Student of the Week

Congratulations to Wyatt, our newest SOTW!  I noticed a change in Wyatt’s work habits last week:  his participation was up; he independently found things to do when he finished assigned work early; and he fared well on the word study test.  Wyatt has also contributed to the food drive every day of the week so far.  Keep it up, Wyatt!

Leave your supportive comments for Wyatt here.

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Homework for Friday December 8th

Reminders

  • Shop for your Secret Santa, if participating
  • Harvest Fresh orders due Sun.
  • Food Drive Focus:  pb & j
  • Math test returned today.

Homework

  • Reading:  Dive shield: Eve
  • Math: Finding the Missing Piece #1-4 due Mon.
  • Social Studies:  European Union map:  Eve, Jaclyn, Rylee
  • Social Studies: Canadian Trade graphs:  Eve, Jaclyn, Gabe
  • Science:  Flight project: Owen, Gabe, Eve, Grace K, Jaclyn, Connor.
  • PHE:  Tues. & Wed.

Question of the Day:  If you were to spend the holidays in another country, would you go where it’s snowy and cold, or somewhere sunny and warm?  (What country would you go to?)

Weekly Digest

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Students participating in Secret Santa drew names on Wednesday and now have just over a week to find a gift for their chosen student.  Wish lists were distributed at the end of the day to help students with the shopping process.  Please remember to stay within the range of $10-15.  Wrapped/bagged gifts can start coming in the week of December 18th, and no later than the 21st, the Thursday before we break.  Please only have the recipient’s name on the gift.

Movie trailers and posters for our novel study of Gordon Korman’s “Dive” trilogy were published here on the blog yesterday.  Just scroll down to find the long list of trailers and accompanying posters.  Feel free to leave a comment!  I emailed the link to Gordon Korman himself and he has already responded.  See his reply in the comments section!

It was another rough week for homework completion.  We seemed to be making ground in recent weeks but not so much this time.  Several students still owe me outstanding work.  Check tonight’s homework post to see if your child is among them.

We’re halfway through our food drive.  We did some math on Monday and generated our goal of 540 items; that is an average of 18 items per family.  I realize it may be a tall order for some, and I respect that.  It’s merely a goal.  The 120 items we’ve already contributed is more than we started, so whatever you can do to help will be greatly appreciated by the Essex Food Bank.

Cooler temperatures ahead!  Stay warm this weekend!

Homework for Thursday December 7th

Reminders

  • Shop for your Secret Santa, if participating
  • Harvest Fresh orders due Sun.
  • Food Drive Focus: soup
  • 2 tests returned today

Homework

  • Word Study: List Six test on Fri.
  • Science:  project due by Fri. (Owen, Dylan, Gabe, Keira, Pellar, Eve, Grace K, Lydia, Emma, Jaclyn, Connor.
  • PHE:  Tues. & Wed.

Question of the Day:  If you won a large sum of money, like $350 million, which would you choose:  the money divided into smaller amounts spread out over your lifetime, or a one-time, lump sum payment of $180 million?

Dive – The Movie

Students in 6M were tasked with making a movie poster and trailer for the Gordon Korman classic, “Dive”, a story about four teens who discover a 300 year old shipwreck in the Caribbean.  Have a look and see how well they’ve conveyed the message.  Do you have a favourite?

Still waiting on posters for the following trailers:

Homework for Wednesday December 6th

Reminders

  • Harvest Fresh orders due Sun.
  • Food Drive Focus: cereal

Homework

  • Word Study: List Six test on Fri.
  • Math: More About Graphs #1-7 due Thurs.
  • Social Studies: Canadian Trade #7 due Thurs. (plus EU map for those who didn’t finish in class today)
  • Science:  project due by Fri. (many are already done)
  • PHE:  Tues. & Wed.

Question of the Day:  Can you guess what this is?

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Homework for Tuesday December 5th

Reminders

  • Harvest Fresh orders due Sun.
  • Secret Santa permission form due by Wed. (if participating)
  • Book orders due Wed.
  • Food Drive Focus: canned fruit and juices

Homework

  • Word Study: List Six test on Fri.; Plurals page due Wed.
  • Social Studies: Canadian Trade #7 due Thurs. (class time provided tomorrow).
  • Science:  project due by Fri. (many are already done)
  • PHE:  Tues. & Wed.