School Hours: 7:40am-3:00pm

First Grade

Welcome to Volma Overton Elementary

1st Grade 2019/20


We are so proud of our 1st Grade Scholars!


It is very exciting to have your child in our First Grade classrooms.

We look forward to working with you to make this a successful and exciting school year for our scholars.


We have set high academic goals for our scholars.


What's FUN in Grade One? 

Overton 1st grade class will be learning many new skills in literacy, math, science, and social studies.  

You can help your scholar meet these goals.

We ask that parents ensure that scholars come to school daily and are only absent under dire circumstances. Daily attendance is imperative for good, productive learning.

First grade has a long morning before lunch, therefore it is importand for scholars to have had a substantial breakfast to help their focus. Please make sure that scholars arive on time incase they may get pulled for small group activities at 7:30 and 8:00 am. 


We will achieve this growth. 

The education of your child is a partnership among parents, teachers and scholars. We are delighted to be the platfform of what will be the beginning of a life-changing asset such as, the education of your child. We strive to help scholars feel empowered, valued, competent and successful in school. 


Learning Literacy

Scholars will be assessed on their phonemic awareness skills, ability to decode words and their comprehension skills. To insure these concepts are a solid understanding for our scholars they will be expected to tell all the events in the stories they read before they are allowed to move up to the next reading level. 

At home: After reading with your child at home, it is good practice to ask them to retell the story in their own words with details. 


This is a pivotal year for skills to come together for each scholar to become more developed as a learner.

Because you are an essential part of your child’s education, please feel free to contact Overton Elementary if you have any questions.

Thank you in advance for your time and support.