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Welcome to Ms. Pinson’s First Grade Class!. Heather Pinson. Graduated from Lindenwood University Summa Cum Laude Completed several practicum experiences in First Grade. Student taught in Second Grade. Tonight’s Goals. Build relationships between parents/teacher.

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heather pinson
Heather Pinson
  • Graduated from Lindenwood University Summa Cum Laude
  • Completed several practicum experiences in First Grade.
  • Student taught in Second Grade.
tonight s goals
Tonight’s Goals
  • Build relationships between parents/teacher.
  • Overview of what your child will be learning in 1st grade.
  • Gain an understanding of classroom/school expectations, practices and schedule.
  • How to help support and encourage your children at home.
truths beliefs
Truths (Beliefs)
  • Every child has the capacity to learn.
  • Students will gain the greatest benefit in an environment in which they feel safe and accepted.
  • Making choices (and mistakes) is an integral part of learning.
everyday math
Everyday Math
  • Spiral learning
  • Games/Hands on activities
  • Math Boxes
  • Homelinks
  • Profile Sheets
  • Grouping in Classroom
em games online
EM Games Online


  • Provides access to SRB as well as games.
  • Login cards
  • Independent Reading
  • Literacy Centers
  • Guided Reading Books
  • Nightly Reading- 10 Minutes
  • Star Reader Booklet
  • Reading Bag
social studies science
Social Studies & Science
  • Rules & Where People Live
  • Past & Present
  • Marketplace
  • Solids & Liquids
  • Air & Weather
  • Insects
  • Lucy Calkins Units of Study
    • Writing “Portfolio”
    • Assessment
  • Topics for Writing
  • Create list on Monday
  • Study nightly
  • Test on Friday
  • Challenge List
  • Zaner-Bloser Handwriting Program
  • Please reinforce using Headline, Midline, and Baseline at home
classroom expectations
Classroom Expectations
  • Working together in a respectful, kind manner so that every person is capable of reaching their goals.
  • Ensuring that our actions and choices do not cause a problem for ourselves or anyone in our class.
  • Follow the Meramec 5, so that our classroom and school is the best possible learning environment for all.
classroom expectations continued
Classroom Expectations continued…
  • Take A Minute
    • 1st time-No Action
    • 2nd time-Think Sheet
    • 3rd time-Call Home
    • 4th time-Remove from room
  • Think Sheet
  • Homework Folders
  • Math Homelinks (Monday-Thursday)
    • Two times a week additional Math Practice
  • Star Reader Booklet-10 minutes each night (Due Friday or last day of the week)
  • Weekend Workout-optional
friday folders
Friday Folders
  • Graded papers & Important notes
  • Sign inside paper and write comments
  • Return on Monday
field trips
Field Trips


  • Information regarding field trip dues and volunteers will be coming home soon.




  • Heather_pinson@clayton.k12.mo.us
  • Voicemail 854-6324
  • Meramec Current
  • First Grade Newsletter
  • Curriculum Letter Packet
  • Friday Folders
  • Family Letters
  • First Grade Website
  • Parent/Teacher Conferences
volunteer opportunities
Volunteer Opportunities
  • Late fall
  • Help from home
  • Variety of Ways
  • Lunch: 11:10-11:30
meramec activities
Meramec Activities


  • Rise & Shine
  • Scouts
  • Stay and Play


  • PTO
  • Parent-Principal Dialogue
  • Community Book Study
out of school activities
Out of School Activities

I would love to come, just get me a schedule and as much notice as possible!

  • Next session begins in 15 minutes.
  • Sign up for Conferences in the library.
  • Specialists are in the library.
  • Birthday Treats-Please give advance notice & pre-cut items. Dropoff at 9:00am
  • If you’d like to, write your child a quick note on the paper provided on his/her desk.
ms pinson
Ms. Pinson
  • Mrs. O’Brien
  • September 7-17
  • Substitute-Julie Coleman
  • I will be checking my email as much as possible!!