Grade 1

November brought us cooling weather and the start of needing warmer coats, hats, mittens and scarves.  We have again been very busy in grade one learning to read and write!   Our skills have developed   SO much since we started in September. We are enjoying the class books we read every week and becoming more independent in our writing every day. We have started preparations for the Christmas concert and we are excited to be on stage.  We hope to see lots of grade 1 parents and guardians at parent teacher so we can show off how much we have learned through hard work and good listening.

We can hardly believe that we have already been in school for two months.  Time flies when you are having fun and we are having plenty of that on our learning journey. Our class has settled in and bonded as a group. We have doing group reading, lots of writing and lots of literacy games and activities. We looked at patterns in math and completed many activities to acknowledge Mi’kmaq history month. In October we went to the Debert culture centre trail and to Riverbreeze Corn Maze; lots of outdoor learning. Thank you to the community for our October 30th trick or treating adventure. October was a great month. Bring on November!

Its hard to believe that September is over already. What a whirlwind start to the year! We are still having lots of fun learning new things and getting settled into our school year. We learned about Terry Fox and the incredible things he accomplished and we completed a walk in his name. We loved the wonderful Nitap activities the school committee planned for us. Ms Foster particularly loved her Tie dye shirt! On the 25th we went Apple picking at Noggins farm in Wolfville. It was very cool to ride in the wagon and being allowed to pick our own bag of apples. Yummy!  In grade 1 we are excited to learn new things everyday!

Well what an exciting start to the year!  I am very pleased and excited to be the new grade 1 teacher. This is a new adventure for me and I look forward to the children and I learning together. We had a great start to the year with great listening and working already!  Grade 1 has Mi’kmaq every day, Music on day 1 and day 2. We have physical education on day 3 and day 4.  We look forward to apple picking this month on the 25th.  Breakfast is served at 8:30 and class begins at 8:50. It is very important your child arrives on time and ready to learn for class at 8:50. We will be working on literacy every day until recess. This is important learning time! 

The new classroom teacher for grade one beginning September 2019 is Ms. Leanne Foster.  We wish her all the best in her new role.

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Enjoy your summer!!

WOW! Our year together in grade one is coming an end soon. In grade one we have been working on Addition and Subtraction to 20 and moving into Numbers to 100 in Math. We explored the Gaelic culture in Nova Scotia and will be exploring the Acadians culture this month.  We have also been working on our animal research projects, which will be presented this month.

The grade ones learned a lot and enjoyed the drum making session. Drums will be going home on June 4th, after the community feast. Our annual year-end field trip will be coming up on June 6th. This year we will be going to Hatfield farms for a day of fun. Permission slips need to be returned to the school by June the 5th

Students in Grade One were able to participate in an afternoon of science fun.

Grade ones hosted their parents/guardians at our first Mi'kmaw Language social.

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