First Grade

Welcome to First Grade!

 1st Grade Team Photo

         Mrs. Hayek​                                                Mrs. Nicoara                                                    Mrs. Lonergan                               Mr. Groh

                                         Miss McKinsey                                                                                                                    Mrs. Emschweiler



Here's what is coming up in December!

Important Dates:

Your child will be learning:

District Dates:
*School will be closed in honor of Christmas from 12/23/19 through 1/1/20. School will resume on Thursday, 1/2/20.

Spirit Days:
*Thursday, 12/5: Disney Day! Wear your favorite Disney attire.
*Tuesday, 12/10: Dallastown CARES Day! Wear your CARES shirt or blue.
*Monday, 12/16: Holiday Socks Day!
*Tuesday, 12/17: Candy Cane Day! Wear red and white or dress like a candy cane!
*Wednesday, 12/18: Festive Headwear Day! 
*Thursday, 12/19: Red and Green Day!
*Friday, 12/20: Holiday PJs Day!

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

Upcoming 1st Grade Events:


  • Reading Strategies: Identify possessive nouns; No more finger pointing!; Use beginnings/endings, and letter clusters (ex: pl, cl, br, pr); Recognize high frequency words
  • Comprehension Strategies: Author's Message (moral or lesson)
  • Word Work:  Short vowel vs. long vowel patterns; Nouns; Proper Nouns; Compound Words; Blends at the beginning and end of a short vowel word


  • Opinion Writing

Word Work / Spelling:

  • Week 1:  her, his, as (-et Word Family)

  •  Week 2: but, went, this  (-en Word Family) 

  • Week 3:  by, from, when (-ed Word Family)


  • Place Value to 18
  • Addition and Subtraction to 20

Social Sciences:

  • Families; Holidays Around the World

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