Nancy Stachel, Principal
380 Victoria St N., St Paul, MN 55104
(651) 293-8680 | Get directions
First Grade at Maxfield is an exciting place to learn. First grade is a time of cognitive and social change and constant tooth eruption! Here at Maxfield we tap into the first graders eagerness, curiosity, imagination, drive and enthusiasm through a workshop approach to learning. Through Responsive Classroom strategies the students form a community where they can begin to see other's points of view and work together in a spirit of cooperation.
Each day students will have daily reading homework. They will have a book log in their green homework folders that needs to be filled out and signed by an adult each day. They will also have a weekly note and a homework packet sent home on Friday that needs to be returned by the following Thursday.
During skills block each day we will work on reading and writing skills which includes phonics, grammar, word work, letter and sounds, and much more. Each week we will have new word wall words and on Friday we will have a spelling test on these words. Once a word is on the word wall students will be responsible for the words in reading and writing. If students do not know the word after the weeks work with that word, they will continue to work on that word during reading center time.
Writer's workshop is a time when students get to express their ideas in writing and in drawings. We will begin our year learning about being writers and practicing the things that writers do.
During math workshop students will learn addition, subtraction, counting, number patterns, time, money and much more.
During reader's workshop we will be learning about reading through peace related themes. We will being our year with a unit on Identity Awareness and learning about ourselves and others, what makes us the same and different.
Nancy Stachel, Principal | 380 Victoria St N., St Paul, MN 55104 | (651) 293-8680 | Get directions