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Read everyday with your child for 20 minutes.

First Grade Homework sheet is due Last Friday of the month

Practice Sight Words every night. Return them any day of the week when your child masters them.

8/27/15 12:10 PM
12/3/13 6:15 PM
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Bridget Quinn

Welcome to First Grade!

The key to a successful school year is a good parent-teacher relationship.  Please use this site as a means of communication between Room 15 and your home. Through this site you will find important dates, documents, fun educational games and our newsletter and homework assignments. I hope this helps you stay connected with our classroom.  I encourage you to contact me if you have any questions or concerns at any time. The best way to contact me is through my school's email:  I am looking forward to a fun filled, exciting year in first grade!

Welcome back to another school year! I hope you all had a restful and relaxing summer. I can’t wait to meet all my First Graders on Tuesday, August 13th! I will see you all on the lower playground at 8:30am.  *I will be on yard duty from 8:15-8:30


I hope you were able to pick up my letters with information for parents to help make the first couple days of First Grade easier at Scorpion Days.   If you could fill out the information sheets and have your First Grader return them as soon as possible I would appreciate it.


As the school year begins, it is important to maintain your own routines at home so that your child comes to school well rested and ready to learn.  A good breakfast, lunch, and a separate nutritious snack for 10:30 recess (the first two weeks we will go out for snack at 10:00) will help keep your child happy and provide the necessary fuel for learning during the day. 


I am looking forward to meeting you all on BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT: THURSDAY, AUGUST 15th. This is an evening for parents only to come and learn more about your child's first grade year. There will be opportunities to sign up for a September parent-teacher conference as well as classroom volunteering positions. *We will all meet in the Multi-Purpose Room then head up to Room 15 together.







The past few years I have been deeply engrossed in discovering what research says most benefits students as they become readers, writers and lifelong learners.  As a result, the structure of my literacy block may look and sound a little different than perhaps an older child of yours did, and I am EXCITED! 

I am hoping you are hearing your child talk about their Reading and Writing Workshops. 

    Reading Workshop is a way of structuring the reading block so every student is engaged in meaningful literacy tasks. These research based tasks are ones that will have the biggest impact on student reading and writing achievement, as well as help foster children who love to read and write. Students receive explicit whole group instruction (minilesson) and then are given independent practice time to read and write independently while I provide focused, intense instruction to individuals and small groups of students.

  We are spending our first weeks of school working intensely on building our reading and writing stamina, learning the routines of the Workshop model and fostering our classroom community.  I am also spending time learning about your child’s strengths and greatest needs as a reader in order to best plan for each student’s instruction.

   One thing you’ll notice that may be a change for you is a direct decrease in the number of worksheets your child brings home.  While worksheets keep students busy, they don’t really result in the high level of learning I want for your child.  Instead, your child will be taught to select “Just Right Books” or books they can read, understand and are interested in, which they will read during Independent and Partner Reading.  They will be spending most of their time actually reading, which research supports as the number one way to improve reading. They will be reading high interest books that are within each individual readers' grasp.  I anticipate the motivation and enjoyment of reading will skyrocket when this gift of choosing their own books is accompanied by extended practice and specific reading instruction for each individual child. 

Our Units of study in first grade reading will include: building good reading habits, being word detectives, learning about the world through nonfiction text, getting to know characters in fiction text, and deepening our comprehension. 

    As you can see, I am excited about giving your child the opportunity to be involved in this workshop model that will have a positive effect on their education.

     Please think of our classroom as you visit garage sales or clean your own child’s bookcase.  It is my goal to make our classroom library as appealing as your favorite bookstore for browsing.  







Math Work Shop provides quality instruction with connected independent practice. Students can work with a partner or independently and use instructional materials to explore and expand their mathematical thinking. The many activities  reinforce or extend prior instruction, allowing children the opportunity to develop their mathematical understanding. Math Work Shop encourages students to communicate, reason, represent, and make connections in math. The students participate in Number Talks sharing a variety of strategies to solve problems, work in math journals, and read math literature.

Units of study will include;  number concepts, one and two digit addition/subtraction, place value, measurement/time, and geometry.










Similar to Readers Workshop, Writers Workshop also starts with a minilesson where we will often look at another author’s work to help mentor us in learning a new writing skill. Students engage in shared or interactive writing and then have the opportunity to write independently while the teacher conferences with individual students and small groups to help scaffold them in their writing process. The writing process involves planning, writing, editing, and publishing. At the end of each writing unit, we will celebrate our writing with a publishing party!

*Writing Units of Study will include narrative writing, informative, opinion and fairytale writing. 












Bridget Quinn

First Grade 

Springhill Elementary

 (925) 927-3580 ext. 8015

Book Orders

 Book orders due 9/2/18

Scholastic Book Clubs


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Room 15 Needs:

Paper Towels

Clorax Wipes

Please send in a headset in a Zip Lock baggie with your child's name. These will be used throughout the year with our classroom ipads. They will be returned in June.

Thank you!

Whole Body Listening !

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First Grade Teachers
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Halloween Fun!
Halloween Fun!


First day of school is August 13th!

Back to School Night is August 13th 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm. Looking forward to meeting you then! See you in the Multi Purpose Room at 6:15

This is a parent only event.