Welcome to First Grade!

First Grade



Mr. Groh



Miss McKinsey

Mrs. Gruver

Mrs. Lonergan


Here's what is coming up in May!


Important Dates: 
Your child will be learning:
District Dates:
*Monday, 5/8: No school due to Portfolio Conferences
*Friday, 5/12: May Fair  from 5:30-8:30pm
*Monday, 5/15: Art Show from 7:00-9:00
*Monday, 5/29: No School in honor of Memorial Day
*Thursday, 6/1: Field Day
*Friday, 6/2: LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!
Spirit  Days:
*Tuesday, 5/4: Star Wars Day in honor of the Dance-a-thon!
*Tuesday, 5/9: Wear clothing with your favorite animal on it in support of our 3rd grade Envirothon team competing today!
*Tuesday, 5/16: Wear bright colors, flowers, leis to celebrate Hawaiian Day!
*Thursday, 5/25: Wear a NP 4H shirt or yellow in honor of a No Place For Hate Day.
* Friday, 5/26: Wear red, white, and blue in honor of Memorial Day!
**Wear Ore Valley clothing or blue and white every Wednesday for Wildcat Wednesday!**

Upcoming 1st Grade Events:

  • Reading Strategies: ALL Strategies; Fluency/Phrasing; Genres; Read on-level text with purpose and understanding
  • Comprehension Strategies: Infer; New outcome to story; Extensions/Draw Conclusions
  • Word Work:  R-controlled words/vowels (car, fur, fork)


  • Informative Writing


 Word Work / Spelling:
  • Week 1: school, many, friend
  • Week 2: over, soon, own
  • Week 3: sister, brother, little
  • Week 4: REVIEW


  • Two-Dimensional Shapes and Equal Shares

Social Sciences:

  • Animals