Mrs. Laliberte 1L

If you need to contact me for any reason please e-mail me at sl1226@fmcsd.ab.ca or write a note in your child's agenda.  
This webpage is a brief overview of what we are doing in class and upcoming events/dates you need to know about. 

If your child is absent please email me or email the secretary Terri Friesen at terri.friesen@fmcsd.ab.ca or call her at 7807995704.

School Times:
Morning bell rings at 8:05
Morning recess is at 9:50
Snack time is immediately before morning recess 9:35 until 9:50
Lunch begins at 11:55 and ends at 12:25
Lunch recess is from 12:25 to 12:45
Dismissal is at 2:50

September 2018    Calendar of Events:


Monday, September 17th - Book orders sent home
Tuesday, September 18th - School Liturgy in gym  8:45
Friday, September 21st - Hat Day for Terry Fox
Wednesday, September 26th - Terry Fox Run 1pm
Thursday, September 27th - Earth Rangers presentation in gym.  1:30 to 2:30
Thursday, September 27th - Scholastic book orders due

Schedule:
Mon. :          Physed  11:05 to 11:35
                  Computers 12:50 to 1:50

Tues. :
        Music 10:35 to 11:05

Wed. :          Music 8:45 to 9:15 
                    Physed  11:05 to 11:35
                    Library   11:35 to 12:05
                     
Thursdays:  Physed  10:35 to 11:05

Success Assemblies and Students of the Month awards
Student of the Month certificates are awarded to individual students on a monthly basis. 
If your child has received an award you will be notified by e-mail as to the date of the presentation
and theme of award.  There are ten months of awards to give out each year.  Each child will be given
an award based on the theme and criteria of each award.  An example of some awards are....Friendship award,
kindness award, reading award etc.  I will do my best to select an award suitable for your child.

September (Responsibility)


October


November


December


January


February


March

April

May

June

Updates for 2018-2019 School Year

posted 11 Apr 2011, 14:56 by Susan Laliberte   [ updated 1 Oct 2018, 14:58 ]

Updates for Fall of  2018
1. Please send your child with layers or a warm sweater to wear in the classroom.

2. Library is every Wednesday from 11:35 to 12:05, please return library books on Tuesday or Wednesday morning. Keep library books in designated bag provided by our librarian. 
    (Please place in kanga pouch or book bag when you are done with it so you do not forget to send it Wednesday).

3. Homework for September is Study Sight Word Cards for Mondays, Sight word sentence booklets for Tuesday,  Raz Kids reading on Wednesdays and Mathletics on Thursdays starting next week. 
     There will be a delay with Mathletics.  A program on the computers at school needs to be upgraded.  

4.Pre-primer words sent home.

5. Computer time is Mondays from 12:50 to 1:50.  Reminder that the student's headphones are to be kept at school,
Parent helpers would be welcomed for computer times.    

6. Please initial and sign the agenda and return it to school the next day.   We use the agenda as a means of communication between home and school. 
Please write any notes on the right hand page.  Thank you

7. If your child needs assistance typing shoelaces...
please send velcro or slip on shoes for class and for outdoor shoes as well.
They must wear non scuffing shoes for inside and for gym use. 
Flip flops are not allowed at school for safety reasons.


8.  When the weather is nice students are expected to play on the playground untill 8:05 in the morning when the bell rings.
When they come inside they need to put their shoes on the floor below their coat  hanger and hang up their coat. 
They will bring their book bag which contains their  kanga pouch with agenda and lunch kit into the classroom.

Before class starts children are required to wait at the playground or on the tarmac until the bell rings.
Have them dress according to weather conditions.  



9. If you need to discuss something the best time to meet is usually after school around 3:00pm, after instructional time.



 





Overview of Subjects

posted 28 Feb 2011, 12:52 by Susan Laliberte   [ updated 24 Sep 2018, 06:55 ]


Language Arts:

Printing:  

Remember to monitor your child's printing to ensure they're printing left to right, on the lines, using proper letter formation. 
Tall letters much reach the top line, half size letters must not go above the dotted line. 
Do not let letters touch when printing and leave a space between words when writing. 

Please encourage your child to hold their pencil properly. 

It is expected that student learn to use upper and lower case letters appropriately with no letter reversals by the end of grade one.  



Reading:

Students should now be practicing reading and recognizing the pre primer words.
In the classroom they are working on reading level A booklets or a higher level if they are able. 

Letter Sounds and Symbols

We are reviewing letter sounds to strengthen reading and writing skills.

Writing

Students are practicing writing and reading patterned sentences at this time. 
Students are also encouraged to generate their own sentences if they are able. 

Math


We are currently working on numeration ( reading & writing numbers different ways)
We will soon begin Patterning -Unit 1

Social

We are working on  Our World, School and Community.

Science

We are working on   Seasonal Changes
 

Snacks, lunches and clothing

posted 28 Feb 2011, 12:48 by Susan Laliberte   [ updated 24 Sep 2018, 06:52 ]

Snacks and Lunch:

1L does not have a microwave.  Please prepare a lunch that is not required to be heated. 
We have snack time right before morning recess at 9:35 to 9:50 on Mondays to Fridays.  
Please send a snack with your child in addition to the regular lunch.
(The office does not heat up food.)

Please send/drop off lunch 
"at the office" before 11:55 a.m. 

Don't forget to provide a water bottle for your child to have access to drinking water each day.  They can fill their water container from the water dispenser provided in the hallway. 

The email for hot lunch orders has been forwarded to parents.  If you did not receive it please let me know. 


Dress for the weather:

The children are expected to wait outside in the supervised playground before the bell rings in the morning.  Do not drop off students before 7:55 in the morning.  Supervision starts at 7:55 a.m.

Parents, please encourage your child to play outside with other students.  There is a supervisor on the playground area every morning before school starts.  Students will be allowed to wait inside if it is raining or colder than minus 20.

At this time of year a change of clothing would be useful if your child gets mud or water on thier clothing.

Please put the clothing in a ziploc bag at the bottom of their book bag.  

There is more information about school procedures and rules at the front pages of your child's agenda.


Homework

posted 28 Feb 2011, 12:46 by Susan Laliberte   [ updated 16 Sep 2018, 14:48 ]

Agenda/Homework needs to be read and signed.
Please read and sign the agenda daily if you haven't already started. 

A homework booklet to help study the pre primer words will be sent home this week.
Four reading pages to be completed each week. 
Homework will only be assigned Monday to Friday each week. No homework on weekends unless they are getting behind in mastering their words before each term.

Homework they can do every day if no homework assigned
-Reading and printing sight words ( printing and saying the words daily improves word recognition for reading and writing.)
-Cutting and tracing practice.  (Improves fine motor skills)
-Printing upper and lower case letters appropriately. (Good habit for neatness and conventions)
-Writing and reading numbers from 1 to 100.  (Writing numbers helps students remember numbers)


Below you will find links to sight words flashcards and powerpoints of all three levels needed for grade one. 
You will also find a list of 25 ideas to help your child study the words.






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