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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!

November is Nifty in 1M!!!

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!

It is almost time for our annual "Disguise Mr. Turkey"  Family Project!

This is our 20 th year of our Grade 1 turkey project!  We cannot wait to see the creative disguised Turkeys!  Please visit the bulletin board outside of 1M during Conferences!


RELIGION...We continue learning about the Church Year.  Now we are discussing Ordinary Time and will learn about ADVENT as November continues.  Each Friday we use our PROMISE magazine that teaches us about the weekly Sunday Gosple.

MATH...Addition facts continue and we will be beginning subtraction.  Part of our Math program involves reading story problems and understanding the addition or subtraction fact that goes with it. a fact is always needed to find the answer.  The class uses EXTRAMATH.COM and IXL to reinforce Math concepts taught.


LANGUAGE ARTS... New Weekly Spelling words, Spelling dictation tests and Spelling tests continue each week.  The students learn to Read, Spell and understand the meanings of the words.We continue our short vowel sounds and dwell on short vowel families that help us read and make new words.  Nouns, pronouns, adjectives, verbs and adverbs, subject and predicate parts of sentences are being learned in our Pearson Reading Program.  We use it daily online and use our hardcopy anthology and Readers Writers Notebook Practice book!


SCIENCE AND SOCIAL STUDIES...The first Thanksgiving and the journey from England to Plimouth is our highlight!  We use the SCHOLASTIC virtual field trip.  Each week we receive a letter from a pilgrim travelling on the Mayflower.  Once ther reach America, we learn about the Pilgrim Village and the Wampanog Indian Village.


We wish all of our St. Christopher friends, old and new, a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with Family and Friends!


Learning and Fun are Ongoing in October in 1M!

Fall is Here

The leaves are falling!

I think I hear The Great Pumpkin calling!!

Happy Fall and October to all!

October learning continues...

RELIGION...We are learning about The Holy Family and how Jesus and his family were different and similiar to ours.  We will meet John the Baptist and understand his role in Jesus' life.  God's neverending love is stressed!


MATH...We are completing Ordinal Numbers and reviewing positional words and fewer, less, greater and more.  Addition and reciprocals(flips) 2+3=5, 3+2=5, addends, sums, addition and math sentences are October's focus.  We will also be doing a mini unit on telling time to the hour and half hour using a Pumpkin Clock that each child will make!


LANGUAGE ARTS...Online Reading plus using our Anthology and Reader's Writer's Notebook practice pages is completed daily.  Comprehension skills, author's purpose, literary elements are reviewed.  We are reviewing  initial, medial and final consonant sounds.  Short a, i and o have been introduced  in our Pearson Reading series.  We continue to learn new spelling words each week and have weekly spelling tests.  The class learns to spell, read and understand the meaning of the words.    We keep our sentence writing current through Journal Writing.  We use upper case letters, correct punctuation and use nouns, verbs and adjectives correctly!


SCIENCE AND SOCIAL STUDIES...We are learning about animal family homes and how animals live together.  Fire prevention and safety is a theme in October!


Werbsites to use at home:



coming...user names and passwords for XTRAMATH.COM!!!


St. Christopher School 1st ever Buddy Field Trip!!!

1M and 6E

1A and 6W

We are going to Farmer Dave's Farm in Dracut Mass for a hayride and apple picking experience!!


October is Outstanding in 1M!!!!


1M Slides into September...and a little bit of August!!!

School has started...

We're having fun!

Lots of learning has begun!!!

RELIGION...Creation and the Great Creator is the topic this month.  We are discussing the differences between living and non living things. Acceptance of all people no matter how different we are is a constant topic!

PHONICS...We are reviewing initial and final consonants.  Each day we talk about the difference between consonants and vowels.

READING...We will begin our "Reading Street" by Pearson  program. Character, story genre, setting and author's purpose is learned.  We are learning about nouns and sentence structure. We also use the online conponant of this program besides meeting in large and small group settings.


SCIENCE and SOCIAL STUDIES...School rules, people's feelings and differences among people and learning tolerance are September's topic.  We will also talk about the differences between whales and dolphins.


MATH...Number and numeral review, more and less, greater and fewer and number sequence. patterns and addition facts and word problems will be reviewed and taught!


Daily Journal writing, calendar work, and snack, recess, lunch, Gym. Spansh, Music, Computer and Library and Art are also a wonderful part of Grade 1!







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