Welcome to First Grade!
children to read fluently is the top priority for the first grade
teachers. Teachers are engaged in daily guided reading, book sharing,
independent reading, and read-aloud. These activities are designed to
provide the children with the necessary literacy skills to decode words
and to read with fluency. Developing fundamental mathematical skills and
the understanding of patterning is another important aspect of first
grade. Children also spend a considerable amount of time writing to
develop emergent writing skills.