Welcome to 1st Grade
1st grade is a year of many important transitions. Children leave behind an environment that includes time for play and discovery, and dive into developing deeper academic skills.
1st grade is a crucial year for building reading skills. This year we will be using a literature based series published by Mcgraw-Hill. Literacy instruction includes a balance between phonemic awareness, phonics, reading fluency, comprehension strategies, and vocabulary. Daily reading practice is an essential part to making 1st graders strong readers.
In 1st grade we will be using GoMath! GoMath offers an engaging and interactive approach to covering all of our state standards. In first grade math, students are introduced to several new math concepts, including addition and subtraction and number relationships.
Your child will also attend encore classes each day (Art, Music, P.E. and Mandrin.) We will go to the computer lab once a week to learn how to navigate many educational web sites, basic keyboarding skills, and integrating classroom learning through technology.
My "WHY" Statement:
To inspire children so they may grow academically and socially to become the best "SELF" they can be.
Homework is available under:
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