First Grade

First Grade Teacher – Mrs. Sarah Lipski


  • Scripture- Tells that stories read at Mass come from the Bible
  • Tells that Jesus’ birth, death, and resurrection shows God’s love for us
  • Doctrine – Identifies God as the creator of all things and that He has no beginning and no end
  • Recognizes that choosing to offend God is sin and harms others
  • Sacrament – Recognizes that Baptism welcomes us into the Christian family
  • Identifies the sacraments as a way to celebrate God’s love for us
  • Community – Recognizes the two great commandments are love of God and love of neighbor
  • Service – Discusses and participates in service to others\
  • Prayer – Recites and participates in prayer
  • Participates in the Stations of the Cross
  • Participates respectfully in prayer and liturgy
  • Spirituality – Identifies ways that God shows love in our lives
  • Identifies and celebrates Mary as mother of Jesus and part of the holy family


  • Identifies beginning, middle and ending sounds in words
  • Decodes short and long vowel words
  • Decodes words containing digraphs and consonant blends
  • Uses pictures and context clues to comprehend
  • Recognizes and pronounces sight words
  • Retells a story in sequence
  • Makes predictions
  • Understands what is read


  • Spells words from the weekly spelling list
  • Spells frequently used words correctly


  • Number/Operations, Processes & Algebraic Relationships
  • Builds, extends and identifies patterns
  • Counts, reads, writes, orders and compares numerals to 100
  • Counts by 1’s to 100
  • Counts by 2’s to 100
  • Counts by 5’s to 100
  • Counts by 10’s to 100
  • Recalls by memory addition facts through 10
  • Recalls by memory subtraction facts through 10
  • Solves story problems using addition and subtraction
  • Identifies ones and tens in two-digit numbers
  • Geometry, Measurement, Statistics/Probability
  • Builds, sorts and describes two dimensional shapes
  • Divides objects into two or four parts
  • Measures, estimates and compares length, capacity
  • Tells time to the nearest hour and half hour
  • Identifies and names coins (pennies, nickels, dimes and combinations
  • Reads and interprets picture and bar graphs

Language Arts

  • Writes left to right, top to bottom
  • Prints letters in upper and lower case
  • Prints letters neatly and correctly
  • Recognizes nouns and verbs in phrases and sentences
  • Plans, revises, edits writing using writing conventions (capitalization, end marks, commas)
  • Expresses ideas in writing
  • Applies the rules of good listening
  • Participates effectively in discussion
  • Gives, restates, and follows oral directions
  • Expresses ideas and concepts orally

Social Studies

  • Demonstrates understanding of key social studies concepts
  • Geography – Demonstrates basic mapping skills (map, globe, chart)
  • History – Explains processes of change in family, school and society
  • Political Science – Identifies and discusses citizen responsibilities at home, school and Church
  • Economics – Identifies and discusses personal decisions based on needs and wants
  • Behavioral Science – Identifies and discusses the relationship between families and other groups


  • Demonstrates understanding of key science concepts
  • Observes, collects, organizes and interprets data
  • Poses, solves and predicts outcomes
  • Discusses science questions


  • Understands concepts and techniques
  • Applies basic elements and principles of art
  • Demonstrates individuality and creativity
  • Respects efforts and contributions of peers and working artists
  • Work reflects pride and enthusiasm

Music – Mrs. Gleason

  • Understands concepts and applies skills
  • Participates and performs
  • Creates and composes using a recognizable form
  • Understands the role of music in society

Physical Education – Mrs. Joyce

  • Applies knowledge of rules and skills in team and individual sports
  • Displays good sportsmanship and Christian values
  • Willingly attempts and practices all challenges
  • Understands health awareness
  • Demonstrates increased physical fitness

Technology – Dr. Maynord

  • Demonstrates home row finger positioning using guide keys
  • Enters sentences using the keyboard
  • Positions the cursor to enter and edit text
  • Opens and closes applications

Social Development

  • Shows respect for self
  • Shows respect for peers
  • Shows respect for adults
  • Shows respect for property
  • Solves conflicts appropriately
  • Demonstrates positive attitude
  • Applies Christian values to daily life

Work Habits

  • Follows established routines and procedures
  • Works cooperatively with others
  • Demonstrates self-control
  • Assumes responsibility for actions
  • Assumes responsibility for learning
  • Displays independence
  • Demonstrates organizational skills
  • Uses time effectively
  • Follows directions
  • Produces quality work
  • Actively participates
  • Actively listens