About the Teacher


    Ms. Nhongvongsouthy


    Santorini, Greece was a great place to catch sunsets. I enjoy traveling and chasing sunsets!


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


     Welcome to First Grade! I'm excited and looking forward to a wonderful year. I enjoy being a Classroom Teacher at Rio Calaveras School! This is my 15th year teaching at Rio Calaveras. 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. 


    Classroom Wish List:

    • Clorox Wipes
    • Hand Soap
    • Tissue Boxes
    • Box Tops
    • Various Colors of Whiteboard EXPO Markers

     Thank you parents for your donations! 


      Essential Question for Benchmark Advance ELA: Unit 8 Essential Question: Why do the sun and moon capture our imagination?

    Do you know what the difference is between the sun and the night sky? The Sun      Night time


    Essential Questions for Ready Math:  Lesson 19: Tens and Ones (Understanding Tens, Making Tens, Groups of 10, and Special Number Cubes)  Math can be fun!

    2 tens = 20 tens, 4 tens=40, 3 tens is the same as 3 groups of 10, 3 tens is the same as 30 ones, and  6 groups of 10  is 60 ones. 

      Joke of the Week

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

     Isaiah got 3 skateboards on Tuesday. Jazaiyah gave him 6 skateboards on Wednesday.  Olivia gave Isaiah 5 more skateboards on Friday.  How many skateboards does Isaiah have now?

    _____Skateboards in all


    Gavin had 25 baseball cards. He gave Jonah 5 baseball cards on Monday. He gave 5 baseball cards to Jade on Thursday. How many cards does Gavin have left?

    ______ Baseball cards left


    Jokes of the Week:             Season

      1. Can February March?

    No, but April May. 


    2. When is the letter "A" like a flower?

    When a bee (B) comes after it. 


    3. When do people use their trampoline the most?


                                                   (Jokes by funkidsjokes.com)


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