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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

This Quarter, our first graders proofread as a whole class and help to "correct" our many capitalization, spelling, and punctuation errors in a morning message. Students are learning to demonstrate command of English Language conventions in grammar and usage when writing and speaking.   At home, please encourage your child to proofread their writing, and read every night together. 

In math, we are asking students to grasp more abstract math concepts.  January to March is often called the "sweet spot of the year" where we build upon the foundations laid in the fall. First graders are working with time, money, and the meaning of numbers greater than they can count. We are counting by 2s, 5s, 10s which will help them later with math equations. We are also working with two and three dimensional shapes.

We are excited about several of our upcoming STEAM  activities to teach science, technology, art, and engineering connections.







First Grade Teachers