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Sarah Decoteau's Classroom: Welcome to 1st Grade!

Partnering with Parents to Enrich the Student Learning Experience

Unified Arts Schedule

Monday: PE

Tuesday: Library

Wednesday: Guidance

Thursday: Music

Friday: Art

Educational Tools & Games

Book Orders

Class Schedule

A Typical Day


8:45-9:15 Morning Routine

9:15-10:55 Literacy

10:55-11:25 Intervention

11:30-12:15 Recess/Lunch

12:15-1:05 Math Workshop 

1:05 - 1:45 Unified Arts

1:45 - 2:00 Snack/Recess

2:00 - 2:45 Math Workshop

2:45 - 3:00 Pack-up Routine 

3:00 Dismissal 

First Day of School

First Day of First Grade

We loved our first day of first grade! We read a first day favorite - First Day Jitters - and talked about how we were feeling on the first day! Some of our feelings even changed, just like Sarah in the book! Like her, many of us were nervous on our way to school but quickly became happy and excited! 

Author Study

Our Adventures with Kevin Henkes

We have spent the first few weeks of school studying author Kevin Henkes! We have gotten to know many of his characters - Chrysanthemum, Owen, Wemberly, and Sheila Rae! We still have many more of his characters to meet but we especially love the connections we are making to his books. Throughout our study, we have gotten to know each other and foster friendships in our classroom. We have shared what makes us unique, scared, and brave among many other things. We have enjoyed making these text to self-connections in addition to retelling the beginning, middle, and ends of his stories. We have also enjoyed thinking about the characters and how we would describe them. Who are we most like? I bet we will have lots in common with the characters we have yet to meet, too!