Monthly Newsletter

Dear Parents of these Wonderful Grade Ones and Terrific Grade Twos!

It looks like Spring is finally here! We went for a walk around the neighbourhood appreciating all of God's beauty in the signs that the seasons are changing. Highlights from April include three of our Grade Twos' First Communion, as well as a snowday! Following Earth Week, our class is trying to make an effort to use reusable containers.  Thank-you for your support in teaching stewardship of the Earth to our upcoming generation!

Looking forward to this month in:

Religion, both classes will learn about how God calls us to grow in holiness. We will learn about different saints as well as the parts of the Mass.

Math, we continue to add and subtract using our knowledge of basic math facts including doubles.  Our focus will move to a brief review of geometry followed by data management during the month.

Language, it is amazing the reading progress made by your children!  Your home support is invaluable!  The students love to look at how their writing has changed since September, especially the length of their work.  We continue to read and write, with attention to editing for misplaced capitals and missing periods.  Many are using the Word Wall without reminders and can recognize the vowel sounds in most words.

Science, the Grade Ones will make a musical instrument that creates sound for their Energy Unit, while the Grade Twos will work on their simple machine project, using at least 2 simple machines. The Grade Ones are also working in teams to create contraptions using a simple machine, because it looked so fun for the Grade Twos!

Social Studies, the Grade Ones will work on Local Community Helpers and the Grade Twos will work on Global Communities.

Once again, thank-you for supporting your child's practising of the scripts and spelling words, as well as completing the bookbag work!  It is greatly appreciated.

Yours in learning,

K. Lapierre