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: identifying the main idea and key details, comparing two texts on the same topic

Writing: Narrative writing

Math: Sorting objects by length, measuring in inches and centimeters

Social Studies: Goods, services, buyers, sellers, and producers

Science: living and nonliving things

Phonics: -tch trigraph (examples: match, stitch, catch, hatch, fetch)

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: every, write, those
  • Continue to work on these words: all of the first, second and third nine weeks' words, which, right, these

(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, 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

Tuesday, April 9- Spirit Night at Texas Roadhouse

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