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First Grade Schedule *Important Dates for 2017-2018

1st Grade Schedule:

  • 2/28:  Minimum Day- 8:00am-11:49am; Book Fair begins

  • 3/1: Minimum Day- 8:00am-11:49am

  • 3/2:  Minimum Day- 8:00am-11:49am; READ-A-THON ends; Book Fair ends

  • 3/9:  READ-A-THON Pledge Form and money collected for QR are due.

  • 3/19:  Minimum Day- 8:00am-11:49am

  • 3/20:  Field Trip to the Firehouse Arts Center in Pleasanton

  • 3/30-4/8: No School- Spring Break

  • 4/9:  Return to school- Regular Bell Schedule 8:00-2:29pm

  • 5/28:  No School-Memorial Day

  • 6/1:  Minimum Day-Last Day of School, 8:00am-11:52am

First Grade Team

Angeles, Rowena
Hauptman, Aimee
Johnson, Kira
Lee, Helena
Mavrakis, Sheri
Valdez, Angela
Wyatt, Blaire


Welcome to First Grade! We are very excited to make this a positive, fun and educational year for your child. A typical day in first grade consists of Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies. It may also include Art, Music, Library, Technology and Physical Education. Our curriculum has an emphasis on building reading and writing skills and strategies with the New York Reading and Writing Project. Wherever possible we attempt to use a thematic approach to integrate the skills in these areas.  Curriculum content is guided by the Common Core State Standards and our district benchmarks for each subject area.  

Welcome to First Grade!!!

Important Reminders...


  • First Grade desires to be NUT FREE!  Please do not send any nut products to school for snack or lunch.
  • Please send your child with a healthy snack each day!  The days are longer and students need a snack to stay focused on learning!
  • Snacks, lunches, water bottles, backpacks and all belongings should be marked with your child's name.
  • All snacks and drinks should be in a ziploc or plastic container, absolutely no glass!
  • Please be sure your child wears appropriate clothing and shoes for recess and especially PE.

What we are Learning this Trimester

Reading: We will be connecting our reading concepts with our science unit on animals! Readers will become experts on topics by reading books, asking questions and talking with others. Reading is an adventure that will take our readers on trips to learn a lot about the world such as animal adaptations. Readers will learn about how to study the topics their books are teaching, how to wonder and raise questions about the information and how to use pictures to get more information.


Writing: As we are approaching the end of the school year, we are reviewing all of the writing genres that we have explored in first grade. We will revisit our narrative writing where we turn everyday events into well-structured stories. We will also write “All About” nonfiction texts that will align with our animal unit in science. We will end with creating  persuasive reviews and opinion pieces.


Math:  In our final math module, we will bring together all of our learning from the entire school year! We will focus on word problems, place value with numbers, up to 120, and exploring coins and their values. We will celebrate our progress with adding and subtracting within 10 and 20.



Students will explore animal habitats locally and globally.  They will be challenged to act as explorers to become experts on an animal species and its habitat.


Social Studies:

Students will learn about the national symbols that are unique to our country. We will learn about national symbols and why they are unique to our country and that a symbol is something that stands for, or represents, something else.

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  • All families who purchased or donated money towards school supplies and additional learning experiences, thank you!!
  • All students who remember to bring green folders and check for important papers every day!
  • All families for helping your child get to school on time (7:55am) so we don’t waste any learning time!
  • Special thanks for your donations to the Quail Run Learning Fund and other programs at our school!





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