1st Grade

Welcome to 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.

How can you help as a parent? 

Learning at home is a critical component of reinforcing our instructional program.

  • Children read 20 minutes daily.
  • 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). 

Welcome Letter

Unit 1     Unit 2     Unit 3     Unit 4

Unit 5     Unit 6     Unit 7     Unit 8

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Reading instruction includes phonemic awareness,  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, narrative writing, information writing, opinion writing, sentence and paragraph structure/mechanics, and introducing the writing process (planning, drafting, editing, revising, final copy).

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

Our science focus is on living things, sound and vibration, Earth and space science. 

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

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

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

Mrs. Katelyn Cerasuolo

Mrs. Alexis Cole

Ms. Abbie Gilmour

Mrs. Abbie Metherd