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

I Said a Christmas Prayer for You

I said a Christmas Prayer for you Because the season’s near. I didn’t ask for riches But for gifts so much more dear.I asked for joyful gatherings With your family all round, And for carols to inspire you With their old familiar sound. I asked for quiet moments In your heart on Christmas morn, For…

First Grade Flash December 15, 2016

Dear Parents, It is hard to believe Christmas is in less than two weeks away. Your children are getting so excited! The students are full of joy, when I put the Christmas music on in our classroom! In Reading class, I have been assessing the first graders over the skills that have been reviewed in…

First Grade Flash December 7, 2016

Dear Parents, The students are looking so forward to our Christmas program on Tuesday, December 13th. Please be at the Church by 6:45 p.m. I would like for the students to use the restroom before arriving to our program. Please have your children give their coats to you before sitting with their class. Thank you…