Mrs. Rios' First Grade Class


Hello and welcome to First Grade!

My name is Mrs. Rios and will be your teacher this year. I am so excited about our time together and getting to know you better.

Here is a little bit of information about me. This is my fourth year here at Mountain View and before that I taught in Fresno Unified. I have been married to Mr. Rios for 23 years and we have two wonderful boys. Joseph is a senior at Clovis North and Alex is a sophomore. As a family we love going to the movies, live theater, dining out, camping, boating, volunteering, and simply hanging out. My personal hobbies include reading (LOTS OF IT), baking, watching the Food Network, and redecorating my house.

Hi! I'm Bella, another member of the Rios family. I spend my time eating and listening to the kids while they learn. Learning is noisy in first grade! I especially love it when the kiddos read to me during "Read to Someone" of the Daily 5.

Hello! My name is Mrs. Payne and I am very excited to be the student teacher this fall semester in room 8. We will have a lot of fun learning in 1st grade. The next few months are sure to be busy as we explore and grow together. I want to learn all about the students in our class, but first, let me share a few things about myself.

I have lived in Fresno for 14 years. I have three children. My oldest daughter graduated from High School this past year. I have a son in 10th and a daughter in 8th grade. My children enjoyed attending Mt. View, and I enjoyed being a parent volunteer as well. I have a cute, fluffy, little, white doggy named Chloe and my daughter rescued a puppy over the summer; her name is Eclair. I spent the last 10 years working with teens at a community based organization before deciding to pursue my dream of becoming a teacher. I will graduate from Grand Canyon University in December with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education, and a multiple subject teaching credential.

I am so excited to spend the next few months with all of you!