FIRST GRADE - PREP online
God is Love
This is a Catechist led, parent managed program. Catechists teach students online, and parents use the tool to reinforce learning in the home. In First Grade PREP students will begin to develop an awareness of God as our Father in Heaven, the creator of Heaven and earth, who is all good, who created them in His image and likeness, and who loves them unconditionally.
Things the students will learn in First Grade religious instruction.
Introduction to the basic parts of the Mass.
The reality of sin is further explored in connection with the Sacrament of Confession.
Continuing to learn from the lives of saints, they also explore the basics of prayer as a conversation with God.
Please click the button below to view the summary of the "Scope and Sequence" of instruction for all grades. Scroll below to find the logins for the Sophia program, the ZOOM class link, and all PREP video classes with your instructor.
While it's important for your children to understand the Faith, Spirit of Truth is designed to help them internalize the Faith and apply it to their own lives, providing ample opportunity for them to reflect on how everything they are learning applies to their own lived experience.
FIRST GRADE Logins
Click the button to login
into the Sophia Institute.
Click the button to
login into ZOOM.
weekly videos - 1st grade
PREP Catechist Instructional Videos
This is where you will connect weekly with your PREP instructor to learn. Every week a new video lesson will appear in this section of the webpage. Please watch and complete each lesson as required. Your PREP instructor is available every Monday and Tuesday from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. for questions.
This online program is designed to enable the parish catechist to track student progress ensuring the assignments are completed, for the benefit of the student's experience in learning about the Catholic religious tradition.
The Catechist dashboard provides the ability to:
Track students' progress through the weekly activities, and assign new lessons
Receive scores automatically for multiple choice and other objective quizzes
Grade all other content and share notes between you and your children
Track student progress on assignments
Create and send progress reports to parents
Please watch this week's PREP video.
Basic System Requirements:
Student App: Tablet computer with iOS 12.0 or later; Android 6.0 or later; Browsers Chrome 81.0 or later, Safari 13.0 or later, or Edge 83.0 or later.
recommended Reading - 1st grade
This is where you will find stories we recommend to enhance and support the weekly PREP lesson experience. Every month a few new stories will appear in this section of the webpage for your reading pleasure. Your PREP instructor is available every Monday and Tuesday from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. for questions about your lessons and to discuss any questions you may have pertaining to the recommended reading.
Your Book List
A SEED IS SLEEPY:
By Dianna Aston, illustrated by Sylvia Long A seed gives life generously. Looking again at the purpose of all of creation, this book invites us to discover the abundance of God’s gifts as well as the order, design, fruitfulness and beauty found in nature. It also gives us a wonderful introduction to time and what it means to be a dependent creature in relationship with God and the world.
THEMES: Creation Is a Gift; Order, Design & Meaning; Generosity & Fruitfulness (Creative Love); Beauty; Original Solitude; Dependence
THE ANIMAL HEDGE:
By Paul Fleischman, illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline A farmer and his young sons joyfully work on their farm until it is lost through a drought. As the young men grow, they learn more about the desires of their hearts and choose their future work accordingly. This story invites us to ponder the value of work, the nature of freedom and our human vocation to love.
THEMES: Creation Is a Gift; Human Work; Vocation; Virtue & Freedom
PREP Class logins
Below are the login buttons for each PREP grade level. Please use the OLG "Student Grade" specific login and password shared with you through email from our PREP leaders.
Once logged into the OLG "Student Grade" specific webpage, your student will have all of the tools to enter the Sophia Institutes Digital Program. The Spirit of Truth digital edition houses everything the student will need to participate in the online religious education program. Your student will also receive a copy of the grade appropriate text book and workbook to complement their online learning experience.
Sacramental Dates -
First Reconciliation (2nd Grade):
Saturday, February 19, 2022
First Holy Communion Rehearsals (2nd Grade):
Friday, April 22, 2022
6:15 to 8:00 p.m.
Friday, April 29, 2022
6:15 to 8:00 p.m.
Holy Communion (2nd Grade):
Sunday, April 24, 2022
11:00 a.m. Mass
Sunday, May 01, 2022
11:00 a.m. Mass
Confirmation Retreat and Rehearsal (8th Grade):
Saturday, April 30, 2022
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 07, 2022
The PREP calendar is also merged into the main
Helpful Links -
PREP Forms and Letters:
School Closing Information:
NBC – Channel 10
KYW – 1060 AM Radio
Our school closing number is 1165.
Parent and Teacher Resources:
Resources for Religious Education:
Director of Religious Education:
Dr. Daniel Drain