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 May 9, 2019

Dear Parents, The students have had a great week.  They have done a superb job preparing for the Mother’s Day Tea.  It is so much fun being with your children each day. The skills that were reviewed in Reading class was reading Frog and Toad stories, main characters, setting, main idea, how the story ended,…

First Grade Flash May 2, 2019

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…

First Grade Flash April 25th, 2019

Dear Parents, The skills that were reviewed in Reading class were open/closed syllables, predicting, and contractions with will/am/have, poetry, verbs with ed/ing, high frequency words and comprehension questions. Please have your children read “The Surprise Party”, “Super Oscar” and “Dancing Paper” this weekend. Our spring concert is Wednesday, May 8th at 7:00.  It will be…