Monthly Newsletter

Happy February, Parents of these Wonderful Grade Ones!

Highlights from January include our return from a family-filled Christmas season, our Rosary friend's visit, and crazy weather changes!  February is shaping up to be a busy month with Candygrams, Valentine's Day and the 100th day of school!

Looking forward to this month in:

Religion, we will begin to prepare for Easter as we journey through Lent.

, we will continue our exploration of 2-D shapes and 3-D figures, investigating their properties and looking into where we can find them in our everyday lives.  The students are really enjoying this unit!  We continue to graph the weather and do our calendar activities daily to support our number sense.  As we count down to the 100th day of school, we are quickly finding easy ways to count up to 100 on our hundreds chart!

, spelling has been going well so far.  Thank you for taking the time to practise these common words with your child.  We continue to write our weekly words in our agenda, make sentences with these words focusing on capitals and periods, and put the words in alphabetical order.  We will continue to practice our Wordwall words in our everyday writing and review strategies when we come upon unfamiliar words when reading. Our reading groups will continue and, as the month goes on, we will introduce Readers' Theatre to increase fluency and expression.  

Science, the Grade Ones will wrap up their unit on materials, objects and everyday structures, and begin "Energy in our Lives".  

Social Studies, we will begin to investigate local and global communities closer to the end of the month.

Please ensure your child is reading nightly and understands what has been read. Having your child count your loose change and periodically tell you the time would be most useful! As you know, these are life-long useful skills … and they've taken SO long to learn.  Thank-you (again!) for your continued support at home!

Yours in learning,

K. Lapierre