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 September 21, 2017

Dear Parents,   The first graders have had an awesome week!  The students are doing a superb job on their daily classroom activities!  The first graders’ smiles brighten the classroom each day.   The skills that were reviewed in Reading class were final blends nd/nt/nk/st, biographies, high frequency words, author’s purpose, rhyming words and comprehension…

First Grade Flash September 14, 2017

Dear Parents,   The first graders have had an awesome week!  The students are doing a superb job on their daily classroom activities!  The first graders are a joy to teach each day.    The skills that were reviewed in Reading class were the short i, l blends, plot, problem/solution, singular possessives, high-frequency words, vocabulary,…

First Grade Flash September 8, 2017

Dear Parents, The skills that were reviewed in Reading class were short i, double final consonants, sequence of events, parts of a book, high-frequency words and comprehension questions. Please review adding doubles with your children.  The students will have an assessment in Math class tomorrow. I would like for the first graders to bring a…