Week of January 30 in Grade 7

Monday:
Pizza Day starts today!

Tuesday:
* Library
* Band
* Current Events in God’s Church Morning Presentation: Caden

Thursday:
SILVERSTAR! Meet at KCS for 7am (we have an earlier lesson time this week). More info to come via email soon. Another fun day at the hill, hooray!

Friday:

* Prayer for God’s Nations Morning Presentation: Kendal

NEW BMV (For Feb. 3)

2 Timothy 3:16-17– “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”

Week of JAN. 23 in Gr. 7

The TUSC (Totally Unbelievable Speaking Club) presentations went really well last week. A few students were absent and so we will find a time for the group of them to present in the near future.

SilverStar: Our next ski / snowboard day is Thursday, Feb. 2

Pizza Day: Pack a lunch tomorrow – Pizza Day starts next week, on Jan. 30!

Tuesday:
* Library
* Band
* Current Events in God’s Church Morning Presentation: Keelan

Wednesday:
* Prayer for God’s Nations Morning Presentation: Kyra

Friday: NO SCHOOL (Pro-D Day)

NEW BMV (For Feb. 3)

2 Timothy 3:16-17– “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”

Week of January 16 in Grade 7

FOUR reminders:
1. TUSC presentations are this week (Friday) – students are to prepare at home (see previous blog post)
2. A reminder that our next SilverStar ski day will be on Thursday, Feb. 2
3. Pizza forms are due on Jan. 23 (Students can fill out a form at school if they lost theirs. One slice would be $10 for 5 weeks, two slices would be $20, etc.)
4. Milk forms are due this Friday ($30 for one container of milk (chocolate or white), twice per week until the end of the year)

Tuesday –
* Library
* Band … REMEMBER INSTRUMENTS!!!!

Prayer for God’s Nations morning presentation: Kyra

Friday –

NEW BMV:
Mark 8:34-35 – “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me and the gospel will save it.”

  • Prayer for God’s Nations morning presentation: Kyra

T.U.S.C.

T.U.S.C. stands for “Totally Unbelievable Speaking Club”!  This is meant to be a fun way for students to share their awesome ideas and work on their presenting skills. 

There will be NO class time to prepare for this – it must all be done at home (5 minutes or less). Below are explanations of each role, as well as who has chosen it for this time around.

OUR FIRST PRESENTATION DAY will be : Friday, January 20

Criteria: 

Presentations: 
3 marks – student is prepared  2 marks – student displays creativity  2 marks – student put time / effort into the presentation  3 marks – information is accurate, worthwhile, and appropriate for sharing   
Listening:  5/5 – student is engaged / listening the whole time  4/5 – student is engaged / listening most of the time  3/5 – student is engaged / listening some of the time  2/5 or less – student is distracted, not listening, and / or distracting others.   

*These descriptions are to be used as guidelines. Students do not need to answer every suggested question. Creativity and new ideas are encouraged! 

  1. Art Curator (Maddy)Show us a piece of Art! Tell us why you think this Artwork is awesome!  What do you like / dislike about it? Who made it? When was it made? What Elements of Art can be seen in this work?  How does this piece of Art reflect God’s goodness and/or the beauty of his creation? OR how does it reflect our broken world? How does this piece of Art make you feel? How do you think the artist made it? 
     
  2. Guess Who (Tyson): Provide a series of questions that will eventually cause us to guess who the person is! It could be someone in our school community or someone famous! For example: This person is awesome. He is a man. He’s lived in Alberta and also Northern BC.  This person loves sports! He’s a great leader!  You guessed it…it’s Mr. Brandsma! 
     
  3. Fashion Advisor (Kendal): You may choose to showcase a particular fashion trend / style.  It could be a modern day example or an example from the past. This could also include trends from Ancient Civilizations and /or other cultures! You could sew an item to show to the class, have the class participate in a quiz to “find their style”, etc. The options are endless! 
     
  4. Sports Broadcaster (Aidyn): Maybe you show us “Sports Fails”, or the greatest goals of all time!  Perhaps you share with us the highlights of your favourite team’s recent game.  You might like to take some time to describe to us why your team is the best! Perhaps we’ll convert and become fans too! Please limit your presentation to five minutes or less. 
     
  5. Song Reviewer (Violet): Pick a song, any song! (It must have appropriate language and content). Tell us why it’s your favourite or why it’s hilarious / ridiculous, etc. Tell us who wrote it, who sings it and the date that it was produced. Unless you have a musical talent…in which case, you’re welcome to sing / play for us! 
     
  6. Free Pass (Tristyn N. and Sofia)Sit back, relax and enjoy the show!  Just this once! 
     
  7. Historian / Fun Fact Presenter (Elliott): Share a fun fact with us.  Do you know something unbelieveable?! We’d like to know too!  Or you can share a cool moment / hero / antagonist from history with us. 
     
  8. Mad Scientist (Kyra): Prepare to be amazed! In the past, students have conducted experiments right in our class!  You can also share a video of you doing an experiment at home, or someone else conducting an awesome experiment! This is a really fun T.U.S.C. role! *No explosives at school! 
     
  9. News Reporter (Gideon): Pick a current event to share with and explain to us.  Be ready to answer a few questions and share your opinion about it! 
     
  10. Weather Wiz (Tristan L.)Share a crazy weather story with us! In books, or on the internet, you can find crazy weather catastrophes that have happened in recent and ancient history! 
     
  11. Architect / World’s Craziest Buildings (Lucy)Choose ONE awesome example of architecture to share with us!  (We want to leave some for other students to present later). Tell us why it’s amazing, how it was built, where it’s located, who made it and for what purpose, etc. Be sure to show lots of pictures! 
     
  12. Pastor (Ali)Share a devotion, a Bible Verse or part of a sermon with us. Tell us why it’s special to you and please share with us what you think God wants us to learn from it.  Thank you for encouraging us! 
     
  13. Organizer (Caleb): You choose the order of the T.U.S.C. presenters!  This helps us to keep things moving along nicely. Write on the board: 

Now: (student name) 

Next: (student name) 

14. Movie Critic (Liam): Share a trailer (must be rated appropriately) of a movie with us.  Tell us why you think this will be an awesome movie or why you think it might be a bust. Highlight some of the actors / actresses in it.  Tell us the general theme.  Please limit to 5 minutes or less. 
 
15. Book Reviewer (Annabel)Share a great book with us! Tell us about the theme and lesson (if applicable). Tell us about the main characters, problem, solution, setting, etc. Maybe share some facts about the author too. Let us know why you would recommend or not recommend this book. 

16. Techie (Kale): You’re in charge of the computer and projector! You can help each student to get his or her video cued up, open files from his or her USB stick, as needed. 
 
17. Secretary (Connor): You keep a list of the presentations. Include the following information for each: Student name, T.U.S.C. role, brief description of what they shared. 
 
18. Health Tip / Nutritionist (Keelan): Share some tips with us! This could include sharing your thoughts on eating plans, essential oils, healthy habits, hygiene tips, good lifestyle choices, etc. You could also choose to share your thoughts on something you’re skeptical about, as long as you do it in a respectful manner. 

19. Fitness Coach (William)Lead us in a simple exercise! You could also share a short (5 minutes or less) exercise video with us! You can find one, or make your own. 
 
20. Master Chef (Amber)Share an awesome recipe with us!  You can try to make it at home and make a video of you cooking it.  You could also share a video of someone else cooking something delicious.  Perhaps you’d like to demonstrate for us, right in our own class!   

21. Riddler / Mathlete (Max): See if you can stump us with a riddle or a tricky Math problem! 

22. Poet (Jaxson): Share a poem with us. Tell us why you think this poem is awesome or weird! What do you like / dislike about it?  Who wrote it? When was it written? How does this poem reflect God’s goodness and / or the beauty of His creation? OR how does it reflect our broken world? How does this poem make you feel?   

23. Artist (Sissi): Share a piece of your own, personal Art with us or teach us how to draw / make something! 
 
24. Corny Jokester (Caden)Share some funny jokes with us! They can be hilarious or cheesy! 

Week of January 9-13 in Grade 7

We had a great time skiing last week and are looking forward to next time on February 2. We have a regular week this week…

In Bible, we will be looking at the truth of God’s word.

We are taking a short “pause” from Social Studies while we do some “health and career” topics. In health, KCS has purchased a program called “OpenParachute” in which we will discuss themes and topics appropriate for Grade 7 (friendship, bullying, respecting others, mental health and how to overcome challenges). I preview each video and lesson and ensure that the topics are appropriate for my class and do not go against our Christian values and beliefs. We will complete one lesson per week over the next few months.

In Careers, students will be looking at different career choices.

Tuesday –
* Library
* Band … REMEMBER INSTRUMENTS!!!!

Prayer for God’s Nations morning presentation: Caden (make up from Friday)

Friday –

NEW BMV:
2 Corinthians 12:9 – But He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”

  • Prayer for God’s Nations morning presentation: Max

Happy New Year ~ Week of January 3

I hope you had a lovely break! I’m so excited to see everyone!

Tuesday –
* Library
* Band … REMEMBER INSTRUMENTS!!!!

Current Events in God’s Church morning presentation: none

Thursday – Ski Day! Email with more information to come, but we will meet at KCS at 7:30am. This will be such a fun time!

Friday –

NEW BMV:
John 14:6 – Jesus answered: “I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”

  • Prayer for God’s Nations morning presentation: Caden

Week of December 12th in Grade 7

It’s hard to believe that we are already at our last week of school before Christmas Break. It was wonderful connecting with many of you over Parent-Teacher Interviews. This is a pretty special bunch of kids – I feel blessed to be one of their teachers!

A reminder about Secret Santa gifts… please bring to school by Wednesday, Dec. 14th at the latest ($10-$15 max).

If you have not already done so, please complete the parent permission form for SilverStar. I have also attached it below.

The KCS Christmas Concert will be on Thursday, Dec. 15th at 1pm and 6:30pm – the Grade 7s have something really fun planned! They will need to attend both performances. **

Monday – finishing up Christmas Around the World research (with an emphasis on writing a proper bibliography)

Tuesday –

* Library
* Band

Current Events in God’s Church morning presentation: Sofia

Wednesday – Bring in Secret Santa gifts by today at the latest!

Thursday – Christmas Concert at 1pm and 6:30pm

Friday – NO BMV this week

Prayer for God’s Nations morning presentation: Elaina

Week of Dec. 5th in Grade 7

Students have chosen their SECRET SANTAS. Please have your child bring a gift between $10-$15 for the classmate they picked by Tuesday, Dec. 13th.

Tuesday –
* Library
* Band … be sure to bring your instruments and black clothing if you have not yet done so

Current Events in God’s Church morning presentation: Kendal

Friday –

  • Bring your Instruments for an additional practice with Mrs. VanderKooi

    NEW BMV:
    Ephesians 2:8-9 – “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast.”
  • Prayer for God’s Nations morning presentation: Ali
  • HALF DAY for Parent-Teacher interviews… please check your email for the booking link (Vanessa Chapman – homeroom, Socials, Bible and French; Ella LaFleur – Language Arts; Rachel Guetter – Math and Science)

** NOTE: Christmas Concert will be on Thursday, Dec. 15th at 1pm and 6:30pm – the Grade 7s have something really fun planned! They will need to attend both performances. **

 

On the go this week in Grade 7…

Thank you for all the donations for our class raffle basket as well as financial donations for our Burundian orphan, Paisible. We are excited to see how much money we have raised and we will decide this week how we will divide the total raised between the Mission Team and to Paisible.

Tuesday –
* Library
* Band

Current Events in God’s Church morning presentation: Max

Friday –

NEW BMV:
Philippians 2:3 – Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others as better than yourselves.

  • Prayer for God’s Nations morning presentation: Gideon
  • Report Cards out

Week of Nov. 21 in Grade 7


On the go this week…

Tuesday –
* Library
* Band

Current Events in God’s Church morning presentation: Ali

Wednesday – Ancient Egypt Test (study guide sent home last week and is also on the blog)

Friday

Prayer for God’s Nations morning presentation: Tristan L.

*** BMV
Psalm 23

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not be in want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, He restores my soul.
He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.