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: week of May 20th-24th: 
book, zoo, food, pool, wash, write, wish, found

Upcoming tests:

Math test on chapter 11  (5/22/19)

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

Important Dates!

May 3rd- Half day dismissal at 11:30am

           May 27th- Memorial Day, School Closed! 
May 29th- All School Mass- 1:15pm

     May 30th- Ascension Thursday- School Closed!

Unit Plan 6

Length of Unit-6 weeks

Overview-Throughout this unit, students will learn what an invention is. They will gain an understanding that having a great idea can become an invention. I will teach them this 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, adverbs and pronouns, and prepositions.  In math, we will learn two and three dimensional shapes.

Essential Question- How can a great idea become an invention?


In ELA-Weekly spelling assessments 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.

Reading- 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.We will  be learning about Science in our world and how technology has helped. We will be completing an assessment afterwards.

In Social Studies-students will demonstrate an understanding of "The Marketplace". The students will learn that people trade goods and services with each other. They make choices about how to spend their money. 

In Math-students will be able to demonstrate how to make shapes be using two and three dimensional shapes. They will work in pairs to learn and play with building shapes to make new shapes. We will also be learning about bar, and picture graphs.

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.  They will learn to sing psalms and release that singing is a form of prayer. Students will complete written assessments each week after the chapter.