Welcome to First Grade



Welcome Back to School!
I am looking forward to getting to know you! 
Bring a labeled backpack (no rolling backpacks please)
Label all school supplies, backpack, and lunch box with first and last names
Pencil box for desks, 8 3/8" x 5 5/8" x 2 1/8.  Larger sizes don't fit in the desk
This is my 21st year teaching first grade. I am so excited to be your child's first grade teacher this year.   I received my B.A and my M.E.d. from Cal State Fullerton.  I enjoy reading, traveling, and spending time with my nephews.




   Language Arts - Benchmark Advance
Reader's Workshop, Phonics, Grammar, 
Reading Comprehension, Reading Strategies, 
Guided Reading, Vocabulary, High Frequency Words

We will be working on sight word fluency all year. 
The words do not follow any phonics rules, so they must be memorized by sight.
 Click here to view the 1st grade high frequency words:

Writing - Step Up t
o Writing & Writer's Workshop

Opinion, Narrative, and Informative Writing
Topic Sentence, Details, and Conclusion


Math - Californ
ia GO Math!

Ch. 1 & 2: Addition & Subtraction Concepts 
Ch. 3 & 4: Addition & S
ubtraction Strategies

Ch. 5: Addition & Subtraction Relationships
Ch. 6: Count & Model Numbers
Ch. 7: Comparing N

Ch. 8: Two Digit Addition and Subtraction
Ch. 9: Measurement & Time to the Hour and Half Hour
Ch. 10: Organizing & Representing Data
Ch. 11 & 12: 3D and 2D Geometry




Science - NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards)
Mystery Science
Structure & Function: Plants and Animals
Space: Star Patterns and Cycles
Waves: Light and Sound





Social Studies - Harcourt
Unit 1 - Rules & Laws
Unit 2 - Where People Live
Unit 3 - We Lov
e Our Country

Unit 4 - Our Changing World

Unit 5 - All About People
Unit 6 - The Marketplace

*Visual arts standards are integrated within our core subjects*