First Grade

Sue Seipel

Welcome to First Grade!


The first graders will be involved in a language-rich curriculum that focuses on stories, phonemic awareness, spelling and the 6-traits of writing. The students’ imaginations will be sparked through fairy tales, non-fiction/fiction stories and traditional rhymes as they engage in the necessary skills and confidence to read independently on a daily basis.


The students will participate in a variety of hands-on activities and study trips while integrating thematic units in religion, social studies, science, and math concepts.

The first grade curriculum will encourage the students to be active lifelong learners, while enhancing their inquisitive minds.


Classroom News

First Grade Flash December 7, 2017

Dear Parents,  Each day, the first graders bring a big smile to my face.  The students have many special gifts and talents they share with each other. The skills that were reviewed in Reading class were three letter consonant blends, compare/contrast, verbs with ed/ing, high frequency words, concepts of print and comprehension questions.   Next week,…

First Grade Flash November 30, 2017

Dear Parents,    Each day, the first graders bring a big smile to my face.  The students have many special gifts and talents they share with each other.    They were so excited that their books arrived yesterday!  Please let me know if you want to pick your child’s book up or if you want…

First Grade Flash November 16, 2017

Dear Parents, Your children are doing an awesome job progressing in the content areas across the curriculum! It brings a smile to my face each day to see their enthusiasm for learning new things each day! The skills that were reviewed in Reading class were words that contained the ch, tch, ph, wh, main idea,…