3rd TUSC

Our next Totally Unbelievable Speaking Club will be on: Thursday, April 6th

The description of the roles can be found here: https://kcsgrade7.com/2023/01/09/t-u-s-c/

Here are the roles for this current TUSC:

Violet – Mad Scientist

Liam – Free Pass

Maddy – Poet

Caleb – Movie Critic

William – Techie

Aidyn – Movie Critic

Max – Organizer

Kendal – Book Reviewer

Kale – Secretary

Caden – Riddler

Tristan L. – Sports Broadcaster

Keelan – Guess Who?

Tyson – Corny Jokester

Annabel – Fitness Coach

Sofia – Architect

Amber – Song Reviewer

Kyra – Fashion Advisor

Connor – News Reporter

Gideon – Weather Wiz

Elliott – Master Chef

Jaxson – Health Tips

Ali – Free Pass

Sissi – Pastor

Lucy – Fun Fact / Historian

Tristyn N. – Art Curator

Week of March 27 in Grade 7

Welcome back to school!!! I hope you had a lovely Spring Break…filled with rest and fun. I look forward to our Spring together…the rest of the year always feels like it goes so quickly.

Our plan for the rest of the year:

Bible – We will continue our study in Acts, along with focusing on the truth of the Bible. We will do a study on the different accounts of Jesus’s death and resurrection prior to Easter.

Social Studies – Our last ancient civilization unit will focus on Ancient Greece. We will start with some general learning before students will do an individual / pair project on a specific topic that they will teach the class, along with creating an Ancient Greece museum exhibit. We will finish with Greek Olympics!

French – Units to be decided… 🙂 We will be starting an approach called “comprehensible input” – where the focus will be about success…not perfection or accuracy – I want students to be able to start speaking and writing in French, even if it isn’t perfect!

Friday:

* Prayer for God’s Nations: Sofia

BMV (due Thursday, April 6):

Colossians 1:13-14 ~ For He has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

Week of March 6 in Grade 7…

Wowzas! How are we already at the week before Spring Break?!

Students were sent home with a TWO-sided permission form to go climbing at the Gym of Rock on Friday. Please be sure to sign this and get it sent in ASAP!

Monday:
* Pizza Day
* Continuing with game building for Ancient Rome final project

* Prayer for God’s Nations: Caleb (from last Friday)

Tuesday:
* Board Games due
* Library
* Band
* Current Events in God’s Church Morning Presentation: Kale

Thursday:
* Prayer for God’s Nations: Kale (switched to today in lieu of Friday)

Friday:

* Report cards out today
* Rock Climbing at the Gym of Rock – please ensure you have signed permission and waivers…clean shoes required to participate
* Western Day – dress up Western! 🙂

Happy Spring Break!!!!! See you all again on Monday, March 27th. May the Lord bless you with fun and relaxation!

Week of February 27 in Grade 7..

Monday:
* Pizza Day
* We will be starting our Ancient Rome game project today … start gathering materials to use to make your game.

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

Friday:
* Prayer for God’s Nations: Caleb
* End of Term 2 – Report cards out on March 10th


NEW BMV: We are tackling a new format for BMV until the end of this term. Students must memorize the following passages by this Friday, March 3. They will quote these to me when they are ready and at an appropriate time (before school, at recess or lunch, or during some “quiet time”). I recommend they quote one per week. 

Colossians 3:1-2 ~ “Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your mind on things above, not on earthly things.”

Philippians 4:8 ~ “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things.”

Ephesians 6:1-3 ~ “Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. ‘Honour your father and mother’ – which is the first commandment with a promise – ‘so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.”

Week of February 20 in Grade 7

Monday:
No School! Happy Family Day!

Tuesday:
* Library
* Band – Don’t forget your instruments TODAY!
* Current Events in God’s Church Morning Presentation: No one today

Wednesday: PINK T-Shirt Day (anti-bullying awareness)

Friday:
* Prayer for God’s Nations: Jaxson


NEW BMV: We are tackling a new format for BMV until the end of this term. Students must memorize the following passages by March 3. They will quote these to me when they are ready and at an appropriate time (before school, at recess or lunch, or during some “quiet time”). I recommend they quote one per week. 

Colossians 3:1-2 ~ “Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your mind on things above, not on earthly things.”

Philippians 4:8 ~ “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things.”

Ephesians 6:1-3 ~ “Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. ‘Honour your father and mother’ – which is the first commandment with a promise – ‘so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.”

Week of Feb. 13 in Grade 7

Monday:
Pizza Day!

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

Happy Valentine’s Day! John 13:35 – “By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”

Thursday: TUSC Presentations today (Totally Unbelievable Speaking Club) – see previous post for roles

Friday and Monday: NO SCHOOL – ProD Day and Family Day … enjoy an extra long weekend with your family! 🙂


NEW BMV: We are tackling a new format for BMV until the end of this term. Students must memorize the following passages by March 3. They will quote these to me when they are ready and at an appropriate time (before school, at recess or lunch, or during some “quiet time”). I recommend they quote one per week. 

Colossians 3:1-2 ~ “Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your mind on things above, not on earthly things.”

Philippians 4:8 ~ “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things.”

Ephesians 6:1-3 ~ “Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. ‘Honour your father and mother’ – which is the first commandment with a promise – ‘so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.”

Week of Feb. 6th

Monday:
Pizza Day!

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

**** TODAY IS ALSO an opportunity for the Grade 7s to buy “Candy Grams” for friends (50 cents each, maximum 15 per person)

Friday:

* Prayer for God’s Nations Morning Presentation: Keelan

NEW BMV: We are tackling a new format for BMV until the end of this term. Students must memorize the following passages by March 3. They will quote these to me when they are ready and at an appropriate time (before school, at recess or lunch, or during some “quiet time”). I recommend they quote one per week. 🙂

Colossians 3:1-2 ~ “Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your mind on things above, not on earthly things.”

Philippians 4:8 ~ “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things.”

Ephesians 6:1-3 ~ “Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. ‘Honour your father and mother’ – which is the first commandment with a promise – ‘so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.”

LOOKING AHEAD: Next TUSC presentations will be on Feb. 16th

Here are the roles that students chose this time around:

  1. Art Curator (Connor)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 (Aidyn): 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 (Violet): 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 (William): 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 (Tristan): 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 (Jaxson and Caden)Sit back, relax and enjoy the show!  Just this once! 
     
  7. Historian / Fun Fact Presenter (Sissi): Share a fun fact with us.  Do you know something unbelievable?! We’d like to know too!  Or you can share a cool moment / hero / antagonist from history with us. 
     
  8. Mad Scientist (Elliott): 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 (Tyson): 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 (Maddy)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 (Ali)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 (Sofia)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 (Gideon): 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 (Annabel): 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 (Amber)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 (Keelan): 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 (Lucy): 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 (Max): 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 (Caleb)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 (Kendal)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 (Kale): See if you can stump us with a riddle or a tricky Math problem! 

22. Poet (Tristyn): 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 (Kyra): Share a piece of your own, personal Art with us or teach us how to draw / make something! 
 
24. Corny Jokester (Liam)Share some funny jokes with us! They can be hilarious or cheesy! 

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.”