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 February 14, 2019

Dear Parents, Happy Valentine’s Day!  The first graders are so excited about their party. We have had a great short week together.  The students are performing amazing experiments. The first graders did a fabulous job making their Valentine boxes! It is hard to believe Lent will begin in 3 weeks. I would like for each…

First Grade Flash February 8, 2019

Dear Parents, The students’ birdfeeders are amazing!  They did a fabulous job presenting their feeders to the class. The skills that were reviewed in Reading class were the long i/y/igh/ie, plot chart, visualizing, inflectional ending ing/ed and comprehension questions. I would like for the students to read “A School of Fish”, “Animal Teams”, “Where?” this…

First Grade Flash January 31, 2019

Dear Parents, The first graders are doing a great job persevering in the classroom, when we have school. The skills that were reviewed in Reading class were the long o/oe/oa/ow, retelling the story, 2 part words, telephone directory, high-frequency words and comprehension questions. The students’ birdfeeders STEM project is due tomorrow.   The students will be…