Welcome to First Grade at Sheridan Arts.
I have been teaching in Minneapolis since 1997 in various grade levels. Prior to that I was an Educational Assistant in Minneapolis for three years. And before that, I was a WISE volunteer for two years while working full time at an unrelated job. My education was at the post-baccalaureate level through the University of Minnesota, which was completed over two school years in the evenings and three summers during the day program. After a few years, I also completed the Masters program through the University of Minnesota.
Our Daily Schedule
7:15 - 7:45 Breakfast in room at student desk
7:45 - 8:00 Morning work sheet
8:00 - 8:30 Group meeting to share a daily greeting, work with the calendar, months of the year, days of the week, patterns and problems with the numbers of the current month, word work, expectations for the day, pledge allegiance.
8:30 - 9:00 Shared reading of the book for the week in our Great Readers, Good Habits reading curriculum
9:00 - 9:30 Related activities to the weekly text, such as word work, writing about our story, making connections to the story, making a summary, etc.
9:30 - 9:50 Smaller guided reading groups; students work with their own personal reading logs and read books at their own level from the classroom library
9:50 - 10:10 Words Their Way work - sort, read to a partner, write sentences, paste words in the word notebook.
1201 University Ave. NE. Minneapolis, MN 55413
Telephone: 612.668.1130 | Fax: 612.668.1140