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1st Grade

NGSS Science

Light and Sound

Space Systems: Patterns and Cycles

Structures and Functions of Organisms


Academic Vocabulary

Words of Focus


  • ask
  • category
  • classify
  • combine
  • comment
  • communicate
  • decide
  • discuss
  • find
  • investigate
  • notice
  • organize
  • plan
  • predict
  • reason
  • respond
  • retell
  • review
  • select
  • sequence

No Excuse Words

All first grade students are expected to spell these words correctly in their daily writing by the end of the year. 

a, do, he, is, of, said, they we, and for, here, me, on see, to, what, are, go I, my one, she, too, who, because have in, not, play, the, was, you.

First Grade News

What a great year we are having in first grade !  Exciting changes at school!  We are building a new excellent, state of the art MPR building!  First graders have a front row seat to every step!  

Our first graders are learning to proofread as a whole class and help to "correct" our many capitalization, spelling, and punctuation errors in our morning message.    Reading fluency and comprehension are the keystones at this age.  At home, please  read every night together and talk about what is read .   It makes such a big difference!

In math, first graders are working with time, money, and the meaning of numbers greater than they can count, and  two and three dimensional shapes.

Thank you for a chance to work with your student this year.  Remember to always "proceed with kindness", and "dream big"!








First Grade Teachers