Grade 1

Grade 1 is such an exciting year! As children build independence and learn about respect and responsibility as members of a classroom community, they develop a love of reading and blossom into strong readers during Reading Workshop. Students practice their decoding and comprehension skills, study characters in fiction books, and learn about the text features in non-fiction books. As they flourish into young, budding authors in Writing Workshop, learners progress through the stages of the writing process, crafting a variety of fiction and nonfiction pieces. Children solidify early numeracy skills and begin to apply various problem-solving strategies and explain their thinking as they play engaging math games. Students also learn about shadows, living things, forces and motion, and life-cycles through scientific observation, activities and experiments designed to deepen their understanding. It is a fun, fantastic year of learning and achievement!



RAZ Kids - a reading program for students. For use in school and at home. (For directions to RAZ Kids, please click here.)

PebbleGo - readings, videos, and pictures on various nonfiction topics


Matific - interactive games and worksheets

Interactive Math Websites and Apps for Kids- document listing and describing various interactive math resources

Sheppard Software - a variety of math skill games


BrainPop - link to informative video site

Library Home Page - teacher / student links listed

Library Catalog (Destiny) - online access to Willard School catalog

Enchanted Learning - information on a variety of topics for Grade 1 - a coding program using Blockly language.


Dara Lesse
Gretchen Schultz
Christine Cugno