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 November 2, 2017

Dear Parents, The first graders are so excited about publishing their class book.  We are sending it on Monday. The skills that were reviewed in Reading class were long a, verbs with ing/ed, rhyming words, signs/symbols, title/author/illustrator of a book, high-frequency words and comprehension questions. I would like for the students to read” A Dog…

First Grade Flash October 26, 2017

Dear Parents,   Your children strive to do their personal best each day!  We have a lot of fun together!   They are looking so forward to their fall party.   The skills that were reviewed in Reading class were digraphs th/sh/ng, compound words, retelling the story, visualizing, high- frequency words and comprehension questions.  Please review…

First Grade flash October 19, 2017

Dear Parents,   We are looking so forward to our Fall Party next week.   I am so proud of your children!  They are doing so well in class each day!   The skills that were reviewed in Reading class were the short u, contractions with s, plot chart, problem, solution, concepts of print, high…