First Grade

Mrs. Gesuelli, Mrs. Lazina &
Ms. Schauder


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:

 Dependable headphones/earbuds. (Dollar Store brand break easily)

Backpack (to carry your things in back and forth to school)
Two laminated 2-pocket folders
1 soft pencil case
4 packs of Post-it notes
1 pack of Crayola crayons
4 fine tip black dry erase markers
1 pack of Ticonderoga pencils
1-2 Block erasers
3 tubs of colored Play-Doh
1 box of gallon Ziploc bags (Boys)
1 box of sandwich size Ziploc bags (Girls)

Optional, but greatly appreciated, supplies:  cleaning wipes, hand sanitizer or hand wipes, tissues.

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