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.
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
11:30-12:40 Calendar math and Ready FL math
12:40-1:10- Phonics and Sound Wall
2:10-2:45- Science/Social Studies
Tuesday 1:30-2:10 Music
Thursday 1:30-2:10 Library
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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