1st Grade


Ready, Set, Soar!

First grade Aviators are ready for takeoff! The first grade team values collaboration and works together to meet the needs of all students. We are committed to exploring best practices in teaching to help our students reach high levels of learning. Our goal is to support, encourage, and challenge all students to ensure a successful year in first grade.

The Adams Community…

  • Teaching with Passion
  • Learning with Confidence
  • Achieving Excellence

Guiding Principles

  • Be Safe
  • Be Respectful
  • Be Responsible

Student Goals for Life

  • I can take good care of myself even if I’m mad.
  • I can be productive and follow directions even if I don’t want to.
  • I can be okay, even if others are not okay.



Students will have daily homework assignments practicing the concepts taught that day as well as reviewing concepts to ensure retention of skills.


Students will have weekly spelling lists which include phonetic and high frequency words.


Students will bring familiar guided reading books home to read for fluency practice. Research shows that rereading familiar text promotes and develops strong reading skills. First Grade High Frequency Word lists by Unit

Start Smart High Frequency Words

a this we can is are do my me go look she has little with he where for I here and like play have to the see you said was

Unit 1 High Frequency Words

does school what out up be come too pull make they jump move two not down very good fun run

Unit 2 High Frequency Words

again new there help use three one then could live who eat under of no want her day all call walk around by many place

Unit 3 High Frequency Words

away now some today way why green grow pretty should together water any from happy once so upon ago boy girl how old people after buy done every soon work

Unit 4 High Frequency Words

about animal carry eight give our because blue into or other small find food more over start warm caught flew know laugh listen were found hard near woman would write

Unit 5 High Frequency Words

four large none only put round another climb full great poor through began better guess learn right sure color early instead nothing oh thought above build fall knew money toward

Unit 6 High Frequency Words

answer brought busy door enough eyes brother father friend love mother picture been children month question their year before front heard push tomorrow your favorite few gone surprise wonder young

Reading Tips

It can be hard to find just the right book level when you are at the library, so here is a link to a leveled booklist for DRA levels 1-18.

Higher-level books can be found here

You can also check the level of a book by typing the title into the Book Wizard at this website. There is even a Book Wizard app for your phone! You can scan the barcode on the back of a book and it will pop up information all about the book!!!

You can also download the Overdrive App to phones, tablets and e-readers and connect it to the Lincoln City Libraries where you can “check out” thousands of digital children’s books for FREE right from the comfort of your own home (and you don’t have to worry about late fees!)

Using an app called Epic!, you can read thousands of digital children’s books grouped by age. You get unlimited books for $4.99 a month, but the first month is free.

Don’t forget the power of reading TO your child. Children need to hear and understand complex language and vocabulary before they are able to read it on their own. Most importantly, this will further develop a love of reading as they connect it to special time spent with you!