Mrs. Boyer's

First Grade Class

Tuscola, Illinois

North Ward Elementary School

Please email me at: boyera@tuscola.k12.il.us



Fun in August!

It's a Big Day! It is our first day of 1st Grade!

It's been a great start to an awesome year!

Writing Workshop

We are in a sharing circle. We share our writing with our friends during writing workshop.

Right now our class is "Launching" writing in our classroom. We are learning writing is a process, our classroom routines and how we have so many stories to write and share!!!

September in First Grade

We are setting up classroom expectations for "Daily 5 Reading" Groups. Each child will soon be assessed by the teacher to see what level they are reading at so we can form reading groups. This will enable the teacher to teach each child at where they are at in their reading. Here you can see we are working on our STAMINA in reading to ourselves.

To insure all children are being taught at their level of reading each child is assessed with a running record.


Tiger Time at NW

During tiger time, students are grouped to allow them to get intervention or enrichment based on their needs.


During "Daily 5" we can respond to See Saw challenges for the month.


This student completed challenge #2. This is a picture of her sweet family!


Grandparents Day 2018

Thank you for spending some of your day with us! We hope to see you again soon! Thank you for everything you do for our schools!

October In First Grade

Global Read Aloud 2018


Our class is participating in Global Read Aloud 2018. Classes all over the world are reading books from Monique Gray Smith. This week we read My Heart Fills With Happiness.

Fire Safety Week in First Grade

Thank you to the Tuscola Fire Department!


During "Daily 5" today we learned Turtles lay eggs at the beach!

During daily 5 our friend shared his writing!! How awesome is this!

Fireman Weaver Visits our First Grade!!

Reading With Buddies

We can find fun places to read all over the classroom!! These friends are enjoying reading together!

Student of the Month!!! Great job to an extra great kiddo!

November is Here!

During "Daily 5" our friend shared her journal.

She said "We are playing capture the flag."

Mrs. Fortney taught us one of her favorite things to do...playing dominoes! The children loved this!

The Ned Show

The Ned Show was our PBIS reward today! It was a great way to learn that different is ok and that showing kindess can just take a second of your day, but can make the difference in someone's day!

Thank you to Ms. Leitza and

Good Luck in becoming an AWESOME teacher!

It was Ms. Leitza's last day today. Ms. Leitza is a student at U of I and spend more than 40 hours in our classroom observing and teaching our class. She is going to be an awesome teacher one day!

Friday Fun Play-doh Day