Monthly Newsletter

December 2019

Dear Parents/Guardian(s):

The first three months of school seem to have truly flown by.  We have grown a great deal and have really begun to develop class community and friendships.  It was so nice to celebrate your child’s success so far this year at interview time. Thank you! 

This month we will celebrate the season of Advent and the birth of our Saviour.  We talk about the joy of Christmas with our family and ready our hearts as we prepare for the birth of Jesus.   We are super excited to be singing at The Good Shepherd Christmas Concert on December 11, 2019.  All families are invited and most welcome to attend.   Please bring in a donation to Christmas Cheer with you. 

Information went home about Christmas Cheer.  Just a reminder that canned foods, packaged foods, new books, and unwrapped toys are requested to support those in need. There is a special need for diapers, any size would be appreciated.  Canadian Tire money is also welcome. 

Please ensure your child is reading for at least 10 minutes nightly and understands what is being read. This is an imperative experience and I value all of your great efforts in doing this.  Your child’s learning will continue to progress as well.  Keep up the great work! 

Our Sk’s are also discussing the season of Advent and awaiting for Jesus’ birth.  They have been exploring letters each week using the Jolly Phonics program and have been doing exceptionally well as well as other literacy activities. The students are also exploring number relationships. 

What our Great Grade One’s are up to:

Religion:  we celebrate the season of Advent, focusing on the Holy family, and how the community came to greet Jesus

Math: continuation of addition and subtraction skills

Literacy:  we have been doing a weekly response to stories that we read and we will concentrate on how the story makes us feel and how we can write and illustrate this feeling

Science: we will continue to discuss our 5 senses and the human body and begin to discuss animals who hibernate

Social Studies: we will discuss our family traditions around Christmas

May your family have a blessed Christmas. 

Ms. B. Moore