Ms. Fry

Ms. Fry

1st Grade Team
vivianfry@mckeelschools.com

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.

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


Important Dates 

Friday, October 8th - End of the 1st Grading Period, AR goal deadline
Friday, October 15th- House day. 
Go Eheys!
Monday, October 18th - No School
November 19th-26th - Fall Break
Friday, December 10th- House day. 
Go Eheys!
Friday, December 17th - End of 2nd Grading Period, AR goal deadline
December 20th-31st - Winter Break
Tuesday, January 4th - Students Return to School
Monday, January 17th - No School (Martin Luther King Jr Day)
Friday, February 18th - No School
Monday, February 21st - No School (President’s Day)
Thursday, March 10th - End of 3rd Grading Period, AR goal deadline
Friday, March 18th- House day. 
Go Eheys!
Monday-Friday, March 21-25 - Spring Break
Friday, April 15th - No School
Monday, April 18th - No School
Friday, May 20th- House cup celebration. 
Go Eheys!
Wednesday, May 25th - Last Day of School


What are we learning? 

Reading: Identify and describe the main elements of a story (character, setting, and plot), identify and explain describing words (adjectives) in a text

Writing: Practice writing in complete sentences with correct capitalization and punctuation. 

Math: Doubles addition facts and doubles plus one

Social Studies: American symbols and making fair decisions (voting)

Science: Scientific method- Raise questions about the natural world, investigate them in teams through free exploration, and generate appropriate explanations based on those explorations.

Phonics: Introduce new sounds: -ink, -ank, -onk, -unk 


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 or IXL math E.1-E.5
  • High Frequency Words (HFW) for this week: give, think, thank

        HFW (previous weeks): gave, made, h0me, take, five, time, as, an, man, all, tell, off, or, sing, thing

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


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