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Primary 1st-3rd Grade

1st Grade Teachers:                 Ms. Jacquie Molsky                Mrs. Kerry Sexton

2nd Grade Teachers:            Ms. Angela Roos                     Miss Savanna Sutch 

3rd Grade Teachers:             Mrs. Michele Spaulding         Miss Gabrielle Sabatose

Primary Elementary grades study Math, Language Arts and Religion and receive Pass/In Progress marks each trimester. They all have a different special each day including Library, Art, Music, Technology, STEM and Physical Education.

1st Grade:

1st Grade learns about Saints and dress as a Saint and talk about them during All Saints Mass on November 1st. They celebrate holidays, Dr. Seuss Day, Grandparents Day, Pumpkin Day, Milton Hershey's Birthday, Teddy Bear Day, sing the National Anthem during our school's Veteran's Day ceremony, Day 100, learn about Lent and begin preparation for penance and much more!

In Math students will learn about numbers, operations, measurements, geometry, algebraic concepts, data analysis and probability. They will read, write and count to 100, count by 2's, 3's, 5's, 10's and 25's, order whole sets of numbers through 100, fractions of 1/2, 1/3 and 1/4. They can demonstrate addition and subtraction concepts and compute smaller numbers.

1st Grade will be able to use illustrations to preview stories and make predictions, recognize the characteristics to identify the genre, and read text and being able to relate knowledge that leads to self corrections in reading/writing. They should be able to distinguish between real and make believe, identify literary elements and analyze drama.  As they learn to read independently, they should be able to relate and identify phonics, vocabulary, titles, author etc. They should be able to comprehend what they are reading and answer basis questions about the story. 1st graders should be able to write basis persuasive passages, expository essays and poems. They will write relevant sentences, tell events in chronological order and edit basic sentences with teacher assistance.

2nd Grade:

2nd Grade spends most the the year preparing through Religion class for the First Holy Communion. 

In Math students will learn about numbers, operations, measurements, geometry, algebraic concepts, data analysis and probability. They will read, write and count to 1,000, read three digit numbers, identify odd and even numbers, count by 100's, 1000's and 10,000's, order whole sets of numbers through 1,000, fractions of 1/8, 1/6 and 1/10. They can demonstrate addition and subtraction concepts and compute larger numbers, rounding of numbers, . Understand the Commutative Property of Addition, mental math and computation of currency. Students will be able to tell time, computer measurements including perimeter and estimations for liquids and weight. Probability will be introduced and students will be able to answer questions based on data given, organize data and analyze.

2nd graders should be able to continue to expand on the reading, writing and grammar from 1st grade and expanding upon it. They should be able to verbalize the difference in genres and are able to go back and self correct through questioning and re-reading for critical thinking. They reading and comprehending, they will be able to distinguish between fact and opinion and be able to identify between the essential and non essential information in the story. Their writing will be more in depth by adding conflict and developing characters and come up with their own ideas, details and illustrations.

3rd Grade:

3rd Grades begin to

In Math students will learn about numbers, operations, measurements, geometry, algebraic concepts, data analysis and probability. They will read, write and count to 100,000, read four digit numbers, identify odd and even numbers, order whole sets of numbers through 10,000, fractions of 1/12. Understanding inverse relationship between addition and subtraction, introduction of multiplication, problem solving and order of operations. They can recognize the use of commutative, associative, identify properties of addition and multiplication and the zero property of multiplication. They can use measurement attributes and calculate time. The concepts of geometry are introduced and students will identify shapes, draw line segments and apply transformations. Finally, the math rules for algebraic concepts are introduced and student apply simple function rules, create basic models and determine math patterns.

3rd grade will add to the skills they've learned in 1st and 2nd grades for reading, writing and grammar. When reading and analyzing, they will be able to distinguish the characteristics of the genre and use text headings to aid in critical thinking. They will analyze text organization and content to derive meaning using established criteria when interpreting literature. Identify elements and comprehend poetry by identifying various poetic forms like free verse, rhymed verse, haiku, cinquain, and limericks. They will cite information used in essays.