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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!


FEBRUARY is the month of...Valentine's Day, Groundhog's Day, President's Day, Ash Wednesday and Lent!

We will be discussing and doing class activities for all of these!

And the learning continues...

RELIGION...We will learn how the Holy Spirit helps the church grow. Lent begins during February vacation. We will discuss Ash Wednesday and how we will be doing extra jobs in our homes to help families during Lent.

PHONICS...We continue Long Vowels and the rules and patterns that go with them.

MATH...Place Value of 2 digit numbers, using addition and subtraction to find the missing part of a number sentence, choosing the appropriate strategy to solve a  word problem using key words and knowing the values of pennies, nickles, dimes and quarters.

LANGUAGE ARTS...We will compare and contrast 2 or more things in a reading passage, continue our work with nouns, verbs, prounouns, adverbs and how these make a fantastic sentence!

SCIENCE and SOCIAL STUDIES...We will learn about our presidents and their role as our country's leaders, the White House, Rosa Parks, Georgev Washington Carver, Sharks and their environment.

Happy February to all our friends, old and new, from 1M!


And January 2017 begins!!!!????


a new year of learning and fun in 1M!


Religion....  We continue learning about the Holy Spirit and the works of the apostles.  Each Friday we use our weekly PARABLE magazine to learn about the weekends gosple and its meaning.  Our magazine has a small activity or craft that goes with the magazine that the children and teacher love!

Math...We continue addition and subtraction daily and this is reinforced at home through XTRAMATH.COM and IXL.COM.  Using flash cards at home is also reinforced.  We will begin learning about numbers and the groups of tens and ones in the number. Counting by 2's, 5's and even and odd numbers continue to be reviewed.

Science and Social Studies...We will learn about Martin Luther King Jr., the presidential inauguration and what happens on this day, Ruby Bridges and the change in schools after she entered an all white school.  We will learn about partial and fully hibernating animals.

Language Arts... Long vowels and their rules are starting in Phonics. We continue new weekly Spelling words that are tested on each Friday.  Learning to read and spell them is worked on daily in class and reinforced at home through SPELLINGCITY.COM. The class is doing a good job writing sentences in their daily journals! Creativity is improving and using adjectives and adverbs is improving!  Each day we use our PEARSON READING STREET anthology and practice book plus the online reading program that accompanies it! Reading Comprehension is the main area of focus this month! Many children are able to read at a higher level of reading and have no idea what they have read! Learning how to improve this will help in Math Story problems also.

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK  is January 29th to February 4th!  Many daily fun and educational activities are planned for the week!





December is upon us in 1M!

December is a month of Joy.

We await the birth of the Baby Boy.

We are full of love, excitement and Fun!

The month of December has begun.


RELIGION...The Season of Advent is upon us and is our focus in December.  We are discussing Christmas and Advent traditions , how to prepare for Jesus' birth, Mary and Jesus traveling to Bethlehem and the wonderful story of His birth.

MATH...We continue our focus on subtraction, related subtraction facts, Family of Facts and the Math Vocabulary that goes with subtraction!  We are learning how to read word problems and determine if the key words let us know if it is subtraction or addition. Always showing our work that helps us find the answers is stressed and necessary!

SCIENCE AND SOCIAL STUDIES...Hibernation and Cultural Holiday Celebrations is learned this month. We will use the SCHOLASTIC online Holiday and Cultural Celebrations Program  to learn about Christmas and Hannakuh and other celebrations.


LANGUAGE ARTS...A reminder that Language Arts includes: Reading, Phonics, Spelling and English. Each day we use PEARSON online reading to reinforce our group work with our Anthology and writing practice pages. The class loves learning about nouns, verbs, sentence parts and more through animated songs.  Our present focus is on Wild Animals in our stories.  In Phonics we are completing Short Vowels, have begun blends and will begin Long Vowels.  New Spelling words are introduced weekly and a weekly Dictation Test and Spelling Test is given.  This month we begin BONUS words in our weekly words!  The weekly words should be practiced being read and spelled.  Using SPELLINGCITY.COM is a great way to practice!  In English, proper sentence structure, capitalization, punctuation and more creative sentences using adjectives and adverbs is expected at this time of year!  Daily Journal Writing is showing the growth in the children's sentences!


We wish all of our friends, old and new, a Blessed Christmas Season and a Happy New Year!



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