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It all ends (mostly) tomorrow!

It has been a busy week here with crafts, concerts, practices and school work all vying for attention. In the midst of all this, students have been working hard to earn their 50 stars to get their party. And they finally managed to do that today. If you could send a snack item with your children tomorrow for the party, that would be very kindly appreciated.

Tomorrow is also the last day for bringing in cans. The students have done an amazing job of bringing in food items and, so far, we have received the highest total of any year for my class. We have yet to see if it is enough to earn a pizza party but the amount brought in has been very wonderful.

Finally, the students all did a fabulous job at the concert and worked very hard to make the night a success. I know the amount of hard work that goes on behind the scenes to get something like this set up and working, and Mrs. Mackie and the students performed with all their heart. It was a great evening.

One of the other things I loved about the evening was the video telling the story of the birth of Christ and I immediately went out to see if I could find it. I have added it below so you can see it again and enjoy it.

Concert Tonight!

Good morning!

Sorry for the late notice. I meant to put this up on Friday but forgot with the crazy busy weekend we had.

Tonight’s concert is at 7:00. Students may start arriving at the school with their costumes at 6:40. Students are to go to their classrooms; not the gym.

See you tonight!

A Bunch of Things

Well, two weeks left before the Christmas break and lots left still to do. I have a bunch of things to mention today.

Just a reminder that tomorrow is Highroad Knights Day. Come to school wearing your favorite Knights apparel or your uniform.

I am still looking for people interested in coming in to help with crafts. It will be lots of fun. I am hoping for at least two per day.

Mrs. Mackie has come to me with the dress requirements for the school concert on Monday, the 15th. The Grade 4′s will need dress to resemble any part of the nativity (wise men, shepherds, Mary, or Joseph).

Here is the spelling list for this week:

Spelling P3 1 by ihancock

Here is the link to Spelling City. Remember to bring in your certificate or your signed planner to get a bonus mark!


The students did a fabulous job on the last memory verse, which was not easy. Good Job! The memory verse for this week is Psalm 139:17 and 18

How precious to me are your thoughts,God!
    How vast is the sum of them!
Were I to count them,
    they would outnumber the grains of sand—
    when I awake, I am still with you.

Tis the Season!

With Christmas fast approaching, I am looking at planning some Christmas fun for the last week before the holidays start.

In the past, I have done Christmas crafts in the morning, with each craft being it’s own station. I would like to continue that this year and am looking for some parent helpers who might be willing to come in and help out. The times I will be doing the crafts are:

Monday: 9:15-10:15

Tuesday: 9:15 – 10:15

Weds: 10:30 – 11:30

Thurs: 9:15 -10:15

If you are able to help out, please let me know by either emailing me or leaving a note in your child’s planner. You do not have to do all the days. If you can only help out one day or for some of the times, that works too.


Pay to Wear Casual Tomorrow!

On Wednesday, December 3 we are having a “Pay-to-Wear-Casual Day” for all students.  All proceeds will go toward Team Thailand (our high school missions team that will be going during Spring Break). Students can wear the usual casual day items. If students or families do not wish to pay, students can wear their usual uniform items.

Cost – K to Grade 6  $2.00
Cost – Grade 7 to 12  $5.00

Spelling and Memory Verse For Week of Dec. 1

Here is the spelling list for the coming week:

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Here is the link to Spelling City. Remember to bring me your signed planner or the certificate with 100% for the bonus mark on your spelling test!


Our memory verse for this week is:

My frame was not hidden from you
    when I was made in the secret place,
    when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my unformed body;
    all the days ordained for me were written in your book
    before one of them came to be.

That Was Awwwwweeeesssssooooommmmeee!

Okay. I will be the first to admit it. That was an awesome day!

The catapults were magnificent. Every one had great ideas, and while the paper snowballs may not have flown as far as some hoped, everyone’s catapult worked and was well thought out. Thank you to everyone who helped in making them. The students truly had a great experience, lots of fun and learned lots of things about thinking creatively. It was a great experience and I was so happy to get to share in the excitement. The students had a chance to compete for longest shot and then we broke into two teams and took turns shooting at plastic cups arranged in a pyramid. I do have video and pictures which I will put up when I have a bit more time.

Finally, we got a chance to look at the new trailer for the Star Wars movie coming out next Christmas. It was lots of fun sharing the experience with the students. Honestly, I don’t think I have had this much fun watching a trailer as I had today. We were all stoked to see it. We ended up watching it just before leaving today and it was really the best way to end our day.

So, instead of the music of the week, I will leave you with the trailer for the new Star Wars movie! Have a great weekend!

Food Drive and Spelling

We had a great day playing with our new pets – our isopods!! I do have pictures and a video but will have to add them later.

We have started our annual Christmas food drive. Please donate lots of food items to our class. While the intermediate class with the most food items wins a pizza party, we are more focused on how we can give to those in our community who need love, compassion and food during this holiday season.

Here is the spelling for the week:

Spelling P1 by ihancock

Here is the link to Spelling City. Don’t forget to bring me your practice quiz or signed planner to get your bonus mark!


Catapults Due Friday!

Just a reminder that snowball catapults are due on Friday! Students, don’t leave these to the last minute!

In honor of our first science challenge coming to an end, I found this hilarious video of a real life “trebuchet” (a form of catapult) that flings cars around the countryside.

I also found this fun game for you to start practicing your snowball aim in preparation for Friday! :) Just click on the “x” in the top right corner to get rid of the ad.

Music of the Week

We had a great week of music this week. As we count down the days to Christmas, we have begun our exploration of Christmas music. This week we started with Bach’s Christmas Oratorio. Bach was a genius of music but was not recognized as such in his day. In fact, when he died, he was buried in an unmarked grave. It was not until 100 years later that his musical genius was realized and his music and musical style began to become recognized as one of the most important musical periods. He also had 21 kids which is amazing all by itself, though I would not call that part genius.

And as a bonus, one of my favorite Christmas videos:

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