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:

*Monday, 10/30: Early dismissal at 11:40; no lunch will be served

Spirit Days:

*Tuesday, 10/24: World Series Day- Wear baseball attire to celebrate the big game!

*Thursday, 10/26: Math in Our Lives Day- Wear clothes with patterns on them!

*Tuesday, 10/31: Black and Orange Day- Wear black and orange to celebrate Halloween!

**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?; Self Correcting Errors; Attend to Punctuation
  • Comprehension Strategies: Retell with the beginning, middle, and end; Use Story Elements; Identify problem/solution; Make text to text and text to world connections
  • Word Work:  Long Vowel/Short Vowel Patterns; Complete sentences and transition words (Tell a Story Words)


  • Small Moment Unit

Word Work / Spelling:

  • Week 1: we, are, me, for, you/-ill Family

  • Week 2: of, it, had, was, good/-ick Family

  • Week 3:  him, do, come/-ip Family

  • Week 4: up, did, have/-un Family
  • Week 4: has, on, got/-op Family


  • Addition Strategies

Social Sciences:

  • Communities

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