• Schoolwide Writing Program


    Schoolwide Writing First Grade

    6 Units

    -How Writers Work

    -Personal Narrative 


    -Fiction: Book Review 

    -Nonfiction All About Books 

    -Author Study “Mem Fox”

    Process Piece: Analytical Grading

    On Demand Piece: Holistic Grading

    End of Trimester Reporting: Folder sent home and returned

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  • Sanford Harmony Character Education Program

    Components of the 

    Sanford Harmony Program

    Meet up Buddy Up: Students partner together to complete different discussion topics, games and challenges. Can be done daily 5-10 minutes. 

    Lessons: Each grade level has four units of study that include games, read alouds and activities for students. 

    Unit 1- Diversity and Inclusion

    Unit 2- Empathy and Critical Thinking

    Unit 3- Communication

    Unit 4- Problem Solving

    Unit 5- Peer Relationships

    Research Connections: Each unit is tied to research-based practices for the topic. In the research connections sections of the units you can read more about the science behind the lessons

    Home & School Connection: Letters are provided for parents for each unit so they can reinforce the learning students are doing at home.

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  • Daily Peanut Free Snack

    Daily Peanut Free Snack

    As a result of the early lunch period, First Grade will be having a daily afternoon snack.  Please send your child with a daily peanut free snack. It may be a good idea to have your child keep his/her snack inside his/her bookbag. Please keep in mind that there may be times we will eat and work at the same time. Children are allowed to bring a water bottle to school.  

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  • Birthday Policy

    Birthday Celebrations

    As per the district policy, parents are unable to attend and birthday treats of any kind are not allowed to be brought to school.  Don't worry...your child's special day will be celebrated many ways in school!  



    As per district policy, birthday invitations are not allowed to be distributed in the classroom.  During Back to School Night, I will disucss how you can join a class directory.  

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  • Curriculum Resources

    Curriculum Resources

    Language Arts

    • Fountas and Pinnell 
    • Daily 5/Stations 
    • Guided Reading
    • Journeys 
    • Fundations
    • Writing 


    • Go Math
    • Formative quizzes and tests
    • Math fact fluency
    • Small group instruction


    Science topics covered

    • Patterns of change in the night sky 
    • Characteristics of living things
    • Adaptations
    • Light and Sound
    • Communicating with light and sound


    Social Studies

    • Citizenship
    • Economics and Citizenship
    • People and Culture
    • Geography
    • Historical Heroes
    • Heroes of Today


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