Welcome to 1st Grade!

First grade is such a fun and exciting time of growth! At Johnson Elementary, we enjoy every minute of teaching and learning - it certainly fills each and every day! All of our instruction is closely guided by the Common Core Standards.

First grade is such a fun and exciting time of growth! At Johnson Elementary, we enjoy every minute of teaching and learning - it certainly fills each and every day! All of our instruction is closely guided by the Common Core Standards.

READING

Our reading and phonics program adopted by the district is the Houghton –Mifflin reading series. This program provides a systematic, explicit, research based program that meets the needs of all learners.  We also meet the needs of all students in small reading groups, one on one reading, Ticket to Read and additional pull out time in the Reading Lab for qualifying students.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS

Our goal is to write personal narratives, creative stories, informational reports, opinion pieces, friendly letters and invitations. We progress to this goal through phonetic spelling lists, sentence writing with proper mechanics, and sequencing our sentences around a theme.

CLASSROOM RULES

  • Listen carefully.
  • Follow directions.
  • Work quietly. Do not disturb others who are working.
  • Respect others. Be kind with your words and actions.
  • Respect school and personal property.
  • Work and play safely.

 

MATH

First Grade is a time to build foundational math skills. Addition and subtraction facts through 20 are taught and drilled, as well as place value, problem solving, measurement, and graphing. Hands on learning with the use of many manipulatives helps with understanding.

SCIENCE/SOCIAL STUDIES

Our science and social studies units are hands-on, and a tool for great discussion and learning, with writing integrated throughout. Our Science units include: Weather, Solids and Liquids, and Habitats.

Social Studies units include Civics and Government, World History, Geography, American History and Economics.

Carol McLane

1st Grade
Room 13

Tracy Wagner

1st Grade
Room 14

HOMEWORK

First graders should work for 15 minutes on homework. 
Assignments include:

  • Specific homework sent home to develop daily responsibility, as well as reinforce the basic skills taught.
  • Completion of all classroom work, spelling, math and vocabulary development.
  • Reading for fifteen minutes per night.
  • Practice of any skills needing reinforcement.