Grade 1 - 2

Teachers: Mrs. Lauralynn Mercer &
                  Mrs. Lisa Spence

Last Revision: Oct. 13

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

Course Content
Bible: Moses and Miriam praise God after crossing the Red Sea.  God protects and provides for the Israelites with the pillar of cloud and fire. 
Language:Grade 1: Letterland Unit 4- Sorting words according to rhyme patterns -ock, -op, and -ot and learning phonic fable for “sh”. Grade 2: Letterland Unit 3- Reading and spelling words that have initial blends with “r”, words ending in “ng”, and “nk”, words that end in the double consonants “ll”, “ff”, and “ss”, and adding the suffixes “ing” and “s” to base words.

Math: Gr. 1 - Shapes; sorting and paterning; counting by 1s, 2s, 5s and 10s; even and odd numbers; counting money with dimes, nickels and pennies
Gr. 2 - Addition and subtraction to 12; patterning; skip counting; even and odd numbers; counting money using dimes, nickels and pennies
Social Studies:  Our Home and School Communities is our unit of study. We are examining our family trees, and the traditions and celebrations we enjoy with our families. Each student will gather items that represent specifics about their families then present to the class. Grade 2 students will need to write one sentence for each item then hand in with the project.

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: Learning to introduce themselves, beginning conversations, and body parts
Computers: Beginning to learn about the schools new chrome books and how to use them
Art: Introduction to proper use of materials, patterning
Gym: Throwing, catching and bouncing a ball
Music:  Grandparents songs, keeping a beat, and scale notes to the solfège syllables 
Weekly Schedule
  • Bring an apple for Apple Math
  • Wacky Fall Hat Day - earn crew points
  • Memory verse check
  • Math homework sheet
  • Drama presentation at 2:15
  • Gr. 2 homework
  • Hot Meal Day
  • Language homework: 

Grade 1 - write 5 sentences using words from Unit 4; List A and Tricky Words
Grade 2 - write 6 sentences using words from Unit 3; List A and Tricky Words

  • Assembly
  • Bring Victory Drill Book
  • Library
  • Spelling Test
  • Grandfriends' Day at 1:00 Utterson Community Hall
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 October/November:

Week of October 17th: "The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love.  The Lord is good to all; he has compassion on all he has made." Psalm 145:8-9Week of October 24th: "He has shown you, O mortal, what is good.  And what does the Lord require of you?  To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God." Micah 6:8Week of October 31st: "The King will reply, 'Truly, I tell you whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.'" Matthew 25:40Week of November 7th: "Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you." Ephesians 4:32Week of November 14th: "This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us.  And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters."  1 John 3:16Week of November 21st: "Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up." Galatians 6:9Week of November 28th: "Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles.  And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us," Hebrews 12:1-2

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
Introducing yourself and body parts
Bonjour je m'appelle...    Hello!  My name is...  
la tête...    head
les yeux...    eyes
la bouche...   mouth
l'oelille...    ear
l'épaule...    shoulder
le genou...    knee
l'orteil...    toe
le nez...    nose
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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