First Grade

Aloha! Welcome to first grade. Discovery is what first grade is all about. Discovering how to read, how exciting math can be and exploring the wonderful worlds of science and social studies. First grade is a transition year for most children. They go from being kindergarteners to confident, independent students.

In the area of Language arts and emphasis is placed on writing complete sentences with correct usage of punctuation and capitalization. Our Harcourt Trophies Reading Program emphasizes both phonics and meaning based reading instruction. There are five main books with 34 weeks of spelling and supplementary reading materials.

Our Envisions math series incorporates both technology and “hands on” use of manipulative math experiences. There are 20 topics which you will see throughout the year. We follow National Core curriculum Standards in Reading and Math.

Social Studies, Science, Art, PE, music and movement are often highlights of our year. We venture out into the world through various standards based field trips. Parent Participation is welcomed and encouraged at home and at school. Research proves parent participation and involvement is a key factor in your individual child’s success. Ask your teacher what you can to support your child’s learning. We greatly appreciate all home support because you are the children’s real teachers… and you do an amazing job!

 

This page was last updated on
June 28, 2011