First grade is a time of growth, change, learning, and fun. During first grade, children will acquire many new skills both academically and socially that will put them on the path of life-long learning.


General supplies needed for First Grade include the following:

  • Backpack labeled with first and last name
  • Water bottle (labeled with name) ONLY WATER PLEASE
  • 2 masks (in the event that 1 gets misplaced or damaged)
  • 1 box of thin Crayola markers (for outlining)
  • 3 large glue sticks to be used throughout the year 
  • 1 box of crayons (24 count) 
  • Hand sanitizer (for personal use) 
  • 12 sharpened pencils
  • 1 pack of black dry erase markers
  • 1 composition book/single subject wire-bound notebook

*Please visit your child’s teacher’s webpage for a more complete list of items needed for that specific classroom.

Tips for a Successful Year in First Grade
  1. Each child will receive a home folder at the beginning of the year. This folder contains homework and information for parents and students. It should go back and forth to school every day.
  2. Please check this folder every night with your child.
  3. Homework will be given. It will consist of a literacy activity, math worksheet and/or spelling practice.
  4. Find a quiet time and place for your child to complete his/her homework. Homework should typically take 15 to 20 minutes.
  5. Remember to sit with your child when he/she is completing their homework. If you have any homework questions please feel free to email or call your child’s teacher.
  6. Please have your child practice his/her math facts daily for 5 to 10 minutes each night.
  7. Reading is an important part of your child’s year in first grade. Please take the time to read with your child every night.
Schedule for First Grade
  • Journal Writing
  • Morning Meeting/ Calendar Activities
  • Phonemic awareness, Phonics, Shared Reading, Guided Reading, Literacy Centers and Writing
  • Lunch and Recess
  • Social Studies/Science
  • Math
  • Specials
Social Studies/Science Themes
  • September- All About Me
  • October- Food and Nutrition
  • November- Food and Nutrition
  • December- Magnets
  • January- Home Addresses and Maps
  • February- USA
  • March- USA
  • April- Plants/Living Things
  • May and June- Rocks and Minerals