Grade 1

Have a safe and fun summer. 


Thank you for all the wonderful memories throughout the year.


I will miss seeing you and listening to your stories.  





Jessica Coyne


Christian Education (Religion)

We will make a point to make time  throughout the day to be still and be with God.  This term we will be deliberate in making the sign of the cross and saying Hail Mary, Our Father and Glory Be.  We also join the rest of the students in praying the Angelus and the grace before meal.


Language Arts

Remember, it is always a good idea to read, write and share stories.  We are learning to read words with two vowels such as need, meat, coat, rain by reciting, “When two vowels go walking, the first one does the talking and says its name.  The second one is silent.”









We are now working on understanding addition and subtraction word problems, schedules and base ten blocks.

We are counting daily to 100 by tens and ones.  We are also adding doubles orally (o+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.  As of October, we started addition.  We are adding one, two and three (6+1, 1+5, 6+2, 2+5, 6+3, 3+5).

Remember, when we add (+) the number gets bigger and when we subtract, the answer gets smaller.  It is fun to play math addition and subtraction games with a family member or a friend.



We are learning about the different types of sounds and listening to the sounds around us.  We will also be making our own instrument using an empty tissue box and paper towel roll.

We will also be talking about plants, shoots and sprouts.



We continue to listen to Aboriginal stories, look at art work and compare them to other stories and art works.  We also talk about pioneer times.  We compare and contrast them to modern times.




Please have gym strip (shorts and shirt) in school on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.




Bonjour mes amis!  Welcome to Grade 1 French!  I look forward to teaching you again this year and  learning more French words and songs!











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