First grade at Maple Street School is about expanding upon developing skills your child may have picked up in kindergarten and preschool. A warm, safe, and nurturing environment is created in order to instill a love for school, develop confidence, become independent, and learn about the world around him/her. Emphasis is placed on beginning literacy skills through the use of 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