First Grade

  • Team: Margaret Garcia-Balbona, Faith Biekarck, and Sam Makovsky 

    “Children are one third of our population and all of our future.”



    We believe that First Grade is a time for each child to grow and develop at their own rate.  A time for teachers to recognize the diverse potential within each child and maximize their academic success.

    Throughout the year, your First Grader will learn to:

    • solve problems through self reflection
    • become life long learners
    • be part of a caring community
    • work to their highest potential in a supportive environment




    Language Arts

    • Guided reading groups with leveled texts
    • Emphasis on a balanced literacy program including fiction and nonfiction text
    • Phonemic awareness/phonics
    • Writer’s workshop
    • Thinking maps



    • Bridges Math​
    • Manipulatives
    • Problem solving



    Through hands on activities, students will gain an understanding of:

    • Physical Science - solids and liquids
    • Life Science - living organisms  
    • Earth Science - properties of Earth’s materials 


    Social Studies

    • Families Near and Far
    • Geography - maps and globes
    • Continent Focus - Asia
    • Current Events
Last Modified on September 26, 2023