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Welcome To Our Classroom . About The Teachers. Mrs. Reszczenski I have been married to my fabulous husband for 15 years. I have a dog named Lexie, and I love to go shopping, read, and eat chocolate! . Mrs. Seguin

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About The Teachers

Mrs. Reszczenski

I have been married to my fabulous husband for 15 years. I have a dog named Lexie, and I love to go shopping, read, and eat chocolate!

Mrs. Seguin

I have been married for a year to my wonderful husband Joe. I have a cat named Donut, and I love to read, ride my bike, and drink Starbucks!

We love working together and teaching our first grade friends at Ohio School. This is our second year working together, and we make a great team. Please come to us for any questions or concerns that may arise throughout the school year!


What To Expect This Year

First Grade is an exciting adventure for your child! Together we will create independent learners who will develop skills that will last them a lifetime. We will strive to take pride in our work and instill a love for learning.



Mrs. Wendy Seguin

807-3800 Ext. 7106

Mrs. Julie Reszczenski

807-3800 Ext. 7110

You can also visit our Teacher Webpages at


Our Schedule

This is a typical day in our classroom.

Day 1 – Gym

Day 2 – Gym

Day 3 – Music

Day 4 – Computers

Day 5 – Library

Day 6 – Gym

Our daily lunch is from 1:10 – 1:35

Please remember to send in a healthy snack every day for your child.


Take Home Folder

  • Your child’s Red Take Home Folder comes home daily. Inside you will find the following:
  • Corrected papers
  • Forms for the office/teacher
  • Notices
  • Homework
  • Please make sure to review and empty your child’s folder each night and return it to school the following morning.

Graded Work

First Grade does not receive numerical grades.

They are graded on Effort and Achievement.




Needs Improvement





Achieving beyond grade level

Able to work independently

Intrinsically motivated—a self starter

Consistently accurate


Achieving within a range of average to slightly above average

Able to work independently most of the time

Developing good study habits

Working accurately most of the time



Achieving grade level work

Able to do some work independently but needs more direction and guidance

Developing good study habits

Accurate but works slowly

A rapid worker but makes careless mistakes

Needs Improvement

Achieving below grade level, but is making a sincere effort to improve

Frequently unable to work independently

Needing a great amount of guidance and direction

Lacking in good study habits



Achieving significantly below grade level

Unable to work independently

Very careless in doing work

Skill level not adequate for grade level success

Not developing good study habits



Indicating a performance level that is improving but not satisfactory


Your child will have nightly math homework. Please work with your child to complete the math homework each night and return it to school the following day.

  • Strive for 25 Reading Program-the goal for first grade students is to read at least 25 books at home throughout the school year. The Strive for 25 Committee will be sending home Rock & Read reading material in the near future.
  • If your child is absent, please complete the missed work sent home with your child over the next few days. You do not need to complete and return the work the very next day.




  • Guided Reading
  • Shared Reading
  • Independent Reading
  • Word Work
guided reading
Guided Reading

Guided reading is a strategy that a teacher uses to help students become great readers. The teacher\'s role is to provide support to a small group of students by using a variety of reading strategies to guide them to become successful in reading. Books used in guided reading are taken from the Ohio Book room. These books are specifically chosen to address the reading abilities of each child, and are used to increase their reading strategies. These books include both fiction and non-fiction selections that cover a wide variety of topics.

* During this small group work the other children in the room are actively engaged doing independent literacy activities.

fountas and pinnell levels
Fountas and Pinnell Levels


A, B, C, D

1st Grade

D, E, F, G, H, I , J


Shared Reading

During shared reading, a story is read by the teacher to a whole group of children. The children are engaged in the literature through discussions, predictions, illustrations, and questioning techniques.

Independent Reading

During independent reading, children are able to select a text and read silently to themselves for an extended period of time. The child can select books that are “just right” for them. They are able to make connections within the book.


Word Work

  • Early Literacy Concepts
  • Phonological Awareness
  • Letter Knowledge
  • Letter/Sound Relationships
  • Spelling Practice
  • High Frequency Words
  • Word Meaning
  • Word Structure

Writer’s Workshop

  • During writer’s workshop, students build fluency in writing through continuous, repeated exposure to the process of writing.
  • Mini Lesson
  • Modeling/Check for understanding
  • Independent writing
  • Conferencing
  • Sharing


  • enVision Math Common Core
  • Number Sense
  • Addition
  • Subtraction
  • Place Value
  • Money
  • Geometry

Science & Social Studies

These areas are integrated through literature, writing, math and all content areas. In addition, the students will be participating in many hands-on science experiments to enhance learning.

Some topics include:

Community Helpers Matter

Weather and Seasons Holidays

Plants and Animals Map Skills

Many field trips are planned around our science and social studies themes to provide the children with hands on experiences.


Absences & Tardiness

  • Make-up work will be sent home when your child returns back to school
  • Not all work can be made up
  • Please send in an excuse note when your child is absent/tardy
  • After multiple absences a letter is sent home from the school
  • Remember, excessive absences and tardiness has a negative impact on student achievement

Other Info…

  • Birthday Treats
  • Snacks
  • Procedure Handbook/Discipline
  • Join O.H.I.O. and sign up to volunteer for one of the many family events that are sponsored by this organization.

Thank You!

Welook forward to working with you and your child this year. It is going to be a wonderful year filled with exciting learning activities!