Grade 1 - 2

Teachers: Mrs. Lauralynn Mercer &
                  Mrs. Lisa Spence

Last Revision:  20

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

Course Content

Bible: Joshua leads Israel. I can be a good leader by knowing, following and sharing God's Word, and trusting God's promises.

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 5 List B- I can sort words according to rhyme patterns -en, -et, and -ell. I can use the consonant y in words. I can say the fun phonic fable for “wh” and “ll”.
Grade 2: Letterland Unit 4 List A- Reading and spelling using Mr. A and Mr. I with Magic e.  Decoding Magic e syllables.  Reading and spelling words with the digraphs “qu”, “wr”, and “wh”.
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
Science:  We use God's gift of our senses and words o explore his creation. God made things are matter and those things we make from matter are materials.
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)
Computers: Beginning to learn about the schools new chrome books 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: Remembrance Day poster contest and artwork to hang in the Huntsville Public Library.
Gym: Throwing, catching and bouncing a ball
Music: Keeping a beat, and scale notes to the solfège syllables 

Weekly Schedule
  • Memory verse check
  • Math homework sheet
  • Gr. 2 homework
  • Hot Meal Day
  • Language homework: Write 5 or 6 sentences using Letterland words
    Grade 1: Letterland Unit 5 List B
    Grade 2: Letterland Unit 4 List A
  • Assembly
  • Bring Victory Drill Book
  • Library
  • Spelling Test
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 6:9November 28th-December 12: "Know therefore that the LORD your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commandments." Deuteronomy 7:9Week of December 12th: "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16

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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