• logo TEACHER: Mrs. Carol Bunce
    PHONE: 716-407-9250
    EMAIL:  cbunce@clarenceschools.org

    First grade is an exciting year of growth and learning! My name is Mrs. Bunce and I am looking forward to being your first grade teacher. I LOVE books of all kinds and LOVE helping first graders become readers and writers. 

    construction welcome

    We are kids hard at work! Listed below are highlights of our first grade curriculum:

     Language Arts

    Readers' Workshop (mini-lesson, independent practice,  small group work, sharing)   

    • Read Aloud
    • Shared Reading
    • Guided Reading/Reading Conferences
    • Independent Reading
    • Author Studies/Topical Studies    

    Word Study (Phonics & Spelling Instruction)

    • Review consonant sounds
    • Digraphs and Blends
    • Short Vowel Word Families
    • Long Vowels

    Writers' Workshop (mini lesson, independent practice/conferences, sharing)

    • Small Moments
    • Nonfiction Chapter Books
    • Review Writing
    • Realistic Fiction


    • Zaner-Bloser
    • Spacing
    • Formation


    • Addition and Subtraction-concepts and problem solving 
    • Number Patterns
    • Measurement
    • Surveys, Data and Representations
    • Fractions
    • Place Value
    • Time
    • Geometry
    • Math Fluency
    Social Studies
    • Citizenship
    • Self
    • Families
    • My community
    • Needs and wants
    • Beginning map skills



    • From Seeds to Plants
    • Earthworms
    • Animals and Habitats
    • Dental Health Care
    • Germs and diseases
    • Self-esteem
    • Nutrition
    • Safety