Grade 1 - 2

Teachers: Mrs. Lauralynn Mercer &
                  Mrs. Lisa Spence

Last Revision:  Jan. 17

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

Course Content

Bible: Joshua obeys God. Joshua follows God's plan to conquer the city of Jericho.  I know that there is no problem too big for God as I follow His plan for my life.

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 7 List A and Tricky Words- Sorting words according to vowel sounds, using all five short vowel sounds. Read and spell the digraph "ch" and the spelling pair "qu".
Grade 2: Letterland Unit 5 List A and Tricky Words- Reading and spelling using Mr. U with Magic e.  Decoding Magic e syllables.  Read and spell words with the soft /j/ sound of g when followed by and e and using the silent letter d in words like badge and fudge.
Math: Gr. 1 - Measuring with customary and metric units; addition and subtraction of 2-digit numbers without regrouping; 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 - 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
Social Studies:  A brief study of the 2018 winter Olympics
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:  Les animaux de compagnie (Pets)
Technology: Beginning to learn about the schools 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.  
Art: Olympic art creation - bring items to depict the Olympic rings
Gym: Winter Activities - 3-weeks of activity of student choice
Music: Keeping a beat, and pitch using the curwen hand signs to represent the major scale pitches.

Weekly Schedule
  • Family Day (Feb. 19) no school
  • Bible verse check
  • Math homework sheet
  • Bring items to depict Olympic rings for art project (Feb. 21)
  • Gr. 2 homework
  • Hot Meal Day
  • Language homework: Write 5 or 6 sentences using Letterland words
    Grade 1: Letterland Unit 7 List A and Tricky Words
    Grade 2: Letterland Unit 6 List A and Tricky Words
  • PD Day (Feb. 16)
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 for January:

Week of January 9th: "Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth." 1 Corinthians 13:6Week of January 16th: "The Lord detests lying lips, but he delights in people who are trustworthy." Proverbs 12:22Weeks of January 23rd to February 6th: "For, whoever would love life and see good days must keep their tongue from evil and their lips from deceitful speech." 1 Peter 3:10
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
Les Animaux de Compagnie (Pets)
un chat - a cat
un chien - a dog
un hamster - a hamster
un lapin - a rabbit
un oiseau - a bird
un poisson - a fish
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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