Welcome to one of the most incredible years your child will have in his/her school career! First grade is an exciting time as children embark upon new adventures in the world of learning. During first grade, your child will learn how to read, write stories, add, subtract, and so much more! We hope to make your child’s first grade learning experience a fun and exciting one, and hope to instill a love of learning that will last a lifetime.

What to Expect

In first grade at Parris South, we build upon the foundation academics and social skills students learned in kindergarten.  Students entering into 1st grade should be able to read fluently and comprehend given assignments in all subjects from the previous school year.  Students are given leadership roles within our classrooms to encourage more responsibility while nurturing their academic growth.

a boy student working on his schoolwork


We have some cool experiences throughout the year to keep the students engaged in school.  We have a 100th Day Celebration, Science Experiment Week, Election, and Zoo Field Trip.  We are also proud to have two service projects each year with the kids where we bring Thanksgiving snacks and make Valentine’s Day cards for the nursing home.

Parent Involvement

You are extremely important in the academic growth of your child. It is extremely important to keep in mind that we all build on small successes and that each child will progress at his/her own pace, acquiring skills, as they are developmentally ready. It is vital that you help celebrate your child’s success, no matter how small. This will help keep your child excited and motivated to learn.

Maintaining each child’s self-esteem and building a secure foundation for future growth will always remain a priority and we are so excited about getting to know your child!

  • Read with your child each night.
  • Study with your child each night.
  • Review daily and weekly work with your child.
  • Practice math facts and create real-life situations to nurture and encourage academic achievement.
teacher teaching her students in the classroom