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 Summer 2017

Dear Parents,   I am looking forward to teaching your children and getting to know each of you.  It will be a delight to work with your children on a daily basis.  Your children are a true gift from God.  Thank you for entrusting your children with me in our classroom.  Enclosed is a list…

First Grade Flash May 11, 2017

Dear Parents, The students have had a great week.  They have done a superb job preparing for the Mother’s Day Tea tomorrow.  It is so much fun being with your children each day. The skills that were reviewed in Reading class were final stable syllable, character/setting, compound words, fairy tales, poems, high-frequency words and comprehension…

First Grade Flash May 4, 2017

Dear Parents,   The skills that were reviewed in Reading class were open/closed syllables, predicting, contractions with will/am/have, poetry, verbs with ed/ing, high frequency words and comprehension questions.   The “Bravo Book Report” performance task is due Tuesday May 9th.   Please have your children read “The Surprise Party”, “Super Oscar” and “Dancing Paper” this…