enjoyed planting seeds and exploring the backyard with my daughters. Monday is Victoria Day, we have no assignments and meetings will be rearranged. Please send my a picture of you drinking tea or whatever you do on Victoria day. Even though I have an assignment for each day, feel free to pick which 4 you would like to do. I won’t expect you to do all 5.

If you are struggling with taking on challenges and enjoying the process of learning, try listening to the Big Life Kids Podcast. It is fun to listen to and has life lessons on how to have a growth mindset.

Our memory verse this week is:

Matthew 28:5-6  (NIV)

The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay.

Follow this link to see our schedule for this week:

Weekly Assignment Checklist for May 18 to May 22

After you open this page, click on the links to find daily videos with devotionals, resources, and tutorials. I have added an alternative assignment for each subject, please feel free to do either one.

Our expectation for student work is 1 to 1.5 hours per day. Please feel free to add to this schedule from the online learning resources page if you want more learning time.

Please keep sending your pictures and videos to me along with your permission, and I will post them in our album page.

Important Reminders

  • Monday, May 18 is Victoria Day
  • Check the schedule for your meeting time. Make sure it works or change it to a better time.
  • Group meetings are scheduled for Friday (and optional as usual). Check the schedule and click on the meeting room link when it’s your time to join.
  • Check the Online Learning Resources for information on how to join accounts for alternative lessons.
May 10

Mission Briefing

Hello Agents,

I was very happy for this beautiful weekend. I hope everyone had a chance to show appreciation for your mothers. It feels like summer is upon us!

If you are struggling with taking on challenges and enjoying the process of learning, try listening to the Big Life Kids Podcast. It is fun to listen to and has life lessons on how to have a growth mindset.

Our memory verse this month is:

Hebrews 12:2 (NIV)

Fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfector of Faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.

Follow this link to see our schedule for this week:

Weekly Assignment Checklist for May 11 to May 15

After you open this page, click on the links to find daily videos with devotionals, resources, and tutorials. I have added an alternative assignment for each subject, please feel free to do either one.

Our expectation for student work is 1 to 1.5 hours per day. Please feel free to add to this schedule from the online learning resources page if you want more learning time.

Please keep sending your pictures and videos to me along with your permission, and I will post them in our album page.

Ruby has sent out a video of our last chapel of the year. Follow this link to watch and enjoy!

Important Reminders

  • Tuesday, May 12 at 6:30pm Principal Morris will be hosting a zoom meeting for parents.
  • Check the schedule for your meeting time. Make sure it works or change it to a better time.
  • Group meetings are scheduled for Friday (and optional as usual). Check the schedule and click on the meeting room link when it’s your time to join.
  • Check the Online Learning Resources for information on how to join accounts for alternative lessons.
May 3

Mission Briefing

Hello Agents,

I hope everyone enjoyed the sunshine this weekend. It’s time to get back to school, and I would like to do everything I can to make this a meaningful experience where students get to choose how and what they learn.

*edit* I added new learning resources found below.

Our memory verse this month is:

Hebrews 12:2 (NIV)

Fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfector of Faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.

Follow this link to see our schedule for this week:

Weekly Assignment Checklist for May 4 to May 8

After you open this page, click on the links to find daily videos with devotionals, resources, and tutorials.

Our expectation for student work is 1 to 1.5 hours per day. Please feel free to add to this schedule from the online learning resources page if you want more learning time.

Please keep sending your pictures and videos to me along with your permission, and I will post them in our album page.

Important Reminders

April 26

Mission Briefing

Hello Agents,

I hope everyone had a restful weekend. We all need to make sure that we are finding ways to stay healthy, reduce stress, and still find the time to use our minds to create and learn.

Follow this link to see our schedule for this week:

Weekly Assignment Checklist for April 27 to May 1

*edit – fixed some broken links*

After you open this page, click on the links to find daily videos with devotionals, resources, and tutorials.

This week, we are reducing our expectation of student work to 1 to 1.5 hours in order to be in line with the rest of the school. Please feel free to add to this schedule from the online learning resources page if you want more learning time.

I have received many great pictures of creative activities that students have been doing at home. Please send your pictures and videos to me along with your permission, and I will post them in our album page.

Important Reminders

  • Friday, May 1 is a professional development day and there will be no expected assignments. Feel free to use this time for free choice. There are assignments scheduled for each day on the checklist, I only expect that students choose to complete and submit 4 of them.
  • Check the schedule for your meeting time. Make sure it works or change it to a better time.
  • Group meetings are scheduled for Friday (and optional as usual). Check the schedule and click on the meeting room link when it’s your time to join.

One last note. We are living through a significant moment in history. Check out this time capsule activity if you want to have a personal record of your experience. Thank Kristina Rus for the suggestion.

April 22

Taking a break

Hello Everyone,

I have been getting a lot of feedback on families having difficulty keeping track of all the assignments and following along with the lessons, especially lessons on writing personal narratives. It’s very important that everyone understands and feels comfortable with the lessons, so let’s take a break from the rest of the assignments this week.

Let’s just turn in what you have from the following assignments, and I will make some adjustments for a new way of delivering lessons that will be easier to follow for next week.

Thank you for all your hard work, and I look forward to talking with you soon.

April 22

Good Morning!

Chapel video

Recorder Lesson

Today’s Writing Lesson:

Rehearsal and Drafting (due 4/24)

  • Pick one of the topics that you generated and narrowed down in the previous lessons and tell the story to someone.
  • Write your story, making sure to focus on where you narrowed it down.

Feel free to write the story with whatever material you have. I look forward to hearing students share their stories on Friday if they choose. (The Friday group meeting is optional.)

April 21

Writing Assignment – Personal Narratives: Narrowing a Topic


Materials:

Note: if you don’t want to print off the packet, you can find a PDF marking tool or simply redraw the page however you want, like a poster. Otherwise, complete this activity on the second half of page on Coming up with good story ideas.

Today we are going to learn to narrow our story ideas to a small moment or a seed.

  • Read the two stories in Birthday and think about the following questions.
    • Which story has more detail?
    • Which story is easier to see in your mind?
  • Look at some examples in the “Narrowing a Topic to a Seed Story” section of the Packet Examples.
  • Complete the Narrowing a Topic chart in your Personal Narrative Writing Packet by narrowing the topic for each story idea that you generated in Generating Ideas lessons.
    • Write the big idea of your story under the watermelon.
    • Write a slice of that idea under the watermelon slice.
    • Write a seed of the idea under the watermelon seed.
  • Share with someone in your family how you narrowed down your favourite story idea.