Grade 1

Week of November 20-24

Hi Grade One Families,

Throughout the month of November, we have been learning about the Saints. We first talked about what a saint is and then began reading stories about the lives of different saints. We will continue our learning by reflecting on what we can do in our own lives to answer the call to be saints. 

In Language Arts, we have completed the UFLI Alphabet Review and Longer Words Unit and are exploring the UFLI Digraph Unit. Please continue to review your child’s UFLI reading resources found in their Home Reading Folders. In math, we have started to look at data collection and using tally marks. 

This month we have also completed the first Open Parachute unit Growth Mindset at school and have begun the second unit Feel, Heal & Connect. Please continue to support your child at home by completing the Open Parachute Home Unit.

Here are some notes for the upcoming week: 

Word Study Unit: th /th/ (voiced & unvoiced)

Heart Words: they, their, were

Student of the Week: Mackenzie

Open Parachute Home Unit: Teaching Empathy & Accountability


  • PE with Mr. Kelly
  • French with Mme. Caprilli
  • Yummy Pizza Hot Lunch (please bring cutlery)
  • Word Study folders home today


  • Music class with Mr. Kelly
  • Library today ~ please be sure to return all library books before today


  • PE with Mr. Kelly
  • Buddies today


  • Mass led by Grade 4 @ 9:15 am
  • French with Mme. Caprilli
  • Word Study Assessment: th /th/ (voiced & unvoiced)
    • Please return Word Study folders today


  • Professional Day (No School)

Looking Ahead:

  • Monday, November 27- Triple O’s Hot Lunch (please bring cutlery)
  • Thursday, November 30- Mass led by Grade 6 @ 9:15 am
  • Friday, December 1- Assembly led by Grade 1 & 5 @ 9:00 am
  • Friday, December 1- Fukuroku Hot Lunch (please bring cutlery)
  • Sunday, December 3- First Sunday of Advent
  • Monday, December 4- Yummy Pasta Hot Lunch (please bring cutlery)

Please email us at and, or write us a note in your child’s agenda. Please be sure to check and initial your child’s agenda everyday.  Please be sure to include both teachers in all email correspondence.

Mrs. Dos Santos & Ms. Carroll 🙂