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 March 5, 2020

Dear Parents, Wow!  Each day the first graders are growing spiritually, academically and socially in the classroom. They have enjoyed the beautiful weather at recess. The skills that were reviewed in Reading class were or, oar, ore, compare/contrast, short ea, synonyms, high-frequency words and comprehension question. First Grade Day is Tuesday, April 7th.  We will…

First Grade Flash February 27, 2020

Dear Parents, Wow! What an amazing week! The first graders are striving to do their personal best in class each day. The skills that were reviewed in Reading class were the bossy r (ar), inference chart, verbs with ing/ed, biographies, bold print text, high frequency words and comprehension questions. Please have your children read “Warm…

First Grade Flash February 20, 2020

Dear Parents, The students are doing an amazing job performing their experiments to the class. The first graders are having great discussions regarding the experiments after they are performed by the science teacher. The skills that were reviewed in Reading class were er/ir/ur words cause/effect, inflectional endings er/est, dictionary skills, nonfiction stories, high frequency words…