Grade 1

Thursday, November 15, 2018


Parents, tomorrow is Ugly Sweater Day or Christmas Clothes/Colours Day, however, if your child is going to have his picture retake tomorrow then please send them to school in full school uniform.  I will help them change after their picture is taken.


Homework: study for spelling test and  field trip note


Parents, please remember to bring library books back on Tuesdays and gym strip for Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. 


The field trip note went home last week in the yellow folder.  If you would like to help supervise my grade ones during this field trip, please let me know by either writing it on the second page of the form, in the agenda or email me.  Also, please take a look at Upcoming Events for a list of this year’s field trips.  


In the Language Arts sections below, I have uploaded all the spelling words for this first term.


Christian Education (Religion)

This year, we will make time  throughout the day to be still and be with God.  This first term we will be deliberate in making the sign of the cross and praying Hail Mary, Our Father and Glory Be.  We will also join the rest of the students  in participating in school Masses,  praying the Angelus and the grace before meal.  Additionally, we will listen to bible stories and learn about the rosary.


Language Arts

It is always a good idea to read, write and share stories.  This term we will be learning to read words with short vowel sounds, spell phonetic words and some high frequency words.  We will also be working on writing our letters properly and with greater mastery.  There will also be a reading page to practice as well as spelling homework.  Spelling Homework Sheets 1.2

Spelling List 4

Spelling List 5

Spelling List 6

Spelling List 7

Spelling List 8







This term, we will be working on knowing our numbers, patterns and adding to 12.

We will be counting to 100 by tens, fives and ones.  We are also adding doubles orally (0+0=0, 1+1=2, 2+2=4,……up to 10+10=20).  The students are also showing number recognition and one to one correspondence for numbers 0 – 30.  In October, we will start addition.  We will be adding one, two and three (6+1, 1+5, 6+2, 2+5, 6+3, 3+5).




This term, we are learning about our environment by observing the changes in our weather and how it affects our daily lives.  We will also discuss living things and life cycles.



This term, we will learn about our community and know our responsibilities within our school community and God’s greater community.  We will discuss where we belong within our communities – our family, our classroom, our school, our teams.  We will also listen to Aboriginal stories, look at art work and compare them to other stories and art works.




Please have gym strip (shorts and shirt) in school by September 19, 2018.  Our P.E. days are on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays so the students need to make sure they have their gym strip either in a bag so they can change into it or underneath their uniform.




Teacher: Ms. Sheppard







Teacher: Mrs. Draayers





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