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 August 22, 2019

Dear Parents, What an outstanding week we have had together! The first graders are a fabulous group to teach each day. They are so patient and they are “Rockin it to the Moon and Back”. The skills that were reviewed in Reading class were the short vowel a, characters, setting, nouns with plurals, sequence, writing…

First Grade Flash August 16, 2019

Dear Parents,   Wow!  It has been a great couple of days together!  Your children are amazing!   The students have been reviewing the consonant sounds, fiction/non-fiction, sequencing a story and getting acquainted with the classroom expectations and the daily routine.    Please have your children bring 4 or 5 books to read on a…

First Grade Flash For Future First Graders

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…