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 February 15, 2018

Dear Parents, The students are doing an amazing job performing their experiments to the class. The skills that were reviewed in Reading class were er/ir/ur word families, cause/effect, er/est, dictionary skills, nonfiction, captions, high-frequency words and comprehension questions I would like for the students to read “Be Curious”, “Meet Ben Franklin” and “A Close Look”…

First Grade Flash February 8, 2018

Dear Parents, We have had a great week together.  The students are performing amazing experiments. It is hard to believe Lent will begin next week. I would like for each student to bring a journal.  The class will be writing prayers in their journals during Religion class. The skills that were reviewed in Reading class…

First Grade Flash February 1, 2018

Dear Parents, The first graders and I are excited to have a visitor in our classroom.  Ryan Tobin brought “Grounie the Groundhog!” We have had a great week together.  The students are presenting amazing reports. The skills that were reviewed in Reading class were ie/igh/y that sounds like a long i, plot chart, visualizing, vocabulary/clues,…