About First Grade

Children in our full day kindergarten begin the process of becoming lifelong learners and friends. Immersed in a print-rich environment, our youngest students are presented with an authentic purpose for literacy through expeditions. They engage in reading groups, experience literacy through songs, drama and art, and work on letter study and phonics concepts. Expedition work naturally encourages our kindergarteners to learn to work with their peers and solve conflicts peacefully.

As our kindergarteners transition into first grade, teachers continue to develop literacy skills through reading and writing workshop, songs, drama, and art. During expedition time, expectations increase as children apply their developing literacy skills to research and writing. Students begin to develop their number sense through a variety of experiences, daily practice, and finding math in the world around them.

First Grade


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Welcome to First Grade!

We have P.E. on Wednesdays and Thursdays. On P.E. days, please make sure your child brings sneakers and comfortable clothes that stretch easily (jeans are discouraged).

Please make sure to send in a set of labeled clothing for your child in a plastic bag. We keep these in the classroom in case of spills or accidents.




First Grade Classroom Expeditions

Season: Spring School Year: 2017-2018

The Great Stone returns to continue the story of the earth for the hunter boy and for first graders. He awaits the hunter boy but is surprised when he hears different footsteps coming and sees a man arrive in strange clothing and speaking a different language. Who is this person? Why is he here? Through primary source documents and field studies, students will discover who this man and his family are, why they have come to settle in this area, and how one of the earliest Rochester communities was established. First graders will make connections between the character traits the early settlers used and character traits first graders use as we near the end of the school year and students prepare for their transition to second grade.


First Grade
Keri Gonzalez - Teacher

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Maggie Deutschbein - Teacher

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Sarah David - Teaching Assistant

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