Fall Adventures…Pumpkins, Patterns and More!

Grade One students have been using their senses to explore the changes in the local environment around them. They have connected and recorded their observations through art, science, math and much more.

Fall Leaves. The students had a chance explore the outdoors with their Grade Three buddies and work toegther to complete some seasonal art.

Pumpkin Madness. The students participated in some descriptive writing exercises, art, and a pumpkin patch field trip in early Fall.

Patterns (and a pumpkin or two more…). It’s not Math if it’s fun! The phrase became our class motto this term as the students were having so much fun learning about patterns and how they were used in their daily lives.

I hope the happy learning continues,

Ms. H


November – Dates to Remember


  • November 4th: Professional Development Day (School Closed)
  • November 7th: Health unit exploration project assigned
  • November 9th: Remembrance Day Assembly
  • November 10th: Professional Development Day (School Closed)
  • November 11th: Remembrance Day (School Closed)
  • November 14th: Reading assessments start and Scholastic book orders for November will be given
  • November 15th: Health unit project due
  • November 18th: Performance Assembly (SQx Danza) and last day to hand on Scholastic orders
  • November 21st: Performance Assembly (SQx Danza – Parents are invited to watch the students perform from 2:15-3:15 pm)
  • November 25th: Pizza Day
Please note: That there may be additional days added to this page as we get information about other important events. 

Halloween Dance

The Grade 1 students will be performing in the Halloween assembly on October 31st. Parents are welcome to attend and support their child.

For homework today, the students need to practice their Halloween dance because we will not have enough practice time tomorrow due to the Earthquake drill.

The students will be performing their dance to the instrumental song, “Mad Scientist Ziggs” and it can be found on YouTube.

Best of luck,

Ms. H

It’s a Wrap: September 2016

Congratulations Grade One on completing one month of school!

We had some great adventures in September.


The students worked on self-portraits and finished their first monthly write, about fall favourites. The portraits and monthly writes will be posted outside for the whole year. Every month a new written response by the students will go over the old one. The idea is to allow the students and the parents to see their progress in the school year.

In Language Arts, the students are going to finished reviewing their letter sounds before moving on to short vowel sounds.

In Math, we are reviewing numbers from 1-20, and will be starting patterns soon.

We have completed a unit on Living and Nonliving Things in Science,  but the students will be given some at-home projects to complete as a part of their review.

In Socials and Career Education, the students are learning about roles and responsibilities. They also completed a mini-project about themselves, which they will present to one another during the first week of October.

Wow, that was a lot of hard work on the part of the grade ones and once again I would like to congratulate them on their progress as a team!

Give yourselves a pat of the back boys and girls,

Ms. H