About the Teacher


    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! I have been teaching for 19 years. 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

    Kidsa-z.com Click on this link to have your child practice his/her fluency and comprehension skills. I would like to encourage all students to read every night for at least 30 minutes or more. There are Leveled Readers on this site to help your child improve and grow their reading 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 i-Ready MathLEXIA, 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. 


    Classroom Wish List:

    • Clorox or any disinfecting wipes 
    • Hand Soap
    • Tissue Boxes
    • Box Tops
    • Various Colors of Whiteboard EXPO Markers

     Thank you parents for any donations! 


    Benchmark Advance ELA: Unit 3 Plants and Animals Grow and Change

    Essential Question: Why do living things change?


    • Characters in the Story  Giraffes Can't Dance by Giles Andreae                   
    •   Characters in a Story    Who is your favorite character in a story?


    Essential Questions for Ready Math:  Lesson 7:  Add and Subtract in Story Problems

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

      Math can be fun!

    Rose ate 9 strawberries on Monday. She ate 8 more strawberries on Wednesday. How many strawberries did she 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.)

     Serenity went to the park and saw 6 squirrels in the tree.  4 more squirrels climbed on the tree.  How many squirrels are in the tree?

    ___ Squirrels


    Joel had 15 footballs.  He gave his friend Brycen 8 footballs.  How many footballs does he have now?

    ______ Footballs


    Jokes of the Week:            Autumn/Fall is here!

      1. Where's the coolest place to keep money?

    In a snow bank!



    2. What's for breakfast on really cold days?



    3. What do bees do in cold weather?

    Put on their yellow jacket.

                                                   (Jokes by funkidsjokes.com)


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