Julie Costello

Welcome to first grade. This is my eleventh year teaching at St. Thomas More School. I have been teaching for over 20 years in mostly Catholic schools around the country. This will be a very challenging and exciting year. We will learn about the solar system, human body, Native Americans and saints among other units. We still teach cursive writing and, starting in third grade, students will receive letter grades. I look forward to getting to know your children and watching their growth during this year.

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April 29, 2019

LOOKING BACK AT LAST WEEK RELIGION – We learned that the Easter season begins on Holy Saturday evening/Easter Sunday and ends on Pentecost Sunday. MATH – We continued to work on Chapter 13, Addition and Subtraction to 40. We solved addition problems without regrouping and with regrouping. LANGUAGE ARTS – In Unit 10, Lesson 3 we Read More

April 15, 2019

LOOKING BACK AT LAST WEEK RELIGION – We learned about the events of Holy Week. We discussed the main details of the liturgy for Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord. We learned that the liturgy begins with the blessing of the palms, which often takes place outside the church, and the procession of Read More

April 8, 2019

LOOKING BACK AT LAST WEEK RELIGION –We studied Station 9 – Jesus falls for the third time, Station 10 – Jesus is stripped of His Garments, Station 11 – Jesus is nailed to the cross, Station 12 – Jesus dies on the cross and Station 13 – Jesus is taken down from the cross. We Read More

March 18, 2019

LOOKING BACK AT LAST WEEK RELIGION – We began working on our Stations of the Cross booklet, completing Station #1-Jesus Is Condemned To Die and Station 2-Jesus Takes Up His Cross. We discussed the question: “During Lent, how can we be more generous?” MATH – Last week we began Chapter 11, Picture Graphs and Bar Graphs. We Read More

March 11, 2019

LOOKING BACK AT LAST RELIGION – We learned why Ash Wednesday is a special day for the Church. We learned that the ashes used on Ash Wednesday are made from the palm branches blessed the preceding year for Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord. We discussed that the most important time of the Read More

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B.A., Education, University of Northern Colorado


Appointed: 2005


1st Grade