Grade 1 - 2 News PRIMARY DIVISION
 

Teachers: Mrs. Lauralynn Mercer &
                  Mrs. Lisa Spence

Last Revision:  Nov. 9

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: God provides manna, quail, and the Ten Commandments for His people. Learn how we can apply the Ten Commandments today.
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 6 list A and tricky words.
Grade 1: Rhyme patterns -ug, -un, -ut
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Suffix -s and the two sounds of “s”: /s/ and /z/. Separate base words from a suffix.
Grade 2: Magic e syllable with long u. Soft /jjj/ sound of g when followed by and e (i or y). Silent d (three letter “j”-dge) in words like badge where it acts to protect the vowel before it from saying its long sound.

Math: Gr. 1 - 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 - 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:  Sylvia Skywatcher is our guest as we explore the beauty of God`s sky. We will learn about the earth`s rotation creating day and night, the seasons, and about clouds, precipitation and wind.                        
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: 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: Remembrance Day poster
Gym: Developing dribbling, throwing and catching skills
Music: Vocal exploration, curtain hand signs, pitch.
 
Weekly Schedule
 
Monday
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Tuesday
  • Bible verse check
  • ​Math homework
Wednesday
  • Grade 2 homework 
Thursday
  • Language homework
Friday
  • Assembly at 8:45 AM
  • 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 October 20th (test November 6th)- "A friend loves at all time and a brother is born for adversity." Proverbs 17:17
Week of November 6th (test November 13th)- "A gentle answer turns away wrath." Proverbs 15:1
Week of November 13th (test November 20th)- "For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his

shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace." Isaiah 9:6

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
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/