Week of September 11 - 15

 Hello Grade One Families!

 Wow! The first week of school just flew by! I think that the students in Grade One did an amazing job of transitioning to the new routines of Grade One. They are locker experts now!  The students confidently changed into their PE strip and found the correct spot to write in their agenda book. This week I look forward to introducing them to a few more routines and beginning our units of study for this month. 

 This month in Grade One we will focus on the unit, "We Belong to Our School Community" including collecting data about classmates, writing sentences about school and the data we collect, talking about how we can have a happy classroom, and learning about our feelings and the feelings of others. We will also begin a study of apples and cranberries as we learn about local plants. Over the next couple of weeks the students will "show what they know" about sounds, spelling and oral reading so that we can begin to form smaller learning groups. 

 This week the extra-curricular activities will begin for the students in Grades 2 - 7. If you have an older child participating in either volleyball or cross-country, please arrange for 3:00pm pick-up for your child in Grade 1 as we do not provide supervision for younger siblings during extra-curricular practices. Thank-you!

 Please reserve the evening of Tuesday September 19 so that you can join us for our annual Meet the Teacher Night beginning at 7:00pm. I look forward to seeing you there!

 Please note the following for this week:

 Return (thank-you if you already have sent in these items):

  • Walkathon volunteer form
  • brown envelope containing student information
  • "Our Child" sheet
  • photo for the birthday board

 Monday:

  • PE class (PE strip is required for all PE classes)

 Tuesday:

  • PE class

 Wednesday:

  • 2:00pm dismissal

 Thursday:

  • PE class
  • first library visit

 Friday:

  • 9:00am Assembly ~ the Grade Ones will be helping their Grade 4 buddies by doing a choral response at the Assembly this week so please join us!

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

 Have a wonderful week!

 Mrs. Kelly