Welcome back! You look great! Relaxed, happy, and ready for some more learning as we blast towards the finish line. We have lots left to do. Pirates, field trips and other adventures await! Huzzah!
Here is the spelling list and memory verse for the week. Even though it is a short week, we will still do a spelling list and memory verse. However, we will do both tests on the Tuesday after the Easter break.
Hello! I hope everyone enjoyed their half day off. The teachers were all very busy putting the finishing touches on their report cards. I, unfortunately, had to go out and buy more glitter for my report cards but I am getting close to finishing.
Mrs. Ediger asked me to put the study notes for the Inuit Test on the blog for you.
Spring is in the air! It is so nice to have long stretches of sun as winter finally turns to spring. With the beautiful weather we have been having, it is a great opportunity for students to have fun together on the field and playground equipment after school. However, as students stay longer and longer after school, we just wanted to take this opportunity to remind parents that school supervision of students concludes at 3:30. After that point, students who are still at school should already be picked up or should be supervised by parents while students are playing. Though there may be teachers still at school, they may or may not have the ability to supervise students after that time due to other obligations. To ensure their safety and supervision, after 3:30 students will be asked to wait for parents in the front lobby of the school.
Just a reminder that this Friday is a half day early dismissal. Teachers are working to get report cards and marking completed as we get closer to Spring Break. Students will be dismissed at 12:00.
This guy turned his toy drone into A Star Wars TIE Fighter. Modeled after the TIE Interceptor from Return Of The Jedi, this guy says it took about 15 hours to design and “at least as many” to get it flying right. In the end, at least 14 propellers were sacrificed for the cause — including a few that sent carbon shrapnel shooting into the walls of his garage.
Here is the link to Spelling City. Remember to do the pre-test and get 100% to claim your bonus mark!
Our memory verse this week is a little longer!
For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their prayer, but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil. ~ I Peter3:12
The music of the week last week was one of my favorite. You may or may not know that I am a musical theatre buff. I not only collect musical theatre music, posters, etc but I have also been in a couple of musical productions. I am also a huge fan of Lord of the Rings (much to my wife’s chagrin) so when I heard they were doing a musical version of Lord of the Rings, I knew that the music would be awesome. And while the production never did actually go anywhere beyond Toronto and London, the music is still one of my favorites. So last week, I played some selections from the musical and showed students a couple videos from the production to give them a sense of how the music played in the theatre. I love giving students experiences like this; to see and hear music in a wide variety of contexts.
It’s going to be a great Friday with the Jump Rope for Heart day happening tomorrow. Students will be heading down to the gym tomorrow to take part in lots of different activities that are guaranteed to get your heart pumping!
Just a reminder to please have you child bring back their envelopes even if they did not collect any money. We would like to collect them all by the end of the day tomorrow.
Don’t forget to do the pre-test and bring in your signed planner or certificate with 100% to get your bonus mark! Here is the link:
The memory verse for this week is:
They must turn from evil and do good; they must seek peace and pursue it.
Last week, our music of the week was the soundtrack to the movie, “The Power of One”. I haven’t seen the movie for a long time, but the music is something that I come back to again and again. There is something about the power of an African Choir and the rhythms and sounds they create that is something I just love especially after being in Africa. I remember one night as we were sitting outside eating at the hotel, the hotel employees came out and and broke into an impromptu set of songs that were unaccompanied yet incredibly powerful. It was an amazing evening under the stars listening to these wonderful voices singing about their past and singing about their history as a people. The music from the movie is not only part folk songs but also includes music by Hans Zimmer who also, incidentally wrote the music for The Lion King.
Here are some fun videos, just to start our week with a smile!
First of all, the ski trip was fantastic. We all had a fabulous time, the weather was great and the students were all wonderful! Thanks to everyone for their help and participation and a special thank you to Mrs. Couse for all her hard work organizing the day. If you see her this week, make sure to give her a big thank you! Now, it’s back to the grindstone!
Here is the link to Spelling City. Don’t forget to bring in your certificate or your planner, signed by your parents, saying that you have completed the practice test and passed with 100%, for a bonus mark!
Our memory verse this week is:
For, whoever would love life and see good days must keep their tongue from evil and their lips from deceitful speech.
1 Peter 3:10
One last call for feedback concerning the lunch swap experiment we held a couple weeks ago. If you would like to provide feedback, please comment on the blog or send a note with your child’s planner. Ms. Evans and I will be discussing the swap on Tuesday of this week.