Monthly Newsletter

January 2018,

Dear Parent(s),

We hope that you and your family had a blessed and restful Christmas.   Welcome to 2018,  we look forward to continuing great things with your children in the new year.   

Please try to remember to include extra mittens and socks, as we do go out for 3 recesses and it is helpful to have a spare pair if the ones we are wearing become wet.  Also, label, label, label, as there are many blue and black snowpants and it helps if your child’s name is on their set.

Our areas of interest this month and into February will be snow, snowflakes, and snowmen.

As for our great Grade One’s, they continue to grow and learn at an amazing rate.  This month we will be working on the following:

Spelling:  next week we will begin our spelling program.  Students write their spelling words in their agenda weekly and we do a spelling activity in class to practice.  Please take time to ensure your child knows how to spell these high frequency words to assist in daily writing.  Our spelling quiz will be every Friday and if necessary Thursday.  Success will be noted in the report card under the categories of Language and Homework completion.

Math: data management and 3-D shapes

Religion: scripture verse and ordinary time in the life of the Roman Catholic Church

Science: ongoing work on hibernation and the human body unit and then moving on to materials, objects and structures

Social studies: our school community, neighbourhood buildings and simple mapping as well as creating a map of our bedroom

Language:  poems of the week, daily reading and writing, reading responses, group discussions, printing, word families and punctuation

Please continue to read a variety of literature with your child daily.  This will increase fluency and confidence.  Talking with your child about books will further support skills and abilities.

God Bless!

Mrs. M-H Bekking