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 5, 2018

Dear Parents, It is so amazing to see how your children have grown spiritually, academically and socially this year. The skills that were reviewed in Reading class were vowel digraphs oo,fantasy/reality, visualization, possessives, dictionary skills, maps, high-frequency words and comprehension questions. I will be sending home a “My State Report” poster on Monday.  It will…

First Grade Flash March 22, 2018

Dear Parents, Happy Spring! It is so amazing to see how your children have grown spiritually, academically and socially this year. The skills that were reviewed in Reading class were vowel digraphs oo, fantasy/reality, visualization, possessives, dictionary skills, maps, high-frequency words and comprehension questions. Our Mother’s Day Tea will be on Thursday, May 10th at…

First Grade Flash March 15, 2018

Dear Parents, The first graders are looking so forward to having lunch with you today! The students and I cannot believe it is fourth quarter. The skills that were reviewed in Reading class were vowel diphthongs ou/ow, sequence chart, silent e, ed/ing, biographies, high-frequency words and comprehension questions. Please continue to have your children read…