Grade 1

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Welcome To Grade One 2019-2020

with Mrs. Stepfanie Dignan

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1.Join Mrs. Dignan’s Remind account to receive school event reminders and class announcements. 

To join: visit OR text @dignan2019 to 506-802-8616

2.Join our class Instagram page @mrs.dignans.classroom to see what’s happening in Grade 1!


Absences: If your child is sick or if your family has planned a vacation during the school year, please send an email to and/or Please do not send absence/vacation notifications to Mrs. Dignan via Remind.

Nutrition: Please ensure your child has a healthy snack, lunch and water to drink each day. Please also consider keeping a packaged snack (granola bar, bear paw etc) in your child’s backpack for days when they might feel extra hungry.

Class Routines

Star of the Day: Each day a student will be chosen to be the Star; among leading calendar for the day, this student will be tasked with bringing in a school-appropriate item for sharing.

Library is every week on Thursday. Students will be allowed to take out 1 new book if they have returned their previous book.

Gym is everyday in the afternoon. Please make sure students have St. Matthew’s shorts & shirt and runners to wear while participating in Gym class. To begin the school year, students will be asked to wear their gym strip under their uniform; the changing routine will be taught and practiced in the classroom until students are ready to change independently in the change rooms.


Language Arts: Fairy Tales, review and practice of common sight words, alphabet review (sounds and printing practice)

Christian Education: our Diocesan theme, the liturgical calendar, what makes us special, Advent/Christmas

Math: patterns and beginning of place value

Science: states of matter

Social Studies: our local environment

Art: lines and shapes

French: numbers and counting