Grade 1

Mrs. Amy Heim

My name is Amy Heim, and I am a New Orleans native.  I attended St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Elementary School and St. Mary’s Dominican High School.  I am married to Mark Heim, and we have three sons.  One of our children attends St. Dominic, and two are at McGill.  I earned my B.A. degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from the University of New Orleans.  I earned my M.Ed. degree in Educational Administration from the University of South Alabama.  The most important lesson I want to teach my students is that they have important things to say, and God has given them unique and special talents to share with the world.

First Grade Homework, Due: Friday, March 20
READING: Please go over all story words with your child each night. Your child needs to be able to recognize these words. (WORD CARDS)
picture remember room stood thought
p. 88 compound words
p. 205 high-frequency/story words
Please read Peter’s Chair PLEASE RETURN BOOK ON TUESDAY!!!
Reading fluency record/comprehension questions
PHONICS: We will be working on vowel sounds ewueui
p. 211 vowel sound ew
GRAMMAR: We will be learning about adjectives for how many
p. 183
SPELLING: We will be learning to spell compound words this week. We will also be learning to spell high frequency words.
  1. backpack              7. lunchbox
2. outside                  8. suitcase
3. baseball                 9. inside
4. herself                10. brainstorm
5. flashlight               11. picture
6. bluebird               12. remember
Choose 5 spelling words and write a sentence with each one.
Practice Test on Thursday.
Test on Friday!
MATH: We will complete Ch. 9: Two-Dimensional Shapes and Equal Shares
pgs. 691,692 halves
pgs. 697,698 quarters and fourths
Review all vocabulary cards for this chapter.
Out of uniform on Tuesday, March 17. Wear green!
Report cards go home on Wednesday, March 18.
Parent conferences will be on Thursday, March 19 (3:45-5:45)
Third quarter awards after Mass on Friday, March 20.
Mystery Readers:
Please send me your three clues if you haven’t yet!!
3/27- Olivia McDaniel 12:15-12:45
4/3 – Tara Duhe 12:15-12:45
5/1 – Terri Littrell 12:15-12:45
5/15 – Lee Calametti 12:15-12:45

Parent Pipeline Literary Elements

Parent Pipeline Infer and Support




Parent Pipeline Cause and Effect


Parent Pipeline – September 6, 2019

2019 Monkeying Around

Wild Over Math 2019

1A’s Wild About Learning Odds and Ends

2019 Assessment and Grading

2019 Component Weights

2019 jungle behavior letter

2019 wish list

2019 Roaring About Language Arts in 1A

2019 parent intro letter

2019 Jungle Behavior Needs Improvement

Mrs. Kate Galle

I attended St. Dominic Catholic School and returned here in 1995 to teach first grade. I feel so blessed to teach fgraders who come to school every day excited and eager to learn. I graduated from the University of South Alabama with a degree in Elementary Education. I currently serve on the school leadership team and PTO board. I have been married for 29 years and have two sons who are graduates of St. Dominic Catholic School.

First Grade Homework, Due:  Friday, January 31

READING:  Please go over all high frequency words with your child each night.  Your child needs to be able to recognize these words.  (WORD CARDS) know wait push visit done

Please spend at least 10 minutes a night reading with your child.  (Make sure they read their library book a few times and are able to take an AR test on it.)

p. 108 Contractions

p. 157 High Frequency words

Please read I’m A Caterpillar


reading fluency record/comprehension

PHONICS: We will be working on the r-contolled er, ir, and ur.

p. 231 ir, ur, er

GRAMMAR:  We will be learning about the verbs am, is, are, was and were.

p. 147

SPELLING:  We will be learning to spell words with er, ir, and ur this week. We will also be learning to spell high frequency words.

  1. her       7. shirt
  2. first       8. fur
  3. bird       9. hurt
  4. girl         10. sir
  5. burn      11. visit
  6. were      12. done

Write words in ABC order in your best handwriting on handwriting paper.

Practice Test on Thursday.

Test on Friday!

MATH: Chapter 7 – organize and use graphs

pgs. 513,514 tally charts

pgs.  519,520 problem solving; make a table


Happy CSW! Please refer to email sent home for the schedule.

We will attend Mass on Thursday instead of Friday this week.