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Grade 1 French

The grade one French program in foundational in teaching literacy and numeracy skills and processes in French.  Students are exposed to a variety of lessons and activities that build phonological and phonemic awareness in French. This allows students to manipulate language and begin to put the pieces of the puzzle together to read.  Grade one uses a variety of texts around the themes of: belonging, apples, pumpkins, peace, Advent and Christmas, winter, love and friendship, Lent and Easter, plants and animals, fairy tales, and sea life.

Religion:

The Profession of Faith:

  • Express how God loves and cares for us
  • Explain why God calls us to be good stewards of creation
  • Describe how our bodies are sacred gifts from God
  • Explain why God gives us talents
  • Define his/her relationship with Jesus

 Celebration of the Christian Mystery:

  • Define Baptism as a Sacrament of Initiation
  • Explain the significance of the signs and symbols of the Baptismal Rite
  • Explain why Catholics go to Mass
  • Identify the liturgical seasons and colours
  • Compare and contrast the importance of Advent and Lent in the life of a Catholic

 Life in Christ:

  • Describe how Mary is a role-model for Catholics
  • Explain how Jesus applied Matthew 22:35-39 to His mission
  • Apply scripture to daily life
  • Express how someone is a disciple of Jesus

Christian Prayer:

  • Describe prayer as a dialogue between God and his people
  • Identify the signs, symbols and holy objects which are associated with Christian prayer
  • Identify the sacred objects and spaces within the Church
  • Share family and Faith traditions
  • Describe prayer as a dialogue between God and his people
  • Identify the signs, symbols and holy objects which are associated with Christian prayer
  • Identify the sacred objects and spaces within the Church
  • Share family and Faith traditions
  • Recite the following prayers: Our Father, Hail Mary, Meal Grace, Glory Be, Sign of the Cross
  • Participate in the following: guided meditation, Stations of the cross, Rosary

French Language Arts:

  • Communicating in French fosters a sense of belonging to the Francophone community
  • As our vocabulary increases, so does our ability to make ourselves understood
  • Our ability to communicate in a new language improves as we take risks in that language
  • Readers must not only decode words, but also understand the meaning of a text
  • Texts follow specific structures, specific structures, depending on their type

Social Studies:

  • We shape the local environment, and the local environment shapes who we are and how we live
  • Our rights, roles, and responsibilities are important for building strong communities
  • Healthy communities recognize and respect the diversity of individuals and care for the local environment

Science:

  • Living things have features and behaviours that help them survive in their environment
  • Matter is useful because of its properties
  • Light and sound can be produced and their properties can be changed
  • Observable patterns and cycles occur in the local sky and landscape

Math:

  • Numbers to 20 represent quantities that can be decomposed into 10s and 1s
  • Addition and subtraction with numbers to 10 can be modelled concretely, pictorially, and symbolically to develop computational fluency
  • Repeating elements in patters can be identifies
  • Objects and shapes have attributes that can be described, measures, and compared
  • Concrete graphs help us to compare and interpret data and show one-to-one correspondence

Music:

  • Singing (melodic scale, mass prep, fun songs with actions, dance game)
  • Rhythms (echo clapping, rhythm flashcards introduced in grade 1)
  • Dance (folkdance)