Epic! Summer Special For Reading
Tuesday June 12th 2018, 7:36 pm
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Hello 1 SD!
Epic has released their summer special!
Epic! is an amazing resource for the students and families.  There are so many stories that the students can read OR listen to.
The summer special!
$3USD for 3 months of unlimited access to a phenomenal range of high quality books by famous (and not so famous) authors.
Please let me know if you would like any additional information about this before the holiday.  I am more then happy to help.

June 8th, 2018
Friday June 08th 2018, 3:52 pm
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Hello 1 SD!

Wow, we have had our last Friday of Grade 1!

Next Week:

Next week is going to be very busy with many things but a few reminders.

On Wednesday afternoon we will be having our last party of the year.  It will begin at 12:55 when the students return from Music and go until 2:25.  Information about this will come to you from our homeroom parents.

Thursday Dismissal:

A reminder that all students will be dismissed on Thursday at 11:30.

Have a great weekend!


June 5th, 2018
Tuesday June 05th 2018, 6:20 am
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Hello 1 SD!

Wow!  This year has certainly gone by so quickly!

Note From The Library:

All books should be returned to the library.  There are a few students who still need to bring back their books before borrowing books for the summer.

Class Book Missing:

We are so happy to allow books to go home each night but one has not returned to us!  Please have a look at home to see if the book Luka Plays Baseball is at home.

If by chance you do find any other books that belong to school, please return them.

Summer Resources:

Many parents have asked about resources that they can use over the summer.  Here are a few that might be helpful in addition to Raz-Kids over the Summer Holiday.

Please let me know if there are any that you are unsure about.



May 23rd, 2018
Wednesday May 23rd 2018, 8:32 am
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Hello 1 SD!

I hope that everyone was able to enjoy the Spring Fair!

Library Books:

It has come to that time of year when all library books need to be returned to the library.  The students will still have their library lessons and be able to browse but sadly we need to turn them all in for the year.

Grade 1 Museum:

This is a reminder for the Grade 1 Museum to share their personal histories.

This will be our last celebration of the year and I hope to see everyone there.

Have a wonderful week!


May 14th, 2018
Tuesday May 15th 2018, 1:44 pm
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Hello 1 SD!

Activities Day:

The ESPE team and all the students are super excited for Activities Day next Friday May 18th! The weather could be very hot so please remind your son or daughter to wear their house colour shirt, appropriate shoes, sunscreenhat and a water bottle.


The students have been working hard in the last Module 6.  This past week we have been working on word problems that can be very tricky.  The students have been working on looking at a few key words to help them figure out if they need to add or subtract.  See if you can help your son or daughter to identify these words in the word problems.

Here are a few problems that you can try at home.

Try solving these problems using a tape diagram or a bar model.

Personal Histories Evidence Bag:

Some students brought in their evidence bags and I look forward to seeing the rest over the next few days.  We will begin to share the items that they brought together in class to gain more understanding of what kind of evidence and artefacts help us learn more about each others history.

Save The Date
Friday May 11th 2018, 2:54 pm
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Hello 1 SD!

Please save the Date!

Personal History Bags:

A letter was sent home about personal history bags that the students are asked to begin bringing their bags on Monday.

Personal Artifact Bags Ltr + Recording Sht

Library Time Next Week

We will have library on Monday May 14th.  Please remind your son or daughter to bring their library books.

Activities Day

The students will have Activities Day on May 18th!  We will be having a fun filled morning of all kids of activities.  Please remind your son or daughter to wear their house colour T-Shirts.

Have a great weekend!

May 9th, 2018
Wednesday May 09th 2018, 1:59 pm
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Hello 1 SD!

Wow!  It was wonderful to see so many parents, grandparents, brothers and sisters on Friday to celebrate the students book series.  The students were so excited to share their hard work with everyone and we are so grateful that you could all make it.

I hope that you have all enjoyed the great photos that were taken by Ms. Bec and her photo booth!

New Writing Unit:

Our final unit of the school year is an opportunity for the students to focus on a genre that they think they need more work on so they will have the choice to choose one to focus on.  Their choice will be between personal narrative, non-fiction and realistic fiction.

Personal History and Family Trees:

This week we are going to be taking a look at the students personal history using the words; past, present and future and sharing our family tree.

PE Reminder:

Please remember to have your son or daughter wear appropriate shoes on the days that the students have PE.  We want to make sure that all students can participate fully.

Writing Celebration Tomorrow
Thursday May 03rd 2018, 12:26 pm
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Hello 1 SD!

This week there was a save the date sent home about our next writing celebration.

On May 4th First Grade will be hosting a Writer’s Celebration for all of the amazing Grade 1 authors.  The theme for this celebration will be: 

Bring Your Character to Life! 

The students will be sharing their series in our classroom beginning at 2:45.

Hope to see you all there!

Please contact me with any other questions.

May 2nd, 2018
Wednesday May 02nd 2018, 8:34 pm
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Hello 1 SD!

I hope that everyone was able to enjoy a wonderful time over the long weekend.

Writing Celebration:

This Friday, May 4th, the students will be sharing their series.  Not only will they be sharing their two favourite books from that series they have created something to make their characters come alive.  Some of these things can be done at home but there were a few students who wanted to also dress as their main character.  Don’t worry, this is realistic fiction so I am sure that everything that you need can come from home.  The students who have decided to dress as their character are William, Chloe, Jenny and Ava.  There were some students that wanted to bring in some props but other then these items from home everything else will be done in class.

I hope to see you all on Friday!

New Unit In Math:

We are just finishing up our unit on shapes and going on into our last unit of math for Grade 1.  Information about this unit was sent home today in the red folders.


April 23rd, 2018
Monday April 23rd 2018, 3:48 pm
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Hello 1 SD!

This week is jam packed!

Field Trip! AND New Unit of Study

Our field trip will be on Wednesday April 25th, 2018.  We will be going to the Women’s and Children’s Museum with the help of our three parent volunteers.  Everyone please keep your fingers crossed that we have low pollution that day so that we do not have to reschedule.

A post this morning was about lunches for the trip.  A paper note went home today.  Please fill it out and return tomorrow. If it is not returned or you do not contact me directly it will be assumed that your son or daughter does not need a lunch from the school.

This field trip is an introduction to our new unit of study that inquires into how we learn about our own history.

This units main understanding is that:

Historical evidence provides an insight into people’s story and history.

Going to the museum we will observe how the museum displays are used and what different pieces of evidence help us better understand the past.

At the end of this unit the students will be creating their own museum display to share their own history of themselves to others.


This week is C.A.S.T.A!!  All students should wear their Tye Die shirts on Thursday!

1SD will be performing at 1:15 in the Upper Gallery for whomever would like to come and watch.  There are going to be various performances throughout the day.

Here is the schedule…

CASTA schedule 2018

Earth Week

This week is ALSO Earth Week.

Each day has it’s own theme.

Meatless Monday (Chartwells is not serving any beef on Monday)

Trashless Tuesday

Water Bottle Wednesday

Save Paper Thursday

Lights Off Friday

What a packed week of fun!

Have a great week and please contact me with any questions or concerns.