The First Grade program increases our challenging academic approach with an emphasis on personal responsibility. Students develop decoding skills, while learning strategies to analyze literature. They understand that good readers develop lifelong habits that set them up for success. Expanding reading skills equip students to express their ideas in writing with fiction and non-fiction formats as they shift from the role of reader to writer. Math concepts are explored with a developmental sequence that includes moving from the concrete to visual to the abstract. Problem solving skills are an integral part of the program. Students develop map skills beginning with a look at neighborhood maps and later apply their understandings to a study of maps of continents and oceans. First Graders investigate a variety of American symbols such as the Statue of Liberty, Mount Rushmore, and the American flag as they discover the values and beliefs that represent our country.
Meet Liza Sullivan
First Grade Teacher
With more than nine years of teaching experience, Liza is an engaged teacher, who loves to see her students learn something new or be able to do something for themselves for the very first time. She especially loves the youngest students because through them, she knows she is helping them build on their knowledge base, which will help them for years to come. In her spare time, Liza enjoys reading, cooking and playing with her daughter. Liza holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Curry College. She also has her masters in education birth-grade three from Lindenwood University. Liza joined Rohan Woods School in 2010.