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Grade 1 - Mrs. Moore

Marilyn Moore

Welcome to First Grade! First Grade is a wonderful grade. The children are fun, creative, challenging and so eager to learn. The most rewarding part of this grade is having all the children reading and writing by the end of the year. The love of reading is the goal in my classroom! 

I have had the honor of being a First Grade teacher at St. Christopher's for over 30 years! I have had the pleasure of teaching the children of my former students! My husband and I live in Nashua and I have two adult daughters. We have two cats!

Marvelous May in 1M!

May is the month of Mary and flowers

Sometimes we get some thundershowers!

The playground is open

our jackets are gone.

The days are sunny and staying bright so long!

And the learning continues...

RELIGION...During the month of May we will focus on Mary and the rosary.  Each day we will say a decade of the rosary together. Each child will use a rosary and we follow the prayers online and recite them together.  This month we also have our traditional May Crowning in the church on Friday May 19 at 9:15.

MATH... Addition and Subtraction of 2 digit numbers without borrowing will be worked on in preparation for Grade 2. We also continue reading Math story problems and using key words to decide if we write an addition or subtraction fact to solve the problem. 2 and 3 step problems will be reinforced.

LANGUAGE ARTS... New Spelling and bonus words are given each week. The class has a Spelling Dictation test on Thursday and a Spelling test on Friday. Using SpellingCity.com at home and school reinforces the learning of these weekly words.  Working in our  Pearson Reading Street series together and online is a daily occurrence. Author's Purpose and understand story genre is part of each weekly story. Nouns, pronouns, verbs and adverbs and adjectives are required in our daily writing to make fantastic sentences! And of course proper sentence beginnings and endings are needed. Learning  Blends and digraphs at word beginnings and endings  are part of Phonics during May.  Reviewing short and long vowel patterns their spelling , and the rules for vowels will be worked on.

SCIENCE AND SOCIAL STUDIES...We will discuss Summer safety while biking, swimming and being outside!  Playing fairly and being a good friend while on our summer teams or neighborhood group are 2 important topics we will talk about.  Animal habitats,  and animals, insects and  how they help or can harm us are May's topics!  Memorial Day and the importance of remembering all those who were  or are in the service and work to keep our country safe is a very important topic for discussion in May.

We wish all our friends old and new a lovely month of May!








Spring, spring,A wonderful thing!

Flowers are blooming and birds are on wing.

Children are playing so carefree today.

And the sunshine is shining all through the day!

RELIGION...Holy Week and The Three Days , Easter and the 7 Sacraments are our topics this month.  We will also be practicing for the Holy Thursday Para-Liturgy which the first grades are in charge of.

Please join us on THURSDAY APRIL 13 at 9:15 for this service!


MATH...We are learning time to the hour and half hour on a real, not digital clock! Elapsed time, time sequencing and time estimation.  We continue to review coin values, counting on with quarters, nickles dimes and pennies. Adding and subtracting 2 digit numbers without regrouping will be introduced.


LANGUAGE ARTS...Long E and rules and vowel patterns will be completed this month. High frequency words, author's purpose, R controlled vowels (ar,or,ore,ir,and ur) are included in our Pearson Reading program.  We are reviewing Fact and Opinion, verbs for present and past.  We read daily by ourselves or with a friend to improve fluency and expression!

Writing Fantastic sentences that do not all start with "I" continues! Learning how adjectives and adverbs improves our writing is continually worked on.


SCIENCE AND SOCIAL STUDIES... We will learn about coming out of hibernation, animal habitats, how mothers care for their baby animals and wind power and spring storms. We will focus on the TIGER Program assembly and being kind, helpful and respecting all living things!


We wish all of our St. Christopher friends, old and new, a blessed Easter Season!








St. Patrick's Day


More Learning and Fun!Laughing


RELIGION...We are focusing on Lent , the teachings of St. Patrick and the Holy Trinity, Stations of the Cross. At the end of the month we will begin to practice for our Holy Thursday Para-Liturgy on April 13. The first grades prepare for this service each year.


MATH... Telling time to the hour and half hour and counting coins is our focus.  We continue to work on math story problems and addition and subtraction facts.


LANGUAGE ARTS...New spelling words, dictation sentences with the words, long vowel rules and grammar usage continue.  This month we will be introduced to Book Reports! We continue to work in our anthologies and practice books daily. Using Pearson online to add to our reading work is done daily. Pearson is the publisher of our anthology. We continue to discuss fiction and non fiction, author's purpose, cause and effect and character traits.


SCIENCE and SOCIAL STUDIES...Working on our STEM(Science,Technology,Engineering,Math)  project for STEM night, and hearing speakers on STEM Day is a highlight in March!  We will also discuss the season of Spring and the weather that often comes with spring,  along with changes in nature at this time.

1M wishes all our friends, old and new, a Happy St. Patrick's Day and a wonderful Spring!



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