1st Grade Overview

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Welcome to First Grade! 

We are so excited for a great year in First Grade! We have 4 first grades this year and will be working closely together. 


In first grade we hope to establish strong, life long learning habits in reading, writing and math.  We use a variety of strategies to teach the whole child.   

Reading/Writing Workshop:

  • Benchmark Advance 
  • Fountas & Pinnell (assessment program)

Math Workshop:

  • Envision
  • Counting Collections

Character Education:

  • ClassDojo
  • MindUp
  • Zones of Regulation


Please help your child become a stronger reader and develop a love for reading! First graders are expected to read for at least 20 minutes, five nights a week.

Your child will have nightly math homework. Please help your child succeed in developing responsible homework habits. Homework should be completed and brought back to school the next morning in the Take Home Folder.