First-grade is where students learn to love reading! We provide a safe and loving environment where students can be risk takers and feel comfortable to make mistakes. We have high expectations for student learning. We believe with hard work, all students can succeed.
WELCOME TO FIRST GRADE
Reading: Reading instruction is targeted to the specific needs of students and challenges them to think beyond the text. This promotes a deeper level of understanding of the texts we read. Students are engaged in learning through conversations with peers, centers, and small group instruction.
Math: Math is taught through a rigorous curriculum called Eureka math. This curriculum allows students to develop number sense and learn how addition and subtraction work together. It also provides opportunities for students to use a variety of strategies to problem solve.
Writing: Students will experience different types of writing, such as opinion, informational, and personal stories. Content is a focus, as well as proper mechanics such as: capitalization, ending punctuation, spacing, and phonetic and sight word spelling.
Science: We begin learning about coding, animal adaptations, light and sound, and the sun, moon, and stars. Students are involved in many learning opportunities that help them think more like scientists!
Learning About Cultures: During December, children are exposed to different cultures and traditions around the world and the unique ways the holiday seasons are celebrated.