Anna Hurley – 1st grade teacher

  • St. Michael School teacher: 20 years
  • Previously: 7 years in Preschool/Pre – K
  • Colleges attended: Mercyhurst College BA Special Education; Nazareth College Masters in Early Childhood Education.

I worked in Rochester for 10 years with adults with developmental disabilities and 7 years at Keuka Lake School in Penn Yan. I’m married to Kayo Hull with 2 adult step children. This is my 12th year of teaching 1st Grade.

Community involvement: Involved in Our Lady of the Lakes Parish as Eucharistic Minister bringing communion to folks at S&S hospital and nursing homes. Member of the OLOL Liturgy Committee.

Grade 1 News

October 25, 2017

First Grade News:

Halloween​: Please send in costumes with our child. We will be putting
costumes at 1:45 and Parade will be at 2:15. After the parade we will watch
a video and have a little party.

Scholastic​ ​book​ order due November 1. If you want to buy items as gifts,
please let me know and I will contact you when the order arrives. If you
don’t see anything in the flyer, check the Scholastic website – you’ll be able
to access other flyers and many more items.

School​ ​Mass​ ​November 1st at 11:00 for All Saints Day.

PTO​ ​Movie​ ​Night​: November 2 5:30 – 7:30. Movie for the kids while
parents are meeting. Please let the office know if you are coming.

Veteran’s​ ​Day​ ​Service​: 9AM at St. Michael School; please invite any
veterans to join us for this event.

Turkey​ ​Trot:​ ​Thanksgiving morning.​ ​Link to sign up is on the SMS website.

ELA:​ ​have begun learning grammar concepts (noun/verb/adjective);
periods/question marks and exclamation points. Phonics: consonants:s/t/m
and vowel short /a/. Story elements: setting/characters/beginning/middle
and ending.

Social​ ​Studies:​ ​Native Americans and early settlers.

Science:​ ​Sound/Light and Vibrations kit from BOCES.

Religion:​ ​During November we will focus on the Saints. We will also have
our annual Can Food Drive in late November.

Math:​ adding/ subtracting/ geometric shapes/ ordinal numbers. Vocabulary
words students should be practicing to read are number words (zero –
twenty); colors; positional words (first through tenth) and shapes

Homework:​ When doing homework please read the directions with your
child – even if they think they know what to do. Also, encourage correct
letter and number formation. Handing in neat, presentable papers is a good
practice to begin in the 1st grade and hopefully will continue as they
progress in school.