• First Grade Teachers:

    Mrs. Melissa Barrett - Room 308

    Mrs. Debbie Cranfill - Room 311

    Mrs. Jennifer Jones - Room 307

    Mrs. Heather Largent - Room 314

    Mrs. Angela Watt - Room 313

    Mrs. Karen Yokely - Room 312


    First Grade Assistant:

    Mrs. Pat Woodward

  • Expecatations for First Graders:      

    • Independently unpack and start the day.
    • Always try your best on all assignments.
    • Follow directions the first time.
    • Ask for help when you need it.
    • Consistently use correct handwriting.

    Grading Scale

    Level 1:  Significantly below or not meeting grade level expectations

    Level 2:  Making growth toward grade level expectations.  Inconsistently meets grade level expectations.

    Level 3:  Consistently meets grade level expectations.

    Level 4:  Consistently EXCEEDS grade level expectations and is working a grade level above.


    Over the summer:

    READ books (to them, with them, try to read on their own)

    Practise COUNTING forwards and backwards, skip counting by 2s, 5s, and 10s)

    Practise using tally marks

    Visit a Library and apply for a library card

    Practice correct handwriting, top to bottom with correct spacing

    Start keeping a diary/journal (for fun)


    As a first grader, you can expect your child to learn:


    • Ask/answer questions about key details
    • Retell stories with details, main idea, characters, setting, events
    • Written retells (mclass question stems as a resource)
    • Working with syllables & sounds in words
    • Short & long vowels


    • Narrative writing
    • Informative Writing (How To, use transitional words)
    • Opinion Writing (State an opinion and provide reasons)
    • Mechanics (capitalization, punctuation, spacing, handwriting)
    • Handwriting (penmanship,letter formation, lower and upper case letters)
    • Writing 8 complete sentences by the end of 1st grade.


    • Tens and ones
    • Place value
    • Counting to 120
    • Ten frames
    • Number order and comparing with < = >
    • Adding and subtracting mentally by tens
    • Addition and subtraction facts within 20
    • Adding 2 digit numbers within 100
    • Non-standard measurement
    • Data and graphs
    • Time to the hour and half hour(digital and analog)
    • 2D and 3D shapes and properties
    • Dividing shapes into equal shares
    • Story problems
    • Equal equations


    • Animal Habitats
    • Moon & Moon Phases
    • Force & Motion
    • Plants & their needs


    • Rules & Citizenship in home, school, community
    • Diverse customs/traditions
    • Holidays/celebrations
    • Geography (maps/globes)
    • Humans interactions with their environment
    • Economics (needs, wants, supply/demand)


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  • First Grade Supply List

    • 4 boxes of 24 crayons
    • 10 glue sticks
    • #2 pencils
    • 5 pencil top erasers 
    • 2 wide ruled composition books
    • 2 boxes of tissues
    • box of washable markers
    • pencil boxx
    • book bag/back pack (no wheels)
    • Hand sanitizer 
    • 1 box quart size zip-lock bags
    • 1 box gallon size zip-lock bags
    • 2 solid colored plastic pocket folders
    • Paper towells
    • Bleach free - disinfecting wipes
  • High Frequency Words

    a   about   after   all   am   an   and   any   are   around   as   ask   at   away   be   before   big   blue   boy   brown   but  by  call came  can   come   could   day   did   do   don't   down   every   five   for   four   from   get   girl   go   going   good   got   green had   has   have   he   help   her   here   him   his   how   I   if   in   into   is   it   its   jump   just   know   like   little   long   look make   me   my   no   now   of   old   on   one or out   over   pretty   put   red   ride   right   said   saw   see   she   six   sleep some take  that  the   their   them   then   there   they   this  to   too   two   up   very   walk   want   was  water   way   well went
    we  were   what   when   where   will   with   would   yellow   yes   you  your

  • Field Trips

    • Millcrest Creek
    • Mark Daniel Story Teller (In house)
    • NC Zoo


  • Please consider donating the following items to your child's class:

    • Tissues
    • Baby Wipes
    • Glue sticks
    • Paper towels
    • Extra 2 pocket plastic folders
    • Pencils
    • Erasers
    • Post it notes
    • Regular hand soap
    • Bleach free disinfecting wipes
    • Play Doh
    • Sidewalk chalk
    • Hand sanitizer


Last Modified on April 20, 2020