Meet Our First Grade Teachers

Field Trips

The first grade participates in the traditional Hunter Farms trip each fall.


For the 2018-2019 School Year

  • The first graders will be going to the Children’s Theatre of Charlotte to see the play, “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.”


  • The first grade will also visit the Mint Museum for a “Learning to Look” program.

In-house field trips:

  • Discovery Place will be visiting our school this year for a presentation on animal groups.


  • The Raptor Center of Charlotte will be visiting the first graders to present information about the different types of raptors!



Each fall first grade students rehearse and perform Halloween Pumpkin Plays for an authentic audience of parents. Christmas Caroling for parents occurs during the month of December. In May the first grade classes honor mothers with a Mother’s Day Program.


Special Masses and Related Events 

  • Birthday Party for Jesus

  • All School Mass prepared by First Grade

Academic Events

  • Annual Math Bee in June

  • Annual Spelling Bee in June


Read to your child every day. If your child is reading, take turns reading the pages!

Talk to your child about the characters, settings, and major events of the story.


Practice basic facts with flash cards. (addition and subtraction)

Practice skip counting in the car. (Count by 2’s, 5’s, and 10’s)

Use dominos to make addition and subtraction sentences.

Homework Policy

Homework is given Monday through Thursday and is intended to be a review of skills already taught in class. Students may need assistance in reading or understanding the directions, but we hope you will encourage them to do as much of it on their own as possible. If they have a great deal of trouble on the nightly homework, please let the classroom teacher know. Homework in First Grade is as much about establishing responsibility and work ethic as it is about the assignment itself. We suggest choosing a consistent time and place for homework each night so that your child knows what to expect. The assignments are due the next day. Please be sure your name is on each Math Homelink.


Discipline Policy

Each First Grade teacher has a different discipline system that works best for her students.



First graders are expected to recite the following prayers aloud each morning or afternoon: The Lord's Prayer, Hail Mary, Blessing Before Meals, and The Act of Contrition.


Communication Policy

Each teacher communicates weekly with parents and will share her preferred method of communication with her parents. Please feel free to communicate with your child's teacher as needed.

St. Gabriel Catholic School

3028 Providence Road

Charlotte, NC 28211


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St. Gabriel is a co-ed, K - 5th grade,
Catholic school in Charlotte, NC, open to students of all faiths and backgrounds.

St. Gabriel belongs to the Mecklenburg Area Catholic Schools (MACS) system.