About the Teacher
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.
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?
- Giraffes Can't Dance by Giles Andreae
- 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.
Rose ate 9 strawberries on Monday. She ate 8 more strawberries on Wednesday. How many strawberries did she eat in all?
___ + ___ = ___ in all
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?
Joel had 15 footballs. He gave his friend Brycen 8 footballs. How many footballs does he have now?
Jokes of the Week:
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)