What to Expect in 1st Grade

  • Welcom to First Grade!! 

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    Our Schedule

    8:10 – 8:15: Opening

    8:15 – 9:45: Math

    9:45 – 11:15: Literacy

    11:15-11:55: Lunch/recess

    11:55-12:40: Targeted Instruction

    12:45-1:50: Writing

    1:52-2:38: Specials

    2:40-3:30: Science / Social Studies




    For the most part there will be no formally everyday assigned homework this year... I ask that you spend your evenings doing things that are proven to correlate with student success. Eat dinner as a family, read together, play outside, and get your child to bed early.

    • If your child is not performing at grade level in reading there will reading passages coming home. These need to be read signed and returned.
    • If your student receives language help from Mrs. Bedan there may also be language homework coming home.
    • There will be monthly reading logs coming home to earn Book-IT pizza coupons. These are optional but a great way to keep track of nightly reading.
    • If there is a skill that your child needs extra help in I may provide them we extra opportunities to practice this skill. This may come in the form of practice sheets.
    • There might also be fun projects or subjects for your child to research some nights (example: find some cool facts about hippos, find 5 solids and 5 liquids in your house to tell the class tomorrow)



    First grade is pivotal in your child’s academic success.  This is when he/she needs to learn how to read.  By the end of the year, your child must be able to read 58 words per minute.  In order to do so, each child must read a minimum of 20 minutes per day.  If he/she struggles to read, it is okay for you, or a sibling, to read to him/her.  As the year progresses, he/she should begin reading independently.


    Some reading groups will be receiving small readers or practice passages to practice reading at home.  We highlight the vowel pattern we are working on during the week in class.  I recommend that they be stored in one place so that they can be read multiple times at home to practice fluency.  These books/passages are very important and should be read to someone each night.   



Meet the 1st Grade Team