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 October 26, 2017

Dear Parents,   Your children strive to do their personal best each day!  We have a lot of fun together!   They are looking so forward to their fall party.   The skills that were reviewed in Reading class were digraphs th/sh/ng, compound words, retelling the story, visualizing, high- frequency words and comprehension questions.  Please review…

First Grade flash October 19, 2017

Dear Parents,   We are looking so forward to our Fall Party next week.   I am so proud of your children!  They are doing so well in class each day!   The skills that were reviewed in Reading class were the short u, contractions with s, plot chart, problem, solution, concepts of print, high…

First Grade Flash October 12, 2017

Dear Parents, The skills that were reviewed in Reading class were r blends, s blends, oral vocabulary, verbs with ing, main idea/details, summarizing, dictionary skills, high frequency words and comprehension questions.  Please continue to send 3 or 4 books each week with your child.  On Monday, the students are required to write 2 sentences on…