Assessment coming up! Here’s some practice:
We are lucky to be able to have some curling lessons at the Tartan this year. The kids did GREAT today!
Please note that a policy regarding the use of devices at Hawrylak School has been created and posted. It can be found HERE or on our school website. Students have been informed of the policy and it has been discussed and explained.
If you have any questions regarding the policy, please contact the school.
Parents will be thrilled to know that I will be encouraging kids to use traditional multiplication and division for this unit! 🙂
We will have review/assessment questions this week and after the break, so here are some practice questions for the students:
At this time of year, we are often reminded how fortunate we are and in how many ways we are able to help those who may be less fortunate.
We have supported both the “I Read that Already” book drive and the “Stuff the Pup” clothing drive, but we are now moving onto the Third Phase, which is the “Adopt A School” campaign.
Here is some information from our Coordinator:
We started this project 9 years ago and we are excited to continue it this year. Last year we collected gifts for students from Pre-K to Grade 8 and created essential toiletry bags for students in Grade 7 and 8. We also collected mini mitts, toothbrushes and toothpaste and holiday treats for every student in the school. The students at our partner school are very grateful for our generosity. We are told that for some of the students, our gift might be their only holiday gift. This year our goal is to collect enough gifts for every student at our partner school as well as a goodie bag with some toiletries and a few holiday treats. Each class of Hawrylak students will be responsible for making the holidays special for a group of children in their age range. Starting on Wednesday December 7th, and running until Wednesday December 14th , bring an unwrapped gift (or gift in an open gift bag) to school. As a guideline, think of a gift or gift card that you would give your child or one of their friends in the $15-$20 range. Each gift we send is accompanied with a goodie bag consisting of mini mitts, toothbrush, toothpaste and holiday treats which means we need 250 of each of these items. The items we are collecting this year for the senior student’s toiletry bags are: soap or body wash, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrush, hats, mitts or gloves and holiday treats. We can appreciate that this is a busy time of year. If you want to participate but do not have the time to purchase a gift, we accept cash donations because we would be happy to do the shopping for you. We will also be accepting cash donations to purchase items like gift bags and items for the essential toiletries bags. If everyone does a little, no one has to do a lot. All leftover gifts will be donated to the Christmas stores that a number of the community schools operate. This program allows children to bring whatever they can afford (whether it is a dollar or a dime) and shop for gifts for their families. The gifts are wrapped at the Christmas stores for the students to take home to their loved ones.
Our class is asked to provide gifts and toiletries for girls in Grades 5/6.
Our WE Act group, of which many of the girls in our class are a part, will be assisting with putting together the gifts and gift bags and possibly delivering them to the school that we are supporting. We had a special presentation by Mr. Friesen today to learn about poverty and what it looks like in our own local community. At this time of year, especially, our generosity can make such a difference to students who do not have the same opportunities as the students at Hawrylak School.
Thank you for you support!
We have been learning about Angles in math. The Saskatchewan curriculum outcomes that we have been working with are as follows:
Shape and Space:
- SS6.1— Demonstrate understanding of angles including identifying examples classifying angles; estimating the measure; determining angle measures in degrees; drawing angles; applying angle relationships in triangles and quadrilaterals.
The Learning Goals that we have covered are:
And the vocabulary that we have learned includes:
We are still working on the unit but some of the students could use some extra practice. Practice pages for each lesson are found here:
I have been very delinquent in keeping up our blog, so I thought I would post some pictures of some of our recent activities in class!
We’ve done a number of art activities, but one has been working on contour drawing. The students used a stool as a first subject:
Our Book Tasting Event with Ms Ziegler’s class was a wonderful success!
We visited Stone Hall Castle to kick off our castle-building project!
I was away for a couple of days, due to illness, and I came back to glowing notes from our Guest Teachers. I was so proud of these kids!
We spent several days learning about The Day of the Dead, Dia de los Muertos, and created Sugar Skull pumpkins:
We spent time learning about Remembrance Day and did some reading activities about Animals in War:
We created postcards that were delivered to Veterans in Regina:
We helped our Little Buddies make a display of our hands, based on Jack Johnson’s song “With My Own Two Hands:”
We have also been working with a CREATE Artist, Derek Pho, to learn about drawing animals based on taxonomy! We are looking forward to two more sessions with him!
So many exciting things happening! Looking forward to meeting with everyone this week for our Student Conferences.
Enjoy your weekend!