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1st Grade

St. Linus Catholic School is blessed to have an amazing staff of highly qualified individuals.  Each grade is taught with the skill that can only come from experience and the love of the job. Teaching and working with students is more than a profession for the St. Linus Catholic School staff, it is a vocation.

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Courtney Krupsky

Things Parents Can Do At Home To Help Your Child Prepare for First Grade

  • Read to your children; allow them to read to you a minimum of 20 minutes per night.

  • Ask your children about school and take an interest in what they are learning.

  • Help them make good nutritional choices and get adequate rest to fuel growing minds and bodies.

  • Set limits on the amount of television they watch, hand-held electronics they play, and exposure to any flat-screen viewing.

Highlights of First Grade

Reading Program Supplements include:

  • Daily reading homework review to help parents monitor child’s reading progress

  • Frequent teacher assessments

  • Formal testing every 3 weeks

  • Writing program to reinforce skills

  • Phonics program

Math program supplemented daily:

  • Math Their Way skills & use of Math manipulatives. 

Religion curriculum enhanced through use of:

  • additional crafts, bible stories, songs, & traditions.

Reading, Social Studies, and Science curricula enhanced with field trips, including:

  • a live performance at a theater

  • Cranbrook Institute of Science

  • Classroom holiday celebrations

  • Student of the Week

  • Frequent & open communication between teacher & parents

  • Whole group, small group, and individual instruction

Core Curriculum & Activities


  • Catholic Religion

  • Mathematics

  • Language Arts

  • Science

  • Social Studies

  • Writing


  • Computer Class, emphasizing practical use of Microsoft Word

  • Art

  • Spanish

  • Physical Education

  • Music

  • Library

Faith-Based Activities

  • Weekly Mass

  • Mass ‘Buddies’ with a 5th grade student

  • Seasonal Devotions

  • Jesus Adoration Club

  • Family Mass

Extracurricular Activities

  • Winter Intramural Basketball & Cheer

  • Summer T-Ball / Coach Pitch

  • Chess Club

  • Engineering Club

  • Drama Club

  • S.T.E.A.M.

  • Young Rembrants


Homework is viewed as an opportunity to reinforce newly-mastered skills and more fully absorb knowledge presented during the school day.  Students can anticipate an average of 10-15 minutes of work per evening per grade level.

  • Students can anticipate an average of 10-15 minutes of work per evening per grade level.

  • If there is an evening of “no homework”, we suggest home reinforcement of basic skills, such as reading and math.

  • Guidelines for each grade level and ideas for reinforcement opportunities are communicated at the beginning of the school year.


Parents tell us that they appreciate the quick response and many ways we stay in touch as we partner in your child’s growth.

We welcome your phone call, e-mail, or notes about daily happenings or specific concerns.

  • “The Window” carries the weekly school newsletter, flyers for special events and information about school, parish, and community activities.

  • has the handbook, upcoming meetings and events, contact information, and useful links.

  • Additional informational resources are provided regularly.

Opportunities for Family Involvement

  • Assist with daily lunch periods/recess

  • Assist in classroom activities

  • Attend & participate in a Field Trip

  • Provide review and enrichment activities for skills learned throughout the school day at home

  • And many, many more!

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