First Grade: Mrs. Trampush
I graduated from Ashland University with a Bachelors of Science in Education degree. I also have my reading endorsement. I am currently taking courses at Ashland University in an effort to obtain a Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction. I have four years of experience teaching three and four year old preschoolers in North Ridgeville and have taught 1st grade at St. Peter School since 2010. I am happily married and have three children of my own. I enjoy reading, sewing, spending time with my husband, and taking my children to various after school activities.
First grade is a special time when students are learning to be responsible for their learning. It is no longer acceptable to expect mom or dad to do things for us but rather to recognize it is "my job" and take pride in this responsibility. There is a mix of group and individual learning activities as the students settle into their rolls as life long learners.
There is a strong focus on developing reading skills including phonics, vocabulary, comprehension, fluency, expressive oral reading, and reading for pleasure. First graders also work hard developing their penmanship and writing skills. This is the year students learn addition and subtraction facts to 18, graphing skills, telling time and counting money. First grade students learn about plants, animals, weather, maps, Special Americans and holidays.
Religion is taught as a way of life rather than a subject. The first grade students learn Catholic social justice teachings by participating in activities with and/or for members of the North Ridgeville Senior Center. Each month the students interact with the Senior Center in different projects that help them to learn to live the gospels of Jesus. Studies also include creation, Baptism, prayer, the life of Jesus, and the Holy Family.