Mrs. Vandervoort's Grade 1 Class

January News for Grade One 

Happy New Year! 

Here are a few notes for our return to school.



Please ensure that your child has indoor shoes that fit and that your child can do them up without assistance (this includes laces). All children should be dressed appropriately for outdoor activities as we are outside twice a day for 20 minutes. 

This includes: winter boots, snow pants, hats and mittens. Please ensure that extra socks and mittens are available in your child’s backpack. Please label all items and replace as needed.


Kindly replenish all items in your child’s pencil case as needed. All students need the following:

- regular pencils and colouring tools (crayons/colouring pencils/markers)
- a pencil sharpener with case to collect shavings
a pair of scissors
mailbag and agenda 
headphones/earbuds for personal use (ipads)
- cotton
masks that cover both mouth and nose without sliding down

This is to remind everyone that all communication is done either through the agenda or the school office when we are doing face-to-face learning. Please write notes directly into the agenda rather than using a sticky note or loose leaf paper.

Email will only be used for communication during remote online learning. Please note that our Google Classroom is used only when the school is closed. Any emails sent via Google Classroom should be about the assignments posted there.


All students should be reading 1 or 2 new books each week from the PM eCollection. This is important as Guided Reading Groups are not possible at school during the pandemic. Remember, it is beneficial for children to read something more than once. This helps to develop greater fluency as well as comprehension. If your child has not tried recording their reading, I encourage everyone to record 1 book each week after practicing the book a couple of times. Please try to minimize background noise when recording.

PLEASE COMPLETE - Photo/Video Consent Form on School-Day 

Some students do not have this form completed on School-Day. Unfortunately, they will not be included in either candid shots or the class photo in the school year book.


Your order helps to earn free resources for the classroom! Parents can order and pay online. Shipping to your home is FREE with a minimum of order of $35. 

Use class code RC237171

A paper flyer will come home with your child when available or you can view online. Give your children the gift of reading - they are worth it! 

A great big thank you to everyone who has placed an order. 

I am hoping to see everyone back at school soon but I am looking forward to seeing many smiling faces online on Tuesday, January 5th. 

Best Wishes for a healthy and happy 2021!

Mrs. Vandervoort