Welcome to Grade 1/2 French Immersion with Madame Groves!

Madame Groves and Monsieur Niemetz are teaching together. 
For a link to Monsieur Niemetz's website: 

Mme Groves will be teaching French Language Arts, Math and Art.

Monsieur Niemetz will be teaching Science, and Social Studies, and Music. 

For information about school procedures during Covid, please see the District Web page dedicated to School Re-entry:

Please remember that each day, students must complete the daily Screening Checklist
prior to coming to school. If you answer yes to any of the questions, please follow the instructions provided at the bottom of the checklist. Signs will be posted reminding persons not to enter if they have COVID-19 symptoms, even if symptoms resemble a mild cold.

For District updates on COVID 19, click on the link below: 

If you would like instructions on how to make your own face mask, please see this Government of Canada site:

For instructions on how to wear a non-medical face mask:

PLEASE REMEMBER THAT STUDENTS SHOULD HAVE A CLEAN, LAUNDERED MASK EACH DAY, and should be taking home used masks at the end of the day.

For Alberta Health Services updates on COVID 
19, click on the link below:

For a Covid 19 self-assessment tool provided by Alberta Health Services, click on the link below:

For some useful videos on how to wash hands properly: 

For a child friendly explanation of Covid 19: 

Library: The Red Deer Public Library is now operating under limited hours: https://www.rdpl.org/
Their online resources are still available for free at https://www.rdpl.org/digital-content. Parents can access great digital resources such as Solaro (homework help for Grades 3 to 12), Tumblebooks (animated, talking picture books), eMagazines, eBooks, and eAudiobooks with a library card. If you don't have a library card, call  403-346-4576 to set up a free membership over the phone for instant access to RDPL online resources. 

If you want extra activities, please feel free to explore the Math Websites and Language Arts Websites tabs here--there are lots of wonderful suggestions and good ideas for meaningful exploratory learning! 

Remember: there are lots of resources to support literacy and numeracy in French on our Google Classroom site!  


Jan. 27 - Hot Lunch - State & Main


Monday, January 18th 

Our study of Mots pour la vie continues. Please the spelling sub-tab under Language Arts for details: 

Montre et raconte continues.  (Please see the calendar tab for details: Montre et raconte calendar  .)

Tuesday, January 19th: 

Wednesday, January 20th:


Thursday, January 21st:

Friday, January 22nd: 

 Library Exchange Day - please help your child remember to bring library materials back to school

Teacher Contact Information

Phone: 403 348-0050

 Contact Information
For Monsieur Niemetz:
Phone: 403-348-0500


BW Calendar

Daily Homework

Every day, your child should be doing some form of reading at home (in  French) and practicing basic counting and math facts:

For Grade 1:
-practice the alphabet names and sounds (in French)
-practice the La Roue songs 
-practice la tempête and Jeu du loup cards
-practice number names to 20 forward and backward by ones and forward by 2s
- practice numbers to 100 by ones, fives and tens (by the end of the year) 
-practice addition facts to 5 (to the point of automatic recall), and related subtraction facts 
-practice addition facts to 18, and related subtraction facts 

For Grade 2:
-practice reading in French 
-practice number names to 100 (in French), counting by ones, twos (even and odd starting points), multiples of five, and by tens from different starting points, forwards and backwards
-practice addition facts to 5+5, and related subtraction facts (to the point of automatic recall) 
-practice addition facts to 18, and related subtraction facts 

The best way to practice math facts is with dice and card games. Please see the math website tab for ideas. 


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We are resilient Winter Bandits!

Please see this video for how to dress for the cold weather!

How to Dress for Cold Weather (outdoor play)


As a school we are focused on building growth mindset with our students. What does this mean? Please check out these videos:  

 Growth Mindset Animation

Growth Mindset


Please note that our school does not allow nut products in food items as we have students with severe nut allergies in our building. Please  also be aware that perfumed products should also be left at home, as per District policy. THANK YOU VERY MUCH!