Karen Youngerman – First Grade

Welcome to First Grade!

This is a very special year in your child’s school career. First grade is naturally a time of tremendous academic, social and emotional growth. It is a time when children’s curiosity about the world around them flourishes.

Academics

During the first semester, the first graders will learn the short vowel sounds and study living and non-living things. Your child will learn how to read, write sentences, add, and so much more.

We will attend All School Masses on Fridays and Holy Days. The first graders also enjoy Father Greiner’s visits to our classroom.

Homework

Math . . . . . . .two worksheets a week

Reading . . . . have your child read 10 minutes every night
www.starfall.com may be a fun way to practice

Vocabulary . .new words for the following week’s story will come home on
Fridays, please have your child practice reading these words.

Spelling . . . . study words for weekly spelling test
check out www.spellingcity.com to help you practice!
Other websites:
www.aaamath.com – math games by grade level
www.funbrain.com – math and reading games
www.pbskids.com – math and reading games
www.kidsknowit.com – math, reading and science games

 

Children take things home in three ways:

In their hands, in their heads, and in their hearts.

 

Biography

B.S., Minot State University
Masters of Education, University of North Dakota

Karen joined the JFK staff in 2004. Her previous experience includes six years as a vision consulting teacher in North Dakota and Illinois.  She is a member of OLV and her children also attended JFK.  Karen enjoys reading and cross stitch.