1st Grade

Welcome to First Grade

Overview of First Grade

Building a solid foundation of basic skills is the primary focus in First Grade. These skills are essential for your child’s success in becoming a lifelong learner. Our curriculum is designed to enhance and enrich the student’s development in all academic areas as well as in physical education and the fine arts.

Our language arts program is the basis of our morning instruction.

Reading instruction includes shared reading, word work, read alouds, guided reading, partner reading, and independent reading. 

Writing is an important component of the language arts program. Writing instruction includes penmanship, keeping a daily journal, word work, narrative (story) writing, expository (nonfiction) writing, sentence and paragraph structure/mechanics, and introducing the writing process (webbing, drafting, editing, revising, final copy).

Mathematic lessons will cover the following areas: number sense/relationships, algebraic methods, data collection and analysis and probability, geometric concepts, measurement and computational techniques. These skills are taught through multiple methods and strategies for problem solving through Number Corner and Bridges lessons.

Our science focus is on matter, living things, plants, our environment, rocks and fossils, and soil.

Social studies curriculum explores U.S. traditions and communities, maps and globes,  notable people, places, holidays, and patriotic symbols.

Our skilled media staff in the library and computer lab help us to integrate and reinforce our studies through research, projects, and acquiring information.

Learning is enhanced with field trips, special guests, and performers.

How can you help as a parent? 
Learning at home is a critical component of reinforcing our instructional program.

  • Children read 20 minutes daily and record on a Reading Calendar.
  • Reading aloud to your child on a regular basis.  Many children enjoy fiction and nonfiction read alouds. 
  • Visit the public library and get your child a library card.
  • Set aside time with your child to look at his/her take home folder.
  • Please work with your child to complete Math Home Connections.
  • Review and reinforce basic skills through math games. 
  • Find teachable moments to reinforce first grade skills (i.e. basic math skills or read environmental print).
  • Give your child opportunities to write (i.e. lists, thank you notes and letters, keep a journal, write a story). 

 

Specials Schedule

Mrs. Cole

Mon - Library
Tue - Music 
Wed - Art
Thu - P.E.
Fri - Computer Lab 

Mrs. Metherd 

Mon - Computer Lab 
Tue - Library
Wed - P.E. 
Thu - Art
Fri - Music 

Mrs. Miller

Mon - P.E.
Tue -  Computer Lab
Wed - Music 
Thu - Library
Fri - Art
 

Mrs. Ryan

Mon - Art
Tue - PE 
Wed - Computer Lab
Thu - Music
Fri - Library

Mrs. Alexis Cole

Mrs. Abbie Metherd

Mrs. Marcia Miller

Mrs. Nancy Ryan

Email: nryan[at]lps.k12.co[dot]us

Voicemail: 303-734-5625