Mrs. Boehman has been teaching at OLQM since 2013. Prior to that, she taught kindergarten through the second grade, for 12 years, in Clarkston Community Schools. Additionally, she was a substitute teacher in the Birmingham Public Schools as well as a kindergarten enrichment teacher and preschool director. She attended Holy Name Catholic School, in Birmingham, and graduated from Marian High School, in Bloomfield Hills. Mrs. Boehman earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Michigan State University. Her master’s degree is from Oakland University in early childhood education and teaching. She is a member of the Christ Child Society. Her two children are OLQM K-8 graduates. She and her family are parishioners and live in Beverly Hills.
The First Grade Religion curriculum is a Christ-centered and balanced approach to catechesis focusing on the exploration of our Catholic faith. Students will reflect on Scripture and doctrine, plus prayer celebration in every class and during all the major seasons of the Church year. Our study initiates children into the community of faith and challenges them to discipleship. Students attend Mass weekly and actively participate in many Catholic traditions such as Stations of the Cross during Lent and May Crowning.
English / Language Arts
To become proficient readers and writers students need a balanced literacy approach. Our Lady Queen of Martyrs follows a literacy model which includes:
Our Lady Queen of Martyrs follows a comprehensive math curriculum aligned with the Archdiocese of Detroit Math Standards.
We use a mixture of whole group and small group instruction. The use of hands-on activities builds conceptual knowledge from the concrete to abstract.
Students are taught letter formation of upper and lower case manuscript letters. The keys to legibility stressed are shape, size, spacing and slant. Neatness and correct formation are important in all written work.
Students will explore the following areas of study using the context of family and school through the following units.
Students will learn: