7380 Girard Ave

La Jolla, California

858.459.3773

Welcome to First Grade

Mrs. Engelhardt

Extension 125
Room 10
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Ms. Flores

Extension 107
Room 11
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Mrs. Kerr

Extension 125/107
Room 10 & 11
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Mrs. Smith

Extension 125/107
Room 10 & 11
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About Grade 1: Students in Grade 1 love to be busy and engaged. Reading and writing skills introduced in Kindergarten are extended with individual and small group work. Math In Focus is the primary math program and is supplemented with work that incorporates manipulatives and practice of addition and subtraction fact families. Students learn basic research skills and complete a research report on an animal. Science focuses on the life cycle, and a highlight of the year is eating vegetables the students grow in the schoolyard garden. The world becomes even more exciting with studies of the past and present, a look at comparative cultures, and an in-depth study of the far-away continent of Antarctica.

Key programs and texts: Steck-Vaughn “Pair-It” Reading; Fountas and Pinnell Leveled Library; Junior Great Books; Mountain Language; Fundations Letter Formation; Singapore Math (Math in Focus); ST Math; Learning Headquarters Writing; SRA Spelling

Gillispie learners are working to make connections between subjects each and every day.  Teachers design interdisciplinary projects that engage students in a wide variety of relevant content and build essential skills.  Every six days our Grade 1 students will learn and explore a wide variety of topics in ; Math; Reading; Writing; Science and sustainability; Social studies; PE; Spanish; Art; Music; Technology; and Library.

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