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Westmont Hilltop School District

Mrs. Kiser's & Mrs. Ramirez's Webpage

Meet the Teachers:
 
It's time to begin our 2020-2021 school year! As you know, this will not be a typical school year due to COVID, but we are going to get through it and do the best we can!
 
Hi all!  This is Mrs. Kiser. I am starting my 15th year at Westmont. I taught second grade for 11 years and will now begin my 4th year in first grade...and I love it!  I am married and have 2 children. My daughter will turn 3 in November and I had my son in May.  I am really looking forward to meeting my first-graders!  However, I am on maternity leave until after Thanksgiving break.  Until then, our first-graders are in good hands.  Mrs. Ramirez will be in for me until I get back.  I'll let her introduce herself!
 
Hello everyone! It's Mrs. Ramirez. I'm so excited to begin my 5th year of teaching. This is my second year here at Westmont and I am so happy to be back. I have taught in alternative education, K3 at Tyrone, and done a number of long-term substitute positions as well as serving a year in Americorps. It is going to be a very fun and interesting year. I can't wait to meet everyone either virtually or here in person. We will all have a lot of fun and learn so much! 
Google Classroom:
 

Parents, please let us know prior to the first day of school if you plan on using the blended schedule option. This will allow us to send home materials with your child on the first day. Otherwise, blended learners will need to pick up their materials Wednesday, August 26th from 5:00-7:00 pm.

 

It would be extremely helpful if we knew a week ahead of time which days your child will be learning from home. This will allow us to provide necessary materials at the end of each week.

 

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 Mrs. Ramirez via email (ajr@whsd.org) for the codes and passwords. 

 

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

(DURING YELLOW 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

 

 

Wednesday

 (DURING YELLOW 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

Our Specials Rotation:
A Day - Library with Mr. Cornell
B Day - Music with Miss Toth
C Day - Art with Mrs. Denara
D Day - STEAM with Mrs. Cunningham
E Day - Gym with Mr. Matthews
How to Join Google Classroom:
 
  • The class code to join "Mrs. Kiser's/Mrs. Ramirez's First Grade" is w7pdllu.
  • For directions on how to join our Google Classroom, click the link below:

We're in this together!

 

This year will have its challenges but we will conquer them together! Let's try to keep a positive attitude through the process.  You can email your concerns to Mrs. Ramirez at ajr@whsd.org.  Upon Mrs. Kiser's return in December, you can reach her at jmk@whsd.org.

 

ClassDojo will be the primary form of communication and information (reminders, changes, etc) once your child is registered. (An information sheet to fill out and return will be sent home in the near future.)  Once ClassDojo is up and running, please check in regularly for updates.

 

Thank you so much! We look forward to continuing this learning process with all of you.

 

Sincerely,

Mrs. Kiser & Mrs. Ramirez

 

“Special” Note!
The Specials teachers have webpages so you can access their weekly assignments and activities! Their Zoom and/or Google Classroom links are posted on their pages as well. 
 
 
Mrs. Kiser's Family
Mrs. Ramirez's Family