It’s great to see you! You look great! The summer was obviously very good to you. I hope you had a wonderful time with friends, family and got to explore lot’s of neat places and fun things!
Just like you, I am starting a new journey. As you may or may not know, I have decided to take a year of to pursue a different passion of mine.
Last year, I came up with the idea of creating an iphone app called iWishfor. iWishfor is an innovative app that allows you to save and share gift ideas with friends and family, quickly and easily. All you need to do is use the app to scan the barcodes on the things you love. When you follow someone in iWishfor, you will immediately see all those gift ideas that everyone has added to their lists. When you get to Christmas or a birthday, you will never have to wonder what to get someone. All the ideas, including your own, are in the iWishfor app!
So, it has been an exciting journey already. I have learned so much and met so many new people and had to struggle through lots of challenges. However, at the end of last year, I decided that I couldn’t do both teaching and work on an iphone app. It was just too much. So I had to decided whether I wanted to continue with it.
But, here’s the thing. I couldn’t get iWishfor out of my mind! My mind kept coming back to the idea and wondering what would happen if . . . !
So I decided to take a big leap, a huge risk and give this a go. Just like a new student in a brand new class, I was going to be going into something unknown. And, just like a new student, I am a little nervous and scared. But those are the things that are good for us. They help us to grow and be better. Even if this doesn’t work, I will have learned so much from it. Of course, I hope it does do really well and that it is successful!
Anyway, needless to say that I will miss all my friends at Highroad this year. I will come in and check out how things are going of course! I may even pop by to sub once and awhile!
Just to give you a heads up about the week ahead, here are the events happening and what you need to prepare:
We will be doing a class clean-up tomorrow with a final class party in the afternoon. Students need:
This day is a half day ending at 12:00. Students will be participating in a number of events throughout the day.
If there is a parent interested in helping out with one of the centers, please let me know as I am needing some help.
This day is waterslides day. Students may come in play clothes. Students will need:
Friday is our final assembly. We will be starting the assembly at approximately 9:30. Students will be dismissed once the assembly is over.
Hope that helps with your preparations for this week.
This is a big day!!!!!
If you go to this site right now, you can see LIVE and learn about the transit of Venus as it crosses the sun.
IT WON’T HAPPEN AGAIN UNTIL 2117!!!!!
For fencing tomorrow, it is still full dress but students should still bring pants to change into for fencing in gym.
Also, earlier last week we were working on Solar System on a string but it was taking far too long and I may the mistake of assuming the students knew how to tie knots which they don’t. So I said that if students did this at home and brought it in to show the class I would give them an extra Science mark on their report card. Here are the measurements to make your Solar System on a String:
|Planet||AU||Scale Value (cm)||Color|
|Mercury||0.4AU||4 cm||solid red|
|Earth||1.0AU||10 cm||clear blue|
|Mars||1.5AU||15 cm||clear red|
|Asteroid belt||2.8AU||28 cm||black|
|Saturn||9.6AU||96 cm||clear gold|
|Uranus||19.2AU||192 cm||dark blue|
|Neptune||30.0AU||300 cm||light blue|
|* Pluto (closest)||29.7AU||297 cm||brown|
|Pluto (average)||39.5AU||395 cm||brown|
|Pluto (most distant)||49.3AU||493 cm||brown|
|Voyager 1||111.4AU||1,114 cm||any color|
Use the measurements in cm. You will need buttons and a string that measures 4.5 metres long. Use the closest Pluto measurement and don’t worry about the voyager one.
Only a couple more weeks left, eh? Schools almost done, you day? Summer time coming?
Well, we still have lots happening here in Mr. H and Mrs. Goosen’s class!
Don’t forget! Tomorrow we start our fencing unit! Don’t forget your gym uniforms! Fencing will be on Mon, Weds and Fri this week in our usual Gym times. Thursday is also the fieldtrip with Mrs. Goosen. So lot’s happening.
Let’s kick it off with some fun!
I always love these Simon’s Cat videos. Take a look:
Can’t wait for this movie to come out. We are reading the book in class right now. It was a little dry at the beginning but we are getting into it now.
For our Space Unit, one of the projects involves the use of a CD. A note went home in the student’s planner but I thought I would clarify the note before I got a cascade of questions.
Each student needs to bring one CD. It can be an blank CD or an old CD that no one listens to anymore and you don’t mind getting rid of. As it will not be coming back in it’s original form please do not send a CD that you or your children are attached to.
Also, our Moon Calendars are due on Friday. Please ensure that the children have completed them and they are ready to be handed in on Friday. I have told the children that if there are any problems, they need to see me before Friday.
Please keep an eye on the class calendar as dates are being added to it regarding end of the year activities.
Here is the spelling list for this week:
In a rare event, Venus will be passing in front of the Sun in what is called a transit, on June 5th. This will be an amazing event as it hasn’t happened since 2004 and will not be seen again until 2117. We’re going to try and view it live via the smartboard when it happens but here is a preview of the event.
Here is the spelling list for this week:
Here is the link to Spelling City! Remember! You can do the quiz and, if you get 100% you can receive an extra mark on your spelling test!
Just a reminder that students should be working on their Moon Calendars and their times tables! This week students will need to work on the 3 and 4 times tables. I will also be checking Moon Calendars on Friday to make sure students are not getting behind and leaving their homework to the very end.