Grade 1B

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 11: Complete action words story booklet for next class. Draw and color a picture to go with your noisy story. Read your library book.

February 26: An evaluation went home. Read your library book.

February 19: Complete Turtle booklet for next class. 

February 14 💋❤️: Read your library book.

February 12: Read The Little Turtle 🐢 page 28 several times each day. Finish the 2 sided worksheet.

February 5: Read The Snow pages 63-66 each day.  Complete 2 sided worksheet for next class. February scholastic went home. When ordering online you can order from any flyer, including French.

January 31: Read your library book. An evaluation went home.

January 24: Complete work pages 37 to 45 in Spectrum Phonics. We have completed all the short vowel sounds. Review all the short vowel sounds a, e, i, o, u as there is a test next week. Parents are not checking this page. Kids are falling behind and leaving their book at home. 

January 22: Complete work pages 29 to 36 in Spectrum Phonics. Read your library book. An evaluation went home.

January 17: Continue to read The Mitten. There will be a quiz next week! Some kids didn’t have their book today.

January 15: Spelling Unit 5 is due on Friday. Be ready and learn the 5 words. You can practice on Spelling City. Continue to read The Mitten.

January 8: Today we started a book called The Mitten. It’s a challenging book and I don’t expect everyone to be able to read it. However,  I encourage you to read this with your child throughout the week. We are doing several activities surrounding the story. 

December 13: Read your library book.a

December 11: Read your library book. An evaluation went home.

December 4: Read Hup, Two, Three, Four! 5x each day. An evaluation went home. See you in 1 week!

November 29: Read your library book. An evaluation went home.

November 27: Unit 4 spelling went home. Learn the 5 words for your 1st spelling test and complete the practice sheets for next class. Here is a link to copy/paste that will take you to my lessons. Select unit 4 grade 1 and play some games to have fun learning the words.

Also here is another great and free application for learning to read. Check it out!


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.


November 20: Read 5 times each day Work Horses. Complete the 2 sided worksheet for next class.

November 15: Read your library book every day.

November 8: A reading evaluation went home. Read your library book.

November 6: Read Henry’s Exercises 5 times each day. Complete the work package for next class. 

November 1: Read your library book. More reading evaluations next class. 2 evaluations went home. Finish your Halloween story at home.

October 30: Read every day! Evaluations begin Friday.

October 26: I was out sick yesterday. Be ready on Tuesday and know how to read all the ing words from Busy Day. If there is time there will be a test on the consonant sounds. Absent students will take the tests upon their return.

October 23: 2 evaluations went home. Read 5 times each day Busy Day. Know all the ing words. Complete work package for Friday. Review all consonant sounds.

October 18: Read your library book every day or any other English books.

October 16: Complete Spectrum Phonics review pages 15, 16, 17 and 18 For next class. We have reviewed all the consonant sounds. Continue to do so at home as there will be a test in the coming weeks. Read your library book.

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

October 4: Great orals today! Finish your rhyming story and picture. Read your library book.

October 2: Above is a copy of the oral rubric that I forgot to attach to the notice given last Friday. I also gave a hard copy to each student today. Read the 2 rhyming stories and complete the work package for Friday. Learn to read the number words from one to ten. Our class was cut short for the Terry Fox Run.

September 27:  An important notice went home for our oral presentations. Make sure your child is prepared on the given date.  Read your library book every day. 

September 25: Read your library book every day. Today I checked some kids. 2 evaluations went home.

September 18: Read your library book every day.

September 13: Read your library book every day. Continue to practice READING the song, Sing A Rainbow. Know how to read and identify the colours we’ve been learning. There will be a quiz next class.

September 11: Read your library book every day. Practice reading and singing, Sing A Rainbow. Complete the 2nd color package for next class. Today 12 students did not do or have their homework for me. This is not acceptable. Evaluations will be soon. Don’t delay, keep up with the work!

September 6: Read your library book each day. Practice reading and singing the song, Sing A Rainbow on page 12. Learn all the colors and complete the 3 page colours booklet for Wednesday. Scholastic book club flyer went home along with an information sheet on how to order. Online is the most efficient as I receive an email with your order.  If you prefer by cheque then you must cut out and complete the coupon filling it in fully. The cheque made to Scholastic.  Make sure to select the price from the QC column. Place everything in an envelope with your child’s full name and class 1B. I have 6 classes so please follow my instructions. NO CASH AND BRING ME THE ORDER, NOT THE OFFICE.

September 4: 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. Return your book Friday to get a new one.

August 30: A notice went home. Make sure to get all your required supplies for next class. Organize them as I asked.