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 March 7, 2017

Dear Parents,   The skills that were reviewed in Reading class were ar, sequence of a story, consonant blends, fables, captions, high-frequency words and comprehension question.   It is hard to believe it is fourth quarter.  The students will be writing 4 sentences on Monday and Tuesday nights.   I would like for the students…

First Grade Flash March 2, 2017

Dear Parents,   The skills that were reviewed in Reading class were compare/contrast, or/oar/ore, the short ea (head), synonyms, high-frequency words and comprehension questions.   Please have your children practice counting money with pennies, nickels, and dimes and practice their math facts.   Please review the math concepts I sent home in an email on…

First Grade Flash February 23, 2017

Dear Parents,   Wow!  What an amazing week!  The first graders are striving to do their personal best in class each day.   The skills that were reviewed in Reading class were the bossy r (ar), inference chart, verbs with ing/ed, biographies, bold print text, high frequency words and comprehension questions.   Please practice counting…