Welcome to First Grade!!

 Everything you need to know about Cougar Run First Grade will be updated on this site.  For information specific to your  child's classroom, such as teacher bio, library day, technology day, daily schedule, specials schedule, classroom routines and management,  please click on the "First Grade Teacher Websites"  link on the left sidebar.  Thank you and we look forward to a wonderful year of learning!
~The First Grade Team

  Important Dates:



First Grade is a huge formative year for reading.  Here is some of the reading content we will be covering this year:
  • Letter sounds, digraphs, blends, and other phonics concepts using the Fundations Phonics program
  • Reading Strategies (what do you do when you get stuck on a word)
  • Endings such as s, ed, es, ing
  • Fiction/Nonfiction
  • Fluency
  • Comprehension
  • Magic E


Similar to reading, this is a huge formative year for writing.  Writing occurs throughout the day as students learn a variety of subjects in addition to the specific writing lessons or times in class.  For example, students may write about a math problem, explaining how they solved it, or write about a topic they learned in science or social studies.  All of this work makes them better writers overall.

  Social Studies and Science

(Project Based Learning)

Content we will be learning about in Social Studies and Science this year include:
  • Animals and their adaptations
  • Families
  • Natural Resources
  • Matter
  • United States Symbols
  • Poetry
  • Financial Literacy