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 October!

Important Dates:

Your child will be learning:

District Dates:
*Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held on 10/2, 10/3, and on 10/4. 

Spirit Days:
*Dallastown CARES Spirit Week:
  *Monday, 10/14: Compassion; Wear CARES shirt or clothes with positive messages.
      *Tuesday, 10/15: Accountable; Dress Your Best
     *Wednesday, 10/16: Respectful; Dress like a friend or like a group of friends
     *Thursday, 10/17:  Ethical; Wear superhero clothes. No costumes, please.
    *Friday, 10/18: Service-Minded; Wear Ore Valley or Dallastown clothes.

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

Upcoming 1st Grade Events:


  • Reading Strategies: Rereading; Does it sound right?; Look for chunks; Attend to punctuation; Read on-level texts with purpose and understanding
  • Comprehension Strategies: Retell with beginning, middle,  end; Use story elements (setting/characters/problem/solution); Connections (Text-to-Self; Text-to-Text, and Text-to-World); Identify problem/solution
  • Word Work:  Rhyming words; Short vowel sounds; Consonants/vowels; "I" being capitalized; Letters vs. Words; Stretch words to hear sounds; Form letters correctly/Sounds of letters; Single vs. Double Subject; Complete Sentences; Transition words


  • Small Moment stories (Personal Narratives)

Word Work / Spelling:

  • Week 1:  Review Week

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

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

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


  • Addition/Subtraction Strategies

Social Sciences:

  • Communities and Economics (wants/needs; goods/services)

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