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 April 20, 2017

Dear Parents, It is so amazing to see how your children have grown spiritually, academically and socially this year. Please have your children bring their books that they published to share with their grandparents tomorrow. The skills that were reviewed in Reading class were oo, ew and u-e, fantasy/reality, high-frequency words and comprehension questions. The…

First Grade Flash April 12, 2017

Dear Parents,   We are looking forward to our Grandparents and Special Friends next week.   The skills that were reviewed in Reading class were au, aw, augh, all, inferences, context clues, pronouns, high-frequency words, folk tales, lists and comprehension questions.   The first graders are learning how to add by regrouping (carrying) in Math…

First Grade Flash April 6, 2017

Dear Parents,   It is hard to believe Holy Week is next week.   The skills that were reviewed in Reading class were au, aw, augh, all, inferences, context clues, pronouns, high-frequency words, folk tales, lists and comprehension questions.   Please have your children read “A Job for You”, “Cool Jobs” and “Jobs at School”…