• First Grade Teachers (Look up email addresses)
    Janier Aguirre
    Michelle Filisola Avendano
    Julie Merrill
    Sonia Paradas
    Karen Prieto Barragan
    Elizabeth Roach
    Rosario Sakatoma
    Riley Terry
    See our Speas Global IB Programme of Inquiry Here and check out the 6 Units of Inquiry we will be working on during the school year. Approximate dates are included, but may be adjusted as the year goes along.
    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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  • • 2 boxes of 24 crayons
    • 1 box of washable markers
    • 2 black dry erase markers
    • 2 packs of pencils
    • 1 pencil pouch with zipper
    • 10 glue sticks
    • 5 wedge/pencil top erasers
    • 4 wide-ruled composition books
    • 2 solid-colored pocket folders
    • 1 book bag with no wheels
    • 2 boxes of tissues
    • 1 box plastic sandwich bags (Opt: Qt or Gal)
    • 1 hand sanitizer

  • Please consider donating the following items to your child's class:
    • Kleenex
    • Clorox wipes
    • Napkins
    • Extra Crayons and Glue Sticks
    • Seasonal Stickers
    • Sandwich sized Ziploc bags
    • Snack sized Ziploc bags
    • Paper towels
    • Pencils
    • Erasers
    • Post it notes
  • 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
Last Modified on July 24, 2023