Grade 1

  • Class Overview

  • Grade 1

    Welcome to Grade 1. This year is full of leaps and bounds as it is very exciting to see students develop and increase foundational skills in language arts and math by reading, writing and computation.

    This year the Grade 1’s will be using the iPads to discover and learn how to use some exciting new apps, programs, robotics and coding.

    Field trips include the Apple Barn, visits from Science made Fun and the year end trip to the beach with our buddy class.

    In Physical and Health Education, the Food Explorers program which focuses on healthy eating, provides students opportunities to discover, cook and enjoy foods.

  • Curriculum Summary

  • Christian Education

    The school theme, “What Do You Want Of Me, Lord?”, will be the focus throughout the year and integrated throughout subjects.  In Grade 1 the learning standards include: prayer; demonstrating love; being good stewards of creation; defining their relationship with Jesus and how God loves and cares for us. 

  • Language Arts

    The major goal for Grade 1 students is to learn how to read through phonics, including alphabet name and sound recognition, letter printing and formation. This is followed by sight words and blending of sounds to form words. Writing simple sentences using sight words and sounding out and progressing to several sentences, using punctuation, capitals and details is the writing goal.

  • Math

    The focus is on number sense, mental math, and addition and subtraction facts to 20. Card and dice games provide repetition and practice to solidify concepts taught and are also engaging and fun.

  • Science

    Units covered will be: patterns and cycles (seasons & weather), light and sound, plants and animals, and matter.

  • Socials

    The Grade 1 curriculum focuses on communities, covering characteristics, diverse cultures, relationships and key events.  The Second Step program is used to teach strategies to address school-based problems.  Integrated in all subject areas and throughout the year is the concept of classroom and school expectations.

  • Fine Arts

    The Visual Arts content includes creating images using a variety of materials, processes, and art elements integrating Science units of seasons and plants.  Dramatic arts include music, drama and speech arts which are integrated in subjects such as Language Arts and Religion.

  • Class Schedule

    for the 2018-2019 school year
      Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    8:25 Warning Bell
    8:30-8:40
    Opening and First Five
    8:40-8:45 Announcements
    8:45-9:20 Prayer / Calendar Prayer / Calendar
    Mass / Hymn Sing / Assembly
    Prayer / Calendar Prayer / Calendar
    9:20-9:55 Math Religion Calendar Religion I.T.
    9:55-10:30 PE Math Math
    Math
    Music
    10:30-10:45
    Recess
    10:50-11:25 Guided Reading / LA Guided Reading / LA PE Guided Reading / LA Guided Reading / LA
    11:25-12:00
    Guided Reading / LA
    12:00-12:15
    Prayer / Read and Feed
    12:15-12:45
    Lunch
    12:45-1:20
    Library
    Science Religion French Math
    1:20-1:55
    Career Education
    PE Social Studies Science Virtual Art
    1:55-2:30 Social Studies French

    Monday

    • Warning Bell
      8:25
    • Opening and First Five
      8:30 – 8:40
    • Announcements
      8:40 – 8:45
    • Prayer / Calendar
      8:45 – 9:20
    • Math
      9:20 – 9:55
    • PE
      9:55 – 10:30
    • Recess
      10:30 – 10:45
    • Guided Reading / LA
      10:50 – 12:00
    • Prayer / Read and Feed
      12:00 – 12:15
    • Lunch
      12:15 – 12:45
    • Library
      12:45 – 1:20
    • Career Education
      1:20 -1:55
    • Social Studies
      1:55 -2:30

    Tuesday

    • Warning Bell
      8:25
    • Opening and First Five
      8:30 – 8:40
    • Announcements
      8:40 – 8:45
    • Prayer / Calendar
      8:45 – 9:20
    • Religion
      9:20 – 9:55
    • Math
      9:55 – 10:30
    • Recess
      10:30 – 10:45
    • Guided Reading / LA
      10:50 – 12:00
    • Prayer / Read and Feed
      12:00 – 12:15
    • Lunch
      12:15 – 12:45
    • Library
      12:45 – 1:20
    • Career Education
      1:20 – 1:55
    • Social Studies
      1:55 – 2:30

    Wednesday

    • Warning Bell
      8:25
    • Opening and First Five
      8:30 – 8:40
    • Announcements
      8:40 – 8:45
    • Mass / Hymn Sing / Assembly
      8:45 – 9:20
    • Calendar
      9:20 – 9:55
    • Math
      9:55 – 10:30
    • Recess
      10:30 – 10:45
    • PE
      10:50 – 11:25
    • Guided Reading / LA
      11:25 – 12:00
    • Prayer / Read and Feed
      12:00 – 12:15
    • Lunch
      12:15 – 12:45
    • Religion
      12:45 – 1:20
    • Social Studies
      1:20 – 2:30

    Thursday

    • Warning Bell
      8:25
    • Opening and First Five
      8:30 – 8:40
    • Announcements
      8:40 – 8:45
    • Prayer / Calendar
      8:45 – 9:20
    • Religion
      9:20 – 9:55
    • Math
      9:55 – 10:30
    • Recess
      10:30 – 10:45
    • Guided Reading / LA
      10:50 – 12:00
    • Prayer / Read and Feed
      12:00 – 12:15
    • Lunch
      12:15 – 12:45
    • French
      12:45 – 1:20
    • Science
      1:20 – 2:30

    Friday

    • Warning Bell
      8:25
    • Opening and First Five
      8:30 – 8:40
    • Announcements
      8:40 – 8:45
    • Prayer / Calendar
      8:45 – 9:20
    • IT
      9:20 – 9:55
    • Music
      9:55 – 10:30
    • Recess
      10:30 – 10:45
    • Guided Reading / LA
      10:50 – 12:00
    • Prayer / Read and Feed
      12:00 – 12:15
    • Lunch
      12:15 – 12:45
    • Math
      12:45 – 1:20
    • Visual Art
      1:20 – 2:30
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  • Class Teacher

    • Mrs. Tara Gaudet
      Grade 1 Teacher

      Mrs. Tara Gaudet

      Grade 1 Teacher

      Mrs. Gaudet received her Bachelors of Music and Education from the University of Victoria. She has taught Grade One for seven years in the Abbotsford school district primarily at Asia Fine Arts School. She is delighted to be teaching Grade One at St. James Elementary.