1st Grade is a critical year for children's academic and social development. Your child’s First Grade year at Hayesville Elementary School will be an exciting and busy one. We will be actively involved in many forms of learning: Reading and writing are incorporated through all aspects of the curriculum. Learning math is fun and challenging through games and hands on activities. We explore our world in science and social studies. Some instructional techniques include: Writer's Workshop, Guided Reading, and Fundations Phonics Program. Our goal is that every child obtains a life-long love for learning.