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 January 4, 2018

Dear Parents, Happy New Year! The first graders and I are having a fabulous day! The skills that we are reviewing in Reading class are characters, setting, problem, solutions, making text to self connections and doing a variety of activities around the season of winter. The students will be doing the performance task “My Day…

First Grade Flash December 14, 2017

Dear Parents, It is hard to believe Christmas is less than 2 weeks away!  The first graders are so excited to celebrate with their families. The skills that were reviewed in Reading class were comprehension, 3 letter blends, long i and high frequency words. The students are looking so forward to our Christmas program.  Please…

First Grade Flash December 7, 2017

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. The skills that were reviewed in Reading class were three letter consonant blends, compare/contrast, verbs with ed/ing, high frequency words, concepts of print and comprehension questions.   Next week,…