Welcome to First Grade!



Dear Parents,

Welcome to one of the most incredible years your child will have in his/her school career!  First grade is an exciting time as children embark upon new adventures in the world of learning. This is a year of important transitions, as well as one in which acquisition of new skills is accelerated.  First graders develop fundamental work habits, appropriate social behavior, problem solving, decision making and of course academic skills.  If you are interested in specific academic standards for first grade, you are invited to visit the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City website at http://www.archokc.org/catholic-school-office/curriculum .  I hope to make your child’s first grade  experience a fun and exciting one, and to instill a love of learning that will last throughout your child’s years of schooling

I look forward to a fun and exciting year of learning with your child!


Anisa Gonzalez

Helpful Information

So much happens in First Grade and because of this parents as well as children may have some apprehensions.  It is extremely important to keep in mind that we all build on small successes.  Each child will progress at his/her own rate, acquiring skills as he/she is developmentally ready.  Maintaining each child’s self-esteem and building a secure foundation for future growth will always remain priority in our first grade.  Here are some ways you can help:

*Celebrate your child’s success, no matter how small it may seem.  This will keep your child enthusiastic about learning and proud of their work!

*Read to and with your child every day.  The more your child is exposed to language, the easier it will be for him/her to incorporate new skills in reading and writing in the classroom.  Plan to spend 10 to 20 minutes daily – the rewards are priceless.

*Please do not hesitate to e-mail me with ANY questions or concerns!