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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 25. Students will study words with the ou and ow, review contractions, and write to express. We will read the realistic fiction "The New Friend."
At Little Flower we use Math in Focus to deliver math instruction. This week we will finish Chapter 12, Numbers to 40.
The Lesson 25 Spelling Test will be on Friday, April 26, 2019.
The Lesson 25 Reading Test will also be on Friday, April 26, 2019.
Homework folders will be coming home on Tuesday this week due to the holiday. Please return the folders on Friday.
Spelling Lesson 25
Practice Book - Lesson 25 (pp. 126 - 129)
Subtraction Facts - (0 to 8)
Spelling - 5 Simple Sentences
Math - Chapter 12, Lesson 3 (pp. 37 - 40)
Spelling - Three Times Each
Math - Ch 12, Lesson 3 (pp. 41 - 42)
Reading - A decodable book will be coming home. Have your child read it twice and then sign the back. Please return it to school by Monday.
School will not be in session from April 19 - 22, 2019 in observance of the Easter weekend.
Our weekly school mass is on Thursdays at 10:00am. 1st grade and 7th grade will be presenting the gifts on April 25th. Please send a can of food or two for our class to take up to the altar. Families are welcome to join us. Please get a nametag in the school office at 9:45am.
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.