Mrs. Darlington's Class

Growing in Catholic faith 
Year 2 (Kindergarten) and Grade 1

Our year end is here. I can't believe our journey is coming to a close. It has been my pleasure to walk in faith with our Year 2 and grade one friends. I have shared so many smiles, moments of laughter and pride with your little ones. We have celebrated accomplishments, worked through challenges to become better people and created community together. I will cherish the memories we have shared together always! 

I am so proud of each of our students. I wish each and every one of you continued success in your educational journeys, and as individuals. I know you will continue to flourish in so many beautiful ways in the years ahead.

Thank you to our parents and family members for walking with us as we journey in Catholic education. May you continue to walk hand in hand with your child.

God bless all of you! 

Other important news:

1/ Reports go home on Monday. Please return the report comment page before Wednesday.

2/ Year 2 students have transitioned to the primary yard for recess.

3/ Slide show- if you would like a copy of the slideshow from our Tuesday celebration (which was not clear due to our projector), send in a USB and I will copy it.

4/ Read, read, read: Daily reading is still encouraged daily, and through the summer months. Our local Painswick library has some excellent resources for beginning and emerging readers.

5/ Writing for fun: I also encourage light summer writing (e.g., journals, letters to family members, grocery lists, etc.)

Updates on our class events are located on the left column of this page. (June added. Birthdays will be added this week).

Remind 101- a few final reminders will be sent this week
July/ Aug birthdays will be posted this week

Balloons Nora- June 2nd. July/ Aug birthdays to be added
Mrs. Darlington & her twin celebrate this month! Thank you friends for sharing my day! 


Our Catholic Graduate School Expectations guide our practice as educators and our learning as students. As early as kindergarten, Catholic education begins to shape your child, to become:

   Discerning believers formed in the Catholic faith community
- Effective communicators
- Reflective, creative and holistic thinkers
- Self-directed, responsible, lifelong learner
- Collaborative contributors
- Caring family members
- Responsible citizens

Important information this week: (June 26th- 29th)

Sunday- Relax and spend time with family
- NO library- Please return all books or fees.
- Mrs. Darlington is off site. (Funeral am, off pm to share in my daughter's grade 8 graduation day)
- Reports go home- celebrate learning and reflect on next steps
Tuesday- Physical Education
Wednesday- Park day. Come with sun hat and water (weather permitting). Scrapbooks of work samples will go home! Celebrate again! 
Thursday- Physical Education, Last Pizza Day, LAST DAY OF SCHOOL, Freezie day from Mrs. Darlington
Friday-  Summer is here!!

SOME areas of learning this week:


Year 2 in Kindergarten ("Senior"):
Our curriculum connects to 4 inter-related frames as follows: 
1. Belonging and contributing
2. Self-regulation and well-being
3. Demonstrating literacy and mathematical behaviours
4. Problem solving and Innovating

Specific areas of Year 2 learning will not be posted in our last month.

A good resource by the ministry for parents for reading/writing:

Grade 1: Specific areas of Year 2 learning will not be posted in our last month.

Writing-  Not posted this month. Encourage writing of letters to family members and journals, this month and into the summer months! Your child can help you with other writing tasks, such as grocery lists, etc.

Reading-  READ, READ, READ!!!!! Visit your local library to explore what wonderful resources are available for your child, and just around the corner! 

Media Literacy- 
Look for advertising everywhere this summer. Can your child spot ads when you go for day trips, visit parks, go shopping, etc.?

Summer areas work on:
- math facts from 0 to 10. Build on mental math! (with a focus on subtraction
- money concepts- identifying coin amounts to 20 cents
- time- telling time to the hour, and half hour


Be a scientist- all year! 

Social studies-  
Look for community helpers over the summer. Why are they important to our community?

 With God, all things are possible. Let us keep our faith at the forefront of our learning, as we wrap up our final month together. Let us turn to God to help guide us with good choices, in building wonderful friendships and with our final steps in grade 1 learning.

Physical Education- stay active! :)

French-  Download 'Duolingo'- a great application for learning languages.

Dance/Drama- Explore some Zumba for kids on line this summer. Look for cultural activities and events in our community to explore dance. 

Visual Arts/ Music-  

Leave out a table of crafts, various colouring tools and supplies, and you will be amazed at what your child will design. Explore visual arts! Make musical instruments with recycled items.