First Grade Overview
We have two sections in first grade — each section has a lead teacher and an associate teacher to ensure personalized attention. Classes range from 22-23 students. First grade is an important milestone for Burke’s students as they begin their formal education journey. It is a time of growth, exploration, and discovery, as children begin to lay the foundation for a lifetime of learning. It is also a time when students begin to take more responsibility for their own learning and daily routines.
In the SEL curriculum, students use Zones of Regulation, The Toolbox, and Kimochis curriculum, which focus on social-emotional skills and are used to teach tools and strategies for effective problem-solving and communication.