Saturday, June 26, 2010


I can't believe that the last day of school is Monday! I am going to really miss the kids.
Our awards ceremony is on Monday morning at 9:15am.
We will be having our talent show in the afternoon at 1:15pm. You are invited to either or both. We will be dancing the "Alley Cat" for the talent show.
I sent home most of their stuff on Friday but will be sending home a few last minute things on Monday. The kids have Tuesday off and then come Wednesday morning to pick up report cards...then SUMMER HOLIDAYS OFFICIALLY BEGIN!!!

Thanks for a great year!

Friday, June 18, 2010


Was it a great day or what grade ones????
THANK YOU sooooooooooo very much to all the dads who were able to attend our "special man" party! The children did not stop smiling all afternoon! You made their day!!!

Reminder that our field trip is on Monday. ALL students were sent home with a letter in their agenda.

Have a GREAT FATHER'S DAY weekend!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Very Interesting!

I was reading an online article and found this:

MATH: On average, students lose approximately 2.6 months of grade level equivalency in mathematical computation skills over the summer months. Studies reveal that the greatest areas of summer loss for all students, regardless of socioeconomic status, are in factual or procedural knowledge (Cooper, 1996).
So, if your child is leaving grade 1 at a 2.0 (grade 2) level, without daily home reading and math they will start grade 2 behind (at approximately 1.7. That is where they were in about March of Grade 1).
If you need some help with resources for the summer please contact me and I will be happy to help. Walmart has some excellent activity books that are well priced.

READING: ...Children are ready to shrug off the mantle of "student" for the two-month break, along with the backpacks, the math homework, and the quizzes and tests. But just because school is out, it doesn't mean that reading and learning should stop. Teachers know that many children can't afford to take such a long break. Young readers who don't continue to read over the summer — especially those who are reluctant or at-risk — are likely to lose crucial ground. One summer off can sometimes mean a whole school year of struggling academic performance.

It is important to read as well as work on basic addition and math facts daily. Giving them problems and having them figure them out will also keep their minds sharp and enhance skills that will be needed in grade 2.

There are many articles on this topic on the journals are the best place to find accurate facts on this topic.


1H together with 1E will be presenting a dance called "The Alley Cat" during the talent show. Please have them dress in black that day.
You are invited to come and watch the performance which will be on JUNE 28th at 1:15pm.

Also a reminder that tomorrow is the Family BBQ!!
If you have ordered lunch please be at the school at 11:55am.
Our Father's Day Party will be the same day from 1:00-2:00pm.

Home reading is done for the year! Thank you to everyone for reading nightly with your child. You made an impact on your child's education with 15 minutes a night!!
If you have any books at home please return them as soon as possible.

That's all for now....I think...

Thursday, June 10, 2010


Well it looks like our first field trip will be cancelled due to rain :(
But instead we will be having a POPCORN PARTY! I told the students they may bring their stuffies and a pillow, etc.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Spelling Test for THURS. June 10th

This will be our last spelling test of the year!!