Welcome to our
First Grade Classroom!
Hello, my name is Miss. Kuvetakis. (Coo-vuh-taw-kiss). I graduated from the University of Nebraska of Omaha in the winter of 2014, with my bachelors degree in elementary education, along with an endorsement in early childhood education. After graduating, I became a substitute teacher, and I served as a long-term subsitute for a first grade classroom at Liberty. Once I finished subbing, I was blessed with the opportunity to become an official member of the Liberty Superstar family.
This is my third school year at Liberty, and my third year teaching first grade! I love spending time with my first graders, and I love learning about their experiences while sharing some of mine.
When I am not in our classroom, I enjoy spending time with my friends and family.
Feel free to stop by in room 101, and watch our amazing first graders at work!
Academic Subjects Taught: Math, Writing, Reading, Science, and Social Studies. (*See schedule for further information)
*Planners are our main form of communication. In the planner, you can see how your child performs in school both behaviorally and academically. Any important documents and letters to families will be found in your child's green-book. Please sign student planners after reviewing the information. Your child is learning responsibility by bringing their planner home and back to school everyday. They are also learning how to be held accountable for their actions, while sharing their achievements with you.
*Monday-Thursday: Students will be bringing a take home book. This is a book that they have previously read during their guided reading station. This book is based on their current reading ability. Please have your child read their take-home book to you in order to practice their strategies. If your child is reading a fictional story, have them identify the characters (Who is in the story), setting (Where the story takes place), problem (Problem the characters face), and solution (How the problem is fixed). If your child is reading a nonfictional story, have them tell you what facts they learned, and help them develop questions they can ask about the topic for future research.
*Friday: Students will have math homework in order to review the skills of the week.
*Work that is completed by your child in class, will be given to you during conferences in a student portfolio, or at the end of each quarter. Work is collected in order to document the growth of your child's learning. Please see me with any questions.
*Discipline: Students may bring home a prize if they reach Liberty Superstar for the day. Every student begins on ready to learn, but if they show positive behaviors throughout the day, they may hit Liberty Superstar. This means that students went above and beyond to follow our class rules. Students who are struggling to follow rules may have their own personal behavior system in order for them to reach their full potential. Please see me with any questions.
Our 3 main rules of our classroom that the students created are: 1. Be nice 2. Be safe 3. Be a good listener
*School officially begins at 8:50. However, breakfast begins around 8:35. If you plan on having your student participate in the Grab and Go Breakfast program, please bring them to school at 8:35.
*Opening: Morning Meeting. 8:50-9:05 (Working on social-emotional skills to practice positive interactions with others)
*Math: 9:05-10:15 (Calendar Math Review, Number Talk, Whole Group, Math Stations)
*Writer's Workshop: 10:15-11:00 (Target Skill, Independent Writing, Author's Chair)
*First Recess: 11:00-11:15
*Restroom Break: 11:30-11:45
*Specials: 11:45-12:35 (Students either go to gym, art, music, technology, or library)
*Word Study: 12:35-12:45 (Review handwriting, grammar, or a specific phonics skill)
*Literature: 12:45- 1:15 (Whole Group Reading)
*Daily Five: 1:15-2:45 (Small Group Reading Stations)
*Second Recess: 2:45-3:00
*Leveled Literacy Intervention: 3:00-3:15
*Science or Social Studies: 3:15-4:00 (Science and Social Studies alternate weekly)
*Cleanup/Dismissal: 4:00- 4:05