1st Grade Team
Welcome back Wildcats! I am very excited about teaching 1st grade at McKeel Academy Central this year. This is my 19th year teaching. I graduated from The University of Toledo in 1999 with my degree in Speech/Language Therapy. Over the years I've had many amazing experiences teaching ages from 3-11. Teaching is my passion. My main goal is to grant every student success on their own educational path! Teaching students to read and watching them grow as readers is very exciting and rewarding to me. This year I plan to make our learning environment fun, engaging and student centered. I can't wait to start this year with your child! I am excited about the memories and learning we will be endeavoring throughout the school year.
Class Tag (Parent/teacher Communication App)
Mrs. Martinez's Class Schedule
8:00-8:25 Morning Choice
8:25-8:55 MAC Time
9:25-10:05 Specials *M,T,W,F - PE; TH - Art
10:10-10:50 Whole Group Reading *M - Music; T - Library
1:30-1:50 Snack/Bathroom/Read Aloud
2:25-2:55 Catch up/Daily Review
2:55-3:15 Clean-up and dismissal
Thursday, August 22, 2019 5-9 at Pelican's Snoballs
Thursday, September 19 - 11:00am-8:00pm at PDQ
Snack: We will have snack time each day. Your child is responsible to bring in their own snack each day. Due to allergies this works best for our class. If you would like to send in an extra snack that I can keep for students who forget you are more then welcome to do so. We try to make sure everyone has their own snack each day with them. Below are some ideas of snacks that are healthy for your child to bring to school.
Healthy snack ideas:
Important Dates and Upcoming Events
Tuesday: August 27: Parent Night 5:30
Monday, September 2: No School - Labor Day
Monday, September 16: No School - Teacher Work Day
September 25 - Police Station
October 11 at 9:00 - Lakeland Community Theater performance of Lion King
February 11 - Post Office
March 6 - Lowry Park Zoo
- Read each night! Even just for 15-20 minutes. You can read to someone, with someone or listen to someone. You can read a book, a magazine, on an iPad, however you choose... just LOVE it! You may log it in your agenda.
- Practice the Sight Words written in your agenda. This can be done however you choose to practice at home... sidewalk chalk, magnetic letters on the fridge, finger painting, etc. Make it FUN!! Practicing your words does not have to be boring! Sight words are just that, learned by sight. They usually break phonics rules, so we do not sound them out, we memorize them by sight. That is exactly how students are assessed at the end of each week as well. Students read their sight words to the teacher one-on-one.
- Practice Phonics Words, these words are also written in your child's agenda. We practice these words differently because they are taught differently. These words follow patterns and 'rules' and we can sound these words out. We focus on a different skill each week. A new skill is introduced on Monday, we practice all week and then students are assessed on Friday like a traditional spelling test. The more practice students can get at home with both sight words and phonics words throughout the week to reinforce what we are doing in the classroom, the better!
- Phonics Words-
- Sight Words- as, then, could, when, them, ask, this, path, bath, that
- Math Homework-
What Are We Learning About?
Reading: - Key Details, Characters, Main Idea
Writing - How to write a sentence, using capital letters, punctuation and spacing. Informative writing.
Grammar - Nouns, verbs, possessive nouns, pronouns, adjectives
Phonics - th sound
Math- - adding and subtracting up to 20.
Science- Living and nonliving things
Social Studies- Government and American Symbols
Send me a Message
- AR Book Find
- AR HomeConnect
- IXL-Math Practice
- RAZ-KIDS (along105)
- TenMarks- Math Practice
Send me a Message
- 1st 9 weeks HFW cards
- 2nd 9 weeks HFW
- 3rd 9 weeks HFW cards
- 4th 9 weeks HFW cards
- Parent Night 2017-2018
- Parent Video
- School Supply List