Mrs. Kearney

Mrs. Kearney

1st Grade Team

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. 

ClassTag (Parent/teacher communication app) 

Please sign up on orientation. Follow directions on the ClassTag flyer. 

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 d.8, d.11, d.15, h.8, h.11, h.15 ( 80 % on each) We will be working on some of these in class. *this is for the rest of demember 🎅🏻🤶🏻

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,  

Spelling:  review words 




Ways to study HFW- Read words aloud from index card, agenda, spell them out in colors or spaghetti noodles. Make it FUN! We will test on Friday that your child can read their 5 weekly HFW.

January 7th- 

Spelling:  Long U ( oo, ue, ew)  

Phonics: dew, blew, flew, soon, pool, blue, clue, true food, roof,


HFW: write, always, sister, brother, robin 

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: 




cheese crackers

animal crackers



fruit snacks/bars 



peanutbutter crackers 

fruit cups 


Important Dates and Upcoming Events  

October 9th- Open House/ Student LED Conference 

October 11th- Chick-fil-a  Spirit Night 

October 15th- No school 

October 17th- Field Trip to Police Station 

October 25th- Skate Night 

October 29th- Report cards 

October 29th- Krispy Creme Doughnut Fundraiser Starts 

November 14th- Field Trip  Circle Bar B Field Trip 

November 19th-23rd- Fall Holiday/ Thanksgiving break 

December 19th- Field Trip Grace Manor 

Field Trips  

October 17th- Police Station 

November 14th- Circle Bar B Ranch 

December 19th- Grace Manor Nursing home / Barnett park 

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

February 8th- Go'in Postal/ Munn Park 

April 12th- FL. Aquarium 

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