Mrs. Patty Brown

1st Grade Teacher



I am excited to begin my fourteenth year teaching first grade and my twentieth year at Saint James. Over the years I spent time teaching both second and fourth grade, as well as assisted in a kindergarten class. Catholic education has always been important to me. I attended a Catholic grade school and high school. I received my degree from Northeastern Illinois University and went on to teach kindergarten at  Saint John Bosco in Chicago. After this position,I took time off to raise my three children. After a few years, I started teaching at Saint James, where I have been ever since.

My commitment to Saint James goes beyond the classroom. I have been a member of the parish for 29 years and my three children are all Saint James graduates. During my years here I have witnessed a community that walks in faith, lives in hope and acts in love. I feel truly blessed to be given the opportunity to share my faith with the students and am looking forward to a wonderful year.

I emphasize respect, cooperation, and teamwork in my classroom. I am committed to help students work to their fullest potential and develop  a love for learning.

A Little More About Me…
I live in Arlington Heights.
I have three children, all Saint James graduates.
My oldest daughter is 30 my son is 29 and my youngest daughter is 26.
I have a Labradoodle named Larry.
I love to read so you might run into me at the library.
I enjoy hiking and going on long walks.
My favorite time is time spent with family.



I am so excited to begin a new school year. First grade is a year of fun and learning.                                                                                           We are off to a great start learning the rules and making new friends.                                                                                                              Click on the link to my newsletter to see what we do each week. 

Weekly Newslettr August 30, 2019 _

We had a wonderful celebration with grandparents this week.

This was such a great opportunity for the students to share their day with a special guest.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Week of September 3-6

We had a great week in first grade. Students enjoyed learning the home row on the keyboards. 

September 13

We had a great week!! We met with our Friends in Faith during the week. 

We are looking forward to our trip to the library,

Week September 16







Read every night for 20 minutes.
Initial the reading calendar each night.
Three assignments from the weekly calendar are due every Friday.

Practice addition and subtraction facts.
Tuesday and Wednesdy assigned homework sheet.
Thursday complete review sheet for Simple Solution Test.

Practice weekly spelling words.
Wednesday list 6 words that match your weekly spelling pattern.
Thursday study for spelling test.