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 December 1, 2016

Dear Parents, Each day, the first graders bring a big smile to my face. The students have many special gifts and talents they share with each other. They were so excited to receive their books! The skills that were reviewed in Reading class were the long o, u, e, silent k, g, w, drawing conclusions,…

First Grade Flash November 17, 2016

Dear Parents, Your children are doing an awesome job progressing in the content areas across the curriculum! It brings a smile to my face each day to see their enthusiasm for learning new things each day! The skills that were reviewed in Reading class were words that contained the ch, tch, ph, wh, main idea,…

First Grade Flash November 10, 2016

Dear Parents, The skills that were reviewed in Reading class were long i, soft c/g, predictions, charts, high-frequency words and comprehension questions. I would like for the students to read, “Make a Doll”, “Mask! Masks! Masks!” and “Art in Caves” this weekend. Monday is D.E.A.R. The students need to bring books to read on Monday….