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First Grade

Welcome to First Grade

First grade is an exciting developmental year, which provides students with a foundation for a lifetime of learning. Homerooms have a lead teacher and a full-time assistant. This allows small group and one-on-one interaction on a regular basis to best meet the needs of each child. Along with the focus on academics, we also recognize the importance of learning through play. Learning is presented through actively engaged lessons and activities.

Adaptive expertise is the foundation of all learning where children are encouraged to be curious, creative, and willing to take risks while being reflective about their learning.

Communication of one's thinking and respectful collaboration with others is part of each day’s learning. Through this process, students learn more about themselves and their own abilities, allowing teachers to challenge and enrich by meeting the needs of all students.

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Meet Our First Grade Teachers

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Students work towards becoming self-governing in Junior Kindergarten by progressively becoming more independent when completing workshops.

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In kindergarten, we focus and guide students to become confident communicators while being self-reliant and self-governing.

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In second grade, the student is at the core of all that we do.

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Third grade is a fun-filled year of growth and change for both students and parents.

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Cannon School's learning support program is designed to help students with learning differences become successful learners and self-advocates. 

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