• logo TEACHER: Maria Burke
    PHONE: 716-407-9250
    EMAIL: mburke@clarenceschools.org

    My name is Maria Burke and I have been a teacher in the Clarence Central School District since 2001. This is my fourteenth year teaching First Grade and I love it! First grade is an exciting year of growth and learning!
     
       
                                                                                                                                                                                  

     

     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

     Handwriting

    • Zaner-Bloser
    • Spacing
    • Formation

    Mathematics

    • 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

     

    Science/Health

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