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How do we learn in first grade?


This program has a phonics-based approach when teaching spelling and writing in the early and elementary grades. It utilizes characters to assist in explaining the phonics concepts that are covered throughout each grade level.  A parent guide to Letterland is located here.

Tricky Word List

Benchmark Advance

Each week we will focus on essential questions, practice reading comprehension skills, and work on reading though shared reading, interactive read aloud, and guided reading with both informational (non-fiction) and literature.  Your child will listen to adults read (shared reading), practice reading in a guided reading group, and read independently.  We encourage you to read at home to your child and listen to your child read to you.  Your child will read books at their independent reading level in class and also read text at an instructional level to help improve reading skills in reading new words, increase reading comprehension, and increase reading fluency.  

Click here for online access to Benchmark Advance.


Go Math!

Go Math! will be completed in the classroom with daily lessons.  Short assessments in the middle of the chapter and chapter tests will be completed to check your child’s understanding of the concepts.  Go Math! has online access so you can work on skills at home.  We also work on math fact fluency daily using Rocket Math.

Click here for online access to ThinkCentral (Go Math online access).


Other Resources

Education Galaxy 


First Grade Teacher Websites:

Mrs. Beach
Mrs. Brookhouse
Mrs. Cook
Mrs. Jeralds
Mrs. Lay
Mrs. Mason
Mrs. Horn
Mrs. Smith