1st & 2nd Grade

MRS. TREVITS’ FIRST AND SECOND GRADE CLASS

Students celebrate All Saints' Day.

Students celebrate All Saints’ Day.

St. Paul's students honor veterans by singing The Battle Hymn of the Republic

St. Paul’s students honor veterans by singing The Battle Hymn of the Republic

On pilgrimage to St. Joseph's in Montreal

On pilgrimage to St. Joseph’s in Montreal

Bennett enjoyed the outdoor stations of the cross at the Oratory.

1st & 2nd graders hold psalm response.

1st & 2nd graders hold psalm response at first school Mass.

 

Riley and Zoe bring up the gifts.

Riley and Zoe bring up the gifts at first school Mass.

 

January 26, 2017

Dear Parents,

Happy almost-the-end-of January! Everything is rolling along pretty well. We are working on land forms and making models out of salt clay which the kids made (that was interesting).

Next week is Catholic Schools Week so the schedule will be a bit different. I don’t think I’ll send home spelling so there will be reading and a page or two of math (maybe). Today is a check your progress quiz so no math tonight.

Looking forward to seeing everyone for the community dinner on Monday.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Sincerely,

Mrs. Trevits

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                       First Grade                                                                   

The first grade class is very structured. The teacher sets obtainable goals and communicates clear expectations. Students continue to be kind and respectful while developing a love of learning in a safe, nurturing environment. Students become responsible for their own learning. When students have met grade level goals and basic skill expectations, they are ready to face the challenges of the next grade as confident, independent, well adjusted individuals.

Curriculum Overview:

First Grade Mathematics: There are twelve major units in the first grade mathematics curriculum. The first unit includes a review of numbers, number words and ordinals. Students continue with addition strategies and facts to twelve. The study of subtraction facts follows. Students learn to work with data. They read and prepare graphs. Place value to one hundred is a major unit. Further units include geometry, money and time and measurement. Students learn to add and subtract two digit numbers. Fractions and probability are additional topics of interest. Students have access to Fast Math, a computer program that helps students review math facts while improving speed and accuracy. The mathematics textbook is Progress in Math.

Science: Students review the scientific method. They explore physical science, life science, and earth science. One major unit of study focuses on Plants and Animals (Growth and Change, Habitats, Foods and Stages of Development). Students play with magnets. They study the Human Body (Senses, Body Systems, and Bones and Muscles), and they discuss Health and Safety. Other units include Observing and Exploring Matter, Sound, the Night Sky and the Moon, Rocks and Soil, Weather and Natural Resources.

Social Studies: Ongoing topics in Social Studies are Getting Acquainted, Social Skills, Personal Information and good citizenship. Beyond these summary units are School Days, At Home with My Family, Christmas Celebrations and Traditions, Living in a Community, Black History Month, In and Around the Land, My Country and My Heroes, and My World Near and Far. Specific geography skills (mapping, graphing) appear within units as well. The text is Social Studies by Harcourt Brace

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2nd Grade

The second grade class is very structured. The teacher sets obtainable goals and communicates clear expectations. Students continue to be kind and respectful while developing a love of learning in a safe, nurturing environment. Students become responsible for their own learning. When students have met grade level goals and basic skill expectations, they are ready to face the challenges of the next grade as confident, independent, well adjusted individuals.

Curriculum Overview:

Second Grade Mathematics: Students begin by reviewing addition and subtraction facts. The study of place value to one hundred follows. Students work with data and graphing. They review the addition and subtraction of two digit numbers. Geometry, time and money are further units. Students also learn place value to one thousand. The addition and subtraction of three digit numbers comes next. Students investigate fractions and probability. Students continue to review basic math facts with Fast Math. The mathematics textbook for the second grade is Progress in Math.

Science: Students review the scientific method. They explore physical science, life science, and earth science. One major unit of study focuses on Plants and Animals (Growth and Change, Habitats, Foods and Stages of Development). Students play with magnets. They study the Human Body (Senses, Body Systems, and Bones and Muscles), and they discuss Health and Safety. Other units include Observing and Exploring Matter, Sound, the Night Sky and the Moon, Rocks and Soil, Weather and Natural Resources.

Social Studies: Ongoing topics in Social Studies are Getting Acquainted, Social Skills and Personal Information. Beyond these summary units, there are two cycles of instruction within Social Studies. The first cycle includes Geography Skills (Where We Live), American Indians, Christmas Around the World, People Make History, Black History Month, We All Work Together, Caring for the Earth, Being a Good Citizen and People in Time and Place. Topics in the second cycle include School Days, At Home with My Family, Christmas Celebrations and Traditions, Living in a Community, Black History Month, In and Around the Land, My Country and My Heroes, and My World Near and Far. Specific geography skills (mapping, graphing) appear within units as well. The text for both cycles is Social Studies by Harcourt Brace.