Theme for the year: “ONE FAMILY, ONE HOPE IN CHRIST”
Reminders for the Week of May 23rd-27th: (We are learning about the Holy Rosary, blends, reader’s theatre & original story writing, equal/not equal, measurement, empathy, multiculturalism, life science, etc.)
-“I’m a Gift from God” student workbooks due back with pgs. 1-8 completed, as we are beginning Concept E this week.
-“Time for Sleep!” reader’s theatre scripts were sent home with your child’s line(s) highlighted. Please help your child practice reading his/her part in a loud and clear voice. We are learning to observe punctuation and read with expression. We will begin practicing in class this coming week.
-New “I Know It” math homework: Equal and Not Equal (Addition Within 20).
-School closed Victoria Day Monday.
-New spelling words go home Tuesday. Quiz Friday.
-Hot lunch Wednesday for those that ordered. Please still send a healthy snack.
-Optional ‘summer colours’ non-uniform day Thursday.
-School Mass Friday at 8:45am. Red sweaters, please. All are welcome to join us in the gymnasium!
GRADE 1 CHRISTIAN EDUCATION
Our primary goal is for students to learn how to live as chosen children of God. Students will understand that God loves them, that they are made in His image, and that God wants to build a relationship with each of them.
By focusing on the Sacrament of Baptism, students will understand how they came to belong to God’s family. They will develop a deeper understanding of the signs, symbols and significance of the sacrament and its role in their discipleship. They will learn that God has a plan for each of them, and about the unconditional love they receive through God’s grace.
Through spending time in prayer and participating in liturgical celebrations including Mass, students will learn to deepen their relationship with God and community. They will continue to build their knowledge and understanding of the Hail Mary, Our Father and Glory Be prayers.
During the liturgical seasons of Advent and Lent, students will learn about the significance of the birth, death and resurrection of Jesus. By identifying the name, colour and significance of each preparatory season as it relates to their own lives, students will further their understanding of Christmas and Easter.
Students will come to know Jesus as a teacher, role model and friend. Through stories about Jesus’ life, students will learn how Jesus loved others, and how they can follow his example and live as disciples. Recognizing Mary as mother of God and role-model of the Church, students will learn the value of being a participating member of the Christian community.