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First Grade @ Dalton Learning Academy

Welcome to First Grade

Dear Parents,

                As your child prepares for a different and exciting new year in First Grade, we are giving you a list of suggested school supplies and uniforms for the 2020-2021 school year.


Provided in your packet but can also be found in the website below
                – https://www.frenchtoast.com/schoolbox/schools/dalton-learning-center-QS61C2M

Face shield is mandatory for ages 3 and up. It can be found at Amazon.

SUPPLY LIST                                                                                 

  • 1 Bible (NKJV)
  • 1 Dictionary
  • 1 Back pack (without wheels)
  • 1 11”x17” zipper pencil bag (pouch)
  • 5 Marble composition notebook
  • 5 two-pocket folders
  • 1 pack white lined paper
  • 1 24 pack no.2 yellow pencils
  • 1 Box of dry erase markers (expo)
  • 1 Glue (liquid) bottle
  • 5 (large) glue sticks
  • 1 Scissors
  • 1 pack index cards
  • 2 Box of 24 crayons
  • 1 Box of colored pencils
  • 1 box washable markers
  • (Crayola preferred)
  • 2 big “pink pearl” eraser
  • 1 set of watercolors
  • 2 box of tissues
  • 1 (big bottle) hand sanitizer
  • 2 bottles of anti-bacterial Liquid soaps
  • 1 letter size clip board
  • 1 container of Clorox wipes (no Lysol brand due to allergies


  • Expect to have and replenish throughout the school year as needed.
  • Personal Items MUST be labeled.
The student…
  • Reads at or above level 
  • Uses basic elements of phonetic analysis (ex. Hears, segments, substitutes and blends sounds in words)
  • Uses sound/symbol relations and beginning letters (onsets) and patterns (rhymes) as visual cues for decoding
  • Uses context clues to construct meaning (ex. illustrations, knowledge of the story and topic)
  • Uses information from a variety of sources (letters, sounds, pictures, background information, grammar) to figure out unknown words.
  • Develops vocabulary by using references (ex. Illustrations, knowledge of the story and topic) to build upon prior knowledge
  • Uses knowledge of word endings (including s, ing, ed, er, est, ful) to determine word meanings
  • Uses a variety of strategies to comprehend text (ex. Inference, self-monitoring, predicting, retelling, discussing, restating ideas)
  • Knows the main idea or theme and supporting details of a story or information piece
  • Makes inferences based on text and prior knowledge (ex. Regarding traits, feelings, actions of characters)
  • Reads for information used in performing tasks (ex. Directions, graphs, charts, signs, captions)
  • Identifies fiction and non-fiction writing
Fluent writers…
  • uses pre-writing strategies independently ( such as brainstorming, webs, etc)
  • participates in the writing process through the whole group, small group, and independent writing
  • uses beginning, middle and end organizational formats in their stories
  • uses word wall words; sensory words
  • uses conventional spelling with most frequently used words
  • consistent use of spacing, capitalization, and punctuation
  • writes for a variety of purposes on their own
  • able to plan, draft, conference, revise, edit, publish
  • creates narrative, informative pieces of writing
  • uses technology/media resources to support learning
The student…
  • models addition and subtraction situations using a variety of strategies
  • identifies, describes, and applies addition and subtraction as inverse operations
  • creates and uses increasingly sophisticated strategies, and uses properties such as commutative, associative and additive identity, to add whole numbers
  • uses counting strategies, number patterns, and models as a means for solving basic addition and subtraction fact problems
  • compares and orders whole numbers at least to 100
  • represents two-digit numbers in terms of tens and ones
  • orders counting numbers, compares their relative magnitudes (size), and represents numbers on a number line
  • uses appropriate vocabulary to compare shapes
  • composes (joins) and decomposes (takes apart) plane and solid figures
  • extends repeating and growing patterns, fills in missing terms, and justifies reasoning
  • measures by using iterations of a unit and counts the unit measure by grouping units
  • compares and orders objects according to descriptors
  • uses mathematical reasoning and beginning understanding of tens and ones
  • solves routine and non-routine problems by acting them out, using manipulative, and drawing diagrams
  • counts by 2s, 5s, and 10s to 100
  • counts combinations of coins up to $1.00
  • tells time to the hour and the half hour
The student…
  • understands that all matter has observable measurable properties
  • recognizes that energy may be changed in form
  • understands what types of motion may be described, measured, and predicted
  • recognizes patterns in weather
  • knows the basic needs of all living things
  • understands how living things interact with their environment
  • uses the scientific process and habits of mind to solve problems


Dalton Learning Center/Academy

2601 SW Port St. Lucie Blvd Port St. Lucie, FL 34953


daltonlearningacademy@gmail.com, daltonlearningcenter@gmail.com

( 772) 337-8160

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