About the Teacher


    Ms. Nhongvongsouthy

    Ms. Nhongvongsouthy


    Santorini, Greece


    I enjoy teaching during the school year. I also love to travel and spend time with family/friends.


     Welcome to First Grade! I am excited and look forward to a wonderful year. I enjoy being a Classroom Teacher at Rio Calaveras School! This is my 23rd year of teaching. I am proud to be apart of Rio's fun and educational community. I look forward to working with you and your child! This will be an amazing year!

    Below are some important links to help make this year more successful! 

    ClassDojo Click on this link to checkout our class behavioral/management system. Students have their own codes to log into ClassDojo.

    Moby Max is a wonderful site and it helps students practice skills in all subject areas. Please focus on Fact Fluency, Vocabulary, and Math when using Moby Max. You can use the Stockton Portal and Class Link to help find the Moby Max App.  (It is the app with the light green whale symbol.) 

    xtramath.org  Click on this link to have your child practice his/her math fluency skills. 

    AscendMath Click on this link to help your child practice their Flash Card Math (Yellow Rectangle). This is a fun site for students to improve their math facts skills.

    Rio Calaveras Homepage to access your Student Portal using the Class Link , to get to i-Ready Math, LEXIA, and other important links. 

      Istanbul, Turkey was a magical place. It was a dream come true to check this beautiful destination off my Bucket List! I enjoy discovering and exploring new places.  Peru was my first trip abroad.  



     Community Supplies              Our AVID Wall

    Let's get organized! Rio Calaveras is an AVID School! We help students with their College Readiness! They use their AVID Desk Folders to organize their desks and school life. They are learning how to use 2 Column Notes for Note-Taking.  Students are learning the importance of showing SLANT! Ask your child about SLANT. 


    Look at what we are learning:

    Benchmark Advance ELA: Unit 1 Being a Good Community Member

    Essential Question: Why do people get involved in their communities?


    • Characters in the Story  Giraffes Can't Dance by Giles Andreae         


    Essential Questions for Ready Math:  Lesson 3:  Add Any Order

                5 + 1 = 6        1 + 5 = 6

                3 + 7 = 10      7 + 3 = 10


    Use your math strategies to help you problem solve and decide which math strategy to use in the story problem. 

      Math can be fun!

    Antonio ate 5 strawberries on Monday. She ate 1 more strawberry on Wednesday. How many strawberries did he eat in all?

    ___  + ___ = ___ in all

      Joke of the Week

     Math Problem of the Week: (Students can earn 5 ClassDojo Points for solving this math problem.)

     Ariana went to the park and saw 6 squirrels in the tree.  1 more squirrel climbed on the tree.  How many squirrels are on the tree?

    ___ Squirrels


    Joel had 15 footballs.  He gave his friend Yusuf 1 football.  How many footballs does he have now?

    ______ Footballs


    Jokes of the Week:           Fall/ Autumn 

      1. Why did the teacher wear sunglasses to school?

    Because her students were so bright.


     2. Where do sheeps go for summer vacation?

    The Baa-hamas.


    3. Which season do math teachers' like the most?


                                                   (Jokes by funkidsjokes.com)


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