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4832 Highland Ave.

Downers Grove, IL 60515

7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Monday to Friday

1st Grade

1st Grade

Meet Our Teachers

Miss Krueger | Bio
Mrs. Hanes | Bio 

Curriculum Highlights

A variety of learning materials and teaching methods are applied within daily lessons to accommodate all types of learners.

  • Through whole group instructions, small groups, partner work, and independent learning, students develop language arts skills by reading and discussing stories with sight words and phonetic words (with short vowels), spelling phonetic sight words and writing them in complete sentences, reading and listening to fiction and non-fiction books, summarizing and retelling stories, and beginning to write and revise short pieces.
  • Through informational texts, iPads, Smart Boards, and manipulatives, students gain a better understanding of science and social studies concepts including: four seasons, solids and liquids, natural resources, interdependence of plants and animals, characteristics of communities, citizenship, and basic concepts on space.
  • Math concepts include addition/subtraction facts to 10, place value, data and graphs, measurement, weight, temperature, shapes, solid figures, and fractions.
  • In Religion, we discuss Creation and review prayers (The Sign of the Cross, Grace before Meals, and the Our Father). We will meet our 8th grade buddies and attend Masses on Tuesdays with them.

 1st Grade Curriculum