Karen Youngerman – First Grade

June 1, 2020 Remote Learning Information (5)

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.


During the first semester, the first graders will practice the short vowel sounds and study engineering and technology. Your child will learn how to read, write sentences, add, and so much more.

During the second semester, the first graders will learn the long vowel sounds and study the weather and land forms. Your child will learn how to read, write sentences, add, and so much more

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


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 . .you will find the “words to know” on the Home Letter that will be coming home each Monday.

Spelling . . . . study words for weekly spelling test
check out www.spellingcity.com/kyoungerman 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.



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.