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 January 16, 2020

Dear Parents, The first graders are doing amazing! They are working so hard in all areas across the curriculum! The skills that were reviewed in Reading class were long e/ee/ea/ie, character/setting, compound words, realistic fiction, numerical lists, high-frequency words and comprehension questions. The students “Birdfeeder” STEM project is due January 31st. I would like for…

First Grade Flash January 9, 2020

Dear Parents, The first graders are having a wonderful week! They are working hard in all areas of the curriculum. The skills that were reviewed in Reading class were the word families with ai/ale/ay, prediction chart, adjectives with er/est, multiple-meaning words, high-frequency words and comprehension questions. The students will be doing a “STEM January Birdfeeder…

First Grade Flash December 19, 2019

Dear Parents, Thank you for giving me the opportunity to teach your children!  It is so delightful to come to school each day because of them. Have a wonderful Christmas! Sue Seipel I said a Christmas Prayer for you Because the season’s near. I didn’t ask for riches But for gifts so much more dear….