Grade 1

May 1 – 5

Hello Grade One Families!

This week we completed our VCe unit and are moving onto the next unit “Reading Longer Words.” The Reading Longer Words Unit lessons address word endings, open and closed syllables, and compound words.​​

We have been working through the next lesson in the “IAAGFG” program. Pages 7 and 8 were completed at school. Please go through p.9 “TRUST” with your child and return the workbooks on Monday May 1st.

This week the children also learned all about Earth Day! They were so excited to explore different ways that they can take care of God’s beautiful creation. We drew beautiful Earths and made a pledge to help the world.

A note from Mr Kirkham in keeping with our Earth Day theme –
St. Paul alumni, Amanda Chui (2021), recently gave a presentation to the intermediate classes outlining her work on a community project she is completing that aims to bring attention to the rising costs of food and our climate crisis. Amanda is raising money for the Richmond Food Bank by collecting and recycling drink containers.
 Amanda is requesting that every student at St. Paul School bring one beverage container (empty and washed) to school on Thursday May 4th. Classroom teachers will collect them, the Grade 7 students will bag them and then Amanda will take them to be recycled, collect the deposits and donate the total proceeds to the Richmond Food Bank!
Thank you for your support for one of our former graduates on her community project.

Here are some notes for the week:

Word Study Unit: -es 

Student of the Week: Bernadette

Open Parachute Unit (at School): Protection, Boundaries & Perspective-Taking

Open Parachute Unit (at Home): Saying No



  • Home Reading folders (if forgotten on Friday)
  • PE with Mr. Kelly


  • Music with Mr. Kelly 


  • PE with Mr. Kelly
  • Assembly led by Grade K & 7
  • 2 pm dismissal


  • Mass led by Grade 3
  • French with Mme. Caprilli today
  • bottle / container for Amanda Chui


  • Word Study Assessment: -es
  • Fukuroku Hot Lunch
  • P.E. with Mr. Kelly
  • Home Reading Books due


Upcoming Dates:

  • Saturday, May 6th- First Communion celebration Mass
  • Monday, May 8th- St. Paul & St. Joseph Track & Field meet
  • Thursday, May 11th- White Spot Hot Lunch
  • Thursday, May 11th– Mass led by Grade 2

Please email us at and, or write a note in your child’s agenda if you have any questions or concerns. 

Mrs. Dos Santos & Ms. Carroll 🙂