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 February!

Important Dates:

Your child will be learning:

District Dates:
*Students will be dismissed at 11:40 on Friday, 2/28 due to a teacher in-service day. No lunch will be served.

Spirit Days:
*Friday, 1/31: Super Bowl Friday! Wear football gear or a jersey from a favorite team!
*Tuesday, 2/11: Dallastown CARES Day! Wear your CARES shirt or blue.
*Friday, 2/14: Wear red, white, or pink in honor of Valentine's Day!
*Tuesday, 2/18: Dress Presidential or Patriotic today!
Penny Wars Week:
*Tuesday, 2/25: Wear Copper and Gold!
*Wednesday, 2/26: Wear Silver! 
*Thursday, 2/27: Wear Green!

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

Upcoming 1st Grade Events:

Reading Strategies:
 *Reading Strategies: Fluency & Phrasing; Use ALL stuck on a word strategies; Read on-level text with purpose & understanding
*Comprehension Strategies: Compare/Contrast; Character Traits; Real vs. Make Believe; Write a response to literature
*Word Work:  Singular vs. Plural Nouns; Short vs. Long Vowel Patterns; Pronoun order; Commas for the date & for words in a series


  • Realistic Fiction

Word Work / Spelling:

  • Week 1:  why, down, very

  •  Week 2: out, will, after

  • Week 3:  give, your, us

  • Week 4: must, off, old


  • Addition and Subtraction to 60

Social Sciences:

  • The Human Body

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