Spelling words

February 3rd, 2023

Here is the list of spelling words for the week of February 6th. I will introduce the words on Monday, February 6th and test them on Friday, February 10th.

ring, kill, toy, like, will, fun, trade, robe, wash, baby

Birthday Party Blues

February 2nd, 2023

We have not had to chat about birthday parties for a bit because of Covid, but now that people are beginning to have birthday parties again, it may be time to talk about it. When birthday party invitations are handed out at school and some children get invites and others don’t, it is very disappointing and makes learning a challenge when melt downs occur. Our handbook says that birthday invites are only to be handed out at school if there is an invitation for every child. Thank you so much for honouring our policy and helping to keep our learning atmosphere inclusive.

Gymnastics

February 2nd, 2023

The children were so excited to get out of the school and have some fun! They listened well and burned off some energy!

Valentine’s Day

February 1st, 2023

Valentine’s Day is a big celebration for us in Grade 1! Here are a few things that you should know:

  • February 14th is a pay to wear casual to support our Missions Team. Students are asked to bring $2 to wear Valentin’es Colours: red, pink and white
  • Special order hot lunch is available to order on Munch-a-lunch
  • Students are welcome to bring Valentine’s to mail to their friends. This is optional and students will still receive Valentines even if they do not bring them. We do ask that if you bring Valentines that you bring one for each student in the class. A class list will be glued in their Planners.
  • I am looking for 3 parents to bring treats for our class party!

Gymnastics

February 1st, 2023

Just a reminder that we are off to gymnastics tomorrow. Students are welcome to wear comfy clothes that they can move and stretch in.

Winter study

February 1st, 2023

We are just finishing up our winter theme for the month of January. It felt so amazing to get some snow to finish off our study. We got to enjoy hot chocolate yesterday and have a play in the snow!

Cold Weather

January 30th, 2023

It’s cold and blustery out there this morning! Please send the students dressed in warm clothes as we will be going outside for recess and lunch play!

Spelling Words

January 27th, 2023

I will introduce the words on Monday, January 30th and test them on Friday, February 3rd.

thick, look, see, may, this, your, bad, love, short, wave

February Learning Focus

January 23rd, 2023

Theme: Love, Valentine’s Day, Being a Good Friend

Math: patterns, printing numbers to 100, addition to 18

Language Arts:

Reading groups: children are divided into levels : B, C and D (our goal is to finish at level F). Books are being sent home for home reading each week.

Writing: Independently writing full sentences using known words and phonetically sounding out unknown words.

Spelling: 10 word lists sent home each Friday

Science: States of Matter

Socials: Mapping

Bible: Jacob – 12 sons, Joseph

-continue on with our Bible memory verse: 1 John 4:7-10

  • If you would like some suggestions on how to help your individual students with the skills that they are working on, feel free to send me an email. I would love to meet with you!

February Dates

January 23rd, 2023

January is winding down and February is in sight! Here are some dates to add to your calendar:

February 2 – Gymnastics Field trip – play clothes

February 14 – Valentine’s Day celebrations

-Pay $2 to wear casual clothes as a fundraiser for Guatemala

-Hot lunch fundraiser for Guatemala – order online

February 16 – Gymnastics Fieldtrip

February 17 – Pro D Day

February 20 – Family Day

February 22 – Pink Shirt Day

  • Fridays are Knight Day