1st Grade


Mrs. Perry was born into Salem congregation and is a lifetime member of Salem Lutheran Church. She began her career at Salem Lutheran School in 1964 when she entered first grade in the very classroom she teaches in now. A calling to teach God’s children lead Mrs. Perry to major in Child Development at Cal State Northridge. She has taught Spanish, Remedial Reading, and directed the Day Care at Salem before joining the full time teaching staff in 1998. For the past eighteen¬†years Mrs. Perry has been enjoying teaching the first graders at Salem.

First Grade is on our way!


In Open Court Reading we have finished reviewing all of the letters of the alphabet and have begun to learn consonant sound spellings, and the short vowel sounds. As we learn each sound, we will begin blending the letters into words, and practicing by reading our decodable books. Our big book theme “Things That Go” will contain many interesting poems and stories, biography and art, all helping us to use our new skills as we explore literature around the theme. We are Writing about our favorite things to do in the fall, what we like to do on Saturdays, and what we will be for Halloween!

In Math we will review our counting skills as well as learning our next set of addition facts, ” the Plus One” facts. We will add these to “The Doubles” as we practice memorizing our math facts. Our lessons will also include patterning, geometry, measurement, calendar, and mathematical reasoning.

In Social Studies we will learn all about the earth. We will learn that people can live in cities, suburbs, towns and farms. We will learn that the earth is made of land and water called mountains, hills, plains, oceans, rivers and lakes. We will learn about the seven continents of the world, our country on the continent, our state in our country, our city, our neighborhood and our home.

In Science we are learning how plants and animals get what they need from their habitats. We will learn about desert, forest, ocean, and wetland habitats.

We will enjoy going to Music, Art, Spanish,Computer and P.E. for more learning fun!

We are having so much fun in First grade!

Things to remember for October:

  • Write your name in all of your jackets and sweaters.

  • ¬†Practice your skills by reading your decodable books.

  • Practice your Math Facts.

  • First grade is fabulous!


Weekly Packet Letters

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First Classroom Schedule 17


First Grade Curriculum Overview 2017

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