Category: First Grade Pages

Teacher Biography

Mrs. Nancy Ducci

Our teacher is Mrs. Nancy Ducci.

Welcome to the First Grade class!

I have already had the pleasure of meeting many of my first grade parents and grandparents here at Our Lady of Peace School. My students and I are working hard and enjoying each new day! I am very excited to be a part of this wonderful school community.

My family resides in Wheeling, and my husband and I have been Our Lady of Peace Parish members for 27 years. I graduated from St. John Central High School and Ohio University, where I obtained my degree in Elementary Education. Previously, I was employed at St. John Central Grade School for 39 years. There, some of my duties included: lead teacher, full-time teacher for second and fourth grades, instructor of Sacraments, and cooperating teacher for student teachers. I hold a professional certificate in religious education.

I have always taught in a Catholic school setting, and continuing this experience is very important to me. Throughout my years of teaching, I have been blessed to be surrounded by engaging colleagues, parents, and students who have helped me to develop my own teaching style. In my classroom this year, I will work to support the students in learning and growing in their faith each day. We are truly anchored together in Christ!




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!