Kathryn Naughton - 1st Grade

Dear First Grade Stars~

I am so excited to meet all of your children this year. It will be a big learning experience for your child.  They will learn to read,  write and do all kinds of mathematics in First Grade.  Like mad minute math, double digit addition, double digit subtraction, learn what the 10’s and 1’s are all about and to tell time.  I encourage you to start at home with your child as you are their first teacher.

A little bit about me, I graduated from CSUSM in 2000 and completed my teaching credential in 2001.  I have been married to my husband for 28 years.  We have a daughter that has graduated from St. Mary’s preschool and elementary school and continued through her Catholic Schooling at Cathedral Catholic High School.  Our family has been a part of St. Mary’s Parish since moving to Oceanside 21 years ago.  

I have been teaching at St. Mary’s Star of Sea Catholic School for the last 7 years and have done all of my teaching in first grade. I am so excited to be a part of your child’s learning journey.  I am a passionate, dedicated educator that cares and loves all of my students above all else.  I like to establish a positive, productive learning environment that helps each child get ready for their education journey.  I meet each child where they are in the learning process to help them continue to learn with strategies.

I teach so each child will reach the standards of first grade, while educating our students with problem solving and life learning skills. I teach my students  how to be responsible for their learning along with  valuable life lessons that include social skills that  include compassion, curiosity, communication, while giving them the confidence they need to go forward.

Each child learns how to learn in first grade, this is why my role as a teacher is so important.  I feel that I am one of the facilitators in your child’s education, incorporating real world applications, while maintaining high expectations. I am very blessed to be able to teach each of your children.        

 Many Blessings, Mrs. Naughton

“The future of the world is in my classroom today~ Ivan Welton Fitzwater