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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!

Twas the month of December...and all through 1M!

Twas the month of  December in....

Reading! We are starting our second Anthology of stories! We are learning about story genre, characters and settings.  New Word Wall Words are introduced weekly and we read and spell them.  We are talking about homophones and putting them into sentences.  We are learning noun and verb parts of sentences.  All of our reading work is reinforced in our practice book that we do together.

Phonics! We are completing the short vowels and will soon begin the long vowels. Word families are one way we know vowel patterns. If we know cat...we know hat, mat and rat.  Reading the short vowel words in context is practiced together.

Math! Addition and subtraction facts continue to be practiced.  We are learning related facts...2+3=5 and 3+2=5 and Fact Families...4+1=5,1+4=5,5-1=4,5-4=1.Math comprehension problems are read together and solved with drawing the problem out and using manipulatives.

Religion! Advent and Jesus' birth are this month's highlights.  We are also learning ablout the Holy Spirit and the apostles.

Writing! Sentence writing is an important part of Grade 1.  The class is writing 3 to 5 sentences on their own in journaling.  Capitalization, punctuation and sentence structure has been taught and is reinforced when writing.  We are learning about noun and verb parts of sentences in writing and reading.

December brings many exciting events for us!  We shopped with our Grade 6 buddies  on Shopping for Kids day.  We are practicing for our Christmas Music Concert on Dec. 13th.  We made an Advent chain for home.  An Advent candle is colored each Monday on our Advent wreath and each child gets to hang an ornament  on our daily Advent calendar.  I am reading  "The Story of Santa Claus" written by Scribbler Elf and we are finding out how Santa got to live at the North Pole!

Merry Christmas to All...and to All a Good Night! Wishing everyone a wonderful Christmas Season!


Humane Society Collection


Many thanks to the families and staff who donated to our recent collection for the Nashua Humane Society! Our Catholic Schools Week collection was coordinated by Mrs. Moore's first grade class, who did a great job. Pictured here is Wendy from the Humane Society and Mrs. Moore and her class.