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
Marilyn Thompson
1st Grade Teacher