Welcome to First Grade
Welcome to first grade at St. John Neumann Catholic School. Many parts of first grade are very similar to Kindergarten: whole group lessons, art activities, partner and group activities, etc. First grade incorporates those same activities but also starts working towards more independence in regards to reading and writing especially.
First grade is a huge year of academic growth. Your child will learn spelling patterns, vocabulary words, begin reading longer texts, and will write more detailed sentences. First graders will also have the opportunity to read up to four different times at mass this year!
Meet Mrs. Chiaro
What We're Learning This Year
In first grade, your child will have reading (both whole group reading instruction and small reading groups for guided reading), writing (both creative writing and penmanship), math, science, social studies, spelling, religion, and health! Grades are assigned in each of these areas, as well as conduct and learning effort.
Homework is assigned Monday through Thursday. There will not be homework on Fridays or weekends. Our Superkids Reading Program has “backpack” pages that go along with our spelling words. I try to choose a little math, grammar, etc. to go along with the spelling practice to provide a good reflection of what we are studying in class. Please do not use ink pen or markers on any classwork, homework, or assignments (only pencil, crayons, or colored pencils).
Friday Folders come home each Friday. please check and clean out your child’s Friday Folder each week.