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:
*Friday, 4/20: Early Dismissal at 11:40; No lunch will be served

Spirit Days:
*Monday, 4/2: Baseball Day: Wear your favorite baseball apparel because the baseball season has started!
*Friday, 4/6: Wildcat Wear in support of 3rd graders preparing to take the PSSA tests.
*Thursday, 4/19: No Place for Hate Day.  Wear NP4H shirts or yellow!
*Friday, 4/20: Earth Day! Wear blue, green, or Earth Day clothing.
*Friday, 4/27: Wear GREEN to support the Ore Valley team at Battle of the Buildings!

**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 retell 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

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


  • Time

Social Sciences:

  • Sound and Light 

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