First Grade

The first grade program at Caze centers on a core curriculum of
Language Arts and Math, but also includes Science, Social Studies,
Music, Art, Media, and P.E.  First grade is an exciting and fun year
for students and their families!  Our first grade teachers work hard to
ensure that all students have a great year of learning and discovering.
The instruction in first grade is driven by a dedication to Indiana
Academic Standards, as well as EVSC curriculum maps.  The first grade
teachers work together to plan units of instruction, activities, and common assessments.

First graders learn to read through Readers Workshop, small-group
instructions, reading notebooks, technology, and reading centers.
First graders spend at least 90 minutes a day on reading instruction everyday.
Students get to pick books at their own level to read daily.  By the
end of the year, students need to be able to read over 100 sight words,
re-tell a story from beginning to end, read challenging texts, and
write a story with several paragraphs.

First graders work throughout the year on many math topics.  The most
important things we learn all year are addition and subtraction.  First
graders also learn telling time, counting money, making fractions, and
counting to 120.  Math is taught through small group instruction,
hands-on activities, mini-lessons, and Rocket Math.

First graders at Caze work on other fun units throughout the year, such
as worms and soil, history and geography, farms, holidays, and healthy
eating.  The first grade group enjoys several field trips yearly.
Recent field trips have included Mayse Farm, the Evansville Otters
baseball game, and the Evansville Icemen hockey game.

To stay up to date on what your student is doing in first grade, please
check with your homeroom teacher for information regarding Class Dojo,
a way to track behavior in a positive way and to communicate between
teachers and families.  You can also follow Caze Elementary School on
Facebook for frequent updates about events and information.  It is also
very important that you read with your student every night.  Reading at
home is a great way to build a love of reading with your student.
Students also have homework Monday through Thursday.  Please check your
student's folder nightly for notes from the teacher and to help with
homework as needed.

Useful websites for first graders at home are:,, and

Useful apps for smart phones and tablets are: Hungry Fish, Math Ninja,

If you have any questions, please contact your homeroom teacher by
clicking on the "Staff Directory" link on the left.

Daily Schedule

8:15 ­ 8:25: Homeroom

8:25 ­ 9:05: Reading Intervention/Reading Enrichment

9:05 ­ 11:00: Reading

11:00 ­ 11:25: Writing

11:25 ­ 12:05: Lunch/Recess

12:05 ­ 1:45: Math

1:45 ­ 2:25: Specials (Art, Gym, Music)

2:25 ­ 3:05: Science/Social Studies

3:15: Dismissal