First Grade

Welcome to First Grade!




Mr. Groh

Mrs. Snider

Mrs. Hayek

Miss McKinsey

Mrs. Emschweiler

Mrs. Lonergan

Here's what is coming up in April!

Important Dates:

Your child will be learning:

District Dates:
*Students will be dismissed at 11:40 on Thursday, 4/18. No lunch will be served.
*Portfolio Conferences will be held on Thursday, 4/18 from 1:00-8:30. 
*School will be closed on Friday, 4/19 in honor of Easter.
*School IS in session on Monday, 4/22.

Spirit Days:
*Thursday, 4/4: Kindness Day! Wear clothing with tie-dye, peace signs, or bright colors to celebrate peace, love, and kindness.
*Thursday, 4/12: Wildcat Day! Wear Ore Valley clothes in support of our PSSA Kickoff Parade!
*Monday, 4/22: Earth Day! Wear blue and green or Earth Day clothes!
*Thursday, 4/25 : Wear yellow or NP4H shirts. Remember that OV is No Place for Hate!

**Wear Ore Valley clothing or blue and white every Wednesday for Wildcat Wednesday!**

Upcoming 1st Grade Events:


  • Reading Strategies: Text Features: Table of Contents, captions, index, introduction, bold words, glossary, diagrams; Read on-level text with purpose and understanding
  • Comprehension Strategies: Ask Questions; before, during, after (KWL); Identify main idea and recall key details; Ask and answer questions about key details; Compare two nonfiction texts; Describe connection between events/ideas/info
  • Word Work:  Synonyms/Antonyms; Past tense and Verbs; Possessive Pronouns; Alphabetical Order to the second letter


  • Informative Unit/Animal Reports

Word Work / Spelling:

  • Week 1:  boy, girl, any  

  • Week 2:  how, more, where 

  • Week 3:  both, goes, try

  • Week 4:  school, many, friend
  • Week 5:  over, soon, own


  • Graphing 

Social Sciences:

  • Animals

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