Ann Erickson and Sigi Scigliano

First grade is an exciting year filled with academic growth. We use the Open Court reading program and Writer’s Workshop to foster our young readers and writers. In addition to our Scott Foresman math we use a variety of hands on lessons as well as literature to teach the following concepts: number sense, problem solving, geometry, fractions, probability and money. The district recently purchased Harcourt science materials. We are looking forward to studying matter and energy, weather, seasons and living things.

We are very fortunate to have a variety of specialists that enhance our curriculum in the following areas: science, art, music, computer and physical education.

Students will have weekly homework packets throughout the year. They are expected to spend approximately 20 minutes per night on homework. Students are also expected to read every night!

We are proud to provide students with a rich curriculum that is sure to be fun and challenging.

School Supplies

Many of the supplies your child will need this year have been provided. We are asking students to bring:

  • An eight marker set of Crayola Classic Color Washable Markers
  • 1 tablet of 9×12 watercolor paper for special art projects (we recommend Canson brand, not spiral bound)
  • A thick yellow highlighter
  • A reusable water bottle
  • Small glue sticks

We also welcome the following donations:

  • Freezer Gallon, freezer quart, and sandwich-sized Ziploc bags
  • Paper towels
  • Q-tips
  • Wipes

Finally, throughout the year we will do a variety of cooking and art projects. We will also develop photos of the class. We are asking each student to contribute $15 to help pay for supplies. (If you write a check, please make it out to your classroom teacher.)

Thank you!

Mountain View First Grade Team
Ann Erickson and Sigi Scigliano