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 October 12, 2017

Dear Parents, The skills that were reviewed in Reading class were r blends, s blends, oral vocabulary, verbs with ing, main idea/details, summarizing, dictionary skills, high frequency words and comprehension questions.  Please continue to send 3 or 4 books each week with your child.  On Monday, the students are required to write 2 sentences on…

First Grade Flash October 4, 2017

Dear Parents, WOW!  The students’ bug reports are amazing!  Each student will present his or her report!  I am very proud of your children!  Thank you for your help toward making their projects a super success! The skills that were reviewed this week in Reading class were short vowel e, high frequency words, contractions with…

First Grade Flash September 28, 2017

Dear Parents,   What exciting day we had with the Bishop on Monday.  Your children wrote him wonderful letters and drew beautiful pictures for him.   The first graders are very hard workers.  They are striving to do their personal best in the classroom everyday!  I enjoy teaching your children!  We have a fabulous time…