Grade 1

Mrs. Radford

The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.


Coming Soon.

Online Resources

Upcoming Events

To be announced…


Coming Soon.

Online Resources

Upcoming Events


Important Announcements

Welcome to Grade One


Dear Parents:

We are looking forward to our Career day on Wednesday, January 24.  Thank you to those parents who have volunteered their time to discuss their jobs with the students.  We especially want to thank Mrs. Antonel, a grade two parent, who is coming in to discuss her role as a police officer.  At the end of the school day, please discuss this event with your children.  What did they learn?  What important jobs did they discuss?  What questions did they ask the guests?



We are now working on our addition and subtraction unit.  The children have been telling stories, drawing pictures to show they understand the meaning of the story, and writing the matching equations.  At home, help your children solve many addition and subtraction equations using counters.  We will be moving into interpreting pictures and story problems.


All of the children have received the second, third, or fourth reader as well as the word cards that match each reader.   Well done!  There are many comprehension activities that must be taught and learned and new readers will not be given out until enough comprehension work has been completed.  As well, reading fluency must be adequate before new readers will be given.  At home, do daily work to help your child memorize the word cards. At the back of each reader you will see the list of words and the order in which they are taught.  At least one story from the reader should be attempted every day.

Home reading program

The home reading program began at the end of term one.  Some children have already read more than 30 books.  Prizes will be given to those children who read 36 books.  Encourage your child to read a little bit every day.  Watch to see that your child is choosing books that are a little bit challenging but easy to read for the most part.

Your child could also read books from home but include these on the reading list in the home reading bag.




We are now working on the short vowel sound for i.  Words such pit, win, tip and hid.  Please work on finding, spelling, and reading words with the short i sound.  Thank you for all of your help.


Spelling tests occur on Fridays this year.

* For spelling we use the Dolch Word Lists. The Dolch words are the most common English words used in reading.

* Your child must learn to read and spell every word.

* Each child should be able to read the whole list within one minute by the end of each term.

* The complete list of words will be sent home. If you do not have a copy please send me a note so I can provide one.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR HELPING YOUR CHILD SPELL AND READ THE DOLCH WORDS. This helps them in their reading and writing so much!

Spelling Test:

Group One:  test on January 26: brown, do, four, eat, came, yellow, our, out, please, pretty

Group Two:  test on January 26:  two, little, find, make, to, three, yellow, one



*When children make mistakes on spelling tests, the difficult words are reviewed on future spelling tests.  We want to help children experience success.

Grade 1 News Articles

Gr 1
September 5, 2017


Writing is a very difficult activity at the grade one level. * The children must use all of their knowledge of letter names and sounds to sound out words they…

Gr 1
September 5, 2017


The children are encouraged and expected to be respectful and friendly towards one another. * They must keep their hands by their sides and to use only gentle gestures. *…

Gr 1
September 5, 2017


We encourage the children to listen carefully to the directions, work silently, stay in their own seats, and seek help from the teacher. * Encourage some independent work at home as well. * Make…

Gr 1
October 30, 2016


Throughout the school we follow a conflict resolution procedure which follows: 1.  Calm down (deep breathing, counting, walking away, meditation, go to the teacher, etc.) 2.  State your feelings  (I feel mad when……………..;  I feel…

Grade 1 Photos

Gr 1 Then & Now Posters in Library 2018

May 4, 2018

Grade 4 Shares Book Projects With Grade 1

May 3, 2018

Gr. 6 Music Presentation

May 2, 2018

Grade 6 helping Grade 1 with Button Blankets

March 29, 2018

PJ Buddy Reading Day with grade 1 and 6

February 6, 2018