What students learn in 1st grade!

Students learn to be fluent readers, gain the skills to express themselves in writing, and become competent in basic math processes.  They learn about our loving God and about our call love and serve others.  They gain experience observing the world around them, and are introduced to the skills they will use in Social Studies and Science classes as they progress in school.  They get better at getting along with others, and learn more about what making good choices for their own behavior means.  Hopefully, they gain a love of literacy and learning that will last a lifetime!

Ms. Torrington's classroom wish list!

- Gift cards to Scholastic for purchasing books and other materials.

Ms. Kathy Torrington (1st grade)

Teacher Profile

Years at Cabrini:  Six years

Years of Teaching:  Eighteen years

Previous Teaching Positions:  Taught first grade for 12 years at St. Sabina in Florissant

Degrees:  MSEd, Southern Ilinois University Edwardsville; BSEd, University of Missouri St. Louis;

Teaching Certificates:  Early Childhood Education (Birth-3rd Grade)

Why do you enjoy teaching at Cabrini?  I love the diversity of our student population, the friendly, highly-skilled faculty, and the busy city environment.  Cabrini is truly a family!

How would you describe your teaching style and methods?  Ecletic: I use a variety of techniques and methods in order to best teach each child. 

2016-2017 Classroom pictures!

    

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1st Grade Links

A great place to create puzzles to help children learn spelling and sight words:
www.puzzlemaker.com

A fun website for beginning readers:
www.starfall.com

A great website for all sorts of literacy activities:
www.abcya.com

A wonderful source of nature games and activities:
www.nationalgeographic.com (go to "Kids")

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