Wednesday, 13 November 2019

November Update


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It was nice to meet with many of you during our Parent/Teacher Interview night and talk to some of you on the phone. I believe good communication plays a role in your child's success at school :)

Remembrance Day 

The students were very respectful and attentive during our school's Remembrance Day ceremony in the gym. Each class made a wreath with poppies. All these wreaths were then brought up and placed together. They are now on display in our front foyer. Here is our classroom wreath.

Winter clothing 

The temperature has dropped and the snow is here! Please continue to send your child to school ready to play outside with a warm coat, hat, mitts, snowpants and boots. Unless it is below -25C, children will be outside enjoying winter so it is important that your child is dressed warmly. Please make sure to label every piece of clothing with your child's name as items of clothing are often misplaced.

In November we are working on:

Math - Data Management (sorting, graphing and creating surveys/interprenting data)

Reading - Guided reading with small leveled groups, using visualizing (creating mental images, using all senses) to connect the texts

Writing - Writing sentences, adding more details, phonetic spelling, using WWW in writing

Science - Describing materials and objects

Religion - Road to Bethlehem

Fully Alive - Living in Relationships

Health & Phys. Ed - Health and healthy eating, movement skills and active participation

The Arts - Music

The students are working hard on filling up our classroom "reward" jar with loose parts :) Every time the students work well as a team and show good collaboration, critical thinking, smooth transitions or acts of kindness, they earn a new piece. Once the jar is full, we will brainstorm the "reward" ideas! I will keep you posted how we are doing :)

Thank you for your continued support.

Sunday, 22 September 2019

September Update

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A huge thank you to all parent/grandparent volunteers who volunteered their time to accompany us to the Richmond Fair last Thursday. The children truly enjoyed this trip and had many stories to share :)

It was nice to have the opportunity to meet with many of you at our Program Night. Thank you for checking and signing the agendas on a nightly basis and sending Kleenex boxes. It is much appreciated.

The children have adjusted well to their new teachers, routines and expectations. We are working on attentive listening and following instructions :) The homework duotang will be going home on Monday. More information will be included on the first page of the duotang.

Our first school Mass - Tuesday, Sept. 24 (in the gym).

September Scholastic book order - due Wednesday, Sept. 25. It's also our Library day - please return the library books.

Terry Fox walk/run and Crazy Sock Day - Friday, Sept. 27 (2:50 - 3:30 pm). No parent volunteers are needed as we will be walking on school property. Parents are welcome to join us :) Students are encouraged to dress for the weather and label their water bottles. More information to come.

Useful Link for reviewing letter sounds:

Have a nice week!

Monday, 9 September 2019

Welcome to Grade 1

Welcome to our Grade One classroom blog! Here you can find updated information about classroom news and events as well as curriculum highlights.


Thank you to everyone for returning the different forms that were sent last week :) Our school provides supplies (crayons, pencils, errasors, etc.) for students, however,students may bring their own supplies if they wish. It would be beneficial for your child to have a change of clothes (socks, underwear, pants, top) in a labeled bag that will be used throughout the year in case of minor accidents (to be left in their knapsack). Also, you might consider sending a colouring book or activity book for indoor recess during inclement weather (to be left at school).

Gym - Wednesday and Friday (Block 3) 

Library - Wednesday (Block 3)

Program Night
Wednesday, September 18, we will be having a Program Night at school (6:30 pm – 8:00 pm). At this time I will go over classroom routines, homework, curriculum expectations and answer any questions you may have. 

Please continue to sign and return the agenda to school each day with your child. I look forward to working with you to make your little one’s Grade One experience a successful one.

Have a nice week!

November Update

                                                                  It was nice to meet with many of you during our Parent/Teacher Inte...