1st Grade

Mrs. Boettcher's First Grade Class!

Welcome to first grade. 
This will be an exciting year of reading, writing, and learning!

Meet your teacher:

My name is Lauren Boettcher. This is my fifth year of teaching and I am very excited about what the school year holds!  I graduated in 2011 from Dowling College with a bachelor’s degree in Special Education and my B-6th teaching license. I have since furthered my education and received my master's degree in Literacy B-6th also at Dowling College in May 2014. I love spending time with my husband and twin sons. In my spare time I like to shop, swim at the beach, and read.

Spelling Words 2/11-2/15
car, house, friends, school, fix, fixes, kiss, kisses


Upcoming tests:
Math Test-Tuesday 2/12

**Every Friday there will be a spelling, and religion test.

Important Dates!

**100th day of school- Monday February 11th

***February Break- 18th-22nd

** All School Mass- Wednesday, February 27th at 1:15pm

Unit Plan 4


Length of Unit-6 weeks

Overview- Throughout this unit, students will learn about change within our communities including, school, town, country, as well as our church community. The students will identify how things in the past have changed over time to the present because of technology. This will be done through realistic fiction, nonfiction, high frequency vocabulary, map skills, and audio-visual aids.  In addition, the students will learn how words rely on each other to make a sentence, the different types of words including vowels, nouns, adjectives, and adverbs.  In math, we will learn the hundreds chart and how to count by tens.

Essential Question- What is changing in our world?


In ELA-Weekly spelling assessmets will be given.  These tests include high frequency words and some of the units vocabulary words. The students will be given sentence dictations and well as editing sentences on their spelling tests.


A written assessment which includes high frequency vocabulary, author's purpose, beginning/middle/end, reading comprehension, making predictions, and making connections to everyday life will be given at the end of each story throughout this unit.  These assessments will include sentence structure including verbs, simple sentences, adjectives, and nouns: proper, common, singular, and plural.  In addition, students will demonstrate an understanding of how to edit a sentence containing proper and common nouns, and how to identify verbs and adjectives within a sentence.

In Science- 
Individual packet compiling student research, and projects, worksheets, and drawings attained as a result of a group collaborative effort to demonstrate knowledge gained throughout this unit study. There will be a written assessment on chapter 4-life cycles. The students will be expected to demonstrate their knowledge about life cycles and changes by completing a multiple choice test contacting vocabulary, and points that were taught throughout this unit.

In Social Studies-
Students will answer the question: "What is changing in our world?"  Students will make the connection of how people communicate today and long ago. They will also compare daily life today and in the past such areas as home, life, work, clothing, games, and festivals. Students will create a "then and now" scrapbook as their assessment. They will be expected to brainstorm a list of possible subjects that they could choose to focus on, such as games, buildings, household appliances, tools, clothing, and cars. The students will create two scrapbook pages, a then page and a now page. The scrapbook should show pictures of how people, places, and things have changed over time.

In Math- 
Students will complete written assessments at the end of each chapter demonstrating the ability to work with numbers and learn what numbers are greater than, less than, and equal to.

In religion-
Students will demonstrate an understanding of what it means to serve others in a Catholic community by answering questions representing learned vocabulary, and giving real life example. Students will complete written assessments each week after the chapter.