Category: First Grade Pages

Teacher Biography

Our Teacher is Miss Katie Kotson.

Hello families of Our Lady of Peace School! My name is Katie Kotson, and this will be my third year at Our Lady of Peace School as a full time teacher. I am a graduate of Wheeling Jesuit University where I received a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. I am pursuing a Master’s degree from the same institution because I love to continue to learn about my vocation. I am a certified teacher for the state of West Virginia in grades Kindergarten to Sixth.

I am blessed to have found a teaching position at a school that shares my same values. I grew up in a big Catholic family, so my faith is extremely important to me. I am driven by this quote from Saint Teresa of Calcutta: “Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.” That is my personal mission every day with my students. I strive to create a learning environment that encourages students to learn and love.



Religion: Faith First – RCL

Phonics/Spelling: Saxon Phonics & Spellingbooks stack 22

Reading/Grammar: McGraw-Hill Reading Wonders

Handwriting: Zaner/Bloser

Mathematics: McGraw-Hill My Math

Science: Harcourt

Our students are also instructed in the areas of physical education, computers, music, art, and more.

Summer Reading & Math Work

Each child is encouraged to read (or have read, depending on age) a minimum of three books. Each child will be given picture page forms by their teacher (and see below). The student will draw a picture about each of their three books and return to school for display. You are encouraged to participate in Ohio or Marshall County Library Summer Reading programs.

In addition, you will find eight Math Pages to also be completed. Please return all summer work to me on Covenant Night in August.

I look forward to welcoming the new First Grade Class of 2018-2019. Enjoy a relaxing summer!

God bless,

Miss Kotson



1st Grade Supply List

Book bag/backpack (nothing with wheels)

Supply box with lid (shoe box size: 8 1/2 X 13 1/2 X 3 1/2)Crayons2

large zipper pencil case (approximately 10″ X 7″)

Crayons (24 count)

A box of at least 12 #2 pencils

6 glue sticks (solid, not liquid)

Fiskar child scissors

Two boxes of tissues

Two rolls of paper towels

2 folders with pockets on both sides

Markers (washable only; 8 count)

2 packs of 100 3X5 blank note/index cards

1 yellow highlighter

2 red pens

several erasers

I bottle Hand Sanitizer

1 (3″) silver ring clip

1 activity book and /or doodle pad (8 1/2 X 11 size)

2 containers of Clorox-type wipes

1 old shirt for Art

Headphones for use in computer lab – prefer “over the ear” style instead of earbuds (please place in sealed plastic bag with student’s name) – if you sent headphones for Kindergarten, don’t send new set in: the headphones will follow your child from grade to grade

*Please put child’s name on all supplies and clothing. Thank you!

Please bring all of these supplies with you on Covenant Night in August. This will allow us to help students put everything in its place and be ready for our first day of First Grade!