December 16th – 20th

Good morning, I hope everyone enjoyed a nice quiet storm day yesterday. The final week of school before Christmas is upon us, and it is a busy week!!

Just a reminder that permission slips went home on the weekend for our trip to Geneva Villa. Please make sure they are in by tomorrow morning. I will send out an email with the permission slip attached in case you did not get it on Friday. They were sent home in all of the agendas. Also, today I will send home a permission slip for our trip to the Able’s on Wednesday. If you have not already done so, please send in $2.00 with you child to cover the cost of the sundaes.

Wednesday will also be PJ and movie day in the morning. Students may wear their PJ’s
Thursday will be red and green day. In the afternoon students will get an opportunity to take part in Christmas learning stations that will be set up in each class.

Friday will be our last day before Christmas break. It is a half day. Please pick up your child by 12:00 on Friday December 20th

There will be no spelling words this week. However, we will have a math test on Tuesday December 17th for both grade one and two.

Wishing you all very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I will be praying for each of you over the holidays. See you again on January 6th for the start of 2014.


December 9th – 13th

Another busy week is upon us. This week we have our Christmas play. The play will take place on Friday December 13th. There will be an afternoon showing starting at 1:30 and an evening performance at 6:30. The students are getting excited and have been working really hard.

Grade one and two do not have any costumes for the play. I have mentioned to you children to please make sure they are dressed up for both performances of the play. Girls should wear a dress which come to their knees or below and boys should wear dress pants and a dress shirt.

There will be a hot dog hot lunch this Friday.

Dates to Remember for the final two weeks of school before Christmas Break.

December 17th — We will be travelling to Geneva Villa to sings some Christmas tunes to the residence there. We made cards today and will also be making an ornament to hand out to the residence. We were also practicing today and the students did really well. I will be sending home a permission slip this week. Please sign it and return it before the 17th. I will also be looking for drivers. If you are available to drive please let me know.

December 18th — We will be travelling to the Able’s for a Christmas party. We will be leaving around noon and will be returning by 3:00 pm. Please send $2.00 with you child to cover the costs of the Sundaes.

December 18th — On Wednesday Dec. 18th we will have a PJ and Movie day in the morning.

December 19th — Red and Green day. Students can wear festive colours this day. In the afternoon we will have different Christmas learning centers in each of the elementary classrooms. Students will travel with their reading buddies to take part in each activity.

December 20th — The last day of School before Christmas holidays. It will be a half day. Please pick up your child by 12:00.

Please keep in mind that Grace will follow announcements for the English Language School Board for cancellations or delays due to weather. We also follow the Colonel Gray, Charlottetown Rural, and Bluefield families of schools.

The Week’s Tests

Grade one:

Thursday December 12th — Phonics Test
Friday December 13th — Spelling test list # 9

Grade Two:

Thursday December 12th — Phonics Test
Friday December 13th — Spelling test list #11

December 2nd – 6th

It’s December!! I am sure students are getting excited about Christmas.  We have a lot going on this month in Grade one and Two.  Here are some upcoming dates for event happening this month:

December 13th — Christmas Program.  Students will be presenting the Christmas play on the afternoon of the 13th as well as in the evening.

December 17th — Grade 1 and 2 will be taking a trip to Geneva Villa to sing to the residence there.  Students will have hand made Christmas cards and a little ornament to give to the residence.  We are looking forward to this time where we can serve others in the community.  I will be looking for drivers for this event.  We will be leaving the school around 12:40 in time to be down there by 1:00.  If you are available to drive please let me know.

December 18th — We will be travelling to the Able’s for a class Christmas party.  Mrs. Able has planned to make ice cream sundaes as well as other fun activities.  Please send $2 with your child  to help cover the costs of the sundaes.

As we are coming to a close of 2013 please keep a few things in mind.

  • Please continue to read with your child each night.  Your child should be reading their homework pages aloud to an adult each night.
  • Spelling homework:  Please make sure your child’s spelling homework is signed each night.  As well, please attach any extra sheets to the back of the spelling page.  I will continue to include alternative ways to study spelling words with each list.  However, if you find that your child benefits from a more traditional way of studying their words (eg.  words are asked orally, or words are writing out each night)  please write on the sheet the method of study you are using or attach the written words to the spelling sheet.
  • In order to keep you better informed about your child’s progress, each week your child will be sent home with a test folder.  The folder will include the tests written the previous week.  Please look at the tests and sign the sheet in the folder.  Please return all tests with the folder.

This Week’s Tests

Grade one:

Wednesday — Math Test

Thursday — Phonics Test

Friday  — Spelling test list # 8

Grade two : 

Thursday  — Phonics Test

Friday — Math test

Friday — Spelling Test List # 10

This past week we start book buddies with Grade 3 & 4.  It was a huge success.  Book buddies will take place every second week.  Here are a few shorts from our first book buddy time:

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