My name is Betsy Albert. I am excited to be back in 1st grade! I have been in education for twenty years. I received my B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Colorado and my Master's in Elementary Education from the University of Nevada. This is my fourteenth year at Little Flower School. I have taught kindergarten, first, third, and fifth grades. After a brief survey of intermediate grades, I have come to realize that I enjoy working with 1st graders the most. In addition to teaching 1st grade, I will be teaching general music to grades K - 5. I live in Reno with my family and new puppy, George Theodore.
Miss Acosta is our first grade aide. Born and raised in Reno, she attended Our Lady of the Snows and Bishop Manogue. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and her Master's degree in Neuroeducation at the University of Portland. She taught prekindergarten at a parochial school in Oregon and first grade at Little Flower. This year she will be teaching the first graders Science, Social Studies, and Religion. Brittany is happy to be back in her hometown and is eager to give back to the community she grew up in!
If you have any questions or concerns about 1st grade, please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. We are looking forward to a fun-filled year!
At Little Flower we use Journeys to deliver literacy instruction. This week we will work on Lesson 18. Students will study long a vowel patterns (ay and ai), write to narrate, and read the informational text "Where Does Food Come From?"
At Little Flower we use Math in Focus to deliver math instruction. This week we will work on Chapter 9, Length.
Students will take the Lesson 18 Spelling Test on Friday, February 15, 2019.
Students will also take the Lesson 18 Reading Test on Friday, February 15, 2019.
Homework folders will be coming home on Monday this week. Please return the folders on Thursday.
Spelling Lesson 18
Practice Book - Ls 18 (pp. 29 - 32)
Math - Mid-Year Review (pp. 259 - 269)
Addition Facts - Sums to 8
Spelling - 5 Simple Sentences
Spelling - Three Times Each
Play Make 8
Reading - A decodable book will be coming home. Have your child read it three times and then sign the back. Please return it to school by Monday.
New Behavior Plan
We have made some changes to our behavior management system. This has replaced the red-yellow-green stoplight.
Students continue to be motivated by ClassDojo. Parents are able to access their child's day online. You can see areas of strength and areas your child may need to work on.
Friday, February 15, 2019 is a minimum day due to a faculty in-service. Students will be dismissed at 12:30pm.
Our fundraiser ends next week. Please turn in your orders by Tuesday, February 19, 2019.
Now that the weather has turned colder, please make sure your student has a coat to wear every day. We do go out for recess at 10:30am, 12:25pm, and 2:00pm (most days). Also, please make sure your child's belongings are labeled with his/her name.
Mass is every Thursday at 10:00am. Families are welcome to join us. Please get a nametag in the school office at 9:45am. Thank you to everyone who has joined us for Mass. We enjoy seeing you, and your child gets really excited!
Our School Day
School begins at 8:20am and ends at 3:15pm, Monday through Friday. Students will be marked tardy at 8:30am. At pick up, be prepared to show identification before signing your children out. Students who are not picked up by 3:30pm will be walked to the after school program.
FOR THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF OUR STUDENTS, 1ST GRADE IS A NUT-FREE CLASSROOM.