Vivian Fry

Vivian Fry

1st Grade Team

Welcome to First Grade!

I am so excited for this school year! This is my seventh 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 love traveling, shopping, and spending time with my family and friends. I also 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. 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: poetry

Writing: Opinion writing, Writing a complete sentence with a capital letter at the beginning, spaces between words, and punctuation at the end

Math: Subtraction strategies through 20, true/false equations

Social Studies: Map Elements

Science: Gravity and magnifying glasses

Phonics: ending l-blends (examples: milk, held, help, 

What should we work on at home?

  • Read for 10-15 minutes every night Monday through ThursdayYou can read to someone, with someone, or listen to someone read. You can read a book, a magazine, on an iPad, however you choose... just LOVE it! 
  • High Frequency Words (HFW) for this week: done, could, read
  • Continue to work on these words: all of the first and second nine weeks' words, says, were, just, goes, know, hand, some, fly, her

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

Important Dates

Tuesday, January 30- 100th day of school! Students may wear a special shirt for the 100th day.

Monday, February 19- No school  (President's Day)

Wednesday, February 28- Class pictures

Thursday, February 29- Literacy Night and Book Fair 6pm-7:30pm

Friday, March 1- Field Trip to the Children's Museum

Friday, March 8- End of 3rd Grading Period, AR goal deadline, House Day! Wear yellow to support Eheys!

Monday-Friday, March 11-15- No school, Spring Break

Tuesday, March 26- Report Cards

Friday, March 29- No School for Students/Staff

Monday, April 1- McKeel Closed Students & Staff (Polk Schools in Session)*

Wednesday, April 3- Field Trip to the Florida Aquarium

Thursday, April 18- Stem Night at MAT

Friday, May 24- House cup celebration! Wear yellow to support Eheys!

Monday, May 27- No school (Memorial Day)

Thursday, May 30- Last Day for Students EARLY RELEASE

Our Schedule

8:00-8:30 Morning Routine

8:30-9:40 Math

9:40-10:10 Small Group Reading

10:10-10:50  PE- Monday and Wednesday-Friday, Art- Tuesday

10:50-11:00- Finish reading small group

11:00-11:15- Recess

11:17-11:42 Lunch

11:42-12:40 Reading

12:40-1:20- Grammar and Writing

1:20-1:40- Snack

1:40-2:10- Phonics/Phonemic Awareness

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

2:45-2:55- Pack-up and get ready for dismissal


Monday 12:45-1:15 Spanish

Tuesday 12:4o-1:2o Library

Thursday 12:40-1:20 Music