Monthly Newsletter

May 2018

Dear Parents,

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 6 to May 11.  The focus of the week is the theme of ‘Renewing the Promise”.  

Throughout Catholic Education Week, we prayerfully reflect on the commitment and responsibility we have in proclaiming the Good News of our Lord, Jesus Christ.”

The theme for this year’s Catholic Education Week is “Catholic Education: Renewing the Promise.” The overall scriptural theme is taken from the book of Acts, “For the promise is for you, for your children, and for all who are far away, everyone whom the Lord our God calls to him” (Acts 2: 39).

During Catholic Education week we talk about our promise being to love our Lord and neighbour as we live the gospel each day through kindness, caring, sharing and giving of ourselves.

Our school areas of interest for this month are Mother’s Day and the new life in spring.

As for our Awesome Grade One’s, here’s what to look forward to in May:

Religion:  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 continue with our 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 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.

God bless, 

Mrs. Bekking