First Grade

Welcome to the First Grade Home Page!

Ms. Silva was born and raised in the South Bay. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Studies for Elementary Education at San Jose State University, where she gained experience working at a variety of elementary and middle schools (even swim schools!) in the Bay Area. She attended graduate school at Loyola Marymount University as a part of the Catholic Archdiocesan School Teachers (CAST) program where she earned her Multiple Subject Teaching Credential and Master’s Degree in Elementary Education. This is Ms. Silva’s fourth year on the St. Anthony of Padua team. She loves teaching first grade and is always excited about sharing her love for learning with her students. Educating children’s hearts and spirits is equally as important to her as educating their minds- to lead them to the understanding of what it means to be a follower of Jesus. She also loves sharing her love for dancing as the school’s dance coach. Outside of the classroom, Ms. Silva loves to run, hike, and travel to new places!

Ms. Silva’s Email: jsilva@stanthonygardena.org

Please find the first grade school supplies on the School Supplies page of the website.

Summer 2016 Handouts


Music and Theatre Homework (All Grades)!

Hi Everyone! This announcement is to let you know that all grades have a very important homework assignment for the next three weeks!  You are in charge of memorizing your lines and music!  All music and lines are expected to be memorized by April 10, 2017.  This is so that when we get back from Spring Break, we can move toward stage movement and choreography. Please make … [Read more...]