Grade 1's blog

Week of June 26 - June 30

 Hello Grade One Families!

 We have come to the last week of school! At the beginning of the year the ten months stretch ahead filled with anticipation and promise of what's to come. As we begin the last week of the school year, I am wondering how yet another school year has flown by! I am looking forward to a fun last week of school beginning with our picnic tomorrow.

 Please note the following for this week:

 Monday ~ Garden City Play Park Picnic!

  • arrive at school at 8:45am wearing playclothes appropriate for walking to the park and playing all day!
  • bring a small backpack containing: small snacks, a water bottle, a sunhat, sunscreen, water shoes, a small towel (because they always get wetter than they think they will )
  • if your child has an epi-pen please make sure that they are wearing it
  • we will leave from the covered area at approximately 9:45am because we will let the Grade 2 and 3 students go first
  • we should arrive at the park by 10:30am
  • lunch will be at 11:50am (please contact Mrs. Garcia with any questions)
  • students will play until 1:35pm at which point I will gather them for clean-up
  • parents who are picking up at the park must sign their child out at 1:45pm from the Grade One area 
  • we will begin walking back at 2:00pm 
  • 3:00pm dismissal for those who walked back from the park

 Tuesday:

  • 8:45am - 3:00pm
  • PE class

 Wednesday:

  • 8:45am - 2:00pm
  • 1:00pm Retirement Assembly for Mrs. Melvin ~ please join us!

 Thursday:

  • 8:45am - 12:00pm
  • students wear playclothes
  • 9:00am Assembly ~ please join us!

 Friday:

  • no school for students ~ first day of summer holidays!

 

 Please e-mail me at nkelly@stpaulschool.ca if you have any questions or concerns.

 I hope to seen many of you at the park tomorrow!

 Mrs. Kelly 

Week of June 19 - 23

 Hello Grade One Families!

 Happy Father's Day! Thank-you to all of the dads who are such a blessing to their family! We celebrate and thank God for you!

 Last week started off with great excitement as Trevor Linden and Fin from the Vancouver Canucks visited our school as a surprise for Mrs. Moorehead. Then on Wednesday we had a visit from Fr. Rodney to learn about vocations. What a great week!

 As your child may have shared with you, the home reading books that you currently have at home will be the last ones for this year. Please return the book and orange duo-tang no later than Wednesday. Also, this will be the last week for sharing.

 Please note the following for this week:

 Monday

  • no hot lunch ~ please be sure to send a lunch today!
  • picnic form due
  • "I'm a Gift From God" Concept H
  • PE class
  • Monday sharing group

 Tuesday

  • PE class
  • Tuesday sharing group

 Wednesday

  • "I'm a Gift From God" Concept I
  • Mass at 11:00am ~ please join us!
  • PE class
  • Wednesday sharing group

 Thursday

  • Friday sharing group will share today

 Friday ~ Fun Day!

  • Parent Appreciation Breakfast will begin at 8:15am (please note the time change!) ~ supervision will be provided for students as they practice their team cheers outside
  • students come dressed in their team colour
  • school officially begins at 8:45am
  • students will have a short break in the classroom so please send a snack and waterbottle 
  • dismissal is at 1:00pm

 Looking Ahead to the Last Week of School!

  • Monday June 26 ~ picnic day
  • Wednesday June 28 ~ retirement Assembly for Mrs. Melvin at 1:00pm
  • Thursday June 29 ~ last day of school from 8:45am - 12:00pm

 Please e-mail me at nkelly@stpaulschool.ca if you have any questions or concerns.

 Have a super week! I hope that you can join us for Mass on Wednesday and Fun Day on Friday!

 Mrs. Kelly 

Week of June 12 - 16

 Hello Grade One Families!

 Three weeks left! Each week will bring many fun moments and special events to finish off our school year. 

 Please note the following for this week:

 Monday

  • if students have a Canucks' jersey or shirt they may wear it over their school polo shirt when they come to school (they will wear it to the special Assembly and then put it in their backpack for the rest of the day); also, if they have any other Canucks' gear (caps etc.) they are welcome to bring those as well
  • "I'm a Gift From God" Concept D
  • PE class
  • hot lunch for those who ordered
  • Monday sharing group

 Tuesday

  • "I'm a Gift From God" Concept E
  • Tuesday sharing group

 Wednesday

  • "I'm a Gift From God" Concept F
  • Fr. Rodney will visit the school to talk to the students about vocations ~ you may remember Fr. Rodney from when he was the Assistant Pastor at St. Paul Parish a few years ago
  • PE class
  • Wednesday sharing group

 Thursday

  • "I'm a Gift From God" Concept G

 Friday

  • Assembly led by Kindergarten and Grade 6
  • Friday sharing group

 Please contact me at nkelly@stpaulschool.ca if you have any questions or concerns.

 Have a wonderful week! 

 Mrs. Kelly 

Week of June 5 - 9

 Hello Grade One Families!

 I hope that everyone had a wonderful weekend!

 As you know, June 1 was the deadline for returning school library books. There are still a few library books signed out to Grade One students. If you have one at your house, please return it on Monday. Also, please return the "I'm a Gift From God" workbooks on Monday. Thank-you!

 Please note the following for this week:

 Monday

  • "I'm a Gift From God" Concept B lesson 3
  • hot lunch for those who ordered
  • PE class
  • Monday sharing group

 Tuesday

  • Tuesday sharing group

 Wednesday

  • "I'm a Gift From God" Concept C
  • Wednesday sharing group
  • PE class

 Thursday

  • "I'm a Gift From God" Concept D
  • we will have our first Fun Day Meetings today so when your child comes home, please ask them their team colour

 Friday 

  • Assembly led by Grades 3 and 7 ~ please join us!
  • PE class
  • lunch provided by Mike's family ~ please send snacks and a water bottle as usual
  • Friday sharing group

 Please e-mail me at nkelly@stpaulschool.ca if you have any questions or concerns.

 Have a super week!

 Mrs. Kelly 

 

 

Week of May 29 - June 2

 Hello Grade One Families!

 I hope that you all had a super weekend in the sun! June is right around the corner and we have just five weeks of the school year left!  

 I would like to thank all of the students who helped to make Mrs. Koop's Assembly on Friday such a beautiful one! Thank-you for helping them to choose and prepare their costumes! Several of them told me that Friday was "the best day!!". That phrase always makes my heart sing with joy ~ "Mrs. Kelly! This is the best day!" I hope that throughout their school journeys they are able to always find that child's joy and have many, many "best days ever!".

 As mentioned in the e-mail I sent on Friday, we will begin the "I'm a Gift From God" program tomorrow. Lessons will be listed on the weekly blog and student book assignments will be noted in the agenda book. Please complete the homework that evening and return the book the next day for use in the class lessons. Thank-you!

 Please note the following for this week:

 Monday

  • "I'm a Gift From God" Concept A
  • PE class
  • hot lunch for those who ordered
  • Monday sharing group

 Tuesday

  • Tuesday sharing group

 Wednesday

  • "I'm a Gift From God" Concept B Lesson 1
  • PE class
  • Wednesday sharing group

 Thursday

  • "I'm a Gift From God" Concept B Lesson 2
  • last day to return library books for this school year
  • Friday sharing group will share today

 Friday

  • no school ~ Professional Development Day for the school staff

 Looking Ahead

  • June 9 ~ Mike's family will provide fried chicken lunch for the class
  • June 21 ~ Grade 7 Farewell Mass at 11:00am ~ please join us!
  • June 22 ~ Mrs. Melvin's Retirement Assembly at 2:00pm ~ please join us!
  • June 23 ~ Fun Day! Dismissal is at 1:00pm
  • June 26 ~ Primary Students' Year End Picnic at Garden City Play Park
  • June 29 ~ Last Day of School! Assembly at 9:00am and dismissal at 12:00pm

 Wow! Where has the school year gone?!?

 Please e-mail me at nkelly@stpaulschool.ca if you have any questions or concerns.

 Have a wonderful week!

 Mrs. Kelly 

 

Week of May 22 - 26

  Hello Grade One Families!

 I hope that everyone had a fun long weekend in the sun!

 This week, the Monday sharing group may share on either Tuesday, Wednesday or Friday. The choice is yours! 

 On Friday it is fictional character day. Everyone is encouraged to dress as one of their favourite fictional characters. Please make sure that your child's clothes on Friday allow them to fully participate in class activities including Assembly, PE class, and outdoor play time. Also, please keep in mind the guidelines from Halloween - costumes must be respectful and fun! As part of the day, the Grade 7 class will be doing a special event fundraiser. Students are welcome to bring money to purchase edible treats such as cookies and popcorn, purchase items such as bookmarks and mystery bags, and have their photo taken at the Enchanted Photo Booth. All proceeds will be given to charity. Students are responsible for their own money. If you would like to support this charitable fundraiser, please send money with your child on Friday in a labeled envelope. Thank-you!

 Please note the following for the remainder of this week:

 Tuesday

  • Tuesday sharing group (along with any Monday group students who are ready)

 Wednesday

  • PE class
  • Wednesday sharing group (Monday group as needed)

 Thursday

  • return library books

 Friday

  • fictional character day
  • 9:00am Assembly for Mrs. Koop led by Grades 1 and 4 ~ please join us!
  • PE class (no PE uniform needed)
  • Special Event ~ charity fundraiser organized by the Grade 7 class
  • Friday sharing group (and any remaining Monday group members)

 Please e-mail me at nkelly@stpaulschool.ca if you have any questions or concerns.

 Have a wonderful week!

 Mrs. Kelly 

Week of May 15 - 19

 Hello Grade One Families!

 Happy Mother's Day to all of the wonderful Grade One moms!! I hope that you were well celebrated today! 

 This week, some of the Grade One students will be reading and doing the offertory procession at the school Mass on Wednesday. If your child has a reading, thank-you for the practice that you have already been doing at home, and please continue to practice so that the readers will be full of confidence on Wednesday morning. I hope that many of you will be able to join us for the Mass at 11:00am on Wednesday. Next Friday, May 26, the Grade One class will lead the Assembly along with the Grade Four class. All of the students who are not reading or processing at the Mass will have a special role at the Assembly. The students told me that they thought this was a fair way to do it! 

 Please note the following for this week:

 Monday

  • PE class
  • hot lunch for those who ordered
  • Monday sharing group

 Tuesday

  • Tuesday sharing group

 Wednesday

  • Mass at 11:00am ~ please join us!
  • PE class
  • Wednesday sharing group

 Thursday

  • library books due

 Friday

  • 9:00am Assembly led by Grades 2 and 5 ~ please join us!
  • PE class
  • Friday sharing group

 Looking Ahead

  • Monday May 22 ~ Victoria Day (no school)
  • Friday May 26 ~ non-uniform day - come dressed as your favourite fictional character 
  • Friday May 26 ~ Grades 1 and 4 will lead a special Assembly for Mrs. Koop at 9:00am

 Please contact me at nkelly@stpaulschool.ca if you have any questions or concerns.

 Have a super week!

 Mrs. Kelly 

Week of May 8 - 12

  Hello Grade One Families!

 I hope that you all had a wonderful weekend! Looking at my teaching plans for the year, I realized that we have come to the last units of study for Grade One ~ where did the time go?!? This week we will begin a math unit encompassing measurement and geometry. We will explore non-standard units of measurement, and the fact that objects and shapes have attributes that can be used to identify them. The students will also begin exploring animals and natural features of our local environment. In phonics and spelling we are currently learning about the use of the "silent e" and will soon move on to contractions and homophones. I am looking forward to helping the students share their imaginations by writing fictional stories and sharing puppet shows. It should be a very interesting last two months of school!

 Please note the following for this week:

 Monday

  • PE class
  • hot lunch for those who ordered
  • Monday sharing group

 Tuesday

  • Tuesday sharing group

 Wednesday

  • PE class
  • Wednesday sharing group

 Thursday

  • library books due

 Friday

  • I will be attending a meeting all day and Ms. Somers will be teaching Grade One
  • 9:00am Assembly for the Crowning of Mary led by Grade 6 and Kindergarten
  • PE class
  • Friday sharing group

 Please contact me at nkelly@stpaulschool.ca if you have any questions or concerns.

 Have a great week!

 Mrs. Kelly 

Week of May 1 - 5

  Hello Grade One Families!

 Tomorrow is the first day of May! During the month of May, we will take time everyday in Grade One to learn about Mother Mary and pray a decade of the rosary. 

 Thank-you to all of the parents who were able to join us for our field trip last week. The students learned a lot about the history of Richmond and had fun doing it! This week we will finish up our current units of study. I am so pleased with how confident the students are becoming in completing their work, sharing their ideas, and stretching their understanding with "I wonder" questions. 

 Please note the following for this week:

 Monday

  • PE class
  • hot lunch for those who ordered
  • Lucas' parents will bring juice and cupcakes to celebrate his birthday
  • Monday sharing group

 Tuesday

  • Tuesday sharing group

 Wednesday

  • PE class
  • Wednesday sharing group

 Thursday

  • Jean's Day ~ wear jeans and t-shirts, and please bring a donation for Children's Hospital
  • library books due
  • Friday sharing group will share today

 Friday

  • Professional Development Day ~ no school for students

 Looking Ahead

  • May 17 ~ school Mass (Grade One students will be doing the readings)
  • May 22 ~ no school because it is Victoria Day
  • May 26 ~ Assembly led by Grades One and Four; we will be celebrating Mrs. Koop at this Assembly; it is a non-uniform day (more details to follow at a later date)

 Please e-mail me at nkelly@stpaulschool.ca if you have any questions or concerns.

 Have a super week!

 Mrs. Kelly 

Week of April 24 - 28

 Hello Grade One Families!

 It was wonderful to see everyone yesterday at the Student-Led Conferences. I hope that you had fun celebrating your child's accomplishments with them. 

 Please note the following reminders for the week ahead:

 Monday

  • PE class
  • hot lunch for those who ordered
  • Monday sharing group
  • I am away at a meeting all day

 Tuesday

  • Tuesday sharing group

 Wednesday

  • PE class
  • Wednesday sharing group
  • last day to give field trip volunteer driver information to Mrs. Ong
  • an evening e-mail will be sent out regarding the field trip...please check!

 Thursday

  • Team Spirit Day ~ wear personal or professional team t-shirts and jerseys, or St. Paul School PE shirt/Spirit Wear
  • morning field trip to the Britannia Shipyards 
  • library books due

 Friday

  • regular school day (8:45am - 3:00pm) for Kindergarten, Grade One and Grade Two (Grades 3-7 will be attending a track meet)
  • PE class
  • Friday sharing group

 If you have any questions or concerns, please e-mail me at nkelly@stpaulschool.ca.

 I hope that you have a relaxing weekend and a super week ahead!

 Mrs. Kelly