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 16, 2017

Dear Parents,   The students had a wonderful time at their Valentine’s Day party.  The first graders and I would like Jenni Jordan for planning the “Minute to Win It” games.  The first graders had so much fun.  We would like to thank Beverly Dunn, Ryan Madden, Kelly Erb and Cindy Bliley.   The skills…

First Grade Flash February 9, 2017

Dear Parents,   We have had a great week together.  The students are performing amazing experiments.   It is hard to believe Lent will begin in 3 weeks. 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…

First Grade Flash February 2, 2017

Dear Parents,   Happy Groundhog Day!   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, fables, verbs with ing/ed, high-frequency words and comprehension questions.   The students’ Valentine boxes…