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 fourth 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.

Every Friday, in our class I choose a Star Student. That student is sent home with a special certificate and their name is front & center on our Swim For Success display!
  We also have a Spelling Test each Friday as well.

Upcoming tests:

6/11- Chapter 12 Math test
6/12- Social Studies Marketplace project with second grade!

Unit 6- How can a great idea become an invention?


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.

Catholic Identity Elements:

Students will learn about how the importance of serving others in our Catholic Church community.  Using our Blessed Are We textbook and additional activities including picture books, and smartboard non-fiction video, we will discuss what people in our church community do to help others in need. We will also discuss how prayer can be in different forms. You can pray in your head, our loud, and through song. In addition, we will discuss words such as "prayer", "The Holy Spirit", and "psalms". The students will understand that we can sing hymns to God as a form of praying.


Key objectives: What the students know & be able to do to meet standards?:

Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of inventions and how an idea can become a great thing.


In science students will learn about what is in the sky, what causes day and night, what is in the night sky, and what is in the day sky? We will also be learning about magnets, speed and force and 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.