March 8

Writing: our class is enjoying writing stories that show our creative sides.  This week we drew and painted a picture and wrote a story about it.  Look for it to be displayed on our bulletin boards soon!

Math: next week we will continue working on subtraction and addition sentences, working with numbers up to 10.  We will be practicing our math facts in partner activities and group games to help us practice joining in with the group plan and collaborating with one another.

Library: a reminder that the library will be closed after school on Friday, March 15th.  Also, if you are going travelling over the break and come across a library, please take a photo of your children in front of it! If you are staying local and visit the library, we would also love to see those photos. Also, if you read together as a family, those photos are welcome as well. We just love to see our community reading and enjoying libraries! Email all photos to Ms. Huber.

 

Message from Mr. Paul: 

On Monday, March 11th from 7:00 – 8:00 pm, there will be an important meeting for Grade One parents during which we will share information regarding the Accelerated Reading Program (AR).  

All Grade One students will begin AR when they return from Spring Break. Prior to your child participating in this program, we would like to meet with you to share information about the purpose and philosophy of the program; the details regarding when and where the program takes place; as well as a tour of how the program works. If you are a parent with an older child who has already participated in the AR program, you will find new information presented at this meeting and we encourage you to attend. 

We look forward to seeing you for this important information evening. Please come to the Elementary Campus library on March 11th at 7pm. Please note that childcare will not be available. 

March 1: Hurray for chapel!

It was wonderful to see so many of you out this morning to watch your child’s chapel performance.  They had a fantastic time presenting to the school and sharing what they have learned!  You won’t believe it from their performance but a lot of them were nervous beforehand.  We had a good chat before going to gym and some friends prayed for peace and calmness as we went to present.  Chat with your child about how they felt before, during and after the performance.  Congratulate them on what an amazing job they did!

Snacks: please have a chat with your child about their snack.  Some students have been feeling hungry even after finishing snack.  They have grown a lot since September so they may need a bit more food at breakfast or recess snack to fuel their brains and bodies.  Good snack ideas that are quick, easy and filling include fruit, cheese, yogurt, crackers, etc.

Chapel on March 8th: our chapel theme for term 3 will be “Incredible Companion” so students are welcome to bring to school their special friend who has been with them through thick and thin, also known as their favourite stuffy! We will have our annual stuffy toss at the end of chapel.

Math: we will continue to work on addition and subtraction skills, using various math tools and strategies to visualize our learning (stuffies, unifix cubes, whiteboards, number lines, 10 frames, 100 charts)