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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!

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!




Now We Are In November in 1M!!!

Turkey, Turkey look at you!

Please be careful what you do.

Thanksgiving Day is very near,

we eat turkey every year!

Go, hide out in the woods!

We'll eat pizza as we should!

1M and 1A will be creating our annual Family project of disguising Mr. Turkey very soon! Please look at all of our wonderful disguises on our bulletin board on CONFERENCE NIGHT!


RELIGION...we are learning about the Church Year and the special days and times of the year.

MATH...addition facts, story problems and 3 number additioin are focused on. Math vocabulary of: Addition Sentences, Addends, Plus, Equal and sum are always reviewed.

LANGUAGE ARTS...Reading, Phonics, Spelling and English are all part of Language Arts. We are learning about Subject and Predicate parts of sentences, continuing our short vowels and the rules that accompany them.  We continue learning about nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs and prounouns.  Sentence structure and formation is worked on daily ,especially when we use our journals!  Each week we read a new story in our anthology and use our Pearson Reading Street online conponants that go with it!  Every week we have new spelling words and use SPELLINGCITY.COM to help us learn to spell and understand the word meaning!

SCIENCE AND SOCIAL STUDIES...The highlight of this month will be using our online SCHOLASTIC.COM First Thanksgiving program. We will listen to letters from children traveling on the Mayflower, learn about a Pilgrim village and a Wampanog Indian village.  This program uses PLIMOUTH PLANTATION as its informational source.  First graders would have a wonderful time visiting here with their families!

Thank you, God, for our wonderful school and St. Christopher Families!

We wish all our friends,  old and new, a wonderful Thanksgiving!


1M Moves Onward into October!!!

We begin our 6th week of Grade 1!!!

We've learned the routines

We've made new friends.

So much fun and learning

We hope it never ends!

And the learning fun continues...

RELIGION...God asked Mary to be Jesus' mother and she said yes!,  Jesus Grew up in a family like we do, The Blessed Trinity is 3 Persons in God, Church manners and responses at Mass.  We are also learning about our Guardian Angels and Saints. We will be learning the song  "An Angel Came From Heaven"...about Angel Gabriel asking Mary to be Jesus' mother.  We will also sing this at our annual BARNES AND NOBLE NIGHT in November!

LANGUAGE ARTS...This includes Reading, Phonics, English, Writing and Spelling.

Each week we have new Spelling words that we learn to read and spell in school and practice at home. We encourage the use of SPELLINGCITY.COM to help with this! Spelling tests are given weekly. All children are writing sentences using Upper case letters and correct punctuation at the end.  We use "Inventive Spelling".  Words the children cannot spell or sound out are written using the sounds they hear in the words.  This way the teacher knows if they are hearing individual sounds.  Consonant review and introduction to Short a, i and o has begun!   We are using online short vowel songs to reinforce this!

Each week we are introduced to a new story in our Reading Street by Pearson Anthology. We learn Character, setting, author's purpose and story genre.  Oral, silent reading and comprehension skills are reinforced by using our program online also.  Songs are helping us learn nouns, verbs, adjectives and subject and predicate parts!

MATH... We continue to work on number sequence, counting up to 100, counting back from 20 and writing numbers correctly.  Matching numbers and number words continues. We will begin the concept of addition, counting on, learning facts in our heads and we will begin EXTRAMATH.COM to help with this concept. Continued use of IXL.COM at school and home helps reinforce all math learning!

SCIENCE AND SOCIAL STUDIES... Fire Safety, our Community Firefighters, School Rules, What is an election and why we vote, The President and his job and the White House are our October topics.

CoolOCTOBER is a month of fun learning in 1M!!!Cool



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