Grade 1 - 2 News PRIMARY DIVISION
 

Teachers: Mrs. Lauralynn Mercer &
                  Mrs. Lisa Spence

Last Revision:  Jan. 3

Library:  Friday
Gym Days:  Monday & Wednesday
Camp on the Rock is the best place to be to learn about Christ our solid rock!
 
Course Content

Bible: Ruth is devoted to God and loyal to Naomi. I can selflessly help others.
Language:
Reading:

I am so excited for our Cuddle Up and Read programme! 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.
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.
Phonics: 
Grade 1 and 2: Unit 9 list A and tricky words
Grade 1: Third sound of a when followed by an l. Review of the short vowels a, e, and I.
Grade 2: Introduction to vowel team syllables. Vowel teams ee and ea.

Math: Gr. 1 - Two-digit addition and subtraction; time to quarter hour; counting money using penny, nickel, dime and quarter; addition and subtraction to 12; shape attributes; counting by 10's, 5's, 2's, 1's forward and backward to 100; time to 15 minutes; patterning; correct numeral formation; counting one-to-one correspondence

Gr. 2 - Multiplication and division 0-5; measurement in metric and imperial; addition and subtraction to 14; counting by 1's, 2's, 3`s, 4`s, 5's, and 10's; counting money using penny, nickel, dime and quarter; time to 15 minutes;  classifying and patterning
Science: We begin a new unit in the new year, "God Shows Us How to Move"                      
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 l'ecole-learning about names of places in the school and what happens in each area. Introductions in French, counting, days of the week, months of the year.
Technology: 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. Introduction to Google Docs.
Art: Exploring mixing primary colours to make secondary colours, creating pointillism artwork like Georges Suerat
Gym: Winter Activities - cross-country skiing then activity of choice from down-hill skiing, acrobatics or outdoor activities. Check The Current e-newsletter for information on what to bring each week.
Music: Exploring Temo.
 
Weekly Schedule
 
Monday
  • Winter Activities Session A - cross-country skiing at Arrowhead Park
Tuesday
  • ​Math homework
Wednesday
  • Grade 2 homework 
Thursday
  • Language homework
Friday
  • Library
  • Victory Drill book
 
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 January 8th (test January 15th)- "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength." Deuteronomy 6:5
Week of January 15th (test January 22nd)- "So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them."

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
Greetings/Introductions:
"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
(NEW EXPECTED LEVEL + ABOVE FOR GRADE 1)
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
(NEW EXPECTED LEVEL + ABOVE FOR GRADE 2)
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
 
THESE WORDS ARE PART OF THE DOLCH SIGHT WORD CHECKLIST FOUND AT www.superteacherworksheets.com
 
Links For Learning
 
Lots of great sites available by clicking this link:
http://library.oacs.org/