Hill Junior School: Weekly Parent Information

It is hard to believe that we are already heading into the final week of classes. We want to thank the student-athletes for their enthusiasm to learn and grow and their level of commitment to the program. The student-athletes make The Hill what it is and we are fortunate to work with such exceptional boys and girls! Literacy/ Social Science

The grade 7/8s are working through a socials unit on the human impact on the earth including water pollution, housing and air, noise and light pollution. Students selected a scenario to look further into while also selecting a form of research to use. Students were asked who they trust more to support their belief of climate change between scientist or politicians. In a journal, students were asked a few personal questions about their time at the Hill. One grade 8 student's advice to a future Hill student: "The most important advice I would give somebody attending the hill next year would be trust your coaches." A grade 7 student shared how they experienced growth this year: "Some growth I've noticed is my confidence on and off the ice, for example, presenting a project in class or stepping up in a drill on the ice." It was a fun week capped off with a special task of providing a video of themselves doing a recap of their year. The grade 5/6s powered through seven chapters of their novel along with their chapter questions. It's hard to not turn to the next page! I will guess that there are a handful of students who have already gone ahead of our assigned chapters. The grade 5/6s were also asked to journal what advice they would give or to acknowledge any growth they've experienced. Here is some advice from one of the grade 6 students: "Well, first, always be on time for classes (especially workout). If you are late for workout, on the stairs you go. Hockey is really fun. All you have to do is work hard and for the last 15 minutes we play a scrimmage. The teachers are really nice and will always be supportive no matter if you are right or wrong and lastly, always be positive. If you are positive you will make friends really easily." Students were asked to finish the week off by recording a video of themselves to highlight the year. Their opinions are great to hear. Math/ Science For this upcoming week the we will be having class via Zoom on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and check-ins on Tuesday & Thursday. Our Zoom classes will resemble a regular class where we will be doing most of our learning and our check in days will be full of homework checks and questions. For the 5/6's our meetings of groups of 3 will be on Monday, Wednesday, & Thursday where we will d