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 December 13, 2018

Dear Parents, It is hard to believe Christmas is less than 2 weeks away!  The first graders are so excited to celebrate with their families. The students are looking so forward to our Christmas program.  Please be at the Church by 6:45 p.m. on Wednesday, December 19.  I would like for the students to use…

First Grade Flash December 6, 2018

Dear Parents,  Each day, the first graders bring a big smile to my face.  The students have many special gifts and talents they share with each other. When Mrs. Wiederholt was the kindergarten teacher, she would have her students write letters to Baby Jesus.  When I was talking to her, we decided it was a…

First Grade Flash November 29, 2018

Dear Parents, It was so good to be back to school with the first graders.  They have been busy with art and Christmas projects this week. The students were so excited about the book they published was delivered to our school.  Please let me know if you would like for me to send your child’s…