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Hello! I am Mary Byrne, and I will be your child’s 1st grade teacher. I am so excited and honored to welcome your child to my classroom.  This will be my first year teaching at Athlos Leadership Academy but I have taught for many, many years at the primary level.  

 

I received my teaching degree from Mankato State University and my Masters' degree from St. Thomas University in Special Education.  In my most recent experience I served as a literacy coach.  

 

My most favorite thing about my job is teaching my Firsties to LOVE reading!!!!  I am beyond excited to Welcome all of my students and families to my classroom this year! 

 

Posts

Look at the Week May 28th         

Hello first grade families! Take a look at our week.

Math:

This week we will review all the things we learned in math this year. We are taking the end of the year assessment today.  

Language Arts

Reading:

We are working on story elements.  We will be listening or reading stories and then completing story maps.

Life Science: This week we will continue to observe our plans as they grow in our garden!

Reminder: MAY MADNESS!! MAY 28th 4:45-7:00.

Our class will be going to the book fair Friday, May 31st. If you would like your student to purchase a book, please send money with them to school on Friday!

 

Upcoming Dates to Remember

May 28th: MAY MADNESS

May 28th-31st: Book Fair

May 30th- Lunch at the Community Park

May 31st: Beach Day

June 1st: Tater Daze Parade

June 3rd: Talent Show

 

Let me know if you have any questions or concerns! Email is the best way to communicate.

Mary Byrne 

First Grade Teacher

 Room 231

[email protected]

(763) 777-8942 # 8813

 

Field Day is Monday!

We will have Field Day on Monday, 5/20 in the afternoon!  Students may come out of uniform and should dress for  a lot of activities!  Tennis shoes would be a good idea! Students should NOT wear swim suits or bring towels.  Please make sure that your child brings a water bottle for the afternoon.  
 
Here's to a great Field Day!!!!!

A Peek at Next Week

Look at the Week May 20th         

Hello first grade families! Take a look at our week.

Math:

This week we will review all the things we learned in math this year.

Language Arts

Reading:

This week we will continue unit ten! We will explore sound, light, and heat. We will compare and contrast the differences between them.

Spelling/Phonics:

We will be making and reading long ‘e’ words.

Spelling words this week are: lucky, valley, windy, hockey easy, turkey, penny, chimney, blue, eight.  

We will take a spelling and reading comprehension assessment on Thursday and Friday.

Life Science: This week we will continue to observe our plans as they grow in our garden!

Reminders:

  • Monday, May 20th

Field Day! Please send a water bottle with your student on Monday.

 

Upcoming Dates to Remember

May 20th-First Grade Field Day

May 20th-24th: Field Days

May 28th: MAY MADNESS

May 28th-31st: Book Fair

May 30th- Lunch at the Community Park

May 31st: Beach Day

June 1st: Tater Daze Parade

June 3rd: Talent Show

 

Let me know if you have any questions or concerns! Email is the best way to communicate.

Mary Byrne

First Grade Teacher

 Room 231

[email protected]

(763) 777-8942 # 8813

Free dress on.....

We will be having free dress days on Thursday and Friday for the Mother/son and Father/daughter dances.  So ALL students may be have a free dress day on those days.  They don't need to be going to the dance.  
 
We will also be having bag lunches on Thursday and Friday and not hot dogs and pizza.  
 
Let me know if you have any questions! 
Mary Byrne

A Peek at our Week

Look at the Week of May 13th        

Hello first grade families! Take a look at our week.

Math:

This week we will take unit nine assessment. We will review all first-grade math skills learned this year before we take our end of the year assessment.

Language Arts

Reading:

This week we will continue unit ten! We will explore sound, light, and heat. We will compare and contrast the differences between them.

Language and Writing Skills: This week we will review grammar skills previously taught (noun, verbs, pronouns, suffixes, prefixes, sentence structures).

Spelling/Phonics:

We will be making and reading complex vowel /O/ words.

Spelling words this week are: draw, small, chalk, taught, yawn, launch, caught, fault, father, never

We will take a spelling and reading comprehension assessment on Friday.

Life Science: This week we will take our sprouts and plant them outside!

Reminders:

Upcoming Dates to Remember

May 16th: Mother/Son Dance

May 17th: Father/Daughter Dance

May 17th: Family Deadline to Register for Summer Camp

May 20th-24th: Field Days

May 28th: MAY MADNESS

May 28th-31st: Book Fair

May 31st: Beach Day

June 1st: Tater Daze Parade

June 3rd: Talent Show

 

Let me know if you have any questions or concerns! Email is the best way to communicate.

Mary Byrne

First Grade Teacher

 Room 231

[email protected]

(763) 777-8942 # 8813

A Peek at Next Week

The Week of May 6th       

Hello First Grade Families!

Math:

This week we will complete unit nine. We will review measurement and learn how to add and subtract two-digit numbers. Next week we will take the unit nine assessment.

Language Arts

Reading:

This week we will begin unit ten! We will explore sound, light, and heat. We will compare and contrast the differences between them.

Language and Writing Skills: This week we will continue to learn about preposition words. Words such as; between, during, beyond, up, over & in. We will write complete sentences using preposition.

Spelling/Phonics:

We will be making and reading silent letters (wr, kn, gn) words. Spelling words come home on Monday along with the week’s homework. 

We will take a spelling assessment on Friday.

 

Life Science:

We will continue to observe our planted seeds as they sprout and grow.

 

Homework: Make sure your child is reading for at least twenty minutes each night.

Reading at home:

Please have your student read online on their Razkids account twenty minutes each night!

 

To use student account login to:

https://www.kidsa-z.com/main/Login

Teacher: mbyrne71

Click their name

Student passwords are their student ID/lunch number.

 

Reminders:

May 9th Music Program 10:15

Parents Welcome!

 

Upcoming Dates to Remember

May 9th: Prek-1st Music Program

May 16th: Mother/Son Dance

May 17th: Father/Daughter Dance

May 17th: Family Deadline to Register for Summer Camp

May 20th-24th: Field Days

May 28th: MAY MADNESS

May 28th-31st: Book Fair

May 31st: Beach Day

June 1st: Tater Daze Parade

June 3rd: Talent Show

 

Let me know if you have any questions or concerns! Email is the best way to communicate.

Mary Byrne

First Grade Teacher

 Room 231

[email protected]

 

A Look at the Week

                                       Look at the Week April 15th      

Hello first grade families!

Math:

This week we will finish unit eight. We will review the units learning targets and take the unit assessment on Thursday.

Language Arts

This week we will begin unit nine. In unit nine we will learn about goods and services.

Language and Writing Skills: This week we will be categorizing different objects. We will write sentences about people who do services in our community. We will review word endings and discuss how they change meaning of the words.

Spelling/Phonics:

We will be making and reading /ou/ and /ow/ diphthong words.

We will take a spelling and reading comprehension assessment on Friday.

Life Science: This week we will continue observing the life cycle of a butterfly. Last week our caterpillars moved into the pupa stage!

Social Studies: We will be learning about wants versus needs and goods and services.

Homework: Make sure your child is reading for at least twenty minutes each night.

They may read online on their Razkids account twenty minutes each night!

To use student account login to:

https://www.kidsa-z.com/main/Login

Teacher: mbyrne71

Click their name

Student passwords are their student ID/lunch number.

Reminders:

April 19th NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS

April 24th Field Trip Forms Due

April 30th Field Trip to the Como Zoo

April 30th Raffle Basket Items Due
 

The classroom needs Kleenex if your family could donate Kleenex to us that would be greatly appreciated.

Please send in items for our May Madness Raffle!

Let me know if you have any questions or concerns! Email is the best way to communicate with me!

Mary Byrne

Our Caterpillars are Here!!!!

Our painted caterpillars arrived today.  We will be watching and observing the caterpillars go through the lifecycle.  We are SO excited!  The caterpillars that came are very large and it won't take them long to form a j and make their chrysalis! We will definitely be having some excitement in our classroom this week!  
 
Ask your child to share with you at home!

Next Week is Spirit Week!

Next week is SPIRIT WEEK!

Monday: Hoodie Day

Tuesday: Pajama Day

Wednesday: School Color Day (red, black, gray, white)

Thursday: Jersey Day

Friday: Hat Day

LET'S HAVE FUN SHOWING OUR  ATHLOS SPIRIT!

 

Trimester 3

Today marks the first day of the third trimester.  Report cards will be coming home soon.  
 
In both math and reading, we continue with unit 7.  
 
In math, we are working on attributes of shapes and subtraction.  We will be taking a quiz this week on subtraction. 
 
In reading, we are working on we are working on long i spellings.  Our spelling list was sent home today (with this weeks homework), and we will be working on the different ways that long i can be spelled.  Our spelling test will be on Friday.  We are still working on the past, present, and future.  We make time everyday to read quietly.  The first graders reading abilities has sky rocketed and it is so fun to watch them dive into a great book!  
 
Please make sure that you are reading every night with your child!  
 
We are looking forward to a great week ahead!
 

Reminder for this Week

There is no school on Friday 3/8.  Because there is not school on Friday, homework is due tomorrow, Thursday, 3/7.  We will also have our spelling test tomorrow.  
 
Have a wonderful long weekend! 

World Fair Day

The World Fair Day is on Tuesday, 2/20/24.  This year the first graders have been learning about Iceland!  They should be able to say a few words to you in Icelandic.  We have also learned a song!  Ask them to sing it to you!  The English translation is Up and Down.  
 
You are welcome to come to school from 4:30 to 6:15 pm to experience the entire school's fair.  Bring the whole family and learn something new about our world!!! 

Happy New Year!

Welcome to 2024!!!
 
It was great to see the first graders this morning!  We are working on reviewing our rules!  Most of us were a little extra chatty today but I am confident that we will be back in the groove in no time! 
 
Week 16 Homework was sent home today.  I, also, sent home the spelling list for our spelling test on Friday. 
 
We made reading goals for the end of first grade.  We should be reading at our reading levels every night.  You may log into RazKids to find books at your child's level.  Here's how you log in:
 

https://www.kidsa-z.com/main/Login

Teacher: mbyrne71

Click their name

Student passwords are their student ID/lunch number

Reading every night is so important.  Please make the effort to get your child in the regular routine of nightly reading.  

 

Happy Thanksgiving

Tomorrow is another free dress day!  
 
There is no school on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.  I hope you have a great Thanksgiving holiday, if you celebrate! 
 
Next week is the last week of the first trimester.  If your child has been absent in the last few weeks, I am trying to catch them up and get any assessments done that they might have missed.  
 
As the weather gets colder, please make sure that your child is coming to school dressed for the weather.  We do go out to recess twice a day.  
 
December will be here soon and we will be decorating for winter and learning many new things! 
 
Have a wonderful week!