1st Grade Team
Welcome to First Grade!
I am so excited for this school year! This is my third year teaching at McKeel Academy Central. I graduated from Southeastern University with a bachelors degree in Elementary Education. I am certified in elementary education, and I am reading and ESOL endorsed. I have a passion for learning and teaching. I hope to instill in your child a love for learning and a joy to come to school each day. This year my goal is to enrich your child with hands-on, engaging, and differentiated learning experiences to meet your child's needs and help your child reach his or her full potential. In my classroom, learning will be a positive, challenging, exciting, and fun journey throughout the year. By partnering with you, I am confident your child grow this school year. Feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns throughout the year.
8:00-8:20-Arrival/ Morning Work/Choice
8:25-8:55- MAC time
9:25-10:05-Block: PE everyday, except on Tuesday we have art
10:05-10:53- Finish phonics, Whole Group Reading
11:18 - 11:45 - Reading Small Group
12:00 - 12:45 - Grammar (mentor sentences), Writing
12:45 - 1:45 - Whole group and small group math
1:45-2:00- Snack and Read Aloud
2:00-2:40-Science/ Social Studies
2:40- Pack up and clean up for dismissal
Music- Wednesday 12:45-1:25
Library- Thursday 1:30-2:10
March 23rd-27th- Spring break
Friday, April 10th- No school
Thursday, April 16th- Spirit Night at JBurns Pizza
Friday, May 8th- Spirit Night at the Lakeland Ice Arena
Friday, May 22nd- Last day of school (early release)
What are we learning?
Reading: non-fiction, or informational, text features (captions, table of contents, glossary, headings, etc.)
Math: adding within 100 (including two digit and one digit numbers)
Social Studies: Geography- Map skills
Science: motion: Earth and space science- stars
What to work on at home?
- 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 can also read on RAZ kids at home. You may log it in your reading log in your purple folder.
- Practice the Red Words in the purple folder (reading them and spelling them). 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! Red words are learned by sight. They usually break phonics rules, so we do not sound them out, we memorize them by sight.
- Practice Math (optional)- Practice on Zearn or Xtra Math