Welcome to first grade! Students in first grade will be provided opportunities to strengthen independent reading and writing skills, broaden math capabilities, and investigate realms of science and the world around us through hands-on learning, critical thinking situations, and collaboration with peers. Open communication between students, parents, and teachers is vital to the success of your first grader; you can expect your child’s teacher to provide weekly communication and updates on the happenings in first grade!
A typical day in first grade includes a morning meeting, a daily phonics review, shared and guided reading groups, literacy stations, integration of science and social studies, guided math/math stations, and recess, as well as a daily resource class of either music, PE, library, Spanish and/or art. Service learning opportunities are also an important building block in first grade for teaching kindness and compassion and showing the Weaver Way!
Past special events have included science lessons (provided by outside sources), a Grandparent Gala to coincide with learning about the past and present, a first grade performance focusing on famous Virginians and American symbols, and a trip to Shalom Farms and Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens to support our plant unit.
We are always exploring new ways to engage students and make learning fun and look forward to working with you and our students throughout the school year!