We are so excited to welcome you and your children back to school! We look forward to helping your child to feel supported, safe and successful in our classroom.
The theme of this year is "One Family, One Hope in Christ." Some believe that if you have faith, you have hope, and if you have hope, you have everything. Hope is exactly the powerful antidote we need while we continue to journey alongside Jesus and invite Him to be near us every day. It is encouraging to remember that our hope is not just a whimsical idea, but rather our hope in the Lord is placed in the real, living, almighty, and ever-caring person of God!
Miss Hessels will be teaching Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Subjects: Christian Education, Science, Math, LA (reading and speaking), Performing Arts, Health and Career Education
Mrs. Chapman will be teaching Thursdays and Fridays
Subjects: Math, Socials, Visual Arts, LA (writing and speaking), Health and Career Education
PE is on Monday and Friday
ADST is on Tuesday (computers with Mr. Rapier)
French is on Tuesday and Friday
FSA’s will still be administered in October and November
For Monday students need to bring:
A water bottle (students will be able to use the water fountain this year)
All supplies that were missing or not yet labelled
An extra pair of socks
An extra uniform to change into (optional)
A box of tissues
Textbooks wrapped in paper
Please email both Mrs. Chapman and Ms. Hessels about any concerns or questions you may have. If you would like to set up a meeting, please send an email to plan a phone call or online meeting.
More information about the class and assignments will be posted in Google Classroom
Curriculum (not necessarily in order)
"One Family, One Hope in Christ" CISVA theme
“Chosen” Program - Parent and Sponsor guides also available
Goal setting, self-assessment, leadership, problem-solving and decision making
Connections to community, identity and loving one’s neighbours, volunteer opportunities
Life and Career Planning
Role of mentors, family, community, school, and personal network in decision making, technology in learning and working
Math - Big Ideas:
Decimals, fractions, and percents are used to represent and describe parts and wholes of numbers
Computational fluency and flexibility with numbers extend to operations with integers and decimals
linear relations can be represented in many connected ways to identify regularities and make generalizations
The constant ratio between the circumference and diameter of circles can be used to describe, measure and compare spatial relationships
Data from circle graphs can be used to illustrate proportion and to compare and interpret
English Language Arts
Language and text can be a source of creativity and joy
Exploring stories and other texts helps us understand ourselves and make connections to others and to the world
Exploring and sharing multiple perspectives extends our thinking
Developing our understanding of how language works allows us to see it purposefully
Questioning what we hear, read, and view contributes to our ability to be educated and engaged citizens
Biology - Biodiversity and survival of living things
Chemistry - Elements, atoms, and compounds
Earth Science - Earth and its climate have changed over geological time
Physics - The electromagnetic force produces both electricity and magnetism
Mesopotamia, China, Egypt, Greece, Rome
Focus on Skill Development
Primary vs. Secondary sources, Historical Significance and Perspective, Patterns and Inference
As grade 7 students are preparing for high school, personal responsibility is encouraged. This includes monitoring due dates, studying and asking for help in a timely manner.
Although we may not be able to offer leadership opportunities in the school this year, students are encouraged to engage with their communities. There is still going to be an emphasis on this virtue in school as the grade 7 students wear their vests which are a visual reminder to the community. Additionally, the Christian Education curriculum will include preparation for the sacrament of Confirmation, for those who are disposed to receive it in May/June.
Although we are not quite back to a normal school year, we will do our best to make their last year in elementary school memorable.
Have a wonderful day!
Mrs. Chapman and Miss Hessels
Class 7A Teachers