• Welcome to First Grade Classrooms!

    Together We SOAR!
    Meet our First Grade Teachers!
    Madison Baity
    Ashley Fraser
    Mattison Nicosia

    Expectations for First Graders:

    First grade students are expected to show SOARing in all areas of the school.

    S- Show Respect

    O- Outstanding conduct

    A- Achievement

    R- Responsibility

    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 at a grade level above.

    To help your child prepare for first grade, over the summer you should:

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

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

    * Practice 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

    * Know First Grade SIGHT WORDS: (click the link below)

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    * 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

    First Grade

    • 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
    • 2 wide-ruled composition books
    • 2 solid-colored pocket folders
    • 1 book bag with no wheels
    • 1 set of earbuds/headphones for   personalized learning
    • 2 boxes of tissues
    • 1 box plastic sandwich bags (Opt: Qt or Gal)
    • 1 hand sanitizer


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Last Modified on November 20, 2023