Teacher's Name: Mrs. Jill Parrino

Grade/Subject: 1st. Grade

Contact: jparrino@



And thou shalt love the Lord thy God

             with all thy heart, and with all

thy soul,

and with all thy mind,

and with all thy strength:

                            This is the first commandment.                                                                                               Mark 12:30

February Reminders:

Feb.7th - HSA Meeting -7:00

Feb.9th - Father / Daughter Dance

Feb. 14th - Mt. St. Mary's Jazz Band Concert

Feb. 15th -Talent Show - 8:30

Feb.18th-22nd - Winter Break

Feb. 26th - Bulls Basketball Game

Lots of Learning fun in First Grade


The children will begin our second reading book next week. 

We have been busy this week working on homophones.The class broke

up into groups of 3 or 4 to work on all different homophones.

It was great working in teams and helping each other. 


Our focus over the next several weeks will be

writing our own personal narratives. 

We had loads of fun making

huge snowmen in the makerspace. We wrote stories

on how our snowmen came alive!


We will be concentrating on reading and

making tally charts, reading picture graphs and

reading and interpreting bar graphs.


It has been fun learning all about St. Joseph.

He was a great father and he is a great role model

for all dads. Jesus loved to work in the carpenter shop.

He always listened and obeyed his father

and mother. We are charting ways in which we can

be better sons and daughters at home. 



We have been busy, busy, busy! Our science

unit on sound and

light has been very exciting!

We made kazoos and paraded through the school

with our kazoo band. We had a telephone cup

experiment to find out how sound traveled from one cup to another.

We also used a tuning fork to hit the side of a bowl of water.

In all of these experiments we discussed how vibrations are all a big part of sound!



Monday - gym

Tuesday- Library

Wednesday- Music