Ms. Patterson – 1st grade

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

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This school year is flying by!  It’s hard to believe that it is January already.  Everyone has come such a long way in their reading skills and being able to solve addition and subtraction equations.

In Religion, we will begin to learn about the seven sacraments and what happens in each of the sacraments.  We will learn that there are three sacraments that welcome us to the Church (Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist), two Healing sacraments (Penance and Reconciliation and Anointing of the Sick), and two service sacraments (Holy Orders and Matrimony).

In reading, we will continue to learn different vowel sounds and their combinations to help us to become more fluent readers.  During the second part of the year, we will learn about long vowels, r-controlled vowels, and vowel teams.  We will also continue to learn about elements of stories including characters, settings, main ideas, and details.

In math, we will learn how to add and subtract two digit numbers using a hundreds chart and an open number line.  We will also continue to work on adding and subtracting single digit numbers to continue to gain fluency.  We will also learn to compare two digit numbers using the words greater than and less than as well as the symbols associated with these words.

In science we will continue to learn about the different parts of plants and their life cycle.  We will also learn about the life cycles of animals and how they are different from each other.

In social studies, we will learn about the American Flag and different American symbols such as the Liberty Bell, the bald eagle, and money.  We will also learn about American landmarks including the Washington Monument, the capitol, Mount Rushmore, and the Gateway Arch.  We will also discuss American holidays and different American heroes.  We will also discuss about different place people live.

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 continuing to work with every first grader this year,

Ms. Patterson