First Grade
          Mrs. Verso

  • This is a snapshot of important details about First Grade!!

    Lunch and Snack

    The children should bring a small healthy snack and water each day. Please do not send in juice boxes or other sweet drinks for the children to consume during snack time.

    If the children are bringing their lunch to school, please be sure it is packed separately from their snack bag and the children are aware which is their snack and which is their lunch. 

    If your child will be purchasing lunch, please consider preordering rather than sending in money each day. It is much easier for the children when they have a sticker indicating their lunch choice for the day and it is less costly as well
    Please discuss your child's lunch choices with them when completing their monthly hot lunch order, the children are more likely to eat their lunch if it's something they enjoy

    Scholastic News

    To enhance our Social Studies and Science curriculum, we will be using "Scholastic News, " a nonfiction weekly magazine. 
    Changes to dismissal plans

    If there is to be a deviation from their normal means of transportation home from school, a note must be sent in to me in your child's Red folder, I will check their folders each morning. Please do not communicate changes to their transportation plan via e-mail for the current day as there may be times I do not have access to my email. If there is a last minute change during the school day, please contact the main office and the information will be shared with me. 

    As has been a long standing tradition at St Patrick School, in honor of All Saints Day, the First Graders each learn about the life of a saint who is special to them. Click on the link below to see their Saint Videos! We will be continuing this tradition at the All Saints Day mass, so you may want to begin to think about which Saint your child would like to learn about!

    D.E.A.R. (Drop Everything and Read)
    Reading Bags

    We will have time each day for the children to read independently. I ask that each child comes to school each Monday with 5-7 books in a ziploc bag that they enjoy and are able to read on their own.  Please change the books in your children's D.E.A.R. reading book bags each weekend. The bags will be sent home each Friday.

    Please also sharpen all your children's pencils, both colored and regular each weekend. They will come home in their backpack. 

    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at

    It is important to view the school homepage, our class webpage  and our Google Classroom Page daily as new information will be posted frequently.

    Please be sure your child knows how they are getting home from school each day. 

    Anything you send to school should be clearly labeled with your child's name, particularly their School sweatshirts and sweaters. The children often take them off during Gym or recess and if they are not labeled we have no way of knowing which is theirs. 

    Our Special Schedule is as follows :
    Monday / Tuesday  Gym
    Please be sure your child comes to school wearing their gym uniform/sneakers 

    Wednesday - Art 
    Please be sure your child has a Smock for Art days. The Smock should come in a Ziploc bag marked with your child's name as requested by the Art teacher. 

    Thursday - Library/Media

    Friday - Music 


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    Proverbs 22:6
    "Start children off  on the way they should go and even when they are old they will not turn from it."

  • Academic Plans

    Language Arts

    In Language Arts , we follow the NYS learning standards using with the My View Reading series, supplemented by a variety of children's literature that is shared with the children each day. We also supplement the reading series with a comprehensive Phonics program to support the reading program.


    In Math we use the Envision series that follows the NYS learning standards. Topics the childten will learn about this year are addition and subraction, telling time, graphing, geometry and measurement.

    In Religion we will explore the order of the Mass and learn prayers that we pray together daily. We also learn about the lives of the Saints and learn about the different holidays and seasons of the Catholic faith. 

    Social Studies & Science 
    We will begin the year by in Science learning about Apples the seaons of Fall and Bats. As we move throughout the year we will learn about all the season and units about Penguins, The Rain Forest and Sea Animals. In  Social Studies, we learn about community workers, many of whom are explained by our parents who come in to speak to the children about their occupations. We also learn about all the holidays and do a unit on Biographies which introduces the children to a variety of famous people.