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First Grade

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Grade LEvel Goals:

  • By the end of the 19-20 school year, 70% of first graders will meet the benchmark goal on their DIBELS end of the year composite score.

  • By the end of the 19-20 school year, 75% of first graders will score 80% or higher on the end of the year district math fluency

Curriculum:

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
  • FOSS is used for science 
Grade Level News

We are off to a wonderful start in first grade. Our teachers are working hard to establish routines and teach procedures for ensuring a smooth year.

Students will take the first benchmark test for Reading during the week of September 3rd. Please practice letter sounds, and nonsense words with your child.

We are excited to have our new CKLA (Core Knowledge Language Arts) program this year. We are already reading stories in our classes and learning about story elements such as characters, setting, plot and moral.

There is no doubt that reading with children will impact their success for early literacy.  Practicing reading with your child and following these few simple strategies can make a huge positive impact in helping your child develop into good readers and writers. The following are some tips on how to help your child become better readers.

  • Encourage your child to reread favorite books. This will help to increase reading accuracy and fluency.
  • When your child is trying to sound out words, give them time to do so. Remind them to look closely at the first letter and the vowels in the words.
  • Help your child pick books from the library that are not too difficult.  Use the five finger rule: Open the book to any page and ask your child to read. Put up a finger for each word your child does not know. If you put up five fingers by the end of the page, the book is too hard for your child.

We are learning how to “put together” parts in math to totals up to ten. Students are using strategies such as Read, Draw, Write, number bonds, and counting on. We are also working on math fluency with addition and subtraction problems up to 10. Students are expected to complete at least 24 out of 30 problems within 90 seconds by the end of the year. Please have your child practice daily to increase speed and accuracy with the addition and subtraction problems.