Wow – halfway through November! Where does the time go?
A few items to note:
*** As a class, we have decided to continue the “small change, big change” campaign that was originally for the local Family Resource Center (our class raised nearly $100! The whole school raised over $2000!). Grade 7 students challenged themselves to find $3-$5 to donate (allowance, couch cushions, laundry jar…). Our next “change” challenge is to raise money for 2 places:
1. Students would like to fill an envelope to help raise money for the Missions Team who are heading to Mexico to serve Jesus by building a home for a family, along with engaging in some ministry.
2. We have adopted an orphaned child in Burundi, Africa (through an organization that Rick Luth, a former KCS teacher, is helping with). Each class at KCS has an orphan to pray for, connect with and support as we can. At the moment, we have heard that they do not have enough money to have food for December and we’d like to help with this.
*** Please start the Games Night Raffle donations coming in and I can store items in our class
On the go this week…
Monday – a full period to work on their mummification play
Thursday – Play presentations!
* Prayer for God’s Nation morning presentation: Tyson
* HALF DAY! (Dismissal at 12:10pm for high school [Grade 8-12] parent-teacher interviews)
*** BMV (due in 2-weeks on November 25th)
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.
We have a short week this week with a Pro-D on Thursday and Remembrance Day on Friday. Please bring your ideas and donations for our GAMES NIGHT raffle gift basket by Nov. 25th.
Monday – Students are working on a script to describe mummification and will have a full work period to complete their first draft. We started mummifying real (dead from the grocery store!) chickens last week and will continue the process over the next 5 weeks… a lovely hands-on experiment!
Tuesday – Band and Library
Current Events in God’s Church – Tyson
Wednesday – BMV will be due today…
Colossians 3:23 – “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord and not for human masters.”
– last day to bring donations for Family Resource Centre
– Movie in the gym at lunch – bring $1 for popcorn if you’d like some and are planning to watch
– Pizza forms due
* Current Events in God’s Church Morning Presentation: Aidyn
* BMV – 1 John 1:9 “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”
* Global Prayer Morning Presentation: Aidyn
* Wear a JERSEY to school day
This is a regular week – no days off and no field trips! Hopefully not too much of a shock to our systems! In Social Studies we have started our in-depth unit about Egypt, which ties along nicely with the novel students are reading in Language Arts (The Golden Goblet). In Bible we have been watching a series once per week titled Bible: Unearthed – looking at archaeological evidence to show the Bible is true. It’s really interesting! We will be also starting a short Bible study called “Fire and Faithfulness” where we will discuss how to thrive as a follower of Jesus in today’s world.
* Current Events in God’s Church Morning Presentation: Tristan L.
CLASS PHOTO DAY and RETAKES
* BMV – James 1:2-3 “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.”
* Global Prayer Morning Presentation: Liam
* Current Events in God’s Church Morning Presentation: Sissi
* To Gardom Lake with the Grade 6 class for the whole day! Dress appropriately, bring lots of food and water! Parents / Guardians are welcome to come with us or pop out at any time to visit, but we are not needing station volunteers as the camp has this covered.
* BMV – Isaiah 41:10 ~ “So do not fear for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
* Global Prayer Morning Presentation: Lucy
Trusting you had a lovely thanksgiving weekend. Much to be thankful for! I am thankful for this wonderful bunch of students and the joy and laughter shared each day.
* BAND!!!! Don’t forget your instruments after this long weekend!
* Ancient Civilization poster presentations
* BMV – Matthew 22: 37-39 ~ Jesus replied, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbour as yourself.”
* Global Prayer Morning Presentation: Sissi
* Science project due
* Gardom Lake field trip forms DUE
* GRAPES quiz – students will need to be able to recognize examples from each section
This study guide will be sent home on Tuesday:
G.R.A.P.E.S. to help us learn about different ancient civilizations in world history.
- G = Geography
- R = Religion
- A = Achievements
- P = Politics
- E = Economics
- S = Society
Geography: the study of Earth’s physical and cultural features
Examples: environment (living and nonliving things), location (where on the map), climate (weather), landforms (natural features like mountains)
Religion: a set of beliefs which usually includes the worship of one or more divine beings
Examples: Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Ancient Greece, Christianity, Islam
Achievements: a civilization’s inventions and accomplishments that contribute to the advancement of humanity across world history
Examples: Literature, Technology, Mathematics, Inventions, Language, Science and Engineering, Music, Art…
Politics: the process of government and lawmaking in a civilization
Examples: Monarchy (king and queen), Oligarchy (small group of people), Democracy (voting for to be represented), Theocracy (ruled by religious leaders), Tyranny or Dictatorship (uses force to rule)
Economics: the study of the production, selling, and buying of goods and services
Examples: Trade, Services (work or effort), wealth, goods, scarcity (not enough of something)
Society: a group of people living together within a community
Examples: Social hierarchy, social norms, rural (countryside), urban (town or city), division of labour
This is to inform you that over the next month all Grade 7 students will be writing the Foundation Skills Assessment. They will have 2 periods for Language Arts and 2 periods for Math. Teachers will space out the testing so that it is not all happening on the same day!
This is an annual province-wide assessment of all B.C. students’ academic skills in grades 4 and 7, and provides parents, teachers, schools, school districts and the ministry with important information on how well students are progressing in the foundation skills of Literacy and Numeracy.
There is nothing for students to study or prepare for and should not be cause for stress. Please connect with any of the Grade 7 teachers or Mrs. McNeilly if you have any questions or concerns.
I hope you enjoyed a lovely long weekend!
We have two more short weeks coming up with no school on Friday, October 7th (Pro-D) nor on Monday, October, 10th (Thanksgiving). Please return permission slips for the Gardom Lake field trip if you have not already done so.
Coming up this week:
Social Studies: Students will continue to work on their Ancient Civilizations posters.
Bible: Continuing to learn our identity in Christ as well as learning about archaeology in “Bible: Unearthed”.
French: Unit about clothing – vocabulary, adjectives, verbs.
– Library Day
– Current Events (Liam)
Thursday: Quote BMV
Proverbs 16:9 – “We can make our plans, but the LORD determines our steps.”
School Colour Day: Grade 7 voted for GREEN!
Friday: No School (Pro-D)
We have had a great first 3 weeks in Grade 7 and feels like we are settling into a good routine. It seems students have adjusted well to having different teachers and have found their rhythm. I am thoroughly enjoying this class!!!
On the go next week…
Tuesday – FIRST BAND CLASS!!! Bring instruments!
Wednesday – Orange Shirt day (as we are not in school on the 30th and Thursday is Picture day…) You are invited to wear orange in recognition of the value of every child. We will be learning and having discussions about Truth and Reconciliation this week.
Thursday – PICTURE DAY! Bring your best smile! Brush your hair! Look sharp! 🙂
BMV due today – Luke 6: 27, 33 – “LOVE your enemies…if you do good only to those who do good to you, why should you get credit? Even sinners do that much!”
Friday – NO SCHOOL – National Day of Truth and Reconciliation