Box 10, 3900 Arthur Drive, Delta BC V4K 3N5
1 604-946-2611

Week of December 3-7

  • Spelling Sorts:  (Will be sent home on Wednesday this week) Students will receive new spelling sorts this week.  Please cut them out and sort them according to the sorting rule.  Be sure to keep them in a safe place during the week because students will have a few activities to do with them for homework!  

                    **some students who have had short vowel word sorts are now moving onto digraph and blend sorts.  They will have their first set of picture sorts this week.  We went over how to sort their pictures in class, so they should have a good idea of what to do for homework tonight!**

  • Mathletics:  username and password are taped to the front of your child's planner.  Please try and do about 10-15 minutes of work, at least twice a week.  Click here to log in:  Mathletics
  • Reading A to Z:  I sent home username and passwords duirng Parent/Teacher conferences.  Click here to log in:  RAZ Kids  

December Dates To Remember

  • Wednesday, December 12:  Spirit Day/Hot Lunch
  • Wednesday, December 19:  Christmas Concert Matinee (12:30PM-1:30PM)
  • Thursday, December 20:  School Mass @ 9:15AM; Christmas Concert 7PM
  • Friday, December 21:  Interim Reports go home; Last Day of school before Christmas Break - 12:30PM dismissal






What we're up to in Class 1...

Language Arts - ReadWell guided reading groups.  Novel Study:  Lulu and the Brontosaurus.  Writer's workshop:  putting pictures into words, and building our writing stamina to 7 minutes this week.  Letter formation review.  Sight words and word family games.  Basic sentence structure.

Math - Number relations, subitizing, one-to-one number correspondence, skip counting, different ways to make number to 10.

Social Studies -  Remembrance Day, Cultures, Needs and Wants, First Nation traditions.

Science - Nocturnal animals, the night sky

Health and Career Education - Organizational skills, keeping ourselves clean (germs)

Religion -Unit 3:  Jesus Christ, Chapter 1:  Jesus Heals; Saints (cont'd), Old Testament stories:  Moses




WEEKLY SORTS - click the link to see the word version of your sorts

Sort 9        Sort 19        Sort 26        

Sort 8_Yellow Book


Welcome to our Words Their Way spelling program!

Your child is coming home with a page of sound sorts or word family sorts.  Please cut and sort them out with your child.  Talk about the sound patterns, think of other words that have similart sound patterns.  Click here for a sample sort  sample 1   sample 2

Tomorrow, a spelling notebook will come home.  Sort your words again, and have your child sound out the words and write them in the correct column in their notebooks.  Click here for notebook examples   sample 1     sample 2

For spelling assessments, I am only looking for correct application of the sounds/word patterns focused on in each unit - not always looking for correct spelling of the entire word.

*Words Their Way activities for home -->.
Click the link:

Every now and then, I come across interesting, insightful, helpful, and funny articles that help me understand 6 year olds a little better, or give me a new perspective on teaching...instead of flooding your emails with links and silly memes, I'll share them here...if you come across anything good, email me the links and I'm happy to post them here as well!


After School Meltdowns
Inside the First Grader's Brain

Reading Tips for Home Reading

Questions to ask your child instead of "How was your day?"




Here is a link to more links - Online Story Sites for Children
starfall        abcya        brainpopjr        nasa        nationalgeographickids



Monthly topics will be posted here, below the schedule. 
Please help your child prepare for their turn by finding 2-3 interesting facts about the artifact they will be sharing.
If your child's sharing day falls on a holiday, please send their items the day before or after the holiday.  

*click the 'Show and Tell' clipart image on the left to see the schedule and topics!

About Sacred Heart

Sacred Heart Elementary is a Catholic Independent school serving the communities of Ladner and Tsawwassen in South Delta, BC.  With a beautiful campus, dedicated staff and a wide range of extracurricular activities, students in K-7 receive a well rounded education within a loving Christian environment.

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Box 10, 3900 Arthur Drive Delta, BC, V4K 3N5
1 604-946-2611