Welcome to First Grade!
We have so much fun everyday in first grade! You can keep up with all that we have been learning on this website. Check back here for weekly sight words, spelling words, student work examples, and pictures of our adventures! 

Recent Announcements

  • Reading Assessments Greetings First Grade Parents,We have just finished up our next round of reading assessments so check the homework folders for the results!Through these assessments I have determined your child’s “just right” reading level. This is the level of book they can comfortably read and comprehend independently. Some students’ reading levels changed a lot and some have not yet changed. EVERY student has made significant improvements. Some are just not ready to change reading levels yet. I will conduct a similar assessment in another two months to reassess levels.If you have forgotten- I use the Learning A-Z reading levels. You can check the chart below to see how these levels correspond to other common leveling systems
    Posted Mar 13, 2017, 9:43 AM by Alyssa Barry
  • Small Moments Personal Narrative Dear First Grade Families, TA-DA! The first grade proudly presents small moments! We are SO excited to have finally finished our personal narrative small moments stories! We have been working very hard on these stories for such a long time. It was a long process but definitely worth the wait! They will be going home THIS WEEK! We began this process by choosing one small moment in our lives that we could tell a story about. It had to be something that happened in our own lives that we had a lot to say about. Once we had our moment we began adding tools to our writer’s toolbox. We learned how to stretch a story out by adding ...
    Posted Mar 13, 2017, 9:37 AM by Alyssa Barry
  • Conferences Don't forget! Parent teacher conferences will be held next week- Thursday, March 23rd and Friday, March 24th. Those will be half days of school. Parents please be sure to send in your sign up sheet as soon as possible!
    Posted Mar 13, 2017, 4:39 AM by Alyssa Barry
  • Upcoming Wintertastic Auction! Take a look at the attached document for information on our upcoming Wintertastic Auction. This is a fabulous fundraiser for our school! You will be able to bid on many items and services- including a movie with me! You can win a movie date for one child and a friend to go see Beauty and the Beast! I hope to see you there! If you, or someone you know, have an item or service to donate or if you would like to purchase an advertisement for the program please contact me as soon as possible. 
    Posted Feb 8, 2017, 10:00 AM by Alyssa Barry
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Teaching Philosophy
    I strive to create a positive, loving, and challenging learning community where students can grow socially and academically. I am committed to providing an education that focuses on the student as an individual. 
    I work on furthering their cognitive, academic, social,  and emotional development. I believe students should develop critical thinking and reasoning skills that will allow them to understand and participate in the world they live in. 
   As a class, we develop a strong sense of community that builds positive habits of the head and the heart. We celebrate students' accomplishments and help them realize the joy of learning.