Welcome to a "Fin"tastic Year in First Grade!

This website is intended to keep our families connected to each other and to the school. Let's make this year awesome and our class the best that it can be. We can do it!

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1st Grade Class Schedule

Monday - Friday

8:25 School Announcements on blacktop

8:30 Morning Work/Meeting in Classroom C-105 (Check in with office if arriving after 8:30)

9:10-9:40 Journals, Writing/Grammar

9:40-9:50 Recess

9:50-10:35 Math

10:35-11:20 Theme/Science Studies

11:20-12:00 Lunch & Recess

12:00-12:20 Read Aloud/Quiet Reading

12:20-1:20 Specialty Class (M, TU, TH & F), Guided Reading (W)

1:20-1:35 Recess (M, Tu, TH, & F), Dismissal (W) @ 1:30

1:35-3:00 Guided Reading/Writing (M, Tu, Th, F) (Library on Thursday 1:40-2:10)

3:00-3:15 Clean & Pack Up, Song/Chant, Skip Counting Practice, Closing Mtg

3:15 Dismissal (M, TU, TH, & F)

Specialty Class Schedule

Our first graders have been assigned a specialty class group color as follows: red, orange, yellow and green. Your child will travel with their assigned color group to their specialty class as follows:

RED: Mon. - PE, Tues. - Art, Thurs. - PE, Fri. - Spanish

ORANGE: Mon. - PE, Tues. - Spanish, Thurs. - PE, Fri. - Art

YELLOW: Mon. - Art, Tues. - PE, Thurs. - Spanish, Fri. - PE

GREEN: Mon. - Spanish, Tues. - PE, Thurs. - Art, Fri. - PE

Our specialty teachers are excited to communicate with you throughout the school year. Please click on the specialty teacher's name below to access their email address; click on "class website" next to teacher's name to access their website.

Physical Education: Jason Carter (Class Website)

*Please ensure your children wear PE Shoes on their PE class days.


1. We learn a great deal in first grade and it is hard for me to help your child catch up when absent; therefore, it is very important your child attends school everyday if possible. In the event your child is absent, I will send home any work we complete for him/her to complete at home and return in one week. However, often we engage in educational songs, chants, dances, games, crafts, hands-on projects, and buddy/group work in class that cannot be sent home for your child to make up when absent.

2. Please feel free to contact me at the following email address with any questions you may have about your child's education: hosterhoudt@westlakecharter.com