Morton District 709 Providing an education to last a life time.

Contact Numbers:

School Office

Phone: 1.309.266.5309

Fax: 1.309.284.1015

Absence: 1.309.284.1000



My Class1st Grade


Welcome to First Grade!!

Miss Baxter

Mrs. McDowell


First grade is an exciting time as children embark upon new adventures in the world of learning! It is a time of growing independence and self-discovery. In first grade, students explore fiction and nonfiction books, learn word solving and phonics skills, practice self-monitoring and reading fluently, and work on comprehension strategies such as retelling & summarizing, making connections, predicting & inferring, asking questions, and visualizing. In math, students learn addition & subtraction skills, place value, graphing, measurement & time, and shapes & fractions. First grade is also a time when students become growing writers, exploring opinion, informative, and narrative writing, as well as learning the writing process and practicing handwriting. We hope to make your child's first grade learning experience a fun and exciting one and to instill a love of literacy and learning that will last throughout your child's years of schooling.

Miss Baxter

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Mrs. McDowell

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Faith Waterfield, Principal  Email

Tammy Bailey, Secretary  Email



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