Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Phonics Charts 6-13

Chart 6
Chart 8
Chart 10
Chart 12
ck in duck
e in me
o in go
y in fly
ay in pray
st in stop
pl in plane
fr in frog
tr in train
sh in ship
th in thick
th in this
bl in block
cl in clock
fl in flake
gl in glue
thr in three
ar in stars
ch in church
or in morning
ou in out
ow in owl
ow in bowl
er in verse
ur in nurse
ir in bird
oi in coin
oy in boy
oo in book
oo in tooth
wor in worms
igh in night
all in ball
alk in walk
wh in whale
wh in who
tch in patch
ear in ear
ear in bear
ear in earth
old in gold
mb in lamb
ew in flew
ew in few
-y in rainy
-er in bigger
-est in biggest
-ly in slowly
-en in sharpen
-es in peaches
ild in child
ind in kind
a - in asleep
al- in also
be- in because
en- in enjoy
un- in unbutton
wr in wrinkle
ould in could
air in hair
u in push
ough in enough
ou in country
arr in carry
ire in fire

Chart 7
Chart 9
Chart 11
Chart 13
br in bride
dr in drum
pr in pray
gr in grin
sm in smoke
sc in scat
sk in skate
sp in spade
cr in crab
tw in twins
spl in splash
spr in sprain
scr in scream
squ in squeak
sn in snack
sl in sleep
str in stream
sw in swim
-ing in pointing
kn in knot
gn in gnat
ang in bang
ing in king
ong in long
str in strung
ank in bank
ink in wink
onk in honk
unk in trunk
wa in wash
a in adopt
y in baby
le in little
-ed in wanted
-ed in looked
-ed in played
o in shovel
a in banana
c in city
au in faucet
aw in saw
ea in leaf
ea in thread
ea in steak
ie in brownie
ey in key
ey in obey
ph in phone
ch in chorus
ought in thought
aught in caught
g in giant
dge in fudge
-ful in wonderful
are in care
tain in mountain
ure in pure
ture in pasture
war in warm
tion in nation
sion in missionary
sion in television
eigh in eight
or in sailor
ar in dollar
y in crystal
err in cherry

Memory Work _ Citizenship Theme 2017-2018

Memory Work Theme: Citizenship__ _______2017-2018

Psalter #

Week of
Christ Shall Have Dominion.......................v. 1
                                                                 v. 2
                                                                 v. 3
                                                                 v. 4

September  5                                                    


To Thee, O Lord, I Fly                                v. 1
                                                                  v. 2
                                                                  v. 3
How Shall the Young Direct Their Way     v. 1
                                                                  v. 2
October      2

Who, O Lord, with Thee Abiding                v. 1
                                                                  v. 2
                                                                  v. 3
Christmas Songs / Program
November 6          

Christmas Songs / Program
December   4


How Shall the Young Direct Their Way      v.3
                                                                  v. 4
O Lord of Hosts, How Lovely                     v. 1
                                                                  v. 3
January 8


How Good and Pleasant is the Sight         v. 1
                                                                 v. 2
Gracious God, My Heart Renew                v. 1
                                                                  v. 2
February  5

My God, My God I Cry to Thee                  v. 1
That Man is Blest, Who Fearing God         v. 1
                                                                  v. 2
March   5


Almighty God Thy Lofty Throne              v. 1,2
God is King Forever                                    v.1
                                                                  v. 2
The Lord Who Has Remembered Us     v. 1, 2
April       3

All Who With Heart Confiding                    v. 1
                                                                  v. 2
                                                                  v. 3
Closing Program
May        7

Closing Program
June       4

Welcome Letter 2017

Dear Parents, September 5, 2017

Another school season is starting as well as other events such as Sunday school, Bible studies, and various meetings that keep families busy. I hope that you have enjoyed your summer full of rest, holidays, and visiting with friends and family. I am looking forward to having your child in Grade 2, and consider it a privilege to be their teacher this year.
A blog has been created to ensure that at all times spelling lists and important notes can be accessed. Please do not comment on the blog site as there is no privacy there. No last names or school name will be posted there. To access, type nevennewsfortwos.blogspot.ca in your browser. I hope this will be helpful to us all.

Listed are some of the routines for the up coming school year.
1. Library: Our library day this year is Friday. Please help your child remember their library books so that they can borrow new ones.

2. Phys-ed: Gym will be on Thursday’s & Friday's. Students do not need a change of clothes, but they do need non-scuff inside shoes (running shoes, please) for this. FLIP FLOPS ARE NOT ALLOWED!

3. Art: We plan on doing art a few days/week (Wednesday’s for sure) and as we all know accidents can happen. Paint shirt’s will be provided and will be worn to cover their uniform.

4. Spelling: We usually go through one spelling lesson per week. On Thursday’s students will be asked to copy their words in their agendas under the column “Words of the Week.” As the year progresses and more words are added, it will be necessary to “squish” them in. Our test days are on Friday. Our first test will be on Sept. 15. Each Thursday the list will be assigned as study practice. To prove this each child is asked to write the words out in the column provided in the agenda. A small treat will be given only on Fridays with the presentation of their completed agenda. Please help your child with this as missing a treat can be very disappointing. Each test page will go home in the test package every Friday. On the back side of each test will be the list for the next week. As we progress through the year, 3 vocabulary words will be included. Additional instructions will be given at that time. You will be able to access the spelling word list on nevennewsfortwos.blogspot.ca.

5. Homework: Students will have reading homework this year on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday's only. We hope to use a “Guided Reading” approach in the classroom. We will be studying one story a week. These reading assignments are meant to encourage stronger reading skills. A suggested method of doing reading homework is to have your child read over the material by themselves first. Then sit down together and have your child read to you. Encourage your child to sound out words that are difficult for them versus giving them the words. I understand families can become very busy at times. So, please, if your child has a legitimate reason for not finishing a reading homework assignment just write it in their agenda and reassure your child that these things happen and their teacher understands. Make homework a priority with your child by providing him/her with all the necessary supplies and an appropriate working environment. Give your child lots of praise and support when homework is completed responsibly. Contact me by phoning the school or a note in the agenda if you notice a problem. Your child may have homework in other subjects but every attempt will be made to finish at school without sacrificing recess. If they have forgotten their reader at school, feel free to substitute a book from home or read from their Phonics Chart.

6. Reading Books: In our phonics/reading program, we use many books. We ask that special care be given to these books so that they will last a long time. If any book is damaged or lost and requires replacement, a fee will be charged to cover the cost of the new book. To help keep all readers protected, each child will receive a zip-lock bag to store their readers in. This will help avoid ripped covers and wet pages.

7. Agendas: Students are required to write down their homework in their agenda everyday. If they have no homework, they are to write “No Homework.” Agendas need to be signed daily (except on weekends) by a parent even on those days that have no homework. This is also a means of communication between you as parents and me. Agendas will also contain changes to assignments listed in the weekly bulletin. We will also include any events that are occurring such as: library day, pizza day, and so on. Please feel free to write a question or a note to me.

8. Worksheet Packages: Worksheet packages will be sent home once a week (Probably on Fridays). Please look them over so you know how your child is doing. These do not have to be signed or returned to school unless you have questions or concerns about your child’s mark. Please send it back with your questions and I’ll get back to you.

9. Extra Clothes: Sometimes accidents occur during the day (muddy or wet clothes), and clean clothes are needed. Pleases send a complete set of inside clothes (school colours, if possible) in a bag that can be folded, labeled and kept in a cupboard.

10. American Content: As you realize some of our curriculum in the lower grades comes from USA. We try as much as possible in the classroom to replace it with Canadian content. Examples of this would be the American coins on a math page are covered with the Canadian coins, or in spelling, the spelling of “colour” is taught spelling it the Canadian way and not the American style which would be “color”. So please remember we are trying our best to replace what we can with Canadian content. Any American content pages are done at student initiative only.

11. Discipline Procedures: There are a few simple rules, which are expected to be followed:
1. During a lesson, raise your hand to speak.
2. Be busy with something constructive at all times.
3. Respect each other’s property and person.
Students are given warnings, name on the chalk board, five minute recess detentions, assigned spelling words, and if necessary, a phone call home will be used to promote obedience. I hope we have a good school year together. Please call or leave a note in the agenda if you have any questions or concerns.

Mrs. S. Neven

Reading Grade Guide

Oral Reading Evaluation Scheme

When reading orally, I generally listen for the following characteristics to be present when a student reads:

1) Smoothness: reading by good phrasing rather than reading word by word; there should be no pauses unless called for by punctuation or context

2) Alertness to punctuation: stopping at periods, pausing at commas, and raising voice at question marks

3) Volume: reading loudly enough to be heard clearly at the back of the room; holding the book correctly and keeping the head up help the volume to improve

4) Enunciation: saying the words clearly, not mumbling; some will need to slow down in order to accomplish this

5) Speed: reading at a speed that enables the reader to be accurate, smooth, and expressive

6) Accuracy: pronouncing words and reading sentences correctly

7) Poise: having confidence in reading and speaking before others

8) Expression: having good voice inflection to make the story interesting and realistic

Grade Range

A or A- students who read smoothly with proper expression and

need very little help

B+ or B students who have good expression but need to sound out

words occasionally, or who have to reread from time to

time to get good expression

B- or C+ students who need to work on expression, but who know

the words or can sound them out quickly

C or C- students who are having difficulty with words and


D+ or D students who are struggling and must sound out nearly

every word and reread several times before new reading is


Spelling Lists 26-32

List 26

  1. son
  2. won
  3. none
  4. front
  5. month
  6. wonder
  7. other
  8. mother
  9. brother
  10. another
  11. nothing
  12. lion
  13. lemon
  14. melon
  15. banana
  16. animal
  17. thousand
  18. someone
  19. somewhere
  20. father
  21. pouch - a small bag used for carrying
  22. brilliant - very smart, very bright
  23. worship - to love and honour God

List 27

  1. read
  2. head
  3. bread
  4. ready
  5. heavysea
  6. bean
  7. cleaning
  8. team
  9. dream
  10. eat
  11. neat
  12. east
  13. easy
  14. each
  15. peanut
  16. weather
  17. break
  18. great
  19. eight
  20. weight
  21. weigh
  22. neighbour* will accept Can. and Am. way of spelling!
  23. either
  24. been
  25. trio - a group of three
  26. diligent - hard-working
  27. champion - a winner

Spelling List 28- 32

List 28

  1. age
  2. cage
  3. page
  4. stage
  5. huge
  6. gentle
  7. strange
  8. fudge
  9. badge
  10. pledge
  11. bridge
  12. cent
  13. nice
  14. twice
  15. race
  16. space
  17. place
  18. fence
  19. chance
  20. since
  21. circus
  22. circle
  23. pencil
  24. isn't
  25. aren't
  26. shock: a sudden surprise
  27. graze: to feed on grass
  28. clever: smart

List 29

  1. alive
  2. alone
  3. apart
  4. away
  5. awake
  6. across
  7. around
  8. also
  9. almost
  10. always
  11. belong
  12. below
  13. behind
  14. become
  15. enjoy
  16. entire
  17. unless
  18. unload
  19. unlock
  20. unpack
  21. unfold
  22. unbroken
  23. unkind
  24. wasn't
  25. weren't
  26. obedient: doing what is asked
  27. lengthen: to make longer
  28. equal: the same as

List 30

  1. could
  2. would
  3. should
  4. full
  5. pull
  6. put
  7. push
  8. bush
  9. bushes
  10. touch
  11. young
  12. cousin
  13. double
  14. trouble
  15. joyful
  16. useful
  17. helpful
  18. handful
  19. playful
  20. thankful
  21. truthful
  22. wonderful
  23. can't
  24. won't
  25. let's
  26. combine: to mix
  27. companion: a friend
  28. patient: able to wait without complaining

List 31

  1. written
  2. wrap
  3. wrong
  4. wrinkle
  5. wrestle
  6. washing
  7. water
  8. warn
  9. warm
  10. award
  11. reward
  12. doctor
  13. pastor
  14. Creator
  15. color
  16. tore
  17. score
  18. store
  19. shore
  20. before
  21. explore
  22. collar
  23. dollar
  24. wore
  25. worn
  26. business: one's work, a special job
  27. examine: to look at carefully
  28. disturb: to bother

List 32

  1. care
  2. scare
  3. share
  4. square
  5. aware
  6. compare
  7. careful
  8. air
  9. hair
  10. fair
  11. pair
  12. chair
  13. stairs
  14. airplane
  15. fire
  16. tire
  17. wire
  18. admire
  19. parrot
  20. carrot
  21. carry
  22. berry
  23. cherry
  24. hasn't
  25. haven't
  26. commander: a leader
  27. praise: to honor; to worship
  28. acquaintance: someone who is known