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Week of October 19th in Grade 6

2020-10-16T15:28:10-03:00October 16th, 2020|

Dear GCS Grade 6 Family, We had a short but productive week of learning! In Math, Grade 6 continues to dive deeper into factoring.  This week we discussed prime and composite numbers, as well as factoring by primes.  In Social Studies we started our study of World War 2.  For an assignment, the students [...]

Week of October 13 in Grade 6

2020-10-09T16:02:56-03:00October 9th, 2020|

Dear GCS Grade 6 Family, We had another full week of learning! In Math, Grade 6 has finished their measurements unit and has just started factoring.  In Social Studies this week, the grade 6 students completed group presentations on different Canadian battles of World War One. The students did an excellent job of their [...]

Week of October 5 in Grade 6

2020-10-03T08:56:29-03:00October 3rd, 2020|

Dear GCS Grade 6 Family, It’s October!  A month has gone by quickly with all the newness of school.  In Math, Grade 6 has completed their whole numbers unit, and they are well into their measurement unit.  This week in Social Studies we explored what life was like in the trenches of WW1.  We [...]

Week of September 28 in Grade 6

2020-09-25T15:37:54-03:00September 25th, 2020|

Dear GCS Grade 6 Family, Thank you for your patience this week as we dealt with a weather-related cancellation.   In Social Studies we continued along in our study of WW1 this week.  Students are tasked with writing a letter replying to Prime Minister Borden’s call to send able-bodied men to fight.  This fictional letter [...]

Week of September 21 in Grade 6

2020-09-19T12:43:05-03:00September 19th, 2020|

Dear GCS Grade 6 Family, Thank you for your continued support of the Grade 6 students as we progress into the new school year.  This week would’ve brought increased homework, and the Grade 6 teachers appreciate your work at home with the Grade 6 students. As always, please feel free to email me with [...]

First Week Success

2020-09-12T10:26:35-03:00September 12th, 2020|

Dear GCS Grade 6 Family, What a great first week!  Thank you to the students and parents who were all excited, prepared, and kind as we started this school year. Students started into their scheduled classes on Thursday and have already begun to work hard.   Below is a list of the Grade 6 teachers [...]

Welcome to Grade 6 – 2020-2021

2020-09-03T08:20:37-03:00September 3rd, 2020|

Welcome back to school GCS Family, As we prepare for the first day of classes take a moment to reflect on what an incredible blessing it is that we get to learn in-person again!  I am thankful that we can return to school safely, and I am excited for GCS to be back together [...]

Important Supply Pick-up/Drop-off Information

2020-06-16T09:03:45-03:00June 16th, 2020|

Hello GCS Grade 6 Family! Thank you for booking a time slot to come to the school to drop-off/pick-up supplies.  I believe everyone has booked a spot and I look forward to seeing you on Wednesday, June 17th sometime between 9am-12pm during your designated time slot.  Thank you for arriving on time to ensure [...]

Last week of classes!

2020-05-31T10:08:32-03:00May 31st, 2020|

Hello GCS Grade 6 Family! This is our final week of online classes!  I wanted to take a moment to thank all the parents and students for working so hard to ensure that education continued at home.  You are all amazing!  This has been a strange year, but God’s goodness is evident and I [...]

2 weeks left!

2020-05-24T10:35:02-03:00May 24th, 2020|

Hello GCS Grade 6 Family! We have only 2 weeks left!  Thank you for working hard as families to ensure we finish the year well. Grade 6 Optional Opportunity: Mr. Thompson’s Law class has been creating a mock-trial as part of their end-of-year law event.  He is looking for jurors who would be willing [...]

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