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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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Brittney Kornow

Welcome to First Grade!

-Library books due Wednesdays. 


-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 on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. 


-Homework: Students are expected to read 15 to 20 minutes daily. Students 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 or on your student's desk at home. 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. 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!  The new December calendar is due on Friday, December 21st. 


-Polar Express Day! Our parade is at 2:30pm on Thursday, December 20th on the upper playground. Families are welcome to attend! Students (with an adult helper) will need to make a box train cart out of a cardboard box (Costco has great free boxes). They can decorate it with markers, crayons, glitter, winter decorations, paint, etc. Be creative! Students will need to be able to step into the train cart and hold it as we walk in our parade. Completed box carts should be turned in onWednesday, December 19th.


On December 20th, students are invited to wear their pajamas like the characters in the Polar Express story. We will be engaging in some fun polar express activities and enjoying popcorn and hot chocolate (If your student is unable to enjoy this special snack, please send them to school with an alternative).


-This is a great time of year to be thinking of others and to support those in need. This year our class will be collecting donated items for ARF (Animal Rescue Foundation)! If interested, you can donate items from the list provided in your student’s Friday bag. We will be collecting items untilWednesday, December 19th. Thanks!


-New this year: Holiday Sing Event is on Friday, December 14th at 9:30am in the multipurpose room. Our music teacher has been working with our first graders on a holiday song. They will be performing their song during the holiday sing event. Families are welcome to attend!









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, 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 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 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?

My husband, French Bulldogs (Hugo and Tubbers), and I live in Oakland, CA. Education is a priority in our household as he is a teacher as well. 


What are your hobbies?

Outside of teaching I enjoy many activities. I love to travel! My husband and I have been to 14 countries! I also like to go to the movies, practice yoga, go to the beach, and hike.


Fun Facts:

Favorite Color:       blue

Favorite Animal:     sea turtle 

Favorite Sweet:     peanut butter M&Ms

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. I check my email in the morning before school and after school. Thanks for your patience.

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


Websites for Extra Practice

Mrs. K In Iceland!
Mrs. K In Iceland :)
First Grade Teachers! :)
First Grade Teachers! :)
Dressed like Pigeon, Piggie, and Gerald from Mo Willems books! :)
First Grade Teachers dressed like Pigeon, Piggie, and Gerald from Mo Willems 
books! :)