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 October!

Important Dates:

Your child will be learning:

District Dates:
*Thursday, 10/4 and Friday, 10/5- School is closed due to teacher in-service days.

Spirit Days:
*Thursday, 10/11: Kindness Day- Wear clothes with positive messages on them.
*Thursday, 10/18: Crazy Sock Day!
*Tuesday, 10/23: Wear baseball attire to celebrate the start of the World Series!
*Thursday, 10/25: Wear yellow or NP4H shirts. Remember that OV is No Place for Hate!
*Wednesday, 10/31: Wear black and orange!

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

Upcoming 1st Grade Events:


  • Reading Strategies: Rereading; Look for Chunks; Does it Sound Right?; Attend to Punctuation; Self-Correct; Read on-level text with purpose and understanding
  • Comprehension Strategies: Retell with beginning, middle, and end; Use Story Elements; Text to text and text to world connections; Identify problem/solution
  • Word Work:  Rhyming Words; Short/Long Vowel Patterns; Consonants/Vowels; Letters/Words; Stretch words to hear sounds; Form letters correctly/Sounds of letters; Single vs. Double Subject; Tell a Story Words


  • Narrative (Small Moments) Unit

Word Work / Spelling:

  • Week 1:  we, are, me, for, you (-ill Word Family)

  • Week 2:  of, it, has, was, good (-ick Word Family)

  • Week 3:  him, do, come (-ip Word Family)

  • Week 4:  up, did, have  (-un Family)
  • Week 5:  has, on, got (-op Family)


  •  Addition Strategies

Social Sciences:

  • Communities/Columbus Day/Fire Prevention

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