Welcome to May, hopefully there will be only warm weather ahead for us. It is helpful in this warm weather for your child to have a refillable water bottle that can be used throughout the day.
We begin with Catholic Education Week, which runs from May 1 to May 5. The focus of the week is the theme of ‘Walking Forward Together’. In the classroom we will talk about how God calls us to walk with Him. When we show kindness, caring, cooperation and so many other loving qualities to others, then we also walk with God.
Our school areas of interest for this month are Mother’s Day, frogs and butterflies. We also are sharing and investigating the wonderful science boxes that your children brought in. Thank you so much for your support with this scientific exploration.
As for our Awesome Grade One’s, here’s what to look forward to in May:
Religion: we continue for the next eight weeks of the Easter season to reflect on the Resurrection of Jesus and the beautiful story of Easter. We focus on being an 'Alleluia' people filled with the love of Jesus in our hearts. Also, May is the special month of Mary and the rosary apostolate leads our school in a beautiful crowning of Mary celebration. We discuss Mary's special role as the mother of Jesus.
Math: we will begin a unit on estimating large numbers by grouping them into tens and finding number patterns in the hundreds chart
Science: we will begin a unit of study on the life cycle of plants and a study of nature around us
Social Studies: we continue to study our community environment and will begin to discuss the community helpers, their place and importance in our community
Language: we are discussing the importance of writing 4 or 5 sentences for a journal entry or piece of directed writing. Many students still need a reminder to finger space between words and use an uppercase letter at the beginning of a sentence and a period to indicate the end.