Ms. Jocelyn

Welcome to Grade One

Oki, Tansi, Bonjour, Umba-wathtich, Hello families, 

I am so excited to get to share this school year with your little ones. We have already had a lot of fun and experienced many different learning opportunities in our short time together. 

My name is Ms. Jocelyn and I have called Mohkinstis home for 12 years now, originally coming from Ontario. I have two busy little ones at home myself, ages 6 and 3. I have been fortunate to have taught at Niitsitapi Learning Centre since our opening six years ago. Each year I learn so much from our students and I love seeing them connect with the land, their spirits, and each other. This year I look forward to deepening these connections through learning and story. 


Our classroom blog will be updated monthly with learning updates and any important information. I will also send occasional e-mails with any important reminders. Should you ever need to reach me, please phone the school at (403)-817-3404 or e-mail me at


We will be basing much of our learning this year around what we can learn through and alongside the land. A big part of Grade One is noticing the seasonal changes around us, and we love to explore how we can do this through our senses as well as through story. In the upcoming month we will be learning about the importance of the Fall Equinox, and about our senses. 

Grade One students are working hard to master our counting skills to 10, and they are learning to represent each number in a variety of ways, including through tallies and on a 10 frame. We have been learning about colour and each other, and we even took a class survey of favourite colours. Blue won by a lot!

We are learning that we are grade one readers by examining familiar letter sounds and beginning to blend sounds together to read short and simple sentences. We love to colour and read our new reader books that we practice each day. 

Our class loves blue!

Important Dates

Sept 16- Picture Day

Sept. 30-  No school 

Please let me know if you questions, I look forward to connecting with each family throughout the year. 

Hand to heart,

Ms. Jocelyn 

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