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First Grade Staff

2019 - 2020

First Grade Teacher


Madison Parrish

Kerri Layne

Stephanie Stone

Lydia Wood    

Jolene Yerger

Eleather Weston

This year in first grade we will continue to implement a globally minded, inquiry based approach to teaching our curriculum, and follow the PYP or Primary Years Programme. We promote an inquiry based approach to teaching and the following 3-questions will be  at the heart of our instruction: What do we want to learn? How do we learn best? How will be know what we have learned?

We will hold a Morning Meeting each day to help foster our sense of classroom community as well as develop individual self-awareness. Guided Reading and Guided Math will be conducted daily in order to enrich and/or remediate standards taught.

We will explore Six Units of Inquiry this year.  Each unit has a science and/or social studies focus with Language Arts and Math infused throughout.

The First Grade Units of Inquiry are:

  • Sharing the Planet
  • How the World Works
  • Who We Are
  • How We Express Ourselves
  • Where We Are In Place and Time
  • How We Organize Ourselves