First Grade A

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First Grade Curriculum Highlights


Reading and Language Arts
Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.

Read with accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.

Read on-level text with purpose and understanding.

Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling.

Exploring addition and subtraction within 20 to solve word problems using a variety of strategies.

Count and explore numbers from 1-120.

Order and compare lengths of three objects in a variety of ways.

Explore two and three- dimensional shapes.

Discussing the concept that God loves us and is with us always.


The sun is the principle source of energy.

The physical properties of water can change

Living things survive only in environments that meet their needs.

Properties of objects and materials can change.

Objects can be moved in a variety of ways.

Journaling and recording examples of our daily learning experiences

Creative Curriculum

All Saints Day
First Graders design Saint puppets to share with the school and Our Lady of Peace community on All Saints Day.

First Graders perform a Turkey program on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving for the school and parents.

100 Days
First Graders celebrate our 100th Day of school by dressing up as 100-year-olds.

First Graders hatch chicks in May.


Mrs. Diane Suba

Mrs. Diane Suba has been teaching at Our Lady of Peace School since 1971. She is a graduate of Our Lady of Peace School, St. Thomas Aquinas and Walsh University. In 2010, she was the recipient of the distinguished Diocese of Youngstown Golden Apple Teacher Award. Mrs. Suba “loves, loves, loves to teach and learn from first graders.”
In her free time, Mrs. Suba enjoys gardening, reading and long walks in the park with her husband of nearly 40 years, David. Mrs. Suba has one son, a daughter-in-law and three “adorable” grandchildren, whom she loves to play, watch and vacation with at the beach.

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