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We are in need of the following items for our classroom throughout the year: 


-Baby Wipes

-Hand Soap



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Scholastic Book Orders

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Classroom code: mbpzq

Raz Kids and Lexia
Lexia Login Information:
Parents log in with 
User name: first and last name no spaces
*Troubleshooting: If the above username does not work, try your student's first name and last initial or simply their first name. 
Password: read
Raz kids Information:
username: springhill10
password: rabbit image 
All are welcome!
All are welcome!

Brittney Kornow

Welcome to First Grade!

-Library books due Tuesdays.  


-Friday bags: Please look over the work and school/classroom notices with your student. Return the bag on the following Monday. If the bag becomes lost, I kindly ask that you replace it. Thanks!  


-PE: Please make sure your student is wearing appropriate footwear daily. 


-Homework: Students are expected to read 15 to 20 minutes daily.


1. They will be given a reading bag with a self-selected book from our classroom library to enjoy at home. Students are encouraged to read the book as well as others and return the book in the bag the following day. Students need to bring their reading bags every day. 


2. Students will also be given a reading calendar where they should mark a happy face on the day that they read on the calendar. At the end of the month, students are expected to turn in the calendar and must have all days filled out in order to choose from the prize box. Keep the calendar in a safe place .... perhaps on the refrigerator, on your student's desk at home, or in their reading bag. 

*If it becomes lost, no worries! A copy of the calendar is available to you on our classroom website to be printed out at home.


3. Reminder that the back of the calendar has optional enrichment activities for your student if interested.


Thank you for working with your student at home and happy reading!  

Little Library: Take a book, leave a book. Let's make sure our students are leading readerly lives! 











Book Suggestions

Book series your first grader might enjoy:

Yasmin by Saadia Faruqi & Hatem Aly 

Puppy Mudge by Cynthia Rylant

Big Dog and Little Dog by Dav Pilkey

Noodleheads by Tedd Arnold, Martha Hamilton, and Mitch Weiss

Lola Levine by Monica Brown

Lulu and the Duck in the Park by Hilary McKay

Katie Woo by Fran Manushkin

Owly by Andy Runton

Blinky the Space Cat by Ashley Spires


Interesting reads for grownups:

The Importance of Being Little by Erika Christakis

The Danish Way of Parenting by Jessica Joelle Alexander

Bringing Up Bebe by Pamela Druckerman


Meet Mrs. Kornow (Mrs. K)

I am so excited to be your child's first grade teacher! Here are a few things about me . . .


How do you pronounce your last name?

Kornow is pronounced corn-now. Most of the students just call me Mrs. K. :) 


What is your teaching experience?

While receiving my multiple subjects teaching credential from SFSU, I taught second and fourth grade in the Berkeley School District. Thereafter, I taught second grade in East Palo Alto and then found my home at Springhill Elementary School where I have taught both second and first grade. I have a Masters in Education with a concentration in literacy as well as a reading specialist credential from CSUF. I have training in Teachers College Reading and Writing Workshop as well as have experience facilitating activities and lessons associated with the California Common Core State Standards. I have additionally served as a teacher leader by representing first grade on our district’s curriculum council, facilitated professional development sessions with an emphasis on differentiating reading and writing instruction for primary teachers, and have led a small group of staff in creating a school wide read aloud program that has helped support our school community in maintaining an inclusive and accepting environment where all feel welcome. I am very excited to continue to be a part of the Springhill community and look forward to getting to know you and your family! 


Who is in your family and where are you from?

I grew up in Southern California and have moved around as an adult living in San Luis Obispo, Austin (TX), and San Francisco. I now live in Oakland with my husband, son, and French Bulldogs (Hugo and Tubbers). Education is a priority in our household as my husband is a teacher as well in the East Bay. 


What are your hobbies?

Outside of teaching I enjoy many activities. I love to travel! My husband and I have been to 16 countries and all over the United States! I also like to go to the movies, practice yoga, enjoy musicals and ballets, go to the beach, ski, and hike.


Fun Facts:

Favorite Color:      blue

Favorite Animal:    sea turtle 

Favorite Sweet:     pie

Favorite Book:       The Giving Tree

Favorite Sport:      baseball (go Giants!) 

Favorite Song:       “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”

Favorite Drink:      Chai tea with almond milk 





Contact the Teacher

Please feel free to email me with questions or concerns. I will respond Monday - Friday within 24 hours typically. Thanks for your patience.

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If you need to call after/before school hours: (925) 927-3580 ext. 8010


Should you feel the need to chat with me about your student, please email me to book an appointment. Thanks! 

Mrs. K In Iceland!
Mrs. K In Iceland :)
First Grade Teachers :)
First Grade Teachers :)