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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!

1M Maneuvers into March!!!

March is here,

the winds are calling.

It can be warm or the snow can be falling!

1M Welcomes all that March brings!

RELIGION...This month we focus on Lent and Holy Week which begins on Palm Sunday.  The 2 First Grades are planning the Holy Thursday Para-Liturgy  on Thursday March 29th at 9:15 am.

MATH...We will review coin recognition and counting coins.  Time to the hour and half hour on a REAL clock will be learned.  We continue working on speed with addition and subtraction facts with Math Olympics in class and using Extramath.com at home. Word story problems and understanding if we add or subtract is ongoing.

LANGUAGE ARTS...We continue with long vowels and their rules.  Homophones, contractions, compound words and sentence structure using these is reviewed.  Present and past verb tenses, nouns, adjectives and pronouns are words that we are incorporating into our writing.  Neatness and proper letter formation and correct pencil grip are reinforced each time we do our daily writing!

We have completed our first Book Report in Reading.  This was done as a class! This month we will complete one on our own.  We continue learning about Author's Purpose, character and setting and story plot.

Each week new Spelling words are learned and incorporated into daiuly writing!  Each week we have a Sentence Dictation and Spelling test.

SCIENCE AND SOCIAL STUDIES...St Patrick's Day, Spring weather, animals coming out of hibernation and our STEM project on Sounds, Hearing and Vibrations are the focus.

March is the month of Leprechauns and Learning in 1M!!!



Fantastic February in 1M!!!

Love and Friendship all around

Continued learning in 1M is found!

RELIGION...Lent begins on Valentine's Day and we will be discussing Ash Wednesday, Holy Week and The Stations of the Cross, which we will attend weekly. We will learn about the 7 sacraments in the Catholic Church and that Baptism is the first sacrament we receive.  We will have Baptism Show and Tell and bring in an item from our Baptism, or birth if we were not baptized.

MATH...Time and money are our topics! We will learn to tell time on a "real", not digital clock.  Sorting and  Counting coins will be stressed .  Continued learning of addition and subtraction facts and reading story problems is ongoing. We have started "Math Olympics" where the class is timed on facts and they progress to the next paper at their own pace!


SCIENCE AND SOCIAL STUDIES...Groundhogs, solids, liquids and gases, Presidents and their jobs and taking care of our teeth will fill the month!


LANGUAGE ARTS... continuation of long vowels and the rules that make them long.  We will use long vowel words in context, understand the sound of y as a vowel and long vowel "rimes" word pattern families such as "ate', "ike" and "ute".

New spelling words are introduced each week, put into oral and written sentences and read.  We have begun using a Children's Dictionary to find our words(ABC order skills nededed here), and read the meaning of our words.

A new story is introduced weekly in our Reading Street program.  Comprehension skills and Author studies are two componants that we work on. Parts of sentences, nouns and verbs, adjectives and pronouns are used in our reading and writing!





1M Jumps into January 2018!

Happy New Year to all our friends, Old and New!

1M Wishes you a wonderful New Year full of Family and Friendship!

2018  wiil be filled with learning, fun and friends in 1M!

And the learning continues...

RELIGION...We continue learning about the Holy Spirit and the Blessed Trinity.  We will begin discussion about the parts of the Mass and will touch upon the season of Lent at the end of the month. Lent begins on February 14.

MATH...Grouping of  tens and ones up to 100 is our focus! We will use tens and ones sticks at our desks, and magnetic strips at the board to help us understand this concept.  We continue to learn addition and subtraction facts more quickly by counting up and down or forward and backward.  Continuing to use EXTRAMATH.com helps reinforce this!

LANGUAGE ARTS...new Spelling words are introduced weekly.  We will be adding more words...up to 15 total!  The class practices reading and spelling these.  Each week we have a spelling dictation test to understand word meanings in sentences and a spelling test.

In  Phonics we are learning long vowels, their rules and spellings, and using them in context.

Each week we work on a new story in our Reading Street Pearson reading program.  We learn new vocabulary, story genre, author's purpose, and English concepts such as sentence structure, nouns and verbs and other concepts.  We use our Reader's writer's Notebook to reinforce these concepts.  We use our hardcopy anthology and the online program daily.

SCIENCE AND SOCIAL STUDIES...Martin Luther King, Snowflake Bently and the discovery of snoflake shapes, animals in hibernation and winter storms will be our topics!

ALSO...We will begin to work on our St. Christopher Annual Auction Project and talk about our STEM Fair project!


January is here. Give a cheer!

New learning has begun,

Always full of Fun!

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