First grade at Maple Street School is about continuing to expand upon skills your child may have begun to develop in preschool and kindergarten. We create a warm, safe, and nurturing environment in order to develop children's confidence, foster their independence, instill a love for school, and encourage them to learn about the world around them. Emphasis is placed on beginning literacy skills via thematic science and social studies units such as: the exploration of the pond habitat, investigation of the human body systems, cultural study of China, and the virtual exploration of Antarctica.
Photograph of Marilyn Thompson
1st Grade Teacher