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 October 10, 2019

Dear Parents,   It is hard to believe the end of first quarter is on Wednesday.  Please sign up for conferences on Tuesday, October 22nd or Wednesday, October 23rd.   The skills that were reviewed in Reading class were r blends, s blends, oral vocabulary, verbs with ing, main idea/details, summarizing, high frequency words and…

First Grade Flash October 3, 2019

Dear Parents,   WOW!  The students’ bug reports are amazing!  Each student is presenting his or her report!  I am very proud of your children!  Thank you for your help toward making their projects a super success!   The skills that were reviewed this week in Reading class were short vowel e, high frequency words,…

First Grade Flash September 26, 2019

Dear Parents, The first graders are very hard workers.  They are striving to do their personal best in the classroom everyday!  I enjoy teaching your children!  We have a fabulous time together! The skills that were reviewed in Reading class were short o, verbs that end with ed, main idea, rhyming words, high frequency words…