Sister Joan Marie, SCMC firstname.lastname@example.org
Sister Joan Marie, SCMC, has been teaching first and second grade for 40 years. She was also a Therapeutic Recreation Director at St. Joseph Living Center for four years.
Sister Joan Marie attended Eastern Connecticut State University. She has a bachelor’s degree in Education and a Masters in Early Childhood Pre-K through 3. Sister also has a degree in Therapeutic Recreation.
Sister loves teaching. The joy of teaching in a Catholic School is that she can help her students not only learn about their faith, but also help them live it.
Religion Text: Christ Our Life, Loyola Press
The first grade curriculum focuses on God as Our Father. Students participate in Holy Mass and prayer services. They learn daily prayers: Sign of the Cross, Hail Mary, Glory Be, Angel of God. They also participate in school-wide service projects.
Text: Progress in Mathematics, Sadlier Press
The first grade math program develops strategies for addition and subtraction facts, number sense and place value.
· Numbers, number words, ordinals
· Addition and subtraction facts to 12
· Data and graphing
· Place value to 100
· Money and time
· Addition and subtraction in two-digit numbers
· Fractions and probability
Reading and Language Arts
Text: Storytown, Harcourt
Students in first grade develop their skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening. The Language Arts Curriculum consists of:
· Guided reading
· Spelling and grammar
· Writers’ workshop
· Independent reading
Reading, writing and spelling are interrelated to insure maximum reinforcement of the skills and concepts required at this stage of language and reading development.
The students learn the four keys to legibility: size, shape, slant and spacing.
Text: Nancy Larson Science 1
This program is a hands-on approach. The students are encouraged to think like scientists. The focus is on observation, questioning and data collection by:
· Describing the life stages of human beings
· Observing Trees
· Experiencing sunlight, water and soil
· Investigating animals and their habitats
· Examining the characteristics and life cycle of insects
Text: Social Studies, Harcourt
· Rules and Laws
· Where People Live
· We Love Our Country
· Our Changing World
· Meeting People
· The Market Place