We have lots of Upcoming Field trips where we will need additional adult supervision: Heritage Site, Clay Art, Children's Festival, Arbour Day and visiting the Spray Park in June. Please check our calendar for more information. Permission forms will be sent home in advance.
Dates to Remember December 2019 Nov. 29-Report Cards go home. Please sign the envelope and keep the insert. We would appreciate you reviewing the report card with your child, focusing on what they are proud of and what goal can be set for term 2.
Halloween, Oct. 31 Dear Parents and Guardians, Just a reminder, on Thursday, October 31st, we will be having Halloween fun throughout the day. The children will be changing into their costumes after lunch recess. We will be happy to help the children dress in their costume, but will not have time to apply makeup.Please send costumes in a bag with your child’s name on it. The afternoon will begin with a school wide parade for the children to have a chance to see all the costumes in the school. The rest of the afternoon will be spent having our own Grade One fun. 10.24.2019 Agenda Sentences from October 23rd - October 29th are questions students will need to answer about family traditions (or the answer to the question this year). Please read, discuss and answer the question so we can help students refer to their agenda for their Halloween craftivity!
Dates to Remember November 2019 Nov. 6 - Parent/Guardian session - "How Can I Help my Child Read?" 4:30 pm Nov. 8 - 10:15 am Remembrance Day Assembly Nov. 19 Organics Kick Off Assembly!
10.23.2019 Agenda Sentences Agenda sentences are a general reminder or upcoming event that all students write. Everyone's agenda sentence is the same as the other students in their class every day. The forms we referred to are the following: - There is a form for the dance on Thursday that if anyone needed a ticket needed to be handed in. - Field trip forms for Nov 7th which were 2 pages stapled together and also orange in color - KPA fundraiser was a brown envelope that went home in Friday envelopes 2 weeks ago.
10.17.2019 There was an e-mail sent out to grade 1-3 parents in regards to a literacy night. It was sent by Mrs. Juse our secretary. We feel that all parents in grade 1 should attend as it will give you the tools to help your students with reading and writing at home. When both parents and teachers are on the same page there is less confusion for the students!
From the desk of Mr. Hauptman: Dear Parents/Guardians, A Literacy Night directed to support Division I students and parents with their literacy skills at home, will be hosted at the school on Wednesday, November 6th from 4:30pm - 5:30pm. Topics will include several strategies (reading comprehension lessons), skills (guided reading), and activities (strategy questions) that can be done at home to support parents with their child's literacy progression. Both parents are welcome to attend the event. A RSVP invitation will be sent out in a couple weeks to confirm your attendance. Thank you, Kelly Hauptman Lead Literacy Teacher
10.10.2019 Scholastics Orders have come in for both classes and been sent home! If your child did not come home with the order you placed, you should receive an e-mail letting you know it is on backorder.
We did not send out October Scholastics order forms because we will be having the Book Fair Next week however, if you would like one Mrs. Lawrence still has her order forms. Please e-mail your teacher to receive one if you still want a flyer! Some great Fall and halloween books available this month and those orders would need to go in pretty quickly. side note: Although it is not required, orders are fulfilled quicker if ordered online by you through our class because then they do not have to wait for cheques to be mailed.
10.02.2019 We started our Home Reading/Writing program- Parents/Guardians, please read the 'Good Fit' book with your child. Add the date, title and level to the notebook. Brainstorm what your child could draw/write about the book. (See writing suggestions below.) Send everything back when you feel your child has enjoyed the book and completed writing in their notebook, in order to make a new selection. For example if your child has not completed reading their book or writing in their journal then they can bring the same book home again to finish writing in their reading journal. We will be offering a Parent/Guardian session on 'How can I help my Child Read', Wed. Nov. 6. More information to come. Watch for an email.
9.29.2019 Any Scholastics or Chickadee orders we received went in last week. They will come home with your child once they have arrived unless we were otherwise notified that they are a gift and you would like to be contacted upon arrival to pick them up.
One of the components of our reading program is called “word wall”. This is where our students learn to read and spell high frequency sight words. These words come up frequently in reading and writing tasks and if students are able to quickly both identify and spell them, their journey towards becoming confident and independent readers and writers will be more easily facilitated. Each week, your child will receive a list of words to practice a few minutes every day. We will work on the words in class each day, but any help you can give your child at home is appreciated. The list will go home Friday and the test will be the following Friday. We will be sending the test booklets home for you to review, sign and send it back to school the, following school day.
Practicing at Home Suggestions: 1. Make an extra set of cards and play Memory. 2. Go on a Sight Word Scavenger Hunt by hiding the flashcards around the house. 3. Make an extra set of cards and play Go Fish. 4. Play Guess My Word-Give your child clues to a word you are thinking of. It rhymes with...It starts/ends with...It has a 'short "e" vowel' sound. 5. Use magnetic letters. 6. Keep a big chart called 'Words I know' or a mini word wall for quick reference. 7. Print words in simple sentences, together. Cut individual words and have your child rebuild the sentence.
Ensure that you use their sight words in context by saying the word in a sentence as well! Writing at Home Encouraging children to write at home can make a big difference in the development of their writing skills. Writing should be fun. Allow your child to be creative and take risks. Try to focus more on the process and less on the product of your child's writing. Try to start the sentence with a capital and end it with punctuation (., ?, !) and leave finger spaces between words. If your child is struggling with writing a word, draw a line and have them sound out how it starts, how it finishes and anything in between. More advance writers may want to use, First, Next, Then to tell their story. Create a writing space: paper, pencils, crayons, envelopes, etc. Easy and fun writing ideas include: a dinner menu, postcards, write a song, travel brochure.