First Grade

  • First Grade Team Picture Powell Elementary School

    We are excited to have the opportunity to teach a new group of young learners. It is our professional and personal mission to create an engaging learning environment that meets the academic needs of each individual student in our classrooms. Our goal is to prepare our students to be successful learners, not only in a school setting, but also at home and in our community.

     

    Suggested Reading Strategies at Home

    Powell first graders are writing, illustrating and publishing their own books in their classrooms. This is an exciting way for them to work together, build their confidence and take pride in their accomplishments. What a creative group they're proving to be!

    Science and social studies are integrated into the reading program. The goal is to guide children to apply the skills they learn in reading to the acquisition of knowledge through reading information books, magazines, and children's encyclopedias. This develops their associative skills, as well as the "basic skills." Interest is high because children are naturally curious about the world in which they live.

    Powell first graders are being taught to think mathematically and to reason. With lots of "hands on" lessons using a variety of manipulatives, they are learning to see relationships and patterns and to use numbers with confidence to solve problems. They are learning far more than arithmetic; they are delving into measurement, geometry, statistics and probability.