Grade 1 & 2

Students enjoy a healthy challenge, which enables them to become aware of their own strengths and weaknesses as a learner.

Grade 1 & 2

Grades 1 and 2 are exciting years for our students as they continue to grow as learners.

Students are immersed in a literacy-rich environment to foster their language skills. Students practice reading, phonics, spelling, and writing activities that reflect their individual interests and abilities. This framework is used throughout the primary grades and allows all students’ instruction to be differentiated.

Students enjoy a healthy challenge, which enables them to become aware of their own strengths and weaknesses as a learner. At this particular age, students are learning to move away from an egocentric outlook to an awareness of God’s world as it functions beyond their direct experiences.

Homework is minimal in Grades 1 and 2. It often consists of reading together at home, practicing high frequency words, and learning an important Bible verse throughout the week. Classroom meetings occur twice per day to provide students with the opportunity to further develop their oral communication skills while exchanging ideas, learning, and feelings in a respectful, caring atmosphere.

Students learn to appreciate God’s incredible creation in Science as they explore life systems, structures and mechanics, matter and energy, and earth and space systems. Changing roles and responsibilities and the local and global communities are investigated in Social Studies.


Emily Talsma

Emily Talsma


Ever since I was young, I wanted to be a teacher and spent as much time as I could with
children. I enjoy walking alongside children as they learn, grow, and discover who God created
them to be. I am excited to see what God has in store for this coming year.

Samantha Boschman

Samantha Boschman


I loved being a student so it seemed fitting that I would one day choose to stay in the school environment by becoming a teacher myself. I graduated from Liberty University’s Concurrent Education Program with a specialty in Social Studies and a minor in American History. I am passionate about learning and not just the academics but also the social, emotional and spiritual development of each student. I am very excited to explore the academic world through a Christ-centred lens with the students in my class!

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