1st Grade

Mrs. Corinne Garritano and Mrs. Erica Howe

First grade is an exciting year filled with many challenges and many joys.  The children are taking a big step in the direction of independence.  Even though this is a long process, now is the time to start! This is a fundamental grade; skills that are taught in first grade will affect your child throughout their lives.  One of our goals is to provide a framework of good study habits and organizational skills that will help your child now and in the future grades as well.  We look forward to a new rewarding year filled with laughter and many memories.

Early Literacy Team
As educators we are dedicated to the continued exploration of innovative teaching modalities to help inform our pedagogy in the humanities and literacy curricular. Students are offered the opportunity to read, write and explore various genres of literature to foster a love of reading and draw connections between subject and content areas. Recognizing that students in grades K to 3 are learning to read while students in grades 4 and above are reading to learn, faculty participate in a variety of professional development opportunities that promote phonetic awareness and continue to develop reading and writing across the curricula. These programs will aid in providing differentiated instruction for students at all levels of learning.