FIRST GRADE

1

Religion

Children will learn basic doctrine, scripture, prayer, and enhance their relationship with God.

2

Language Arts

We utilize the Macmillan Treasures Program which encompasses whole and small group cross curricular instruction in reading, writing, grammar, and spelling.

3

Math

The Pearson Envisions Program is utilized in math instruction. Children will develop math reasoning, problem solving skills, and learn number/operation sense.

Welcome to First Grade!

We will provide an atmosphere of warmth, kindness, and security. Each classroom will focus on academic advancement, fundamental work habits, appropriate social behavior, and problem solving/decision making skills. Let’s begin our journey together…

 

First Grade encompasses a compilation of numerous subjects and skills. Students will study the following subjects: Religion, Mathematics, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Grammar, Social Studies, Science, Creative Writing, Music, Art, Computers, Spanish, and Physical Education. Smartboards and iPads are integrated into weekly lessons within the classroom setting.

INCLUDED IN THE COURSE

8TH GRADE PARTNERS
THREE PIGGY OPERA
POLAR EXPRESS DAY
SOCIAL STUDIES TRIMESTER CHALLENGES
PUBLISH A CLASS BOOK
SCIENCE ANIMAL PROJECT
HAND CRAFTED THANKSGIVING TURKEYS

Teachers

Mrs. Mary Quinn

Having received my degree in education from St. Xavier University, I have been teaching for 39 years and have been at St. Michael School for 21. My four children attended this school and our lives have revolved around the school and parish. First grade is the only grade that I have ever taught and I work to combine faith, academics, and a little bit of fun to guide my students through their learning years.

Mrs. Becky Weslow

I am a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. This will be my 17th year as a grade school teacher. My family and I have been a part of St. Michael School/Parish for 25 years. My children attended SMS. I am also the cheerleading coach at SMS. GO WILDCATS!

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