First Grade

Welcome to First Grade!


Mr. Groh

Mrs. Snider

Mrs. Hayek

Miss McKinsey

Mrs. Gruver

Mrs. Lonergan

Here's what is coming up in May!

Important Dates:

Your child will be learning:

District Dates:

*Monday, 5/8: No school due to Portfolio Conferences

*Friday, 5/12: May Fair from 5:30-8:30pm

*Monday, 5/15: Art Show from 7:00-9:00

*Monday, 5/29: No School in honor of Memorial Day

*Thursday, 6/1: Field Day

*Friday, 6/2: LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!

Spirit Days:

*Tuesday, 5/4: Star Wars Day in honor of the Dance-a-thon!

*Tuesday, 5/9: Wear clothing with your favorite animal on it in support of our 3rd grade Envirothon team competing today!

*Tuesday, 5/16: Wear bright colors, flowers, leis to celebrate Hawaiian Day!

*Thursday, 5/25: Wear a NP 4H shirt or yellow in honor of a No Place For Hate Day.

* Friday, 5/26: Wear red, white, and blue in honor of Memorial Day!

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

Upcoming 1st Grade Events:


  • Reading Strategies: ALL Strategies; Fluency/Phrasing; Genres; Read on-level text with purpose and understanding
  • Comprehension Strategies: Infer; New outcome to story; Extensions/Draw Conclusions
  • Word Work: R-controlled words/vowels (car, fur, fork)


  • Informative Writing

Word Work / Spelling:

  • Week 1: school, many, friend

  • Week 2: over, soon, own

  • Week 3: sister, brother, little
  • Week 4: REVIEW


  • Two-Dimensional Shapes and Equal Shares

Social Sciences:

  • Animals

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