1st Grade

Mrs. Boettcher's First Grade Class

Dear First Graders (and your families),

        Hello and welcome to the first grade! I am excited to announce that I will be your first grade teacher!  I am so happy that you will be in our class. I am looking forward to a busy year full of fun and new learning experiences.

        When you start first grade, you may have some old friends from last year, but there may be some children you do not know. We will begin the year by learning all about each other and how to be a good friend in our classroom learning community. During the first weeks of school we will be working on “All About Me” posters so we can learn all about each other and find out what things we have in common. I am looking forward to learning more about you and meeting you soon!


Mrs. Boettcher

Meet your teacher:

Hello my name is Lauren Boettcher and I have been teaching for two years at OLOW. I graduated with my Master's Degree in Literacy from Dowling College in May 2014. I truly enjoy teaching in a Catholic School, it is very rewarding to teach morals, and religious values in our students. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, hiking, swimming and spending time with my family.

Spelling Words: Week of 3/20-3/24
color, great, sign, draw, over, show, clean, sun

Conventions for this week:
Adjectives for colors and shapes

Class Schedule:
Monday- Technology and Library

Tuesday- Gym

Wednesday- Technology, and Music

Thursday- Gym

Friday- Art and Spanish

 Unit 5- What do we treasure?

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, and how to represent data.


In ELA-Weekly high frequency spelling assessments will be given. These tests include words with short and long vowels.

In Science, students learn about matter. What matter is, what a solid, liquid, and gas is, and how matter changes.

In Social Studies, 
students will demonstrate an understanding of the similarities yet differences between people and their cultures.  They will understand that although Americans may have come from different background, they share some beliefs.  The students will also analyze details in pictures to gather information. 

In Math, students will be able to demonstrate  how to tell time using a clock as their manipulative. They also will be using other manipulative such as rubber bands, paper clips, and crayons to help them learn measurement.

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.