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Westmont Hilltop School District

First Grade

Welcome to First Grade!!
 
I am so excited for us to start our year together. 
 
 
ABOUT MRS. HENDERSON:
 
It has been my dream to become a teacher since I was a child. My dad was a teacher and principal, and my mom was a librarian, so growing up I was surrounded by books, teacher manuals, and stuffed animal "students"! I am so lucky to be living out my dream at such a wonderful school district! This is my fifth year teaching at Westmont Hilltop School District. I graduated from Saint Vincent College in May 2016. I have my Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Point Park University. My family resides in Altoona, and I frequently go home to visit. My husband, Josh, our Yellow Lab puppy, Koda Bear, and I live in Westmont. During my free time I like to spend time with my family and friends, hike, watch movies, travel, and get my nails done! Again, I am so excited for our first grade adventure!!!
 
 
 
**Please check your child's Westmont Hilltop email for his or her Google Classroom invite. Emails must be the WHSD credentials to access our classrooms. Gmail, AOL, hotmail, etc. emails will not be able to access our classrooms. 
 
Google Classroom Code: ggpvqhu
 

We are looking forward to you joining our classes virtually.  Each first-grade teacher will Zoom during calendar/Heggerty time using their personal Zoom code. This will be your chance to interact with your homeroom teacher and classmates. The rest of the Zoom times will be shared by all of the first-grade teachers using the First Grade Team account. For instance, Mrs. Hill will be teaching math live to all first graders joining us remotely. Please realize that your child will not be able to live stream classroom content all day. You will need to sign-in at the times listed below. To keep our classroom Zooms safe, please contact me via email (sxh@whsd.org) or Class Dojo for the codes and passwords. 

 

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Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

(DURING GREEN PHASE)

 

9:00- Calendar & Heggerty (Your Homeroom Teacher)

*10:10- Phonics/ECRI (Mrs. Henderson)

*10:40- Benchmark Literacy (Mrs. Noll)

*12:20- Math (Mrs. Hill)

1:18- Specials (Specials Teachers)

*2:10- Writing (Mrs. Ramirez)

*2:40- Social Sciences (Mrs. Valentine)

*Use First Grade Team Zoom login

 

 

Friday

 (DURING GREEN PHASE)

 

9:00- Calendar & Heggerty (Your Homeroom Teacher)

*9:20- Benchmark Literacy (Mrs. Noll)

*10:10- Phonics/ECRI (Mrs. Henderson)

*10:40- Writing (Mrs. Ramirez)

11:50- Specials (Specials Teachers)

*12:20- Math Games (Mrs. Hill)

*12:50- Social Sciences (Mrs. Valentine)

*Use First Grade Team Zoom login

 

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*During the RED phase, you will use my Zoom information for every class. We will stay on in the morning until lunch, and then resume classes after lunch. 

 

ID- 868 8100 0277 

Password- firstgrade

*There is a waiting room so I will be able to see all who request access! 

 

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

(DURING RED PHASE)

 

8:05-9:00 Office Hours (call ext. 1208)

9:00- Calendar & Heggerty

9:45- Phonics/ECRI

10:30- Benchmark Literacy

11:15-LUNCH ON OWN

12:00- Math

12:45- Social Sciences

 1:30- Writing

2:00- Specials (Specials Teachers Zoom)

2:30- Small Group Instruction (groups will vary)

3:00-4:00 Office Hours (via Zoom if you have questions only)

 

*Office hours are for questions, extra help, etc. We will not be meeting unless you login to the Zoom with a question. If you have no questions, please do not login to the Zoom.

 

 

Friday

 (DURING RED PHASE)

 

8:05-9:00 Office Hours (call ext. 1208)

9:00- Calendar & Heggerty

9:30- Phonics/ECRI

10:00- Benchmark

10:30- LUNCH ON OWN

11:00- Math Games/Centers

11:30- Social Sciences

12:00- Writing

12:30-Specials (Specials Teachers Zoom)

1:00-1:55 Office Hours (via Zoom if you have questions only)

 

* To access the Specials Teachers' Zoom information, you must go to their individual Google Classroom. Every child is logged into the Specials' Google Classrooms on their school iPads through ClassLink (the QR code).

 

 

Follow the links below to find a short tour to our classroom & a bedtime story for the night before the first day! 

 

Tour to Room 208

Night Before First Grade Story

 
 
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