Teacher Curriculum Plan

Grade One – Two O’Brien



Language Arts is divided into three strands: speaking and listening, reading and viewing and writing, and other ways of representing.

Here are some of the examples of class activities that meet these strands:

·        letter/sound recognition and recall, and formation

·        blends, diagraphs, word endings, compound words, rhyming

·        recognition and identifying vowels

·        identifying and recalling high frequency sight words

·        reading strategies

·        inventive spelling and word wall conventional spelling

·        writing workshop including information text

·        shared reading and writing

·        guided reading and writing

·        home reading program

·        working with words – word study



Math is divided into six strands; number sense/concepts, operation sense, patterns and relationships, measurement, shape and space, data management and probability. Here are some examples of class activities that meet these strands:


·        Counting in a variety of ways (forward, backwards, by twos, fives,

tens, counting on and back, etc...)


·        Number recognition, recall and formation

·        Measuring with  non-standard and standard units of measurement

·        Graphing  about ourselves and the environment around us

·        Learning about shapes, solids, fractions and symmetry

·        Creating and extending patterns

·        Extending number concepts to 100 and recognition of place value concepts

·        Addition and subtraction fact strategies

·        Mental math and problem of the day activities


  Grade 2 Math


Teacher: Mme Heffernan

Math is divided into 6 strands (I have included some examples of class activities which help meet each strand).

Number Sense/Concepts: Counting in a variety of ways, identifying simple fractions, understanding base-10 groupings (ones, tens, hundreds)

Operations: Addition, subtraction and an introduction to multiplication

Patterns & Relationships: Compare, contrast and continue patterns, finding patterns in the addition table and place-value patterns

Measurement: Finding a sense of the size of 1 centimeter, 1 meter, the amount of 1 litre, the weight of 1 kilogram, the calendar, time to the hour and half hour

Space & Shape: Ability to name and work with 2-D and 3-D shapes. Recognize parallel lines and right angles. Recognize symmetry in their surroundings

Data Management & Probability: Record and read simple graphs. Understand the chance of something happening and understanding that things do not always work out as expected


Parents/Guardians can contact me by:

·        calling the office (742-2860) and leaving a message

·        sending a note with your child

·        seeing me after school dismissal

·        coming to Parent/Teacher meetings

If I need to contact you it may be through:

Assessment: Your child will be evaluated through teacher observations, student/teacher conferences, class work, quizzes and tests.


I look forward to working with your child this year! Please call me if you have any questions or concerns!                                               ~ Y. Heffernan





Science   includes the following:

Life science, Physical science, Earth and Space science, with the following themes:

·        Exploring Daily Seasonal Change

·        Exploring  Liquids and Solids

·        Exploring Materials, Objects and Our Senses

·        Exploring Materials and Objects – Relative Motion


Social Studies themes include the following based on the Interactions and Changes in the student’s world;

·         Interactions: Groups ( individuals, groups, and communities)

·         Interactions: Needs and Wants

·        Change: People 

·        Change: The Environment



    Visual Arts   themes include:

·        Line

·        Shape

·        Color

·        Space and Form

·        Texture and Rhythm

·        Emphasis, Balance, and Unity




Grade 1-2 Health Education

Teacher: Mme Heffernan

Health Education prepares your child to learn about: The body, growth and development; Strategies for healthy living; Values and practices for healthy living; Strategies for positive personal development and healthy relationships. We will explore these topics through different themes such as: Building Friendships, Nutrition, Safety, Conflict Resolution and Team Building Activities.

(See Grade 2 Math for ways that I will communicate with you and assessment methods)

~ Y. Heffernan



Communication:        (Mrs.O’Brien)

      For Parents:

·        Call office and leave message for me

·        Send note to school with the student

·        See after school on the playground or in the classroom after dismissal

·        Parent- teacher meetings

·        Meet and Greet in September

·        Communication notebook or Agenda


For Teacher:

·        Monthly calendar

·        Teacher newsletter

·        Phone calls

·        Notes

·        Information letters to explain assignments

·        Informal chats on the playground

·        Report Cards



Expectations of Students for Learning Success


·        Arrive on time for school well rested/fed and properly dressed for the weather

·        Come with homework completed on designated date ( reading books, word lists, math kits, library books, etc...)

·        Come prepared with healthy snack and lunch ( if staying)

·        Follow routines/rules of the classroom/school

·        Make positive choices




Assessment- Evaluation:     Informal


·        Teacher observations

·        Student/teacher conference

·        Teacher/parent conference


·        Report cards

·        Work samples/portfolios

·        Various teacher assessment tools

·        Student  journals

·        Results of homework assignments and tests



Physical Education:


                       Mrs. Bonnie LeBlanc Communication Plan 2009-2010


                                                Physical Education Expectations


Students are expected to follow the rules set out for the gymnasium and playground as part of our school wide rules about Respect for Self, Others, the Environment and Learning. Students should be prepared with sneakers, and comfortable clothing that will allow them to move easily. We will go outside as much as possible so they should also have a sweater or jacket in fall and spring. In the winter we will be outside a lot and it is essential that your child has ski pants, a jacket, boots, hat, and waterproof mittens/gloves. Students will be assessed based on their level of achievement of the Nova Scotia Physical Education Curriculum Guide outcomes. Report cards will come home three times per year. I am looking forward to an active and successful year. Please do not hesitate to contact me at the school ( 749-2860 ) with any questions or concerns.