Grade 1's blog

Thank-you!

 Hello Grade One Families!

 Thank-you very much for the beautiful book which I received this morning. I will always treasure it as a wonderful remembrance of this school year. 

 The students have shared so many things with me this year.  Their energy, curiosity, enthusiasm, kindness, effort, and inquiring minds are just a few of the reasons why this school year was special. I have learned a lot from them since September and I look forward to watching them become even more fantastic people as they continue through St. Paul School.

 I hope that all of you have a summer filled with joyful family time and happy memory-making moments. 

 Mrs. Kelly 

Last Days of Grade One!

 Hello Grade One Families!

 We had such a fabulous ending to last week with the Fun Day activities on Friday. The weather cooperated and a good time was had by all! This week we will continue our fun in the sun with the Primary Picnic tomorrow.

 Please note the following:

 Monday June 27:

  • arrive at school at 8:45am wearing picnic play clothes
  • please send in the "I'm a Gift From God" workbooks (if you still have them at home) because we will finish the last picture before the picnic
  • please send a snack for your child to eat before we walk to the park
  • it is going to be a warm, sunny day so please make sure that your child has a small backpack containing the following - a water bottle, water shoes for playing in the water feature at the park, sunscreen, a sunhat, a small towel (if you are planning to meet us at the park by 11:00am, you are welcome to bring these things for your child, otherwise please send them in the morning)
  • at 10:15am we will begin walking to the park, if you are walking with us, please meet us in the covered area
  • pizza lunch is provided for the students
  • if you are picking up your child at the park, please meet us there no later than 2:00pm
  • students must be signed out with Mrs. Kelly before leaving the park
  • if you have indicated that your child is walking back to school and you have changed your mind and have arranged for them to be picked up at the park, please let me know before 8:45am Monday morning
  • students who are walking back to school may be picked up at 3:00pm 

 Tuesday June 28:

  • school is in session from 8:45am - 3:00pm

Wednesday June 29:

  • school begins at 8:45am
  • students may wear their play clothes to school
  • the closing Assembly begins at 9:00am in the gym
  • please send a recess snack and water bottle
  • report cards will be sent home
  • dismissal is at 12:00pm

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

 Looking forward to seeing many of you tomorrow!

 Mrs. Kelly 

Week of June 20 - 24

 Hello Grade One Families!

 Happy Father's Day! I hope that you were all able to spend time together as a family this weekend in celebration of all of the wonderful fathers with whom we have been blessed.

 End of the year excitement is definitely in the air as we countdown the last eight days of the school year. The students all met with their Fun Day teams last week and have been participating in cheerleading practices to get ready for this Friday. If your child has not yet shared their team colour with you, please ask them so that you can help them find clothes in the team colour to wear on Friday.

 Please note the following information for this week:

 Monday

  • please return "I'm a Gift From God" workbooks and home reading books/duo-tangs
  • "I'm a Gift From God" Concept F
  • PE class
  • last sharing day for the Monday group

 Tuesday

  • last sharing day for the Tuesday sharing group

 Wednesday

  • "I'm a Gift From God" Concept G
  • final school Mass at 11:00am ~ please join us
  • PE class
  • last sharing day for the Wednesday group

 Thursday

  • "I'm a Gift From God" Concept H
  • last sharing day for the Friday group

 Friday = Fun Day!!

  • students come to school wearing their team colours
  • most of the activities take place outside so students should also wear a sunhat/baseball cap
  • Parent Appreciation Breakfast ~ 8:00am in the gym ~ please join us!
  • the breakfast is for adults only so there will be supervision on the playground beginning at 8:00am (teams usually have a cheerleading practice at this time as well)
  • school begins at 8:45am
  • dismissal is at 1:00pm

 Looking ahead to next week:

 Monday ~ Primary Picnic at Garden City Play Park

 Tuesday ~ regular school day from 8:45am - 3:00pm

 Wednesday ~ last day of the school year ~ 8:45am - 12:00pm

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

 Have a wonderful week!

 Mrs. Kelly 

Week of June 13 - 17

 Hello Grade One Families!

 Thank-you very much to the parents and students of the Grade One class for starting my birthday with such joy. Birthdays are a wonderful time to think of all of the blessings in one's life, and you certainly are a blessing to me. Thank-you also for the card and the thoughtful gifts!

 We are now coming to the end of the school year and again I ask myself...where does the time go? This week and next, your children will begin bringing home duo-tangs and notebooks that they no longer need in the classroom. Please keep these at home to leave space in the backpacks. This Friday will be the last home reading assignment.

 Please note these reminders for the remainder of the week:

 Tuesday:

  •  Tuesday sharing group

 Wednesday:

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

 Thursday:

  • "I'm a Gift From God" Concept E

 Friday

  • Assembly at 9:00am
  • PE class
  • Friday sharing group
  • last home reading book will be sent home

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

 Have a great week!

 Mrs. Kelly 

 

Week of June 6 - 10

 Hello Grade One Families!

 I hope that you all had a relaxing weekend in the pre-summer heatwave!

 Thank-you to everyone who has already sent in the Grade 2 Edu-Pac orders. If you are planning to buy the supplies yourself, please send me an e-mail to let me know. 

 This Friday the Grade 1 and 4 classes will be leading the school Assembly. There will only be a few Grade Ones involved in the Assembly this time. If your child has a reading for the Assembly, it will be in their agenda book on Monday. Please practice at home. Thank-you!

 Please note the following reminders for this week:

 Monday

  • PE class
  • Monday sharing group

 Tuesday

  • Tuesday sharing group

 Wednesday

  • PE class 
  • Wednesday sharing group

 Thursday

  • "Geering Up" science workshop

 Friday

  • last day to bring in Edu-Pac orders
  • Assembly at 9:00am
  • PE class 
  • Friday sharing group

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

 Have a great week!

 Mrs. Kelly 

Week of May 30 - June 3

 Hello Grade One Families!

 Thank-you very much for your generous support of the Cafe International on Friday. I think that the students had a lot of fun shopping for treats and listening to the performances of the Grade 7 students. I told the class that I would share with you a great video we watched on Friday as well. There is a group of musicians named "The Piano Guys" who do unique versions of many popular songs and happen to be a personal favourite of mine. On Friday we watched the "Cello Wars" video, the inspiration for which comes from the Star Wars movies. Some of the students really want to watch it with their parents so you can find it on youtube - "The Piano Guys" "Cello Wars". Enjoy!

 Please note the following information for this week:

 Monday:

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

 Tuesday:

  • Tuesday sharing group

 Wednesday:

  • "I'm a Gift From God" Concept B lesson 2
  • PE class
  • Wednesday sharing group

 Thursday:

  • last day to return library books
  • "I'm a Gift From God" Concept B lesson 3
  • Friday sharing group will present today 

 Friday:

  • no school (teacher planning day)

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

 Have a wonderful week!

 Mrs. Kelly 

Week of May 23 - 27

 Hello Grade One Families!

 I hope that you are all enjoying this long weekend and are able to spend time together with family and friends.

 As you are aware, this Friday May 27 the Grade 7 class will be hosting "Cafe International" in the Parish Centre. I invite you to check the Grade 7 blog page for samples of items that will be for sale and a letter from the class explaining the day and its purpose. They are raising money for "The Door is Open" and are working very hard to make this a fun day for everyone. Students are encouraged to bring a donation of $2.50. They can bring the money on either Wednesday or Thursday this week. On Friday, students are welcome to bring money to buy the items that will be for sale during the "Cafe International". As part of this special day, all of the students in the school may wear clothes in the colours of their favourite country.

 I invite you to also visit the PE/Music blog to read about St. Paul School Spirit Wear that can be ordered this week only. Mr. Kelly has written a blog post about the Spirit Wear and attached the order form. If you would like to order for your family please note that orders must be submitted by Friday May 27 and late orders will not be accepted.

 This week in Grade One we will begin the "I'm a Gift From God" Program. It is very beneficial for the program to be taught both at home and at school so each family will be receiving a parent package on Wednesday. Lessons will be listed on the blog as part of the weekly post. Please do the lessons on the designated day and complete the workbook pages when indicated in the agenda book (ex.: IGFG workbook page 5). Please do not work ahead in the workbook as some of the pages are meant for school use and others for home use. Please return the workbook the next day because it may be needed for the class lesson. Because of the homework involved in the "I'm a Gift From God" program, this week will be the last spelling test. 

 Please note the other reminders for this week:

 Monday

  • no school (Victoria Day)

 Tuesday

  • no school for students (Professional Development Day)

 Wednesday

  • "I'm a Gift From God" Concept A
  • PE class
  • students in the Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday sharing groups are invited to bring their sharing. We will do as many as possible on Wednesday and then finish on Thursday. If it is not ready for Wednesday, please send it on Thursday.
  • bring Cafe International $2.50 donation

 Thursday

  • bring spelling duo-tang for last spelling test 
  • bring library book
  • Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday sharing groups bring their sharing if it was not brought on Wednesday
  • "I'm a Gift From God" Concept A continued
  • bring Cafe International $2.50 donation if you have not already done so

 Friday

  • wear colours of your favourite country
  • bring money for Cafe International purchases 
  • Assembly at 9:00am led by Grades 2 & 5
  • PE class (no PE strip required)
  • Friday sharing group

 Thank-you for your attention to all of these details!

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

 Have a wonderful week!

 Mrs. Kelly 

 

 

Schedule Change

 Hello Grade One Families!

 Please note the following schedule change for this week:

 Tuesday May 17 - PE class

 Friday May 20 - Music class instead of PE

 Thank-you!

 Mrs. Kelly 

Week of May 16 - 20

 Hello Grade One Families!

 I hope that you all had a super weekend!

 Last week, as we completed our last few lessons in the geometry unit, the students had so much fun creating pictures with tangrams. They worked with a partner and were very imaginative! They also planned stories about pirates and we will use those plans to write pirate stories this week. I continue to be overjoyed when I see the enthusiasm with which they share their unique interests during sharing time. Thank-you for making sure that they are ready every week on their sharing day!

 Please note the following reminders for this week:

 Monday

  • PE class
  • Monday sharing group

 Tuesday

  • Tuesday sharing group
  • Mity Wear Sale from 2-6pm in the Parish Centre

 Wednesday

  • Mass at 11:00am 
  • PE class
  • Wednesday sharing group

 Thursday

  • bring library book
  • bring spelling book

 Friday

  • no Assembly
  • PE class
  • sharing book

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

 Have a wonderful week!

 Mrs. Kelly 

Week of May 9 - 13

 Hello Grade One Families!

 Happy Mother's Day! I hope that you all had a super weekend!

 Please note the following reminders for this week:

 Monday

  • PE class
  • Monday sharing group

 Tuesday

  • Tuesday sharing group

 Wednesday

  • PE class
  • Wednesday sharing group

 Thursday

  • bring library book

 Friday

  • Assembly led by Kindergarten and Grade 6 students
  • PE class
  • Friday sharing group
  • new spelling words home

 

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

Have a wonderful week!

 Mrs. Kelly