• Classroom Information
     Our Specials Schedule 

    Monday ~  Physical Education              Tuesday ~  Library & Fitness Break          Wednesday ~ Physical  Education        Thursday ~  Music          Friday  ~   Art  

    Lunch  at  12:15 - 12:45

    Snack   Since we have a late lunch, your child should bring a healthy snack every day.  Students really look forward to their morning snack.   

    Supplies  Thank you for sending your child's school supplies.  I will send a note if we need to replenish any during the year.

    Book Orders   Each month I  will send home book order forms.  You are under no obligation to purchase books, but it is an easy, inexpensive way to build your child's home library.

    Star Leader     Each day a student will be selected as a "Star Leader" for the day.  This special honor allows your child to help the teacher with special jobs and lead the class.

    Parent Volunteers    I will be establishing a parent volunteer program.  There will be a sign up sheet during open house or email me for more information

    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 

    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 Sense
    • Measurement
    • Surveys, Data and Representations
    • Fractions
    • Place Value
    • Time
    • Geometry
    • Math Fluency
    • Money

    Social Studies

    • Citizenship
    • Self
    • Families
    • My community
    • Needs and wants
    • Beginning map skills



    • From Seeds to Plants
    • A Bunny's Life
    • Waves: Light & Sound
    • Natural Cycles and Weather
    • Animals and Habitats
    • Dental Health Care
    • Germs and diseases
    • Self-esteem
    • Nutrition
    • Safety