10390 Remick Ave., Pacoima, CA 91331
(818) 834-8551
(818) 896-7996

“Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.” Proverbs 22:6

Hello, my name is Toni Marie Hernandez and I am thrilled to be the new First Grade Teacher at Mary Immaculate School! I started working in the educational field right out of high school, first as an Instructional Aide at an adult school, then spent the next 10 years working as a Special Education Assistant for grades K-5 at an elementary school in Northridge. While I truly enjoyed working with my students with disabilities, I knew I wanted to do more as an educator. I then went on to substitute teach at various charter schools. During this time, I pursued my Master’s Degree in Elementary Education and my Multiple Subject Teaching Credential. I believe every child is capable of learning; it is just a matter of finding out the best way to help them learn.

What We Do In 1st Grade:

Religion:
• Learn the Creed
• The Ten Commandments
• The Our Father
• Saint/Catholic Models
• Crosscutting Concepts
• The Sacraments of the Catholic Church
• God’s Creation
• Prayer

Math:
• Addition and Subtraction Concepts, Strategies, and Relationships
• Count and Model Numbers
• Compare Numbers
• Two-Digit Addition and Subtraction
• Measurement
• Represent Data
• Critical thinking skills development
• Basic regrouping
• Word problem analysis and strategies

Language Arts:
Reading Literature and Informational Text: Key Ideas and Details, Craft and Structure, Integration of Knowledge and Ideas, Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
Reading Foundational Skills: Print Concepts, Phonological Awareness, Phonics and Word Recognition, Fluency
Writing: Text Types and Purposes, Production and Distribution of Writing, Range of Writing, Production and Distribution of Writing
Language: Conventions of Standard English, Vocabulary Acquisition and Use
Speaking and Listening

Science:
• Physical Science
• Life Science
• Earth Science
• Investigation and Experimentation

Social Studies:
• The Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship
• Geography of the Community
• Symbols, Icons and Traditions of The United States
• Life Today and Long Ago
• Cultural Literacy: One Nation, Many People
• Economics: Goods and Services