Sheridan Hill Elementary

Together We Make Learning A Way Of Life

logo TEACHER: Karen Fogarty
PHONE: 716-407-9250 
EMAIL: kfogarty@clarenceschools.org

           

First grade is a great year of growth and learning! My name is Mrs. Vazquez and I am excited to tell you I will be your first grade teacher!  I just recently got married this summer so you may see Miss Fogarty until everything changes over to my new last name. I have been a teacher in the Clarence Central School District for 8 years and teaching for 12 years.  I have taught kindergarten, first, second and fourth grade. I am so excited to be teaching first grade this year! It is going to be a great year of learning and I am very happy to share this journey with both you and your child!

 
 
 
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

 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

 

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