Hello Grade One Families!
I am very much looking forward to our second week of Grade One. We spent most of the first few days becoming re-acquainted with each other and being introduced to new classroom routines. The students have shown a great desire to establish their new learning environment in the "big school".
Please note the following important information:
Reminders for the Week
- photos for the birthday board should be submitted no later than Friday
- if you have not yet returned your brown envelope with the updated information sheets please do so tomorrow
- please check and return the agenda book daily
This month (and continuing into the beginning of October) we will be focussing on many areas of study including the following:
- Jesus as our friend and ourselves as important members of God's family
- rhyming words and word families
- sentence writing
- weather and seasons
- school routines, being a good friend, sharing our feelings
Our school Walkathon is on Friday September 25. Every family has received both an electronic and paper copy of the pledge sheet. Please collect many pledges as this is our one big fundraiser of the school year. The money collected from the Walkathon is very important to the support of school programs such as music, sports, library and technology.
Fun Friends Program
Hopefully you all found the two newsletters in the front pocket of the agenda book. One introduces the "Fun Friends" program and the other gives the concepts we covered last week. Please look for a sheet each week (probably Friday) at the front of the agenda book. The letter will give an overview of the concepts covered that week and suggestions for home follow-up and practice.
Mr. Kelly will be going with the Grade Seven class to Outdoor Ed. on Tuesday so there is a change in the PE schedule as follows:
- Monday (PE strip needs to be worn under the regular uniform)
- Tuesday (no PE strip needed - runners only)
- Thursday (no PE strip needed - runners only)
The school library will open on September 23 so there will be no library books coming home this week.
City of Richmond Food Scraps Program
Please refer to the Thursday letter from Mrs. Moorehead for information about the City of Richmond Food Scraps Program. It means that the students will be bringing home all of their food scraps to be put in the green bin at home. Please make sure that your child's snacks and lunch are in appropriate reusable containers so that you don't end up with a messy lunch bag at the end of the day! Also, just a note that the students in Grade One were given 30 minutes to eat their lunches last week. This is a generous amount of time for them to eat their lunch so if your child is not finishing please consider the amount of food you send and your child's independence when eating at home.
Thank-you for your attention to this very long blog entry!
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Have a wonderful week!