First Grade


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Toothless smiles and untied shoelaces best describe first grade.  It is a year of amazing growth!  First graders are excited about any and all learning.  They are so anxious to be like "the big kids" that they even ask for homework!  As they adjust to all-day school, instead of asking "Is it time to go home yet?"  they exclaim, "Is it already time to go home?"

Throughout the year we piece together the reading and writing puzzle to create a literate community.  Students show much pride as they figure how to read and write.  Numbers and math words are also a regular part of each day.   Students learn how to do mental math through games and learning materials.  

First graders begin the year being very dependent on their teachers.  As the year progresses, they are able to move throughout the room, choose their own activities and work with learning materials more independently.  By June, the students have grown into more confident learners, ready to move on to second grade.  

First grade highlights throughout the year include a daily read at home program that begins in the fall and continues until May.  First graders and parents share a special gingerbread house making afternoon in December.  Students typically go on two field trips during the school year, often a play and the Minnesota Zoo.  


 Student Links
 Language Arts:                      
Storybird                               
Learn to Read at Starfall          
Picture Match
Word Maker                          
Spelling City                            
Kids National Geographic        
Super Why                               
Magic School Bus
Arthur
Junie B. Jones
Charlotte's Web
Peter Rabbit
National Geographic Explorer
Story Line Online
Read to Me
Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check
Edmodo
Teach Your Monster to Read

Authors:
Jan Brett
Marc Brown
Eric Carle
David LaRochelle
Seussville
Barbara Park
Shel Silverstein
Beatrix Potter
Robert Munsch

Holidays/Fun:
Coloring
Crayola
Design Your Own Gingerbread House
Fun Brain
 Math:
Greg Tang Math
ABC YA
Math K/1
Johnnie's Math Page
Math Playground
Whack-a-Mole
Bead Rack
Cool Math 4 Kids
Toy Theater
Place the Penguin
IXL Math 
Math Learning Center Apps
Prodigy

Science:
Mr. Roger's Penguin Video
Kidzone Penguins
Sea World Penguins
King Penguins Video
Let's Talk About Insects
Butterfly Discovery Game
Butterfly Activities
Facts and Fun About Insects
Pebble Go
Rockhound Kids
Neighborhood Rocks
Just for Kids Rocks
Earth Science for Kids

Social Studies:
Scholastic News
Minnesota Zoo
Google Maps

Health:
Colgate Bright Smiles
Music in Motion

Leader in Me:
The Leader in Me for Students


 Parent Links

2015-2016 Supply List: Grades 1-5
First Grade Curriculum
Important First Grade Dates