Welcome to First Grade

  • Questions from Curriculum Night


    Title I Survey


    Click Here to Watch Our First Grade Curriculum Night Presentation


    Welcome to Virtual Learning!

    Due to COVID-19 closures, we will have the opportunity to learn virtually through the first quarter. Stay tuned for more information regarding updates. 


    We will be using Canvas for all of the daily lessons. There is a daily learning schedule that is posted in the "Return to Learning" tab to help create a routine for learning each day. 

    If you have a conflict with the learning schedule, please reach out to your child's teacher through Class Dojo. 

    There will be many opportunities for your child to learn independently as well as with his/her teacher and classmates through Zoom meetings.


    Our teachers have created at home learning opportunities for Art, Music, and PE as well.



    • Make a space for learning. Create a place in your home where your student can get comfortable and focus on their learning. 
    • Create a schedule that works for you and your students. 
    • Stay in contact. All of our first grade teachers love using Class Dojo. Please send any questions or concerns to your child's teacher.
    • Take breaks!
    • Stay informed on school updates by checking the DVUSD.org website and  dvusd.org/constitution.


    What an adventure your first grader has in front of them!  Now that your child knows all his/her letters and sounds and are reading simple sentences, they will progress to reading more and more sight words, complex sentences and stories. They will be able to tell you all about the fiction and nonfiction stories we read in class and will think deeply about the characters, setting, plot and ideas. Ask them about the stories they are reading and the skills they are learning in our Into Reading reading series.

    In addition, students will be doing lots of writing and will share their ideas and writing with the rest of class. Not only will they be writing narratives and informative pieces, students will also be doing research. Watch for their finished products in publication form.

    First graders will be adding and subtracting and reasoning through math word problems. They will also work on measurement and geometry. First graders will participate in RTI so that they can brush up on skills with their peers in small groups. Throughout the day, the students will have the opportunity to work independently, as a whole group and in small groups.

    Each classroom uses a clip chart to monitor student behavior. Students will have the opportunity to clip up for behaviors such as following directions right away, staying on task, being kind and respectful, and accountable. Students may clip down for behaviors that include being disruptive, off task, and not following directions. We also use the behavior program "BoysTown" to allow students the opportunity to learn new skills that build relationships with peers and adults, communication techniques, and self-regulation. 

    We are sure you saw your child grow so much in kindergarten.  We can't wait until you see more growth this year.  We are looking forward to a great year!

    Look for specific information to be sent on Class Dojo.



1st Grade