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Kindergarten + First Grade Expectations

1. I will bring a positive attitude to school every day and try my best.

2. We will wear velcro shoes or know how to tie our own shoelaces.

3. I will be punctual to class every morning.

4. We will only bring water and healthy snacks such as crackers, cheese, veggies, yogurt and fruit to school. NO sugary drinks, cookies, or candy, please.

5. We will try to get at least 11 hours of sleep each night.

6. My grownups will read to me every day for at least 15 minutes at home.

weekly learning objectives

Month of September 2022


Readers Workshop - 

Please review the sight words posted on SkiesLearn and read them with your child on a daily basis as this will help them become better readers and writers. I will also send a hard copy home with you and discuss them at Back to School Night.

We will review the sound and spelling of letter Aa, Ii and Ee, read CVC words and begin reading texts to develop reading comprehension.

Writers Workshop - I will write How-to Books and communicate through my writing the steps needed to do something.

We will write use the following words to show sequencing: first, next and finally.

Math - I will count by 1's, 2's, 5's and 10's for Counting Collections.

I will show different ways to make 5, 6, 7 and 8.

Science - I will learn the vocabulary words traits, offspring and understand how offspring have similar traits to their parents. We love Mystery Science!

Physical Education - I will use hand and leg coordination.

Social Emotional Learning + ArtI will study elements of drama at Inner City Arts and use my voice and body to express myself.


Readers Workshop - I will learn the letter Aa sound and spelling because it will help me become a reader and writer. I will learn sight words and apply them to my reading and writing.

Writing - I will write a sentence with the sight words taught.

Math  - I will learn the following concepts: compare and contrast.

Science - I will learn the vocabulary words traits, offspring and understand how offspring have similar traits to their parents. We love Mystery Science!

Physical Education - I will use hand and leg coordination.

Social Emotional Learning + Art -  I will collect leaves and make leaf rubbings with wax crayons, then I will paint watercolor over them to show how water and wax do not mix.


Standards Targeted for the month of September:


Recognize and name all upper- and lowercase letters of the alphabet.

Recognize and produce rhyming words.

Demonstrate basic knowledge of one-to-one letter-sound correspondences by producing the primary sound or many of the most frequent sounds for each consonant.

Count forward beginning from a given number within the known sequence (instead of having to begin at 1).

Write numbers from 0 to 20. Represent a number of objects with a written numeral 0-20 (with 0 representing a count of no objects).


First Grade 

Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.

Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.

Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.

Recognize the distinguishing features of a sentence (e.g., first word, capitalization, ending punctuation).

Orally produce single-syllable words by blending sounds (phonemes), including consonant blends.

Decode regularly spelled one-syllable words.

Count to 120, starting at any number less than 120. In this range, read and write numerals and represent a number of objects with a written numeral.

The numbers from 11 to 19 are composed of a ten and one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, or nine ones.

Amy Wan

Welcome Letter to Families

August 12, 2022

Hello Families!

I am so excited to welcome your children into my classroom! I hope you enjoyed the summer time with activities that are best enjoyed with hot weather like having ice cream, visiting the beach and picnics.

As of now, I will be teaching a K/1 combination class. Please add me, if you are not already, to your ClassDojo app. Click here to connect to my class and be able to communicate with me via text as well as receive school announcements from school staff.

I have over 10 years of teaching first grade and am looking forward to teaching Lego robotics this year. I also just finished my UCLA ethnic studies teacher workshop which I am excited to incorporate into my teaching curriculum so our students can learn more about ways to work against injustice and unfairness in our communities. I spent a few days in Yosemite over the summer learning about the rich Chinese American history of Yosemite and their roles in the National Park Service. I also visited Oaxaca for the first time with my family in July and I fell in love with the culture there.

I know it has been a challenging two years, but I am happy to share that last year was truly a wonderful year despite being in the middle of a pandemic. 


Ms. Wan

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* These tutorials are available for you in the event our school unexpectedly shuts down. These are unpredictable times, but know we are prepared and flexible in case anything happens. We are all in this together!

Books of the Month

From Here to Infinity

To welcome the Fall season, our class will read Yayoi Kusama's From Here to Infinity and find inspiration from her polka-dotted pumpkins. We will create our own pumpkins with paper and paint.

Rainbow Weaver

To honor Indigenous People's Day, our class will read Rainbow Weaver by Tejedora Del Arcoiris to learn about the first people of Guatemala. We will weave a coaster!


Parent resources


Book reviews

This is my favorite book to read in light of all the recent events. We believe in unity, equality and acceptance. We embrace our cultural differences and know that's makes the world so beautiful!


This has been one of my favorite books I read in 2020. Non Stop by Tomi Ungerer is a deeply moving book about resilience and strength when faced with danger and what seems like never ending obstacles. The storyline offers a moonbeam of hope and shares what truly keeps us going. Check out all of Mr. Ungerer's books with your local library curbside pickup!

Yoga resources





Origami House


Anyone can see what your home looks like on the outside. What is going on inside your home? Create an origami house to express yourself. What are you feeling? What are you doing? What and who do you miss? How are you spending your time during this pandemic while we are all at home?