Welcome to First Grade

  • What an adventure your first graders have in front of them!  Now that your sons and daughters know all their 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 new Reading Street 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 Walk to Math 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.

    We are sure you saw your sons and daughters grow so much in kindergarten.  Well, you will see so much more growth this year.  We are looking forward to a great year!

    Look for specific information to be sent home from each teacher.

Teacher Phone Number EMAIL
Jennifer Spencer 602-467-6174 jennifer.spencer@dvusd.org
Ailen Canizales 602-467-6172 ailen.canizales@dvusd.org
Abbey Johnson 602-467-6175 Abbey.Johnson@dvusd.org
Shaelie Young 602 467-6173 shaelie.young@dvusd.org
1st Grade