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Whitney Adams

Jennifer Bourgeois

Melissa Fontana

Maria Turner



First Grade


All first graders are using an aligned curriculum in each subject area to ensure that they are learning the Louisiana State Standards. The following curriculum are used:

  • Core Knowledge Language Arts (CKLA) is a research-based, comprehensive English Language Arts (ELA) program that integrates reading, language, writing, speaking, and listening and encompasses the five components of reading (phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension).
  • Eureka Math is used for mathematics
  • Amplify Science is used for science 
Grade Level Goals

By the end of the 2022-23 school year…

  • All students will meet or exceed individual growth rates for Composite Scores as measured by DIBELS 8.
  • All students will meet or exceed individual growth expectancy based on Standard Scores measured by the STAR MATH assessment.

Grade level news

First Grade News

First Grade News


Math-  Students are working hard on problem solving skills in math. We will begin learning place value and adding and subtracting two-digit numbers using place value. We are also still working on solving word problems using the RDW strategy (Read, Draw, Write) and the CUBS strategy.

Please continue to practice math facts daily. Students should be able to complete 30 addition and subtraction facts in 90 seconds by the end of the year. We are continuing to drill facts in our classes. Students are excited to see how much they have improved since the beginning of the school year.

Reading We are very excited with the progress our students are making in reading fluency. Students are required to read all tests on their own at this point of the year. The teacher reads the directions to the students. The students then read the remainder of the test.

    Please read with your child daily to assist your child in reading fluency and comprehension. After reading, you can ask questions about the text such as:

  • Who are the characters?
  • What is the setting of the story?
  • What is the problem in the story?
  • How was the problem solved?
  • What is the main idea or central message of the text?

*** First Grade Promotional Standards:***

  • Pass English Language Arts (ELA) - third and fourth nine weeks only

with at least a D average AND benchmark in phoneme segmentation, nonsense words (correct letter sounds and whole words read),

 and be strategic or above in oral reading fluency.

  • pass math with at least a D average for all four nine weeks and
  • 167 days are required of school attendance.


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