Welcome to 1st Grade!
1st Grade Parent Blog:
Welcome to Mrs. Drake’s First Grade Shining Stars...
Our Saviour Catholic School is blessed to have a wonderful First Grade Family where each child shines and flourishes into the brightest stars. Our First Grade Shining Stars learn to follow God’s Golden Rule, to love one another as God has loved us. One of our many daily goals is to nurture each child’s reading skills and potential to cultivate enthusiastic readers. Each student is encouraged to be their amazing creatively beautiful individual self. Children in our First Grade classroom thrive in all their daily studies including Religion, Math, Language Arts, Handwriting, Spelling/Vocabulary, Science, and Social Studies. We incorporate song/music in everyday classroom learning to keep the children excited while practicing all their abilities and skills. I work very hard to maintain a loving environment where family, religion, and education is the core of each well rounded Shining Star.
“I wished and wished upon a star and here they are, my SHINING STARS.” – Kathy Drake
GOD LOVES US
In Our Saviour Catholic School, we use the Sadlier Religion Series, “We Believe”. First Grade, focuses on “God Loves Us”. Our studies in Religion consist of Jesus teaching us about God’s love and how to follow Him. The children learn the importance of belonging to our parish, celebrating and living our faith.
We start each morning with our community prayer in the courtyard. We invite all family, staff, and students to join together and unite as one. Our First-Graders feel and appreciate the strong bond we share together with their parents. We encourage all parents to be involved with their child's Catholic education.
The children are taught the power of prayer in their daily lives. Each day a child is given an opportunity to request their own prayer intention. We learn that we pray to praise God, love Him, thank Him, and ask for His guidance. Our first graders focus on living by The Golden Rule. “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”
During the school year, our students attend school prayer services, and weekly Mass. Our First Grade class will have the opportunity for being the leaders of a prayer service. Later in the school year, they will be responsible for a class Mass.
“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” – The Golden Rule
Mrs. Kathy Drake
OSCS First Grade Teacher
“Education is not the filling of a bucket, but the lighting of a fire”- W.B. Yeats