My name is Ms. Gillis. I am so excited to meet all of you! This will be an exciting year filled with lots of new friends, adventures, and learning. This will be my 1st year teaching 1st grade at St. Therese –St. Catherine Academy but I use to each kindergarten for 3 years at the Academy. Overall in my teaching career I’ve been teaching for 5 years and I look forward to growing alongside of you.
In this classroom the students are cared for. My goal is to encourage the students to be the best person they can be and support them in every way. I promise to do my best to help them learn and grow both inside the classroom and outside the classroom. The students have wonderful gifts, strengths, and talents and I can’t wait for them to share them all with their classmates and I.
Please feel free to contact me throughout the school year. I want to be your partner in supporting your child in any way. ClassDojo is the easiest and fastest way to contact me however, feel free to email me at any time as well.
Email – email@example.com
School Website – I encourage all parents to check the school website, Google classroom and option c for any updates and alerts.
Week of January 19th – January 22nd
Story Of the Week: Who Works Here?
EQ: Who works to make our community a nice place? (CCSS Lit 2.)
Sight Words: live-who-out-work-people (CCSS Foundational Skills 3.g.)
Phonics: Long /i/: i_e & Consonants Digraphs wh,ch,tch,ph (CCSS Foundational Skills 3.a, 3.b.,3.c & CCSS Language 2.d.)
Conventions: Special Titles (CCSS Language 1.,2.a.)
Spelling words: long /i/: i_e (CCSS Language 5.c.)
Topic 3 – Lesson: 3-9: Problem Solving: Critique Reasoning NY- 1.OA
EQ: What can you do to decide if you agree or disagree with someone’s thinking about the way he or she solved a problem?
SWBAT use pictures, words, or equations to determine if they agree or do not agree with another student’s solution.
Topic: Chapter 8: Jesus Had Many Followers
EQ: Why do you want to be a follower of Jesus?
SWBAT understand that Jesus invited people to be his followers, Jesus’ followers believed that he was the Son of God, Jesus showed his followers how to pray and that we pray the Lord’s prayer.
Posted above is the actual footage of my classroom set up. Desks were arranged six feet apart and the middle desk (marked with the X ) will be assigned to each individual student on which they will place their school bags, jackets, coats, belongings, etc..
**Daily Home Screening for Students checklist must be submitted each morning
- Students arrive at 7:45 and assemble in the large school yard.
- Attendance for remote days is taken between 8 and 8:15
- Cohort A – Monday and Wednesday in school
- Cohort B- Tuesday and Thursday in school
- Cohorts A and B Remote on Friday: daily attendance post between 8:00-8:15. Students must be in their gym uniform.
8:20-9:05 Morning Routine/Calendar
9:15-9:55 Class Story/ELA via zoom
10:30-11:10 Math via zoom
1:0o -1:40- Art/ Religion/Science/Social Studies via zoom
1:45 prepare for dismissal
Cohort A: Monday gym class
Cohort B: Tuesday gym class
- Jan . 19th – SCHOOL RESUMES
- Jan. 20th – 100% Remote Day (8:00am – 11: 30am)
- Zoom Meetings are scheduled for cohort students that are home and on Fridays.
- Students must be in full gym uniform while attending the zoom classes.