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 Summer Flash

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 of…

End of the Year First Grade Flash, May 15, 2018

Dear Parents, It is hard to believe our year has come to an end, and this is the last email I will be sending to you. Your children have done an amazing job this school year.  I have watched them grow spiritually, academically and socially on a daily basis.  There is the saying “To Teach…

First Grade Flash Thursday, May 3, 2018

Dear Parents, Wow!  It is so hard to believe that the year is almost coming to an end. The skills that were reviewed in Reading class were two syllable words/final stable syllables, compound words, character/setting chart, context clues, fairy tales, rhyming patterns, comprehension questions and high frequency words. The first graders have finished their last…