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 23, 2017

Dear Parents,     The skills that were reviewed in Reading class were oi/oy, sequence, context clues, prefixes, nonfiction, high-frequency words and comprehension questions.   The first graders are doing an awesome job in Math class.  I am very proud of their progress.  Please review the math concepts that I sent in an email for…

First Grade Flash March 16, 2017

Dear Parents,   The students and I are looking so forward to First Grade Day on Thursday, March 23rd.   The skills that were reviewed in Reading class were vowel diphthongs ou/ow, sequence of a story, base words with ed/ing, biographies, diagram, high-frequency words and comprehension question.   It is hard to believe it is…

First Grade Flash March 7, 2017

Dear Parents,   The skills that were reviewed in Reading class were ar, sequence of a story, consonant blends, fables, captions, high-frequency words and comprehension question.   It is hard to believe it is fourth quarter.  The students will be writing 4 sentences on Monday and Tuesday nights.   I would like for the students…