First Grade


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We have four first grade classrooms this year. In each classroom students will work hard learning the skills necessary to be successful learners. The students have daily lessons in reading, writing, and math. In addition they have weekly lessons in science, art, P.E., music, and library skills.

In reading, our students are learning through a sequential phonics program. They also learn to read sight words, known as the Dolch Word List. This is a standard sight word list used throughout our country's schools. They are "service words" (pronouns, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, conjunctions, and verbs) which cannot be learned through the use of pictures. They are learning comprehension skills, details, predicting outcomes, inference, and sequencing in both fiction and non-fiction stories.

In math, the first graders are learning addition, subtraction, graphing, beginning geometry and algebra, measurement, beginning fractions, telling time to the half-hour, and counting money.

First grade students are writing in daily journals, class books, personal narratives, and non-fictions books. They are learning punctuation, capital letters, and the parts of a good sentence.

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Nancy Butler Rm. 1 472-7701  
Lizeth Ortega Rm. 2 472-7702
Erin Seymour Rm. 5 472-7705
Laura Lyman Rm. 6 472-7706  
Paige Carnahan Rm 7  472-7707