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First Grade
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Dear Families,
Welcome to First Grade!  We are excited to be working with your child and look forward to a year of academic growth, new friendships, and exciting experiences! In Kindergarten through Second Grade we are introducing the new language arts program, Superkids! Also, this year marks the second year of the My Math program.  Both series are in alignment to the New York State Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS). We have included the names of Apps that are free and support the CCLS.  We hope that you will find this information helpful as you work with your child at home.  We encourage you to explore your child's school webpage as well.  Finally, if you have any questions about supporting your child's learning at home, please contact us.  When parents and teachers build a partnership that focuses on a child's development, amazing learning happens!
First Grade Teachers

Link to an overview about the creation of the CCLS:

Link to the CCLS :


English Language Arts Shifts (Changes in the focus in teaching and learning)
Click on the links to view a video about each shift.

What ís Shifting?
What Parents Can Do to support
Your child will now read more non-fiction.
Read non-fiction books with your child
Reading more non-fiction will help your child learn about the world through reading.
Encourage your child to research topics that they are curious about.
Your child will read
Read challenging text with them & show them that unpacking it is
When it comes to writing or re-telling a story, your child will use ‚Äúevidence‚ÄĚ from the text to support what they say.
Ask your child to provide evidence in everyday discussions and disagreements.
Your child will
Encourage writing at home. Write together using evidence and details.
Your child will have an
Have your child look up meanings for words encountered that are unknown.
English Language Arts

Link to First Grade Teacher's Web Pages

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