Grade One

The Grade One program is a developmental program, which promotes physical, social, emotional, and intellectual growth through guided exploration and direct instruction. Educational experiences are presented in units and take place within a nurturing environment.


Learning to read and write are among the most important skills your child will learn in first grade. The more time your child spends reading and writing, the greater the likelihood that he/she will make continuous progress.


First Grade students explore various topics and themes throughout the year. Some examples include:

Math: Concepts and Strategies with Addition and Subtraction, Measurement, Geometry ELA: Classroom Communities, Narratives, Nonfiction vs Fiction Writing Strategies Science: Communicating with Waves, Design From Nature, Patterns in the Sky

Art - Line, Color Texture, Shape
Music - Voice, Rhythm, Beat, Melody
Physical Education / Health: Fitness, Cooperative Activities, Locomotor Skills

Our Grade One Team:

  • Mrs. Jill DeRosa
  • Mrs. Kathy Ryter
  • Mrs. Danielle Dispenza
  • Mrs. Micki Paradise
  • Mrs. Jen Aponte

Helpful websites for parents and students:

  • Coming Soon


Parents and/or guardians should preview all web sites before using them with children.

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Nondiscrimination Statement

The Bethel Public Schools do not discriminate in any employment practice, education program, or educational activity on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, genetic information, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law. The Bethel Public Schools provide equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Inquiries regarding the Bethel Public Schools nondiscrimination policies should be directed to:

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