First grade at St. Peter's

The Program

In first grade, students are continuing to build on the knowledge and skills acquired in kindergarten. The subjects covered include English Language Arts, Math, Religion, Science, Social Studies, Art and Physical Education. Students participate in a variety of reading, writing, listening, and speaking activities, focusing on literacy development and critical thinking. Students continue working on number sense, addition and subtraction, and are introduced to time and money. Students learn about different people, jobs, and what it means to be part of a community. Students also investigate air and weather, sound and light, and animals and insects.



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Ms. diana rowe

Homeroom Teacher

Ms. Diana Rowe received her bachelor’s degree from University of California, Santa Barbara. After graduating, she worked abroad for a number of years as an English as a Second Language instructor. She then returned to the U.S. and taught adult ESL classes at the Michael Chavez Center for Economic Opportunity in Concord. She found she missed working with children, so she went back to school to get her master’s degree in urban education and social justice from the University of San Francisco. Ms. Rowe began teaching at St. Peter’s in 2015 and is thrilled to be part of such a special community.


Sr. Lucy Calvillo, RSM

Teacher's Aide

Sr. Lucy Calvillo, RSM was born and raised in St. Peter's Parish. She attended St. Peter's beginning in preschool all the way through high school (at the former St. Peter’s Academy). Sr. Lucy has her master’s degree in education and taught at St. Peter's for 32 years. She is now retired and volunteers daily in the first- and second-grade classrooms. It is her pleasure to help the children at St. Peter's learn and grow.


Activities & Field Trips

field trip to filoli

Students participate in a nature walk through the Filoli grounds, an estate near Woodside, where they learn more about nature, preservation, and botany.

end of year mass

Students get to help conclude the school year by planning and leading the End of Year Mass. Students are responisble for all elements of the mass, and it is a wonderful opportunity for them to showcase their literacy and leadership skills.

science investigations

We take an authentic, hands-on approach to science, and the students participate in experiements and become real scientists.