Grade 1 - What to Expect | Our Savior Lutheran School

Grade 1 - What to Expect



Welcome to Miss Ganze's First Grade webpage.  Please email any questions you may have to Sarah Ganze.

What to expect in First Grade...


Chapel is on Monday except for special holidays and weeks where there is no school on Monday. 


We will have PE 3 days per week, and classroom music once per week.  We will visit the library once a week.  We spend 45 minutes outside every day, weather permitting, to include a mid-morning recess and lunch recess. 


Religion - first grade studies New Testament

Reading - Our novels include:


Amelia Bedelia

Breyer Stablemate Series

A variety of Holiday books: The Christmas story, Clifford's first
Autumn, Snowmen at Night.

Owl at Home

Clara and the Book Wagon

Peter Rabbit

Towards the end of the year we will do a Fairy Tale/Fable unit, and we will read a Magic Tree House chapter book at the end of
the year.

English - We will be classifying sentences with prepositional phrases by the end
of the school year, we learn how to write 2 point paragraphs, we study how to
punctuate sentences, and capitalize first word in a sentence as well as pronoun
I and months, days of week, city and states.

Science - We have a Christian based science curriculum, which covers senses,
weather/seasons, health, animals, plants, matter, sound, space, push/pull

History - We start the year by learning the Continents and Oceans, and then go into Ancient History (history of Mesopotamia and Egypt). We keep a history notebook.

Math - addition/subtraction facts, fractions, geometric shapes, writing/drawing
story problems

Read alouds:  I read to the class daily after recess, I read everything to them. 
Berenstain Bears, Clifford, Arthur, Golden books etc.

Field Trips:

  • AD players theater
  • Zoo
  • Pumpkin Patch