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 April 26, 2018

Dear Parents, The skills that were reviewed in Reading class were open/closed syllables, predicting, 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 9th at 7:00.  It will be at…

First Grade Flash April 19, 2018

Dear Parents, The skills that were reviewed in Reading class were prefixes re/un, compare/contrast, air, are, ear, dictionary skills, internet skills, Nonfiction, high-frequency words and comprehension questions. I would like the first graders to bring a picture of their moms for the wall in the hall.  They are due On Monday, April 23rd. Please have…

First Grade Flash April 12, 2018

Dear Parents, We are looking forward to our Grandparents and Special Friends tomorrow. The skills that were reviewed in Reading class were au, aw, augh, all, inferences, context clues, pronouns, high-frequency words, folk tales, lists and comprehension questions. The first graders are learning how to add by regrouping (carrying) in Math class.  I would like…