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St Paul Westlake School


27993 Detroit Ave, Westlake, OH 44145

8:30am - 4:00pm

Monday - Friday

1st Grade

Mrs. Sue DeSimpelare, M.A.
1st Grade
"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go." Joshua 1:9

Class Objectives

In the First Grade, students will:

  • Grow their personal relationship with Jesus Christ
  • Identify how God works in their lives daily
  • Develop academically, physically, and socially
  • Develop independent study skills
  • Demonstrate respectful behavior to adults and peers


September : Johnny Appleseed Day
October : Touchdown Reading Program; Harvest Party
November : Thanksgiving
December : Polar Express Day
: Valentine’s Day Party; Dental Health Month
: Reading Olympics Reading Program
April : Easter Celebration; Earth Day Project
May : Treasure Reading Program; Zoo Field Trip


Mouse Practice 1

Mouse Practice

IXL Math and LA

Reading Wonders and MyMath,
ask teacher for direct link

Class Activities:

Class iPads
Online Extension Math and Reading programs
Daily 5 Reading Program
Incentive Reading Programs

  • Touchdown Reading
  •  Reading Olympics
  •  Treasure Trove Reading

Incentive Math Programs

  • Blast-off Math Facts
  • Fact Family
  • Subtration Blitz

Class Leads Chapel

Field Trips:

  • Westlake Porter Library: Students get their own library card
  • Zoo Field Trip: Animal Habitats, Different types of Animals and their needs
  • In class-Lake Farm Park

There are numerous opportunities for parent involvement in class activities throughout the year.