Ms. Emily Chambers teaches first grade here at St. Thomas More. This is her fourth year, and she loves it! The supportive community both in and outside of the classroom is one main reasons she chose to work in this Catholic School. She graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelors degree in elementary education, an endorsement in English Learning, and a masters in Educational Technology.
Outside of school she enjoys coaching cheer, being with her friends and spending time with her family.
The goal in First Grade is to have every child reach his/her maximum potential and leave the year with the desire to be life-long learners.
- Partner and table groups to foster problem solving skills
- Lead and Participate in the Kinship Mass
- Make cards and other special items for Next Step Pregnancy Center
- Prepare and Present the MLK Assembly
- Prepare and present poems at the Annual Speech Assembly
- Participate in the spring Track Meet
Check out what is happening in 1st Grade this month!
March News Letter
For the season of Lent the first graders are raising money to buy a pig for a family in need. We thought about what was a reasonable amount we could do and then brainstormed a bunch of ways to do extra work around the house for some money.
The gift of a pig gives a family not only food but the opportunity to sell baby pigs to make money and with that the chance at an education for their children.
Check out the Heifer international website for more information and ways to donate!
And just like that we’re 100 days smarter! This year for the 100th day of school we dressed up like we were 100 years old and did all sorts of activities using the number 100. Check out some of the fun we had today with our classmates!
Check out what is happening in 1st grade this month!
Doubles, Doubles, I can add Doubles. It’s no trouble for me to add doubles!
We have been working on addition strategies and finding friendly numbers. One way that we do that is by quickly being able to add using our doubles facts!
The class has learned a rap song to help them memorize their facts and love when we get to practice the song. Check it out!
It is that time of the year again when we are memorizing and performing poems! Students should have their poems and gestures memorized at this point in our practice. We are working on speaking loudly and standing in front of a crowd.
Students have copy of the rubric in their folder and that is a great resource for you to use when practicing. I have also attached a copy of the rubric for you.