First Grade

During our School closure, these resources will be used to engage, advance, and provide our students with virtual, distance learning opportunities for 1st Grade.

1st Grade

Stay connected through Sycamore and Email. Mrs. Kinney has created a Padlet (see below). Mrs. O'Sullivan is sharing a "Choice Board" through Email and a shared Google Drive folder. Sycamore and Email are the main points of communication with families.

      *Mrs. Kinney's Padlet

      *MobyMax (School Code: MO2819)

      *Xtra Math

      *ED Dimensions (Science)

      *Think Central (Math: District - Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph / School - St. Elizabeth)

      *Vooks (Inquire with your teacher for login information to free reading material)

      *Epic (Inquire with your teacher for login information)

      *ABC Mouse (Inquire with your teacher for login information)

Please note: Your classroom teacher and the School have created free access to families in all the resources. No need to purchase.

Access your Zoom class meetings with the appropriate extension or app. The Meeting ID or Join this meeting URL for class sessions will be or already has been sent by your classroom teacher. No, you do not need a Zoom account and if you have created an account, you do not need to login to Just install the extension or app and open it when you are ready to join a class meeting.

Install Zoom for Chromebooks

Install Zoom for iPADS

Practice Typing Skills: Typing Club

Before you begin, scroll down in the main page to review all the tools and resources to help you improve your keyboarding/typing skills. Practice skills in each lesson free with or without an account. You can create a free family account to keep track of student progress.

Improving your typing/keyboarding skills will help you in so many ways!!!!

STE's Math Padlet

Providing additional "How to" for our Think Central website and other resources for Grades K-5

Handwriting Resources

Use these resources to practice and nurture handwriting skills

Hour of Code

Providing additional resources and activities for "Coding"

Lightspeed Filter: As you navigate to lessons, activities, or teacher web resources you may encounter our filter block (no access). Please email with the actual website URL you are attempting to access and the reason for requested access.

For School devices loaned during our closure:

A school device and power charger are being lent to the family and are in good working order. It is family's responsibility to care for the equipment and insure that it is retained in a safe, climate controlled environment.

This equipment is, and at all time remains, the property of St. Elizabeth Catholic School, and is herewith lent to families for educational purposes until our return to school or the end of the 2019-2020 academic year. 

Please follow these expected guidelines:

-Protect the device from damage, defacement, and do not leave it unattended. Avoid extreme hot or cold temperatures.

-Avoid food or liquid around the device. Wash your hands after eating before using the device.

-Report any damage or loss, either to the device or power charger, immediately to the school.The family/student is responsible for repair or recovery costs, as applicable (deemed "intentional").

-Use of the school issued device is for educational purposes only with the use of only educational apps or extensions approved by St. Elizabeth Catholic School.

-The St. Elizabeth Catholic School network is provided for the academic use of all students and staff. The student/family agrees to take no action that would interfere with the efficient, academic use of the network.

-All School devices must be in an open and supervised location. The family/student is responsible for any inappropriate content viewed on the device and any damage that may occur. 

-All School devices must be collected, plugged in for charging, and/or stored at the end of “a school day.” 

-Appropriate and responsible use of the device is expected. Practice responsible digital citizenship at all times.

-Keep regular updates to Chrome OS and any apps or extensions.

-The equipment will be returned to the school when requested by St. Elizabeth Catholic School.

-Understand and agree to the Saint Elizabeth School Acceptable Use Policy (


Welcome to the big school! First grade is a time of transitions. 

Our first grade learners are getting used to the expectations that come along with being a “Big Kid at the Big School." In religion class we learn prayers, bible stories and the sacraments through art, music and a variety of experiences. We are a part of the weekly mass which helps us to live like Jesus. Our main goal for your child is to teach them to read.

First grade at St. Elizabeth provides curriculum for young learners with a solid educational foundation through carefully planned instructional goals and learning objectives. We believe strongly that essential learning skills, cooperative social behavior and good study habits are the foundation for an excellent education. Our teachers concentrate not only what children learn, but how they learn. We emphasize the active learning process. In this process we encourage cooperative learning, which includes problem solving and decision making skills.

Through our use of the Treasure Series, guided reading and leveled readers, each learner’s individual needs are met. This helps everyone become the most successful reader they can. Social Studies and Science are taught through hands on learning and field trip experiences. Go Math! Our math program helps us understand processes of math not just memorize facts. Through technology, games, using manipulatives and their work book we are engaged in our learning. Through writer’s workshop learners not only process the mechanics of writing but they are able to explore different genres of writing using mentor authors. 

Technology use with i-Pads, Chromebooks, Osmo, and the Interactive whiteboard is woven naturally in all subjects helping us create learners who are self-assured, confident and ready for the world! This love for learning is what makes first grade the best!

St. Elizabeth offers all a lively and loving community with endless possibilities.

Please click here to access first grade curriculum standards from the Kansas City-St. Joseph Diocese.