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  • Ms. Kurpinsky
  • Mrs. Slevin
  • Mrs. Yeager

1st Grade

Welcome to 1st Grade!

First grade is a wonderful year of new learning. Children participate in a variety of fun and exciting programs and activities allowing for optimum success and growth. We collaborate with each other, the first grade families, and the Wagner Ranch teachers and staff to build a strong community of learners.


This year's curriculum includes. . .


  • decode and recognize words
  • fluency and expression
  • check for understanding of the story/text to build comprehension
  • read a variety of text
  • express ideas with others


  • write for a variety of purposes
  • apply knowledge of structures and conventions 
  • write and revise independently
  • form letters to make writing readable (Handwriting Without Tears)

Word Work

  • letter sounds, vowel sounds, patterns
  • conventions: capitalization and punctuation
  • inflectional endings (-s, -ed, -ing)
  • structure of a sentence


  • add and subtract within 20
  • develop an understanding of place value within 120
  • understand the relationship of addition and subtraction

Social Studies

  • Citizenship
  • Geography
  • U.S. Symbols, icons, and traditions
  • Life long ago and today
  • Cultures: similarities and differences
  • Goods and services


  • Plants & animals
  • Air & weather
  • Solids and liquids
  • Healthy habits

Physical Education

  • 60 minutes, weekly, of physical education with PE Teacher
  • Additional 80 minutes (over two weeks) of teacher-led additional physical education using SPARKS lessons

1st Grade Standards

Tips for Families

Upcoming Field Trips