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 7, 2013

Dear Parents,  We have had a great week together.  It is hard to believe Lent will begin next Wednesday.  I would like for each student to bring a journal.  The class will be writing letters to God during Religion class.  The students need to bring their Valentine boxes on Monday.  Also, the first graders need…

First Grade Flash January 31, 2013

Dear Parents,   I hope you enjoyed the snow day yesterday, and are staying warm.  The first graders were so excited to see the snow.   The skills that were reviewed in Reading class were the long i/y/igh/ie, plot chart, visualizing, inflectional ending ed and comprehension questions.   The first and eighth graders will be…

First Grade Flash January 10, 2013

Dear Parents,   The first graders are having a wonderful week!  They are working hard in all areas of the curriculum.  The skills that were reviewed in Reading class were the word families with ai/ale/ay, prediction chart, adjectives with er/est, multiple-meaning words, high-frequency words and comprehension questions.  The students will be doing the performance task…