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 8, 2018

Dear Parents, The first graders are looking forward to First Grade Day on Thursday, March 15th.  We will be eating lunch at 11:05 a.m.  If you have not turned in your reservation form, please do as soon as possible. The skills that were reviewed in Reading class were or, oar, ore, compare/contrast, short ea, synonyms,…

First Grade Flash March 1, 2018

Dear Parents, Wow!  What an amazing week!  The first graders are striving to do their personal best in class each day. We are excited about celebrating Dr. Seuss’ Birthday tomorrow! The skills that were reviewed in Reading class were the bossy r (ar), inference chart, verbs with ing/ed, biographies, bold print text, high frequency words…

First Grade Flash February 23, 2018

Dear Parents, I hope everyone enjoyed the “Mini Winter Break”. Please mark your calendars regarding First Grade Day on March 15th. I would like for the students to read “Be Curious”, “Meet Ben Franklin” and “A Close Look” this weekend to prepare for Reading class on Monday.  Please discuss the comprehension questions with your children….