Week of October 3

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.

Tuesday:

Library Day
– Current Events (Liam)
BAND!

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)

This week in 7th…

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!
Also…Library Day!

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

Week of Sept. 19th in Grade 7

Monday – No school – Queen Elizabeth’s funeral

Tuesday – Band (bring instruments on Sept. 27th)
– Current Events (Lucy)

Friday – Prayer for God’s Nations (Violet)

BMV: John 10:10

“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”

Week of September 12th in Grade 7:

Tuesday: Band (bring instruments if you have them!)

Thursday: Ice Cream Social evening (Come and meet the teachers!) – 6-7:30pm

Friday: BMV – Information about our BMV program came out on the first day of school. We begin this Friday with Romans 12:2a – “Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.”

DEVOTION AND PRAYER: Students will be leading the class in 2 devotions this year. Information and dates came home today (Sept. 12). We will start the week of Sept. 19th. Tuesdays we will be looking at CURRENT EVENTS in God’s Church that are happening around the world (see attachment, which was also sent home).

On Fridays we will be looking at how to Pray for God’s Diverse Nations.

Here is the MORNING PRESENTATION SCHEDULE for the year:

The Adventure in Grade 7 Begins!

Yahoo… A new school year! Grade 7…whoop whoop!

I am so excited to see what wonderful things the Lord has in store for our amazing class this year!  September always brings joyful and hopeful anticipation for a fresh start, fun, friendships and new routines. I can’t wait to get to know each unique student and what they will bring to our class.

Grade 7 students will have a few teachers this year, as you can see in the schedule below. Links to their blogs are in the sidebar to the right.

Happy Summer!

What a joy this year was. Thank you for the blessing of teaching your children. I hope you have a lovely summer and I look forward to hopefully seeing you all tomorrow (Wed, June 22) at Report Card pick-up from 10am-noon. God bless you!

Margaret Falls Upper Trail Hike

Week of May 30 – Grade 7

Countdown is on… 10 more school days. I am in shock at how quickly this year has gone. I have thoroughly enjoyed this class so much and am so happy we still have 10 days together!

Tuesday

  • Socials Test (study guide sent home on May 19 and you can also see info on previous blog post)
  • Thrilling Thun event (after school – 3:30-5pm): Your child would have had to have purchased tickets for this after school “fun day” put on by the Senior Peer Mentor class

Wednesday –

  • Band class…only 2 more to go!

Thursday – Field Trip to Camp Green Lake! (ie. my home… 😉 ) Come prepared for the weather as we will go rain or shine…at the moment it’s looking cloudy with rain showers…

Friday –

  • Last BMV

Hebrews 11:1 – “Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.”

  • Holes Vocabulary Quiz – Study Guide home on Monday – see below for the list and a printable PDF (though each student will come home with a paper copy Monday)

On the go in Grade 7 – Week of May 23

Ancient Rome test – Tuesday, May 31…study guide was sent home last week, but see below for terms and topics to study (articles and paragraphs to read were also sent home within the study guide).

Permission slips will be coming home this week for a field trip to Camp Green Lake (my property near Gardom Lake) to have fun together based on activities from our novel study, Holes.

Holes – Our novel study has been lots of fun and it seems the students are enjoying the book. We are learning lots of new vocabulary words and a list to study will come home once we have finished reading the book for a vocabulary quiz (date TBD).

BMV – DUE May 27

1 Corinthians 10:31 – “So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.”

Health – check your emails with info about our next health topic… puberty!

Fun Day – will be this Friday, May 27th for the whole school (which is different than the peer mentoring “Thrilling Thun” event that will be held after school on the 31st)

ANCIENT ROME TERMS and TOPICS:

Romulus and Remus: twin brothers who supposedly founded Rome 

Julius Caesar: skilled and powerful general who was murdered by members of the Senate (after fearing that he would gain too much power at their expense) 

Augustus: the first emperor of the Roman Empire who made many improvements to society 

Constantine: reigned over a major transition in the Roman Empire and was the first Emperor to convert to Christianity, making it legal to be a Christian. 

Republic: a state of the classical Roman civilization, run through public representation of the Roman people 

Dictator: a ruler with total power over a country, typically got control by force. 

Pax Romana: 200-year period of peace and stability within the Roman Empire 

Plebeians: common people 

Patricians: powerful and wealthy nobles 

Gladiator: a trained fighter who fought to the death in arenas like the Colosseum 

Forum: public meeting place in Rome 

Legion: organized groups of soldiers 

Province: a territory in Italy or wherever a Roman official had authority in the name of Rome. 

Christianity: a religion and belief based on the person and teachings of Jesus, based on the Bible as sacred scripture  

Aqueduct: channel that carried water into cities from the mountains 

Colosseum: building used for entertainment like gladiator fights 

12 Tables: The body of laws in Rome 

  • Technologies – roads, aqueducts, Colosseum – examples like these that we use today 
  • Government – how is the Canadian system similar to that of Ancient Rome? 
  • Christianity in Ancient Rome – how / why did Christianity spread during the time of the Roman Empire? 
  • Geography and location – benefits of location; what was the core of the Roman economy?