April 2021

Important Dates to Remember in April

  • April 2 to 11 - Easter and Spring Break
  • April 21 - School Council Meeting
  • April 23 - NO SCHOOL

Welcome to April - The Month of Rain Showers and Budding Trees

This month we will start to see warmer days and students will peel layers of clothing off at school. If the layer of clothing can be removed please make sure that their name is on the label so that if they leave it on the playground or in the gym we can return it.

Language Arts

Reading -This month we will continue to grow our reading skills by practicing and learning new reading strategies. Please continue to encourage your child to read at home to assist in the growth of your child’s reading skills. This month our class will be focusing on identifying when vowels make long sounds (say their name) or short sounds (say their sound) in different words.The letter sounds that we will be reviewing and learning this month are oi, ue, er, wh, ea, igh, y (ie), ow (O), ew (ou).

Sight Words for April - best, feet, floor, let, men, man, woman, pig, rabbit, time, wash, apple, cow, day, dog, may, way, always, ball, call, fast, stick,  table, us, write, apple, bear, bell, car, doll, feet, fish, made, ring, work. Please continue to practice these words at home.

Writing - This month your child will continue to write about specific topics and themes, focusing on stating and arguing their opinion of a given topic. Each day your child can expect to write and experience writing through illustrations, group or independent writing and sharing or listening to our classmates work. 


This month we will continue to grow in our counting by revising and learning:

  • by 1’s, 2’s, 5’s, 10’s to 100,
  • forward and backwards from a given number to 100.
  • Forwards and backwards by 2’s, 5’s, and 10’s from given number 0 to 100.

We will also be revising and learning:

  • One more, one less, two more, two less.
  • Addition and subtraction facts to 18.
  • Compare and order numbers.
  • Odd and even numbers.
  • 1 and 2 digit addition and subtraction without regrouping
  • Strategies for addition and subtraction.
  • 3D objects, 2D Shapes, Measurement of length and mass.
  • Word problems and talking about their mathematical thinking.

Please feel free to practice skip counting forwards and backwards by 2’s, 5’s and 10’s at home. You can also talk about 3D objects, 2D Shapes, Measurement of length and mass and what number is one or two more or one or two less than a number from 2-20.

Science / Social Studies Themes

This month we will be looking at Jobs in the community and what it means to belong to a community. We will also be learning about the Past in our Families, and the Communities of Red Deer, Meteghan, Saskatoon, and Iqaluit


We will continue to focus on being resilient and believing that we can do hard things. We are learning about strategies to help us when we feel unsafe or full of worry.


This month we will continue learning about different components of music by using instruments such as boomwhackers and shakers to play along to many songs. We will also continue to practice reading music by identifying the beat to many songs and some music notes.  


This month we will be creating a Teepee model, studying Van Gogh’s Sunflower art piece and producing art pieces associated with Spring. 


If you have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to contact us by email at shelby.gauthier@rdpsd.ab.ca & natalie.ellis@rdpsd.ab.ca

Kind Regards,

Ms. Shelby Gauthier and Mrs. Natalie Ellis