First Grade provides challenging and engaging experiences for all students. It is a year of growth and discovery. One central component of a great school system is a clear set of expectations, or standards. The Iowa Core represents our academic standards. Literacy is one area that first grade focuses on because we know that a balanced literacy program is vital to student progress. Math is also core driven with an emphasis on problem solving and hands on experiences for first graders. Social studies and science are tied to core standards, and also enhance the literacy program.
A special field trip taken by first graders is to the Rockford Fossil Park. This field trip ties to social studies standards and is a great glimpse into the history of Iowa. For more information about first grade and the first grade teachers, please see our individual websites.
First Grade Staff