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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!

It's a Holly, Jolly December in 1M !

December is Upon Us,

The Birth of Christ is Near.

1 M Wishes  You A Merry Christmas

And A Happy New Year!


December is a busy month for children and grown ups!

The class continues to learn while becoming more and more excited as the month goes on!

In MATH...we are learning subtraction and Fact Families.

In READING...we continue using our online reading and reading from our anthologies.  Daily work in our practice pages reinforces what we learn. We are learning about the Genres of our different stories, settings,characters and plots.

In ENGLISH...we continue sentence writing, verbs, nouns, adjectives and subject and predicate parts.

In RELIGION...we are learning about the Church year , Advent and Jesus' birth.

In SOCIAL STUDIES...we are using Scholastics interactive program about Christmas, Hanukkah,and Diwali.

In SCIENCE...we are learning about animal habitats.


Plus...we have Shopping for Kids...our Christmas Concert...decorating ice cream cones as Christmas Trees...and making our craft for Meals on Wheels!



Santa and his Elves are watching!

Be Good!!!


November Begins...

Turkey, Turkey, look at you!

Please be careful what you do.

Thanksgiving Day is almost here.

We eat turkey every year!

Go, hide out in the woods!

We'll eat pizza as we should!


Coming soon...our annual Family Project "Disguise Mr Turkey"!

Stay tuned for more info from 1M!

During November, we will be using Scholastic's online program about Thanksgiving. We will learn about children aboard the Mayflower and read letters they wrote to family members  while onboard.  We will learn about the Native Americans that the Pilgrims met and explore Plimouth Plantation via a live Webinar!

Each week we continue learning to read, spell and use our Weekly WWW in oral and writen sentences.  We have learned about nouns, verbs and adjectives.  Work continues daily using punctuation and upper case letters at sentence beginnings and for special nouns.  The children have been introduced to homonyms.

Addition work continues in Math.  Counting on or up is the concept used in addition. Addition words: Addend, equals, sum, addition sentence, equations

and addition fact are reviewed also.  We have begun playing "Around the World".  The class likes the competition to see which child can give the sum the fastest!  Subtraction will be introduced this month and we will learn to count back or count down.   Many Math  story books are used in our class to introduce the Math Concepts!

Being thankful for all that we have been given by God is a November Lesson.  We are also learning about Saints and the lives they led, and the Church year!

During this time of year, many animals are gathering food to store for winter, Animals are planning for Partial or Full hibernation.  We will discuss which animals are true or partial hibernators.

I hope every family enjoys doing our annual "Disguise Mr. Turkey" project! This is the 17th year we have done this in Grade 1 and  seeing the finished project is looked forward to by the whole school!

Election time is upon us and we have talked about the importance of voting.  We will all vote for the name of our school mascot, our Husky, on Tuesday, Election Day!  We are looking forward to hearing the winning name!

We will have a special program for Veteran's Day this month. Many of the children have parents or grandparents that have served in the military.

Happy Thanksgiving to all the 1M families and all our friends who read this!


Onward into October!

October is upon us in Grade 1M and we have completed half of our first semester in first grade!!

Some of our September highlights were:

Meeting our 6E buddies and doing chalk drawings outside and playing on the playground !

A visit from the Amherst St. Nashua fire dept and seeing the trucks and sitting in the cab!

Making homemade applesauce in a crockpot and enjoying the delicious treat!

Having pre-k H visit us and coloring a clifford picture with them!

Celebrating Clifford's 50th Birthday and making Clifford ears to wear!

In October we will continue to learn in our academic areas!

MATH: we are beginning addition and subtraction. Flash cards to be practiced will be sent home.  We are working on math comprehension and solutions to story problems.

READING: we use our Pearson online reading program daily. WWW are reviewed and spelled and used in oral sentences. The class is able to write WWW into their own sentences.  We have learned nouns and verbs and have begun adjectives.

PHONICS: We are working on short vowel sounds and word families. We read many rhyming books because the children can hear the word families and know that changing the beginning consonant changes the word.

RELIGION: Jesus and his Holy Family are continuing to be learned.  We are comparing the time when Jesus was born and how we live today.

SCIENCE AND SOCIAL STUDIES: We continue learning about the freedoms that our Constitution gives us. In September we watched a Weekly Reader video about Our Constitution and its importance.  We will continue discussing the importance of Fire Safety during Fire Safety Month-October.  Signs of Fall and the changes in the Seasons are discussed this month. We learn about animals that are getting ready to hibernate and what they do to get ready.

In Grade 1M we are writing sentences, reading,having fun and being friends with our classmates! It is a great place to be in October!!!


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