Mrs. Neto’s

Grade One/Two News

                                                                    October 2019


The month of September has come and gone and we’ve survived one of the busiest times of the year. The students are settling in nicely to their new surroundings and are adapting to classroom routines.

Thank you to all the parents who came out to the school barbeque. It was nice getting to know you.

 I would also like to thank all those who donated to the Terry Fox Run. Our class raised a lot of money for cancer research. The children had a great time on their walk to the church and learning about the story of Terry Fox.


          Language Arts

          Our home reading program is in full swing. Please remind your child to read daily. With our first graders - we have been reviewing letter sounds, printing and are beginning to read and write stories together. Students are being encouraged to spell words phonetically when they write. Students are also learning to use our classroom word walls to help locate the correct spelling of high frequency words and seasonal words. Our spelling program will begin after Thanksgiving. Please have your child review their spelling words at home each week, they will be located in their agendas. We will have our spelling tests on Fridays.



         Grade One: We have completed our first unit in math on patterning. We are now reviewing a variety of number concepts up to 20. We have been using 5 and 10 frame mats to visually see numbers and have been learning to read and write number words to ten. We have also been estimating and counting a variety of objects.

         Grade Two: We have now started a new math unit on place value. Students will be learning to compose and decompose numbers up to 100 using base ten blocks, hundred charts and ten frames. They will learn different ways to represent two digit numbers using base ten blocks. Students will also compare and order numbers to 100 using hundreds charts.


Science : Grade Two: We have been learning about simple machines and how they make  work easier. We are learning to identify examples of simple machines in our everyday lives.


Social Studies: Grade One: Students are learning about the different roles and responsibilities there are at home, school and in our community. We are also going to be looking at time lines and important events and people in our lives.


         We have been talking about how special God created us all and learning different ways we can fill each others buckets. We have been building a classroom environment where everyone can be free to try new things, make mistakes and learn.


  • Monday, October 14, 2019 is Thanksgiving Day Holiday
  • School Picture Day is on Tuesday, October 15, 2019
  • Monday October 21, 2019 is a P.A. Day
  • Thursday, October 31, 2019 is Halloween (more details to come …)


At this time of year as we reflect upon our good fortunes, I thank you for sharing your child with me. We have certainly gotten the year off to a terrific start. I’m sure the enthusiasm for learning will continue to grow throughout the school year. I hope each family enjoys a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration of God’s love.



                                                                             Mrs. Neto