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 March 18th-March 22nd.
surprise, sit, enjoy, toy, soft, party, sunny, buy


Upcoming tests:

** Math test- 3/21

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

Important Dates!

** All School Mass- Wednesday, March 27th @ 1:15pm.

Unit Plan 5


Length of Unit-6 weeks

Overview-Throughout this unit, students will learn what a treasure is. They will gain an understanding that stories, special places, things at home, and our neighbors can all be things we treasure. 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.  In math, we will learn measurement, telling time, money and how to represent data.

Essential Question- What do we treasure?


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 8-matter.  The students will be expected to demonstrate their knowledge about matter 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 do we treasure in our world?"  Students will make connections from their culture to other cultures.  They will learn new things about Native Americans as well as immigrants.  The students will be assessed on their knowledge of the unit by taking a written assessment.  The test will include multiple choice, vocabulary, true and false, and a written response.

In Math-the students will complete written assessments at the end of each chapter demonstrating the ability to measure and tell time correctly.  They will complete a chapter tests and learn about money.

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.