Ms. Ashley Swedell
Welcome to first grade! It is an exciting time in your child's life. In first grade your child will develop fundamental work habits, appropriate social behavior, problem solve, make decisions, grow spiritually, and of course academic skills.
Beginning reading skills will be taught and reinforced by doing word work, poetry, guided reading, and partner reading. I will reinforce literacy and math skills through thematic units. Some of our units will focus on farms, bats, dinosaurs, space, and heart health. We use the Harcourt math series and some topics that are covered include: addition, subtraction, graphing, place value, comparing numbers, patterns, and solid and plane shapes.
I will strive to make learning a fun and exciting experience for your child.
Torrey Smith Baldi and Andrea Willis