Mrs. Kearney

Mrs. Kearney

1st Grade Team
shannonkearney@mckeelschools.com

Welcome back Wildcats! I am very excited about teaching 1st grade again this year.  This is my 11th year teaching.  I graduated from USF in 2008 with my Elementary Education Degree and ESOL endorsement. 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. 

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Weekly Homework 

1. Read 15-20 minutes nightly. Students will take an AR test at the end of the week. Students read a book 3 times before taking an AR test. (Sunday night-Thursday night) 

2. Math- IXL/Zearn ( optional)  See below 

3. Practice reading and spelling your Phonics and HFW's. Test 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-  index cards, rainbow writing (write consonants blue and vowels red), 3 x's each, write words in sentences, spell out loud,  

Homework Week of April 15-19

Spelling:  -ed and -ing ending 

Phonics: jumped, tricked, looking, cooking, pumped, mixed, working, cooked, playing, clicking 

HFW:  night, men, made, gave, buy, money 

Reading comprehension: Scholastic Story Spin and comprehension questions 

Math: IXL or Zearn Letter W: W.1-W.4 

Homework Week of April 22-26

Spelling:  

Phonics: 

HFW:  

Reading comprehension: Scholastic Story Spin and comprehension questions 

Math: IXL or Zearn Letter W: W.5-W.10 


Class Schedule  

Mrs. Kearney's 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         * Thursdays- Art 9:45-10:25

10:30-10:45- Playground

10:53-11:18  Lunch 

11:25-12:25- Math/Calendar math 

12:30-1:15- Science 

1:20-1:30- Snack/Read Aloud  

1:33-2:13- Block  (*Music- Tuesday)  

2:25-2:55 - Writing  ( Media- Wednesday) 

3:00-3:15 Clean-up and dismissal   


Healthy Snack  

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: 

pretzels

apples

grapes

cheese crackers

animal crackers

applesauce

carrots 

fruit snacks/bars 

pickles 

goldfish 

peanutbutter crackers 

fruit cups 

etc....


Important Dates and Upcoming Events  

Monday, February 4th- Student Led Conferences 5:30-6:30 Classrooms 

Thursday, February 7th- Chick-fil-a Spirit night ( Northside) 

Monday, February 18th- No school 

Friday, February 22nd- All Pro Dad's breakfast/ Father daughter Dance 

Tuesday, March 5th- Family Night 5-8pm Science night/ Chick-fil-a dinner ( pre-orders only) 

Wednesday, March 6th- Vision & Hearning (K,1,3) 

Thursday, March 7th- Class picture day / Chick-fil-a spirit night 

Wednesday, March 13th- Spring pictures (students do NOT have to wear uniforms) 

Friday, March 15th- 3rd quarter ends 

Friday, March 22nd- Field Day 

Monday, March 25th-Friday, March 29th- Spring Break 

Tuesday, April 23rd- Spring Concert (Victory Church) 


Field Trips  

January 24th- Mr. Popper's Penguins / Barnett Park 

April 12th- FL. Aquarium 


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