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Crestomere School - Grade One - April Newsletter

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Happy Easter!

Welcome back! I hope you had a great spring break and Easter. March was another great month and man did it fly by fast!

Looking ahead, April will be another great month! We'll be focusing on getting outside and incorporating nature into our learning. It's beautiful outside - let's enjoy it :)

Note: We will be building our Building Things final projects in May! I have found some really fun activities to do leading up to it :)

Skiing is sure exhausting!

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In order to succeed, you must first believe that you can!

Important Dates

Friday, April 8th - PD Day - No school for students

Monday, April 11th and Wednesday, April 13th - No Secrets program (more info to come)

Wednesday, April 13th - Hot dog hot lunch

Wednesday, April 20th - Spring Concert

Friday, April 22nd - PD Day - No school for students

Monday, April 25th - Teacher's Pet program (more info to come)

Thursday, April 28th - Rice and Meatballs hot lunch

April Birthdays:

Steven - April 19th

Aiden - April 30th

Happy birthday to the both of you! :)

Easter Egg Decorating!

Book Order

Book Order

February's book order is due on Tuesday, April 12th.

**Please don't forget that we are now a cashless school and are only taking cheques and online payment for book orders.

Skiing was an ABSOLUTE blast! So proud of these kiddos!

What's coming for the month of April...

Language - Word Study

For the month of April, we will be continuing with SMART start to build our word recognition. It is so awesome to see the kids looking back to the beginning - they are so proud of themselves for how far they have come! We will be incorporating a new word work program called Words Their Way which is focusing on sorting words into categories. We have done some intro activities and the kids have enjoyed them so far! Looking forward to others to come!

Language - Reading

For the month of April, we will be continuing with identifying bumper vowels and regular vowels in our reading. We will also be reviewing fluency and practicing to make our writing smooth. We will also be looking at inferring and making predictions in our reading.

Language - Writing

For writing, we will be continuing with short fictional stories, looking at capital letters, periods, question marks, etc. We will also revisiting rhyming and how it applies to poetry :)


From now until the rest of the year, we will be focusing on our addition and subtraction facts to 20. With this, we will still be working on skip counting by 2's, 5's, and 10's as well. We will be doing math games and activities to practice these skills :) We will be finishing our equal and unequal groups work and we will also be introducing story problems for both addition and subtraction.

Please, please, please take the time to review math with your child at home! I promise it will pay off!

Science & Social Studies

We have finished our 5 Senses unit and are moving on to looking at Seasonal Changes from winter to spring. We will also be focusing on Building Things as well :) It will be an awesome month!

For Social Studies, we are continuing with weekly class meetings and will also be looking at what are some of our responsibilities. We will also be doing some mapping this month!

Health & Life Skills

For health in the next couple months, we will be focusing on our personal hygiene and will have the No Secrets program coming. Please stay tuned for more info :)

Nothing stops Carson from having a good time ... not even pink Barbie sunglasses ;)

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Attention Future Kindergarteners!

Know a little one ready for Kindergarten? We are now taking registrations for the 2016-2017 Kindergarten year! Please contact Mrs. Johnson in the office for more information :)

Swimming lessons were a SPLASH! ;)

Parent Section :) FYI!

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Want to make sure your child is on track? Please help ensure your child can successfully do the following on their own:

-adding and subtracting to 12 (with numbers to 12 fluently)

-understanding of beginning number sense language (definition of addition, subtraction, and equal and unequal groups language used)

-recognize and print numbers to 20 (without being backwards)

-can describe and apply the counting on, make 10, and doubles addition strategies and how to use them in subtraction

-write 5 simple sentences (for example - I can see a brown cat playing) using the smiley sentences checklist!

-can recognize and create rhyming word pairs (eg. cat and hat)

-can apply the beginning, middle and end aspects of a story to one of their own

  • Beginning: introduces the characters in the story and the setting
  • Middle: introduces a problem a character/characters must overcome
  • End: introduces the resolution to the problem and wraps up the story

-can list the 5 things that make up our 5 senses and why they are important

-can write a simple story independently (without assistance) - not just sentences but an actual story.

Equal & Unequal groups - Our alligator friend!