1st Grade Team
Welcome First Grade, Wildcats!
I am so excited to start another amazing year at MAC! This is my 8th year teaching. I am a graduate of Southeastern University where I earned a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education with an ESOL and reading endorsement. I have a passion for learning and teaching and it gives me great joy to be able to inspire students to feel the same way when coming to school! I am committed to creating a classroom environment where students feel loved, valued, trusted, and understand they are an integral part of our family of learners. Each day learning will be challenging, fun, positive, and engaging. With the combined effort of student, parent, and teacher I am confident that this will be a year of growth and success!
Berzins' Daily Schedule
8:00-8:30 Morning Work/Mentor Sentences
8:30-9:00 MAC TIME - Differentiated Instruction
9:00-9:20 Phonics First
9:25-10:05 PE - Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday Art - Monday
10:08-10:48 Library - Monday
11:15-11:30 Calendar Math
11:45-11:55 Bathroom Break
12:00-1:00 Ready Florida/Small Groups
12:45-1:25 Music - Tuesday
1:00-1:30 Science/ Social Studies
1:30-1:50 Snack and Read Aloud
2:50-3:00 Clean Up/Pack Up
Students should read each night for 20 minutes. Please list the book that was read on the reading log that is in your child's Monday folder.
Math: Practice skip counting by 5's & 10's
Dates to Remember
Tuesday, August 6th - Orientation: Students whose last name begins with the letters A-L from 5:30-6:30 pm & students whose last name begins with the letters M-Z from 7:00-8:00 pm.
Thursday, August 8th - First Day of School
Thursday, August 22nd - PTO Spirit Night Pelican's SnoBalls
Tuesday, August 27th - First Grade Parent Night @ 5:30pm
Monday, September 2nd - No School, Labor Day
Monday, September 16th - No School, Staff Work Day
Friday, October 11th - End of 1st Grading Period