Grade 1 - 2

Teachers: Mrs. Lauralynn Mercer &
                  Mrs. Lisa Spence

Last Revision:  Sep. 10

Library:  Friday
Gym Days:  Monday & Wednesday
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Course Content

Bible: God establishes his covenant with Abraham and Isaac.

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 may 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 and 2: Unit 2 list A and tricky words. Grade 1: rhyme patterns -am, -an, -ack. Grade 2: open and closed syllable words using with the vowels a, I, and u; two-syllable words; digraphs /ch/ and the two sounds of /th/; initial blends with s (sk, sn, sp, st, sw).
Math: Gr. 1 - Counting by 1's forward and backward to 20; patterning; correct numeral formation; counting one-to-one correspondence
Gr. 2 - Counting by 1's, 2's, 5's, and 10's; counting money using penny, nickel and dime; classifying and patterning
Social Studies:   How do we as community citizens be good neighbours? This is our first Project Based Learning unit of the year.                            
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:  Introductions in French, counting, days of the week, months of the year.
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: Using implements properly
Gym: Preparing for the Terry Fox Run
Music: Vocal exploration, curtain hand signs, pitch.
Weekly Schedule
  • ​Math Homework
  • Grade 2 Homework
  • Hot Meal
  • Language Homework, Due Friday
  • Assembly
  • Return Library Books
  • Bring Victory Drill Book
  • Spelling Test (Letterland Unit 2, List A and Tricky Words)
Camp Director 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
"But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us." 2 Corinthians 4:7
Bible Memorization:Week of September 17th (test September 24th)- "How awesome is the Lord most high." Psalm 47:2
Week of September 24th (test October 2nd)- "On my bed I remember you; I think of you through the watches of the night." Psalm 63:6
Week of October 1st (test October 9th)- "God created the heavens and the earth." Genesis 1:1
Week of October 8th (test October 16th)- "My mouth will declare your praise." Psalm 51:15
Week of October 15th (test October 23rd)- "My mouth will declare your praise." Psalm 51:15
Week of October 22nd (test October 30th)- "Let everything that has breath praise the LORD." Psalm 150:6

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
"Bonjour! Je m'apple ________."
"Comment ca va?"..."ca va...bien, comme ci comme ca, mal"
Days of the week:
Monday-lundi (luhn-DEE)
Tuesday-mardi (mahr-DEE)
Wednesday-mercredi (mehr-kruh-DEE)
Thursday-jeudi (juh-DEE)
Friday-vendredi (vahn-druh-DEE)
Saturday-samedi (sahm-DEE)
Sunday-dimanche (dee-MAHNSH)
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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