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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 Arrives into April!

CoolSpring, Spring

a wonderful thing!

Flowers are blooming and birds are on wing.

Children are playing so carefree today.

And the sunshine is shinging all through the day!Cool

And our learning continues....

RELIGION... We will talk about what it means to be a peacemaker and how Jesus wants us to live as one.  Learning about the right and wrong choice and that God always forgives us will be discussed.  We will learn about the sacraments of Reconcilation and Eucharist.

MATH... Measurement with inches and centimeters is introduced. Using a thermometer and learning about temperature is learned.  Two digit addition and subtraction without regrouping will be a focus this month!  We always continue work on our basic addition and subtraction facts.

SCIENCE AND SOCIAL STUDIES... weather and weather vocabulary, seeds and plants and parts of plants is learned.  We will talk about Earth Day and how it is important to protect our natural resources.  We will discuss the importance of recycling.

LANGUAGE ARTS... R controlled vowels, "ed" and "ing" endings, verbs in the present and past, comparision endings er and est will be part of our learning.  We continue to study weekly Spelling words.  Each week we have a dictation sentence test and a spelling test. A new story is introduced weekly in our Pearson reading series and we read it together and use the online componant as a supplement.  Poetry and working on an "Animal" poem for our Poetry Slam this month  will be a fun learning experience!

Spring has sprung and we are always springing into new things to learn!




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!




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