Alta Vista Elementary School

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First Grade Schedule

First Grade begins at 8:15 am and ends at 2:40 on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.  Wednesdays are modified and students will be dismissed at 1:15 pm.

Language Arts
Reading instruction will focus on phonemic awareness, sight words, fluency, and comprehension. Writing work will include spelling, conventions (spacing, punctuation, penmanship), narratives, opinion pieces, and informative text.
Instruction will include addition/subtraction facts, geometry, time, place value, patterns, measurement and mathematical reasoning.
Science exploration will plants and organisms (patterns, traits, growth, structure and function), light and sound waves (including solids, liquids, and gases), Earth and solar system (patterns and cycles), and engineering design (asking questions, designing solutions, testing and improving).
Social Studies
We will continue to explore our community, maps, basic economic concepts, and the importance of citizenship.
First Grade Staff
Mrs. Arrieta
Room 4
Mrs. Bergman
Room 6
Mrs. Tripathi
Room 3
Mrs. Yates
Room 7