1st Grade

First grade students will begin to master decoding letter sounds and combinations in order to read fluently and comprehend different genres. Students will apply appropriate spelling, conventions, and grammar to a variety of sentence types and writing pieces. First grade continues developing number sense, properties, and operations. They interpret visual displays of information, describe shapes by defining attributes, measure to compare objects, and discover the value of coins. First graders also develop social skills needed to be successful throughout life.

  • 1 dozen #2 pencils (Ticonderoga brand only) (Blanchard)
  • 1 wide ruled spiral notebook
  • 1 box (24 count) crayons
  • 1 box sandwich size Ziploc bags (girls only)
  • 1 yellow highlighter
  • 3 glue sticks
  • 2 big white erasers (Blanchard’s class only)
  • 1 pair kid’s scissors
  • 1 package band-aids (Blanchard’s boys only)
  • 1 box classic Crayola markers
  • 1 box colored pencils & 1 pencil sharpener
  • 1 water bottle with child’s name
  • 3 big white erasers (Chase’s class only)
  • 1 container Clorox wipes (girls only)
  • $10.00 craft fee
  • 2 black dry erase markers (low odor)
  • 5 plastic folders (1 red, 1 green, 1 blue, 1 yellow, 1 orange)
  • 2 highlighters (1 yellow, 1 green)
  • 1 bottle Elmer’s liquid glue (Ms. Blanchard’s class only)

Please label everything

To help increase the reading level of students, each student has a SmartyAnts account.  Please allow your child time to read and learn on this valuable website.


To help increase the math and language arts skills, each student has a MobyMax account.  Please allow your child time to read and learn on this valuable website.


To help increase the reading level of students, each student has a SuperKids account.  Please allow your child time to read and learn on this valuable website.

Our class participates in the Scholastic Reading Club.  Every book you buy earns FREE books for our classroom library.  Reading Club flyers are sent home to help you choose books.  Order online (our one-time activation code is MKQH7) or return the order form and payment to your teacher.   All book orders are shipped to our classroom.  Thanks for helping us read!

Jill Chase has taught at Peyton Elementary since 2011. She currently holds a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education. In addition to her elementary teaching experience she has 10 years of college level teaching experience developing equine business programs, two years’ experience as a paraprofessional, and one year of experience as an elementary school technology coordinator. Jill has also completed the following trainings: Spalding Multisensory Instruction of Language Arts 2, DIBELS, Envision Math, Love and Logic, and U-Stars Science. Currently, Jill resides in Peyton with her husband and two daughters, who both attend Peyton schools. As a family they enjoy horses, showing dogs, and attending dance performances. Jill feels that there is no place better to raise a family than in Peyton where everyone is part of the school community.

Hello! My name is Shelby Blanchard. I was born & raised in Denver, CO and moved to Colorado Springs for college to attend the University of Colorado Colorado Springs where I received a Bachelor of Arts in Inclusive Elementary Education with endorsements in Special Education and Culturally Linguistically Diverse Education (CLDE). During my student teaching year, I was also a certified substitute teacher and taught grades K-6. After graduating, I taught in District 49 then switched to Peyton. First grade is such a fundamental year and I truly delight in teaching it! I am currently in graduate school at UCCS. In my free time, I enjoy playing tennis, cooking, traveling, watching sports and playing with my puppy. I look forward to working with you. You won’t believe how much your child will grow!


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