Mrs. Berzins

Mrs. Berzins

1st Grade Team
sarahberzins@mckeelschools.com

Hello! I am Mrs. Berzins and I am so excited to join the 1st grade team at MAC. This is my 7th year teaching and my 3rd year teaching 1st grade. I graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education with an ESOL and reading endorsement. This year will be filled with excitement, fun, and lots of learning. Your child will be given the opportunities to inquire and explore through hands on experiences. I am thrilled to work with your child to instill the love for learning and to help each one discover their strengths and passions. 

Homework: 02.19 

*Read 15-20 minutes nightly You can read to someone, with someone or listen to someone while looking at words and pictures. You can read a book, a magazine, on an iPad, however you choose... just LOVE it! You may log it in your agenda daily. 

*Practice Phonics and HFW'sTest is Friday. Check your child's agenda for what words are their's. Your child knows if they have the orange list or purple list. They all have the blue list.  (Read and spell) 

Ways to study Spelling/phonics and HFW -  index cards, rainbow writing (write consonants blue and vowels red), 3 x's each, write words in sentences, and spell out loud, sidewalk chalk, magnetic letter on the fridge, finger painting, etc. Make it FUN!! Practicing your words does not have to be boring!

*Reading: Read and record in red folder 

Phonics/ Spelling Words- Soft G/ Hard G -  go, good, game, gum, glass, age, cage, huge, gym, wage

*HFW:  bell, fly, give, old, take 

*Math Homework- Extra math practice, try IXL.com, continue section P,Q, or U ) Students may also work on XTRAmath.org for practice with their addition or subtraction facts. *usernames and passwords are in the front of their agendas.   


Learning Targets

Reading: Identify who is telling the story at various points in a text.

Writing:  Writing a Narrative Piece 

Grammar:  identify and use determiners

Phonics:   Soft G/ Hard G 

Math: Tell and write time in hours and half hours to better understand using digital and analog clocks. 

Science: Recognize that water, rocks, soil, and living organisms are found on Earth's surface. 

Describe the need for water and how to be safe around water. 

Recognize that some things in the world around us happen fast and some happen slowly. 

Social Studies: Identify celebrations and national holidays as a way of remembering and honoring the heroism and achievements of the people, events, and our nation's ethnic heritage. 

Identify people from the past who have shown character ideals and principles including honesty, courage and responsibility.  



Mrs. Berzins' Class Schedule 

8:00-8:15 Morning Work 

8:15-8:20 Lunch and attendance 

8:25-8:55 MAC Time 

9:00-9:30- Phonics/Phonemic Awarness/Vocabulary 

9:30-10:30- Reading         * Fridays- Art 9:45-10:25

10:35-10:45- Calendar Math      *Thursdays- Media -9:00-9:30 

10:50-11:15  Lunch 

11:15-11:30- Playground 

11:35-12:05- Read Aloud/ Grammar/Writing

12:05-1:05- Math   

1:10-1:25- Snack/Bathroom

1:33-2:13  Block 

2:20-2:55  Science/ Social Studies/ STEM   

3:00-3:15  Clean-up and dismissal   


Dates to Remember 



Field Trips  

Friday, April 12th- Florida Aquarium 


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