Welcome to Mrs. Cossey's First Grade Class!

  • Areas of Study

    Language Arts & Reading:

    • Treasures-Macmillan McGraw-Hill
    • Oral Language- Oral Vocabulary and Phonemic Awareness
    • Word Study- Phonics, High Frequency Words, and Spelling
    • Reading- Comprehension Strategies and Skills, Fluency, Skill Based Practice Readers, and Reader’s Response pages
    • Language Arts- Grammar and Writing
    • Treasures Macmillan McGraw-Hill reading program
    • Close Reading
    • Daily Five (Read to Self, Read to Someone, Writing, Word Work and Listen to Reading)
    • Non-fiction Instructional Texts
    • Fact-Based Discussions and Writing
    • Formative Assessments
    • Interactive Phonics and Language Arts Journals
    • Cross-curricular studies


    Fall: Narrative

    • Students will recount sequenced events, use order words, include details and closure.

    Winter:  Informational/Explanatory

    • Students will name a topic, supply facts about it, and provide closure.

    Spring: Opinion

    • Students will introduce a topic, state an opinion, supply reasons to support their opinion, and provide closure.

    Math Expressions: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

    Unit 1:  Partners and Number                        

             Patterns Through 10    

    Unit 2: Addition and Subtraction Strategies

    Unit 3:  Unknown Numbers in Addition and Subtraction

    Unit 4:  Place Value Concepts

    Unit 5:  Place Value Situations

    Unit 6:  Comparisons and Data

    Unit 7:  Geometry, Measurement, and Equal Shares

    Unit 8:  Two-Digit Addition


    Science: Pearson Scott Foresman

    • Plants and Animals
    • Solids, Liquids, Gases
    • Weather


    Social Studies

    • Rules and Laws
    • All About People
    • We Love Our Country
    • Where People Live
    • Marketplace
    • Our Changing World


    Daily Schedule



    Classroom Schedule


    • Morning Wakeup
    • Common Core Focused Language Arts Instruction
    • Oral Language
    • Snack Recess
    • Math
    • Writer’s Workshop
    • Lunch
    • Independent Reading, response to reading iPad Rotations
    • Social Studies/Science/Art
    • Physical Education

    Specials Schedule

    • Weekly library and computer lab visits.  
    • Weekly classes through the Starting Arts Performing Arts Program (Dance, Music, Theater).
    • Monthly participation in PE with a Playworks coach.
    • Monthly FAME art projects through a parent run art program and parent led character building sessions with Project Cornerstone.


    Field Trips

    • Marine Science Institute
    • The Elves and the Shoemaker Play
    • Mad Science In-Class Workshop-“Dry Ice”
    • Miss Nelson is Missing Play
    • In N Out Burger restaurant tour
    • First Grade End of the Year Picnic