Vivian Fry

Vivian Fry

1st Grade Team

Welcome to First Grade!

I am so excited for this school year! This is my fifth 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. This year my goal is to enrich your child with 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. I hope to instill a love of learning in your child, and I look forward to working together this year! Feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns throughout the year.

What are we learning?

Reading:  Identify and explain the moral of the story. Identify who is telling the story. Identify the author's opinion about a topic

Writing: Opinion writing  and writing in complete sentences with correct capitalization and punctuation

Math: recording data, composing graphs, and interpreting graphs, money (identifying coins and counting pennies and dimes)

Social Studies: opportunity cost

Science: water safety and the importance of water

Phonics: decoding -old, -ost, -ild, -ind, and -olt

What should we work on at home?

  • Read each night,  just for 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! 
  • Practice Math (optional)- Practice on Zearn, Xtra math, or IXL math R.1 and R.3 (money) and P (data and graphs)
  • High Frequency Words (HFW) for this week: even, cold, old

        HFW (previous weeks): all 1st, 2nd, and 3rd nine week's words, which, their every, live, about, right, these, write, water, always, those, pull, both, going, use

(Students will need to practice reading all the words. Students will need to practice both reading and spelling for the red words. )

Important Dates

  • Friday, May 6th- Lowry Park Zoo field trip
  • Friday, May 13th- Defy Extreme Air Sports Trampoline Park Field Trip
  • Friday, May 20th- House cup celebration. Go Eheys!
  • Wednesday, May 25th - Last Day of School, Early release day dismissal at 1pm

Our Schedule

7:45-8:25 Morning Routine

8:25-9:10 MAC time

9:10-9:25 Phonemic Awareness

9:25-10:05 Art Monday, PE Tuesday-Friday

10:05-10:45 Ready FL Reading

10:50-11:15 Lunch

11:15-11:30 Recess

11:30-12:40 Calendar math and Ready FL math

12:40-1:10- Phonics and Sound Wall

1:10-1:55- Writing

1:55-2:10-Snack

2:10-2:45- Science/Social Studies


Tuesday 1:30-2:10 Music

Thursday 1:30-2:10 Library