Ms. Patterson – 1st grade 

Office Hours: Math Wednesday from 2:45-3:15pm

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Welcome to First Grade!

I am excited to be back at St. Stans this year and look forward to seeing all of the familiar faces and new faces a like.  I cannot wait to hear all about your summer!  While summer was not long enough, I am excited to be back in the classroom doing what I love.

This year, we will spend the first few weeks learning our new routines and classroom rules.

This year in Religion we learn about different parts of Mass and the responses we will use when we attend Liturgies.  We will also learn about God and how he sent his son Jesus to us.  We will also learn about Jesus and what he did to help us.  Finally, we will learn about the Church Calendar and the different parts of the Church year, including Original Time, Lent, Advent, Easter, and Christmas.

This year is going to be a year of growth for all students as they learn to read by recognizing letter patterns and how to spell words using these letter patterns.  We will also work on story elements including the beginning, middle, and end of a story, along with the plot, characters and settings of stories.  We will also learn about nouns, verbs, and adjectives while writing stories, personal narratives and opinion pieces.

In math we will work on counting to 100 by ones, twos, fives, and tens from a number less than 100 and understand that a two digit number is represented by tens and ones.  We will focus on adding and subtracting within 20 while learning different methods to help us.  We will identify U.S. coins by name and how much they are worth and tell time at half-hour intervals on both analog and digital clocks.  We will also begin working with fractions as part of a whole.

In science we will learn about the design process, plants and animals, matter and energy.  We will also talk about living and nonliving things and their different environments.

In social studies, we will learn about rules and laws as well as people in our communities and what they do.  We will also learn about US holidays and important people in history.  Finally, we will learn about US symbols.

I am looking forward to working with each student and watching as they blossom throughout the school year into students who are ready for second grade.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to email me at or call the school at (413) 592-5135.

I look forward to seeing you all very soon,

Ms. Patterson