April 3, 2020

Hello!  I am sorry I did not post yesterday- I was too busy fighting with Office 365.  I was having a difficult time with getting things set up properly.  I am sorry for not posting!

Today is a new day and let’s get things started!

**Survivor Pool Update:**

So far, the following people are voted out and on Edge of Extinction: Ethan, Parvarti, Rob, Amber, Sandra (who left the game completely), Natalie, and Danni and Wendell. That means, Logan, Ryder, Kaleb, Ryland, And Ms. Kneller all have people in jeopardy of being out.  Tyson got back into the game by winning the challenge.  There will be one more challenge to get back into the game.  I will keep you posted!

  1. Try to make some time to do something active today.  Put on some music if you can and try doing some exercises of some sort.  Getting your heart rate up and having you breathe heavy is a good thing.  You could do this inside your house, or outside.  Try doing this for at least 20 minutes.  You can have exercises that are hard (to make you breathe heavy and get heart rate up (like jumping jacks) and then easier ones like jogging on the spot or arm lifts)
  2. Today is do something nice for one or two (or more) of your family members.  It can be something as simple as helping your parent with household chores or making lunch for everyone.  Try to think of something that will make your family member smile and say thank you to you for making their day a little brighter.
  3. As you know, we have many people helping us through this to tough time.  Many of your parents may be some of those people.  In order to show that we are thankful to them, you can do some wonderful things. Putting hearts in your window with a thank you to first responders, health care workers, grocery store workers, etc.  Can you think of others to ad to this list?
  4. If you can, try logging on to Office 365.  It can be tricky, but it eventually works.  Go to microsoft.com and then go to office 365 for students.  Put in your email address and password I gave your parents.  Then, go into the button that says Teams.  You should be able to find your name.  Under your name you will find different tabs (think of it like a binder with dividers).  There is a tab called Novel Study.  Click on it and you will find out which novel you will be doing.  It is not the ones we had talked about before.  If you can, check out the tab that says Extra.  It will have a list of sites that you can go to.  I might have to post it still, so keep looking.  I am learning too!
  5. If you have a book at home, spend some quiet time reading.  If you do not have a book, try watching your favourite tv show with closed captioning on it.  See if you can keep up with the reading on the bottom of the screen.  Of course, you should mute your tv!  Give it a try!
  6. Ask someone in your house to ask you some times tables as you are sitting around.  Perhaps 10 or so!
  7. Play- yes, play.  Find something that you love doing and play!  I hope it is something that will make you have to be creative, or think!  Try building something out of things you can find in your house, play a board game, the ideas are endless!
  8. On Monday your parents are to come and pick up your stuff.  They have a set time to come, based on your last name. Remember to to come to the back door of the classroom so we can stay safe and socially distanced.  After that, we will be on track!
  9. Stay safe.  Remember to wash your hands at least every hour.  Use soap and warm water.  I know this is a bit of a scary time, but we will get through this together.

I sure miss you all and I hope that we can video chat, or chat online through Teams soon.  Take care!  Cheers!  Ms. Kneller

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April 1, 2020

Hello!  It is with sadness that I say the school will not be open for quite some time, so I have been trying to figure out a way to deliver work to my students that they will need to do.  I realize that it is a difficult time having to deal with this serious COVID 19 virus, but I am sure if we all listen to the health doctors we will get through this.

At this time, we ask that you come in to get your school supplies so your child can continue to do their schooling from home, in a safe environment.  Below is the letter from Mr. Flynn.  I will be there to put the stuff outside my door, and if you have any questions, please feel free to bring it up or call,  text, or email me.  I can be reached at:

home land line 604-869-5702

cell phone 604-869-6523

email donna.kneller@sd78.bc.ca

I have ben working at getting some sites and platforms set up for your child.  I will be posting their required work on here as well as some optional things to do.

  • So far, I have assigned everyone an email account so that students can email me their work.  I will send it out in the text
  • I have enrolled students in the EPIC books and you should have received an email to confirm to allow your child to have access to thousands of books to read on line.
  • Currently working on BrainPop site, not completely finished yet
  • Working on Zoom platform, so all students and I can have a conference video chat
  • Hoping to enrol students in a French program stillThinking about a typing program students can use, still looking into this

I know this remainder of the year will be very different for the students, but I am hoping we can make it better together.  Students do better with some structure in their lives and this may help to add a little of that in such trying times.

Cheers!  Ms. D. Kneller

 

Dear Parents and Guardians, 
 
The staff at Coquihalla Elementary School would like to give an opportunity for parents/guardians to come to the school on Monday morning, April 6, to pick up students’ school supplies that have been left at school.  
 
Pick up will be from the class’ outside doors.  No member of the public will be permitted into the school itself.  Social distancing will be expected at all times.  We would ask that one person from each family group pick up the supplies.
 
When coming to the school, it will be expected that people will come to the front doors, and then will be directed by Mr. Flynn to circulate the outside of the school in a clockwise manner, probably guided my chalk marks.
 
All classrooms will be ready to hand out student’s supplies from their outside doors, and teacher’s names will be displayed prominently on the outside of the doors.  It is up to you as parents and guardians to know the name of your student’s teachers so pick up can be speedy and timely.
 
Pick up schedule is by last name.  Please come at the appointed time.  For example, if your family last name begins with ‘A,’ please come at 9:00 to 9:20.  If your family last name begins with ‘Z,’ please come at 10:40 to 11:00.
 
Here is the schedule:
 
9:00 to 9:20:  A,B,C.
 
9:20 to 9:40:  D,E,F.
 
9:40 to 10:00:  G,H, I, J, and K.
 
10:00 to 10:20:  L, M.
 
10:20 to 10:40:  N,O, P, Q, and R.
 
10:40 to 11:00:  S,T, U, V, W, X, Y and Z. 
 
We are VERY concerned for everyone’s health and are hopeful that this process will be speedy, yet safe.  Remember to socially distance yourself, and please remember to wash your hands before and after this event. 
 
If this schedule doesn’t suit you, please don’t hesitate to phone Mr. Flynn at 604-869-9904 as soon as possible so alternate arrangements can be made. I am usually in the office by seven in the morning.
 
Thank you very much, and all the best to all of you.
 
Mr. Peter Flynn

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March 10, 2020

This morning we did a division review as I felt the students were doing very well in division and were ready for the test.  We will have the test tomorrow!

During science we finished off the worksheet on resources, then read from the textbook.

After recess we did Spelling and di the puzzle pages.  We did not finish it and will do it tomorrow, as we had the guest presenter come in early.  He was from HATS and he spoke to us about vaping and making good choices.  He also did some great magic tricks too!

After lunch the students had Dance with Mr. Ma.

Last block we started the unit on volleyball.  We learned how to serve, volley and bump!

Homework:

  1. Math test tomorrow-practice a few questions tonight for review!
  2. Report cards on Thursday
  3. Bring your library book back tomorrow, as we will go to the library to exchange books as we will miss it on Thursday.

Have a great day!  Cheers!  Ms. Kneller

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March 9, 2020

This morning we continued to work on our Jump Math books on pages 95, 96 and we started p. 97.  I did not assign any of this for homework, but if you were absent, you  will need to catch up!

In Socials we talked about the Senate, and how this is one house of the Federal Government in the Parliament Buildings.  We finished the worksheet on the Senate, then had a little game review!

After recess we wrote in our journal and did some Accelerated Reading.

In Spelling we worked on Unit 13.  We copied the words into our notebook, and into our Agenda book.  We then went over the worksheet, as there were some difficult parts on it.  It was assigned for homework if not completed in class.

After lunch we had French and worked on some worksheets that had students writing the words in French for fruits, vegetables etc.

Last block was Art and we continued on with cartooning!

Homework:

  1. Spelling- worksheet
  2. Report cards -home on Thursday
  3. Coq. Idol on Thursday afternoon

Have a great day!  Cheers!  Ms. Kneller

 

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March 6, 2020

This morning we had a pop quiz on division.  I marked it right away and gave it back this afternoon!  We finished the purple paper and started on a puzzle sheet!

We did a science experiment in class today.  It was a simulation of an oil spill.  We used a variety of tools to extract the oil.  Ask your child what the best way was!!!!!  What is one new way people are using now?

After recess we had our spelling test (marked and handed back after lunch) and we did two grammar sheets.  One was on contractions and the other was on multiple meanings to words.

During Buddies today, we read Dr. Seuss books!

After lunch we had PE and we finished badminton.

Last block was dance, and the students started Dance with Mr. Ma!

Homework:

  1. Math- purple sheet
  2. Read for 45 minutes
  3. Turn clocks back 1 hour on Saturday night- Daylight Savings Time
  4. Basketball and Purdys order due soon

Have a wonderful weekend.  See you all on Monday!  Cheers!  Ms. Kneller

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March 5, 2020

This morning we finished off the white sheet on division and started on the purple one!  There will be a pop quiz tomorrow on division!  We will do the purple sheet tomorrow and a puzzle page on division!

We read our textbook and started on resources we use.  We did not finish the worksheet, but will next time!

After recess we reviewed the rules for plurals, then I gave them a worksheet on a bunch of nouns that they had to write the plural form. I will mark this and they will get it back tomorrow!

We had a presentation from BC Hydro today about energy conservation.  The students got to take home a great little package of goodies to help with conservation of energy!

After lunch the students did a math drill, followed by library.  Many of the students did not take out books but they still needed to read as well!

When we returned, it was time to catch up on things.  Everyone worked very well.

Homework:

  1. Math- white page on division to be done- pop quiz tomorrow!
  2. Cartoon art- 2 due tomorrow
  3. Spelling test tomorrow
  4. BC Hydro bag
  5. Remember Purdy orders and basketball camp is due soon!

Have a great day!  See you tomorrow!  Cheers!  Ms. Kneller

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March 4, 2020

This morning we started on a white worksheet on division.  We are doing the questions in our duo tangs.  I did not assign any work for homework!

In Socials, we looked at videos of Parliament.  It was wonderful to see the beautiful building!

After recess we worked on SRA today.

In Health we started a unit on First Aid. The most important thing to do first is Check The Scene!  Ask your child why this is important!

After lunch we did Tech, and worked on Assignments 3,4 & 5.

Last block was Art and we continued on cartooning!

Homework:

  1. Bring back library books
  2. cartoon art  (2) are due on Friday!
  3. Basketball camp
  4. Purdy’s Orders

Have a wonderful day!  Cheers!  Ms. Kneller

 

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March 3, 2020

This morning we started on Jump Math P. 94.  We did not get very far as we needed to deliver the cucumbers and milk!

After the deliveries, we did some Spelling.  It was puzzle sheets today.  It was assigned for homework!

At the beginning of Recess, we walked to the Municipal Hall to go and visit with the Mayor of Hope!  Everyone asked questions and they did a fantastic job! It stopped raining so I let them play on the playground for a bit as they missed recess!

We returned just before lunch and got our agendas done!

After lunch the students had Music with Mr. Ma, followed by PE.  We are close to finishing our badminton unit and will be on to volleyball next!

Homework:

  1. Spelling Puzzle sheets
  2. PAC- Purdy Orders
  3. Basketball Camp papers
  4. Notice for parents about Coronavirus

Have a wonderful day!  See you all tomorrow!  Cjheers!  Ms. Kneller

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March 2, 2020

This morning we continued with division, and worked on pages 92 and on.

In Socials, we went over some questions we can ask the mayor.  We wrote them down on papaer so we will remember them for tomorrow.

after recess we wrote another paragraph about animals being kept in a zoo or aquarium.  We then worked on SRA for the duration of the class.

Our second block was Spelling and we worked on Unit 12.  The worksheet was assigned for homework.

After lunch we went to the last skating for this year.  It was colder outside, so many students were cold while skating.  It is important to dress warm for these events!

Homework:

  1. Math P. 92
  2. Spelling-worksheet
  3. Mayor visit tomorrow
  4. PAC Purdy Order
  5. Basketball camp
  6. Spring Break notice
  7. Paragraph on zoos/aquariums

Have a great day!  See you all here tomorrow!  Cheers!  Ms. Kneller

 

 

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February 28 (for the 27), 2020

Sorry for the delay in this post.

First thing this morning we had an assembly.  Congratulations to Kyrah for being the Student of the Month in our class.  She definitely is helpful to everyone!

Immediately returning from the assembly, we had our election for Class Prime Minister!  We had 6 candidates running: Roy, Nikita, Logan, McKenna, Masa, and Ryland.  Every student had a job at he election.  Students  were being the Voting Officer, Voting Clerk, or Scrutineers.  Congratulations to McKenna, our new Class Prime Minister!

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Here are some pictures of the class casting their ballot!

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Yes, even the teacher got to vote!

It was a great civics lesson and I hope the students remember this so that when they get old enough, they will vote in the elections!

After recess we did some paragraph writing.  We will be doing this every Language Arts class until students improve!

We worked on French next so we copied the next set of words on food.  We started on a worksheet trying to write words into groups, like fruits, vegetables etc.  We will finish it next day.

After lunch the students did a Math drill, followed by library.

Last block was Teacher’s Choice and we did some Socials, as we need to go over the levels of power for each government.  We have have questions for the Mayor when we go visit him on Tuesday, so we needed to know what the local government is responsible for!

Homework:

  1. Skating on Monday-be prepared
  2. Tuesday- Mayor visit
  3. READ!!!!!!!
  4. PAC- Purdys order
  5. Basketball camp form, if you are interested in it!

Have great weekend.  See you on Monday!  Cheers!  Ms. Kneller

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