first grade

Grades l Kindergarten l 1st Grade l 2nd Grade l 3rd Grade l 4th Grade l 5th Grade ll


Dear Families,

We can’t believe May is finally here and the last day of school is soon approaching. The children have worked so hard to reach their goals, and they couldn’t have done it without supportive families behind them. We thank you for being instrumental in your child’s first grade career.


First Grade Teachers


In Reading, your child will be working on Reading Nonfiction Cover to Cover: Nonfiction Book Clubs. In this unit, your child will strive to improve their nonfiction reading skills and work on speaking and listening skills as well. They will be taught how to read nonfiction books fully and deeply from the first page to the last page. The children will read longer books than they ever have, and will need new strategies for hanging on to the important information. They will also learn to take the information provided in one book and add it to information learned in another.


We are almost at the end of our, Realistic Fiction unit. In each of these stories your child has been writing stories that include action, feeling, dialogue, problems, and solutions. Our last unit in writing will be Independent Writing Projects. The end the year is a push towards independence that will last all summer. This unit is a celebration of all that writing is and a celebration of the writing progress your child made all year.


During this year, your child learned how to add numbers, solve story problems, find combinations for numbers, subtract and much more. Your child also worked on learning facts and being able to recognize them automatically. In the Math unit How Many Tens? How Many Ones? we are working on counting by 2s, 5s, and 10s using the 100s chart. Also, your child will practice adding and subtracting 10 from 2-digit numbers.





Please be sure to set aside a time for homework every day. Don’t forget to use and websites. Your child can read online and play math games that reinforce what they are learning in school.


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