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First Grade Goals:

  • Identify vowels and consonants
  • Identify words with similar sounds for beginning reading skills
  • Begin sounding out words and assigning letters to those sounds
  • Use pictures to understand simple stories
  • Trace fingers over words while someone else reads
  • Begin writing basic sentences and paragraphs
  • Count at least to 100
  • Skip count to 100 by 2s, 5s and 10s
  • Addition and subtraction with single digit numbers
  • Money value for dollars and coins
  • Understand basic measurement units (inches, kilometers)
  • Telling time on a clock
  • Identify basic geometric shapes (triangle, square, etc.)
  • Understand basic law of gravity (dropping, pushing, lifting things)
  • Understand seasons and basics of weather
  • Identify parts of the human body
  • Explore elements of the natural world
  • Explore animal groups and life of different animals
  • Understand the dynamics of family
  • Introduce concepts of community and society at large
  • Understand basic differences between the past and present

About Ms. Bautista

Parents and Students,

My name is Khia Bautista and I am extremely excited to be working with the 1st grade class this 2018-2019 school year.

I was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, having received a Catholic school education, and am so grateful to now have the opportunity to teach in a Catholic school environment. 

I graduated from CSU: Northridge in May 2013 with my Bachelor's of Arts in Liberal Studies as well as my Multiple-Subject Credential. I also graduated from the PLACE Corps program at Loyola Marymount University in May 2016 with my Master's of Arts in Reading Instruction. This past school year, Moreover, this past year at Loyola Marymount University, I completed the requirements for obtaining my Reading Certificate and Reading Specialist Credential.

I began working at I.H.M. in August 2013 as the Kindergarten Aide before jump-starting the TK class in January of 2014. I taught 2nd grade from August 2015 through June 2018. I am so excited to take on this new endeavor as the 1st grade teacher and additionally to be with the IHM community for another year.

I am looking forward to getting to know you and your children throughout the year! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at [email protected]

God Bless,
Ms. Bautista