Grade 1

Summer 2020

To the first graders of 2019-2020, I hope you are enjoying all the hot and sunny days of this summer!  Please make sure to read!  Make a list of the books you have read during the vacation.

To the upcoming class of 2020-2021, I look forward to meeting you!  You should also be reading during the summer vacation.  Keep a list of the books you read and you can give it to me when school begins!

Best wishes to everyone!

Ms. Sharon Lippert - Gr. 1 Teacher 

If you have any questions, please send me an email at



Reading: This is the year when you'll see your child develop an amazing amount of vocabulary. Their decoding and comprehension skills grow by leaps and bounds. We (my teacher aide and I) work with the class by breaking them into reading groups for instruction. Their English/Language Arts lessons are scheduled in a block of 90 minutes each morning.

Math: Students are required by New York State Common Core curriculum to master addition and subtraction facts up to and including the number ten. Our lessons are very "hands on." We use all kinds of manipulatives to learn math concepts - clothes pins, coin models, counting cubes, straws, etc. Other concepts learned in math include geometry, measurement, and graph construction/interpretation.

Religion: Your child will learn about God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit. They will learn to care for God's creation. We learn about the life of Jesus, the Church, saints, and special feast days.

Social Studies: Children learn about communities, community leaders, map construction, needs, wants and the way people use natural resources. We also learn about the meaning of national holidays and symbols.

Science: Weather, dental health, life science, and our five senses are a few of the concepts taught. We also use the science laboratory upstairs to conduct experiments.

Our special classes include gym, music, art, Spanish, library and technology. We also participate in the Mighty Milers Program.

Children entering first grade should read during the summer to practice the skills they learned in kindergarten. Ten minutes a day does wonders!

You may find a copy of the supply list by clicking here or navigating to our Virtual Backpack. Enjoy the rest of your summer!

Miss Sharon Lippert












Miss Sharon Lippert - Grade 1