Monthly Newsletter

Happy 2020, Parents of these Wonderful Grade Ones!

Please write a quick note in your child’s agenda if you read this newsletter. I will give him/her a Gotcha! Kenzi's mom, once again we'll see if we find more readers this month - we didn't have any luck last time haha

I hope you all had a peaceful holiday season and enjoyed the time with your awesome children. This snow makes it apparent that winter is here! Highlights from December include our Christmas concert where the children sang, "Socks for Christmas" with great enthusiasm! We were happy to hear them sing their hearts out later in the month in an afternoon of Christmas carols. Thank you so much for your generous donations during Christmas Cheer that enabled so many less fortunate people in our community to enjoy the holidays. We certainly are blessed to have such a caring group!

Looking forward to this month in: 

Religion, we will celebrate the arrival of the Magi, and investigate how families show love.

Math, we will focus on different strategies in adding and subtracting numbers. We continue to graph the weather and do our calendar activities daily to support our number sense. Please continue to have your child tell time to the hour and half hour as well as identify/count coins. These are important life skills that are used in daily life.

Language, spelling has started and is going very well!  We 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. Next month we will introduce Readers' Theatre to increase fluency and expression.

Science, the Grade Ones will continue with Needs and Characteristics of Living Things and their Five Senses.

Social Studies, Science will be our focus during January.

Please ensure your child is reading for at least 20 minutes nightly and understands what has been read. As always, thank you so much for your support at home!  Here's to a peaceful and joyful 2020!

Yours in learning,

K. Lapierre