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.

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

*Math- Chapter 3 test on addition strategies- 11/15

** Science test- Chapter 3 (How plants and animals live).- 11/16.  The test will consist of 10 multiple choice questions and one written answer response.

** Social Studies test on unit 2.- 11/19. The test will consist of 10 true or false questions, 5 matching questions, and 5 multiple choice questions.

Important Dates!

November 1st- No school

November 2nd- Half day

November 5th- No school

November 12th- No school ( Veterans Day) + Taste of the Town At 7PM.

November 21st- Half day

November 22nd-25th- Thanksgiving Break!

November 26th-  All School Mass at 1:15PM

Unit Plan 2


Length of Unit-6 weeks

Overview- Throughout this unit, students will learn about plants and animals and how they rely on each other through research both traditional and technological, nonfiction reading, and audio-visual materials. Students will also learn about citizenship, and service in our communities including, school, town, country, as well as our church community. 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.

Essential Question-How can living things help one another?

Objective- Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of how we as individuals and a society interact, help, and rely on one another.  

In ELA- students will take weekly high frequency spelling assessments. These tests include words with short and long vowels.

Reading- a written assessment which includes high frequency words in sentences, reading comprehension, and making connections to everyday life will be given at the end of each story throughout the unit. These assessments will include a picture response by drawing or writing a sentence about a question they may have about the story.

In Science- 
The students will work in groups and create one of the habitats we learned about and identify and label plants and animals found in their specific habitat. They will also have to recognize the relationship between plants and animals and how they correlate. They also will be taking a written assessment on chapter 3 in their science textbook.

In Social Studies- 
Students will answer the question: "How can living things help one another?" Students will make the connection of how rules help keep us safe and prevent chaos so that we can all get along together.  Students will complete a written assessment demonstrating an understanding of continents, using a map and following directions, and be able to identify which picture matches with the meaning. 

In Math- 
Students will complete written assessments at the end of each chapter demonstrating the ability to work with numbers understanding the properties of operations in addition and subtraction, and how to use these to solve word problems.

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.