First Grade

Welcome to First Grade

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Michele Hinson

Michelle Hinson

Ashley Ellis

Mrs. Ellis

Denee Hinshaw

Mrs. Hinshaw

Amy Hayes

First Grade IA Dorothy Cooper
Dorothy Cooper


Daily Schedule

8:00-10:55 Literacy/Science Social Studies
10:55-11:25 Lunch

Lunch Times
Ellis 10:54-11:22

Hicks 10:56-11:24
Hinshaw 10:58-11:26
Hinson 11:00-11:28
Wisnasky 11:02-11:30

11:35-12:05 Recess
12:05-12:45 Encore
12:45-2:20 Math

Student Expectations

  • Listen and follow directions.
  • Taking turns 
  • Working independently
  • Working in small groups
  • Respectful of others
  • Self-control of voice, hands, and feet
  • Follow school rules:
    • We Are Respectful
    • We Are Responsible
    • We Are Learners
  • Arrive on time and attend school regularly
  • Ask my teacher when I don't understand
  • Complete all of my assignments on time, study, and read daily
  • Put forth my best effort


Parent Expectations


  • Make sure my child is well-rested, has appropriate materials, and is at school on time by 7:55.
  • Provide ample, quiet study time at home, encourage good study habits, and monitor my child's homework. 
  • Support the school staff in their efforts to promote appropriate behavior.
  • Attend parent-teacher conferences.



Balanced Literary Components


  • Letter identification and sounds
  • Concepts of print
  • Phonics and phonemic awareness
  • High frequency words
  • Writing workshop
  • Guided Reading Groups
  • Shared Reading
  • Interactive Read Aloud
  • Interactive Writing


Math Major Concepts


  • Number Sense (0-99)
  • Single digit  addition and subtraction
  • Time (hour, half hour, calendar)
  • Non-standard measurement
  • Collect and display data (line plots, Venn Diagrams, graphs)
  • Creating and extending patterns
  • Geometry (plane and solid shapes)
  • Problem solving
  • Sort and classifying
  • Estimation 


Science Subjects of Study


  • Animals
  • Rocks and Minerals
  • Solids, Liquids, and Gases
  • Balance and Motion
  • Healthful Living


Social Studies 


  • All about me
  • Friends, families, and community
  • Citizenship (classroom, school, community)
  • Rules and responsibilities
  • Needs and wants / goods and services
  • Holidays and customs
  • Map Skills
  • Money