Mrs. Ralston's Grade One Newsletter

Week 34

Important Upcoming Dates

  • Friday, May 13- 1:30 am dismissal (remember to pack a snack; return Star Homework and Word Sort baggie). Aspen Grove Famly Dance.
  • Thursday, May 19 - Aspen Grove Showcase
  • Friday, May 20- 1:30 am dismissal (remember to pack a snack; return Star Homework and Word Sort baggie).
  • Monday, May 23 - No school for staff and students for the Victoria Day holiday.
  • Wednesday, May 25 - Grade colour day; grade one's wear their rainbow t-shirts!
  • Thursday, May 26 - Hot Dog/Menchie's Fun Lunch for those who preordered online (Order by May 23)
  • Friday, May 27 - Last day to bring your toonies to get Mrs. LeClerc out of "jail" (for the Stollery Children's Hospital).
  • Thursday, June 9 - Press'd Fun Lunch for those who preordered online (order by June 6)

Important Information

Library - Friday, May 27 will be the day that all library books will need to be returned for the school year. We are switching the library over to a new system and all resources and books are required to be back by this time. Your child will still be bringing home a classroom leveled book daily until later in June.

Table Talk

This is where I share a few things that we have been learning this week, great discussion for at the dinner table (hence “Table Talk”)!


1) Science: With our ducklings hatching in only a few week, we have been busy learning about how our ducklings are growing, changing and developing! Have your child share with you what we have been learning so far.


2) Math: Our latest focus in math is understanding how we can use a math fact or number pattern that we already know, to help us solve math problems we don't know. For example...knowing that 5+5=10 means you can easily know that 5+6=11.

A Glimpse Into Our Classroom...

There are so many ways to make a number! This class loves a challenge! Our math challenge this week was to not only add two numbers (or add-ends) together to make a number...but 3, or 4, OR 5!! As the challenge got harder, the students got more excited to give it a try!! They were very proud of their brains!!
Flipagram - May 12, 2016

Have a wonderful weekend!