Welcome first grade families. I am thrilled to be your child's first grade teacher. I have been teaching with OPS since 2005. This is my fourth year teaching first grade. It is a very rewarding grade to teach. Prior to first grade I taught second grade for eight years in the district. I have also taught special education in Iowa and Nebraska. I look forward to a wonderful school year with your child.
In order for your child to improve in reading it is essential that they know sight words. Each week your child will be tested on a word list. There are 9 levels in the word list with a total of approximately 220 words. Your child will be expected to read a list of words aloud. Once they have passed one level they will be introduced to the next level. They will only have to practice the highlighted list of words each week. Once they have learned all 9 levels they will be rewarded with a “Rainbow” treat!! Please help your child learn to read each word on their list. They are not expected to spell each word just read each word accurately. Be sure to check your child's folder each week for their Rainbow words.
Thank you for your support in your child’s reading.
8:50 Arrival/ Math Opening
9:00- 11:00 Whole Group and Small Group Reading
1:10-2:00 Specials Day 1/6 Library, Day 2/7 Music, Day 3/8 PE, Day 4/9 PE, Day 5/10 Music
3:15 Science- Social Studies