Room 1

Mrs. Gilligan's First Grade


Updated: September 9th


 Welcome to First Grade at St. Jane de Chantal! 


Check out our Google Classroom for this week's assignments and announcements!  


SPELLING: will begin soon!

Tests will be every Friday (or Thursday if there is no school on Friday). We work with these words every day in our spelling unit, but they should also be studied at home. The bonus word is just for fun, it does not count for or against the grade.  

**Visit for practice. Our weekly lists can be found here.  Spelling List # and date of test will appear.   There are many fun activities to play! Please note- Room 1 also uses "eleboff"




Bonus word (just for fun!): 



Kindergarten review - i, a, the, for, you, like, to, of, no, was, said, put

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Students make reading word cards that they keep in their desk in an index card box for practice as we learn them. You can practice at home by making word cards, playing memory, or creating simple sentences.

Things to Know:

*Please send your child to school wearing a mask and with a full water bottle every day.

* Please make sure your child has a snack every day with a cloth place mat and a bag for the lunch box trash (ex: newspaper sleeve).

* Please note that we are PEANUT/TREE NUT FREE in the classroom.  Snacks and Lunch are eaten in the classroom and must be nut free.  

*We are no longer to have children bring in birthday treats, but will be sure it celebrate in safe ways!

* The red folders go home daily with notes and graded work.  If you have any questions for me or the office, please e-mail or write a note and send it in your child’s red folder. 

* The First Grade supports the Christ Child Society's Layette Program by supplying diapers. We have talked about this with the students in religion.  We encourage the children to find chores around the house that they can do to earn the money to pay for the diapers. We want them to feel invested in the giving.  You may send in diapers at any time throughout the year they are looking for size 3 and 4 diapers. There will be several pick-ups throughout the year.  Thank you for your help!

*Play fun games online at home! (username and passwords are coming) (username is child's first initial and last name @dechantal - For example: agrant@dechantal; password is dukes)



  • No School Monday 9/7
  • Regular Schedule begins Week of 9/14
    • Blue team Monday + Tuesday

    • All students Virtual Wednesday

    • Green team Thursday + Friday


Have a wonderful week!

Love, Mrs. Gilligan