Ms. Patterson – 1st grade 

Office Hours: Grade 1 Math & Science – Thursday 2:45PM – 3:15PM 

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January 2022

Happy New Year!  It’s hard to believe it is 2022 already.  I have loved watching how hard all of the first graders work and how interested they are in learning.  I hope this continues throughout 2022.

Religion: This month, we will learn how we become members of the Church.  We will discuss how the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmations, and the Eucharist welcome us as members of the Church.  We will also discuss these three sacraments in detail.  We will also discuss how we celebrate God’s forgiveness and healing.  We will discuss that people asked Jesus for help and how Jesus forgives people.  Finally, we will discuss how we can ask Jesus for his help and healing.

Reading: We will continue Unit 3: Imagine That this month.  We will decode and write words with y as a vowel, and the nk, and ng sounds at the end of words.  We will also explore CVVC syllables and open syllables.

Math:  We cover Topic 5: Work with Addition and Subtraction Equations this month.  In this topic, we will find unknown numbers in an addition or subtraction equation, determine if an equation is true or false and make false equations true.  We will also begin to work with three addends.

We will also cover Topic 6: Represent and Interpret Data this month.  In this topic, we will discuss data and how we can organize data to put it into graphs like picture graphs and bar graphs.

Science:  We will cover Chapter 8: Energy this month.  In this chapter, we will discuss what energy is and what gives off energy.  We will also discuss heat and what gives us heat.  Finally, we will discuss light and sound.

I am available for extra help on Thursdays from 2:45-3:15.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me at

Ms. Patterson

Mrs. Christine Fager – 1st Grade


Office Hours: Gr. 1 Language & Social Studies, Monday 2:45PM-3:15PM

Hello First Grade Families,

I am so excited to begin the 2021-2022 school year at St. Stans! My name is Christine Fager and I will be teaching English Language Arts and Social Studies this year. I hope everyone enjoyed summer with their families and friends. I would like to take this opportunity to welcome both you and your children to first grade. We are going to have a wonderful year together!

We will kick off the school year by going over all our classroom rules and expectations so your child will have all of the tools to be successful this year. Our classroom is our community, and we will treat one another with kindness and respect. The Golden Rule as one as being a good citizen are a couple of the things we are going to learn about in Social Studies. Your child will learn about rules and laws in our school, at home and in our communities and why it is important to follow rules. We will learn about our country, now and then, different cultures and learn how to navigate a map and globe!

In Reading, we will cover phonological awareness, phonics and fluency standards ensuring your child be the best reader they can be. In Writing this year, we will explore different genres, brainstorm ideas, learn how to develop characters and even conflict, organize sequence of events (first, next, then, last) and even how to revise and edit. This year, you child will be an author writing their own stories!

Our first grade Saint is Saint Francis of Assisi. Saint Francis of Assisi was dedicated to caring for all God’s people, animals, and nature. Your child will learn to expand their circle of love in this way. We will learn who is God, who is Jesus Christ and all about the parts of a Mass and appropriate responses when attending Liturgies. Finally, we will learn about the seasons and feasts of the church year.

We will begin each morning with a prayer and a smile that will carry us throughout the day. I have so many fun ideas and things planned. Remember, you are an important part of your child’s learning process. Please know that I am always here for you if you have any questions. My email is or feel free to call the school (413) 592-5135. Together, we can make this a successful year.


Mrs. Fager