Jun 14

Dear Parents, 

In Language Arts, we continued to reinforce some of the key reading and writing strategies that the students have been introduced to.  We also learned about a few new authors from the picture books that your child brought in to share.   Please also check your child’s Back and Forth Book for a present that they made for their dads.

As we continued our unit on Measurement in Math, we defined weight as how heavy something is and how knowing the weight of something can help us, such as in cooking or baking.  The students noticed that something can be big but weighs very little, yet something can be small but weighs a lot.  They also said that some materials are heavier than others.  As well, we examined and learned how to use some of the equipment for measuring weight, such as a bathroom scale, kitchen scale, and a balance.  Finally, we investigated the topic of capacity and compare the volume of different containers.  

In Bible, we learned that following Paul’s conversion, he went on many journeys to spread the good news.  He was also put in jail for furthering God’s Kingdom.  We talked about how he was able to find joy even when he was suffering for Jesus.  The students reflected in their Bible writing book ways that they can spread the Good News to others.  They suggested that we can invite non-believers to church, tell them stories from the Bible, and pray for them.  

We concluded our Inquiry unit of Now and Then.  Students looked at pictures of Richmond from long ago and noticed that there were less buildings, cars, and people before.  Some thought that it would be nice to live in the old Richmond because it was less crowded, more space for cars to drive through, and more room to play outside.  After contrasting the school, home, and Richmond from the past and present, some students said that it is better to live in the past, while others thought they prefer to live in the present.  But most agreed that some changes are good, and some are not so good. 

For the last week of school, we will not be enforcing the indoor and outdoor shoes rule. Students should have already brought home their indoor shoes.   

A reminder that the Grade Twelve convocation is on this Saturday.  This will be the last chance for the prayer buddies to meet up.  It will be held at Bethany Baptist Church (22680 Westminster Hwy, Richmond).  Students will be expected to dress up for this event (e.g. dresses for girls and shirts for boys).

Finally, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all your support and encouragement this school year.  It was my pleasure to partner with you in this phase of your child’s life.  The students had a great year of learning from each other as well as building friendships.  This week, we reflected on our school year and watched a video that I had put together about 1C.  You can follow the link below to watch or download it.   

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bUvmwohVZM&feature=youtu.be 

For privacy reasons, it will only be online privately for one week.  I am also happy to copy it onto your USB if that is easier.  You can send in your labelled USB next week and I will return them to you on the same day.  I hope you will enjoy the video!  

Have a great weekend celebrating Father’s Day and a fruitful summer holiday! 

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