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 am excited and look forward to a wonderful year. I enjoy being a Classroom Teacher at Rio Calaveras School! This is my 16th 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 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 1 Being a Good Community Member

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

    Being a Good Community Member   "Helping one person might not change the world, but it could change the world for one person."  ~Jeffrey Ross


    Essential Questions for Ready Math:  Lesson 0: Lessons for the First Five Days of School Math can be fun!

    How can you show 10 with counters? 6 and 4    3 and 7    5 and 5 

    Can you show other ways to make 10 with counters? ______ Explain your thinking?______


      Joke of the Week

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

     James got 3 skateboards on Tuesday.   Serenity gave James 5 more skateboards on Friday.  How many skateboards does James have now?

    _____Skateboards in all


    Ethan likes baseball cards.  Delilah gave him 5 baseball cards on Monday. He got 5 more baseball cards on Thursday. How many cards does Ethan have in all?

    ______ Baseball Cards in all


    Jokes of the Week:            Summer Fun

      1. Why did the teacher wear sunglasses to school?

    Her students were so bright!


    2. Which season do math teacher's like the most?



    3. Where do sheep go for summer vacation?

    The Baa-hamas.

                                                   (Jokes by funkidsjokes.com)


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