Grade 1 - 2

Teachers: Mrs. Lauralynn Mercer &
                  Mrs. Lisa Spence

Last Revision:  June 15

Library:  Friday
Gym Days:  Monday & Wednesday
Grade 1/2 superheroes unite for a great year of learning!

Course Content

Bible: Elijah challenges the prophets of Baal and is victorious. I can pray in faith and speak boldly about the Lord to others, like Elijah.

I am so excited to begin our Cuddle Up and Read program! My hope is that students will enjoy spending approximately 10 minutes snuggled up reading with an adult a few times per week. Please return these books to class every single day via the children’s pouches.
You will notice an appropriately levelled book or books in your child’s pouch. For students with official phonetic "Readers", instructions for what to read will be printed on a post it note (located inside the front cover). We ask these parents to initial the post it note after your child has completed the assigned pages. For students who are reading levelled tiny books, they will receive a few books in their ziploc bag as well as a tracking sheet with instructions.
Even though homework will only be updated a few times per week, we appreciate having those books and sheets returned daily so that they are available for reading groups.
Thank you so much for your support!  If you have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Grade 1: Letterland Unit 12 List A and Tricky Words- Consonant blends with l at the beginning of words (bl, cl, fl, gl, pl). Sorting words by their short vowel sounds and the third sound of y (the long i sound as in fly).
Grade 2: Letterland Unit 11 List A and Tricky Words- Vowel team igh, and silent letter patterns of kn, wr and mb.
Math: Gr. 1 - Reading and creating graphs; making and writing fractions of halves, thirds, and fourths; two-digit addition and subtraction; measuring with customary and metric units; place value to thousands; time to the quarter hour; shapes; sorting and patterning; counting by 1s, 2s, 5s and 10s; even and odd numbers; counting money with dimes, nickels and pennies
Gr. 2 - Place value to thousands; three-digit addition and subtraction with regrouping; multiplication and division of 1s, 2s, 3s, 4s, 5s, and 10s; time to 5-minute intervals; addition and subtraction to 18; patterning; skip counting; even and odd numbers; counting money using dollar, half-dollar, quarters, dimes, nickels and pennies
Science:  "All Creatures Large and Small" is our unit of study. We examine the six main animal groups then focus on birds, fish and reptiles. Similarities and differences of characteristics and habitats will be explored.                           
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math): Each month students work with a partner to complete a STEM project. These include constructing tall towers, boxes, shelters, bridges, and mazes with different building materials. 
French:  A unit called "J'ai faim" helps us learn French food vocabulary. Days of the week, months, seasons, year (2018), weather, and counting to 31 are also reviewed regularly.
Technology: Beginning to learn about the school's new Chromebooks and how to use them.  Beginning to learn skills to using the mouse.  Teach your monster to read website to put skills into practice while practicing reading skills.  Learning to type by using a Dance Mat Typing program.     
Art: Illustrating our stories about God's faithfulness
Gym: Introduction to golf
Music: Distinguishing the difference between beat and rhythm.  Continued practice of pitch using the curwen hand signs to represent the major scale pitches.  Beginning to learn about tempo.

Weekly Schedule
  • Bible verse check
  • Math homework sheet
  • Gr. 2 homework
  • Hot Meal Day
  • Language homework due Monday
  • Assembly
Superhero of the Week - 

Your task will be to choose a book at your reading level to read and share with the class. For longer books (or chapter books), you will read approximately a 5 min. selection. We will share our books on Thursday mornings. 

Please practice reading at home so you are prepared to read the story to us on Thursday. Mrs. Spence is able to help remember a few words, but you should know how to read most of them.

Bible Memory Verses
School Year Theme Verse
"My goal is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge." Colossians 2:2b-3
Bible Memorization:Week of April 10th- "He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them his way." Psalm 25:9
Week of April 17th- "Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up." James 4:10
Week of April 24th- "Listen to advice and accept discipline, and at the end you will be counted among the wise." Proverbs 19:20
Week of May 1st- "Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks all circumstances; for this is God's will for your in Christ Jesus." 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Week of May 8th- "Rejoice in the Lord always.  I will say it again: Rejoice!" Philippians 4:4
Week of May 15th- "Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love, that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days." Psalm 90:14
Week of May 22nd- "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength." Deuteronomy 6:5 

Tested the following Tuesday

  • Bible verse sheet sent home each Tuesday - hang up at home and review each day!
  • Please make sure you memorize the Bible reference too!
French Vocabulary
J'ai Faim
une banane - a banana
du beurre d'arachides - peanut butter
un bonbon - a candy
l'eau - water
des frites - fries
du fromage - cheese
un hamburger-hamburger
un hot dog- hot dog
du jus - juice
du lait - milk
une orange - orange
du pain - bread
une pomme - apple
un restaurant - resturant
un sandwich - sandwich
un supermarche - supermarket
du yogourt - yoghurt
Sight Words
Level: Pre-Primer
a, and, away, big, blue, can, come, down, find, for, funny, go, help, here, I, in, is, it, jump, little, look, make, me, my, not, one, play, red, run, said, see, the, three, to, two, up, we, where, yellow, you
Level: Primer
all, am, are, at, ate, be, black, brown, but, came, did, do, eat, four, get, good, have, he, into, like, must, new, no, now, on, our, out, please, pretty, ran, ride, saw, say, she, so, soon, that, there, they, this, too, under, want, was, well, went, what, white, who, will, with, yes
Level: 1
after, again, an, any, as, ask, by, could, every, fly, from, give, giving, had, has, her, him, his, how, just, know, let, live, may, of, old, once, open, over, put, round, some, stop, take, thank, them, then, think, walk, were, when
Level: 2
always, around, because, been, before, best, both, buy, call, cold, does, don't, fast, first, five, found, gave, goes, green, its, made, many, off, or, pull, read, right, sing, sit, sleep, tell, their, these, those, upon, us, use, very, wash, which, why, wish, work, would, write, your
Level: 3
about, better, bring, carry, clean, cut, done, draw, drink, eight, fall, far, full, got, grow, hold, hot, hurt, if, keep, kind, laugh, light, long, much, myself, never, only, own, pick, seven, shall, show, six, small, start, ten, today, together, try, warm
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