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

Summer News

Dear Parents,   I am looking forward to teaching your children and getting to know each of you.  It will be a delight to work with your children on a daily basis.  Your children are a true gift from God.  Thank you for entrusting your children with me in our classroom.  Enclosed is a list…

First Grade Flash

Dear Parents, Wow!  We had some amazing book reports presentations this week!  The students did a fabulous job!  (Kennedy, Adam, Madi, Drew, Colby and Halle) The skills that were reviewed in Reading class were the compound words ow/ou/oi/oy word families drawing conclusions, plurals, suffix ly and comprehension questions Our “School Fair” and eighth grade play…

First Grade Flash April 13th

Dear Parents, The students have been enjoying the beautiful weather! They are looking so forward to Grandparents and Special Friend’s Day! The skills that were reviewed in Reading class were vowel patterns ew/ue, vowel diphthongs ou/ow double consonants, medial consonants, personal pronouns, comparative endings er/est, and comprehension questions. I will be sending home the “Bravo…