REMINDER 4/13: New Learning activities are posted on the 1st grade webpage every Monday.

We are going to be Zooming 3 times a week. Tuesday at 8:30am. Wednesday at 11:00am and Thursday at 5:00pm. Feel free to come to all of them or pick one or two. I will send out a dojo message and an email with login information.

I have office hours set up for Tuesdays from 1pm to 1:30pm and Thursdays from 10am to 10:30pm. However, I am always here to answer questions and help. Email me or text (Dojo) me if you have a question or need assistance. 

If you need login information for any of the activities go to the files and documents link for information. You can also email me for specific information. 

Here's what we are working on!
Math: 
I can create and solve single-step story and picture problems using addition and subtraction within 20. 
I can recognize and describe with fluency part-whole relationships for numbers up to 10. 
I can demonstrate fluency with addition and subtraction .
I can talk about fact families. 

Reading: 

I can ask and answer who, what, when, where, why, and how questions about nonfiction/informational texts. 

Writing: 
I can talk and write about nonfiction topics. I can organize words in ABC Order. 

Social studies: 
I can identify parts of a map (title, legend, compass rose).



Please check the Useful Links tab, Files and Documents tab and the homework tab for learning activities!

Sample Schedule
Most students from having a daily routine, if this is your child, here is a sample schedule that may be helpful. Please adjust to meet your child's needs. 


Before 9:00am Wake Up~
Eat breakfast, make your, bed, get dressed, put pj's away

9:00-10:00 Morning Exercise~
walk, yoga or Just dance (YouTube), Go Noodle

10:00-11:00 Academic Time 
NO Electronics~
 
Read, math journal, homework, write a story

11:00-12:00 Creative Time~
Drawing, crafting, cook, bake, dance, sing

12:00-12:30 Lunch
12:30-1:30 Chore Time ~
Ask a grown up
1:30-3:00 Academic Time~ 
Choose activities from helpful links page or read. Also go to YouTube and check out days of the week, counting by 5's, 10's, months, sight words, subitizing, what makes ten, doubles. Jack Hartman is wonderful!!! His videos are catchy and students will enjoy! Some videos are under files and document tab.



About Me

Teaching is an absolute passion for me and I am so excited to be working with you and your child. It’s going to be a year filled with fun, learning, and lots of adventures. I can’t wait to see what this year has in store for us! I thought you might want to know a little bit about me.

           I have two children, Kira and Jack. Kira is in 8th grade and Jack is in 5th grade. They take up most of my free time but, some of the hobbies that I enjoy are: reading, watching movies, and cooking.

I have lived many places in my life. Some of my favorites were: Washington State, Italy, California, and of course, Northern Virginia. I’m the oldest of two and have a brother that lives in Oklahoma City.

I have a Masters in Elementary Education and a Bachelors in Psychology from Grand Canyon University. This will be my first year teaching 1st grade at Sinclair Elementary.  Previously, I taught at River Oaks Elementary.  It is my mission to instill a love of learning in my students. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. It is so important to keep communication open between us and I would love to talk to you whenever you feel the need. I look forward to a great year together.

Email: richarjs@pwcs.edu

Or you can contact me on Class DOJO