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 January!

Important Dates:

Your child will be learning:

District Dates:

*Monday, 1/15: No School (Martin Luther King Jr. Day)
*Tuesday, 1/16: Early Dismissal at 11:40; No lunch will be served

Spirit Days:

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

Upcoming 1st Grade Events:


  • Reading Strategies: Fluency and phrasing; building vocabulary; ALL strategies; Read on-level text with purpose and understanding
  • Comprehension Strategies: Character traits; Compare/Contrast; Written response to literature; Review author's message/lesson
  • Word Work:  Long Vowel/Short Vowel Patterns; Adjectives; Contractions; Affricates (dr/j; ch/tr; j/g)


  • Realistic Fiction Unit

Word Work / Spelling:

  • Week 1: said, or, here/-y Family

  • Week 2: yes, because, all/-ake Family

  • Week 3:  REVIEW WEEK

  • Week 4: away, get, there/-ide Family
  • Week 4: why, down, very


  • Place Value

Social Sciences:

  • Symbols

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