First Grade

    ​First grade is a community of friends who help each other to learn.  We have fun as we learn about many things!

    ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​For more information on First Grade at Birch please visit the Birch First Grade website.


    ​First grade is a busy, busy year, especially, as students transition from the half day of
    kindergarten to the full day expectations of first grade.

    Throughout First Grade, we focus on:

     Learn how to read narrative & informative texts by building grade level skills and
    using strategies to comprehend and decode texts. 

     Use the writing process (plan, draft, revise, edit, illustrate) to create Informative,
    narrative, opinion, and research pieces.
     Practice and use conventions, spelling patterns, and student's thought and ideas
    through the writing process

     Build number sense
     Develop addition/subtractions strategies for numbers up to 10
     Analyze data
     Practice describing and explaining mathematical thinking

    Social Studies:
     Maps & Globes
     Personal Financial Literacy
     Family & cultural traditons
     Personal timelines (Story of Me)
     Courageous American Leaders
     American Symbols 

    Science: Engage in hands on investigations of:
     New Plants
     Pebbles, Sand, & Silt
     Solids and Liquids

     Physical/Personal Wellness
     Emotional/Social Wellness
     Prevention and Risk Management



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