1st Grade

My name is Pamela Hansen and I am very excited to be the first grade teacher at Our Lady Queen of Apostles! First grade is a very special year where students begin to define themselves. I am excited to see how the students will grow in a positive classroom community full of encouragement, teamwork, friendships, play, and lots of learning! Students will build important reading and writing skills, master lifelong math skills, and assume responsibilities and routines.

Hard at work during Writer's Workshop!



Mrs. Hansen’s

Classroom News

November 2017
We are working on Chapter 3.In this chapter students are learning different addition strategies.

ELA- We are learning words with er and ed. We are learning that ed can make 3 different sounds. It can sound like ed, d, or t. We are reading stories in our Superkids reader that contain these words .

Writing – In Unit 3 the students wrote narrative stories that stretched over several pages. In Unit 4 the students are working on opinion writing. 

​Religion- ​We are learning about the Sacrament of Baptism.

Please practice
addition facts with your child. You can purchase addition flashcards from the dollar store. In my experience the students who have their addition facts memorized are more successful in math.

November 3rd – 11:30 dismissal

November 6th – No school for students

November 10th – Veteran’s Day – No school

November 16th – Thanksgiving Feast

November 21st – Bake Sale

November 22nd – Mass 10:30, Dismissal 11:30

Novemeber 23rd – Thanksgiving- No School

November 24thNo school

November 30th – Picture Retake Day


(Please do not tear pages out of workbooks unless specified.)

Monday November 20th

Math p. 69-70

Write group 3 words 3x each

Math test tomorrow


Tuesday November 21st

Write group 4 words 3x each

Spelling test tomorrow





Unit 5 Spelling Words

Test Wednesday November 22nd

Memory Words







Pattern Words

Group 1



Group 2



Group 3



Group 4




First Grade Specials


Monday:            Library                    10:10-10:50

Gym                         1:10-1:50



Tuesday:           Tech                         10:10-10:50

Art                           1:10-1:50



Wednesday       Gym                          10:10-10:50


Thursday          Music                        8:50-9:30


Friday               Spanish                     12:30-1:10