Grade 1A

Dear Parents,

Welcome to our grade one web page! My name is Tracey Featherstone and I’m your child’s English teacher. Here you will find information about English homework, class work and upcoming school events. I’ve been getting to know your kids and doing my best to get them organized.

A school supply notice was sent out last June asking for certain items. Make sure your child has a pocket folder. Every day you need to check this folder for homework to complete, corrections to be made and returned and notices from me. BEFORE THE FIRST ENGLISH CLASS AT HOME LABEL THE FOLDER WITH YOUR CHILD’S NAME AND WRITE HOMEWORK. The folder is essential as your child has several teachers and subjects.

All students are permitted only 1 pencil case to class. Make sure you purchase a large case to fit all pencil crayons, a few led pencils, eraser, large glue stick, sharper, scissors and stylus. ALL SUPPLIES MUST BE REMOVED FROM THEIR PACKAGING AT HOME AND ALL PENCILS SHARPENED AT HOME BEFORE THE  FIRST ENGLISH CLASS.  I DO NOT ALLOW MARKERS.

Thank you!!

Ms. Tracey Featherstone


March 16: Hi everyone 🙂. I hope everyone is ok and following all the necessary steps to stay healthy. For the time being I suggest you keep busy by doing some daily reading, writing and conversations in English. Here is a  link to access educational activities. I miss you all very much and will see you soon 😘.

March 12: Complete Action Words booklet for next class. Don’t forget to make a noisy picture!

February 27: No homework.

February 20: Read your library book.

February 17: Complete turtle 🐢 booklet for next class. Read your library book. Several students did not have their book or folder today.

February 13: Practice reading The Little Turtle 🐢 p. 28 several times each day. Complete 2 sided worksheet for next class.

February 10: We did not have much of a class as the last bus arrived at 10 am.

February 6: Read your library book.

February 3: Read every day, The Snow pages 63-66. Complete 2 sided worksheet for next class. An evaluation went home. February scholastic went home.

January 30: Read your library book.

January 27: Complete pages 41 to 45 in Spectrum Phonics. This is review. There will be a test this Thursday on the short vowel sounds. Make sure all previous pages have been completed. An evaluation went home.

January 23: Complete pages 33 to 40 in Spectrum Phonics. An evaluation went home.

January 20: There will be a quiz on The Mitten next class. I’m collecting all the books next class.

January 16: Spelling Unit 5 due on Monday. Complete the worksheets and learn the 5 words. Absent students check your desk and bring home your work.You can practice on Spelling City. Continue to read The Mitten at home. Scholastic deadline is Monday.

January 13: Today we made a book, Who’s in the Mitten? Practice reading it every day along with the Mitten book. An evaluation went home.

January 9: Today we began a new book called The Mitten. Practice reading it every day. Always return to with you to the following class.

December 16: Finish reindeer writing sheet.

December 12: Read your library book.

December 9: Read your library book. An evaluation went home.

December 5: Read your library book.

December 2: Read 5 x each day Hup, Two, Three, Four! An evaluation went home. December scholastic went home. Online ordering can be from any of the catalogs.

November 28: Spectrum Phonics Pages 20, 21 and 22. DO NOT GO AHEAD. Read every day.

November 25: I’d like to share a nice educational application with you called Prizmo Go. Take a photo of the text and it reads back to you, highlighting each word.  The speed and voice can be adjusted.  We will have our first spelling test on Thursday. Learn the 5 words from unit 4 and complete the worksheets. I showed the students a fun way to practice. Copy paste the following link in your browser and look for unit 4 grade 1 list.


November 18: Read each day Work Horses Pages 71-79. Complete 2 sided worksheet for next class. 

November 14: Read your library book every day.

November 11 🌺: Today we worked on some writing in class. I suggest practicing at home writing simple sentences. For example: I can run fast. We like to play.

Read your library book. An evaluation went home.

November 4: Read 5 times each day Henry’s Exercises Pages 54 to 63. Complete the worksheets for next class. 

October 31 🎃👻: An evaluation went home. Read your library book.

October 28: Read every day. Reading evaluations begin later in the week. An evaluation went home.

October 26: The website was down. Sorry for the inconvenience. There is no doubt that learning a 2nd or 3rd language is a difficult task. As a parent you all made the decision to place your child in a 3 language school. In order for your child to succeed, parents must be vigilant and work with their child on a daily bases. I DO NOT give much homework and the little I do I expect it to be done. Please also note that I do not allow retakes of tests or any other evaluations. If you are following this page and working with your child he or she will show progress.  As I’ve been posting, be ready Monday for a consonant sound test. Absent students will make it up upon their return.

October 21: 2 evaluations went home.  Read 5 times each day Busy Day pages 41 to 53. Complete the work package for next class. Know all the ing words for next class. Continue to review consonant sounds.

October 17: Complete pages 17 and 18 in Spectrum Phonics for next class. Review all the consonant sounds over the next week.

October 10: Read your library book 📚. Review the numbers one to ten and 1 to 10. October scholastic went home.

October 7: Read your library book each day. Orals Continue on Thursday.

October 3: Read your library book every day. Some had trouble writing the class story. I’ve attached a photo above for the work to be completed at home. Orals Continue on Monday.

September 30: Read several times a day the stories on pages 14 to 17. Learn the number words from one to ten. Complete the booklet for next class. A notice went home for the first ORAL PRESENTATION. Be ready for the dater your child was give. Practice at home. All students must participate.

September 26: Read your library book every day. Today I checked some students.

September 23: Please remove all old corrected papers and notices from the green duotang. 2 evaluations went home. Read your library book. Complete your drawing about your weekend in the copybook I gave you. Return it next class.

September 19: Read your library book.

September 16: Complete colour work booklet for next class. Practice reading the song, Sing a Rainbow. Not just by memory. Know your colours for a quiz next class. Read your library book every day.

September 12: 5 kids did not return their library book. Read your book each day. Today we began to learn the colours. Practice learning to read the words and learn the song, Sing A Rainbow. Complete 3 page colour booklet for next class.

September 9: Everyone went home with a library book they chose from the 1st grade library. It’s essential to practice reading every day. Not just weekend or before English class. We went over the alphabet and sounds. If your child still doesn’t know the alphabet, do some drills at home. Practice writing you name. Return your library book next class for a new one.  SCHOLASTIC book club notice and flyer went home. Ordering online is best, easier and you can get free books. If you prefer to order by cheque you must cut out and properly fill out the order form with child’s full name and class 1B. Make sure you select the price in the QC column, write a cheque to scholastic and place everything in an envelope. Write your child’s full name, class and my name and have your child give me the envelope (NOT THE OFFICE). NO CASH ACCEPTED.

September 5: A notice went home today. Come to class next week with all your required supplies.