Mrs. Vandervoort's Grade 1 Class

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Making a Community Model (Social Studies)

This month we are studying maps and the local community and we will be ‘building’ different features of a community. Your child is asked to bring in materials for construction such as small boxes, paper rolls or interesting containers or materials. You can even gather materials with a specific building or feature in mind e.g. Foodland, school, church, etc.
We will be building the week of June 20th.

Please continue to read PM books or chapter books at home for the next 2 weeks.
All books must be returned by Monday, June 20. PM books that are at your child’s reading level are available at our local libraries for summer reading. Students will have access to their online accounts all summer as well. Summer reading is important in order to be ready for Grade 2. Children who don’t read over the summer usually start the next school year at a lower reading level than they had previously achieved. 

Library Books - Please note that the Library was closed for the last 2 weeks of May due to EQAO testing. Our last day to take out library books is Wednesday, June 1st. 
All Library books must be returned by Friday, June 10.  You will receive notification of any missing books the following week.

Scholastic Book Order - Keep your child reading all summer long with a selection of high interest reading material. Books make a wonderful end of year gift! 
Use our class code RC237171 
Thank you for your orders this year.

Animal Research Project - June 16 & 17
My students have shown a great interest in animals throughout the year. At this time of year, I like to give them something they are excited to work on. Details about this project will go home with your child shortly. Projects will be presented on June 16 and 17.

The Last Day of School -  June 28
On the last day, send only your child’s lunch and drinks. Indoor shoes, pencil cases and other personal belongings will go home on the last day, so we need extra room in backpacks. 
Please note that student work and workbooks will be coming home throughout the month to make it more manageable.
A reminder that there is no hot lunch the last week of school.
If you know that your child will be away on the last day of school,  please inform the school. I want to ensure that all students get their belongings.

Thank you, everyone, for your support this year. Have a happy and safe summer!

Yours in Catholic Education,

Mrs. Vandervoort

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