First Grade

Mrs. Gesuelli, Ms. Schauder, and Mrs. Waite


Language Arts:

Reading Units of Study:


Unit 1:Building Good Reading Habits

Unit 2: Word Detectives Use All They Know to Solve Words

Unit 3:  Learning About the World:  Reading Nonfiction

Unit 4:Readers Get to Know Character by performing Their Books.

Unit 5:Readers Have Big Jobs to do: Fluency, Phonics, and Comprehension

Unit 6:Meeting Characters and Learning Lessons: A Study of Story Elements

Unit 7: Reading Nonfiction Cover to Cover: Nonfiction Book Club


- Weekly spelling lists
- Phonics based program
- Weekly phonics skill


Unit 1Small Moments:  Writing with Focus, Detail, and Dialogue

Unit 2: Writing How-To-Books

Unit 3: Nonfiction Chapter Books

Unit 4: Writing Reviews



Addition / Subtraction
Word Problems
Numbers & Operations in Base Ten
Measurement & Data


Unit 1Engineering and Technology
Unit 2: Sound
Unit 3: Light
Unit 4: Plant and Animal Structures
Unit 5: Living Things and Their Young
Unit 6: Objects and Patterns in the Sky

Social Studies:

Unit 1:People Everywhere

Unit 2:Where We Live

Unit 3:
World of Work
Unit 4: Everything Changes
Unit 5: Good Citizens


Supplies for our incoming first graders:

The supply list for first grade is short and sweet!

Headphones/earbuds. (Dollar Store brand OK)

You need a backpack to carry your things in back and forth to school.
You also need 2 folders and a soft pencil case (when those hard ones fall they are loud and tend to break).

We told you it was short and sweet!

We thank you for being part of our team, for only together can we bring success to your children.

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