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 9, 2017

Dear Parents,   We have had a great week together.  The students are performing amazing experiments.   It is hard to believe Lent will begin in 3 weeks. I would like for each student to bring a journal.  The class will be writing prayers in their journals during Religion class.   The skills that were…

First Grade Flash February 2, 2017

Dear Parents,   Happy Groundhog Day!   We have had a great week together.  The students are presenting amazing reports.   The skills that were reviewed in Reading class were ie/igh/y that sounds like a long i, plot chart, visualizing, vocabulary/clues, fables, verbs with ing/ed, high-frequency words and comprehension questions.   The students’ Valentine boxes…

First Grade Flash January 26, 2017

Dear Parents,   It has been an awesome week!  The students are doing a great job persevering in the classroom.   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’ performance task, “My Day In History”…