Instructors: Ms. Cindy Martinez

Phone: (818) 367-5886
Fax: (818) 364-5486

First Grade


September 2017

Watercolor Fun!

Welcome to First Grade!!



April 2017

Jog-a-thon Kickoff

The First Grade Amigos are ready to run on Jog-a-thon day!

Field Trip

The kinder and first grade class went on a trip to Underwood Family Farms! They had a wonderful time!

March 2017

Math Time Fun

Students are playing a fun game of bingo to review their addition facts (sums to 20).

February 2017

Happy Valentine’s Day from First Grade!

We are 100 days smarter!




January 2017

International Day

First grade learned all about Jamaica for International Day!


December 2016

Merry Christmas from the First Grade Class!


Christmas Show 

“All we want for Christmas is our two front teeth!” 🙂


November 2016

Thank you P.A.B and Room Parents!

We are so thankful for our P.A.B representatives and room parents for all the hard work they put into our Harvest Festival! Thank you! 🙂


October 2016

Ten Frames

Sometimes we just need a break from the books! That’s when we take out our handy whiteboards and practice our math facts using ten frames!


Tech Time

Students use “Kahoot” on their devices to review important information before their Religion test.


Writing Time

Students love to write in their Writing Portfolios. They write about a new topic each week.

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September 2016

Making Predictions

Students are learning the importance of making predictions in our Science lesson. They are predicting how far their ball will roll.

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Back to School Art

Starting off the school year with art time!

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August 2016

The Night Before First Grade

“How did you feel the night before the first day of school?”






May 2016

Community Garden Update

They did it! Students harvested the radishes they planted and took them home to add to a healthy meal. They were so proud! 



April 2016

Earth Day Art


Champions of Change

Our first and sixth grade students are working with “Champions of Change” to maintain a community garden at our school. Students planted radish seeds. They’re excited to watch them grow!

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Reading Fair 

This year, our students (Pk4-8th grade) participated in a Reading Fair. Students read their favorite stories at home, then created a storyboard to share the important story elements with their school families. Students did a great job creating and presenting their projects!


March 2016

“Hoppy” Easter!



Lucky Family Project

This month, students worked with their families to create a collage showing why they are lucky to be a family. Students shared their projects with their classmates and loved talking about why their families are so special. 


Dr. Seuss Week–Read Across America Day

For Read Across America Day, the first grade class read their favorite Dr. Seuss book with their sixth grade school brother/sister. 



Check out these awesome Cat in the Hat drawings! First grade LOVES directed art!



February 2016

JV Cheer

Our JV cheer squad, along with a few of the Varsity cheer members, performed and supported the runners at the Bishop Almenay 5K. 



Field Trip Fun!

Our Kindergarten and First Grade students went on a field trip to the LA Zoo. We all had a blast!

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Penny Carnival 

Fun times at Penny Carnival!

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100th Day of School

Happy 100th day of school! We are 100 days smarter!


International Day

International Day was so much fun! Students performed a dance to “Crocodile Rock” and had a delicious Australian inspired lunch.

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Career Day

As part of our Catholic School’s Week celebration, we had some special guests speak to our students about their careers.

Etiquette coach-Mrs. Martinez


Mr. Van Gansen-Baseball player and St. Didacus Alumnus class of 2008


Mr. Garcia-school counselor 

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Officer Weda-LAPD


Australian-Inspired Art

The first grade students have really enjoyed learning about the different kinds of animals that live in Australia. They learned how to draw a kangaroo during a “directed-draw” activity. Their art creations turned out amazing!

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January 2016

Learning About the Sun

During Science, students worked in pairs to brainstorm ways the sun helps our planet. They love collaborating and sharing ideas with their peers!


  2nd Trimester Enrichment

Our second trimester Enrichment students (K-2nd grade) have been learning the alphabet in ASL. They’ve been doing great!

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Skittles Math

Students used Skittles during Math to help them gather data and create graphs. Super fun Math activity!




Special Visitor

We had a special visit from a very important community helper. Officer O. came to speak to our Kindergarten-3rd grade classes.


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 Computer Lab 

Having fun in the computer lab while working on our literacy skills!

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December 2015

December Fun!

Christmas Art

The class had so much fun drawing reindeer portraits! They did a great job!

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Pep Rally

Some of our first grade girls performed a cheer routine (with second grade) for the first time at our pep rally!

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1st Grade Christmas Party

Students decorated cookies and made Christmas tree cones during our Christmas party.




Have a great summer!

Harvest Festival Saturday October 18, 2014 12:00pm-7:00pm

Posted on October 16, 2014 by Ms. Gonzales

Reminder: School Office Closed 8/08/14-8/17-14

Posted on August 8, 2014 by Ms. Gonzales

Dear Parents,

The time has come to make the final preparations for Back to School!!! Please remember that the school office will be closed from August 8-17. We will be back on August 18!

We have left New Student Applications in the Parish Office.

Enjoy your last few weeks of summer vacation. I’m looking forward to seeing all of your faces on August 25, 2014!!!!!!

Ms. K. Gonzales