Welcome to First Grade.  We are excited to have your child in first grade at La Jolla Elementary.  It has been a great year, yet hard to believe it is 2016.  It is so fulfilling to watch the children grow academically and socially as the year goes on.Image result for welcome



First Grade Team 

Nancy Rice                      Lauren Ribner                

Lisa Popovich                

First Grade Curriculum Highlights

Critical Literacy

Narrative /Opinion/ Non-Fiction Writing

Reading Response

Small Group Guided Reading

Phonics/Word Work

Seminars in Critical Literacy


Everyday Mathematics Program

Addition & Subtraction to 20

Place Value





Data & Graphs

Applied Mathematical Concepts


Earth: Air & Weather

Physical: Solids & Liquids

Life: Plants & Animals               

Social Studies


United States Symbols

Customs and Traditions Around the World

Children Long Ago

Classroom Projects

Field Trip to Old Town (April)

Online Resources

ST Math: www.stmath.com (no at home activation code required)


Everyday Math:  http://connected.mcgraw-hill.com/connected/login.do

Learning Upgrade (Math and Reading Comprehension):  www.learningupgrade.com

Scholastic News (Reading Comprehension):  http://sni.scholastic.com/SN4

Password:  Check with teacher


Spelling City:  www.spellingcity.com

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