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Mrs. Vandervoort's Grade 1 Class
May - The Month of Mary

St. Mary Catholic Church... - St. Mary Catholic Church

We celebrate Catholic Education Week (CWE) from May 2 to May 6. 

This year’s theme is Rebuild, Restore, Renew Together. Each day there will be a prayer and an activity for each subtheme. We will also focus on the Baptism of Jesus and the story of Mary. 


Prayer for May

Dear Mary, Queen of Heaven, thank you for showing us a mother’s love.

Help me to show my mother my love and appreciation. Amen


Catholic Education Week - Rebuild, Restore, Renew Together

Each day, students will be taking part in activities which celebrate Catholic Education.

Monday - Rediscover

Tuesday - Rebuild

Wednesday - Restore 

Thursday - Renew

Friday - Rejoice


Math Our focus for the month will be Geometry, Symmetry and Money.

Science We are studying the characteristics of daily and seasonal cycles.

Language Journal writing, Reading comprehension, vocabulary

Visual Arts Shape, form, content, colour through Canadian/Indigenous art

French Le printemps, La famille, les animaux



Homework
I strongly encourage all students to read at home using their PMeCollection online account.

Students need to be reading at level 15 with very little difficulty in order to reach the learning expectation for Grade 1. How can we achieve this? Each week, choose 1 or 2 new books to practice at home to strengthen the development of reading skills and reinforce the strategies learned at school. Students will continue to bring home reading material each week but I can't read with each student every day. Giving children extra books at their instructional reading level now will benefit them greatly as they move to the next grade.

Students are encouraged to play Prodigy at home once a week for extra practice developing skills we are working on at school. 


Scholastic Book Order - Continue to foster your child's love of reading!

Parents can place all orders and pay online. Use our class code RC237171


Field Trip to 'Round the Bend Farm - Wednesday, May 25th
Please review information and make payment for this trip on School-Day.

Yours in Catholic Education,

Mrs. Vandervoort


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