First grade is a very busy, non-stop year of learning! By the end of the year, the children are expected to be reading independently. They are immersed in a literature-rich environment and learn a variety of strategies to read new words. We teach them skills to learn to read with expression and fluency. We try to encourage our children to foster a love of reading. We want them to know that reading can be for fun and enjoyment!
In Math, students cover a variety of skills. We work on numbers 0-100. We go over the basic addition and subtraction facts to 18. We also work with patterns, graphing, time, money, skip counting, fractions, and position words. Problem solving skills is a major goal throughout the year.
Students conduct simple science experiments and begin to understand the relationships between objects and their interactions with one another in Science.
In Social Studies, students compare everyday life and traditions in different places and times. They learn about different holidays and why they are important. They also construct simple maps, locate various places, and discuss what it means to be a good friend. One of our main focal points is to teach our students what it means to be a good citizen and what is expected of good citizens, not only in the classroom, but in school, and around the world.
Backpack (no rollers)
Washable cloth face mask
1 tub of baby wipes
1 – 24 pack of No. 2 pencils
2 sturdy PLASTIC pocket folders
2 pocket folders with prongs
1 bottle of hand sanitizer
1 pencil box (no larger than 5x8)
4 dry erase marks (EXPO
24 glue sticks
8 pack of washable markers
1 pink eraser
2 yellow highlighters
2 boxes of 24 crayons
1 pair of headphones (not earbuds)
1 pair of Fiskars scissors
1 box of tissues
GIRLS – quart size Ziploc bags
BOYS – gallon size Ziploc bags
1 wireless mouse (optional- to be kept at school)
P.E. Class – Tennis shoes required
Please label all items sent to school including book bag, lunch box, rest mat, hat, and jacket. All supplies must be replenished as needed and should be at school daily.